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Thursday, October 2, 2008

A Wolf(owitz) In Sheeps Clothing

There has been a political metamorphosis going on within the Republican Party for the past thirty years. It has been a gradual process that has left many older Republicans perplexed.

The so called NeoConservatives have abandoned original Republican philosophical underpinnings and transformed Republicanism into a pernicious ideology that has had, and is having a devastating impact on this nation.

Who are the "NeoConservative Republicans" and why we should care?

We should care, because, as you will see, they want to do away with America as a democratic republic, and replace it with a powerful, theocratic oligarchy, transforming it into a nationalistic authoritarian state whose power is wielded by an elite few who can pursue their own vision of "the public good."

Bluntly stated by a leading NeoCon strategist, Grover Norquist, when he said, that he wants to shrink government "down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub."

They are the Machiavellian power behind the throne. They're political philosophy retains the outward trappings of traditional Republican principles: fiscal conservatism, strict adherence to the Constitution, small central government, laissez faire capitalism. They have reduced some of these principles to slogans they use to as labels to demonize others i.e. "tax and spend liberals", but in practice they have run up tremendous national debts, expanded government, and have begun a reverse socialism that benefits the rich.

They have added four other elements to this toxic mix, based on the teachings of Leo Strauss a professor of Political Science who taught at the University of Chicago.

His four basic principles are:
1. Strauss and his followers* like Paul Wolfowitz, and Richard Perle, reject man's natural rights and believe that an unfettered government power held by a few powerful elite who could better determine what was in the best interest of the "public good" was preferable. And that it required an imperial like figurehead that was guided by "prudence and moderation" which are euphemisms for "unlimited and unconstitutional executive branch power." Strauss rejected the idea of limited government and advocated an omnipotent, unlimited state power in the pursuit of jingoistic "nationalism."

2. Strauss also believed that only a powerful omnipotent state could control natural human aggression and that a omnipotent state could only be maintained by a perpetual state of war, "even if one has to be manufactured." (such as Iraq?) And its citizens could be rallied behind it by false patriotism.

3. Strauss believed in aggressive lying. He believed that in order to maintain an omnipotent state that it required "perpetual deception" of its citizens. This is all a part of their perpetual campaign to confuse the public and keep it ignorant of their political designs.

4: Strauss believed that fake religiosity was a useful tool to promote this agenda. But Strauss’ position was that the political rulers and the intellectual elite (its philosopher kings?) need not be bound by religion themselves; religion was primarily a propaganda tool to be used to get the masses to acquiesce in state intervention on behalf of aggressive nationalism.

BEWARE: They are the voices urging a war with Iran and now Bill Kristol: is taunting Russia into an ever increasing aggressive posture in South Ossetia which Georgia invaded at the urging of the Bush W.H.. Writing in the Washington Post today, Robert Kagan goes even further, suggesting that the Georgia-Russia conflict may be the start of World War III:


"The founders," believed that natural law holds men are endowed with unalienable rights and that government was always a threat to those rights and that government should be "bound by the chains" of The Constitution.

I had an alarming epiphany four years ago when it struck me like a bolt that I was no longer living in the America of my youth. There were deeply disturbing and insidious changes taking place in this Nation that were the antithesis of the founders vision. It filled me with a fear I didn't understand at the time. I started educating myself as to what was behind this relentless decent into an Authoritarian Fascist Nation.

Don't take my word for it, I urge each and everyone who comes to this website to pursue their own inquiry into what has taken place in America and then reject the cynical policies of the NeoConservative movement on Nov 4th.

*Some of his ardent followers included: Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, Defense Policy Board chairman Richard Perle. Lynne Cheney worked with Perle at DPB. Both were close advisors to Vice President Richard Cheney. Others include: Irving Kristol,
Widely referred to as the "godfather" of neoconservatism; William Kristol, Son of "godfather" of neoconservatism, Irving Kristol and chairman of the Project for a New American CenturyLewis "Scooter" Libby, chief of staff and national security advisor for Vice President Dick Cheney; John Bolton, US ambassador to the UN; Elliott Abrams; deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for global democracy strategy; Robert Kagan, Mr. Kagan writes extensively on US strategy and diplomacy. Kagan and fellow neoconservative William Kristol co-founded the Project for a New American Century (PNAC) in 1997. Kagan signed the famous 1998 PNAC letter sent to President Clinton urging regime change in Iraq; Michael Ledeen Seen by many as one of the most radical neoconservatives, Mr. Ledeen is said to frequently advise George W. Bush's top adviser Karl Rove on foreign policy matters. He is one of the strongest voices calling for regime change in Iran.; Frank Gaffney Jr. Mr. Gaffney is the founder, president, and CEO of the influential Washington think tank Center for Security Policy, whose mission is "to promote world peace through American strength." All were heavily involved in Republican administrations going back to Reagan.

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