Depending on whatever critically important story-of-the-moment is being broadcast from whichever “reasonable” news outlet or network one is viewing or listening to – always relayed with cheerful and effervescent professionalism by carefully quaffed and coifed humans — I either find myself infuriated, amused, bemused, saddened, or horrified. Or, all mixed together.
Truth be told – mostly I am just vexitated. Equal parts vexed and irritated.
It seems like we – the general public, the hoi polloi, the unwashed masses, the rank and file, the slavish minions (hey, just regular folk) – are subject to widely differing viewpoints from the Left and Right which (upon alert and curious scrutiny) are discovered to be but one and the same message, artfully and deliberately disguised to keep us fat and happy.
We are subject to outlier extremism at both ends of the political spectrum – Left and Right – but this is nothing but outright deception, and it reminds me of the expression of “playing both ends against the middle.”
The middle in question being the middle class – the centrist, common sense, regular and normal American who acknowledges the validity of many divergent political views – and it is being deceived, exploited, and conned by a Left and Right that only views the middle class as a source of revenue, either in the form of taxes, donations, consumer expenditures or expanding debt.
It is not surprising (or perhaps it is) that Karl Marx wrote that the worst oppressor of human beings was the bourgeoisie. For those not conversant in French (pick me) Marx was referring to the middle class. You know – the regular folks in America who own businesses, work in some profession or who are otherwise self-sustaining. To both the Left and Right we are not “real” humans.
We are just accounts to be drained.
Look around at what is being shown on any digital news outlet – no one can convey the truth to you because we have lost the thread that leads us to the truth. We are lost in the woods, and our breadcrumb trail is gone. The Wicked Witch of State (Left or Right) is about to eat us alive, trying to tempt us into feeling at ease with candy, candy, candy while it monitors the temperature and prepares the stove.
Don’t eat the candy. Don’t drink the cool-aid. Red pill or blue pill? How about no pill!
Don’t trust anyone simply because they say “I am Left,” or “I am Right.”
Listen to the message. Examine the content. Discern the truth for yourselves.
So often we are subject to supposedly learned men and women parading around their academic credentials as though that is the ultimate confirmation of truth. Or, equally disheartening, we are presented with celebrities whose ability to sing, dance, play a musical instrument or parrot lines of text somehow qualifies them to convey truth and reliability that we must accept with unquestioned allegiance.
The final insult comes when our elected officials (current or past) are held up as an irrefutable symbol of authority and knowledge, and any criticism of them is either racist, a sign of intrinsic ignorance or a symptom of some kind of anti-social mental illness.
Do not be daunted or intimidated by what others say or do – think for your Self and act on the basis of the greatest ethical and moral beliefs we have as human beings.
Question all forms of thought which seek to instruct you on WHAT to think instead of HOW to think. Question all forms of authority that demand your unquestioned obedience simply because certain people represent the State, and you do not. Question any system of thought that requires the complete submission of your Will and self-determining being. Question those who want only to speak at you and never listen to you. Question anyone who threatens to control, limit or eliminate your Constitutional rights.
Question ignorance and barbarism in all its clever forms.
I wish you the best in your search for the truth – always remembering that you cannot fight fire with fire.
Well, unless your fire is much, much, bigger – and burns brightly within you.
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