Dickens: Where Do YOU Live?

July 2, 2024 – I’m not interested in your habitat or domicile, whether you own or rent or even free-load – I’m most interested in where your head is… what do you believe?

What you believe is where you live.

So… Where do you live?

How did you learn what you believe?

Where do you get the information that feeds those convictions?

Is the information you consume positive, negative, or hopefully factual – unbiased, not anecdotal, circumstantial or based on rumors, innuendos and lies.

Do you trust your sources to provide unvarnished – true and honest data – or is what you consume interpreted to fit a political narrative; most commonly – disinformation, malinformation, and misinformation.

Are you looking for affirmation and validation for your views, or do you want to learn more?

You can easily find someone to feed your ego, but uncovering the truth is a more arduous endeavor, and can sometimes be disconcerting to your programming.

I’m not about to launch another tirade against the Corporate Media Complex; I’ve beaten that topic to death; it will never change as long as people openly and naively consume the CMC’s ‘bullshit;’ and… all indications are that it is not slowing.


That annual bacchanal of abject accusations, limitless lies, and preposterous promises.

Knowledgeable sources expect this election to exceed the $14.4 billion spent on the 2020 election. Remember… “The ends justify the means.”

So far, the combatants have raised $692.2 million for their campaigns, and there are still 5 months to go. Now where else could we use that $700 million?

How do I know it’s hypocrisy… Because every member of this Media Corporatocracy uses the exact same phrases and ‘trigger’ words. These stories are carefully scripted using intentionally selected words to grab your attention and elicit a programmed response, the same response from every politically aligned source designed for their politically aligned consumers.

These cunningly crafted narratives are nothing less than reinforcements for their political programs and agendas.

Who’s pulling whose corporate strings?

Are you like most ‘Merkans living in denial… It can’t happen here, after all, this is America, and we’re the greatest country in the world, and ‘Mother’ says that everything is just fine, don’t believe the other party – they support a convicted felon.

“I’m ‘Mother,’ and you should always trust your ‘Mother’.”

The 20 million invaders happen to agree, but consider how bad it must be in the country they just left to come to ‘Merka. I seriously doubt they know that ‘Merka is not that much different. The ‘Merkan Dream is a sham, but it’s better than where they were, and their trip was worth everything they had, because what ‘Mother’ promised was so important that they risk their lives to get here. Imagine what these invaders endure, and how devastated they’ll be when they realize what ‘Merka is; but still better than where they were.

Think of ‘Mother’ like a pusher. She gives you a taste, then when you’re hooked, you’re forced to look to her for your next fix. The giveaways and entitlements are the drugs… a little goes a long way. But when your dependency grows, so do the personal sacrifices, demands, and expectations of fealty. When you’re truly addicted, kicking the habit is nearly impossible.

How can ‘Mother’ support these fantastic giveaways to 20 million invaders?

Did you know that these invaders are on Medicare – free medical care, Social Security, many living in luxury hotel accommodations, housing, food, education, stipends – renewable cash spending cards, work permits, free cellphones, access to jobs and childcare.

Did you know that these invaders cost us, the taxpayers, $150.7 billion annually (a conservative estimate). Education costs are estimated at $70 billion annually. Other costs remain uncounted to hide the impact. ‘Mother’s’ agencies only count those invaders encountered by border agents. No one counts the estimated 1 million got-a-ways… Yet, they still receive the benefits listed above by knowing where to go and how to ask.

Arizona families carry an annual $2.4 billion burden for these invaders. Our population is about 7.5 million… that is $320 per person, $1,600 for a family of 5. It’s a tax to support this invasion.

Arizona’s added about 300,000 residents in the last 4 years, not including the estimated 273,000 invaders in our state.

* For the geographically challenged, Arizona shares a 1,954-mile border with Mexico.

Doesn’t anyone live in reality?

How much longer can we afford this moronic attempt to ‘fundamentally change’ our republic?

We increase our $35 TRILLION National Debt by $1 trillion every 100 days.

* $103,477 per legal citizen

* $266,052 per taxpayer

Count the number of people, and taxpayers in your household – and multiply by the debt numbers above; for my wife and I it’s $532,104.

If you are a family of five, with two working adults and three children, your family’s portion of this debt is: $842,535. According to the Federal Reserve, the net worth of the average American family is $1.063 Million. The remainder might buy a used Tesla, and pay off your death taxes.

This is frightening!

Even more distressing is that there are no signs of this insane liberal spending slowing down in the foreseeable future.

It seems that ‘Mother’ has the checkbook, and has no “F-ing” clue how to balance it. Her favorite children – Political Party – get’s what ever they want. The Nationalist American Socialist Party (NASP) is spending us into bankruptcy.

I admit to a different view of this republic, an opinion that I call ‘realism’ based on all that I see around me, and what I’ve experienced from all of the CMC feeds, and “Mother’s´ ceaseless chicanery.

I’m generally optimistic, but I’m no longer living in a country that I recognize. I feel positive about life. I firmly believe that I can achieve what I conceive and believe, regardless of my surroundings. My faith in this process is constantly tested by what I see around me. I believe in working to attain my goals, not waiting to be handed everything without personal involvement – you know, working. Regardless, I remain optimistic.

My daily challenge is finding the truth in the ‘spin-narrative’ and story; good, bad or indifferent. My goal is that you open your mind and consider a different point of view, not only mine.

Own your opinion, but consider others, too. There’s room for everyone except those who demand that theirs is the only right one. Everyone has the right to their opinion, but no one has the right to force that opinion on anyone else. That’s America…

‘Merka is another place entirely.

I still believe that we – yes, we – can turn this republic around, and although I detest this trite slogan, Make America Great Again, it is an admirable goal. But expecting “Mother’ to do it is absurd! Wasn’t it the partisan politicians – “Mother” – that created this situation and who put us here?

MAGA is a catchy phrase coined by one political combatant. It synthesizes the goal to repair this republic and return us to prosperity. It took about 70-years to reduce America to ‘Merka; I seriously doubt that a 4-year term will have much impact. It only delays the inevitable collapse of a once great republic.

Here’s some perspective. Rome lasted for a thousand years. America lasted about 250. We should be truly proud of our ability to ‘fundamentally transform,’ and “F” things up in a quarter of the time… Remember Emperor Obama’s admonition: ”Never underestimate Joe Bidens ability to fuck things up…”

Of course it’s not all China Joey’s fault, but it will be his body under the bus.

The saddest thing in all of this is that Partisan Politics reduced our republic to a ‘Commodity,’ to be apportioned and allocated for partisan political power and privilege, then used in the contests of bureaucratic preeminence, persecution, and prosecution.

America was an idea, a design for a better form of government, ceding power to the citizens. Politicians reduced it to a possession, so it could be owned and controlled. Now, it’s no more than a battleground of territories, fragments to be conquered and dominated.

So much for the political protectorates, but what about the citizens that live in these provinces and who pay dearly for these megalomaniacal ministerial maneuvers? We are pawns in this political chess match, an unwitting source of funds, you see… we’re expected to pay for these political crusades and partisan campaigns.

So, unless we are ready to fundamentally change our approach to this and our myriad other problems, we will never surmount them. That’s entirely up to us – the citizens of America.

I’ve discovered that most of what I see and hear has no bearing on my faith. The exorbitant prices for every product, and the legal wranglings in congress – the opposite of progress, are all intentional distractions meant to keep me from attending to my jobs: as a believer, a citizen, a provider for my family, a husband, a father, and a friend. These excesses are symptoms of deep-rooted moral problems and ethical failures.

“You cannot solve a problem with the same thinking we used to create them.”
“You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.” ~ Albert Einstein

My responsibilities occupy most of my time and require that I am fully aware of “Mother’s” impact on my life. I spend my remaining time writing and working to awaken oblivious, inattentive, and indoctrinated ‘Merkan minds.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” ~ Sun Tzu (written between 475 and 221 BCE)

It’s easy to become mired in the minutia, lies, and bullshit coming from the DC pig-farm and feedlot, and to concentrate on those things that have no positive effect on my life. If I let the disinformation, malinformation, and misinformation color my opinion, I fail as an American because it is my responsibility to myself and this republic to ferret out the truth so that I may act accordingly. It is my choice, no one else’s if I choose to accept the lie.

I could play the blame-game, but I’m still culpable in the end. I still bear responsibility for my choices.

I refuse to ignore the dung heap called the news that the Corporate Media Complex unceasingly disgorges. I see it, read it, and filter it through the sieve of common sense and impact on my life as an American Patriot, and committed challenger of “Mother’ and her ruinous rhetoric.

Admittedly, the news contains kernels of truth – the undigested seeds that the CMCs machine cannot break down or filter out. These are the nuggets of facts they miss, but continuously dump truckloads of bovine excrement on the public writ large.

“You are what you consume.”

Perspective is a means of adjusting facts to fit a narrative, often referred to as ‘spinning’ information. The popular words are misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation: in other words, LIES. So, when you see the word lies, think of this power-trio: disinformation, malinformation, and misinformation – they are the holy trinity of deception.

We’ve all heard that “You are what you eat.” When I use the synonym ‘consume’ in place of ‘eat’ it broadens the connotation of the phrase. ‘Mother’ suggests that a balanced diet is the healthiest way to eat, but what about the continual consumption of CMC bullshit, what are the expected results?

The analogy is simple.

Eat well and live.

Consume lies, you and your republic – the body politic – will die.

* The body politic is “the people of a nation, state, or society considered collectively as an organized group of citizens.”

When you consume a steady diet of rubbish, your body will die. It’s the same for your mind. Consuming CMC lies on a regular basis will cripple if not destroy your mind and by extension the republic.

We are the republic… remember… – “We the People…

Look around you, do you think the carnage in the Merkan republic is unintentional, and accidental?

Most ‘Merkans believe every word from the CMC, as the gospel according to the Partisan Political Parties. Notice that I have not specified a party, because they all have skin in this game – they are all responsible – they all lie. You hear what you are supposed to hear, based on your political affiliation.

Do you consume news from a singly politically aligned source, or do you sample alternative sources? I mean, do you only drink from the ABC, CNN, or MSDNC fountains, or do you also sip from the Fox, and BBC wells? If you’re interested in another point of view, try a European or Australian source. But be careful… Varying your sources may enlighten you, open your mind to the possibility that there are other views, perspectives, and opinions. You might discover the truth is somewhere in this mix.

Are you confused?


It’s time to admit that we don’t know everything, and that Mother tells us exactly what she wants us to know. It’s time to crawl down from the highchair and step out on your own.

Recognize your Partisan Political Party affiliation, and that you gravitate to the rhetoric that supports that party. They tell you that the other party lies – that your chosen cult is the light, the truth, and the way. No one comes to safety, security, or happiness except through them. It may not be said directly, but their intent is hidden in the messages. That’s what cults do.

The Partisan Political Parties tell you what to believe. You can trust them because they are from the “(enter party here)” and we’re here to help, and we won’t lie to you.

Mother would never lie to her children…

Where did we learn to rationalize our personal mistakes?

Where did we learn to blame someone or something else for our miscalculations and errors in judgment?

Who taught us that “The Ends Justify the Means.”

As children, we learned to “follow the leader.” Our parents set the example. So it is with our government, and administrations. “Mother…

The public indoctrination camps – schools – further our training until we grabbed the baton, and we carry it into the job market.

And… if you’re a member in good standing with the ruling cult, your errors might even be excused.

All the while the CMC reinforces Mother’s message – we can do as we please because we can rationalize our decisions – just like “Mother.”

In my past articles I refer to our government as ‘Big Brother,’ I decided to change this going forward to ‘Mother.’ We are a ‘nanny state’ and treated like children. We’re scolded when Mommy Dearest has a bad day and things go against her plan. We’re told where to go, where to live, what to think, for whom to vote and who to support. Mother calls the shots in ‘Merka. So, from this point forward, the ‘Merkan Administration – Government, will be referred to as ‘Mother‘.

Remember Children – Mommy loves you and will keep you safe from all the bad people in the world.

Roger Waters, Pink Floyd ~ Mother

For the Amalgamated Heavy


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