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Richard Olsen • 9 months ago

I have been here over eight and one half decades. For better or worse, I have been able to read
at what was then an adult level and write (you know -cursive) for eighty of those years. I more often than not can't help but thinking that it may have been for the worse. I was eight years old and in the third grade when we were connived into the Second World War. There were news outlets then, along with the propaganda. My grandmother made sure that I read both, and when there was something local that government did, that I could see the differences between what was said and what was done. The same with what what taught in school and what the people involved said, and did, at the time. To me it appeared for a time that mathematics and physics would be an area in which I could be a school teacher without propagandizing and deceiving. Not so. Even there the delusion of liberty is cultivated and unwitting slavery is indoctrinated. After trying to make some difference by active participation in the political party system, a place where candor and honesty are almost forbidden traits, it became apparent that most do not want the spell of delusion in which they live to be broken. Thus, the carnage wrought by the psychopaths that we keep being manipulated into political leadership will run its course to the same catastrophic end that has befallen almost all of the empires that preceded ours.

Tommy James • 9 months ago

Question for Americans: Do you remember where you were when you realized that we are the bad guys?

Rotlieber • 9 months ago

Yes. It was during the Viet Nam War. (I've been on earth six decades too, like the author of the piece) We daily heard reports of the carnage sown by US forces, the same forces that "we" always called "our troops," sent by "our government." I resolved then - nearly half a century ago - that never more would I refer to the US in first person. For me, it has never since been "us" or "ours" but "the US" this and "the US" that. Always third person. The regime serves the elite, the ruling class, the "deep state" or whatever one calls it. It does not serve us, the people.

richard feibel • 9 months ago

AMAZING AS I READ THIS COLUMN AND GET TO THE COMMENTS ,NO ONE HAS MADE ANY.THAT MEANS NO ONE HAS READ THIS VERY REVEALING WRITING. AND ALL THIS GOES ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE FOUNDERS. THIS SO CALLED ""UNTIED STATES"' ARE NOT UNITED AND NEVER HAVE BEEN. UNLESS ITS FOR WARS .FIRST THE NATIVE TRIBES WERE MASSACRED,AND THE SHORTLY AFTER IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AT TRIPOLI WE SENT OUR NAVY AND MARINES AND THE 1812 WAR AND THE MASSACRE OF THE SAUK TRIBES AND THE THEFT OF TEXAS AND 10 YRS LATER THE REST OF THE SOUTHWEST FROM MEXICO.AND THEN LINCOLN 'S WAR WITH THE SOUTH. AND CUBA /SO AMERICA/WW1/WW2/KOREA VIETNAM GULF 1 9/11 FALSE FLAG BY OUR OWN AND ISRAEL . THEN AFGHANISTAN[[18YRS] IRAQ[16YRS] LIBYA SYRIA SOMALIA SOON IRAN [[MAYBE TODAY]] .WAKE UP AMERICA YOU ARE BEING HAD . AND NOT BY A NICE BUNCH WHOM WE CALL AN ALLY. HOW DUMB ARE WE??? DON'T ANSWER THAT!!!

harris • 9 months ago

very true what you write. you should read François Mitterand's post mortem discovered testament. It was never ever spoken of and yet he was President of France 14 years !!! He describes what you say about the USA....

richard feibel • 9 months ago

WHAT I FAILED TO INCLUDE IS THAT ADAMS ;FRANKLIN AND JEFFERSON SPENT 3YRS IN FRANCE BEING INDOCTRINATED BY THE ROTHCHILD BANK OF FRANCE AND THE PARIS LODGE OF THE FREEMASONS. THEY WERE GIVEN 15M IN GOLD TO FINANCE THE REVOLUTION BY THE ROTHCHILD OWNED '''BANK OF FRANCE''' DOES THAT NOT TELL YOU WHAT IS THE BASES FOR ALL THAT HAS BEEN DONE IN THE NAME OF DEMOCRACY . ANYONE WHO IS A MASON KNOWS THAT THE CONSTITUTION OF WHICH WE SO ADMIRE IS REALLY A VERSION OF THE GRAND LODGE . THE KEY FOUNDERS WERE MASONS.

harris • 9 months ago

exactly

Kenneth Fingeret • 7 months ago

Hello richard feibel, Are you aware that ALL CAPS is the equivalent of SHOUTING? It takes extra effort to read what you have written. Even with that I tend to agree with what you have posted.

richard feibel • 7 months ago

I'M ALMOST BLIND I HAVE MACULAR DEGENERATION . I CAN'T READ MOST ARTICLE UNLESS I'M ON TOP OF THE SCREEN .AND THATS NOT GOOD ,SO I USE CAPS TO WRITE. HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SHOUTING .I USE QUOTES FOR THAT.

Kenneth Fingeret • 7 months ago

Hello richard feibel, Thank you for the explanation. I'm sorry for your health issue.There are some programs that allow speech to text so this might be a possible alternative. I don't know it this would help you or not.

45clive • 9 months ago

Under all "gun control" schemes psychopaths are not allowed to be in charge of guns and other weapons. Why then are they allowed to be in charge of nations, national armies and secretive murder organizations such as Mossad, the CIA and Britain's MI-5 and MI-6?

Archie1954 • 9 months ago

What I just can't stomach, is the gross hypocrisy and constant harping at other nations, for being inhumane when the US is much more so, than they.

Frosty • 9 months ago

America was founded on the radical new idea of a people being sovereign over their government which existed only
to serve them. That idea spread over the world and was realized through many bloody battles fought against tyrannical governments which opposed it. This is our forgotten heritage.

Today, we have lost that spirit independence and come to believe that "we Americans" are but a crowd of helpless human beings subject to to the whims of a handful of people operating out of Washington DC bent on dominating the entire planet. We have become a ship of fools who, having given up our independence, now accept the blame for the evil actions of the political messiahs who rule over us. We need to realize once again that America is a people, not a government.

Peter Peters • 9 months ago

Yes, America as some call you the Usual Suspect (US for short, how appropriate), has been the true Evil Empire, it seems for ever since it was formed. You in the name, of so called freedom, democracy, justice, human rights etc etc, have spread your violence across the whole planet. The list of your "interventions" is so long that one can not replicate it here, but you must look it up on Google. And all were in the interest of your elite, corporations and deep state which likely represent all the evil that is US.
Your march towards world hegemony at the point of your WMDs (that will be your reef) will be stopped very soon by powers who had enough of you and your interventions. And they will do it min the name of the population of the planet, including your own that is not on your side any longer. Recently you were stopped in Syria from destroying another sovereign country , you demonized, spit at and then attacked, this time via your proxy ISSI footy soldiers. You were stopped by Russia and few others and it is very likely that sooner or later, once you attack a new innocent target (Iran, Venezuela and who knows who else you don;t like) the end of your hegemony may just be that criminal attack. Yes, your reef is is getting very close to your Bad Ship Hegemony.
To American people; SAVE YOURSELVES AND THIS ONLY PLANET WE HAVE BY RISING UP AGAINST YOU EVIL ELITE AND TAKE THEM DOWN ONCE AND FOR ALL. then YOU WILL BE FINALLY; brave AND free.

ABunchofPeoplr • 9 months ago

America has spent the last 70 years mesmerizing the rest of the planet, implanting this idea: THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT. And now that they want it, America says, FUCK OFF, IT'S ONLY FOR US. Setting your neighbor's house on fire and then shooting them as they run out has been America's foreign policy for the last 60 yeas.

harris • 9 months ago

too true

ABunchofPeoplr • 9 months ago

When is the other shoe going to drop? Or did it already happen and I just didn't hear it? The anticipation is dreadful.

Peter Peters • 9 months ago

Read my comment below for some answers.

esmaiil fotoohi • 9 months ago

What happened to all empires in decline. Pomposity, false grandeur, divisions among the population etc, etc.

Tom Surguine • 9 months ago

AWESOME, SO HORRIBLY "RIGHT ON!!!!!!!

Expat tom, 4 many, many reasons, as per above....

JJ Wolf • 9 months ago

When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat. - George Carlin

Otto Carnage • 9 months ago

"The US was built on the backs of the enslaved black people and the genocide of the native people. We Americans have never faced those twin corpses rotting in our basement and made amends for those horrors." I read that somewhere. We are the only nation that has used the atomic bomb against other humans. At the same time we were landing men on the moon, we were trying to "bomb Vietnam back to the stone age." And it's only gotten worse since then. I've been complicit in all this since I watched Lee Harvey Oswald get shot on live tv. I agree that what I see today is just a continuation. I use to be angry now I'm just sad. I never had any children so when I die, there will be no trace left of this American.

Nicola Wakeham • 9 months ago

Actually the moon landings were fake, really.

Otto Carnage • 9 months ago

The bombing of Vietnam wasn't fake, really.

Nicola Wakeham • 9 months ago

No of course the bombing of Vietnam was not fake. But the moon landings were and continue to be one of the biggest lies told to the world. That and another lie that cannot even be thought about, of course.

Robert Payne • 9 months ago

After we hit that reef nobody will miss us. Trump's regime change in Venezuela has been a total failure (no doubt the stimulus for Rubio's tweet). North Korea and Iran do not appear to be worried by our threats (Iran said the aircraft carriers Trump sent to the region make a good target), the Taliban still have the upper hand after all these years of the longest war in Afghanistan. Iraq wants to kick the US troops out of their country (who could blame them). Our top most expensive fighter jets can't fly in the rain, apparently being too tender. We're no longer the leader in developing technology. Our infrastructure is so crappy that I got a letter from PG&E (who burned down my house in the town of Paradise, CA) saying they will be shutting off our power this summer at the height of heat waves though nobody seems to be asking just why our infrastructure is so bad that this needs to be done (the answer is profit of course, you know, that ever loving bottom line of capitalism) though PG&E will tell you it's for your safety they're just covering their ass as you swelter in 105 degree heat. The US is becoming or is already a joke, and a bad one at that. Despite all this there's plenty of money for new wars and extending old wars. So it's hard to tell just how much longer it will be before our Mafioso government will run out of money. But when that happens the one thing I'm sure of is most of the rest of the world will be a happier place.

tom • 9 months ago

Excellent. Thanks Chris

Rich Buckley • 9 months ago

“It’s never too late to awaken. It’s never too late to forgive. It’s never too late to reconcile. It’s never too late to turn away and start over. Humility seems to help lighten the path best followed, the end of which lies the truth we each seek. Wisdom begins when first we see our own shadow side.”... anonymous