"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."—George Orwell
The final countdown has begun to the 2016 presidential election, and you can expect to be treated to an earful of carefully crafted sound bites and political spin.
Despite the dire state of our nation, however, you can rest assured that none of the problems that continue to undermine our freedoms will be addressed in any credible, helpful way by any of the so-called viable presidential candidates. Certainly not if doing so might jeopardize their standing with the unions, corporations or the moneyed elite bankrolling their campaigns.
In the interest of liberty and truth, here are a few uncomfortable truths about life in the American police state that we will not be hearing from either of the two leading presidential candidates.
The government is not our friend. Nor does it work for "we the people."
Our so-called government representatives do not actually represent us, the citizenry. We are now ruled by an oligarchic elite of governmental and corporate interests whose main interest is in perpetuating power and control.
Republicans and Democrats like to act as if there's a huge difference between them and their policies. However, they are not sworn enemies so much as they are partners in crime, united in a common goal, which is to maintain the status quo.
Presidential elections are not exercises in self-government. They are merely business forums for selecting the next CEO of the United States of America, Inc.
No matter which candidate wins this election, the police state will continue to grow. In other words, it will win and "we the people" will lose.
The lesser of two evils is still evil.
Twenty years ago, a newspaper headline asked the question: "What's the difference between a politician and a psychopath?" The answer, then and now, remains the same: None. There is virtually no difference between psychopaths and politicians.
Americans only think they're choosing the next president. In truth, however, they're engaging in the illusion of participation culminating in the reassurance ritual of voting. It's just another manufactured illusion conjured up in order to keep the populace compliant and convinced that their vote counts and that they still have some influence over the political process.