Ode to The 2016 Presidential Brawl. Manufacturing Consent and All of that Media Stuff.
Manufacturing Consent and All of that Media Stuff.
Thrown into the crucible of great office who will stand up to the tests and the temptations Best .
Lessons we may learn from the Magic Flute.
''In the opera the Queen of the Night persuades Prince Tamino to rescue her daughter Pamina from captivity under the high priest Sarastro; instead, he learns the high ideals of Sarastro's community and seeks to join it. Separately, then together, Tamino and Pamina undergo severe trials of initiation, which end in triumph, with the Queen and her cohorts vanquished. The earthy Papageno, who accompanies Tamino on his quest, fails the trials completely but is rewarded anyway with the hand of his ideal female companion Papagena.''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magic_Flute
I started writing something the other day along the lines of Trump as Poacher turned Gamekeeper.
I was thinking of St Augustine of Hippo and his Confession.
''BOOK THREE The story of his student days in Carthage, his discovery of Cicero’s Hortensius, the enkindling of his philosophical interest, his infatuation with the Manichean heresy, and his mother’s dream which foretold his eventual return to the true faith and to God.
CHAPTER I 1. I came to Carthage, where a caldron of unholy loves was seething and bubbling all around me. I was not in love as yet, but I was in love with love; and, from a hidden hunger, I hated myself for not feeling more intensely a sense of hunger. I was looking for something to love, for I was in love with loving, and I hated security and a smooth way, free from snares. Within me I had a dearth of that inner food which is thyself, my God--although that dearth caused me no hunger. And I remained without any appetite for incorruptible food--not because I was already filled with it, but because the emptier I became the more I loathed it. Because of this my soul was unhealthy; and, full of sores, it exuded itself forth, itching to be scratched by scraping on the things of the senses''
I was also thinking of the excellent Biography of Joseph P Kennedy, Sins of the Father.
The Father of JFK, some people claim he (JFK) was the greatest of the US presidents.
''' Don't buy a single vote more than necessary. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide.''
Joseph P. Kennedy
Anyone who doubts the Oligarchical nature of the United States and by turn of all the members of the Washington Consensus hasn´t done much independant reading outside of the set scripted narratives.
My Point is not that Trump is not an Oligarch or even that Clinton and Her Husband are not On the bottom rungs of the Oligarchical Ladder. My point is who is more likely to put the Nation ahead of personal interests. The answer might well be that neither candidate is capable of it. I do not know and no one can know ahead of time it boils down to what Chomsky calls an Institutional Analysis of evidence when the evidence is gathered.
Chomsky vs Bolkestein : Dutch Debate on Manufacturing Consent.
What can be established A Priori regarding this years Presidential Brawl?
Bolkstein, poses the question in the video.
Why would the rest of the world be so interested in the US Election and what does it have to gain from a Trump rather than a Clinton presidency. For that we need to reference the Famous Quote from Senator Connally https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Connally
to paraphrase ´Íts Your Currency , but its our Problem''
Shortly after taking the Treasury post, Connally famously told a group of European finance ministers worried about the export of American inflation that the dollar "is our currency, but your problem."
Its been that way since the Nixon shock and until money and Wall Street is reformed and the Banking Trusts Broken up the world will look on with more than idle interest. Its Life and death for us too.
Theres some trust busting to do, its been done before, looks to me like a Job for the Donald, Poacher truned Game Keeper, incidentally Joseph Kennedy was the consumate Poacher turned Gamekeeper,