This evening I watched a wonderful doc on PBS about Folk Singer and Social Activist Pete Seeger.
I can remember listening to 'Protest Songs' about the War in Vietnam.
Forty years later it's Deja Vu all over again!
Do any of you remember Donald Sutherland's character, "X", in the fanciful but compelling conspiratorial movie JFK? He asked THE right question..
"WHO STANDS TO BENEFIT?"
Who really stands to benefit from the War in Iraq?
Hmm? How about the proverbial MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL-COMPLEX that President Eisenhower warned the American people about.
The MOTHER OF ALL special interest groups.
Unfortunately, since the 1940s the US GOVERNMENT has been hellbent on maintaining a PERMANENT WAR ECONOMY .
How else could it maintain 700 Military Installations in 50 countries?
Can you say GLOBAL EMPIRE?
If you don't believe me have a look at this list of the
The comparisons between the wars in Iraq and Vietnam are flowing like a severed artery...
-like all wars, they were initiated upon complete fabrications and sold as Patriotic Crusades to rid the world of supernatural evil forces.
Both wars polarised the Nation by pitting neighbour against neighbour.
One thing is certain, the M-I-C knows how to Divide and Conquer.
They are still doing it in the current Presidential Election.
President George Bush, grand prize winner of the lucky sperm club, will go down in history as an 'aw shucks-silver-spooner' who found himself in one dilly of a pickle. He couldn't withstand the formidable forces of those who had bought and paid for his ascension to the Oval Office...who could?...and he was forced to follow their agenda.
As far as I can tell, Bush sincerely believes his spin and he has complete Faith in the basic tenets of the Permanent War Economy. Keep the Corporations happy and they will supply jobs to the people. It's all about the Economy stupid and this Permanent War Economy runs on Oil.
What his 'posse' succeeded in doing was writin' cheques that the Empire couldn't cash and put the country into it's present state of fiscal crisis. Ironically, these manipulators may have actually sped up the demise of the Permanent War Economy!
Do you think that 'they' can still fool another 51% of American voters in November?