is reserved for irresponsible American presidents,
most. #42 can't expect even that much homage from
us. Top-drawer chicane. Rogues with unnatural appetites
for war-games gape at the thoroughness of #42's connivance.
One unnerving facet is the tangle of religion and
state. Religion and state, not spiritual morality
and state. Bush #42 says that his god, the one he
shares with #51 Tony Blair, instructed them to order
the deed with the conviction of zealots. They did.
We said no. Just precisely when in doom the
'holy' massacre with all its fiendish residue grinds
to a final halt will be the long history.
first outcome was known before the sprint was
underway: newborn babies and old grandmothers, teenage
boys and the handicapped, pregnant mothers and pets,
journalists and the innocent would be killed. And
they were. They were murdered with all the dead soldiers
who were absolutely certain they were on the right
side. In the second outcome, butchery the length
and breadth of the sprint killed either hope or humanity
in those who survived mostly intact. The forthcoming
annals will be like old narratives plus that which
modern fear imagines.
#42 and #51 canvassed with carpetbags
of promissory notes for a coalition of the willing
to undertake the sprint to Baghdad. José María
Aznar López, #9 of Spain, seemed to be the
first to hoist his hand. For alibi, Bush's shadow
people selected the term coalition to be spooned
up piping hot with generous servings of mishmash and
old propaganda. Never has word imagery unwittingly
laid out the
root of evil so perfectly bare-naked: Bush, Blair,
and their coalition, all thieves, so deep in
each other's pockets that they can't spare a hand
to rob another's. That's why they never work alone.
ever-tractable Colin Powell recited thirty countries
in the showcase of earnest political subservience
to the U.S. regime: Afghanistan, Albania, Australia,
Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Colombia, the Czech Republic,
Denmark, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia,
Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Latvia,
Lithuania, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Nicaragua,
the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain,
Turkey, United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan. He did not
say what they gave and what they got.
others, alluded to but as yet unnamed for us, are
surreptitiously involved with the thirty-one. None
of the thirty-one plus the vaporous speak with authority
on behalf of the billions of sagacious people who
live in those places. The sagacious people are having
a revolution, relief! They recognize the shortage
of social health.
dissent of France, Russia, Germany, and China was
cheering for a moment. After a more probing gaze,
it's the game. War or no war in Iraq, the entire ascendancy
will stand to profit. Water, oil, and more. Their
mask of outrage avoids the obvious guilt of overt
complicity while they retain the useful face of forceless
cycle of coveting the goods, meddling and lying, stealing
and killing, fomenting terrorism, and repeat, erupts
with the familiar odor of old policy and arrogant
selves. The coalesced are simply all too obviously
what we already took them to be. International sycophants.
Courtiers. Lickers. They made others willing and sent
them sprinting headlong into a shower of roses and
the flesh of suicide bombers. For liberation, democracy,
and the safety of the world.
is the liberation procedure which begets democracy
and safety: It begins as all is destroyed and there
is the wailing and the gnashing of teeth. Then the
corpses are deposited and the barbarians who ordered
or did slaughter permit the dole of water, food, drugs,
culture, banking, and the new educational system.
foreigners and shifty natives embedded together
accrue masses of material wealth from the post-destruction
reconstruction. This conjugal group extracts
their former tyrannical selection, exalts another
styled in vogue, and forms a kakistocracy of suit-and-tie
talking heads. Eventually, the willing are
sent away and given bits of metal and ribbons to wear
and less of health care.
along the sprint, omnipotent control regularizes cruelty
and human degradation. Viewers are transfixed with
horror until repetitive shocks and long exposure desensitize
them. Film tricks, newspeak, prolefeed ("rubbishy
entertainment and spurious news handed out to the
masses"), and bald-faced lies create converts
overcome with hebetude and the joy of stroking the
cream of glitterati. Vestiges of all truth are destroyed.
Humans are further in decline.
newly-liberated cannot comprehend why two Anglo-Saxon
men are so fervor bound to excoriate from six thousand
miles away as they command from the bowels of a macabre
funhouse bathed in minatory occult perversions of
symbolism while bestowing heinous blessings from
a counterfeit almighty. Ambrose Bierce, 1911,
offers a fitting paradigm in the "W"s:
n. A Potomac [native American] tribesman who exchanged
the privilege of governing himself for the advantage
of good government. In justice to him it should
be said that he did not want to.
President Jimmy Carter's National Security Adviser
Zbigniew Brzezinski, perhaps better known in
other venues, says without qualm "What is
more important to the history of the world? Some stirred-up
Muslims, or the liberation of Central Europe and the
end of the Cold War?" Brzezinski is perpetually
enraptured with himself and his mates for giving the
Soviets their very own Vietnam in Afghanistan, and
consequently America's nine eleven. His defensive
"Nonsense!!" cuts loose like a ballsy shriek
from inside the protection of a mob
to sublime pomp, is he obviously
put-out or joking about Her Majesty's rinky-dink
backdrop of cheap little lamps, gauche lampshades,
and hollowcore closet doors? Perhaps Saddam's freshly-scrubbed
solid gold and marble loo will satisfy. It's
the newly-confiscated property of Nos. 42 @ 1600 Pennsylvania
and 51 @ 10 Downing.
to the rabid quest of Mssrs. Bush and Blair, the long
roster of American presidents and British prime ministers
who precede them, their truckling staff and aides,
a ghostly fringe of advisers, the string-pulling upper
crust who hop along beside, and toadies like Brzezinski
(chump or mastermind?), the rest of us have
yet to experience the fullness of "some stirred-up
Muslims." Governors make poisonous errors. The
Reaper sniffs the air for whiffs of provocation and
finding some It will devour yet another incalculable
clutch of victims before It's driven back into torment.
is talk that Bush, Blair, and their fraternity are
cultists, insane, psychopathic, or afflicted with
and Ate. Whatever they are afflicted with, it is quite
clear their personal god is different from the Ones
of virtue who wholeheartedly concur with: less of
self, acts of compassion, the practice of ending lies
and stealing, living non-violence, respect for all
life, meticulous care of this planet, and rigorously
avoiding killing. And, that Nemesis will follow, Mssrs.
Bush and Blair. The Ones of immense virtue, not your
one, concur that Nemesis will follow.
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