- Some final thoughts on graft in general... I think it is interesting how history does in fact "repeat" itself, not exactly, but in somewhat similar cycles. We wee humans bend, en masse, to the cycles of an immense, determined universe, like the curls of DNA, the Mayan calendar, or the transmigration of souls. As a poet, I have felt the same way as Alex Jones, that history does not so much repeat, as it rhymes. For example, these days, we have an incursion of (Arabic or Moslem) ISIS and refugees into Europe, which is very similar to the years of the Ottoman Empire incursions. Not the same, of course. Nature and humanity expand, contract, and change in waves. So, at times, the centrality of, "the holy lands," crystalises as somehow fundamentally important, while at other times, the world can pretty much do without that. Therefore, the descendants of the same regions, and countries, and conspiracies, and families, sometimes arise to repeat the same patterns, like the devil, or like the divine, in an eternal contest.
Also, whenever a status quo system or authority begins to fail, corruption accumulates along the lines of power. Those in control, ever more desperate to contain entropy, yet maintain their own inflating egos, resort to bad means towards ever-more delusional ends. "Preemptivism." These include lies, spying, abuse, extortion, assassinations, false-flags, vote-tampering, war, etc. It is necessary that these deluded narcissists tell themselves that they are doing what is best for, "the whole", or, "the people", or "God", (i.e., the declining status quo, which gave them power and identity and righteousness). More and more in conflict with the beliefs of the many, these people see themselves as being the chosen ones, more wise and justified than the common slob. (The ideologies of Calvinism, Anti-Communism, and Anti-Terrorism certainly stoke this mentality. See: "Dulles", "Bush Crime Family", "Nixon").
In our system, deified politicians are required to pander to the common slob, and so they develop an art of promising one thing while doing another. Of telling lies - and then conspiring with the elites, e.g., "I will oppose the TPP!..." Or - of conspiring secretly, breaking laws, to undermine opponents or democracy itself, all the while saying things like, "I offer an olive leaf to my opponent, blah, blah, blah..." Remember that whole thing involving the break-in to Bernie's voter data-base, which was then blamed on Bernie? Totally Hillary Nixon at work right there. "What unites us is far more important than what divides us, blah, blah, blah..."
It is interesting that, during this time of social discord, we have a candidate for the presidency, Hillary Clinton, who exhibits so many of the paranoid, corrupt, secret, controllaholic, holier-than-thou traits as were practiced by Richard Nixon, during the 1960-70's. That status quo was threatened then, as is the current one today. I have heard it said that, "The left rebelled so much against the mistakes of Nixon that it is now incapable of seeing itself making those same mistakes." And, yes, the aging baby-boomers, in general, seem incapable of seeing where the Bernie Millenials are coming from, either. They still have their heads in their pie in the sky.
And, Nixon sat at the official beginning of the overt petro-dollar regime. Now, Clinton, if she wins, will be sitting at the end of it. Like bookends. Nixon supposedly ended the main war, and Clinton...?
As I said, the petro-dollar scheme actually began way back during WWII. Around then, there was literally an attempted coup against FDR, the beginning of Cold War, and the crafting of the National Insecurity State we all know and love today. Also, today's Fed, monetary, and fiat dollar policies were innitiated then, extended from 1913. This was a conspiracy of bankers at work, for the most part. And post-NAZI corporatists. Government-bankrupters and privatisers. Whom have we seen fill the president's cabinet these days, but the same sodden ilk? Who shall inherit the same sort of mess, should Clinton be elected, but the same status quo degenerative planaria? Alors!