Tell It Like It Is:
Bush's Plan For Wasteful Military Expansion is a Ploy to Implement Fascist Rule
Is it possible to create a safe and civilized world if American and European leaders, and citizens, accept Bush's invitation to exponentially increase "defense" spending on military expansion?
Let's tell it like it is!
War initiatives, and associated wasteful military defense spending, since WWII, have been little but contrived means of diverting spending from social programs--hidden ways for leaders to hoard power and wealth, and eliminate human populations.
Big money is out to prove that "everyone has a price," that ideals for democracy and social justice matter little in comparison, that corporate-military-government liaisons can subvert citizens will for democracy, that a one-party radical right-wing system in which corporations run government is the ideal, that those who dissent must be terrorized or arrested into submission. That is fascism. [See 55 Arrested at US Mission to the UN Urging Changes in U.S. Foreign Policy]
Isn't it time the international community were also invited to examine the risks covert operations pose to their economies and national stability? [See U.S. cooking up a coup in Venezeula? and Consequences for the United States in Argentina's Collapse]
Consider how American and Russian citizens suffered from all the wasteful spending during the Cold War. Consider how the lust for military might and dominance, because it is never satisfied, presents a danger to human survival. Consider how the U.S. could not stop its obsession with war, so it called it "war on drugs" and now "war on terrorism." Consider how Russia and the U.S. share the top two slots, respectively, with regard to the number of hungry, homeless children, and addicted, neglected citizens.
Do European citizens want their leaders to enter this "race" for military defense, as Bush will surely push them to?
In the end both fascism and communism appear to be variations of despotic rule, not unlike imperialism and all other tyrannical rules. While the ideologies may differ in defining who has free rein to hoard wealth and power, i.e., military, government, police, corporations, royalty, all of these despicable systems discount the value of human life, oppress human creativity, stifle spiritual growth and creativity, disrespect human intelligence and stifle critical thinking.
Perhaps, if there were a law requiring all top military-industry pro-war leaders to fight on the front lines, then the thirst for war as an economic alternative would cease. [Dead link]
In any case, the current "war on terrorism" appears to be nothing but a hoax, just like "deregulation" and "free trade." All appear to be tools in achieving a fascist hierarchical social order, a way of subjugating citizens, this time with velvet gloves, into accepting their oppression.
Shame on Congress if they allow such abuse of American citizens to continue. Shame on international leaders if they do not speak out against Bush's so called "war" and military expansion. The risks and costs have never been greater.
All citizens must speak against this treacherous lust for war and military expansion.
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This story was published on March 2, 2002.