Three friends have a nice meal together, and the bill is $25
The three friends pay $10 each, which the waiter gives to the Cashier
The Cashier hands back $5 to the Waiter
But the Waiter can't split $5 three ways, so he gives the friends one dollar each and keeps 2 dollars as a tip.
They all paid $10 and got $1 back. $10-$1 = $9
There were three of them 3 X $9 = $27
If they paid $27 and the waiter kept $2: $27+$2=$29
Where did the other dollar go? $30 - $1 = $29
The above riddle is an example of the resulting deceipt, when an argument is framed on a false pretense. When the author intentionally gets you to accept that the cost was $27 it is the beginning of the illusion.
The way the question is asked is the fraud. To wit, (30/3) – 1 x 3= 27 +2 = 29 .
Where a truthfull representation is far less complex (30 - 5 + 2 + 3) = 30
What does an arithmetic riddle have to do with American politics ? Just as in the math riddle, our politicians hoist a similar game upon the American people. How many times have we heard members of Congress, from both sides of the aisle proclaim that “we must protect democracy from the threat of socialism” or similar words to the effect? Such contentions are specifically designed as a contention based upon false pretense. By omitting the truth; that we are a Constitutional Republic, the speaker asks us to essentially choose between “bad” or “worse”, while expecting us to rationalize the choice in our own minds as “good” or “bad”. Thus, was it the politicians, or the people, who determined that democracy was good? The usurpers didn't determine democracy was good. We did. Then we run around repeating the lie until it has saturated the American psychy. We storm the streets and blog sites DEMANDING democracy. The strategy also capitalizes on the notion that “if a lie is repeated loud enough, and often enough, it will be perceived as true.”
The next step then, is to expand the deception on a global scale. “We must spread democracy around the world.” ; or “The people under totalitarion regimes deserve democracy” is phraseology heard almost DAILY on news broadcasts, blog posts, and the like. It sounds good because it is ALWAYS framed alongside a less enjoyable option. Thus the infection spreads.
To understand the motivation behind the deception, it is necessary to notice who is promoting the idea, and second, who benefits from it's acceptance. Though both conservatives and liberals are guilty of the offense, it is much more commonplace in the left wing, and for logical reason. If we can be led to accept one false premise, it is a simple matter of escalation to lead us to the next step. In other words, if I want you to go the bottom of the stairs, I need only get you to take the first step. From that point, gravity and human inclination will do the remaining work for me. Once you take the first step, you are likely to take another. The farther down the staircase you travel, the easier my task becomes.
Using the staircase model, we can further compound our efforts by employing mass movement. That is to say, if I can get multiple people on the same staircase my task becomes even easier. Anyone trying to reverse direction will find it difficult to do so because he will be going against the current flow. If he pauses, those behind him will force him to continue. This is the same principal of herding cattle.
So what awaits us at the bottom of the stairs? If we can be convinced to accept democracy, what else can we be expected to accept? Logically, since democracy is the “will of the people” rather than the “rule of law”, it is a simple matter of convincing the “majority” to “want” what you need them to as a natural progression to your own ends. Thus a slow and constant introduction of new components of socialism to “fundementally transform” (aka Herd) the masses from one level of debauchery to the next is all that is required. Once to this stage, the strategy continues until we arrive at the bottom of the stairs and find we own nothing and are but the property of those who began by simply getting us to the stairs.
People seem puzzled as to how a corrupt government is able to side step the rule of law. If the Constitution is “in their way” they simply ignore it until we forget it's existence. They offer us a choice between “bad” and “worse”, hope that we will recategorize the choice internally as “good” and “bad”, and we ourselves will remove that very obstacle which was intended to seperate tyranny from liberty.
Imagine the effect of a group of conservative members of Congress, standing at a podium proclaiming these very points before Americans of ALL political stripes. Honest men and women explaining to us ALL, the virtues and benefits of restoring a Constitutional Republic. Instead of offering a choice between “bad” and “worse”, raising the standard to a choice of “dangerous” or “secure”. Pointing to the areas of agreement rather than the division created by class warfare and race warfare. The simple fact that such an event has not often (if ever) been seen in recent years, requires, of sound minds, pause and reflection.