Using its house-trained corporate media as a mouthpiece, the Western establishment is having a collective hissy fit about recent diplomatic disclosures from WikiLeaks. But far from being a security risk, these leaked cables mostly just reveal the world of international politics as a tawdry reality show.
Despite being granted bail, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is still behind bars in Britain, the victim of a Swedish legal system that few believe is serving real justice. The empire has been humiliated, and will prove to be even more vindictive than a woman scorned as it fights to regain its information hegemony.
Julian Assange is a free man for now, and the emperor's frustrated fury is a palpable thing. Washington is frantically seeking a way to put a legal veneer on its drive to strap Assange and WikiLeaks to the waterboard. If it succeeds, the tattered remnants of our press freedoms will be going under too.
Hard to take what he has to say seriously with all of that vitriol. Sounds as one sided as the people he's bashing.
Vitriol - like the sulphor its name stems from - has a smell of nastiness about it. Rage - or outrage - would be a far better description of what millions around the world are feeling right now. Especially, since quite a few (I wasn't among them, as you know) truly believed that with Obama a new spirit would guide America. Youthful optimism and hope.
The leaks themselves only confirmed what many had known or felt for a long time. They were partly astounding, partly old hat. But the reactions have shown that the USA has indeed become a fascist state, whereby Fascism, by definition, is the combination of state and finance. When government acts through finance - as in the case of Visa, Mastercard, etc. - that is pure fascism.
Of course, all of these feeling had already been raised by the financial crisis, caused and fed by Wall Street and London. How unimaginable wealth is being siphoned from the working people of this world and handed to the top 1%, how entire nations are driven into poverty through rating agencies, which are part of the scheme, that is a crime of such proportions, that *not* feeling rage would be a sign of utter moral decay.
Now, this can't be sloughed off with charges of anti-americanism, because it isn't America or her people, who are doing this, but rather a small and violent "elite", which has led them down a path toward this mess. One can only hope that some of the rage will cross the Atlantic. Not rage against some foreign smoke-screen enemy, as has always been the case, but against the unscrupulous "elite", which from their glass towers and fenced mansions scheme against their very own people.
not Iraqis or Afghanistanis are killing Americans, but rather those bankers and schemers, for whom all these kids are just collateral damage. The enemy lives right in Gotham City.
"Humor ist, wenn man trotzdem lacht" (Humour means laughing despite of it)
But the reactions have shown that the USA has indeed become a fascist state, whereby Fascism, by definition, is the combination of state and finance. When government acts through finance - as in the case of Visa, Mastercard, etc. - that is pure fascism
Heres the truth of the meaning of the word (Fascism) - your not even close.
The term Fascism was first used of the totalitarian right-wing nationalist regime of Mussolini in Italy (1922–43), and the regimes of the Nazis in Germany and Franco in Spain were also fascist. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one national or ethnic group, a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach.
I'm not a firm believer in Wikipedia, for for a quick look it will do:
Fascism is a radical and authoritarian nationalist political ideology. Fascists seek to organize a nation according to corporatist perspectives, values, and systems, including the political system and the economy. Fascism was originally founded by Italian national syndicalists in World War I who combined extreme Sorelian syndicalist political views along with nationalism.Though normally described as being on the far right, there is a scholarly consensus that fascism was influenced by both the left and the right.
I'll gladly provide some more scholarly links, but the main aspects, which I boldfaced in the quote, do support my very brief definition ... and claim that the USA has become (and probably has been for some time "what's good for GM is good for America") a fascist state. If you want to add racism, well, I guess there are ample signs of that as well, aren't there?
United Fruit and Teddy Roosevelt, Bush and the oil, Cheney and Haliburton .... who is running whom, all under the guise of national interests? And once America had farmed out manufacturing to low wage countries, initially paying with overvalued Dollars, the industry that remained was finance, Wall Street. And please don't tell me that the Banks don't set policies. Think any president could truly oppose Wall Street, even if he knew that that was the moral and proper thing to do?
"Humor ist, wenn man trotzdem lacht" (Humour means laughing despite of it)
Apparently what is significant to me has no effect on you. That's all i can say. I do not readily include myself in any ready-made category like Republican (Party), Democratic (Party) or Tea (Party).
The WikiLeaks happening may or may not interest you, buts it does interest me. I'm just linking anyone interested to the articles that i think might be revealing of the WikiLeaks phenomenon.
Have you heard about the American Century Project (an American Empire project) the members of the Bush Administration (neo-cons they called themselves) had put together even before W had become President? They are still in power, their imperial aspirations intact, they control the economy and lawmaking in Congress, even though they continue to be a minority. Meanwhile, Obama hasn't been able or hasn't had the will to deal with them or their backers (the wealthiest international banks and corporations in Wall Street, the plutocracy) while others (in Main Street) languish in desperation and neglect, i.e. Empire rules.
Even in your link - there is still no mention of Financial anything ? ?
And once America had farmed out manufacturing to low wage countries,
I believe that was first thought of in the Nixon era - Simply stated that, bringing industries over to 3rd world countries will have a great (upward) trend to help those countries out -- This is opposed to just sending millions over seas, to help out the poor and poverished, those moneys simply disappear.
Clintons NAFTA - is the one agreement that clearly - screwed the US over. However the bills intent was not meant to be such a , debilitating effect to the US economy . However major industries moved over seas - Including Apple.
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