Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The "New Totalitarianism" now defines a desperate neocon end game by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

As the Bush/neocon kleptocracy disintegrates in a toxic cloud of military defeat, economic bankruptcy, environmental disaster and escalating mega-scandal, its attack on basic American freedoms -- its "New Totalitarianism" -- has escalated to a desperate new level, including brutal Soviet-style prosecutions against non-violent dissidents and an all-out offensive for state secrecy, including an attack on the Internet.

In obvious panic and disarray, the GOP right has turned to a time-honored strategy -- kill the messengers. While it slaughters Americans and Iraqis to "bring democracy" to the Middle East, it has made democracy itself public enemy Number One here at home.

1 comment:

dandinbucurest said...

Below is an impression I would love to share,
particularly with Jewish members on this list. It is a
most disturbing impression that can only be
ameliorated through collegial discourse, in my view.
So I offer it to this list in hope of promoting
discussion instead of slander. Reason can change my
views as they are fraught with alarm that would
appreciation pacification.

The "Big Red Scare" days of the Cold War were heady
days, especially for the once Leninist neocons turned
anti-Red propagandists publishing in CIA sponsored
media directed at the Left. But those days are gone
and many rich careers made in the Conservative
Movement fighting the "Red Menace" came to a crashing
end. Trade names for think-tanks, publications,
publishing houses and other assets could be bought for
a nickle on the dollar as the Corporate Establishment
and CIA ceased funding of the "Red Scare" propaganda
machine and the well payed "experts" had to scramble
in search of real jobs.

Many proved to be as good at scholarship and writing
as at their past trade of scare propaganda and they
found a niche for themselves in academia. But for the
neocons it proved business as usual, for they were
able to move from the "Big Red Scare" to the "Big
Green Scare." Green is the color of Islam and the
neocons managed to parley venture capital from
right-wing Zionist extremist entrepreneurs into a "War
on Terror" fighting the new Islam scare. Indeed,
deeming the Cold War "World War III," they declared
"World War IV" on Islam:
http://www.commentarymagazine.com/podhoretz.htm

To be sure, the internationally waged Zionist campaign
to label all Islamists "Jihadists" is not new. In its
desperate effort to impede global recognition of the
Palestinians as a people with national aspirations,
the Israeli Government funded lavishly with American
aid-funds all sorts of front organizations that
depicted every act of terror a tactical battle in the
GLOBAL Islamist War on the West. Recently, Israeli
operative Bernard Lewis was honored on his 90th
birthday as the first to warn of a new war of the
worlds-- to the death-- between Islam and Christianity
which they say he dubbed, a Clash of Civilizations,
not Huntington, the author of a book by the same name.
Nowhere was his past personal history as agent of an
interested party ever mentioned, after all, a basic
tenet of this operation is the "Don't show, don't
tell" inability on the part of us "dumb goyim"
Christians to recognize the bias behind his
"scholarship."

To be sure, the neocons would be quick to point out,
9/11 has more than signaled the existence of such a
"clash of civilizations."-- but with ALL of Islam?
Here again, as in their past Cold War propaganda, the
neocons relied on their true and tried tactic of
"don't show, don't tell," for we are deemed "dumb
goyim" who will not look behind the blaring slogans.
The fact is that we, the Christian World, came to
Islam to conquer it after it had collapsed as a power,
not the other way around. And, armed by Stalin,
European Jews created out of nothing the state of
Israel. Instead of making the Germans pay for the
Holocaust, we, in fact, made the Arabs pay and pay
dearly; the most helpless Palestinians, according to
Benny Morris, the Zionist historian, suffered a cruel
invasion that caused some more idealistic Israelis to
name it "Zionazi" for its exterminationist tactics of
ethnic cleansing. That 1948 event is, right or wrong,
at the root
of 9/11, as well as our imperial protection of our
"cheap oil" through corrupt regimes we back and
protect against their own subjects.

Through parthenogenesis (eg. self-replication) a
plethora of organization was created by a hand full of
neocons, much as they did as one time Leninists, to
give the impression of a heterogeneous "united front"
of view points. For them, 9/11 was not as much of a
God-sent as was the coalition they managed to make
with the Fundamentalist Christians who believe that
the Day of Rapture will only come AFTER Israel comes
to dominate the Middle East. Coalition with these
"Christian Zionists" (though for reasons that can be
considered nothing more than an extension of their
anti-Semitic position) proved to be like a Stalinist
Coup per the 1936 Dimitrov designed "united front"
that, "neutralizes our enemies and brings them to the
service of our cause."

Using the Cold War Era and the opportunist Senator
Jackson of Washington State, who really thought the
neocons would bring him to the presidency, (his hopes
were dashed by a massive and fatal coronary) they
campaigned for bigger is better strategic weapons and
thus in an influence peddling scheme linked the
massive American military-industrial complex-- that
Eisenhower was so weary of-- with that of Israel.
There was plenty of money to be made and, to date,
none of the neocons nor their progeny suffers from
poverty. But, the end of the Cold War seemed to put
all that in jeopardy; that is, until 9/11 brought an
end to the unachievable sure-fire ABM System and gave
cause for a "transformation" of the US military into a
global Christian Expeditionary Force chasing Jihadists
all over the globe and promoting-- they hoped--
Israeli domination of the Middle East:


But note, no sooner did we reach achievement of one
such venture in our war on terror that we abandoned it
unaccomplished for yet another. Hence, the masters of
9/11/2001 are still alive and free, today mid-2006,
still directing alQaeda in its terrorizing of the
world. After all, there's little to be gained from
ending the source of the scare!

In the meantime, the "Big Green Scare" propaganda is
in full swing. For example, the same neocon Hudson
Institute that championed more-is-better nuclear
armaments for the war against the Big Red Scare is now
promoting "expert and great scholar" on Islam Bat
Yo'er, an Israeli who lives in Switzerland (like many
neocons living in "anti-Semite" Europe instead of the
"safe homeland" Israel), from where she propagates the
concept of "EURABIA," which means that Europe has
already been taken by Islam because of its inherent
weaknesses: (1) anti-Jewish nature and (2) loss of
Christian zeal to destroy Islam. Now if that doesn't
sound like an obvious attempt to kill two birds with
one stone, I don't know what does. As Anne Norton
notes in her book, " Leo Strauss and the Politics of
American Empire," Yale university Press, there is an
ongoing a full-court-press anti-Semitic campaign
against Arabs and Islam in general, run by the
neocons, which I would dub the "Big Green Scare."

This campaign has yet another motive: fear that as
more and more Islamics settle and succeed in America,
they will acquire the economic wherewithal to match
the "Israel Lobby" that Mearsheimer and Walt wrote
about in their study-- but this AIPAC with "I" for
"Islam" instead of "Israel"-- one seeking to sway
Congress, not on Israel's behalf as does AIPAC, but on
behalf of Islam. Such "dumb goyim" are deemed the
Christian Americans in Congress, that the neocons fear
that, once the Arabs acquire a foothold in American
politics, they will draw Congress away from Israel.

It is most instructive to read how the Neocon
Establishment responded to the Mearsheimer and Walt
analysis of the Israel Lobby and what is fomented by
these neocons-- or through their "friends"-- about
Islam in order to feed the Big Green Scare; it is
utter ANTI-SEMITISM!!!

Here is one sample of the way the case is made:
part 1
http://www.reportingwar.com/esman032006.shtml
part 2
http://www.reportingwar.com/esman041006.shtml

and below is the URL for the Mearsheimer and Walt
article that caused such a stir:
http://www.lrb.co.uk/v28/n06/mear01_.html
which was so vitriolically denounced by ADL as
follows:
http://www.adl.org/Israel/mearsheimer_walt.asp

So, it would seem, Ye'or on "Eurabia" is O.K. but
Mearsheimer and Walt on AIPAC is "anti-Semitic." I
leave you all to contemplate and further research
what's behind the BIG GREEN SCARE.

Daniel E. Teodoru

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