Someone near and dear to me though much younger is an activist on the Left. Very idealistic and wanting to “solve problems!” Below is my response to that person. I wanted to use the “two monkeys” example, but wasn’t sure if the metaphor would come through in an email. In the 70’s in Psych 101 textbooks they had this disturbing lab experiment involving 2 monkeys. They had little helmets strapped to their heads that would shock them after a bell rung. One monkey just knew that every time the bell rung he would get shocked. He learned to just lie back and take it. The other monkey had a hand control switch. If he pushed the button on the switch after the bell rung they wouldn’t get shocked – half the time. It drove him crazy. He did what he was supposed to do, but by the machinations of those above him, despite doing the ‘right thing’ the shock was removed only about half the time. That’s where citizens are in America. Lay back and take it or do “the right thing” and still get screwed half the time.
“Interesting video from Innuendo Studios. I heard just this morning the Biden admin’s ‘energy solutions’ (solar, wind, turning off drilling on federal lands, denying pipelines) are going to send energy prices through the roof hitting working people the hardest (for example). So if your solution is to double or triple energy prices…
But the ‘big picture’ takeaway I got from the video is that this guy thinks there should be problem solving. That’s naïve, Washington isn’t about solving anything its about the eternal campaign. Creating the problem and then “providing the solution”. There are no sides at the top of the pyramid. There’s no left or right at the top.
The eternal campaign is a game for the elites. We’re just pawns in their globalist chess game. All this is for their entertainment. 2017 – 2018 proved it for me. The inaction by the GOP proved to me forever and all time its all been a hoax. Like I say, both sides campaign on issues they ran on in 1968.
As a side note something I found interesting was this guy felt some importance in looking at people as part of a group, not as individuals. That’s just one of the reasons why we can never be ‘one nation’. There are fundamental differences between the sides that make living together impossible. That side thinks abortion is good and Jesus is bad. There’s no reconciling that.
The video was interesting in that it lets me see your thinking. The premise to me is skewed as it refers to the alt-right playbook as if the alt-right was a large functioning entity. Its a couple hundred thousand screwballs on Gab. The other premise that flummoxes me is the idea that Hitler was on the right. He was a national socialist (Nazi), the only reason he was at odds with Stalin is that the USSR was global communism. Hitler was all about Germany or the Rhineland.
The sum total of ‘alt-right’ representation in Washington is Marjorie Taylor Greene, and she’s probably faking it. I used to think Jim Jordan, Louie Gohmert and Devin Nunes were worth a damn, but I found out recently even they were on the take too. So essentially, I have 1 person in Washington representing me. You have scads. But regardless, trying to follow or care about politics will drive a person crazy.
Everything is always a “crisis” in this country because that is when the big money is spent and power is accumulated. And that’s what all this is about, money and power. Not solutions.