The 'people managers' of our world - the ruling top percent who hold the world's wealth - have historically had a pattern to their political and military decisions: Veni, vidi, vici -
I saw, I came, I conquered.
Ruling and wealthy Europeans, and later, Americans, got in on the ground floor by gaining the majority control of resources and thus, power, through colonization, genocide, slavery and/or oppression.
This is a white men's club. The perks are fantastic. The members are unified around the central theme of gettin' paid, and not given to sharing the wealth, particularly with others who don't look like them or with women.
There's an old Native American saying that you can't understand another until you walk a mile in his moccasins. I'll expand it: you can't understand or second guess someone else unless you crawl into their heads and try to think like they do.
Assuming that they want to preserve their legacy - and why wouldn't they - what would you do in their situation?
Thus, I've been asking myself if the New World Order Tribe deliberately paved a path to the White House just for a black man (Obama) or, earlier, a white woman (HRC) to win.
It's not humanely possible for the next President to stop the economic meltdown train and other messes we're in. The media will be instructed to blame Obama. This will stir the public into a frenzy.
They'll reject him and all future black presidential candidates, and this will ensure the continuation of White Male Supremacy once he leaves office.
Ponder on this Manifest Destiny thought for a moment. That's a very old concept many whites believed: that the white man was destined to conquer and take control of the entire land now known as America, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans. They succeeded.
The belief is buried in the collective consciousness of their progeny. It's global and seen in our every foreign policy decision and war since the birth of this nation, and frankly, before then, when you study history.
Given who controls our country and much of the world's resources, and their difficulty in sharing the power, it's more than plausible that parts of this election and the news coverage which influenced the public was a set up, and here's my reasoning.
Bush & Co. knows they will literally leave office and our country in utter darkness, so dark that we may re-experience the Dark Ages. As the Great Depression, Act II descends upon America, many of us won't even be able to pay our light bill or afford gas for a lawn mower, much less our cars.
This is only one elephant in the living room. That's a metaphor for a huge problem that everyone sees but pretends it's not there. It's a commonly used phrase in substance abuse and therapy circles to describe the problem of a family member's addiction or dysfunction, and everyone tippy-toes around it.
Another elephant is in a faraway land to people whose names we know not nor can barely pronounce. The American who rarely consumes more than mainstream news would be shocked to learn that nearly one and one-quarter million Iraqis have had their lives snuffed out in five short years and their infrastructure and cities are in ruins, a la Stone Age style.
I can't help but think that if Iraqis had a choice between Saddam running things or Bush running things, their now hung leader would have won hands down back in early 2003 before we invaded.
Meanwhile and here at home, blocking someone's driveway with your car is illegal. This is because residents can't come and go about their business, i.e, working and grocery shopping.
It's also illegal to form a blockade around a country, according to the laws by the United Nations, of which we are a part of. This is the third elephant in the living room, and it's name is Resolution 362.
Congress will return from recess after they've enjoyed their holiday cookouts and vacations, and they will vote on it. The worst part of Res. 362 (and there are some doozies) is that we form a military naval blockade around Iran.
Since Resolution 362 hasn't had the intense media coverage it deserves, like our economy being in it's death throes or the sheer number of people we have wiped out and victimized in Iraq and Afghanistan, one can only conclude that this is also intentional.
We've been through this before when the media perpetuated the lie that Iraq was connected with 9/11 and had WMDs, even though none of the alleged perps were Iraqis, and Hans Blix, the United Nations Chief Weapons inspector, stated unequivocally that Iraq did not posses WMDs.
Now it's here we go again with Iran. There's a near-media blackout on the story, and I suppose this is so Americans won't question the 'reasons' or the veracity of the intelligence 'facts' in Res. 362, since alleged 'faulty' intelligence got us in this current bloodbath.
Censoring the story of this upcoming vote might also make citizens pissed enough to protest, call, write or email their Congressman to vote against it.
Iran is pissed. They said a blockade will be viewed as an act of war.
Also under-reported in media conversations is Israel's threat to attack Iran. They even rehearsed an airstrike two weeks ago, flying as many as 100 F15 and F16 warplanes near Iran's borders.
That's the fourth elephant not being discussed much here in the US. It's weird because the Israelis speak freely of this in their newspapers, and last week, their desire for us to do a blockade.
About ten days ago, the United Nations Chief of the Atomic Commission and 2005 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mohamed ElBaradei, responded with, "A military strike (against Iran) would in my opinion be worse than anything else ... It would transform the Middle East region into a ball of fire."
This quote didn't make a single front page in the US news and most broadcast media didn't even report it. One can only speculate why. Maybe they think he's too elitist. They ignored him too back in 2002 and before we shocked and awed Baghdad with our deadly fireworks.
When our country blocks their country with our big azz military naval ships, they will not be able to import gas or other necessities. Imagine what would happen if we could not import gas. We couldn't drive to work or heat our homes. Our economy, which is already on life support, would be dead in the water.
Now you understand why the Iranians consider this an act of war and it's a looming crisis of huge proportions. Again, why isn't on the news 24/7?
You might say, well, the Iranians have oil and they won't feel a thing, and it's a non-violent strategy to persuade them to give up their nuclear program. From my understanding, neither is true. They know that the law of the United Nations are on their side and that they have the legal right to have a nuclear facility for energy. They deny plans to make nukes.
Are they lying? I don't know. The Israelis say they are and that someone in the Iranian government said they want them wiped off the map. Israel and the US have made similar threats to them and used words like 'obliterating'. The problem is these two countries have hated each other since the days of Abraham, who fathered both nations. This technically makes them genetic cousins.
The Israeli government feeds much of the intelligence to the U.S. spook agencies. Since the first casualty of war is truth, only God knows the real story about their latest family feud. It's the longest in recorded history.
The Iranians don't need us and they have friends.
The Russian and the Chinese have spent billions of dollars helping the Iranians build their nuclear facility since the early '90s. Just as we have our favorite ally, Iran has theirs. These other two super powers, the Russian and Chinese, have sophisticated nuclear weapons that can reach us.
If Israel attacks Iran, Iran says they will attack Israel.
The US will attack Iran in response.
The Russians and/or Chinese will be very tempted to come to the aid of Iran because they rely on Iran's oil and natural gas. They know that if we "win" Iran the same way we've taken over Iraq, they're fucked.
This would be the ultimate global playground brawl.
George and Dick and the neoconservatives and New World Order crowd want to try it anyway. They're itching for a fight. Iran is becoming too economically independent in the Middle East. They stopped accepting our anemic dollars in December 2007 in exchange for oil.
My opinion - This is Iran's WMD - not their nuclear facility for energy.
Let me briefly explain the importance trading cash for oil as simply as I can. The U.S. set up a fantastic scheme decades ago with the Saudis and all of the Middle East.
We give them paper, they give us oil. We print images of money on the paper and call it petrodollars. Fancy talk, it's cash but still only paper. We traded it for cheaply priced oil in return.
Oil is a finite product. There is no endless supply of it. We are in the Peak Oil Stage of civilization. This means we've hit the max, and what's left in the ground will be harder and more costly to pump out, and at a time when more countries want more of it.
Paper isn't looking so good anymore as a trade for oil, particularly since we've printed so damn much of it to pay our national debts.
China has been helping us by giving us loans. Their economy is doing fine, because they haven't outsourced everything. They have tons of factories and make tangible goods like clothes and furniture while we make cheeseburgers and shuffle paperwork in offices.
The corporate greed of the 80s, the Enron and less well-known scandals, the near collapse of our airlines, the mortgage meltdown, gas prices that have doubled and will double again by next year this time, fucked up and crop-destroying weather, and a barbaric foreign policy of endless wars has undone us.
All of these are our barely reported elephants in the living room. Whoever steps into this elephant shit is bound to slip and fall.
We might also anticipate martial law and a delay in the election if all this starts prior to November 4th. This will give the money addicts any extra time they need to tie up loose strings, cut secret deals, and screw us all a little longer.
Some of my non-white readers might not like the next part of this essay and even dismiss it as black paranoia. I apologize if it hurts your feelings or makes you angry, but this is what I think.
It's been a deliberate set up for the next President to not be a white man, and I'll tell you why.
Congress, the media, and the American people have literally allowed the Bush gang to get away with murder and plunder. They tolerated crap from him that Bill Clinton could have never gotten away with, because his soul hadn't been bought and sold by the worst of the worst. They ran him into a ground over what he did with is dick, yet gave a pass to Bush for (you fill in the many blanks).
A black man (or woman if HRC had won) will get far more media scrutiny than any white man in office. It will be extraordinarily intense and hostile.
People will be living in and fighting over cardboard boxes on the streets, where babies are born and the ill and the too-cold die. This will completely freak out the mainstream American public.
Bush & Co. know things will never be the same again for America after they bomb Iran and our economy gets that final flush down the toilet. War plus Depression will lead our country will be in total chaos.
Then some white guy will come along in 2012 and have a solution. It's the one they've been cooking up for years:
...blend the US, Canada and Mexico into one nation - the North American Union (similar to the EU) - have one currency, and a re-write the Constitution. Ignore the denials it ain't gonna happen. They'll try to slip it in anyway.
You can bet the bank our new Constitution won't be superior to the one we have now, and Big Brother will author it.
Americans will be so brainwashed, beaten down and dirt poor and angry that they'll hate the black man in office (or if Hillary had won, the 'ineffectual' woman). It will take two generations to believe that a black or female is capable of being Commander In Chief. The media will blame Barack in a 24/7 mantra, and minimize the role of his former predecessors.
Along with food riots, expect race riots triggered by random killings of blacks by furious whites that Obama's Yes We Can amounted to: No I Couldn't & You Got Fucked.
This is why the mega-corporations have paved a golden path for Obama's unnatural and speedy ascent to the White House of Horrors.
It's a brilliant plan.
Think about Obama's speedy ascent into national politics. It was too fast. Until November 2004 when was elected Senator of Illinois, he was a Chicago civil rights attorney.
That's less than four years ago! So who set him up to be King? Talent? Luck? God? The Bilderberg Group? The New World Order?
Let's hope it's the first three and not the last two. They'll not only rob us naked and steal our freedoms, but keep the races hating each other and women 'in their place', all by using their media to confuse and point the blame at the black guy in office.
Since whites are the majority, many will be so pissed and suckered by the media that they will turn on blacks and Latinos and grind minorities down with new fervor, and what's left of feminism will be a joke in this new, militaristic Big Brother society.
A new President will be elected in 2012. He will be white, and he will be the President not for us, but for the United Corporations of America, also known as the new North American Union.
Think about this when you think about the 4th of July and what Independence Day means to you.
Maybe we have a prayer left of becoming all that we can be in a good sense, before the ideals of Manifest Destiny, racism, sexism, classism and our genetic predisposition to tribalism chokes us all to death.
We can't stop the Great Depression II that's on our doorstep. Maybe we can prevent the next invasion so that in the next four years, peace will have a chance to work, and beyond that, continue to celebrate our United States Constitution and Bill of Rights on the 4th of July.
We have enough problems without a new invasion and new Hiroshima's. Maybe our collective complaints will count.
Email and call your Congressman asap. Click the link for his/her number and email address. Say five words: Vote No On Resolution 362. Then email the news stations and ask why they've buried this story.
Edit: Be one of the first to read Seymour Hersh's already published July 7, 2008 article in the New Yorker magazine, "Preparing For Battle - The Bush Administration Steps Up Secret Moves Against Iran".
Addendum, July 22, 2008:
Since I wrote this, the Senate passed a new law, FISA. It's undermines the Constitution by allowing the government to secretly spy in unlimited ways on any of it's citizens. It's complementary to the Patriot Act which allows our government to arrest and detain us indefinitely and without legal representation. The most vulnerable citizens will not be alleged terrorists; they will be the ordinary and peaceful person who is protesting the wars and other massive changes planned for us.
Secondly, one of the pieces of the puzzle that never quite fit as well as I'd like to my theory has to do with Mexico. Why include them in the NAU? I have two ideas on this:
1) They are our 2nd largest importer of oil. We can skip having a war with them because we will have effectively co-opted them.
2) A number of our mega-corporations are anticipating that global warming will become so bad that it will trigger a mini-Ice Age. They're doing things like creating and patenting seeds, for example, that are cold resistant. If this occurs, Canada and many of our northern states will be unlivable. How convenient to the US to own Mexico when their climate becomes more like ours - temperate - and our corporations can farm there and our more financially fit citizens can move there.
And yes, I know that mine is a deeply cynical theory, but anyone who reads the more truthful books on history (I'd start with Howard Zinn's collection) and has kept their eyes wide open to all the treachery done in the past eight years should by now, be very wary and cynical.
With that in mind, plan for the worst and hope for the best, and use the peaceful tools we have - great laws that made this nation great - to fight to keep our freedoms. The ACLU is our friend. Salon.com did an interesting interview with them about their filing a lawsuit to protest FISA. I can't think of many finer groups to donate to. Visit their site and find out more about their work.