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Dou We Live in a Country Run By Idiots? I don’t Think So!

By Servando Gonzalez
(03/03 /2013)

A few days ago I was listening to professional disinformer Sean Hannity when he mentioned a funny joke currently running among Republicans. According to it, you know you live in a country run by idiots if …

—You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country.
—Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of our money.
—A seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher “cute” but hosting a homosexual exploration or diversity classes in grade school is perfectly acceptable.
—Children are forcibly removed from parents who appropriately discipline them while children of "underprivileged" drug addicts are left to rot in filth-infested cesspools of a “home.”
—Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion, while some slothful, lazy behavior is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing, and free cell phones.
—The government's plan for getting people back to work is to provide 99 weeks of unemployment checks (to not work).
—Being self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government.
—Politicians think that stripping away the amendments to the Constitution is really protecting the rights of the people.
—The rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual.
—Being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you “safe.”
—You have to have your parent’s signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion
—An 80-year old woman can be strip-searched by the TSA, but a Muslim woman in a burka is only subject to having her neck and head searched.
—Using the word “nigger” is considered “hate speech” but writing and singing songs about raping women or exhibiting a crucifix on a jar of urine is considered “art.”

Later I discovered that the list was originally written by Gary North on December 20, 2012, and soon after it went viral on the Web. Later on, some people have added a few more interesting lines which were not in the initial list. Some of them are:

You know you live in a country run by idiots if ….

—A Muslim officer crying “Allah Akbar” while shooting up an army base is considered to have committed “workplace violence” while an American citizen displaying a Ron Paul bumper sticker is classified as a “domestic terrorist.”
—The rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual.
Your government can add anything they want to your kid's water (fluoride, chlorine, etc.) but you are not allowed to give them raw milk.
—Parents believe the State is responsible for providing for their children.
—Smoking pot is legal and widely accepted, but smoking tobacco is treated like a criminal offense.
—Working class Americans pay for their own health care while unmarried women can have one child after another on the State's money and never be held responsible for their choices.

You may keep adding items to this list.

It is obvious that Mr. North is a Republican, because all the things he wants us to believe are the result of a government run by idiots allegedly have been done by Democrats. By the way, the notion that Democrats are idiots and Republicans are evil is an old mantra repeated over and over by disinformers of both branches of the Repucratic Party.

But Admiral James Forrestal, America’s first Secretary of Defense and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations who became a whistleblower, discovered a different reality. Initially, Forrestal was one the earliest and strongest promoters of what was soon to be known as the “Cold War.” But eventually he became very dismayed when he witnessed the betrayal of American soldiers by the deliberate refusal of CFR members Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower and George C. Marshall, in complicity with President Roosevelt, to win World War II at least one full year before the hostilities ended.

Forrestal also saw how, as the result of a secret agreement between Roosevelt and Churchill, concocted by the CFR conspirators, the U.S. rearmed the Soviet Union with Lend-Lease war materials, and then waited until Russia marched into Berlin and captured all of Eastern Europe. Forrestal was so upset with these events that he said,

“These men are not incompetent or stupid. They are crafty and brilliant. Consistency has never been a mark of stupidity. If they were merely stupid, they would occasionally make a mistake in our favor.”[1]

Soon after, Forrestal allegedly committed suicide under suspicious circumstances.

Do we live in a country run by idiots? Unfortunately not. And I say unfortunately, because if the ones who planned all these things were idiots at least a few times they would do idiotic things that would benefit us, but, as Admiral Forrestal noticed, they never do. Year after year, most of the “idiots” have consistently acted against the best interest of the American people.

Actually, you don’t live in a country run by idiots because …

—Everything they do pushes you farther down into the road of the communo-fascist slavery of the New World Order.
—While you are getting poorer, the ones who really run this country are getting richer.
—They want to ban your guns while they are arming themselves to the teeth.
—They raise your taxes while they create loopholes to lower theirs.

Actually, you are an idiot only if you have been brainwashed to believe that …

—Bush was better than Obama.
—Clinton was better than Bush.
—A lone nut assassinated JFK.
—There is a difference between the Republican and the Democratic parties.
—A bunch of ragtag Muslims that could not fly a Piper Cub hijacked four airliners and crashed them against the Pentagon and the World Trade Center towers.
—World Trade Center Building 7 collapsed on its own footprint as the result of fires.
—The attacks happened because the U.S. intelligence agencies failed to connect the dots.
—U.S. armed forces are all around the globe protecting you from terrorist attacks at home.
—The same guys who are planning to kill 85 percent of us now want to confiscate your guns to prevent you from killing somebody.
—The so-called “free trade” has benefited the U.S. economy.
—Waterboarding is not torture, but an “enhanced interrogation technique.”
—Getting rid of Obama the puppet and bringing another puppet to the White House and things will get better for you.
—Losing liberties is not a high price to pay in exchange for alleged “security.”
(Keep adding items to your heart’s content!)

Actually, the CFR conspirators who have been running our country for more than a century are geniuses. They are extremely intelligent and creative.[2] Unfortunately, they are evil geniuses whose ultimate goal in life seems to be making other people miserable.

Now, you may say that the country is run by Wall Street bankers, oil magnates and CEOs of transnational corporations. You may say that the country is run by CFR conspirators who have infiltrated the government. You may say that the country is run by sociopaths and psychopaths who push us into unnecessary, unwinnable wars, but not by idiots. You may say that the country is run by a criminal cabal, but not that they are idiots. You may say that this country is run by a bunch of sobs, but not that they are idiots.

Do you think these “idiots” actually believe in global warming? Do you think they believe in evolution? Do you think they believe that fluoridating the water, genetically modifying our food, spreading chemicals in the atmosphere, and vaccinating us and our children is good for our health? Do you think they believe that the TSA protects us from terrorist attacks? Do you think they believe the U.S. is spreading democracy around the world? Do you think they truly believe that banning guns in the hands of citizens will end violence and reduce criminality?

If you think so,




[1] ]Forrestal quoted in Medford Evans, The Assassination of Joe McCarthy (Boston: Western Islands, 1970), p. 113.

[2] People who managed to convince most of the people in this planet that carbon dioxide (C02), a non-toxic, beneficial gas necessary to sustain life, is a poisonous, dangerous gas, and that the only thing we can do to survive is to end industrial civilization, are nothing but geniuses.


Servando Gonzalez, a Cuban-born American writer, semiologist and intelligence analyst, was an officer in the Cuban army during the missile crisis. He has written books, essays and articles on Latin American history, intelligence, espionage, and semiotics. Servando is the author of Historia herética de la revolución fidelista, The Secret Fidel Castro, The Nuclear Deception: Nikita Khrushchev and the Cuban Missile Crisis and La madre de todas las conspiraciones, all available at

He also hosted the documentaries Treason in America: The Council on Foreign Relations and Partners in Treason: The CFR-CIA-Castro Connection, produced by Xzault Media Group of San Leandro, California, both available at the author's site at

His book, Psychological Warfare and the New World Order: The Secret War Against the American People appeared in late 2010 and is available at Or download a .pdf copy of the book you can read on your computer or i-Pad. His book, OBAMANIA: The New Puppet and His Masters, is available at

Servando's new book (in Spanish) La CIA, Fidel Castro, el Bogotazo y el Nuevo Orden Mundial, just appeared, and is available at and other bookstores online. He is already working on his next book, The Council on Foreign Relations and the Betrayal of the American People: A Chronology of Treason, which he plans to have ready by this summer.




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