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- Bob Djurdjevic: Election 2004: Another "Demo Farce" - Bush, Kerry "Birds of a Feather"



Bob Djurdjevic

Bob Djurdjevic is the witty and brilliant editor of Truthin Media. An outspoken critic of the unprovoked Bubba-ist attack on Yugoslavia, Bob Dj was one of a very few who braved to tell Americans right after 9 -11-01 attacks leveled the Trade Center that they could dish it out but not take it.



~ Bob Djurdjevic




Dude, Where`s My Country?
Dude, Where`s My Country?

Some books critiquing Bush`s performance has received some attention.



From The Chair



Election 2004: Another American "Demo Farce" (Truth in Media Oct 30, 2004) is a most excellent piece of rapportage. Ironically, the only one who says things like this publicly is Michael Moore a liberal. Too bad Pat Buchanan is keeping his silence. The old South African pseudo-democracy used to call that banning, didn't they? Do you suppose dear Pat is under house arrest, in internal exile or already immured in a gulag?

A Cheery Cherio!

THE CHAIR



Hi, John. Nice to hear from you again. Of course, feel free to use the piece in your FP, as always. One of the many differences between Michael Moore and I is that he is supporting Kerry, despite naming his documentary "9/11..."

As for Pat, well... all these things you're speculating suggest an honorable ending.

Cheers. Happy Halloween!

Bob Dj.

Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush


Bush, Kerry " Birds of a Feather by Bob Djurdjevic

FROM PHOENIX, ARIZONAAMERICAN AFFAIRS

Patriotic Dissent

 American "Demo Farce," 2004 Edition: Bush, Kerry " Birds of a Feather  

PHOENIX, Oct 30 " With only days left before the 2004 U.S. election, many readers and friends have been asking me who I thought would win - George W. Bush or John Kerry?  "Ask me if I care?" has been my answer.  Repulsion, resentment, rejection… are some of the emotions that well up when I think of these two birds of a feather.

After months of contemplating my options as a voter, I have concluded that I don`t have any.  At least not any that would make me feel good about voting.  For me, Election 2004 ended on that cold February night when Howard Dean, the only candidate who stood for real change, was defeated in Iowa.

Sadly, that`s nothing new.  Eight years ago, I wrote this in a Washington Times column:

"The Presidential Election `96 had all the excitement of a one-horse race, a big yawn! …Fielding two horses from the same stable evidently suited the U.S. Establishment just fine. Election `96 was a "demo farce!" The U.S. democracy is turning into a New World Order plutocracy."  

Now substitute Bush for Clinton and Kerry for Dole, and you can draw the same conclusions.  "The more things change, they more they are the same" (Alphonse Karr, 1849; also see "Ayatollah Klintonmeini", 1996).

That great "democrat," Joseph Stalin, noted once: "Those who cast the votes decide nothing; those who count the votes, decide everything."  The American demo farce variant of Stalin`s truism seems to be: "Those who cast the votes decide nothing; those who cast the candidates decide everything." 

Voters decide nothing in our make-believe democracy.  Plutocrats decide everything when they buy both candidates.  The whole electoral process has become very expensive entertainment, but is much ado about nothing in terms of substance or democracy.  It`s like a World Series between the Red Sox white and the Red Sox gray teams. 

Bush, Clinton, Dole, Gore, Bush, Kerry… no matter who the White House incumbents or challengers are, or what color their uniforms, they take care of their sponsors at the expense of the American people. 

Here`s one example of just how corrupt our political system has become…

Moral Corruption

Eight years ago, I also wrote in that Times piece, "the Slick (Willie) may NOT serve out his full term."  Indeed, Clinton was impeached by the House on December 19, 1998 - "for high crimes and misdemeanors."  Only to be saved by the war on Serbia.. 

Saved by the war on Serbia? 

Yes.

As we now know, the NATO war machinery was already in motion in early 1999.  How can a country go to war without a Commander-in-Chief?  So the Senate dutifully acquitted Clinton on February 12, 1999.  The first bombs fell on Serbia on March 24, 1999.  The "death merchants" cheered all the way to the bank.  A real life "Wag the Dog" scenario had just been played out. 

The most appalling role in this American demo farce, however, was not played by the disgraced President.  It was reserved for the Senate.  Like obedient lapdogs of the New World Order masters, 55 Senators voted to excuse the inexcusable; to pardon the unpardonable.  They exonerated a President who lied and obstructed justice. 

That set a fine example, especially for the country`s youth.  "It`s okay to lie and cheat," was one clear message.  "Why bother to vote?" was another. 

Transformations of Myth through Time
Transformations of Myth through Time

Joseph Campbell used to say old myths never die; they just recycle.

Indeed, in the 2000 presidential election, a nary half of the American electorate eligible to vote (51%) bothered to exercise their rights.  And even such a dismal turnout was an improvement over the 1996 demo farce, when only 49% of eligible Americans showed up at the polls.  The rest felt indifferent or disenfranchised, as I do today.

Shining Example

It wasn`t always that way.  Even in the rebellious 1960s, for example, the voter turnout ranged between 61% and 63%.  As a young man growing up under the communist yoke, I remember daydreaming about that wonderful distant country that was a shining example of freedom and democracy " the United States of America.  I loved her so much I even taught myself English " by "reading" Scott Fitzgerald and John Steinbeck and watching American films.

Then came the Vietnam war, casting a shadow over my dream.  But I kept the faith, thinking that was just an aberration.  In early 1970, I managed to flee the communists and arrive safely in North America. 

Then came the Watergate, and my faith was shaken once again.  Shaken, but not destroyed.  "Per ardua ad astra," I thought ("through hardships we reach the stars"). 

Then I took out the American citizenship, as if to prove the point.  I did it proudly, "without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion."  I celebrated it with a big party at my home.  But I prayed to God that the country of my birth (Serbia) and the country of my choice (America), the two nations that had been allies in two world wars, never go to war against each other in the future.

Evolution of an Idealistic Mind

Then came the Panama invasion and the Tiananmen Square massacre.  And my faith was shaken again.  What gives us the right to invade other countries (Panama) just because we don`t like their leaders?  What kind of a "free world leader" are we if we stand idly by while the Chinese communists massacre in cold blood pro-democracy demonstrators?  (Little did I know back then that we would also reward Red China with the biggest foreign investment boom in history - $659 billion between 1990 and 2003).

Then came the end of the Cold War, and my faith was restored.  I took pride in how "we" weakened and destroyed the Evil Empire, liberating hundreds of millions of people in Eastern Europe and Asia from the Soviet Union shackles.  The fall of the Berlin wall signaled the beginning of the end.  Mikhail Gorbachev`s resignation, two years later, marked the end of it.

Then George Bush (Sr.) made his now famous New World Order proclamation.  "Time and again in this century, the political map of the world was transformed. And in each instance, a New World Order came about through the advent of a new tyrant or the outbreak of a bloody global war, or its end."

Later on in an interview, Bush added: "When we are successful, and we will be, we have a real chance at this New World Order, an order in which a credible United Nations can use its peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the United Nations` founders."

Bush`s ominous words were lost on me back in February 1990.  New World Order… United Nations as the global police… It was all there… a blueprint for the future.  But I was still too naïve to see it.

Then came the Gulf War, and I took pride in how our troops liberated a country that a ruthless dictator had unlawfully invaded.  In my pure and still idealistic mind, that sort of compensated for our own unlawful invasion of Panama, two years earlier… like a wrong and a right canceling each other out.  I just couldn`t figure out why we stopped short of ejecting Saddam Hussein from power.  (Answer: NWO has to save some bogeys for future wars).

The Hero with a Thousand Faces
The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Although different concepts in a rational-progressive world, "fact" and "fiction," in Campbell`s teachings indistinguishably profess the same truth. Myth, by extension, reconciles a culture to universal truths in symbolic terms.
Then came the Balkan wars, and my worst fears had come true.  My two countries were at war.  My faith was shaken again.  Shaken, but not destroyed.  I believed that ignorance had led the U.S. government to side with its current and former enemies (Croat fascists; Islamic fundamentalists and foreign terrorists in Bosnia; Albanian Muslim terrorists in Kosovo…), against its current and former allies (the Serbs). 

So I formed the Truth in Media, a non-profit organization, with a mission to educate the media, the government officials, the politicians, the American public… about what was really going on in the Balkans.  It didn`t work.  Evidently, ignorance was not the reason. 

New "Evil Empire" " Abroad…

Many trips through war zones and four years later, a changed man with an awakened mind emerged from the Balkan wars.  The masks had dropped.  This American now understood the full weight of Bush Sr.`s New World Order comments.  It was imperial designs and geopolitics that led Bush and Clinton to side with our current and former enemies (see "Green Interstate", Nov 1995).  The "lamestream" NWO media cheered them on.

The fact that both Republican and Democratic administrations did it, proved that there is no substantial difference between the two.  Both are in service of the NWO globalists` imperial agenda whose secret motto is, "perpetual commerce through perpetual war" (see "Stitching Together the NWO Flag"), not "world peace through world trade," its publicly proclaimed slogan.

Bush Sr. even spelled out the new Evil Empire`s agenda for us nearly 15 years ago.  But the message went over most Americans` heads, including mine.  It was encoded in words that obscured its real meaning.

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Fire Lover: A True Story
Fire Lover: A True Story

How much reality is there in fiction?

Can you stake your life on it?

Look into the RPPS Ethical Question. Now on Soundings.

New World Order comes about "through the advent of a new tyrant," Bush said back in February 1990.  What he didn`t say was that the "new tyrant" this time around was us " the (once) good old United States of America!  But his, Clinton`s and Bush Jr.`s subsequent military actions proved that in spades… in
Somalia, Bosnia, Sudan, Afghanistan, Iraq again…

Once the New World Order`s cover was blown, it was relatively easy to predict what the new Evil Empire`s next move would be " a war with Serbia over Kosovo; the war that saved Clinton from impeachment in 1999.  I first foresaw it in early 1996, as the first American troops entered Bosnia.

After Kosovo, there was East Timor, Afghanistan again, Iraq again… and, of course, the never-ending civil war between Israel and the Palestinians. 

Here`s what John Pilger, a visiting professor at Cornell University, said about it in a recent article ("Will There Be a War Against the World After Nov 2?":

"From Guatemala to Iran, from Chile to Nicaragua, to the struggle for freedom in South Africa, to present-day Venezuela, American state terrorism, licensed by both Republican and Democrat administrations, has fought democrats and sponsored totalitarians. Most societies attacked or otherwise subverted by American power are weak and defenseless, and there is a logic to this. Should a small country succeed in breaking free and establish its own way of developing, then its good example to others becomes a threat to Washington."  

 

(also see "Bomb Small Obstinate Nations," from this writer`s 1999 speech/article).

"And the serious purpose behind this? Madeleine Albright, Bill Clinton`s secretary of state, once told the United Nations that America had the right to `unilateral use of power` to ensure `uninhibited access to key markets, energy supplies and strategic resources`. Or as Colin Powell, the Bush-ite laughably promoted by the media as a liberal, put it more than a decade ago: "I want to be the bully on the block" (in reference to Bosnia). Britain`s imperialists believed exactly that, and still do; only the language is discreet."

Autocracy at Home

After 9/11, a domestic war was also being waged; a war on civil liberties.  Slyly disguised under the term "Patriot Act" came the latest NWO assault on our Constitution and freedom.  Both current presidential candidates (Kerry and Bush) supported this government power grab after swearing to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." 

That, too, was predictable.  Actions speak louder than words.  Here`s what I also wrote about such a possibility in that November 1996 Washington Times column:

"Clinton`s demise, however, may come at the expense of the "American Dream." Real autocracy may follow the current `demo farce`."

"Real autocracy" may also follow the current elections, regardless of which candidate wins.  Back to Prof. Pilger`s article:

"If George W Bush wins, according to a scientist I met, who escaped Nazi-dominated Europe, America will surrender many of its democratic trappings and succumb to its totalitarian impulses. If John Kerry wins, according to most Democrat voters, the only mandate he will have is that he is not Bush."

Furthermore, if Kerry wins, more and bloodier wars loom ahead.  Writer Prof. Pilger:

"Having begun his campaign by promising another 40,000 troops for Iraq, he (Kerry) is said to have a `secret plan to end the war` which foresees a withdrawal in four years. This is an echo of Richard Nixon, who in the 1968 presidential campaign promised a `secret plan` to end the war in Vietnam.  Once in office, he accelerated the slaughter and the war dragged on for six and a half years.

For Kerry, like Nixon (and later Bush Sr.), the message is that he is not a wimp. Nothing in his campaign or his career suggests he will not continue, even escalate, the `war on terror`, which is now sanctified as a crusade of Americanism like that against communism. No Democratic president has shirked such a task: John Kennedy on the cold war, Lyndon Johnson on Vietnam."

Remember, "hey, hey, LBJ, how many did you kill today?" (also see "Privatizing War," Apr 2004).

Sellout of America

The biggest election issue, however, is one that nobody is talking about.  America is for sale.  And has been for decades.  Yes, even our federal government is for sale.  Make that especially our federal government.  And especially in the last decade of globalization.

The fact that neither presidential candidate is even mentioning it at the height of a heated presidential election campaign, proves that they are both working for the globalists who look at America and its 294 million citizens as just an asset to be milked for all its worth.

Not only are American jobs being outsourced to overseas countries with cheaper labor (and even on that subject the political rhetoric has all but died down since Howard Dean dropped out of the race).  Our very future is being mortgaged by our leaders - quietly, slyly, without our say-so or even awareness, for the most part.  Some "democracy" this is…

Did you know, for example, that every time you buy something made in China or in some other foreign country, you`re tightening the financial noose around our collective necks a little more?  That`s because our soaring trade deficit ($489 billion last year; 4.5% of GDP, up from 1.9% in 1990 " see China Follies Revisited, Mar 2004) is financed in part by credit from our trading partners.  This has pushed our current account deficit from an all-time high of $542 billion in 2003 (4.5% of GDP), to an even higher 5.7% of GDP in the second quarter. 

That`s like a corporation running up ever increasing negative cash flows.  Or like a homeowner paying for his monthly expenses out of his mortgage account.  The more they spend, the more they owe.  Prosperity based on ever-increasing indebtedness is an illusion of prosperity.  It is fools` gold.

No responsible Board would allow a CEO to run a company that way.  No responsible household head would handle his family finances that way.  No responsible doctor would treat a hemorrhaging patient with only more blood transfusions. 

But that`s how the NWO globalist bankers want it.  Citizens of no country and would-be masters of all, they have devised a global trading scheme so that they get paid coming and going (on our increased consumption and on our soaring debt " for more on that, check out "Sellout of America," Oct 2004).

Patriotic Dissent

"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism," said Thomas Jefferson.  On November 2, I plan to dissent.  If I vote, it will be against the NWO one-party candidates (Kerry, Bush).  Or not at all - the highest form of dissent. 

Sadly, it`s the form of patriotism the nation has been practicing for decades.  Abstinence from polls is also what I used to practice under the communist rule.  It`s a real tragedy that America has now come to that.

 

 P.S. Here`s what I also wrote about it in that November 1996 Washington Times column:

"What if, by voting for Clinton, you have just given a green light to the Islamic fundamentalism`s continuing expansion into the heart of Europe (e.g., Bosnia)?

What if, by voting for Clinton, you`ve just given a green light for China`s continued abuses of its people?

What if, by voting for Clinton, you`ve just given a green light for the destruction of ancient cultures, such as that of the Greeks, for example (at the hands of Turkey, the new "Islamic NATO" power), and not just that of the Serbs or the Russians at the hands of expanded NATO?

What if, by voting for Clinton, you`ve just helped lose the trust of our traditional allies - the Western Europeans - who have all been hurt by the duplicity of the Clinton administration`s foreign policy?

Distant lands... distant issues... Who cares? Is that what you`re thinking?

But what if, by voting for Clinton, you`ve just endorsed a globalist policy of the U.S. government which has jeopardized our national sovereignty and the security, so as to advance Clinton`s own political, and more importantly the globalist elite`s BUSINESS, agendas around the world?

Too esoteric an argument? Not very important to "America`s Heartland?" Okay.

What if, as a result of YOUR vote for Clinton, YOUR child or a family member is sent off to die in some distant land? Suddenly, it`s no longer a distant issue, is it? Suddenly, it becomes a "Heartland" issue.

Now you`re getting the point?

That`s how tens of thousands of U.S. military families must feel now whose relatives are serving the globalists` neo-colonial interests abroad, instead of minding America`s interests at home. And those whose relatives died in murderous Islamic terrorist attacks on our troops in Saudi Arabia (a Clinton ally!), or in Lebanon. Or those serving in Bosnia, where thousands of Islamic Mujahideens are waiting for a chance to slit our soldiers` throats.

That`s why patriotic Americans should breathe a sigh of relief when the so-called "American Century" comes to an end. Because this was not an "American" century. The 20th was a century which America is leaving less American than it was when it started. Instead, it was an industrials-driven "Communist Century." And, thus a period of REGRESSION of Homo Sapiens!"

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