It’s time we talked about the Disunited States of America
G’day America – it’s me one of your bastard children from the colonies.
Despite not being legitimate, I grew up loving you – all those movies with John Wayne, Audie Murphy and Gary Cooper teaching me about the history you wanted me to know about – you know – Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, Jim Bowie, the Texas Ranges, truth justice and the American way. I devoured it all, so much so that I knew about the history you wanted me to know than I did of my own country, never mind, I got that sorted out eventually and for the last twenty years or so our two countries have been in lock- step, so keeping up with both histories has been pretty easy for me.
Anyway, I think it’s time we had a little chat, because somebody has to talk about the elephant in the room and I hate to say it, but the elephant is you.
There’s no easy way to say this.
It is the inevitable slow death of empire caused by a cocktail of self delusion, hubris and war for the sake of war.
For a while there I thought you were just going through a bad patch. We all do occasionally, Australia isn’t much better, but at least it’s found one or two good men who might be able to get us back on our feet(Google Nick Xenophon when you get the chance), and it has to be said, that I thought when you put Obama in the big chair that just maybe he could put you on the path to recovery, but no, I’m afraid it isn’t so.
I think you’re situation is terminal and it has nothing or very little to do with your elected representatives.
Your problem lies in the life sucking cancerous parasites that are bleeding you dry.
You can’t see it . You’re too close and scared of the boogie man that Fox News tells you is stalking the corridors. At the moment it’s a combination of Muslim terrorists, Obama stealing your guns and a heap of commie pinko do- gooders who would like to live in peace and harmony with the rest of the world. It’s ridiculous – and all the while you have this silly internal war going on about America’s christian values being eroded.
America I know Christian values and you have no Christian values. Can I get an Amen?
If you could see yourself through the eyes of the rest of the world you would be ashamed at just how silly you look.
So let’s forget about religion for a minute and talk about those cancers that are killing you for a minute shall we?
The big one is fear. One of your great presidents, Franklin D Roosevelt, once said that you have nothing to fear but fear itself. Well, wouldn’t he be disappointed in you as you jump at shadows and talk of banning races and religions? You’re better than that, but somewhere between 11/22/ 1963 and 9/11/2001 you stopped believing that you were. It kind of makes me embarrassed to think that my nation is still your ally. You can fix this if you start to behave as a nation rather than a bully with a lot of destructive toys. Bombing the crap out of civilians in far off countries is like pouring petrol on naked flame. It’s only going to end in tears and you’re going to get more scared unless you break the cycle.
And that’s going to be hard because to break the cycle of fear you are going to have to cut out the really tumorous cancers that are feeding your fear. The media and those silent arms of government that keep on keeping on regardless of which president is in power, or which party controls congress.
Your media is in the hands of way too few and they are not giving you a balanced clear picture of the world. In fact, the CIA is on record as saying that they in effect control what the media tells you.
You need to fix this and you need to do it now.
Which brings us to the CIA.
Look – they’re a problem. They overthrow governments, cause unrest, create wars, lie to you and create mayhem with a view to increasing their own power and nothing else. If you don’t believe me spend a little time researching operation Northwoods, the Italian bombings in the 1980s, the revolution in Chile, The Iran contra affair and the bloodless coup that resulted in the overthrow of the Whitlam Government. I think you’ll agree that they’re not behaving well. No wonder Kennedy wanted to break them into a thousand pieces, but let’s not go there – you’ll call me a conspiracy theorist and no further arguments will be heard.
You need to bring the CIA to heel.
Maybe a truth commission is what you need.
Maybe a revolution.
I don’t know.
What I do know is this : That unless you reject the crazy ideology and values that value corporate bankers and arms dealers more than first responders to 911 or your own children for God’s sake, you are doomed.
I hope you can turn it around America because the American dream was a noble one and to die without at least trying to live up to it would be a tragedy.