Here is the Introduction to Skip’s Book, Enema of the State
“If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending,
we could better judge what to do, and how to do it.”
– Abraham Lincoln
This country, and the entire world with it, is really in quite a mess. The so-called “American Dream” has degenerated into a chaotic nightmare of inflation, violence, oppression, corruption, graft, pollution, wars, exploitation, and mass insanity. It almost seems to get worse on a weekly basis. Just when you think that things couldn’t get any crazier, some heinous manufactured atrocity happens somewhere on the planet.
But don’t throw in the towel just yet.
Nothing’s over until it’s over. The purpose of the previous book in this series was to try to wake people up and suggest that they take a good realistic look around and be aware of the fact that there actually is a problem, and that this present madness is nowhere near a state of normality by any rational definition. Most people simply walk around in a tv-programmed haze and are kept too busy with distractions like sports and celebrity scandals to question anything around them. They lack the will to rock the boat, fear of affecting their own status quo prevents it. That’s just what the powers-that-be want, obedient sheep that can be manipulated into working for the system and buying lots of useless stuff. That’s exactly what keeps the system running: workers who never question anything and will go deeper in debt. These two concepts, driven by greed and fear, allow the global population to be controlled and exploited by the aging dinosaur Elite – who then get enormously richer from the toil of the people and by stealing what little they have on a daily basis.
But like John Lennon said in a song: “there are no problems, only solutions”. The global situation isn’t so overwhelming if it’s approached in this way. But first you have to realistically define the problems. Based on observation and research, it would seem that they are as follows, not necessarily in order of importance:
An independent, unrestrained banking cartel that controls the global financial system and funnels most of the capital to a handful of families and individuals through debt, inflation, taxation and theft.
The illusion that citizens in so-called democracies actually have some direct say in either the election of persons in their government or how it’s run.
An unaccountable, near-omnipotent global intelligence community that invades the privacy of people worldwide, profits from narcotics sales, and interferes with other democratically-elected governments.
An oppressive and increasingly expanding militarized police state, with its attendant repressive legal system to snare people into the corrupt prison-industrial complex.
False flag events contributing to the state of general unrest and perpetual war throughout the globe.
A completely controlled mainstream press, run by a handful of huge conglomerate media corporations.
Rampant and irresponsible industrialization that is progressively poisoning and destroying the planet’s biosphere and its inhabitants.
Whether all these factions are operating together under one giant global conspiracy is never verifiable for sure. But judging from human nature in general, psychopaths will usually band together loosely to achieve a goal – as long as it’s convenient for them to do so. Alliances can break down at any time, and reform in some other configuration later. The players come and go, power struggles erupt, the losers disappear, and the winners live to fight another week. A few families are on top for one generation, get degenerate and lazy, then lose their advantage to some other families later. It’s all just one big chessboard, with the entire world as the spoils.
Let’s take a look at each of these problems realistically, then suggest some possible ways to deal with them….