(This commentary is in response to the strange events that took place in Russia this past June summer weekend.)

“On second thought, let’s not go to Camelot. TIS’ A SILLY PLACE.”
Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

What did we just witness this past weekend? A lover’s spat, a Russian coup or a performance of the Russian Dancing Bears on a global venue. All the world’s a stage and our world leaders are very bad, expensive actors. A Shakespearean farce at its worst. A silly puppet show with puppet leaders dangling on a string. My scripted version would have had an older Russian woman take a broom to all those goons.

News coverage shows us the undeniably horrific images of peoples’ misery and suffering inflicted upon them by these same goons. War is deathly real. Occasionally, however, we, the world audience, get to view live staged coups from Russia, or Turkey, that feel like poorly orchestrated Wrestle Mania bouts. “Cue the coup,” the director says. Don’t forget the i-phone selfies along the way. No blue screen editing can mitigate this transparent farce.

America, the home of Hollywood, knows how to orchestrate a coup. Or does it? Remember Jan. 6th. Was that event genuine or an amateur stage production? The easy takeover of our DC Capitol by 100+ barbaric ex-cops certainly debunked the myth that we need to spend trillions of dollars on a military to protect our government. I’d like to apply for my tax rebate please.

American government spends billions on intelligence gathering yet our leaders, in the words of Sergeant Schultz, say they know NOTHING… nothing on what’s going on. All a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma, right. Our government has satellites that monitor our every word yet the same government can’t find leaders of coups.

Then there’s the Tax Men that hunt down waiters/waitresses for a slice of their hard-earned dollar tip, yet when an earmarked trillion dollars goes missing, politicians and accountants just shrug, and throw up their hands. We Know Nothing… Nothing. Are we being taken for a ride?

A ruse, charade, a farce, facade; so many words to denote a lie. So many lies to represent. Time for the Russian people to rally behind Pussy Riot. Time for the American people to rally behind Bernie.

Who’s really in charge? Who’s behind the curtain? Who’s directing this latest Truman Show? Notice as coups and politicians come and go, and events unfold and vanish in a blink of an eye, the corporate commercial is never interrupted. CEOs come and go with far less frequency. Through all the alleged chaos, their avarice stewardship remains steady at the helm.

Perhaps the REAL peoples’ coup should take place in the corporate boardrooms, not the streets. Stay focused. Follow the money. Don’t be distracted by the dancing bears.

*AUTHOR’S NOTE: It’s good to be back! Only five years since my last post. Hope you enjoy and would like to hear more social commentary and travel adventure experiences. If interested, my earlier travel adventure writings can be found at this site: https://www.travelark.org/traveller/pecoskid

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