The three famous divisions of American government, Executive, Congressional, and Judicial branches are no longer the three branches of ruling power in America today. Dennis Dale thinks that power is held by political, media, and corporate elites.
I will soon be done with this immigration issue; sometime after our leaders have codified into law the principle that human beings can be viewed as units of labor, subject to strict cost analysis and valued entirely thereby. They bring nothing more with them; except perhaps a deep love of the ideals we are currently rendering hollow at home and abroad.
Culture, intelligence, group thought and resentment, human nature in toto; I'm relieved to learn from my betters that these things have been rendered meaningless by globalization and the conspicuous tolerance of our mandarins. Pay no attention to the angry mobs waving foreign flags; disregard the triumphant language of racial demagogues. Don't inquire what's to become of what's left of our republic. Comfort yourself with the knowledge that you haven't entertained thoughts that the nicely dressed people on television would find gauche. And don't forget: American Idol's finale is tonight!
Our political, media, and corporate classes have become the operative three branches of governance. Like the nominal triumvirate set forth in the constitution, they have their internal rifts, and sometimes struggle for power amongst themselves. But unlike the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, (now comprising one foundation of the new order; the political element of our oligarchy), they can work together with remarkable cohesion and little overt direction. A template has been fashioned over the past generation, the result of years of pandering and demagoguery dressed up in lofty rhetoric (or not-so-lofty rhetoric), and each element knows intuitively how to behave in a remarkable variety of situations.
The liberal media, members of the US Imperial Senate, and corporate interests all are fighting for the abolition of America through a massive increase in the rate of legal immigration combined with continued illegal immigration.
Dennis takes a dim view of Imperial Senate member John McCain and I agree.
One more lesson we'll have to learn painfully: heroism doesn't necessarily make one a good leader. McCain's forced verbal dullness can only mask a man with extremely limited patience. We are not led by the wise; I'm not sure we're even led by the sane. We are led by the ambitious.
When the British Empire was on the rise ambitious Brits could make a name for themselves and also strengthen the Empire by channelling their ambitions into acts that would strengthen the empire and win them knighthoods and other honors that placed them higher in the social pecking order. Something has gone very wrong in the status competition in the United States. Today, unfortunately, the ambitious in the American Republic's political class and not a few of its capitalists find it expedient to promote policies and ideas that weaken America. We'd be a lot better off if these people found more generally beneficial outlets for their ambitions.
For an example of what I'm talking about see this National Council of La Raza ("The Race") list of "Insitutional Corporate Partners":
The Allstate Corporation
Bank of America
The Coca-Cola Company
Ford Motor Company
General Motors Corporation
The PMI Group, Inc.
State Farm Insurance Companies
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Yes, these corporations are funding your enemies.
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