America is Dead: Long Live America!

http://georgewashington.blogspot.com/2007/09/america-is-dead-long-live-america.html

"The king is dead. Long live the king!"
- Announced every time a British king died, and as a way to welcome the new king.

While I strongly believe in keeping hope alive no matter how dire the situation, I also understand that pretending things can improve when they can't is a recipe for disaster.

If you don't discover that your house has mold, you can't fix it and make it healthy. If your doctor doesn't tell the patient he has cancer, the patient has no chance of getting better.

Albert Einstein said "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." If we do the same thing over and over, and it hasn't worked, we should wake up and acknowledge it isn't working. Otherwise, we cannot fix it.

Moreover, unless we acknowledge when something we like is broken and beyond repair, we can't replace it with a new one.

Unless we can admit that the America of the Founding Fathers and the Constitution is dead, we have no chance of ever being free.

Many liberals who still hope that the Democratic congress has some intention of impeaching Bush and Cheney, investigating 9/11, fixing the voting system, ending the Iraq war, or preventing war against Iran. They are hopelessly naive. Did it work to stop the Iraq war? Has it worked to force a new 9/11 investigation? Is it working to prevent a war against Iran? Their very naive hopefulness that the Democratic congress members are good folks who are trying to stop the Neocons is blinding them to the fact that absent a massive uprising (hopefully in the form of civil disobedience), the Democrats won't do anything.

On the other side, most Fox news watchers hope that the Iraq war will turn out okay. Or that the "terrorists" are certain brown-skinned people that we can defeat. Or that the destruction of liberties in the U.S. is temporary. Their rose-colored glasses are preventing them from seeing the truth as much as the liberals.

Indeed, the very mushy-headed optimism of many Americans blinds them to the fact that their own government could be ruthless enough to create baseless propaganda, manipulate intelligence, and pull off 9/11 and other false flag operations.

Let's cut through all of this hopeful thinking for a moment and look at what's really happening. America as envisioned by the the Constitution and the Founding Fathers is dead. It doesn't need our help. Its not in trouble, or fragile, or under attack. It is already dead. We lost. Its over.

But freedom may arise out of the ashes. A new country may be born out of the muck we are currently in, a country which actually allows the truth to be reported and kindles and protects freedom.

Indeed, there is no reason why this new freedom-loving country can't adopt the names, flags, 3-branch government, capitalist economy, and other traditions of the United States of America (or a better system, if someone can think of it).

But that's not what we have now. Instead of separation of powers, we have a tyrannical executive branch. Instead of a free market economy, we have massive subsidies, credits, manipulation of the stock market, and other things which skew the system so that there is not a level playing field.

The leaders we have now and the way things work are wholly corrupted. The structures are rotten and moldy, and have to be ripped out and rebuilt. The pipes are clogged, and nothing will move unless they are totally cleaned out.

The drafters of the Constitution would not recognize this place, except perhaps as a repeat of tyranny under the British crown.

America is already dead. The neocons and neoliberals killed it. The imperialists and military-industrial complex killed it. The lobbyists and dual loyalists killed it.

We have to fight our own revolutionary struggle to secure our freedoms and liberties. We are back where Washington and Jefferson and Franklin and the rest found themselves in 1776.

Mad King George and the loyalists in the legislature are not going to voluntarily give us freedom or liberty or allow us any real input and a representative government. The Supreme Court (which handed the election to Bush) isn't going to do it.

We have to create a system where we can have freedom. We have to create a New America just like the pilgrims created a New England.

Until we admit that the ideals of the Constitution are dead, we cannot recreate them.

America is dead . . .
Long live America!

I am NOT calling for the overthrow of the government. In fact, I am calling for the reinstatement of our government. I am calling for an end to lawless dictatorship and a return to the rule of law. Rather than trying to subvert the constitution, I am calling for its enforcement, and for a return to the rule of law. Do you disagree with these goals? If so, then YOU are anti-American.

If those in government STARTED following the Constitution, STARTED making decisions concerning war and peace based upon the SECURITY of the United States, GUARANTEED the accuracy of the voting system, RESPECTED our freedoms, IMPEACHED the law-breakers, STOPPED carrying out false flag attacks, launched a REAL investigation into 9/11 and held ALL of those who perpetrated that crime accountable, I would happily delete this essay.

Indeed, I would like nothing more than to be proven wrong. I love America and the ideals enshrined in the Constitution. I deeply mourn the death of America and of its vision.

I urge those in government to START acting like Americans. If you do, then we'll just say that "the old king was in a coma, has now recovered, and wasn't really dead".

Postscript: The arguments in this essay do not actually contradict those in this one, because willing oneself to be hopeful and being able to clearly see reality are both necessary - although seemingly paradoxical - skills.

I could not agree more

on all counts. If we don't come out in the 10s of millions and literally force the Congress to do their damn job then they will not.
If we don't come out in the 10s of millions and close down Faux Noise and take back our Media and force them to tell the truth then we deserve exactly what we are getting.

Ed Brown during his

Ed Brown during his telephoned appearance at in NY for the events before 9/11 mentioned the formation of the 2nd Constitutional Congress I believe. I am beginning to think something along those lines is in order.

Within the Declaration of Independence states:--

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

The 9/11 Truth B-Team

To whoever gave me a "1":

if you didn't like the essay, kindly tell me why so I can make it stronger. Or tell me why it is counter-productive, so I can decide whether to delete it.

If no one responds, I'll assume it was rated by a troll.

Definately rated negatve by a troll

What is good about your post is the effort it shows to think of a way forward, because the evidence that 9/11 was an inside job is no longer in doubt. It is waking up to realise that criminals have hijacked the USA.

What is the way forward?

I wish people here would not censor or block blog posts without saying why.

Plenty of trolls

in these woods.

Ok was reading up on the

Ok was reading up on the Constitutional Convention and it would take 3/5ths of the state legislatures to make this happen, correct?
Which again shows where the real power is intended to reside, with the people and in turn with the states.
Looking at the national landscape this would take a coordinated effort in all 50 states. This highlights the importance of 9/11 activism, real grass roots activism, mobilizing the citizenry to the crimes of the government and its corruption from its commingling with Big Business. The state legislatures are not AS corrupt by big business and big money politics, there are of course exceptions but again only 3/5ths is needed. I personally don't think any other issue would activate the People of this nation as much as 9/11, and as dark and disturbing as 9/11 is to everyone, perhaps showing a clear path to a better future has been the missing piece.

In politics you can't highlight a problem without also offering a solution.
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The 9/11 Truth B-Team

"Indeed, there is no reason

"Indeed, there is no reason why this new freedom-loving country can't adopt the names, flags, 3-branch government, capitalist economy, and other traditions of the United States of America."

And a few sentences earlier...

Albert Einstein said "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

;)

The Eleventh Day of Every Month

Obviously, some changes would

have to be made.

Here is my #1 change....

Corporations would be prohibited from ever being legally recognized as "persons" and never allowed to obtain equivalent rights under any other guise.

At least that is number one this morning... I haven't given it much thought though. I am sure others would have their priority lists too.

Maybe too, inheritance laws would have to be such that no financial dynasties could be established.

Oh, and because of #1 above, no corporations could contribute in any way to financial campaigns.. period. Free speech could not be used as a rationale because corporations wouldn't BE persons....

Before Corporations were

Before Corporations were endowed with the rights of real people, they had strict limitations. They had limited focus (No more conglomerates), limited duration spelled out in there Articles of Incorporation, Must serve the public good(Today they only serve one purpose the bottom line).

Putting the original restrictions back and eliminating political speech (the right to lobby government) would go a LONG way into reigning them in.
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The 9/11 Truth B-Team

Okay, I revised the essay to be more clear.

please take another look.