the Shrubbyist "Mein Kampf"
I see that
a news conference was scheduled for Thursday night (March 6, 2003).
If Drudge had it right Wednesday, GW Bush decided Wednesday night that
we are going to war. Or not. It's reported that British
troops have been told that 3/17 is the day their part in the
begins. It's also reported that there will be no additional UN
The rocket and bomb assault will last 3 days before serious ground
by ground troops begins.
Before that, there will be an intense campaign to justify the
propaganda campaign began in earnest with speeches declaring that
the war was the solution to the problems of the Mid East. No
sale here. I agree with Matthew Rothschild, editor of "The
Until Bush stands up to
the United States could overthrow the governments of Iraq and Iran and
Syria, for that matter, and still not solve the truly "growing threat,"
is the ongoing crisis between Israel and Palestine.
The campaign continued on Ted Koppel's "Nightline"
Wednesday night, with two segments
the now famous "Project for the New American Century",
I call the Shrubbyist "Mein Kampf".
by Jay Bookman in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution as early
as September, 2002, it is also described in some detail at [McConnell],
For those who fear to click on links... here is the nutshell:
Oh, how deeply I wish I were mistaken, or overly pessimistic in any of
this. But I fear I am not. Watch, and weep for all
who are about to have their hopes and lives destroyed by the unelected
government of the United States.
PNAC is is a
Plan, not a conspiracy. (Koppel referred, inaccurately, to
that it was a conspiracy.) Conspiracies are developed and
in secret. In contrast, this master plan for US world domination
was made public, published in a letter to President Clinton no less, by
those who developed it.
Whether the execution of the master plan required or resulted in any
among or on the part of those who developed it is another matter.
That the "New
Pearl Harbor" defined by the originators of the plan as a way to
implementation of their plan was provided by the 9-11 attacks may be
accidental. No connection has been established to:
The cancellation, after the Bush inauguration, of an Osama bin
task force initiated by President Clinton.
The cancellation of the processes for establishment of a Department of
Homeland Security begun by President Clinton's plan for implementing
of the US Commission on National
G.W. Bush's remark
after "everything changed" on 9/11, "Lucky me--I hit the
The fact that the complex and overreaching "USA (un)Patriot Act was
for submission by by Ashcroft to the Congress only one month after 9-11
The PNAC master plan has guided Shrubbyist strategy at least since 9-11
and apparently well before.
The War on Terror was never the central issue for the
implementation of the master plan through War on Iraq was.
War on Iraq is not a diversion or distraction from the War on Terrorism
for the Shrubbyists. Rather, the War on Terror was always only a
means to the end of implementing the PNAC master plan, and War on Iraq
was the key step in that implementation. Suppression of Civil
and Liberties and vast increases in police powers are rationalized by
The drive for War in Iraq explains why by the Anthrax attack,
so closely followed the 9-11 attack, was vigorously used to incite fear
of biological and chemical weapons popularly believed to be in Iraq's
That the Anthrax attacks originated from US government held stock of
virus has been demonstrated; that the FBI has not moved toward arrest
a credible investigation of the persons responsible is criminal.
The effective "purpose" of the PNAC master plan is not
the establishment of stable and democratic governments and societies in
the Mid East, as it has been represented by its apologists in the
House, by Koppel on "Nightline", and by Bill Kristol, in his appearance
on "Nightline". Kristol, at least, genuinely seems to believe in
that goal. But I do not believe that the Shrubbyists running the
war are or ever were committed to it.
Those who would "save Iraq by destroying it" have
the character of their supposed Islamic enemies and Shrubbyist allies.
will be betrayed by the latter. Kristol, and others
say they support a benign US hegemony as a way to liberate the Arab and
Muslim world from centuries of autocratic rule, medievalist ideology,
fundamentalist theology and so allow the establishment of free,
and democratic societies are living in an Alice in Wonderland
This same miasma of unreality permits him to contemplate the impending
war with apparent calmness and lucidity -- combined with a blindness to
the costs in human life and welfare so incomprehensible it persuades me
he is delusional.
The Shrubbyists are allied by ties of political philosophy and
self interest with the very fundamentalists,
autocrats and dictators that Bill Kristol claims the PNAC master plan
oppose. Of the 40 or so NeoCon think tankers and
who signed the master plan sent to President Clinton, many are
sincere in their hopes that it would bring a better future for the
of the Islamic world, in free societies. But of these 40, only 10
work in the Shrubbyist government. These 10 are not, by
or temperament, supporters of free, popular, or democratic
These the people behind anti-democratic incursions
and civil rights in the United States. A large segment of the
Shrubbyist political "base" objects to religious pluralism in the
These are the extremists who have guided our imperial policy, and
the Alliance with their
words and imperious deeds. These are committed
ideologues of the far right, friendly both to authoritarianism and
Zinn, in "The Progressive" "In the cartoon "The Boondocks,"
reaches twenty million readers every day, the cartoonist Aaron McGruder
has his character, a black youngster named Huey Freedman, say the
"In this time of war against
bin Laden and the oppressive Taliban regime, we are thankful that
OUR leader isn't the spoiled son of a powerful politician from a
oil family who is supported by religious fundamentalists,
through clandestine organizations, has no respect for the
electoral process, bombs innocents, and uses war to deny people their
The final act of this tragedy, if it is permitted to
follow a path determined by the known ideologies and predictable
of political and financial advantage by the Shrubbyists. It will
see the alignment of autocratic, anti-democratic, contra Enlightenment
forces in the US, Israel, and the Muslim world, driven by the
of their self interest. Each of their political power bases are
in ideology, fundamentalist
in religious belief, and authoritarian in temperament. Cheney,
Feith, Rove, Wolfowitz, Perle, Abrams, Bush, Rumsfeld, and company have
much more in common with Sharon and his fundamentalist supporters in
and with the Saudi's and their Wahabbist Islamic fundamentalist agents
in Saudi Arabia, even with the RSS Hindu fundamentalists in
than with the self deluded authors of the PNAC war plan.
Kristol, and others of the "benign
of imperial ambition, will find themselves betrayed,
after the fact, for reasons their grand plan strayed so far from its
course, and spending countless hours before television cameras in self
justifying rationalization of why "though this is not the outcome we
for it turned out to be the best that could be achieved".
And that is where, and why, we have all but abandoned the
foreshadowing all this, poor Afghanistan. With one great
President Hamid Karzai truly wants progress and democracy for his
The medievalist, fundamentalist Shrubbyists are terribly discomfited by
that, and have undercut him at every opportunity. They revel in
ensnarement between the Scylla of their reluctant support of or even
of his government's efforts toward democracy and the Charybdis of an
ill informed press and NGO lobby stridently criticizing Afghanistan's
progress toward real freedom.
My frank apprehension is that in
the Mid East the travesty will follow this script:
The call by the majority Shia of Iraq for
an Iraqi democracy based on the three principles of democracy,
and community rights, and fervently desired by Kurds and other minority
groups, will prove too hot for the Shrubbyists (it already has), who
perpetuate a centralized and authoritarian regime run by their "pet"
The Saudis and the Shrubbyists will come to an easy accommodation,
on their mutual desire for a profitable and stable oil economy and
characterological preference for authoritarian and
of their nations' social and political life.
The Shrubbyists will not follow through on their ever so weakly
desire that illegal settlement of Palestinian territories by Israeli
cease and be reversed. Instead, the continued irritation of
violations of Palestinian civil and property rights on the West Bank by
the Sharon government will perpetuate tensions, and acts of terrorism,
providing an eternal excuse never to remove the settlements, as
by many UN resolutions.
Sharon and his right wing extremist, fundamentalist base
allies) will press to secure support for removal of the Palestinian
of the West Bank to Jordan and occupied Iraq, and if Bush is elected a
second time will likely succeed in that crime.
Democratic reform in the Arab world will be infinitely deferred as
The invasion and occupation of Arab and Muslim land by the US will
increasingly violent disaffection by the suppressed populations of our
autocratic client states in the region. The US will insist
on the suppression of those popular movements, as terrorist, by their
Real Democratic reforms will be too destabilizing to contemplate (as
have proven in Afghanistan, and as the Shrubbyist betrayals in Iraq are
proving them to be there as well.)
Some of the resulting resentment and violence will be directed
the US and Europe, or their "assets", and will justify further
of civil rights it has taken the last 400 years of Enlightenment based
political progress in the West to achieve. Of course Falwell
and Robertson of the religious right, as well as Lush Rimbow, the felon
talk radio goons and other savages
will be delighted at this reversal of "permissiveness" in our
Springtime for Hitler?
Includes the lines:
author of Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics
of Identity, observes that a culture steeped in Christian
would find the central fascist story line very familiar. Of course,
so would a culture steeped in New Age mythology, but last I looked, the
Woo-Woo Coalition had less influence in
than the Christian Coalition and John Ashcroft was attorney general,
Shirley McLaine. Certainly, at the millennium, on the brink of an
war and the potential for chemical, nuclear, and bio-terror
at a time when our international woes are centered in the Middle East,
the ground zero for the coming Rapture (you can watch it live on a Web
cam at www.olivetree.org), the
is thick with the hothouse atmosphere where fascism takes root, and the
sound of goose steps carries.
Includes a forum discussion of the
Our Land, Our Flag, Our Freedom!” Notes
on filming of a 4th of July, 2002 parade, with reference to this book
to "The Spiral of Silence: Public Opinion – Our Social Skin",
Noelle-Neumann, U. of Chicago Press, 1984
All of the Snowshoe
Films productions are worth looking at: http://www.snowshoefilms.com/index.html
Paul Andrews posted
this in December 6, 2001!
Andre Gregory to
Shawn in My Dinner With Andre:
"And you know, Wally, for two or three years now Chiquita and I
actually had this very unpleasant feeling that we really should get
We really feel like Jews in Germany in the late thirties. Of course,
problem is where to go. Because it seems quite obvious that the whole
is going in the same direction. In fact, it seems to me quite
that the 1960s represented the last burst of the human being before he
Thought They Were Free http://www.jimpivonka.com/unpublished/3rdReich-Mayer.html
Face of Totalitarian Shrubbyism http://www.jimpivonka.com/pages/ShrubbyismDefin.html