So, it says in large print at one of those--or all of those--"Occupy Wall Street" protests that "the American people are waking up."
The thing is, the American people have demonstrated over and over again that they will not allow THE TRUTH to interfere with the following:
1. Their love of war. The old saying went that the only way to get the US out of the great depression was WW2. Now, let's not let the truth of Nixon getting the US completely off the gold standard to fiat-currency fund the deficit as a result of the soon-to-be-ended Vietnam War, an event which real economic experts agree had led ultimately to the crisis we are in now. Who needs truth when myth will suffice?
2. Their love of hate. Used to be that the amount of hate exhibited by Americans could be outweighed with the love, or at least goodness, exhibited by Americans. Or, at least that one too is a myth. But clearly now Americans are full of hate. I will never forget that Vietnam War era song by Barry Maguire, "Eve of Destruction." That song came out in 1965 (and it was that song that led Green Beret Staff Sargeant Barry Sadler to do his "Ballad of the Green Beret"). Anyway, here is a line from that song that describes Americans to a tee:
"Hate your next door neighbor, but don't forget to say grace."
In fact--as testified to by the slaughter of Native Americans from the beginning--American have ALWAYS hated somebody! The "injuns," followed by the Irish, the Jews, the Guineas/Wops/Dagos, the "Negroes" (to put it kindly, instead of "that other word,"), the Ruskies, Chinks, Japs, "Spicks," "Wetbacks," "Polacks," (and their East European fellows, but heck, they all look like Polacks), and now, of course, every damned Muslim on the face of the planet.
Now, if you poll Americans they will never admit they really hate Muslims. But they do. Honestly, they do. Who knows? They may hate Muslims more than Brits or "Frogs" do. You know, French people.
In fact, Americans have hated for so long it is ingrained in their consciousnesses, in American DNA. For one thing, America has been a bully most of its existence. When not bullying Native Americans, they were bullying Latin America ("the Monroe Doctrine"), Canada (at least three invasions, on the pretext that they needed to avenge themselves on the "loyalists" who fled north of the border, as if defeating them in the American Revolution wasn't enough), Mexico (the Mexican-American war, after the US forced Texas to "join the union"...since the treaty to have Texas join the US was never properly ratified--kinda like the 16th Amendment which gave us the IRS, and the midnight vote during Christmas, in Congress, that gave us the Federal Reserve privately owned Bank.), North Africa (the Barbary Pirates BS...but at least the deal was done properly using that Constitutionally archaic practice known as issuing "Letters of Marque and Reprisal"), Africa as a whole (triangle trade and all that) and in particular Liberia (whereupon freed slaves proceeded to steal the country from its natives and then enslaved them, showing that American blacks can bully just as well as American whites...which is why Liberia, like its British equivalent, Sierra Leone, is the hellhole it is today), Australia (yep, even white Australia, who was bullied into joining America in that Vietnam misadventure by the BS "Anzus" pact), and speaking of ANZUS--wasn't it SEATO that got the US involved in Vietnam in the first place? Or was it dominoes?
But anyway, Americans love to bully. so much so that few Americans even realize that America, too, is being bullied. But no one--okay, no one but a few--will ever acknowledge that the country that bullies us has already done so, in 1967, when this country attempted to sink the USS Liberty. To acknowledge this is to commit a hate crime, so few will ever opening acknowledge this.
Thing is, TRUTH is not a hate crime!
3. Their hatred of TRUTH. There are two, and only two, ways to understand and grasp the truth. One is to fully discern the Word of God, and this discernment can only be given to those who seek the truth...since so few Americans truly believe the Word of God and depend on it and obey it as well, then so few Americans get discernment of the truth of the Word of God.
What is the other? A truth that even non-believers, even atheists, can learn?
If you want to learn the truth, if you want to love the truth, and if you want to seek the truth without having to proclaim your faith in something you have been told does not exist, then, eschewing God, understand mathematics.
George Orwell, in his book "1984," really hit upon the core meme of man-as-god: 2+2=5.
How could a government actually convince anyone involved in building, machine making, road maintenance, or even war, that 2+2=5 was true? Try building something or paying for something with 2+2=5!
But that is exactly what the American power elites have been doing: instead of 2+2=5, we have the oligarch-owned United State government creating "money" out of nothing. Most do not know this, but before Bernanke can print his Quantitative Easing "money" it has to be LOANED into existence: the US Treasury gets a "loan" from the Federal Reserve Bank, after which the Fed prints the "Federal Reserve Notes." Thing is, if the Treasury asks for a million Fed notes, the Fed will require that the "loan" be paid back with INTEREST at a set rate, which of course means that the "loan" is already costing more than the amount of money printed! Which means of course that the "loan" can never be paid back unless the Treasury gets more "loans" if you know what I mean. Now Rothschild and company can rest easy for a few hundred years, but at some point this ponzi scheme can go on no longer.
So now it happens that the power elites--well, some of them, anyway, the ones who still have a conscience (I don't mean the soulless criminals and psychopaths among them, whom the OWS crowd might call the ".1 percent")--are starting to realize this, that things cannot keep on going as they ghave been for a couple of hundred years. Some of these "one percenters" actually think that it is not a good thing for the so-called "99 percent" to be forced to give all their wealth to the "one percent"
because then all progress stops, all commerce stops...and just who the hell is gonna grow and pick all the food? Hell, dummy, you gotta let 'em keep something! Or else life won't be worth living, right?
Before I close, let me mention a 1927 movie that I saw on Turner Classic Movies a few months back, the remastered and recovered "Metropolis" by Fritz Lang. I had avoided that movie at all costs earlier in my life because of the sheer inhumanity of it: how can a privileged few possibly confine and consign masses of literal slaves into a completely underground existence, with no sunlight except through vents? How can it be that these slaves would actually want to marry and have children that had no future except as slaves? Who would do this? Who would want to bring nothing but a slave into the world to live never seeing the sun, moon, and stars, and all of God's creation? Who would want to bring into the world a person who would never do anything but work? Are you kidding me? And what elite group of utter monsters would force folks who provided their very existence through working their machines to live this way?
But I saw it anyway, and I came into watching it just as that son of an elitist, the main character who just had to see how those underground workers existed (why I don't know since I missed the first few minutes of the movie, but he exchanged places with a worker who looked like him, and the worker was thrilled to go above ground), was trying like the dickens to move the hands of that clock to the positions they had to be in or else the machines would go kaplooey, pert near collapsing at the job! And it would turn out, of course--this is a movie after all--that this son of an elitist and his female worker friend (whom was some sort of prophetess, comparing the plight of the workers to the Tower of Babel) would start a chain of events that would ultimately bring the workers up to the real world to live alongside the elites. At long last, the leaders of the elites woke up to what they had done.
Now, just as more and more Americans--the "99 percent"--are waking up to what the elites and their fiat currency have done to them, a few, more and more elites, are waking up the the FACT, the TRUTH, that the system they have created to gather up all of the world's wealth for themselves is not sustainable. No--you cannot have one-hundred-percent of the world's wealth, because 2+2 does not equal 5. It equals 4. Period. End of Story! As Mike Rivero is fond of posting on his What Really Happened site, there is no eleventh marble!
So, when do the elites wake up, the ones that haven't already?
We won't need the failed "new world order/one world government" to find out since it'll never get that far (clue: the Euro is dying and so is the European Union!).
For one thing, the Americans who continue to hate (Muslims or anyone else) will--after we invade Iran based on that BS pretext with the Mexican mafia deal, American hate will ratchet up a few notches led by FOX Commentators and the Glen Becks and Sarah Palins of the nation, and those who refuse to see the truth will do things that maybe some of them will regret later but many won't, and then that karmic moment will come when, in a fully operational totalitarian police state they clamor for, they themselves live in "safety and security" in a FEMA "safesmart community" nearest them, with all the amenities like electricity, TV, Rush Limbaugh, TSA--er, NFL--football, GMO food and Prozac-laden water, all to keep them happy and...safe from all Muslims, whom of course will be deported en masse...to Gitmo? Bill O'Rielly will get the hard-on of his life! And, as a bonus, safe and secure from all dissent which might actually cause some of them to use a brain cell or two.
So, it looks as though I just don't have a lot of expectations that the American people will actually start to think, because I don't, not when it is okay with most for the US government to kill a citizen just because he's a Muslim! And nor when few Americans will even ask about the possibility that the Iranian-American who patsied himself so that the Big O could nuke the country of his birth had no authorization by the government of Iran to do such a thing.
Now all thinking Americans know that the US has been looking for any excuse to make war on Iran (for Israel's benefit or not). And, of course, all thinking Americans also know that there is no way the Iranian government would want the US to make war with it (because unlike the US govt., the Iranian govt., which hasn't made war in a few hundred years save the one they got into with Iraq because Saddam started that one, isn't gonna use war in order to "save" the economy!). Nope, the folks running Iran, for all their BS and Sharia crapola, aren't that stupid.
But the US elites are that stupid, so it's no wonder that one can say the same thing about most Americans! Follow the leader, right?