A Long Way to Go from Wall Street to 52nd Street at the Corner of 6th Avenue

Thursday, November 24 2011 @ 10:08 AM JST

Contributed by: Y.Yamamoto

CBS Building located on
6th Av., NYC
Take a look at this video. Perhaps you don't like the obtrusive way this person named Alex Jones presents his news stories. Neither do I. Whether you like him or not, however, he is one of the very few reporters who have shown the courage to reveal the fact that on November 12, CBS manipulated the results of its poll taken after a debate among Republican candidates.

Now it looks as though the entire nation is so panic-stricken in the face of the looming Armageddon that the American people have started to think they would be better off settling for the status quo. This is the only way to explain why they don't care too much about the news that Ron Paul's bid for the presidency is now going to be aborted by the media criminals amid the race for the Republican Presidential nomination. Needless to say, this will make Obama a shoe-in for his second term as U.S. President.

You may wonder where all the protesters in Wall Street have gone? Don't worry; these occupiers are doing a good job for Obama exactly in the same way the millions of Red Guards did for Mao Zedong in the era of the Great Cultural Revolution, misled by his tricky words (造反有理) that literally meant protests against authority were always encouraged. If you bother to look at the muddled words in the Liberty Square Blueprint or the 99% Declaration, you will see what I am talking about.

From a Northeast Asian's point of view, it's an overwhelming fear of change being felt across the nation, even among street occupiers, that underlies the current situation in the U.S., where election frauds are commonplace and always go unchecked. This is quite understandable. Any being, living or not, does its best to resist change. Isaac Newton called it inertia. But that does not mean you can never overcome your sense of constantly being threatened if you are not yet done for.

The only way out of the crisis is to FACE THE REALITY, wiping out all the influence of indoctrination you have been exposed to in the past. Sounds familiar? Sorry to say, however, I haven't met a single American who knows what exactly these three words mean. Actually it involves two separate steps.

STEP 1: Stop parroting what your friend says is at issue and select your own concern or two, if only tentatively. Remember the basics of dialectical reasoning; it says the standard answer to a question is already given in the way it is posed.

What issues did you come up with? The unemployment rate which has long plateaued at 9% level? Or the widening income gap that is supposedly leading to an all-out class warfare? If you think the President, or anyone else for that matter, can create jobs out of thin air, or measures for income redistribution through taxes or social welfare programs can redress widespread injustice, your brain has been irreparably damaged.

Or is it conspiracies by the secret cabal which have allegedly resulted in the never-ending war on terror or other consequences such as Patriot Act? How stupid! Can you tell me what is NOT a conspiracy, by any chance? If you can't, you have to admit these conspiracies created by fringe theorists with the help of mainstream ideologues are more or less delusive and totally irrelevant to the reality of the 21st century. Although they haven't realized it yet, the Americans have already been deprived of the privilege to decide what is important, and what is not, to the rest of the world.

They are all false issues, or at most, the consequences of mishandling of the real issues. I have an impression that the members of the now-famous 99-Percent Club, who are allegedly suffering plight, are, in fact, suffering from a severe mental illness symptomized by the inability to think using their own brains.

You shouldn't invent the wheel by yourself, however. This is no time to look around for fancy ideas all anew because what's lacking right now is something else. Fortunately, Congressman Ron Paul has already articulated where to find the real issues facing America and how to possibly fix them. You just pick some of them which you think are most relevant to you.

From a Northeast Asian's point of view, the single most important issue identified for us by Ron Paul is the one with the 700-plus military bases the United States maintains in more than 150 countries in the world when it is on the verge of bankruptcy. Don't take me wrong, however. I have never idolized or deified the Congressman. The only thing that matters is the fact that he is the only person who points out U.S. monetary policy is deeply flawed and its foreign policy is morally obscene and fiscally unsustainable.

STEP 2: When you are through with the first step, try to INTERNALIZE the issue you have identified as most relevant to you. If you find out you can't really relate to it, return to the previous step because you have made a wrong selection there. Someone else's problem does not affect your life so profoundly as to require a tailor-made solution.

For more than half a century, the American people have played the role of busybodies all over the world. As a result, they have lost the faculty for internalizing things, something that distinguishes human beings from apes. To most Americans today, it's always someone else's problem. That is why they didn't take any action when CBS cheated on the poll results. They may have said, "Sigh! That's a shame," but that's it. It's as though the unscrupulous crime is being committed in a faraway country. The only exceptions are homeless, jobless or penniless people. Unfortunately, though, these social outcasts normally do not know how to re-externalize what they have internalized.

The way of committing oneself to the selected cause should vary from one individual to another. But at any rate, the time for words is all over now. For the part of Ron Paul's campaign offices, they don't have to recruit additional preachers because their preaching unit is already overstaffed. Appallingly, though, it hasn't crossed their mind that they are badly in need of first-line troops, i.e. doers. They should know that they can never overpower the Newtonian inertia just with words.

By the same token, street protesters should know the time for a picnic, an open-air (empty) skull session or a football game against the squad from the NYPD or OPD has come to an end. Now is the time for real actions, such as occupying 52nd Street at the corner of 6th Avenue where the CBS Headquarters is located.

Let's face it; street protesters and Ron Paul's camp should seek a way to synergize their efforts to make the Congressman really electable. Or do you still believe the black Mao can walk on the water like Messiah?

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