Don Cobb
We are not enemies after all
By Don Cobb
January 9, 2010

After decades of division between Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, white folks and black folks, gays and straights, young and old, rich and poor — the list is almost endless, isn't it? — it's time to stop fighting amongst ourselves. Why do I say that which likely seems impossible to achieve? Truly, we've never really been enemies, any of us, but simply differ on ideological issues. We disagree and have differences of opinions on some things. Oh, we've certainly bought into the mainstream media propaganda that paints us all as enemies, but as the internet continues to facilitate more factual communication among us, amazingly we are discovering that we are not enemies at all. In fact, while we're busy doing battle with one another our real and mutual enemy — you know who I'm talking about, the one who controls the mainstream propaganda media which pits us all one against the other? — continues to steal, kill and destroy America right in front of our eyes.

I confess that if you read my blogs from prior years, it's evident that I bought into the "Us vs. Them" fantasy scenario, with "Us" being principled individuals who believe in God, personal responsibility, accountability, liberty and occasional personal sacrifice in order to facilitate honor and integrity for all. "Them," of course, were the ungodly liberals who (in my propagandized opinion) were responsible for all of America's problems! Seeing how I am only weeks into my newfound POV, it may seem premature for me to be writing about how absurd my former viewpoint was. However, the great thing about getting new glasses (seeing things in a new way) is that once you've got your new glasses on it's impossible to go back and see things from your old POV. For me, anyway, this is true.

BIG BUSINESS, LOBBYISTS ARE KILLING AMERICA = Big business is pushing for a global economy. The lust for more — greed is what we call it — has driven the 'haves' to take American business overseas where they can get child labor to work for pennies an hour and where materials are dirt-cheap. Big business has been responsible for keeping our borders open, as well, so that cheap labor can continue to pour into our nation, desperate people who don't the rules or the law or their rights here in America. Big Business is in the business of taking advantage of ignorant, desperate, largely uneducated and uninformed people across the globe.

The illusion has become that those behind the Federal Reserve Bank are solely responsible for trying to create a one world communist government, but the truth is that the Fed is just a part of that mission. Banks, the auto industry, manufacturing, technology — all have to a great degree left the USA in favor of cheaper labor, ignorant and easy to manipulate foreign populations, and the ability to utilize unethical and immoral means of advertising such as subliminal messages and dishonest promises.

While we bicker about whether or not to legalize marijuana (it would be a bad move, btw) or gay marriage (CA already has Domestic Partnership laws which give homosexuals all the same rights as married folks — Google 'CA Family Code 297.5' and see for yourself, so why are gays fighting for rights they already have here in California?) or racism, politics or religion, Big Business has already bought and paid for your Senators and mine, your Congressmen/women and mine and are responsible for destroying our economy today.

PROPAGANDA PRODUCES SUCKERS — We've been duped into believing that we are each other's enemies because if we're busy fighting amongst ourselves we don't notice what's going on in Washington D.C. or anywhere else on the planet. Propaganda has created these imaginary fights among us, and only through a return to principled living and the embracing of American liberty and freedom will we regain control of our nation. Oh, we need to protest alright, but not against one another. We need to get organized, I admit, but not into labor unions owned by Big Business. We need to gather together, put our personal differences aside, start wielding the power that we, the people have left and stop doing business with those who have caused our economy's collapse.

I'm referring to the American auto makers who are still producing crap compared to the Japanese, Korean, German and British auto industries who have taken our tax dollars to prop up their sinking ships and yet have done virtually nothing to change the way they do business. Their way of doing business caused them to go bankrupt, yet they've taken billions of our tax dollars and continue to do business the same way they always have. Bank of America is another business we need to abandon, to let them fail, to show our unhappiness with their taking billions of our tax dollars in order to continue to do business like they always have. You can add Citibank and every other major bank who took 'Stimulus' money, which is our money, to prop up their still sinking ships.

While we're busy fighting for the right to get stoned and for rights we already have, Big Business is killing America. Wake up, America, and do some real research. Turn off ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC propaganda and take a look at what Fox News is reporting today. The mainstream media is run by the government. They singlehandedly propagandized and deceived Americans into electing a man we still don't even know. If you're still watching the news on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC then you are intentionally allowing yourself to be subjected to propaganda. The truth is that most of us are smarter than that. It's time we started to act like it.

United we stand. Divided we fall. That's a fact. I pray today that we find a way to become a united America once more. We can do this.

© Don Cobb


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Don Cobb

Don Cobb, RAS is an addiction recovery professional and serves as Executive Director for North Bay Recovery Services in Sonoma County, CA. Don recently published a book entitled 12 Steps: NOT For Dummies... (more)


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