- How stupid do they think we are? Only hours after our
much-praised Secretary of State is revealed to have been using material
plagiarized from a college student to justify why we're going to kill thousands
of people with bombs, our government issues a terror alert and expects
us to believe it?
- And how stupid are we? We believe it.
- Everybody takes it seriously even though Colin Powell
has been shown to have perpetrated a colossal lie before the entire world,
sitting in front of the assembled multitude of rectitude at the United
Nations, exposed as having tried to pass off a decade-old college post-graduate
thesis as supposedly cutting-edge Department of Defense intelligence. Used
before the most august leaders of the world, this is supposed to be the
best we can do? For all that money in the defense budget?
- I mean, shouldn't we be embarrassed to be caught in such
a childish lie? Could the U.S. government have reached a new low in their
sluggish and unintelligent efforts to convince the world it should bomb
everything that doesn't "love our freedom?"
- But it didn't matter. The American people have become
such dullards that apparently nobody made the connection concerning lying
about the reasons for bombing Iraq and lying about the terror alert. Certainly
not the TV news robots.
- Stupidest of all? The terror alert was meant to cover
up the Secretary of State's very own sophomoric faux pas, but the piggies
needn't have bothered.
- The TV anchorpeople, who worry a lot more about their
hair than they do the fate of the world, didn't even blink an eye, didn't
even make the connection, that if Powell is fabricating evidence culled
from the out-of-date research - the grad student's work was assessing conditions
in Iraq more than a decade ago - then what possible evidence could this
most "humane" member of the Bush Cabal of Death have been using
to suddenly whip up a new terror alert - which served no greater purpose
than to take the world's focus off his own obvious incompetence and insincerity.
- His own lies. There could be no clearer evidence that
the United States is lying - not only about its own objectives but also
about its own methods, its own performance - and, as I'm sure our genuine
enemies would notice, and most dangerous of all - its actual capabilities.
There may be no doubt that the U.S. could totally vaporize Baghdad, and
no doubt that America's demonic weapons of mass destruction have turned
large swaths of Third World countries into radioactive wastelands, but
there are real doubts that this two-faced gang of armchair cutthroats have
the ability, the will or the intent to defend our country.
- Just look at the investigation into 9/11, the biggest
crime in American history, and let me know if you see one. Just look at
Enron, the biggest robbery in American history, and let me know if you
see the big perps being brought to justice.
- Lies. Everywhere you turn are lies, couched in trite
buzzphrases, uttered by incompetent functionaries like Ashcroft, who couldn't
even make a decent middle school debate team, not to mention Bush, who
will never learn that sincere statements later learned to be false mean
you can never reach people again.
- Or maybe you can. Maybe people don't really care if the
world is destroyed, if their own sons return to the Fatherland contaminated
by radioactivity and poison vaccines. The insincerely enraptured media
suckups, who have their own challenges to overcome, insist Bush is popular,
but average people at the shopping center now only say that if they think
the Homeland Security camera is on them.
- Lies. Like the new information about the Patriot missiles
that the U.S. has sold to practically every country that wanted one. During
the first Gulf War massacre, the Pentagon claimed a 100 percent kill-ratio
against those evil Scud missiles launched by Saddam. Now the news is the
Patriot missiles never hit a single Scud, or that the kill-ratio was somewhere
in the range of 7 percent, at best.
- Just like the phony U.S. missile tests we see in the
news every now and then. Those missiles can't hit spit unless there's a
GPS beacon in the target. But the well-coiffed media harlots always reports
those tests as if they were some actual triumph of technology, rather than
the totally bogus corporate political propaganda they are. Speaking of
that, did you hear Raytheon, the company that made the Patriot missiles,
was also hired to evaluate their performance, for a cool half million?
It's the Arthur Andersen principle, still working fine.
- Our genuine enemies - as opposed to the ones cooked up
at CIA secret meetings and funded covertly by third parties (are you listening,
Bob Graham?) - must be noticing that a Patriot missile couldn't hit a mule
in the ass with a banjo.
- Just like the phony scripted news alerts on CNN that
don't mean anything, either - they just condition people to ignore all
news alerts - all this talk about terror alerts reveals to our genuine
enemies that we are all bluster without competence, all talk and no game,
not to mention genuine toughness. Living the soft life of the complacent
West, we rely on our high-tech toys to do our killing for us, and when
those toys don't work, those softie Western soldiers have a real problem,
like crashing their own helicopters or bombing their own allies because
they're doing too many drugs. Too bad the war on drugs doesn't work on
the drugs used for war.
- The only reason for this terror alert was to take the
focus off Powell's laziness, his unprofessional reliance on a British report
that was nothing more than verbatim excerpts from an out-of-date war college
paper, which he passed off as the best the American government could produce
about its knowledge of what is really going on in Iraq. An utterly pathetic
and incompetent performance by a government that has received a permanent
free pass from uncritical media stooges.
- These stooges are fakes themselves, and so is Powell,
and so are his terror alerts. And by their belief in all these false statements
" these fake terror alerts " so are the American people, who
have become, in the eyes of so many innocents abroad, the scourge of the
earth, for their misinformed malice and imbecilic indifference.
- The biggest terror alert of all - 9/11 - was an event
manufactured by the very people who are supposed to be our leaders, our
benefactors, not our plunderers. Don't argue " the evidence is plentiful,
despite the stalled official investigation. Now, the biggest worry becomes
the matter of when they will decide we need another dose to convince us
we are in danger and they are our saviors.
- 9/11 occurred at a time when the cabal was devising new
and draconian restrictions on our freedom called the Patriot Act, which
was passed shortly after that disaster. Now comes word that a new Patriot
Act II has been devised in secret.
- Can we make the connection between the act of writing
the new rules for totalitarian control and the horrendous act necessary
to justify its imposition? And can we make it in time?
- Not likely, because we're as stupid as they think we
- John Kaminski lives and writes on the coast of Florida
while watching the destruction of civilization by shallow and insincere
men who don't tell the truth most of the time and don't really care that