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Political Upheaval - 2016 to 2020. When Lunatics Run the Asylum. Make America Great Again?

Updated on July 5, 2020
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Retired RN & current news junkie. Following U.S. politics has become an obsession that more people should adopt, follow and vote.

From the top down

This article was written in 2015 with the original title: "When Lunatics run the Asylum, all levels of society runs amok in an ''undisciplined and/or faulty manner''.

I revised the title because i thought it was unduly harsh to predict what life would be like from 2016 to 2020 if a 'lunatic' really were elected President of the U.S.

Capitalistic turmoil is the one major necessity for the continuation of life as we know it today under the rule of Trump, his appointees, and as a country driven by the rules of the US as a Russian annex.

The hierarchy.

The higher the level of incompetence, the faster the rise to power and the greater need to maintain the hierarchical form of governmental [governing] control.

Countries and Nations:

It is imperative for the minority, made up of the wealthy and powerful, to be able and capable of controlling the national leaders.

Maintaining dictatorships on the lower levels of society is necessary for doing just that.

While "dictatorship" has an inherent negative connotation to it, it is not necessarily bad for the world society in general.

There are many forms of dictatorships; many of which have more innocuous and harmless sounding names.

"Dictators" come in many forms. They are all persons with absolute control in, and of, a government or organization:

despot, absolute ruler, autocrat, tyrant, master leader, Duce, Fuhrer, Caesar, Czar, Kaiser, taskmaster, lord, commander, chief, overlord, headman, adviser, ringleader, man at the wheel, wire-puller, cock of the walk, boss, lord of the ascendant, disciplinarian, martinet, oppressor, sultan, sheik, sirdar, sachem, grand turk, caliph, imaum, chah, mogul, khan, lama, tycoon, rajah, emir, negus, bashaw, and anyone appointed to absolute power provisionally in times of emergency (ex: the Governor of Michigan unilaterally appointing his own representatives to take over towns and cities and destroying them with incompetence).

As one can quickly surmise from this impressive list of ["dictators"-by-any-other-name] they can easily be seen as either benevolent or malevolent, simply by the mere virtue of their names.

Global Control.

The top 100 most powerful and wealthy control the planet.

That is a real truism.

The control of global finances is imperative to maintain the orderly flow of all global commodities necessary to maintain capitalism at its most base levels.

This is the most fundamental part of ruling the global society.

The Negative:

When these dictators become intoxicated with the power they possess, entire nations suffer under their regimes.

Absolute power has the side effect of corrupting absolutely.

A sad, but albeit true, fact of the frailties of the human condition.

And one in which dire consequences cannot be anticipated when incompetents rise to power too quickly.

The necessity -

of "dictatorships" for the continuing control of the global society by the few self imposed ''dilettantes'' who aspire to complete control is painfully clear.

Their money can buy temporary loyalty, but cannot buy decency, compassion or humanitarianism that is sorely lacking from the top to the bottom of this dictatorial 'ladders of control'.

The method behind this seeming madness is nothing more than a means of control and subservience by "lesser leaders" endorsed by the most influential few.

"How" they maintain their control is of lesser importance than their attaining and maintaining that control over the masses.

The exploitation.

When the ends justify the means, fear of "the loss of power", and threats to "the loss of these coveted positions of control" keeps those lesser "leaders" in line.

When the lesser leaders themselves become a threat to the top 100 they must be removed from their position any way necessary.

Destroying any person, or group of people, who threatens their ultimate position of control is nothing more than a necessary annoyance to the wealthy in preserving that control.

And those destroyed in that process are simply viewed as collateral damages that could not be avoided in order to do so.

Level of incompetence


Necessity for Incompetence

These levels of incompetence must be maintained at all costs.

The increase in the number of incompetents at the higher levels of control insures the continuation of that power by the few at the top.

There is little that anyone can do to stop this process when controlling organizations and governments are in the proverbial pockets of the top 100.

They have the means, power and wealth to buy loyalties of government officials, all Government departments (DOD, DEA, FDA, EPA, USDA, and the Supreme Court of the U.S., to name a few.

We are what we are

If ads are allowed on this article, on this web site, take a look at them and understand their positions within the hierarchy of our society when the only purpose for being here is to exploit others and in turn being exploited by them as well.

We are, all, in fact, nothing more than one more item in the global "commodities exchanges" created and ruled by those 100 at the top.

Very few of us will ever be anything more than what we already are in this food chain of societal survival without compromising our individual moral values of humanitarianism {assuming we had them in the first place}; and substituting them with greed and lust for money and power. For these are the basic necessities for gaining wealth and power in our society today, without a doubt.

The State of New York - How corruption is born

Here is a prime current example of the corruption of our society by devaluing social and individual equality and placing more wealth in the hands of the few at the top.

New York legislators have passed legislature that gives businesses a "tax-free" status for 10 years to entice new businesses to this state.

This merely opens the door for future manipulation and terrorist type blackmail threats.

The short sightedness of this legislature surely depicts the incompetence of the state leaders. When the reality of this folly would be the overwhelming evidence that many businesses would simply move to N.Y. state for 10 years, establish their worth, then transfer all business to foreign countries unless their "tax-free" status is continued indefinitely. The potential for this is more than speculative, as they already have displayed their desire for greed above all else.

There is no more logic, or civil decency, left in the U.S. political arena owned by Corporate America.

Once that door has been opened, it will never be closed in our lifetimes. And as long as the likes of the narcissistic self-serving, crooked, and lying people like those currently in the U.S. white house today (from the stolen election in 2017) are entrenched in Washington, they will never be ferreted out without a total societal upheaval by the down trodden as their plights continue to deteriorate.

by: Independent Mind 06/10/2014

Can we mandate morality?

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    • IndependentMind profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Minnetonka Twin

      Thanks so much for taking the time to read and leave your comments.

      This November (2014) will be a turning point in our history.

      If the GOP takes over the majority in the Senate it will be business as usual as long as there is a Democratic president to veto all those crazy new laws they will try to pass - anti everything, and everyone and promoting Corporate America. It will be a disaster.

      If the Democrats take the majority of the House of Representatives we will see the greatest movement in our history for compassionate policies toward the people, and the overriding of restrictive laws against minorities, women's rights, and equality until the next presidential election.

      Either way our government will remain dysfunctional to the point of nothing of any substance getting done.

      This is the most useless congress in our history to have served in Washington.

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      Linda Rogers 

      7 years ago from Minnesota

      I just can't stomach how immoral this whole hierarchy is in our world and government. It's obvious that today's world is run by the wealthy. Why else would all these screwed up politicians be in office. It's not because their smart or know what their doing-it's because they have money to get to high places. This is a very well written article that should make all of us very uncomfortable, but hopefully more aware.

    • IndependentMind profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago


      thanks for visiting and leaving your comments. I had no idea that Australia was doing the same foolish stuff as the U.S. I was beginning to think all the crazies in the world were residing the America.

      It is not much consolation to find that other nations are just as bad when it comes to catering to the wealthy at the expense of the rest of us ( "us" assuming you are not of the wealthy class ?)

      Thanks for adding more character to this hub.

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      John Hansen 

      7 years ago from Gondwana Land

      Great hub. I am so in tune with your point of view on this issue and it appears others you have written about. The law to allow businesses and their top 10 employees tax free status for 10 years is crazy and the fact the world is ruled by the top 100, and all Government decisions bow down to that. The current Australian Government are trying to introduce policies and a budget that 'bashes' the poor, pensioners and welfare recipients and rewards the rich. The whole concept is 'un-Australian' and I think in this case it will be their demise, although it is happening around the world. Voted up. Well done.

    • IndependentMind profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago


      Thanks for your comments about ''...our leaders learning everything they know from re-runs of the Twilight Zone..''. They made me laugh, but at the same time that is not too far from the truth.

      If you have ever watched Fox news you can easily see that these people are certainly living in an alternative reality than the rest of the world.

      And when most of our elected officials reach Washington, they morph into a different mind set that also has nothing to do with reality, or common sense.

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      Beth Perry 

      7 years ago from Tennesee

      Very astute observations, IndependentMind! It often seems our leaders have learned everything they know about life and politics from watching re-runs of the Twilight Zone. Scary, truly is.

    • IndependentMind profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago


      Thanks for taking the time to visit and leave your comments. It is well appreciated.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Welcome to HubPages. You'll do well here.

    • IndependentMind profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago


      Unfortunately, this is the mindset of the "privileged" in the world. They think they are privileged because they have all the wealth - and perhaps that is true. Privilege does not automatically come along with having money - but arrogance and pride always does.

      If a person believes everything written in their bibles (or other similar books) - it is written that ".....the wealthy will not gain entrance into heaven...."; not because they are privileged, but because they are inherently arrogant, prideful, greedy, and place themselves above anyone who is disadvantaged in any way that having money cannot fix.

      If one denies the needs of others, and choose to ignore it instead of trying to help those in need - then THEY are the greatest threat to humanity itself. I believe that this is the message meant by J.C. in the bible. {And it certainly is the gist of the this hub}. When one can buy their way into anything, anywhere, and also buy the loyalties of others in this lifetime, then they think they will be able to automatically buy their way into a blissful afterlife.

      Or perhaps they deny an afterlife to be able to live with themselves and their apathy towards the 99% of the struggling human race.

      I have just added a link above on "cap and trade revisited.." that addresses this as well.

      Thanks again for you insightful comments. You have certainly added greater substance to the article.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      7 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Martin Luther King knew he was going to be killed. And so did Jesus Christ. It's hard fighting the control system, especially when it's like the blind leading the blind.

      God--it's so stupid! We all have moms and dads, brothers and sister, children, LIVES.

      Why do some have to think they deserve it and others don't?

    • IndependentMind profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago


      I would not put anything past the 'ruling class'. They will protect their own interest, at any cost to anyone.

      It is a sad state of affairs when being born gay is still grounds for blackmail in this country.

      Equal rights as written in our constitution has an unwritten caveat: Equality for everyone as long as they are conservative christians, white, not female, know how to lie and deceive others about their sexual preferences, and have enough money to buy their way out of any problems they might encounter.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      7 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I have read this a lot, and believe it to be true: a lot of times, these people are blackmailed, and/or threatened.

      I remember reading about a congresswoman, who was secretly gay, and didn't want anyone to know.

      She was set up in a tryst, and they had pictures.

      Since she was petrified of people finding out, she went along with whatever her blackmailers wanted.

      This was pretty recent.

      And we all heard about J Edgar Hoover, and his tactics.....He was supposedly more powerful than the president.

      I believe a lot of people can be trapped by agents of the ruling class.

      They're called Honey Pots.

    • IndependentMind profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      This is exactly what i meant by "When lunatics run the Asylum".

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      7 years ago

      And if this is not enough, they're creating so-called "enterprise zones" in New York State that offer MILLIONS of dollars in property tax breaks to any company---regardless of its size, that create TWO jobs!

      New York is quick becoming a haven for the super-wealthy.

    • IndependentMind profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago


      Thank you for reading and commenting. I was flabbergasted when i saw this on the news about N.Y.state. It sure shows whose side the Government is on. Those wealthy thieves have had their tax breaks for years and have not "created" many jobs at all - in fact they have closed branches, laid workers off, and moved to other countries because their loyalty was to Corporate America's outrageous "net Profits" and not the American people, and certainly not the economy.

      It is difficult to understand how congressional leaders promise the moon to constituents before they are put into those positions, then turn around and sell our souls to corporate america after they take control.

    • IndependentMind profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago


      Thanks for reading and leaving a comment. I look forward to reading some of your works as well.

    • IndependentMind profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago


      Thanks for reading and your thoughtful comments, that are all true to the "T". If we are not really careful about who we "elect" to congress, those 'rights' and 'freedoms' will be even more diminished.

      It might be a constitutional right to own a gun - but to carry assault rifles over your shoulder in department stores where children shop is surely a recipe for future disasters. Or mandating women's reproductive rights is criminal, to name only a few 'wrong way' decisions by Washington, D.C.

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      7 years ago

      I live in New York and one part of this new "tax free" enterprises law that the governor and the legislators are NOT openly or clearly sharing with the public is this:

      IF you work at one of these start-ups---and IF you work in a high-level position, then you don't pay income tax either for 10 years.

      In other words: The company gets to determine which of its employers will or will not pay state income taxes. And since many of these start-ups despite being entirely UNRELATED TO SUNY will be located on SUNY campuses throughout the state, many people will be sharing work spaces with people who----simply because of the status of their employer in New York State and because of the status of their employment with that employer, are exempted from paying income taxes.

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      Kathleen Cochran 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Welcome to HP. I can tell you are going to bring an interesting point of view. Sharing

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      Leslie McCowen 

      7 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      The funny part is when they remove your adds, because what you have written is "too controversial a subject" abortion, and 9.11.2001.

      Used to listen to talk radio, before Rabids took guy, Gerry Williams said "we are not here for the intellectual discussion--we are here to sell advertising space".

      Just as you can write here, and read some great things.....but just don't cross the line.

      We always spout freedom, but it's really not true.

      We are free-er than some, but hardly at the top of the freedom chain.


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