What 2012 elections wrought: Regrettably, the status quo (section two)

As a fresh year beckons in most cases a good idea to assess the present and also by consequence the future. We cannot affect the past. We can only change the long run. However, changing the long run is not so easy as we are written in context as those who live charmed lives. To keep from repeating exactly the same mistakes every single year takes a lot of effort. First, it is very important take note from the mistakes. Then it takes the persistence for right them. In that sense life is the first, second and third principles of Newtonian physics at their utmost and their worst.
Not four years (1949) after the 'end' with the Second World War the US had 'military advisors' in South Vietnam.
Slowly to start with then faster there was an accumulation in troop strength in Southeast Asia. There was any excuses for people to throw in the contrived, some might say perceived Communist menace. In short, there were a need for cannon fodder. More on the point there was a need to prevent dead in its tracks an increasing grassroots leftist movement---but not simply in Southeast Asia---inside US as well.
Who better to sacrifice and so appease the gods of war as opposed to most able bodied teenagers in the US who due to their age couldn't yet vote and thus had no say inside matter? This feeding the gods of war would carry on for as long as it popularized break the back with the growing leftist movement inside US. Then it went on for a lot longer than 1975 so that they can insure that this left was trapped in check.
I mention this because it's central on the statement that there was a leftist movement brewing inside the US. There has been a left leaning tendency with this nation from the outset. There has also been just like constant a tendency of the right to crush that left leaning tendency through the outset too.
It needs to be noted that even as soon as the end of WWII, 1945, along with the Tuskegee Airmen along with the 761st Tank Battalion notwithstanding-- Blacks, African-Americans were being bought, sold and traded across the South and Jim Crow would be a borning. Jim Crow would survive for nearly another 30 years effectively keeping slavery in position by another name.
And if Jim Crow wasn't enough to quell the noise of civil rights activists the draft was. As the variety of young Americans in uniform in Vietnam grew, it absolutely was as if no person noticed except naturally for the boys.
Young men were being selectively thrown in the jungles of Southeast Asia by way of a lottery system run by local conscription boards run by White community leaders. These draft boards were consists of fine upstanding citizens of each one respective specific geographic area. There was little random or fair about them.The draft was simply an efficient tool of social engineering. The male children of those who ran 'selective service' boards were safely ensconced in colleges and universities. It was no coincidence. University and college attendance exempted males from conscription. Then as now college enrollment was almost exclusively the domain of White males.
It is the working hypothesis of this blog that the conflict in Vietnam and in reality most US 'wars' since WWII are already the result of both an expanding sense of entitlement about the part with the burgeoning military-industrial complex and also the insecurity from the majority population. The insecurity is propelled with a fear of people who are different, the ones from color---and not necessarily just in those foreign nations we invade.
For almost 10 years there would be half a thousand young Black, Hispanic and poor Whites on a lawn on any day in Southeast Asia. They would battle Quixotically against a Quixotically imagined enemy of 'freedom loving people everywhere.'
At best it turned out the result of paranoid schizophrenic thinking---paranoid schizophrenic 'thinking' being along the same lines of leadership inside 'free world.' At worst it turned out the contrived and manipulated age for opportunistic capitalist extremists and leaders with the burgeoning military-industrial complex.
This nation had just emerged from your decade (1950's) which was at once very Medieval-conservative but which unbeknownst into it also incubated a leftist movement of resentment that would shake the very foundation in the political right. That incubating leftist movement would cause conservatives to produce a repression just as brutal as anything any Third World bully can rain down upon those unfortunate enough to become living in that world. It was Bashar Al-Asaad with finesse.
It was the decade that shamefully gave this nation, the institutionalized pledge of allegiance, 'In God We Trust', the McCarthy Era witch hunts, blacklisting, slavery by another name in the form of Jim Crow laws as well as a twice elected national hero becasue it is figure head.
But regardless of the iron-grip the majority White population had for the nation there were unrest fomenting within the nation's womb.
The election of 1960 while very conservative instead of without 'voting irregularities' in the time seemed radical. Things radical would come following your election although not as a direct result in the election.
Nothing much has changed since then. Statistically it's still the same number of people graduating universities and colleges. The rate is even about exactly the same by type and a higher level degree. The numbers of senior high school educated students who embark on to college has remained a constant of those many decades too.
When the 1960's rolled out a whole other USA rolled out by it. This was the generation of free love, drug users, free-thinkers, a generation of resistance fighters along with other non-conformist malcontents. In short it was a good time, however tumultuous and radical, to become alive. It would be a throw back to the days prior to US Revolution.
The 1960's would be a decade-sized maelstrom of music, art, writing reflecting living and times that inspired it. It was obviously a time when the young and in many cases some from the not so young pushed back hard up against the racist, repressive, 'hell fire and brimstone' majority in a most pugnacious way.
There happen to be times in the history of this nation once the puppet masters choosing a lump sum control of their carefully orchestrated conservative repression and control of their tools of social engineering. This was among those. But when you hold all of the cards, money and power any effort to here veer off of the course by upstarts can be used down. In that sense the controllers with this nation aren't different than the controllers of Syria, China, Russia or other repressive regime around the planet.
No doubt in 2008 many young adults sought and thought these were advocating for 'real change.' What the election of 2008 needs to have made very clear to observers is always that real change isn't so easy to get. If the 2008 election didn't disabuse the numerous concerned citizens of the nation then your 2012 election surely will. But you say, wait the president won re-election in the capitalist extremist! To that I respond, 'look again.'
The 2012 election must have made quite clear that money is power. That the top 2% in general and the top 1% in particular are unwilling to give, share or transition their capability. No unique of in Egypt, Syria, Russia or China the powerful elite doesn't have any intention of stopping any of its control or power. That's not going to happen.
Only a people's movement can initiate the power capable of challenging the status quo. The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, for instance, almost made a difference. OWS at least woke up a number of people. That movement was obviously a throwback towards the efforts from the last century.
People's movements are insurgent as the name indicated. Their counter-culture nature is really a threat as real as any revolution. They are the essence of revolution and change.
What the united states is experiencing presently is as old since the republic itself. It could be the age old battle relating to the 'haves' along with the 'have nots.'
In Vietnam nearly half a million representatives from the US 'have nots' struggled to survive in the jungles of Southeast Asia sufficient reason for only 'mother's little helper' to alleviate the pain of poverty, war and discrimination even as an average of 500 body bags were flown home each month for up to a decade. Because the bodies were those of Blacks, Hispanics and poor Whites no-one noticed, a lot less cared.
Also struggling were the natives from the land we invaded who as far as we were holding concerned had done nothing to bring on such an onslaught from your US.
Meanwhile, the 'haves' found Vietnam a ready made research and development lab ready for your taking and exploiting. It was an R & D lab funded by the US 99 percent as well as the disadvantaged of Vietnam.
Critics of the hypothesis obtain proof. The proof is everywhere. It's a few reading, seeking it and making the bond. The proof is in the lies utilized to justify the invasion of sovereign nations generation after generation---and there's a reason for that, too.
From Texas Red: a cratered landscape of prisons, deplorable apartheid public education, deficiency of healthcare and politicians and majority population intent on keeping it that way'
Hasta Siempre,

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