Refute the policies of Bush and Clinton; declare war on the Nationalist-Globalist Class
By John Stanton
Online Journal Contributing Writer
Jan 27, 2006, 22:14
Americans recognize that theirs is a polarized, politically segregated society,
not unlike those they helped create in Iraq and Palestine? When will they come
to the realization that their political process is nothing more than a
collusive duopoly and, as such, borderline totalitarian? There is no opposition
political party of substance, of courage and, of course, there�s no real choice
between two political parties. When will Americans refuse to participate in
sham federal elections? When will they recognize that all the accumulated data
from study after study clearly shows that America is in real crisis across the
entire socioeconomic, political and foreign policy spectrum?
The list seems
endless: changing demographics and ignorance of inclusion issues, leadership
deficits, trade imbalances, sky rocketing health care costs, increasing unemployment,
enormous consumer debt, impending foreign currency competition with the US
dollar, trumped up wars on terror, embracing torture, assassination and spying,
sweeping Katrina/New Orleans under the carpet, and on, and on, and on.
Americans realize that at this moment, the world stands one or two decisions
away from WWIII, which would likely see the use of nuclear weapons and
subsequent genocides and holocausts that may make those of the 20th century
seem pale by comparison? And the solutions offered to clean up this mess?
Re-engineering, outsourcing, tax cuts, budget cuts, creative destruction
theory, trust in the market and God, more security and the tired refrain of
9-11, to name some. (On the 9-11 matter: how is it that the UK, Germany,
France, and Spain could deal with �terrorists� without proclaiming their world
All the standard
solutions have failed. If you think the foregoing is a bunch of bunk, take the
time to look at the trends in the American education system.
of America�s strength is its system of universal public and private education.
America�s education system is the true melting pot of America. It brings
together Americans from all walks of life: parents, guardians, students,
educators, first generation Americans, the rich and the poor, the bright and
challenged. The education system houses America�s greatest resource -- its
youth. The industry most deserving of the moniker critical infrastructure/vital
to national security, is not some power company or defense contractor, it is
the American system of education. It produces America�s greatest product:
informed and tolerant, open-minded young citizens. But that�s collapsing too.
And if that is allowed to happen, the country will surely perish from within.
Mommy? Daddy? What Class am I in?
The president of
the College Board (SAT Testing, etc.), Gaston Caperton, recently reported that
educators across America fear a growing danger of creating a two-tiered
population of lower and upper income students. Dr. Gary Orfield, professor of
education and social policy at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, said
data shows that the period of expanding and affordable college access for all
Americans that existed between World War II and the mid-1970s is drawing to an
end due to weak national, state and local leadership/vision, declining state
and federal resources, large tuition and fee increases, a retreat from civil
rights, an increasing reliance on standardized tests and, of course,
economic/globalization issues. And in a new twist, there is a siphoning off of
education funds from the super-poor in America to the newly emerging poor: the
American middle class.
that James Johnson, professor of management at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill, indicated that some Americans are now going to India for heart
bypass surgery because it is so much cheaper and the hospitals are safer.
Moreover, the skill sets of American, Indian and Chinese doctors are equal.
Johnson remarked that, "The job competition from throughout Asia is
formidable, implying that cultural values combined with educational rigor in
that part of the world makes the competition brilliant." Yet, Johnson's
solution to the problems mentioned by Orfield comes right out of a corporate
boardroom: reengineer college admissions to include more diversity, reengineer
America's universities on the corporate model and, oh yes, become more
entrepreneurial. Orfield wasn't kidding when he said that America has weak
leadership and vision.
education goes, so goes the country. America is in the midst of a shift to a
two-tiered class society based on economic data showing alarming income
disparity and the concomitant destruction of public government.
Nationalist-Globalist Class (NGC) runs the show and consists of
corporations/media, foreign interests/agents, nonprofits and the like. The
NGC�s enforcement arms are the three branches of American government, housing
the two-party system, its agencies/departments and, of course, the US military.
They are insulated/protected from the daily grind of American life and, at the
first hint of attack/natural disaster, are whisked away to the safety of their
Vital to the NGC
are its American Disciples -- those millions upon millions of Americans who
believe the myth and propaganda generated by their corporate and religious
masters. They have signed on to The Covenant of the NGC. In this they are the
American equivalent of Hamas in Palestine. The American Disciples offer a religion
that grotesquely merges commodity with religious faith, and censor anyone who
seriously threatens their system. They are found in the form of the local auto
mechanic, with the W bumper sticker, or the computer technician with the John
Kerry bumper sticker. On the national stage, it�s George Bush and Hillary
Clinton, or those like John McCain and Barak Obama. What do they have to offer
the world that hasn�t been seen or heard before?
Class (FC) occupies the second tier of American society. These are the millions
of remainders -- those Americans who are nothing more than temporary renters in
the behemoth domestic and global system run by the NGC. They own tiny fractions
of the stock and housing markets. They have minor input in their respective
workplaces. They volunteer on weekends at the local homeless shelter. They go
to dinner and a movie once a week and find solace in television entertainment.
They must borrow heavily from the NGC to make their lives and those of their
children work. In their homes, they argue over invoices/bills at least once a
Yet, The FC is
not easily labeled as conservative, liberal, idealistic, realistic, republican
or democrat, nor do they want to be. They want to be countrymen and women who
are respected for their love of life and community, their tolerance and
strength, the flexibility to adapt to change, and the recognition that making a
profit or entering the military is not the highest calling in life.
The FC overflows
with those who know that the NGC is destroying the social compact of American
society, the environment, local communities and the community of nations. The
FC understands that America must talk to the world and, moreover, take care of
its own people ravaged by natural disasters and under the care of sick
political leadership. They are the bloggers, the community activists, the
artists, the realtor's, the cooks, the temporary workers, the unemployed poor,
the working poor, the poor middle class, and the upper middle class that has
gone as far as it can go. They are opposed to low wages, raped pensions and
benefits, free markets that are non-free, racism, homophobia, collapsing
infrastructures, religious intolerance, war, dependence on foreign nations, the
police state, the lies, the staged debates/speeches, religious leaders who
preach from palaces, corporate/government intrusions into their homes, and
�freedom� as administered by the NGC.
The FC is hungry
for change, for a new social compact, for taking chances. They are frustrated,
angry and fearful of the future and are very afraid to take a stand against the
NGC. But in them lies the only hope for breaking the NGC and ushering in a new
era of possibilities.
The Final Solution: Theirs or Yours
The time for
preferring the penned and spoken word over the sword of action is coming to an
end. The NGC�s Long Wars, as annunciated in the Pentagon�s recent Quadrennial
Defense Review (didn�t Sun Tzu say there is no instance of a nation benefiting
from prolonged warfare?) that embrace fascism, torture, and assassination will
become the norm rather than the exception. As the public listens to the beat of
the war drums, the political and economic assassination of social programs and
other elements of the nation's infrastructure are taking place. By the time
Americans turn their attention to the rape and pillage of pensions and
benefits, it will be too late. Absent those, they will be forced to work �til
they drop dead on the job.
All of this has
been covered over and over again and reported on the Net via blogs, portals,
foreign news outlets, and -- to a degree -- the corporate-controlled so-called
"mainstream media" (MSM). Now it's all repetitive messaging. Now is
the time for action, for The FC to mobilize and develop a plan that focuses
solely on the state and local levels.
machinery must be broken and crushed. Here are some suggestions.
Break the NGC Political Duopoly, Myth & Propaganda Machine
Stanton is a Virginia based writer specializing in political and national
security affairs. He is the author of "America 2004: A Power But Not
Super," and co-author of "America�s Nightmare: The Presidency of
George Bush II." Reach him at email@example.com.
- Talk politics with fellow citizens
for more than two minutes!
- Boycott federal elections.
- Refuse to donate to the two
- Don�t participate in national
- Political Detox: get off the habit
of watching/listening to federal politicians-officials.
- Infiltrate the two political parties
-- wage psyops campaigns against the duopoly.
- Create anti-NGC parties at the state
and local levels. Seek local offices.
- Pressure state legislatures and
- Force states and localities to
follow the Maryland State Legislature's lead. NGC member WalMart was
forced to pay some minimal health benefits to workers (governor's veto
overridden). Take the next step -- increase wages, decrease hours given
greater productivity of US workers.
- States and localities need to find
$3 trillion for repairing collapsing cities, roads, schools, sewage
plants, water pipes and electrical grids along with refunding social
programs for its citizens. New types of compensation that combine a living
stipend with payment in the form of a home or automobile, health care or college
tuition are options. Go beyond the labor for cash model.
- Tune out MSM and cable news on
TV/radio. Cancel fee-based subscriptions to newspapers, political
- Perform research via the Net for
facts on the news, the latest government statements. Don't rely solely, if
at all, on the NGC MSM.
- Don't support corporate
media/content providers if at all possible. Turn off the TV/radio.
- Don�t let the children get
programmed by popular shows that mirror adult fare. Saturdays are full of
teen TV shows that mimic news programming, reality, game shows.
- At a minimum, keep the NGC out of
the K-12 classrooms. Don't let the NGC overrun America's universities. On
that note, The FC must monitor university/college investment practices and
stop the NGC from turning young Americans into American Disciples.
- Detox the American Disciples.
Fact-based argument gives them convulsions. Keep pounding away at them.
- Don�t confuse position or rank with
either intelligence or common sense.
- Making a profit and wearing a
military uniform are not the highest callings in life. There are hundreds
of professions equally as important.
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