A MLK Day Post - Obama And Republican Leadership Covertly Try To Ram The TPP Trade Scam And Its Lack Of Environmental Controls Through Congress
“Each day the war goes on the hatred increases in the heart of the Vietnamese and in the hearts of those of humanitarian instinct. The Americans are forcing even their friends into becoming their enemies. It is curious that the Americans, who calculate so carefully on the possibilities of military victory, do not realize that in the process they are incurring deep psychological and political defeat. The image of America will never again be the image of revolution, freedom and democracy, but the image of violence and militarism.” -- MLK quoting a Buddhist leader in Vietnam during his speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence
How unbelievably powerful and prescient were those remarks by a spiritual leader of Vietnam when applied not only to the Vietnam War but to America today? For reasons beyond that which I want to discuss in this post, I think it’s quite plausible we will look back at some point in the future and recognize that Martin Luther King was the most important American leader since the Revolutionary War. It was King, more than anyone else, who tried to make America stand to account for social justice, democratic economic determinism and basic human rights. King attempted to force America to confront its own humanity, or lack thereof. Regardless, King’s Beyond Vietnam speech was quite possibly the most profound speech ever in our nation’s history. Its applicability today is even greater than when it was originally given. If you have never listened to it, I would encourage you to consider doing so at the link above.
More and more people are awakening to a greater truth in this nation and around the world. And with it, they are recognizing “the betrayal of my own silences” as King remarked. A remark taken loosely from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s famous quote regarding Nazi Germany, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil.”. That is, this system of class, corporate capitalism, that exists in our nation and that we violently spread around the world is killing democracy, humanity and the natural world.
Let me digress briefly for a paragraph on this topic about something I have written of often. That is, karma. I think it’s quite plausible, if not probable, that the karmic forces of the universe are at work in this environment. As I have noted ad nauseam, we are in a cycle of volatility. And, how accurate that has been as the future has continued to unfold. That volatility is manifesting itself through countless examples of human and natural phenonoma. King remarked of this in his recognition of divine karma eventually smiting the arrogance of the class-based American aristocracy if they did not face their own egomaniacal injustices. There certainly is some scientific understanding through Newtonian physics of a balance of opposing positive and negative energy or, applied to human behavior, the balance between the energy of our divinity and our ego, or good versus evil, that seeks a harmonious, connected Newtonian karmic balance. And, if that karmic balance is broken, that the forces of the universe will seek a return to equilibrium. Karma is restored through the same violent forces that created the disharmony or disequilibrium of energy in the first place. This is easily seen in our nation and around the world in the madness and violent human emotional, physical and social manifestations, be that the exponential rise of suicides, the rise of violent gladiator sport such as cage fighting and American football, endless examples of the ego’s self-destruction; war, social violence, addictions, bullying, the left vs right violence in our nation, militarism, the rising exploitation of the planet, the rising exploitation of humanity, the violence against gay people, poor people, etc, etc, etc. We have people stabbing their best friends because they placed a pizza order inaccurately. This is not an uncommon occurrence and it is not only happening in the United States. Additionally, there is a seemingly large rise in the number of animal attacks on humans around the world over the last handful of years. These are all consistent with the 12 laws of karma that may possibly be unfolding before our very eyes. That the karmic response to restore the self-correcting forces of the universe to the evils of this world are already well underway. And, while they may be violent, their intent is a restoration of the balance of good and evil or positive and negative energy forces. It’s interesting that the weak, who always are the source of all evil, or those driven by an ego disconnected from their higher power, are the manifestations of that violent karmic destruction we see today. It is the weak who prey on humanity and the natural world. It is the weak who seek power over their fellow man to ameliorate their own inner demons. In many regards, we essentially witnessing the corporate state and the class-based aristocracy self-destruct. Which, by the way, is the only end state of the disconnected ego. That is, ego collapse.
The class-based socioeconomic system of corporate capitalism is enslaving the world into a system of massive exploitation, predation and victimization. And, we as a nation are responsible for perpetuating this evil through our own silence. Just as the German people were silent about the evils perpetuated by the Nazis. As Bonhoeffer observed and noted, silence in the face of evil is in fact support of evil.
The corporate state always has been and always will be a system of class. We fought a war to defeat the king, the British empire’s aristocracy-driven corporate state, the king’s global corporations and its military that destroyed anyone in the path of its global economic looting in 1776. Now, with the help of Alexander Hamilton, and against the protestations of Thomas Jefferson and others, the political class in our nation has sold us a bill of goods by embracing the same class-based system the masses fought to defeat in the founding of our nation.
King’s remark that “When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” are manifestations of the endless violence that is class-based, private for-profit capital and its endless appetite for more consumption, production, profit, property and natural resources to continue to expand its power needed to survive its endless contradictions. This is a system that requires an enormous violence to pave the way for that looting and to ensure a world remains subjugated to private power that dehumanizes humanity and destroys democracy and the natural world. And, because private capital determines who gains access to what resources in our society and in every society it operates, it is the source of class divides determined by local prejudice around the world. ie, Racism, misogyny, misandry, religious conflict and on and on.
In the U.S. that manifests itself in many ways. Most notorious is the prejudice of denying human rights to anyone that corporations cannot either extract rent from through forced subjugation to their products or services or if there is no surplus value to extract by their employment. Additionally, in the U.S. specifically, albeit it takes different forms around the world based on local prejudices, misogyny, misandry, racism, gay-bashing and bashing the poor are all examples of covert state-created and endorsed violence that results from class-based, private, for-profit capital dominating democracy.
We are an empire. And that empire exists so that our aristocracy can loot the world through corporate capitalism’s “free trade” agreements. I don’t know when the self-identified Democrats who support the political rot in Washington will wake up but if Barack Obama gets his way, he would likely go down in American history as our worst president. Ever. His policies have the potential to surpass even Bill Clinton, the one president I have repeatedly remarked is the worst in our nation’s history. Even worse than Reagan. Now, that is a subjective statement but the evidence is quite overwhelming on many fronts and I have presented much of it over the years. The massive power grab by the central planners in Washington now uses state violence to dominate and control every aspect of our lives and those of people around the world. As King noted, the U.S. is the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today. Now that violence has turned against itself in the self-created destruction of the United States Constitution and our inalienable rights. State’s Rights anyone? All of a sudden, my endless rants over the years on State’s Rights and concentrated power of a massive, unaccountable centralized bureaucracy in some far off land doesn’t seem so radical. They seem rather mainstream. Maybe even more than a little Jeffersonian. They are definitely a threat to the Godless corporate state.
In closing, I hope people have the awareness to start to tie together many disparate topics and understand how this system drives every meme in our nation. I have written extensively on here about human-caused global warming. Oftentimes railing against the science, or lack thereof. But, more importantly, highlighting how this con game is a grab for power by corporations and class-based elites that died-in-the-wool Democrats have swallowed as part of the “party line. This, even though, none of them can actually defend its mockery of science. All they can defend is the party meme. Anthropogenic global warming is part of the same class-based memes that the corporate state creates across every topic it touches. Across every aspect of our lives it attempts to control. It is a system designed to subjugate the world to existing aristocratic American power. The same system that Martin Luther King recognized forty-odd years ago. The contradictions of global warming policy that were always present are now becoming too glaring to deny. Obama has pushed the global warming meme very substantially in his rhetoric but when it comes down to action, he has done nothing but the opposite of what he has said. He is unwilling to provide any funding to underdeveloped nations to fight global warming and he has negotiated the largest “free trade” agreement since NAFTA that is void of any ecological or climate protections as uncovered by Wikileaks and discussed in the links below. It’s simply more of that polished grifter propaganda that flows from Washington. A grifter propaganda that involves “do as I say, not as I do” that so defines the Democratic Party’s endless hypocritical memes. (And equally hypocritical Republican memes)
The U.S. offers no financial support to poor nations to deal with global warming. But, instead wishes to use cap and trade and other systems of control, that subjugates undeveloped nations to existing U.S. corporate control and thus guarantees a steady stream of future profits for American firms through rent extraction and wage slavery. This is guaranteed by forcing underdeveloped nations into economic austerity in the name of climate change that then gives American corporations unfettered hegemony to colonize these nations through and, in the process, denies them their own economic determinism. Economic determinism that is a threat to the U.S. corporate empire and its global rent extraction schemes called “free trade”. Obama’s actions on sick care reform, financial reform and free trade agreements are simply attempts to perpetuate the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism that define the corporate state and empire. And he does so through the false memes of climate change and “free trade”.
Most people aren’t willing to consider that this class-based, undemocratic, unjust system is that sinister but, in fact, the TPP and the TTIP (the trade agreement between European and American corporations that Obama is also negotiating in secret), guarantees the financial predators and the class-based system of private, for-profit capital, corporate capitalism, and the corporate state maintains its dominance over humanity and democracy. And, in the process continues to enslave the world to a future of class-based, aristocratic system of racism, extreme materialism and militarism. All examples of the ego’s self-destructive violence.
This system will create its own demise through its endless internal contradictions. Because it was designed as a system of control that attempts to defeat karma and the laws of the universe.
Karma is indeed a bitch.
The Ed Show discussing the TPP (Excellent excoriation of the bipartisan political corruption behind TPP and the corporate state.)