Machiavellianism is “the employment of cunning and duplicity in statecraft or in general conduct”. The word comes from the Italian Renaissance diplomat and writer Niccolò Machiavelli, who wrote Il Principe (The Prince), among other works.
In modern psychology, Machiavellianism is one of the dark triad personalities, characterized by a duplicitous interpersonal style, a cynical disregard for morality and a focus on self-interest and personal gain. -Wikipedia
Since before anyone can remember there has been a subculture of psychopaths in society that if allowed, wreak havoc on our minds, our freedoms and our moral sensibilities.
Oh, and how some of us want to be just like them.
It’s like this: What’s yours is ours. Enough is never enough. Give an inch, take a mile. Black is white, up is down, 2 + 2 = 5, you’re either with us or you’re with the terrorists, etc.
It’s not an accident. Orchestrated by design to diminish the individual in favor of the collective, who are then in turn manipulated into propagating the designs of the architects of these deceptions.
But none are so deceived as those who falsely believe they can think. I sort of came up with that one on my own by I did borrow the structural outline from Goethe.
And now here we stand, watching… er, actually sitting in our collective La-Z Boy recliners as it may be, the electoral process entitled The Mad March of the Machiavellians. And it takes place on the road where the street sign reads: To Nowhere (if you’re a Talking Heads fan, how do you like me now?).
The crowd mostly cheers, some boo and hiss. A few don’t even bother to look up from their cell phones and even a fewer still are commissioned by George Soros to become useful idiot saboteurs. But none the less they’re all here in full view, like a wart on the ass of humanity in a g-string bikini.
And as the streaming, seemingly endless parade struts, goose steps and stumbles before us I’m left to contemplate where we really are at this point in history. Because these Mach’s aren’t just clowns who toot their horns and bitch slap each other for the crowd’s amusement.
Not only is the game rigged but the jig is up. The naked emperor has been running about with his junk flopping around and while some news anchors report on these incidents, the general public seems content to post Bernie Sanders speeches on Facebook in hopes of convincing the rest of us that he really cares. And even better yet has a chance of winning the election.
“…and if you support Donald Trump, unfriend me now”, is one post I’ve seen recently.
Hmmmm.. That ‘divide and conquer’ strategy never seems to fail. At least as far back as anyone can remember.
On one side the public is in such a stupor, such a malaise that they’ve given up any hope for a genuine democracy. They’ve been denigrated to lay down their freedom for the illusion of an egalitarian society that will right the ship by simply disarming the criminals and force feeding all the starving children in the world toxic GMO’s and mind-numbing vaccines.
On the other side we have a public that is in such a stupor, such a malaise that they’ve given up any hope for freedom. They’ve been agitated into submitting to the aggressive speeches and circus dramas with empty, delusive promises of what could be or at least what used to be.
Are you detecting a pattern here?
It was an old Don Henley lyric that espoused, “…don’t look back, you can never look back”. Yeah, ‘The Boys of Summer‘. A song about a middle-aged man reminiscing on a long lost girlfriend during simpler times.
The Boys of Summer are gone and in their place is the New World Order. The way things are, they’ll have their way. The Machiavellian March is simply a distraction to give all the hope of something different. Just this once, eh?
Again, there is no going back. And the idea of what was is such an absurdity, any person with a modicum of insight into the history of America knows it’s all propaganda.
Capable and driven? To put it mildly. Certainly, that is a better description of America’s past. But how does one define great?
Between all the smatterings of goodness lay whole tribes of slaughtered natives and the wildlife they relied upon. A few dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese, banker funded wars, a few million dead Koreans, Vietnamese, Iraqis, the legacies of the Mormons and the KKK. And don’t forget memorials to Lincoln, JFK and MLK.
Does that sound like something we want to return to?
Then there is the legacy of our Soviet style outcome based educational programs. Oh, you mean public schools. Now let’s get hard core with Common Core! Orwell’s blueprint is almost complete.
This all bloomed into boom and bust economies. Slave labor waged goods imported to millions barely getting by on government assistance. Well, actually it’s the public’s assistance but the government has to run it through their greedy institutions so the parasites can get their cut.
No president is going to come in and fix all that. Ladies and gentlemen, presidents don’t fix problems. Like a place holder in the NFL, they simply position the ball for the real place kickers.
I can hear it now. “Stop being such a pessimist. Your negativity is ruining my buzz!”
Is it the rule of law that has made this country so great? The laws that grant our freedoms? Ah, yes…the Constitution that grants us liberty and justice.
There’s a flip side to that coin. If you glimpse into the illusion that government’s laws grant you your rights, you’ll see how in the reverse they take your rights away. It’s all smoke and mirrors but the public laps it up like a black dog at a water bowl in 100 degree heat.
I think George Washington said it best:
Lawyers! That’s it! The Constitution made this country great which means our laws are superior to other nation’s laws which by extension means lawyers are our champions in upholding America’s greatness. Or former greatness, or…whatever.
I’ll quote a scene with Al Pacino in his excellent performance as Lucifer in the movie ‘The Devil’s Advocate‘.
His son asks him, “Why lawyers, why the law?”
Lucifer responds, “Because the law, my boy, puts us into everything. It’s the ultimate back stage pass, it’s the new priesthood, baby. Did you know there are more students in law school than there are lawyers walking the Earth? We’re coming out! Guns blazin’! The two of you, all of us…acquittal, after acquittal, after acquittal until the stench of it reaches so high and far into Heaven, it chokes the whole fuckin’ lot of them!”
Your honor, I rest my case.