The American Eagle is SICK!

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The eagle is sick. Some kind of disease has infected its brain. I believe it is a parasite. I have isolated this invader called internet. It fools the brain into thinking it is alone in thinking, and doesn't need the body made of conflicts. Conflicts that require compromise to function. The left wing and the right wing are still flapping, but it cannot fly because the wings must work together to soar to new heights. The American Eagle was born with respect for its body, all parts of its body. But its talons no longer feed the eagle. They tear at the body, trying to remove the conflicts. But in so doing blood is oozing and the eagle is dying.

 

It still rules the sky and is larger than ever, but it is dying from internal conflict. It once had the ability to make life great, but could not decide what a great life should be. Its children are dying, because it cannot hunt. Some of the fledglings believe they can carry on alone, and discover flight with one wing, but die when they leave the nest. So the babies feed on each other, not understanding that there is a limit to their existence without external nourishment

Comments

EXPAT Added Jun 22, 2018 - 12:57am
Good metaphor. But is there a cure? The Trump Derangement Syndrome is growing, and has reached the point of hysteria.
 
Stone-Eater Added Jun 22, 2018 - 2:49am
Nice. But the same can be said of Europe. Although we don't have a bird to use as an example. We might use a pig, since Merkel = Ferkel......
Christian Peschken Added Jun 22, 2018 - 5:30am
Being that the internet is the problem and this article is displayed on it, are you saying you’re part of the problem?
Digress Added Jun 22, 2018 - 6:24am
Stone. Europe and USA suffer from the same disease, PROGRESSIVISM!
I thought Trump gave the bird to Europe. LOL
Digress Added Jun 22, 2018 - 6:26am
Yes Christian. Anyone who is a google head, is part of the problem. But that is the world we live in.
Jeffry Gilbert Added Jun 22, 2018 - 7:40am
The eagle was terminal long before the internet.
Dino Manalis Added Jun 22, 2018 - 8:49am
 They need to stop the conflicts and compromise to find reasonable solutions!
Bill H. Added Jun 22, 2018 - 11:14am
 
The issue is that people now rely on the internet for information and decision making. The "Bad Seeds" therefore take advantage of this to push their agendas and deliberately supply misinformation. The increasing gullible population simply follows along with what they see or are told, without any thought or reasoning.
Now with the introduction of what is being marketed as "Smart Speakers" (Amazon Alexa/Google Home), software developers are moving ahead unchecked developing all kinds of applications to control gadgets, perform marketing research, analyze conversations for medical, insurance, law enforcement, and provide "interactive advertising". One stated goal is to replace smartphones with this technology so that virtually every conversation everywhere is intercepted, stored, and analyzed for a myriad of purposes, many of them presently unimaginable.
Are we going to simply sit back and allow this to happen?
Sadly, I think so.
Dave Volek Added Jun 22, 2018 - 1:42pm
There are all sorts of harbingers out there pointing out that the "Eagle is Sick." But none are willing to consider an alternative for American democracy, let alone put a few hours a week to build that alternative.
 
Just keeping posting articles like this on Writerbeat and other internet forums. Nothing will change.
 
Tiered Democratic Governance
 
 
Dr. Rupert Green Added Jun 22, 2018 - 5:47pm
Excellent piece, Digress. Is the sickness the harbinger of death that precedes life.  Or, does it speak for a longing for the heyday when the eagle knew it had to soar, not ترتفع, 飙升, ऊंची उड़ान, भरना, remontarse,  حلق, çêdike, or transande. 
 
A time when a man was a man and there was no need to perform the Crocodile Dundee test? Is the Internet really to blame for America not going metric, or is it seen as upsetting a system when the eagle soared because it had captured people tied to plowshares, and an eaglet could make 40 $ per hour even if it was not flight trained? 
Now that is gone, upsetting the system because of multi this and multi that in eagle schools-- confusing eaglets who now hop around on the ground in competition with lowly buzzards and turkey of other nations for carcasses-as within the land of those once  majestic birds the knowledge of soaring slowly dies.
Digress Added Jun 22, 2018 - 8:45pm
The issue is that people now rely on the internet for information and decision making. The "Bad Seeds" therefore take advantage of this to push their agendas and deliberately supply misinformation. The increasing gullible population simply follows along with what they see or are told, without any thought or reasoning.
Now with the introduction of what is being marketed as "Smart Speakers" (Amazon Alexa/Google Home), software developers are moving ahead unchecked developing all kinds of applications to control gadgets, perform marketing research, analyze conversations for medical, insurance, law enforcement, and provide "interactive advertising". One stated goal is to replace smartphones with this technology so that virtually every conversation everywhere is intercepted, stored, and analyzed for a myriad of purposes, many of them presently unimaginable.
Are we going to simply sit back and allow this to happen?
Sadly, I think so.

 
Excellent summation Bill H. I liken this phenomenon to the CYBORG episodes of Star Trek, where Jean Luc is transformed into a cyborg and cannot function without the collective group. The smart phone is making the middle class cyborgs.
 
There are only two ways of thinking on this day. You either despise the elected US government, and all your thinking is to retake the progressive agenda, or you feel under attack, and must preserve your way of life.
 
When you live in a rage, and extremes are all you know, your world is chaos and dysfunctional. GOVERNMENT TODAY IS CHAOS AND DYSFUNCTIONAL, for the masses! But the elite, the true power in the world are richer than ever. I remember a line from a movie, I believe where it was said: “There is profit in Chaos!”
 
What is known as the Third World, basically, the have nots, spend all their effort surviving. And now they have smart phones that show them a world of plenty, where no one works hard! They sit in air conditioned cubicles, and whine about Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, and back problems from sitting.
 
The immigration problem, is the privileged trying to maintain their hold on privilege! I believe the way out is to redirect the Tech effort from serving the cyborgs, to improving the lives of the masses of the world. That is not Utopian, it is making profit from supplying the needs of people as opposed to cyborgs.
Digress Added Jun 22, 2018 - 9:02pm
The eagle was terminal long before the internet.
Not terminal Captain Gilbert. But infested with mites, and parasites. Many diseases were attracted and cured one by one. i.e slavery, voting rights, civil rights, Communism, Fascism, Unionism, Drugs, Poverty, Organized crime, Anarchy, and lately Partisan Politics.
Remnants of all these infections still remain. But what is the alternative? The only alternatives I see being offered, are coming from the NON POLITICAL CORRECT,Trump camp.
Opposition can only last until what is being opposed, is destroyed!
Digress Added Jun 22, 2018 - 9:05pm
Dr. Green. Good comment, but I could only repeat my comments to Bill H and Jeffry Gilbert!
Digress Added Jun 22, 2018 - 9:09pm
Dave Volek. You cannot poo poo this revolution of society away! You either adapt or get swept away by it. I suspect you are already a cyborg.
Digress Added Jun 22, 2018 - 9:10pm
Delusional Dino!
Jeffry Gilbert Added Jun 23, 2018 - 1:03am
But what is the alternative?
 
GTFO as soon as possible if like many of us you aren't out already. Many are unable to fathom how much better one's quality of life is outside the land of the formerly free. 
 
Stone-Eater Added Jun 23, 2018 - 6:52am
.....same counts for Europe, in fact.
Digress Added Jun 23, 2018 - 5:16pm
 
Yes Stone. The same Progressive craziness infects Europe as well. Perhaps more so, because you do not have a Bill of Rights. They limit what they call HATE Speech, while encourage fake Journalism. The European press, hides the horrendous result of failed liberal immigration, rape violent crime and welfare abuse They come, get free medical care, a flat and payment to commit crime on the street such as drugs.
Now they are blaming America, for hurting their economy, while ignoring their soaring social justice expense.
Tubularsock Added Jun 23, 2018 - 10:30pm
Digress, interesting issue.
 
If you recall Benjamin Franklin wanted to have the Wild Turkey as the National Symbol back in the day.
 
As always Franklin was ahead of his time.
 
However, even Franklin, had figured out that there would come a time in American History when a Turkey would be elected President.
 
That time has come. It’s called REGRESSION!
 
Cheers, amigo!
Ryan Messano Added Jun 23, 2018 - 11:08pm
The delusional fantasies of Tubularsock.
 
How about you stick a sock in it and skedaddle!
 
Cheerio!
Tubularsock Added Jun 24, 2018 - 1:39am
Oh joy, it’s Ryan attempting to communicate again.
Always happy to engage Ryan.
Tubularsock specializes in lost souls.
Happy trails to you as well ...............
MEFOBILLS Added Jun 24, 2018 - 10:22am
No discussion of Sabatai Sevi in 1666, which then formed an underground movement which eventually morphed into Illuminism.  No discussion of the Oriental Lodges and invasion of Cabala.  No discussion of the "bad" popes starting in upper middle ages, who got into bed with Cabala.
 
The hidden framework which most people are blithely unaware of, are instead more concerned with the internet?  The controlled press is now being bypassed and there is growing awareness of these things formerly hidden from our view.  Yes, I know that many WB people are not "woke" and educated.
 
The downsides of social media is what it is doing to young people... they are substituting thinking for google, and social media for friends. 
 
Low IQ people use computers and smart phones for social media, rather than acquiring and synthesizing information.  Google has already given them answers to "technical questions."
 
This means that high IQ areas like North East Asia will accelerate and diverge from lower IQ zones like sub-sahara Africa.  High IQ areas will use the tool to enhance abilities, while low IQ will use it for group think and social media.  
 
The Eagle became infected by the parasite fully by 1912 (banking credit as money took over, and the republic was overturned with progressive era amendments.)  So, the U.S. has been sick for a long time.
 
The internet/computer is only a tool.  It is up to people and society on how to use it.  
 
Ryan Messano Added Jun 24, 2018 - 10:44am
That can’t be true, Foul and Dirty Tube Sock, if you specialized in lost souls, you’d never leave home, or go on the internet.  You’d be too busy.
 
May your your socks find the washer machine, your intellect, the library, and your morals, the church.
 
Ciao, Stinky one!
Jeff Michka Added Jun 24, 2018 - 1:32pm
Hey moron Messano, Tubularsock said "specializing in lost souls," not like you: someone with no soul.  Read, gawdist running dog lacky!
Flying Junior Added Jun 24, 2018 - 3:15pm
I enjoyed the article as well.  It speaks an important truth.  As we join the virtual band of like-minded sheeple that we favor, we lose sight of the fact that those on the other side are human beings like us.
 
It's a form of social isolation.  But at its best it is not harmful in and of itself.  It can be a place where great minds intersect.
 
Parasites can be difficult to cure.  Symptoms may persist.
Jeff Michka Added Jun 24, 2018 - 7:54pm
Ryan still spreads flies that lay Mango Worm larvae.  Mango worms can.  O  be squeezed out of the holes they've drilled in mammal-flesh, much like Ryan, but requires frequent session to find all the places Mango worm Ryan has burrowed in to.  The article points to extremist tribalism, like WB rightists advocate.  Oogah Boogah!!! The TRIBE!!!
Digress Added Jun 24, 2018 - 9:38pm
Tubularsock.
However, even Franklin, had figured out that there would come a time in American History when a Turkey would be elected President.
 
When you de humanize people and issues, all types of delusion are believable! You are a Master of the unbelievable.
Digress Added Jun 24, 2018 - 9:47pm
 
Mefobills.
The downsides of social media is what it is doing to young people... they are substituting thinking for google, and social media for friends. 
Make that ALL people.
 
Digress Added Jun 24, 2018 - 9:55pm
FJ.
As we join the virtual band of like-minded sheeple that we favor, we lose sight of the fact that those on the other side are human beings like us.
Well said! This makes the current personal attacks possible!
  
Stone-Eater Added Jun 25, 2018 - 1:20pm
Ryboy
 
Would be kind of nice to have just a share of the intellect and wit Tube has, wouldn't it LOL
Digress Added Jun 26, 2018 - 12:15am
 
Stone. Tubesock is a delusional parrot. His only talent is mockery. You wouldn't recognize intellect if it bit you on the right cheek of your ass, because you react from the left cheek of your ass, not your intellect.
Johnny Fever Added Jun 26, 2018 - 12:30pm
When you live in a rage, and extremes are all you know, your world is chaos and dysfunctional. GOVERNMENT TODAY IS CHAOS AND DYSFUNCTIONAL, for the masses! But the elite, the true power in the world are richer than ever. I remember a line from a movie, I believe where it was said: “There is profit in Chaos!”
 
If there is one thing that I can’t stand it’s confused conservatives.  You see, progressives are the ones that would blame the rich for what ails society.  So based on the statement above, I think it’s high-time you embrace your propensity for progressive craziness and join the likes of Tubularsock and Stone. We conservatives know that in a free market society like ours, the rich largely earn their wealth and should be commended for a job well done. 
Digress Added Jun 26, 2018 - 7:48pm
 
The FEVER returns. Must be Malaria.
"If there is one thing that I can’t stand it’s confused conservatives."
No one is blaming the rich. Your mind only sees what you want to see.
What is it about GOVERNMENT, that you cannot understand? The obvious answer is EVERYTHING. While it is true that most of the elected government are rich, or get that way quickly, as the Clintons and Obama did, the real power lies in International Mega Corporations who owe allegiance only to themselves.
But I was referring to the present day turmoil, that surely even you can observe.  Your labels do not apply here. I deal in observable events, mostly distorted by the MSM.
Digress Added Jun 26, 2018 - 7:48pm
no rest for the wicked
There is profit in conflict
There is profit in war
There is profit in settling uneven scores

There is profit in arming them
up to the teeth
No rest for the wicked
Till buried six feet beneath

There is profit in chaos
There is profit in hate
Their prophets are rising
Outside hells gate

There is profit in victory
No time to retreat
No rest for the wicked
Till buried six feet beneath

There is profit in destruction
There is profit in death
There are profits to be had
As they draw their last breath

There is no profit in god
No time for belief
No rest for the wicked
Till buried six feet beneath

There is profit in famine
There is profit in disease
There is profit bringing them
Down to their knees

There is profit in blood
There is blood on their hands
No rest for the wicked
As they take their last stand!
Tubularsock Added Jun 26, 2018 - 8:37pm
Digress:
 
As Ben Franklin so aptly put, "A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one."
 
Somehow there must have been individuals in the 1730’s just like you and Ryan.
 
Ah, ........ history does repeat itself.
Digress Added Jun 26, 2018 - 11:38pm
I agree sockpuppet. Being unwilling to learn, as you are is indeed a detriment. Being versed in your ignorance only allows you more impediments to learning the real world lessons.
History is reinvented many times over by fools who would appear wise.
Digress Added Jun 26, 2018 - 11:53pm
The idiot left have reversed learning. They begin with an emotional conclusion, and then seek historical events or quotations to prove their belief. Taken out of context, they can apply any meaning they wish.
 
The process of reason, requires an unbiased assessment of all evidence, not just that which supports your conclusion.
name="title_quote_link_101911">Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Benjamin Franklin
Digress Added Jun 26, 2018 - 11:55pm
Tubularsock Added Jun 27, 2018 - 1:06am
Ahh, Digress. The delusional never look into the mirror.
 
Tubularsock would suggest you spend some time with your own reflection.
Thomas Napers Added Jun 27, 2018 - 4:57am
Fever - Great comment.
 
Digress - In a free market, capitalist society like ours, Mega corporations (mom & pop's too) shouldn't be expected to think about others.  Their singular concern should be to make a profit (legally).    
opher goodwin Added Jul 2, 2018 - 8:18am
The disease has many causes:
Inequality
Fascism
Religious fundamentalism
Superstition
Excess Capitalism
Wars
Immigration
Overpopulation
Exploitation
Bankers and Big Business Greed
Corruption
Selfishness
Populism
Racism
Poverty
Politician's lies
Poor leadership
What is needed is an inoculation of fairness, justice, caring, love and tolerance.
What is needed is that the causes are addressed.
What is needed is a good dose of socialism.
EXPAT Added Jul 2, 2018 - 6:53pm
ophr.
"What is needed is a good dose of socialism. "
 
The EU is falling apart. Merkel is fighting for her life. The fascists are on the rise again, thanks to unregulated immigration.
Socialist Sweden is becoming a hell, and don't forget Cuba and Venezuela, those socialist heavens!
You want to inflict this on America? Are you out of your fucking mind? YES!!!!!!!
Your listacle is emotional idiocy on steroids.
opher goodwin Added Jul 2, 2018 - 7:41pm
Expat - I fear that you talk indoctrinated rubbish. You are the product of a McCarthy inspired propaganda campaign and a media misrepresentation.
Mass immigration in Europe has nothing to do with socialism
The fascists are on the rise all over the place - particularly in the States. Cuba appears to be doing alright after decades of a US blockade and Venezuela has suffered from a number of problems - mainly the loss of revenue from oil. We'll see where it ends up. Time will tell.
Yes, undoubtedly what the US needs is a bout of socialism. That would create a fairer, more compassionate society and put a stop to this fascism that is rising up unchecked and encouraged by this administration of Trumps.
EXPAT Added Jul 2, 2018 - 7:55pm
INCREADABLE!
opher goodwin Added Jul 3, 2018 - 4:01am
I know - it is incredible!
Jeffry Gilbert Added Jul 3, 2018 - 8:00pm
shouldn't be expected to think about others.  Their singular concern should be to make a profit 
 
Sick