The answer is easy. But that will come later. First define the problem.
Unfortunately, a people divided, as we see today in our country and the world beyond, serves only those undivided, in the non-divided, which is above the division. Just like the military which has a pecking order that keeps the ensign from knowing what the captain and any higher ranks know, world power also has this kind of initiatory rites of passage to greater levels of information- history is replete with these secret groups, political, financial, etc (For a small fraction of examples see here: Smithsonian; Bloomberg; The Guardian).
A divided people cannot discern; each faction is busied defending and holding fast to their position. How easy it is to control a divided people, because they have no view except of their conflict with the other side. For if one side saw that they are being ruled, not by the other side but by a third party, they would shift their stance to gain their sovereignty, knowing that that in itself would give them an advantage over the other side- among other benefits. Our two-party political system has always been ripe for this scenario.
The United States is torn apart today. The democratic/republican, conservative/liberal divide has an intensity that has shuttered the view of most people who have since lost their innate ability to see the bigger picture. Oh boy if I were a rich man and wanted to pull strings behind the scenes, would this be a fun time to take charge, in utter openness of which no one sees.
Think about it. If you wanted to rule over two others, then sew discord in them, unbeknownst to each, and then manipulate each from the outside as they focus on their fight with each other. This kind of strategy is ancient and has been used ubiquitously throughout history. There are libraries filled with the subject and its historical uses. But if we are still wrapped in and conditioned by the “America the Great” idea we are indoctrinated in through schooling, we will not easily see the trajectory that has taken this once open and free country toward a reckless tyranny- and the tyranny IS NOT the other side, it is NOT the political parties. For when we examine the historical record we see that this path was taken by BOTH parties, despite the rhetoric.
So, who exactly has the ability to conspire above the common people and take charge of the nation? Who has the power, for example, to plot a murderous plan on the American people so they will be manipulated into approving a war with Cuba? (Operation Northwoods) Who has the ability to experiment on the American people in injurious and fatal ways in secret? (Tuskegee Syphilis Study) Who can succeed in openly lying to the American people to manipulate them into invading a sovereign nation? (WMD’s & Iraq) Who has the power to manipulate the American people into allowing private International Bankers, including foreigners, to take over the creation of American money albeit with impunity and with no recourse to audit their manipulations? (Federal Reserve Act) One can easily find dozens more examples of this kind of power beyond and above the political parties. Indeed, in each of these nefarious deeds BOTH parties succumbed to the rulers. Whomever these people are they can keep secrets from the American people while at the same time keeping the people’s representatives chained to special interests- THEIR interest, which is not in the interest of the American free and open society. Why did democrat President Kennedy warn us about secret, conspiring societies? Who was he speaking of? And, what happened to him shortly afterwards? (See video of speech Here) And why did his executive order no. 111110 which ordered the creation of silver certificates, never get repealed? And why did the four billion dollars the U.S. Treasury put into circulation get taken out of circulation after his death only months later? And why has no other president, democrat or republican, used that order, which is still in effect, to create currency to compete with the federal reserve?
If the people are divided and in conflict they will not look at these truths and so much more which are discovered and ruminated on from a bigger perspective. Hence the question “who really is in control” often goes unasked. This leads us to one part of the answer promised above.
It is imperative that the people use discerning political thinking and a big-picture perspective to see a greater truth.
The other part of the answer is simple to see. Even when two parties disagree it is imperative that they conduct they themselves with the Golden Rule. Only then will they not lose power to those above who want to control the people. The Golden Rule is a moral foundation.
The lack of civility infecting our nation today from both sides of the divide, all under the justification of righteous dogmatic hostility toward the other side, is exactly what I would want if I were the malicious power-broker outside the divide. Both sides must heel their righteous stances and open their minds to a larger perspective if anything constructive will come from this fragile time of violent disagreement.
As for those who are the power-brokers? – that is for each of us to discover. The truth of history is out there today in this amazing time where we have such wide access to information. We must put aside our entertainments and our personal issues long enough to do the work. I can’t say I know. I can say that after fifteen years of research I have a much better understanding and a knowledge base that informs me to stay out of the political divide.
Let us show our children by example how to remain civil in intense times of disagreement.
Practice and participate in the arts to content the soul and release pent-up energy.
May Peace Prevail On Earth.