“Western modernity enmeshed people in spiritually numbing networks of discipline and control…no one is more distant than the Americans from spirituality and piety.
After blaming the FBI, Russia, Duck Dynasty, Honey Boo Boo, Housewives of Atlanta and everyone but the Tooth Fairy for Clinton’s loss to Trump perhaps now that the historic disgrace of democracy called an electoral college has legitimized his victory, some self criticism from the political clods responsible for our national condition should be on the agenda. But don’t hang by your lip waiting for that to happen, as everyone at least slightly left of the American Nazi party is being mobilized in the alleged crusade for freedom being organized by freedom’s worst enemy: the American ruling class.
Once it became clear that the owned-by-billionaires candidate had been defeated by the billionaire candidate who was as yet undisciplined as to the rules of the owners of the nation, the campaign that vilified him before the vote became one to house break him or destroy him after. So far, the tv personality who has come to stand for all that is wonderful, inspiring, ugly and frightening about America - depending on which channel or social media tool is being used to exercise control over the viewer/user - seems to be acting like he’s not about to poop on the ruling class rug. But he is unpredictable and so the crusade to diminish him by creating a near civil war goes on with no letup as creatures from the democratic party to the republican party and even some who call themselves “the left” are united in further reducing the american people’s minds to a collective pulp of mis and dis information to make fake news and conspiracy plots sound thoughtfully critical by comparison.
A story alleging that Putin has the secret hots for Hillary or that Trump gay-ly lusts for Bill might be accepted by some of the post-senile and pre-adolescent diners at the fabulous american taco-chicken-pizza-burger mall of media cuisine being force fed to people being prepared for fascism, world war five or emergency brain surgery. Not just the dimmest bulbs in a rapidly darkening nation, those whose knowledge (?) comes from watching the History Channel or a Spielberg movie, accept the hysterical charges of fascism at our doors, but alleged experts from the academic and political elder community. These equivalents of the old powdered wig and gown wearing elite of the colonialists who brought the USA into being are not bright enough to be drag queens or trannies but are sold as authority and expound on how Trump threatens the land grabbing racist war making ugliness that has made us the great nation many just recently came to regard ourselves as when what used to be liberals became like neo-nazis and real neo-nazis became too embarrassed to show up in public so are reliant on the Southern Poverty Law Center and the FBI to act as their membership. What can the less educated idiots do when the college educated imbeciles have stolen their game?
This rich, egotistical, arrogant presidential putz has been cast as the inventor of historic institutional ugliness inherited by all americans but always blamed on individuals, in keeping with the political economic system of social unconsciousness i-me-mine-and-up-yours-if-you-get-in-my-way-ism we call american free market capitalism.
The un-regulated markets of obsessive profit seeking are like un-protected sex. Even at their best they can produce unwanted results but at their worst they may produce terminal disease, which is what present global market forces have created. The current awakening to an all too often new profit motivating business called “climate change” may yet lead to a truly global movement that will work to transform political economics before they transform us into a former race. Until that democratic movement develops strength we will suffer the continued treatment of humanity, earth, air, water and atmosphere as no more or less than commodities capable of producing private profits and the public be damned. Do we need radical change? Does a snake have wings?
Of course, if change is simply a matter of identity politics, the USA is the most radical nation in the world. Its ruling parties and corporations are composed of women, people of color, people of no color, gays, lesbians, every hyphenated American sub-group known to the market and practitioners and prosecutors of hate speech, dumb speech, and moronic and suppressed speech. The 1% has hired an affirmative action governmental team to simultaneously screw the majority of Americans, itself, and even larger sectors of the global community, in order to wear the shiniest economic chains in the history of political economic slavery. We call it “our” Democracy, showing our lack of much more than our accuser cites in the opening quote.
What passes for liberalism has provoked balkanized divisiveness which has conservative fakers appealing to groups and ideals it has neglected: American workers, social values, political economics and more. Thus, we have survival-of-the-fittest individualism stronger than ever because political forces work to divide the nation into controllable minorities and in the process keep them from becoming the democratic majority. Our elections involve agents of the 1% calling themselves representatives of Americans against agents of the 1% calling themselves representatives of hyphenated Americans and whichever agents win, America loses.
And so does the world when we continue the system that is destroying it; what sense does it make to have a handful of humans living on millions of dollars a week while billions of humans live on less than five dollars a day? That’s Trumpism for the mind controlled and slack jawed but it’s deadly capitalism for the rest of us. We need to get beyond idiocy about who captains the Titanic and create a democratic mutiny to save the ship or get the hell off before it’s too late.
* After living in the USA for a few years he founded the Muslim Brotherhood…are we inspiring or what?