I don’t remember who said the above. It’s from the time that intellectuals read ‘their’ daily home-delivered paper newspaper. This sigh has nothing to do with papers bringing fake news or not being objective. It conveys that the real story behind what everyone says and writes isn’t published. The concerns of the really powerful are not printed. That is not because of some conspiracy to keep us in the dark. It’s inherent in a class society.
Unfortunately, this dark matter is also intimately connected with equal votes, equal justice and freedom of the press. Though there is no better system than these liberties, the owning class would never tolerate them unless, as a whole, the system would largely let them: keep their money, enlarge their power, stay invisible to the masses, and buy political power.
A few examples? Public health care is only possible because if everyone’s health is more-or-less looked after, the greater number of medical experiments make survival safer for the super-rich — who get special treatment. Handouts for the poor are done to keep them from revolting and so they’ll spend money which is good for the rich. Marriage equality was only approved because the super-rich also have Gays. (But their panic to lose all their wealth is so large that they still can’t prioritize saving life on earth; they’re as scared to get poor as anorexics to be fat.)
NB: Don’t assume that all the super-rich are friends of each other. They know how to organize to further their joint interests (They don’t do that by having pawns lie to or scare the public but by organizing the spread of fake news on a extremely large scale — money is no object.) but in the end, they each only fend for themselves and happily bankrupt each other. (And herein lies the prime reason why in the very end, this capitalist society will be replaced by something more humane. Competing each other until death, parasitizes on the human brain so that people caring about everyone else (which better fits our humanity), in the end, will triumph.)
The presidency of Donald Trump is a case in point. He’s been the useful idiot of the really rich. His presidency brought lots of money to the weapon, car, and plane industry and did not touch the revenues of big Pharma and the NRA, and he gave all the billionaires enormous tax cuts.
But now the economy starts collapsing, the populous gets agitated. Trump shows more and more that he’s just a clown and the Republicans threaten to lose the presidency to a Socialist. That means, he has to go.
This idea to get rid of him has nothing to do with any failure or scandal by Trump. He had plenty of those already before he was elected. No, rather, he has passed his stay and any excuse to get rid of him suffices.
Look at Scaramucci suddenly withdrawing his support from Trump. This has nothing to do with a word that he says. The real reason is that the former Trump spokesperson is a banker. Trump is becoming too expensive and too risky so he is unceremoniously dumped.
Pelosi did not finally agree to begin to investigate impeaching Trump because now, it was so bad what he had done. As if he had not disgraced the office of the presidency every day for two years already.
Rather, she’s picked up that the really powerful had enough and want him replaced. She’s not working for them. It’s rather that only now, the Democrats have a chance in Hell to accomplish getting rid of him. They’ll get Pence but he is a dull speaker, maybe more easily to defeat in 2020. (Unless he goes down too, and then Pelosi will sit in the driver’s seat until the next elections. Look at what risks the rich are taking! They must be really scared of how much more Trump could wrack their interests. BTW: There may be an added reason for extremely concealing the identity of the second whistle blower in the Biden-Trump case: if it is Pence — his political life insurance to secure Trump can’t take him down with him.)
Do follow the news and hear what all have to say. But remember always, that this won’t give you the big picture. See all the clips from Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister and listen to real Socialists, to get an idea of the bigger truer pic. And be an activist for our joint freedoms and survival.
In related news, you’d say that an administration that separates babies from their mothers applying for asylum, that tries to take away health care from millions of poor people, that gives an infusion of billions to the military, that must be a cruel regime and its leader must be a monster.
That’s a bit quick. Remember, Syria’s Assad murdering its own civilians with gas? When Trump saw the photos of dead kids, he ordered a reprisal and warning on the Syrian army. He’s a loud-mouth but also soft-hearted.
So, when he got crazy from the tsunami of impeachment news, he ordered a retreat of US troops that support the Kurds against the Turks. (They practiced genocide on the Armenians and are very efficient.) He thought that would be a good distraction. Genocide should do it, no?
The US is the nation that threw nuclear bombs on giant cities (OK, they were Asian so that’s not as bad as mass murdering Whites) and (very recently) unconcerned withdrew from Rwanda, clearing the path for a quick genocide there. No wave of horror rolled over ‘the world’s greatest democracy’ then. But there is protest now. The distraction is working.
Unfortunately, the bad news is also “working.” The Turks, those efficient and experienced mass murderers, already started their attack on the Kurds, according to Associated Press. Israel got the message too. That’s the problem with megalomaniac rulers. When their political survival is at stake, they may sacrifice everyone else in order to just keep the reins.