Does The Brownshirt Party Have Aces Up Its
By Paul Craig Roberts
08/02/08 "ICH" -- -- The Brownshirt Party has chosen John
“hundred year war” McCain as its presidential candidate. Except
for Cheney, Norman Podhoretz, and billy kristol, McCain is
America’s greatest warmonger.
In a McCain Regime, Cheney will be back in office with another
stint as Secretary of War. Norman “Bomb-bomb-bomb-Iran”
Podhoretz will be Undersecretary for Nuclear War with General
John “Nuke them” Shalikashvili as his deputy. Rudy Giuliani will
be the Minister of Interior in charge of Halliburton’s detention
centers into which will be herded all critics of war and the
police state. billy kristol will be chief White House spokesliar.
The whole gang will be back--Wolfowitz, Perle, Wurmster, Feith,
Libby, Bolton. America will have a second chance to bomb the
world into submission.
With the majority of voters sick of war, sick of lies, sick of
fraud from the Federal Reserve and Wall Street, and sick of
stagnant and falling incomes, McCain is poised to capture 20% of
the vote--the Christian Zionists, the rapture evangelicals, and
the diehard macho flag-waving thugs who believe America is done
for unless “Islamofacists” are exterminated.
The accumulated lies, deceptions, war crimes, the shame of Abu
Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons, Bush’s police state assault on
civil liberty, countless numbers of Iraqi and Afghan men, women,
and children murdered for the sake of American and Israeli
hegemony, and the collapsing US economy indicate a political
wipeout for the Brownshirt Party. In a country with an informed
and humane population, the Republican Party would be reduced to
such a small minority that it could never recover.
What will happen in America? Polls show that Americans have had
it with Bush, and the 2006 congressional election showed that
the voters have had it with Republicans. But the Republicans
have seen the message and ignored it, and the people and the
Democrats have continued to tolerate and to enable that which
they claim to oppose.
Meanwhile Bush holds on to his determination to find a way to
bomb Iran, dismissing along with the neocons the unanimous NIE
report that there is no Iranian weapons program, just as Bush
and the neocons dismissed the Iraq weapons inspectors who
reported truthfully that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass
destruction. What the American people and the Democrats have not
understood is that a party with an agenda could care less for
the facts. As Lenin declared, truth is what serves the agenda.
The Democrats are far from pure, but they lack the fervor and
determination that only ideology can provide. The Democrats
might have issue-specific ideologies, but they lack an
over-arching ideology that makes it imperative for them, and
only them, to be in power.
In contrast, the Brownshirt Party is fueled by the neocon
ideology of American (and Israeli) supremacy. The neocon
ideology of supremacy is more far-reaching than Hitler’s. Hitler
merely aimed for sway over Europe and Russia. The neocons have
targeted the entire world.
Neocons have prepared plans for war against China. They are
ringing Russia with military facilities and paying millions of
dollars to leaders of former constituent parts of the Soviet
Union to sign up with NATO, which the neocons have turned into a
mechanism for drafting Europeans to serve American Empire.
All this work, the neocon Project for a New American Century,
the costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the demonization of
Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas, the ghettoization of the West Bank
and Gaza, the police state measures that Bush has succeeded in
putting on the books, the concentration of power in the
executive branch, these are successes from which the Brownshirts
will not walk away.
Possibly the neocons and their Brownshirt followers are so
delusional that they do not realize that their glorious aims are
not shared. Maybe they are no different from Americans, maxed
out on credit and unable to make mortgage payments, who believe
that next week they will win the lotto.
On the other hand maybe the Brownshirts have a plan.
What could the plan be?
They can steal the election with the Diebold electronic voting
machines and proprietary software that no one is allowed to
check. There are now enough elections on record with significant
divergences between exit polls and vote tallies that a stolen
election can be explained away. The Democrats have been house
trained to acquiesce to stolen elections. The voters, whose
votes are stolen, dismiss the evidence as “conspiracy theories.”
Or what about a well-timed orchestrated “terrorist attack” to
drive fearful Americans to the war candidate. False flag events
are stock-in-trade. Hitler used the Reichstag fire to turn
German democracy into a dictatorship overnight.
And what about the widespread spying on Americans? The Bush
regime’s explanation for its violation of the Foreign
Intelligence Surveillance Act makes no sense. Bush’s violation
of the law is clearly a felony, grounds for impeachment, arrest,
indictment, and a prison sentence. Moreover, no intelligence
purpose was achieved by Bush’s illegal acts. The FISA law only
requires the executive branch to come to a secret court to
explain its purpose and obtain a warrant. The law even allows
the executive branch to spy first and obtain the warrant
afterward. The purpose of the warrant is to prevent an
administration from spying for political purposes. The only
reason for Bush to refuse to obtain warrants is that he had no
valid reason for the spying.
Does this mean that during the presidential campaign we will
hear from Attorney General Michael Mukasey that candidate
Hillary is under investigation for a Whitewater related offense,
or that candidate Obama is linked to an alleged crime figure or
The neocons control most of the print and TV media, and the
right-wing radio talk hosts are no friends of Democrats. As
Americans have fallen for every other fraud perpetrated upon
them, they are likely to be suckers as well for “investigations”
or rumors of investigations of the Democratic candidate. Hillary
is widely disliked and easy to distrust. Obama is a new face
with which voters have little experience. He is partly black and
has a funny name.
John McCain is a war hero, a graduate of the US Naval Academy.
His father and grandfather were admirals. On his 23rd bombing
mission over North Vietnam in one of America’s orchestrated
wars, he was shot down and injured. A POW for 5.5 years, he was
tortured by communists due in part to traitorous actions by
Democrats like Jane Fonda.
McCain has been in Congress and thus in the public eye since
1983. The only scandal with which he is associated is that he
was one of “the Keating five,” one of five senators associated
through campaign contributions with S&L owner and real estate
investor Charles Keating and alleged interveners in his behalf.
Keating was framed by prosecutors, but was later
exonerated by a federal judge.
Adolf Hitler never had the support of a majority of the German
electorate. In the November 1932 election, he received 33.1
percent of the vote. His peak was March 6, 1933, with 43.9
percent following the Reichstag fire a few days before on
February 27, blamed on the communists. Hitler’s minority support
in a democracy did not prevent him from becoming dictator of
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
during President Reagan’s first term. He was Associate Editor of
the Wall Street Journal. He has held numerous academic
appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for
Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and
Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
He was awarded the Legion of Honor by French President Francois
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