"Is he a meth goony bird? He seems to be flopping around the stage like a creature who's lost his wings. He's talking about VALUES, but it's clear he's lost those, too. Something happened to his brain somewhere along the line. Something bad. Maybe it all came from too much preaching. Talking super-simple to simpletons could cause contraction and shrinkage in both lobes. He's running for the US senate...He's a chunk of cardboard standing on the shoulders of cardboard, going back centuries." (fragment from "New Conservatives and Old Conservatives," by Jon Rappoport)
In this piece, I'm not writing about what the conservative position should be; I'm writing about what it is most of the time. And when it comes to Welfare, the attitude is: pay the individual less, the family less, and the corporation more. Find every possible way to chisel money out of the government on behalf of corporations. And don't worry---you'll find many allies in elected government positions. They're basically there to please and assist the "conservative." Insurance companies, oil companies, construction companies, biotech, drug companies, defense contractors---they're the real constituency. They always need more money. They always need government help. They always need Welfare to keep going. They talk about freedom and strength, but what makes them super-strong is government tax money and invented money. Whoever came up with the term "corporate welfare" wasn't kidding around. Scratch a conservative candidate for Congress and this is what you usually find below the surface: a Welfarist. Try to find justification for corporate welfare in the Constitution. Good luck. A typical conservative may shower praise on the Constitution and the original intent of the Founders, but he somehow misses the point when it comes to shoveling huge amounts of government budget money on to corporate tables. To put it another way, he wants to be known as a pure priest of Original Intent, but he's actually a whore. And, to put a cherry on the cake, all his life he's assumed bullshit is the only reliable product in the marketplace. Maybe that's why he wears such a big grin in public. Maybe that's why his clothes and his hair and his tone of voice keep screaming FAKE.
A long time ago, I interviewed a "conservative politician" off the record. When the subject turned to re-election, he said, "Of course I know who the major companies are in my district. You can't get elected unless you're on their side. They want government money for new pet projects. They expect you to get it for them. Actually, this creates jobs. I'm a bleeding heart for companies and their workers. I want to get them more money, no matter what tricks I have to pull off..."
Imagine, I don't know, 20 thousand politicians, at various levels of government, operating in this way across the whole country. Do you think this comes pretty close to government owning the means of production---in other words, socialism?
"Hi, I'm a stone cold conservative socialist. Let me explain. I think you'll be on my side when you understand the realities of the situation..."
What I'm describing in this article is a major reason big government is such a convoluted mess. It's a Rube Goldberg machine, contradicting itself and turning forward and backwards at the same time. Almost all elected officials are socialists of one brand or another, no matter what they profess. Speaking of messes, many people remember Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld's famous statement about the "unaccounted for" trillions of dollars in Pentagon bookkeeping accounts. Without going into the deeper darker implications of that remark, it illustrates an (intentionally) hopeless tangle of hundreds of separate accounting government money records. This is what you'd expect from a behemoth dedicated to unconstitutional spending from one end of the sky to the other...
What about governments' contracts with biotech giants like Monsanto/Bayer? How much government money has flowed into the coffers of those toxic outfits? That's tax money plus money invented out of thin air. You might think a conservative politician would staunchly oppose this practice, but in most cases you would be wrong. No, gigantic government $$ landing in corporations' laps is characterized as being "in line with the basic principles of Constitutional government." After all, "the business of America is business."
One of the central tenets of conservatism is preservation of property rights. How does EXPANDING THE PROPERTY of major corporations, through filling their coffers with government money and more money, have anything to do with property rights? How is the right to Pork a conservative notion, in any traditional sense?
When a so-called conservative pol gets up on his hand legs and speaks in favor of one of the Globalist trade treaties, like GATT or NAFTA, he is essentially handing major corporations billions of dollars in tariffs THAT DON'T HAVE TO BE PAID. What article or amendment of the Constitution is that in line with? Granted, the whole subject of international trade is complex and fraught with interventionist tactics from the get-go---but tariffs on imported goods go a long way toward protecting free and open competition among domestic companies. Globalism picks and chooses favored corporations, to the gross detriment of smaller businesses.
In case some readers think this article isn't delving deeply enough into conspiracies (in that case, see my articles on Antony Sutton and Gary Allen), consider the vast culture that has been created around fake conservatives, who rake in votes through appearing to be "traditionalists." Accepting the honesty of such politicians, with all their phony tells, is on the level of believing in a Sunday TV preacher who is spouting clichés at six mile a minute, while "raising cash for God." How is a nation being engineered to include millions of these believers? What chemicals, education system, "family values" are being launched at their minds, on a continuing basis? Why aren't "conservative" pols laughed out of court? (Of course, the political Left is no better; I consider it worse, and I've written many words on the subject.) For every monumental con game to succeed, you need true believers; and the growth and nurturing of such suckers in turn requires a culture of programming that can successfully reduce all issues to super-literal and super-simple thoughts.
Now that's a covert op worthy of the name.
Addendum: An example of who and what I'm talking about, on the Left, would be Joe Biden. Earlier in his political career, as a US senator, he was an extremely sharp talker on matters of foreign policy. Perhaps because of a life-threatening brain aneurysm, and two surgeries, he changed. By the time he became vice-president under Obama, the press considered him a kind of loose-talking clown, a joke. He seemed "off." But then, the media reshaped him as a "competent politician." The creepy-Joe scandal aside, Biden has actually turned into a cliché machine. Who can believe that what's coming out of his mouth should be taken seriously? Apparently, many brainwashed people...
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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.