|The One True Political Party|
That one party is "the business party" which is an epigovernment overseeing a duopoly.
According to this viewpoint, the basic purpose for the charade or masquerade of two opposing political forces is to deceive the people into thinking they have a voice.
In the U.S. this manifested as the Democratic and Republican wings of the one business party.
I would tend to say that their hypothesis is sound, because it is not difficult to gather facts which reveal a direction that is incompatible with the views of the people, and it is also clear that the people can't change that direction with their votes (The Elections of Pontius Pilots).
One poll after another shows that the people feel that the nation is and has been going in a wrong direction (Mystery of Compromise vs. Capitulation - 2).
That wrong direction is not in the interests of the common good (see e.g. The W Direction = The Perilous Path, The Circle W Cowboys, Titanic Mistakes Using The W Compass, Obama: The Republican Candidate in 2012? - 2).
Regular readers know that Dredd Blog sees this direction as a plundering of the people via a modern feudal strategy (see the multi-post series American Feudalism).
Regular readers also will remember that Dredd Blog, on today's date in 2009, posted the following:
When you go to accept a prize for peace then glorify war in your newspeak, you are bound to please the intellectual warmongers.
Warsters tell us that war is peace when we do it, war is just and holy when we do it, because there is evil in the world (evil defined as whatever we are opposing) because we are real.
(Our forefather was not real when he fathered the U.S. Constitution?)
Warsters say we are also exceptional, inerrant, and resistance is futile.
Whoopee doo hey la di la my BORG friend's back and there's gonna be trouble.
The Orwellian doublethink continues, only it is in a different colored package with "NEW" stamped on it:
And one of the striking features of the modern period is the institutionalization of that [propaganda] process, so that we now have huge industries deceiving the public — and they're very conscious about it, the public relations industry. Interestingly, this developed in the freest countries—in Britain and the US—roughly around time of WWI, when it was recognized that enough freedom had been won that people could no longer be controlled by force. So modes of deception and manipulation had to be developed in order to keep them under control.(Chomsky, emphasis added). Congratulations when you are spreading insanity in the world as if there was such a thing as a just, holy disease? No, no congratulations.
And by now these are huge industries. They not only dominate marketing of commodities, but they also control the political system. As anyone who watches a US election knows, it's marketing. It's the same techniques that are used to market toothpaste.
The question is not whether or not there are just, holy wars in the abstract, the question is whether the war one is fighting at a given time is a just, holy war or not.
As any war continues it becomes increasingly unjust, even if it began as a just war, so it is unlikely that any war, which had no exit strategy when it began, can be called a just war.
Somebody X kills 3,000 men, women, and children in Somebody Y cities, so in what Somebody Y calls a just, holy war Somebody Y kills 10,000 men, women, and children of Somebody X and Somebody Z for each 1 person killed of Somebody Y? Because Somebody Y is more just and holy than Somebody X and Somebody Z?
Face up to it, your endless wars are not endlessly just, are a mad cow disease that engenders doublespeak, newspeak, and all the other germs dangerous to a free people as James Madison said.
Of course it does not matter in a military oil complex governed nation, because freedom is simply nothing left to lose.