It’s surprising to me that, given all Western Democracy’s infinite failures, people are still instinctively cold towards the mere suggestion of monarchy and authoritarian rule. To an extent, it’s understandable: we’ve been conditioned since our very first year of history class to know that kings were bad, dictators were bad, and we finally got it right when we wrote the American constitution. Some of had the IQ to think critically enough when we learned that Rome’s Democracy lasted only two hundred years while the Holy Roman Empire flourished for two millennia.
To this day I remember learning in elementary school why monarchy and authoritarian rule was a horrible thing. “Their people would starve in the streets!” “The ruler would oppress the people and keep everything for themselves!” “The ruler isn’t accountable!” “The consolidation of power is dangerous!” “There’s no accountability for a bad monarch!” and “They would slaughter their own people in masses!” As I grew older, I realized that every single one of these issues had happened here in my home nation of America except for the last one. That is, until I witnessed a genocide of America’s rural and suburban citizens in the form of opioid prescriptions:
The study, published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open, reveals that young Americans are dying at a far greater pace than any other group. While 1 in every 65 adults in the U.S. suffered opioid-linked deaths in 2016, a 292 percent increase since 2001, opioids killed 1 in 5 young adults between the ages of 24 and 35, reported Time.
The researchers, from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, found that in 2001 opioids accounted for only 4 percent of deaths among young Americans. Due to the continued deterioration of the addiction crisis nationwide, the researchers concluded the U.S. lost a total of 1,681,359 years of life in 2016.
The root of this evil is Purdue Pharma, who lobbied the majority of doctors, hospitals, healthcare journalists into praising the use of its top moneymaking drug, Oxycotin, as the standard in painkiller treatment. The firm launched a clever marketing campaign and bought off a number of congressmen ranging from to John Edwards to Corey Booker to Mitch McConnell and even bought President George W. Bush in 2004. Understandably, the drug saw little regulation despite essentially being heroin with minuscule differences in chemical makeup. It’s recently been revealed however that Purdue was not exactly honest about the drug’s addiction potential:
As lawsuits mount against the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma over its knowledge that one of its best-selling drugs was addictive and dangerous, a newly- uncovered Justice Department report shows that the multi-billion dollar corporation also knew that patients were abusing OxyContin shortly after the drug’s release.
Almost immediately after releasing OxyContin in 1996, Purdue Pharma received reports that patients were crushing and snorting the drug and stealing it from pharmacies, and that some doctors were beginning to sell prescriptions for the highly addictive painkiller, which is chemically similar to heroin.
According to the New York Times’ report on the DOJ document, Purdue’s general counsel wrote in early 1999, “We have in fact picked up references to abuse of our opioid products on the internet.”
That same year, an OxyContin sales representative wrote in an email, “I feel like we have a credibility problem with our product,” after a doctor in Florida was arrested for illegally prescribing the drug. Sales representatives were discouraged by Purdue from raising concerns about abuse, with one saying his manager told him that “his job was to sell drugs, not to determine if a ‘doctor was a drug pusher.’”
Purdue has claimed it did not learn of growing opioid abuse until 2000, when it was alerted by a U.S. attorney in Maine.
The George W. Bush administration opted to settle the case instead, with the executives and the company paying $634.5 million in fines in 2007.
In a sane, rational society, every single one of Purdue Pharma’s executives would have been hanged for the world to see while the executioner pulls their pants around their ankles. But because they bought the president and funded his reelection campaign, they got off with just a slap on the wrist and a light fine. The fact that they’ve lied about the addictiveness means nothing: the statute of limitations is up, and there will be no real consequences (e.g. eradicating their bloodlines from the face of the Earth) for causing millions of American youth to die a horrific early death.
No one was penalized when America’s rural class was genocided, but it’s the same thing we’ve seen for generations. No one was penalized when we failed to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but our wealthy politicians got wealthier. No one was penalized for any crimes leading up to the collapse of our economy in the 2008 recession. Heck, we’ve even trained and grew a terrorist organization over seas with no repercussions:
I remember being an event in D.C. a couple years ago where Syrian opposition members were berating you for not doing enough at an event, and you often were the public face who came out and defended Obama. I want to come to the other direction and say: Did you intervene too much in Syria? Because the CIA spent hundreds of millions of dollars funding and arming anti-Assad rebels, a lot of those arms, as you know, ended up in the hands of jihadist groups, some even in the hands of ISIS. Your critics would say you exacerbated that proxy war in Syria; you prolonged the conflict in Syria; you ended up bolstering jihadists.
Democracy feels irreparable at this point. Because we’ve amended our constitution to oblivion, what we have now bears little resemblance to the document the forefathers forged over two centuries ago. With the Twelfth Amendment, we’ve discarded the bipartisan unity of opposing presidential frontrunners serving together in favor of a war between two opposing political parties. With the Sixteenth Amendment, our elected officials allowed the government to start picking taxpayer pockets and using those funds to quietly settle their sexual harassment lawsuits.
But there was no abomination quite as fatal to America as the Seventeenth Amendment, which has established a permanent class of money hungry dinosaur senators by allowing their direct election. By creating fundraising machines that are so heavily lobbied they are virtually undefeatable, many permanent class representatives ensure they buy themselves a seat for life. This is how songbird John McCain is able to win his senate election, vote on one or two measures, and then be completely absent for the rest of his term. It’s how Nancy Pelosi is able to vote on detrimental issues while popping Alzheimer’s pills in between sessions. It’s how Mitch McConnell is able to be senate majority leader despite being married to a woman working for China’s bankers (and therefore voting for their interests every time).
Enter Trump, feared and hated by every cog in this oligarchy we’ve created. With no donor overlords to pander to, Trump decisively solves most of the nation’s issues in less than two years. The economy is suddenly booming like never before. Unemployment is at record lows, even for minority groups. Taxes are cut, and the working class is already feeling the burden lifted. ISIS is obliterated within months, and we’re no longer meddling in Syria like we used to. Long a foreign policy question mark, North Korea has halted its nuclear program and made peace with the neighbor it has been at war with for almost a century.
While congress is kicking rocks Trump is overhauling the judiciary and sending ICE and the National Guard to solve the border issues. “Never Trump” Republicans like Bob Corker, who were ready to hand 3 Supreme Court justices to Hillary, are being run out of town. And had it not been for one degenerate pussy who sang like a bird while crying his eyes out when he was tortured in Vietnam, we’d probably be through the Obamacare mess with a swift and decisive repeal.
Trump has proven that a lack of political experience (and political donors) may have been the best quality we can give a leader of this nation. Meanwhile, the media is trying to get the population to institute anarchy while corrupt swamp creature politicians are already filing articles of impeachment. Many on the left are saying we should toss out the courts altogether because the Supreme Court was racist and mean at certain points while establishing the most successful nation on Earth. The repeal of the Second Amendment — one of the most important parts of the old constitution — is on the table now, along with handing off the jobs of poor Americans to foreign invaders via the complete dissolution of borders.
Trump is looking like one of the most successful presidents we will ever know. His father was a success, a winner and a fighter. His son Donald Jr. has all the makings of a terrific successor. All of his kids are well educated, brilliant, great risk takers, and overall success stories. The genes are clearly superior to all.
Furthermore, we had a dictator once, and he was able to clean up a lot of messes in his one and a half decades in office, including the worst economic depression the nation ever had. He made hard choices on immigration and war, rebuilt the workforce, and made the world fear this nation like never before. By detonating a nuclear bomb on two cities, he made it clear that no country on this green Earth would think about attacking or infiltrating America’s way of life for a long, long time.
So why would we gamble that away by holding another “democratic” vote? Why should we let another Clinton and another Bush have a lobbyist suck-off to see who can buy the most voters? Why should we let the DNC swing the contest in favor of whoever has more money ala 2016? Why risk fighting another war for donors who can never be punished, risk letting wealthy social media monopolies sell our data to China, or risk letting a broken judicial system legalize pedophilia?
I say we do what we did 200 years ago when George Washington stood on the steps of Federal Hall on April 30th. Let’s offer the crown to a great leader that’s proven he can lay a foundation for many years to come. It’s worth the gamble. It’s worth the risk. Let’s establish a Holy American Empire and rise above all other nations once again! All Hail Trump, King Of This Age!