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The Truth About Politics

Updated on November 10, 2016
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Sam researched the topics of international central banks, corporate lobbying, and the nature of global state-capitalism.

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Why People Care About Politics, And Why I Do Not

Generally people care about politics because they sincerely believe that it is there duty as a citizen of a country to vote for the person who best represents their opinions, views, and policies of choice. But you can see from the election results, that only more than a third of the U.S. population actually went out to vote. Many people are beginning to see how consistently politicians make empty promises, and how quickly they seem to succumb to corruption, and how desperately they attempt to hide their folly with a kind of euphemistic and vague language that releases them from making decisions which go against the status quo. Many people see politics as a bit of a joke. I am among those people, to me, politics is a theatrical puppet show, designed to distract people from the issues of most pressing importance. I genuinely believe that it doesn't matter who wins an election, either puppet will be controlled by the same hands, and so it is that I believe in personal responsibility, rather than leadership.

George Carlin's View

Some people think that the Federal Reserve Banks are United States Government institutions. They are private monopolies which prey upon the people of these United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers; foreign and domestic speculators and swindlers; and rich and predatory money lenders.

— The Honorable Louis McFadden, Chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee in the 1930s


The plain and simple truth is that america was bought and sold long ago. We are in debt to numerous organizations, and nations, including our own federal government. If you haven't yet heard, you may want to research into the fact that the federal reserve is not federal, nor a reserve.

Our congress is practically owned by the many industries which spend millions of dollars on lobbying every year. These industries include pharmaceuticals, forestry, food, fossil fuels, and more. The truth is that we elect representatives who go on to represent the wealthiest of organizations, not the american people. That's why we're so obese, have stagnating and declining wages, and why our infrastructure is crumbling under our feet. Politicians have been unable to solve these problems for nearly a hundred years, and the more we legitimize the system through our votes, we are consenting to this backwards system which has done very little good, and a lot of bad.

I'm going to keep this article brief, because really I want to strike people's curiosity, get them thinking and asking questions, and researching for themselves.

You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.

— Edgar D. Mitchell

Pale Blue Dot

Earth and Moon to Scale
Earth and Moon to Scale


"That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there – on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of the dot on scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner of the dot. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light.

[...] To my mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."

-Carl Sagan


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      Sam Wickstrom 19 months ago from Lethbridge, AB, Canada

      It can be frustrating, annoying, and tiresome to hear people constantly whining about their favored party's opposition. I get fed up and want nothing to do with it. Then I remember that most people already have a suspicion of government conduct. So that's why I posted this directly after the election, because people are now in a state where there minds are slightly open to conflicting ideas, and they're now beginning to see the failure of their politician to carry out his promised goals. People who are easily offended are easily manipulated, and I kept that in mind before and after this years election.

      The important thing to remember is that politics is an elaborate puppet show. It's specifically designed to give people a sense of comfort, a steady flow of the ideal that they are in the hands of a government who represents their best wishes. While this is simply false, many people cling desperately to this fanciful notion. I realize it's all a big swindle, that simultaneously keeps people distrait, unaware of the real power structures that are currently sucking the life out of most nations. Many are unaware that central banks such as the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank, literally own most nations citizens, through debt slavery. While it is complex, I'm not going to sugar coat the truth with a euphemistic word salad.

      To understand the power structures of the world, you need to understand currency, fiat currency. Understand national debt, and you've unlocked the mystery of who's running things. It is the Rothschild family primarily, who have an estimated net worth of 500 trillion usd. Think about that for a moment, money is power, and the working class think they have power over the elite, what a joke, give me a break. You are right that people are stupid, but I don't think its that they are inherently stupid. It's that our education system, and our consumer culture, vigilantly train us in our developing years, to have a visceral respect for the state, and to pursue capital. Yet people seem quite oblivious to the effects of their consent to this system. Anyways, I can't rant too much, or I'll be tossing my own euphemistic word salad.

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      Sanxuary 19 months ago

      Your article is excellent. The dumbest comments come from people I have heard during this election. I have heard so much wacky s!!t in people attempting to convince me and others of who we should vote for and why. I for example have no idea how we discuss the current protest and find myself hearing Black on Black violence is greater then ordinary violence. I have no idea why that would matter. Still it gets better when I find out how the Aliens are involved. If this is how a large percentage of the population thinks I can only be happy I do not talk to these people. Still watching this election and knowing Trump won makes me think what the hell. Like half of America I am proud that I never voted and I am wondering if they are the angriest people. You can not tell me we had a choice. Believing in God unlike the hypocrites who sell their souls to this planet. I will not support any evil regardless of Gender. We are in for some really good entertainment. I am beginning to believe that only nut jobs vote for these two parties. if I was to enter any debate what falsehood, myth, and bias statement will they make. I do not mind the truth but its virtually impossible to hear any on the street. We just elected a guy who has never said one truthful thing to become elected. When I consider this I have to ask God what world did you send me to.

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      Sam Wickstrom 19 months ago from Lethbridge, AB, Canada

      Who are these dumb people you are referring to? Humans in general? If so I can relate. If you're talking about my article, I'm sure I could have added more evidence and reasoning. But, I don't want to bore people, I simply want to make the non voting base more public. Do you have an criticisms for this article?

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      Sanxuary 19 months ago

      I sometimes wonder lately why the hell I was put on this planet with so many people I have nothing in common with. I have endured 4 months of the dumbest comments ever made. I have no idea where they get their information and how they came to believing it. Information and common sense based on true reasoning does not exist and I doubt that it will win any arguments soon.


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