Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Despite “Shutdown” State Fascism Continues


The game is on with the phony government “shutdown” as team elephant and team jackass engage in a corporate-state media scrum to assign the blame for this latest ploy. Despite the political chicanery and eye-gouging it is important to understand that the government is NOT shutting down. The killing machine will be funded just as it always is. In another example of the lie of government gridlock due to partisan bickering the congressional con artists made sure that the precious corporate enforcers, our heroic  soldiers will be paid so that our imperial stormtroopers can go on killing in foreign lands to benefit the bottom lines of those who truly run this place. The fascist infrastructure will also continue to hum along, the scum in congress will keep drawing paychecks and once again the burden of the failure of this rotten government will only be felt by the little people and not necessarily the legions of career bureaucrats with their cushy federal jobs. The real victims will be those who own businesses that rely heavily on their income from government workers or attractions. If you happen to own a small mom and pop diner in one of the national parks you’re screwed but it’s not like the ‘leaders’ of this country give a tin shit about you anyway. Fans of very bad college football games may be early benefactors though as the Navy-Air Force contest may be called off this weekend.

John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute just posted a piece on the farcical shutdown over at antiwar.com which offers up what should be highly pertinent information that is not being reported in the state media. The piece, entitled Police State “Programs Not Affected by a Government Shutdown” is a primer on the things that truly matter in a fascist state like The Homeland. I excerpt the following:

Indeed, the one area not impacted in the least by a government shutdown will be the police/ surveillance state and its various militarized agencies, spying programs and personnel. Take a look at the programs and policies that will not be affected by a government shutdown, and you’ll get a clearer sense of the government’s priorities – priorities which have, as I point out in my new book, A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, little to do with serving taxpayers and everything to do with maintaining power and control, while being sold to the public under the guise of national security.

Yes indeed. The spying will continue as will bullying government goons intimidating and shaking down hapless travelers (and fondling children) at airport checkpoints, the drones will control the skies, the jackboot of the militarized police state will continue to stomp and our blessed troops will continue to have full funding to murder brown-skinned people in foreign lands. Nice work if you can get it and power hungry thugs always are able to accumulate more than their share of positions of authority an any closed society, it is no different here despite the assertions otherwise from the paid liars.

In a thoroughly deceptive story at Reuters written by longtime establishment hack Mark Hosenball and entitled “U.S. spy agencies face big layoffs in government shutdown” the writer laments the amount of “non-essential” employees within the American Stasi apparatus face furloughs and layoffs due to the congressional shenanigans. Buried deeply in the Hosenball story though is the ‘reassuring’ news that foreign countries would be picking up the slack - “However, among the types of activities likely to be cut back as a result of furloughs are strategic planning and analyses and some for “foreign liaison” activities. In many parts of the world, U.S. agencies rely heavily on their partnerships with local spy outfits, such as Britians MI5 and MI6 and Israel’s Mossad”. While not exactly new revelations they are enormously disturbing as foreign counties have little consideration for U.S. laws and in the case of Mossad are particularly more concerned with the furthering of Israeli interests than those of Americans. The culpability of the NSA in providing data on law abiding Americans to Israel has already been recently revealed and while the country itself may be a critical regional ally in hostile territory the current leadership has spent years attempting to goad the U.S. into what would be a ruinous war on Iran.  Not that the watchers have any loyalty to this country to begin with, that is apparent by their sneering disdain for the Constitution.

Said leader, Benjamin Netanyahu is this very week slithering around on American soil doing his damned best to continue to push for this dysfunctional and already financially drained country to do the dirty work of attacking Iran and then absorbing the blowback for it. Despite the change in Iran's leadership with the crazed  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad giving way to the more rational new president Hassan Rouhani who is already toning down the rhetoric and even denounced the inflammatory Holocaust denial of his predecessor Bibi is having none of it. The Israeli strongman followed up last year's United Nations display where he showed up with a childish cartoon picture of a bomb right out of a Road Runner cartoon to make his point about a "red line" with more Iran bashing demagoguery today, hardly a man who is a voice of reason. I mean to hell with diplomacy when you can rant like a paranoid manner in front of a world forum, preaching only to the amen choir about the need for Americans to squander more blood and treasure to fight the war that you don't have the stones to go it alone on.

Hell, it's not like we cash challenged, star-spangled cowboys need more war and by God we send enough of our damned money to Israel AND Saudi Arabia to buy their own damned weapons and fight their own damned wars. It is painfully apparent we have plenty of our own problems here that should take priority over the whims of warmongers and the corrupt foreign leaders that they draw support from. Netanyahu and his crony Bandar Bush are still fuming over Barrys’s forced backdown of the Syria attack after he and Secretary of Skull and Bones Kerry were punked by Vladimir Putin and they want blood, that is American blood to flow by agitating for U.S. troops to be fed into a war of wars. If Netanyahu is so damned intent at attacking Iran let him go it alone, after all, his country already possesses hundreds of nukes as well as chemical weapons stocks - neither of which are subject to restrictions and threats of military attacks if they are not surrendered.

It is always the U.S. war machine and it’s ‘allies’ that are exempted from any sort of civilized behavior, no wonder that this place is ready to collapse. But it is going to be  the average Joe and Jane and their children and grandchildren who have to suffer for the rank idiocy, corruption and elitism of our leaders and their "allies" who only understand graft, lies, murder and thievery as is evident by this faux shutdown while the war machine rolls on and the NSA gets their jollies in trolling Facebook accounts of law abiding Americans and tracking former spouses and girlfriends.
Is this a great country or what?