Fascist America.. Ponerology in process
Just read a very revealing article from the UK Guardian, no less, that perfectly explains why the USA is now officially, a Fascist country.
Ok, so no surprises there to some of you. But this is actually a difficult fact to comprehend if you've been brought up on a diet of Red White & Blue, beauty pageants and mom's apple pie.
The amount of people who still declare Islamic Terrorists carried out 9/11 and WE must get them, before they get to us.. is frankly terrifying. I swear the US pays people to troll internet chatrooms. blogs, forums etc to keep this delusional mindset alive. If only people understood that a minority of Psychopaths in power CAN infect the minds of 'normal' people, to accept their deviant worldview and processes as sane and perfectly acceptable.
They are aided by the media of course (who are also infiltrated and financed by the alphabet soup agencies - ever heard of Operation Mockingbird..), so everywhere you look, this backward, twisted version of reality is accepted, without question, by so many 'normal' individuals. This process has been named by author Dr Andrew M. Lobaczewski as Ponerology..... The study of Evil.
The first manuscript of this book went into the fire five minutes before the arrival of the secret police in Communist Poland. The second copy, reassembled painfully by scientists working under impossible conditions of repression, was sent via a courier to the Vatican. Its receipt was never acknowledged, no word was ever heard from the courier - the manuscript and all the valuable data was lost. The third copy was produced after one of the scientists working on the project escaped to America in the 1980s. Zbigniew Brzezinski suppressed it.
Dr L explains that once psychopaths infiltrate existing organisations (The Labour Party, Conservative, The Democrats, The Republicans, Media groups... you name it..), or create their own organisations... 'they' are able to create a sort of neurosis within people who are susceptable to manipulations and are used as pawns to assist the Pathocrats. Bush aint a leader... he has his masters who manipulate him (Cheney), and those manipulators in turn have people pulling their strings. Like a negative hierarchy...
The subject of ponerology and the resulting Pathocrats is vast, I will go into over time, but I urge the interested reader to delve in themselves and read the pages in full.
This brings me back to the Guardian article I mentioned at the start:
Fascist America, in 10 easy steps
Last autumn, there was a military coup in Thailand. The leaders of the coup took a number of steps, rather systematically, as if they had a shopping list. In a sense, they did. Within a matter of days, democracy had been closed down: the coup leaders declared martial law, sent armed soldiers into residential areas, took over radio and TV stations, issued restrictions on the press, tightened some limits on travel, and took certain activists into custody.
They were not figuring these things out as they went along. If you look at history, you can see that there is essentially a blueprint for turning an open society into a dictatorship. That blueprint has been used again and again in more and less bloody, more and less terrifying ways. But it is always effective. It is very difficult and arduous to create and sustain a democracy - but history shows that closing one down is much simpler. You simply have to be willing to take the 10 steps.
1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy
(Those darn pesky Muslims 'who hate our freedom'.... to 9/11. Remember, Hitler burnt down the Reichstag in order to create the Enabling Act, a State Of Emergency without end... Similar to the NeoCon War of Civilisations... IE conquer of the Middle East
2. Create a gulag
(The American detention centre at Guantánamo Bay, Iraq and Afghanistan.... People are kidnapped off the street and taken to secret military courts, where the normal due process is denied, tortured and never heard of again... Didn't the same thing happen in Italy and Nazi Germany?)
3. Develop a thug caste
(Think of the private mercenary forces that are employed by the Pentagon in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Iraq, some of these contract operatives have been accused of involvement in torturing prisoners, harassing journalists and firing on Iraqi civilians. Under Order 17, issued to regulate contractors in Iraq by the one-time US administrator in Baghdad, Paul Bremer, these contractors are immune from prosecution.
And of course the thugs who terrorised people after the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, remember all the innocents who were shot?)
4. Set up an internal surveillance system
(Bush's wiretapping scandal? In closed societies, this surveillance is cast as being about "national security"; the true function is to keep citizens docile and inhibit their activism and dissent.)
5. Harass citizens' groups
(The ACLU reports that thousands of ordinary American anti-war, environmental and other groups have been infiltrated by agents: a secret Pentagon database includes more than four dozen peaceful anti-war meetings, rallies or marches by American citizens in its category of 1,500 "suspicious incidents".
The equally secret Counterintelligence Field Activity (Cifa) agency of the Department of Defense has been gathering information about domestic organisations engaged in peaceful political activities: Cifa is supposed to track "potential terrorist threats" as it watches ordinary US citizen activists. A little-noticed new law has redefined activism such as animal rights protests as "terrorism". So the definition of "terrorist" slowly expands to include the opposition.)
6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release
(Anti-war marcher? Potential terrorist. Support the constitution? Potential terrorist. History shows that the categories of "enemy of the people" tend to expand ever deeper into civil life.
James Yee, a US citizen, was the Muslim chaplain at Guantánamo who was accused of mishandling classified documents. He was harassed by the US military before the charges against him were dropped. Yee has been detained and released several times. He is still of interest.
Brandon Mayfield, a US citizen and lawyer in Oregon, was mistakenly identified as a possible terrorist. His house was secretly broken into and his computer seized. Though he is innocent of the accusation against him, he is still on the list. It is a standard practice of fascist societies that once you are on the list, you can't get off.)
7. Target key individuals
(Bush supporters in state legislatures in several states put pressure on regents at state universities to penalise or fire academics who have been critical of the administration. As for civil servants, the Bush administration has derailed the career of one military lawyer who spoke up for fair trials for detainees, while an administration official publicly intimidated the law firms that represent detainees pro bono by threatening to call for their major corporate clients to boycott them.
Elsewhere, a CIA contract worker who said in a closed blog that "waterboarding is torture" was stripped of the security clearance she needed in order to do her job.
Most recently, the administration purged eight US attorneys for what looks like insufficient political loyalty. When Goebbels purged the civil service in April 1933, attorneys were "coordinated" too, a step that eased the way of the increasingly brutal laws to follow.)
8. Control the press
(Ahhh my favourite one.... The Committee to Protect Journalists says arrests of US journalists are at an all-time high: Josh Wolf, a blogger in San Francisco, has been put in jail for a year for refusing to turn over video of an anti-war demonstration; Homeland Security brought a criminal complaint against reporter Greg Palast, claiming he threatened "critical infrastructure" when he and a TV producer were filming victims of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana. Palast had written a bestseller critical of the Bush administration.
And do you think all those journalists in Iraq were killed by accident?)
Over time in closing societies, real news is supplanted by fake news and false documents. Pinochet showed Chilean citizens falsified documents to back up his claim that terrorists had been about to attack the nation. The yellowcake charge, too, was based on forged papers.)
9. Dissent equals treason
(Most Americans do not realise that since September of last year - when Congress wrongly, foolishly, passed the Military Commissions Act of 2006 - the president has the power to call any US citizen an "enemy combatant". He has the power to define what "enemy combatant" means. The president can also delegate to anyone he chooses in the executive branch the right to define "enemy combatant" any way he or she wants and then seize Americans accordingly)
Legal rights activists at the Center for Constitutional Rights say that the Bush administration is trying increasingly aggressively to find ways to get around giving even US citizens fair trials. "Enemy combatant" is a status offence - it is not even something you have to have done. "We have absolutely moved over into a preventive detention model - you look like you could do something bad, you might do something bad, so we're going to hold you," says a spokeswoman of the CCR)
10. Suspend the rule of law
(The John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007 gave the president new powers over the national guard. This means that in a national emergency - which the president now has enhanced powers to declare - he can send Michigan's militia to enforce a state of emergency that he has declared in Oregon, over the objections of the state's governor and its citizens.
Even as Americans were focused on Britney Spears's meltdown and the question of who fathered Anna Nicole's baby, the New York Times editorialised about this shift: "A disturbing recent phenomenon in Washington is that laws that strike to the heart of American democracy have been passed in the dead of night ... Beyond actual insurrection, the president may now use military troops as a domestic police force in response to a natural disaster, a disease outbreak, terrorist attack or any 'other condition'."
If there is another faked terrorist attack in America - and there surely will be unfortunately... then this will go straight ahead.)
I'll leave this post with a quote from James Madison:
"The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands ... is the definition of tyranny"