Geezer is seventy one years old. Not an ideologue of any kind.. The following are a collection of quotes and thoughts that he feels are relvalent to the current world. A quick bio of geezer is here.

Politics. Get ready to puke.


- Mar 21 2004 20:11:56 -


Geezer feels that politics are akin to religion in the ways they control folks. Ideologies are kinds of secular religions and suck as well. Religion and ideologies are substitutes for thought. When people believe in them completely they short circuit reason and we eventually have a consensual reality that diverges more and more ,with time, from the world of sense and perception. This can be used to cause peoples to war upon one another. Oligarchies use these methods to acquire wealth, power, and control the people under their purview. In politics with respect to economies I feel the capitalists and communists are both full of it. The capitalists want to legitimize greed and the communists wish to redistribute that which was gotten by greed in the first place. Both approaches are immoral in my view. I profoundly disagree with both Adam Smith and Karl Marx.

In the U.S.A. the group that can hurt the world are the Neo-Cons. My view is that they are Neo-Fascists in actions and agendas. Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, William Kristol, and Richard Perle are among some of its most recognized members since they appear frequently on national television. Rumsfeld is very dangerous since has an humorous and engaging style mixed with an intelligence that can make press questions look like babies babblings. Mitchell actually smiles whilst doing his dirt. Wolfowitz and Perle are direct in their demeanor it is easy to see where they are headed. The Neo-Cons have a extensive network of foundations, think tanks, and companies. The foundation documents are at The Project for the New American Century. The network is large but by searching on the names in this link you can see the network emerge. An Israeli connection where Perle frequently contributes articles is at the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies. The articles there explain the hard right wing of that government. Intellectual under-pinning are provided by Leo Strauss, devoted to Hermeneutic thought, and Donald Kagan. The biggest mistake I feel that human-hearted people make is that of under-rating their opponents. They are bright, charismatic, and ruthless. Some of them are akin to the types described in Here there be monsters.

At mike-warren.com there is an excellent reference as follows.

``Long before Sept. 11, influential neo-conservatives wanted to see America as an enlightened ruler, unchallenged, astride the world. Long before Bush was elected president, they got together and they wrote down a manifesto."

``The document was effectively a charter of the Project for a New American Century, a neo-conservative think tank in Washington."

``Jay Bookman of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says, "In essence it's a call for an American empire, for what they call Pax Americana ... it's basically saying that the United States has to take responsibility and to enforce peace around the world and enforce what they call American principles and American interests.""

``The founding members included Vice-President Dick Cheney; Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld; Paul Wolfowitz of the Defence Department; Richard Perle, head of the defence advisory board; Louis Libby, who is currently under indictment for perjruy, Cheney's chief of staff; John Bolton, an arrogant ambasssador for the U.S. to the U.N. and Elliot Cohen of the defence policy board."

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``But, they wrote a year before Sept. 11, such aspirations are unlikely to be realized without "a catastrophic and catalyzing event. . .like a new Pearl Harbor.""

Remind you of anything? Read more about this and related issues, archived by Cryptome.

From the New American Century organisations Web site ``statement of principles":

``As the 20th century draws to a close, the United States stands as the world's preeminent power. Having led the West to victory in the Cold War, America faces an opportunity and a challenge: Does the United States have the vision to build upon the achievements of past decades? Does the United States have the resolve to shape a new century favourable to American principles and interests?"

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``The history of the 20th century should have taught us that it is important to shape circumstances before crises emerge, and to meet threats before they become dire. The history of this century should have taught us to embrace the cause of American leadership."

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``Such a Reaganite policy of military strength and moral clarity may not be fashionable today. But it is necessary if the United States is to build on the successes of this past century and to ensure our security and our greatness in the next."

Signed by (among others): Jeb Bush, Dick Cheney, Dan Quayle, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz.

There is funding information available for the New Citizenship Project on whose "initiative" the New American Century Project was established.

A useful political link is here. About funding and various neo-con coteries. A humorous link is here.

The total information awareness project of the U.S. government sounds like 1984 implemented.


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