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The new evil empire: USA has become what Nazi Germany & Soviet Union used to be

Remember the Red Menace, also known as the Communist threat? Or how about the Third Reich, the creator of which became the chief metaphor for evil in the 20th century? Most Americans, certainly those younger than 30, don't remember either. Hell, they don't even remember Vietnam or Nixon or The Beatles. The terms and their connotations are totally unfamiliar, unless encountered in history texts. Millions of Americans simply do not remember what America used to stand for--freedom, justice, equality--and as a result, don't fully comprehend the appalling reality of what America has become....[I]t is the United States that is now sweeping the world, scooping up all these other countries in the name of capitalist democracy, and telling lies about why it has to go to war. And instead of railing against the powerful giant stealing freedom from all these hapless victims, as it did in years past, the American press is now cheering it, justifying it in the increasingly ambivalent names of capitalism and democracy. Worse, the American people are cheering it, too, something that's never really happened in U.S. history, when the people support a war that they know is based on lies.

The evil empire, number one threat to peace in the world, is now the United States. No more Red Menace. No more Third Reich. Now it's a War on Terror executed by the biggest terrorist of all: America, the nation that killed its own people by the thousands in order to trigger World War III and capture all the world's oil fields....The United States has now assumed the role of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia at their worst and all rolled into one. It has troops poised and threatening in 127 other countries.
Bush at the UN, lies to the world.
Bush at the UN, lies to the world.
The new evil empire


America has become what Nazi Germany
and the Soviet Union used to be




By John Kaminski
 skylax@comcast.net





Remember the Red Menace, also known as the Communist threat? Or how about the Third Reich, the creator of which became the chief metaphor for evil in the 20th century?

Most Americans, certainly those younger than 30, don't remember either. Hell, they don't even remember Vietnam or Nixon or The Beatles. The terms and their connotations are totally unfamiliar, unless encountered in history texts. Millions of Americans simply do not remember what America used to stand for--freedom, justice, equality--and as a result, don't fully comprehend the appalling reality of what America has become.

Once upon a time, back in the days of Elvis and the hula hoop, when I was a little shaver, I was taught in school that when Germany took over France, Poland and other European countries, that was wrong, and the United States sacrificed almost a half million of its own young people to reverse those situations in the name of freedom. And that happened twice, 1916-18 and 1941-45.

In the same vein, I grew up being taught that the Soviet Union's annexation of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and all of Eastern Europe was an evil deed, and that for many years in a period called the Cold War, the American military objective was aimed at overturning this unjust oppression. Back in the 1950s when I was in elementary school, we used to have routine Civil Defense drills where we used to have to hide under our desks pretending we were about to be nuked by the Russians. Really!

It's a new world now. For one thing, the population of the planet has doubled in those mere 50 years. And for another, it is the United States that is now sweeping the world, scooping up all these other countries in the name of capitalist democracy, and telling lies about why it has to go to war. And instead of railing against the powerful giant stealing freedom from all these hapless victims, as it did in years past, the American press is now cheering it, justifying it in the increasingly ambivalent names of capitalism and democracy. Worse, the American people are cheering it, too, something that's never really happened in U.S. history, when the people support a war that they know is based on lies.

Of course, the American press is cheering it because it is the American military doing it. Even the German and Russian press aren't really criticizing it in a serious way. Because there is no country that can oppose America, which spends more on its military than all the other countries in the world combined, yet still complains that it needs to spend more, even as its bridges and schools are falling apart and its manufacturing base has completely disappeared, precipitating its imminent economic collapse. Still the military spending increases, and war plans ooze out like an evil ink stain spreading across the globe.

The evil empire, number one threat to peace in the world, is now the United States. No more Red Menace. No more Third Reich. Now it's a War on Terror executed by the biggest terrorist of all: America, the nation that killed its own people by the thousands in order to trigger World War III and capture all the world's oil fields.

Now the shoe is obviously on the other foot. The United States has now assumed the role of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia at their worst and all rolled into one. It has troops poised and threatening in 127 other countries. By the diabolical mechanisms of the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund, it has already plundered most other countries financially, stealing their utilities and impoverishing their inhabitants.

And those nations who resist this financial con game, like Yugoslavia, are simply invaded and coerced into servitude. Those nations who play the game, like Russia and Argentina, are reduced to abject poverty with a few pro-Western billionaires owning everything.

And woe to those nations who won't play the game, like Iraq. They are obliterated and turned into permanent war zones. Their people are murdered in their sleep by hopped-up American soldiers who are told by their cynical leaders that they are spreading democracy, when really what they are spreading are endless opportunities for plunder by politically connected corporations.

And America's leader lie about absolutely everything.

Never at any time in my personal history has there been a time when an American president has not at least accidentally told the truth about something, but that time is now.

Once upon a time, Americans used to preach the cause of freedom and justice for all. It's actually written in their Pledge of Allegiance. But they don't adhere to that anymore. After all, Americans have canceled their Bill of Rights, which once made them famous--made them loved!--all over the world. Now they are feared all over the world. Reviled. When Americans launched their worldwide war on terror--based on a treasonous event in which they killed large numbers of their own people--they betrayed the whole world. They betrayed every dream of freedom anybody ever had anywhere.

The people who did it did it for a few billion dollars. Can you blame them? It's easy money blowing up countries and blaming it on somebody else. Even you might do it if you had the chance. Americans support such an idea. It's capitalism at its best, controlling the market, make money on the destruction by selling the weapons, make money on the reconstruction by involving your friends in the contracts, no public bids, of course. So you lose a few dark-skinned lives. The world is overpopulated anyway. Look at it as population control (although that it another, much larger topic).

Things have become so ugly in the United States that the liberal opposition candidate for president tells peace activists to "Get over it!" That there will be no peace no matter who is president.

That America is united to overrun and ravish the whole world, simply because there is no one to stop it. This is the America that was venerated and admired all over the world. This is what America became when there was no other power to keep it honest. It became dishonest--and a killer nation.

People overseas make a mistake when the say they have nothing against the American people, that it is simply the American government they loathe and fear. It is the American people who have permitted this to happen, and they who bear the blame and will reap the whirlwind for their inaction.

Once, America set an example for the world to establish representative government and take care of its less fortunate. Today, America is still setting an example for the world, an example that democracy is a hoax, and that all we can expect for our children's futures is a dark abyss of endless war based on phony pretenses.

The thing that made the episodes with Nazi Germany and Soviet Union have happy endings was that there was somebody to fight for freedom ready to rescue those oppressed by military tyranny from a foreign power.

But now, who is ready to defend the freedom of those in Afghanistan, or in Iraq, or in Macedonia, Serbia, the Philippines, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan, Nicaragua, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala ... or Palestine?

Who is ready to defend freedom now that the Americans have declared freedom incompatible with security?

But these things tend to even out over time. Rome wasn't built in a day and it took centuries to fall apart, but eventually it was picked apart by jackals and sycophantic traitors from within.

The world will yet have the last laugh on America, after its own leaders have finished picking the bones of its financially depleted carcass?

Because Americans have given up defending true freedom around the world, the day will soon arrive (sooner than they think) when they will have to defend their own freedom against the very monster they have created by their own selfish indifference. The corporate beast that consumes freedom around the world will one day soon turn its gaping jaws on America itself, and the Americans, who have decided to forget how to defend true freedom around the world, will necessarily have forgotten how to defend their own.

Once upon a time, when I was a little shaver and the president was some guy named Ike, I was told that America was the greatest nation in the world because it was a champion of freedom and justice, and rescued the oppressed whenever people were in trouble.

So ... were they lying then and telling the truth now, or telling the truth then and lying now?

And when the rest of the world comes calling to rectify this murderous tyranny and worldwide oppression that America now practices, what will you say to them when they aim their guns at you? That you didn't know?




John Kaminski is the author of _America's Autopsy Report_, a collection of his Internet essays published by Dandelion Books and featured on hundreds of websites around the world. For more information on how to get this book or to financially support his work (seriously needed now), go to  link to www.johnkaminski.com .

... 28.Feb.2004 11:28

this thing here

everything we have seen for the past 3 years is an example of the powerful in america defending their interests. and what is telling about this is what the interests are composed of.

not freedom. not the rule of law. not ordinary, everyday, common people. not peace. not justice. not truth or honesty. not anything in any way beneficial to mankind.

instead, the interests being defended consist simply of one primary thing: the exercise and maintenance of economic power at the expense of everything else in existence, through the use of political and economic and military power.

such things as democracy will be sacrificed. the attitude of straussian and neo-conservative officials towards democracy, which they see as an impediment to power, are telling examples. under these kinds of men and women, democracy is that which must be manipulated, undermined, and demeaned at the same time as pretty, reassuring pictures of a "democratic" america behaving "democractically" are repeatedly broadcast to achieve a stultifying, hypnotic, and entirely false picture. these people hate democracy for how it regulates and checks their power and their plots, yet they want all the benefits of being seen as "democratic". it is this very undermining of the integrity of democracy in america that will set up conditions favorable for all that america naively thought it wasn't...

such things as justice and truth and honesty will be sacrificed. the massive and deliberate campaign to lie and manipulate like total motherfuckers before the iraq war, in order to control the population of america with a leash called fear, is the most telling example. and justice dies when these deliberate lies and maipulations go completely unpunished. which is sadly exactly what is happening.

common people will be sacrificed. as cannon fodder and guinea pigs and puppets. their ignorance or simple unknowing, whether through deliberate faults of their own, or the deliberate machinations of power, will be taken advantage of. and they will be led around like obediant puppets on a string. "you will not speak your mind when your son or daughter comes back to you in a body bag. you will not speak your mind when your job moves overseas. you will not speak your mind when you can no longer afford healthcare. you will not speak your mind when your child is born with preventable birth defects, simply because you live near the chemical factory. you will sit there, and you will suffer quietly, and you will die."

such things as a healthy and functioning enivoronment will be sacrificed. the capitalist bottom line has acheived omnipotent status in american society, in my opinion nearing a that of a religion. and because it has acheived this status, all that stands in it's way will be vanquished. america will fight wars, will destroy, will pollute, will burn, will dump, will taint, anything to keep it's capitalist engine growing and growing. don't worry, for the powerful interests in america do not recognize this capitalist engine as a metastasizing tumor, which does not benefit it's host and make better as it grows, but destroys, blackens and suffocates it's host, as it grows and grows and grows, endlessly and forever, as the capitalist dream would have it...

peace will be sacrificed. in the hands of increasingly aggressive and militant right wing statists/corporatists, along with intellectual "justifications" provided by straussian, neo-conservative, free market capitalist and "christian" think tanks, war will become an acceptable option to solving any problem. war will become commonplace, the leaders reassuringly calling it "a neccessary evil", like traffic jams, losing a job, being unable to afford medication, and birth defects...

i do not think a comparison between america and nazi germany can be made. i do not find that acceptable. yet.

but the mask that has hidden america's most powerful interests, a mask composed of pretty pictures and endlessly repeated platitudes about freedom and democracy, all so much hot air presented with the sincerity of a fucking commercial, is beginning to come off. what lies underneath is aggressive and ugly. a beast is a beast. and if it has it's way, it will no longer be able to fit under ANY mask. those still clinging to the pretty pictures and the platitudes are delusional suckers, glad fools, and cannon fodder.

yea 28.Feb.2004 16:23

h

and they force ''drugs'' on people they dont like.people think this isnt nazi country but it is.ask those thousands of species disappearing yearly if they dont think its a ''holocaust''.the usa power structure pushes a middle class human centric way of ''living'' on this earth

h--I agree with you--for the 28.Feb.2004 17:57

lollipop

disappearing species, and the domestic animals both--this is a holocaust. For the animals up in labs at OHSU, this is a holocaust. For the animals on farms living in misery from birth until horrific death, this is their holocaust. Unfortunately, most here even on this very site don't see it and aren't willing to change their eating habits and involve themselves in freeing the true slaves up on pill hill. We humans want freedom for ourselves, but happily subject the "lower animals" to conditions beyond our worst nightmares. We like meat so we're willing to make the animals suffer. And the humans in power like money and control, and so they're willing to let us "lower humans" suffer.

Enpire of evil? 26.Apr.2004 07:36

why?

<I have installed rather stupid the program-translator... I hope you me will understand>

1. Will suffice to consider the USSR empire of evil as to me people living in this epoch told, at Breghev (such secretary general in the USSR Was) they had an opportunity every month traveling and in what to not refuse... (Money were a paper which it was valid much) Soviet Union was the state which gave the greatest social guarantees in history...
2. You speak, that America импернией becomes angry... And what there was time when she to it was not???
The country which basis of ethnos is made by adventurers and people run from justice in европпе, cannot apply for a role of a stronghold of democracy.
Well in other my opinion, it only my personal opinion...

USA The Evil Empire 09.Jul.2004 06:33

PADRE

All empires fall.What happened to you over there? You used to be the good guys.

(evil empire) 04.Aug.2004 09:09

david ...sc

yes this government is evil..it is horrible.. i have endured rape and torture with authorities watching the police dont care the help torture.. everyone calls me a mad man .. when i start talting about it i get tortured more .. there is no safe place for nowhere i can run.. i pray for death

Peoples Republic of Portland 07.Sep.2004 03:43

me

Wake up and smell the roses. The world is as it always has been. "the poor you shall have with you always". You are poor. Poor is a state of mind. You will never amount to anything unless you aspire to it.

Well and good, but who cares? 15.Jun.2007 00:52

Disgusted

Everything you say in the article, is true. Any halfway intelligent person knows all of this. Problem is, vast majority of US citizens are not even remotely close to being halfway intelligent, and hence, they will never understand what they say. Moreover, 100% of the politicians in US are absolutely, without fail, evil, and they will perpetrate the evil empire as long as they can.

Bottom line, who cares? Certainly nobody in US that matters, and they never will.

What a bunch of BS 30.Jun.2012 08:43

Denny Sangiovanni

"But now, who is ready to defend the freedom of those in Afghanistan, or in Iraq, or in Macedonia, Serbia, the Philippines, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan, Nicaragua, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala ... " I am from South America and Venezuela = Chavez Argentina. = Cristina K. Bolivia. = Evo Morales Ecuador. = Correa every one of them freely elected by their people...what kind of BS are you talking about?