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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Rummy to English Translation

Another call for him to resign or be fired, which of course will go unheeded. The Deciderer in Chief knows what's best. One cannot make a change when there is never a willingness to see what is wrong in the first place.

In psychiatric terms this is called “delusion”. In the blind-following, sheeple, neo-conservative, Christian Right Fundamentalist Cult, it is called “determined.”

I hear these people call into CSPAN; George Bush is a “good Christian” dontcha know? “He is the only one who knows the danger to us and he is leading the fight.” (Protector/Daddy as some would define it, or more appropriately the “authoritarian” personality that Dean so beautifully researches in “Conservatives Without Conscience.”)

These people will all follow him blindly and unquestioningly into the desert for 40 years. Blindly and unquestioningly (if you have someone to tell you what the truth is then there is no need to think for yourself. This is a lazy way of living and the antithesis to the Age of Enlightenment which our Country was founded on.) If there is a god, they would have already left seeking their homeland.

This truly terrifying article from the WAPo today is just a snipet of a Rummy memo from May 1st.

"Illustrative New 21st Century Institutions and Approaches."

Unfortunately it requires translation, without which the danger might go unrecognized. I will do my best to help to open some eyes as to what is being said here.

"Today the world requires new international organizations tailored to new circumstances."

Translation: The world is not bowing to us as they should. We are the great and powerful USA. If the rest of the world will not tolerate our imperialism and will not allow us exemption from International laws then we must create our own International Organizations which accept our actions and our preemptions and will not get in our way.

"Current institutions such as the UN, NATO, OAS, the African Union, ECOWAS, ASEAN and the European Union, to mention a few, were designed at a time when the world's challenges were notably different. Some were formed over half a century ago to further U.S. foreign and security policy purposes."

Translation: We are the great and powerful USA. We made these organizations. We can break these organizations. The only reasons that these organizations exist is for the USA. The rest of the world does not matter. The interests of the other Countries in the world do not matter. We are the US of A. Our race and our interests are superior to everyone else’s. If these organizations stand in the way of the USA in any way, shape or form, they must be abolished.

"Today, as U.S. goals in the world at large have changed, existing international institutions have failed to adapt sufficiently."

Translation: We determine which laws and policies are working for us at any given time; the rest of the world must adapt to our determinations. If any International Organization attempts to hold us accountable we will brush them away and crush them into non-existence. No one can tell us what to do. No one can police us. We are the great and powerful USA.

"The threat Iran is posing and will likely continue to pose argues that it may well be time to form a new collective security arrangement for the Middle East and/or the Arabian Sea."

Translation: If it were not for the oil under these A-rabs feet, we would have already turned their whole desert to glass. As a result, we need to have organizations and Nations ready to do our bidding and keep Iran in check. We need that oil, we cannot bomb them back to the stone-age so we must convince the region that it is in their interest to keep them in check.

"The broader [U.S. government] structure is still in the industrial age and it is not serving us well. It is time to consider a new Hoover Commission to recommend ways to reorganize both the executive and legislative branches, to put us on a more appropriate path for the 21st century. Only a broad, fundamental reorganization is likely to enable federal departments and agencies to function with the speed and agility the times demand. The charge of incompetence against the U.S. government should be easy to rebut if the American people understand the extent to which the current system of government makes competence next to impossible."

Translation: A government of, by and for the people is not conducive to the Unilateral Dictatorship that is needed for the military industrial complex to fully reach its potential. With the people of the Country having so much say in the processes of the government we cannot fully do what we want.

It is important for us to convince the people that government does not work because it is a Constitutional Republic. We must continue to show the people that the perceived incompetence is not really incompetence but it is inability to perform because of our system of government. Katrina, the inability to account for trillions of dollars in the defense department and the [mis]management of the Iraq war is just the beginning of what we will intentionally fuck up…

After we are done proving to the people how much that a Representative Democracy does not work, they will be begging us for the dictatorship that is needed.

Interesting, according to this Frontline Special many these re-orgs have already occurred:

“and reveals troubling flaws in what has been the largest reorganization of the government in half a century.”

Hmmm, what more reorganization is needed? Abolition of the Congress? Privatization of all governmental agencies? Dissolution of elections? Unilateral rewriting of the Constitution? One has to ask, how much more can they fuck up this Country? How much more? Especially if this is their intent. Fuck it up to prove to us that it does not work.

"The only choice is to trash the current laws and to undertake a total overhaul of the current systems."

Translation: The only laws that this Country needs are laws that limit the rights of the people. Any laws that limit the government must be abolished.

"Today the centers of gravity of the conflict in Iraq and the global war on terror are not on battlefields overseas. Rather, the center of gravity of this war are on the centers of public opinion in the U.S. and in the capitals of free nations."

Translation: The only reason that the US was defeated in Vietnam was because we lost the public. If the public opinion had not changed then we would have been able to keep fighting. The only reason that public opinion changes, is if the public has access to information. Free Nations allow people access to information. Information is dangerous to us being able to do what we want.

"When the U.S. government tries to compete in the communications arena it runs up against lack of national consensus and understanding about what means are acceptable to the media and to the Congress and disagreements as to what is legal. . . ."

Translation: We must abolish any laws that limit our ability to propagandize and we must limit any laws that allow people access to information. We also must abolish any laws that allow people to speak and write what they want. The dissemination of information and free-speech is dangerous to our totalitarian rule.

Summary: If these people are allowed to remain in power and unchecked the whole world is in danger. The greatest danger to the United States and her people is this Administration and their theory of Unitary Executive.

This Administration

• has no respect for the Rule of Law

• has no respect for the International Community

• has no respect for the American People

• has no respect for our System of Government

• has no respect for our Constitution

• has no respect for our History

• has no respect for the Congress

• has no respect for Freedom of Information

• has no respect for Freedom of Speech

• has no respect for our Humanity

It does little to point out their incompetence, especially when the incompetence is intentional.

As I often do for comfort, when overwhelmed with the stark and ugly truth, I turn to Thomas Jefferson, my hero, for wisdom.

What he said here, of Europe in 1786, can be said about the sheeple in America today (italics are my substitutions):

"In these countries [of Europe],... [for the neo-Conservatives in America] ignorance, superstition, poverty, and oppression of body and mind, in every form, are so firmly settled on the mass of the people, that their redemption from them can never be hoped. If the Almighty had begotten a thousand sons, instead of one, they would not have sufficed for this task. If all the sovereigns of Europe [neo-cons] were to set themselves to work, to emancipate the minds of their subjects from their present ignorance and prejudices, and that, as zealously as they now endeavor the contrary, a thousand years would not place them on that high ground, on which our common people [the Progressives] are now setting out." --Thomas Jefferson to George Wythe, 1786. ME 5:396

I do not know what it will take for them to wake-up, but Jefferson guides us on what must be done next:

"The oppressed should rebel, and they will continue to rebel and raise disturbance until their civil rights are fully restored to them and all partial distinctions, exclusions and incapacitations are removed." --Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Religion, 1776. Papers 1:548

And why:

"Freedom of religion, freedom of the press, trial by jury, habeas corpus, and a representative legislature... I consider as the essentials constituting free government, and... the organization of the executive is interesting as it may insure wisdom and integrity in the first place, but next as it may favor or endanger the preservation of these fundamentals." --Thomas Jefferson to Pierre Samuel Dupont de Nemours, 1815. ME 14:255

"Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson: his motto.


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