Agony and Ecstasy: Share and Share Alike

The rain falls on the just and the unjust. So do hailstones.

“Just as leaves cannot turn color and roots cannot wither without the silent knowledge of the whole tree, no government can commit centuries of unremitting wars and atrocities against other peoples and nations without the knowledge and approval of the great majority of its population. Nor can it do so without the cooperation of its corporations, its civilian infrastructure, and its educational institutions.”

I pulled the above quote out of a long (16,300 words) article to bolster my argument that most Americans today cannot claim with a straight face that they are not responsible for the deeds of American government. For those who loudly protest against being lumped in with “guilty co-conspirators” to justify their own “goodness”, let me state that America has been at war somewhere, with someone, for virtually its entire existence in one way or another…and for virtually that entire time has enjoyed the explicit and/or implicit approval of the vast majority of its population. Silence, which is nothing more than the refusal to speak out publicly, should be considered, at the very least, as a nod of approval.

Ignorance is no excuse and with the ready availability of information today, there is no excuse for ignorance.

After writing the above quote (2nd paragraph), the author, Larry Romanoff, launched into an extended litany of the crimes (sins) of the American state against the rest of the world and made the claim that,

“…since the US government, military and CIA are almost 100% controlled by, and functioning as lieutenants and enforcers for, the Khazarian Jewish mafia resident in the City of London,…”


His assertion may be true. I do not know. I did not click any links and I only read through half the article before I quit. (Full disclosure: After I had written most of this article, I did go back and skim through the rest of the post, but did not find anything else which was substantially different.) When anyone consistently blames some unique group for all the evil which crops up in the world and incites hatred of those “others”, I become more cautious as to what I read into his claims. This has nothing to do with the “Jewish question”, but is simply a personal check on my own emotions and feelings. I do not buy into the common theme that Jewry (Khazarians, Ashkenazi, state of Israel, etc.) are responsible for all the mayhem present in today’s world nor do I endorse the (just as) common idea that all Jews everywhere are victims of circumstance who ought to be bailed out, coddled, and protected from hateful rhetoric. They are people, as we all are, and they deserve to be held accountable for their own actions, as we all do.

Many of the comments following up Romanoff’s article claimed that America is NOT unique in this nor worse than any other past culture which has also been murderous and/or expansionary. This may also be true, but my contention is that this is a strawman argument. Excuses should not, must not, be made for the actions of this country simply because other societies were also criminal. Evil is evil, wherever and whenever it happens, and no one can be nor should be justified by pointing at the sins of others to deflect from their own. When we stand before God at the end of our short tenure here, we will do so as individuals and the spotlight will be on ourselves solely. We will have no opportunity to blame someone else and I daresay that God will not listen to us if we try.

Which brings me to my main point. As cognizant, knowledgeable Americans, how much responsibility do we have for the government which exercises near total rule over us and continuously seeks to subjugate and dominate the rest of the world through incessant subversive means, which sometimes erupt into open warfare? Can I be held responsible for what Washington does?

Well, no, not really, at least not in any tangible, significant way. One person out of 340 million does not pull much of the load. No average, random individual can sway the country in any particular direction. But yes, I can be held accountable, because I am part of American society. No one is completely blameless. We all play our part.

Society is built from the conglomeration and cooperation of individual people, living, working, and existing together. Every single individual has a role in the construction of his society and no one is exempt from this “assignment”. In an ant hill, every ant performs its duty to build, protect, and sustain the hill as an integral part of the “society”, but all that work is done by the base unit–the individual ant–and the hill reflects that effort. So too it is with human society, which is a sum of all the effort of every individual.

To be sure, most of us do not deliberately and blatantly steal other people’s money. We do not kill others. We do not bomb and destroy by pulling triggers or pushing computer buttons. We do not manipulate currencies nor stock markets. We do not gain power by rigging elections or passing draconian legislation. We do not accept bribes nor corrupt ourselves by selling out to the highest bidder who then demands that we dance to his tune.

Well, do we? No, of course not, but how many of us regularly and religiously vote for someone who promises to do all of the above, not in so many words, but with veiled language which any thinking person could construe as meaning all those things? “Thou shalt not steal, except by majority vote?” How many of us support bloated military budgets because we, a family member, a close friend, and/or neighbor earn high salaries at a major arms manufacturer? How many applaud brutal government action against some “crappy, little country” because we like the feeling of being part of a society which is the “king of the hill”? How many justify “killing them over there so that we don’t have to kill them over here”? How many use the language of division and hatred in their everyday lives without ever stopping to think about what they are saying, never considering how it sounds or what it means simply because that is the way they have always talked? How many of us never think about such things and, if we do, we certainly never mention it to anyone else, especially if it means that saying so might upset someone who hears us?

As citizens of the United States, we enjoy the blessings, prosperities, and freedoms which this country offers. Whether we had anything at all to do with constructing those benefits does not matter, we still get to enjoy them. At the same time, we also share in the short-comings, hardships, and infringements which come our way. It does no good to claim that we did not commit any “crimes against humanity” or that we should not have to “pay for the sins” of others. We are part and parcel of the whole package and we need to come to an acceptance of this reality.

The sooner, the better, if we hope to have any chance of reaching any sort of substantial shelter before the Mother of All Hailstorms hits.

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