Operation: Restore America

By John Kusumi

I have compiled a list of 25 things that disappeared out of America’s ersatz “news media” in three recent decades.

If we could ever “restore America,” these are 25 things that might return to prominence, or at least to awareness.

As far as I’m concerned, these things were a part of America once before, and what we need now is restoration, if not revolution.

These former features of America became “subversive” and so they were “disappeared” by the establishment. This list is not exhaustive — I developed it “off the cuff” this evening. But, I feel this is good to publish for the next generation.

1. balance
2. Cindy Sheehan
3. civil liberties
4. Cynthia McKinney
5. David Cobb
6. Dennis Kucinich
7. fairness
8. GATT
9. habeas corpus
10. Jerry Brown
11. John Anderson
12. objectivity
13. Phil Donahue
14. posse comitatus
15. Ralph Nader
16. Ron Paul
17. Ross Perot
18. sanity itself
19. search warrants requiring probable cause
20. the Chinese democracy movement
21. The League of Women Voters
22. the Peace movement
23. the results of the 2000 and 2004 elections
24. the U.S. Constitution
25. unanswered questions about 9/11

In fact, we could add definitions plus when, how, and why these things disappeared from America. Then it would be a veritable “encyclopedia of subversion,” of sorts. Those are 25 things that the establishment “just can’t have” any more.

This really shows you where our establishment has gone in recent years, and it’s pretty disgusting. I miss GATT (the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade), and I miss the League of Women Voters.

They were replaced by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), respectively.

3 responses to “Operation: Restore America

  1. GATT? the WTO General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade?

    doesn’t that legitimize corporate control?

    why do you favor GATT?

  2. We’re never going ‘back to the 50s’. Too many manufacturing industries were dismantled and shipped overseas, too many young people have never been taught the value (and joy!) of hard work, too much of our culture requires us to be in passive receptor mode. We’ve been pillaged for 40 years while the obscene elite 1% lived off the fat so many had toiled to build as a buffer against poverty.

    While most were distracted, our freedoms were gutted along with our equity. It’s time to move on because America as an experiment in democracy is over. It is only our military adventurism that keeps us deluded we are an Empire…all the while it bankrupts us.

    If I were under 50 I’d be learning a new language and preparing to move out.

  3. Toyota is plagued not just by outsourcing but also by the current trend to ever-more-complexity and dependency on computer chips. And no redundant systems…….. All a recipe for disaster.

    I don’t feel depair but I do believe what I see: vast complexity with untold vulnerabilities and few who have a clue how anything works. Getting out of the way is the practical thing to do.

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