America’s massive effort to distort and suppress
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-- Humans love legends. They’re
in thrall to them. It’s universal. Human
societies, in all their diversity and
distinctions, are ruled, in their deepest
fundamental beliefs and convictions, by myths, a
term formal and less current than the common
word legends, but with the same meaning. The
dictionary defines both as “any invented story,
idea, or concept”, “any imaginary or fictitious
thing or person”, and “any collective belief
that is accepted uncritically”, that is, without
a factual basis.
This follows naturally, inevitably, from the
custom that children everywhere are raised on
stories, tales, and fantasies with no grounding
in actuality. It is the function of such tales,
not to reproduce realities of the world but
rather, by stimulating their imaginations, to
excite, amuse, and beguile children, and make
their moral impact through drama and example.
Our minds, so conditioned in youth, respond
eagerly to legends in our maturity.
It would be difficult to say, at this stage,
whether the myth of Christianity or of
Capitalism has the strongest hold on humanity.
What is undeniable is that both are myths that
have long exerted tremendous influence over the
minds of much of mankind.
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dogma has been far more historically and
damagingly attacked as absurdity and nonsense
than Capitalism’s catechism and yet, exposed and
exploded as infantile myth repeatedly, over
hundreds of years, it continues to hold hundreds
of millions of people’s passionate loyalty;
nominally, if not in actual practice.
Capitalism, being of far more recent advent, and
still in its period of maximum ascendancy, has
not taken the thorough shellacking Christianity
has absorbed. This, despite the fact that its
mythical nature is at least as blatantly,
obviously absurd as that based on an imaginary
God and putative Savior. It took nearly a
thousand years for the egregious foolishness of
Christian dogma to begin to be battered by
honest intelligence, which explains the eluding
by Capitalism of withering criticism that broke
There is a perfect example being exhibited right
now of the way Capitalism’s huckster fairy tale
has escaped responsible analysis in America. It
is the ludicrous clown show known as “funding
the government”. We are advised that unless the
limit or “ceiling” of the Federal debt is
raised, all manner of disastrous things will
happen and, no doubt, they will, but they are
all a function of the profound idiocy of our
method of financing the government.
Capitalism, which has always represented only
the topmost tier of the financially affluent and
their banks—those premier criminal organs of
chicanery and fraud—convinced politicians and
courts—like a father lecturing his children—that
government, while in theory it exists to benefit
The People, in fact owes allegiance only to the
money elite that set it up and owns it. Thus,
governments under Capitalism have the double
burden of being required to borrow the funds
that enable them to defend entrenched wealth.
This is the most spectacular fraud in the
history of crime, for it makes government
directly subordinate to Capitalism. This
devastating megascam was instituted long before
anyone but extremely wealthy elites had any idea
of what government was, or what it did so that
The People believed this was the only way it had
ever been or ever could be. That is, of course,
The evil of this system can be better understood
by comparing government to a private entity. Say
you want to start a business and you need money.
You take a loan from a bank. You owe a debt then
and interest on the loan to be paid from your
Government’s job is not to make money but, in
theory, to care for its people, emphasis on in
theory. Furthermore, a government is, by
definition, the supreme power of the state. As a
sovereign entity—viz., “having supreme rank,
power and authority”—it has all the rights of a
ruling organ, including inherently that of
issuing money for its own maintenance. Under
Capitalism, that right has been usurped from
government which, though sovereign, must act as
a supplicant, required to borrow money from a
private entity within its complex apparatus in
order to operate. In other words, government is
forced to act as an enslaved cash cow for the
Capitalist Tyranny that owns and controls it.
We are now being treated to a nauseating Punch
and Judy show of our sleazy, money-whoring
parties bashing each other over the specifics of
a slimy deal to allow this grifting lunacy,
rather than denouncing and dismantling the
rotten, dishonest system itself.
In the old movie, The Man Who Shot Liberty
Valance", there is a line, nearly always
misquoted, that sums up Capitalism’s shoddy
defense of its parasitic, cancerous capture of
government. It is spoken by a journalist
investigating the truth of the killing. More
captivated by the idea of appealing to an
ignorant audience than telling the truth, when
asked if he is going to tell the real story, he
answers, “No, Sir. This is the West. When the
legend becomes fact, print the legend.”
In regard to “funding the government”—like so
much in American polity, with the craven
imbecility of our dirty press, and our vilely
corrupt political parties—printing the legend of
Capitalism is what is always done, to our great
cost as a nation. America’s massive effort to
distort and suppress truth is killing even our
capacity to distinguish it.
The great Johnathan Swift said, “Falsehood
flies; and the Truth comes limping after.” Truth
no longer even limps; it is gagged and shackled.
Edwards is a writer and film-maker in Montana.
He can be reached at: email@example.com
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