Tags: DONALD TRUMP, Psychology
Tags: History, Psychology, Right to vote, women's vote
Well now wouldn’t you know. While Tubularsock was sitting in his top floor corner office in his underground bunker overlooking Washington, D.C. from Oakland, CA (see Bunker Tour) Tubularsock heard a rap on the door and went to see who the visitor happened to be.
And as luck would have it it was the beginning of “drinking hour” at the Bunker, 8:30 am.
A very long time female friend came for a visit with a question on her mind.
And the question was a simple one, “Did WE really WIN the Revolutionary War?”
Now Tubularsock does have an opinion about this subject and he expressed it.
At the very heart of the question is a question, “Who is the WE that you speak?”
Her response was, “WE the American People, US.!”
Tubularsock took the bottle of Wild Turkey Single Barrel out and poured us each a double shot neat and set the bottle on the desk for ready access knowing that this was going to take some time.
Lucky for you, Tubularsock is going to condense this information as he cracks the nut shell open. Because the truth is way bigger than the nutty fairy tale that so many Americans basically believe as true. BUT IT’S NOT!
NOT EVEN CLOSE!
“YOU TOO CAN BECOME PRESIDENT” Horse shit, never was true …. ever!
Here we go.
The best way to proceed is by asking who really gained from the Revolutionary War? Or any war for that matter.
Well the bankers, the land owners, the land speculators (Washington and Franklin fall into this category), the owners of the manufacturing base, the owners of the transportation system mostly shipping at that time.
Who didn’t gain! Indians, slaves, women, workers, indentured servants and anyone who did not own land.
So ……. just who are “The American People?”
We have been taught that America is a “classless” society. Horse shit, never was true …. ever!
We do have class mobility, unlike many other countries, but the class system is entrenched in the culture but because of some mobility it is believed we are classless. Best example that you may recognize is that between “old-money” and “new-money” and all that goes with that elitist thought pattern. (Just for a reference point, Tubularsock has for years held up the no money class. In fact, not even a down payment!)
“YOUR VOTE COUNTS!” Horse shit, never was true …. ever!
From the beginning, unless you were a property owner you could not vote. If you did not have property you were considered not to be a stakeholder in the community and hence had no right to vote.
Women were bared from voting even when they gained property after the death of a husband. But an interesting side note, they did have the right to own slaves that they “inherited”. An odd “classless” state of affairs, indeed!
And remember the reason for the electoral college was a “check” on the possible “corruption” or “take over” by the populous.
But more importantly even with citizens having the right to vote the vote was and is meaningless.
And the reason for that is that the vote is controlled from the top down.
The elite that control the Democrats and the Republican Parties choose the choices and are limited by those established party elites.
The debates are controlled by a Democrat-Republican corporation who make the rules for expressing ideas by determining who can debate!
And so the THIRD CHOICE is not to vote which in itself is a vote against not having a choice other than the CONTROLLED CHOICE. In 2016 40% voters voted not to vote!
And on top of that the NEWS/MEDIA ACCESS is controlled so anyone outside the elite choices have NO VOICE.
So in truth …….. YOUR VOTE DOES COUNT only IF YOU ACCEPT WHAT IS PICKED FOR YOU! (no, this is not the definition of democracy) And you may want to consider how this arranged voting system differs from any other dictatorial system of voting.
You see, YOU JUST HAVE BEEN MADE TO BELIEVE YOU HAVE A CHOICE.
REALLY ……….. TAKE A LOOK AT IT!
“YOUR PATRIOTIC DUTY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE”, Horse shit but there is a “rule” change. And that change is simple ……… you as a citizen are responsible to defend the homeland with the lives of your children EVEN IF YOU DON’T OWN LAND!
And the best insight into who “won” the American Revolutionary War against England comes from Howard Zinn:
“And so when you look at the American Revolution, you have to look at it in terms of class.
Do you know that there were mutinies in the American Revolutionary Army by the privates against the officers? The officers were getting fine clothes and good food and high pay and the privates had no shoes and bad clothes and they weren’t getting paid. They mutinied. Thousands of them. So many in the Pennsylvania line that George Washington got worried, so he made compromises with them. But later when there was a smaller mutiny in the New Jersey line, not with thousands but with hundreds, Washington said execute the leaders, and they were executed by fellow mutineers on the order of their officers.”
Over two thirds of the “citizens” of the American Colonies DIDN’T WANT TO GO TO WAR WITH ENGLAND. And yet, we did. Anything familiar feeling in that?
There is so much of this shit that is passed over in the teaching of American history not only in the schools but throughout the entire system. The general American History Textbook is TOTAL FANTASY and American Historians still, to this day, pump out the same “patriotic narrative” ad nauseam !
AND THAT …………….. IS THE REAL AMERICAN DREAM!
So if you want to wake up and much more importantly if you want your children to wake up, start with:
In truth, there is none better!
So, Wild Turkey gone my friend left with her answer and then Tubularsock had forgotten to tell her one last bit of American History. Benjamin Franklin had wanted to have the national bird not to be the eagle but the WILD TURKEY. Seems fitting to Tubularsock.
Tags: CIA, DONALD TRUMP, Psychology, Russia, Syria, terrorism
Once again, American Journalism is not only lacking but just doesn’t exist …. if it ever did really, to tell the truth.
We can all recall the famous dictum, “You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war” spouted by William Randolph Hearst.
You see, Hearst’s reporter, the famed illustrator Frederic Remington wanted to come home from Cuba in 1897 because nothing was happening …. so he sent a cable to Hearst stating, “Everything quiet. There is no trouble here. There will be no war. Wish to return.”
And Hearst’s response was the above pictures-war statement.
And if you look at this briefly it really provided a template for “GOING TO WAR” ever since. Seriously! Every war since, the precursor, always and still is false, sensational news that prepares the public for war! Oh, a well placed, dead mutilated kid, is a must!
You see, Hearst grasped onto the Cuban revolt against Spain in 1895 and saw it as a way to increase his New York Journal readership and pull readers from his rival the New York World.
Hearst’s tactic was to run increasingly sensational stories. TRUE OR NOT! And he went with stories of violence, sex, catastrophe, and mayhem which later became characterized by the term “yellow journalism”.
And quickly to put this historical adventurism of Hearst in context to our current Syrian Chimera, Hearst was able to actually corral the public into believing that the sinking of the USS Maine (which, by the way, blew up from unknown causes, maybe a coal fire) was blamed on Spanish treachery by the New York Journal. Within three months, the United States was at war with Spain in what became known as the Spanish-American War.
And “Remember the Maine, to Hell with Spain!” became the American public’s sentiment promoted by Hearst’s paper vigorously publishing stories that helped create and foster those feelings.
See the parallel? DAH!
The FACT that “yellow journalism” is the major type of journalism left today goes a long way in explaining why the general public is just so plain trusting and stupid.
True, it may not be the only reason for this stupidity but it definitely promotes it!
WHAT IF THERE IS SOMETHING THAT YOUR BEING IS ATTEMPTING TO EXPRESS! …. Tubularsock
The Despairing Child is a 20″ x 24″ oil on canvas painted sometime in the 1980’s. This painting is of a troubled child. Why did I chose this subject? We are in the middle of Holy Week and unfortunately, suffering is part of life. This is to call to mind the suffering of others, especially the children.
Tags: Benghazi, bull shit, CIA, DONALD TRUMP, Psychology, Putin, Russia, Syria, terrorism
SAVING YOU SYRIAN TIME
Tubularsock has spent HIS TIME reading EVERYTHING about Syria and following EVERY STEP Rex Tillerson, our new Secretary of State, has taken with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
And Tubularsock has done this as a favor to YOU!
As an American citizen YOU don’t really have the time to actually dig around in the GREATER-UNDRAINED-SWAMP, so Tubularsock has done it for you.
So …….. if you can get off your insane cell phone and tuck your tweets aside fold up your Reddit, bend and stuff your snapchat and file your Facebook profile for just a second Tubularsock will BOTTOM-LINE it all for you!
The U.S. and Russia have met to discuss Syria. And all YOU have to do is LOOK at Rex’s and Serg’s connection, their sincere eye contact, their heartfelt camaraderie. IT TELLS IT ALL.
Tags: bull shit, CNN, press freedom, Psychology, Russia, Syria
Tubularsock was discussing Syria was a group of “fellow travelers” while sitting in Tubularsock’s top floor corner office of the underground bunker overlooking Washington, D.C. from Oakland, CA last evening. And yes the Wild Turkey flowed amidst some of Afghan’s finest, piped in sort-of-speak.
And Tubularsock was expressing his desire to interview one of those TV news readers playing journalist and ask them point blank if they “really believe” what they have been paid to report.
But alas, Tubularsock hasn’t access to such an individual. Oh well.
HOWEVER, it has been said that “the Universe provides” one only has to ask.
Well, by golly with a hat tip to 1EarthUnited https://1earthunite.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/ex-uk-ambassador-to-syria-questions-chemical-attack-it-doesnt-make-sense-assad-is-not-mad/who lead Tubularsock to this video and a big thanks to the Universe, Tubularsock’s question was answered and it is priceless!
Watch her eyes when the Republican Congressman refused to go along with the established narrative.
And even better when she attempts to align the Congressman with RUSSIA AND ASSAD when he refused to buckle.
And then her closing tone …………
THANK YOU, THANK YOU ………. TUBULARSOCK’S QUESTION IS ANSWERED!
(ok, Tubularsock already knew the answer anyway and so did YOU!)
A “free press”?
Sure, as long as you follow the established narrative.
It is a perfect example of RUBBER-STAMP-JOURNALISM!
GIVE TUBULARSOCK THE BLOTTER!
Tags: DONALD TRUMP, FBI, Russia
Do you have all day? Well you might want to spend some of it reading the 6500 word exclusive “Why FBI Can’t Tell All on Trump, Russia” in WhoWhatWhy. Here is the link: http://whowhatwhy.org/2017/03/27/fbi-cant-tell-trump-russia/
Oh, and it is way, way better than a soap opera. Which just goes to show you that truth is stranger than fiction!