Reality Check ~ Abracadabra: Is it Madness or Magic?by Mfundi Rasayon, PhD on 10/07/11
First of all, the Gentleman @ 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue of Washington, DC, USA still has my support. Now, please allow me to explore the issues before us that somehow have been skewed to suggest that the current President's pace is too slow in addressing the plethora of critical concerns impacting this nation. The above translates into why "I" have been away so long. In these very challenging times, all of us must be astute & resolute in handling our affairs. The current economic "zeitgeist" is indeed, the sign of our times.
~~ Being the President of one of the most gifted nations on the 3rd planet from the Sun, which is only one of greater than 200 billion stars. (The sun is a star, Eteoha, Terra, Ereds, Eresetu, Diqiu, Prthv, Gaia, Tellus; aka "earth" is merely a small planet). Yes my siblings, she has many, many names. Please pardon the tangent? "I" am merely attempting to illustrate where we fit into the grand scheme of the universe. With greater than 200 billion stars, it is incalculable to surmise how many planets reside in the galaxies.
Moving forward, the US President, has a sworn duty to the Republic, rather than this planet. As such, those duties transcend the above average human inhabitant's imagination. Understandably, the lay public receives information on a "need-to-know basis." And, guess what? That same tenet applies to the President. Having shared that, the quagmire unfolds. The current US President is genuinely interested in empowering the people to navigate their destiny. After all, the republic constitutes the people; at least, this is what the language suggests. However, Republicans slice the pie to serve the needs of their constituents, and Democrats claim to slice the pie for all of theirs (the people), that is, those who are eligible to participate in the electoral process.
Such language gives rise to what the Original Native Americans referred to as, "speaking with a forked-tongue" ~ double talk! Herein lies the ultimate challenge. The President is attempting to empower the people, and contrary to popular belief, he too receives "stories." Albeit his information network dwarfs the people with respect to volume, urgency & priority, information is delivered ad infinitum on a "need-to-know basis," a great deal of which lacks corroboration. In today's world, a substantial amount of 'intelligence' is "cyber-alert-chatter;" most of which is distractive & disinformation. This begets the inquiry,'who decides what the President should know'?
Abracadabra, briefing protocols were in place prior to him being sworn in. Generations before Facebook & Twitter, The Associated Press & World Press, and a variety of International Intelligence agencies with a spectrum of "storefronts" to leak and or tweak information controlled the stream of thought. Thereby, influencing the ebb & flow of global stock markets, with Wall Street serving as a pillar of the US hub. Reality Check, the Internet has changed all of that into something new, so new, that it morphs like a chameleon, as you read these words!
The magic of Abracadabra has mutated into the MADNESS fueled by the "good-old-boys" pulling strings in the House & Senate to toy with this country's solvency and stability like kids 'playing seesaw' on the playground. Essentially, on any given project or Bill, they 'call huddle' ~ followed by a time out or throwing a questionable flag to distract and or frustrate the republic (the people). As a result, the lay public reacts to the cues amplified by the magicians of the media ~Abracadabra~ only to beget Marvin Gaye's classic, "What's Going On" ~~~
Your attention becomes focused on an illusion, which prompts you to believe that the President has the power & resources to make these tricks transparent. Hence, the paradox, and the oxymoron of "Freedom of Speech" in a system of Free Enterprise married to capitalism announce its presence. Money and resources purchases marketing strategies and tactics to deliver inaccurate information daily.
And, woe to those who dare violate that market of stock - cash flow in the money mill of GLOBAL PLUTOCRACY! Safe passage IS ostracism and loss of job.
At such times, because of the Internet, and the time sensitive parameters of controlling group-think, tactics of immediacy are deployed - Abracadabra, the magic of marketing madness, that is confusion - the twin of chaos.
This is analogous to you trying to drive your car during rush hour in the heart of the Holiday season with 3 kids in the back seat, while two have managed to release their seatbelts attempting to stick their heads - out the window. Mind you, the falling snow is becoming heavier ~ slush is building up, and Troopers are trying to extract those drivers who are "tipsy" from the flow of traffic. You are driving, with nowhere to pull over - while the only child in a seatbelt has begun to lament about how he needs to go to the toilet. And, in the event - you are among those readers who question the relevance of such a scenario or metaphor, remember, our children are our most precious cargo.
If you are still oblivious, the primary objective is to get them to a safe & secure place, to ensure their future & prosperity. Such is the sworn duty and mission of the President, prior to being baptized into the ocean of turbulent murky waters, which has buried skeletons in deep sea chests rather than a skeleton or two in a closet. Welcome to the true face of international politics, where high school civics has been replaced with "sacrifices-have-to-be-made," collateral damage and a "threat to national security," often become a manufactured priority. This ending statement, Trumps the needs of the middle & working class everyday!!
Abracadabra, now that is magic, because you are still trying to figure out - What's happening, as you get a taste of the "Inner City Blues," while you are being served "Wag The Dog" A la Carte, rather than the hologram - buffet style.