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How Could We Not See It Coming

The year is 2040 and in retrospect I wonder why we were all surprised at the fall of America. How could we have been? It had been in the making for the last 25 years.

As a people we turned a blind eye to our leader’s corruption, so there was no one to turn to when we inevitable became victims of that corruption.

As a people we let our leaders lie to us about any and everything, so there was no one to trust when we inevitable became victims of those lies.

As a people we cheered when our leader’s undermined our worldwide alliances claiming to put America first, big and bad we thoughtwe were, so there was no one willing to help us when we were in trouble.

As a people we embraced our leader’s rejection of the constitution, a document that had served us well for over 200 years, so there should have been no surprised when our government inevitably collapsed.

In retrospect how could we not have seen it coming.

Hi there Earth here

Hi there Earth here and I just wanted to remind you that I’ve been around 4.5 billion years. That’s a long time right? I was here when there was no oceans and no moon, and I have survived numerous asteroid impacts and ice ages. You on the other hand have been around only about 200,00 years and are nothing more than a child, infant really to me. Yet despite your youth I must admit you are the most intelligent species to ever set foot upon my surface.

Alas, your arrogance supersedes your intelligence. As your intelligence grows your respect for me lessens. You look at only what I can provide you with todayPicture4 with no regard as to what I may hold for your future. As a species you are more concerned with amassing wealth then doing what is right for my health.

I have tried to warn you sending you sign after sign that your actions are heating me up, polluting my oceans and air and destroying my forests, yet you refuse to listen. But that’s alright, because I am resilient, and I will adapt, and while me and my little brother, the moon, will continue to circle our pal the sun for billions of years to come. You unfortunately are not as resilient and will cease to exist. You will go the way of the dinosaur, who I was sad to see go as they had a much greater respect for me, and like that great species your demise will be a mystery for whoever or whatever takes your place.

It’s sad really you were so promising, but you were also too self-important and quite frankly not smart enough to heed my cries and soon it will be too late.

 

The White The Blue and The Red…The end of America as we knew it

We were too busy fighting among ourselves to notice what was happening. A nation divided where country took a back seat to party. Corruption carried out in plain sight and a blind eye turned to it in the name of party. Division and hate among racial, ethnic and religious lines became the mantra of the powerful and was used as a weapon to turn and divide us against each other. It was too easy, we were simply pawns to be moved around the board, and casually sacrificed when needed to protect the power and money of the elite

Blinded by their lust for greed and power, they didn’t see that while they were playing us they were being played. Outsiders used social media to control the narrative, then they used that narrative to corrupt our political system. Our leaders profited and gained power because of these actions and chose to look the other way. Individuals who tried to shine light on what was happening had their patriotism questioned, were branded as traitors and shouted down by the masses whose perception of reality had been manipulated through the false and misleading reporting from certain “news” networks and larger than life personalities. Networks and personalities that were all too happy to do so to ensure their ratings stayed high and their pockets remained fat.

At the same time our global influence began to erode. Russia became the leading voice in the Middle East. China and North Korea started to exert control of the whole of Asia.  Seizing on growing discontent in many South and Central American countries Russia and China used their economic resources to back revolutions that overthrew governments and installed governments friendly to them thus gaining a strategic advantage in the western hemisphere.

America and Europe were besieged by terrorist attacks launched from South America, the Middle East and Asia. Our ability to track down the organizations responsible had been extremely compromised. Sending troops into those regions would have spread us to thin and vulnerable to the Russian, China, North Korea alliance.  Oil production was disrupted, and our international trade was effectively halted leaving us reeling economically.  As our economy grew weaker and as we became more fearful of the next terror attack we did not bond together just the opposite we became more divided. Pointing fingers at each other and fighting over our dwindling resources.

It was amid such chaos that we could only stand by and watch as Russia rolled into Eastern Europe; China into India and Pakistan; North Korea into South Korea and Japan; each daring us to retaliate. The thought of a nuclear strike was floated but was never carried out with the understanding that was a line we could never come back from. A couple of years went by and our situation grew worst and then the inevitable happened, that day most of us feared but right up until it happened didn’t think was possible.  Russian troops invaded from the north through Alaska and Canada and from the south with the help of their new South and Central American allies. It was over in a blink of an eye, we barely put up a fight.  The day the red, white and blue was replaced up top the White House with the white, blue and red of the Russian flag is etched in the minds of those who were around to witness it and to this day it remains the darkest and saddest day in the history of the former United States of America.

Abraham Lincoln’s prophecy had come true “If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time or die by suicide.”

Morpheus and Neo Talk American Democracy

Morpheus: This is our country, everyone treated the same regardless of the color of their skin, gender, ethnic make-up, or religious belief. Individuals are judged purely on the content of their character. Everyone has health care and parents send their children to school unafraid they may be the victim of a mass shooting. There is no social or racial injustice.  People walk down the street unafraid that they may be wrongfully targeted simply because of the color of their skin.  Everyone is afforded the same opportunities regardless of their social, ethnic or economic background.  It seems too perfect doesn’t it Neo? You know something is not right don’t you Neo? You can feel it

Neo: We’re living an illusion?

Morpheus: Yes!

Neo: But why?

Morpheus: Is it so hard really to believe? Our democracy was designed to be one where the power comes from the people not a ruler or group of powerful individuals who would do whatever they want. It was founded on the belief that these truths are self evident all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  Yet that has always been an illusion hasn’t it.

Neo: Are you saying our democracy has never been real?

Morpheus: What is real. How do you define real? If you’re talking about the people being the source of power or that all men are created equal, then real is simply a bunch of words written on a piece of paper. That America only exists in a series of oft cited but rarely enacted words. A constitution to be held up to the rest of the world as a symbol of the moral high ground we supposedly occupy. That America doesn’t exist if you believe it does…Well you’ve been living in a dream world, Neo.

This is the country as it really exists today. Racism and bigotry are still alive and well, the pursuit of happiness for many impeded by economic and social injustice roadblocks. The few controlling the narrative and dictating policy so as to maintain their power, enrich their bank accounts. Millions of citizens living in poverty and millions more without health insurance. Children forced to go to bed hungry, funding for education constantly under siege…. Welcome to the Desert of the Real Neo. Having seen all of this I have come to realize the obviousness of the truth. Control. Democracy today is control an illusion propagated by those in power to keep the masses under control.

Neo: No. I don’t believe it. It’s not possible.

Morpheus: I didn’t say it would be easy, Neo. I just said it would be the truth.

Open question to the GOP

Republicans

What if I told you that there are many who believe what you do politically and given the opportunity could effectively lead your party.

What if I told you those many have dignity.  That they would not put you in a position where you had to cast aside your own dignity and morals by standing in front of Americans trying to spin a host of lies and corruption.

What if I told you those many are not racist and would work to unite Americans instead of dividing it. That they would not belittle the American intelligence community. Would work with our allies instead of insulting them and not be seen as Putin puppet. Would restore America’s role as the leader of the free world and be respected by the global community instead of laughed at.

Could you break your ties with the deceitful, corrupt, divisive, lying leader you have now and give those many an opportunity to restore the luster to your party that deep down you know is being marred by your current leader?

Would you?

Conspiracy Theory

In today’s political climate we see leaders tweeting and retweeting some of the most ludicrous, laughable conspiracy theory without the slightest bit of evidence to support it.  It seems the truth has become secondary to performing to your base and debasing your rival.

I find myself asking if the Democrats had a version of Trump would they tweet the following satire of a conspiracy theory as truth? Would Trump if it was about a Democrat? Sad that I would even have the slightest doubt about that.

Is this true?

I have well connected sources that are telling me the keepers of the gate (KOTG) a very secretive cult was annoyed today that President Trump let it slip he’s the Chosen One and the King of Israel.  KOTG believes that the white man was chosen to rule the Earth and protect the Jew who while not as worthy as the white man existence is of crucial religious importance as it relates to the second coming.

It is also believed that the reason Trump doesn’t want his taxes out is because of irregularities that when look into would show a trail of millions of dollars leading back to KOTG. As one source said there something in those tax returns he doesn’t want us to know about and believe me this is it.

Trump was recruited into KOTG as a teenager by prominent KOTG member Wayne LaPierre. Reports also say that cabinet members who were either fired or quit abruptly did so because they were getting to close to the KOTG truth. Why haven’t they gone public? Rumors are either they didn’t have enough evidence or because of imitation from the KOTG security squad the Real Men in Black known to target family members financially and in other ways while leaving the traitor alone so they would know the pain of crossing the KOTG

This story was a satire of a conspiracy theory…or was it?