China: The New Bin Laden
By paul craig roberts
George Orwell, the pen name by which Eric Blair is known, had the gift of
prophecy, or else blind luck. In 1949 in his novel, 1984, he described the
Amerika of today and, I fear, also his native Great Britain, which is no
longer great and follows Washington,***ing the jackboot and submitting to
Washington's hegemony over England and Europe and exhausting itself
financially and morally in order to support Amerikan hegemony over the rest
of the world.
In Orwell's prophecy, Big Brother's government rules over unquestioning
people, incapable of independent thought, who are constantly spied upon. In
1949 there was no Internet, Facebook, Twitter, GPS, etc. Big Brother's
spying was done through cameras and microphones in public areas, as in
England today, and through television equipped with surveillance devices in
homes. As everyone thought what the government intended for them to think,
it was easy to identify the few who had suspicions.
Fear and war were used to keep everyone in line, but not even Orwell
anticipated Homeland Security feeling up the ***s of air travelers and
shopping center customers. Every day in people's lives, there came over the
TV the "Two Minutes of Hate." An image of Emmanuel Goldstein, a propaganda
creation of the Ministry of Truth, who is designated as Oceania's Number One
Enemy, appeared on the screen. Goldstein was the non-existent "enemy of the
state" whose non-existent organization, "The Brotherhood," was Oceania's
terrorist enemy. The Goldstein Threat justified the "Homeland Security" that
violated all known Rights of Englishmen and kept Oceania's subjects "safe."
Since 9/11, with some diversions into Sheik Mohammed and Mohamed Atta, the
two rivals to bin Laden as the "Mastermind of 9/11," Osama bin Laden has
played the 21st century role of Emmanuel Goldstein. Now that the Obama
Regime has announced the *** of the modern-day Goldstein, a new demon
must be constructed before Oceania's wars run out of justifications.
Hillary Clinton, the low-grade moron who is US Secretary of State, is busy
at work making China the new enemy of Oceania. China is Amerika's largest
creditor, but this did not inhibit the idiot Hillary from, this week in
front of high Chinese officials, denouncing China for "human rights
violations" and for the absence of democracy.
While Hillary was enjoying her rant and displaying unspeakable Amerikan
hypocrisy, Homeland Security thugs had organized local police and sheriffs
in a small town that is the home of Western Illinois University and set upon
peaceful students who were enjoying their annual street party. There was no
rioting, no property damage, but the riot police or Homeland Security SWAT
teams showed up with sound cannons, gassed the students and beat them.
Indeed, if anyone pays any attention to what is happening in Amerika today,
a militarized police and Homeland Security are destroying constitutional
rights of peaceful assembly, protest, and free speech.
For practical purposes, the U.S. Constitution no longer exists. The police
can beat, taser, abuse, and falsely arrest American citizens and experience
no adverse consequences.
The executive branch of the federal government, to whom we used to look to
protect us from abuses at the state and local level, acquired the right
under the Bush regime to ignore both US and international law, along with
the US Constitution and the Constitutional powers of Congress and the
judiciary. As long as there is a "state of war," such as the open-ended "war
on terror," the executive branch is higher than the law, and is
unaccountable to law. Amerika is not a democracy, but a country ruled by an
executive branch Caesar.
Hillary, of course, like the rest of the U.S. Government, is scared by the
recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) report that China will be the most
powerful economy in five years.
Just as the military/security complex pressured President John F. Kennedy to
start a war with the Soviet Union over the Cuban missile crisis while the US
still had the nuclear advantage, Hillary is now moving China into the role
of Emmanuel Goldstein. Hate has to be mobilized, before Washington can move
the ignorant patriotic masses to war.
How can Oceania continue if the declared enemy, Osama bin Laden, is dead?
Big Brother must immediately invent another "enemy of the people."
But Hillary, being a total idiot, has chosen a country that has other than
military weapons. While the Amerikans support "dissidents" in China, who are
sufficiently stupid to believe that democracy exists in Amerika, the
insulted Chinese government sits on $2 trillion in US dollar-denominated
assets that can be dumped, thus destroying the US dollar's exchange value
and the dollar as reserve currency, the main source of US power.
Hillary, in an unprecedented act of hypocrisy, denounced China for "human
rights violations." This from a country that has violated the human rights
of millions of victims in our own time in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan,
Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, secret CIA prisons dotted all
over the planet, in US courts of law, and in the arrests and seizure of
documents of American war protestors. There is no worst violator of human
rights on the planet than the US government, and the world knows it.
The hubris and arrogance of US policymakers, and the lies that they
inculcate in the American public, have exposed Washington to war with the
most populous country on earth, a country that has a military alliance with
Russia, which has sufficient nuclear weapons to wipe out all life on earth.
The scared idiots in Washington are desperate to set up China as the new
Osama bin Laden, the figure of two minutes of hate every news hour, so that
the World's Only Superpower can take out the Chinese before they surpass the
US as the Number One Power.
No country on earth has a less responsible government and a less accountable
government than the Americans. However, Americans will defend their own
oppression, and that of the world, to the bitter end.