|"The Fiscal Cliff" is Wartocracy Propaganda|
In the first post of this series we used the word "wartocracy" to indicate a type of government.
In the second post we looked at the many forms of government, adding "Wartocracy" to the list, pointing out that the U.S. did 78% of global arms sales in 2011, and that this is so because the U.S. government is subservient to The International Private Empire, a global plutocracy:
Simply put, a wartocracy is a form of government where an elite are in the business of making weapons and all manner of "goods" and "services" that depend on a large military complex in order to financially survive, in order to maintain and increase the wealth of that elite.(The Government of MOMCOM: Wartocracy). The U.S. spends more on imperialism and militarism than the other industrialized nations combined (see e.g. Worldwide Network of US Military).
Not only that, the vast military complex must "grow" continually to satiate the increasing greed and increasing lust of the wartocracy.
In another series Dredd Blog pointed out the worldwide scope of military operations, and the growing ideology of military intervention in other nations without U.N. or congressional debate:
Somewhere on this planet an American commando is carrying out a mission. Now, say that 70 times and you’re done ... for the day. Without the knowledge of the American public, a secret force within the U.S. military is undertaking operations in a majority of the world’s countries. This new Pentagon power elite is waging a global war whose size and scope has never been revealed, until now ... One of its key components is the Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC, a clandestine sub-command whose primary mission is tracking and killing suspected terrorists. Reporting to the president and acting under his authority, JSOC maintains a global hit list that includes American citizens. It has been operating an extra-legal “kill/capture” campaign that John Nagl, a past counterinsurgency adviser to four-star general and soon-to-be CIA Director David Petraeus, calls "an almost industrial-scale counterterrorism killing machine."(The Virgin MOMCOM - 4). The warmonger infection is slowly moving its way into every department of government.
This morph is depicted symbolically by the appointment of men in military uniforms to traditionally civilian positions, such as General Petraeus to the C.I.A., which is becoming paramilitary:
“I would not say that CIA has been taken over by the military, but I would say that the CIA has become more militarized,” Philip Giraldi, a retired career CIA case officer, told The Nation. “A considerable part of the CIA budget is now no longer spying; it’s supporting paramilitaries who work closely with JSOC to kill terrorists, and to run the drone program.” The CIA, he added, “is a killing machine now.”(The Petraeus Legacy: A Paramilitary CIA?, emphasis added). This is now warmongering on steroids which is bankrupting the American people even as the Plutocracy is being enriched at unprecedented rates.
The current "debate" (actually a propaganda campaign by McTell News) about the phantom fiscal cliff is nothing more than an effort to program the minds of Americans into plundering the treasury by taking the people's money then putting it into the bank accounts of the plunder barons:
These are difficult times for the deficit scolds who have dominated policy discussion for almost three years. One could almost feel sorry for them, if it weren’t for their role in diverting attention from the ongoing problem of inadequate recovery, and thereby helping to perpetuate catastrophically high unemployment.(Fighting Fiscal Phantoms, Paul Krugman). The fiscal scolds who happen to also be psychopaths, started out their fiasco by claiming that Health Care is the number one enemy of the military (Your Health Is Their Number 1 Enemy?! - 2).
But the deficit scolds aren’t giving up. Now yet another organization, Fix the Debt, is campaigning for cuts to Social Security and Medicare, even while making lower tax rates a “core principle.” That last part makes no sense in terms of the group’s ostensible mission, but makes perfect sense if you look at the array of big corporations, from Goldman Sachs to the UnitedHealth Group, that are involved in the effort and would benefit from tax cuts. Hey, sacrifice is for the little people.
Their madness will not go quietly into the night, so keep up the good fight.
The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.