Sometimes I feel as if I’ve been writing about the mistakes our country is making for most of my life. It has only been a little over six years; still I end up writing about the same issues. Usually I write about how we are either killing people overseas, or helping other countries to kill people. Every time I write an article I believe that maybe it will do some good. The truth is that while one or two people understand what I’m trying to point out, most times what I write about falls on deaf ears.
I remember the late sixties and early 70’s. Even though I was in the Army at the time in a strictly defensive job, I still managed to make the protests and marched in the marches. I thought that Americans had become aware of what this country was all about and that my generation would have some say in stopping the endless wars and help stop the rape of the third world.
Then the Vietnam War was over and most people cut their hair and joined the mainstream of American life, turning their backs on the things that they had felt so strongly about. Ford then Carter and then Reagan with his voodoo economics delivered the excitement of the chase for the almighty dollar. The people who once demonstrated in Chicago and Detroit and Kent State and West Potomac Park were looking for “positions” and were building their “portfolios”. The age of the flower child died and the age of consumerism took its place.
When I left the Army in 1995, the country wasn’t doing that badly. Nobody knew that we were using depleted uranium (DU) in Bosnia. Nobody really noticed when Bill Clinton signed the first draconian terrorism bill that weakened 1st amendment privileges among other things. We didn’t seem to be watching as the President expanded his powers as we were too shocked at the bombing in Oklahoma and the attack on the USS Cole to notice.
When Bush became President, nobody had him pegged for what he was. When he brought in recycled Nixon People and Reagan people, everyone seemed totally complacent. The disaster of 9/11 brought an entire new paradigm in American thinking. The Israeli movers that had a camcorder on the top of an adjacent building and started dancing around when the first plane hit the towers were arrested and quietly sent back to Israel.
This information given to the Bush Administration was ignored. The main attempt of the administration was to invent a huge group of militant Muslims operating in 87 countries that was led by Osama Bin Laden. The name of this Washington invention was called al Qaeda. This in Arabic means “The Base”. It was originally a database. This is what Wayne Madson wrote about al Qaeda:
Shortly before his untimely death, former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook told the House of Commons that “Al Qaeda” is not really a terrorist group but a database of international mujaheddin and arms smugglers used by the CIA and Saudis to funnel guerrillas, arms, and money into Soviet-occupied Afghanistan. Courtesy of World Affairs, a journal based in New Delhi, WMR can bring you an important excerpt from an Apr.-Jun. 2004 article by Pierre-Henry Bunel, a former agent for French military intelligence. – Wayne Madsen Report
This is the group that the Bush Administration used to strike fear into the hearts of Americans. The more fearful the population, the more power for the government, it didn’t stop there however; he tried to tie Iraq into the events of 9/11. When that didn’t work he started a mass deception in that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction aimed at America.
That’s when people of conscience started writing articles shooting holes in the administrations rhetoric. It hasn’t stopped yet. All through the internet the truth has been told and told correctly and the majority of Americans still refuse to listen. We are now bogged down in two wars and Israel is committing war crimes and genocide against the Palestinian people with America’s blessing. We have elected a new President that has appointed Democratic Neo-Cons to his cabinet that have never seen a military action that they didn’t support. Obama and Biden both accused Russia of invading “The peaceful tiny democracy” of Georgia, even though reports from the ground were telling a different story: that Georgia had attacked Russian peacekeeper with rockets for four hours before Russia took action.
When are all of the lies and military operations against enemies with weapons that are banned by International Law going to stop? When is the United States and Israel going to stop the wholesale slaughter that has been going on for years now? Most importantly, when are American citizens going to wake up from their slumber and demand that we stop spending 54% of the worlds military spending on our military budget? I can write about international crimes against humanity until my fingers bleed, but until the majority of Americans wake the hell up and realize that they have been robbed by the bailouts and tricked into supporting military action against a phony enemy, nothing will be accomplished.
Until we get rid of corporate personhood and allow other political parties besides the corporally owned Democrats and Republicans to participate in national debate, nothing will change. Corporations only care about profit; they sure as hell don’t care about us Americans except for how to separate us from our money. The taxpayers just about own most of the banks now, but the banks can’t even say what they did with the bailout money! Meanwhile the mainstream media turns a blind eye to everything I have discussed in this article for fear of reprisals by their corporate advertisers and the government.
I have said this before and I’ll say it again: If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Staying silent while we are robbed of our Constitutional Rights along with all the Federal money that’s been squandered makes all silent Americans complicit in their own rape by the government and the corporations and corporate bankers. Everyday that I write an article I hope that people will understand exactly what is happening here. Unless we become aware of exactly what is going on, we will be left with a gutted dictatorship of the aristocracy. We will be serfs in our own country, and yes, it’s that bad.