What 2012 elections wrought: sadly, the status quo (section 2)

As a brand new year beckons in most cases a good idea to assess the present and by consequence the near future. We cannot change the past. We can only change the future. However, changing the long run is not really easy as we are relayed through those who live charmed lives. To keep from repeating the same mistakes every single year takes a lot of effort. First, you should take note of the mistakes. Then it takes the dedication to right them. In that sense every day life is the first, second and third principles of Newtonian physics at their very best and their worst.
Not four years (1949) following your 'end' of the Second World War the US had 'military advisors' in South Vietnam.
Slowly initially then more quickly 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 towards the point there was clearly a need to stop dead in the tracks an evergrowing grassroots leftist movement---but not only in Southeast Asia---inside the US also.
Who easier to sacrifice and thus appease the gods of war as opposed to most able bodied teenage boys in the US who by virtue of their age couldn't yet vote and therefore had no say inside matter? This feeding the gods of war would embark on for as long as it latched onto break the back in the growing leftist movement inside US. Then it continued for a lot longer than 1975 so as to insure how the left was trapped in check.
I mention this because it's central to the statement that there was clearly a leftist movement brewing inside US. There has been a left leaning tendency in this nation from your outset. There has also been in the same way constant a tendency of the right to crush that left leaning tendency in the outset also.
It ought to be noted that even following your end of WWII, 1945, as well as the Tuskegee Airmen and the 761st Tank Battalion notwithstanding-- Blacks, African-Americans were being bought, sold and traded over the South and Jim Crow would have been a borning. Jim Crow would survive for up to another 3 decades effectively keeping slavery available by another name.
And if Jim Crow wasn't enough to quell the noise of civil rights activists the draft was. As the number of young Americans in uniform in Vietnam grew, it turned out as if no one noticed except naturally for the boys.
Young men were being selectively thrown to the jungles of Southeast Asia by a lottery system run by local conscription boards run by White community leaders. These draft boards were comprised of fine upstanding citizens of each respective geographic area. There was little random or fair about them.The draft was simply an efficient tool of social engineering. The male children of people who ran 'selective service' boards were safely ensconced in universities and colleges. 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 may be the working hypothesis with this blog the conflict in Vietnam and actually most US 'wars' since WWII have been the result of both an expanding sense of entitlement about the part in the burgeoning military-industrial complex and the insecurity of the majority population. The insecurity is propelled by the fear of people that are different, that regarding color---and not really just in those foreign nations we invade.
For almost several years there would be half one million young Black, Hispanic and poor Whites on a lawn on a day in Southeast Asia. They would battle Quixotically against a Quixotically imagined enemy of 'freedom loving people everywhere.'
At best it had been the consequence of paranoid schizophrenic thinking---paranoid schizophrenic 'thinking' being part of leadership within the 'free world.' At worst it was the contrived and manipulated age for opportunistic capitalist extremists and leaders of the burgeoning military-industrial complex.
This nation had just emerged through the decade (1950's) that's at once very Medieval-conservative but which unbeknownst with it also incubated a leftist movement of resentment that would shake ab muscles foundation from the political right. That incubating leftist movement would cause conservatives to create a repression every bit as brutal as anything any Third World bully can rain down upon those unfortunate enough to get 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 check here We Trust', the McCarthy Era witch hunts, blacklisting, slavery by another name inside form of Jim Crow laws plus a twice elected national hero since it's figure head.
But despite the iron-grip many White population had about the nation there is unrest fomenting in the nation's womb.
The election of 1960 while very conservative and never without 'voting irregularities' in the time seemed radical. Things radical would come after the election and not as a direct result with the election.
Nothing much has changed since then. Statistically it's still a similar number of people graduating universites and colleges. The rate is even about the same by type and a higher level degree. The numbers of secondary school educated students who go on to college has stayed a constant of these many decades as well.
When the 1960's rolled out a complete other USA rolled out by using it. This was the generation of free love, drug users, free-thinkers, a generation of resistance fighters and also other non-conformist malcontents. In short it was obviously a good time, however tumultuous and radical, to be alive. It would have been a throw back towards the days ahead of the US Revolution.
The 1960's would have been a decade-sized maelstrom of music, art, writing reflecting lifespan and times that inspired it. It would be a time in the event 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 the most pugnacious way.
There have been times inside the history of this nation if the puppet masters have lost control of their carefully orchestrated conservative repression and power over their tools of social engineering. This was one of those. But when you hold every one of the cards, money and power any effort to veer off the course by upstarts can be used down. In that sense the controllers of this nation are not any different as opposed to controllers of Syria, China, Russia or other repressive regime for the planet.
No doubt in 2008 many young adults sought and thought these folks were advocating for 'real change.' What the election of 2008 should have made very clear to observers is that real change isn't so easy to research. If the 2008 election didn't disabuse the masses of concerned citizens of the nation then this 2012 election surely will. But you say, wait the president won re-election over the capitalist extremist! To that I respond, 'look again.'
The 2012 election needs to have made really clear that money is power. That the top 2% in general and also the top 1% specifically are unwilling to present, share or transition their power. No diverse from in Egypt, Syria, Russia or China the powerful elite doesn't have any intention of quitting any of its control or power. That's not going to happen.
Only a people's movement can initiate the force capable of challenging the status quo. The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, for instance, almost developed a difference. OWS at the very least woke up a few people. That movement would have been a throwback to the efforts from the last century.
People's movements are insurgent as the name indicated. Their counter-culture nature is a threat as real just like any revolution. They are the essence of revolution and change.
What the united states is experiencing presently can be as old because the republic itself. It could be the age old battle between your 'haves' as well as the 'have nots.'
In Vietnam almost half a million representatives from the US 'have nots' struggled to survive inside the jungles of Southeast Asia sufficient reason for only 'mother's little helper' to ease 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 smaller amount cared.
Also struggling were the natives with the land we invaded who as far as we were holding concerned had done absolutely nothing to bring on such an onslaught in the US.
Meanwhile, the 'haves' found Vietnam a premade research and development lab ready for your taking and exploiting. It was an R & D lab funded through the US 99 percent as well as the disadvantaged of Vietnam.
Critics with this hypothesis require proof. The proof is everywhere. It's a few reading, seeking it and making the text. The proof is in the lies used to justify the invasion of sovereign nations generation after generation---and there is a reason for that, too.
From Texas Red: a cratered landscape of prisons, deplorable apartheid public education, insufficient healthcare and politicians and majority population intent on keeping it that way'
Hasta Siempre,

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