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Worker Bees and Soldier Ants: America’s Army of Fascism

Wednesday 12 January 2005

By Manuel Valenzuela

Marching Boots of Mass Psychosis

It is in times of fascism rising that armies of ignorance are once more resuscitated
from the bowels of a society bordering on the edge of mass psychosis. The America
at the dawn of the twenty-first century is no exception, for an army of fascism
is being born inside its womb, its growing power in numbers and ideology granting
freedom of action to immoral despots and juntas of warmongering greed addicts.
Contrived through the mass manipulation of fear and hatred, xenophobia and ignorance,
searing nationalism and blind theological faith, this army represents the greatest
threat to the nation, and the world.

From all walks of life diluted brains and weak-minded individuals are answering
the call of the beacon of fascism shining bright, from Atlantic to Pacific, from
north to south, embracing its dastardly tentacles with the warm acceptance of
comfort and submission. Millions of Americans are presently falling prey to a
virulent haze gripping the United States, furthered and pursued by a small cabal
of corporatist evildoers perched at the upper echelons of governance and power
that seek to transform the nation into a black widow’s nest of fascism spiked
with the venom of a militarized citizenry acquiescent to imperial hegemony.

Growing daily like a malignant tumor, still entranced by the devastating images of the new Pearl Harbor, which the corporatists in power did nothing to help stop and everything possible for it to succeed, this multitude cannot see in shades of gray nor in the prism of color. Instead, like living inside the television sets of the past, only black and white can they perceive, their antenna only receptive to the microwaves of good and bad, evil and good, friend or foe. Different shades of reality escape them just as much as the reality of what transpires around the world.

This army of fascism is the product of years of methodical ingraining of ignorance and indifference into society by those holding the reigns of power. It is the end result of the re-wired human brain preyed upon and feasted on by television and the corporations that control thought through it. Obedient to the monitor, blind to reality, the army now gathering life takes direct commands from the images, sounds and war cries emanated by television. Acting on instinct, and on the televised propaganda they are conditioned to obey and follow, the army now walking among us neither questions nor searches for answers, preferring to exult the fantasies of fiction over the embarrassments of truth, preferring to dwell in ignorance rather than being liberated by knowledge.

Like the drones they have been bred to be the army of fascism lines up one behind another, marching to the drums of warmongers and trumpets of false prophets exalting hatreds and fears and cries for death and destruction. This monolith lacking the precepts of analytical and logical thinking minds follows the lies and deceptions of governance and the propaganda of corporations, believing every word uttered or image manipulated, absorbing as truth blatant lies and incorporating into their own thought processes the vitriol-filled, hate-induced, xenophobic-spewing, gay-bashing, women-hating, Arab-scapegoating, jingoistic-packed diatribe that litters the airwaves and acts as a conduit for the further recruitment of grunts comprising the army of fascism.

Disguised as national dialogue, this propaganda, disseminated by the minions and lackeys of government and the corporate world, serves the purpose of unleashing inside the ignorant legions of sheep boiling magma of animalistic passion and emotion which, with further manipulation of psychology, erupts like a smoldering volcano, releasing throughout the nation toxic gases of hatred and fiery lava of violent thought.

Thus, the harvesting of ignorance, hate and fear - all molded by the same clay, none mutually exclusive of the others - by those in power produces an army of fascism whose blind thirst for Arab blood and rabid addiction for Muslim destruction fuse to engender in the Establishment the tools necessary to mutate the United States in the direction of fascism and despotic rule, while at the same time increasing their power and control over the same army which blindly follows without knowing and is easily herded to slaughter.

Conditioned War Culture, Dumbed-Down Education

Millions who today march proudly in the army of hate, fear and ignorance have, since birth, been conditioned to violence and indifference through the incessant bombardment by television of those images necessary to transform a once benign citizenry into a violent and militarized war culture, in the process succeeding in shaping apathetic creatures devoid of concern for their fellow man, now desensitized to death, destruction, suffering and ceaseless violence.

From cartoons laced with aggression and conflict to movies saturated with pyrotechnics and bullets to video games blurring the line between reality and fantasy to television shows romanticizing violence the human brain, from cradle to grave, and in a society as addicted to television watching as is America, loses all sense of shock and awe at the very real spectacle of human violence. Glamorized and white-washed, fantasy-riddled violence on television, movies and video games desensitizes the now conditioned human brain to the very real and horrific parameters of our species’ self-destructive ways, making violence accepted and indeed sought, for violent overtures to conflict resolution are all we have been trained to see, hear and believe in.

In the realm of fiction bombs explode yet the shrieks and the misery are never seen. Bullets whiz by yet their effects on human flesh are whitewashed. Missiles rain down from above yet severed limbs and decapitated heads do not exist. The destruction of cities, houses and lives is too inconvenient to cover in the plot. The suffering and the wretchedness of human violence upon its own kind never sees the light of day. Special effects form a cornucopia of digital mastery, glossing over death and maiming, blood and guts, becoming the fiction we see and the reality we fail to understand.

Audiences at home or in the theater fail to ever experience the reality of human violence, unable to feel the pain of injury, the concussions reverberating in air, rubble falling everywhere, explosions creating deafness, bullets penetrating flesh, the last moments of life, the entrails exposed or the limbs blown to bits. We never are confronted with the sounds of war, the smells of death, the taste of violence and the very real destruction wrought by America’s many instruments of human violence. Comfortably we sit in our couches or stadium seating, under cover of roof and air-conditioning, munching on popcorn and soda, all the while becoming ever more desensitized to death, destruction, violence and the horrors of war.

This makes a culture such as that found in America a purveyor of violent solutions to conflict, a populace indifferent to the violence, destruction and death created by its government and unleashed on the savages and inhuman peoples of lands not known or understood, alien to our reality but familiar to our fictions. With a citizenry completely conditioned to accept violence as a solution for conflict, with a people desensitized to the horrors of human violence inflicted on its fellow beings, with tens of millions brainwashed into seeing violence as rose-petalled fiction and not as a malicious reality, the government, military-industrial complex and the cabal of corruption in control of our lives are free to unearth the most wicked forms of human violence upon innocent human life, killing with abandon in a wanton slaughter applauded by a complicit army of fascism whose minds are completely under the control of warmongers and fascists in power.

When you add in the bogey man of the moment, the chosen Muslim Arab enemy for years implanted into our minds by government and corporate propaganda, seen in television, movies and the realm of fictionalized violence, replacing the Indian and the Soviet and the black and the Vietnamese as the enemy required to hijack the thoughts of the average American, needed to induce fear and enslave fogged minds, the brain begins associating negative feelings of hatred onto this scapegoated ethnic and religious group. Fear commences its powers of erosion, stripping rational and analytical thought from the human brain, replacing hatred and thirst for violence against the latest enemy to grace the collective imagination of Americans. Ignorance, fear of the unknown and conditioned fear of dark-skinned enemies combine to form a deadly cocktail of hatred, manipulated into the American mind by government and those whose interests lie in marginalizing Arabs, that furthers the recruitment of the army of fascism as well as the fictional “war on terror.”

Combined with the creation of a completely dumbed down, ignorant, believe-anything, nationalistic-driven, violence-conditioned, fiction-living, theology-brainwashed, fear-induced, schizophrenically-manipulated, paranoid-delusional segment of the American population, the recipe is ripe for those in power to sound the drums of perpetual war for perpetual profit, using their new and ever-growing army of fascism, blind to the tunes of reality, to unveil the erosion of civil rights, freedoms and democracy at home and the mass murder of untold thousands abroad in an immoral attempt at achieving imperial hegemony.

Using the ignorance of the army of fascism to its advantage, this cabal of corruption is giving birth to corporatism, transforming the nation into a conduit for despotic rule in a police-state environment, where the army of fascism is used against itself, for the attainment of a continued form of corporate feudalism, and as a tool in fighting the other half of the population that refuses to accept the master plans of those in control or to bow down to the dictates of tyranny.

An army dumbed down by an anemic educational system whose only purpose is the systematic transformation of little primates into obedient, non-thinking drones loyal to the government that exploits and the corporations that enslave them has become a reality which today we can see in the tens of millions, perhaps half the population of the United States, that gives a thumbs up to mass murder, torture, gulags and the destruction of an entire society by their vote for warmongers, greed addicts and power hungry corrupters of civilization.

Brainwashed from birth to adore the red, white and blue, trained to never question the authority of government or the decisions of politicians, conditioned in the fine arts of nationalistic propaganda, manipulated into loyalty to the state and deceived to the altruistic fictions of American history, children are subjected to an education designed to eradicate free-thinking minds, transforming questioning entities into subservient soldiers devoid of rebellion or resistance to bad governance. Educated to avoid seeking truth, taught to inhale as fact whatever the government states, children are methodically robbed of their natural desire to question the world around them, failing to seek accountability of authority and their innate desire for truth searching.

After years of dumbed down education, in schools that serve to hinder knowledge and evolving intelligence thanks to rotten curriculums and decrepit resources, children become the molded adult drones of the state, unthinking, unknowing and unquestioning. The mockery that is American education, purposefully instituted by those in power, spits out a populace that fails to grasp the world around them, lacking curiosity, creativity and an ounce of knowledge of history, current events, politics, foreign nations, the arts, science, culture, geography and common sense.

An assembly line of ignorance and indifference is created through years of abandon, both educational and parental, that is transforming American society into a culture lacking the precepts of human understanding. The wisdom of older societies is recklessly disregarded, the sophistication of cultures is frowned upon, the lessons of history are arrogantly trampled on, the convergence of diversity spawns fear and the advice of old friends is discarded. To the army of fascism, America does not need advice or assistance or friends or historical lessons. We are the greatest nation that ever lived, unable to do wrong, unable to condemn billions to misery and virtual enslavement, the chalice of altruism, the seeker of good, the defender of freedom, the protector of democracy and the Almighty’s chosen nation. America is an unbeatable superpower, emanating arrogance and cockiness, the most triumphant society that ever existed, free to do with the world and its peoples whatever suits its needs. Unfortunately, after years of brainwashing, the army of fascism believes just about anything, unwilling to even contemplate the minimal idea that all they have ever learned is false, based on propaganda and conditioning of minds, blitzkrieged into their brains for the benefit of the state and the corporate world that owns it.

The army of fascism chooses to live in fantasy, unwilling to discard their tiny bubble protecting them from confronting reality. To them truth is stressful, reality is frightful, ignorance is bliss, and escaping the illusion they watch on Fox News or any other corporate propaganda channel is an exercise they would rather not confront. Their bubble is their paradise, no matter how pathetically delusional it may seem, no matter how obviously false it appears and no matter how much it is eroded by the plethora of truth attacking the fables and fictions sustaining their delicate web of concocted bull manure.

To the tens of millions living inside the rabbit hole, Earth, its lands, nations, cultures and peoples are as alien as the vast expanse of universe, science and nature as hazy as history and knowledge. The reality of what the United States has been since its inception, an Evil Empire laying waste to billions of world citizens and their lives, is never taught to the very citizens now affected by the blowback inherent in perpetuating human malice throughout the globe. Instead, we are told the world hates us for our freedoms and rights, that billions are angered at us because we are such a great nation. The truth, it seems, is always discarded for fiction, and the army of fascism gobbles it up like Thanksgiving turkey, forever wanting to escape knowing painful truths by smearing themselves in euphoric falsity.

Hijacked Fiction, Hypnotized Minds

As if hypnotized by the thunderous sound of its marching boots, the army of fascism, millions of worker bees and soldier ants laboriously furthering the interests of state fascism, surrenders itself to its masters sounding the trumpets of fear and hatred. Ever since 9/11, millions of Americans have experienced a profound shift in their psyche, becoming, over time and thanks to ceaseless corporatist manipulation and propaganda, the mirror image of what they perceive their enemy to be.

They have become, in a sense, what they most fear, the nighttime bogeyman lurking in dark corners and black shadows, emulating the behaviors and psychology of how they are told the enemy behaves, casting a long dry spell of hatred and racism over the lands of America, awakening from horrible nightmares to find themselves afflicted by paranoia and schizophrenia, possessed by hatred and seething anger, unable to listen or see, made deaf and blind to reality and unable to exorcise from their minds the horrible disfigurement to the national character spawned by the ghosts of 9/11. They have, for all intents and purposes, become the enemy they fear most.

It is exactly the manipulation of fear and hatred by those who control, spawned by 9/11 and its post traumatic stresses that has elevated the numbers joining the army of fascism. A plague presently afflicts the United States, born in sin and broken psychology, rendering once capable minds as weak as rotting wood, impregnating in the ignorant among us deep hatreds and angers giving rise to increased levels of xenophobia and a growing search for scapegoats.

The fear prevalent in the army of fascism, tirelessly manipulated and exploited by the Bush administration, birthed by the horrors of 9/11 and the correspondent images no human society has ever had to experience, played live and replayed countless times via multiple camera angels and narrated through various media outlets and personalities, immediately bombarded by anti-Arab propaganda by the corporate media, has given rise to a racist hatred seldom seen in the United States in the latter decades of the twentieth century.

It was 9/11, that sparkplug from which all hatred now derives, that spawned the beginning stages of the army of fascism. It was in the aftermath of the collapse of the twin towers in New York City that the early manifestations of mass change in the minds of vast portions of the populations could be seen. Suddenly, as if hit by a powerful surge of psychosis, millions of Americans became conduits of seething anger, no doubt affected by high doses of post traumatic stress disorder and of feelings of catastrophe, uncertainty and bewilderment.

The world Americans had once known changed in the rapid transgressions of a few horrific hours, popping long-lasting bubbles of invincibility and security that had for years insulated the populace from the carnage, fear and human wickedness that befell the rest of humanity, most of it at the hands of America and its vast legions of mercenaries of imperial control and domination. The new Pearl Harbor had been allowed to come into fruition, for it was the tool needed to mobilize a pacifist populace into war, introducing the fog of mass psychosis onto a suddenly fearful nation, in the greatest psychological warfare operation ever conducted, on the way to neocon and military-industrial complex pre-planned mastery of world hegemony. Along with falling towers, the fall of American rationality and analytical thought was not far behind.

Implanted into the minds of now fragile human brains, the violence witnessed and conditioned into our psyches by endless videotaped repetition and immediate talking head jingoistic tirades was no longer relegated to the giant screens or the television monitors or the video games. It no longer lived in third world countries or was monopolized exclusively by dark-skinned peoples. Violence was suddenly scary real, a shocking energy of carnage, death and destruction imported to once safe shores, crumbling the fabric of a society’s entire psychology. This was not a movie, nor the work of special effects capturing the latest digital technology for our viewing pleasure. This was no longer the fiction we had for too long enjoyed along with popcorn and soda and stadium seating.

Soon, through vast media/government propaganda, manipulation and conditioning, the collective wrath of an entire nation was thrust upon the people’s and lands of the Middle East, for a convenient enemy allowing for pre-planned wars of pillage and conquest had already been chosen. Muslims, long marginalized in movies and the media, became the newest bogey man to grace the long line of chosen American enemies. It was their lands and valuably needed resources, the geo-strategic location of their homes, their global position on the way to imperial hegemony, their threat to Israel that condemned millions of Afghans and Iraqis, and perhaps soon Iranians and Syrians, to the full might of American military evil.

Through careful propaganda, then, the American people were blitzkrieged with the seeds of hatred and ignorance, fed a vast assortment of misrepresentations and lies that linger to this day. Weapons of mass deception were introduced via the airwaves and into televisions and radios, designed to plant the foundations and pretexts for embarking on wars of aggression. With the public in the collective grip of those in power, fragile, fearful, ignorant, insecure, paranoid and schizophrenic, bowing down to the power of our animal instincts, desperately needing feelings of protection and security, ready to accept whatever lie was placed at our knees, enraged at an enemy we were told hated us for our freedoms, suffering from the effects of massive post traumatic stress disorder and willing to place our trust and futures on those we have since birth been brainwashed to obey and follow, the project for a new American century could commence.

A nebula of fear gripped the nation, thoroughly exploited by the right wing, government, media and the military-industrial complex, suddenly transforming a man of questionable courage and apparent mediocrity, with no discernable leadership skills, possessing not an ounce of morals, into a Dear Leader of unquestioned character, strength and leadership. The puppet of the corporatist world had, in the time it takes to read ‘My Pet Goat,’ become an appointed conduit of the Almighty, an heir to greatness, on the way to perpetual war, and perpetual profit and wealth, lest we forget. The questioning of the President and of government was discouraged and threatened. After all, we were either with the President or with the ‘terrorists.’ Dissent was quashed, protest was made extinct, discourse was nonexistent and debate was nowhere to be found. The myth of the Dear Leader firmly entrenched thanks to massive Rovian propaganda campaigns, his re-selection by both the vote of the army of fascism and the corruption of elections was a foregone conclusion.

In time the healing began, and with it returned the rational and analytical thinking minds of hundreds of millions of Americans. As time passed most of the nation began to escape the clouds of 9/11, awakening to the lies and the deceits and the many manipulations that pushed a nation to war, in a sense returning to normalcy and exorcising the demons of lingering stresses and fears. The realization emerged in the minds of millions that pre-emptive wars had been based on nothing but lies, all now proven to be false, all destroyed by reality and rational thought.

Slowly, the fictional war on terror is being discovered for what it is, a charade, a fear-engendering escapade, created to control and command, to breed power and profit, a mirage whose tentacles are used as tools in the pursuit of conquest of land, people and resources. Used like the Cold War, birthing fear into the populace through the use of fantasy bogey men lurking in the shadows, said ready to kill for our freedoms and ready to attack for our way of life, the war on terror is a control mechanism, a way to lead a nation in a certain and most ignoble direction, based on lies and manipulations, needing a concocted enemy to thrive, misdirecting the attention and energy of the people away from real internal problems, away from what is being done to them at home and in their name abroad.

The creation of a few charlatans and messianic Machiavellis in power, the ‘war on terror’ was concocted to consolidate power at home through the erosion of civil liberties, freedoms and democracy and to expand the empire’s hegemony abroad through ruthless devastation and destruction of both land and man, exploiting and oppressing peoples whose homes the Empire needs to continue the global chess match called geopolitical maneuvering. The ‘war on terror’ is a useless game that selected as enemy a most ambiguous entity, unlike the Soviet threat, without borders or faces or uniforms, allowing for its fictions to continue lingering into perpetuity, making the American people acquiescent slaves firmly controlled by fear and insecurity, their rights and freedoms evaporating more each day. It has selected over a billion people as enemies when only a few thousand exist, allowing the military-energy-industrial complex unfettered profit and wealth through war, conquest, ceaseless production, pillage and the robbery of American treasure.

The ‘war on terror’ is one more fiction created by those at the top to retain power, distracting and dividing the nation away from the rape of their ways of life, allowing a warmongering corporatist government the means to expand its power, making 300 million people fight themselves instead of the real enemy at the top, even as their lives are placed in ever more danger thanks to a self-defeating, unwinnable and perpetual conflict. Thankfully, more and more citizens of America are waking up to the façade that is the ‘war on terror,’ joining the rest of humanity in seeing that a corrupt few have exploited the honorable many.

Dangers Real and Perceived

Yet, for about forty percent of the population, the ‘war on terror’ is as real as night and day, a most important war against the hated Arab heathens who share neither religion nor culture nor skin color with noble America. To the army of fascism, Arabs are evildoers extraordinaire, savages and primitives intent on killing all of what America stands for. They are barbarians, a people worshipping false gods and idols, mere subhuman animals willing to kill themselves, the army of Satan and reincarnations of demons past. They are an enemy that must be defeated and exterminated, whatever the cost, whatever the consequences. This belief by the army of fascism, however, is one based on ignorance, the belief of fantasy and a sheer weak-minded capacity to distinguish fact from fiction. When bombarded by a Zionist-first media and scapegoat-needing government, using a massive and methodical propaganda campaign, though, the Fox News and talk radio addicted army of fascism easily succumbs to such manipulations and lies.

While most Americans have recovered their senses in the years after 9/11, the army of fascism still remains trapped inside the clouds of asbestos and debris and smoke and dust, refusing to take the hand of truth and reality, firmly digging themselves inside the trenches of a horror-filled fantasy. Because they wish for its truth, they make it so, retaining the lies and deceits and manipulations they hear, never questioning for an instant the validity of such claim and never seeking their own education of such matters. Trained to always believe what they hear, they incorporate deceptive propaganda as their own, every day hating and fearing more and more, scapegoating an entire culture, religion and race, justifying their hatred and growing racism through the bull manure they hear and see on a daily basis.

The army of fascism remains deeply distraught by the horrors of 9/11, still possessed by its demons and its stresses, unable to exorcise the memories or ghosts of an operation allowed to succeed by the same heroes the army now religiously follows. Their outward bravado hides a deep inner fear, acting as their protective surrogate, for traumatized they remain and brainwashed they have been made to be. Psychologically fragile and mentally intimidated, they cling to the Dear Leader their monitors and radios command them to adore as a father figure in whom they seek protection and security. These millions are not able discern the falsity of the war on terror, nor the reality of what their ‘leader’ truly is, nor the true nature of the wars of conquest against Afghanistan and Iraq.

To the army of fascism, lies become truth just as much as reality becomes falsity. In their inescapable bubble, they see not how the world is but how they want the world to be, refusing to accept truth even as it showers them with unending facts and even as it utterly destroys the fictions they cannot let go of. These Americans remain traumatized and haunted by 9/11, clouding the rational and analytical thought processes they might have once possessed. Every hate and racist filled tirade by their favorite talking head vermin only validates in their minds the necessity to wage ceaseless war upon innocent Arabs and Muslims. Every diatribe they hear confirms their belief in the elimination and mass murder of hundreds of thousands of humans, replacing the goodness they once had with the thirst for malice thatnow runs throughtheir veins.

They have become cold-blooded manifestations of their Dear Leader, the embodiment of all the psychopathic traits he possesses. They are the exact image of the President of the United States, indifferent, uncultured, unwise, callous, complicit, without love for their fellow human beings. Warm hearts have given way to frozen arteries, their desire to do harm to chosen scapegoats running rampant inside their bodies. They hate because they are told to hate, they wish death and destruction because they follow propaganda, never questioning anything but dissent. They fear because they are ignorant, they do not understand alien ways of life because they know nothing beyond their tiny bubbles, wishing instead to remain captives to the producer and consumer lifestyle they have been conditioned to follow.

They desperately cling to the beliefs that Arabs and Muslims are sub-human creatures and evildoers needing the salvation only America can provide. To them, America is bringing democracy and freedom to those it now occupies, and the noble intentions of the Bush administration are all that matters. The army of fascism refuses to see that tyranny was replaced by tyranny, that corruption has now been increased, that democracy is but a sham excuse to enslave and pillage, that an entire civilization lays in ruins and that 25 million people have had their lives shattered, that their tax dollars are being pilfered by corporate greed, that their sons and daughters are dying for nothing but the profit, wealth and power of the elite, that their rights and freedoms are being eliminated not by Arabs but by the leaders they shower with praise and adulation.

Millions of Americans are being transformed into conduits of hate and racism, citizens thirsting for Arab and Muslim blood and for the destruction of millions of lives. More and more we hear them talk about using nuclear bombs and WMDs to destroy Arabs. We hear them talk about curtailing Arab and Muslim civil rights and liberties in America, with cries of sending an entire race of people to internment and detention camps. We hear them validate war crimes and the death of over 100,000 innocent civilians, extolling the virtues of shooting and bombing Iraqis and Afghans to pieces. To these warmongers and violence seekers, the more Arab blood spilled the better.

To them torture under Saddam is horrific but under the red, white and blue, not to mention under the Star of David, it is encouraged and acceptable, no matter how sadistic and malevolent it becomes, no matter how much it contradicts basic foundations of humanity. Two dozen beheadings are condemned as barbaric yet the use of cluster bombs, missiles, napalm, bunker busters and 2,000 pound bombs that kill thousands and maim and decapitate countless more is seen as a civilized and necessary way to bring freedom and democracy to those we invade and occupy. To the army of fascism, an amalgam of Bush gulags is welcomed, and if death, torture and dehumanization results, so much the better. From Guantanamo, Cuba to Abu Ghraib, to prisons in Iraq, Jordan, Israel and Afghanistan, the army of fascism revels in the imprisonment of innocents and the torture of humans, wishing the keys to cages be thrown away for all eternity. The prisoners are Arab and Muslim, after all.

They approve destroying cities such as Fallujah, Najaf, Mosul and Sadr City in order to save them. Under no circumstances can they ever see the quagmire that is Iraq for what it is, nor the mistakes that have led to disaster and inevitable defeat. The army of fascism sees no problem appointing as Attorney General the man responsible for legalizing torture and endangering American soldiers. They feel comfortable keeping as Secretaries CEOs and executives of the corporate world that fleeces their lives. They look forward to a State Department run by a liar, conniver and unscrupulous cobra responsible for the death of over 100,000 innocent civilians. Ignorantly they allow the dangerous Likud-first neocons to remain pestering like flies in the halls of the White House and War and States Departments, hijacking foreign policy to the tunes of Israel’s delight. They rush to the polls to cast votes for the worst president in the history of the nation, having accomplished nothing but problems for the electorate since stealing the election of 2000, yet providing a treasure trove of favors to the corporate world.

Our Own Worst Enemies

The parameters of life in America were altered in one giant implosion of two towering monoliths, and the resulting psychosis which has ensued has only progressed further down the slope of the surreal. To America’s worker bees and soldier ants, hatred of Muslims and blatant racism of Arabs, combined with searing nationalism and growing ignorance of reality and the world, are fusing together to form a malicious combination of behaviors and psychology that is following a clear pattern of growth that, ever since 9/11, has multiplied in aggression.

Today, America is fast approaching a slippery slope of hatred, with xenophobia and homophobia at the frontlines, threatening to divide the nation and explode the fiery cauldron of diversity, creating a nation on the verge of implosion. Hate now fills the air, racism lingers in the environment, and, with ignorance the sparkplug of this most frightful engine, a new dawn fast approaches, pitting those blinded by hate, fear, ignorance and the clouds of 9/11 against those now free of demons, ghosts and inner turmoil.

Lines are being drawn in the sand, and slowly, yet surely, America is being divided based on the wars of George W. Bush. Hatred, fear, racism, fantasy, blind patriotism and corrosive ignorance stand on one side with the army of fascism. On the other side stands reality, courage, peace, love, diversity, world citizenship and education. The real danger is being played out today, with the army of fascism reporting dissent to the Department of Fatherland Insecurity, thereby placing anti-war voices on “terrorist watch lists,” with protest being confined to “free-speech zones,” with Republican politicians seeking to curtail still more rights, with right-wing Congressmen seeking to define dissent a psychological disease, with the army of fascism acting as national spies, keeping tabs on those not in tune with pro-war, pro-America, pro-Bush dictates.

This army is growing as the mass lunacy that has taken over America continues its reign of terror, invading minds and possessing spirits, catapulting inner turmoil and invasive demons onto the national stage. The army of fascism comprises your neighbors, friends and relatives, your co-workers, elected representatives and teachers. Hijacked by the psychosis of post-9/11, this army knows not what it does, doing the dirty work of the elite and warmongers who are unleashing devastation upon the green lands of Earth. They are captured by the fear exploited every day by those in power, exchanging once held sanity for evolving hatred and brewing racism.

The danger lies in another violent attack upon the nation, whether real or concocted, for the army of fascism will undoubtedly wage war against Arab and Muslim Americans, against those seeking peace, tolerance and justice, and against those not espousing the beliefs of the fascists in government. Another bombing or unconventional attack will result in the complete assault of civil rights, freedoms and habeas corpus, resulting in the complete fascist overhaul of American society, the introduction of a police state and the implementation of repression and subjugation of large segments of the population, no doubt abetted by the growing legions of the army of fascism.

Resurrected from the catacombs of lunacy and human wickedness past, mutating to the dictates of malice and corruption present, becoming the oxygen by which tyrants thrive, the voices by which hate prospers and the muscle by which the worst in the human condition grows, the army of fascism, birthed by brainwashed conditioning and bred in ignorance, unwillingly serves the masters who have created it, becoming its own worst enemy, the force that will self implode upon the evisceration of the freedoms, rights and democracy it took for granted.

Soon, when the forces of corporatism no longer need the army that so blindly follows, the awakening of millions will arrive too late, and from the long slumber of post 9/11 hysteria millions of minds will realize the self-implosion they wrought onto themselves, wishing they had only known, wishing they had been wiser to the propaganda, wishing to wake from the horrible nightmare now confronting their lives. Until then, however, they are helping lead us all directly into the wretched path of despotism of old and fascism of new, pulverizing our relations with the outside world and making extinct the life we once knew to exist.

Worker bees and soldier ants are condemning us all, for their numbers are many, possibly reaching half the citizenry, helping to keep in power the most unscrupulous cabal of human refuse to ever stand perched atop the halls of power. The world entire will have to suffer for the post 9/11 traumatic stress disorder affecting tens of millions of Americans who cannot escape the demons of crashing planes and falling towers, played and replayed countless times on video, in dreams and in the mind, that can now be seen as the sparkplug that launched America into a realm of lunacy, paranoia and incalculable human wickedness.

As the evolution and continued growth of the army of fascism persists, the decline of what America once espoused continues. We are becoming, in the end, our own worst enemies.


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Manuel Valenzuela is social critic and commentator, international
affairs analyst, Internet columnist and author of Echoes in the
Wind, a novel now published by
Authorhouse.com. A
collection of essays, Beyond the Smoking Mirror: Reflections on America and
Humanity, will be published in early 2005. His articles appear regularly in
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  • Absolutely brilliant article - one of the best I have read on what is transpiring in this country now. This is the first article by Mr. Valenzuela that I have ever read and know nothing of his writings - but certainly hope he keeps it up.

    I am at this point ashamed to be an American citizen - we are a country of arrogance and ignorance a deadly combination - and all for the all powerful "ruling elite" to whose tune these mindless people will march and never know what happened.

    As someone who is knowledgable re education in this country - I have been questioning what is going on in our public schools for quite a while now - and the nail was hit on the head in this article - churning out mindless masses and drones - educated people cannot be controlled - uneducated people are like puppets.

    Please keep on writing - this country needs people who can speak out in an articulate and knowlegable fashion against what is going on..........

    • To the person who greatly loved this article, "Worker Bees and...", and commented that he/she read him for the first time, I recommend his book "Echoes in the Wind" [2005], and the other wonderful articles he has written and can be downloaded from <www.informationclearinghouse.info>; for from <www.whatreallyhappened.com>; Stain informed at this deep level of political/social/human behavior analyses! Napa, CA

    • I agree that it is important to educate the masses in this country but Mr Valenzuela seems to be seriously lacking in hope. Our country is a bit screwed up to be sure, but the clear majority are not facists. We do not need to assume that facism is growing and will continue to. Bush did not win the election, he does not have a mandate....these are lies to make other Americans and the world community lose hope.

      The one thing this administration seems to fear is being held accountable for their war crimes. We learned our lesson with Hitler, formed the UN and the ICC. We do not need to wait for another world war to set things straight. We need to put our collective energy toward holding this administration accountable and putting an end to the senseless killing.

      The occupation in Iraq is a failure, and our Representatives are lining up in agreement...
      "Republican Rep. Coble agrees with Rep. Kucinich- Bring the troops home"
      http://bellaciao.org/en/article.php...

      Representative Jim McDermott suggests we start a campaign to deny any further supplemental budget requests that may, in fact, fund war crimes.
      "Investigate Alleged Violations of Law in Fallujah Attack"
      http://bellaciao.org/en/article.php...

      From Abu Ghraib to Guantanamo, the ’war on terror’ is being exposed as nothing more than a long list of war crimes and we must work to hold the real evildoers accountable. We need to support the Representatives that are doing their job in DC and let the ICC know we need their help as well. The evidence is piling up a mile high. Please send your input here:

      Po Box 19519 2500 CM, The Hague The Netherlands

      Tel: + 31 (0)70 515 8515 Fax: +31 (0)70 515 8555

      pio@icc-cpi.int

      http://www.icc-cpi.int/about/ICC_co...

    • Manuel Valenzuela has been writing many wonderful perceptive articles concerning our present plight for quite sometime. They are all equally brilliant if not more so and I encourage you to seek them out for they are readily available on other sites. It is a long process to go back and weed out all the lies we unknowingly were fed and re-learn our true history.

    • If you’re ashamed to be an American, please find a country where you won’t be ashamed - and the sooner, the better. (I’ll bet you can’t.)

  • Absolutely brilliant article...I also am ashamed to be an American.

    I will now do the only responsible thing, and commit suicide. I suggest that any and all who are as ashamed to be an American as I am should do likewise. Goodbye.

    • From one who has family in the military and has served as well,I do not support any kind of militarism what so ever,one learns from history and must apply this wisdom to life,I hope you are not serious about taking your life,I personally would like to commend you for the strength of conviction to face your conscience and see the realities of our world but to take your own life would allow those, who are arrayed against us, to contiue their strangle hold upon us.Take your energy and resource and help to spread the truth to those who do not know it

    • To suicide writer:
      Absolutely brilliant sarcasm. I am ashamed to be concerned for the future. I will now do the only responsible thing and stick my head up my ass. I suggest that any and all who are as ashamed to be concerned as I am should do likewise. Hey, what’s on FOX ?

    • You are probably being sarcastic. But if you are serious why don’t you move to Canada? The United States was always a violent aggressive country. Canada exists because from the Revolution on there were people who were ashamed to be American.

    • Hi, I only wanted to say you this, as I was a little shocked by your statement that you were going to commit suicide, because you feel ashamed of being american. I don’t think that is useful for America, and its people that deserve a lot more than this government you now have. I don’t think you should be ashamed to be american, but proud of the fact that you have escaped the mind-blurring propaganda of the world-rulers,(because anywhere else in the world, it isn’t much better.) Don’t try to escape by comitting suicide, because that’s what they want you to do, they don’t like educated, thinking people who can’t be controlled. So live, and try to wake up the people around you !!

    • That is a great idea, I agree. All who are ashamed to be an American should commit suicide as a magnificent act of protest. That would make a tremendous statement! And then the next day, the 99.99% of Americans who would be left would say, "GOOD FUCKING RIDDANCE!"

  • A very thought provoking article. I think most of the thoughts expressed are correct. I disagree that america has been rotten since its birth. I will never be ashamed to be american although I am ashamed of the actions my government has taken. I believe Bush only received 49% of the vote so the majority of americans oppose him and his policies. Let no one forget that. Fox news and hate radio have a large impact in the US. There are more drones every day with brains filled with hate. So I am not so hopeful that in the future america will wake up and realize all the lies. Once democracy is lost, and I believe it has been lost, it is almost impossible to regain it. America is truly well down the path to Fascism. To all americans who want freedom and democracy, I say leave and go to a democratic country where people think for themselves and have civil liberties where the tax money is spent on health care and social programs. Go before it is too late go before the gulag takes you.

  • Thank you, Manuel; I am emailing your essay to friends and foes. This has been coming down for a long while now, America’s GI Joe/Barbie culture. Is there a way out of this or is the US doomed as was the Roman Empire? Que mierda!

  • I have to agree with the first poster. This article sums up the U.S. in a nutshell. However, I will argue that a good many of us understand what is going on and feel powerless to challenge the fascist government. Maybe it is fear on our part. But soon enough the boot of fascism will come down on us all and the ignorant masses will be wondering what happened.

  • The article is well written and hits many key points. I agree that the majority of my fellow countrymen are not very well informed on many of the key issues that should concern them. As for being ashamed to being an American, I am not ashamed. For my Americanism is defined more by my own actions as an American and less on the actions of my peers. Do we watch too much TV, drink too much beer, and educate ourselves too little? Sure, I think that is possible, but don’t be so quick to judge us. We are not alone here. We are not the only one’s addicted to TV and violence, alchohol and drugs, and too much (or not enough) sex. America does not own the only francise to Fascism.

    Are we puppets to some master’s ultimate plan? No I don’t think so. I believe we are a product of our own making. We wanted more kinds of crap like reality TV, cheap beer, violent video games and all the works. There is always someone out there willing to make a buck to give us what we want. Can they be guilty for making us want it even more? Possibly.

    Do all American’s hate Arabs or Muslims? No. Do we all follow the septor of the imperius leadership? No. We are a people of divided opinion. We are not all, as Americans, full of hatred and ignorance. It may be hard to see sometimes, but it is true.

    I am proud that I am American, for I believe that what America stands for is a good idea. However, I do not feel that those that represent us as Americans are truely representing that idea.

    So to all of you Ashamed Americans out there. Heads up! If your ignorant, then learn, if your ashamed of who you are, then change yourself. Otherwise, how else are we going to get any better? How else are we going to save OUR American Dream?

    My name is Richard C. I am a proud American. I am educated. I hate TV and I don’t drink very much. I am American!

    • Previous poster Richard C. is an example of what will save America in the long run: free-thinking nationalists who can see the rot creeping into their country but are not apologizing ; rather, they want to roll up their sleeves and start cleaning house. Make no mistake, it is not American people that are being reviled in various internet posts, it is the ultra-rich old boys network found around the globe that just happens to be headquartered in the U.S. at present. The America of old is still the model of how far a free democratic society can go. The real war happening today is the war on the hearts and minds of " we the people" such as Richard C. Don’t be a worker bee. Resistance is NOT futile!

  • Incredibly written essay, thank you. As an American citizen I’m not so much ashamed as sorry for what has befallen us. I realize much of the world looks on us with contempt and fear, and rightfully so. We have become a nation full of people who cannot remember a history they were never aware of to begin with. However, there are many of us who are educated and well aware of what is happening, but what to do? I personally do what I can to enlighten people but as you so vividly pointed out, it is met with huge resistance by a large segment of the population. I will pass this essay on to as many as possible. I hope the citizens of the Earth realize we are not all worker bees and soldier ants, we realize we are in serious trouble and are doing the best we can to head those facists off at the pass.

  • I’m not optimistic for the future of this country simply because if you look at our history over the past 150 years it is clear that our people rarely will act proactively. Rather, they will only act and get off their asses in a reactionary manner. They react to crisis rather than work to prevent them. So things I am afraid must get much worse before enough people will be enterized to do anything. By then it will most likely be far to late and the country will be lost.

    Hipocrits are what we as a people have become. We claim we will do anything for our children and their future with our lips, but our actions don’t bear that out. We don’t really care else we would not be leaving the future generation absolutely NO future what so ever by our lazy inaction now while there was still time to keep something of the original intent this country was founded on for them to continue to build on.

    We fall over eachother to get to the front of the line to make donations to help provide aid for the earthquake and tidal wave victums in asia because we say we care and want to help those who need help through no fault of their own. What about the mass starvation that has been going on in africa and india and in areas of so. america for decades? Millions die of starvation and disease every month. Where has this kind of aid that we are now showing been for them? Who has been willing to give up a wide screen TV or a ultra luxury car and settle for a smaller TV (or better yet, bive up TV) or drive a more economical car to use the difference to give aid to starving people? NO we are hipocrits of the highest degree and that is one reason among many the rest of the world has contempt for us while others out right hate us.

    We need to clean up our act as a people and need to do it damn fast or it will be too late and the banking interest that control the large corporations and countries through the debt they have locked them into play their trump card and forclose on all their outstanding debt and declair winner take all while anyone with a morgage, a car on loan, have leveraged investments etc. will loose everything they thought they had.

    As the author of this article infered, it is time to wake up mr. and ms. america if you want an america to wake up in tomorrow or want to leave an america with its grand constitution to their children.

    Finally, what a discrase our past two generations have been to all those who came before us. We were born into a not perfect but great nation. The economy was strong, industry was strong and we were a net producer of goods to the world. We had good health care, and a sound and growing infrastructure. Those that came before us fought wars, gave their lives, made great sacrifices to preserve and bring this once great nation into being. We inherited their blood, sweat, and tears and did we respect it? Did we appreciate their sacrifices for the gife we inherited? NO. We have been throwing it all away. The economy is ready to collapse. It is totally bankrupt and there are not enough assets in the whole nation to pay off this debt and we leave this burden due to our lusts to the next generation we say we care about. We are no longer a net exporter of goods. Rather we have dismantled our industry and a goodly part of our infrastructure and shipped it over seas to countries that we force to make the same things for us to import at slave labor wages. We need to rethink things again and the buck stops with you and with me. We can no longer afford to waste time with silly finger pointing games such as, they did it or he made me do it and so on. No it is not the other guy, it is you and it is me. The cities, states, and nations are only a reflection of its people. We have a corrupt and dishonest Government because we as a people have become corrupt. Before things can get better you and I need to get better. We need to get better in the heart. We need to have the courage to ask ourselves serious and tough questions and have the strength to endure the rotten things we will find within ourselves if we are honest with ourselves. Then we have to care enough to do what it takes to change the rotten things we see in ourselves into something not rotten. As the people change in their hearts then the cities, states, and nation will change. Without self overhauls in enough people there is no hope. As I began this comment, so I end it, I am not optimistic that there are enough people is this pleasure seeking society to be willing to do what it takes to overhaul the heart so as to bring about a change. If we have not passed the point of return yet, there can not be much time left, I am not optimistic enough people can make the necessary internal changes in such a short time. I hope I’m wrong and only history will record if our people cared enough soon enough to save their nation, constitution, and way of life as they originally inherited it.

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  • It’s an interesting article. Overwritten and in need of a more concise coda and better proofing. But interesting nonetheless. I think the American public is a lot more intelligent than the article assumes. The mass media conditioning in the US is hectic and brutal but studies reveal that a saturation point will be reached and then, the bombardment will have less effect.

    Incidentally, Fascism is an Italian phenomenon. The events in the US the author describes are not truly fascist. They are extremely prejudiced right wing politics aimed at centralisation, total governance and totalitarianism. The US is a dictatorship in-waiting but there is always the hope that its people will embrace true freedom ideals and rise up against the bankers who would wish centralised control upon them. The challenge is made more difficult by heavily propagandised campaigns such as homeland security which is in effect, thought control. If you resist Big Brother, you are a traitor.

    I think Orwell must have envisaged the Bush dynasty when he wrote 1984. For nowhere on this earth is freedom in as much jeopardy and in such short supply.

  • Yes, oh my. It is a brilliantly written article to be sure. Just curious. Is Manuel Valenzuela an American? A Mexican? Spanish?

    No doubt our government is evil. So is every other government in the world.

    As an American I am getting sick of the entire world blaming us for everything.

    Warmongers? Yes, America is guilty of warmongering. Are we the only ones? No.

    Mr. Valenzuela should write another article about mass psychosis, but this time maybe he could share his brilliance with us by writing about regimes like the one in Saudi Arabia. Could he maybe shed some light on just how fascist and evil they are? How about China? Fair is fair.

    I’m not going to apologize for being an American.
    K.F.V.

    • You know, it’s funny to read these replies and how they basically tell people to "love it or leave it" or start talking about the author’s background?

      Guess what people. You need to wake up and smell the coffee, because it’s brewing all over the world. American policy has an effect on people all around the world and the ignorance that is displayed by many of the replies here show that the world can’t really depend on Americans waking up and doing a thing about any of it. Americans are way too busy talking about last night’s sports scores or who was wearing what fashion designer at the Oscars or who is going to be kicked out of whatever reality show you happen to be watching.

      Most Americans know more about the cast of Friends than they do about who their state Senators are. What’s funny is that Phoebe and Chandler and Monica are not the ones that are sending your kids to war. But oddly enough, you can’t seem to wake up.

      America went to Iraq based on the notion that the leadership of the country was hiding weapons of mass destruction and that they had to abide by UN sanctions. We went, we’ve killed close to 300,000 people, and found nothing. Now America is stuttering and saying "oh, it’s for Democracy!" Give me a break. $100 says that when Taiwan is invaded by China, we will not do a thing about it, even though it’s a communist regime overthrowing a democratic government. More doubletalk, but you people will just come here and wave the flag and pretend that if you shout the Star Spangled Banner loud enough that everything will be alright and that you’ll be able to drown out the sounds of people dying around the world so that someone can keep making a profit.

      Don’t sit there and tell people to "love it or leave it". That’s a mantra of Nationalism, and Nationalism is a sickness. Yes, you are sick for being a Patriot. Patriotism in America just means that you die so that someone else can keep making a buck. What’s the American way that you are fighting for? It’s not liberty and justice for all. Tell that to the people that have been wrongly imprisoned at Gitmo or at Abu Ghraib, without trial or jury and in most cases without formal charges. That’s what you are fighting for? That’s justice?

      Oh, wait, "It’s just the way it is because we’re at war". Let me wake you people up to something— war, whether it’s modern or ancient, has a set of rules and believe it or not, soldiers on both sides try to adhere by them. In ancient times, that meant that there was a code of conduct that assured that both sides would treat prisoners humanely. Now, based on a rumor or a suspicion, people can be locked up for reading the wrong material on a train. Or maybe because the local homeowner’s association doesn’t like the flag that some odd-colored people down the street are hanging or they don’t like the bumpersticker on someone’s car.

      What are you fighting for? You’re fighting for slogans and gimmicks. GW Bush admonished Americans to fight terrorism after 9-11 by... going shopping. He defined the American way as being that of a consumer.

      Well, guess what. The rest of the world and those of us in America that are aware of your insanely shallow ways are not going to stand for it much longer. When you look up and you see your ears are stapled and tagged, you’ll probably feel the same way. But I’ll be damned if I am going to leave my freedom and well-being up to a bunch of cowardly uneducated people who can’t think beyond what they are being fed by FoxNews and frankly the rest of the mass media. We’re standing up and we’re taking things back. It’s not a left vs. right thing. It’s about having the guts to fight for what’s right for America and for the world. And what’s right for the world is not to have the evils that have spread and taken hold in America to spread around the world.

      So yeah, you can say that people should move to Canada, but don’t be surprised if they move and turn around and start fighting back. What’s happening in America, especially with this core of people that think it’s just to sit here and apologize for possibly the most secretive and corrupt government in history, is frankly harmful to everyone beyond the borders of America. And the time is coming when those people beyond those borders are going to come and tell you that the current American way— paved with burgers, overpriced shoes, mind-numbing television, and propaganda news— is not the way that we are going to pave the future and those people are going to take you and your government and drag it through the streets of the world. And there won’t be much you’re going to be able to do about it because most of you will have given up your right to defend yourself by then and you’ll be too busy stuffing your sorry faces with whatever fast-food you ordered that night instead of going out there and protecting your rights as Americans.

      The Bill of Rights is basically gone, America is left to burn and the remains are the sorry people that posted the idiotic comments above that amount to "love it or leave it". It’s the same mantra that the Brownshirts chanted when they brough Hitler to power, but even Hitler was smart enough to get rid of them after he was through with needing their support.

      Wake up. Because if someone else is going to wake you up, it’s going to hurt.

      — CC

    • >>>><<<<
      Warmongers? Yes, America is guilty of warmongering. Are we the only ones? No.

      K.F.V.
      >>>><<<<

      By your logic, everything is acceptable, because "someone else" is doing the very same thing. Take a look at this little example:

      "Paedophiles? Yes, America is guilty of paedohiliia. Are we the only ones? No."

      Or:

      "Drug dealer? Yes, I am guilty of being a drug dealer. Am I the only one? No!"

      America has become Sickomerica, Americans have become Sickomericans.... there are fortunately still sane people living there, people who think and worry about the state of things, and who won’t accept the path the "leaders" have chosen for this country. These people are the real "Americans". The rest is mindless trash that only deserve to be called for what they are: Sickomericans!

      The world is fed up with the abuse and threats the US has used as it’s "diplomatic tool"... no more crap should be tolerated, and the US should be isolated and kept under international sanctions if it does not abide to international law and proper behavior.

      The US has earned a record of having the most stupid (literally) population of all industrialized nations, where 20% of the population think the sun orbits the earth.... and additional 17% believe the earth orbits the sun full circle in 24 hours....

      The people holding these, and other such stupid beliefs, are the backland for Bush... these are the one’s who are "proud to be patriots"... flagwaving idiots of the worst drawer.

      Time to do some cleaning up I say!

  • I agree that we are well into the age of fascism and it is just a matter of time before all of us know it and we are awakened into hell.

    The government and media can fool all of the people all of the time. People will become what they want us to become. The problem with the logic of the elite is that they don’t understand the markets and processes involved with sustaining their lifestyle. They think that they can simply cheat to find ways of making people work more for less. They think that people can be conditioned to simply put up with a life on a treadmill. The problem for the elite arises when the people they have forced into virtually slavery stop producing quality products, stop working as hard due to health issues and stop buying the things they used to—the buying power that drives the economy, produces better products and put money in their pockets.

    To put it simply, when the bottom of the pyramid is crushed, even the ones at the top are brought down.

    I understand that there will always be the elite. I hope that someday the elite will also be intellectuals. People who understand that the best way to raise their own standard of living is to raise the standard from the bottom-up.
    People who know that they can’t rely on abused and starving masses for support.
    Elitists should know about what happens when you destroy your environment, that when you pollute the source of your resources you have nothing left.

    Our problems are also the problems of the Elite. THe hell that they create is the hell that they will live in. Their dreams of paradise are a farce.

  • Great article, but I agree with some of the commentors. We American people are not that dumb.

    There are many of us that know what is going on and know that there is a handfull of EXTREME RIGHT, ULTRA WEALTHY ZIONIST CORPORATE PIGS out there that think they have some divine right to rule the world because they can trace their ancestry back to the dim mists of time.These are the puppet masters that fleeced the pockets of the people through the ages and still do to this day, gaining untold wealth through manipulation of the people. They are the ones that pull the strings and play the tune to make us and the unenlightened government officials dance.

    Understand this, they ARE NOT interested in money in the "GREED" sense. Their interest lies in POWER and CONTROL of the world population. They already have control of about 90% of the world money supply. And they control the interest rates of the loans they make. We the people and the government are forced to borrow money from these PIGS at high interest rates. Look at all those credit cards most of you carry and use every day. Look at the interest rates charged on them that you pay every month and the yearly fees you pay just to have them. Some of you may have as many as 20 credit cards you use. How much did you pay for that new car or that HARLEY crotch rocket you just had to have? $25,000? $50,000? More? In some areas of this country you can buy around 100 acres of property for what you gave to buy that "NEW CAR" or crotch rocket that you pay on for about 4 or 5 years just to "LOOK STYLISH". And what about those "DESIGNER CLOTHES" you pay huge sums of money for just to wear for a few months till they go out of "STYLE."

    What I’m getting at here is the fact that these CORPORATE PIGS are using you’re own VANITY to control you. Every day, we are bombarded by commercials through TV, magazine, radio newspaper and internet ads telling us how we should look, smell, feel, think, wear or drive. If we don’t have the latest fashions, we are to be looked down upon by others that do. VANITY is running RAMPANT in this country, Europe and other industrialized nations.

    Another thing is the CORPORATE OWNED and SPONSORED SPORTS GAMES. The professional (and colledge too) football, basketball, hockey, baseball, etc. teams that most of you spend weekends watching on TV or spend high dollars on to go to. Then there is that high dollar TEAM LOGO clothing and $100.00 or more sports shoes you buy that are made in sweat shops in 3rd world countries by CHILD SLAVE LABOR for a mere 40 cents an hour.

    So if you’re wondering what you can do to put a hurting on them, loose the vanity and chuck those high interest credit cards out.. Do you HAVE TO drive a new car? They are working very hard to get us into a cashless society. Use cash or postal money orders. I know for some of you, especially women, the vanity thing might be hard to swallow. But to send a clear message to these CORPORATE THUGS, it’s going to take some sacrifice on everyone’s part. We’ve got to tell them that we will no longer be controlled by their schemes. They’ve got their tentacles so wrapped up in our everyday lives that it may be hard to get this monkey off our backs, but we can if we stick together as a nation and a people. Power is in numbers, not money.

  • On a particular site there were thousands of American visitors posting in the comments section. Almost all of them demonstrate

    1. A near total lack of ability to laugh at themselves

    2. An unprecedented level of aggression

    3. An astounding inability to see beyond the obvious.

    4. A lack of individual opinion

    5. The inability to relate to & empathise with the world around them.

    Now. Give that list to the average psychiatrist and they would recognise most of the signs of psychopathy. Give it to a historian and they would tell you it was a perfect description of the average Nazi. Perhaps that’s the same thing

    It’s ironic that the three political entities which have used the eagle for their national symbol should be Rome, Nazi Germany, and the United States. Perhaps the similarities between the average American and the average Nazi are not that unsurprising.

    After all, a huge proportion of the American population emigrated from Germany in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, injecting much of the culture that fuelled the careers of Kaiser Bill & Herr Schickelgruber. Whilst today’s German culture has radically changed due to the events of 1939-45, America seems to have carried on growing culturally in the direction that Germany would have gone without the lessons of the holocaust. After all, the only country left in the world with ’ghettos’ is the United States. It’s also the only country today where the terms ’nigger’ and ’fag’ are regularly bandied about pejoratively. Where else in the world would the Ku Klux Klan still manage to find recruits for it’s orgies of white supremacy? What other country has had such wide-ranging anti-communist ’purges’. And Hitler would have been impressed by Bush’s ability to whip his people up into such levels of nationalism by wrapping it up as patriotism. Then toss in things like the election ’coup’ and the dismantling of the constitution under the banner of terrorist threat...the parallels just go on and on. The United States is the militarily dominant National Socialist state which Hitler could only have dreamed of.

    People will argue that the United States joined the fight to remove Hitler from power. But remember, it only did so after Japan and Germany declared war against America. Perhaps, like 9-11, the Second World War was really just another excuse for military mobilization. Perhaps the mobilization taking place from 1942 onwards was not, after all, in response to Churchill’s pleas for help in ridding Europe of Hitler. Perhaps it was more far-sighted than that. Think how quickly after 1945 the US began flexing its new military muscles. After all, the US did very well out of the war. It went from a power to a superpower. Hitler could take notes from Roosevelt.

    Fortunately for the world, America was held up for 50 years or so by the Cold War. It’s interesting to see how, now that their arch-rival has been removed from the stage, the territorial ambition begins.

    Of couse, it’s a la mode to draw parallels between America and Nazi Germany - but the problem is that every time an America opens their mouth, it just seems to reinforce the point. Maybe Bush is the next Hitler. Maybe not. But one thing is certain - with so many stupid Americans about, if someone like Hitler does come along, they will find the conditions very ripe.