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Religion and money, the way to complete power – or not?

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An important part of the neocon gospel consisted of depriving the poor of valid education and cutting down on entitlements that could serve to create more livable conditions for the poor and the middle class. Starving the beast was their motto. By the use of relentless propaganda and making sure they are kept in profound ignorance of the greed and corruption that are the true leaders of the country, the poor people who are the principal victims of this 'disaster capitalism'[3] are still the blind believers in this absurd system of government. There is no way you can make them believe that democracy is dead and that nobody in Washington cares a whit for their being totally left behind. [4]


What about the rest of the world? The neocons say 'We'll buy them up'. We'll get so much influence over the Middle East, India, China, Russia that nobody will have enough power to fight us. We'll hit them so fast they won't even have the time to put their pants on. The nukes the other countries have are firecrackers next to ours. If one country gets unruly, we'll take out its nukes in one big blow. Their arsenals are antiquated or they have just one or two tiny bombs for show. Africa and Latin America are powerless and if they ever go against the system we have set up, we will show them who has the  muscles. Muscles, spelled B-O-M-B-S.


Has anything changed?


Now, fortunately, this infantile attitude to anything the government does as being unquestionably right, has of late been watered down. The missteps and the disasters have become so numerous and so glaring that even an intellectually challenged and half-blind American might begin to see through the lies and the fear-and-theft tactics of their criminal leaders. The country has gradually been brought to the edge of disaster over the past eight years of misrule, and the financial global meltdown which is now progressing might well change the world so drastically that we can't even guess at what is lying ahead.


However, the neocons have not given up on their free-for-all-to-see fight for global power. They are all set on destroying Barack Obama and the Democratic party and finally getting the complete power they were so close to achieving under the misrule of Bush/Cheney, the project they had insanely been working on for almost thirty years. [5] It might seem as if the Republicans wouldn't really have to destroy the Democrats, since they are all so indebted to Big Money that they could easily melt into one party, but the neocons want more than that. They are aiming at dictatorial power without any form of intrusion from the few humanitarian-minded Democrats who are still left in the House and the Senate.


One thing is certain. The raving lunatics will be back. Nothing can stand in their way, not even self-destruction.

[1] See Siv O'Neall: 'click here The Big Con Game', among multiple other sources on Milton Friedman, the father of the Chicago School of economics and the Free Market power-for-the-rich ideology.   

[2] Source:  'IMF's Role in the Asian Financial Crisis' by Walden Bello

[3] Term used by Naomi Klein in her latest book 'The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism'

[4]See for excellent background on Middle America:  'Deer Hunting With Jesus' by Joe Bageant

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Siv O'Neall was born and raised in Sweden where she graduated from Lund University. She has lived in Paris, France and New Rochelle, N.Y. and traveled extensively throughout the U.S, Europe, and other continents, including several trips to (more...)

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