World War Three Is Under Way and YOU Are the Enemy
by Rob Kall article link
July 6, 2011 | OpEdNews
There is a war that's been under way against the middle class.
The war has been going on for at least 11 years. It's a world wide war -- a World War funded by multinational corporations and billionaires.
If you're reading this, you're probably a war victim, certainly a target, or you're a right winger scoping out the enemy.
There are those who seek wholeness and common ground. I've entertained those ideas, in my head and in writing, myself. But there comes a time when one must face reality. The enemy is not nice. The enemy is evil. The enemy is comprised of psychopaths, sociopaths -- you pick the term -- people who make choices that kill people or let them die.
The enemy is not that easy to detect though. There are plenty of Democrats masquerading as allies when they are really anything but. Then there are Democrats who are so spineless, so weak, so inept and incompetent that they might as well be enemies. Every war has leaders like that. But I digress to discuss grayer areas when there are screamingly clear examples of pure enemies -- not just of the left, but of the middle class and of the America the founders envisioned.
Let's start with the most obvious -- the Koch Brothers. They're the most recent billionaires who are buying legislators and media. But then there's Robert Murdoch and his media empire. There's Richard Melon Scaife who's funded right wing policy promotion organizations to the tune of scores of millions of dollars. There's the Olin family and the Walton family and, recently come to light, Harlan Crow, who gave six figure funding for Swiftboat Veterans for Truth and who's spent millions influencing Supreme Scumball Clarence Thomas. The history of the rise of the right in the US is the history of massive political spending by wealthy right wing families.
Then there are the people in government. Let's start with Clarence Thomas and then look at the other four Supreme court justices who deserve total contempt for their handing the nation over to transnational corporations, with women, minorities and the middle class paying the price.
There are the leaders of the Republican party who, against the will of a strong majority of Americans, continue to exacerbate the nation's economic woes by maintaining fealty to supreme traitor to the US, Grover Norquist. I have no doubt that his influence has already caused the deaths of many Americans and will probably, ultimately cause the deaths of tens of thousands. But not just deaths. He and the politicians who sign loyalty oaths to his anti-tax policies have contributed to the US failing to be among the top nations in terms of lifespan, education, broadband ... and a growing list that shows how these traitors have already done potentially mortal damage to the future of America.
Let's not forget the Military/Industrial/Medical complex. They depend on this war to keep and grow their power and their freedom from regulation and legal accountability. They are gradually taking over the functions that have long been done by church and state, including diplomatic development.
And finally, there are the church collaborators. In every war, some religions take sides. In this war, the Christian Zionists are probably the most reliable church allies to the corporatists. There could be as many as 75-100 million of them in the US.
And let's not forget the tea party. Every war has its useful idiots and traitors who decide to side with the enemy. Some do it to get power or advantage they'd never have otherwise. Some do it because they are afraid. The Vichy French became loyal to the Nazis, but there were always French resisters and De Gaulle challenging Vichy leader Petain. Ultimately, the people of France, once they saw there was hope, when the Allies landed, began to resist, to not cooperate and to fight back.
Every war depends on communications and this war has used communications as a major weapon. There have already been some skirmishes on this front. Glen Beck, one of the more obvious psychopaths, had so many advertisers pressured into pulling their ads from his show that he lost the show and is now off Fox.
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I've enumerated some of the forces and resources of the enemy. The question is, what do you do with enemies who have declared war on you and attacked you?
The first step is to accept that there is a problem. The first step is to accept that you are in a war, under attack. Except for a few individuals, the left has failed to face this fact. Bill Moyers talked about it back in 2003. But if you look at most Democratic and even liberal and progressive leaders, they are not accepting the reality.
Once one accepts the reality that, like or not, one is in a war, one must respond. I'll be talking more about that in coming articles. But for starters, I'll reiterate what I've written about before -- you cut off communications and supplies for the enemy. In the case of the war by corporatists, supplies come for the ultra-wealthy -- billionaires, CEOs of multinational corporations and the front groups they fund-- think tanks, the national Chamber of commerce, Swift Boat Veteran type groups. When it comes to communications -- the right has one of its most powerful weapons -- it's echo chamber and the fealty of the mainstream media. We've seen that the boycott can be an effective weapon. There are more weapons and strategies. I'll be talking about them and how there are other modern wars we can learn from.
PS. Not all conservatives are enemies or bad people There are rational, logical, conservatives who are as outraged as progressives are about many of the same issues.
Rob Kall is executive editor, publisher and site architect of OpEdNews.com, Host of the Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show (WNJC 1360 AM), President of Futurehealth, Inc, inventor. He is also published regularly on the Huffingtonpost.com.
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