Here I am stranded on this island called Dumarika. Being a baby boomer this writer can recall the days when this place was never as dumb as it is now. Don’t get me wrong, this was always home to many fitting the description of Dumb, but never such a preponderance. I mean, how dumb can the majority of us be that we allow so many Super Rich hypocrites, liars, phonies and even, in some cases, criminals to run our governments, local , state and federal? On the presidential level, where I will focus, the madness is devastating! Look at the elections the empire supervises, it seems forever. Just go back to the time period I will call AN: After Nixon. We had the appointed president, Gerald Ford, one of the main culprits in the Warren Commission hoax after JFK’s murder, or should I say ‘ Coup de tat’? Ford was a ‘ Water carrier’ for Allen Dulles, making damn sure that poor Lee Harvey would be the only one in the history books. Gerald was rewarded with the ultimate gift, that of the presidency. He did not last too long, just enough to insure that Rumsfeld and Cheney got their hooks into the big show. Then Mr. Peanuts comes along, he of David Rockefeller’s Trilateral Commission ( founded in 1973), and the infamous ( for the war criminal establishment) Council on Foreign Relations. When Mr. Peanuts screwed up too much ( or was set up) in the famous oil embargo of 1978-79, and of course the Iran Hostage Crisis ( another set up?) the empire wanted Dutch Reagan, and they got him… for the full Monty. He did his job so well while mesmerizing much of Dumarika with every skill he had as an former actor. HIs main role was cutting the balls off of working stiffs nationwide while granting major tax breaks for the Super Rich…. sound familiar? Reagan segued into Thousand Points of Light Bush Sr., notorious front man for the empire through his leadership of the CIA . Many in investigative journalism believe that Bush Sr.’s hands were as dirty as hell when the empire knocked off JFK and blamed it on Lee Harvey. All Bush Sr. did as president was sucker Saddam into an attack on Kuwait ( read the transcript of Ambassador April Glaspie’s meeting with Hussein right before the **** hit the fan). He even used the good ole ‘ Hitler label’ on Saddam to justify phony Iraq War 1. They only needed Sr. for one term, because they had ….
‘ I feel your pain’ William Jefferson to do their bidding for 8 years. He kept us involved in the Balkan wars, always on the wrong side of it all ( if ever there was even a ‘ right side ‘). William Jefferson, who as governor of the Dumamerika state of Arkansas allowed the CIA to use the Mena Airport for the famous ‘ Drugs for weapons and Visa Versa ‘ trafficking- Read Terry Reed’s 1994 bestseller Compromised- Clinton, Bush and the CIA). As president, William Jefferson made sure the Super Rich got their welfare reform bill intact, and of course, before he left office, to see the end of The Glass Stegall Act., which forbade neighborhood banks from entering the great Wall Street gambling casino.This opened the door for the Subprime Mortgage scams that followed. With the advent of the highly criminal Bush Jr./Cheney Cabal the 21st Century saw the most heinous of all heinous phony wars. The invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq fractured our economy, devastated two countries and opened the door for the refugee mess the whole of Europe now has to face… Plus the most coveted caveat of all in a violent jihadist movement throughout the Middle East. If ever there were more treasonous men than those in this Cabal, it will be hard to top… though President Cheetos is doing his best in that department. These folks paved the way for Hope and Change Obama that so many prayed for. Sadly, it never came as this next stooge of empire did his best to save the Super Rich and the War Economy. Barack prefaced it all when he told the big machers of Wall Street that if it wasn’t for him the suckers would come after them carrying pitchforks. Matter of fact, despite doing nothing for the poor Blacks , and even middle class blacks, most black Amerikans still love the guy… as he cashes in on his celebrity. I am sure the Libyans must love the guy, as they do Miss Hillary, for the US led NATO attack destroying their nation!
Must I have to even mention this current stooge of empire? Just go to the film archives and view all his many racist and sexist rants. Or watch how President Cheetos gave a ‘ backhanded’ support for this new resurgence of a Neo Fascist/Neo Nazi mindset sweeping the nation. The Charlottesville March of August, 2017, whereupon the folks Trump stated afterward as ‘ Some good people on both sides ‘ can be seen carrying torches and chanting ” Jews will not replace us” and ” Blood and Soil”. If you never studied the history of Germany Circa 1930’s just research and see how the brown shirts behaved. The spirit of Joseph Goebbels, somewhere in the confines of hell, would be proud. Look at all the recent police murders of unarmed black people, amplified more than ever before ( we all know they have been doing this for centuries but.. ). Recently, as another black man, unarmed and not assaulting anyone, was shot not once, not twice, but seven times in the back , outrage followed. What did the local yokels do in Kenosha, the ones who ran their white bread police dept? They welcomed armed vigilantes to ‘ assist ‘ them, even gave them water to drink. One of these out of state terrorists ( for that is what they are) a 17 year old with a military style automatic rifle, was ably helped to exit the scene right after he blew away two peaceful protestors. The police chief, who I will not even offer the courtesy of giving his name said this:
“Persons who were out after the curfew became engaged in some type of disturbance, and persons were shot. Everybody involved was out after the curfew. I’m not going to make a great deal of that, but the point is the curfew is in place to protect,” Miskinis said.
“Had persons not been out involved in violation of that, perhaps the situation that unfolded would not have happened.” So, with this president leading the way, this is the ‘ New Normal’ of Dumamerika.
When November comes around ( even earlier as we vote by mail in Florida, where the Republican Trump stooge governor has made it ok ) my vote, FOR THE LAST TIME, will be for any and all Democrats on the ballot. Remember, I am a proud Socialist and usually vote Green Party. This time, however, as with Professor Cornel West of Harvard, I must see this Neo Fascist/Neo Nazi culture stifled… even if just a bit. If not, well, study your German history of the late 1920s and early 1930s folks.
Philip A Farruggio is a contributing editor for The Greanville Post. He is also frequently posted on Global Research, Nation of Change, Countercurrents.org, and Off Guardian sites. He is the son and grandson of Brooklyn NYC longshoremen and a graduate of Brooklyn College, class of 1974. Since the 2000 election debacle Philip has written over 400 columns on the Military Industrial Empire and other facets of life in an upside down America. He is also host of the ‘ It’s the Empire… Stupid ‘ radio show, co produced by Chuck Gregory. Philip can be reached at email@example.com.