Every day that passes adds to the fraudulent image
of what is called Western democracy.
Consider that the entire Western world is outraged
that the Greek prime minister announced that he is going to permit the Greek
people to decide their own fate instead of having it decided for them by a
handful of banksters, politicians, and bureaucrats living it up at taxpayer
expense at "talks" in the French resort of Cannes on the
The Greek economy is facing its fourth year of
decline and lacks the revenues to service its national debt held by private
European banks. The banks don't want to lose any money, so a handful of power
brokers reached an agreement with representatives of the Greek government to
write off some of the debt in exchange for EU capital subsidies to be financed
by inflicting severe austerity on the Greek population. Wages, salaries,
pensions and medical care are being cut while the rate of unemployment rises to
depression levels. Government employees are laid off. Valuable public properties
are to be sold to private parties for pennies on the dollar. In short, Greece is
to be looted.
Large numbers of Greeks have been in the streets
protesting the austerity policy and have reached the point of anger of throwing
Molotov cocktails at the police. Greece is disintegrating politically. The
Greek people sense that the EU "bailout" is not bailing out Greece. It is
bailing out the French, Dutch, and German banks at the expense of the Greek
The Greek prime minister, watching his party's
support and power crumble, announced that he would let the people decide in a
referendum. After all, allegedly that's what democracies do. But it turns out
that "we have freedom and democracy" is not supposed to be taken literally. It
is merely a propagandistic slogan behind which people are ruled through
back-room deals decided by powerful private interests.
The Greek prime minister's announcement that he
would put the back-room bailout deal to a referendum shocked the EU hierarchy,
Washington, and investors. Who does this Greek guy think he is, permitting the
people, who bear the cost of the deal, to have a say in it? Who let this Greek
guy out of his cage? This is not the way democracies are ruled.
The EU power brokers are outraged over the Greek
prime minister's departure from normal procedure. But the Greek PM is relying
on the Greek people to approve the deal, and not without reason.
The Greek people have been brainwashed for decades
as to the importance of "being part of Europe." That means being a member of
the European Union. When the Greeks realize that voting down the bailout of the
banksters means being thrown out of the European Union, which is what they will
learn between now and the referendum, they will vote for the back room
Polls already indicate this. A poll for a Greek
newspaper indicates that whereas 46% oppose the bailout, 70% favor staying in
the EU, which the Greeks see as a life-or-death issue.
If this poll is a reliable indicator, the Greek PM
has made a brilliant political decision. The Greek people will vote in favor of
what they have been protesting violently in the streets. As the Greek people
will do themselves in, the politicians are off the hook. This is the bet that
the Greek PM has placed.
Whatever the outcome, keep in mind that the entire
Western political and investor world was shocked that a politician, instead of
simply imposing a back room deal, said he would let the people decide. Letting
the people decide is a no-no in Western democracies.
If you need more evidence of this mythical creature
called "Western democracy," consider that Western governments are no longer
accountable to law. Contrast, for example, the sexual harassment charges that
are plaguing US presidential candidate Herman Cain's campaign with the pass
given to high government officials who clearly violated statutory
What follows is not a defense of Cain. I take no
position on the charges. The real point is different. In America the only
thing that can ruin a politician is his interest in sex. A politician, for
example, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, B. Obama, cannot be ruined by violating
United States and international law or by treating the US Constitution as a
"mere scrap of paper." Bush and Cheney can take America to wars based entirely
on lies and orchestrated deceptions. They can commit war crimes, murdering large
numbers of civilians in the cause of "the war on terror," itself a hoax. They
can violate US and international laws against torture simply "because the
president said so."
They can throw away habeas corpus, the constitutional
requirement that a person cannot be imprisoned without evidence presented to a
court. They can deny the right to an attorney. They can violate the law and spy
on Americans without obtaining warrants. They can send due process to hell. In
fact, they can do whatever they want just like Hitler's Gestapo and Stalin's
secret police. But if they show undue interest in a woman or proposition a
woman, they are dead meat.
Very few commentators have said a word about this.
The House of Representatives did not impeach President Bill Clinton for his war
crimes against Serbia. They impeached him for lying about a sexual affair with a
White House intern. The US Senate, which had too many sexual affairs of its own
to defend, didn't bother to try to convict.
This is Amerika today. A president without any
authority whatsoever, not in law and certainly not in the Constitution, can
assassinate US citizens based on nothing except an assertion that they are a
"threat." No evidence is required. No conviction. No presentation of evidence
in any court. Just a murder. That is now permissible to the Amerikan president.
But let him try to get a woman who is not his wife into bed, and he is a cooked
In Amerika there is no such thing any longer as
torture; there is only "enhanced interrogation." A mere word change has
eliminated the crime. So torture is permissible.
In Amerika today, or in the UK and the EU, anyone
who tells the truth is a "threat." Julian Assange of Wikileaks, who made public
information leaked to him by US government sources horrified by the criminal
actions of the United States government, is now, as a result of Amerikan
pressure on UK courts, being turned over to Sweden, which, for favors from the
"world's only superpower," will turn him over to the US regardless of law, to be
prosecuted on trumped-up charges.
Western "civilization" is totally corrupted by
American money. There is no integrity anywhere. For a decade Washington has
been murdering women, children, village elders, and journalists in the name of
the hoax "war on terror."
What terror does the world actually see? The world
sees the terror that Israel, protected by Washington, inflicts on the
Palestinians. The world sees the terror that the US inflicts on Serbia, Iraq,
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Latin America and now Africa, with
Syria, Lebanon, and Iran waiting in the wings. The "war on terror" is nothing
but an orchestrated invented excuse for Amerika-Israel to achieve hegemony while
enriching their armaments industries.
In Greece, at least the PM committed to giving the
people a say in their fate. In America the people have no voice whatsoever. The
sheeple are content to be protected by "security," porno-scanners, warrantless
wiretapping, indefinite detention, and sexual groping. To carry on the hoax "war
on terror," the US government has elevated itself above the law.
The American effort to achieve accountability to
law, the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, if not shut down by cold weather,
ice, and snow, is likely to be shut down by police violence. One riot begun by
provocateurs is all it takes to transform protesters into "domestic extremists,"
the number-one concern of Homeland Security. The presstitute media will make the
case against the rioters, and the sheeple will buy it.
The police have been militarized by Washington.
Community police forces no longer represent the local public that pays their
salaries. Local police represent Washington's war against
American citizens are all suspects. Anyone who goes
through airport security knows this. The only law that the US government obeys
is not even a law. It is a bureaucratic regulation that prevents, even in dire
wartime, any profiling of suspects by ethnicity or country of origin.
Consequently, all native-born, flag-waving, American
super-patriots are suspects when they board commercial airliners. Americans who
have a lifetime of security clearances are subject to being porno-scanned or
sexually groped. Airport Security cannot tell a "terrorist" from a CIA analyst,
a Marine general or a US Senator.
Well-connected members of the ruling elite, such as
Michael Chertoff, can become rich from selling the porno-scanners to taxpayers
in order "to protect the public from terrorists."
The only terrorists Americans will ever experience
are those funded by their own tax dollars within their "own" government. A
people incapable of perceiving its real peril has no chance of surviving. America might be a military superpower, but it no longer exists as a free
country with accountable government and a rule of law.
Addendum: The Greek prime minister has been
forced to withdraw the referendum on the bailout that he promised the Greek
people. Europe's rulers made it clear to the Greek PM that democracy has no
role to play in the decision. Greece was told to "vote the deal that was handed
to you or Greece is out of the EU." The chastened PM warned the Greek parliament
that the only way to remain in the EU is to submit to the