Only a Good War Will Do!
by Ron Holland
by Ron Holland: Facebook
It is political
suicide for politicians in the west to make the necessary cuts in
government expenditures to limit the explosive growth in government
debt at the federal, state or local level. It is also impossible
without force for governments to steal enough additional revenue
and private wealth from Americans and the productive working citizens
of other nations to generate enough government revenue to make a
dent in the growth of the national debt. In addition, overt hyperinflation
or massive government debt repudiation is unacceptable to foreign
nations, central banks and investors who hold much of dollars and
national debt. Therefore:
- What course
of action is left open to Washington politicians to get out of
the national debt and dollar crisis they have created?
- How do
they create an enemy and blame another nation for the wealth and
property confiscation necessary to survive?
- Also how
do they cut the government payrolls, benefits and expenses in
an equal measure to guarantee their survival against the power
of entrenched union power?
how do the politicians and financial elite cover-up their actions
to avoid the blame and retribution for what they have done to
the global financial system?
is no way out the political answer is always WAR! Carl von Clausewitz
said it best in his quote, "War is merely the continuation
of politics by other means." This is what we may be facing
soon in the Middle East.
The Daily Bell
West Builds Islam To Create A New War" is certainly not
to be missed in understanding the wave of violence and revolution
sweeping the Middle East. "Anglo-American elites are indeed
attempting to destabilize the Middle East, creating a spectrum of
national unity governments that must evolve in some cases into "militant"
Islam. This too is apparently part of the plan...as an expanded
Muslim scourge justifies further authoritarianism in the West and
simultaneously a necessity for ongoing military preparedness and
goes on to describe how the Obama Administration has appeared clueless
and unprepared for the social media organization of the opposition
to Mubarak and the possible end to his 30-year dictatorship. US
intelligence again has egg on its face and Hillary is attempting
to create an "orderly transition" from Mubarak to his
new Vice President while the people in the street want a total end
to the regime now.
As usual, Washington
will do whatever is necessary to make the worst possible decision
and come out as the real loser in the Middle East revolutions. Remember,
what is best for the Anglo-American Axis doesn't have to be what
is best for America or our government. Their control over Washington
is a means to an end, not their ultimate goal and right now these
few, privileged wealthy families, their mega banks and investment
firms as well as the central banks they control are in serious trouble
far exceeding the Great Depression.
want to submit a hypothesis which goes even further than using a
future war to create a more unassailable police state at home and
further military expansion abroad. I want to make the case, how
a future limited war in the Middle East involving relatively fundamentalist
regimes and even China as a co-belligerent just might be the ultimate
plan by the Anglo-American elites. A war could protect the financial
elites from full retribution due to their central bank created mania,
bubble and collapse they have inflicted on the world now over-shadowed
by 100's of trillions in sovereign debt and unfunded social program
their establishment media and opinion makers need to set the stage
for the following to happen during a war. There is a tried and true
playbook for this as most wars are manufactured and created for
economic purposes just as this one will be. Most of America's wars
have been started this way as dictators can just attack and invade
other countries while democracies are forced to go through the charade
of creating an enemy and then responding to popular enthusiasm or
some contrived black-flag event.
They need to
create war hysteria, manufacture patriotism and the spirit of shared
sacrifice so much of the private wealth in the western world can
be transferred to governments to meet war crisis revenue needs.
At the same time benefits and programs will be slashed and we will
part with our remaining wealth and freedoms while our leaders protect
us from a manufactured foreign threat. This is their goal but whether
they will succeed is up to us.
Washington policies, actions and Arab resentment, the revolutions
however originally incited will tend to take on a life of their
own. Causes of revolution can range from American-supported policies
and dictators, the falling world economy or a real desire for freedom
from the status quo, it really doesn't matter. The movements will
likely spiral out of control due to the power of the internet and
social media organizational capabilities.
While the Obama
Administration would certainly prefer the usual open-door policy
of simply replacing one authoritarian leader with another allied
to Washington to release internal social pressures, this time it
could be different. Still in the region, the present grab bag of
dictators and false monarchies is likely to be replaced temporarily
with transitional fragile democracies which will fail and evolve
over time into somewhat fundamentalist regimes.
put whatever spin it wants on the outcomes but the bottom line is
they will be far more unfriendly and uncooperative with the United
States and Israel than those in power now. Second, since fundamentalist
leaderships will often put religion and culture above wealth and
the fair-weather friendship of the USA, the new crop of leaders
might be far more difficult to buy off and or blackmail.
Is a Powerful Motivator
at history we see how citizens will usually pay any cost and take
any deprivation during a war which threatens their nation or homeland.
We saw this very clearly during World War Two in England during
the Blitz and in Germany during the American and British nightly
terror bombing of cities and civilian targets. The same outcome
happened in the Philippians at Corregidor and in the trenches on
both sides during World War One. Similar situations took place across
the American southern states with civilians in Vicksburg living
on rats, the burning of Atlanta, the bombardment of Charleston and
countless other towns and villages.
brings people together and you can see it during major snowstorms,
hurricanes, power outages and terror attacks like 9/11 on New York
City. Often the same thugs who would rob you at gunpoint during
normal times will be transformed into a lifesaver, friend or protector
the German population together more and solidified the people behind
Hitler during World War Two than the allied bombing raids. Although
people were hungry and many had already lost everything there was
very little looting or unrest. After 9/11 the American people and
much of the world were behind the United States, even Syria and
Iran for a time because of our misfortune. Remember, 9/11 wasn't
perceived as just an attack on a building, Wall Street or America,
it was an attack on all civilized people. We certainly wasted and
destroyed all of the resulting goodwill but this is a subject for
We also see
the result of shared sacrifice in the Moslem world today as every
drone attack, every battle in Afghanistan and every action by Washington
puppets in the Middle East angers most Moslems even those far removed
from the conflicts, occupations and latest civilian attack. America
has built up tremendous anger and hatred aimed at us because of
our actions and this resentment can last for decades and generations.
Coercion Creates Opposition
A simple definition
is when individuals and groups are forced to act or think in a certain
way due to outside pressure, threats or intimidation they tend to
oppose such actions.
Here in a modern
context think of how you feel about paying taxes, penalties and
fines just to fund more make-work jobs for bureaucrats and vote
buying schemes for politicians. Or consider the draft if you oppose
the military action or war in progress. Note how Saddam Hussein's
army of conscripts melted away within a few days of the Washington
invasion of Iraq. But compare this to the voluntary resistance of
individual Iraqis after the invasion probably never exceeding 5%
of the conscripted army were able to hold the most powerful army
in the world at bay for several years.
examples might be the wholesale desertion of Russian armies during
World War One or the Christmas Truce in the trenches of the western
front when the soldiers began to realize they were suffering excessively
for fools in political and military leadership in the high commands
of France and England. In the United States, consider the New York
draft riots against Lincoln's unfair draft rules which targeted
the poor while allowing the wealthy to buy conscripts to take their
sacrifice is a far stronger motivator than force or coercion and
we have seen an identical result in Afghanistan. Another way to
look at this is the forced trillions in bailouts for Wall Street
placed on the American taxpayers and future generations by Congress
while their corporate profits and salaries soared. Everyone would
have been glad to pull together during the crisis but the force
and coercion will be remembered for decades.
people will not be fooled again and agree to selective coercion
and sacrifice with the coming dollar and Treasury debt collapse;
hence, maybe we see another reason for the madness in the Middle
Brings Out Shared Sacrifice at Home and on the Battlefield
In the coming
decade, America, Europeans and the Chinese will like have more economic
destruction and wealth loss to deal with than in many years. For
China, when their economic bubble bursts, they will face relative
economic hardships not seen since Mao's Great Leap Forward, for
Europe World War Two and for the US, the Great Depression and Civil
politicians and China, the largest holder of US treasury debt outside
the Federal Reserve, they cannot sit idly by if the US should repudiate
the treasury debt. Chinese leaders like politicians everywhere want
to stay in power and they would look stupid and lose face before
the nation. A limited war where they were just allied with Islamic
factions would provide the necessary political cover while the US
and China traded sanctions, debt repudiation and currency threats
back and forth all for public show.
over-sovereign-indebted allies in Europe join with us against the
Islamic nations and oil-producing regions, we could under cover
of war, repudiate our sovereign debts, move to a new world crisis
currency, confiscate much of the private wealth and drastically
cut government payrolls and Social Security and welfare payments
and blame it all on the war. The West would have shared sacrifice,
shared poverty and a war-hysteria-driven police state at home, a
strong military abroad and most of the world's oil resources directly
under our control.
might not get away with this today because of alternative news and
communications, don't think for an instant properly conditioned
people would not fall for something like this. This happened to
our parents, grandparents and past generations. All wars are economic
in nature and usually looting expeditions by powerful interests.
The propaganda, patriotism, hate, revenge and prejudice and historical
cover-up is just for public consumption.
Tear Down Your Neocon & Financial Empire Walls!
controlled American foreign policy for decades and their Middle
East actions have been to install and support dictatorships to control
the nations and people in a plantation overseer type arrangement.
This guaranteed that favored international oil conglomerates and
financial elites made big money off Arab natural resources, primarily
oil which is why the Anglo-American Axis has controlled the region
since the First World War.
these favored authoritarian leaders, their extended families and
special interests shared in the wealth pillaged from their countries
and they were protected by American military hardware, training
and funding from the United States and the United Kingdom. Their
successful administration and forced "regional stability"
for overseeing and safeguarding our "Arab oil plantations,"
allowed the vassal state leadership free rein to rule as they thought
As you can
see with leaders like Mubarak, the priority is always profits and
stability rather than human rights and overall prosperity. Yes Washington
would sometimes wink and utter platitudes about jobs and democracy
but as long as the puppet leaders followed the empire rules and
directives, we generally left them alone.
some national leaders of the empire states would fail to keep order
or attempt to skim too much money off the top and our intelligence
services would replace them in a faux revolution but only the leaders
changed, seldom their policies. In extreme cases such as Panama
under Noriega or Iraq under Saddam, our military would from time
to time remove one dictator from power by military force and install
a more pliable puppet to manage the individual nations in the empire.
fact is British and American elites have ruled the Anglo-American
Empire in the Middle East for well over 100 years in a way very
similar to the Soviet control over the Warsaw Pact nations following
World War Two. Indigenous leaders, powerless parties, fake elections
always with the US behind the scenes guaranteed the 30-plus-year
reigns of monarchies and dictatorships against the will of the people.
the initial overthrow in Tunisia may well have started as another
leader replacement cycle by foreign intelligence, the outcome has
been anything but what was expected due to growth of the internet
and social media. Today, the internet, Twitter and Facebook allow
oppressed citizens to organize and communicate across national boundaries
(taxing jurisdictions) and Washington now has an uprising against
US puppets and dictators growing across the Middle East.
virus using the internet to spread and organize across the region
from Egypt, Yemen to Jordan may soon threaten the pro-Washington,
oil-producing nations of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the gulf states
with disastrous economic and financial consequences for oil prices,
the dollar and the treasury debt. But as we've written earlier,
there may be a silver lining and plan over all the perceived chaos.
While I normally
would recommend that Washington stay out of the internal affairs
of other nations, due to the actions of dictators and leaders under
our past sponsorship and protection, I urge the Obama Administration
to either get ahead of the political tidal wave now washing away
our neocon empire across the Middle East or get out of the way.
- A good
place to start would be an apology for our past actions in the
region, explain how some of this might have been warranted by
the Cold War but declare an end to the practice and promise an
immediate cessation of our backing for corrupt regimes.
- Second we
should announce plans to end our Neocon inspired wars in Afghanistan
and Iraq as well as our drone attacks in Pakistan and other nations
in the area.
we should offer friendship and urge private financial and economic
help for the region and for peaceful efforts to topple remaining
corrupt authoritarian regimes.
Thanks to the
internet and social media, the tides of politics and history are
quickly changing in the Middle East and these actions may well move
to China, Africa, Asia, Europe and yes even here in the United States.
I believe historians
will someday write about how the internet or Facebook Revolution
created more freedom and less oppression in the world. Historians
should point out how the use of the internet to provide alternative
news, organization and individual human action against powerful
elites actually started in the United States during the Ron Paul
For President Campaign in 2008. Who knows, these changes might well
sweep the globe between now and 2012 and even begin to restore limited
government to the United States.
As it all began
here with Ron Paul, maybe it will blossom again with Ron Paul in
2012 but this is a political decision for Ron Paul. Still, if I
were a member of one of the two party political establishments,
the Federal Reserve or the financial elites, I would pay close attention
to Egypt and the Middle East. Just maybe it is time for them to
begin to worry if the eventual overthrow of Mubarak in Egypt might
be the beginning of the end for political and financial tyranny
over free people around the world. This could really upset Washington's
plans as well as the hidden motives of the Anglo-American elites.
By 2012 we
might see rallies filling the Washington Mall against Bernanke,
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and the closed two-party monopoly.
I can hear
the crowds now, "Geithner, Go Back To Brooklyn, Bernanke, Go
Back to Dillon SC," and maybe even "Obama, Go Back To
Somewhere." It is certainly time to begin to dismantle the
Neocon empire walls protecting dictators around the world as well
as the Walls of Washington here at home.
As a child
I often sang the old black spiritual about oppression, Go Down Moses
in elementary school. Two lines I remember were, "Tell ole
Pharaoh, To let my people go." Contrary to the perception of
the citizens of Egypt, Mubarak is not a modern-day pharaoh but rather
just one of many petty dictators supported by Washington.
If there is
a real pharaoh attempting to control the world today, it is a group
of wealthy Anglo-American elites in Washington, the City of London
and on Wall Street who manipulate our foreign policy and our markets
through the central banks around the world. We need to tear down
the empire walls abroad and build a high wall around the neocon
advisors and Wall Street elites at home.
Holland [send him
mail] is a contributing editor to the Swiss
Mountain Vision Newsletter
published by Appenzeller Business Press.
© 2011 by LewRockwell.com. Permission to reprint in whole or in
part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.
Best of Ron Holland