Are You A Fool?

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Are you a fool? I know I am. For I believed America could and would withstand all enemies, foreign and domestic. I was wrong. For once the mind is conquered, the body falls


By Al Garcia

If you believed two or three months prior to the 2020 Presidential election that the results would be rigged or stolen if your candidate did not win, you just may be a fool.

If someone has to tell you that the election was stolen, and you believe it without question or support, especially after state and federal courts have said otherwise, you are probably a fool.

If you believe that the January 6th insurrection was nothing more than a “walk through the Halls of Congress” by patriots, you are most definitely a fool.

If you believe anything a verifiable and certifiable New York con man and grifter says and does to gain your support and vote, admit it, you’re a fool.

If you believe our democracy is the worst form of government, after reading history, and living through history, then you may be an illiterate fool.

If you can’t take the time, or make the effort to check out the credibility or truthfulness of outlandish comments, conspiracies or claims made by politicians seeking to remain in power, then you may be a fool.

People are, for the most part, intelligent, inquisitive and sensible beings.  It takes a rational, logical, perceptive person to maneuver through the various stages of life.  From childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and finally old age, and the return to dependency on others for existence and survival.  People are generally decent, civilized, considerate and honorable for the most part, if left to their own devices.

Fools are not born.  They are cultivated, manipulated and misdirected.  Individuals become fools only if they consent to giving up their individuality, originality and independence.  Fools willingly forfeit their will to imagine and question and to dream and aspire for a better world and a better life.  Fools have low self-esteem, and no respect for the rule of law or for the legacy of the American Dream.  Fools are created, used, abused, and then discarded.  History has repeatedly recorded this scenario.  And history, keeps repeating itself, at the expense of willing patsies and lackeys manipulated by men who seduce, dominate and exploit. 

And who are these “Svengalis” or manipulators?  They are men of evil intent, who, through suggestion, personal charm, intimidation or misrepresentation of some kind or type, attempt to control others for self-promotion, self-aggrandizement, and/or profit.  “Svengalis” are enticed and lured mostly by politics and religion.  What better means to control and dominate the masses?

Today, we are living through a “Svengali” moment in American history.  A history, that as result of foolhardiness, recklessness and mere madness, may be coming to an end.

Are you a fool?  I know I am.  For I believed America could and would withstand all enemies, foreign and domestic.  I was wrong.  For once the mind is fooled and conquered, the body falls.

Submitted: October 12, 2021

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Peter Piper

Hi A.G think I know where you are coming from but I also feel you are taking it all too seriously! Politicians come and politicians go and most make the same outlandish promises which they can't possibly keep! Politicians at the highest level make the biggest mistakes and they generally pay for them by being voted out. Whichever side you are on you need to remember that " purgatory" only lasts for four years; then the public can vote again. Like most "western" democracies the U.S is going through a "downside spiral"; Europe is in much the same mode. A good deal of the problems relate to covid but much as you say is down to substandard politicians. I'm not sure where the next "good or able" politicians will come from but I know they are out there somewhere. In short we may be fools some of the time but I have faith in human nature and believe in common sense! Politicians beware!! good luck with your writing; best wishes Peter.

Fri, October 15th, 2021 9:43am


Most of Americans are fools! Especially those unwilling or unable to search for the truth, & just believe the load of crap they hear on the 6:00 news!!! If you believe that the current administration is telling you the truth then you are the biggest fool ever, & probably too stupid to even know the difference!

Sat, October 16th, 2021 8:04am

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