Once upon a time,
in the land of Oz, people conceived of leaders who respected their fellow
citizens and governed with grace and justice. Wicked tyrants were the foe
and greedy power seekers were enemies of the people. Government served the
public and the state was limited in scope and function. A fairy tale, just
a dream or reality?
At the core of any political discussion is the purpose of the system that
rules. Whatever one’s ideology, the common thread that bonds all constituents
is that someone else governs in their name. Abstract purists envision a stateless
realm within the confines of their own mind. However, in the real world,
command and control is the norm. While government is a man-made contrivance,
mankind demands order out of a sense of personal isolation and fear of insecurity.
Many view government not as a solution but a necessity. Notwithstanding this
resignation, there are others that actually champion the state as their friend.
Those are the people who maintain the system and accept those who are selected
By now, any benefit of doubt that so-called reasonable people yearn to give
to President Bush, has evaporated. Junior wants the title of King George
II. Compared to his predecessor, Dubya seems like a regular guy. To mainstream
Republicans he is a hero. But for thinking conservatives, only a sense of
dread and betrayal emerges from another administration that promised to restore
a republic and gave us an empire.
Money is nothing new when it comes to politics. Political patronage is a
way of life, and Bush is maintaining the tradition of the best government
that money can buy. The “Pioneer” Fundraisers date back to the 2000 cycle.
Recognize any of their names and the legislation or bureaucratic edicts that
benefit their interests? What new donors will appear for 2004 and what effect
will their contributions have on future policy?
OK, business as usual, but what about those NeoCons who drive the doctrine
of preemptive strike! Look at some appointments and allies from The Project
for the New American Century. For those who think that the American Enterprise
Institute is really a right wing think tank, examine the influence of the
likes of Richard Perle, Michael Fumento and Michael Ledeen. These renegades
are counterfeit conservatives, and form the backbone of Bush advisors.
Then there is Generaloberst John Ashcroft, a fusion of Ernst Kaltenbrunner
and chief of operations Alfred Jodl. Along with FBI top cop Robert Mueller,
the equivalent of his Gestapo cousin Heinrich, Ashcroft is in charge of seeing
that any nationalist patriot that might threaten the Reich will be
subject to Patriot Act I and II. If those names offend, you can call the
next escalation into despotism the “Vital Interdiction of Criminal Terrorist
Organizations Act of 2003;” YES - the Victory Act.
Think that judicial nominations to the Federal bench are really strict constructionist?
Attorney General Bill Pryor said the public corruption and white collar crime
unit in his office will handle the prosecution of Alabama chief justice Roy
Moore on the ethics complaint. He is quoted as saying: "I'm not happy we
have to deal with these matters, but it is part of our duties and we will
continue to do so." Sounds like Franz Schlegelberger, the Director of the
Ministry of Nazi Justice, at Nuremberg! “Schlegelberger argued in his defense
that he was bound to follow the orders of Hitler, the 'Supreme Judge' of
Germany, but that he did so only reluctantly. The tribunal concluded that
Schlegelberger 'loathed the evil that he did' . . . but the decision by a
man of his stature to remain in office lent credibility to the Nazi regime.”
If Alabama's AG Bill Pryor is the best nominee that Bush can find, are there
any true conservative jurists left in America?
Remember DARPA? You can’t be so naive to think that this project has just
disappeared into the etherzone . . . Admiral Poindexter is gone, but don’t
hold your breath for a reincarnated Admiral Wilhelm Canaris - "I die for
my fatherland. I have a clear conscience. I only did my duty to my country
when I tried to oppose the criminal folly of Hitler."
Then there is the economy, the offshore exodus of jobs and historic balance
in trade deficits. All the time as federal spending skyrockets! Enough money
for nation building in Afghanistan as the poppy crop returns to full production.
Permanent deployment in Iraq as the cost of victory, while the price of gasoline
rises to elevated levels of pain. WOW - if Bush is a conservative only the
boys from Bohemian Grove are being protected.
When did you last hear about the prospects of making good on those Social
Security obligations? Hey, everything has changed after 911 - RIGHT? But
the reality is that all the consequential changes further the dominance of
Well, the verdict is in and even in the absence of Nuremberg chief prosecutor
Robert Jackson, George W. Bush awaits sentencing. His administration has
failed our people, assaults our traditions and destroys our future. So why
do so many voters still favor his regime? Much of the answer lies within
the disconnect upon which most of the masses maintain from factual reality.
Manufactured fear steers once rational and sensible people into delusions
of ill-timed and misplaced loyalty. Any pretense of a society of laws and
not of men has long been dispelled. The Bush perversion of our Constitutional
Republic has taken place in full view and with the concurrence of a majority
of the population.
Democracy is a dangerous facade and an insupportable reason for abandoning
our heritage. Leaders have a primary duty to preserve our Liberty. Wars for
empire serve only the few and costs dearly for the rest. World Net Daily has a link of email from readers. It reads: Are we too stupid to live?
Keep supporting George W. Bush and there will be no need to phrase this in
question form. Intelligence is finite and in our current age, rare.
Sartre is the pen name of James Hall, a reformed political operative. His website is Breaking All the Rules. his article published originally at Rense.com; republication granted with this tagline and hyperlink intact.