Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Corporation–The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power

We really don’t yet know what we elected into the presidency of Donald Trump. But, we are likely entering a new, darker period for humanity as this cycle continues to unfold.  It appears we may be entering a period of outright fascism in this nation with the election of our first corporate president.  More on that in another post. But, whatever unfolds, we have created it just for us. And, it will clearly provide the experience humanity needs in this moment.  I suspect that is going to be a greater and greater understanding and eventual breakdown of our belief systems. Today, people continue to bargain with the state, be that in the United States or elsewhere.  That bargaining is based on a belief system rather than any form of truth.  That attempt at bargaining will create a very clearly defined lesson to be cumulatively learned by humanity. And, that is what we will witness next.  In other words, that our belief systems continue to delude us into a world we believe in rather than a reality that actually exists.  And, bargaining with our belief systems will create the next phase of crises for all of us to cumulatively deal with.

I have excoriated Ron Paul, David Stockman, Alex Jones and a host of financial bloggers that play the role of useful idiots for their (and our) own enslavement.  Free market, corporate capitalists that spew endless self-deceit and in the process create a following that serves their own ignorant self-interest. As people, I actually find them of many admirable qualities. But, they are brainwashed, and thus, ignorant. And, therefore, they push humanity further into crisis.  There isn’t a high degree of self-awareness within the ranks of class and privilege.  In fact, this is a world full of useful idiots, charlatans, seers, prophets and the like.  They always seemingly arise in times of social breakdowns as we are witnessing today. The ego, through its endless ignorance, seeks a source of certainty outside of itself.  Something or someone to follow.  That would be the rise of useful idiots, charlatans, seers, prophets and the like.  I noted this some years ago in a parallel to the rise of Nazi Germany. And, with it, the exact same archetype that we just elected as president.  That is, Adolph Hitler. 

Corporate capitalism is a form of economic slavery. And, economics is the state religion. Words uttered on here many times. The entire foundational precepts of economics are a lie. That is scarcity. In a world of incredible abundance, the state forces humanity into scarcity. The Divine gives you free land to live upon. The state steals it and forces you into economic slavery to buy it back from them. Remember, Thomas Jefferson wanted to give everyone their own property in this nation.  Give. Free. Can you imagine if Thomas Jefferson were alive today and offered to give everyone their own land or, in today’s term, possibly their own home? And it would be free of taxes and the state could not take it from you for any reason?   He would be killed. 

Do you see anyone suffering from scarcity at the top of this scheme we call corporate capitalism or the state; the control structure put in place to enforce it?  Scarcity that forces humanity into a dumbed-down culture of corporate slavery work that is necessary for the state to steal, pilfer and exploit humanity.  The glorification of corporate work plays a large role in the dumbing down of modern man. The division of labor in a class-based social structure, the corporation itself, was founded in human slavery.  Corporate work is how humanity is exploited and how class steals and thieves from us.  And, more importantly, controls us. Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, the Japanese Imperial Empire, the United States, European states, the European Union, etc.  They all rhyme in that forced slavery of corporate work.  All regurgitated time and again on here.

I have railed against corporate personhood and the hidden history of corporations in this nation. That includes the fact that we fought the Revolutionary War against the king’s corporations and private banks.  Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations was written in 1776 when we were waging war on the economic system he was glorifying.  And, the wealth he wrote about was being stolen from around the world by the British Empire, whose corporations were minting money selling people into slavery and addicting Asia to opium.  The Civil War itself really had nothing to do with slavery. It may have ended up that way but politicians of all ilk had no problems with slavery. The Civil War was a battle between outright slavery in the south and wage slavery in the north.  Both state institutions.  I could write endlessly on how those dynamics led to war. Again, written out of history.

Our founders were very leery of corporations and as noted in past posts, corporations in this nation’s past were given temporary, specific charters for specific work that benefited humanity. That is, until the state figured out how to hijack our democracy and grant corporations the rights of people. I’ve noted a future that will unfold that is different than anyone else writing publicly. That is, we will see institutions of the ego or institutions of control (hierarchy and class) fall like dominos be they corporations, state themselves, religious hierarchy, standing armies, etc.  It’s coming.  Greater and greater truth will continue to reveal itself and in its wake will be the destruction of institutions of control whose intent it is to subvert truth, including our own Divinity. 

I have mentioned ancient Athens on here quite a few times over the years.  It should be no surprise that the ancient Athenians had no politicians. And, they forbid institutionalization and any attempt to organize by special interests. (corporations, political parties, social movements, etc.) Because they saw the insidiousness of institutionalization and special interests.  And, because of it, their society was literally void of political corruption and special interest corruption. They may have all been brainwashed to some degree in believing their own exceptionalism as a society and that created its own hypocrisy but that’s another topic for another day.

On this Thanksgiving I wanted to share a documentary I ran across this year. It’s titled The Corporations- The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power. (Youtube link)  I’d recommend it whole-heartedly as instiutionalization is headed for disaster. And, if you don’t understand the basic concept of social, spiritual and emotional violence created by institutionalization and associated class and hierarchy, you don’t appreciate what is happening in the world today. Nor how evil organizes itself to control humanity. And, how we all then do the bidding of evil by conforming to the will of class and hierarchy every single day.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

What Comes After Denial? Thoughs On Donald Trump’s Movement

I really find the state liberal view of reality to be just about intolerable. But I find the Republican view of reality to be just as intolerable, if not more. State liberal politicians and those who buy their bullshit want to enslave humanity to government bureaucracy. Conservative politicians and those who believe their bullshit want to enslave humanity to corporate domination. Or, so it used to be. Now the lines have blurred.

I’m just amazed at the denial that exists in the current White House and within liberal political circles around the world today. Their patronizing faux intellectual view of the world is absolutely heinous and disgusting.  I’m also concerned about what we may have just done with the election of Donald Trump.  I think we may have to wait a while to gauge what this really means.  But, regardless, the election of Donald Trump will serve the purpose for which he was elected. If he succeeds in his message, his election to fight the state and the ignorance and corruption of Washington and corporations will have served a purpose. If he doesn’t turn out to be who he has portrayed himself to be, and I suspect he won’t, that too will serve the exact same purpose. In other words, the people of this nation will no longer waste their time voting on another criminal in Washington. Or, anyone who presents themselves as a savior or hero as Obama and Trump both have. We will move to the next phase in this movement. And, that one will likely be much less appealing to everyone.

I’m a big fan of Hannah Arendt. Not a common name in this world but one that was definitely on the minds of many people before my days. Or the days of most Americans alive today. I regularly read the writings of the Arendt center at Bard College.  Arendt’s insight into human behavior and totalitarianism is quite unique given her experiences in Nazi Germany.  She was wildly brilliant.  Maybe not right about everything but who is.  She stimulated critical thought and was not afraid to challenge staid or well-accepted viewpoints. Not like the ridiculous the mainstream media now labels as brilliant in the likes of Obama, the faux intellectual, or Trump the supposedly brilliant businessman.  Both of these men are of pedestrian intelligence.  I could walk into a large office complex and find a thousand people of equal or greater intelligence.  Hey, that’s pretty good because most people are pretty smart in their own way. But, exceptionalism doesn’t define politicians or class and hierarchy. It never has and never will. The politicians we elect are representative of the idiocracy that corporate capitalism and politicians have created.

The most recent post at Bard’s Arendt center is very interesting.  I would encourage anyone interested in the fate of our nation or humanity at-large to consider reading the latest post. Do so with an open mind. You may or may not agree with everything the author says. Universities are typically very liberal in their viewpoints. And that liberalism isn’t always true liberalism as defined by the founders of our nation but rather sympathy for state liberalism or elitist liberalism. But it should stimulate you to consider perspectives not typical of the dialog in this nation.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Revenge Of The Forgotten Class

This is a powerful article. Honestly, it’s heart-breaking on many levels. The suffering and social abandonment of well more than one hundred million Americans. And, the similar abandonment and exploitation around the world is just mind boggling. 

One interesting note in this article is that Trump won the white working-class vote by 40%.  That is an unprecedented rout. Literally. I’d like to expound upon this a little bit given I have talked about the ego, attachment, loss, etc. on here as it pertains to economics and sociology. ie, That those who experience a sense of loss would be those who revolt against this system.

As noted on here in the past, if a person never has something, they cannot become attached to it. (ego) So, there there is no sense of loss or any of the emotional responses to loss.  A substantial amount of the African-American population in this nation has never had the opportunities of an ownership society or to own property to any substantial degree as they have dealt with endless social violence in the form of denial of access to capital. (Private, for-profit banks, corporate capitalism and the state.)  Although, to be fair, there is no other nation on earth that has given people of color so much opportunity for ownership.  But, my point is that the state has denied a large amount of the African-American population their democratic rights and that has meant there is no loss of attachment and the associated emotions in a large swath of the African-American population. So,  much of that population is easily controlled by class and hierarchy through institutionalized fear and demagogy or state violence.  ie, Because they have been denied their own self-determinism, they have been forced into subjugation of state policies. The 1960s black movement clearly had this at their core. Martin Luther King was one element of that movement but there were other more radical, and frankly, more truthful members of that movement who clearly understood their oppressors and sought their own determinism. Many of those people are not well-known. But, one I respect and admire for his stand against the state was Malcom X.

Similarly, immigrants throughout our nation’s history have generally come from repressive regimes and, thus, have never had access to any type of ownership society or any individual rights to speak of.  So, they are also easily controlled by the state. We see that all throughout history as well as today.  At first, Europen immigration to the Americas was to escape state violence and have an opportunity to lead a life unfettered by the state.  (There was also  forced capture by the state as were European indentured servants, African slaves and later, Asian and Latino slavery.)

But, since this land became a nation state, a major driver for immigration, first from repressive Europe, and then other repressive cultures, is the need for forced labor or slave labor required by corporations, class and hierarchy (the state).  Immigrants generally come to this nation with nothing and, thus, are easily controlled and, thus, forced into wage slavery by class and hierarchy. That is the major driver for the massive central and south American immigration swell in the last thirty years as this country has been completely taken over by corporate capitalism. (As noted many times, Ronald Reagan, deregulated private, class-based capital. And Clinton deregulated its borders. Deregulating private, class-based, for-profit capital has created a society where more than half of the people in this country are clearly economic slaves.)

But, then you have a white, working-class population that has experienced some degree of opportunity for ownership, property and economic success. (This group also includes people of color regardless of ethnicity. But, the majority are white simply because of demographics and historical state violence.) This population is experiencing massive loss of attachment to what they once had and what has been stripped from them by their masters. (the state or class and hierarchy) So, they are experiencing a massive sense of loss to that attachment. The law of large numbers, through population demographics, places white working-class Americans squarely in the largest voting block within this space.  That is what is driving much of the rage and attempts of bargaining with this system that led to the complete voting repudiation of Washington and the election of Donald Trump.  It is the people who experienced some modicum of success and the attachment to what they once had who are fueling this revolt. And, mind you, as I have noted for years, well before any of the social dynamics started revealing themselves, we are in the midst of a second revolution in this country. And, rightly or wrongly, they have selected Donald Trump to wage that war against the state.

I’m just completely amazed at how Godless people are in this world. That’s what I take away from this ProPublica article. The complete lack of empathy and concern or connection to their fellow man. The more successful someone is economically, (Spends their lives grubbing for money and power) the more Godless they are. This is exactly what Soviet dissident, Andre Amalrik, wrote about in his prophetic book in the late 1960s that predicted the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union.  He wasn’t many years off in that prediction either. Amalrik noted that the professional class enriches itself through the state. (State violence) And, thus, will almost never be the source of truth or the change necessary for humanity to be free of the state. And we see their pathological self everywhere.  They literally can’t believe Donald Trump won the elction. (The mainstream media, the political establishment, Hollywood, the ruling economic elite, etc.)

This country is definitely divided and those who experience any level of success are almost all holding onto their attachment of the system as it exists today. (ego)  This will ultimately lead to their own suffering as the system eventually abandons them as well. And, the systemic contradictions of corporate capitalism, including the inherent violence of class and hierarchy and the inherent violence of a system based on competition creates, will essentially create its own demise. This system, like all state created isms (capitalism, socialism, communism, fascism, militarism, corporatism, etc) will destroy itself regardless of any bargaining and emotions associated with attachment that we are currently witnessing today. Whether that bargaining is with those who supported Clinton or Trump.

“A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.” – Thomas Merton

What does everyone do every day they wake up in this country? They grub for money. Not because that is necessarily what they want to do, although corporate capitalism and the state glorifies grubbing for money because that is the only way moochers and parasites (class and hierarchy or the state) is able to strip humanity of its surplus value. Or, pathologically steal from the productive capabilities of humanity. 

People grub for money because this system, or any system of class, forces them to do it. This, as noted on here in past posts, was the reason why the Jews viewed the Roman Emperor as the anti-Christ. And Roman money to be the mark of the beast. Money is a control system or institution of the ego. It is the mechanism through which the state forces humanity into economic submission and slavery and then strips them of their labor and their wit. It forces humanity to serve mammon rather than our own self-determined, inner guidance system or our higher power.

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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Donald Trump’s Role In Humanity’s War Against The State

Well, I’ve written extensively on here about the rise of a third party candidate and the collapse of both political parties. Donald Trump obviously is that third party candidate. (Bernie Sanders also could have easily won the elections if the establishment had not so successfully destroyed him. Obama could have been that candidate too but we found out that his election promises were full of pathological and narcissistic lies and deceit. Trump while also pathological, was different. He obviously took no quarter. He never allowed the establishment to define him. He is the tool through which humanity has chosen in this moment to wage their war against the state.) He has railed against the establishment political system for 30 years and ran as a third party candidate in 2000.

The massive contention between both parties is a sign of their coming collapse. Neither party has the consent of the governed. Period. Remember, I have noted for ages that the Democratic Party would be the first to collapse. I’ve never changed any anticipated outcomes on here. All of the bloviating bullshit of the mainstream press condescendingly mocking the collapse of the Republican Party while defending the criminals in the Democratic Party seems rather hilarious now, doesn’t it?  On that point, I don’t base my writings on emotions or the mood of the moment. They are based on facts and data. Now, my interpretation of data may eventually be wrong but so far literally the only thing I have gotten wrong on here  regarding the massive amount of anticipated outcomes is the timeline. But, I consider both political parties to already be in terminal failure just as I do the global economic system.

Full transparency – I did not vote for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump even though I just posted that Trump would win based on a corollary to ancient Athens and their war against the aristocracy. Nor would I ever change my mind about voting for either candidate and you’ll see why at some point. Both are Godless and both have stolen their wealth from humanity through pathological means. Don’t let your own endless self-rationalizations convince you of a truth that simply does not exist. Donald Trump is not a self-actualized, self-realized or self-aware person. An example of the extent of his ignorance is if Donald Trump does everything he states, he will not only collapse this system, he will collapse his own standing and wealth.  Do you actually think this person would selflessly do that for the benefit of humanity? Hahaha. His populism is either based on being a liar or ignorant or both.

Quickly, I talked about three astrological turn dates on here leading up to 2013.  Those were 2013, 2016 and 2022. 2013 being the beginning of the battle between good and evil. 2016 being economically-driven and likely the peak of corporate capitalism (and subsequent collapse) and 2022 being the washout bottom of this global control system driven by American Empire.  Let’s see how the next two dates unfold but I am very conscious of the fact that humanity is at war with the state. And, that is what we are witnessing today. In other words, Donald Trump was not elected for any other reason to do the will of the people in its war with the state. The question is, will he? Will he restore your rights as free people? Hahaha. Let’s just watch and see.

These are unprecedented times. The rage against the state is far greater than the hatred of any enemy we have ever seen in any of the two prior world wars. And, that hatred goes far beyond the borders of the United States. The criminal world continues to unwind. As noted many times on here, astrologically this is the most profound moment in thousands of years. And, I could make the case astrologically this is the most profound moment in all of human history. But those are just words. While words do have meaning, (including lies, deceit, brainwashing, control, etc) let’s both watch together as the world unfold before our very eyes. The unfolding reality will confirm that truth.

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Sunday, November 06, 2016

Is Donald Trump The United States’ Pericles?

"Our city-state does not copy the laws of our neighbors, we are not followers, but rather the pattern to follow. We call our state a democracy, because it serves all the people, and not just the few. All are equal under the law, whatever their individual differences, and we select our public officials not based on their class but upon their merits. Poverty will not keep an able man from serving the state, nor will the obscurity of his position." – Pericles

I’ve cited ancient Athens on here over the years as a model for direct democracy. (Much better than republicanism for many reasons. Don’t get caught up in belief systems that tell you that direct democracy is the rule of the mob. That’s horseshit placed into your mind by pathological criminals like Obama, Clinton, Gore and equally looney right wing crooks and liars. I’ll be talking more about that at some point.) I’ve also noted that the ancient Athenians executed their leaders when the ruling aristocracy became much like what we see in the United States and many other countries today. Actually, after those executions, Athens flourished. There is a position to be taken that there is a pathological element in society that always finds its way to the top of a society based on class. In other words, those most willing to stomp on the face of their fellow man in any class-based system that is based on the reward of pathological ambition. And, as Thomas Jefferson noted about the tree of liberty………..  In other words, some could argue, and do so reasonably successfully, that humanity would be better off cleansing itself of these pathological elements every so often. Or, as Jefferson noted, pruning the tree of liberty. Or, as Lord Acton noted, almost all great men are bad men. (He was referencing the Pope.)

Personally, while I may entertain such thoughts when allowing ego and emotion to guide me, they are just that; thoughts that evaporate when that temporary emotional amusement evaporates. Non-violence is truly the only option for a just world when we are operating on a higher plane than our primitive ego or the self and being pulled around by our emotions. (Ignorance) But in a world of massive control created by the state, humanity has little chance to self-actualize or self-realize on any sustainable level, and thus embrace our divine values of non-violence. So, the self in its full regalia of ignorance is forever on display in modern man. But, that too will change as humanity awakens from its state-created stupor.

I wanted to create a short baseline for this post, which is how eerily similar today is, in many regards, to 2,500 years ago in ancient Athens. And, using that as a litmus test, Donald Trump will win the 2016 presidential election. That’s not a hope or dream of mine. It’s simply using this corollary, and the understanding of how cycles repeat themselves because of the human condition, (the duality of our highest good or our divinity and the endless foibles of the self that determines our fate-filled experiences.)  What happened 2,500 years ago, just as is happening today, is not driven by our divinity or our highest good but rather than the self’s desire to destroy that which is unjust.

“You must not hate those who do wrong or harmful things, but with compassion, you must do what you can to stop them. For they are harming themselves as well as those who suffer from their actions.” – the Dalai Lama

How much of the support for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton today is driven by compassion? It seems to be to be just about zero on both sides. It’s driven by hate, anger and rage. That’s what brought Pericles to power and what has brought Donald Trump to the edge of an election victory. Donald Trump is not a just person or morally-honorable person. He may believe he is but so does Hillary Clinton. Beliefs are nothing more than stories the ego tells itself to give it some sense of control. They are fear-based, control constructs created by the ego and they subvert the truth that is often right before our very eyes. (Brainwashing. Often self-induced brainwashing.) It’s the very reason why what is happening today is catching everyone off guard.  It’s also what swept Adolph Hitler into power. And, Donald Trump shares the same archetype as Hitler. Although I seriously doubt we are in the midst of another Hitler.  But the parallels are also similar.

(Hitler, Herbert Hoover and now Donald Trump all have a very similar message. All three have essentially promised a chicken in every pot. Or, jobs and prosperity for everyone when the countries were going through hard times. And just like then, people today believe it. There’s that nasty word again; beliefs.)  How’d that work out?

But let’s continue on with the comparisons to Pericles 2,500 years ago and Donald Trump today.

Rather than turn this into a thesis, this will just be the cliff notes due to time constraints.

The ancient Greeks had formed an alliance to defeat the powerful Persians, who were bent on conquest of the Greek states. In many regards, the Persians could be compared to the German-Italian-Japanese Axis of World War II. And, after the war, the fear of communism and the Soviet Union.  All were bent on empire, conquest and domination.

So, the ancient Greek states formed the Delian League under the leadership of Athens. The intent was to protect the Greek city-states from Persia. This was funded by hundreds of Greek city-states and its treasury was kept on the island of Delos. This treasury was to be used to build a military force capable of protecting all of the states from Persia.

Similarly, today, after World War II, the western democracies banded together to create the military pact of NATO under the leadership of the United States to protect western democracies from aggression by other states. Most notably, the Soviet Union and the threats of communism and facism. And, the military of all member nations coordinated their efforts and funding under the United States just as the Delian League did under Athens. All in the name of protection. 

After World War II, the United States was also given the authority of using the dollar as the world’s reserve currency as well. (As well as control over the IMF and World Bank since the dollar was now the defacto global currency.)  The two acts of military and financial treaties between western democracies substantially resembles the Delian League.  Allowing the dollar to become the world’s reserve currency essentially created a fealty or tax funding mechanism for the United States to build the world’s largest navy to protect the world from communism, facism, etc. Just as the Delian League funding did for Athens.

Now, one might appreciate with all of that military power in the hands of the state, a similar outcome came to pass both then and today. The Delian League states used that military power to plunder and sack their enemies. And, they all grew incredibly rich off of these efforts. Similarly, the United States and Europe grew rich off of military-backed economic conquest. (And to a lesser extent, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, etc through similar pacts with the United States and Europe)  Corporate capitalism has been used to plunder other nations and the coordinated military and  military intelligence operations of all member nations paved the way for that plunder. Western capitalism has raped the world of its wealth since World War II and enriched western democracies just as the Delian League did 2,500 years ago. That was only possible through the joint efforts of the military and economic interests of the state.

And, just like 2,500 years ago, the leader of the Delian League, Athens, and today’s leader in the fight against tyranny, the United States, became incredibly rich off of this plunder.  Both Athens and the United States had created a massive network of military bases in their worlds that was used to exert incredible influence through this gained power. (Great political or state power is always derived through military and economic conquest – corporate capitalist domination and the world’s largest military of the United States today.) So, while other states both in ancient times and today grew tired of the endless warfare, both Athens then and the United States were unwilling to modify any agreements because of the massive wealth they had acquired through pillage and plunder.  So, what eventually happened 2,500 years ago has happened in the modern world as well. That is, both Athens and the United States went it alone. Other states essentially just ended up paying a fealty tax or tribute to both superpowers. The fealty tax paid in modern times is the incredible wealth created through the reserve currency, the IMF and the World Bank that the U.S. uses to loot the world. So, both in ancient Greece and today, other states ended up paying tribute money to the “defender” of democracy and freedom. ie Other nations essentially became economic slaves the the world’s military superpower. Both created massive, powerful Athenian and U.S. empires.

The end economic result for Athens and the United States was again the same. Running an empire essentially bankrupted both states and both ended in economic shambles. There was little money spent at home and their nations ended up crumbling.  This lack of economic opportunity and poverty for the masses led to the rise of the populist aristocrat, Pericles. And…. today the populist aristocrat, Donald Trump. Both Pericles and Trump expect all states benefitting from military protection provided by both empire to pay for that protection. Essentially, a protection racket. How often have you heard Trump remark that other nations need to pay for our military protection? 

Both Pericles and Trump wished to repatriate all of their nation’s wealth from their empires. Or, take all of their riches abroad and spend it at home to repair the economic devastation and lack of economic opportunity for the masses caused by running an empire.

Pericles repatriated all of Athens’ wealth and spent lavishly on the arts, rebuilding the city-state, philosophy and the like. Today, Pericles is substantially responsible for the perceptions we have of the incredible arts, learning, education, literature and engineering prowess of the ancient Greeks. But, more than any other accomplishment, Pericles held high the Athenian’s greatest achievement, direct democracy, as the source of its power. He was a true believer in Athenian democracy as the roots of its exceptionalism.  And, he was a defender of the poor and exploited and thus was continuously opposed by the status quo or the ruling aristocracy. (Remember, Pericles was part of the aristocracy himself as Trump is.)  The aristocracy hated Pericles. Sound familiar? It should. It’s Donald Trump’s campaign message and the vitriolic hatred by the ruling political and economic aristocracy in this nation regardless of political leanings.

During Pericles’ decades-long reign, he stripped the ruling oligarchy of their power and returned power to the people and to direct democracy.  And, guess who paid for it? That’s right. The Delian League. Pericles 30 year reign is now what we know today as the Golden Age. Eventually, the Delian League revolted and Athens lost it’s empire.  Guess who pays for American power today? That’s right, the rest of the world who pays a tribute or fealty tax in the form of the dollar reserve currency that allows the United States to loot the world of its riches. That’s right; both Pericles and Trump are statists and have no problems exploiting others as long as it enriches the state. Or, 2,500 years ago, enriched Athens and today enriches the United States.

All of what is happening today is exactly what happened 2,500 years ago. Exactly.  The institutions or control structures are not exactly the same but the dynamics are nearly identical.  The question is if Donald Trump can win the election and pivot the United States as Pericles did for Athens. He has shared the exact same message of populism, repatriating our wealth and forcing the rest of the world to pay for it.  The corollary is exactly the same and, using it and only it, as a basis for prediction, Donald Trump will win the election this Tuesday. 

Do I actually think he will win? I have no idea but give me the odds and I’d place the bet.  Straight up odds, who knows.

By the way, it will be a  mathematical impossibility for Donald Trump to pull off a similar effort without this system first collapsing. Not that the United States couldn’t recover relatively quickly. Look at Iceland or the Soviet Union collapses. They collapsed but recovered quite quickly. But everything would be forced to change as a result of collapse and the potential chaos that would ensue would be very difficult to organize and control. I’ll tell you more about this in another post I have been promising for the better half of four years. I’ll get to it eventually.  But, collapse has absolutely nothing to do with debt. The debt mongers are still out in force. But, as noted on here, debt is nothing more than an illusion. You make it real by accepting it as real. Debt means absolutely nothing other than what you believe it means. It’s a control structure placed in your mind that you belief is real just like all of your other self-imposed beliefs and the tyranny they create.

We live in incredibly interesting times.  

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