terror of President Bush
How one word granted one man so much power and control
By Mike Adams
Think" -- -- Following accelerating
criticism that the Bush Administration's domestic spying program
violated every possible U.S. law and Constitutional amendment,
the Bush Administration has now renamed its blatantly illegal
domestic spying program the "terrorist surveillance program."
Fox News has already adopted the moniker, resorting to classic
Orwellian Newsspeak to convince viewers that since this illegal
government operation contains the word "terrorist," it must be
Where would George Bush be today without the word "terror," by
the way? That single word, it seems, is solely responsible for
Bush's continued popularity among simple-minded Americans.
Without the word "terror," Bush would have no war, no foreign
policy, no justification for decimating the Constitution, and
nothing to talk about in his speeches. His entire presidency
since 9/11, a few observant people are realizing, is really
based on just two things: terror and tyranny. And he's using the
former to achieve the latter.
One word can do a lot for a politician, especially if it is
repeated like a political mantra. I'm not exactly sure how many
times Bush has used the word "terror" or its derivations,
because that would require actually listening to all the Bush
speeches -- an act that would almost certainly cause the
permanent IQ reduction of anyone foolish enough to engage in
Without question, Bush has invoked the "terror" word with near
religious zealotry in his campaigns to simultaneously overthrow
foreign nations and domestic civil liberties. Never before has
so much evil sprung from the repeated invocation of a single
The Terror of the Masses
The outright evil of one man is not nearly as surprising (nor
frightening) as the collective evil of the people who go along
with him. Dumbfounded Conservatives all across the country
blindly stroll into history along the same well-trodden path
followed by Hitler's fascist supporters.
It's a well-worn path: First you create an imaginary enemy to
justify war. Then you strip away the civil liberties of your own
citizens and launch domestic spying programs to keep everyone in
a constant state of fear. Next you manipulate the propaganda to
tell everyone what to think. The torturing of "enemy combatants"
is already underway, and it won't be long before the clockwork
arrest of "dissenting" Americans begins.
None of this talk is even in the realm of conspiracy theories
anymore. It's practically a play-by-play account of exactly what
the Bush Administration is doing. Under the Clinton
Administration, a secret domestic spying program being
discovered would have been Conservatives' call to hang the poor
man from a tree, but under Bush, Conservatives go right along
with any liberty-destroying action, no matter how ludicrous or
That all this is happening right before our eyes, with such
obvious historical parallels to the rise of Hitler, is
practically unbelievable. The rhetoric is almost exactly the
same, except it's in eighth-grade English rather than German.
But warmongering and global imperialism need no language
translations, because the message communicated by an imperial
soldier shoving a rifle in your face is pretty much universal.
Both Hitler and Bush call it "freedom," and both explained their
invasions of foreign nations as "liberating their people," but
students of history know better. (Does anyone read history
Like nearly every empire in the history of human civilization,
the Bush empire will eventually fall. And in its wake will be
left the horrors of American imperialism. One day the mass
hallucinations of the Bush supporters will disappear, and they
will wake up and ask themselves, "What have we done?" It will be
like the citizens of Germany seeing the Nazi concentration camps
for the first time following Hitler's suicide. They could not
believe what they had supported. They could not imagine what
evils they had tolerated, if not downright participated in.
And after the fall of the Bush empire, the American people will
have to get down to the business of repairing what's left of the
Constitution. They will have to roll back government powers,
pursue criminal prosecutions of the active war criminals
currently operating throughout the Bush Administration, and
reestablish the rule of law.
The King of Terror
It is precisely the rule of law, by the way, that Bush now
imagines does not exist. In an astounding act of tyrannical
defiance, Bush actually admitted he not only supported the high
crimes of secret domestic spying on American citizens, but he
actually intended to EXPAND such actions in direct violation of
every law upon which this nation was founded. On that day, King
George declared his kingship of the land, and effectively
announced that he was now above all laws.
Astoundingly, there was no marching in the streets. Members of
Congress did not call an emergency session and impeach the
President. Even the press hardly mentioned the unprecedented
transition that had just taken place, because of course they
were too busy high-fiving each other with the word "terror" to
actually say anything useful.
The people, the lawmakers and practically the whole country just
went along with King George! Consider the irony. The United
States of America, a nation that was founded by revolutionaries
who insisted on self-rule and freedom from the tyranny of kings,
had just crowned its own new king, with hardly a whimper from
the masses. It's as if Americans have no knowledge whatsoever of
their own history.
Even now, no one seems to notice. We are marching full-force
into history's Hall of Shame, with our new king, our new media,
and our new imperial wars. Never has so much been evil achieved
by the invocation of a single word: TERROR.
And the terror is by no means over. Americans will be kept in a
constant state of fear (by chance or by design) for as long as
the Bush family can get away with it. Because terror, after all,
is very, very profitable for certain industries and power
brokers, most of which happen to be strong supporters of the
Remember, Americans. Remain afraid. Imagine Islamic enemies in
your head when you go to sleep at night. Support your new King
and his troops. And tune in to Fox News to be told what to do
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