Empire of Disaster
By Paul Edwards
October 09, 2015 "Information
Clearing House" - At what point does
the ability of an empire to mask the imbecility of its operation to
its own subjects become impossible? When, if ever, does its capacity
to conceal, deny, or falsify the reality of its policies and actions
simply break down and fail?
It may not. And it doesn’t seem to matter.
Louis XVI kept a hopeful public face nearly to the
scaffold. Churchill vowed not to preside over the demise of the
British Empire, but then did it, orating earnestly as it crumbled
around him. Hitler kept the Nazi invincibility myth vital as
Russians lustily tore the guts out of it from Stalingrad to Berlin.
Is it possible that the wildly out of control
Smash and Destroy program of the American Empire–hayseed parochial,
resolutely world-ignorant, and jejeunely conceited–can continue its
undirected idiot thrashing indefinitely?
The evidence indicates it can. Having inflicted
rape and degradation on Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and now Syria,
American hubris has strung end to end a succession of the most
disastrous military adventure failures–on any terms one chooses–in
the history of the world.
So enormous, so abysmal, have these disasters
been–for the poor violated victim peoples as well as for morally
torpid, braindead Americans whose money and future have been wasted
in exercises in state mass murder–that official mouthpieces rarely
mention them, as if countries, effectively destroyed, no longer
exist. The whole world knows this gigantic failure.
But that’s the real deception. This series of
bloody farces has been an unqualified success for the interests that
own the Empire, for whose
benefit the appalling mayhem was devised and
executed. America’s War Machine has profited to an extent that no
victorious imperial army in history ever approached, financed by the
fleecing of our stupid, spellbound citizenry.
Schumpeter described this phenomenon best long
ago: “Created by the wars that required it, the machine now creates
the wars it requires.”
There has been no disaster, only enrichment, for
the owners of the system.
That’s why the Empire can weasel, stammer and
lamely alibi the rocketing and murder of a hospital full of Doctors
Without Borders and their bedbound patients while whiningly
admonishing the Russians for punishing “moderate” jihadi
throatcutters in such a violent and effective manner.
It’s also why Obama–in a patented piece of
pratfall comedy–can attempt to persuade a bemused, sophisticated
diplomatic audience at the UN, that he has any actual policy in
Syria at all, and that he–steeped and reeking in noisome, signature
fraud–represents the moral center of the human universe.
Absurd and repulsive as he is, it doesn’t matter
to his owners, in the War Machine and the dummy government it
operates. He’s their boy, and his “folks” are doing mighty fine,
thank you. Nothing in war profiteering has succeeded like failure.
Besides, why fret about exposure when
accountability is never demanded? And who would demand it? The
Exceptional, The Indispensable People..? LOL, as they say on their
iphones: We’re Number One!