The US Election and the Men who Rule the World
By Colin Todhunter
September 16, 2012
Trashy beauty queens adorn the billboards, whoring themselves in low cut tops to sell the trash heap materialistic dream. A bit of pout here, a lot of cleavage there and the latest car, jewellery or fashion accessory is sold to the highest bidder with the weakest will. And beneath the billboard, the rush hour traffic winds its way through the evening pollution. What’s your poison – exhaust fumes or low cut, pouty-mouth seduction?
The gleaming poster girl smile to go with the gleaming poster girl products and the whitewashed perfect teeth to match the whitewashed perfect lies. In a world of broken-tooth smiles and deadbeat reality, the advertising industry knows that selling a half-baked dream of ‘happiness through hedonism’ to the masses is not too hard to achieve. And that dream-world comprises products designed for obsolescence in a use and throw culture in a use and throw world of expendable countries with expendable populations that sit on top of oil and the various other mineral resources required to swell corporate coffers and keep consumerism afloat.
Is it blood, not lipstick, smeared on the lips of the pouting billboard woman? The blood spilled by those unfortunate enough to have been born in a certain part of the world on behalf of people in other parts of the world who deem the price of petrol at the pump or some other consumer item to be more worthy than the lives destroyed in order to grab the minerals required to make them. A drone attack here, some ‘collateral damage’ there and those boys in the US control centres are happy with a hard days killing.
How did things get this bad? Answer: via the duplicity and deceit of politicians and their backers.
Remember Barack Obama’s election campaign? A lot of slick talk about ‘change’ and ‘yes we can’. It turned out to be ‘no we can’t’. It turned out to be business as usual as Obama carried on from where Bush left off.
Bear that in mind as the media builds itself up for the US presidential campaign. Bear it in mind because, while the politicians appear to be at the driving wheel, the vehicle is ultimately being driven by General Electric, BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Shell, ExxonMobil, BP, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Rothchilds and any other number of financial and corporate entities that profit from selling the dream, or imposing the nightmare, depending on which side of the drone attack or bombing campaign you happen to be on.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that the upcoming US election later this year has anything to do with democracy. It doesn’t. Don’t be fooled into thinking there is a genuine choice between candidates and parties. There isn’t. Don’t be fooled into thinking the mainstream media will go out of its way to expose the lobbyists, the financial backers, the oilmen, the bankers, the arms manufacturers and the rich who have turned elections into a complete charade. It won’t.