“SIDING WITH THE ENEMY”
by OPOVV, ©2017
(Jul. 16, 2017) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to yet another edition of ‘Pulse of the Nation,’ the show that isn’t like any other out there. Hello, I’m your Roving Reporter and will be your host for this evening’s show. Recently we’ve changed our format where we start by reading a letter, such as this one:
Dear Mr. Roving;
I understand that what is posted in The Post & Email is nothing but an edited transcript of the television show; trouble is, my cable company can’t get ‘Pulse.’ Can you help?
A long-time reader,
Dear Bob; thank you for your letter. The answer is ‘NO.’
“And now let’s get on with the show. As you can see, we’re back in our home-away-from-home, Professor Zorkophsy’s office at the university. Zork, as he prefers to be addressed, just wrote another bestseller: ‘The Key to Keep Delusion at Bay: The Fine Art of Choosing the Proper Perspectives’. Hi, Zork, how goes it?”
“Very well; thank you for asking. Another bestseller in the bag. Have you ever noticed that every book I write makes me a ton of money?”
“Yes, and I’m very happy for you, your publisher, and all who make, distribute and sell the book.”
“Spoken as a true Capitalist.”
“Thank you. And now to Perspectives; what’s it all about?”
“Allow me a little bit of leeway, if you don’t mind? Thank you. Let’s compare the politics of the world with Formula One auto racing, okay? And just for kicks, let’s say that every race represents a different country of the world, which it kind-of actually does since they race all over the world.
“Furthermore, let’s say every team represents a specific country by two entries (cars); with me? Good. Okay, as I said, every team has two entries that make up the team, and the job – goal – of the cars is to do the very best possible for the team. In Formula One the goal is to collect points that translate directly into a more favorable status as far as pit positions, bragging rights, and money: the more points, the more success, yes? The yearly goal is to win the Championship.
“Some countries have at least two political parties, just as Formula One teams have two cars. The purpose of the political parties of a country is to arrive at some sort of consensus for the best deal for the people currently and, arguably more importantly, the best deals for the future. In other words, the two cars of a team are not racing each other: they are racing against the cars of the other teams.
“The USA has two dominant political parties that are at opposite ends of the spectrum of political thought. One party embraces Capitalism while the other Socialism, which doesn’t make a lick of sense when one considers that Socialism is the end of the line. For proof, just look at the condition of Berlin, Germany in May of 1945 or in Caracas, Venezuela, today.”
“Anything about the Russians in your book?”
“Just one sentence and I’ll read it for you: ‘Had Russia manipulated the presidential election of 2016, the chance of Hillary Clinton being elected would have been 100%; the Russians fear Trump if for nothing else they know that there was no way possible that Trump would’ve sold Russia 20% of our uranium: END OF THE SO-CALLED ‘RUSSIAN CONNECTION.‘ Actually, the only connection there was between the Russians and the USA was between the Russians and Hillary: END OF STORY.”
“Well, I must say that’s emphatic enough. Getting back to the Formula One comparison: so what happens when you have teammates race against each other and maybe take each other out?”
“Look, I know you don’t want to hear this — your viewers can’t handle it — but when a country goes down (taken over), it doesn’t happen in slow motion with editorials and discussions and votes: it happens like now, got it? And with each passing day, the ‘like now’ is getting closer and closer.
“Every television station should be required by the FCC to show the Twin Towers collapsing on thousands of people. Listen: a very small percentage of the people killed on 9-11 were on the planes or burnt alive by the aviation fuel; most died as the result of the Twin Towers collapsing. In other words, as we watched the towers fall we were watching thousands of Americans die. We need to remember that because that’s what they have in store for all America, and if I hear one more comment about ‘Russians’ and ‘Moderates’ I’ll just have to write another bestseller and say what I really think about the other side siding with the enemy.”
“Wow; maybe someday you’ll tell us what you really think about it. And good luck with your new book. Enjoyed the interview. And I see that our time has expired and so, on behalf of the crew, I’ll be wishing you all a goodnight: Goodnight.
“Good show. Burger time: my treat.”