Thursday, September 26, 2013

Souls Sold for Power

And the devil, taking him up into a high mountain, showed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will, I give it.
If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
- Gospel of Luke Ch. 4

 It seems apparent to me, if it does to few others, that whomever should seek the highest office of the United States of America does so with the express desire to become "the most powerful man in the world." That, at least, is how he is often described, both in his role and in his practicable capabilities. every four years we select from a pool of miserable contenders for this office- often choosing he (or she) whom we might feel could be "the least possible of two evils."
Each of whom, apparently without a single exception, have already made their Deal, and all which remains is for the evidence to be revealed. Sometimes, the more effective evil is the one which cloaks themselves as the lesser one- as apparently this last election proves. Everybody voted for Hif Majeftie (myself excepted) because he seemed to be - so "obviously" on the side of the people, and on the side of peace, and of prosperity, despite his having had four years to show otherwise.

Prosperity- how many of us are better off than we were five years ago? Have you found your new job yet? Is it paying you full time for full wages with benefits? Then you are either a) very lucky or b) exceptionally respected by your employers. Are you more secure- both financially and socially? How can you feel so, when government has claimed the right to hoover up all your electronic communications, to use against you at some unknown future point, sans the protections we once took for granted under our Constitution? The right to be free from Indefinite Detention, or from Summary Execution sans Due Process of Law?

Whomever seeks the office of President of the United States has serious sociopathic tendencies, as shown in the conduct of our past two presidents, if not evidenced by many of their predecessors. Law is what I say it is, apparently, so far as they are concerned. Niceties like international courts and treaties are nothing but formalities to be attended to when our own interests coincide with their existence, but not, when the rights of other populations of other nations are so concerned. Why else would there have been such a rush toward a casus belli with Syria, when there had been no provocation indicating need for a war of self defense? Self defense being the only international justification on the part of any country to mobilize and strike another. Iraq was clearly a case of the United States taking a unilaterally aggressive action. And apparently this president found it not worth pursuing, the idea of holding even our own leaders, his predecessors, accountable under international law.

The idea that Mr. Romney represented "the worse of the two" evils, was pretty much based on purely partisan innuendo- although he helped himself by painting himself into a corner. Regardless, he did manage to speak one truth which rings out beyond any solutions the current Dear Leader has presented, regarding the "terrorist problem." - "We can;t kill our way out of this." That, however, is the preferred solution offered by Hif Majefty Mr. Obama. When in doubt, launch a drone! Why, only those who would propagandize on behalf of our enemies would not have such faith in these solutions as we do!

However, there are some of us on this planet who hold our loyalty to the rest of the human race above that of nation or the circumstance of our birth, to a code of morality in which we are responsible for our actions and how we have treated others. Indeed, the core teaching of any and all the worthy religions and societies  of earth tends toward this: Do Unto Others, as You Would Have Them Do Unto You. The United States has never been bombarded from the air. Perhaps it is this sense that "God is watching over us" which was so patently disturbed on 9-11, when it was shown that even the uber-superpower had a vulnerable condition. The over-reaction has been horrible to contemplate, as though the terrorists themselves could not have achieved a more clear goal: subvert the freedom and liberty of Americans, by leading them into Fear which justifies, somehow, the curtailment of their long held freedoms.

It is time to deconstruct the surveillance state of Oceania. Great Britain has never truly known its own freedom, so perhaps its subjects do not quail when they have over 2,000,000 public surveillance cameras to protect them from themselves. But the people of the United States have long known otherwise, and they lived for over 200 years without the overreach of the Big Brother Surveillance Community holding everyone and everything folded into its giant database. IT existed those 200+ years without sneakily spying on the behavior of its allies and the heads of foreign nations. It could survive another 200 years, but only if it realizes that the moral values it claims to uphold come not from religiosity but the very foundation of its existence, the Constitution of the United States, and that no law nor agency should exist- at all- which is granted exception from its guarantees of liberty that are granted to the individual FIRST, not the STATE.

There are only two types of individual which go into government- Control Freaks, and Those who wish to improve things. Would that we had less of the former and more of the latter.
Unfortunately, all too often, those who come in as the latter end up par exemplar as the former, as they grow more and more addicted to their sense of Power and Control. Again and again and again and again, they ask to be returned to their chairs, as if they had had no other purpose to life before the electors so "honored" them. Reform is desperately needed, lest the population need to take matters "into their own hands" as the original framers of the Republic noted as "solely by the consent of the governed". But asking those who have sold their souls to redeem the liberty of others seems to me at this time like it's about too much to ask.

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