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Tuesday, August 03, 2004 | Slouching Toward Civil War in the US: A PNAC Miscalculation
There is a website making the rounds, containing the writings of an individual who claims to be visiting from the future. One of his predictions is civil war in the US in 2005.
2005 is just a few months away, but I propose cutting the time traveller some slack. Maybe months are calculated differently in the future.
The crisis that is the United States today has passed the point of political solution. Whether it comes from forces internal or external, there will be armed conflict, and there will be an element of "civil war," meaning that the conflict will include US nationals fighting each other.
Two enormous sets of storm clouds are heading straight at each other, one ideological, one economic. This will make it a complicated war.
There are members of the underclass who, incredibly, support the ideology of the elites. And there are elites who support a socio-economic structure that resembles that of Rwanda less as opposed to more.
The blame for this looming Perfect Storm is shared by the Internet and poor planning in the supersecret clubhouses of PNAC/PPI. (PPI, for those who may not be aware, is a more metrosexual and euphemistic version of PNAC, kind of like minty Ex-Lax is to Castor Oil).
Despite the best bipartisan efforts of the Washington warlord syndicate, it has been impossible to prevent accounts of just how US foreign policy is implemented out of the public eye.
Of course most of the public has no problem with it, and views such routine matters as torture and child rape much the same way they view the raising and slaughter of chickens. It is not that they do not know about it, they just prefer not to think about it, they do not appreciate being reminded of it, because they find it distasteful, and they find chicken very tasty.
There is a minority, however, that simply refuses to go along to get along, and they stubbornly persist in issuing statements and writing articles and passing them around, posting them on websites, and generally being unreasonable about the whole thing.
At this point the warlord syndicate has even gone so far as to float the possibility of putting a different "face" on things, and indeed, such a move would more than satisfy quite a few nay sayers.
It is that hardline shrill radical fringe that poses the problem. They simply refuse to budge from their rigid, inflexible, non-nuanced opposition to torture and child rape, regardless of what it is called, whether cameras are confiscated so no one ever has to worry about Pictures the World Was Never Meant to See again, or how telegenic and well-spoken a symbolic leader is dangled in front of them, complete with a near-guarantee of a Washington job for their brother in law. Some of them even extend this extremist view to blowing the arms and legs off people, adults as well as children, even killing them or merely beating them up.
Meanwhile, economic policies are working better and more rapidly than the framers anticipated, with the result that it no longer appears logistically possible to construct the number of prisons necessary to lock up those not needed for the service industry, even when outdated pre-911 regulations regarding capacity and access to sanitation facilities are quite wisely set aside in order to confront this new threat.
After all, there is food in the dumpsters, shrugged the short-sighted planners, and America is known for its docile undemanding poor, they looked so peaceful to the P-boys, passing by them in their limousines, quite content with their trash-can fires and cardboard lean-tos, must make a note to call the Police commish in the morning, get that cleaned up.
Too much success can complicate the picture, as states desperately trying to make ends meet without federal funding and at the same time look good to Washington, contrive brilliant failsafe schemes to augment the undeniably effective policy of mass incarceration of targeted ethnic and economic groups: charge them fees for their imprisonment, some of them think they are smart you see, they get out and get jobs, or the kids get through school somehow, and fail to present themselves for their predetermined duty of keeping America's dynamic prison industry a perennial investor favorite.
Meanwhile, loyal Americans who are proud to stand up next to you and defend the United States' divinely bestowed ownership of the universe and all its people and resources have just about had all they can take from terrorists who blaspheme that this is not so, and after seeing a few clips of the videos of the interrogation of their families, inevitably break down and admit that no, they do not believe that the oil belongs to US corporations, they do not even believe that God speaks through George Bush, nor even through the Democratic National Committee.
Maybe the time traveller meant the winter of 2005.
Actions like Sep 11 do not happen in a vaccuum.
Long before those hijackers ever stepped foot on the planes the damage
had been done. They were brainwashed with the same type of garbage
propaganda that is spewed from Fatwa's weblog.
Middle Eastern countries are so much more barbaric today and preAmercia than America can ever hope to be...America has only been around 230 years...who did you blame for everything before that Ductape? I am calling a Fatwa on your bullshit!
IMO - terrorist plain and simple. He is an Al queda operative who
should be put in a cage on gitmo Skinner
My favorite..."In Defense of Holocaust Deniers"
I always thought that "The Enemy Within" was just a metaphore for liberalism, that is, until I encountered Ductape Fatwa. He should be in an orange jumpsuit for sure.
peopleforchange.netductape is either a commie, al queda, or a deep cover mole
Tells you something about this asshole doesn't it. He's really serious.
I believe that DF is nothing but a Republican plant...
Ductape is a commie, a terrorist, and he drinks blood too. He drinks
Capitalist blood. He eats unborn babies too
Give me your address and I'll send you $20 and a thank-you note for taking your hatred elsewhere.
A terrorist with a sense of humor!
He ain't nuthin' but shit
inadequate, halfway house bullshit
You are a dumbass. Fuck you and your condescension about us "benighted sheeple." hamletta
Untruthful, damaging bullshit
no better than the neocons and no different than Timothy McVeigh
dailykos.coma turd in the punchbowl...if DF were Joe Hill he probably would have killed himself rather than get put to death.
A compost pile of fecundity
dailykos.comdespicable and literally mentally ill