Why do I ask? Because it is a danged good question!
Evidence? Intro from the article by Gary D. Barnett today - “Every time I hear a political speech or I read those of our leaders, I am horrified at having, for years, heard nothing which sounded human. It is always the same words telling the same lies. And the fact that men accept this, that the people’s anger has not destroyed these hollow clowns, strikes me as proof that men attribute no importance to the way they are governed; that they gamble – yes, gamble – with a whole part of their life and their so called ‘vital’ interests.”
~ quote by Albert Camus (1978). “Notebooks, 1935-1942”, Harcourt
Read the entire Barnett article at link above: What is likely unknown to most is that this nightmare is just beginning, while the average citizen is still thinking about or hoping for a return to ‘normal.’
This also re-introduces a topic which I have touched on previously several times.
The battle for power is the battle to control as many humans as possible, and the battle to control as many humans as possible is the battle to control the stories those humans are telling each other. Humans are storytelling animals, so if you can control the stories you can control the humans. Understand this and you’ll understand the behaviors of governments and media around the world. - Caitlin Johnstone
John 8:44 - You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Ephesians 6:12 - For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Non-Christians dismiss these quotes as irrelevant.
Most Christians think of this as some kind of Halloweenish event – BIG MISTAKE!
What I find curious is that the writings of many of the authors I often cite have very insightful observations – and then stop investigating further as if there was nothing further to discover! Why?
The reason the propagandists work so hard to manufacture the consent of the governed is because they absolutely do require that consent. If enough people decide that the status quo isn’t working for them and begin rising up to force it to change, there’s not really anything the establishment can do to stop them. Right now the only thing keeping people from rising up in this way is the fact that they’ve been successfully propagandized not to, and the propagandists intend to keep it that way.
But eyes are beginning to open. If real change is coming, it will come from there. Not from electing anyone president, but from a large-scale awakening to the reality of our situation. The only thing standing in the way is a thin layer of narrative fluff.
Blaming your lack of progress on the actions of your enemy is not a viable strategy!
That is what enemies do and they will continue their attacks until you are vanquished – or stopped by you and your allies! This is war!
We cannot survive fighting with techniques of DaLastWar. Our enemy is clever, devious and deadly – read Ephesians 6: 10-20, with particular emphasis on verse 12.
We are not alone in this war and we are not helpless – let’s act like it.
Satan’s servants – both inside and outside of the church – are human actors. They will not be convinced by the logic and purity of the non-aggression principle. If all it took in this world was for reason to govern, libertarianism would be the accepted political regime globally.
It is not, and I have no better explanation as to why than that presented here. We are governed not by good people with bad ideas; we are governed by servants of Satan.
Here is another – what I categorized as Fedonomics: Dragon Flies, Eagle Crashes at Geoeconomic Summits - By Pepe Escobar
As we wait for a set of imponderables all the way to January 20, 2021, perhaps an angular approach to what may lie ahead for the world economy is best offered by fiction.
Enter , season 5, episode 2, dialogue written by Andrew Ross Sorkin.
Axe: “You know they call us traders ‘gamblers’. The world’s economy is one big casino, fueled by a giant debt bubble and computer driven derivatives. And there’s only one thing better than being a gambler at a casino. ”
Wags: “That’s being the house.”
Axe: “That’s right. There’s a systemized machine out there, sucking capital from localities and injecting it into the global markets, where it can be used to speculate and manipulate. And if something goes wrong there are bailouts and bail-ins, federal aid and easing. Where the government doesn’t hunt you down, but instead gives you a nice soft net to land in.”
Wags: “That’s your answer to the fireside chat: You want to become a bank.”
Axe: “I want to become a bank.”
Wags: “In order to rob it?”
Axe: “In order that I don’t have to.”
As Americans, our lives are affected by government, politics, religion and culture. However, few of us are able to coherently explain or discuss the inter-dependence which exists among all four - http://www.crushlimbraw.com/ - as if there was none!
Within that structure are multitudes of institutions like education and media just for starters, which form our politics and culture. Can you see the problem?