“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” ~ 1 Corinthians 13:11
By Catherine Austin Fitts
Last Thursday, I was staying with friends who watched the Republican debates. I heard bits and pieces as I criss-crossed the house and then I went to the gym. While there, I listened to the talking heads discuss the debate and show excerpts.
I felt a dread in the pit of my stomach. That’s the feeling I get when I watch people being tricked into giving away their power – and I feel helpless to warn or protect them.
I understand why Trump was pulled into the primaries. People feel angry and alienated. Donald Trump gets them to pay attention by processing their anger and their grief. He also “whites out” the field of contenders and any real discussion of important policies. He converts the process to a circus. In the long run, that protects Jeb Bush and the syndicate that finances him.
Unfortunately, Trump does something else. Polls showing popular support for him denigrate the image of the American people in the world’s mind. It affirms that Americans are not good citizens and that democracy does not work. Americans are simply the mob and our elections are just more bread and circus. We vote for TV stars and entertainers. We think it’s funny when they openly admit that they’re willing to broker our support to the highest bidder.
Ultimately, this will make it much easier to dilute the social security and health care benefits of the American people. It’s easier to debase a debased people. Destroy the brand and you can more easily abrogate the contracts.
Trump is not the only circus going. The Clintons’ global racketeering and the history of the Bush syndicate are legendary – including websites that maintain running tallies of each faction’s “body counts.”
So I am not entertained when I watch the show. If you believe you are powerless to do anything about this and that you should just laugh, think again.
The voting machines may be manipulated, but polls and policy debate still count – they have influence. Imagine what would happen if serious questions and answers led the polls and lies, spin and antics fell on disinterested ears. Or, better yet, if everyone simply turned the whole thing off.
Governing the global currency and the global trade routes is a deadly serious business. It is one of the most important leadership issues going. It is not entertainment.
While I don’t pretend that the US President really runs the country, he or she is still the Commander in Chief. The quality, integrity and experience of this person is important – even if they are only a spokesperson for a global brand.
So, if you think that destroying that brand is entertaining, think again. Or if you don’t care about the world or the American people, at least start thinking about the impact of the rise and fall of that brand to your pocketbook.