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by FiveBoxes Staff | 2009-11-17 10:35 

Now, we’ve been called conspiracy theorists for some time. Heck, we even have a column heading called “Paranoia Corner.” We do temper our conspiracies with a dash of common sense. For example, we don’t believe Oswald acted alone because logically it would have been impossible for him to do things like change the parade route. But we don’t, however, believe that 9/11 was “an inside job.” Common sense tells us otherwise.

So while we don’t believe that there’s some “secret conspiracy” — such as the Skull and Bones Society, the Bohemian Club, the Freemasons, or the Bilderberg Group — that is pulling the string to move us toward some “New World Order”, we do believe that there are a bunch of like-minded people who are looking to take advantage of opportunities to advance their agendas. That said, let us briefly explain how we believe politics work in America:

While every politician has an agenda, there are effectively only two types of politicians: tacticians and strategists.

Tacticians have a narrow-scoped agenda. And, since most politicians are horrible private sector employees, their agenda is to keep their cushy public sector job, with its high salary and a truckload of fringe benefits. So everything they do, every vote they make, is tied to “how do I keep my job?

Strategists, on the other hand, are less concerned with keeping their jobs, and are more concerned with advancing their bigger-picture agenda. Strategists use Tacticians to achieve their goals, and do this by playing on the Tacticians’ desires to keep their government jobs. Aren’t the Strategists concerned with keeping their jobs? Not in the least, and for two reasons: First, Strategists are almost never elected officials; Strategists are the advisors to the elected officials. Second, Strategists easily bounce from job to job, from role to role, and from advisory positions like “Green Jobs Czar” to an employee for a partisan “think tank” like Center for American Progress. (Isn’t that right, Van Jones?) Birds of a feather hire each other.

Let’s give you an example of how this Tacticians & Strategists system works. Right now, today, America has the best healthcare system in the world. Don’t believe us? Then riddle me this: why do the rich and famous from all over the world come to America to get treated? Why do people who live in countries with so-called “wonderful” socialized healthcare systems that we are supposed to emulate come to America for their cancer treatments, their organ transplants, and all manner of other surgeries? If the healthcare systems in their home countries were so good, why not get treated there?

So we have great healthcare, but some people have an agenda. Some people want to run every aspect of our lives, from the number of hours we watch TV to the cans of Coke we drink. The best way to control these things is to jam more government control into the healthcare system, and the best way of doing that is to create an imaginary crisis. The real number of chronically uninsured — after you do the requisite math that politicians are loathe to do — is around 10-12 million people. This is about 1/4 of the number the mainstream media reports, and represents about 3% of the population of the United States. Yet this is somehow a “crisis” that must be solved quickly, right now, or else there’s no hope for tomorrow? This is something that requires the 97% of Americans with health coverage to throw out the baby with the bathwater?

You can almost see the Strategists whispering in the ears of the Tacticians: “If you pass socialized healthcare, you will be loved and adored by your constituents, and your re-election is a certainty. I can help you get it passed. Here’s all you have to do…”

We’ll give you a perfect example of one of the Strategists: the American Progressive Caucus Policy Foundation. On their website, ProgressiveCongress.org, they pitch themselves as “a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization.” While they say this on the surface, two minutes of poking around their website reveals that they have a PDF available for politicians to use when talking about healthcare. This includes a handy table of “Words to use” and “Words to avoid” (i.e. use “quality affordable healthcare” instead of “universal healthcare”; use “helping your doctor choose the most effective treatment for you” instead of “deciding which treatments will be covered”); “Phrases to use” (“It’s time to stop playing politics and solve the health care crisis”); and section headings like “The Republican Plan: The Consequences of Failing to Act on Health Care Reform”, “Respond to the Attack: Hit and Pivot: Taking on Opponents of Health Insurance Reform”, and “The GOP’s Talking Points” with a list of rebuttals for all of them.

Browsing through the PDF, you can easily see which politicians are taking their messaging from this organization, and which are not. If you called or wrote your Representatives or Senators and received a letter back, chances are much of the language of the letter is almost verbatim from the list of “Words to use” and the rebuttals to the GOP talking points.

So in this example, the Strategists — the American Progressive Cacus Policy Foundation and ProgressiveCongress.org — instruct the Tacticians — the Representatives and Senators in Congress — on how to keep their jobs, and provides them materials that makes it easy to for them to do.

Now the most important thing to keep in mind about Strategists is this: they are opportunists. And if no opportunity easily presents itself, they will create an imaginary crisis that allows them to advance their agenda by positioning themselves as the only ones to save us from this crisis. This is why we say that there is no “secret society” but instead, groups of opportunists working off each other. Pay close attention to how “suggestions by experts” in one field advance the agenda of other movements. For example: how the environmentalists’ suggestions that we limit the earth’s population to reduce greenhouse gasses is helped by government-run healthcare where rationing and death panels will limit the population. There’s no secret cabal which is making all these decisions… it’s simply a matter of opportunists advancing their agenda whenever and wherever they see the chance to do so.

It is our belief that most every politician in office is a Tactician, and the true power lies “behind the throne” in the form of “political think tanks.” Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, John Boehner, Michael Steele? Tacticians. George Soros, Al Gore, Van Jones, Bill Ayers? Strategists. Barack Obama? A Tactician. We believe that Obama was chosen by various Strategists as the best Tactician to help advance their agenda, and we believe that as soon as he becomes less useful than he is an obstacle to their agenda, they will turn their backs on him and hitch their wagon to another Tactician.

We have more. It’s related to the intentional bankrupting of the United States. And we’ll be telling you about it very, very soon.


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