Crisis Actors in a Counterfeit Society
America 2.0's world of insincerity
This is another in what will be a continuing series of “Best of” writings from my old “Keeping it Unreal” blog, and my regular Substack account, “I Protest.” Please subscribe to “I Protest” if you want to keep up with my work:
I love the movie The Truman Show. Sometimes I feel like Truman, and look all around me, waiting for someone, perhaps a dog named Toto, to emerge from behind some undetected curtains. Virtually everyone with a public platform acts and reacts so predictably, that it truly seems they are reading from a script.
There is such a dearth of independent thinking, such an absence of out of the box perspectives, that no other explanation seems possible. Surely, with all the countless people who’ve risen to prominence in my lifetime, there would have been a few that broached forbidden topics, and showed indications that they actually wanted to help people. To be a do-gooder. Instead, they are all boring puppets, touting rhetoric every intelligent person should blanch at. You can almost see the strings behind them, pulled by their unseen puppet masters.
I just heard about a Walmart employee who stole $387, and replaced it with counterfeit money. You can bet he will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If I was his attorney (of course, like all poor and working class people, he’ll be assigned a public defender who will spend an average of five minutes with him), I’d introduce into the record the specifics of just how our fractional banking system works. Every bank in this country is guilty of counterfeiting every time they open a new loan.
Don’t believe me? Read the words of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, which I quoted in my book Hidden History: “When you or I write a check there must be sufficient funds in our account to cover the check, but when the Federal Reserve writes a check there is no bank deposit on which that check is drawn. When the Federal Reserve writes a check, it is creating money.” They know almost no one pays attention to this kind of earth shattering admission. So, free the Walmart guy. Remember his name! In fact, free every counterfeiter in prison.
And that brings me to the main point of this article. It’s not just our horrible, Rothschild-style banking system that is counterfeit. Much of our society is fake, contrived, unreal (if you’ve read my novel, you know that’s one of my favorite words). Politicians swear allegiance to a Constitution they not only don’t remotely believe in, but openly mock. Carmakers offer “bumper to bumper” warranties, but when you try to cash in, somehow your problem isn’t covered. Everything on a car is between the bumpers. Other “lifetime” warranties, “for any reason,” from tires to electronic products, are just as bogus. Counterfeit.
Today’s music is counterfeit. Packaged, probably impossible to truly play live. That’s why it’s especially sad to see artists I once loved; Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and especially Joni Mitchell, try to regain relevance by cheering on censorship. Were they ever sincere? Or always counterfeit? And Joe Rogan, seemingly the hero in this little drama, backs down and apologizes, as everyone caught in these contrived scenarios invariably does. Wouldn’t you think, after years worth of similar situations, that Rogan, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Gruden and so many others, would understand that obsequious public apologies never work? That you still get cancelled?
So when will someone attempting to escape the torches and pitchforks finally stand up and say; “Why would I apologize for exercising my constitutional right to free speech? Do you want to be held accountable for anything you’ve ever said? Fuck off!” They won’t be fired any differently, or cancelled any less thoroughly, than if they’d issued a sickeningly ineffective apology. But at least they’d keep their self-respect, and much of the world would say “Right on!” The fact that this apparently never occurs to any of them leads me to one explanation; they are all counterfeit, too.
Hollywood has been effectively dead for years, even before they cheered on the unconstitutional lockdowns that killed it for good. Even with such advanced technology, they continue to employ recycled and hackneyed ideas, absurd whispering dialogue and often purposefully dark filming, so the audience can’t hear or see what’s going on. They can still string you along with a decent premise, but then always end it without any resolution, causing viewers to go online and read spoiler alerts to figure out what happened. Television is even worse, with preposterous “Woke” casting and screenplays, and comedy effectively outlawed. All counterfeit.
Our modern athletes are no more legitimate. In football, wide receivers routinely drop balls. And laughable announcers defend them by saying, “He does everything else right.” That’s like saying the chef can do everything but cook. Defensive backs have hands of stone, too. Lineman (and even some other position players) are fat or often obese, with their jiggling rolls of fat surreally accompanying the ridiculous pronouncement from “journalists” about how “athletic” they are. Baseball players can’t bunt. I learned to bunt in Little League. Pitchers can’t throw complete games. Basketball players can’t make free throws, and the rules about traveling and palming are never enforced. All counterfeit.
Our professional journalists have ironclad biases against investigating anything, except those who are exposing corruption. Whistleblowers. “Conspiracy Theorists.” Yet they still bray on about “freedom of the press.” Recently, they and their fellow “Woke” authoritarians have been apoplectic about a book called Maus being censored. Yet they routinely call for books, articles, and people, who advocate non-Woke positions, to be cancelled. Like the politicians swearing on a Bible they don’t believe in, to uphold a document they despise, they are 100% USDA-grade A counterfeit.
Holden Caufield, the protagonist in J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, ranted against the “phonies” of that era. It is hard to imagine what he would think of the phonies that rule our present civilization. No principles. No honor. Just lies, corruption, and incompetence everywhere. The big charities? Read what I wrote about them in Hidden History. Almost all of your well-intentioned donations go to their sinfully overpaid top executives. And the worst of the bunch is the Red Cross, which the media promotes front and center in every crisis. Only the Salvation Army is decent. All the rest are textbook examples of hypocrites- counterfeit.
The Medical Industrial Complex kills far more than they heal. They engage in body mutilation of confused youngsters, and accept the mad, unscientific precepts of identity politics. Yet they still try to ban alternative treatments, and natural remedies. Every doctor is an enemy of vitamins. And they are so dishonest that they will not mention the obesity of their female patients, because that would be “body shaming.” It doesn’t matter that obesity is at the heart of most modern medical issues. That wouldn’t be politically correct, or good business. Totally counterfeit.
Our legal system is perhaps the biggest joke of all. From the out of control police officers often caught on film threatening innocent people and even planting evidence, to lordly judges that have an overt political bias, to ambitious prosecutors that aren’t above withholding and even doctoring evidence to win a case, to the monumentally ignorant juries that are more often than not chosen by both sides, no one in the process is the least concerned with justice. All of the many innocent persons who have served years or even decades behind bars, freed from a very reluctant system by DNA evidence, are testament to that. Counterfeit.
So we live in a society where you will find little entertainment from those paid incredible amounts of money to entertain us. No healing from “healthcare providers.” No chance at justice from our police, judges, prosecutors and juries. No truth from our state-controlled media. No representation from our political “representatives.” Even the weathermen- christened “meteorologists” for effect, are wrong almost all the time. That’s “science” for you. Speaking of scientists, they’re the ones selling the COVID narrative- the Greatest Psyop in the History of the World. The “Warp Speed” vaccine. Pushing “social distancing.” Think they’re not counterfeit?
Organized religion? Televangelists overtly act- crying on cue- to get the money of vulnerable and trusting old people. The wealth they’ve accumulated is shameful. No wonder they all hate my favorite Biblical quote, where Jesus said it was easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter heaven. And the religion I was raised in- Catholicism? Too many former alter boys out there with awful stories of predatory priests, bound by the unnatural vow of celibacy. Jews? The dirty secret is that polls show most Jews are atheists. That’s some religion. Muslims? Who knows? So much propaganda against them, but you have to wonder about people that want women to hide their faces and such. I don’t know much about Buddhists and Hindus, but what I’ve heard isn’t good. All counterfeit.
Is there anything in this world that isn’t counterfeit? Look at the American family. The dysfunction is incredibly widespread. What family doesn’t feature feuds resulting in parents being ostracized from children, or siblings never talking to each other again? I believe in the idealized image of the nuclear family, even if Black Lives Matter doesn’t. But unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to play out like Leave it to Beaver very often. How many illicit affairs are going on right now, as we speak? How many husbands don’t covet the attractive wives of their neighbors, or any other good-looking women? It is hard to tell how many women cheat, as opposed to men, because identity politics skewers both perceptions and statistics. Regardless, there’s a lot of counterfeit here.
The world I frequent on a regular basis, the conspiracy sphere, isn’t perfect, either. Real undercover assets comingled with all the alleged disinfo agents, limited hangouts and loyal opposition. Most everyone in the conspiracy world has accused someone else in that world of being a CIA agent, or whatever. I’ve met my share of questionable characters. The subjects I gravitate to seem to attract huge egos and difficult personalities. One must navigate carefully through all the conspiracy celebrities. What does it say about me that I’m drawn to this world? Maybe I’m counterfeit, too.
Bob Dylan chronicled our counterfeit ways in his song Everything is Broken. His lyrics basically say what I’m saying;
Broken treaties, broken vows
Broken pipes, broken tools
People bending broken rules
Hound dog howling, bullfrog croaking
Everything is broken.
The Indians relegated to poverty-stricken, segregated reservations know all about broken treaties. Blacks, lost amid their endless litany of complaints, were promised forty acres and a mule. And “rules are meant to be broken,” to quote one of the early rule-makers. Rules, laws, standards of conduct; all are inconsistently enforced, depending of a variety of factors, from race to bank account balance to relationship to those in positions of prominence. Cheating is very similar; “If you aren’t cheating, you aren’t trying,” as a successful, respectable cheater once said. Honesty is rarely the best policy. Crime can pay. Just win, baby!
I’ve never met a therapist or psychiatrist- and believe me, I met many of them over the years while assisting my brother- who didn’t have obvious issues themselves. Like doctors, they all seem to adopt an emotionless monotone style of communication. Their advice is usually puerile and pointless. Psychiatrists have long had the highest rate of suicide in any occupation. And yet, these are the people tasked to try and stop troubled people from killing themselves. They aren’t helpful, and they are counterfeit.
The worst part of all this is that few of us can even be honest with ourselves. We delude ourselves in a myriad of ways. But I suppose that’s a natural response to a world that thrives on dishonesty and conniving. From the charming con artist to the silver tongued politician, deception is admired by almost everyone. Who do we resent more; the local car repair shop that blatantly ripped us off, or the former friend who told us an uncomfortable truth about ourselves? The majority of the people, usually not even given an option for truth, nevertheless have grown to embrace the counterfeit model.
The bottom line is; we cannot count on business, government, entertainment, medicine, the law, to ever do the right thing. And that can only happen because there are sinister conspirators at the top, orchestrating chaos and profiting from division. But they have to rely on all the incompetence that runs the madness. The bosses who promote and fire the wrong people. The politicians who vote against the interests of the people. Always. The Illuminati- or whatever they call themselves- can rest easy because the entire show they’re producing is fraudulent. Counterfeit.
Americans wouldn’t know how to respond to blunt honesty. To a president saying, “Oswald didn’t kill JFK. Of course, 9/11 was an inside job.” They’d wait for their counterfeit journalists, and other counterfeit politicians to tell them how wrong this wayward president was. The mindset seems to be; “Please, assure me the naysayers aren’t right. I want to believe in our institutions. I support this counterfeit world.” And they never have to worry, because every whistleblower is quickly demolished by their counterfeit counterparts.
Stockholm Syndrome is a very real thing. Even on a personal level, people incomprehensibly don’t respect those that treat them too well. I’m not sure how anyone can be “too nice,” or how anyone can not like being treated with extreme kindness, but the counterfeit “experts” assure us that it really isn’t a good thing. Like Orwell’s Winston Smith learned to love Big Brother, most of us have learned to love the charade.