Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Skip The Xanax, It's Conspiracy Theory Time

Let me tell you a story...

After the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia, Lenin became the all-powerful dictator of the new USSR. He was the Nietzschean 'super man' in control of his own (and everyone else's) destiny. But even Lenin, the ultimate 'decider', sometimes doubted whether or not he was really in control. Said he:

"The state does not function as desired. The car does not obey. A man is at the wheel and he seems to lead it, but the car does not drive in the desired direction. It moves as another force wishes."

So was that just megalomaniacs' paranoia, an occupational hazard for dictators? Or was there really some secret third party of plutocrats controlling and manipulating events to their own advantage? Who knows. But follow the money... what ultimately came of the "Communist" revolution? More than 70 years of big profits for the investor class via Cold War boom sectors like military technology, currency speculation, the space race and all that highly profitable anti-Communist hysteria that kept the free world turning in an ever more right-wing, business-friendly direction.

Just a glance at what's going on in America today makes you wonder that the rich are not-so-secretly in charge. Always have been, always will be. It's nothing to do with anti-Semitism and crazy Nazi bullsh*t, it's nothing to do with David Icke's frigging lizard people, aliens or whatever... the rich, irrespective of race, religion or planetary origin, just happen to be in charge. And whatever "We The People" want, we only get it if it happens to be in line with what they want too.

Just take a look at the Koch brothers financed Tea Party - a movement of popular frustration bought and paid for by the self-same guys Tea Partiers should claim to be fighting. I wonder how many times 'baggers wake up in the middle of the night wondering, just like Lenin, who's really steering their car? Maybe they don't... but they sure as hell should.

So if even blood-spitting 'kill the rich' Bolsheviks could be secretly put in power by the rich for their own ends, set up like pawns in some massive undercover operation, makes you wonder how easy The Tea Party or Obama 2008 would have been to pull off. Are they both just witting or unwitting stooges of the plutocrats lubed up with a bunch of phony-baloney populist talk?

Either way, I'm not the only nut out here. Says Stephen Lendman at the anti-corporate thepeoplesvoice.org:

Believing Obama is progressive is like calling a cat a dog. Only the delusional think so. He's, in fact, hard-right, a neocon, a warrior president, a corporatist pursuing anti-populist policies favoring wealth and privilege, not social justice when more than ever it's needed. He's a fraud, an elitist, chosen years ago, then put on a fast track to power. Big monied interests love him. So do war profiteers and members of America's aristocracy. He's one of them. 

Maybe my disappointment with Obama is just temporarily fogging my brain with conspiracy theories and delusions... maybe this is all nuts. But I'm not sure. Look at it this way, before anti-Communist hysteria took hold, there used to be a powerful labor movement in America. Working people got together, fought for their own interests and won. Do we think the mega-wealthy don't have enough resources and necessary smarts to pull off the exact same thing in reverse? If you just use the term "rich guy union" in place of "international secret conspiracy to rule the world" doesn't it sound more plausible? Definitely more plausible than thinking the rich have been winning the class war for decades by pure dumb luck.

Conspiracy? Whatever...


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