April 16th, 2014
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A WEEK SINCE THE REPUBLITHUG “FESTIVITIES”

Well a week has gone by since the “festivities” announcing the coronation of Barmitt Obromneyack at the Republithug National Conventicle in the unfortunate city of Tampa, Florida. My heart, and condolences, goes out to all Floridians. Fortunately, I missed viewing the whole event, since I can barely stomach American television news on See BS, See No News, or Faux News (which, I am sure, was all aflutter, heart palpitating, eyes batting) as the sock puppe… er…candidate strode on to the platform to accept his coronation. Frankly, even the thought of watching it made me nauseous, but I am reliably informed that the festivities included a famous Hollyweird producer and actor talking to empty chairs while empty heads looked on and cheered.

Now the downside of all of this is, we get to do it all over again at the Dummycrook National Cabal – always a circus treat for those of us who like clowns and gymnastics – when once again Barmitt Obromneyack will be accept the coronation of his cabal for the presidency of the USSA. Perhaps we will be treated to more famous Hollyweird producers and actors addressing empty chairs(or maybe a supreme court chief injustice? how’s that for an idea?), to be adoringly cheered on by empty heads. Ido have a modest suggestion to make to the Dummycrooks here. Could you please take a page from Nancy Pelosi’s playbook, and do it all in executive session in the middle of the night when no one is looking?(Note to the current incumbent, Mr. Obromneyack: Good one, sir, scheduling that tropical storm and stealing the thunder – pun intended – from your opponent, Mr. Obromneyack.)

Now, all seriousness aside, we have this analysis from our friends atThe Daily Bell over in the U.K., a kind of pre-conventicle analysis, which I share here, long after the conventicle has met, agreed upon its agenda, and retired so its other half can again nominate Mr. Obromneyack at the Dummycrook cabal in a few weeks:

The Deception at the Heart of the Upcoming US Presidential Election

What interests me here, and it should interest you, is not so much the point-by-point detailed analysis the Bell offers, nor the misgivings that it registers over Mr. Rybidenan as the Republithug (or was that the Dummycrook) nominee(…they’re so hard to tell apart any more!). What interests me  is rather a foreign perception of the US presidential process as being something of a bit of theater:

“…to accept Ryan’s role, you have to accept the larger nonsense about this being a “generational” election – one defining America’s aggregate “soul.” To believe this, of course, one has to believe that modern US presidential elections actually bring change. This is hard to fathom. What’s the difference between George W. Bush and Barack Obama? Not much, we’d suggest.

“Even Ronald Reagan, probably the most libertarian president of the late 20th century, was more of a rhetorical change-maker than a budget cutter. He talked a good “small government” approach and seemed sincere in his sentiments but the reality was that fedgov swelled under his stewardship, especially military and Intel budgets.

“Nonetheless, the power elite that wants to run the world is trying again to portray the US presidential election as some sort of important event. It is important to this elite because they seek an “electoral” buy-in. They want to give the impression of choice.”

And this:

“Ultimately, this philosophy is globalist and has little or nothing to do with the GOP or even presidential elections generally. US presidents are merely caretakers at this point.

“The animating force of nation-state politics these days has to do with ways of transferring power and authority to internationalist bodies like the IMF, World Bank and especially the UN. Whoever is elected in the US – Romney or current President Barack Obama – will merely continue this trend.”

And that is true: neither the Dummycrook incumbent, Mr. Barmitt Obromneyack, nor his Republithug opponent, former Taxachusetts Governor Barmitt Obromneyack, will do anything substantive to arrest the erosion of civil liberties, restore sound money or fiscal policy, or, most importantly, arrest the drive for militarism or imperialism under the guise of “globalism.”  But I cannot agree with this conclusion:

Conclusion: There is a real process of change occurring, and people are making up their minds about how they want to live and work. But it is not taking place at the ballot box.”

For my two cents’ worth, I suggest, rather, that what is happening is that an increasing number of people, realizing the endemic and systematic rot and corruption at the heart of the American political system, are voting… they are voting “no confidence” in either party, no confidence in their “leaders,” no confidence in the corporate conmen and militarists and spooks and agents provocateur driving the empire, no confidence in ever expanding wars, no confidence in the erosion of civil liberties, no confidence in a government that does nothing but expand and intrude into personal and private life. “No confidence” is not yet, like the Tea Party, or the Occupy movement, a movement in its own right. It is only a perception, a kind of vague, inchoate awareness that something is deeply wrong, and that previous attempts to address and fix it have failed, because they were coopted. When “no confidence” ceases being an awareness, and starts to organize, that is when the danger is at its greatest, for it is then that it is open to radicalization, to cooption by elites, but it is also when the elites, realizing they are increasingly viewed as the source of the problem, are also at their most vulnerable. In short, the Republithug and Dummycrook National Conventicles this year are once again bringing home, with some cogency and force, that this is one of those periodic five hundred year cycles of change. What the no confidence group needs to remember, is that it is most effective when it remains an awareness, that is to say, a part of the deep culture, a consistent force on the landscape impossible to control precisely because it is unorganized. Imagine the shock it would send to the oligarchy if, the day after this current political theater of an election was over, the pollsters and statisticians discovered that the military vote had fallen even only 25%… not fallen from this, or that, candidate, but simply walked away. Imagine the shock if similar numbers crunched showed in almost all demographic categories, a similar thing had happened?

What do you think would happen? And no, that is not a rhetorical question…

See you on the flip side.

22 Responses to A WEEK SINCE THE REPUBLITHUG “FESTIVITIES”

  1. dunc says:

    dictatorship of the proletariat ? dictatorship of the bureaucracy?dictatorship of the oligarchy ?despite the dog and pony show .free will still exists in the quiet corridor of the soul if you wish it to be so.. IMO

  2. RaPhi says:

    Around 2006, while in grad school (theology) I read an article by a professor at De Paul who deliberately did not register to vote. His argument was that he could not in good conscience participate in a deeply corrupt system that had ceased to be either democratic. As an old political hand, I considered that just too extreme.

    I had been involved in politics since the JFK election in 1960, when I was 12. Right out of high school, I became involved with a state legislator, who had some real power. In those days, legislatures had not been rendered irrelevant by multinational corporations. Thus I had a savvy mentor, who introduced me to his own mentors. They were 1930s labor activists, skilled at radical causes during a desperate time in US history. Within a couple of years, I had my own reputation as a good local political campaign organizer and lobbyist. Despite the idealist labor background, my mentor, who by then ran a construction company, was a consummate deal maker. Sure, I saw corruption first hand. I even delivered the proverbial bags of money. The unstated paradigm was that as long as rank and file people, ordinary citizens, were helped, personal gain was allowed.

    By the end of the 70s, the equation changed. The Democrats basically abandoned working people, the traditional party base, in favor of undecided suburbanites. So I abandoned politics, with the occasional exception here and there for some cause Then the Rust Belt. And the 80′s “Atari” Democrats, like Gary Hart, who tried to convince us that elitist high tech would solve everything. Flash forward: the argument made in all seriousness that we should “vote for the lesser of two evils.” The result? They got eviler and eviler!! The Republicans have purged all of their old line noblesse oblige and make no pretense of being anything but the party of the econopaths. The Democrats say they care, but since most of their money is also corporate, they do very little. Or maybe government has been so coopted by one dollar, one vote corporate “persons” that nothing else is possible. Meanwhile the de facto economic draft claims more and more of my relatives and yours to enforce dominion in the overseas economic colonial empire.

    So I’ve decided that the De Paul professor was right after all. As a conscientious objector, I refuse to participate.

  3. Hal Hichler says:

    What he Germans are saying about our ridiculous political process:

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/a-campaign-of-lies-us-candidates-unabashed-in-truth-stretching-a-853925.html

    slightly off topic, but some recent geopolitical news that might be related:

    Against German objections, the ECB – European Central Bank – announced yesterday it will give itself a banking licensee to print money out of thin air, and that it was start buying bonds of different countries directly. Ie, the ECB will become just like the Fed., printing money and collecting German taxes to pay for it.

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/analysis-of-ecb-announcement-to-buy-bonds-a-854481.html

    The very same day, and hour later, Germany announces that the US/NATO will not be moving their Nukes from Germany as planned:

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/nato-strategy-paper-nuclear-weapons-likely-to-stay-in-germany-a-722435.html

  4. Hal Hichler says:

    Never forget that the Nazis were less than 5% of the population in the early days but that was still a larger percentage than the bankster spawn 1% ruling the population. I would imagine the same could be said for our Founding Fathers. They were a minority opinion at the time because most colonists did not want to rock the British boat. I’ve seen quite a few articulate veterans on youtube over the last few months detailing their grievances with the American government. A lot of them were only corporals as well. There are 3 million veterans. There are millions more in America that share that same frustration and disgust with the ruling oligarchy. Already we have a minority that greatly outnumbers the small small minority that rules over us. The other 80%– the fluoridated, zombified, tv stupefied, meat heads will follow the minority that is most ardent, most vocal and most akin to them. Mitt Romney is already considered an alien by the majority of the population. Do not rule out a revolution lead by a minority of the population.

    On this note, do you ever wonder if the recent targeting of returning veterans by the oligarchy could be some kind of King Herod like culling of a future leader that the banksters may have glimpsed in their crystal ball or nazi time machine?

    • Enlil's a Dog says:

      I get what you’re saying, Hal, but to be honest, the last person I’d like to see with their finger on the button of power would be a military zealot! We shouldn’t (imo) be looking at the military for future leaders.

      Governments all over the world (including mine, Australia) need free thinking people at the helm, people that look at what’s in place now and want to change it. I want to see working class people running for office, people that have real appreciation for what the value of a dollar is in real terms on the street; People that want to change things for the betterment of everyone, people that want to embrace new energies and new technologies, and people that will not be strong-armed by these so called elites. For far too long we’ve had the “ole school tie” running the show in politics – it’s time for a change!!!

      • Ridge says:

        Its not going to change. The oligarchs determine who runs, by whom they choose to fund. So democracy as it stands, is a big fat lie.

        I am not advocating dictatorship, I am advocating for more democracy, where the people are given a real say.

      • DaphneO says:

        As an Aussie myself, I do not see anything like you envisage having a hope at this stage. The only man I see with some principle is Barnaby Joyce. He happens to think the farm should be protected. He actually believes we should be feeding ourselves instead of getting our food from all over the world and closing our farms down. He also made it clear that he believed the economy was in trouble a long time ago (2008?) and got downgraded from Shadow Treasurer… Both parties follow a plan that is not for the betterment of Australia and the few of us who happen to realise this are nowhere near gaining power at this stage. This is my opinion. I sincerely hope I’m wrong.

        • Hal Hichler says:

          I’m fully convinced the banksters goose is cooked. This is their last gasp. They have been identified and now targeted for destruction by some vengeful forces. What we really have to worry about in the US and Australia is Chinese colonization. I don’t dislike Chinese people in the least, but I fully anticipate living under Chinese governance after the banksters and their mercenaries are mopped up. This will last for many generations I suspect. I’ve already planned my future of selling bottled water and hand made corn cob pipes to Chinese tourists when they come to inspect and vacation in their new north American domain. Say good bye to anything with four legs. It will be food on some Chinaman’s table. You may as well kiss anyone with blue eyes good bye as well. That will be bred into extinction in a few generations as well. I know this is very unfashionable to say nowadays but it is the truth none the less.

          Unless of course the off planet nazis have prepared for this scenario with their future sight and have already starting colonizing a new planet(s) for us.

    • Ridge says:

      The 3 Percenters and Oath Keepers have the ADL in a tizzy.

      http://www.adl.org/main_Extremism/oath_keepers_three_percenters.htm

      Who would have thought that keeping your oath, makes you an “extremist”. This shows how out of touch the elite really are. The common man, has nothing in common with these people. Nothing at all.

  5. p says:

    I agree with Larry. All this contemporary talk of an awakening populace fails to convince me. There’s elections coming up in my country too (the Netherlands) and I don’t notice any change in the people around me. They still believe in Obama too btw. If I point out how he is no different from Bush or any other president, they usually reply with “but he’s trying”, failing to see that implies that even an honest man doesn’t have a chance in hell to accomplish any real “change”.
    To me, the global awakening meme is just wishful thinking. Just another failed prophecy. Like the “something big will happen at the Olympics” prophecy, remember that one? Just like how 21/12/2012 will come and pass and nothing will happen.
    Nothing ever happens.

    • HAL838 says:

      “Nothing ever happens.”

      You have been reading too much faux history
      and archaeology………….
      the Olympics would have SEEMED like fair game
      BUT
      it was their grand finali to the tune of
      “You Belong To Me.”

    • terminally skeptical says:

      P . . .
      . . . .sad to say that I agree with you for the simple fact that most of those who believe a change is in the wind give it (change) mere lip service and that is where it ends. The few dozen people I know in Holland haven’t a clue as to how the world really operates and that’s why they are still spellbound by a “black” man in a suit. That is, our president. Furthermore, collectively they are nearly as engrossed in their material trappings and creature comforts as we are here in the U.S.

      But back to the said lip service, Jim Humble, the beautiful man responsible for launching the MMS campaign, in a recent appeal said nothing but one thing, not even love, will save this world. And that one thing is for humans to start taking action. Alas most people aren’t willing to make a commitment to action and that’s why the power elite continue to have their way with us.

      On a side note, my regrets for the sloppy distracted comment made earlier today even though the gist may have come through. The coda should have read . . . isn’t it time we start living and voting our conscience?

    • Marc says:

      “They still believe in Obama too btw.”

      I’ve followed sites like the Daily Paul and Reddit closely and I know very well the amount of fraud that has taken place with delegates, rules, main stream media suppression, etc. etc.

      I posted about this on two Dutch news websites as a comment with extensive links to proof (e.g. video material) of this taking place.

      The result?

      Although my comment was polite, correct and had dozens of references in it.. I GOT BANNED! yes, from both sites!

      For the first time in my life I was just kicked off the website completely with earlier comments completely removed and scrubbed.. :-X

      Must have been the line that for this kind of news the best bet in main stream media land is probably Russia Today ;-)

      Or the fact that I remarked that one of those “journalists” on the TV news background programma “EenVandaag” was only talking about how great and extensive the party NEXT TO the Republican National Convention (RNC) was when he should be reporting on what was taking place AT the RNC!

      I kept track of it.. 15 mins on how the party was awesome, how everyone was networking, how politics is a “way of life” in the U.S. bla bla bla

      But NOTHING on how it was CORONATION for Romney instead of a CONVENTION.

  6. kamutef says:

    Well said. The corporatocracy fails to understand what monarchies have known for generations. That it doesn’t matter how many armies you possess, gathered around banners, no matter how many bottomless dungeons and mighty chains; once the rulers have lost the consent of the people, it is all over bar the shouting.
    The corporatocracy instead look at their serried ranks of mercenaries and warehouses full of ammunition and tell themselves that the Bastille is secure and all is well within their Matrix.

  7. LSM says:

    many speak of a “global awakening” but I don’t yet see that, judging from my family in the US and American friends both here in Germany and elsewhere-

    it’s just all so disheartening; exclusively all, ALL still believe in the validity and “honesty” of the US electoral process no matter how tippy-toe I try to “ease” them into the hideous fact that Capitol Hill is a cesspool of of graft, extortion, corruption and satanic child-diddling perverts-

    those who adhere to the Repluglithugs blame the Democraps now with a black president (booga-booga) as being the source of all woes whereas my Afro-American friends adhere to Baracula like epoxy just because of his skin color (not yet realizing this man is actually an “Oreo” but “jump back Jack” if you even TRY to present this concept to them)-

    I’m at the end of my tether-

    Larry

    • Enlil's a Dog says:

      I agree with what you say, Larry, but change is a very slow process. Back in the 1980′s when I was a teenager there was no talk of elites running the show, or conspiracy theories about a secret space program, or fiat money…..You know what I mean, right?? Now, these topics are everywhere, all over the internet! All one has to do if one wants to have a look see is type and then one is confronted with millions of pages of information. This kind of access to information just wasn’t to be found when I was a teenager.

      My Daughter is 17, and thanks to me she now has a vile distrust of Government and Corporations and thanks to her – so now, do her friends, and their friends!!
      It will take time my friend for all this to happen but it will because human nature and the human spirit cannot be bound in chains forever. You and I may not live to see the day, but it will come eventually!! :-)

    • Marc says:

      Might I recommend this video as something to show to your family & friends?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrBLxAt63Ks

  8. Robert Barricklow says:

    Humphry Bogart’s character in A Passage To Marseille asys in effect/I don’t trust this Major Duvall. Claude Rains character replies in effect/Yes. Why not? Bogart/He’ll radio the police. I’ve been fighting his kind all my life. I know what to expect. Rains/There are many ways to serve your country my friend. Bogart/ I don’t care about my country. The country you & I loved is dead Captain. She’s been dying for a long tome. I saw her die.

  9. Owl says:

    Mr. Farrell, what you don’t seem to understand, is that if 25% decline to vote, that is a “victory” in the eyes of those who have been stealing our votes anyway:

    http://www.gregpalast.com/
    “Colonels in Mirrored Sunglasses”

    http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/2012/09/karl-rove-gop-craig-unger
    Where Rove and “big business” take complete control.

    Where voters don’t vote, it often affects the Democrats more than the Republicans, who seem to have little GOP bots who will vote no matter the consequences to themselves, because they all believe “Faux Speak.”

    It matters not which party of the current two win, as you’ve outlined. But people not voting- which has been ongoing for years now- only helps lead to more of the same nonsense. It does not send a message- it confirms the success of the drive to make voting just a token, it HELPS the very group you want to “send a message to.”

    People SHOULD vote- they should vote for alternative candidates, third party candidates, anyone but the anointed “two.” People ought to do this anyway, if just to see how the “news” and “polls” try to manipulate THAT message. If you don’t vote, you can’t send a message. You just become part of another statistic that will be talked about for all of 15 seconds and lamented for maybe another 10. And that will be it.

    People SHOULD vote for alternatives to every office there is, down to dog catcher, because what most people are focused on, are the top races- without realizing how far down the infection goes. Down to county offices with pimps who will do the bidding of business, no matter how ruinous it will turn out to be. I hear you argue against too much regulation but the sad fact is, without some, “business” trumps everything.

    Speaking of business, I think someone who flaunts themselves as a good candidate because they are good in business, has been sold or is selling a pack of manure. Government and business are only synonymous because that’s how it’s been promoted to the public. IMHO, they are not and cannot be alike nor can alleged success in one correlate to success in the other. Running government successfully is the antithesis of running business successfully. Government is supposed to be run for the good of the people, (ahem….) while business will run roughshod over them if they get in the way of a hundredth-of-a-percent more profit that is not shared with those who helped create it. (This is not about the current two candidates because “business” has become synonymous with government anyway)

    Oh yes, EVERYONE should vote- but vote in a way that won’t HELP those who really do benefit if you don’t vote. Then get busy on every level as they try to put more laws in place limiting third-party candidates, for that will be the backlash of a message that really would get their attention. Ooops, gotta close that loophole to their progress towards total domination. Everyone sould be studying the election laws of their state and if they really want to get change started, get it going there.

    The real power of elections is held at the state level, with Secretaries of State of the states or whoever that election official is. Just think Harris in Florida or Black in Ohio or those who are still trying to get elections held via the Internet. (Washington) At the point voting is held over the net, THEN you might as well not vote because there will be no way to determine who did your “voting” for you.

  10. Eddie88 says:

    The most aggravating element of this in my mind is (beyond the death of the American republic) the media’s frantic efforts to magnify inconsequential tidbits into genuine “issues.” Thus, which party mentions”Jerusalem” more in its platform; which will pledge the most puppy-dog obedience to Israel; which will invoke the name of God almighty the most times in its rhetoric.
    The fact that many Americans think these are real matters of substance, or reasons to select A as opposed to A1 is sickening.

  11. terminally skeptical says:

    Calling all cynics: Gary Johnson is also running. Yeah I know, I know, he can’t win but isn’t it time we start living our voting and living our conscience?

  12. spiritsplice says:

    It is a movement now.

    http://www.anti-politics.ws/