...that when a petty thug like Milosevic
is told by the United States to ‘cut that out’ and then refuses, the maintenance
of our power depends on forcing him to change his mind. This is one of the
things we mean when we assert that the proper strategic objective of the
United States is ‘to make the world safe for democracy.’ -- Norman Podhoretz
has become the normal diet for what passes as today’s popular political discourse.
Facts now have pliable reality, as language is twisted to fit the circumstance.
Linguistic analysis is practiced with the purity of a social relativist.
Timeless standards, once unassailable and founded in inimitable certainty,
are routinely discarded for the flavor-of-the-day truth, as the situation
requires. Witness the hijacking and insidious appropriation of the monogram
- CONSERVATIVE. Its authentic philosophy, tradition and meaning is
systemically betrayed. At the core of the phony falsifiers is the conduct
to deceive, with the motive to control and rule.
Those who hail and embrace the term neoconservatism, and adopt their dishonesty, are Counterfeit Conservatives.
If you regard this assessment as harsh, consider the tortured spin and distortion
from a card carrying member of the Socialist Kennedy clan.
According to Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., “The neo-conservatism of the 1980s
is a replay of the New Conservatism of the 1950s, which was itself a replay
of the New Era philosophy of the 1920s.” Put another way, Schlesinger describes
neo-conservatism as an intellectual and
political movement in favor of political, economic, and social conservatism
that arose in opposition to the perceived liberalism of the 1960s.
Is this pseudo academic anti-intellectual or just a fool? Evidently, he is
both! Compare that interpretation with the record and its origin.
Neoconservatism is a conservative movement with origins in the Old Left that
has been very influential in formulating hawkish foreign policy stances by
the United States. The intellectual founders of neoconservatism, Daniel Bell,
Nathan Glazer, Irving Howe, and most prominently Irving Kristol, were all
alumni of City College of New York, known then as the "Harvard of the proletariat"
due to its highly selective admissions criteria and free education. They
emerged from the Old Left and retained these origins in the factional New
York intellectual debates of the 1930s. The Great Depression radicalized
the student body, mostly children of Eastern European immigrants on the edge
of poverty, who were introduced to the new and revolutionary ideas of socialism
Contrast the collectivism of neoconservatism with the insights of the Six Canons of Conservative Thought from Russell Kirk.
1) Belief in a transcendent order, or body of natural law, which rules society as well as conscience.
for the proliferating variety and mystery of human existence, as opposed
to the narrowing uniformity, egalitarianism, and utilitarian aims of most
3) Conviction that civilized society requires orders and classes, as against the notion of a 'classless society.'
that freedom and property are closely linked: separate property from private
possession, and the Leviathan becomes master of all.
in prescription and distrust of 'sophisters, calculators, and economists'
who would reconstruct society upon abstract designs.
that change may not be salutary reform: hasty innovation may be a devouring
conflagration, rather than a torch of progress.
Then review the Ten Conservative Principles from Russell Kirk's The Conservative Mind:
First, the conservative believes that there exists an enduring moral order.
Second, the conservative adheres to custom, convention and continuity.
Third, conservatives believe in what may be called the principle and prescription.
Fourth, conservatives are guided by their principle of prudence.
Fifth, conservatives pay attention to the principle of variety.
Sixth, conservatives are chastened by their principle of imperfectability.
Seventh, conservatives are persuaded that freedom and property are closely linked.
Eighth, conservatives uphold voluntary community, quite as they oppose involuntary collectivism.
Ninth, the conservative perceives the need for prudent restraint upon power and human passions.
Tenth, the thinking conservative understands that permanence and change must be recognized and reconciled in a vigorous society.
Can any honest and truthful traditionalist espouse the policies that neoconservatives
maintain and promote, and still retain a valid claim for calling themselves
Conservative? Only the prevaricator of deceit, as defined by Merriam Webster
-- a former liberal espousing political conservatism -- would insist on a
perpetual hoax that insults one’s intelligence.
Clear Thinking has a code meaning of "Drink the Kool Aid." Newspeak has become
the News Corp message, with brainwashing the objective. William Kristol’s
Supreme Federal Conservatism is a revived "Great Society." Charles Krauthammer’s
vision of a global state-capitalism is actually elite tyranny sustained by
a democratic mob. And Norman Podhoretz’s "World War IV" is nothing more than
a mirror image of the "Likudniks" that lust for their own empire. These NeoCons
are bogus frauds. Their values, goals and methods do not remotely resemble
traditional conservative principles.
Understood clearly and unequivocally, neoconservatism is the tormentor of
Western Civilization. NeoCons seek a barbarism equal to the most hardened
FDR New Deal collectivist. Individual Liberty is unpalatable to the counterfeit
conservative. Their style of trickery is revolting, for it rests upon a repudiation
of traditional values and morality. Just look at their heroes. An excellent
example of their integrity and ethics is Pentagon adviser Richard Perle.
He briefed an investment seminar on ways to profit from conflicts in Iraq
and North Korea just weeks after he received a top-secret government briefing
on the crisis in the two countries.
Remember that Perle is a "Scoop Jackson" Democrat, and has more in common
with Diane Feinstein and her profiteering hubby Richard Blum, than with Barry
Goldwater. The latest in a string of plum defense jobs snared by URS, Blum's
company was awarded an Army contract worth up to $600 million to help with
troop mobilization, weapons systems training and anti-terrorism.
But we are assured that in order to be a "Clear Thinker," we need to dismiss
any thoughts that the Perle prototype NeoCon could possibly be a double-crosser.
Oh, such pristine logic . . . the factor weaves and how pure one must become
to live the lie of a neoconservative. How far these renegades have wandered
from Edmund Burke.
Bill O’Reilly is just a symbol of the symptom. His latest outburst, this
time addressed directly at Neil Boortz: "Vicious son of a b****!," typifies
the response of those aspirants to the Schlesinger class at the JFK School
of Tolerant Government. Boortz exposed the "cloudy sophist" for the sham
he represents, asking, "What part of freedom of association don’t you understand?"
Mr. O’Reilly doesn’t have a clue, nor do the rest of the NeoCons.
When Rupert Murdoch testifies before congress to secure News Corp’s latest
acquisition -- Direct TV -- don’t be duped into thinking you will be availed
with conservative content. If you think the Weekly Standard or the National Review
is conservative, you are sipping that tainted drink and swallowing a fake
line. Where are the Kirk Canons and Conservative Principles in any of the
NeoCons positions? Limited government, Bill of Right protections, a Republic
governance -- all are absent from the neoconservative publications. Comprehending
the nature of the hoax requires an understanding of real conservatism. Surely,
those ‘Clear Thinking Americans’ will follow their cue and parrot from the
TelePrompTer. Will you be one of them?
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