It is Disgruntled Old Coot Opinion Time ™ .
Elite ruling classes tend to assist each other to keep the HUGE masses of commoners enslaved.
The USA general culture can be traced back to north-western Europe in general (yeah Greece, Rome etc. in there but I remind you space limitations require using generalities).
The USA ingrained general culture mostly uses the carrot vice the stick approach combined with very effective propaganda systems to mentally enslave a multitude of typical humans I and others label as citizen-sheep.
However, to maintain a status quo that allows a few to gather immense amounts of wealth and power from those not a part of the ruling elites, corporate USA or who are minions, cohorts or paid-for lackeys of the rulers, force can and will be used.
USA history will reveal many times various types of force was used to keep YOU and the masses within the USA obeying the rulers.
The message sent when USA citizens are jailed for years or more, fined amounts to ensure life-long poverty and, at times, even MURDERED, is intended to keep the masses obeying their masters.
Even if you are chosen to be used as a “message sender” and the legal system, for whatever reasons(s), decides that you are not to be used to “send a message” to your fellow commoners, the costs of defending yourself can ruin you economically.
Recent events may be causing concern among the USA ruling class.
Many years ago… it may have been in the early 1980s, I read a newspaper story about the USA elite-owned and operated federal government conducting a survey of USA military members if they would aim and fire their weapons at USA citizens if ordered to do so.
A majority (was it 60 per cent? My memory is not perfect!!!) of enlisted (non-officer) troops stated they would not follow those orders.
Sadly, the military officers said they would and that was a BIG percentage declaring they would order their troops to aim and shoot to kill.
I am not surprised since the enlisted ranks tend to have many more folks from the “commoner class” than the college-educated officer corps that TENDS to draw upon the middle-class and higher segments of society.
Digging into the class-based USA society is far too complicated to cover here. Despite the many declarations from the ruling class and their lackeys that the USA is not a class-based society the facts declare otherwise.
If the ruling masters fear We, the People and believe that there is even a remote possibility that too many citizens shed part of their life-long brainwashing to be good little citizen-sheep and OBEY their masters– the possibility that the masters will need to use force to maintain the status quo that keeps them in power becomes a possibility.
Okay… the ruling elite masters tend to flock together to assist each other.
Doing so within the USA is obvious but international cooperation is also common.
The USA is notorious for assisting foreign ruling elites. History shows MANY examples.
The foreign ruling elites so often assisted in many different ways, up to USA military forces entering foreign countries and forcing the common folks of that country to OBEY their ruling master class, are typically assisted because those foreign ruling elites cater to USA rulers, corporate USA, etc.
For the naysayers reading Coot Opinion; yes, there are times when USA military intervention is done for good.
The Nazi cancer had to be removed for reasons I should not be required to mention.
Sadly, from my decades of study, far too many times the USA sent troops overseas to protect our elite ruling class and/or corporate business interests in foreign countries.
Keep the wealth flowing to the proper, deserving folks is the “order of the day.”
If the USA elites ever feel required to unleash their vast power against We, the People, there is little us commoners can do.
(more to come)