The Twenty First Century
Freedom Is Dying
By Al Cronkrite The Covenant News ~ September 12, 2005
The first five years of the New Millennium have been turbulent - very turbulent!
Selected, coached, financed, and promoted as the winning candidate George W. Bush's mount to the first Presidency of the century was stalled on the hanging tabs of the Florida election system, a state governed by his brother John Ellis "Jeb" Bush. The matter was settled by the Supreme Court and a second Bush was granted a controversial elevation to the highest office of the land.
While all this was going on, unseen operatives of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) completed the framework for Homeland Security and Berkeley Professor John Yoo and others with the help of the Ashcroft Justice Department put the finishing touches on the USA Patriot Act (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism).
Claiming a personal relationship with Jesus, the new President quickly signed an Executive Order creating the White House Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives; thereby growing and extending the government's tentacles into yet another arena. He also sent to Congress a $1.6 billion dollar ten year tax cut which, like all of its predecessors, was a mendacious fraud since it did nothing to curtail the cost of government.
During his first sixty days in office he made a trip to Mexico to confer with Mexican President Vincente Fox Quesada.
After the visit he commented "Some look south and see problems. Not me. I look south and see opportunities and potential.Our future cannot be separated from the future of our neighbors". A faithful supporter of the United Nations and the CFR, he makes no effort to stop the illegal invasion across our southern borders thus helping to advance the new world order dream of a North American Union. As I write this essay there are reports that Bush's cozy relationship with Fox has resulted in armed Mexican troops being allowed inside our borders to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
On September 11, 2001 at 8:46 AM a jet aircraft flew into the side of the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. Seventeen minutes later a second jet flew into the side of the South Tower. Four jet aircraft had been hijacked in American airspace. A third aircraft flew into the Pentagon and the fourth crashed in Pennsylvania. It was the most stunning example of asymmetric warfare in history and a pivotal event for the nation.
These timely onslaughts set the stage for the implementation of, Homeland Security and the USA Patriot Act. The former was implemented with Tom Ridge as its head and the latter was quickly passed through the congress. According to Journalism Professor and author of America's Unpatriotic Acts, Dr. Walter Brasch, the Patriot Act violates at least six Constitutional Amendments (1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 14th), and targets not just terrorists but every American citizen as well.
Hastily the Comprehensive Airport Security Act was codified by a panicky congress filling our airports with government employees backed by law enforcement and sanctioned with total control of each potential flyer. Forty thousand additional federal employees were added. The taste of police state tactics was bitter but ultimately swallowed and digested by the American public.
Nine-eleven also set the stage for the Bush "War on Terror" and in spite of the fact that "terror" has never been specifically defined it appeared to include the invasion of Iraq.
The Twenty First Century has seen Gasoline double in price; America's highways are in shambles; our cities are so dangerous policemen will not enter certain areas; while the Bush Administration employs them and allows their harlotry in the White House, homosexuals parade about our streets demonstrating nudity and deviant sexual bondage; our southern borders are being massively invaded by illegal aliens; born and bred in America, corporations that formerly provided the most lucrative jobs are being forced by our own government to move to other nations; we are deeply in debt with China holding mountains of future obligations. Like a chain smoker America is being destroyed from within while at the same time attempting to expand an empire it may not live to enjoy.
As if all this is not enough, during the past two years unusually large hurricanes have devastated our southern states. Last year central Florida was harassed by massive and slow moving Hurricane Francis; one of two storms to strike the region. This year New Orleans suffered disastrous flooding from Hurricane Katrina. The size, behavior, and quantity of these storms is unusual and the source of speculations that our weather is being controlled.
The police state tactics being foisted on the citizens of New Orleans are a disgrace. American soldiers are forcing private citizens to evacuate their homes (for their own good of course) at the point of a gun. Many of these homes have never been flooded and are being kept clean and habitable. One is reminded of the propaganda meted out at Waco. Before they all died in the fire, they were being evicted for their own good because of the sexual abuse. I wonder how many of the dispossessed New Orleans residents will ever see their homes again.
Like his father before him, President Bush II has been a government expander rather than a government shrinker. His budget requests have been the largest in American history. In 2001 he requested nearly $2 trillion; currently these unthinkable figures have gone up by 50% to well over $3 trillion.
For the past hundred years America has been involved in frequent unproductive wars. New millenniums have always brought conflicts. At the beginning of the Nineteenth Century it was the War of 1812 (Madison's War) which lasted two years. During that conflict with the British, we made an unsuccessful attempt to invade Canada but were successful in defending New Orleans and Baltimore. The war established our independence but accomplished little else.
At the turn of the Twentieth Century the Spanish American War formed the crucible of American imperialism and was a prototype of things to come. In direct disregard for the admonitions of the Founders, armies were sent to foreign lands to fight against a foreign power. Begun in opposition to imperialism the United States itself became imperialistic. The war was won and the prize was, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines; though occupied by American troops for several months Cuba was ultimately given freedom. Sadly, this war fought over a century ago buttressed the concept that power creates justice. This idea is still prevalent in our nation. One who understood the immoral nature of this aggression was Mark Twain who wrote against the war maintaining that "An inglorious peace is better than a dishonorable war."
After defeating the Spanish in the Philippines, American troops fought to gain control of their prize. It is seldom recalled but between 200 and 500 thousand Philippine civilians lost their lives. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not the first American travesty in Asia.
Peace was fleeting, in 1917 the nation was again involved in a foreign war in Europe. Of a total of over 15 million fatalities resulting from the War, 116 thousand were American men. Looking back it is difficult to find a resulting benefit.
The balance of the Twentieth Century was strewn with wars: World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Somalia, several incursions into countries in our own hemisphere, and the bombing of Serbia.
Now in the Twenty First Century we have begun another imperialistic conquest in the Middle East. Similar to the protracted conflict of the Spanish American War in the Philippines we are now bogged down in Iraq in the midst of 200 million Arabs many of whom will never concede to an American occupation. Our casualties have been relatively light but the toll on Iraqi citizens is in the hundreds of thousands. The injustice of the American invasion of Iraq will result in the same strife that has been fifty-year fare for the Nation of Israel. It can only end with the unthinkable annihilation of millions of Arabs.
This new Millennium has brought into the light an ancient perversity. Everywhere the clandestine claws of world government encroach on the sovereignty of nations. The United Nations is its overt face with America as its functional base. The powers behind it are nonspecific but their intentions are obvious. Our citizens have been brain washed into trusting government, the justice of power has been enshrined in their minds, they have been "dumbed down", deceived, robbed of their wealth, and prepared for police state government. Justice has been replaced with the jack-boot of power!
If you are in doubt, try arguing with one of the government goons that now control our airports or do the same with your local policeman. Try to find out how many New Orleans citizens have been killed by our own armed soldiers because they refused to evacuate their own homes. Right and wrong have been trumped by power and the ugly face of tyranny is peeking out from under the filthy blanket!
Five percent of the Twenty First Century has seen changes more drastic than those of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration. The Constitutional Republic known as the "land of the free and the home of the brave" is no longer recognizable. Instead America has become an unpredictable, secular behemoth being used as an instrument of the invisible power structure to bring about world government.
The ruthless monster is about to throw off the filthy blanket!