Sunday, February 21, 2010

Blind Men And The MOMCOM Elephant

We all remember the story of the blind men around the elephant in folklore.

They all had a different description of what it was they were touching and feeling, depending on their area of perspective.

The news media and our political leadership are like that:
Even as the American economy shows tentative signs of a rebound, the human toll of the recession continues to mount, with millions of Americans remaining out of work, out of savings and nearing the end of their unemployment benefits.
(NY Times, The New Poor). This "American economy" being talked about is the same one John McCain talked about circa September of 2008.

McCain spoke of it only a few days before the Treasury ran screaming to congress, emphatic that the economic sky was falling.

That episode scared the pants off congress, which gave rise to TARP bailouts of banks with your money.

McCain said the "American economy" was fundamentally sound, and he was right if you know what he was in reference to.

The MOMCOM elite have their "American economy"; the scraps they let trickle down from it is the economy of the people.

The Times article hints that they now want to call the economy of the people "the poor economy".

John McCain is right, the "American economy" of MOMCOM is doing quite well thank you, after all they are being paid the big bucks for two wars.

The big picture, if you put all the blind men's stories together, is that the U.S. economy has been taken over by an economic military coup which has the spirit of Napoleon:
I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.
(Napoleon Bonaparte). The Treasury has been plundered as our 4th president, James Madison, forewarned, and as General and later President Eisenhower forewarned.

The main coup operation was propaganda based, telling you over and over 24/7 that you are in danger, be afraid, and give your dollars to MOMCOM and she will take care of you.

Eisenhower saw through it and described it as theft via extortion:
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone.

It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.

This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
(General / President Eisenhower). She will make you poor for a long, long time, because everyone is afraid to diminish her budget to a decent size.


  1. I think Ike realized what a monster he had created (well actually two, as he created Richard Nixon as well), albeit a little too a late. He needn't have bothered, as the beast is loose in the world now, and even otherwise well meaning people still can't see that the monster's gonna kill us all before its done. In truth, we probably crossed the rubicon when we unleashed the nuclear genie. It's been all downhill since.

  2. disaffected,

    That sounds like the story in the recent book "Bomb Power", by Pulitzer winner Garry Wills.

    Besides changing the government such that it has been downhill since, it may also have changed science.

    The downhill may have started at Los Alamos, which means "MOMCOM coup on science". ;)

  3. :) Well, it seems to be what we do, we manufacture war, manufacture the fear that gets the public to support war, manufacture the "tools" of war, check out list of contracts our "defense" awards each month/year, and this helps keep the unemployment rate down.

    We have now semi-privitized the CIA. with freak creations like NED and USAID, if congress or the CIA won't approve the money, we use obscure line item add ons to various legislation worming its way thru Congress.

    It has been reported that since WWII, thru 1999 we have intervened in 72 countries, resulting in millions dead, and millions more living indefinately in refugee or displaced persons camps, and the beat goes on.

    That is more than one per year.

    Today, even as we struggle to leave Iraq, (will we ever?). and announce plans to move offensive from Helmand provence to Kandahar, we are softening up the public to accept, or even demand, a war with Iran.

    Do you know where your tax dollars are tonight?

  4. Kathy,

    Reminds me of the time ....

    "Well, I got the fever
    down in my pockets

    The Persian drunkard,
    he follows me

    Yes, I can take him to your house
    but I can’t unlock it

    You see, you forgot
    to leave me with the key

    Oh, where are you
    tonight, sweet Marie?

    Now, I been in jail
    when all my mail showed

    That a man can’t give his address
    out to bad company

    And now I stand here lookin’
    at your yellow railroad

    In the ruins
    of your balcony

    Wond’ring where you are
    tonight, sweet Marie

    Bob Dylan, Absolutely Sweet Marie