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    The New Evil Empire America has become what Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union used to be By John Kaminski - skylax@comcast.net
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 6, 2007
      The New Evil Empire
      America has become what Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union used to be

      By John Kaminski - skylax@...

      Remember the Red Menace, also known as the Communist threat?
      Or how about the Third Reich, the creator of which became
      the chief metaphor for evil in the 20th century?

      Most Americans, certainly those younger than 30,
      don't remember either. Hell, they don't even remember Vietnam
      or Nixon or The Beatles. The terms and their connotations
      are totally unfamiliar, unless encountered in history texts.
      Millions of Americans simply do not remember what America
      used to stand for - freedom, justice, equality - and as a result,
      don't fully comprehend the appalling reality of what America has become.

      Once upon a time, back in the days of Elvis and the hula hoop,
      when I was a little shaver, I was taught in school that when
      Germany took over France, Poland and other European countries,
      that was wrong, and the United States sacrificed almost a half million
      of its own young people to reverse those situations in the name of

      And that happened twice, 1916-18 and 1941-45.

      In the same vein, I grew up being taught that the Soviet Union's
      annexation of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and all of Eastern
      Europe was an evil deed, and that for many years in a period called
      the Cold War, the American military objective was aimed at overturning
      this unjust oppression. Back in the 1950s when I was in elementary
      school, we used to have routine Civil Defense drills where we used to
      have to hide under our desks pretending we were about to be nuked by
      the Russians.


      It's a new world now. For one thing, the population of the planet
      has doubled in those mere 50 years. And for another, it is the
      United States that is now sweeping the world, scooping up
      all these other countries in the name of capitalist democracy,
      and telling lies about why it has to go to war.

      nd instead of railing against the powerful giant stealing freedom
      from all these hapless victims, as it did in years past, the American
      press is now cheering it, justifying it in the increasingly ambivalent
      names of capitalism and democracy.

      Worse, the American people are cheering it, too, something that's
      never really happened in U.S. history, when the people support a war
      that they know is based on lies.

      Of course, the American press is cheering it because it is the
      American military doing it. Even the German and Russian press
      aren't really criticizing it in a serious way. Because there is
      no country that can oppose America, which spends more on its military
      than all the other countries in the world combined, yet still
      complains that it needs to spend more, even as its bridges and schools
      are falling apart and its manufacturing base has completely
      disappeared, precipitating its imminent economic collapse.

      Still the military spending increases, and war plans ooze out like an
      evil ink stain spreading across the globe.

      The evil empire, number one threat to peace in the world, is now the
      United States.

      No more Red Menace.
      No more Third Reich.

      Now it's a War on Terror executed by the biggest terrorist of all
      - America, the nation that killed its own people by the thousands
      in order to trigger World War III and capture all the world's oil fields.

      Now the shoe is obviously on the other foot.

      The United States has now assumed the role of Nazi Germany
      and Soviet Russia at their worst and all rolled into one.
      It has troops poised and threatening in 127 other countries.

      By the diabolical mechanisms of the World Trade Organization
      and the International Monetary Fund, it has already plundered
      most other countries financially, stealing their utilities and
      impoverishing their inhabitants. And those nations who resist
      this financial con game, like Yugoslavia, are simply invaded and
      coerced into servitude.

      Those nations who play the game, like Russia and Argentina,
      are reduced to abject poverty with a few pro-Western billionaires
      owning everything.

      And woe to those nations who won't play the game, like Iraq.
      They are obliterated and turned into permanent war zones.

      Their people are murdered in their sleep by hopped-up American
      soldiers who are told by their cynical leaders that they
      are spreading democracy, when really what they are spreading
      are endless opportunities for plunder by politically connected

      And America's leader lie about absolutely everything.
      Never at any time in my personal history has there been a time
      when an American president has not at least accidentally
      told the truth about something, but that time is now.
      Once upon a time, Americans used to preach the cause of freedom
      and justice for all. It's actually written in their Pledge of Allegiance.

      But they don't adhere to that anymore. After all, Americans have
      canceled their Bill of Rights, which once made them famous
      - made them loved! - all over the world. Now they are feared
      all over the world. Reviled. When Americans launched their
      worldwide war on terror - based on a treasonous event in which
      they killed large numbers of their own people - they betrayed
      the whole world. They betrayed every dream of freedom anybody
      ever had anywhere.

      The people who did it did it for a few billion dollars.
      Can you blame them? It's easy money blowing up countries
      and blaming it on somebody else. Even you might do it
      if you had the chance. Americans support such an idea.

      It's capitalism at its best, controlling the market, make money
      on the destruction by selling the weapons, make money on the
      reconstruction by involving your friends in the contracts, no public
      bids, of course. So you lose a few dark-skinned lives.

      The world is overpopulated anyway. Look at it as population
      control (although that it another, much larger topic).

      Things have become so ugly in the United States that
      the liberal opposition candidate for president tells peace activists
      to "Get over it!" That there will be no peace no matter who is pres.
      That America is united to overrun and ravish the whole world,
      simply because there is no one to stop it. This is the America
      that was venerated and admired all over the world. This is what
      America became when there was no other power to keep it honest.
      It became dishonest - and a killer nation.

      People overseas make a mistake when the say they have nothing
      against the American people, that it is simply the American govt.
      they loathe and fear. It is the American people who have permitted
      this to happen, and they who bear the blame and will reap the
      whirlwind for their inaction.

      Once, America set an example for the world to establish representative
      govt. and take care of its less fortunate. Today, America is still
      setting an example for the world, an example that democracy is a hoax,
      and that all we can expect for our children's futures is a dark abyss
      of endless war based on phony pretenses.

      The thing that made the episodes with Nazi Germany and Soviet Union
      have happy endings was that there was somebody to fight for freedom
      ready to rescue those oppressed by military tyranny from a foreign power.

      But now, who is ready to defend the freedom of those in Afghanistan,
      or in Iraq, or in Macedonia, Serbia, the Philippines, Colombia,
      Venezuela, Argentina, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan, Nicaragua,
      Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala ... or Palestine?

      Who is ready to defend freedom now that the Americans have declared
      freedom incompatible with security?

      But these things tend to even out over time. Rome wasn't built
      in a day and it took centuries to fall apart, but eventually it was
      picked apart by jackals and sycophantic traitors from within. The
      world will yet have the last laugh on America, after its own leaders
      have finished picking the bones of its financially depleted carcass.
      Because Americans have given up defending true freedom around the
      world, the day will soon arrive (sooner than they think) when they
      will have to defend their own freedom against the very monster they
      have created by their own selfish indifference.

      The corporate beast that consumes freedom around the world
      will one day soon turn its gaping jaws on America itself, and the
      Americans, who have decided to forget how to defend true freedom
      around the world, will necessarily have forgotten how to defend their

      Once upon a time, when I was a little shaver and the president was
      some guy named Ike, I was told that America was the greatest nation in
      the world because it was a champion of freedom and justice, and
      rescued the oppressed whenever people were in trouble.

      So ... were they lying then and telling the truth now, or telling the
      truth then and lying now?

      And when the rest of the world comes calling to rectify this murderous
      tyranny and worldwide oppression that America now practices, what will
      you say to them when they aim their guns at you?

      That you didn't know?

      John Kaminski is the author of "America's Autopsy Report,"
      a collection of his Internet essays published by Dandelion Books
      and featured on hundreds of websites around the world. For more
      information on how to get this book or to financially support his work
      (seriously needed now), go to http://www.johnkaminski.com/.
      Or, to read some more of his recent essays for free, go to



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