Libyan Epiphany: Tomahawks Trump Teachers

000049With Fukushima nuclear waste destroying still more of the North Pacific fishery and Libya in chaos,  the third week of March 2011 is worth remembering.

Events of that week crystallized the profound hypocrisy and immorality of the American body politic. If you’d retained any semblance of your humanity, after decades of desensitization at the hands of the military-industrial mafia and their titillating lapdog media, you could not have escaped the glaring epiphany of a nation with disturbing priorities.

Japan suffered a natural disaster of historic magnitude and began a futile battle against an epic nuclear meltdown, just as the world was being reassured that nuclear power was safe.

While Japan struggled to feed its population – especially the elderly in nursing homes, the seven large US military bases in Japan were suddenly invisible.  The country’s largest ports remained open and undamaged.

Yet, instead of focusing every resource at our disposal on the Japanese cataclysm now washing up on the West Coast, the Obama Administration – at the urging of colonial masters Britain and France – decided to bomb Libya.

Our erudite and eager-to-please cowboy President pulled a Butch Cassidy and tried to hide out in South America, apparently unaware that most of that continent enjoys better relations with Libya than with the US.

American exceptionalism was in short supply. But the empirical band played on.

Republicans – who had busied their fat little fingers (between large slices of American pie) laying waste to unions – quickly abandoned their months-long collective tirade on the merits of fiscal conservatism. While Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker gleefully handed out pink slips to teachers, General Dynamics demonically ramped up production of its Tomahawk missiles. Defense and oil stocks soared.

Each Tomahawk that blasts a depleted-uranium hole in Libya costs the US taxpayer $1.5 million. As of today, the bill for decimating and decapitating the Libyan people came to $112 million – a small price to pay for a good old fashioned genocide. Rest assured there won’t be a peep out of Republicans as the Pentagon bounces checks to a familiar array of war profiteers.

If education was a national priority, by my calculations we could have instead paid 2,240 teachers $50,000/year and come out even on the Tomahawk expenditure.

But education is not a national priority. Neither is helping faithful ally Japan – whose citizens are tired, scared and starving. Instead, deficit-be-damned, our national priority is to bend over and lick the filthy blood-stained boots of the Rothschild-led City of London-based banking/oil/insurance/reinsurance/mining/agribusiness/pharmaceutical/ syndicate, which will now steal Libya’s petroleum on our dime.

This cabal seeks to depopulate the planet of useless eaters, monopolize its resources and amplify its own hegemony by throwing the entire global economy into the speculative realm on its various stock exchanges. They are financial parasites who destroy the wealth of all others while enhancing their own.

Under the auspices of yet another “madman-elimination” Crusade, America was again led by the nose down a well-worn path to serve as Hessianized mercenary force for these self-declared Illuminati bankers.

As if to foreshadow the Libyan madness, the day before Operation Odyssey Dawn commenced, NASA fired a Taurus XL rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The rocket misfired and plummeted into the Pacific Ocean, taking a cool $424 million beneath the waves with it. The boys making space toys, “fiscally-conservative” by a country mile, simply returned to their sandboxes to build more rockets – on your dime.

Were it not for the gravity of the situation, this March madness would all be quite comical. But the stakes are high, especially for America.

Republican words do not match their deeds. They could care less about budget deficits. They enjoy kicking around the weak while licking the boots of the wealthy. These grateful un-rich climbers with callous-free hands love to bash workers while bending over for corporate bosses. Better still to place a yellow ribbon on a minivan and feel patriotic about writing yet another gazillion dollar check to General Dynamics or some other Illuminati defense subsidiary. They are Pavlov’s dogs and they are cowards. Their much-vaunted “American values” do not exist. They are yes-men in the service of City of London bankers. And they are destroying our nation.

President Butch Cassidy, most Democrats, and what pathetically passes for the “American left” didn’t fare much better during this time of epiphany. Naïve is the word that comes to mind. From the very beginning of the Gaddafi demonization redux, liberals took the bait. It was cool to make fun of Gaddafi. It felt good to be on the winning side. The star-gazers felt a colonial duty – even a moral imperative – to intervene in Libya on behalf of…well the Libyans.

It didn’t matter that the “peaceful opposition” had fighter planes, RPGs and SAMs. No big deal that many belonged to al Qaeda of the Mahgreb. The media – both corporate and “alternative”– told Americans that these CIA/MI6/Mossad surrogates were the good guys and by God that was good enough for the sheeple.

But altruistic intentions fail when intellectual rigor, historical astuteness and political theory are lacking. Let’s face it. Americans are increasingly dumb about the world. It’s what happens when education takes a back seat to the military-industrial complex.

Yet larger cracks have emerged in the neo-colonial house of cards. Our alchemical dominion over nature has proven tenuous and downright lethal as the Fukushima reactors continue to spew radiation. Our dependence on Middle East oil has taken center stage.

We spurn progressive world leaders and support Gulf State kings, just as pan-Arab revolution gathers momentum and threatens to sweep these medieval relics aside. Are European monarchs next? How can America, a nation founded by revolution against monarchy and which fancies itself the very bedrock of democracy in the world, support monarchy in any form in the 21st century?

Maybe the reason the whacko right-wing cries for “American exceptionalism” is because they know we longer are exceptional. If we really were, we wouldn’t need to go around blathering about it. We would show some humility, lose our worn-out free market dogma and just BE exceptional.

Events of the past week – both despite and because of their gruesomely hypocritical nature – can result in a quantum leap in the revolutionary consciousness of humankind if only we are able to grasp their significance.

Maybe Americans need more time off so they can travel abroad more. Maybe if they supported unions they would get that time off to travel. Maybe if they traveled more and shopped less, helping Japan in its time of need would have been a national priority and bombing Libya would have seemed the absurdity that it has proven to have been.

Dean Henderson is the author of five books: Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network, The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries,Das Kartell der Federal Reserve, Stickin’ it to the Matrix & The Federal Reserve Cartel.  You can subscribe free to his weekly Left Hook column


3 responses to “Libyan Epiphany: Tomahawks Trump Teachers

  1. On one hand, ignorance is bliss, because knowledge of why the US sends goyim to die in the Middle East or why nuclear power plants even exist in the first place does not help you sleep at night. However, knowing the sheer horror of what is coming financially and perhaps militarily (nuclear war) to US does help you at least prepare on a personal level. The big problem is most US citizens are hypnotized by the Bread & Circuses, actually somehow believe that the District of Criminals are on their side, and really just care about this weekend’s football and baseball games, the chicken wings and pizza, and the cheap US beer they guzzle.

    Have attempted on many occasions to discuss the absolute criminality of the situation, and everyone (we are talking college graduates here, as my job is engineer) is completely brain washed and not in the slightest interested. Almost everyone buys into the official 911 narrative, thinks turning the richest African nation into a hell hole was justified, is unaware that Afghanistan is the second US opium war, etc… . College graduates do not read when they surf the web, they do not read when they go home, and all of their talking points are either sources like sexual predator clown Bill O’Reilly or homo spook Anderson Cooper.

    Oddly enough, the only folks who seem aware of what is going on are non college educated foreigners. Such is the irony of Life.

  2. Great…2,240 more teachers @ $50,000/year teaching Common Core to children. Just what America needs to round out its three-ring circus!

  3. Whacko right wing? It was Marxist, Muslim Brotherhood supporting OBombUS and Killery that were the two major proponets of the criminals that brought down Libya. The war hawks in both parties need to be disempowered, but don’t blame us conservative, freedom loving ‘right wingers’ for what happened with Libya, most of us that were not attached to TV sets and drooling idiots were protesting the actions of Washington.

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