Welcome to America, where we have such lovely things as police brutality, arms factories, gigantic prisons, racism, liar politicians, propaganda news and pornography.
Bomb-making is a favorite American past-time as little worker bees who sit in factories all day work a nice 9-5 job making spare parts that are assembled to blow off the limbs of other children in far-away distant lands. When not doing this, Americans love such leisures such as recreational dope smoking, prostitution, snitching off neighbors and cutting each other off on the freeway.
The eighth batman film will be out next summer and you bet, he is going to go after those “bad guys” again. Actually, Batman is going to fight Superman. That’s right….as long as we have Batman and Superman and terrorism to fight abroad and on the home-front, the tanks can continue being manufactured and drones galore to supplement the boon to the armaments industry and our collective enslavement domestically while the NSA photographs our mail and taps our phone calls.
Isn’t it wonderful to live in a nation where leaders can jack their power up and the citizens’ power down through the use of fear at any time, by simply shutting down the embassies in the Middle East and working in coordination with a corrupt, bought off, CIA-penetrated mass media that will uncritically repeat the decadent regime’s false claims about “threats,” when the U.S.A. is aggressor number one in occupying and bombing foreign nations from Pakistan, to Afghanistan, to Somalia, in addition to planting CIA penetrated embassies in these nations?
Or how about the way in which political dissidents such as Bradley Manning are given 135 year sentences for acting upon their conscience after witnessing journalists and children being mass murdered while the puppet mass media serving the government regime local and national blares propaganda about on-the-loose non-state “criminals” who don’t even live in the locality of the majority of the audience watching the program, entertainment, and sports scores, all to deflect attention from the crimes of the U.S. government, including Stasi-like spying.
The mesmerized population watching Batman and Superman doesn’t see anything wrong with the nightmare and those who are awake have been rendered ineffectual. There might not be any satisfactory explanation for how America reached this epoch of mass-hypnosis and social control other than it occurred gradually, in several stages. 911 provided the blank check for everything from the loss of the fourth amendment to permanent executive war, completely unrestrained by the legislature, and even the suspension of Habeas Corpus and Posse Comitatus.
For those looking for things to turn around anytime soon, realize that the U.S. system must continue producing weapons to facilitate a never ending state of war psychosis against manufactured enemies that elude the concrete definition of a state and exist only as an abstract idea in the mass public mind, reinforced by the threat of state power violence in the form of surveillance and possible detention for those whose thoughts speech and actions contradict the government line.
America is a state that serves the police, the war economy in the form of armaments manufacturers and government researchers and the standing armies in the different Pentagon branches, along with the corrupt intelligence services and the Wall Street criminals. Everyone else civilian is either deemed an enemy, a criminal to be imprisoned or both.
William C. Lewis is a researcher, journalist and book collector from Pasco, Wash.