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The Public Good versus the Good Public

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A short fictional diatribe against the Power and Monied Elites represented first and fore mostly and certainly lastly by one President after another and another and another until the last syllable of recorded democracy . . . while all our yesteryear liberties have gathered dust among the ruins of our freedom . . .


A population that can read is not a population that is easily controlled. States only ever want control. A population that reads and reads well, other than the organs of state propaganda, as in most of our media too much of the time, cannot be easily transformed into a state guided and supported public. States are not interested in people, really; never have been. States form truth in a special tautology: the state is the state of the state for the state by the state to which the state stands will only ever withstand in itself the state.

Most states are the mortal enemy of all that is good in the individual human soul (and yes, I have not allowed the non-locatableness of soul to cause me to disbelieve in it). No government management of the state is friendly to people. The people as an amalgamation of individuals is never in the state’s interest; the state sees best the management of the people in a manner best understood by cattle farmers. Yes, cattle farmers do not abuse their cattle, even when they are leading them to slaughter.

A public before the people is always in the interests of the state. The state is not your friend or family, even then, it might not be the best for you. Cain was Abel’s brother, Absalom, David’s son, and so on, you understand what I mean. You are a numerical variable because you have always been one in the marketing of politics–not even politics itself. The marketplace of political need and demand are one thing; what we have is the marketing of candidates, the marketing of issues, the creation of issues by marketing. The marketplace is one thing, marketing another. Marketing is an artificial creation of market. Each of us becomes an enemy of the People the moment we abdicate our responsibility to We the People for what we might imagine is a more lucrative role as a State serving Public, at least in a situation where crumbs from the table of State are served to we the dogs of State,

The management of numbers and how agents of the state imagine the numerals that are tossed about in discussions of state, managing the state . . . these may vary from age to age, from government body to government body, but numerical value you and I have always had, in fact, this is the only value you or I have ever had for any state.

The public, again, is the people in service of the state, a people who disinvest their weight as the people for the more state-buoyant public. The People are the only institution that could counter balance the weight of the state–that has that potential, but only if . . . When that People becomes only a state serving public, their weight is added to the State against the People in counter leverage

This is the given; it is not going to disappear, nor are states or governments or politicians ever going to relent, not without pressure from the People, We the People of the United States . . . a More Perfect Union . . . But with master demagogues like Obama selling the idea that we should sacrifice, when bankers do not, that we should look to serve when those presumably elected to public service only serve the monied and power elites of our society and other societies before drawing on some semblance of responsibility to the people, we will lose whatever remains of Jefferson’s We the People, yes capital ‘P.’; or another kind of Master demagogue like Baron Von Trumpeter of his own horning in on the spoils of the Monied Elite whom he was never really a part of or a player among . . .

States have served the public good, this is true, but never really the good of the People. From the time of Kennedy, the Oval Office has been quite adamant in sustaining the idea that we should not ask what our country can do for us because it no longer intends to maintain its responsibilities to the people. We should only ask what we can do for our country because a state serving people as a public goes much further in servicing the needs of the few, the needs of the elite while appearing to serve the public good, although less and less.

Of course, we can only imagine a controlled population in other societies–part of the media manipulation of democracy is the Hollywood like expertise the fiction of democracy is presented to the people who are by now full-fledged members of the public. Centurions and Priests of the Temple participating in crucifying Freedom and Democracy. Hyperbole herein calculated.


Written by jvr

June 20, 2018 at 1:17 pm

A NON-WHITE CAUCASIAN SPEAKS IN MONOCHROME about Political Common Sense [Flash Fiction]

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“I am not your White man,” a non-White Caucasian says in rebuttal to a group of college undergraduates haranguing him about social privileges they insist he has had, that he knows he has never benefited from, particularly encouraged from a New York Media Elite who do not broker in fake news, but still operate under an elitist umbrella, serving a propaganda function for Power and Monied Elites, benefitting more especially the Oligarchic ruling of our society, helping to manipulate government in the service of these Elites, more particularly by dividing the People and keeping what We the People have in common separate and obscure.

The New York Print and Broadcast Media are as exemplary of this ordering of IN-formation as any media in America, most representative of those who control the dissemination of IN . . . formation as any media group in these (dis)United States.


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June 13, 2018 at 11:40 am

To be Opportunistic or To be Committed, that is Bernie’s Question

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I just wish Sanders was more vociferous against Bill Clinton’s attempts and successes at dismantling the New Deal and the Great Society. He really was not vocal enough, which only points, on my political compass, to a man more opportunistic than committed.

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June 13, 2018 at 11:13 am

Dragon Slayers, None [Fiction]

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Horse-shit is horse-shit and bullshit is bullshit and both of them are crap no matter how many pretty bows are tied around them, no matter how many times we call the shit a rose. And we have developed a contempt for roses because they do not smell like shit. 99% . . . yes, we hear a lot about the 99% of US who are not served by our government administrators, those same administrators who serve only Power and Money. And where are we getting this crap about the 99% of US? Is it meant to fool us, distract us, divert us from more accurate assessments of how Power and Money Elites control our wealth, manipulate our government? Don’t let those people who spout about the 99% fool you–and they are fooling you, those who perpetuate the notion that there is a 99% of US who are in common. Bull shit! Yes, exclamatory–proclaim this to all the inhabitants of these not so United States. They are bulshitting you when they do not actually believe this crap about the 99%. Do not let them pull the wool over your political eyes. It’s the top 10% of US that controls 80% or a little bit more of our Nation’s overall wealth. Stop with this 99% bullshit. When the guillotines are built, you will need to comb Park Slope Brooklyn as well as Carnegie Hill or SoHo, if we are to confine ourselves, for argument’s sake (thus a rhetorical posture by a fictional blogger, me, herein expressing what could be expressed by any American of moderate awareness, socio-economically, socio-politically). Yes, if we are to confine ourselves to New York City as a microcosm of America’s Class society–and America is a class society, even if we pretend otherwise, preach otherwise, perpetuate the fiction of classlessness because it influences US and helps the Power and the Money to further their totalitarian re-structuring of America–and do not fool yourself into believing that Capitalism is necessary for Democracy, or that our brand of Corporate Oligarchic control of government is what we need to remain free because the exact opposite would come true. Totalitarian is no less adaptable to American Bourgeois Capitalism than Totalitarian structuring was adaptable to Soviet Communism.

This society, though, re-structured along totalitarian lines beginning with a media enforced contradictory sense of classlessness, itself become societal dogma, allows the webbing of Totalitarian structure to weave itself through our administering authority and influence in the service of Money and Power. One of the simplest and most fundamental features of all Totalitarian Societies is Classless Masses, in addition to a mass media large enough and pervasive enough to handle the re-formation by putting everyone in formation through the dissemination of the correct information–correct in so far as the media become the messages, masses are re-formed.

Where then should this argument continue, go, wind up . . . a clockwork human I am when I question nothing, ask nothing, remain steadfast in my commitment to get along by going along with how things are. I cannot tell you how many smart, educated young college graduates over the last few years have only proven to me how controlled, manipulated, mass produced and uniquely in-form(ed) they are, all of them in love with their data, their information made, sent, disseminated to keep them, yes, in-formation . . . telling me, as the words most often off their lips ooze with conviction, Don’t you know how things are? Don’t you know how things are done? That’s the way things are? Their recognition of the faults, of the errors, of the mis-takes becomes the end of their analysis, not the beginning. Again, all in service of the one subliminal message: Doubt is the highest wisdom. Virtually every one of them ready to shoot down or attempt to shoot down my reasons and reasoning, whenever I speak my arguments (my diatribes, my tirades, my criticism) because I do not have some internet connection to a site that quotes data from other sources themselves asserting what they have garnered in the way of some percentage or percentile stat that tells them without showing them what they would need to know that they would actually know if they were to think, were to reason along the lines of rhetorical structures they have been dis-educated to know, understand, use. Data is worn as the latest bling, only now that bling resembles the mind forged manacles of other generations . . . no one more supportive of the system that binds than those controlled or oppressed by the system of control. The greatest anti-feminists have always been mothers; the greatest impediment to universal Emancipation in America have always been those segments of repressed or oppressed minorities who have been given small privileges by Power to divide and control the oppressed; not people living in the ghetto, but those who make a ghetto out of their minds. But these young bright college students will go along and their salaries will be used to prove to them the truths of their ways, the Truth they would assert if they even believed any longer in Truth. Not one ever entering the darkness of the soul to slay the dragon.

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June 8, 2018 at 1:20 pm

Impure Blood [Flash Fiction]

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Blood is impure not by nature but by nurture;

life-style creates impure blood.

Now whether it should be used

to water fields or not is another question.

–An Anonymous Political Scientist


“Wealth and Reactionary Politics go hand in hand, marching this way, chanting we shall overcome. Of course, it is Democracy that they mean. Are Republican Politicians (certainly part of the top ten per cent of wealth, even if only the next 9.9% after the very top 0.1 %, this one-tenth of a per cent that holds, that controls nearly 25% of our nations wealth [there are, of course, plenty of Republicans in that 0.1%, but do not forget those in the 0.1% who support Democrats, those Bill, Hilary and Barack were all in bed with]) . . . yes, are they so vociferous against abortion rights because they want to addle the poor with more children, crippling the bottom of the 90% with more children fixed in a crystallized under-class? The answer would be YES! The answer is, the French of the 1790s would say, more guillotines, perhaps nothing less than 300,000 heads? And please do not subscribe to American Bourgeois dogma whereby you further the absurdity that the Jacobin were wrong. But it’s the second 9.9% tier that has everything invested in keeping you down, stands at the bar next to you pretending to be like you, wearing jeans and sneakers like the good spies for the Elites that they are, spies and elites in one. I am not engaging in hyperbole when I say 300,000 heads at least,” says the not last angry man.

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June 8, 2018 at 1:07 pm

The Power and the Money

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In a society where everyone, and I mean everyone, is money’s Nigger, and everybody is Power’s Bitch; what then does the former mean for Black People, and what then does the latter mean for Women?

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June 6, 2018 at 9:34 am

From the Liberty Medal Speech of John McCain in October 2017

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McCain said:

“To fear the world we have organized and led for three quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership, and our duty to remain the last, best hope of Earth, for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems, is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.”

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May 21, 2018 at 12:23 am

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