July 12, 2011

You're So Easy to Rule

My God and gee whiz, the desperate need for debt reduction by the federal government is a terrifying business. I know this must be true, because all our leaders and all major commentators repeatedly tell us so. To a person, their pronouncements are drenched in urgency, warning of doom if we do not accede to their demands.

For example, one very well-known political figure said that Congress must act now or "the economic damage will be painful and lasting." He went on:
"The reality is that we are in an urgent situation, and the consequences will grow worse each day if we do not act," he said.

... "And if our nation continues on this course, the economic damage will be painful and lasting."
Barack Obama calls it "an American crisis." He continued:
"To the Democrats and Republicans who opposed this plan yesterday, I say: Step up to the plate and do what's right for this country."
Obama went on to sound a favorite theme of the ruling class when they deign to address their hapless subjects: You're just too stupid to know what's good for you. And what's good for you is what we tell you is good for you, you moronic dolts.

Hillary Clinton took time out from directing the torturing, murdering foreign exploits of Empire to emphasize that message for the worthless peasants at home. Warning of the failure to reach a deal, she intoned:
"It sounds dire but there is a risk that commerce could grind to a halt," she said.


"[Voters] have to recognize that we are facing a very serious economic slowdown, a recession that could be of long-lasting and deep impact," she said.
Hell, I'm convinced! Raise the debt ceiling! Get those expenditures under control! Slash all the safety net programs! Middle-aged and older Americans have already spent half or even all of a lifetime paying for those programs, but this is an emergency! Everyone has to sacrifice! (Well, not the ruling class, of course, but that's because they're better than we are. That's why they're the ruling class and you're not. And if you don't understand that, you're just stupid. Get it?)

Hey, wait a sec. Oh, gee, I'm sorry. I got confused there for a moment. The above statements were made about the extortion scheme the ruling class rammed through -- in the fall of 2008. I collected those warnings of impending doom in, "Terrorist State, Abroad and At Home." When your preferred, and more and more frequently your only, tactic is terrorizing your subjects -- abroad or at home -- the specifics of the "crisis" of the moment are entirely irrelevant. What matters -- the only thing that matters -- is spreading panic and fear. For a terrorist, terror is the point.

Your national leaders are terrorists. Look on the bright side: they aren't shooting at you or sending drones into your neighborhood. Not yet. You still have that to look forward to, you fortunate idiots.

But most Americans can't or won't acknowledge the fact that terrorists rule them. The ruling class counts on that, and they're absolutely right. Are there millions of Americans camped out in Washington, or even thinking about it? Don't make me laugh.

For the current version of these identical terrorist tactics, see here:
"If they don’t act, then we face catastrophic damage to the American economy. And the leadership, to their credit, and I mean Republicans and Democrats, fully understand that,” Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
And here (via):
"The United States must be strong at home in order to be strong abroad," Clinton said in remarks on the Obama administration's new national security doctrine, which was made public on Thursday.

"We cannot sustain this level of deficit financing and debt without losing our influence, without being constrained in the tough decisions we have to make," Clinton said, adding that it was time to "make the national security case about reducing the deficit and getting the debt under control."


President Barack Obama, who pushed through his own huge stimulus spending plan last year amid the global financial crisis, was committed to taking the politically difficult steps needed to put government finances back in order, Clinton said.

"We are in a much stronger economic position than we were. And that matters. That matters when we go to China. That matters when we try to influence Russia. That matters when we talk to our allies in Europe," Clinton said.
Gotta love the Clinton program:
We'll scare Americans to death, and then they won't complain when we destroy their lives.

And then, we'll be strong enough to tell everyone else what to do, while we destroy their lives!
Now, see, I think it would be beneficent beyond measure if the United States lost its "influence" to the degree that it couldn't compel the poorest peasant scrabbling for life on a parched hillside in Asia to lift her little finger. But that's because I'm stupid. Hillary Clinton is smart!

But the ultimate terrorist is not to be outdone:
President Obama on Tuesday said he cannot guarantee that retirees will receive their Social Security checks August 3 if Democrats and Republicans in Washington do not reach an agreement on reducing the deficit in the coming weeks.

"I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven't resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it," Mr. Obama said in an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, according to excerpts released by CBS News.

The Obama administration and many economists have warned of economic catastrophe if the United States does not raise the amount it is legally allowed to borrow by August 2.
These very smart terrorists want to rule the whole goddamned world. Although I understand why very few Americans are willing to acknowledge this irrefutable fact, the scope of the resistance to facing what is very painfully obvious still astonishes me. After all, domination and control has been the ruling class's goal for over a century. I had many reasons for titling my series of historical essays "Dominion Over the World," and if you read that series (all the essays are listed at the end of that entry), you'll learn what some of them were.

For now, I'll conclude by offering once more the final paragraphs of the "Terrorist State" article from October 2008:
The system is now set up so that when the ruling class is particularly intent upon a certain objective, even your obedience isn't required any longer. After all, what are you going to do? Move to another country? Not vote for any of these bastards in November?

Most Americans won't do that. They protest now; once the deed is done, they'll go back to their lives, such as they will be at that point, and devote themselves to making the ruling class more wealthy and more powerful.

To a terrorist government, you're irrelevant, as irrelevant as a slaughtered five-year-old Iraqi girl. But they'll continue to try to scare you to death. You're easier to rule that way.

I suggest you get used to it. This is your future.

At this moment, you might want to reconsider a question I have asked before: Why do you continue to support this kind of system? To the degree you comply with the ruling class's demands for obedience, you are not merely obeying: you are supporting.

Is that your choice?
Is it? Even now?

You don't have to make it so damned easy for them. But oh dear, the inconvenience of even mild resistance!

Never mind.