Auf Wiedersehen, Miss American Pie

You might find some solace in the fact that a country with a partial electorate this gullible and people in positions of power this insane and/or manipulative…

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…is going to get what it deserves. But the question came up regarding this prediction when I was discussing it the other night:

Travis Getty, “Here’s How the US Empire Will Devolve Into Fascism and Then Collapse — According to Science,” Raw Story, 7 December 2016:

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/heres-how-the-us-empire-will-devolve-into-fascism-and-then-collapse-according-to-science/

[a Norwegian professor at the University of Hawaii and Transcend Peace University, Johan Galtung] predicted in his 2009 book, “The Fall of the American Empire — and then What?” that the U.S. was plagued by 15 internal contradictions that would end its global power by 2020, and Galtung warned that phase of the decline would usher in a period of reactionary fascism.

American fascism would spring from its capacity for global violence, a vision of exceptionalism, a belief in an inevitable and final war between good and evil, the cult of a strong state leading that battle, and a cult of the “strong leader.”

Galtung said all of those elements presented themselves during the Bush era, but he fears fascist tendencies could sharpen under Trump as those cultists lash out in disbelief at the loss of American power.

The sociologist identified unsustainable economic, social, military and political contradictions that would eventually topple the U.S. as a world power.

“What’s going to take its place?”

What indeed?

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While a portion of this is nothing new, the point is I had not carried my thinking quite far enough. The point? There are people in government who don’t just want to cripple the federal government; they want to completely destroy it.

They want to set up Ted Cruz’s Dominionist/Seven Mountains kingdom, reflecting more Saudi Arabia than true Sharia Law, though certainly there are elements of legislating the bedroom that would fit with this nutty element’s intrusion upon what occurs between consenting adults. This while ignoring what occurs in the military between a non-consenting adult and a rapist. Since this works in the favor of multinationals who are waiting their turn to run the world, it continues and the loony tunes march toward inverted fascism and/or fascism seems inevitable. Imagine the Saudis controlling the Taliban and you get the idea with the difference being a Western spin with Jesus instead of Mohamed on the war banners.

This is because only a state–and then only a powerful one–could possibly present an obstacle to direct corporate control of the planet.

And that is largely because the intelligence community is just following orders. Nur nach Befehlen. Can you hear me now?

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Yet More Infernis and a BBD Item

And another still-needs-work chapter posted here.

And now for some apologies, explanations, etc.

Despite what may seem like a trend in my work, I neither hate nor fear females. At least I don’t think so. I see the inequality in pay and respect between the sexes as something akin to what minorities, gays, etc. deal with.

I am however playing on some dark humor I suppose regarding being gay and dealing with the opposite sex.

Besides, I’m not talking about a real female anyway. She represents something else.

Next, I am also not militant about religion. I am radical about disliking radicalism, I suppose. That’s about it. I don’t begrudge someone their religious beliefs as long as they don’t involve the forced conversion or death of others and the codification within laws that we all have to share.

That’s all you’re getting. I will probably have to say something about real mental illness at some point (as opposed to the fake stuff created by thugs in order to fulfill criminal agendas) but I think that can wait. Besides, I’m in good company there. It’s rare to see any story that handles that subject well.

Finally, the related Black Boot Diaries point. The anecdote about the cult is (mostly) true. I did meet a couple to whom that happened. In fact, the Manhattan Church of Christ (where I attended in the early 90s) had a significant portion of people who had come out of that cult. It was known as the International Church of Christ, the Boston Movement, and the New York City Church of Christ depending on which exact entity (all part of the whole) one was discussing. It had and has no relation to the Church of Christ that is centered in Tennessee and Texas.

There were other horror stories as well from those who left it. They did in fact target actors to become members. One intern at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, who was just about as close to a Blues Brother as I can imagine prior to his “conversion”, became a recruiter for them. He went from shouting out Dennis Hopper quotes from Blue Velvet to shouting whatever it was would keep his fellow cult members in line.

Can it be I have hit upon yet another aspect of the beast I’ve been struggling with? The likelihood of a major US cult not being run by CIA and/or DoD strikes me as being very, very minimal.

I know. What are the odds?