Bill Hicks - “The Elite” (by wcorrenti)
Probably too much truth in this.
I believe, with all my heart, that this is why Obama has capitulated to the entrenched and über-powerful time and time again.
This is why—even though I suppose I can’t blame the man for protecting his family and looking out for his own ass—I am as yet undecided about voting for him again in 2012. I try really hard to not be cynical, but it’s difficult to think of politics as anything more than a charade these days, and when you review the list of things progressives are frustrated about regarding the realities of President Obama versus the promises of Democratic Nominee Obama, I hope it’s easier to comprehend how such disappointment and acquiescence might lead one to ponder seriously the impact of yet another promising leader bowing to those who truly pull the strings. I had high hopes for him. I am saddened, but not all that bitter.
[h/t bethefoodoflove for the linked list]
I love talking about the Kennedy assassination because to me it’s a great example of, er, a totalitarian government’s ability to, you know, manage information and thus keep us in the dark any way they… Oh sorry wrong meeting… Ah shit. That’s the meeting we’re having tomorrow at the docks. [winks]
I have this feeling man, ‘cause you know, it’s just a handful of people who run everything, you know … that’s true, it’s provable. It’s not … I’m not a fucking conspiracy nut, it’s provable. A handful, a very small elite, run and own these corporations, which include the mainstream media. I have this feeling that whoever is elected president, like Clinton was, no matter what you promise on the campaign trail - blah, blah, blah - when you win, you go into this smoke-filled room with the twelve industrialist capitalist scum-fucks who got you in there. And you’re in this smoky room, and this little film screen comes down … and a big guy with a cigar goes, “Roll the film.” And it’s a shot of the Kennedy assassination from an angle you’ve never seen before … that looks suspiciously like it’s from the grassy knoll. And then the screen goes up and the lights come up, and they go to the new president, “Any questions?” “Er, just what my agenda is.
- Bill Hicks
Well, since at least 1963 when the CIA killed JFK… but we’ll cover that next time.
I’ve been to Dealey Plaza. I was close to the window on the sixth floor in the Texas Book Depository where it’s alleged that Oswald took two shots. I went to the fence at the back of the Grassy Knoll next to the train yard. I can close my eyes and see the Zapruder film, Kennedy’s head jerking away from the top of the knoll.Who Killed JFK
I believe that the BP oil spill could have even bigger ramifications on our country than we already realize.
If this disaster exits the public consciousess without there being a 1:1 ratio of fault to accountability, then we as a nation will have demonstrated to our government (and the corporations whos interests they protect) that there is nothing we won’t tolerate - that under any circumstances of wrongdoing, even one without moral or religious debate, we can be manipulated and made to forget. And if we allow that precedent to be set, there will be no turning back. They will know something no democratic government ever should: that no matter the circumstances, they can always fall back on the people losing interest if they can be distracted long enough.
We passed that threshold in the aftermath of November 22, 1963, imho.
“Go back to sleep, America!” - Bill Hicks