I am one of the few fortunate ones that I was able to wake up from the illusion we are all kept in. I do not pretend to have the answers, simply that I have left the illusions we start in behind. For this I owe a lot to Obama, I am being slightly facetious of course, as I find his presidency one of the most pathetic shams, but I am actually thankful because it helped annihilate past illusions.
I came of age during the bush presidency, and in high school was one of the most ardent, outspoken liberals around, period. I would take on anyone who thought bush was good, that Iraq wasn’t about oil etc. I had that sure-ness that youth is endowed with. The ‘rightness’ of democrats was self-evident to me, republicans were racist, ignorant, gun-loving, bible thumpers. Let me dispense with any pretense, I still believe most of those descriptors apply to republicans, now at this point you brain may be confused, because that is how we are reared, you are either democrat OR republican, it doesn’t make sense to be either, that is part of the illusion I awoke from.
At the time couldn’t republicans see how clearly racist they were? Couldn’t they see just because of color of skin you shouldn’t judge? Every time they slung around ‘nigger’ it just made them look stupid, all while clutching their bible that even a cursory glance at would tell you how obviously fake that was.
Fast forward to college, I was at this insanely liberal college, at this point the walls of the illusion started to become subconsciously aware to me. It was cultural relativism (cultural Marxism) at its highest, no one was ‘right’ as everyone determined their own morality, what was right etc. If one guy liked fucking others guys in the ass who were you to look down on him? If a girl took a 100 dicks, that didn’t make her a slut, it made her independent. It was these kind of things that didn’t sit right with me. I was seeing liberalism at its extreme, and even at the time I saw it was a bad idea. I think the biggest thing was the hypocrisy, where supposedly we couldn’t judge others, YET the ‘normal’ mentality was judged relentlessly as racist/homophobic etc. I was an observer at this point, I had gay friends etc, but was always struck by why did people who not like gays were FORCED to capitulate to gays, lest they be ‘homophobic’ or that the raging feminism that if you questioned the orthodoxy you were ‘sexist’? I thought tolerance was the key word here…tolerant only for certain abnormalities it seemed.
I remember this one girl I was friends with…man I tore her liberal delusions down so often, I remember making her cry a few times. Anyway, she was big into ‘social justice’ (typically code word for wanting to help blacks) it made ZERO sense to me why you had these white girls that wanted to go into ghettos or Africa to help degenerate blacks. At the time this wasn’t even a racist thing, it was pure pragmatism, why would a young girl go into an area her chances for getting raped or attacked were extremely elevated? With this, I remember I too shared the self-flogging whites are raised with, that we are so racist, that the poor black needs a chance, etc etc. It was a race to the bottom to show how un-racist you were, how much you would capitulate to inferior races or sexes simply to prove you weren’t racist, sexist, homophobe etc. Not that people should be measured on merit, no that just wont do, if you don’t want to give the black or girl bonus points then YOU MUST BE SEXIST YOU PIG!
I was already seeing glitches in the matrix, as you might tell. Another big thing was I was raised on guns, and it was about the only ‘republican’ issue that conflicted with my liberal mindset as I was younger. I was responsible and shot for fun. Yet my college classmates routinely derided guns as shallow, stupid, barbarous, etc. That only bible lovers were stupid enough for guns. Hmm…but I didn’t like the bible, and I wasn’t stupid, yet I liked guns. There were the beginnings of the cognitive dissonance I was forced to reconcile.
Then along came the savior Obama. I was still in the white-apology stage so many of us are stuck in, where if we could ‘only’ elect a black guy maybe that would show everyone we aren’t racist. He would cleanse the politician realm with REAL change instead of mass corruption, mil-industrial complex, religious handouts etc. He would pull us out of the wars, get the environment protected etc. It was nearly perfect. Then the savior won.
Wait, nothing isn’t accurate. What we saw was no different than a Bush 2.0. More wars, more domestic spying, more surveillance, more security state, more political corruption, more saying one and doing another. At this point understand I was becoming more nuanced in my thinking, and could understand Obama sending in guys to Iraq was no different than bush, no matter what the news or people said to the contrary. I was stunned by the cognitive dissonance around me, everyone eviscerated bush for the wars, for the surveillance etc…and they praised Obama on the same breath! Could they not see the facts, that Obama was just as bad, or perhaps worse than bush, because he lied and pretended it wasn’t happening.
I realized the Obama deception fairly rapidly, probably about 2-3 years into his first term, I changed my affiliation to ‘unaffiliated’ because I realized at this point both parties were the same.
BOTH PARTIES WERE THE SAME.
A statement likely to trigger some cognitive dissonance, but that is reality. They both serve the same corporate masters (look up campaign contributions, major banks etc fund both parties huge) they want the same thing: decreasing rights, mass surveillance endless wars, mass serfdom for all etc.
I had begun to see the world beyond the white and the black they fed us. That race was real, that gays were an abnormality, that the democrats were just as bad sell-outs as the republicans, that guns and the bible were issues to distract republicans from anything real, that neither party cared at all, that we were nothing more than a corporate oligarchy.
So thanks Obama, you helped awaken me from the illusion of the white/black dichotomy and realize the cultural Marxist reality were are in and slipping deeper into.