|| War Profiteering
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|| Progressive Awareness
Progressives the world over are awakening to the life-threatening menace of the capitalist cabal, acting through its puppet presidents, proclaiming a topsy-turvy view of the world in which small, weak nations are said to threaten the U.S., the most powerful and heavily armed nation in the world. They are following Hitler's pattern, who in 1938-1939 declared that Czechoslovakia and Poland were threats to Germany's national security--then rapidly invaded both countries.
|In the 1980s, Bush I--and his henchmen such as Rumsfeld--sold Saddam Hussein military and biochemical weapons. Bush Sr. then browbeat other nations into joining in his attack on Iraq to return Kuwait oil resources to the Kuwaiti Muslim oligarchs.|
The world didn't buy completely Bush Jr's oil war against Iraq, recognizing that Dubya was the aggressor. Bush had to bribe the leaders of small European nations to join his oil war coalition by allowing them membership in NATO, or as with Germany, France, and Russia, threatening them with reprisals. And Dubya's duplicity was clear for the world to see: there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the war was not about capturing Saddam Hussein--it was all about securing the Iraq oil for cabal corporations.
The people of the world--as distinguished from their sold-out political leaders--didn't fall for the next phases of global war: dollar imperialism and geopolitical dominance in the Middle East, the "High Cabal" expanding its plunder of the world in that region.
In every corner of the globe, informed citizens continue to protest the capitalists' wars and are continuing to demonstrate against the demonic cabal's economic warfare against the world, aware that the criminal junta threatens their very lives. They know that current U.S. military spending exceeds that of the next nine nations combined and that in the past several decades the cabal has attacked and occupied a large number of smaller nations: Panama, Haiti, Iraq, Somalia, Yugoslavia, Sudan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine (and next, Syria and Iran?). Even though large numbers of Americans are buying capitalist lies, much of the rest of the world isn't.
American citizens are being shaken from their stupor as the capitalist cabal imposes its police state tactics, as early as January 2005 admitting to domestic spying.
Rudely awakened by the loss of their retirement funds or investments, American citizens now comprehend that the capitalist junta has no regard for their interests. The puppet regimes have allowed corporate fat-cats to plunder billions of dollars in investor and retiree funds, pretending that the arrest and indictment of a few small-fry executives is sufficient response.
"Henceforth, every nation's foreign policy must be judged at every point by one consideration: does it lead us to a world of law and order or does it lead us back to anarchy and death?"
Meanwhile the U.S. economy is steadily going down the tubes, while the country is being mangled into a rich vs. poor war zone. Lewis Lapham delineates the demonic cabal's record of plunder: "80 percent of the nation's property now securely in the hands of 10 percent of the population, our 13,000 richest families possessed of a net worth equivalent to the assets owned by the country's 20 million poorest families, our ten most highly paid CEOs earning an average of $154 million a year as opposed to the mere pittance of $3.5 million in 1981." 1
The cabal didn't expect common people throughout the world to wake up to their plundering. But the Bush junta's attacks on civil liberties, its pro-industry/anti-environment stance, its failure to punish corporate criminals like Ken Lay, and its coverup of the 9/11 attacks--all this has roused the sleeping giant of world public opinion which is now demanding its due.
One wonders when the compounding of criminal acts by the puppet Bush regime will the reach "critial state"--the final straw which breaks the proverbial camel's back--when common people the world over will demand an accounting from this murderous gang of thugs.
One of Bush's earlier outrages was the initial appointment of war criminal Henry Kissinger to head the 9/11 investigation. When world opposition was too clamorous and Henry the K too unwilling to divulge his many conflicts of interest, Dubya merely replaced Henry with a similar villain, former New Jersey governor Thomas Kean.
Now we discover that Kean had business ties with bin Mahfouz and Al-Amoudi, owners of the Saudi Company Delta Oil, UNOCAL's partner in the Cent-Gas trans-Afghan pipeline consortium. The bin Mahfouz and Al-Amoudi clans allegedly had ties to bin Laden’s Al Qaeda. The powerful financier Khalid bin Mahfouz' younger sister was married to Osama bin Laden.
Thomas Kean is a director (and shareholder) of Amerada Hess Corporation , which is involved in the Hess-Delta joint venture with Delta Oil of Saudi Arabia. How handy for Bush that the man he chose to lead the investigation of the 9/11 atrocity was himself connected to the people who were involved in the World Trade Center and Pentagon assaults. The final coverup of the 9/11 abomination was as inevitable with Kean as it was with Kissinger.
The Burgeoning International Progressive Movement
Already existent around the globe is an active populist movement composed of thousands of people who are:
- Fighting for legal rights for those who have been unjustly imprisoned
- Petitioning for legislative and regulatory actions to protect the environment and human rights
- Joining in class action suits to remedy injustices perpetrated by a government of the rich for the rich
- Disrupting public cover-up and disinformation campaigns
- Creating and maintaining alternative news and analysis Web sites
- Writing articles to help interested people understand what is actually going on in the world
- Developing email lists of acquaintances and colleagues to disseminate information not available in the mainstream media sources
- Registering their opinions and transmitting information by sending letters, emails, and faxes to public officials and leaders
- Sending messages of protest in response to racist, anti-feminist, anti-gay, criminal, anti-human rights actions by public officials
- Creating political cartoons and animations lampooning the abominations of the Bush puppet regime
- Organizing communities to protest against Bush's domestic and foreign policies: 23 U.S. cities have passed anti-war resolutions already
- Standing up for the right to dissent without reprisal
- Speaking out against the ongoing destruction of the environment by the Bush junta
- Blowing the whistle on persons and policies that protect the bureaucratic tyrannies and harm the common people
Since you're reading this article, you're probably already aware of some parts of this mushrooming progressive coalition that has members in almost every nation in the world. I'd like to encourage you to become as actively engaged in this international movement as possible.
What this world populist movement is able to accomplish may make all the difference between a world of dictatorial police state tyranny and a world where human freedom is maintained and expanded.
The diverse people and groups making up the international progressive movement share specific characteristics, distinguishing them from other activist campaigns. For example, members avoid and do not advocate violence or criminal behavior.
Recently, a few Web sites have appeared that endorse violence and mayhem. One site which advocated taking Bush out was raided and shut down, understandably.
Activists in the international progressive movement understand that they must work within the framework of the law as much as possible and resort to nonviolent civil disobedience--as Thoreau and Gandhi did--only when necessary. Otherwise we destroy the very fabric of society we are attempting to preserve.
Contrary to the contentions of those who embrace aggression, nonviolence is not merely pacifism or self-destructive passivity. Nonviolence as practiced by millions in India, the American Civil Rights movement and the anti-Vietnam War Movement accomplished a great deal. When nonviolent protestors are arrested it is something more than mere submission and represents a challenge to illegitimate authority.
Nonviolent protestors within the movement do not engage in any type of property destruction or assaults on police. Some advocates of violence preach the sophisty that property destruction and assaults on police do not constitute violence, because, they argue, protestors should not adhere to the same definitions as the corporate media and the state.
While it is true that in many instances the police are increasingly becoming merely the hired thugs of the Bush junta, that does not justify throwing rocks or Molotov cocktails at them in "self-defense."
"Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding."
Participants in the world populist movement are remarkably free from ego-trips. Membership in this international movement is not for the purpose of enhancing one's reputation or fame. In some instances, those with celebrity legitimately use their name recognition to further the goals of the enterprise. Well-known people such as Barbara Streisand, Robert Redford, the whistleblowers, Michael Moore, Mike Farrell, 2 Tim Robbins , Woody Harrelson, 3 Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, and Scott Ritter have contributed a great deal to world progressive efforts.
The informal international populist coalition is not the vehicle of a particular person or group, but of all informed persons who want to make a difference. Unlike the fierce, dog-eat-dog competition for fame in the TV world, the people, groups, and Web sites making up the progressive movement do not boast that they got the story first, that their information contains the final truth, or that their cause is the only one of importance. Their primary goal is to help people inform themselves about what's really going on in the world and build alliances to stop the Bush junta's madness.
"True conservatives and liberals unite! Bring your issues and your opinions to our young people, and create a new expectation that they will get involved, get informed, and form a view of themselves as problem-solving citizens of a democracy. Our differences from the left or right are nothing compared to the differences between the politically awake and the hypnotized drones of the new colonialism that now stalks and shreds our civilization."
Granny D. "Takeover Artists," a speech at Boston, 9/27/02
Members of the worldwide progressive movement assist other coalition participants in any way possible, reflecting, in part, the shared universe of the Internet. They link to each others' articles and news flashes and announce coalition actions and causes. They share a genuine solidarity, standing ready to help their comrades in times of success or failure.
Some malcontents on the Internet have claimed that the American people are:
While it's true that many Americans have chosen to remain uninformed and mindlessly follow the path to dictatorship which capitalists are creating, this is not true of all Americans by any means.
- cowards because they're allowing the cabal to destroy American democracy
- responsible for what capitalists are doing to the world
Participants in the world populist movement are people who have informed themselves about the fascist aspects of the cabal police state. They know the danger in which they place themselves by daring to speak out in articles on Web sites, in anti-war protests, in acting against tyranny wherever it occurs.
These people are NOT cowards and anyone who thinks they are should march beside them when the tear gas starts choking the crowd, or writing an expose of cabal tyranny which will almost surely result in their being placed on an enemies list, or dare to blow the whistle when it will almost certainly mean the loss of their job.
Secondly, the American people as a whole are NOT responsible for the murderous, immoral actions and policies of the capitalist junta. Members of the world progressive movement understand that the common people in any country--the United States or elsewhere--are not responsible for the destruction of liberty which is being perpetrated by a fascist cabal composed of leaders from many nations.
It has always been important--now more than ever--to distinguish "the people" from "the rulers" of a country. When TV news says that the United States is attacking Iraq or Afghanistan or wherever, it's always important to clarify in every possible way that it is not the people of the United States who are creating these lethal imperialistic wars. It's the militaristic psychopaths who start wars to reap obscene profits for themselves and their collaborators.
"I don't think we, the American people, deserved what happened [9/11]. Nor do we deserve the sort of governments we have had over the last 40 years. Our governments have brought this upon us by their actions all over the world."
Gore Vidal, interview with the Los Angeles Weekly, July 5 - 11, 2002
In a February 10, 2003 poll by the Forsa institute, published in the Financial Times Deutschland newspaper, 57% of the Germans responding agreed with the statement: "The United States is a nation of warmongers." The poll also found that only six percent think President Bush is interested in keeping the peace. We must do everything possible to keep the people in the various nations from being brainwashed into hating the people of other nations. Yes, a large number of Americans are mindlessly supporting the cabal's insane imperialist onslaughts, but the responsibility must be placed on those responsible: the capitalist junta, the rabid right media owners and their trained clowns, and the uncouth reactionary neanderthals like Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Chris Matthews, and Ann Coulter.
The common people--the working class--throughout the world must awaken to their solidarity with one another. The governments of most countries have been seized by ruthless plutocrats, ignorning the well-being of the working class. Working people worldwide must unite to stop this international cabal and elect legislative and executive leaders who will work for the good of the people.
The persons who blame the common American people for the capitalists' militaristic drive for world domination and who call Americans cowards simply don't understand what's going on in the world. The problem is with the ruthless thugs who've seized power. The major goal of the world progressive movement is to make sure that what happened under Hitler in the twentieth century does NOT happen with the cabal in the twenty-first century.
Yes, there are striking similarities between what the cabal is doing now and what Hitler did in 1930s Germany. But we don't have to repeat that catastrophe. Our task is to help the common people throughout the world to wake up to what is occurring and demand that their governments serve the peoples' interests. Assuredly, our fight to retain and regain liberties will not be an easy one. And, yes, we could fail if we don't act quickly and intelligently enough. But we must do everything within our power to win our struggle against these demonic forces.
They arrested Muslims, imprisoned them, and denied them legal counsel, but America was still reeling from 911, so I did nothing.
They smeared and fired a professor in Florida and one in Canada, but I lived in California, so I forgot about it.
They arrested a suspected terrorist who was an American citizen, incarcerated him in a military prison, and denied him judicial process; but his case seemed extreme to a lot of people so I turned a blind eye to it.
They arrested Middle Easterners with visa problems, but that was in Los Angeles, so I ignored it.
Then they began to hassle people who read Web sites that John Poindexter considered subversive--which included me--and then it was too late.
I SHOULD HAVE JOINED WITH OTHERS
AND ACTED EARLIER!!!
Analog to Martin Niemöller's Remorse
"When goodness grows weak,
When evil increases,
I make myself a body.
In every age I come back
To deliver the holy,
To destroy the sin of the sinner,
To establish righteousness."
1 Harper's, January, 2003
2 Sean Hannity started a discussion on his show about Tookie Williams with the following announcement: "The debate continues tonight between supporters of Tookie Williams and those who want justice for the victims that he murdered." Mike Farrell was on the show and exposed Hannity for the idiot that he is.
3 "The fact is that Saddam Hussein was our boy.
"The CIA helped him to power, as they did the Shah of Iran and Noriega and Marcos and the Taliban and countless other brutal tyrants. The fact is that George Bush Sr continued to supply nerve gas and technology to Saddam even after he used it on Iran and then the Kurds in Iraq.
"While the Amnesty International report listing countless Saddam atrocities, including gassing and torturing Kurds, was sitting on his desk, Bush Sr pushed through a $2bn 'agricultural' loan and Thatcher gave hundreds of millions in export credit to Saddam. The elder Bush then had the audacity to quote the Amnesty reports to garner support for his oil war.
"A decade later, Shrub follows the same line: 'We have no quarrel with the Iraqi people.' I'm sure half a million Iraqi parents are scratching their heads over that. I'm an American tired of lies. And with our government, it's mostly lies."
References and Links:
- 5/03: Why we must build a world populist movement to defeat the High Cabal
- 2/5/03: Watch Out for Fake Liberals Trying to Destroy the Worldwide Progressive Movement
- The challenge of the coming year is to provide the growing movement against war with a program upon which the international working class can be mobilized as an independent political force.
- 911 Commission - Forgedda Boudit
- Key links to the World Populist Movement