America has proven that time and time again, it is the land of the ignorant and the home of the confused. There is a lot to say on this topic. Unfortunately, WordPress is not the place to write a novel – so I’ll probably have to jump around trying to cover a lot of ground. But, here it goes:
Welcome to Imagination Land – the real one – where people live in a bewildered state of self-perpetuated and constantly shifting realities that collide in mass explosions of idiocy, self-indulgence, and lunacy (thanks to Southpark for the original Imagination Land reference). There are not enough words in the English (or any) language, to describe the pathetically pitiful state of American culture. From the tops of the political monoliths (built on the backs of the poor) to the cesspool of “DIY” back-yard, not-so-smart “geniuses”, there is no corner of America that does not portray humanity at its worst.
I probably know what you’re thinking: “But, America can be great because there are so many wonderful things that happen!” And … you’d be mistaken. Heroes who save people from burning buildings are heroes … who are still overpaid, overworked, and fighting fires that started because an idiot put out a cigarette in a trashcan. There are doctors who miraculously save lives everyday, in a health-care system so corrupt that the rich get the special treatment, the poor live in health conditions equivalent to third world countries, and the universities still take your taxpayer dollars while forcing doctors to charge excessively high prices just to pay back overpriced student loans. Inventions? Don’t get me started on that one (I’ve already covered the wealthy “junk” of prestige) … but I digress. The point is that America is not a “well-oiled machine”, it’s not a “Republic”, it’s not a “Democracy”, and it’s not a place of miracles. America, except for a few who live here, is a place of chaotic and profound ignorance where nothing good happens unless something bad created it (yes, that is an umbrella / generic statement and I make it with full confidence that at any given time, Youtube, Imgur, Twitter, the news, or walking out your front door and watching people, will validate that statement to at least some degree):
Let’s start with a system of misinformation. America (and in many cases, the entire planet as stupidity has spread like the disease it is), operates on a massive scale of misinformation that was mostly perpetuated BEFORE the internet, social media, or even television. For example, I was recently in a somewhat heated debate about why there are no new turbine designs for windmills and hydroelectric power. The “engineers”, “scientists”, and “experts” assured everyone that there were no new equations or possibilities to be discovered. Yet, several of us came forth with just that: new machines and models that did NOT fit the “norm” of what science understood. The “expert” counter-argument: “Well, if there was new technology with more promising results, why wouldn’t businesses invest in those better ideas?” Here was a discipline that changes more than 10% ever minute of every day with new concepts and understandings of how the universe works and yet, not one of these so-called “experts” in their field could comprehend that the only reason that no one used technology was because 1. No one had (“stuck” in their old ways because people are legitimately not that “open” to the idea of change or intelligent enough to grasp super advanced concepts), and 2. because the “scientific experts” kept telling them there was nothing new (which was a result of the scientific experts being stuck in ideas that were already over 100 years old)!
And, there are STILL, even with modern science and technology, no good 3-dimensional, dynamic models for wind or water but these “experts” are sure they know what’s going on. Another, more common problem (and by far, the largest problem that has inflicted the world), stems from intentional lies propagated through advertising. For example, since the 1950’s, children were raised to brush with Colgate and rinse with Listerine. Why? Listerine was a FLOOR CLEANING PRODUCT in the 1940s. What happened? Misinformation and misdirection in unregulated business (or “political lobbying atmosphere”) lied to people and manipulated them. In more recent times, sites like E-Harmony and Match.com offer “scientific” solutions with “proven” track records to track generations of lonely people and connect them for romance. Neither site has an actual profiler that can scientifically match people and neither site has any truth in their statistics. But, people keep subscribing to them. Why, in a planet with 7 billion+ people, when it’s almost literally impossible to find absolute loneliness no matter how hard one may try, do people then still subscribe to these? Probably for the same reason that Phillip Morris can print warning labels on the packages of cigarettes that they are going to kill you, but people still use them (and the same reason that Phillip Morris, today, touts itself as the top corporation for ending smoking and they STILL sell cigarettes … and people STILL buy them and believe in Phillip Morris’ goals!).
Does that make ANY sense? No; no it does not. Yet, knowing that your foods are filled with ingredients not safe for human consumption, that dieting is a lie, and that half of the laws in America are created for the sake of corporations making more money doesn’t seem to affect anyone! One of the problems with the media is that they are two-faced. On one hand, the Washington Post, Time, The Wall Street Journal, and others all provide articles that are honest and up-to-date on some of the news. On the other, they censor news, print out-right lies, use political commentary to stimulate the masses with drama, and are akin to being lead into safety by your worst enemy (who is also trying to kill you). It’s lunacy.
Another problem is corporate America; and I’m not just talking about the greed or corruption. The idiocy in corporate leadership stemming from a lack of working, business and accounting, is unparalleled. The terrible decisions being made everyday toward automation, raising prices (while lowering content/quality), and so on, are irrational and unjustified. CEO’s are being fired every day for blatantly stupid decisions. Recently, I was in a somewhat frustrating debate with an international company doing business in America that was fighting about the results of a business proposal. They wanted an 8% internal rate of return (IRR). Well, unless you’re borrowing money to lend money, that’s ludicrous, especially in the energy industry (not to mention the foolishness of borrowing money to lend money). The compromise was to offer an actual return on investment (ROI), with a minimum 4% net present value (NPV) that was equivalent to a 25 year loan at a static 5% amortized, annual interest! Now, you don’t need to be a financial genius or some sort of super-advanced accountant to know that investing your money into a stable market with a 5% return is a pretty darn good deal (especially when you look at these <2% fluctuating interest rate standards). Maybe a long-term, stable investment is not for everyone, but for companies wanting the additional benefits that come with clean energy – it’s one of the best options on the table.
Yet, with the way they wanted to do the financials, they were going to have a negative NPV and wouldn’t do the deal. Are they wrong? Yes; yes they are; because they were taught in school that way, 15 years ago, and don’t know how to change. Why? Because, time and time again, large corporations that people believe are large due to always making super successful decisions (one more of these “misinformation” campaigns), are not actually all that smart. That’s why corporations grow and die in a heartbeat. Apple, Inc., recently invested billions in a company that they had to shut down within an extremely short period of time. Pharmaceuticals release drugs that literally kill people, and for the $100 – $200 million they get sued (and the few people who get fired), they use the remaining $10 billion in profit to keep on truckin‘. (just like the anti-depressant they recently put on the market with a side effect of causing – more depression!!), Don’t believe such ludicrous decisions are being made? Here are the headlines from the Hedgeco news network or August 4, 2017:
This is just ONE DAY. These things happen EVERY DAY! It’s not enough for some people that they make several hundreds of millions every year – they want more! But, the money has to come from somewhere. So, in their infinite, senseless, twit-brained campaigns, they manipulate, mock, hurt, and steal to get what they want. These are the highest income levels in the world!
And, this is the evidence, that “stupid”, knows no bounds!
Another problem is that most of these issues arose over 100 years ago. And, because no one did anything then, the idiocy continued to trickle downhill until an entire country of lemmings (ignorantly blissful creatures with limited intelligence), happily marched on in life becoming drones, corporate slaves, and doing whatever they are told. Why shouldn’t they? After all, corporations, governments, and other unscrupulous, self-serving minions of darkness have worked hard to eradicate history.
They don’t want you to know. Why? If you knew today (for example), that the cross-walk button in your city was a lie designed around the fact that you had been trained to believe you can push a button and get results (as a primitive-level reward mechanism), you might start to realize something: “they” see you as NOTHING more than a monkey who occasionally needs a banana so you will keep dancing for that organ grinder and make him money (just like your bleeps and whizzes on cell phones!). So, they will create dissension and convince the people to tear down history, just like Al Qaeda terrorists, removing images from their visual sight in the false, imaginary pretense that it somehow changes the truth. It doesn’t matter what flags come down, what statues topple, or what books are changed. History – won’t change. What will change is the ability to convince future generations of the reality of the atrocities that occurred because they will see no evidence of it. So – the recent movement to tear down history is actually more destructive to the racial equality that has been won than they could ever imagine.
The results are white supremacists who are so misguided that they actually believe that it was “white” people that built America (you know, forgetting Indians, Mexicans, Chinese, Germans, and, oh … almost the entire world’s culture). There are black supremacists who are just as violent and dangerous yet, somehow, get hidden in the vail??!! When the President of America comes out and denounces racial violence – shouldn’t that be a good thing? Nope. News and media (including talk show hosts like Jimmy Kimmel), attack him because 1. He took two days to do it! (Which is outrageously beyond words, that I can even look up if I were to have a thesaurus with me, given the fact that it’s not the President’s job and the President has other things to do – so the fact he did it should have been enough); and 2. Because the white supremacists gave him kudos. What? Really? The level of racial inequality here is staggering. If I were to give Dr. Martin Luther King jr. kudos, no one would care. If the KKK were to say they liked what I did – instant hate. Who’s the one being racist? Well … I’ll let you draw your own conclusions. But, the fact is that racism is a LIE perpetuated by people who want to see America divided and frankly, who hate all people and I have said enough in past posts to validate it. This type of “I need to feel good” idiocracy lends support to the idea of herding people as sheep for their own good (which, is a very, very sad state of affairs for a nation that once prided itself as a world-leader, even if that was misplaced, too)! But, history keeps repeating, and this is why.
The biggest problem in dealing with this is the fact that the ENTIRE CULTURE, from its top to its bottom, thinks of “people” as nothing more than just monkeys and “they” keep throwing you bananas so you’ll keep dancing for the organ grinder. Hatred, drama, stress, and manipulation – those are the ONLY labels that will apply to the 20th and 21st Centuries of American history -> You (well, for those of you in America that may happen to read this).
Ah, but you don’t like that, do you? It’s not just the shame, humiliation, and embarrassment of being called stupid (or having “acted” stupid in a way that you now see was unfathomably idiotic to the point you cannot understand why you did it in the first place), is it? Your sickly feeling of realizing that you are actually worthless (don’t worry – you are not worthless, it is just the feeling of being helpless that society has “trained” you to believe is worthless), crosses into social stigmas and even strips you of your control. No one wants that. So … you’ll keep tapping on your cell phones, drinking your overpriced and falsely advertised (sugar-filled) vitamin supplements, and going to work because you have to. Right? What else are you going to do?
Yeah … there is the real problem, isn’t it? What else are you going to do? To fight back, you would have to give up your conveniences. You would have to get less “stuff” than the other person. You would have to feel small, intimidated, and overwhelmed by the more powerful corporations and the law. You would have to … sacrifice. But, no one seems willing to do that.
One of the reasons: the problems are not just with the people, corporations, or the media; the problems go much higher. Law enforcement is a very important part of this nation’s day-to-day operations. There are some people out there who have suffered some very serious trauma and in turn, hurt others. It sucks and is unfair, but it happens. To maintain a system of order, law enforcement provides an invaluable service by brave men and women who risk their lives everyday (and I know some members of law enforcement who I hold in the highest regard for their service). But, there is a flip-side to this. Law Enforcement hates to be wrong. From everyday police to district attorneys, they don’t like admitting their mistakes (or lies) and have no intention of doing anything to fix it. Thus, everyone in the country of so-called “freedom” and “liberty” knows, that you don’t actually have to do anything wrong to go to jail. Your life can be destroyed for no reason at all and while the truth may come out, the organ-grinder monkeys have already been trained to hate you and life as you knew it is over.
Even those who are supposed to be enforcing justice have been ground up in the political wheels that spin and crushed under its weight. In 2012, an Oregon District Attorney had to rehire an assistant District Attorney he had just fired. Terminated for some inappropriate legal management, the assistant DA was hired, given a promotion, and only a few years ago raised the bar against the taxpayers increasing the size of their department. This is just one example, in a small corner of the world, where counter-intuitive laws and systems don’t even involve the “people”, and the political machines do whatever they want. Thus, the people remain blissfully ignorant organ-grinder monkeys and the chain around their throat gets tighter.
Political leaders in America have a history of corruption, greed, and mistreatment of their constituents. In recent times, political leaders who stand against President Donald Trump (for their own, personal agenda), are not representing their constituents. In a time when change was badly needed, while the President stood ready to sign, the leadership was busy bickering like children. Don’t misunderstand, I am not rooting for or against the President. I have my own position and am leaving the door open for you to make your own choices (as it should be). I am only illustrating that the biggest, political failure in America has been to repeat the past atrocities of tyranny. Kings favored the wealthy. The Roman Republic, just before it fell, took from the poor and partied like it was 999 (I know, wrong year, trying to be funny … probably unsuccessfully). And, laws and decisions get made “for” Americans, with a multi-billion dollar Democracy lie to convince the “people” that they have some amount of power.
Yes, there are excellent men and women that serve in positions of political leadership. And, for the most part, they do what they can. But, the old saying rings true: absolute power corrupts, absolutely.
Education, politics, media, Hollywood, commerce, business, science, law, religion, health, culture, environment, race, everyday-living, and so on and so on; these are all various “top-level” categories of American culture (very “top level” and intentionally generic), that exhibit some facet of stupidity that has been handed down through generations (and continue to build anew). Lies about our food, air, and shelter have gone on for so long that few people even know what the truth is; but they do know that there is a “truth” out there (just not the ones they have been told). That is, if people were being honest with themselves. As I said before, I could write a novel on this topic (and that is the point – there are so many lies, from the food you eat to the air you breathe, that is almost becomes difficult to know what’s real). But, hopefully, I’ve provided you [the reader] with a sufficient amount of links, ideas, and details that you can do your own research. There are so many incorrect ideas and understandings of the truth and what’s going in America, that the culture is literally living in an imaginary state of being. This is creating a divide financially, socially, racially, spiritually, and in every other way possible.
But, what can you take from this? Ask yourself: are you living in the Matrix? Have you become so apathetic to the truth that you go along with whatever you’re told? Do you watch commercials for new prescription drugs with a hundred side effects worse than the original problem and not shudder? Do you listen to all the ignorant opinions and political blasphemy designed to drag you into drama and let it get to you? Or …
Do you feel overwhelmed, tired, and disgruntled to the point that you’re not sure what to do and are kind of in a frozen state? Do you wish it would all stop? Do you ever wonder if the only solution is for an apocalypse and wiping out the majority? If so – then at least you’re on the right track. At least you understand the epic scale disaster that defines the American culture. When America is gone and future generations of some intelligent group look back, they will see America in its totality. For every good, there is far more bad. And, it all came down to one problem: knowledge. So, stay educated. Educate others. Take the time to tell the truth. The other day, when offered a diet soda, I went into a 3 minute explanation of why that was a lie and not a solution. Sure, it was boring and didn’t win friends, but it was honest. And, one person in the room was actually educated.
So, it starts. One person here, two people there, and within, 20 – 100 years, maybe everyone sees what’s going on. Conveniences are no longer so “convenient”. “Stuff” is more of a painful reminder about how people are manipulated than a social status. Ignorant ideals of supremacy and race are set aside for improving education and building up our history to prevent future occurrences. And, maybe … just maybe … the government actually works “for” the people from whom they take money, income inequality is abolished, and we build a healthy society of educated leaders who bring an era of stress-free living, pleasant working conditions, and …
Hmm … guess who’s living in imagination land, now? Well, it’s fun to dream … isn’t it?
Thanks for reading (if you made it this far!! Sorry as there was not enough time to edit this one in greater detail!)
“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” – Albert Einstein
“Sadly, the American dream is, has been, and shall ever be, nothing more, than a dream.” – JJ Kennedy