By Guest Author Jim Quinn from The Burning Platform
For most of the ninety years since James Truslow Adams coined the term American Dream, most Americans still believed the fairy tale of the American Dream, that no matter how humble your beginnings, everyone had a fair chance to become a success in America, based upon your individual talent, intelligence, work ethic and a society that rewarded those who excelled. Sadly, that dream is no longer achievable for most Americans. Our society has devolved into an oligarchy since The Epic of America was published in 1931, where a powerful few rule over a willfully ignorant many through propaganda, mistruth, fear, and an iron fist.
“But there has been also the American dream, that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position…
The American dream, that has lured tens of millions of all nations to our shores in the past century has not been a dream of merely material plenty, though that has doubtlessly counted heavily. It has been much more than that. It has been a dream of being able to grow to fullest development as man and woman, unhampered by the barriers which had slowly been erected in the older civilizations, unrepressed by social orders which had developed for the benefit of classes rather than for the simple human being of any and every class.” – James Truslow Adams – Epic of America – 1931
It is terribly distressing the American dream has vaporized in less than a century after Adams wrote those profound, and at one time true, words. The real questions are why did the American dream turn into an American nightmare and is there a pathway back to the kind of country our forefathers created? There are numerous reasons why the country has fallen far from its original conception as a proud defiant Republic to its current state as a dying empire of depravity, decay, debt, and decadence. The conspiratorial creation of the Federal Reserve and implementation of a Federal income tax in 1913 marked a true destructive turning point for America.
These two choices, implemented by greedy bankers and sleazy politicians, put the country on a road to perdition. They centralized the power of money printing and confiscation of our wages at the point of a gun. The result has been a 96% loss of purchasing power of the dollar and an average tax burden of at least 30%, when all Federal, state, and local taxes are taken into consideration. The standard of living has steadily eroded for the average working class, while extreme wealth has been accumulated by the ruling class. And it was not an accident or miscalculation. It was purposeful. We have been fleeced by bankers, politicians, and the ruling oligarchy for decades.
Our world is now ruled by a tyrannical few who have used the system, created by their class, to accumulate immense wealth and power, sustained by a government they manipulate by buying politicians and having their cronies and thugs write and enforce the laws. The misinformation, propaganda, and fake news dished out by a mainstream media, owned, and controlled by the ruling oligarchy, creates a smokescreen to obscure who wields the true power in this country. The Deep State is no longer a loony conspiracy theory, but the reality of how this country is now controlled and run.
Despite his personality deficiencies, the four-year reign of Trump tore the curtain away and revealed the vile creatures wielding their traitorous power within the swamp of D.C. These despicable vermin (Obama, Clintons, Comey, Clapper, Brennan, Soros, Bloomberg, Gates, Biden) conducted a coup against a duly elected president and ultimately drove him from office by successfully executing a fraudulent election in conjunction with Big Tech despots and Democrat governors in a few swing states. The oligarchs have boldly gone where their criminal counterparts throughout history have gone before. In a just world these wretched traitors would be executed for their crimes against humanity.
What commenced in 1913 has come to fruition in 2021, as their goal of you owning nothing and being happy, while they own everything and rule by dictate and truncheon is within reach. The most distressing aspect of this Great Reset scheme is how a vast swath of the populace are willingly beseeching their overlords to impose restrictions, mandates, and censorship to accelerate their un-Constitutional takeover of our nation. Their fear of a weaponized annual flu given a scary name, a continuous propaganda marketing campaign using frightening terms like “cases”, “double mutant” and “UK variant”, and lying doomsayers like Fauci and Walensky, have convinced most Americans to trade their freedom and liberty for the false hope of safety and security.
They have been convinced to wear face diapers despite all scientific data proving they are useless against viruses and are now terribly excited to be the animal guinea pigs for an experimental gene therapy which was rushed to market, has unknown long-term impacts, and generates billions for Big Pharma, who have zero liability for any deaths or injuries caused by their concoctions. It appears the herd has gone mad in believing government drones and billionaire techno-geeks like Gates, while simultaneously believing they can get rich day trading Gamestop, Tesla and Bitcoin on Robinhood. Human nature never changes.
“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one.” ― Charles MacKay, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
When men go mad over tulips or stocks, they only lose money and can regain their senses one by one, but when they go mad and allow themselves to be injected with an experimental drug, they may never get the chance to regain their senses, as they meet a premature demise, as thousands have already. This irrational belief in authority is a testament to a combination of public-school indoctrination centers and relentless propaganda designed to manipulate the minds of the masses by shaping their opinions, preferences, beliefs, attitudes, and mental processes in a preferential manner designed to benefit those pulling the strings of society.
Our educational system has been an embarrassing failure for decades, as hundreds of billions of our taxes have been wasted on mediocre union teachers, useless curriculum, and bloated administration, while math and reading scores have steadily declined. If you were to pick up a fifth-grade math or rhetoric textbook from 1850, you would see what today would be considered college level material.
Every fact, book, historical event, and mathematical equation is at our fingertips, but somehow all our technological advances have only made us dumber. Upon closer examination, our public education system is not designed to encourage learning, individuality, critical thinking, or creating curious questioning citizens. It is purposely designed to matriculate non-thinking, obedient, rule following, non-questioning consumers who do as they are told by those designated as their superiors.
And this was before the more recent humiliating descent into madness wrought by the idiocy of wokeness, gender absurdity, censorship of speech, cancel culture, and anti-racist tripe. John Taylor Gatto has been decrying the uselessness of public education for decades, as 50% of college students are not intellectually capable of meeting the minimum requirements for success. The ridiculousness of degree majors (Gender Studies, Feminist Theory, Pop Culture, African American Studies) would be laughable if it were not so pathetic.
Radical Communist professors infest our universities. With 76% of K-12 teachers being female, the feminization of boys from twelve years of indoctrination has been unavoidable. They have been forced to feel and emote, rather than think, question and experience life outside prison classrooms. When boys act like boys, they are diagnosed by women as having ADHD and immediately drugged into submission. School is now a detriment to learning and irrelevant to a person attaining wisdom and understanding.
“I’ve noticed a fascinating phenomenon in my thirty years of teaching: schools and schooling are increasingly irrelevant to the great enterprises of the planet. No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes. The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders.” – John Taylor Gatto
The rot within our educational system does not appear to be a mistake. It seems to be a calculated goal of those controlling the system. Our overlords want obedient, easily manipulated, non-questioning, conformist, robotic consumers of material goods who believe debt equals wealth, the family unit is irrelevant, systematic racism is real, there are 65 genders, a flu with a 99.7% survival rate is a reason to surrender their remaining freedoms and liberties, and an all-knowing benevolent government is here to help them.
So, the ruling class does not see the dumbing down of Americans as a detriment to the country. They see it as an essential cog in their wealth seeking ventures and by raising barely sentient sheep, they can herd them in any desired direction. This entire Covid pandemic “crisis” hoax is nothing more than a further power grab by the ruling elite, who gladly embrace tyranny and false narratives to achieve their aims of more wealth, power, and control over your lives.
This country has been in a downward spiral since 2001, obscured by the use of debt to give the appearance of economic growth and rising financial markets. The Federal Reserve and our politicians have sold unborn generations into debt slavery, in their myopic, self-centered, destructive attempt to prop up this cancer ridden empire of lies, delusions, and greed. By still leaning on the relative strength of the USD and our military might, the American Empire gives the appearance of strength, but the rot within has hollowed out the tree of liberty and the coming storms will deal a final death blow to this noble experiment, started two centuries ago.
It did not have to happen this way, but we willingly surrendered our country to rapacious psychopaths bent on enriching themselves at the expense of current and future generations. These evil men who constitute what some call the Deep State, ruling oligarchy, or Davos crowd, are ego-maniacal tyrants bent on implementing their new world order, with them as supreme rulers and the rest of us as nothing more than chess pieces to be sacrificed at their will. It would be clear to a critical thinking populace, but we know the term “ignorant masses” is used to describe Americans because it is true for the vast majority. Plunder has become the way of life in our society.
“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” – Frederic Bastiat
Whenever you observe what seems to be a senseless irrational policy or mandate, you always need to ask yourself, “who benefits?” Who benefited from the 9/11 hysteria? Who benefited from the 2008 financial crash? Who has benefited from this faux Covid pandemic? The answer is in plain sight. The moneyed interests benefited. The military industrial complex benefited. The surveillance state benefited. The Federal government bureaucracy benefited. Wall Street bankers benefited. Mega-corporations and their CEOs benefited.
I can tell you who did not benefit – wage earning taxpayers, small business owners, senior citizens, young people, poor people, and unborn future generations. The top .1% ruling elite accumulated more treasure and more authority. In the past year alone, the global billionaire class increased their wealth by $4 trillion, with the top 20 increasing their riches by 68%. It seems pandemics are good for business if you are in the ruling class. Meanwhile, it further shattered the hopes of achieving the American dream for tens of millions.
“In reading The History of Nations, we find that, like individuals, they have their whims and their peculiarities, their seasons of excitement and recklessness, when they care not what they do. We find that whole communities suddenly fix their minds upon one object and go mad in its pursuit; that millions of people become simultaneously impressed with one delusion, and run after it, till their attention is caught by some new folly more captivating than the first.” ― Charles MacKay, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
Those who constitute the true power in this world, understand the mental processes of the masses. They are highly educated and have learned the lessons of history. They know which buttons of fear and greed to push to prod the herd in the direction they desire. They have become particularly adept at using fear to achieve their treacherous aims.
9/11 fear was used to create the surveillance state through the implementation of the Patriot Act, while enriching bankers and the military industrial complex with never ending Middle East wars. The fear of a systematic financial collapse (entirely false) in 2008 was used to bailout the criminal Wall Street banks through TARP and initiate never ending QE to enrich those banks and the billionaire class.
This convenient, man-made, pandemic fear has been their coup de grace, as it allowed them to paper over the crumbling financial system with trillions more debt, solidified the dominance of mega-corporations by eliminating hundreds of thousands of small businesses, quashed free speech and dissent through Big Tech censorship, allowed the billionaire class (Gates, Soros, Bloomberg) to gain more power and treasure, eliminated a thorn in their side (Trump), proved the ignorant masses would believe and do anything they were told (masks, lockdowns, experimental vaccines) to remain safe, and initiated their global reset to build a dystopian world for the masses and complete control for themselves.
Their formula is to create mass hysteria through their corporate mainstream media mouthpieces spreading fear and misinformation, while suppressing facts and truth. The oligarchs control the politicians and have partnered with the Silicon Valley Big Tech tyrants to spread falsity, fabrications, and fear to steer the herd towards the slaughterhouse. The pillaging of the middle class with the collaboration of politicians, regulators, rating agencies and their ultimate weapon, the privately owned Federal Reserve bank, that has enriched its owners while impoverishing those whose only aspiration was to do an honest day’s work, raise their families, and live-in relative comfort, safety, and happiness, is almost complete. Once you own nothing and are told you are happy, the Great Reset will have been accomplished. All done for the welfare of humanity.
The dystopian American nightmare into which we are descending is not solely the fault of the globalist cabal. Americans need to look in the mirror and honestly assess their role in this plunge into madness. The once independent, self-sufficient individualists that populated this country have become dependent, government reliant, materialistic, quivering shadows of the patriots and frontiersmen who created this country.
In the name of safety and security, the American people have allowed their government to accumulate complete control over every aspect of our lives. The American Dream has become a nightmare as we have allowed individualism, materialism, and selfish greed to override our duty to be good citizens, good fathers, good mothers, good neighbors, and going as far as our ability and hard work would take us.
Up until 1913, the American Dream, where every person had the opportunity to live a richer and fuller life, was achievable. Up until that time, every generation born in this country had an excellent chance to live a better life than their parents. Relentless progress was the American way. Based on the actions of those controlling the direction of this country, I doubt my three sons will live a richer and fuller life than myself. The debts are too extreme, the military overreach too excessive, the looting by the financial class too great, the political corruption too extensive, suppression of truth speech too stifling, and opportunities too few.
The dream of a social order where everyone could rise to the highest level of their capabilities, regardless of their birth, has been systematically crushed by those who prefer the masses to be debt slaves doing the menial labor necessary to keep their money-making machine running. With all out assaults on the First, Second and Fourth Amendments by those who find the U.S. Constitution inconvenient to their despotic intentions, time is running out for those who still believe in and will fight for their country.
Two hundred and forty-five years ago, our Founding Fathers declared we all had the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These rights have been severely restricted, compromised and bastardized over two centuries. Liberties have been ruthlessly constrained as your government tracks you through your social security number, monitors your phone and internet communications, taxes your earnings, and dictates the rules for your education, healthcare, business, and a thousand other daily activities. And now they want to force you to inject a dangerous gene altering drug into your body or not be able to work or enter businesses without your vaccine passport papers. It is not a stretch to see non-vaxers being sent to “special” camps until they comply.
The right to happiness was based upon James Treslow Adams’ view we were free to attain “the fullest stature of which they are innately capable”. The happiness of becoming a success through your individual determination, intelligence and hard work has been subverted by the fictitious happiness of a materialism, egoism, instant gratification, and self-interest, all financed by debt peddled by the ruling class. We have made fateful choices in the last century that have methodically stolen the spirit of the American Dream.
Opportunity for each according to their ability or achievement has been replaced by – from each according to his ability, to each according to his need. The twist to the Communist Manifesto is those with ability who worked hard have had their wealth redistributed to the rich, who then portray themselves as humanitarian by keeping the poor dependent on handouts. The working-class sinks, the poor remain poor, and the rich get richer. But at least we have our iGadgets, 600 channels of worthless drivel on the boob tube, Twitter followers, Facebook likes and that $50,000 SUV with only 70 payments to go.
There is only one route back to the American dream, wrought with obstacles, with an entrenched enemy ready to ambush those embarking on the journey, and a majority unwilling to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve the objective. Those intent on destroying what is left of the American dream know the destruction of the traditional family unit, obliteration of all community standards, and abolition of all societal norms, create chaos, conflict, and ruin the cohesion necessary for a functioning society, where everyone understands what behavior is acceptable and what conduct is damaging to the community.
By Jim Quinn