This week’s musical news recap is called “Diverted”. Every week I tell myself that I’m going to make it an easier undertaking and not throw so much behind the production. Alas, I am a slave to my own ambition and once again I stayed up until 5 am to put the finishing touches on it and upload it to You Tube. The upload process takes about 45 minutes. All I want to do is go to bed, but I have to baby sit the darn thing in the event that something goes wrong.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you….”Diverted”
The Art of Misdirection
Every day, everyone of us is exposed to countless pieces of information. As I browse my Farcebook feed, i see an exponential number of reactions to different news stories. The reactions run the gamut from shock to indifference or indignant resignation. ANd where several weeks ago, I didn’t see any real action , I am happy to say that a large volume of my friends have taken up the struggle and are doing what they can to reverse the tide, shore up the embattlements and dig in.
One guy I know complains quite a lot. He made a comment this week that kind of irked me. He posted a meme with some sort of “breaking now” kind of headline and the wrote, “you saw this coming, why didnt you read the writing on the wall?” His response, like that of many Americans, just seems out of place to me.
I wrote back to him as lovingly as I could:
I appreciate you, love your sense of humour and know that if we ever hung out we would probably have a ball. You are an important person to me and I would never want to extend any disrespect. That said, I will ever understand why you or any american for that matter, would decry the state of your nation.
It is no secret that 30 years of Neo liberalism made all Americans this way. Republican or democrat, all of you, and I mean ALL of you, even the ones who say they believe in equality and justice and all that shit, have believed, for decades, that individualism and the pursuit of the almighty dollar are central to your being. Deceit, covert activity and a strange kind of moral duality are central to most American business models. To make it all palatable, Americans have always created euphemisms to allow words like deceit to be changed into “strategic planning” or, one of my favourites “collateral damage” to justify the murder of innocent people during war.
Your nation sets the global example by employing the corporate model for business. We all know that corporations have been defined as psychopathic entities. If these organizations are at the heart of your nation’s economic plan, why would you expect anything other than what you have right now. A psychopath who runs a corporation is now running your country. It makes perfect sense. It’s poetic and all of the hate and lies he brings to the table are in keeping with decades of hate and lies that have been promulgated by your past leaders. The only difference is that, before, everythign was covert. Now it is out in the open.
Add to this fact that pretty much every home owner in North America is complicit in the theft of aboriginal lands and the use of property speculation for human subjugation and you have the recipe for Trump Stew. You guys made it, now you gotta eat it or toss it out. Tossing it out means completely destroying the current America and replacing it with a new one. I don’t think that’s going to happen too soon. If anything, America will move back to Deep State Politics from the current Shallow State politics that have pulled back the curtain on reality, but nothing will really change. Too many people make money selling guns and war, which are also central to American ideology.
I don’t know how the rest of us are supposed to take Americans seriously when they complain about Trump and what he is “doing” to your nation. He is the manifestation of everything Americans have come to represent and aspired to being. Your should be proud, this is the society that you have been building your entire lives.
Your nation is built on stolen land, your global dominance has come on the heels of your destruction of democratically elected governments in countess other countries that don’t follow your economic ethos and your most powerful and influential people have all acquired their fortunes through subjugation and manipulation.
We tell our children that there is no honour in theft and deception and yet Americans hold up those who do it and place them in your highest offices. You respect the billionaires. You all want to be one. There is a saying that all Americans, even the poor ones, consider themselves temporarily inconvenienced millionaires which is why poor red neck republicans would rather vote to shoot themselves in the foot rather than vote for any kind of real social reform. That’s too communist.
Then Americans try to ignore the reasons why things got so fucked up and try to blame it on something else. There is nothing else. This America is the real America. The only thing that is missing, in my opinion, is the veil of decency that allowed previous leaders and captains of industry to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes more easily. Deep State politics.
I think it was Tyler Durdin in Fight Club that said, “You are nothing until you have lost everything.”
Having lived under the thumb of Americans all my life, lost jobs to them, gotten paid less than them, suffered ridicule by them and never being able to work there, I know this one thing to be true.
America is now Ancient Rome and Trump is your Romulus Augustulus.
One of his friends answered me, in a singular german expression “Lech Mich”, to which I asked him if he was clean. He proceeded to throw ad hominem ttacks at me and tell me that my arguments were facile, juvenile and a raft other insults. I engged him for as ong as I could bear and then he just slinked away. When someone slinks away like that, I know that they must be a Republican, an agent provocateur or some sort of Crypto Fascist and I move on.
It is so important no to allow yourself to be diverted from what is actually going on. While everybody is immersed in their news feeds, laws are being passed. I think it might be better to do less complaining and more campaigning, if, indeed, the complainers are interested in manifesting some sort of real change. But is change what Americans really want. And what sort of change? Do they want to change from being capitalists to socialists? Somehow, I just dont think so and even if they did, they would hve to undo 65 yers of programming. We are talkong aobut some serious time management if it is going to happen in a single generation.
The Republican Agenda
Correct me if I ‘m wrong…
America’s two party system is about the normalization of slavery to increase profit. Republicans seem to push for anti abortion and “right to life” positions because it provides a platform for the creation of more worker and consumer “units”.
After a person is born they are required, immediately, to struggle as they grow up so as to instill the work ethic.
They remove education so that the unit cannot define hardship nor understand subjugation.
They pollute their environment so as to create more revenue for the medical industry.
Then, as the pressure of over work and under pay takes its toll, the units are required to pay for the services that keep them alive thereby always paying out and never being a drain on the corporate profiteering agenda.
If a unit can’t break free and can’t afford to invest in their health, then they are left to self exterminate and the new batch of young, unbroken, units comes to take their place to repeat the cycle.
That’s what I think, based on what I’ve witnessed. Am I wrong?