Most people choose to be slaves. They choose to suffer. They insist on it. And they defend their slavery with their lives, and the lives of their children. Literally, not figuratively.
For the masses to break free, it is not necessary to take up arms. Most armed rebellions are not even true revolts anyway, since the rebels go on believing their masters’ lies.
A true revolution, and the most powerful kind of revolution, is mental. It is a paradigm shift. Indeed, all wars are ultimately fought for control of people’s minds. You cannot enslave a planet until you first enslave people’s minds by getting them to believe your lies.
Once you have done that, if any nation tries to break free of your grip, your slaves will attack that nation and vilify it for all time as “pure evil.” And they will dream up all kinds of fables to validate their lies.
The lack of universal health care in the USA is based on lies. Most people say the reason we can’t have it in the USA is that private insurance companies own the politicians. But average people outnumber the politicians and the insurance companies by millions to one.
The real reason Americans can’t have it is that most Americans don’t want it bad enough to give up believing the lies they are told by the rich.
Actually they don’t believe the lies. They pretend to believe them, which is more intractable than simple belief. The problem is not ignorance or brainwashing. The problem is sheer stubbornness.
Look at this article from today’s Counterpunch blog. The writer wants universal health care, but in the very first sentence he surrenders…
It’s a surrender because tax increases are not necessary. It’s a surrender because the writer refuses to acknowledge the truth. Let’s open the vault and reveal the truth to him.
If everybody chose to stop denying this, then the will of millions of people would overpower the insurance industry, and we would have universal health care without tax increases.
Sadly, people already understand it, at least on some level, since they know that the U.S. government can “print” limitless dollars. And yet they choose to remain enslaved, and they sweep us along with their stampede.
We have war, poverty, inequality and every other negative thing for one reason only: it’s what people want. People drown on the Titanic because they want to. If they did not want this, then they would acknowledge what they already know to be true.
Many people support Hillary Clinton not because they they think she is a good person, but because they know she is Satan. They desperately hope that by supporting Satan, they will win the mercy of Satan. And when they are crushed by Satan, they will blame Trump, or they will blame (fill in the blank). Anyone but themselves.
It isn’t that people like to suffer. It’s just that that they enjoy lying to themselves and each other more than they enjoy freedom from suffering.
This reveals a basic fact about human psychology. The human mind never truly lets go of one thing until it finds something else it likes better. This applies regardless of what topic we discuss.
Thus, it is crucial that the money powers never let Americans get a taste of universal health care, since Americans would like it more than they like lying. Imagine not having to live in fear of getting sick or injured. Imagine not having to stay in an awful job because you fear losing your health care.
“Well,” you say, “people figure they are helpless.”
Wrong! People KNOW that money is limitless, yet they PRETEND that it is not.
And so, even though the USA is supposedly the “richest country in the world,” its government cannot afford to give us what all governments of industrialized nations give their people…universal health care.
Why? Because most Americans insist on suffering. They like it.
Here is Paul Craig Roberts…
In the 21st century Americans have been distracted by the hyper-expensive “war on terror.” Trillions of dollars have been added to the taxpayers’ burden, and many billions of dollars in profits to the military/security complex in order to combat insignificant foreign “threats,” such as the Taliban, that remain undefeated after 15 years.
All this time the financial system, working hand-in-hand with policymakers, has done more damage to Americans than terrorists could possibly inflict.
Far more devastating is Paul Craig Roberts’ lie…
Trillions of dollars have been added to the taxpayers’ burden…
Because of this lie, the U.S. “cannot afford” to do anything except help the rich to get richer.