Saturday, July 21, 2018

Publius Tacitus — America On It's Way to Being Stalin's Soviet Union

Nothing more sickening and offensive than the hypocrisy of a nation claiming to be the pinnacle of democracy and freedom while moving inexorably towards a state that embraces authoritarianism. And no, I do not mean that Donald Trump is the culprit. He is not. He is a weak man masquerading as a strong man while the BORG aka the Deep State pushes onward with its agenda to quash the spirit of liberty that once infused this great country. He is more a victim than an instigator....
Sic Semper Tyrannis
America On It's Way to Being Stalin's Soviet Union
Publius Tacitus

16 comments:

Konrad said...

The threat doesn’t only come from the Deep State, but also from bankers, financiers, and their puppet politicians.

Whether or not the Deep State takes us to World War, or imposes martial law nationwide, it is certain that the bankers and financiers are reducing the masses to debt bondage and rent serfs.

The number of homeless people grows bigger each day. And if you need medical attention, and you have no insurance, you are done.

Meanwhile establishment Democrats are useless. MSNBC even gave money to neoliberal Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley in an attempt to defeat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

See
https://theintercept.com/2018/07/16/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-msnbc-joe-crowley/

Crowley may still run against Ocasio-Cortez in the November election as a member of what Crowley calls the "Working Families Party." (Working families meaning Wall Street billionaires.)

The Russia-gate hoax is a distraction from all these realities.

Tom Hickey said...

The bankers, financiers, etc, as also an aspect of the Deep State in an extended sense, since the Deep State is the organ of the elite closely related to the elite control of government that underlies neoliberalism as a political theory.

The CFR, for example, which is an onion-like org in which the innermost layers are in the broad sense part of the Deep State. CFR publishes Foreign Affairs, for example. Foreign Policy is owned by Graham Holding Company, which also owns Slate. Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy are highly influential in the foreign policy arena and reflect elite views that shape Deep State thinking. So are the related think tanks funded by these elite.

So I would not associate the Deep State only or chiefly with the intel services, following Mike Lofgren who initially applied "the deep state" concept to the US.

Matt Franko said...

“And where is Donald Trump in this? Hog tied. He is so damn afraid of being perceived as colluding that he hides from the Department of Justice as it violates the very core of the Constitution that Trump pledged to defend and protect. ”

This guy is not well read into what the white hats are doing...

Redacted FISA application out:

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/07/22/a-review-of-the-doj-fbi-fisa-application-release/

Even the Judges now suspect:

https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1021007656511852544?s=21

Tom Hickey said...

From the first link:

The current DOJ and FBI elements of the intelligence community are only slightly less corrupt internally than they were prior to the Trump inauguration. Institutionally they are still full of corrupt individuals; and administratively they are managed by people concerned about retaining the institutions – not eliminating the corruption. In our ongoing opinion this institutional emphasis is misplaced and misguided at best, and complicit at worst; likely more the latter.

Iron Law of Organizations.

On the second:

While they think they have him cornered, DJT is closing in for the kill.

What a reality show! Nothing it like since Watergate and Nixon.

Tom Hickey said...

BTW, a lot of economists are now writing on politics, foreign policy, military policy, current affairs, etc. in light of world conditions.

Let me know if you happen on any that actually know what they are talking about based on study of the fields, evidence, history, and the other things that an expert would need to know, especially any who write with some measure of objectivity.

I haven't seen one yet. Unicorn?

Noah Way said...

Israel becomes Nazi Germany.

The US becomes Soviet union.

China becomes US?

Matt Franko said...

Once the Clintonistas are gone from the Democrat scene and the neocons are drummed out of the gop then things should get back to normal...

Tom Hickey said...

Israel becomes Nazi Germany.

The US becomes Soviet union.

China becomes US?


Historical dialectic in operation.

Matt Franko said...

Or we all get on the same page for once and the dialectic is shut down for a while?

Tom Hickey said...

According to the cyclical view of history that is dominant in the East, and the prediction of several spiritual luminaries, the world is nearing the end of the present cycle, an iron age, and about to enter a golden age.

I have cited this several times previously.

Meher Baba, The New Humanity,Discourses (6th edition, 1967).

Noah Way said...

Once the Clintonistas are gone from the Democrat scene and the neocons are drummed out of the gop then things should get back to normal...

Clintonistas are neocons. Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act in 1998 that called for regime change and set the stage for W.

The GOP (and the DEMs) are the neocon party. Nobody ever votes against war / military spending / arms programs / etc.

Noah Way said...

about to enter a golden age

I love your optimism.

Will the golden age rise out of the ashes of the Disinformation Age or will we take a shortcut?

Tom Hickey said...

Out of the ashes.

Konrad said...

@ Tom Hickey:

I shall read that Meher Baba item just after I send this comment, but I wish to note something.

To many people it seems that the world is “going to hell in a hand-basket.” Given the way things are going, how can we ever expect any positive change?

In response to this, I point out that everything in human life (everything) is a manifestation of mind. Change the mass mind, and we change the world.

So how do we change the mass mind?

We can’t.

Does this mean we are doomed?

Not necessarily. I sometimes use the earth and sun as an analogy. Every 750,000 years on average, the earth flips its magnetic poles. No one knows why.

Every eleven years on average the sun flips its magnetic poles. No one knows why.

If you fill a container with liquid sodium, and you run an electric current through it, you will create a powerful electromagnetic field. This field frequently flips its magnetic poles. No one knows why.

Likewise, I would not be surprised if some or most of humanity flipped its magnetic poles, so to speak, for reasons unknown.

What we call mind is infinitely deep. Conscious awareness is only a thin outside layer, just as the physical universe is only a thin outside layer of the total universe. Down deep in the subconscious of the universal mind, things change in ways we cannot see until they eventually manifest on the surface.

Therefore it seems to me that if we enter a new “golden age,” it will not be because of anything that anyone does to bring it about. Rather, it will be like a spontaneous pole-flip.

Mystics who are especially adept (I am not one of them) can see these changes before they manifest in the physical world, but even they cannot say exactly when the manifestation will happen. In some respects it is already happening. Forty years ago, almost no one knew anything about near-death-experiences, out-of-body experiences, and so on. Now it’s all over YouTube and the Internet. Is this merely a fad? I don’t think so.

Anyway let me read that Meher Baba item…

Tom Hickey said...

Arjuna spoke:

Your birth was later,

The birth of Vivasvat earlier;
How should I understand this,
That You declared it in the beginning?

The Blessed Lord spoke:

Many of My births have passed away,
And also yours, Arjuna.

I know them all;

You do not know them, Arjuna.

Although I am birthless and My nature is imperishable,
Although I am the Lord of all beings,
Yet, by controlling My own material nature,

I come into being by My own power.

Whenever a decrease of righteousness [dharma]
Exists, Arjuna,

And there is a rising up of unrighteousness [adharma],
Then I manifest Myself.

For the protection of the good
And the destruction of evil doers,
For the sake of establishing righteousness,
I am born in every age.


The Bhagavad Gita, 4:4-8
Translated by Winthrop Sargeant
Albany: SUNY Press, 1984, p. 204-208

Noah Way said...

out of the ashes

Alas, you're like me: a cynical optimist. My cup is half full ... of shit.