When Israel slaughtered innocent Ghazans our corporate controllers maintained relative silence, but cries of horror are regularly expressed at the violence in Libya. A disastrous No Fly Zone would only increase the bloodshed, but even if it is avoided one thing seems clear. Much of American leadership, its political opposition and sectors of the population are living in a No Brain Zone, sinking from normally appalling ignorance to an even more threatening near imbecility.
Failing empires, nations and institutions are often run by people whose intellectual capacity reflects deteriorating material conditions. The greater the crisis, the more likely that the morally crippled, psychologically damaged or mentally challenged may assert command. But when the crisis is systemic and transcends borders, the weapons handled by the incompetents are so lethal, and the area blanketed with ignorance extends from nation to state to municipality, more than a local population is under assault.
Our problems and their potential solutions are global in nature but the No Brain Zone originates in the USA. Here, an economic clergy tell us America is on the rebound, but that is only true for its richest elements and their upper class servants. The working middle is suffering strains unlike anything in a generation, while the poor and most defenseless are being reduced to the material standards of an under developed nation. This in a society that spends tens of trillions on war, allows tens of billions to be amassed by private wealth, and squanders billions more on psychological necessities like cosmetics, Israel, pet food, drugs and alcohol. And all this financed by a Ponzi scheme multi-trillion dollar debt carried on the backs of taxpayers dubbed a middle class. Weapons of mass delusion keep citizens in a peasant state of confusion so that they unquestioningly support a tiny feudal minority at the top. That fraction of one percent is living in opulent luxury beyond the decadence once enjoyed by emperors, pharaohs and other tyrants produced by royal incest of the ancient past.
The economic tyranny of more recent years has seen America’s rulers destroying our primitive social democratic structure and any pretense at regulating a market it treats as a Supreme Being. It has cut private manufacturing employment drastically in order to create more profits while artificially financing a massive speculation binge that caused a housing market breakdown. Demands for change that might have resulted from high unemployment were avoided by having the pubic sector hire many of the workers dumped or deserted by private corporadoes. This further moved the burden of financing the economy from the minority investor class to the majority working class. Central Consciousness Control and its Low I.Q. staff say that mentioning this incites class war against the poor huddled masses of our billionaires. Oh dear!
Now public budgets are being further savaged to finance the enormous expense of an imperial military with bases all over the world, and to keep the rich happily sheltered from being overtaxed. The biggest single employer in the USA, the public sector, is being treated as a socialist monster by people who drink soup with a fork and wonder why it takes so long to finish eating. In order to finance a system that commodifies earth, air, water, humanity and sanity, the mentally malnourished demand cuts to the only sector offering a temporary solution to the problem of potential economic breakdown.
These irrational self-defeating policies can only seem logical to those trying to maintain a political economy with no future. Those of us paying the price need to see the illogic before it’s too late.
Corporate government officials, their corporate opposition and their professional mind managers don’t wear propeller beanies to be easily identified as dimwits, but instead are treated as expert authority by media servants to power. This leads innocent people to lash out at fellow citizens, immigrants, and logic itself, following the vicious lead of the corporate assault on reason. But whether we are among the great majority of the misinformed or the small minority doing the misinforming, the end result for all of us could spell disaster without the democratic action of crisis intervention. Control needs to be taken from the masters of hatred, war, and waste before the problem leaves no way out for humanity. An aroused global population seems to be moving closer to that ultimate solution.
The Arab world is hardly alone in experiencing demands from a newly radicalized public, though it has taken the global lead. European union movements are finally being emulated by American workers who are rising up against the social inequities which grow more apparent with each new public loss to assure more private profit. As never before, humanity seems to be moving toward political democracy in simultaneously occurring national struggles, spurred on by common experience of inequality, disrespect and exploitation.
Landlords and their tenants in the No Brain Zone are terrified by these movements exploding all over the world, from places like Tunisia to Wisconsin to Yemen to Ohio. The actions they take to suppress or compromise change will ultimately provoke more radical demands, but the costs may be large since so many remain under the control of organized confusion. Still, the example of people coming together across lines of religion, class and ethnicity is unmistakable. Once those masses begin to act with organization that enables their spontaneity to focus more directly on majority rule of the political economy, they will not only speak louder than words, but with a collective intelligence that transforms a collapsing system without a brain, a heart, or a soul, into an intelligent, loving and materially spiritual humanity.