initial data available so far reveals the dirtiness of U.S.-British
warmongers, the fakeness of their claims about a clean war, as well
as their indifference to the lives of innocent, unarmed Iraqi civilians."
The indictment comes, not from Baghdad or Kuala Lumpur, but from
the Foreign Minister of Switzerland. Micheline
Calmy Rey, of the ruling Socialist Democratic Party, explained
that her country has an obligation to document war crimes as "a
founder and a sponsor of the Geneva Convention."
entire globe is recoiling from the United States, a planetary phenomenon
that will characterize the historical period we have now entered
- if humanity survives it. In declaring war against international
order, the Pirates at the helm of the Hyper-Power have profoundly
frightened every economic and social sector of every nation on the
globe. In self-defense, the world will be forced to reorganize itself,
to create new mechanisms of trade and security in place of the institutions
that the Bush men are deliberately savaging. The Americans will
be left out of these arrangements.
realization dawns on the assaulted consciousness of humanity that
the would-be rulers and their society are worse than monstrously
destructive - they are delusional, a danger to civilized
endeavor, untrustworthy in any agreement, contemptuous of law and
reason. A nation and people to be avoided, circumvented, conspired
against for safety and survival's sake.
are the first days of the inevitable and soon to become dramatic
decline of the United States. In what will be viewed as a supreme
irony of history, the dream of a glorious and bloody leap to global
omnipotence will collapse in incompetence and self-mutilation -
not this year or the next, and not in time to save millions from
death, disease, impoverishment and national humiliation. But it
will happen, because the nations and peoples of the world will see
no choice available to themselves but to make it happen.
need not have been so. With the role of protector against an extinct
Soviet Union long redundant, the United States' favored position
in the world is based on the size of its economy and the unique
role of the dollar as the sole denominator of oil prices - an artificial
support. Over time, the growing strength of the European euro currency
would have provided alternatives to banks and national treasuries
that sought to diversify their holdings. The dollar's value would
have shrunken, gradually, but without great drama.
share of fossil fuel consumption could have been brought under control
in collaboration with developed and developing nations, to guard
against undue harm to the economies
of all while alternative energy sources were brought on line - to
the profit of innovative capital in the most developed nations such
as the United States.
this was not to be. The Pirate class personified by Bush, Dick Cheney
and Richard Perle has no stake in the domestic economy of the United
States or the stabilizing institutions of the world. They war against
order, to transform the American military machine into a pirate
armada to amass wealth through plunder. They are not really capitalists
in the "normal" sense, at all. They "invest"
in elections to seize control of state mechanisms to facilitate
domestic crimes with impunity and terrorize the world militarily.
And they award themselves contracts for that, too.
Pirates operate within and are the products of a society made delusional
through centuries of racist plunder. The most afflicted products
of this society cannot recognize facts at variance with the racist
imperatives of Manifest Destiny. They cannot negotiate because they
are effectively blind to the humanity of others. Objectively incompetent
at analysis of non-whites and only imagining the characteristics
of foreign whites, they launch wars against "enemies"
whom they cannot properly assess, with a cavalier cruelty that the
civilized world reserves for animals. They have no sense of guilt
because in their worldview they are the embodiment of good. Their
wealth and power appear to confirm their self-assessment.
frustrated by actual facts and peoples they escalate with fury and
bewilderment, like an armed sleepwalker awakening in a crowd. They
do great damage and feel harmed by their victims. But they cannot
win in any protracted struggle, because they truly do not understand
their surroundings or the people they have made antagonists - or
even the Swiss, who are said to love order and prosperity most of
wired world is taking note of every pathological tick in the twisted
American face. Even now, a myriad of plans are evolving to sidestep
the dangerous, delusional United States as mankind goes about its
collective business. A kind of international redlining will increasingly
make itself felt, but not seen. The Bush men believe they are willing
into existence a New American Century, while in reality they are
creating an America-phobic planet in which the U.S. has earned an
invisible but powerfully consequential non-favored nation status.
Having invented the concept of globalism, the United States will
be consigned to pariah status - and shrink, until it learns to live
by human norms and scales.