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Date: Sun Sep 30 2001 - 01:21:18 MDT

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Welcome to the Fourth Reich
David McGowan


September 21, 2001

Let me see if I understand this situation correctly. In order to wage
a war to promote 'freedom' and 'democracy' around the world, it is
necessary to sacrifice those very democratic freedoms here at home.
That makes perfect sense to me, as it apparently does to all the flag-
wavers out there who have fallen victim to the relentless war-
mongering propaganda being spewed out by our 'independent' media.

Some of you, by the way, may want to keep those flags readily
accessible in the coming months and years. They will come in very
handy to drape over the pine boxes that your sons and daughters will
be being shipped home in.

It does seem a bit strange though that the man leading the charge to
extend 'democracy' to all corners of the globe didn't actually assume
office through anything even remotely resembling a democratic
process, but was rather appointed by five men who themselves were
appointed to office. I guess that's unimportant though, as none of
our politicians or their fully complicit media hacks have bothered to
comment on it.

Still it should be noted that while Sir George rants and raves about
how Osama bin Laden hates democracy and freedom, it was he and his
appointers who showed complete contempt for the most basic tenets of
democracy just ten short months ago. The Supreme Court decision
signed by Rehnquist did state, in no uncertain terms, that: "The
individual citizen has no federal constitutional right to vote for
electors for the President of the United States."

So now we are treated to the repellent spectacle of a man who we had
no right to vote for - according to the interpreters of our
Constitution - teaching the world by show of force exactly how
democracy is practiced. Now isn't that special. It does seem funny
though that none of the supposed 'liberals' in Washington or in the
press corps have had a goddamned thing to say about any of that.

Not a ripple of dissent on Capitol Hill or from the press corps could
be heard in reaction to Bush's absurd statement to Congress and the
people Thursday evening that "[The terrorists] hate what they see
right here in this chamber: a democratically elected government." Of
course, it would be difficult to argue with the first part of that

It is certainly true that many of the world's people hate the men and
women that were in that room, and with good reason. It is not, as
Bush indicated, because "They hate our freedoms," but rather because
they have been driven to unthinkable levels of hatred by having been
denied their own freedoms for decades - thanks in large part to the
military interventions designed and implemented by the men in that

It is frequently said that those who forget history are condemned to
repeat its mistakes. George Bush though has not likely forgotten the
history that is now being repeated. It was, after all, his
grandfather Prescott Bush and his great-grandfather Herbert Walker
who had their assets seized by the Alien Property Custodian under the
Trading With The Enemy Act for operating Nazi front companies during
World War II.

That didn't stop Bush from declaring, in his Thursday night speech to
the one-party Congress, that: "We have seen their kind before.
They're the heirs of all the murderous ideologies of the 20th
century ... they follow in the path of fascism, Nazism and
totalitarianism." Quite a remarkable statement coming from the
grandson of one of the men who financed the rise and genocidal reign
of those ideologies.

Even more remarkable is that he made that statement immediately after
declaring that: "We're not deceived by their pretensions to piety."
Not surprisingly, his trademark smirk could be detected lurking just
beneath the surface of his feigned earnestness.

The script that his forebears helped bring to life many decades ago
has now been dusted off and resurrected by the chosen son. All of the
elements are already in place. The burning of the symbol of the
German ship of state, the Reichstag, has been replaced with the
burning of the symbols of the American ship of state - the World
Trade Center towers and the Pentagon.

The devolution of America into an overt police state has already
begun. War of unthinkable proportions has been declared against a
wide swath of humanity. The scapegoating and victimization of a
religious minority has already begun, this time with Muslims filling
the role previously filled by Jews. A severe economic downturn has
begun as well, to further inflame the passions of the American people.

Wake the fuck up, America! Your enemies are not hiding in caves in
Afghanistan. They are hiding in plain sight. Your enemies are not the
Arab-Americans who walk among you; your enemies look just like you.
They do not live half a world away, but are right here in Washington.
Their faces can be seen daily populating the cable news shows, right
alongside of their craven propagandists in the U.S. media.

Their names are Bush, Daschle, Lott, Clinton, Hastert, Byrd, Cheney,
Rehnquist, Scalia, Powell, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, Gephardt, and all the
rest of the human refuse who make up the one-party power structure in
Washington. They are assisted in their goals by a cast of shitbag
propagandists named Brokaw, Rather, Jennings, Koppel, O'Reilly,
Matthews, Russert, and too many others to list here.

These are the people who would rob you of your freedoms and
liberties. These are the people who have nothing but the most thinly-
veiled contempt for democracy, for civil liberties, for human rights,
for racial tolerance, and for the right of self-determination for
people everywhere. These are the people who, without so much as a
hint of shame, would wage genocidal war around the world while
spouting platitudes about 'democracy.'

Bush has pledged that "We will direct every resource at our
command ... every necessary weapon of war." Make no mistake about it,
the United States has the capacity and the willingness to kill on an
unthinkable level. Before we even resort to our 'tactical' nuclear
weapons, which is a near certainty, America has any number
of 'unconventional' warfare techniques guaranteed to kill millions,
all of which have been used in the past.

There is the low-grade nuclear war that was waged against both Iraq
and Yugoslavia, by means of depleted uranium shells fired by U.S.
tanks and warplanes. The radioactive fallout from such weaponry lasts
for decades, and is continuing to claim lives today in the parts of
the world where it has been deployed.

There is also the 'food warfare' made possible by the development of
self-terminating crop seeds by corrupt international seed cartels -
technology that could conceivably cause massive levels of starvation.
Then of course there is weather warfare, which some researchers claim
America has taken to a whole new level with technology such as the
HAARP facility in Gakona, Alaska.

Then there is the type of environmental warfare that was also
deployed against Iraq and Yugoslavia, where chemical facilities were
deliberately targeted so as to wage what amounted to indirect
chemical warfare. In the Serbian city of Pancevo, and in many other
places, environmental catastrophes of previously unseen proportions
were deliberately created.

All of these are quiet killers. The media makes no mention of them
and their victims go uncounted. The massive environmental damage that
has poisoned the food and the water go unreported. The 100,000+
children who continue to die in Iraq every year remain out of site of
the American people, just as do those who die every time the United
States launches a cruise missile or drops a 'smart' bomb.

While actively promoting an unprecedented level of national mourning
for the victims of the September 11 attacks, our leaders steer
attention away from the fact that every time the United States flexes
its military muscle, somewhere in the world a nation mourns. And
while the death toll in New York and Washington indeed constitutes a
national tragedy, it pales in comparison to the mourning we have
caused around the world.

How much more will we cause now? How many bodies will be added to the
millions left dead in Vietnam, Korea, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, El
Salvador, Nicaragua, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yugoslavia, the Philippines,
Guatemala, Haiti, Chile, and elsewhere? And how many of the Americans
who were enraged at footage of Palestinians dancing in the streets
will cheer and wave their flags when the bombs begin to fall and the
body parts begin to fly?

How many will stop to wonder who is actually on the receiving end of
the bombs? How many will realize that the scene in New York that so
horrified them is being reproduced on an unimaginable scale, and that
it is civilians, once again, who are being buried in the rubble? And
how many will occasionally stop to ponder how the German people could
have been led like lambs to support such atrocities?

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