America: Dread remains of a dream

By Mike Stathis

When Americans aren’t preoccupied with celebrity gossip, professional sports or social networking, they’re inundated with distorted facts and misguided ideals from the establishment media, pundits and politicians. As a result, the majority of the US population continues to support policies that have contributed to America’s declining living standards and vanishing economic opportunity.

In a previous article I pointed out that although corporate profits have been at record levels, the unemployment rate remains stubbornly high, with no signs of abatement. This relationship defies “free market” logic until one factors in the full economic impact of US trade policy. The big secret is that the economic arrangements underlying US trade policy are by no means based on free market economics.

When public discussions are held regarding issues most crucial to the nation, the full picture is never presented. Rather than an open debate, opponents go head-to-head with narrowly-focused arguments that rarely deviate from the well-anchored policies of Washington. This is done in order to keep voters shielded from real alternatives, so they will have no choice but to support the status quo.

Using its control over the media-entertainment complex, America’s fascist establishment can cause the masses to think and behave as it desires. It can convince them that they need a vaccination to protect against a pandemic which never manifests; that Saddam Hussein has “Weapons of Mass Destruction” which never surface; that Palestinians are the villains and Israelis are the victims; that Iran is an “evil nation,” posing a threat to the United States and the rest of the “free world.” It can even convince them that spying on their every move is in their best interest.

All that’s required to achieve this control is to convince voters that one political party has all of the answers, while the other has caused the problems. Accordingly, Americans will continue to vote for candidates from one of the two fascist parties in Washington. Thus, Americans get the same results regardless which party is in power. This is specifically why America’s rich continue to get richer at the expense of its working and middle class.

Nothing has changed. The same criminal gang has been pulling the same stunts for decades. Yet, with each wave of criminal activity, Americans have allowed the crime bosses to escape prosecution.

Until Americans stand up and take action, they will continue to be exploited by Washington, Wall Street and corporate America. This is guaranteed. The time has come for Americans must take back their country from the criminals. Otherwise, they can blame no one for their misery other than themselves.

Original Article Here

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