Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Alert, Alert! Friends, the following article from the U.S. demonstrates clearly why America must be feared (hat tip to Digby's Hullabaloo - see Special Links).

Conquering the Drawbacks of Democracy

Source: The Family Security Foundation, Inc.
Date: August 3, 2007. FSM Contributing Editor Philip Atkinson describes some of the difficulties facing President Bush today.

President George W. Bush is the 43rd President of the United States. He was sworn in for a second term on January 20, 2005 after being chosen by the majority of citizens in America to be president. Yet in 2007 he is generally despised, with many citizens of Western civilization expressing contempt for his person and his policies, sentiments which now abound on the Internet. This rage at President Bush is an inevitable result of the system of government demanded by the people, which is Democracy.

The inadequacy of Democracy, rule by the majority, is undeniable – for it demands adopting ideas because they are popular, rather than because they are wise. This means that any man chosen to act as an agent of the people is placed in an invidious position: if he commits folly because it is popular, then he will be held responsible for the inevitable result. If he refuses to commit folly, then he will be detested by most citizens because he is frustrating their demands.

When faced with the possible threat that the Iraqis might be amassing terrible weapons that could be used to slay millions of citizens of Western Civilization, President Bush took the only action prudence demanded and the electorate allowed: he conquered Iraq with an army.

This dangerous and expensive act did destroy the Iraqi regime, but left an American army without any clear purpose in a hostile country and subject to attack. If the Army merely returns to its home, then the threat it ended would simply return.

The wisest course would have been for President Bush to use his nuclear weapons to slaughter Iraqis until they complied with his demands, or until they were all dead. Then there would be little risk or expense and no American army would be left exposed. But if he did this, his cowardly electorate would have instantly ended his term of office, if not his freedom or his life.

The simple truth that modern weapons now mean a nation must practice genocide or commit suicide. Israel provides the perfect example. If the Israelis do not raze Iran, the Iranians will fulfill their boast and wipe Israel off the face of the earth. Yet Israel is not popular, and so is denied permission to defend itself. In the same vein, President Bush cannot do what is necessary for the survival of Americans. He cannot use the nation's powerful weapons. All he can do is try and discover a result that will be popular with Americans.

As there appears to be no sensible result of the invasion of Iraq that will be popular with his countrymen other than retreat, President Bush is reviled; he has become another victim of Democracy. By elevating popular fancy over truth, Democracy is clearly an enemy of not just truth, but duty and justice, which makes it the worst form of government. President Bush must overcome not just the situation in Iraq, but democratic government.

However, President Bush has a valuable historical example that he could choose to follow. When the ancient Roman general Julius Caesar was struggling to conquer ancient Gaul, he not only had to defeat the Gauls, but he also had to defeat his political enemies in Rome who would destroy him the moment his tenure as consul (president) ended.

Caesar pacified Gaul by mass slaughter; he then used his successful army to crush all political opposition at home and establish himself as permanent ruler of ancient Rome. This brilliant action not only ended the personal threat to Caesar, but ended the civil chaos that was threatening anarchy in ancient Rome – thus marking the start of the ancient Roman Empire that gave peace and prosperity to the known world.

If President Bush copied Julius Caesar by ordering his army to empty Iraq of Arabs and repopulate the country with Americans, he would achieve immediate results: popularity with his military; enrichment of America by converting an Arabian Iraq into an American Iraq (therefore turning it from a liability to an asset); and boost American prestiege while terrifying American enemies.

He could then follow Caesar's example and use his newfound popularity with the military to wield military power to become the first permanent president of America, and end the civil chaos caused by the continually squabbling Congress and the out-of-control Supreme Court.

President Bush can fail in his duty to himself, his country, and his God, by becoming “ex-president” Bush or he can become “President-for-Life” Bush: the conqueror of Iraq, who brings sense to the Congress and sanity to the Supreme Court. Then who would be able to stop Bush from emulating Augustus Caesar and becoming ruler of the world? For only an America united under one ruler has the power to save humanity from the threat of a new Dark Age wrought by terrorists armed with nuclear weapons.

Well, there you have it, folks. It says much about the way some Americans think. Any comments?

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ninglun said...

Very scary, and deserving exposure. I have linked to this entry from my blog. Let's hope this nutter is very much a minority voice.

Daniel said...

Unfortunately that's not the case, ninglun. America is full of them!


Renegade Eye said...

Nuclear weapons will be obsolete in an age of nanotechnology.

Smaller, easier to smuggle, nanoweaponry is the future.

Daniel said...

Gee, Renegade, that's cheered us all up no end!

Monica Thatcher said...

Bush, a new age Caesar? Strikes me that he'd find himself perforated a lot quicker than the Original! I mean he's hardly got the brains to worry a committed band of conspirators. What we fortunately still have though, given that America has the capacity to annihilate the whole of the Arab world, is the restraint created by ever present existence of nuclear arms. The Arabs being backed largely on that front by another Lunatic, Russia's Putin. I think it's clear that the Americans will eventually be forced by public opinion into withdrawing from Iraq as they were in Vietnam.
What the US desperately need is to elect a President with at least half a brain cell and a bit of imagination. It doesn't take much to work out what to do with the Arabs and or terrorists. If only the the Americans and the Russians could just start singing from the same song sheet. Both sides know where the Arms come from. If they want to remove the threat of terrorism then team up. Starve the whole of the Arab world of any means of trade, nationalise all Arms manufacturers world wide,and agree to a total ban on sales of arms to the middle East, Israel included. The fact that the US has it's eye keenly focused on the oil it needs from the Arabs would eventually be addressed because they Arabs can't eat oil. The spanner in the works though comes in the form of The Chinese who it seems answer to nobody. Still A united effort would address this issue as well, as the Arabs capacity for trade with the Chinese Is limited because the loss to the Chinese of the Worlds trade would be hugely damaging to their progress.
Then what do have? Well an Arab world seeking trade in a world with a united power base which would be far better able to control their potential customers . Then make the oil fields of The Arabs internationally unified fuels reserves',and eliminate their borders completely. The Arabs can then go back to being the Desert Nomads that they are.
So a US/Russian alliance, able to then dictate terms globally without the worry of a counter strike, would root out any terror groups using the power of trade. A philosophy proffered by Gandhi. Failing that there is still the threat of might without repercussions. It's just too easy. There's plenty for everybody on this planet,there are enough brains to make the entire of mankind's future healthy, happy and comfortable. It remains to be seen when the elected leaders of the powers that be will have the courage to make the changes necessary for this to become a reality. It's clear that a Capitalistic democracy is fundamentally flawed by greed . This being an inherent fault in the human design, and reinforced by the foolish notion in the West that you are what you have.
Democracy has to be the way forward, only a common democracy without capitalistic control. Which leads us Back to Marx and Engel? Perhaps Daniel the Utopia that was offered around 150 years ago! Jeez we're slow learners!!

The usefulquitstuff blog would be the best link.

Daniel said...

Monica, the fact that Britain and America between them account for 75% of the world's arms sales and that America would go bankrupt if there wasn't war might put a hole in your scenario. The Arabs mightn't be too impressed with their lot either.

The answer is not easy but seems to me to revolve around a socialist world government and the end of all nationalism and religion. Cheers!

Monica Thatcher said...

Daniel, I'm looking at the bigger picture, 'Bankrupt' is relative. The arms sales being exactly my point. It would still need a change. The Arabs would be happy if they could eat and be comfortable, as would most normal people. A socialist world Government? Well basically that's what Marxism is isn't it? And it is the way forward as far as I can see. I disagree, the answer is easy. Having people see it though is the hard bit. Seeking Utopia? how would you fancy starting a movement?

Daniel said...

Well, not tonight, Monica! Perhaps tomorrow I'll think about starting a movement.

I need to think of a good name...hmmmm...any ideas?

Monica Thatcher said...

I'll have a think too!
Nighty nite.

Nancy said...

I think Bush is Caligula not Caesar.
He's appointed no horses to office. Just a lot of horses' asses.

Daniel said...

Bush is more a donkey, I reckon, Nancy!

But I agree with the horse's arse observation! Cheers.