God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please. You can never have both.
—RALPH WALDO EMERSON, 1841
Despotism has so often been established in the name of liberty that experience should warn us to judge parties by their practices rather than their preachings.
-Raymond Aron, The Opium of the Intellectuals
Worthy read with a fair amount of truth, but from the wrong perspective. The American progressive “left” and the neocon “right” both are simply factions of the same party, perhaps a bit like the Menshevick’s and the Bolshevik’s, both seeking the same ends but getting there in a different manner and time-frame. For they both are deeply embedded within the one true Party of this nation today, the Fascist Party of the American Empire. They serve the same masters and thus there is no true choice during our elections, there is no democracy.
- Without truthfulness, there can be no accountability. And without accountability, there can be no democracy. There will instead be government by lies and liars, which is what we now have. Let’s call it “sophisticated fascism.”
- The United States is now a sophisticated fascist country. That’s the ugly reality. The problem isn’t only Obama. He’s merely like angina in a patient who has coronary artery disease.
- Misdiagnosing the disease would only make things worse. Continued lying about it won’t help.
U.S. President Barack Obama has blocked accountability, everywhere he can. He did it for the top officials who had caused illegal tortures to be used by the Government. He did it for the top officials who had caused mega-banks to crash in 2008 (whose crimes have, in turn, led to taxpayer-bailouts of the banks that they ran and often still run, all courtesy of Bush-Obama). He did it for the top officials who had caused a certain country, which posed no threat to us, to be invaded by us in 2003, and subsequently to produce over $3 trillion in economic losses to the U.S., plus thousands of pointless deaths, and millions of unnecessary refugees, and the resulting development of today’s fanatical ISIS: this country that was raped by the U.S. is, of course, Iraq. Obama blocked accountability, even for that enormous crime, which was a crime against not only Iraq, but also against America itself. But the masterminds, the planners, and the liars, for that invasion, have all been unprosecuted by Obama, just as they were unprosecuted by their originator, Bush himself.
The American bureaucratic State will not allow transparency, the President and his entire administration have not and will not allow it either. They will seek to destroy all those who try to bring truth to the American people, as will all of the bureaucracies of government as they have become a law unto themselves.