A decade ago the late great comedian George Carlin saw what America had turned into:
Politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You
have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the
important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for
the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls. They got the judges in their back pockets
and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and
information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year
lobbying. Lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want - they want more for
themselves and less for everybody else. But I’ll tell you what they don’t want - they don’t want
well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking… They want obedient workers,
people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb
enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer
hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and vanishing pension that disappears the minute
you go to collect it. And now they’re coming for your Social Security money. They want your
fuckin' retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall
Street. And you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you sooner or later ’cause
they own this fuckin’ place. It’s a big club and you ain’t in it. You and I are not in the big club...
The table is tilted folks. The game is rigged and nobody seems to notice… Nobody seems to care.
That’s what the owners count on. They don’t give a fuck about you. They don’t care about you at
all! The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue
dick that’s being jammed up their assholes every day, because the owners of this country know
the truth... It’s called the American Dream, ’cause you have to be asleep to believe it.
Ten years later, the veracity of Carlin’s words rings truer than ever. Next year the richest 1% of humans on this planet will own more wealth than the rest of us 99% earth inhabitants combined. And in the ensuing years since Carlin uttered those words, the oligarchic “owners” of this nation care even less about us. Last year a joint Princeton-Northwestern study confirmed Carlin’s blunt assertion, making it official - the United States government is an oligarchy. Our elected representatives serve the interests of the controlling elite that years ago Carlin astutely pointed out owns the government, the Fortune 500 transnational corporations, us and virtually the entire world.
Moreover, further evidence corroborating Carlin’s contention that US citizens are being systematically dumbed down is the fact that every year Americans are testing lower in IQ intelligence. Results from a recent adult competency test given to young people aged 20-34 in 22 different developed nations show that the US came in dead last in both tech proficiency and numeracy and just two from the bottom in literacy. High school graduates in Finland, Japan and the Netherlands equaled the test performance of America’s college graduates. Sadly, the nation once known for its “Yankee ingenuity” that led the world in innovation and technology is lagging further behind the modern world that’s long since caught up and passed us.
How did America get so dumbed down as to always be the last ones to know? In large part Carlin already answered this question in passing. With just six oligarchs owning and controlling the biggest media corporations in the world, already co-opted and merged with the US crime syndicate government in power, controllers of what gets disseminated to the masses as news and information in effect controls how people are perceiving and reacting to the world around them. And as long as the continuous propaganda brainwash keeps bombarding the masses on a daily 24/7 basis with nonstop lies and disinformation, Americans will only continue to be kept in the dark as the last to know what’s really going on. The oligarchs are simply utilizing what’s worked so well for them in the past - in the words of Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels:
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie
can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political,
economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State
to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by
extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State… The most brilliant propaganda technique
will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must
confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.
No more is that last statement true than during this last year when Putin has been demonized by Washington and Western Mainstream Media. The repeated lies against Putin completely overlook the all too obvious fact that it was the US that broke international law [again], this time in Ukraine pumping $5 billion in NGO’s to hire neo-Nazi thugs into committing street violence to overthrow another democratically elected government. Just as the US in its subversive opportunistic power grab was about to strategically seize control over the Black Sea Russian naval base in Sebastopol, Crimea, right after the Crimean population as ethnic Russians who for centuries were part of Russia voted overwhelmingly to be annexed by Russia, Putin beat US Empire to the punch and defensively moved his troops in place to protect Crimean citizens and his naval base. Yet the lies being repeated ad nauseam by the US and MSM that Putin is the aggressor refusing to comply with international law accompanied by more false flag lies (i.e., Putin shot down MH17 and that Putin sent Russian soldiers into Ukraine) have effectively brainwashed most Americans into believing Putin is once again our cold war enemy who needs to be stopped with yet more war.
Thankfully the US rush to war in Ukraine is not deterring European nations like Germany and France from trying to pursue a peaceful resolution through negotiation and diplomacy in Ukraine. They depend too much on Putin’s gas and oil and don’t want potential World War III killing their soldiers fighting in their own backyard.
Recently Europe and Australia are also breaking ranks from US Empire’s dominance economically by seeking to become members of China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. They clearly see the writing on the wall that China is fast replacing the United States soon emerging as the number one economic power. The age of US global hegemony as the sole global superpower bullying the rest of the world into submission and defeat is gradually coming to an end. The United States no longer is calling all the shots in the world. Its longtime strongest allies Europe, Australia and Japan are not so willing to act as US Empire puppets anymore. Long recognizing that the militarized US foreign policy destabilizing and impoverishing the Third World has imperialistically caused so much global destruction producing only failed state after failed state, much of the world sees the US has made the planet more armed and dangerous than ever before in human history. As such, in the eyes of much of the world’s nations, America has lost considerable respect, global influence and power.
It’s time for Americans to realize this humbling truth. The US Empire has had its full ride of conquering glory and domination, and now is experiencing the downswing of its historical decline. We Americans need to take a hard look at ourselves in the mirror, beginning with 9/11 as the most heinous false flag in US history. The evidence exposing 9/11 as an inside job is just too much in our face to continue to ignore. Albert Einstein once said, “Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” Denial is a self-lie that will only expedite more mass killing. The overwhelming pile of facts are now just too plainly visible to continue believing Washington’s false narrative.
The freefall of the towers that violates all laws of physics alone disprove the official whitewash. Then the BBC announcing Building 7’s fall 20 minutes prior to the event proves insider foreknowledge. Nano-thermite residue left in the rubble and multiple eyewitness testimony hearing the series of explosions prior to the freefall further showing the buildings did not come down from planes flying into the upper floors of the towers. Identification of the 19 suspects just three days after the attack after a mere day after 9/11 miraculously finding an unblemished, intact passport belonging to the lead terrorist a couple blocks from the steel and molten ashes is simply too unbelievable to be taken seriously as the truth. At least a half dozen of the Saudi nationals blamed as the terrorist stooges have shown up alive and several are even suing the US government.
George HW Bush senior meeting with Osama bin Laden’s brother in DC at the same time the 9/11 attacks were going down and then the bin Ladens riding in the only plane allowed to fly in the sky afterwards. The (missile-sized) hole ripped into the Pentagon being too small to be caused by the alleged commercial airliner. The highly questionable, even unbelievable odds that the entire US air defense support system would take the day off on 9/11 to be conveniently diverted to undergoing training exercises that effectively prevented the most sophisticated and powerful military in the world from defending the nation from outside attack seems even more implausible. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was flown out of the country on 9/11 and then immediately replaced by his deputy who on 9/11 was the “acting Chairman.” The evidence of various advance insider trading just prior to 9/11 and the millions made from that criminal enterprise. The WTC leaseholder Larry Silverstein cashing in huge dividends from his insurance policy. The Silverstein uttered phrase “pull it” commonly used in building demolition as the signal to detonate pre-planted explosives.
The CIA assistance given the “terrorists” to ensure they were trained at flight schools in Florida, California and Arizona and then the FBI purposely sitting on knowledge of this suspicious red-alert activity. A US State Department official in Saudi Arabia claiming the CIA furnished the Saudi “terrorists” with passports for free passage to and from the US. Incriminating fingerprints of both Saudi intelligence and Israeli Mossad’s active participation in both the planning and executing. The Israeli government’s collusion with the neocons in the Bush regime (many of whom hold dual Israeli-US citizenship) chiefly responsible for killing 3000 of its own US citizens in order to use the 9/11 false flag to commit further crimes against humanity by creating their forever “war on terror” and then invading (based on propaganda WMD lies) and occupying for over a decade while destroying the nations of Iraq and Afghanistan. The Wesley Clarke revelation revealing the neocon pre-9/11 plan to take down 7 sovereign nations in the Middle East and Africa before it happened. And after all this demonically-driven devastation and despair wrought on the Middle East and spreading to the entire planet, those same players responsible for committing 9/11 are still walking freely as card carrying elitists protected by the same neocon crime syndicate still in power.
The psychology of denial that has so many Americans still unwilling to face the truth of course gets reinforced daily by the constant barrage of MSM-government lies and propaganda. Because the vast majority of Americans love the country they grew up in, to realize that their homeland they’ve always cherished and loved turns out to be a villainous Empire that’s the enemy of the entire world, betraying and enslaving its own people and beyond, sacrificing Americans’ well-being for global hegemony and full spectrum dominance is a very hard and bitter pill to have to swallow. It’s very similar to finding out your own father is a mass murderer.
Denial can understandably become the automatic reflexive reaction and prime defense mechanism used to squelch the cognitive dissonance (inner conflict when reality clashes with world-view) that arises when fathoming and learning how our own government can murder its own expendable citizens for its own sinister purposes. Facing this grim reality becomes so anxiety-provoking and so destabilizing to one’s world-view, it simply cannot be believed. So refusing to accept that our leaders can be capable of such evildoing becomes their blinded response by which millions of Americans maintain status quo of living their daily lives. Of course the diabolical system has them additionally addicted, distracted and bamboozled by their infinite means of escapism - dehumanizing toy gadgetry, video games, the Kardashians’ latest antics, or the hype of big money sports like March madness instead of heeding the very real March madness that has us robotically marching off doomsday cliff straight into world war, most Americans are either too preoccupied, too afraid or too stressed out just trying to survive to even notice.
After all, once one accepts the dirty lowdown truth, one is then forced into taking action in good conscience to do something about it. It’s a lot easier to lazily succumb to the feds’ brainwashing strategy of dismissing anyone who believes 9/11 was an inside job as a mere “conspiracy theorist” rather than look at the mountains of hard evidence. Those of us who realize the US government is constantly lying to us in its efforts to keep us dumbed down, controlled and obedient are not so easily dumbed down, controlled and obedient despite risking increasing negative consequences for speaking out against the oppressive government. Though we are the true patriots and many Washington insiders are the true traitors, as courageous dissidents for the sake of humanity we must resist and oppose the fascist totalitarian US government now targeting us as potential homegrown terrorists.
Because we refuse to accept the federal crime syndicate’s official dogma of lies and propaganda, and oppose its desecration of our civil liberties guaranteed us before 9/11 by our Constitution, we are now on growing watch lists that could easily turn into FEMA camp roundup lists once Obama declares martial law in America. As law-abiding citizens who know and accept the truth, we must hold the criminals accountable for betraying the very Constitution that they all swore oaths to protect and uphold. It’s a federal crime to violate their oaths while in office and treason is a high crime punishable up to death according to 18 US Code 2381:
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their
enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason
and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but
not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
According to the above cited law, those criminals in Washington who are waging war against their own people now are guilty of treason giving the people plenty of reason for arresting and putting them on trial.
Every week we’re seeing ominous signs that the US dollar-petrodollar will soon be dropped as the standard international currency. As that ongoing process further erodes the dollar, the US economy could soon collapse. The doom and gloom warnings of the coming crash abound. Though this inevitable reality is more than probable, it may well produce the next false flag that provides the excuse Obama will use to implement martial law in America even during peacetime. Of course under the pretense of national emergency, Obama has executive order rights to shut down all internet access and activity, rendering us citizens even more susceptible to the abuses of unfolding tyranny.
Meanwhile the mounting violence in Yemen after the US handed over more than a half billion dollars’ worth of war making machinery to another supposed enemy, and now with both Saudi and Israeli air strikes bombing Yemen against the alleged Iranian-backed Houthi Shiite rebels that overthrew the US puppet government two months ago, another US proxy war on the Arabian peninsula is underway further destabilizing the region. Similar to creating, arming and funding al Qaeda/ISIS for decades, as backers of al Qaeda in Yemen the US has set up yet another hotspot war against yet more Moslems. The death and destruction just continue.
At the same time, recently reelected war criminal Netanyahu is mouthing his typical crying foul chant with the “dangerous accord with Iran worse than Israel feared” over the prospect of the US coalition team negotiating an amicable treaty over Iran’s nuclear status as the March 31st deadline fast approaches. Despite all evidence in recent years pointing to Iran not developing nuclear weapons, Israel, Saudi Arabia and US Empire acting as the axis-of-evil is using the unraveling civil war now raging in Yemen to conveniently blame Iran for causing yet more insidious and relentless efforts to initiate war against Iran. Between sending NATO and heavy arms into Ukraine and this latest geopolitical chessboard aggression in Yemen, the evil crime syndicate representing the psychopathic sub-human species of Western oligarchs currently losing their power appears determined to instigate World War III.
What we are now witnessing in 2015 are the American Empire’s lies finally catching up to its Western oligarch puppet masters. The Western central banking cabal that runs the crime syndicate governments of the US-EU-NATO-Israel-Saudi axis-of-evil is all about promoting perpetual war. It has the earth drowning and suffocating in a cesspool of radiated ocean and poisoned freshwater, Monsanto saturated soil producing GMO-disease causing, chemical foods devoid of all nutrition, and increasingly unbreathable megalopolis air across the planet. For centuries it’s perpetrated a morally corrosive, predatory, unsustainable, broken economic and political system driven by the profit-greed motive that has enslaved the entire global population in irreversible debt. The race for World War III that this evil axis of power currently has the planet freefalling towards is out of sheer desperate diabolical madness in the grips of losing its absolute power. It’s finally time that the American citizens wake up from this post-apocalyptic Orwellian nightmare that’s befallen us before the oligarchs’ eugenics soft- and hard-kill final solution exterminates 13 out of 14 of us currently living and breathing on this earth.
The same propaganda tools that have been controlling the people for centuries are still being successfully used against us. Because Americans have been so conditioned into accepting lies as the truth, false flags have effectively begun every war the US has fought 217 out of its 239 years in existence. All these years later, it’s time for the misinformed, misled American population to finally smarten up once and for all and recognize that all life on planet earth is in very serious and grave danger now. Most of the world’s known this tragic reality for a long time as victims of the US Empire’s brutality. The very future survival of the human species hangs in the balance. It depends on us throwing off the shackles of ignorance that’s enslaved us, and as informed, committed, mindful and empowered citizens of the world to come together in solidarity to advance human evolution rather than allow it to be extinguished by a handful of criminal killer psychopaths.
Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer. He has written a manuscript based on his unique military experience entitled “Don’t Let The Bastards Getcha Down.” It examines and focuses on US international relations, leadership and national security issues. After the military, Joachim earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field for more than a quarter century. He now concentrates on his writing and has a blog site at http://empireexposed. blogspot. com/. He is also a regular contributor to Global Research and a syndicated columnist at Veterans Today.