Inherent Autonomy

The many faces of the anti-war movement

Inherent Autonomy Introduction
. . . . . No Despotism . . . . . Only Independence
Primacy: The Declaration of Independence
In the beginning: Let there be the Articles of Confederation
A Constitution Flawed from Inception
Articles of Confederation was Preferable
Investiture of Heretical Doctrine
The Nature of a Republic
A Culture of Death Under the Law
Two Causes, Two Results
A Senate of Subversion
The Court and your Castle
The Meaning of Independence Day
This Streetcar Lost All Desire
Why Supreme Court Selections are a False Choice
Paris is Burning
The many faces of the anti-war movement
2006 Predictions and Realities
Running Chinese Trade Deficits
Localism for a Free Republic
A Fractured Conservative Movement
Wall Street Reaps Big Bucks from the Wind
Baboon Behavior Behind Wind Projects
Party Goers - What Do You Take With Your Tea?
Assault on Liberty Originate with Secular Humanism
The TUN - a true representative council
Currency Wars among Controlled Economies
Web Attack Bodes Political Censorship
Protect Government Officials at all costs
Populism, Progressives and Public Unions
"Girlie Man" Culture of Government Schools
Midget Minds and Lost Cojones
Monetary Revolution and Alternative Money
The Federal Government Declares War on the Nation
Corporate Cronyism: Solyndra and Evergreen Solar
A True Greek Tragedy - Odyssey of the EU
A Christmas Wish List for Obama
Obama's War on the Catholic Church
The EPA an Out of Control Monster
Homeland Security in the Land of the Free
Pride in America the Stupid
Is Going Off the Grid Practical?
Political Partisan Psychological Disorders
Popular Culture Promotes the Police State
A $14 Trillion Extortion for a Global Warming Scam
Ignoring Whistleblowers
Human Liberty Is Doomed
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The Actor and Clown Culture
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Technology Impact on Privacy
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Secession Movements Intensify
Hate Laws Intended to Silence Truth
The Fourth Amendment, NSA and Metadata
The Ugly Face of the North American Union
The Dragoons Sweep the Streets
Media Message Predetermined the Scottish Referendum
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Political history is largely an account of mass violence
and of the expenditure of vast resources to cope with mythical fears and hopes. 
Murray Edelman

The many faces of the anti-war movement

Forget about all those false political lines drawn from left to right.  The only standard valid to judge a war is if it is being waged to protect your own personal well-being.  National security is a myth.  The struggle has since the beginning of time been between the lone individual and the all powerful coercive state.  Even among families, clans and tribes, mutual self-interest can be vague or conflicting.  When it comes to real security from a more brutal adversary, the administration of any government attempts to sell the concept that you have a civil duty to come to the defense of the State.  Most of the tragic record of history is based upon the absurd notion that dying for country is noble and killing the latest enemy is glorious.     

 

Those who have had real experience within an anti-war movement whether going back to WW II, Viet Nam or either of the Gulf Wars usually share a rudimentary alliance in their objection to the engagement in fighting the wrong war at the incorrect time.  Not all protesters are conscientious objectors.  In fact many are rabid patricians who are simply motivated by a venial hatred for the regime and leaders in power.  Their enthusiasm to demonstrate dissent has just as much to do with rejecting the institutions and heritage of the historic society as any true objection to the actual war itself.

 

Douglas Kellner in an account - Spectacle and Media Propaganda in the War on Iraq: A Critique of U.S. Broadcasting Networks - offers up a short assessment that rings true:

“Moreover, ideologues within the Bush administration wanted to legitimate a policy of preemptive strikes and a successful attack on Iraq could inaugurate and normalize this policy. Some of the same militarist unilateralists in the Bush administration envisage U.S. world hegemony, the elder Bush's "New World Order," with the U.S. as the reigning military power and world's policeman (Kellner, 2003b). Increased control of the world's oil supplies provided a tempting prize for the former oil executives who maintain key roles in the Bush administration. And, finally, one might note the Oedipus Tex drama, where George W. Bush's desires to conclude his father's unfinished business and simultaneously defeat Evil to constitute himself as Good helped drive Bush to war against Iraq with the fervor of a religious Crusade.”

Now who is surprised when the Bush administration actually defends such a strategy of preemptive belligerence since they openly advocate the goal of U.S. hegemony?  The means of waging war are incidental when the final objective is so noble!  That’s the central justification for the jingoistic flag-waving robots.  The “support the troops” mantra grows out of a warped and misguided error that effectively ignores the idiocy of imperial foreign garrison adventures.  Inside the shallow minds of the xenophobic disturbed, the distinction that the mere presence of interventionism breeds new hatred for the mercenary enforcers is lost in the translation.  This disconnect is a root cause for continual carnage.  

 

The embedded coverage and paid in cash news reporting that has become the norm for concocting current events has long passed the minimal standards for propaganda.  In spite of this sad state of journalism, many opponents of the Iraqi occupation use their very deformed version of reality to rationalize their own worldview for the crusade they want to wage.  The underlying problem with the progressive wing of the anti-war movement is that they have no fundamental understanding of the time-honored and historic heritage of non-intervention, which is the cornerstone of traditional American foreign policy.     

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George Washington and John Adams are ignored in their rush to condemn all things made out of a scrub bush.   How many militant socialists want an activist foreign policy to save the world for their secular utopia?  So what’s the big difference when you have betraying NeoCons and treacherous NeoLibs both speaking the same internationalist jargon for an altruistic world that never will be nor should be a goal for mankind?

 

Those of us from the Old Right are the true Radical Reactionaries.  If you want to be a real patriot, adopt an America-First foreign policy.  A true national defense requires that domestic border is the main bastion of protection.  “Fight them over there” when the real enemy is right at home in the nations capital is the first lesson for the anti-war movement.  Propagandists like O’Reilly and Hannity on FAUX News want you to accept despotism as natural.  Party line comrades on CNN want you to demand tyranny as ordained collectivism.  Both push myths of absurdity.  Until the farce of global intercession into the affairs of distant lands of foreign peoples is rejected permanently, the silly game of virtual killing in real blood will play out on the computer machines of death.

 

Security and safety is relevant only when it protects individual citizens.  For an anti-war movement to become effective it must reach the ordinary family and touch the neighborhoods of every local community.  National politics have become international in concentration.  Global conflagrations do not exist among alien persons who live worlds apart.  Only governments originate war for their own advantage.  The purpose of expansion and self-aggrandizement is at the core of U.S. empire design and implementation.

 

Anti-war creeds are the only realistic method to combat the eternal cycle of slaughter.  In its most primeval nature, each citizen is an independent person and autonomous moral agent for their own well-being.  Threats from government coercion are false excuses for capitulation to accept mass insanity.  If America is ever really threatened the genuine anti-war proponent would acknowledge that revolutionary action would be open for serious consideration.  However, the actual measures taken may well afford the practice of consistent non-violence.  Peasants with their pitch forks storming the Bastille does not require using the guillotine to off the heads of every despot sympathizer.

 

Media propaganda is a prime tool for rewriting history.  But before you can rework what actually happened, you need to supply a draft of distortions to deceive the public.  Bipartisan War Party motives are unswerving in their objective to keep moving the waters edge to the far corners of the world.  Holding the psychopath Bush to justice requires resurrecting the sociopath LBJ from the grave, as well.  The long list of other war criminals would fill the pages in volumes of books that preach the magnificent manifest destiny of a country that turned its back on the very purpose upon with it was founded.

 

Yes, there are all kinds of anti-war dissenters.  Save for those who seek to establish the essential vision of an authentic Republic based upon local rule and internal independence, the rest are but temporary allies in a perpetual fight against the forces of unnecessary international conflict.  The continual drum beat for ‘saving the world” condemns that earth to eternal damnation.  That mainstay Marx of the contrived commissars had it all wrong.  The motto needs to be: All anti-war dissenters unite . . . the chains of State sponsored death are broken by avoidance of entangling alliances.  Minding your own personal business and taking care of your own individual self-interest is the formula for a healthy society.  Take the Pro War vs. Anti-War poll

and protest that which needs meaningful change - A sick and demented internationalist foreign policy. 
 
SARTRE - December 8, 2005

 

The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears
to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions. 
Robert Lynd

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