Sunday, August 13, 2006


Found at Wayne Madsen Report


Aug. 12/13, 2006 -- The neo-con, corporate "news" media is referring to the present travel restrictions as the "New Normal." We've seen this revolting term used before. Other neo-cons continue to refer to some nebulous enemy in typical baby talk code, e.g., "bad guys", and with loaded terms like "Islamo-fascists." In fact, the right-wing is attempting to adopt the "fascist" term for their own use in order to cover their own fascist acts and policies.

Here's our proposed "new normal":

1. A nationalized U.S. energy industry required by law to develop alternative non-fossil fuel energy sources. Federal compensation to oil industry shareholders not to exceed 25 percent of their holdings.

2. British Prime Minister George Galloway and British Foreign Secretary Ken Livingston. A King Charles III who is committed to stemming and reversing global warming.

3. An International Criminal Court trial in The Hague with indicted George W. Bush, Tony Blair, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and all their neo-con advisers and facilitators in the docket.

4. A new Middle East map with a free Republic of Lebanon devoid of foreign troops, an independent Syria (including the Golan Heights), the independent Republic of Palestine with the right of free transit between Gaza and the West Bank, the Confederation of Iraq devoid of foreign troops, an independent Republic of Kurdistan in northern Iraq internationally prohibited from expanding its borders, a denuclearized and wall-less State of Israel with international security guarantees, the International Territory of Jerusalem (Old City) governed by the United Nations in association with Jewish, Muslim, and Christian local authorities, the Republic of Hejaz and Nejd replacing the corrupt and Bush-connected Saudi Arabia, and a nuclear weapons-free Iran with a fully-functioning U.S. embassy in Tehran.

5. A Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and a Canadian Prime Minister Jack Layton re-negotiating NAFTA that favors labor, small business, and farmers. Dissolution of NATO and the US Northern Command. Cuban membership in the new NAFTA without pre-conditions regarding its government and leadership.

6. Universal health care for all Americans. Nationalization of certain sectors of the pharmaceutical industry. Legalization of marijuana.

7. Universal and improved public education for all Americans. Dissolution through nationalization and carefully-vetted resale of the media empires of Rupert Murdoch, Silvio Berlusconi, and other media barons. Restoration of the FCC's Fairness Doctrine for radio and TV. Federal regulations requiring corporations that own news organizations to spin them off to private journalistic cooperatives. No corporate or government control of the Internet. A total ban on dual nationality for U.S. citizens.

8. Federal taxation of all religious-connected businesses and mega-properties. Retroactive repeal of tax exempt status for all foundations and institutes connected with the Bush administration's war policies. Requirement that all organizations that represent foreign countries and interests register as foreign agents with the Department of Justice.

9. Repeal of all Bush administration anti-constitutional laws and administrative orders.

10. Progressive Executive and Legislative Branches in the United States that will begin the process of impeachment of Bush-appointed federal judges, cut the bloated defense budget (replacing the Department of Defense with the Department of Peace and the Department of Homeland Security with the Department of Civil Defense), repeal tax cuts for billionaires, and restore America's image in the world. Dissolution of the Directorate of National Intelligence. Place the Central Intelligence Agency under the Department of State.

[Additions to this global manifesto welcome].

1 comment:

Paul said...

Whilst i sympathise with some of your sentiments, please God Forbid don't wish for George Galloway as Prime Minister of the UK.

After laughing hysterically for a while at the thought- i realised you were being serious. George galloway is laughing stock, whilst he may look impressive arguing in AMerica (where debating is not a routinely practiced skill in government as it is in british parliment)and i am assuming, perhaps wrongly that you may be AMerican, as it takes a certain amount of liberty and freedom in order for someone to become so blase about possession of it the man is a self serving egoist. Galloway is particualarly pleased with his performance in the US and is enthralled by the notion that he has impressed the likes of you, with such hyperbole and rhetoric. He is a reble without a cause- and recently appeared on celebrity big brother, impersonating a cat and licking milk out of an elderly womans hands- you think bush is a joke, count your blessings my friend. In reality GG in branding himself some kind of anti-war doyen he has recently displaced a hard working long standing MP in London on the back of justifying the assisgnation of blair and taking kick backs from saddam. In his new constituency -which he won without any genuine policy other than capitalising on the live8/ make povert history/ no more bad things/ armband wearing and generally politically naive, antiwar movement vote, where he refuses to run the constiuency properly, preferring to preen on television and pander to uninformed conspiracy theorists than to do the job he was elected to do correctly. hardly a role model, really...

On the fascist front. hmmm. interesting point, however what you fail to consider is the term fascist has been flasely applied to anyone and everyone vaguely center right by those sympathetic to the left for more than half a century. An accute strain of anti-intellectualism is actually a fundamental motif of the lefts argument when those such as yourself shutdown any form of stimulating debate by hollering 'fascist' to anything they disagree with. In truth whilst the term islamic fascist is a portmanteau, its serves is purpose quite well by quickly communicating that those which it seeks to label are i) islamic and ii) seeking to impose a totalitarian regime, in short the term works in communicating what it has to- rather than terming neo-cons fascists, which is much more of a misrepresentation.

whats is yor point about israel cats and dogs the got left behind ? that jews are pupping killing and evil? come on tacky, propagandist sentimentality is designed to appeal to idiots, which you are clearly not . hezbollah using hospitals from which to fire rockets, civillians as shields and other anti-semitic groups routinely using children as suicide bombers obviously pale into insignificance next to hungry puppies...

i like some of your stuff about the alternative political party in the USA tho.