New World in This Generation
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Built for War
Victims of Creeping Fascism
-- -- When a sitting president declares that the constitution is
just “A God damned piece of paper,” it reveals much about his inner
character; or lack thereof. It reveals dangerous illusions of
omnipotence, contempt for the law, and scorn for the people. It was
George Bush who uttered those tortured words to Whitehouse aides last
week. Easily misled by false idols intoxicated with power and driven by
insatiable greed, we are witnessing nothing less astonishing than the
demise of the American experiment. Dreams of democracy, justice, peace
and hope are receding into the dim recesses of ever more distant memory.
We see them morphing into an Orwellian nightmare of monstrous
proportions that promises to pursue us to our graves. If we continue on
this course of ethical decline, in another decade we will not even be
able to recall the forms and texture of those dreams that once held so
The American people have allowed the theft of the past two presidential
elections with hardly so much as a whimper of protest. Most are not even
aware that they occurred. Moreover, we have allowed indicted Congressman
Tom Delay to redraw congressional districts in a way that gives
conservatives a substantial advantage over democrats and totally
precludes progressives from competing. While the morality of such
actions may not be in question—their legality is currently under
investigation by federal prosecutors.
As a result of decades of complacency created in part by the fog of
television, and the ongoing corporatization of the government, the
American people find themselves the victims of creeping fascism. Like
the proverbial frog placed in a pot of warm water upon a lighted stove,
we hardly notice the gradual loss of our freedoms. By the time we awaken
to reality—if we ever awaken—we will find ourselves parboiled. By then
it will be too late to extricate ourselves.
One by one our basic freedoms are being stolen from us by those who
purport to represent our interests. These are freedoms for which
millions of our own fought and died. Were their sacrifices in vain? It
appears so. In the aftermath of the toppling of the World Trade towers
by clandestine operatives inside the government, the massive Patriot Act
was enacted into law. Incredibly, this immense document, sold to the
people as protecting the sanctity of American lives, was not even read
by the law makers who voted it into law. The Patriot Act was nothing
more than a piece of creeping fascism that quietly, unobtrusively,
stripped us of our hard won freedoms without so much as a skirmish.
Emboldened by the ease with which the Patriot Act passed, Patriot Act
Two, an even more onerous version of the original, is being debated in
the bowels of Congress. If passed, it will further erode many more of
our civil liberties. Once lost, those liberties will never be regained
without bloodshed. That is why they must never be given away. Nor should
we allow anyone to snooker us into their theft. They are the most
precious essence of the American experiment and we must handle them with
the utmost care.
As the debate in Congress continues, it was revealed this week that the
Pentagon has been engaged in spying on American citizens who participate
in the anti-war movement. Whenever a state has the military spying upon
citizens who are peacefully engaged in lawful protests against the
systematic killing, imprisonment, and torture of millions of fellow
human beings, you are witnessing not only the ugly reality of creeping
fascism—you are bearing witness to the emergence of a bonafide police
state. In this instance we are witnessing the criminalization of
dissent. The thought police are moving among us. They are watching our
every move. They are monitoring all of our electronic communications.
They are preparing a place for us in the hinterland of America.
War is profitable for those who wage it. Trillions are to be made. And
those who wage war are never the ones who have to fight them. The
Pentagon and its priests of death and misery in the defense industry
cannot exist without enemies—even if they have to invent them. Take away
their phantoms of terror and they are left naked and vulnerable as a
Deer in the headlights.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, of course, has a long history of
abusing the civil liberties of American citizens. The F.B.I. continues
to collect dossiers on law abiding citizens, as it did against the
leaders of the civil rights marches, anti-war movement, organized labor
and, most recently, environmental groups operating in the public
interest. Both the F.B.I. and the C.I.A. regularly engage in smear
campaigns against both individuals and citizens groups working for
social justice. This reveals an important fact about who these agencies
are really working for. Their sole purpose is to protect the rich and
the powerful from the rest of us. They intend to have the whole
enchilada for themselves.
In a time when our tax dollars go to huge public relations groups to
place bogus stories favorable to U.S. empire in foreign newspapers and
television, we will soon find ourselves with virtually no civil rights.
The corporate media in America is such a purveyor of propaganda it is
for all practical intents and purposes a State owned media. As such it
acts as a mouthpiece for the Pentagon and for Corporate America. Long
ago it abrogated its responsibility to serve the interests of democracy
and the working people.
Are the American people totally vulnerable and exposed to the corruption
of creeping fascism that, Amoeba-like, is devouring our hopes and dreams
for a better life, a better world? We are, unless we refuse to drink the
Kool-aide. That is the first step toward emancipating ourselves from the
all pervasive corporate dominance that dulls our senses and dims our
wits. Our fate is sealed if we do not awaken from the stupor of apathy
that envelops us and prevents us from acting to save ourselves. We must
use the tools we have. We must organize in our own communities and on a
global scale. We must act out of a sense of urgency. The hour is late.
The sun is setting. Darkness gathers at our door steps. All we have is
each other and that just might be all we need. Otherwise, we might have
occasion to find out who all of those FEMA camps scattered throughout
the country are intended for.
Charles Sullivan is a furniture maker, photographer, and free lance
writer residing in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. He welcomes
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