The Illusion of Democracy – If We Can Keep ItBy Peter Chamberlin
In the name of patriotism, we have participated in a planned deception to create a state of permanent war. In the name of profit, America has been sacrificed on the altar of the god of war, to create a global empire based on the mass-marketing of death.
"We are opposed...by a ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence--on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.
Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed. It conducts the [war] with a war-time discipline no democracy would ever hope or wish to match..." –JFK, 1961 http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resources/Archives/Reference+Desk/Speeches/JFK/003POF03NewspaperPublishers04271961.htm
The official version of this speech, is that Kennedy was describing an international communist conspiracy in this address, but then, the official version of the conspiracy that later killed him was that it was the work of a "lone assassin," firing magic bullets. The alternative view is that Kennedy was giving us a hidden warning of the secret "power behind the throne," otherwise known as the "military/industrial complex."
Over the many decades since President Kennedy uttered this warning, "the conspiracy" has undermined American society. In the process it corrupted three major religions and killed millions worldwide, in order to bring us to the precipice of permanent perpetual war. The next war will take us over that threshold. As citizens in the last remaining bastion of democracy on the face of the earth, we have a responsibility to prevent that final war from beginning. All we have to do now is figure out how to do it.
Kennedy always knew that this dreadful day would come, that one day Americans would have to choose between freedom and the illusion of security. He had heard his predecessor President Dwight D. Eisenhower, prophetically warn of the inevitable future danger that would arise from the military/industrial complex and "the disastrous rise of misplaced power."
"We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together...avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow." http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/~hst306/documents/indust.html
It was as though Ike had personally met the future idiot-in-chief and his vice-idiot-in-chief and psychically sensed the future death and destruction that they would sow throughout the world. In Bush and Cheney, Eisenhower's nightmare vision is now being realized.
We, along with the rest of the human race, have been set-up in a monumental con job beyond anything the world has ever seen. The "war on terror" is the biggest con of all, being the product of decades of covert actions, utilizing an engineered "terrorist" entity to bring about a state of permanent war. http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=7787 (Unraveling the Myth of Al Qaida). Another part of the con is the belief that we are helpless to stop the disaster we see building around us and before us. If we were really powerless to stop them, then why has it proved so difficult for them to start the war upon Iran?
The human race is held hostage to the desires and the plots of American war profiteers. There is no available cash to fund the eradication of human suffering, but there is an endless sea of cash flowing into the dead-end production of weapons, all in the name of "protecting democracy." A way must be found to interrupt the machinery of war, so that the long-neglected machinery of life can be rediscovered. How many tractors could be made from one tank?
People ask, what democratic action can be taken to stop the runaway military industrial complex from creating a state of perpetual war, to maintain and extend its unjust control over everyman? It seems at first that a clear cut answer would be a massive antiwar movement, but the problem, and therefore the answer, is much broader than that. The ongoing militarization of life is an assault upon all life. The reality is that we are in a fight for all life over the salesmen of corporate death. Understanding this fact ought to make it obvious that our fight should be every sane person's fight.
The plan being followed is pure evil. The mission of everyman standing for truth, at some point, will bring him into direct contact with some element of this unmitigated form of evil. If stopping this malevolence is not reason enough to risk everything, then nothing is. If we had access to ultimate truth then we might find that this monstrous system is indeed "the Beast" of Revelations. It comes as close to the dark system of total control that is described in that honored book as anything I can imagine. As far as I can tell, the only thing lacking is the "mark" or the chip required to buy and sell.
In order to salvage democracy from the ravages of the military industrial complex, then everyone has to take a personal stand, risking something, in order to contribute personally to saving everything. The solution is for everyone to take a stand for truth, one person at a time, until so many of us rise to our feet that we become a wave. If the masses will not peaceably assemble to preserve their rights, then they will be eaten en masse, by the machine. We must become a force that cannot be ignored.
It is important for individuals in positions of trust, such as newsman to honor their commitments to truth. Anyone who wants to serve as a "watchdog for the people" must be willing to risk his career in defense of the truth, whenever the time comes for him to make his personal stand. When the dust settles, disinformation sources that masquerade as news will be a thing of the past. For the military man, whenever he is given the order to kill, based on reasons which he knows are lies, he must refuse to order his men to do the killing. For the policeman, when his time comes, he must refuse to "taze the bro," for daring to question the official conspiracy theory of events.
The "war on terrorism" is a euphemism for a war on democracy. The purpose of the entire production is to use democracy, to eliminate democracy. Whether it be here in America, or in England, or in any other country where we have relations, American foreign policy is to use democracy as a tool for burying freedom. The war was created by us (manipulating many foreign players to do our will), to propel a fascist vision of perpetual world war, which will forever justify the militarization of our society and every democracy within reach.
The US war on terror has been, in reality, a machine for sowing terror, intended to force the people who are inclined to self-defense, to [defend themselves] become terrorists. Kidnappings, targeted assassinations, military attacks, and the making of entire populations into refugees, are tactics intended to alienate individuals and drive them to vigilantism. Terrorists are defined as those who take up arms to defend against US attacks and occupation. The driving purpose of the war on terrorism has been to uncover would-be terrorists (those who would resist America), by forcing radicalized men to violently act upon their beliefs. The use of "death squads" and militias to instigate conflicts is a plot to flush-out the hidden commitments to family and country that would drive angry young men to oppose America's violent designs upon their property.
It is the same wherever this covert foreign policy of fomenting civil war is being implemented. http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/cgi-bin/blogs/voices.php/2008/01/21/the_american_war_upon_the_world
This policy has been adapted towards every nation, friends and enemies alike http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=24805 (Gladio – Death Plan for Democracy).
The plan is implemented by fomenting division among the targeted people
http://uruknet.info/?p=m41134&hd=&size=1&l=e (Warfare of the Whisper –dividing the people and keeping them ignorant). At the heart of the plan is the elimination of a billion or more poor people. http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=7975 (Unimaginable Intentional Human Suffering).
The truth about the great plan for our enslavement is that at least three of the major world religions have been corrupted in the process. According to plan, American Christianity has been corrupted by a contrived false doctrine known as Christian-Zionism, which embraces terrorism and genocide as the "will of God." This repeats the corruption of Judaism by secular (atheist) and Talmudic Jews, who have promoted their plan as "God's will" to "restore the land to God's chosen people," even though expressed Zionist intentions have always been to kill all those who stood in the way of them stealing another people's homeland. The "war on terrorism" which emerged from this unholy "judeo-Christian" union was centered around the creation of a false violent offshoot of Islam, termed "Islamo-fascism," to serve as an elusive permanent enemy in the grand charade.
The configuration of the power structure that we face, intending to bring it down, is centered on (once again) achieving the next war without the consent of the American people. It is necessary that the "powers that be" are freed from restraints upon their actions, so that they might use all the weapons in their arsenal to reshape the world, by first reshaping the Middle East region. These realignment plans are centered on strengthening Israel's hand, by undermining or destroying its enemies (all of its neighbors). Stopping the conspiracy requires that we derail these plans at every potential juncture. This requires that we confront all three of the false religions ("straw men") that have been set-up to mislead the world into submission before the god of war.
The genius of darkness on this scale can be seen in its ability to "masquerade as light." And we know today that many of the leading voices screaming for Muslim blood and total world war are respected religious leaders. Our greatest national leaders pretend to honor God and country by their outrageous plans for death and outright genocide, even though the apparent outcome of the neocon war will be the end of America as we know it. But that is the goal of the Armegeddon-loving preachers of the Christian-Zionist movement.
We see potential future presidents like John McCain embrace pastor imposters like John Hagee and Rod Parsley, who both teach ideas that should be reprehensible to sane Christians.
"the United States must join Israel in a pre-emptive military strike against Iran to fulfill God's plan for both Israel and the West... a biblically prophesied end-time confrontation with Iran, which will lead to the Rapture, Tribulation, and Second Coming of Christ." - Hagee http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/48397
"I do not believe our country can truly fulfill its divine purpose until we understand our historical conflict with Islam. I know that this statement sounds extreme, but I do not shrink from its implications. The fact is that America was founded, in part, with the intention of seeing this false religion destroyed." - Parsley http://www.motherjones.com/washington_dispatch/2008/03/john-mccain-rod-parsley-spiritual-guide.html
In the egomania that passes for religious doctrine that is spewed by Hagee to his faithful sheep, he apparently even renounces Jesus as the "Messiah," in order to accommodate Jewish perceptions which deny the nature of Christ: http://youtube.com/watch?v=m8khCJTDD44Imposter-preachers like these, and the endless line of charlatans that has preceded them, calling themselves "Christian-Zionists," are the foot soldiers, marching in step with the "Israel Lobby," leading the world into the hoped-for battle of Armegeddon. It is an extremely sad commentary on the intelligence levels of the ordinary, trusting folks who call themselves the "religious right," that so many of them would follow national suicide cults, masquerading as patriotic organizations. If their eyes could be opened to the truth, on any level, they might be persuaded that the campaign of organized brutality and murder, known as Zionism, was not the hand of God, but the handiwork of the most evil of men.
If Zionist Israel was "God's will," then the "Diaspora" would be returned to the Holy Land and the Zionist experiment would not be threatened by exposure in the media. As it is, its most radical adherents understand that there must be no national debate or discussion of either Israeli actions in Palestine, or American support for these actions. To do so would lead to national exposure of the many war crimes that are being committed there in our name, with our weapons and financial backing. This is Zionism's "Achilles heel," the reason so many of us are focusing the debate about the war squarely upon Israel.
"There is now a guerrilla war against Zionism in the U.S. that will one day soon, mark my words, break into the mainstream media." Mondoweiss
The key to fighting Zionism is simply to acknowledge its nature. The founders and leaders of the political movement have always been realists, meaning that they have openly acknowledged the reality that Palestinians would never willingly surrender their land for Zionist colonization, without the liberal application of enough deadly force to break their will to resist.
In the Zionist ideology, negotiations to end, or to reduce the use of force (before the Palestinians are pounded into complete submission) undermine military efforts, which are the only certain strategy to clear and capture the land. The "peace process" was the Zionist solution, satisfying Israel's left-wing with sham negotiations that the right-wing was prepared to sabotage by unleashing ever-expanding cycles of violence. The peace process has always been a sham theatrical production, meant to buy time for the colonization of the land and accumulate payoffs (in the form of weaponry) to persuade Israel to not carry-out a "final solution" to its "Palestinian problem." Israel's manufactured "war on terrorism" has been a necessary compliment to its idea of a "peace process," serving as a tool for prying more and more weaponry from America. When new weapons systems become available the cycle of terrorism is ramped-up by brutal Israeli collective punishment on the captive population, until the US reacts, forcing restraining negotiations upon them all.
This long-standing Israeli ploy has been used to milk billions of dollars and all the necessary war machinery necessary for its expansionist plans for "Greater Israel." The overriding strategy has been to convince the Americans and their allies that Israel feels threatened and is on the verge of unleashing all of its military might against the threat, unless others alleviate the threat for them, either by fighting Israel's enemies for them, or lessening the fear by increasing Israel's arms advantage over its neighbors even further. Historically, Israel has used the claim of "existential threats" to its survival to fuel these propaganda ploys. Behind closed doors, Israeli leaders have freely confessed that this strategic deception has been used to justify launching wars in the past, http://www.arabmediawatch.com/amw/CountryBackgrounds/Palestine/MediaMyths/TheArabsStartedthe1967War/tabid/248/Default.aspx# and are being used to justify forcing an American attack upon Iran today. http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/916758.html
The US has adapted Israel's "Iron Wall" doctrine to its "war on terror," using fear and the perception of threat to manipulate the American people into submission to its demands. The "wall" of fear is supposed to intimidate us into giving-up our freedoms and our rights to the national security state, in order to escape a perceived worse fate. The hyped fear of an imaginary "holy war" between Islam and the world has so far successfully driven the terrorized American herd inexorably towards the precipice, seducing us into surrendering our democracy to escape our pending extinction.
We are supposed to forget that we have the freedom and the power to change our direction. The plan is that we remain as sleeping sheeple, while our trusted leaders slam down the gates around us, until we have no rights left, only the "freedom" to remain alive, if we are willing to remain silent. The war on terrorism is a carefully crafted war on us and upon all life.
The answer to a religion of world-haters is a religion of life. To those who worship death, whether they be apostates of Christianity, Judaism, or Islam, the only truth that can win-out is the truth that all life is sacred, every person a part of the same God. Men of God have to reach out to those who see God from a different angle.
The false religions have to be renounced by the true believers. "Islamophobia," or hatred of Muslims, is the false religion that the American and Israeli secret services have created as the center of the war on terrorism. It is a disgrace to the Jews and Christians alike, who allow this blasphemy into their holy places. If Islamic leaders can denounce the basic principles that are associated with "Islamofascism," in an attempt to bridge the perceived gulf between religions, then true messengers of the "Prince of Peace" should be man enough to gladly support them.
DAKAR (Reuters) - World Muslim leaders on Friday condemned extremism and terrorism as incompatible with Islam and proposed a high-level international meeting to promote a "dialogue of civilizations" with the Christian world.
Leaders of the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), which represents 1.5 billion Muslims from across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, made the "Dakar Declaration" after a two-day summit in Senegal's capital.
"We continue to strongly condemn all forms of extremism and dogmatism which are incompatible with Islam, a religion of moderation and peaceful coexistence," the declaration said.
"We believe that it is important to plan along such lines a preparatory phase by organizing a major international gathering on Islamic-Christian dialogue that involves governments among other players," http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL1488367320080314?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&rpc=69&sp=true
If Christian and Jewish leaders would follow this example, renouncing extremism and dogmatism, and embracing peaceful coexistence, we would see the formation of life-saving bulwarks begin to take shape. The fight against the worshippers of death is much more than a political fight, or a stand against the immorality of war, it is a stand for the sanctity of all life. The antiwar movement must get over itself and see the greater struggle as a fight for all life, the first step to saving the planet.
If the antiwar movement becomes a pro-life force then we can help create renewed hope in a vision of the future similar to this inspirational last revelation of President Eisenhower:
"We pray that peoples of all faiths, all races, all nations, may have their great human needs satisfied; that those now denied opportunity shall come to enjoy it to the full; that all who yearn for freedom may experience its spiritual blessings; that those who have freedom will understand, also, its heavy responsibilities; that all who are insensitive to the needs of others will learn charity; that the scourges of poverty, disease and ignorance will be made to disappear from the earth, and that, in the goodness of time, all peoples will come to live together in a peace guaranteed by the binding force of mutual respect and love." http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/~hst306/documents/indust.html