We Thought They Couldn’t Plan Their Way Out of a Wet Paper Bag
But, oh yes, there is a definite method to this misadministration’s madness…
“…there was that curious development in January when the Army Corps of Engineers awarded Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root a $385 million contract to construct detention centers somewhere in the United States, to deal with ‘an emergency influx of immigrants into the US, or to support the rapid development of new programs,’ KBR said.” (article)
If We The Peons finally do hit the streets en masse to protest this avarice-driven, global-domination and obliteration-of-human-rights crusade — especially if they cancel the ’08 sElection due to a lame-duck flu outbreak or some other “emergency” — they will be ready for us.
“…It concerns so-called Pulsed Energy Projectiles (PEPs), which fire a laser pulse that generates a burst of expanding plasma when it hits something solid, like a person (New Scientist print edition, 12 October 2002). The weapon… could literally knock rioters off their feet…” (article)
Recalling the scoop truck scene in “Soylent Green,” how much easier would it have been if the scoopees could have been temporarily paralyzed from more than a mile away? Then they’d simply roll in the trucks, and it’s off to one of Uncle Darth’s many “enterprise zone” camps, where we will become unwilling participants in “a perfect petri dish of capitalism” — the likes of which so tickled Tom DeLay when he toured locked sweatshops in the Northern Marianas — with nary a phone call to let our families know what on earth had happened to us.
The scum has truly risen to the top here: human beings (and I use the term loosely) who have absolutely no respect for life nor limb save their own, who are willing to criminally neglect suffering disaster victims, to lie, steal, kidnap, torture, commit mass murder and send thousands of our brave soldiers to be maimed and die in a country that had not even attacked us and which lacked even the capacity to attack us. They are sociopaths with no conscience — what Charles Manson and Jeffrey Dahmer might have become had they been born into powerful Old Money families who have been able to live beyond the grasp of any and all accountability for generations.
RULES ARE FOR PEONS AND OTHER SUCKERS.
Make no mistake: the multinational, carnivorous capitalists and oilygarchs don’t care about us just because we happen to have been born within U.S. borders. We are every bit as expendable as all of those dead Iraqi children, considered irrelevant “collateral damage” in their grand schemes. The only perimeters that they respect are the walls with mercenary-guarded gates that will stand between us muddled masses and their oh-so-entitled selves.
Perhaps the most twisted aspect of all — what enables them to roll merrily beyond all of the carnage left in their wakes and sleep peacefully at night — is the fact that they are, by nature, incapable of grasping the meaning of the words “lie” and “propaganda.” In their corporate sphere, those practices are simply called “marketing.” S.O.P. Their schemes are packaged and sold, as any product would be, to all trusting/gullible fools willing to buy (into) them.
If any cameras do, by some miracle, happen to be rolling when we hit the streets, they will frame the situation thusly:
“These troublemakers who interfere with the efficient workings of the government endanger our American way of life. They are every bit as much of a threat as armed terrorists. They are dangerous criminals who MUST be controlled for the good of all!” …
…while what they really mean is: “Those who take a stand for fairness and human decency expose our lies and endanger The Entitled Ones’ way of life. They are every bit as much of a threat to Corporate Rule as armed terrorists. They are dangerous truth-tellers who MUST be contained for the good of all multinational oligarchs!”
They’ll go on to say: “These irresponsible ingrates will learn to be obedient, responsible, hardworking citizens of the United States of America with the help of our patriotic law enforcement personnel. They will receive mental health treatment compliments of our friends at Big Pharma. The compensation received for personal needs will be in the form of scrip redeemable at each camp’s convenient ‘company store’ run by those enterprising Wal-Mart folks. We will once again enjoy an era during which fine, upstanding Giants of Capitalism will rebuild this great land, and America will prosper! Just as God intended.” …
…while meaning: “These non-compliant, patriotic rabble-rousers will serve as slave labor in the New World Order with the help of our loyal, power-crazed goons armed with tazers, pepper grenades, and snarling dogs. They will receive mind-numbing behavior modification treatments compliments of our fiends at Big Pharma. The pittance received for personal needs will be in the form of scrip redeemable only at each camp’s grossly overpriced ‘company store’ run by those gloriously greedy Wal-Mart folks. We will once again enjoy an era in which heartless, soulless Robber Barons work men, women, and children to death and dump miners’ bodies on their families’ porches without so much as a ‘sorry-bout-that’ for the sake of the Almighty Buck, while the ‘bottom’ 98% suffer and die. Then more of the planet’s wealth and resources will be left for us and our spoiled spawn. Just as God intended.”
IT’S ALL IN THE MARKETING, FOLKS.
In a country where the economy crumbles due to a (criminally fraudulent!) “creative financial products” bubble-burst, home values plummet, hardworking people max out their plastic just to cover necessities, and many families end up sleeping in their cars or on the streets, there could be a virtually endless supply of overwhelmed debt-slaves and desperate indigent people to serve as cannon fodder for the neocon’s excellent global-domination adventures or as indentured servants in corporate work camps.
This fiscal mess was *not* a screw-up due to incompetence. It was THE PLAN. (Please see Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine.) In a nutshell: they have to tear apart the very fabric of our society in order to rebuild it as desired, with multinational corporations ruling the roost and *everything* privatized. The concept of “common good” will have been taken right off the table — along with all accountability for their avarice-driven deeds.
HOW THE HECK DO THEY PLAN TO GET AWAY WITH ALL OF THIS?
Habeas Corpus protections have been obliterated — the pResident now has the power to declare anyone anywhere an “enemy of the state” with NO due process whatsofreakinever — and the Posse Comitatus Act has been declared as quaint and outdated as the U.S. Constitution and our system of Checks and Balances. There is no longer a line separating the military and domestic law enforcement. ANYONE who does not submit to the oilygarchs’ will, will be considered fair game.
“Northcom is described as having ‘a Creeping Civilian Mission’. (David Isenberg, Asian Times, 5 December 2003). Since its inception, it has been building capabilities in domestic intelligence and law enforcement. It is in permanent liaison with the DHS and the Justice Department. It has several hundred FBI and CIA officers stationed at its headquarters in Colorado. (National Journal, 1 May 2004). It is in permanent liaison, through an advanced communications system, with municipalities and domestic civilian law enforcement agencies around the country…
…Meanwhile the CIA, which has a unit operating out of Northcom, has extended its mandate to issues of ‘domestic intelligence.’
In the case of a Code Red Alert, a national emergency would be declared. Northern Command would deploy its forces on air, land and sea. Several functions of civilian government would be transferred to Northcom headquarters, which already has several structures, which enables it to oversee and supervise civilian institutions.
In other words, Northcom’s ‘command structure’ would be activated in the case of a code red terror alert. But Northcom does not require, in accordance with the provisions of the 1999 Defense Authorization Act (DAA), a terror alert, a terror attack or a war-like situation to intervene in the country’s civilian affairs…” (article)
Furthermore, through the use (read: abuse) of “executive orders,” Caesar Disgustus now has the power to decide — all on his own — what constitutes a national emergency and what does not. Executive order number 11921 provides that, when a national state of emergency is declared by the pResident, Congress cannot even review the action for six months. The bought and paid for, go-along-to-get-along crowd on the Hill who have refused to stand tall and honor their oaths to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America would instantly be completely powerless in the strictest, legal sense (rather than merely acting as flaccid fools).
After such declaration, the Constitution can finally be shredded (officially!) for good — with NO provision for reinstating it. Uncle Jerkoff’s Department of Homeland Insecurity will be allowed to seize control of everyone and everything.
The Future Boss of Us?!
Much of what they need was already in place, thanks to Ollie North et al. during the Ronnie Raygun daze…
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. (article)
They seem to have covered everything including the kitchen sink, donchathink?
Forget government of, by, and for the people. Such quaint, outdated notions have no meaning since The World Changed™ on 9/11. That must be true. We heard it on FAUX News.
If their schemes succeed, We The Peons will be left in charge of absotively, posilutely nothing. And, since the U.S. Supremacist Court has ruled that the government can grab whatever they want at any time for the sake of private “economic development,” many of us could end up owning nothing even without any declared emergency.
Ain’t the New AmeriKKKa grand? Let’s ask the people who used to live in New Orleans, whose untouched-by-storm real property has been seized or rented high-and-dry apartments have been condemned and bulldozed. This ain’t our daddies’ American Dream, folks.
WE. NO. LONGER. MATTER.
Having been declared irrelevant (except as insatiable consumers) by the pampered mis-leaders of both political parties, we muddled masses find ourselves trapped within the grandest Ponzi scheme — and the most lucrative protection racket — that the world has ever seen. The top *ten percent* now own *eighty-five percent* of the nation’s wealth and assets, while the bottom ninety percent of us scrabble over the crumbs that are left — a mere fifteen percent of what we “whiners” have earned with our blood, sweat and tears — while they are oh-so-busy having their new Beemers detailed, chewing out maids for fingerprinting the Hummels, cavorting with their secretaries or pool boys, and flying off to the Bahamas to do lunch.
WE THOUGHT THESE BUTTHEADS WERE BUNGLERS WHO HAD NO PLAN.
Iraq going so badly (i.e. the Iraqis’ refusal to simply throw flowers, roll over, and let us steal control of all their stuph) has certainly put at least a temporary crimp in the neocons’ further imperial, global-domination scheme. And that smirking psychopath Bill Kristol is squealing like a stuck pig now — NOT because the phools in charge undertook an illegal, immoral war of aggression, but because they were not able to prosecute the illegal, immoral war for empire WELL enough! — but most of the people now in power are truly *not* the monumental screwups that they appear to be.
Domestically, every single damnable thing that they have done — from decimating FEMA (so the herds will be culled, leaving more for The Entitled Ones and their spoilt spawn) through the intentional creation of the housing bubble (so many will be ruined, enabling the filthy steenkin’ rich to grab all of their property at 10 cents or less on the dollar), to entering all of our personal data into databases maintained by fiends such as ChoicePoint (both so they can spy on/control us, and so identity thieves will have a heyday stealing what little money and power We The Peons have managed to hang onto), and passing the tort and bankruptcy “reform” bills (so victims of illness, corporate malfeasance, and all manner of suffering will eventually be forced to become additional work-camp and cannon fodder) — has gone PERFECTLY thus far. The majority of the nation’s wealth is now flowing directly into the pockets and/or offshore bank accounts of the richest few percent, exactly where they want it to be.
No wonder those who are rich enough to not even know how many homes they own believe that the U.S. economy is going swimmingly. The rest of us? Not so much. We have no bubbles protecting us. We still reside on a little dot in the universe known as Planet Reality.
Thomas Jefferson ~ “In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own.”
As always throughout history, far too many frightened people are relinquishing their greatest protections in hopes of feeling some temporary sense of security, relying on the very authorities who intend to oppress and control them — the supposedly all-powerful, all-knowing “father figures” whom they believe can and will “save” them (in every sense of the word) — rather than summoning their own strength.
Trusting in a “faith-based” government which acts with no oversight and tolerates no accountability whatsoever is traveling a fool’s road. Such passivity and gullibility is as far from the “American spirit” as Mars is from Neptune. Acting in such a manner shatters the very foundation of our democratic, constitutional republic. Its destruction was the neocons’ GOAL, and they have used the oldest game plan in the political play book in order to achieve it.
William Shakespeare ~ “Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind… And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded with patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader, and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar.”
Our current batch of avarice-driven bastards, shiny-bauble donning courtesans, and screeching self-righteous harpies are NOT a new breed. Indeed, they are mental, emotional, and spiritual throwbacks to the pre-Magna Carta era, a time when despotic rulers lived in nearly unfathomable luxury — as Duhbya’s buddies in the House of Saud still do; and, man, is he jealous! — while everyone else was forced to scratch a meager existence from a tiny patch of land that they were not even allowed to own, and any independent woman lived in constant danger of being beaten, branded a trollop (if she was penniless), or hung/burned as a witch (if there was property worth seizing).
Today, politicians and their corporate masters consider themselves to be the new nobility, and most (formerly) middle-class patches and shovels have been replaced by cubicles and telephones, but the “ideology” remains the same. The neocons and their elected puppets have *quite literally set out to destroy our existing governmental and social structure* in order to replace them with their own notion of Paradise: the type of oppressive, patriarchal society that the feudal lords and robber barons of past days enjoyed. THAT is the “Ownership Society” of which they speak!
When Babs the Battle-Ax callously stated that what had happened to the suffering, displaced people in the wake of Katrina “worked out very well for them” because they were poor, she not only summed up her pampered class’s entire attitude toward the unprivileged masses, SHE WAS STATING THEIR GOAL. In my book, these people are criminally, certifiably insane. They *honestly believe* that “society is best served” if we are herded and controlled, forced to literally live and die in service to them — the privileged few. That ain’t democracy, folks. That is the precipice on which we are teetering.
THAT HAS BEEN THE PLAN ALL ALONG.
Hopefully, the still sane people-of-conscience amongst us will be able to find a way to put a stop to this hypocritical, bloodthirsty, flag-waving, bible-thumping charade, sElection ’08 actually will proceed (without an “October surprise” occurring), and Barack Obama will have the wisdom to roll back the “unitary executive” power-grab that has seriously hamstrung and threatens to completely obliterate our entire system of government. Will he be ready, willing and able to swim upstream against the nearly overwhelming tsunami of corporate (wannabe) masters?
That, of course, remains to be seen……