The American dream was always an unreachable and unworkable myth. Yet some Americans still cling to the idea and other Western nations still attempt to emulate that mythos.
For fuck’s sake, why?
The dream could never become reality without exploitation. It needs an underdog to be trampled on, robbed and taken out of the picture. From the overt exploitation of slavery, through the continued exploitation of segregation, on to the current period of stagnation where desperation has reached the point that, even by exploiting (stealing) the wealth of other nations over recent decades and making deals with evil forces, the dream has already faded. As Umair Haigue explains: back in 1971 – “…without a group of people to exploit, the American economy simply began to fail, because it was predicated still on that exploitation to begin with.”
Read the full article here: Did America Ever Really Work?
When is the world going to wake up? Ever? I personally fail to see the ‘hope’ for better things that Umair always seems to need to add to the end of his fine writings. There is no ‘hope’. So, on to eventual ‘collapse’. Now that’s something you can really believe in. It happens every time a society reaches the stage modern society is already experiencing. I can smell it in the air. A ‘reboot’ is in order …and it will have to be achieved without the fillip of the considerable ‘one shot only’, irreplaceable earth resources that we have so assiduously and profligately consumed over the past century or more to get to where we are today.
Welcome home, people of Crimea, just three years ago today. Once again part of one of the great and historic and peaceful nations of Earth.
I salute you …and secretly wish that I could be as proud of my own nation as you have the justifiable right to be of yours.
Oh, and a happy birthday to me. Can’t think of a better way to celebrate.
I was inspired today by a shared post on Facebook, recommending the video you will find below. Inspired enough to reshare it and also to make this declaration. I hope that any and all readers may find this useful.
A Declaration of Personal Independence and Integrity
I am human.
I am an individual.
For as long as I can, and for as long as it is within my power and capability to do so…
– I will be myself.
– I will make my own decisions.
– I will decide what is right and what is wrong.
– I will decide what is truth and what is false.
– I will not conform to some pattern that the society I live in would set for me.
– I will not stand silent while evil is carried out by others in my name.
– I will speak up for justice where injustice is done.
– I will call out those who are perpetrating harm, lies, mischief and anything that is not good in the world. No matter who they are.
– I will maintain my integrity by speaking the truth as I see it.
– I will maintain my personal independence.
– I will be a person, not a sheeple.
– I will be alert.
– I will be strong.
– I will be free.
…and that is what this video is all about. Try it. You may begin to see the world – your world – your self, a little differently.
I recently published a post that was basically just a share of a YouTube video from Paul Joseph Watson on the Trump immigrant ban. I almost took that post down once or twice, not for the occasional profanity (if you can’t get past a few swear words then you need to get out more), but a) because I didn’t agree with some of what was said (or at least how it came across to me – my understanding of it) and b) because I just didn’t understand what he was saying (which may just be due to my removing myself from the presence and influence of modern cultural norms as much as possible).
I didn’t remove the post, obviously, since it served (more or less) to make a point. Or points. Even if I didn’t agree with or understand some of the points made. It generally gave the impression that I wanted to pass on.
I could say much the same thing about this share, Which is actually of much greater importance than almost anything related to Trump:
Western culture is sinking into depravity and degradation and has been for the last few decades but more noticeably during this century. It is a one-way trip, and the further it goes and the faster it travels, the harder it will be to jump off and personally regain some sense of reality and purpose. I can’t say what the end will be like but it won’t be pretty or pleasant.
I personally jumped ship several years ago, which is probably why I have little understanding of the finer points of modern popular culture. It is though, very clear from the outside, just what is happening to society headed for self-absorbed destruction.