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{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”350″ height=”263″ align=”right” !}Imagine America is being reported upon in another country, being reported upon by that country’s heavily government-influenced press. Imagine that that country has at least as much or more military might than America actually does, and imagine that that same country has had , let’s just say “serious differences,” with the American government for a long, long, time. Imagine that what recently happened in Ferguson, Missouri, was being described by that other country’s news media in an editorial. Can you?

I can. Here goes:

This week, in spite of weeks of spontaneous and justified protests from people in the remote American province of Missouri, a nebulous and quaint American institution arrogantly called a “grand jury” by the oligarchical American regime refused to indict, or charge, a local state security official in the shooting death of an unarmed teenaged-boy. In spite of overwhelming evidence, this grand jury decided that the state security official in question had committed no crime by deliberately ending the life of an unarmed young man under 20 years of age.

While the sectarian composition of the grand jury, whatever that means, remains unknown, the fact remains that a member of the traditionally lower caste sect of “black people” was shot and killed by a member of the traditionally upper caste sect of “white people, ” who commonly hold positions of authority in the American Empire.

Reactions of the populace seem to be predictably divided on caste lines. The economically-deprived members of the white caste seem to be supporting the actions of the government, even though the government has done absolutely nothing to help their own economic situation for several generations, while the black caste is outraged, taking to the streets to protest yet another assault on their members by that same government, supported by some members of the white caste who see no difference between the two.

The latter group of the white caste seems to take the wording of the old United States Constitution, and, by implication, the old French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, seriously, in stark and possibly irrational contrast to today’s political realities.

Anyone with any intelligence and education, which would include anyone in this enlightened country who successfully graduated high school, knows that the oligarchical American regime has done its best to suppress independent, rational, and critical thought since at least the era of the Vietnam War, if not before, in order to drive its own population into unquestioning support of its own nefarious political, social, economic, and self-serving objectives. This suppression, as all of our citizens know, has been continuous almost since America’s birth as a nation.

From a more pragmatic standpoint, Missouri borders the oil-rich province of Oklahoma, which borders the at as least oil-rich province of Texas. If the instability being spread by the unjust and incompetent American authorities is allowed to continue to spread, this unfortunate situation could very likely impact the personal lives of our own citizens.

This is clearly unacceptable. Our government should at least go to the United Nations Security Council and demand immediate action and, if such action is not forthcoming, unilaterally intervene in America to insure that the benighted actions of the American government don’t deprive our own people of that which they need to support their own families.

This course of action is only reasonable. After all, why should we, the citizens of the greatest nation on Earth, idly stand by while a pack of ignorant, sectarian fanatics jeopardizes our children’s future?

Satire ends.

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Imagine; A Satire

Imagine America is being reported upon in another country, being reported upon by that country’s heavily government-influenced press. Imagine that that country has at least as much or more military might than America actually does, and imagine that that same country has had , let’s just say “serious differences,” with the American government for a long, long, time. Imagine that what recently happened in Ferguson, Missouri, was being described by that other country’s news media in an editorial. Can you?

I can. Here goes:

This week, in spite of weeks of spontaneous and justified protests from people in the remote American province of Missouri, a nebulous and quaint American institution arrogantly called a “grand jury” by the oligarchical American regime refused to indict, or charge, a local state security official in the shooting death of an unarmed teenaged-boy. In spite of overwhelming evidence, this grand jury decided that the state security official in question had committed no crime by deliberately ending the life of an unarmed young man under 20 years of age.

While the sectarian composition of the grand jury, whatever that means, remains unknown, the fact remains that a member of the traditionally lower caste sect of “black people” was shot and killed by a member of the traditionally upper caste sect of “white people, ” who commonly hold positions of authority in the American Empire.

Reactions of the populace seem to be predictably divided on caste lines. The economically-deprived members of the white caste seem to be supporting the actions of the government, even though the government has done absolutely nothing to help their own economic situation for several generations, while the black caste is outraged, taking to the streets to protest yet another assault on their members by that same government, supported by some members of the white caste who see no difference between the two.

The latter group of the white caste seems to take the wording of the old United States Constitution, and, by implication, the old French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, seriously, in stark and possibly irrational contrast to today’s political realities.

Anyone with any intelligence and education, which would include anyone in this enlightened country who successfully graduated high school, knows that the oligarchical American regime has done its best to suppress independent, rational, and critical thought since at least the era of the Vietnam War, if not before, in order to drive its own population into unquestioning support of its own nefarious political, social, economic, and self-serving objectives. This suppression, as all of our citizens know, has been continuous almost since America’s birth as a nation.

From a more pragmatic standpoint, Missouri borders the oil-rich province of Oklahoma, which borders the at as least oil-rich province of Texas. If the instability being spread by the unjust and incompetent American authorities is allowed to continue to spread, this unfortunate situation could very likely impact the personal lives of our own citizens.

This is clearly unacceptable. Our government should at least go to the United Nations Security Council and demand immediate action and, if such action is not forthcoming, unilaterally intervene in America to insure that the benighted actions of the American government don’t deprive our own people of that which they need to support their own families.

This course of action is only reasonable. After all, why should we, the citizens of the greatest nation on Earth, idly stand by while a pack of ignorant, sectarian fanatics jeopardizes our children’s future?

Satire ends.

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