I’ve been avoiding the elections because I know they are akin to pro-wrestling for the educated, and the NBC pre-debate warm-up comparing it to a sporting match demonstrates this is a common enough perception.
I don’t watch them, I don’t like them, I don’t trust them. Still, I found myself watching, as I suspect many others as well. According to reports it was the most watched ever, or some such hype.
It was as dull as I expected it to be, but I was watching with a smart little cyber group that made it more palatable. Almost nothing stuck out too much for me except that the Republican wore blue and sat on the left and the Democrat on the right wore red, obviously expressly set that way, thanks to their handlers’ designs. And, I noticed that she looked much better than in previous weeks, thanks to botox and make-up so mask-like it made her face nearly expressionless, which exaggerated his already clownish expressions.
I kept thinking, what exactly am I watching here? What is the purpose of this debate?
Then, snap, it came, in their moment of comraderie and agreement: The Terror Watch List.
Of course we can all agree that guns should not go to folks on government watch lists! Right?
Did y’all catch that too?
Do you know who is on those lists? Do you know how we got there? Do you know we can’t get off them without personal sponsorship from an FBI agent? Do you know we are not told why we are on one of these lists or even that we are on one? Do you know who has access to these lists? Did you realize the vast majority of folks on those lists have never been convicted of a crime, let alone accused of one?
Quite probably millions of innocent people are on these lists, which are shared between government agencies and corporations of all sorts. There is little besides our surveillance state and the Federal Reserve that is more an example of our oligarichal, totalitarian, neo-fascist control grid besides these completely unconstitutional lists.
I am on one. Are you? Would you even know? Would you like to know how to find out?