Of course, we can only imagine a controlled population in other societies, not in our own, no never in America–yet another dogma come to bite US in the ass, straight away carnivorous teeth embedded with the force of jaws we cannot fathom in our anuses. Part of the media’s manipulation of democracy is the Hollywood like expertise it uses to present the fiction of democracy to the people who are by now full-fledged members of the Public–and the Public and the People are two quite distinct social entities. Centurions and Priests of the Temple participating in crucifying Freedom and Democracy. Hyperbole herein calculated.
States have serve only the public good; what is good for the Public though might not be good for the People. States want everyone to join in Public works. Yes, all for 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.
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 from the Oval Office–and Trump is not a master demagogue–or is he? With these demagogues 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.’ Another kind of Master demagogue this 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 . . . he desperately wants to join.
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 . . . if what? I ask, but I know and because I know I am suspect by even those who agree with my vision? my position? my arguments of and for the People? When that People we We are, who We need to be, who We need to remain becomes only a state serving public, our weight is thus added to the State against the People in counter leverage.
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, in the minds of those who service the state in the most functionary way–the functionaries, the bureaucrats.
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. To repeat: the organic marketplace of the People’s needs is one thing, marketing issues and candidates and needs is quite 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. And we wonder why we have become so bitchy, men as well as women.
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 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. The Media in America is meant to keep Power in the shadows, primarily; secondarily its job is to disseminate information, that in itself all about keeping order.
What say You, if this were 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? No? Yes? Maybe? What next? Yet instead, an essay . . . to essay or not to essay would then be a question, if not the question. What then shall I say to you my hypocrite brothers and sisters? Readers we are not, no longer critically minded deeply enough to handle an adequate defense of democracy against those who would abuse it, those who would dismantle it, and those who would destroy the economic stability of too many Americans, too many in the name of the advance of new technologies, presumably intended to save us from ourselves, make our lives more connected, yet only to the sources of State control, all the while disconnecting us from ourselves and any others in a meaningful way, isolating each of us, turning each of us into a solipsist and an Idiot . .