“Unable to openly and passionately engage in verbal conflict through rigorous debate lest one be found out, Americans leave the fighting to others. Journalists, Actors, Comedians and Politicians are the proxy soldiers in an on-going bitter conflict.”
I live in Buffalo, New York – literally walking distance from the Peace Bridge to Canada.
Life here in America, however, is anything but peaceful. For there are two wars happening in this country.
The private internal war and the public “proxy war”.
When I re-patriated to “the States” after twenty-five years in Russia, my first impression was that – on the whole – people here are in acting-mode. Everyone is loud and “larger than life” like stage actors in a theatrical performance.
In a very competitive society where winning is everything, the winner nowadays is the best actor. I suspect that is how Obama became president and also how Trump became president. Both master performers albeit using different styles.
And that’s what it’s all about – style. Content is actually secondary. Sometimes even arbitrary. In Buffalo (the city of good neighbors) everyone tries to out do each other in terms of friendliness. In the second largest city in New York State, total strangers act as if they’ve known you for years. Smiling at you on the street and saying “Hey how are you?” enhusiastically. It’s nice. But not particularly real. Actually very little is real here. Fantasy rules the day.
Americans pretend to be happy while they battle their demons in a fierce and tormented internal struggle.
You would never know that poverty in America is at an unusually high level and that most young people are dying inside from the confusion and anxiety brought on by the social engineering forcing them to conform to “progressive” ideas, beliefs and values that they are not allowed to first think about and debate openly with friends and colleagues.
With a bleak financial future ahead of them young people in particular are hyper-sensitive and filled with trepidation. Yet they must smile – cheerfully say HEY! – and live in a fantasy world they despise yet cannot escape. Except through Opioids, Heroin or anti-depressents. The private internal conflcit remains hidden until one day the psychological dam bursts producing a torrent of violence manifested as a homicide/ suicide or school shooting.
The second war going on is more public, yet somewhat veiled in nature.
Unable to openly and passionately engage in verbal conflict through rigorous debate lest one be found out, Americans leave the fighting to others. Journalists, Actors, Comedians and Politicians are the proxy soldiers in an on-going bitter conflict. This allows the vast majority of Americans to release their pent up rage and tension safely and vicariously – a form of social catharsis.
Historians believe that every war has a “turning point” and it appears as though America is close to one. I’m referring to “Russia-Gate” – the supposed Russian meddling in the recent presidential election. What is ironic is that it is becoming clearer that the meddling was not done by a foreign entity. but a domestic one – the FBI. Needless to say, elements within the FBI have powerful allies in the Deep State who will use their positions to hide the whole truth from the American public.
If they fail, this secret war could quickly transform into open conflict – a civil war that will tear this country apart.