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TEA PARTY END GAME

March 8, 2011 Leave a comment

“Germany votes for Hitler! The fighter for freedom and prosperity!” 1932 Nazi poster.

Virtually from the beginning, the Tea Party has been marked by an inadequate understanding of the necessity of a consistent conservative ideology.  The latest manifestation of its corrupted philosophy is the Tea Party’s call, in late February, to counter protest the nationwide solidarity rallies held in support of the public sector workers in Wisconsin.  Charmed by slick Neocons, posing as ‘limited government’ conservatives, loyal followers dutifully showed up to wave Gadsden flags and yell across the street at fellow Americans defending their standard of living.  Long forgotten are the Tea Party’s founding principles of restoring the Constitution in the fight against Big Govt socialism.  Also forgotten is that, that includes a fight against National Socialism.

Bought off by crony capitalists, ‘balance-the-budget’ Republicans are headlong into the mission to bust unions.  Trimming expenditures is a diversion.  Politically disempowering workers is a necessary corollary of building a police state and a war society.  History repeats:

The working people of Germany, like the working people of other nations, had little to gain personally by war. While labor is usually brought around to the support of the nation at war, labor by and large is a pacific, though by no means a pacifist force in the world. The working people of Germany had not forgotten in 1933 how heavy the yoke of the war lord can be. It was the workingmen who had joined the sailors and soldiers in the revolt of 1918 to end the First World War. The Nazis had neither forgiven nor forgotten. The Nazi program required that this part of the German population not only be stripped of power to resist diversion of its scanty comforts to armament, but also be wheedled or whipped into new and unheard of sacrifices as part of the Nazi war preparation. Labor must be cowed, and that meant its organizations and means of cohesion and defense must be destroyed.  Nuremberg Trials: Opening Address for the United States.

Certainly, in the short run, war can mean an increase in jobs and wages.  Historically, however, the more conscious elements of labor have realized, and agitated, that it is the poor and the working class who will be used as cannon fodder in the very lucrative business of war.  Today, those politics are not class based.  Indeed, beyond economic class, they are shared by, not only liberals, but conservatives as well.  The awareness of the fiat money private banking system as the financial engine of illegal wars, and other entitlements, and its subsequent effect of debt slavery, have transcendent implications.

It can be argued that a public sector union does not fit into the traditional definition of an organization that defends workers against for-profit employers (capitalists).  Theoretically, the taxpayer and voter can hardly be compared to 19th century robber barons.  If so, it can also be argued further within a free market context:  If you don’t like the goods and services your municipality delivers, then move.  Take your dollars elsewhere.  The reality remains that all people have the right to negotiate with their employers.  The real problem is not that there are too many, and too big, public sector unions.  The real problem is that there is too much public sector.  Since 2007 government employs more people than the private sector and the ratio is expected to favor government, increasingly, for years to come.

It’s called, fascism.  As government grows it grows to tighten and consolidate control for the ruling oligarchy.  As big government merges with big business the line between public and private enterprise will become blurred.  To be sure, the assault on collective bargaining rights of public workers will set the precedent for the same attacks on workers in private industries benefiting from federal bailout rescues. 

Ron Paul (R) TX: The most consistent constitutionalist in Congress.

The Tea Party originated as a pro- Constitution, freedom movement.  9/11 truth seekers were also included.  It arose organically related to the Ron Paul antiwar liberty message.  We have now reached the point, however, where it is primed and ready to muster on any given day and shout down labor protests.  It has become a political action arm for the neocon financial elite.  The consummate betrayal and pièce de résistance of co-optation has found expression in Michele Bachmann’s recent vote to extend the Patriot Act.  For those of us that have been paying attention, this comes as no surprise.

Energized by the Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign folks of like mind came together and formed various groups to promulgate a return to our country’s founding principles.  Here in Boulder, we already had a Campaign for Liberty (CFL) Meetup organized and in action by mid-2007 in anticipation.  Although Paul failed to get the GOP nomination, the reincarnated liberty meme spread and many rank-and-file conservatives found new life and meaning in the growing Tea Party movement.  The numbers swelling in proportion to Change angst, they were ripe for GOP opportunism.  Republican Party activists, and other phony patriots, rushed in to happily volunteer new avenues.

Seemingly, ideological corruption popped up everywhere, and in unexpected places, overnight. Imagine my consternation to visit our local CFL Meetup site and see that the new organizer had changed the name to The Boulder Campaign for Liberty and 9.12 Group.  Fox News creation, Glenn Beck, leads the 9.12 Project, allegedly a grassroots patriot outfit.  Beck is adept at taking genuine patriotic sentiment and spinning it into pro-war jingoism.  An obvious media agent of preserving left/right polarization, he denigrated and sabotaged Ron Paul during his 2008 bid and will assuredly do the same if Paul runs again in 2012.

Chafing from the idea that the national CFL still held loyal to Paul and his uncompromising principles, some GOP operatives broke away and formed their own ‘liberty’ groups.  The nonsense reasoning that it is better to win with Bush clones than to lose with strict constitutionalists lured many from the fold.  The inescapable result was the 2010 elections that saw more than a few local authentic libertarian candidates forced to share the GOP ticket with congressional candidates still peddling the Islamophobic War-on-Terror myth.

Watching the Tea Party go from a genuine people’s anti-tyranny mass movement to what it is today has been maddening.  There is a global rebellion against the warmonger banker cartel and they have chosen to side with the forces of reaction.  From Ohio to Cairo the buzzword, “austerity”, is revealed as a smokescreen for banker rape and repression.

As if on cue, Michael Moore, the rock star of Left gate keeping and ruling elite court jester, has recently volunteered his contribution to maintaining the proper balance of the left/right paradigm.  He stated:

We’re not broke. This country is not broke. The state of Wisconsin is not broke. There’s a ton of cash in this country. . . . What’s happened is that we’ve allowed a vast majority of that cash to be concentrated in the hands of just a few people. . . . They’re sitting on the money, they’re using it for their own – they’re putting it someplace else, they have no interest in helping you with your life, with that money. We’ve allowed them to take that. That’s not theirs, that’s a national resource, that’s ours. . . . I think we need to go back to taxing these people at the proper rates. They need to – we need to see these jobs as something that we own, that we collectively own as Americans and you can’t just steal our jobs and take them someplace else.

Well, true, the banksters have milled out plenty of fiat money.  Econ 101, however, may not jive with communist philosophy.  No matter that Moore skillfully weaves in the sore point of outsourcing, equitable distribution of worthless paper will not lead to prosperity.  The financial cartel designed dollar collapse has only one end game.

Teary-eyed pleas to television viewers warn of the Muslim-atheist threat to our way of life.  Labor unions are depicted as greedy, Marxist led organizations out to destroy our economy and incite thuggery.  An atmosphere is generated eerily reminiscent of a past era when demagogues railed against so called Jewish-Communist conspiracies.

In the years directly after World War 1, Germany suffered high unemployment and runaway inflation.  Communists and socialists squared off against fascists.  Both sides preached totalitarian quick-fix ideologies and battled in the streets.  It was Yes We Can! versus Yes We Will! We know the rest of the story:  Ordo ab chao.  Lost from the mix was the third alternative: The simple idea of individual freedom.

Ardent Ron Paul supporters are wishful to recapture their rightful legacy and resume full leadership of the Tea Party.  It will prove to be an ideological cul-de-sac, however, to expect liberty politics to reside comfortably in any organization thoroughly co-opted by Neocons.  Its time for the third alternative to go on its own.  If history repeats, the prize will go to the revolutionary party with the most consistent and believable ideology.

Notes and sources:

Nazi Poster “This also is probably from the Spring 1932 elections. The text: “Germany votes for Hitler! The fighter for freedom and prosperity!” Courtesy of the University of Minnesota Library: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/

Hundreds demonstrate in Colorado in support of Wisconsin unions – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/legislature/ci_17456702#ixzz1EtfoB7Po

Liberty Loving Coloradoans Counter Rally to SEIU’s “Union Solidarity Action Rally” TUES Feb 22nd! http://www.meetup.com/Liberty-Loving-Coloradans/events/16639860/

Christie: Unions Are Trying To Break The Middle Class (and more pretzel logic nonsense): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSz1ufQ4T64&feature=player_embedded

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Funded by the Koch Bros: http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/02/wisconsin-scott-walker-koch-brothers

Raw Story:  “Governor Walker’s union-busting budget plan contains a clause that went nearly un-noticed. This clause would allow the sale of publicly owned utility plants in Wisconsin to private parties (specifically, Koch Industries) at any price, no matter how low, without a public bidding process,” they explained. “The Koch’s have helped to fuel the unrest in Wisconsin and the drive behind the bill to eliminate the collective bargaining power of unions in a bid to gain a monopoly over the state’s power supplies: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/27/anonymous-targets-the-brothers-koch-claiming-attempts-to-usurp-american-democracy/

Nuremberg Trials: Nuremberg Trials: Opening Address for the United States http://fcit.usf.edu/HOLOCAUST/resource/document/DocJac04.htm

An ominous trend: number of Americans working for the government vs. those making things: http://fabiusmaximus.wordpress.com/2010/03/05/workers/

Why Ron Paul Leads the Real Anti-War, Anti-Government Tea Party and Sarah Palin is a Neocon Buffoon: http://dailybail.com/home/why-ron-paul-leads-the-real-anti-war-anti-government-tea-par.html

Campaign for Liberty: http://www.campaignforliberty.com/

Boulder Campaign for Liberty:  Since its beginning the Meetup group name has changed several times: http://www.meetup.com/boulder-liberty/

Moore: Cash is a National Resource: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/03/02/moore_on_wealthy_peoples_money_thats_not_theirs_thats_a_national_resource_its_ours.html

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Chomsky, Chossudovsky, and Controlled Opposition

October 8, 2010 Leave a comment

In a recent article for GlobalResearch.ca, Michel Chossudovsky cogently describes how the present day oligarchy creates and manipulates its own opposition.

Acknowledging the propaganda model of “manufacturing consent”, posited by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky, Chossudovsky goes further to fill in more of the picture with the concept of “manufacturing dissent”.  Some of his observations include:

“Under contemporary capitalism, the illusion of democracy must prevail.  It is in the interest of the corporate elites to accept dissent and protest as a feature of the system inasmuch as they do not threaten the established social order.  The purpose is not to repress dissent, but, on the contrary, to shape and mould the protest movement, to set the outer limits of dissent.”  

“To maintain their legitimacy, the economic elites favor limited and controlled forms of opposition, with a view to preventing the development of radical forms of protest, which might shake the very foundations and institutions of global capitalism.  In other words, “manufacturing dissent” acts as a “safety valve”, which protects and sustains the New World Order.”

“The mechanisms of “manufacturing dissent” require a manipulative environment, a process of arm-twisting and subtle cooptation of individuals within progressive organizations, including anti-war coalitions, environmentalists and the anti-globalization movement.”

“The inner objective is to “manufacture dissent” and establish the boundaries of a “politically correct” opposition.  In turn, many NGOs are infiltrated by informants often acting on behalf of western intelligence agencies.  Moreover, an increasingly large segment of the progressive alternative news media on the internet has become dependent on funding from corporate foundations and charities.”

Chossudovsky goes on to reveal:  “The economic elites –which control major foundations– also oversee the funding of numerous NGOs and civil society organizations, which historically have been involved in the protest movement against the established economic and social order. The programs of many NGOs and people’s movements rely heavily on both public as well as private funding agencies including the Ford, Rockefeller, McCarthy foundations, among others.”

In other words, if a few disruptive thinkers see through the media/educational propaganda façade and succeed in waking the rest of the herd, the elite will take a proactive approach and guide the rebellion into results that benefit them.  Moreover, the truism, money talks, bullshit walks, is readily applied here.

Perceptive, he also points out that funding and maintaining a ‘citizen watch group’ legitimizes the watched group in the public’s mind.  Generous, the mugger can now invite the victim to sit down at the table and, well, you know.., work things out.  Textbook dialectics.

While funding, and other forms of direct interaction with the controlled opposition by the ruling class, are well explained and documented in the article, a question remains.  Can money alone buy a mindset?  Can bribes induce a specific ideological perspective?  The “politically correct” opposition does not begin with a payoff.  It begins at a more pervasive level.  The leaders of a movement can be bought.  The mass followers, however, can only be indoctrinated.

The older dictators fell because they could never supply their subjects with enough bread, enough circuses, enough miracles, and mysteries. Under a scientific dictatorship, education will really work, with the result that most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution. There seems to be no good reason why a thoroughly scientific dictatorship should ever be overthrown.  Aldous Huxley

Huxley understood the power of indoctrination and propaganda.  For generations, government education (public schools) and the mass media have existed to serve the interests of its final owners – the transnational corporations.  An epistemological cartel serves the scientific dictatorship.  It is vital to the corporate-banker complex to maintain a homogenous market of predictable credit-debt consumers yet, oppositional dichotomies must be ‘shaped and moulded’ to create division and polarization.  Non-issues become issues.  Non-issues often adorn the banners of permitted protests.  Politically correct non-issues provide the illusion for superficial revolutionary change.

The words, “conservative” and “liberal” have lost currency as meaningful political labels.  Where once a Conservative defended the monarchy, he now defends limited government.  Where once a Liberal agitated against monarchy, and for individualism and free enterprise, he now defends the status quo of statism and socialism.  Both words are bandied about and, at best, used as a generality – a catch-all when definitive description is too much of a chore.  Add to the mix, “neoconservative”, and we now have a politician giving campaign speeches about the virtues of limited government and the prudent need to extend the Patriot Act.    

The popular cultural dichotomies that the education/media complex have programmed us with, such as, pro-life and pro-choice, Gay and straight, creationist and evolutionist, and so on, are superfluous to the fiat money debt-slave Ponzi scheme, i.e., the foundation of the New World Order.  Guns or butter?  It doesn’t matter.  Government entitlements for both increases social debt and private bankster profits.  Wedge issues are employed to keep us busy in our common slavery.  Successful political gains won by either side are heralded as “revolutionary”.  Change happens, yet nothing changes.  Seats are rearranged in the prison cafeteria.  It’s the “safety valve”. 

Lest Focus on the Family Christians or pro-choice atheists might forget the other and seriously question global empire, both can stay contented world citizens and, at the same time, enjoy the elation of righteous partisanship.  The fake drama of successive Democrat and Republican electoral victories salves the reality of the bipartisan agenda to serve the globalist paymasters.

Conveniently, non-issue dichotomies serve as devices to sabotage incipient populist rebellion.  We have witnessed the devolution of the Tea Party.  Beginning as an anti-tyranny movement, it had strong common appeal to values shared by rank-and-file Democrats and Republicans.  Now, it is nothing more than a faction within of the neocon GOP.  Orwellian War-on-Terror hype and Islamophobia have seemingly neutralized any populist challenge to the banker war-for-profit agenda.  The duopoly dictatorship has absorbed the threat to its existence and remains intact.  One day, historians may summarize the upcoming November, 2010, elections as a contest between career politicians and their opponents, exploiting Tea Party anger, hoping to begin careers.

Amid the clamor against Obama style Big Govt totalitarianism, the voices for anti-globalization and restoration of the Constitution must stay consistent, clear and nonpartisan.  The obsession to support any Republican, who sermonizes about “limited government”, should be examined:  Does he mean limited government for the people, or does he mean limited control for Wall Street and the transnational banker cartel?  Follow the money.  The insurance industry is contributing more to Republican candidates than to Democrat candidates:

.., having backed the Obama health care legislation because it forced 30 million Americans to buy insurance or face fines, the insurance industry wants a Republican-controlled Congress to write more business-friendly rules for the new coverage, so that it can offer cut-rate, high-profit plans to this new captive market.  Patrick Martin

The November elections will bring to the table freedom issues on a scale unprecedented in recent history.  We cannot, however, compromise principles merely to see victory for a “libertarian” candidate.  Real revolutionary change rarely occurs by ballot.  Most often, it occurs when the people, en masse, decide to make their own destiny.       

Notes:
[1] Manufacturing Dissent”, M. Chossudovsky: the Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites.  The People’s Movement has been Hijacked, by Michel Chossudovsky.  Full article here: www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=21110
[2] ibid: “Manufacturing consent”. [It] implies manipulating and shaping public opinion. It establishes conformity and acceptance to authority and social hierarchy. It seeks compliance to an established social order. “Manufacturing consent” describes the submission of public opinion to the mainstream media narrative, to its lies and fabrications.  Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, 1988.
Aldous Huxley, – Brave New World Revisited, 116: http://members.iimetro.com.au/~hubbca/sci-dictatorship.htm 
Scientific Dictatorship: http://www.modernhistoryproject.org/mhp/ArticleDisplay.php?Article=ScientificDictatorship and
http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/NWO/Ascendancy.htm
[3] Focus on the Family: Colorado Springs based evangelical Christian organization: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/
[4] Corporate Cash Floods US Congessional Elections, P. Martin: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=21346

R3VOLution and the Road Ahead

March 9, 2010 1 comment

The road ahead will be a challenge.

In 2007 the call went out.  Thanks to the Internet many were informed of a radically different presidential candidate aspiring to be elected in 2008.  It was a candidate who spoke directly to fundamental problems that mainstream media and politicians had long ago capitulated to, and in some cases, defended.

Ron Paul, a Republican, no less, offered hope to millions of Americans fed up with meaningless wars, big government disconnect, and shrinking personal wealth.  Beyond slogans of hope and change, the anti-neocon Ron Paul R3VOLution offered answers – restore the Constitution, require our leaders to obey it, prosperity and peace will follow.  Although the GOP establishment, with the help of corporate media, thwarted Dr. Paul’s campaign, the political landscape was changed forever.  A new political paradigm emerged in a big way.                   

Here in Boulder, Colorado, folks of many different stripes responded to that call.  Disgruntled Republicans found themselves shoulder to shoulder with antiwar and 911 Truth activists.  Enthusiastically, we formed a local group, leafleted at local events, and pounded the pavement in our own precincts to get Dr. Paul nominated.  Despite the victory of politics-as-usual, Republicrat, and banker yes man, Obama, we pressed on with Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty working to raise awareness for restoring our constitutional republic and building support for future freedom minded candidacies.                   

Yes, that’s right, here in Boulder.  Official sister city of Lhasa, Tibet, and plenty of Free Tibet bumper stickers on ski rack fitted Subarus to prove it, Boulder is a model community for U.N. Agenda 21 and sanctuary city par excellence.  In hyperdrive to eliminate individual and property rights using the sustainability scam and global warming hoax, Boulder is also a case study in how a select population can be convinced that it is hip, trendy, and progressive, to go along with forced incremental collectivization.  Helping in this dumbing down process are plenty of local reactionary individuals and organizations cloaked in banners of ‘peace and justice’.  Gatekeepers for Left/Right polarization, they are fond of demonizing Tea Partiers as “racists”, and groups, such as the Oath Keepers, as “right-wing terrorists”.   

Curators of the archaic socialist mindset, they cite greedy, polluting, corporations as the cause of all war and suffering.  Willful stooges serving the power elite agenda they call for more laws and more government to rein in the capitalists conveniently forgetting that we are well past the era of robber baron capitalism.  In this stage of financial capitalism banker owned corporations are melding with banker owned governments ensuring a completion of the fascist model of totalitarianism.     

Despite this antithetical sociopolitical setting, the Boulder Campaign for Liberty continues to grow along with other freedom groups throughout the country.  The message of classical liberalism (limited government, individual liberty) as opposed to the collectivist ideology of the modern liberalism of today is compelling and undeniable.  The phony Left is revealed to be as philosophically bankrupt as the phony Right.  While appearing as opposites, modern establishment Liberals are, in reality, the dialectical partners of Neoconservatives in their shared quest for 21st century fascism.         

Starting a freedom group anywhere is easy.  The hard part lies ahead.                      

The Road Ahead                   

Regardless of the turmoil and confusion caused by attacks from the phony Left and Right, the essence of a legitimate patriot, people’s movement remains intact.  The inappropriate appellations of “tea baggers” targeting grassroots tax protesters are now seen as the predictably hollow and nervous squeals of the intellectually frustrated.  The prime time television theatrics of Glenn Beck, and other phony conservative disinfo agents, are now exposed as a not so subtle Neocon co-optation attempt.                   

"TRUST ME."

Going forward, the freedom-liberty movement faces still more challenges.  The greatest challenge yet to come is that the movement still needs to clearly define itself and it’s goals independent from special interests.  Establishment GOP party hacks continue their attempt to co-opt the freedom awakening with a new version of Neocon Lite.  Riding the Ron Paul wave and exploiting anti-IRS, anti – Big Govt sentiment, they vilify Obama’s ‘socialism’.  At the same time, they extol the virtues of the fascist phony War on Terror along with its destruction of the Bill of Rights.  Let’s all work to restore the Republican Party to its original platform of limited government, they say, and, while we’re at it, bomb the hell outta Iran.  After only a year of Bush’s absence, the Neocons truly expect sane and sober folks to fall for this nonsense.                 

Wall Street parasites pose as born again libertarians and join with other useless talking heads on TV financial news shows.  Preaching the wonders of unfettered capitalism they promote a return to the good old days of limited government.  Noticeably, however, limited government and deregulation for you and me is often missing from the sermon.  Their mantra of; capitalism, capitalism, capitalism, by the way, better captures the linguistic flavor for justifying insider trading and monopoly practices.  It is so much more politically correct than the phrase,  free enterprise – a concept inferred from our Constitution, that speaks to the middle class, and reflects our culture of self-determination.                   

It is said, nature abhors a vacuum.  Nature is not picky and anything will do to immediately fill the void.  The same is true for politics.  Running as ‘Independents’ opportunists are scurrying to pander to an electorate fed up with both Democrats and Republicans.  Hitting all the right notes playing to the populist mood of the day, their charisma is sometimes stunning.  When asked the hard questions about 911 Truth, however, they suddenly go gaga-eyed and do a flip-flop routine rivaling that of contestants on So You Think You Can Dance.  Their obsession with winning, sacrificing true personal patriotism, is revealed.              

Learning From Our Adversaries               

Lenin leads the Bolsheviks out of the R.S.D.L.Party

In Marxist lore it is Lenin credited with the understanding that the most intense ideological struggle happens within the revolutionary party, itself.  It is not with the opposing political parties.  He was keenly aware that the Bolsheviks would not be successful unless there was a common consistent ideology enabling the party to act as a unified disciplined machine.  Amid the chaos of a collapsed Russian government, his insight proved to be valid.  Among the many parties vying for control, it was the Bolsheviks who were the best organized and seized state power because of it.  There were no compromises with other socialist factions.  In the years preceding the 1917 Revolution many Communist politicians lost their lives because they did not recant their beliefs.  The Bolsheviks maintained credibility, respect, and allegiance during crisis.  There were no flip-flops.  Say what you will.             

Government provocateurs and bona fide fringe kooks aside, the genuine freedom movement does not include anyone proposing revolutionary violence.  The infowar and ideological struggle, though, is shaping up to be just as intense.  In order to have credibility and to speak with authority, the Freedom movement must stick with Constitutional values without compromise.  It must not play favorites with the Left or Right.  Sarah Palin and Al Gore should be seen for what they are – two careerist politicians serving the same paymaster.  9/11 and all false flag terror must be acknowledged.  All elements of racism and religious bigotry must be expunged.  Wars of aggression can no longer be acceptable under any circumstance.  A consistent anti-New World Order ideology is sorely needed.          

In our high-tech age of instant gratification telling the truth without compromise and risking electoral defeat is a novel idea.  It will, however, prove to be the standard by which true patriots are separated from phony politicians.  A peaceful Second American Revolution will not happen overnight.  It will demand longterm credibility from ideological consistency.  It will demand speaking the truth.  No compromises.  No flip-flops.                

Further reading:
What Agenda 21 means for your community: http://www.infowars.com/1991-un-policy-paper-describes-exact-purpose-and-trajectory-of-current-copenhagen-treaty/ 
http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/Blog/?cat=11 http://www.crossroad.to/text/articles/la21_198.html       
WSJ article – Boulder – sustainability agenda falling apart as it meets fiscal reality:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704320104575015920992845334.html?mod=WSJ_WSJ_US_News_5 
Oath Keepers: http://oathkeepers.org/oath/
Lenin and the RSDLP: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Social_Democratic_Labour_Party

It Can’t Happen Here

September 12, 2009 1 comment

lewisConsidering recent events, It Can’t Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis, is a fictional novel I suddenly recall from my high school days.  I chose it to read from among several suggested books during my senior year humanities class.  Let’s see.., without dating myself too much, that was about the 1970’s, or so. 

Published in 1935, “it is a cautionary tale about the rise of fascism in the United States. During the presidential election of 1936, Doremus Jessup, a newspaper editor, observes with dismay that many of the people he knows support the candidacy of a fascist, Berzelius Windrip. When Windrip wins the election, he forcibly gains control of Congress and the Supreme Court, and, with the aid of his personal paramilitary storm troopers, turns the United States into a totalitarian state. Jessup opposes him, is captured, and escapes to Canada.” — The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

My recollection is somewhat blurred by the years, but looking back, I find that the book was eerily prescient.  Written well before the rest of the world knew the details about Hitler and Mussolini, it fairly outlined the classic play book version of a fascist takeover.  Interestingly, although the story is meant as satire and fraught with bloated caricatures, the similarities to today are striking. 

The author chooses as a protagonist, Jessup, who is described as a mild mannered Vermont Republican – a stereotypical Yankee.  Jessup, among others, sees through the populist hype of Democrat, Windrip.  Nevertheless, he and the conservative opposition are powerless to counter the magic of Windrip’s demagoguery…

 All the while, Walt Trowbridge, possible Republican candidate for President, suffering from the deficiency of being honest and disinclined to promise that he could work miracles, was insisting that we live in the United States of America and not on a golden highway to Utopia.

Yes We Can!

Yes We Can!

Predictably, Windrip wins popular support and within a matter of months accomplishes what the succession of past and current, real life, CFR run, bankster contolled, tag team administrations are still in the process of doing.  He destroys our Constitution and institutes a police state.

Funny.., the things you remember.  Many books have influenced my thinking through the years and, like many, I have undergone a great deal of political evolution.  Concepts and theory interacting with personal experience have led to a perception of things quite different from that found in standard high school civics texts.  But curiously, many concepts put forward in Lewis’ story have stuck with me.  And one, in particular, perhaps unbeknownst to me, has been an a priori driving factor throughout my career in grassroots organizing.

Having to go underground to escape Windrip’s intelligence network, Doremus Jessup briefly finds himself as part of a loose coalition of freedom fighters composed of Young Republicans and The Young Communist League.  Outwardly far-fetched and certainly a source for situational comedy, this coalition, nevertheless, had its own logic.  Lewis understood that both groups, theoretically,were inherently antifascist, i.e., ideologically incapable of cooperating with any government/monopoly capitalist collusion.  Hence, ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’, and so forth. 

Of course, things have changed since Lewis’ time.  Today’s GOP Neocons hardly reflect the limited government, non interventionist, and proconstitution values of  historical ‘purist’ GOP ideology.  Ironically, the Ron Paul Campaign for Liberty, castigated as ‘radicals’ by the present day GOP leadership, is the proper heir to GOP founding principles.  As for communists and statist socialists, a maturation of political consciousness and scholarship have revealed them as the manufactured dialectical dance partner of monopoly capitalists in a false paradigm choreographed by a single financial power elite.  They are exposed as no real option to fascism.  They merely represent another form of tyranny and are alternate stand-in front men serving the same moneyed interests.

Regardless, the idea of alliances based on enlightened self interest remains sound.  Further, I truly believe in the power of reason over mindset.  Most people still have the capacity for intellectual honesty.  Only the most inveterate ideologues and committed operatives are immune against challenges to core beliefs.  It is within these alliances that fertile ground exists with the capability to sprout new ideologies.  They often serve as crucibles birthing new politics as theory and action collide.

Case in point: the 911 Truth Movement.  Comprised of Libertarians, Green Party socialists, and everything in between, Truthers have pressed to reopen a sincere investigation and to expose the government cover up of the events of that day.  Here is a group that has folks sitting in the same meeting that wouldn’t normally associate on a political level.  Libertarians don’t go to single payer health care rallies.  Socialists and progressives don’t attend Tea Parties.

911 Truth is, however, uniquely positioned to lead the way past the phony Left/Right paradigm and focus on The New World Order as the real enemy of freedom and democracy.  Truthers understand that neither Democrats or Republicans have a monopoly on engineering false flag events.  They understand that both Left and Right are capable of oppression and slavery.  They hold the key to unlocking a new paradigm.  The elite have imprisoned us in a matrix of false political reality.  911 Truth is the doorway out.

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