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Date Posted: 02:17:53 09/21/01 Fri
Author: Bush's Alter Ego
Subject: What about the rest of the World?
In reply to:
A Vesalius Alumni
's message, "in some ways I agree" on 06:21:17 09/17/01 Mon
"There are truths that can kill a nation.. The military needed something to deflect attention away from its arms strategy - global domination from the capability of total enemy annihilation. The nuclear card was fine as long as
we alone could play it. But the Generals and Politicos knew they could not win a public relations war. Those photographs from Nagasaki and Hiroshima were not faces Americans wanted to see in the mirror. Oppenheimer knew it,
of course, but we silenced him. When the Russians developed the bomb, the fear in the military was not for safety at home, but for armistice and treaty. The business of America isn't business, it's war. Since Antitam, [US Civil War] nothing has driven the economy faster. We needed a reason to keep spending money, and when there wasn't a war to justify it, we called it a war anyway. The Cold War was essentially a fifty year public relations battle... a pitched game of chicken against an enemy we not much more than called names. The Communists called us a few names, too. "We will bury you," Kruschev said, and the public believed it. And after what McCarthy had done, they ate it with a big spoon. We faced off a few times in Cuba, Korea,
Vietnam, but nobody dropped the bomb - nobody dared. "
Isn't this whole thing, as horrendous as it is, a perfect way to continue spending? Obviously the US wasn't going to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on the 'missile shield' anymore after repeated failures. So they
needed something else for the 'ailing' mega war corporations of the US. All of a sudden its so passe' to talk about "rogue Nations" with nuclear and long range nuclear/bacteriological capabilities. Just like Orwell wrote too in "1984" that Big Brother had to keep itself in
perpetual war, or at least make it appear so, so as to keep its citizens under control. And there is nothing better than war and conflict to bring your people together, put them in a certain mindset that is easier to control, and do what you wish.
Don't follow the crowds people. See what's going on, take a step back, and look at the WHOLE situation from different perspectives. In this case, try and go to Arabic news sites as well (www.arabicnews.com for example) and see things from other people's point of view too. Go to your own country's news sites as well. CNN, while being more international than local US channels, is still a US based company and hyper-biased.
As the 1980's Rap group, Public Enemy, would say: "Don't Believe the Hype". (as well as saying "Fight the Power" ;-) )
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