Natural man fears chains more than he fears propaganda. But propaganda is the far greater despotism.
When men are in chains, they are aware of their slavery. But few understand the superior power of deception. Most people can be persuaded to do almost anything to their own detriment.
What we believe and act upon we consider our own free will. Nothing could be further from the truth. We as a people and a nation are subject to massive and continuous propaganda. So programmed are the masses that they become hostile to truth.
Democracy is a mask, a front for total power of an oligarchy ruling via forced persuasion. Such a system might be tolerable if the oligarchs had the people's best interests at heart. But the focus of forced persuasion is to channel all social, economic and moral law to the federal establishment. The stated altruistic justification is the perpetual utilitarian argument that the majority can require and force the minority to self-sacrifice for what the establishment-created majority has determined to be the greater good.
But altruism is a farce and a ruse. Altruism is the very foundation of statist propaganda and power that the individual must place his interests, including his property, beneath the "need" of the collective (state). In our time this is called "in the public interest."
The term "public interest" translates into the government interest always. Therefore, the army of federal judges and politicians claim to act in the "public interest," and they would tell you in a minute that they do everything in the "public interest." This is a deception that few unravel mainly because of the self-deception of altruism. As long as an individual believes that he is obligated to share his property and produce for the "common good," he is in reality no longer an individual but a part of the collective slaves of the state. Altruism motivates people to self-sacrifice. This is why altruism is at the root of all governments. Governments must instill self-sacrifice to solidify political power.
Unmasked, democracy is a study of power attained through persuasion instead of physical conquest. Think how many have died for this farce.
The nature of government is to perpetually grow. And the nature of politics and politicians is to seek wealth, power and aggrandizement. They represent government, not you.
Governments and politicians mask their agendas and create illusions to deceive and misrepresent. Governments, bureaucrats and politicians look upon the public as a herd that should be deceived and led for the benefit of government and the elite.
The public has been trained to think in terms of what is legal and what is illegal. The politicians and their elite bosses operate above the law and outside the law. This is contempt for the people.
Politicians, bureaucrats, judges and their friends are untouchables. Yes, occasionally one or two are sacrificed on the altar in the name of "justice," but it is nothing more than a ruse that keeps the system in place.
The saturation point is coming, and it can't be stopped. Sociopathic political behavior self-destructs over time. Satan rends himself. Ethics and decency in politics are anathema. A politician is not a statesman, and a statesman is not a politician.
Politics is power, and politics creates predators. Money has surpassed self-worth and dignity. Politics in America is incest with the government. Do we hear politicians warning Americans that the money creators are destroying their savings, their retirement and their purchasing power, as well as that of future generations?
The system is now beyond resolution. We are in the final stages of economic, social and moral collapse.
Investment banks have made billions while destroying America. They create financial products that are designed to fail, market them to the unsuspecting and then take short positions against them. They are a show-me-the-money culture, and the system protects them in their financial crimes. The great recession is their handiwork.
The word "conspiracy" is an establishment word used to imprison multitudes of nonviolent people (who are not in favor of the power structure) and confiscate their property outright without due process and under a feigned color of law. The politicians know this.
This is no different from the old Star Chamber motivated by the word "treason" (today it is "conspiracy" or even the new slander "Russian asset." Everyone who opposes forever war is a "Russian asset" today). Then came the thumbscrew and the rack to extract confession and an excuse to hang the victim. So what's the difference today?
There are clearly privileged classes in America, those in political power backed by illegal police power. They act against the people outside the law and the Constitution. My friends, it has become so obvious.
While we slept, the political regime has shifted the "burden of proof" to the defendant. One is entrapped, charged and prosecuted under hundreds of laws and statutes he didn't know existed. The "justice" system with its never-empty purse is brought to bear against the "defendant," who often has seen his assets frozen even without a conviction and has been separated from his livelihood, rendering him unable to mount a defense.
This is the new democracy. Democracy is rule of the rabble by the elite.
The possibility of reform has passed. The point of saturation of the full measure of disgust is near. Sparks can trigger revolution.
Morality has collapsed. Politicians, federal judges and prosecutors will eat their young for fiat money, power and aggrandizement. They all have a lawyer Ponzi mentality.
The soul of America has been penetrated with toxic greed. Political rigor mortis is everywhere. The state is collapsing of its own corruption.
Politicians, beware, you "elected" vipers!
Yours for the truth,
Editor, The Bob Livingston Letter™