As we all know, no candidate for political office can speak the truth about government finances, because average people would reject the truth.
Indeed, once you have reduced people to slaves (that is, once you have made them believe your lies) your slaves will defend your cruelty, preferring to die rather than question you.
This happens because your slaves develop mechanisms to cope with their suffering. Some mechanisms consist of justifying their misery as “nature’s way” or “God’s will.” (Which is why most socialist revolutions are forced to outlaw churches. Wherever there is slavery, it intertwines with the local religion, such that slavery and religion reinforce each other.) Other mechanisms consist of glorifying you, the slave-owner, in the hope that you will soften your cruelty. Still other mechanisms consist of your slaves denying that they are slaves.
The various coping mechanisms become habits that keep your slaves in line, like a horse that has been broken, and which remains obedient for life, being forever tied up by its mental habits and conditioning.
If by chance a single slave starts to awaken the rest of your slaves, then you can easily eliminate that individual slave. (Or if necessary, buy him off.) This will remind the rest of your slaves of their hopelessness, which your slaves will transmute into an even stronger defense of their misery.
Slave owners are no smarter or “better” than their slaves. Indeed they are often as petty and childish as are their slaves. For example, below is China’s embassy located in Washington D.C. It was built in 2004, and is by far the largest embassy in the U.S. capital at 260,000 square feet, or almost six acres. (However the U.S. embassy in Beijing China is more than twice as big.)
On 12 Feb 2016, Ted Cruz introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate (S.2541) to designate the area of the Chinese embassy as “Liu Xiaobo Plaza” after the Nobel Peace laureate imprisoned in China.
(Liu Xiaobo organized a petition in 2008 calling for an end to one-party rule. On 25 Dec 2009 the Chinese party bosses sentenced him to eleven years in prison after he had already spent nearly seven years in prison.)
This is a political stunt on Cruz’ part. I’ll show you the area to be renamed below, in red.
Ted Cruz’ bill unanimously passed the U.S. Senate the same day it was introduced. The bill made China’s rulers so enraged, so furious, so hysterical, that it’s like someone introduced a bill to designate the Israeli embassy grounds as “Adolf Hitler Plaza,” or designate the grounds of a U.S. embassy abroad as “Eugene V. Debs Plaza.” I’m talking pulling-out-your-hair fury. (Obama has reassured the Chinese that he will veto Cruz’ bill if it reaches his desk.)
The Chinese threatened to retaliate by renaming the street that runs by the U.S. Embassy in Beijing as “Edward Snowden Street,” and also by removing the pandas from the National Zoo in Washington D.C. (Oh the horror!)
My point is that society’s rulers are often childish and petty.
Okay, so this is realty we must deal with. Slaves who defend their misery with their lives (literally), and owners who often act like children. Given this, how can any politician, much less Presidential candidate, reveal the truth about money?
My answer: with time, cleverness, and persistence. Jill Stein, for example, was the Green Party’s Presidential candidate in 2012, and now again in 2016. (In 2008 the Green candidate was Cynthia McKinney, who I voted for. However the money powers installed Obama as their puppet.)
Jill Stein was a candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010. In the 2012 Presidential election she received 456,169 votes, making her the most successful female presidential candidate in U.S. history. (Hillary, of course, will receive twenty times that because…Hillary!) (And Wall Street.) (And the corporate media.) (And idiots everywhere.)
Where am I going with all this? I’m saying that if Jill Stein really wanted to be different, she could use the time between elections to ask people a simple question…
That is, Stein could use the “Socratic method” of asking questions, and letting people expose the truth for themselves by answering the questions. At least Stein could drop hints of the truth here and there. Alan Greenspan spoke the truth plainly on national TV, and several times. Jill Stein knows she will never be elected, so what does she have to lose? Her pride I suppose. Or her vanity. Maybe she likes the attention of being a Presidential candidate.
In any case she defends the lie that money is physical and limited, and that the federal deficit must be reduced, and that the U.S. government is “bankrupt” and has a “debt crisis.” All the things that give a Doomsday Weapon to those who oppose the Green Party platform that Stein supposedly represents…
Yes indeed. How will you pay for it if the U.S. government
> Is bankrupt
> Has a “debt crisis”
> Runs on taxes and loans
>”Can’t spend money it doesn’t have”
If you can’t answer these questions, then you remain vulnerable to being blown out of the water. You might try to buffer the blast by saying, “Your taxes will rise, but you will end up saving money, because you will have no expenses for college or health care.” However it’s questionable how effective that is. Why not defuse the torpedo altogether? And if you can’t do that (because your own fans will attack you) then why not say this…
To a large extent Jill Stein already does this, but I’d like to see her take the extra step and repeat Alan Greenspan’s words on national TV. “The U.S. government can pay any debt it has because it can print money to pay it.”
Of course, Stein would then be hit with the inflation bogeyman, but so was Greenspan. This will happen no matter what.
I challenge Jill Stein to think a little more seriously about federal finances, and how to defuse those torpedoes I described above.