I came, I seen,   . . . shame on you         

Plunging the World
Into Despotism

By Norman D. Livergood

     In previous articles on this Web site, we have explored the varied characteristics of the "High Cabal," the plutocratic junta now controlling our nation. In this article we'll explore the reactionary aspect of the "High Cabal"--the desire of these criminal plutocrats to thrust America into the Pandemonium of barbarism.

     Americans must constantly keep in mind that the Bush puppet regime may have planned and carried out the 9/11 terror against American citizens. Certainly, the "High Cabal" has no genuine regard for human life, as evidenced by its murder of an American president, American citizens (Waco, Ruby Ridge), and citizens of other countries (Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Panama, etc.).

The Reactionary Syndrome

"The more successful our foreign policy, the more leverage America will have in the world. Thus, the more likely that future historians will look back on the twenty-first-century United States as an empire as well as a republic, however different from that of Rome and every other empire throughout history. For as the decades and the centuries march on, and the United States has had a hundred presidents, or 150 even, instead of forty-three, and they appear in long lists like the rulers of bygone empires—Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman—the comparison with antiquity may grow rather than diminish. Rome, in particular, is a model for hegemonic power, using various means to encourage a modicum of order in a disorderly world.

Robert Kaplan. (2002) Warrior Politics:
Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos

     All reactionary cliques such at the Bush II junta hearken back to such dictatorial regimes as:

Benito Mussolini. Italian Encyclopedia, 1932

     "Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace. It thus repudiates the doctrine of Pacifism -- born of a renunciation of the struggle and an act of cowardice in the face of sacrifice. War alone brings up to its highest tension all human energy and puts the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have courage to meet it. All other trials are substitutes, which never really put men into the position where they have to make the great decision -- the alternative of life or death.  . . .

     "Fascism denies that the majority, by the simple fact that it is a majority, can direct human society; it denies that numbers alone can govern by means of a periodical consultation, and it affirms the immutable, beneficial, and fruitful inequality of mankind, which can never be permanently leveled through the mere operation of a mechanical process such as universal suffrage. . . .

     "Fascism denies, in democracy, the absurd conventional untruth of political equality dressed out in the garb of collective irresponsibility, and the myth of 'happiness' and indefinite progress.   . . .

     "The foundation of Fascism is the conception of the State, its character, its duty, and its aim. Fascism conceives of the State as an absolute, in comparison with which all individuals or groups are relative, only to be conceived of in their relation to the State. The conception of the Liberal State is not that of a directing force, guiding the play and development, both material and spiritual, of a collective body, but merely a force limited to the function of recording results: on the other hand, the Fascist State is itself conscious and has itself a will and a personality -- thus it may be called the 'ethic' State."

American World Empire

     What Americans must realize is that the "High Cabal," through its Bush II puppet regime is hell-bent on setting itself up as a New Roman Empire: a Pax Americana in which the United States will rule the world in exactly the way Rome or the British Empire ruled the world: through militaristic imperialism.

     This vision of an American World Empire has been the plan of the "High Cabal" since it seized power over the U.S. in the early part of the twentieth century. But the confluence of elements for world domination has never before coalesced as they have now:

"We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto determination practiced in past centuries."

David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission, in an address before that organization in June of 1991

     From the illegal seizing of power by the coup d'etat of the Supreme Court in 2000, the Bush II puppet regime has begun to make clear its world dominance strategy. In his State of the Union Address in late January, 2002 Bush announced the pretence that the unending, global campaign against international terrorism is a moral crusade in which the United States will destroy the "axis of evil": Iraq, Iran, and North Korea. The naked figure of world dominance is clearly seen beneath this facade: American military installations around the globe to control all other nations.

     In his speech at West Point on June 1, 2002 President G.W. Bush asserted that the U.S.would unilaterally overthrow any government in the world he deems a threat to American power. "If we wait for threats to fully materialize, " he declared, "we will have waited too long," Bush calls this a "new doctrine" and his mandarins have now dubbed it the "Bush Doctrine."

     On September 20, 2002 the Bush junta announced its National Security Strategy (NSS). Each administration uses such a document to describe its approach to national defense. A thoughtful reading of the Bush NSS reveals that the "High Cabal" has decided that it's time for them to force the world into a despotic American Ruling Order, unfettered by democratic rights or laws.

"The message of this document [NSS], stripped of its cynical euphemisms and calculated evasions, is unmistakably clear: The United States government asserts the right to bomb, invade and destroy whatever country it chooses. It refuses to respect as a matter of international law the sovereignty of any other country, and reserves the right to get rid of any regime, in any part of the world, that is, appears to be, or might some day become, hostile to what the United States considers to be its vital interests."

"The War Against Iraq and America’s
Drive for World Domination"
By David North, World Socialist Web Site, 4 October 2002

      Bush II's National Security Strategy is merely a rehash of the American World Empire doctrine created by "High Cabal" mandarins over a number of years, which gives the lie to the document's claim that its policies are essentially a response to the events of September 11:

"There was no corner of the known world where some interest was not alleged to be in danger or under actual attack. If the interests were not Roman, they were those of Rome's allies; and if Rome had no allies, the allies would be invented. When it was utterly impossible to contrive such an interest --why, then it was the national honor that had been insulted. The fight was always invested with an aura of legality. Rome was always being attacked by evil-minded neighbours...The whole world was pervaded by a host of enemies, it was manifestly Rome's duty to guard against their indubitably aggressive designs."

Joseph Schumpteter, Imperialism and Social Classes, 1919

Cultural Imperialism

     Some pundits have hypothesized that the Bush regime has launched a war against the Islamic culture, in somewhat the terms of Huntington's The Clash of Civilizations: Remaking of World Order. In an article in the Los Angeles Times (October 18, 2001) entitled "'The 'Clash of Civilizations' Is for History's Dustbin," William Pfaff destroyed Huntington's arguments.

"Osama bin Laden, the Taliban movement, Saudi Arabian official fundamentalism, Pakistani popular fundamentalism and Palestinian terrorists do not make up Islamic civilization. Uncle oSAMa They are merely individual phenomena inside Islamic society. The fundamentalists do not represent mainstream orthodoxy in Islam. They are driven by a fanatical and ideological version of religion, resembling nationalism. They are themselves often Western-educated and ignorant of much of the content and culture of Islam.

"The United States and the West are not at war with Islam as either religion or civilization. They are at war with individual terrorists and terrorist organizations. For them, the issue of conflict is political, not cultural or religious."

     Pfaff is quite right that Huntington's thesis about Civilization Clash is nonsense. But Pfaff fails to grasp the insane imperialistic hubris of the "High Cabal." Yes, America should not be at war with Islam. We should be at war with individual terrorists and terrorist organizations. But the Bush II puppet regime's World Empire machinations put them at war with all cultures, religions, and nations. A nation aspiring to world dominance is at perpetual war with everyone.

     One of Dubya's allies in his "War on Terrorism" is Italy's Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconni, leader of the G8.  A reactionary billionaire, Berlusconni is backed by a political Silvio Berlusconni coalition that includes neo-fascist parties such as the National Alliance and the Northern League. Unfortunately for Bush, Berlusconni showed his true reactionary colors when he stated:

"We must be aware of the superiority of our civilization, a system that has guaranteed well-being, respect for human rights and - in contrast with Islamic countries - respect for religious and political rights, a system that has as its values the understanding of diversity and tolerance. The West will continue to conquer peoples, like it conquered Communism, even if it means war with another civilization, the Islamic one, stuck where it was 1,400 years ago."

The "High Cabal's" Reactionary Lap-Dogs

     Under the Bush II puppet regime, a number of organizations have been activated to support the insane World Empire scheme:

     I recommend that you examine these reactionary sites and witness first-hand the obnoxious sycophancy and rabid imperialistic warmongering they exhibit.

The "High Cabal's" World Empire Scheme

Positive Signs

     In such extreme times as these, it's easy to become overwhelmed by the monolithic oppression of the Bush junta. It's easy to believe that the "High Cabal" has such a death-grip on world power that we can do nothing about it. But there are positive signs from which we can take hope and go ahead to take back our country from the plutocrats who have illegally seized control over our government and our way of life.

     The very fact that the "High Cabal" is being forced to set up a military dictatorship is a sign of their economic and social decline. One of the major underlying weaknesses of American capitalism is that the world is losing confidence in American economic mythologies such as "free trade," "open economies," and "globalization." American workers and investors are seeing Wall Street for the rigged swindle it is.

     The "High Cabal" is resorting to militaristic imperialism because it is losing economic strength vis-ŕ-vis its major international rivals: the European Union, Japan, and China. The Bush II junta is, rightfully, growing increasingly fearful about fissures within the domestic social structure. The "High Cabal" looks to military imperialism as the means to counteract all these troubling negative tendencies and keep Americans cowed.

     The Bush puppet regime shows increasing signs of a delusional state of mind, leading it to make costly errors which are becoming increasingly apparent to American citizens. It's become clear that Dubya can't be allowed to speak extemporaneously lest he put his foot in his mouth so outrageously that it's impossible to cover up his blundeers.

Fiddling while America burns (Exorcist style)       This entire American World Empire delusion indicates that the ruling elite has lost all sense of history and of contemporary reality, as well as common decency. A regime that looses touch with reality to this extent cannot remain in power much longer. So world citizens will just have to wait this out and make sure that the inevitable collapse of the American cabal does not take them with it.

     America’s imperialist rivals in Europe and Japan will not accept the American junta's threatening them with economic strangulation, as it did with Japan in the 1940s and Iraq in recent years. Many nations are increasingly alarmed over America's paranoid delusions of World Empire, which has led to open opposition to the U.S. plans for war against Iraq. If the "High Cabal" does mount a war with Iraq, having coerced other nations into a counterfeit coalition, its geopolitical rivals will feel that they have no option but to join with others to restrain such unbridled, irresponsible massing of power.

     Within American society, irreconcilable social conflicts are becoming increasingly apparent. After the exposure of corporate crimes that first became evident with Enron, American workers can see clearly, perhaps for the first time, the monstrous social inequality that characterizes American society. It is becoming apparent that there are two classes in America: the obscenely wealthy corporate executive class and the working class.

     Though the American power elite asserts that it will not be restrained by the conventions of international law, the world is still mindful of the Nuremberg War Crimes tribunals and the laws of international justice. Those laws do not apply only to the suspected criminals of second-world nations, such as Milosevic, they apply to all people. The Bush junta's refusal to recognize the authority of the International Criminal Court is of immense world concern.

      This action by the "High Cabal" clearly indicates that they are aware that their policies and actions are criminal and could lead to their being indicted by a future International War Crimes Tribunal set up by their victims. An entirely new legal concept formed the basis for the Nuremberg trials: that the planning for and decision to wage aggressive war constitutes an international crime against humanity.

      Acts of international aggression were even of higher significance at the Nuremberg tribunal than atrocities committed against peoples and races, civilians in occupied countries, and prisoners of war. American citizens are beginning to realize that complicity in unprovoked attacks against other nations, such as Iraq, could make them culpable in relation to laws of international justice. It is encouraging that large numbers of Americans were not taken in by the Bush junta's propaganda and demanded that Bush II prove his case for a war against Iraq.

"Individuals have international duties which transcend the national obligations of obedience . . .   Therefore [individual citizens] have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity from occurring"

Nuremberg War Crime Tribunal, 1950

     In October, 2002, the Bush puppet regime sent senior U.S. diplomat Marisa Lino, former U.S. ambassador to Albania, to Europe to coerce the governments of the European Union (EU) into a blanket exemption of all American citizens from the jurisdiction of the newly formed International Criminal Court (ICC). Bush II has refused to join the ICC, but he wants immunity from it anyway.

     When the Bush II regime finally gets its hands on Saddam, it will probably set up another “ad-hoc” tribunal like the International Criminal Tribunal (ICTY) contrived for the purpose of trying Slobodan Milosevic and other Serb officials. As a cover for the 79-day U.S.-led NATO air war against Serbia that killed thousands and destroyed much of the industrial and social infrastructure of the former Yugoslavia, Milosevic was indicted and tried.

     But if the ICC, the ICTY, or a similar tribunal were ever to be conducted in a just manner by a group of nations, then the "High Cabal" and its lackeys would be the first to be indicted and tried. Such a tribunal would indict the present Bush II junta for their current war crimes in Afghanistan and the planned war crimes against Iraq, but also would indict former members of the Reagan administration who supplied the Iraqi regime with biological weapons materials.

     The Bush II puppet regime is very much aware of that fact, so it is sending Lino and John R. Bolton, the U.S. undersecretary for arms control and international security, to Europe to put further pressure on the EU governments. Lino and Bolton are threatening to cut off foreign aid to any European government that refuses to provide a full guarantee that no U.S. citizen would ever be turned over to any court for any reason whatsoever. It's clear that the "High Cabal" is aware that it has committed and is committing war crimes of the first magnitude and is worried that the world population will rise up and convict all its leaders and accomplices.

     These encouraging signs, which we've reviewed, give us some effective strategies in our struggle to take our country back from the plutocrats:

     Informed people throughout the world must now begin to form a working class-based coalition to regain countrol of our contries as the crises brought on by the present plutocratic leaders occur.

     It is going to become increasingly clear to workers worldwide that they have common enemies and common purposes. The disentegration of vulture capitalism will not magically usher in the New Socialist State; any such doctrinaire Marxist claptrap is counterproductive. We must prepare ourselves to be able to reinstitute democratic features into our societies and make sure that when rebuilding begins the new political structures institute governments genuinely of the people, by the people, and for the people.

First released:10/8/02


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