For the first several decades of my life, every politician would regularly remind the public that “America is the greatest country in the world.” Just try living somewhere else! Love it or leave it. Make sure your flag is waving high on Memorial Day and Fourth of July. Be grateful that America is always there to help.
Friends and family members would stress this to me personally, whenever I’d complain. Which was often- even then, I complained a lot. While almost none of them had ever lived in any other country, either, that didn’t stop them from insisting that we were better than all the rest. We’re number one! Like the public figures, they stressed all the opportunities that were out there for everyone. Even though most of them didn’t seem to have been given much of an opportunity. But most of all, what made America the best was its freedom. Its incomparable freedom. No despots, no secret police, no infringements on civil liberties would be tolerated here.
I was told that we lived in a meritocracy, where any boy could grow up to be president. When the Yippies researched the backgrounds of the presidents, and discovered they all were related to each other, and to the British royals, it didn’t change the mantra. I found, upon starting out in the business world as a lowly physical laborer, that it wasn’t what you know, but who you know. Or as some of my fellow blue-collar peers quipped, who you blow. The Old Boy network was so apparent that they might as well have put it on their official advertising, right next to “Equal Opportunity Employer.” Mediocrity reigned supreme. The world was your oyster if you didn’t question things.
As I detailed in my book Survival of the Richest, upward mobility has become largely an unattainable myth in our society, and was always exaggerated. Gerald Celente is right when he talks about all those leaders who were born on third base and think they hit a home run. I went over the backgrounds of countless politicians, journalists, entertainers, and business leaders in the book, and found that virtually all of them came from at least solid, upper middle-class families. Many were Mayflower descendants. There is far more of an inherited aristocracy in the American upper echelons than any heart-warming Horatio Alger stories.
There are somehow still millions of Americans who cling to a belief in American exceptionalism. That we can teach the heathens of the world all about “freedom,” which they irrationally hate us for. We can now do this not only at the point of an assault weapon, but with nonbinary soldiers in high heels spreading their “pride” to unsuspecting heterosexuals. An iron fist in a rainbow colored glove. The term “Karen” is now used to denigrate all White women. Those generalizations are fine. But what is our bipartisan foreign policy but “Karen” on steroids? Interfering where we don’t belong, giving advice that wasn’t asked for. Killing people for their own good.
Even before COVID-19, the Greatest Psyop in the History of the World, was launched by the usual suspects, America had reached a surrealistic level of tyranny. Cancelling and censoring “extreme” points of view on social media platforms. Firing and even prosecuting “free” citizens for “hate speech.” In other words, for Thought Crime. Free Speech zones. Unconstitutional highway checkpoints. Police- allegedly public servants- demanding that those who are simply going about their business show them an “ID.” Isn’t that “show us your papers?” People being arrested for “resisting arrest,” when they aren’t told what they’re being arrested for.
We’ve all heard the stories of atrocities committed by hobgoblins throughout history. In other parts of the world. They say Genghis Khan was really bad. Alexander the Great was incomparably ruthless. Henry the Eighth, what with his throwing drumsticks over his shoulder and ordering his wives beheaded. The tobacco-dripping plantation owners raping slave women, whom they are concurrently claimed to have been repelled by. One-testicled and possibly gay, possibly Jewish Hitler, manically doing things his eugenicist enemies still advocate and lust over. The Soviets, diagnosing critics with fake mental illness, and sending them to Siberia. Mao Tse Tung killing more millions than anyone ever did.
So, according to the court historians, the non-investigative “journalists,” and all American politicians, probably the three most repressive regimes of the twentieth century were Stalin’s Soviet Union, Hitler’s National Socialists, and Mao’s Red communists. So exactly what were they accused of doing, that our kind and benevolent American leaders would never do? Invading other sovereign nations? I wonder if Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Panama, and others, just in the last forty years or so, might have something to say about that. Did Hitler, Stalin, or Mao ever assassinate a citizen charged with no crime, and then his teenage son, and publicly brag about it, like Barack Obama did?
Did Hitler ever say, “We came. We saw. He died?” Did Stalin openly joke that “I’m really good at killing people?” Did the police in Red China confiscate the property of those never charged with a crime, because one of their family members had committed a petty offense? Did the Nazis, the Soviets, or the Red Chinese create a policing for profit system, where uniformed representatives of the state terrorized drivers with an endless series of laughable transgressions, like “illegal” u-turns and failure to come to a complete stop at a stop sign, at four in the morning with no other cars in sight? Did they have quota systems for traffic citations? Did they install security cameras on stop lights, and pretty much everywhere else?
Assuming anyone living under the rule of Soviets, Nazis, or Red Chinese would have publicly protested something, what would have been the response of the Gestapo or the KGB? Let’s say an irate German or Russian parent spoke up to his school board about the inappropriate reading material in school libraries, that encouraged sex between boys and adult males. Let’s say one of them was understandably irate over a “transgender” in a dress with a still existing penis raping his daughter in a school bathroom. Would those cruel regimes have done more than send their goons with badges to beat him, arrest him, and charge him with a crime?
Not that there is any evidence that the Nazis, Soviets, or communist Chinese would have ever had books about adult men loving and having sex with little boys, in their school libraries. The concept of “transgenderism” would have repulsed all those dictators, as much as it would have repulsed all the liberty-loving defenders of “democracy.” Imagine Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia promulgating a “critical theory” that the majority race in their society was hopelessly evil. It’s even more laughable to picture China, then or now, promoting an anti-Chinese agenda. One wonders if the social justice warriors proposed shipping off hopeless “White Supremacists” to internment camps here, whether many would sense the irony, let alone object.
The other day, someone sent me video of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s recent meeting with constituents. Several of them were angry with her, questioning her support of Ukraine, which has banned opposition political parties and shut down media outlets critical of penis-piano playing comedian turned president Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Just like in all those school board meetings, armed goons with badges instantly confronted the questioners, as soon as they recognized the gist of what they were saying, and physically escorted them away. Is that what they would have done to someone questioning Hitler’s invasion of France? Maybe they would have just shot him? If they shot one of our American protesters like this, how many Americans would care?