In 1966 Crispian St. Peters wrote and sang the hit song ‘ The Pied Piper’. It resonates well in 2020 with this current Snake Oil Salesman:

  1. The Pied Piper

Crispian St. Peters

You
With your masquerading, and you
Always contemplating what to do
In case heaven has found you
Can’t you see
That it’s all around you
So follow me

Hey, com on babe
Follow me, I’m the Pied Piper
Follow me, I’m the Pied Piper
And I’ll show you where it’s at
Come on, babe
Can’t you see
I’m the Pied Piper
Trust in me
I’m the Pied Piper
And I’ll show you where it’s at

We are living in an era where being unsophisticated is the rule, not the exception. Sadly, the dumbing down of our nation’s populace has been successfully operating for at least 40 years… maybe longer. What is termed as ‘ Fake News’ is really just, in many instances, different slants on news by this embedded empire’s media. Of course, our current ‘ Pied Piper’ does actually shovel out lots of misinformation and disinformation and , well, LIES to those who will listen to his rhetoric. Imagine how many of his supporters still believe that this pandemic is a hoax, blown out of proportion by what he incorrectly labels as the ‘ Deep State’. As people die and die and die, the Pied Piper smirks as he pretends to be presidential while asking us to all be careful… so long as the economy is opened up. Perhaps if in the France of Louis the 14th, and a similar pandemic attacked them, Marie Antoinette would change her famous retort to ‘ Let them just die!!’

How long will the Pied Pipers supporters, the ones who do NOT have great wealth, stay on board his runaway administration’s train? They bought into his lies about  ‘ Rapists and drug dealers coming over the border to get their wives and daughters impregnated’. That ‘ Wall’ he sang them about was not from Pink Floyd. Rather, it was to stop the chambermaids, dishwashers, roofing and landscaping cheap laborers and other assorted low wage workers from getting employed here…. all DEAD END  jobs for bum paychecks. How many of those people were or are employed by the Pied Piper’s properties? Interesting. As one drives around in towns like this writer’s, we can see and feel the misplaced anger of all of us. Yet, those who still support this Pied Piper have had that rage come front and center as soon as he ran for president. Once in office, many of these folks just felt that his lies and disinformation became theirs! Psychiatrists have a term for this, not vital to this discussion, because the connection is frightening. As Richard Nixon famously stated during the Watergate era: ” If the president does it, it CANNOT BE ILLEGAL!

What must be stressed now is this fact: NO one man ( or woman) can influence the masses on his or her own. No! The Pied Piper must have backing, and not just by the lemmings who follow him over the ‘ cliffs of reason’. He needs, and has received, the total backing of those in the Deep State who use him to get what they want. All he has to do is ‘ sign off’ on the small fortune that this Two Party/One Party Congress allocates to the Super Rich who comprise this Deep State. Look how it did not matter whether it was a Bush Jr. or Obama in office… or now a Trump. The Military Industrial Empire gets their meat in way of obscene and excessive military spending. All the lapdog Republicans and Democrats always play that sick joker card and sign away our national treasure to the ‘ Gods of War’. Ditto for this most recent giveaway to the banking, Wall Street and large corporate interests to ‘ Save our Economy’. Meanwhile, over 300 million of us are going to fight amongst ourselves for crumbs from the table of empire. When the day comes when the ‘ Trump Thumpers’ begin to realize that they are in the same sinking boat with we who disdain the Pied Piper and his administration, maybe we can have useful dialogue and see what really matters to us all.

Philip A Farruggio is a contributing editor for The Greanville Post. He is also frequently posted on Global Research, Nation of Change, Countercurrents.org, and Off Guardian sites. He is the son and grandson of Brooklyn NYC longshoremen and a graduate of Brooklyn College, class of 1974. Since the 2000 election debacle Philip has written over 400 columns on the Military Industrial Empire and other facets of life in an upside down America. He is also host of the ‘ It’s the Empire… Stupid ‘ radio show, co produced by Chuck Gregory. Philip can be reached at paf1222@bellsouth.net.


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2 Comments

  1. Very well written post. I totally agree with the fact that the governments use people as meat to a grinder. Sadly, even though we are accutely aware of the issues plaguing our countries, the “people” won’t come together, basically no matter what happens, we’re more interested about taking care of our individual needs. Thank you for the insight. You can find a ton of awesome articles in this web.

  2. Avatar Sumanta Banerjee says:

    The Pied Pipers – whether in the US or India – will continue to manage to seduce the people, till our much worshipped `masses’ learn on their own, from their bitter quotidian experiences, to tune their ears to the voices of sanity, voices urging them to rebel – voices which roam in the wilderness today seeking echos from them !