Trashy beauty queens adorn the billboards, whoring themselves in low cut tops to sell the trash heap materialistic dream. A bit of pout here, a lot of cleavage there and the latest car, jewellery or fashion accessory is sold to the highest bidder with the weakest willpower. And beneath the billboard, the rush hour traffic winds its way through the evening pollution. What’s your poison – exhaust fumes or low cut, pouty-mouthed seduction?
The gleaming poster girl smile to go with the gleaming poster girl products and the whitewashed perfect teeth to match the whitewashed perfect lies. In a world of crooked-teeth smiles and deadbeat reality, the advertising industry knows that selling a half-baked dream of ‘happiness through hedonism’ to the masses is not too hard to achieve. And that dream-world comprises products designed for obsolescence in a use and throw culture in a use and throw world of expendable countries with expendable populations that sit on top of oil and the various other mineral resources required to swell corporate coffers and keep consumerism afloat.
That could well be blood, not lipstick, smeared on the lips of the sexy billboard woman – the blood spilled by those unfortunate enough to have been born in a certain part of the world on behalf of people in other parts of the world who deem the price of petrol at the pump or some other consumer item to be more worthy than the lives destroyed in order to grab the minerals required to make them. A drone attack here, some ‘collateral damage’ there and those boys in the US control centres are happy with a hard days killing.
How did things get this bad? Answer: via the duplicity and deceit of politicians and their backers.
Remember Barack Obama’s election campaign? A lot of slick talk about ‘change’ and ‘yes we can’. It turned out to be ‘no we can’t’. It turned out to be business as usual as Obama carried on from where Bush left off.
Bear that in mind as the media builds itself up for the US presidential campaign. Bear it in mind because, while the politicians appear to be at the driving wheel, the vehicle is ultimately being driven by General Electric, BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Shell, ExxonMobil, BP, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Rothchilds and any other number of financial and corporate entities that profit from selling the dream, or imposing the nightmare, depending on which side of the drone attack or bombing campaign you happen to be on.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that the upcoming US election later this year has anything to do with democracy. It doesn’t. Don’t be fooled into thinking there is a genuine choice between candidates and parties. There isn’t. Don’t be fooled into thinking the mainstream media will go out of its way to expose the lobbyists, the financial backers, the oilmen, the bankers, the arms manufacturers and the rich who have turned elections into a complete charade. It won’t.
It was Mayer Amschel Rothchild, from the wealthy Rothchild dynasty, who over 200 years ago said, “Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes her laws.”
While the oilmen and other corporate types may think they control the world, the money men know they control the world. It was the financiers on Wall Street who largely shelled out their money to get Obama elected last time around – not the ‘man in the street’ as the media stated time and again. Payback has been trillions of ‘bailout’ tax dollars handed to over to the financial sector. ‘Bailout’ is theft by any other name.
And as you consider that, why not consider this: ”corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of this country will endeavour to prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.” Those words were taken from a letter that Abraham Lincoln wrote in 1864.
Lincoln also said that the banking powers are more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. They denounce as public enemies all who question their methods or throw light on their crimes.
Abraham Lincoln could see a world that would be. It is the world we now have.
The great banking dynasties for hundreds of years have funded revolutions, changed the course of history, helped instigate wars and bullied governments. Through controlling the money supply, they have also conspired to produce booms and busts that have made or broken governments and nations.
We refer to this controlling of the money supply today as a ‘credit crunch’. It’s a benign term, stripped of any political connotation, stripped of any inkling that behind the scenes the hidden hand of the financiers have restricted credit to avoid potential losses and boost profit – profit in the form of taxpayer bailouts and by repossessing or buying up the assets and resources of the individuals, companies and countries on the cheap. It’s been a win-win situation for the financiers.
If being gripped by fear and paranoia about those nasty terrorists in far away places can’t take your mind off such things, there’s always the happy smiling faces on the billboards to produce a warm and comforting feeling. No better way for the glove puppet politicians to focus your attention away from their fraudster masters who are shafting ordinary folk every which way they can. ‘Democracy’ – be nice if we had it.Tags: Global, North America
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This post was written by Colin Todhunter