By

Dr. Norman D. Livergood



"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."

James Madison, while a United States Congressman


     We usually think of a nation being controlled by a military dictatorship when a military leader seizes control through a putsch, as in the case of General Pervez Musharraf in Pakistan or Saddam Hussein in Iraq. The previous government is overthrown and a military strong man places himself in power with few if any constraints from judicial or legislative oversight.

      But we must look for the essence of a military dictatorship, those features which are present whenever this form of oppression occurs. In essence, a military dictatorship is a form of government in which absolute power is concentrated in a repressive ruler or a small clique who use military and police power to dominate the people mentally and physically.

     Taking this definition as our touchstone, in the United States we know we're living under a military dictatorship when we see:


All these conditions are now
present in the United States.


"Naturally the common people don't want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, IT IS THE LEADERS of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY."

Hermann Goering, President of the Reichstag,
Nazi Party, and Luftwaffe Commander in Chief,
from Gilbert, G.M. (1947). Nurenberg Diary, New York: Signet


      Americans have been led to assume that war, as an institution, is merely a means that a society uses to achieve its ends when forced to by emergency or crisis. In actuality, the basic social structure of the United States consists of the production of armaments by the "defense industry" and the destruction of armaments in fabricated wars.

     Wars are not "caused" by a crisis such as Pearl Harbor or 9/11; wars are contrived for political-economic purposes by those in power.

"Although war is 'used' as an instrument of national and social policy, the fact that a society is organized for any degree of readiness for war supersedes its political and economic structure. War itself is the basic social system, within which other secondary modes of social organization conflict or conspire. It is the system which has governed most human societies of record, as it is today." [emphasis added]

Leonard Lewin. (1967). Report From Iron Mountain on the Possibility and Desirability of Peace


     The current political-economic rulers in the U.S. and Europe have duped the people into thinking that war is a last resort which "we" must adopt when our national or bloc sovereignty is threatened or when a ruthless leader engages in "ethnic cleansing" or some other unspeakable act.

      The "National Defense State" scam works this way in the U.S.:

      This process gives controlling-interest owners of corporations outrageous profits and control over the government.


    

     From the chart on the left, it's easy to see that war--the making and destroying of armaments--is the primary business of the U.S. under the present regime of the "High Cabal."

      Certainly, there is no need to spend the obscene amounts of money on armaments when other nations are spending so much less in comparison.


     The Bush-led military dictatorship is carrying out a policy of militaristic imperialism. The puppet Bush regime is now building the biggest-ever war machine:


"The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labour. War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent. Even when weapons of war are not actually destroyed, their manufacture is still a convenient way of expending labour power without producing anything that can be consumed"

George Orwell, 1984


The Military Dictatorship Budget


     The "High Cabal" lies to the American people about how much it spends on military expenses. As indicated in the image on the right, the Bush puppet regime tells the American taxpayers that only about 17% of the federal budget goes to the military expenditures.

  

     However, in reality at least 58% of our tax dollars are going to the military!


World Militarism


     In a correlative article on oil imperialism, we saw that a major part of the overall world dominance strategy is:


Militarism Gives Resistance to Tyranny a Bad Name


     The United States was in part created by a revolutionary war fought by American patriots against their British oppressors. Throughout much of American history, especially since the beginning of the twentieth century, U.S. leaders have primarily perpetrated war on the people of the world instead of using war to free the people from oppression. Even in the second world war, which has been called "the good war," American and German industrialists collaborated with the Nazis for the purpose of making unconscionable profits.

     Even so, we must remember that resistance, of all kinds, against tyranny is sometimes the only or the best response to naked aggression and oppression. The fact that the "High Cabal's" Bush puppet regime has previously (under Bush I) and is now using war merely as a pretext for its imperialistic schemes does not destroy the principle that the people's resistance against tyranny is sometimes necessary. It's necessary to resist the current tyranny of the Bush puppet regime with whatever means are effective.

Certainly, in the present situation the "High Cabal" has a monopoly over violence (military, intelligence agencies, police) in the United States and the world. So it would be idiotic for ordinary citizens to use violence in our present struggle to create a New America where the well-being of all its citizens is the common goal. But we citizens must, nontheless, do everything in our power to combat the onslaughts against our Constitutional liberties:


The Lexicon of Understanding


     In a series of articles on this Web site, we have exposed the various facets of the "High Cabal's" overthrow of American democracy and control of the United States:

     In these articles, we have used such terms as "fascism," "High Cabal," militarism, dictatorship, police state, world dominance, war crimes, war profiteering, state criminality, economic exploitation, and military dictatorship.

     In each instance, we provide an immediate linkout which defines these terms. Such terms as these cited sometimes possess connotations that connect them with older ideological concepts.

     For example, the term "imperialism" was used extensively in Marxist and socialist writings. We encourage our readers to avoid being put off by these irrelevant connotations and concentrating on the precise meanings and relevant context. In the case of the term "imperialism," for instance, we define it as "the policy, practice, or advocacy of extending the power and dominion of a nation, especially by direct territorial acquisition or by gaining indirect control over the political or economic life of other areas."

     Our use of these terms should in no way be construed as our agreement with doctrinaire Marxist or socialist ideologies. As our Web site makes clear, we work within the American democratic tradition that issued from the Enlightenment and Illuminist traditions.

     Such concepts as referred to above are essential terms of discourse in these times when the "High Cabal" and its Bush puppet regime engage in fearsome actions which can only be explained through concepts such as "fascism" and "dictatorship."

     We do not enjoy having to use such extreme terms as "police state" and "military dictatorship," but in such extreme times as these it's necessary to speak the plain truth to help the American people wake up to what's happening.

     In a recent television program, Phil Donahue spoke with swindled employees of Enron, World,com, and other criminal corporations. Many of the workers who had been fired, without severance pay, by these companies days after the senior executives had stolen millions, were still dazed. These were well-intentioned, hard-working people who had been completely savaged by corporate fat-cats. "What can we do?" they asked.

     Well, certainly the first thing American workers must do is wake up to what the Bush regime is doing: fostering and allowing corporate crime to run rampant, destroying the life savings of hundreds of people.

     We must be aware that the Bush regime is actually a military dictatorship which will inevitably lead to the total destruction of our civil liberties unless we make sure that doesn't happen.

      It's easy to miss the unmistakable aspects of the "High Cabal's" dictatorship if we assume that tyranny in the United States will necessarily take the same form as in, say, Nazi Germany, the communist Soviet Union, Sadam Hussein's dictatorship in Iraq, or other instances of despotism.

      The United States has a long and glorious history of civil rights and some amount of governance by the will of the people. So the "High Cabal's" puppet Bush regime must start from a different historical position in its insane drive toward a police state. Daily, we see the Bush-led junta demolishing Constitutional liberties with impunity. We must recognize that the old forms of military dictatorship--with jackbooted storm troopers--have been replaced with new "war on terrorism" military control of civilians.

     9/11 was an unconscionable act of terror and whether the Bush regime planned and carried out that operation is still an open question. I would not be surprised if the "High Cabal" perpetrates a second terrorist act within the next year--to create a pretext for suspending all Constitutional liberties in the hysteria that would inevitably ensue. It's quite possible that the Bush-led junta will create a Weimar Germany style financial crash to usher in a complete Nazi-like police state.

     One of Dubya's appointees to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission told a Detroit crowd in July 2002 that America could "forget about civil rights" if there was another terrorist attack on the United States by "the same ethnic group that attacked the World Trade Center."

      What the Bush regime is doing is so tyrannical that we must begin immediately to act as a people to stop its deliberate destruction of our nation.


    "If any question why we died,

    Tell them, because our fathers lied."


Rudyard Kipling



First posted: 7/27/02


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