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A friend of ours – whose pieces are regularly picked up by one of the world’s biggest websites – told us that this site would be a lot more popular if we picked his team.

He’s right.

Liberal sites like Huffington Post and conservative sites like Drudge are extremely popular.   People like belonging to a team – Red team or Blue team – just like we like to belong to our favorite sport’s team.

After all, we think in a tribal fashion … because our brains evolved while living in small tribes.

The Founding Fathers tried to warn us against the threat from a two-party system.

It’s easy to point out the faults in the other tribe …

And the scripted, psuedo-war between Dems and Repubs, liberals and conservatives is in reality a false divide-and-conquer dog-and-pony show created by the powers-that-be to keep the American people divided and distracted. See this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this.

It keeps us distracted from the fact that the two mainstream parties are virtually identical in terms of issues of war, liberty, crony capitalism, bailouts, big oil and nuclear energy, genetically modified foods, and other core issues which affect our basic health, freedom and prosperity.

We’ve previously noted:

Neoconservatives are not really conservative and neoliberals are not really liberal.

But neocons and neoliberals are very similar to each other. Neocons are alot more similar to neoliberals than to true conservatives; neoliberass are more similar to neocons than to real liberals.

Do you get it? Both the Republican and Democratic party are now run by people with identical agendas: make the big corporations richer and expand the American empire.

There is only one party, which simply puts on different faces depending on which “branch” of the party is in power. If its the Democratic branch, there is a slightly liberal social veneer to the mask: a little more funding for social programs, a little more nice guy talk, a little more of a laissez faire attitude towards gays and minorities, and a little more patient push towards military conquest and empire.

If its the Republican branch, there’s a little more tough guy talk, quicker moves towards military empire, a little more mention of religion, and a tad more centralization of power in the president.

But there is only a single face behind both masks: the face of raw corporatism, greed and yearning for power and empire.

Until Americans stop getting distracted by the Republican versus Democratic melodrama, America will move steadily forward towards war, empire and — inevitably as with any country which extends too far — collapse.

Any ideology can sound great on paper.  The conservative ideology sounds great in principal … but the GOP has sold us down the river.  The liberal ideology sounds great in principal … but the Dems have sold us down the river.

Indeed, almost any system can be made to sound good on paper.

Do you see a pattern?

The problem isn’t the ideology … it’s that politicians on both sides of the aisle have sold us down the river.  Both the GOP and Dems are bought and paid for.  They make money hand over fist by literally pimping out the American people.

This site would be a lot more popular if we chose either the Red Team or the Blue Team.

But we don’t think the problem is the color of people’s jersey … of “our” tribe versus “their” tribe.

We think the problem is the systematic corruption of all of the power elite.

While liberals tend to distrust big corporations and conservatives tend to distrust the federal government, we all agree that the malignant, symbiotic relationship between the two is the root problem.

Indeed, given that corrupt government officials and corrupt corporate CEOs have joined forces – so that government and corporatism have merged – it would be shallow and unethical for us to pretend that the fault lies with one or the other.

But don’t assume that we’re not team players … we are.  It’s just that we play for team America and team humanity … not one mainstream party or the other.

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  • Essential Intel

    Unfortunately, “alternative media” is just as tribal, dogmatic and monolithic as the mainstream. That’s why the whole thing has become a degenerate circus of controlled opposition http://essential-intelligence-network.blogspot.com/2012/12/anatomy-of-controlled-opposition.html

  • HS

    Democrats and Republicans are taking different bites of the same shit sandwich. Like Carlin said, “It’s a big club and you ain’t in it.”

  • Rich H

    What if both teams suck? Then what do you do?

  • http://profiles.google.com/joyrip.r Joyce R

    Bravo! You have hit the nail on the head.

  • Charlie Primero

    Well said.

  • Svensk

    Right spot on!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carl-Herman/100000930261713 Carl Herman

    Well said, GW; thank you.

    If we ever win, history will show our world of the present as an “emperor had no clothes” obvious criminal “1%” oligarchic gang controlling government, money, and media (to just name 3 areas of their gangster business).

    When neither Republican or Democrat “leaders,” even Ron Paul or Dennis Kucinich, will clearly explain and document War Crimes, Wars of Aggression, bankster looting, and media lying, then neither party is worthy of respect or support outside of requesting that they do the job their Oaths demand: uphold the rule of law.

    Both parties are criminal. We recommend Truth and Reconciliation. My best shot to document both parties’ crimes: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/02/how-a-government-teacher-easily-proves-occupys-claim-of-us-war-crimes.html

    • wunsacon

      Love your work, Carl, and that of other writers featured here in WB.

  • Adam

    Your website would be more popular if your posts weren’t centered around stroking your own ego. “See this, this, this , this, this, this, this, this, etc….” and other links to your own content where you say the same things over and over.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carl-Herman/100000930261713 Carl Herman

      “Ego,” you say, Adam? Please provide us with a link to what you find as better media with comprehensive factual information on our most important issues.

  • http://twitter.com/bruno_paul Euro-BRICS

    Good starting point analysis but actually the roots of the problems affecting US people deserve more attention. They are summarized in this article: http://conscience-sociale.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-inevitable-counter-revolution-of.html

  • amerikagulag

    There’s only ONE party in DC. Don’t kid yourselves. It’s a scripted play.

    Here’s the solution though:

  • nveric

    Well….the simplistic nature of this two-party dominated system is a large reason we have these economic problems.

    It’s the too simple nature of Mom and Dad fighting about things the children can’t ever understand. This is what we, the People, have, and it’s already become far, far, far worse than originally set up 226 years ago. I find the system is illegal/un-Constitutional and out dated too. Without acknowledging in some slight way our system is in fact illegal, self-delusion continues.

  • Jay R.

    I have been fine with the format, and quite enjoy reading your blog. I do believe that if you are wanting this blog to get a larger audience you will need some faces or personalities that are associated with this blog. Seems to work for the mainstream media. I am saying that I think that the “anonymous” aspect to this blog is good but some personalities might be able to get the message out a bit farther. Regardless I will be tuned in.

  • Masses

    This site would be alot less popular if it weren’t for the accusatory hatred from formulaic authors like JimQ.
    People just love that overt bullying of the mythical welfare recipient from folks who have had Gov’mint silver spoons shoved into their grift pits on Wall Street most of their adult lives. Guys like these aren’t snorting coke, banging whores and using the phone or doing nothing to get filthy rich like in the good ol’days, they might be on CNBC, or keyboarding their trash into a blog. Hey, they might have brains! The strategy is to avoid obvious racism and keep it comedically stupid, don’t go anywhere near foreign policy or overseas imperialism of the military type, act like an economics professor who’s decided the Post Office must burn in hell for the crime of socialism. The best of these comedians are doing the old bigoted racist routine who dutifully repeats a more refined, and civil John Birch to defend the kleptocracy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.galbraith.33 Jim Galbraith

    Perhaps a critical mass is forming. I see a lot of internet sites both conservtv and librl saying the same thing. Read comment section in Common Cause a one time Obama site and Rand Paul is starting to look good. Left and right united? We just need someone on our sideto win. All politics is local. Maybe Jesse?

  • Abbi

    Huff? Drudge? Controlled opposition? And give up your individuality? Nah!

  • gozounlimited

    HOW TO BE POPULAR… puppet style!….. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBElIDh7JY4

  • gadsdengurl

    I get it… the tea party was founded on these principles in 2007. We don’t carry water for the GOP unlike what most think.

  • Jim

    I live by the word of Marcus Aurelius “Life is a warfare and a strangers sojourn and after fame comes oblivion.”
    In other words everything is a battle, and no matter what your reasons you will fight however you may, with words or weapons, but most of all–you will fight–or the world will eat you.

    While it is noble and honorable to live with some sort of principle, we must always remember that the status quo has not changed, the one rule of nature is this: Survival of the Fittest, weaker competitors are swallowed up.

    It is true the two parties are just faces of the same coin, but it is also true that while these men and women are the same in principle, they are not the same persons. Each is looking out for themself primarily. Yes they all have motive to maintain things as they are because there is a symbiotic relationship that both parties benefit from (The Hegelian Dialectic), but at the end of the day when Republic X benefits from purchasing stock in a military contract which his committee approved, that means a smaller slice of the pie for Democrat Y, who’s social program she had planned on farming out to an affiliated corporation which she owns stock in.

    It is a competition in other words. The dominant party is the one that has the resources to force the other party into a defensive position politically. Don’t make the mistake of believing that the strength of your convictions will win the day. In the grand scheme of things we are not even mere pawns. We are the board itself which their pieces trample upon.

 

 

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