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Sun, 13 Feb 2005

Fall from Grace

After 9/11, the Administration of George W. Bush made certain policy decisions that it was already predisposed to do. Its thinking dominated by the empire building arrogance of the neo-cons, the Administration made war on Afghanistan, and then Iraq. Seeking to dominate the oil producing near-East, with the establishment of a permanent military presence in Iraq, the Administration threw away the international moral capital of 9/11, and spend the domestic moral capital on a vanity war that more and more duplicates (as many warned it would) all the errors of judgment that led us into the morass of Vietnam.

Then, emboldened by its ability to steal an national election (2004), this Administration has claimed a false mandate for its policies and now seeks to dismantle the New Deal and the era of Civil Rights, creating a near-bankrupt government treasury, and a more and more fascist and secretive power hungry State organization. The Amerika of the nightmares of the 1960's and '70's is being born.

What is even worse, is that in pursuing these policies, the apparatus of the State has been used to unleash a fundamentalist cultural assault on the soul and spirit of the American People. Like fundamentalist impulses everywhere, this one too assumes to know what is right for people to think and believe, and with the power of the State behind it, has begun to fashion a cultural life in which freedom of expression, outside the approved ways, will be punished.

In a spasm of arrogant ignorance, the forces of darkness in human beings is being let loose in a torrent of anti-human, anti-freedom and anti-wisdom driven impulses on not only the American People, but the whole world. What in this blog has before been referred to as the End of Western Civilization now reaches towards its vicious and violent Climax.

Let us be grateful!

Western Civilization must die. It has lost any connection to the reality of modern human beings, with their justified and divinely authored seeking after personal moral autonomy and the right to think and speak as they wish. This powerful impulse, living more and more everywhere in individual human hearts, must necessarily find its opponent in that which refuses to let go its old and now terrible powers. The structures of the State, of Corporate control and Religious authority have ceased to be relevant, and, in the manner that has always happened in History, will only let go after the most spectacular resistance to change they can offer.

The no longer useful Past intends to die in a Fire which it hopes will burn us all.

What grandiose stupidity! The thinking which refuses to die always - always - has rooted itself in an anti-historical world view, one which pretends that nothing like this has happened before, and that in spite of all resistance to change, the Future can be prevented from coming; when in terms of historical fact, the Future has always come. The Phoenix always rises from the Ashes.

Yes, it is painful to be alive in that Time when such Rites of Passage as this current change spring forth from the depths of History. We hurt as we watch so much needless suffering, and for Americans it is especially difficult to observe that one of the more ugly agents of this descent from Grace has seized control of our own government. It is especially hard to accept that we too must bear some responsibility for having been so asleep in the last decades. Yet, this we must accept, or lie to ourselves.

Is there is response? Is there something to do that can lead us beyond this morass, and into participation, not in the Fall, but in the Rebirth?

Everyone will have their ideas, and should follow them as fully as possible. Here on this blog has been offered one form of work, which many can share. To read about it in more depth, go here: Prelude to a Second American Constitution: Strategies and Tactics in the War the Rich make upon the Poor.

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