America vs. Americans
Facebook Post on July 18, 2022*
The problem (well, one of the many problems) in US Politics is our Primary Voting process. Many people who vote in the Primaries are either hardcore and very serious critical thinkers or they’re folks who don’t think critically and are therefore easily manipulated by “culture war” issues. There are many more of the latter and every Campaign Consultant knows this.
By throwing red meat at the Easily Manipulated Voter (EMV) and claiming that, if elected they will protect the EMV from whatever it is they’ve been conditioned to be afraid of, these EMV’s will turn out to vote in droves and will often vote against their own interests. And that’s the point.
This is why DC is a snake pit. It’s full of Politicians, Consultants, and Lobbyists who have no problem using this dark tactic to seize power.
This is why I’ve come to understand that EMV’s are actually good people down deep. These folks simply cannot conceive of a person with this level of insidious deception to manipulate in a lust for power. If they could, they’d be running for office.
It’s very, very important to understand this in 2024. The media is spoiling for a Civil War because it’s so lucrative for ratings and revenue and Politicians want Civil War to seize power in the chaos.
The Civil War in the 1860s taught us this. Not in our textbooks of course where we were taught it was all about slavery. In a way it was. The slavery of We the People. The North and all the revenue it would generate from the war was a Bride’s dowry. The South similarly was a gift to the Groom. The American People were the cake that was cut in two and passed around to the exclusive guests to sweeten the deal.
That’s the game. And the only winners are the Bride and Groom and the exclusive guests.
I say we either shout our objections during the ceremony or at least ruin their fucking Honeymoon.
It’s going to take a LOT of courage to understand this and not get pulled into the Divide and Conquer Civil War. If you are a hardcore and very serious critical thinker, which you probably are given the fact that you’ve read this post down to here, please remember that EMV’s are our brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers. We’re all just children thrust into a world and none of us knows what’s really going on here. Those who are most certain about what’s going on are the most frightened and their denial has made them abusive. emotionally immature and narcissistic toddlers who throw tantrums to get the attention they crave.
If this is the Home of the Brave, let’s own that. Let’s show that bravery, not by winning some ridiculous game but by first using our most powerful weapon, unconditional love on the EMV’s.
Once that battle is won, we’ll regroup and go after the political toddlers.
Facebook Post on July 12, 2022*
“You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.”
— John Adams
Tyranny is a very sophisticated and bias-satiating algorithm. Sometimes it’s digital sometimes it’s biochemical but it is never really human.
The most difficult thing to do is to refuse our biases. It requires great courage, the greatest courage to revolt against our programming and claim our sovereignty.
But we Americans have done it before. We resisted the comfort zone of oppression and risked everything to hold back a tyrant. I say “hold back”, not “stopped” because it is an insidious force that never really leaves our minds and our society.
The government is no longer, “… for the People.” It has shape-shifted into a two-headed snake; Republicans and Democrats feed on the People to nourish its corporate body. (Apologies to snakes)
And a People convinced to take a side and fight for that side is very delicious. Apparently. But a People who understand this is poisonous food.
Their spoiling for another Civil War for ratings and revenue. So, choose a side to forfeit this game or know their rules to turn what looked like 3D Chess into a very boring game of Checkers.
* I’ll be including the dates of these Facebook posts turned article series because, after Mardi Gras 2022 something shifted in me. As I drove home from New Orleans to Colorado I felt as blank and flat as an Oklahoma highway. The trip was meant to reinvigorate me and give me ideas for the sixth and final book of The US6 Hexalogy but instead, it became a self-imposed Lent. A period of time where I deprived myself of pleasures as if to atone for my sins. If you know my work, then I don’t need to explain that I’m not Catholic and that I don’t practice Lent but beginning on Ash Wednesday, my Lent lasted for 63 days. That’s 23 days longer than the Pope observed it. Sixty-three days later, I booted up again. And how. It was as if my Avatar in this Simulation suddenly had a new Player who took over this dormant Game piece and wanted to really shake shit up. Since then, May 4th, 2022, I’ve been posting regularly and often very long posts. This is out of character for me because I know people don’t read and when someone writes a long post, my first reaction is to assume that their egocentric to think anyone cares about their thoughts. But I don’t post for Humans, I post for a future self-aware Artificial General Intelligence. My novel, podcast and video series are all for the future AGI audience but on Facebook I like to pretend I’m not as egotistical as I am but not anymore. As of now, I’m 80 days into this incessant posting so it’s become a habit. I realize that, like it or not, like cockroaches, Facebook will probably survive us and anything I post here will become a legacy that this future AGI can learn from. Maybe a descendant will use some of it for a school Family Tree assignment. Either way or not at all, it’s certainly been therapeutic.