The Peril of Perverted Political Perceptions
I don't watch the news. Do you know why I don't watch the new? Because I would be like most of the people who do watch the news: I would miss the big picture. You've heard the old saying: "You can't see the forest for the trees" right? Well, that's the problem with everyone who is caught-up in the news and everyone who is caught-up with the goings-on in Washington: They are so focused on petty, bullshit issues they don't realize that the very destruction of this nation itself is at stake. I catch enough news from the radio, a newspaper, or a magazine so that I can get the big picture; and the big picture is all I need to know.
Most Americans have a perilously perverted political perception, which is (potentially) fatal. I say "potentially" because I believe it's still possible for the American people to regain control of their government, but I also believe we have very little time left in order to do so. We don't have until the next election. I liken the current situation in the Middle East to our playing with matches in a barn full of hay: it could go up in flames any minute.
In an earlier post (Washington Politicians: The Brood of Vipers, February 10, 2010) I referred to Washington politicians as snakes, and I need to apologize for doing so . . . to the snakes; not the politicians.
Snakes aren't liars, nor are they evil; and it's not their fault that they slither in order to get around. But those politicians up there in Washington are liars, and they are evil. How else would you describe them? The worst lie they tell is that America is at war with terrorism. But are we? Terrorism, by its very nature, is a phenomenon that is impossible to make war against. Terrorism is a violent and symbolic tactic, which is used by individuals and small cell-groups of individuals, in order to cause chaos and disorder within a powerful governmental order that cannot be defeated by means of conventional warfare. So how the hell does a nation wage a war against individuals? It can't, and we aren't: we are waging war against nations (e.g., Iraq, Afghanistan, and (perhaps even) Iran).