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“The way to destroy an opponent is to get them to destroy themselves”

This quote is from the 48 Laws of power. The idea is not new, but the ways in which the action is carried out is constantly developing each day.

As Americans we face issues that are influenced by our culture, our government, and our “needs” based on the economic structure. I quoted ‘needs’ because most of the time I believe that we amplify our necessities based on our inability to separate our desires from what truly matters.

Through this comes markets that exploit this idea and uses it against us and we feed off of it like clueless cattle, not knowing if the feed is full of pesticides and fillers, or if it is truly organic.

Truth is I’m not sure if anything america is based on is organic. We see this through entertainment and mass media that are designed to get us to stop thinking independently and learning about issues that truly matter.

At the same time America divides their ranks among one another (democrats and republicans) and then feeds both sides through debt, class separation, government policies, etc.

Which is all bullshit.

We need debt in order to have money…if we paid off all of our debts then there would be no dollars in circulation. We need jobs to keep up with the debt that is forced upon us through the banking system. Money is created through loans from the federal reserve and the banks allow us to use this money and raise our debt, therefore we pay this back by working to maintain our cost of living.

This same structure keeps us from advancing in technology that could improve energy sources (geothermal, solar, wave, etc.) and transportation, but the ability to use the market to fuel the monetary system, keeps us from investing in these advancements. Human employment is in conflict or direct competition with technological advancement.

Our “technological advancement” is in the form of devices that improve social ineraction. It is in the form of tablets that are flash compatible so that you can utilize certain apps without using a computer. None that help with sustaining our resources.

We are in “debt” yet we spend billions on prisons and police, and only a fraction of that is spent on programs for poverty, which is usually the root cause of criminal activity. Whether it is direct or indirect, it is a variable.

Manipulation is expensive, if you are referring to money. Morality is cheap, in regards to what America chooses to prioritize.

We have perfected the act of destroying ourselves. America is only as powerful as the morals that the people choose to uphold. It’s safe to say, we are the opponent…

But I can now go back to eating my slice of humble pie, as I am typing this article on my ipad.

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