01-22-2017, 08:20 AM
What you say may be in fact true, but there is more to it than just that what you mention.
I would point out that the malady to which you refer is not enshrined in the architecture you blame, but rather in the hearts and minds of men. The features of our government to which you point are only the objects onto which the scoundrels project their blaming in the effort to absolve themselves of accountability.
The greatest perfidy lies at your feet. And mine. It is the "people", ostensibly of, by, and for whom this "government" exists in the first place. If Theye hold any effective authority over us, no matter how mangled by and contaminated with tyranny and other evils, if it by our consent that it has come to pass. The only valid remedy, too, lies with us, whether it be massive and coordinated political action of a "systemic" sort, or the extra-systemic remedies running the gamut from civil disobedience to civil war.
Alas, such remedies require a coherency of human thought that does not exist in America these days. Theye have been endlessly clever and devoted to the efforts to which they have applied themselves in making sure we stand divided along any of a thousand different lines of artificially contrived categories, whether by race, religion, sex, or what have you. The people of America, having chosen to self-identify along some subset of those false and falsely manipulated lines of distinction, have in the doing handed their sovereignty over to Themme through their own stupidity and lassitude. The black ones took the bait, hook, line, and sinker, as did the white. The men as well as the women. The gay as well as the straight. The Christian as well as Jew and Muslim. And so it goes down the long and miserable line of confabulations that have been served up to us as the most wretched pablum and of which we slurped away, happily, angrily, jealously, enviously, fearfully, stupidly, hatefully, ignorantly, willfully.
Nobody twisted our arms, save to keep pounding at us as we refused to turn off our televisions. The power of the editor was ignored as some of us had our hearts wrenched from our chests as we watched the hard-luck story du jour on the tube. We've had our sympathy and empathy appealed to, as well as our guilt and anger and hate with such predictable success by ruthlessly evil people that one could set his watch by it.