Monday, September 11, 2006
Why Aren't the American People
Shocked by the War in Iraq?
American Deaths and Corporate Greed
by Don Hazen
Here is an article by an American who realizes why his fellow men do not care about the wars their nation is always having. He is correct in his view of the citizens being numb. But I have little faith in the third section he speaks of that has a chance to save their country. I think it is to late for that, not repairable. The dream dissolved. America needs to finish off its fall to the bottom first before anyone will see what becomes of it.
"The reason the American people aren't shocked is the state of war, or the state of preparation for war, have been going on for so long, decades, even generations, that this has become the norm for the American people. War or the preparation for war have been going on for so long that the American people have been numbed by the processes. For a long time, in there own numb-minded way, they have understood that this is how our very mature American capitalist economy is kept functioning. In their own numb-minded way they understand that war or the preparation for war creates markets for all sorts of products and services. Further, in their own numb-minded way, they understand that we cannot sustain our American capitalist economy by exporting products and services. Therefore, in their numb-minded way, they have arrived at the point where they view war and the preparation for war as necessary and desirable. In this numb-minded condition they accept the new American fascist state with its constant state of war without so much as a weak whimper. In this numb-minded condition they even view the new American fascist state as desirable.
In other words, the culture required in America to accept and support the new American fascist military/police state has existed for quite some time. This is why the creation of the new American fascist military/police state has met so little resistance from the American people.
Is all hope lost? Maybe not! The ultimate powers in American society, which consist of the American capitalist class, Corporate America and the military/industrial complex, are deeply divided on the issue of the creation of our new American fascist military/police state. Along with the deep divided pro-fascist ultimate powers that disagree on how the new American fascist state should be managed there are those ultimate powers that are not enamored with fascism, and are very concerned about the direction the pro-fascist powers are taking America. This third faction among the ultimate powers is concerned about the fascists taking America down the road to military and economic disasters. Further, this third faction understands that the fascists do not have any real solutions to the environmental, social and economic problems confronting America. This third faction also understands that the environmental, social and economic problems must be solved to extend the useful life of the American capitalist economic system.
Our hope for maintaining our political democracy, our civil rights and the rule of law, also our hope for solving our environmental, social and economic problems, also our best chance for extending the useful life of the American capitalist economic system long enough to find a suitable replacement for capitalism and develop a culture that is capable of supporting the new economic system, depends on this third faction in the ultimate powers being able to seize control in this power struggle.
It will be very interesting to see how the power struggle among America's ultimate powers plays out."
Once again, this power struggle thing is going to be scary!
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