|"Flip flop" on a national scale|
Public polls have shown that the people believe that the ship of state is off course because the America we have known seems to have vanished like the Titanic, Air France flight 447, as well as Malaysian Airlines Flight 370:
Let's also remember that empires, just like a smaller ship of state, can disappear from history.(Titanic Mistakes Using The W Compass - 2). How many times have people sung the words "they've all gone to look for America" or muttered "this is not the America I remember?"
The reason for the demise of the Roman Empire and the Mayan Empire are examples of cases where there are differing opinions about how and why they "went down."
This extends to cases of ocean travel where ships can completely disappear and to air travel like Emelia Earhart becoming lost, or military aircraft squads that disappeared in the fabled "Bermuda Triangle" during WWII (cf. Time).
There are even myths and legends about entire civilizations going down, as depicted by the current movie "Noah" or the fabled continent of Atlantis.
There are differences and similarities with all of these cases, and one of the interesting similarities is The Global Climate System which produces our weather.
“Despite the frequency of misguided practices and policies” within particular agencies, like the CIA, in the “national security” area of government, there are often very few whistleblowers. Abuses remain “well-concealed” even though they relate to “gravely wrongful or dangerous policies.”(Dissenter, "Secret Government"). Like the Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 situation (everyone is wondering where on Earth the plane with 239 people on board is), many of us also wonder where on Earth the pre-surveillance state, the pre-warmongering state, the peaceful America we all remember, want, and like is.
This is what Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg has previously written. He’s also described how there is an “apparatus of secrecy” in government, which works to conceal from Americans, the Congress, the courts, “policy errors, recklessness, violation of domestic and international law, deception, crimes, corruption in various forms, questionable or disastrous judgment, responsibility for catastrophes,” etc.
The conduct of the CIA over the past four to five years, which has been a response to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s efforts to produce a study on the agency’s post-9/11 rendition, detention and interrogation program, is indicative of an agency working to prevent the public from understanding the full scope of abuses and misconduct committed when it came to a program that involved the torture of terrorism suspects.
Have you noticed that most media reports have been as helter skelter concerning the question of where America is now, as they have been while covering the Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 situation?
The previous post in this series is here.
America, by Simon & Garfunkel:
I've gone to look for America
They've all gone to look for America
All gone to look for America
All gone to look for America