VHeadline commentarist, University of Los Andes (ULA) political sciences professor, Dr. Franz J. T. Lee writes: Let us illustrate briefly the historical ideological context, the "zeitgeist" (the spirit of our time) in which the "tyrant" and "dictator" President Hugo Chávez Frías of Venezuela lives.
Based on the terrorist experience of fascism (especially of the German and Italian varieties) in his famous work "Nineteen Eighty-four" (written in 1948), George Orwell has described -- with theoretical precision -- how, in the style of Goering and Goebbels, fascism and its ideologues are operating in the contemporary globalized psycho-wars of mass manipulations.
The fascist diatribal trick is very simple: psychologically you produce an arch-enemy, atheists, communists or terrorists. Then you turn the global imperialist reality, that is, the truth about class struggle topsy-turvy, by giving the class enemy your very own Nazi traits. And then you disseminate these lies, this ideology, as international news across the globe.
For example, across the ages, this is how the racist, colonial hoax that Christopher Columbus 'discovered' America was kept alive till this very day. In his own diary Columbus verified that African traders arrived before him; furthermore, across the Caribbean their ancient commercial artifacts can still be found and sighted.
Another myth was fabricated at the First Council of Naciaea, convoked by the Roman Emperor Constantine in 325 AD. The political objective was to resolve disagreements arising from within the Church hierarchy and its conflicting doctrines over the nature of Jesus Christ in his relationship to God the Father; and whether he was of the same patriarchal, divine pedigree or substance.
The hoax is that, as a historical figure, as described in the Holy Scriptures, Jesus never ever existed on planet earth ... he is simply a fabrication of astrological, zodiacal, human imagination.
In spite of the excellent, scientific revelations of the video "Zeitgeist," this father of all colonial, brain-washing hoaxes was (and is) still recklessly being spread across the "pagan" world. This Dark Age myth, this "sigh of the oppressed creature" (Marx) has produced physical misery and ideological havoc within all liberation movements against world capitalism.
Now, what is the quintessence of globalization, of world fascism, in which Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution is taking place?
From the outset we should note that world politics are not precisely a divine enterprise, a bourgeois-proletarian "joint venture" or a "51-49%" business spree, directed by marching political and military saints ... there is nothing innocent about the capitalist State, about State Business.
Across history, ever since Alexander the Great, great business is Great War -- yes -- the coming Big Global War is about Big Business.
Also political leaders are not holy "democrats," they defend concrete class interests within the world order, within the capitalist system. All ideologues of capitalism, all its staunch Quislings, henchmen and turncoats collectively defend imperialism, attack anything, anybody who is critical of this exploitative, dominating, racist world system.
That 80% of the big international mass media attack President Chavez, and NOT president Bush, tells us a lot about the reality of present day Venezuela.
Since 1998, whoever tuned into this eternal "terrorist" and "dictatorial" propaganda symphony, must urgently pay the Dark Age exorcists, Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Reich and Frantz Fanon urgent visits. They are not only losing their minds, but their very authentic human spirits, humanity, their true, beautiful, loving human-ness.
With reference to this, a while ago -- on October 27, 2004, to be precise -- in a published article, I underscored "The global Orwellian Empire in the making":
"In embryo, what the current Republican Bush administration has in mind is ... precisely what Orwell so eloquently has described ... to create an omnipotent, elitist, Orwellian 'Party' that obeys no international law, that has a complete disregard for the United Nations and that is trampling with bloody army boots on its very own democratic "Bill of Rights" and Constitution."All systemic Pavlov dogs systematically trained to devour wise cats with their very lives defending the status quo, are convinced that capitalism is the salvation of all life on this planet, even of Jesus Christ in agony hanging on the Cross.
Now, returning to Orwell, let us look at O'Brien's views concerning Winston's Newspeak articles in the "Times."
Questioningly, O'Brien, the mouthpiece of "Big Brother," says to Winston: "You take a scholarly interest in Newspeak I believe?" He continued: "... in your article, I noticed you had used two words that have become obsolete."
This is the Emperor Murdoch speaking.
"Newspeak" is precisely the fascist language to convert truths into their opposites, by producing a galaxy of hoaxes, a mental holocaust. Hence, War is Peace, Slavery is Freedom, two and two makes five, "Bush becomes Chavez, and Chavez becomes Bush."