Those familiar with settings for Hollywood movies will recognize that there is a difference between façade and structure. In the case of celluloid, a “mock-up” may be used to simulate a structure, without, however its three-dimensional and functional integrity. A mock-up may look like what it is simulating, but on close examination, it will become apparent it is only a Sim.
A “mock up” may be defined as follows: a “full sized scale model used for demonstration, study or testing.”
This article will explore the possibility that, far from being a Constitutional republic, that the United States is, in fact, a “mock-up” and a Sim.
First, we must ask the questions: “What is the United States? How do we define this entity? And are there indications that the definitions do not describe the reality?” This would be our first clue that the US may be a Sim.
For most purposes, the United States can be described in two ways: 1) As a system of laws which define it and 2) As a territory, circumscribed by its borders.
IS THE US A SYSTEM OF LAWS?
The first definition quickly breaks down under scrutiny, as the reality peeks out behind the Sim. As described in Article 1 of its founding document, the US Constitution states: “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”
Well, that’s not the way it is! For one, the President of the United States has been regularly noted for bypassing Congress and legislating via executive order. Secondly, the judicial branch is also under fire for the increasing tendency of judges to ignore the law and issue directives from the bench which are actually barred by law.
In addition, we see increasingly that the agents of the US government are exempt from the laws. The disturbing caveat in the Expansion of the Biological Weapons Statute sums this up neatly. This statute, which was codified as Section 817 of the USA PATRIOT Act, was ostensibly enacted to protect the country from the spectre of biological weapons. So when the Statute states: “The prohibitions contained in this section shall not apply to any duly authorized US governmental activity,” we might all rightfully experience our hair standing on end, as reality peers out at us from behind the Sim.
The exemption granted the US from adhering to the laws of the US is also seen in the blind eye turned by prosecutors to the killings of US citizens by police. According to killedbypolice.net, which tracks these killings through media reports, 1207 individuals were killed by the police in 2015 alone. It is unusual for the police to be held accountable for these killings. And when a Department of Justice official declared to the UN last year that the United States Department of Justice had prosecuted 400 police officers in the relevant time span–when in fact less than six had been prosecuted– we again saw the reality gazing grimly at us from behind the Sim.
The mask slips again from the Sim when we look at cases involving either child abuse or elder abuse. Children and the elderly/disabled constitute the most vulnerable members of US society and as such, the Sim has appeared to create a plethora of agencies and procedures to protect them.
In fact, the US government has gone into the elder abuse business, which is a lucrative business indeed. While loudly proclaiming that its proliferation of agencies, including Adult Protective Services, Aging agencies and courts, are protecting the rights of the elderly, the reality is that elder abuse is now an institution and arm of the US government.
One can clearly see this in action in court cases wherein a “guardian” is appointed for an elderly or disabled individual—ostensibly to protect his interests when in reality the guardian sacks his client’s estate and ignores his most basic needs, with total protection and support by the attending US government officials, including judges, police officers, social workers and Department of Justice officials.
Cases in which there are allegations of child abuse reveal an equally disturbing reality. The recently published book by former UN investigator Keith Harmon Snow, “The Worst Interests of the Child,” exposes the harsh reality behind the “child protection” industry, an industry littered with for-profit “service providers” such as psychiatric evaluators, supervised visitation agencies, lawyers and more. As Snow reveals, when there are allegations that a child has been abused that child will more often than not be placed with his abuser.
A cornerstone of democracy has been the ability afforded the citizenry to “vote the bums out.” However, concerns that our vote has been taken from us through a variety of machinations, including pre- programmed electronic voting machines, “hanging chads” and “Super Delegates,” has turned the formerly sacrosanct act of voting into a charade.
WHERE ARE THE AMERICAN BORDERS?
The US should be quite a bit easier to define through its borders and geography, right? In fact, through its invasions of other countries and its propensity to topple unfriendly regimes and set up “puppet” governments, the actual influence of the US extends far beyond its territorial boundaries. The United Nations could potentially provide a check to such undisguised and rampant imperialism. Rather than providing oversight, the UN is enabling the United States in its quest to become the uni- power.
This was well expressed by John Bolton, former US Ambassador to the UN, when he said: “The point that I want to leave with you in this very brief presentation is where I started, is that there is no United Nations. There is an international community that occasionally can be led by the only real power left in the world, and that’s the United States, when it suits our interest, and when we can get others to go along. And I think it would be a real mistake to count on the United Nations as if it is some disembodied entity out there that can function on its own.”
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF ALL THIS DISSIMULATION?
People who have become aware that something is seriously wrong in the US often become so alerted when they become the recipients of injustice, and the reality manifests rather than the Sim. It is not uncommon for such people to state: “My county (city, state) is the most corrupt in the country!”
In fact, it is not corruption that they are experiencing. It is the unacceptable reality that the Sim seeks to obscure.
Behind the Sim lurks the reality. And it is the reality that the Sim is in place to protect. The reality may be so far from anything remotely resembling the Sim that its presence must be obscured at any cost.
In fact, reality may approximate a totalitarian regime, something that the US continues to rail against, in its speeches and posturing concerning other nations. A simple and compelling definition of totalitarianism follows:
Totalitarianism is a political system where the state recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible. Totalitarian regimes stay in political power through an all-encompassing propaganda campaign, which is disseminated through the state-controlled mass media, a single party that is often marked by political repression, personality cultism, control over the economy, regulation and restriction of speech, mass surveillance, and widespread use of terror.
We can tick these off pretty quickly. Indeed, we can agree that the given state recognizes no limits to its authority. While Americans are still free to shop to their hearts´ content and to toodle around the country in cars, most aspects of public and private life are now both surveilled and controlled. One only has to look at the mainstream press’s coverage of events like the attacks of September 11 or its failure to cover the atrocities happening in its family and guardianship courts to understand the extent to which the state controls the media. Political repression might have escaped many people’s attention, due to the failure of the media to report it, but online publications have pointed the way towards an increasing awareness of this.
Possibly the bailout of 08 and the manipulation of gas prices might alert those that the “free market” economy that the Sim proclaims to be so sacred is in reality carefully controlled.
As far as restriction on speech, exercise of freedom of speech has gotten lawyers disbarred, activists jailed and more than one whistleblower has fled the US on these grounds.
That leaves us with terror. While it is not in the purview of this article to dissect the events of September 11, the Boston bombing, Sandy Hook and other recent terror events, others have conclusively demonstrated that the Sim and its faithful hound dog media are not reporting the facts of these events.
If it is true, as this reporter’s research indicates, that– when reality peered out from behind the mask of the Sim and let us know that the US does not have to abide by its own biological weapons legislation–what we were seeing was the authorization of a future event which could parallel the Holocaust in its devastating impact on select populations, then the reason for all this carefully structured hooey becomes quite clear.
The Sim is NOT Big Brother, whom we are told to believe truly loves us. The Sim aims to have us for dinner.
Janet C. Phelan, investigative journalist and human rights defender that has traveled pretty extensively over the Asian region, an author of a tell-all book EXILE, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.