A Voice of Reason in Troubled Times……

10 Nov

In light of the outcome of the US Presidential election I thought I’d publish a quote from another US President; equally as controversial as the current President Elect but for very different reasons.  I understand the public’s disenfranchisement with the establishment and their reasons for voting for an ‘anti-politician’ like Donald Trump, but I believe what President Elect Trump was trying to express, aside the overt racism and sexism, was put much more eloquently by President Kennedy more than 50 years earlier.  Had he lived, the politics of division, rhetorical sound bites and media misrepresentation may have turned out differently……

The President and The Press 

“The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.”
John F. Kennedy – 27 April 1961.

The current state of politics is one of diversion from the reality of what is actually happening in the world.  Politicians started the “War on Terror” based on some very dubious reasoning and have used the instability  created to fuel division and fear in society.  Neoconservative political rhetoric homes in on the common enemy, simplifying the complicated issues of displaced ethnic groups into the immigration debate through fear. In doing so they blended all immigration together to give the impression that it is largely to blame for the shortcomings in our health, housing and education systems; leading to an oxymoronic form of ‘politically correct’ racism.  The truth of the matter is that the Military Industrial Complex is doing good business but requires a polarised world view among the electorate to continue its expansion…

The other area of deception is within the very foundation of our economic model, where again they simplify a complicated system, which increases the wealth of its masters whether in boom or bust.  Central, currency issuing banks and the fractional reserve banking system serves only its masters, but we are given the impression that some huge global event led us to where we are now and only by cutting public services and taxing the population can we thrive.  Again, political rhetoric places the blame elsewhere and creates yet more division in society thinly disguised as a cohesive policy…More and more people are becoming enlightened to the reality of the way in which the system is rigged but, in parallel with the Arab Spring, a form of ‘anti-politics’ is spreading, leading down the Donald Trump path to emancipation from a self serving, corrupt leadership.  However, this is extremism of a different, but nonetheless dangerous kind…

Whilst the enlightened see the need to reform the ‘establishment’ and dismantle the current globalist order, a swing to the polar opposite is just as dangerous as the status quo…


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