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"Clear Thinking" Counterfeit Conservatives

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"that when a petty thug like Milosevic is told by the United States to ‘cut that out’ and then refuses, the maintenance of our power depends on forcing him to change his mind. This is one of the things we mean when we assert that the proper strategic objective of the United States is ‘to make the world safe for democracy’."

Clear Thinking” Counterfeit Conservatives

Propaganda has become the normal diet for what passes as today’s popular political discourse. Facts now have pliable reality, as language is twisted to fit the circumstance. Linguistic analysis is practiced with a purity of the social relativist. Timeless standards, once unassailable and founded in inimitable certainty, are routinely discarded for the flavor of the day truth, as the situation demands. The hijacking and insidious appropriation of the monogram - CONSERVATIVE - its authentic philosophy, tradition and meaning, is systemically betrayed. At the core of the phony falsifiers is the conduct to deceive, with the motive to control and rule.

Those who hail and embrace the term neoconservatism, and adopt their dishonesty, are Counterfeit Conservatives. If you regard this assessment as harsh, consider the tortured spin and distortion from a card carrying member of the Socialist Kennedy clan.

An intellectual and political movement in favor of political, economic, and social conservatism that arose in opposition to the perceived liberalism of the 1960s: “The neo-conservatism of the 1980s is a replay of the New Conservatism of the 1950s, which was itself a replay of the New Era philosophy of the 1920s” (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.).

Is this pseudo academic anti-intellectual or just a fool? Evidently, he is both! Compare that interpretation with the record and its origin.

NeoCon Policies With Deceitful Rhetoric
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voices from the shadows from phony conservatives

 

Neoconservatism is a conservative movement with origins in the Old Left that has been very influential in formulating hawkish foreign policy stances by the United States. The intellectual founders of neoconservatism, Daniel Bell, Nathan Glazer, Irving Howe, and most prominently Irving Kristol, were all alumni of City College of New York, known then as the "Harvard of the proletariat" due to its highly selective admissions criteria and free education. They emerged from the Old Left and retained these origins in the factional New York intellectual debates of the 1930s. The Great Depression radicalized the student body, mostly children of Eastern European immigrants on the edge of poverty, who were introduced to the new and revolutionary ideas of socialism and communism.

 

Contrast the collectivism of the neoconservatism with the insights of the Six Canons of Conservative Thought from Russell Kirk.

1) "Belief in a transcendent order, or body of natural law, which rules society as well as conscience."

2) "Affection for the proliferating variety and mystery of human existence, as opposed to the narrowing uniformity, egalitarianism, and utilitarian aims of most radical systems;"

3) "Conviction that civilized society requires orders and classes, as against the notion of a 'classless society'."

4) "Persuasion that freedom and property are closely linked: separate property from private possession, and the Leviathan becomes master of all."

5) "Faith in prescription and distrust of 'sophisters, calculators, and economists' who would reconstruct society upon abstract designs."

6) "Recognition that change may not be salutary reform: hasty innovation may be a devouring conflagration, rather than a torch of progress."

Then review The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk and the following:

Ten Conservative Principles (1993)

First, the conservative believes that there exists an enduring moral order.

Second, the conservative adheres to custom, convention and continuity.

Third, conservatives believe in what may be called the principle and prescription.

Fourth, conservatives are guided by their principle of prudence.

Fifth, conservatives pay attention to the principle of variety.

Sixth, conservatives are chastened by their principle of imperfectability.

Seventh, conservatives are persuaded that freedom and property are closely linked.

Eighth, conservatives uphold voluntary community, quite as they oppose involuntary collectivism.

Ninth, the conservative perceives the need for prudent restraint upon power and human passions.

Tenth, the thinking conservative understands that permanence and change must be recognized and reconciled in a vigorous society.

Can any honest and truthful traditionalist espouse the policies that neoconservatives maintain and promote, and still retain a valid claim for calling themselves a Conservative? Only the prevaricator of deceit, as defined by Merriam Webster - a former liberal espousing political conservatism - would insist on a perpetual hoax that insults one’s intelligence.

Clear Thinking has a code meaning of "Drink the Kool Aid". Newspeak has become the News Corp message, with brainwashing the objective. William Kristol’s Supreme Federal Conservatism is a revived LBJ "Great Society". The Charles Krauthammer’s vision of a global state-capitalism is actually elite tyranny sustained by a democratic mob. And Norman Podhoretz’s "World War IV" is nothing more than a mirror image of the "Likudniks" that lust for their own empire. These NeoCons are bogus frauds. Their values, goals and methods do not remotely resemble traditional conservative principles.

Understand clearly and unequivocally, neoconservatism is the tormentor of Western Civilization. NeoCons are the enemy, and seek a barbarism equal to the most hardened FDR New Deal "collectivist". Individual Liberty is unpalatable to the counterfeit conservative. Their style of trickery is revolting, for it rests upon a repudiation of traditional values and morality. Just look at their heroes. An excellent example of their integrity and ethics is Pentagon adviser Richard Perle. He briefed an investment seminar on ways to profit from conflicts in Iraq and North Korea just weeks after he received a top-secret government briefing on the crisis in the two countries.

Remember that Perle is a "Scoop Jackson" DemocRAT, and has more in common with Diane Feinstein and her profiteering hubby Richard Blum, then Barry Goldwater. The latest in a string of plum defense jobs snared by URS, the senator husband’s company was awarded an Army contract worth up to $600 million, to help with troop mobilization, weapons systems training and anti-terrorism.

But we are assured that in order to be a "Clear Thinker", we need to dismiss any thoughts that the Perle prototype NeoCon, could possibly be a double-crosser. Oh, such pristine logic . . . the factor weaves and how pure one must become to live the lie of a neoconservative. How far these renegades have wandered from Edmund Burke.

Bill O’Reilly is just a symbol of the symptom. His latest outburst, this time addressed directly at Neil Boortz: "VICIOUS SON OF A BITCH!", typifies the response of those aspirants to the Schlesinger class, at JFK Harvard school of tolerant government. Boortz exposed the "cloudy sophist" for the sham he represents: Boortz asks: "What part of freedom of association don’t you understand?" Mr O’Reilly . . . doesn’t have a clue, nor do the rest of the NeoCons.

When Rupert Murdoch testifies before congress to secure News Corp’s latest acquisition - Direct TV - don’t be duped into thinking you will be availed with conservative content. If you think the Weekly Standard or the National Review is conservative, you are sipping that tainted drink and swallowing a fake line. Where are the Kirk Canons and Conservative Principles in any of the NeoCons positions? Limited government, Bill of Right protections, a Republic governance - are all absent from the neoconservatives. Comprehending the nature of the hoax requires an understanding of real conservatism. Surely, those ‘Clear Thinking Americans’ will follow their cue and parrot from the TelePrompTer. Will you be one of them?

SARTRE - May 9, 2003

"Israel is the central reality of Jewish life today ... it is now the hinge of Jewish life and hope ... Israel is what is most dear to the Jew."

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