Monday, June 6, 2011

Problem Solving Skills -- Note 6 -- Coming Home to Roost

     Who knows what Honest Abe expected when he announced the Coronation of Corpirations in 1865?  His last photos don't show a happy camper.  He'd lost his son; his wife had gone crazier than ever; he'd lost the Union...the largest standing military and the baddest navy in history were gone into the hands of the newly ordained Life Form, Corpirations; gone were all the gains of the 'Civil' War, the American Revolution, the Constitution and all; gone were 620,000 Americans, two thirds to disease and infection; gone were the senators, congresspeople, officers of the Courts, administration officials, all deep into the pockets of the Military Industrial Cult.  Did Lincoln think anyone would take notice of his proclamation, or care enough to do anything whatever?
     In 1896, Wm. Jennings Bryan ran for President against McKinley, the Sugar Trust's candidate.  The intervening 30 years (since the War Between the States) were about the same length of time between our Vietnam 'war' and now, long enough for the new King Corpiration to rear up on its back feet, look around at the planet and say, 'Don't bother wrapping it up...I'll just start devouring it right now!'  The pillaging, genocide, and enslavement already near accomplished in North America was unleashed across the globe.  When Republican 'fundraiser' Mark Hanna was asked what he thought of Bryan's candidacy, he said, 'You don't think we'd let that fool in the White House, do you?  You know you can hire half the people in this country to kill the other half, and we've got the money to hire them.'  Hanna may well have seen his world through homicidal glasses, but this was no empty assertion.  The Military Industrial Cult immediately set about showing the world just how it worked.  McKinley would soon say, 'I should probably have gone to the penitentiary than the White House.'  I would say, 'certainly.'
     Eight years later, April 13, 1904, the Anti-Imperialist League (Mark Twain and others) released the confession of Major C. M. Weller, U.S.A., on trial for genocide in Samar, Philippines:
     Q:  Had you any orders from General [Jacob H.] Smith to kill and burn?  If so, state all that he said.
     A:  "I wish you to kill and burn.  The more you kill and burn, the better you will please me."  Not once only but several times...
     Q:  Did you ever ask General Smith whom he wished you to kill?
     A:  Yes.  He said he wanted all persons killed who were capable of bearing arms, and I asked if he would define the age limit.
     Q:  What did General Smith say?
     A:  "Ten years."
     So, what's all this 'ancient' history have to do with now, with Japan's reminder today of the Nuclear Fix we're still in? 
     What does it have to do with the emergence of Militant Islam, and the growing Problem of Terrorism?

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