An Evolving Role of Government

Would there be self-rule or the rule by an elite?

June 2, 2013 Call me geeky, but I find it important to uncover the origin of things typically taken for granted. For instance, I was curious to learn about the original role of American government in the lives of the Americans during the country’s first decade, beginning in 1776. But even more so, I sought any hard evidence I could find about how the powers of governance today had strayed from their original mandate given years ago. My findings? The role of government has “evolved” mightily and […] Read more »

Scandals R US

Scandals are nothing new to America.

May 25, 2013 Is it really any wonder how people throughout the world are subjected to scandal after scandal in the United States? Really? Let’s see, right now by my account, on the front burner is the IRS scandal and the Benghazi scandal. But, no worries, there is the plethora of back-burner scandals equally significant but due to being out of sight (not on the front page of corporate media), they are also out of mind. Some of these back-burner scandals, to name a few, are CISPA, […] Read more »

Libido Dominante – The Lust for Power

Robber Baron was a term popularized with the great depression 1934

May 16, 2013 My research informs me that empires don’t die, they just reinvent themselves. Just as in an ancient cultural and political story, the tyrant and the slave need each other. Like a two-sided coin, tyrants are obsessed with totalitarian-type powers, even if they never fully obtain them, and those who submit do so even when not obligated to. The United States has not escaped being called the tyrant of the world. At home, the great experiment of America set a course for self-governance in 1776 […] Read more »

The Perils of Peace – Iron Mountain

On the Possibility and Desirability of Peace

May 10, 2013 Since 1950, the United States has been at war for more than 31 years: The Korean War (3 years), the war in Vietnam (16 years), the war in Iraq (10 years), the war in Afghanistan and the War on Terrorism (since 2001 and counting). Did the recent bombing of Syria signal the war that will be next? I admit that the motives for any war are at best complicated, yet a super-sized military industrial complex exists in the United States with literally millions of […] Read more »

Battlefield United States from A – Z

We are not told the whole story of current events.

May 2, 2013 I’m guessing that most Americans are unaware of the fact that the United States is now a battlefield. Personally, I am horrified by this new platform of supposed peace and safety that touts a sanitized version of freedom in the “war on terrorism.” Yet it is the law. Soon after the Boston Marathon tragedy, Representative Peter King, (R-NY) remarked, “Also, the battlefield is in the United States.” Though saying this does not make it so, Peter King knows of what he speaks. The National […] Read more »

The New Freedom of the Battlefield

Slavery as the submission to fear

April 27, 2013 I’ve noticed just how much Americans love a big win: baseball, WWE, and when finding the alleged suspect of the Boston Marathon bombing. Once he was found, people  chanted USA, USA, USA to their police heroes. Are we to assume the suspect is guilty until proven innocent? American author, Gore Vital once said, “When you control opinion, as corporate America controls opinion in the United States by owning the media, you can make the masses believe almost anything you want, and guide them as […] Read more »

Boot-Licking Fear

Fear makes people instruments of those committed to increase and preserve their power.

April 13, 2013 Fear is an important survival emotion that signals impending danger to both humans and animals. Ignoring  such signals could end up a mortal error. Yet fear itself has been maligned as we witness the most recent and horrendous tragedy of the Boston bombing. Throughout history, governments and power brokers have used fear (Nero fiddled while Rome burned) to manipulate their people. For them, fearful citizens exist as the fuel insuring  the obedience necessary to expand and further consolidate their power. Empires don’t die; they […] Read more »

The Illusions of Oz

April 11, 2013 The Wizard of Oz was the ruler of the Land of Oz in his Emerald City. It is a fable that reminds me of the smoke and mirrors that is the National Myth believe about America. Why are so many today fooled by it and who is that little man behind the curtain, anyway? But perhaps more importantly, does anyone really care to find out? I happen to have a 1957 hardbound copy of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” written by L. Frank Baum […] Read more »

The Open Secret of American History

America has been taken over by commercialism

April 6, 2013 “Let me just say, watching cable news because you want to become better informed is like going to the Olive Garden because you want to live in Italy.” -Andy Borowitz, comedian and writer for The New Yorker Welcome to the Beyond the National Myth blog. Finally, the first edition of Beyond the National Myth: waking up in the land of the free has been published as an ebook. At last I am able to exhale and peak out from under my research and writing […] Read more »