Thursday, October 23, 2014

What Destroyed America?

It's 2075 and I am long since dead.  I write to you from your future.  I have traveled here in my mind, and looked back at my life and the lives of millions of others who lived their entire life in a dreamworld of denial, which was created by their unseen masters.  The America that you know has been destroyed, not by any outside aggressor, but by internal rot, corruption, and greed.  The oligarchs are in complete control now and nothing is left of what was once a thriving nation of enterprising individuals.

The citizens of this third-world nation, the Socialist States of America, are either rather disgusting fat blobs, or are starving, but most all are of low intellect and education, mere automatons who have few, if any, dreams, and who have almost zero chance of raising their stature in life, except through slavery to the authoritarian government that overseas everything.  Only oligarchs' families get the best jobs and most rewarding positions, for they have become the uncrowned royalty that rules over all the serfs that serve them.

Most of the populaces' best days are at the stadiums, watching competitions between sports teams that are owned by rich oligarchs.  Poor children spend much of their early life energies competing in sports, hoping to grab a lucky ticket to a better life in a high-paid position as a professional athlete.  For that is probably the only way that they can rise from poverty without selling their soul to their masters.  At least for a few years, they can live under the illusion of success that their inflated salaries support.  If they are lucky, they may parlay their career into long-term advertising gigs after their bodies are worn out with age and abuse.

But for the rest of the poor youths that come innocently into third-world America, there is little hope of individual advancement except through the narrow approved channels of the hierarchy.  If they play the game according to the rules, they might eventually land a decent-paying job in a professional field.  But again, the ruling elite of the over-arching government would have to grant such a position, and of course, most positions go to the friends and family of the leading oligarchs. 

Small business and individual enterprise are a thing of the past, because after all, no one ever built a business on their own, without government-granted authority.  Crime is rampant, because many individuals refuse to comply, and look for ways to circumvent the existing oppressive hierarchy of their socialist masters.  So black markets thrive, under the observing eye of the omnipresent government, which turns it's back to those who pay tribute to the overlords.

Each day, hordes of the citizenry bow and face Mecca, and pray to Allah for his assistance in either converting or destroying the remnant infidels who still perniciously abstain from Islam. The inferior women are largely invisible now, most driven from any positions of authority as the new caliphate continues to rise in third-world America.

The riots and piteous attempts at revolt are mostly over now, and starvation is rampant through the lowest classes.  Shariah law is wide-spread and most of the Christians have wisely deserted America for elsewhere.

I contemplate how this could ever have happened; how people could have become so anesthetized as to let the dream that their forefathers handed to them disappear, and it suddenly dawns on me.

Television.  That was the catalyst that helped cause the downfall of the people.  They watched fervently glued to their screens, constantly absorbing the propaganda that was spoon fed to them through the fifties, sixties, and on up to the millennium.  Then, technologies changed and cable TV and movies, and reality TV, and the garbage and banality of the Jerry Springers, and Oprahs, and Doctor Phils, and a host of others filled their minds with useless garbage, and twisted their values, and occupied their idle hours as they were simultaneously programmed to buy, buy, buy whatever the commodity-based economy pushed on them.

I guess it was about then, at the millennium, that I really noticed things going downhill badly.  It accelerated of course, and there wasn't much that the average person did except watch and wonder how things got to be crazier and crazier.  But few got up off their couches until it was too late.  There were meaningful movements like the Tea Party, by well-intentioned individuals who had banded together in a common cause of freedom and individuality, but they were quickly side-tracked by both the existing power structures and by traitors who tried to use them for their own self-serving ends.

The financial collapse was the crowning achievement of the oligarchs who had used the endless greed of the banksters to set the final mouse trap for America.  After that, it was easy to lead a starving, riotous people to their final enslavement.

I guess it doesn't really matter.  The same things have been happening for thousands of years; the same stories played out in different ways.  From Confucianism to Zoroaster, to Buddhism, or Christianity; from ancient Egypt before it was corrupted by mystics, to ancient India, to the Greeks and Romans.  The virtuous ideals of individuality and the quest for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have always been at war with the collectivists and oligarchs who enslave entire populations of men to serve their own greedy ends.  So often, even through relatively recent history, we were all shown the methods of such evil men and systems of government, but the same tricks, the same promises have lead populations astray so that millions and millions of innocent, uninformed individuals were led to slaughter in wars and conflicts around the globe.

It is too depressing to look across this wasteland, so I will travel back in time to try to live the last of my life in a better world.  But what can I do as one individual to sound the alarm?  How can you make people see what they refuse to see?  If they killed the master Jesus, than how can a nobody help them?

One step at a time, one conversion at a time; open their eyes and make them see.  They don't need bigger houses and boats and new cars.  Turn off their video games and televisions and get them to think.  Nudge them, from their unconscious ways.  Advise them that the senseless violence God allows, the many murders of innocents may serve a purpose, if it instructs them to a better life in the future.

For it is always up to individuals to decide their own life paths, and no one, not even a Jesus can save people who refuse to be saved.  But many may change, many may awake, if they are given the chance to do so.  Too many are innocent of knowledge, and that is not a sin of their own making.  They have been kept in the dark like mushrooms and fed half-truths and a lot of Bravo Sierra.  They just need to be nudged a little.  When they are touched by personal tragedy; when their relatives' heads are sawed off; when they are starving in the desolate streets and dying in endless riots; then they might awake.

Hopefully, they will do so before then, but the odds do not favor the ignorant, complacent masses.  The oligarchs know this well, and they are very skilled in manipulating the public spirit to meet their own designs.

I'm going back now, from these decaying streets, back to an America where there is still hope; where there is still a chance for change.

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