President Obama will be reelected. As will the syndicate on Marco Island. The rationale for reelecting the kakistocracy at the national level and here again on the local level are practically identical.
The factors are thus:
With one exception, the mainstream media refuses to be critical of President Obama, seemingly justifying every blunder. Worse, some networks and newspapers have become the de facto propaganda arm for the administration. Crimes like Solyndra and "Fast and Furious" are not kept alive through honest reporting. To ask newspapers for investigative reporting akin to Watergate is a pipe dream.
For Marco Island, there are no newspapers that would dare be critical of anything the city does, let alone attempt some investigative work. Every reporter that has written about the STRP or asbestos or dewatering has been summarily shanghaied after a visit to the "newspaper" by the island's goon squad. A local TV station has been shut up by a lawsuit over the city's violations of the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act.
Media Epilogue: Without some exercise of the first amendment, governments will do what they want, convey whatever lie they want, and the careless will simply believe what they see and read.
OBVIATING PAST ABUSES
With American people having a terribly short memory, and an even shorter tolerance for the disgusting, they quickly forget past abuses. With the median age on Marco Island being higher than anywhere except for hospices, the forget factor is even shorter.
An abridged list:
- Nationally: TARP, Obamacare, Solyndra, "Fast and Furious", Crony Capitalism, "shovel ready projects", national debt at $16,000,000,000,000 ($50,000 PER PERSON), incompetent leadership.
- Marco Island: STRP, Clean Air Act violation, Clean Water Act violation, naming of city hall, Towne Centre and density "studies", Crony Capitalism, city debt at $400,000,000 ($26,000 PER PERSON), incompetent (and bankrupt) leadership.
If one were to consider that unlike the federal government, Marco Island is not responsible for national defense or major entitlements (e.g., Social Security), the per-person debt by Marco Island is greater than the per-person debt of the entire nation.
Obviating Past Abuses Epilogue: With the assistance from the compromised media, the interminable list of abuses will be buried and forgotten ensuring that the President will appear unblemished. Arguably, the abuses are worse here on Marco Island. But given the demographics and the insidiousness of the syndicate, the voters here will forget the abuses and simply reelect whatever lackeys are put forth as candidates.
The President and his stooges have created class warfare so divisive that historians are claiming that the current strife is worse than the crisis of the Civil War. Rich against poor, persons paying a high tax-rate versus those paying a low tax-rate, black against white, abortionists (masked by the ruse of "women's rights") pitted against proponents of religious liberty, young versus old, employed versus the unemployed. The list is practically endless.
For Marco Island, the syndicate has been effective is creating a division between owners of houses and the condominium dwellers, those that use too much water and those that don't, the full-time residents versus the part-time residents, owners of developed lots contrasted to those owners of undeveloped lots. And of course the syndicate has denigrated, slurred, besmirched and even assaulted the anti-STRP citizens in favor of those that bought the lie about the STRP (this division has morphed into the war on "fair" utility rates), the business clique (MICA, Realtors, restaurants, Chamber of Commerce) set against resident taxpayers.
Class Warfare Epilogue: As Sun Tsu was apt to point out, "divide and conquer" – the statists here as the ones nationally will prevail given that the majority (non-statist) are fighting against each other.
Nationally we are treated to "Czars" that are not accountable to the people, and cabinet secretaries that make rules by fiat (HHS Secretary forcing employers and insurance companies to provide contraception; EPA Secretary mandated CO2 regulations, carbon tax, etc..; to name but two examples).
Locally we have the 5½ city councilors are that are shills for the syndicate; committees infused with the same people that are shuffled about in order to "advise" the syndicate behind the scenes; public works directors that suggest X so that the city council can vote on X then when X becomes illegal or destroys the environment or costs way too much the public works director claims that it's not his/her/its fault because the city council voted on it while the city council claims that it is not their fault because the public works director suggested it.
Plausible Deniability Epilogue: Under these circumstances no one is responsible. Hence no one can be blamed. Hence reelection!
Nationally we have the unions, the environmentalist extremists, the DNC, the lobbyist, big business, NOW, Media Matters, to name but a very few.
Locally we have MICA, Chamber of Commerce, Realtors, the syndicate, Restaurant Association, Collier County Courthouse to name but a very few.
Special Interests Epilogue: Both nationally and locally, laws, "projects" and the regulations are written by the special interests for their exclusive benefit. As are the exceptions to the restrictions. With the special interests fixing the game, reelection is a forgone conclusion.
Nationally we have global warming (now referred to as "climate change" since the "warming" part has been long disproved by simply looking outside) in addition to the greatest hoax perpetrated on humanity – ethanol. The obverse of junk science is the good science that is ignored or denigrated for political reasons – as in the case of the Keystone Pipeline.
On Marco Island we were entreated to believing that "there be fecal in them there waterways!" (of course that was a lie). The obverse of junk science is the good science that is ignored or denigrated for political reasons – as is the case of using deprecated septic tanks for cisterns and thereby save millions of gallons a year in water (only two exist on the island.)
Bogus Science Epilogue: When scientists, "environmental specialists" and other pseudo-intellectuals are prostituted or otherwise sell their souls in order to maintain their jobs or promote some political agenda, they ensure perpetuity to the incumbents simply from the confusion and false accusations that ensue from the lies.
Approximately 50% American are on the government's teat. A similar percentage of people do not pay taxes. The "rich" – that according to the miscreants of Occupy Whatever makes up 1% of Americans – pay 70% of the taxes.
Here on Marco Island we can expose the dependency class by two examples: 1)So, exactly who benefited from the sewer system? AND 2)Who exactly walked into a city council meeting and demanded that a portion of Collier Boulevard be redesigned/redone so there would be an entrance into his restaurant?
Dependency Class Epilogue: Nationally one can suggest that the dependent class is "poor" – as in those receiving food stamps or perpetual unemployment insurance. But here on Marco Island, the dependent class is comprised of big business and the syndicate.
In modern times we have seen politics be the driving force of society. It was not too long ago that vision and patriotism was that driving force, a welcomed change from when zealotry of religion or nobility or enslavement were the driving forces.
Politics, like power, corrupts. Parallels between disjointed actions are indications that similar outcomes invariably follow from similar scenarios. History shows us that corruption, like cancer, spreads as a means to ensure its survival.
Those here as in Washington that create the dependency class, the class warfare, the bogus science, hide behind plausible deniability and are protected by the media do so for one simple reason: to mask their true intentions and through obfuscation cause the necessary misdirection long enough so that people do not notice that they are reelecting those responsible for all of the maladies.
The national corruption will ensure its survival by its reelection. There will be a similar reelection on Marco Island as the parallels between the nation and the island are strikingly comparable.
On the national arena good honest men have with good ideas and exposing the truth been destroyed and thereby ensuring that they were not elected. On Marco Island good honest men with good ideas and exposing the truth have been destroyed and thereby ensuring that they were not elected.
President Obama will be reelected. The Marco Island syndicate will be reelected when the next set of marionettes are put forth.
Count on it.