A conservative is someone who prefers traditional views and values. Conservatives resist change. The whole ideology of conservatism is based on the desire to preserve and maintain the existing system and traditional order.
Conservatives want to maintain the U.S. government. They want to maintain the financial system. They want to maintain capitalist corporate structures. They want to maintain civil law. They want to maintain the Judeo-Christian values upon which America is purportedly based.
In other words, conservatives want to maintain the status quo that has created the conditions we now struggle against. But what is this system they are trying to protect?
If, in the words of Henry David Thoreau, “the best government is that which governs least,” then the U.S. must have one of the worst governments in the world. At present, the federal government employs an estimated 9.1 million people, about 22.4% of whom are full-time and the rest are contractors. To put that in perspective, the three largest private employers in the U.S. are Wal-Mart (2.3 million employees), Amazon (541,900 employees) and Kroger (443,000 employees).
U.S. government waste and inefficiency are infamous. Even corrupt politicians like John McCain who personally profit from government bloat and corruption repeatedly tell us that “Washington is broken.” Of course this is a lie. Washington works quite well, just not for the American people. The government continues to plunge deeper into debt and it is the American taxpayer who must pay the bill.
Not only do all three branches of the U.S. government consistently work against the wishes and best interests of the American people, the government regulators tasked with protecting the American people are entirely captured and controlled by the industries they are supposed to police. In recent years, there have been countless scandals involving the FDA, SEC, TSA and EPA, not to mention the FBI, IRS, NSA and DHS.
And, as the rest of the world can attest, the U.S. government has used its military to wage war for 225 of the 242 years since its birth in 1776 (see this list of America’s major wars). Can a country that has waged war for 93% of its history truly claim to be a beacon of freedom and democracy? Are any Americans aware of how many innocent people have been murdered and how many countries have been destroyed in their name? Few, if any of us, has benefited from this death and destruction, but we will surely bear the brunt of the blame and blowback.
Since the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, the U.S. Treasury no longer prints the U.S. dollar. Instead, it borrows (at interest) dollars simply printed out of thin air by a private bank called the Federal Reserve, which is not part of the U.S. government, not subject to Congressional oversight and has never been audited by the IRS.
The U.S. financial system, like the global financial system, is a massive Ponzi scheme that extracts wealth from individual people and entire economies without providing any productive value in return. The cyclical booms and busts we experience are not bugs in the system, they are a central feature. The financial crisis of 2008 was intentionally created by the banks, who then claimed to be “too big to fail” and demanded taxpayer-funded bailouts (a.k.a. extortion), otherwise the entire global financial system would collapse.
As a result of banking industry consolidation through M&As that occurred after that crisis, banks are bigger than ever, constituting an even greater threat to economic stability. Nothing changed as a result of 2008 and no one went to jail. Instead, the bankers took our money, paid themselves obscene bonuses and continued to engage in fraudulent business as usual. Today, we find ourselves staring up at an even more massive bubble than the one that burst in 2008. When this one explodes, the pain will be far worse. How many of us will lose our jobs, lose our homes and become unable to feed our families? How many of us are even remotely prepared for what is coming?
Just like banks, corporations have been consolidating and expanding their power and influence over our lives at an alarming pace. In a free market capitalist economy predicated on the idea that competition benefits consumers because it enhances the quality of goods and services while driving down prices, the creation of monopolies through M&A undoubtedly has the opposite effect. In just the past few weeks alone, Bayer purchased Monsanto and AT&T acquired Time-Warner. How soon until we have entire industries dominated by a single company?
Considering the aforementioned problems stemming from bloated government and banking industry consolidation, these corporate mergers will surely result in fewer choices, poor service, lower quality and higher prices. In the absence of alternatives we will have little, if any, recourse but to accept what they are offering on their terms. And what will happen if mega-corporations like Google or Amazon find themselves in financial trouble? Will they be expecting taxpayer bailouts, too?
Massive corporations benefit from corporate welfare, which destroys family-run businesses and stymies small business creation. This, in turn, damages local communities. Major corporations like to claim that they are concerned about their “corporate social responsibilities” but this is a load of bullshit. Publicly listed corporations have one mission: maximize shareholder value. Profit is their raison d’etre. Consistently higher profits that is, through continuous growth, while cutting costs whenever possible. This is why Wal-Mart and Amazon are so huge. They exploit workers, who are paid next to nothing, provided with few benefits, work in undignified conditions and treated more like indentured servants than “associates,” as they are cynically referred to.
Unsurprisingly, many wage slaves who work for these companies are also receiving government benefits because they do not earn enough to afford health insurance or even buy groceries. In fact, companies like Wal-Mart and MacDonald’s are able to get away with paying absurdly low wages precisely because the government (i.e. the taxpayer) makes up for the difference. To make matters worse, low wage employees also tend to be heavily indebted by credit card bills and auto/student loans, which means they mostly work for the banks, not themselves.
All the while, the corporations are engaged in massive, multi-million dollar advertising and promotion campaigns compelling us to consume more. For most Americans, the more they consume, the further they sink into debt and the more they owe the bank. This forces them into a position where they have to work more for less money. At the same time, Federal Reserve and U.S. government fiscal policies are raising interest rates, driving up inflation and increasing taxes. It is a full court press against the little man, who is preyed upon at every turn.
Now, we are on the precipice of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which promises to replace tens of millions of workers with robots, automation and AI to realize higher efficiency, greater productivity and lower costs. But hey, nothing personal—it’s just business.
If all this weren’t bad enough, virtue signaling corporations shamelessly promote immigration, diversity, multiculturalism, feminism, transgenderism and just about every other poison threatening to destroy the United States. First, they off-shored U.S. jobs to third-world countries where they can legally engage in what is essentially slave labor. Now, they are promoting immigration to bring those slave labor conditions to the U.S. The American worker will be left high and dry, especially Black Americans, who are disproportionately impacted by immigrant labor. White Americans aren’t much better off, as they are discriminated against openly throughout corporate America, from the hiring process to promotional opportunities—White men are not even supposed to open their racist sexist mouths in staff meetings anymore. True diversity (of thought) goes against most corporate behavior guidelines and codes of conduct.
It has become frighteningly obvious that the law in America has become hopelessly corrupted and inherently unfair. To put it simply, the law applies only to those without money and power. In the U.S., justice is a two-tiered racket where the same crime is treated differently by the courts depending on whether you are Hillary Clinton or John Q. Public. Just like banks and corporations, some people are also too big to fail.
Even if you pay your taxes, obey the law and wave the flag like a good, patriotic American, there is nothing to stop the government from taking from you what they want—and that includes your freedom and even your life. To a substantial degree, the law in America is criminality codified.
It is legal for the government to take your home and land, citing eminent domain. It is legal for the government to take your money, vehicle or anything else it wants—even if no crime has been committed—through civil asset forfeiture. It is legal for the government to violate your Constitutional rights under the First, Second and Fourth Amendments. It is legal for the government to propagandize its citizens. It is legal for the government to demand your hard-eared income in the form of taxes that it uses to fund welfare, immigration, military budgets and wars that taxpayers have no say in and stand in strong opposition to. It is legal for the government to force you to pump dubious vaccines into your young children, and it is legal for the government to take your children from you if you try to refuse.
The idea that ours is a government of the people, by the people, for the people is truly a sad joke. Laws and rights that were intended to benefit us and protect us from government overreach are being retconned by judges and legislators to rob us of our freedoms, rights and privacy.
America used to be a majority Christian nation, although it did not start out that way. The founding fathers actually held various beliefs, from Christianity, to Deism and Materialism. But Judaism was certainly not one of them. Jews reject Jesus Christ, who they consider to have been a false messiah, and believe he is boiling in an excrement-filled cauldron in hell as written in the Talmud. It would appear that these two beliefs are actually in fundamental contradiction.
The first Jews to arrive in the British American colonies were of Sephardic ancestry. None of the founding fathers was Jewish. Ashkenazi Jews, which are most numerous today, arrived in subsequent waves of Jewish immigration. Today, there are about 5.7 million Jews in the United States, which has a population of nearly 327 million people. Jews are just 1.74% of the overall population. Judaism is the religion of 2.1% of Americans, compared to Christianity at 48.9%. Thus, it is curious as to how and why it is that America’s values are of a Judeo-Christian nature. After all, there are twenty times more Asians in America than Jews. Yet Asians, who have higher IQs, are better educated and earn more money than White Americans, are strangely invisible when it comes to their impact on American values and culture.
Perhaps this is the reason why the one thing most conservatives can agree on is their absolute love for Israel. Indeed, anyone aspiring to the highest office in the land must submit to an obligatory grovel in front of AIPAC, the strongest, best organized and most effective lobby network in Washington DC, if they expect to have any hope of being elected. And U.S. taxpayers are woefully ignorant of how much of their hard-earned cash is sent to Israel in the form of taxpayer-funded direct economic and military assistance (spoiler: over $10 million a day).
But what does the average American get in return? What are these values we supposedly share with our Jewish friends? Well, for starters there is social justice, feminism, multiculturalism, diversity, socialism, communism, pornography and usury, to name but a few. It is also important to point out that Jews are driving the push for open borders and mass immigration into the United States and Europe.
But what about the other side of the Judeo-Christian equation? As Christians know, the Bible starts out with the Old Testament, which is the story of the Jews. The other half of the Bible is the New Testament, which is focused on the story of Jesus, who was a Jew. He had Jewish disciples and lived in and around what today is the Jewish ethnostate of Israel. The first Christians were Jews, and it was Jews who brought Christianity to Europe. In this way, we can see that Judaism and Christianity are, indeed, inextricably linked. Still, that boiling in excrement story is disturbing. Is this what Jews really believe? Is this why they spit on Christians in Israel?
What most Christians in Western countries seem wholly unaware of, is the fact that Christianity was not welcomed warmly when it first arrived in Europe. Much like Islam today, Christianity is a Middle Eastern desert religion that was rejected by native Europeans. It had to be forced upon them violently against their will. Native Europeans already had an ancient belief system and a rich spiritual life—Paganism, our true religion—which, along with vast amounts of knowledge, were eradicated through wholesale slaughter and destruction perpetrated by those peaceful, love-thy-neighbor Christians. Now, Judeo-Christian values are the only values we know. Most of us are not even aware of what we lost.
Christianity teaches us to love everyone, even our enemies. It teaches us that, when we are struck on the cheek, we should turn the other check so it, too, can be struck. It teaches us to forgive those who transgress against us. It teaches us that we are born with a stain on our souls. It teaches us that we are wicked sinners by nature. It teaches us to be passive by praying to God for mercy instead of taking action. It teaches us that suffering is good and that our reward for faith and obedience can only be attained in death.
In short, Christianity is a slave morality. Almost as if by design, it is a belief system that enables hostile enemies to dominate, persecute and destroy us…unless you are so dense as to believe that the meek really will inherit the Earth. Weakness is not a virtue.
All these are examples of the existing order that conservatives want to maintain. The status quo they want to preserve is actually destroying America. This is why I am not a conservative. There is not any part of this system that I would want to conserve.
We cannot go back to the way things were in the past. And we will not survive if we continue forward on the current trajectory. Fortunately, the status quo is completely unsustainable. This system cannot last, its collapse is inevitable and imminent. And that is our only hope—rather than desperately attempting to “fix” this inhumane and predatory slave system, we should be actively working to bring about its destruction.
Only then will we have a fighting chance to be truly free.