Crossposted from Axis of Logic
Lunacy is ruling the world. Eternal
wars, environmental damage, neglect of the common people, are all proof
of the total lack of common sense. The ever-increasing movement towards
inequality and the gradual strangling of democracy are signs that people
matter no more. Culture has been replaced by the accumulation of material
goods. Information has morphed into mass propaganda. The truth is of
no significance. Greed has won out over humane instincts of solidarity.
Individualism (read: selfishness) is the creed of this age and sharing
and caring have gone out the door. Governments try to make fear and
hatred the ruling instincts of the masses and the Other must be seen
as the enemy. The general apathy and ignorance that is typical for the
average citizens of most countries add to the ease with which the people
can be kept blind and deaf to what is going on around them. And thus
they also become easy victims of nationalistic propaganda.
Wars make the Other into a sub-human
The policies of the United States from
the very beginning of the colonial days down through the centuries of
heedless murder and takeover of lands belonging to foreign countries
and to native Americans have always been greedy, callous and self-righteous.
The people in power decide that their
country has to go to war for conquest and increased power, wars to dominate,
to oppress, to minimize people who are different from us. And the 'enemy',
the people who are sacrificed on the altar of greed, are always depicted
as inferior, as barely human.
The propaganda machine gets turned
on and the 'Gooks', the 'terrorists' or whatever name they may
have been labeled with, are now seen as not really worth humane treatment.
The death of a 'Gook' or the suffering of a 'terrorist' is of
no importance. The term 'collateral damage' for the deaths of civilians
in the enemy country is a clear sign that those uncivilized people are
of no importance.
The Main Stream Media go along with
this belief by not mentioning the numbers of enemy deaths. Even the
deaths of our own people are insignificant and the numbers weren't
even published during the war in Iraq until they somehow became so openly
known in spite of the hushing-up, that it became impossible even for
the MSM to ignore the fact that U.S. military were dying in huge numbers.
Internet sites posted the increasing numbers of U.S. dead day by day
until they became common knowledge. They were OUR people so the leaders
had to at least pretend some concern. But deep down it didn't really
matter. Those kids were mostly from poor families and limiting the number
of poor people in the world is one of the major goals set by the wealthy
elite. The people at the top are of course immune to any danger of becoming
the victims of wars or of the gradual destruction of the environment.
Or so they think.
Purported reasons for wars vary all
the time, but the true reason is always greed. Selling the wars is made
possible by creating mass hysteria and the firmly rooted and constantly
repeated theory that the U.S. is threatened by inferior people only
worthy of being obliterated. Millions and millions of Americans lap
up the propaganda: white skin good, dark skin bad.
The outcome of all this century-long
propaganda is that the average U.S. citizen actually believes that they
are in fact superior to all other nations. God made them unique. 'Commies'
kept making excellent targets even as late as Ronald Reagan's criminal
interventions in Central America, the covert war on the Sandinistas
in Nicaragua, the support of the death squads in El Salvador and Honduras
and even the invasion of little Grenada under the phoniest of pretexts.
A war was needed to make Reagan's sinking ratings go up, so a war
was staged. And it worked. Again and again and again it works and the
people never get wise. It was their right and duty to defend their country
from 'Commies' who were out to conquer the world and destroy the
superior values of the free American people.
When other made-up reasons for invading
Iraq were finally shown up to be all lies invented by the crooked administration,
people were made to believe, once again, that the U.S. needed to save
the world from infidels and uncivilized creatures who didn't share
our Western values and culture.
United States moral superiority
has become dogma
The Neocons set an indelible mark on
U.S. warfare. Their carefully constructed plan was made public through
the think tank 'Project for the New American Century' (PNAC, founders
- neoconservatives William
Kristol and Robert Kagan). It formally dated from 1997
but had been in the scheming process since the days of Ronald Reagan.
According to PNAC "American leadership
is both good for America and good for the world". These worthies
supported a policy of superior military strength and what they euphemistically
called 'moral clarity'. In their hammer-style and scarily successful
propaganda the word 'moral values' at home was repeated ad nauseam
to cover up the vicious nature of their program of global military and
economic domination abroad. They had to convince the world, and of course
their own country, that they were the superior moral force on the planet.
The U.S. megalomania had reached a new height.
This 'moral clarity' would bring
the United States to increase their military bases all over the planet
and to confirm their power in islands of concentrated U.S. presence
in the most gigantic embassies anywhere in the world. The first one
in Central Asia was in Baghdad, but it is now being followed by equally
city-like walled-in fortresses in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Their military
bases now number 7371 spread over 130 countries on all five
continents with 325,000 US military personnel2.
These neoconservative pillars of a
U.S. Empire under construction were totally void of any realistic thinking
or human concerns. They were playing a huge game and all they were concerned
with was winning that game -- at any cost. Their main goals are summed
up by Global Research in "The Worldwide Network of US Military Bases
- The Global Deployment of US Military Personnel" by Jules Dufour
-- as follows:
"Major elements of the conquest and world domination strategy by the US refer to:
the control of the world economy and its financial markets,