Thursday, June 7, 2007

The Scourge of America: Meet the Neo-Cons

It's funny, when George W Bush was campaigning for President in 1999/2000, he preached a "no nation building" philosophy, making him seem more like a true-blue Republican, and less like a Neo-Conservative war monger. Well, it's clear now to anyone with a brain, that he was obviously lying through his teeth as Dick Cheney stood behind him like the Simpons character Mr. Burns, evil smirk and all.

To be honest, we should have seen it coming a mile away. George W. Bush & Dick Cheney were simply pushing their Neo-Con ideology, which includes lying to the public to further their disturbing, un-American cause.

It's time Americans understand what a Neo-Con is, so as to not be hoodwinked again by these fake Republicans. Taken from a Congressional speech made back in 2003, entitled Neo-Conned!, Ron Paul lays it out in full view for America (or at least anyone watching C-Span 3 at the time):

More important than the names of people affiliated with neo-conservatism are the views they adhere to. Here is a brief summary of the general understanding of what neocons believe:

1. They agree with Trotsky on permanent revolution, violent as well as intellectual.

2. They are for redrawing the map of the Middle East and are willing to use force to do so.

3. They believe in preemptive war to achieve desired ends.

4. They accept the notion that the ends justify the means—that hardball politics is a moral necessity.

5. They express no opposition to the welfare state.

6. They are not bashful about an American empire; instead they strongly endorse it.

7. They believe lying is necessary for the state to survive.

8. They believe a powerful federal government is a benefit.

9. They believe pertinent facts about how a society should be run should be held by the elite and withheld from those who do not have the courage to deal with it.

10. They believe neutrality in foreign affairs is ill advised.

11. They hold Leo Strauss in high esteem.

12. They believe imperialism, if progressive in nature, is appropriate.

13. Using American might to force American ideals on others is acceptable. Force should not be limited to the defense of our country.

14. 9-11 resulted from the lack of foreign entanglements, not from too many.

15. They dislike and despise libertarians (therefore, the same applies to all strict constitutionalists.)

16. They endorse attacks on civil liberties, such as those found in the Patriot Act, as being necessary.

17. They unconditionally support Israel and have a close alliance with the Likud Party.

I would encourage anyone reading this to check out the full Neo-Conned! address Ron Paul made to Congress in 2003 that apparently fell on deaf ears. Wake the hell up, these people are scary!

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