When George Bush and other capitalists speak of bringing freedom to the world
you must understand that they do not mean freedom in the sense that most of us
understand it. We must realize that they are speaking from the perverted, oddly-skewed
language of capitalism. By freedom they do not mean the spread of democracy or
the liberation of oppressed peoples. They mean the unfettered access to markets
through the use of coercive military and economic force. The majority of the world
conceives of freedom in human terms. Capitalists conceive of freedom in terms
of corporate personhood, access to markets by any necessary means and absolute
dictatorial rule. This is the face of free markets and fair trade as it relates
to human beings.
Not only did capitalism give birth to the idea of corporations, it endowed
them, by very questionable means, with all of the rights of personhood and none
of the social responsibility of real persons. The idea of corporate personhood
has to be one of the most twisted and bizarre creations ever produced by the
human imagination. Like Frankenstein’s fictional monster, it is sociopathic
and evil, and it has wrecked havoc wherever its monstrous tread has touched
By freedom Bush and company mean corporate freedom. They are speaking about
the freedom of corporations to operate with impunity in all parts of the world
without regulation of any kind. Simply stated, they are talking about corporations
ruling the world backed by the strong arm of the U.S. military. They are covertly
advocating the oppression of the world’s people’s, the plunder of
the earth, the destruction of culture and language, the exportation of jobs
to the cheapest, least regulated and most exploitable pools of labor. That is
what they mean by freedom—the freedom for Plutocrats to rule the world;
Poppy Bush’s New World Order; the global domination of the working class
by the ruling Plutocrats.
They go about their grim business with religious fervor, like the Puritans
who set about methodically destroying the American wilderness and slaughtering
the Indians. I call it predatory capitalism and it is not limited to just the
Bush clan. It is equally championed by Congress and the major presidential candidates,
all of whom are in the pockets of their corporate funders; and it is preached
in our educational institutions as economic gospel. Congress sold us out long
ago but we continue to believe that reform is possible by exercising our right
to vote and exchanging one Plutocrat for another. It is a wonder that any of
them can keep a straight face. It is like taking candy from a baby—no
challenge at all.
Understanding requires little more than a willingness to connect the dots and
to comprehend the patterns of history from the working people’s perspective.
It is literally that simple.
The core idea of predatory capitalism is to rule by force, to subdue the earth
and her inhabitants to the will of the world’s wealthiest men. Under this
model, less than five percent of the global elite will lord power over the remaining
ninety-five percent of the population. This philosophy is embodied by the Bilderbergs
and the Carlyle Group (do a Google search to learn more).
The U.S. military is an appendage of the corporations that have hijacked the
government from the people. The Pentagon is the iron fist of oppression that
smashes the face of resistance to Pax Americana and absolute corporate rule.
Only in the perverted language of capitalism is the military a force for freedom—corporate
freedom to rule the world by sheer force. If those in control of the government
succeed in executing their agenda, ninety-five percent of the world’s
people will become the property of the wealthiest five percent or less.
So we must understand what predatory capitalists mean when they use the word
freedom. As conceived by the people running the government, the world is one
vast resource ripe for the stealing. This includes the raw materials necessary
for industrial production and human beings as an inexpensive or, ideally, a
free exploitable source of labor. By freedom the capitalists mean the private
ownership of everything and everyone. Such are the twisted dreams of the American
Plutocracy. The rich man’s dream is the poor man’s nightmare.
While political reformists continue to be fooled into choosing between political
parties, both of them the servants of the same corporations, the way is being
prepared for the final solution. Anyone opposed to Pax Americana are terrorists
in the minds of the ruling elite. That is why Bush is using the NSA, FBI, CIA
and the Pentagon against law abiding U.S. citizens. These cryptogamous organizations
are monitoring the resistance and planning a pre-emptive strike against any
democracy that shows signs of sprouting and organizing itself into a populist
movement. The pitiless iron boot of capitalism stands ready to snuff it out
like a smoldering cigarette butt on a city sidewalk.
So profitable are the spoils of war that the capitalists have created a permanent
war time economy. War is the cash cow that keeps the money flowing from our
pockets into theirs’. They have no intention of relinquishing power through
the electoral process or by any other means. They are creating a world-size
gulag; a labor concentration camp of global proportions in which there will
be two classes: master and servant.
According to Donald Rumsfeld (Foreign Affairs, 2002), “Wars in the twenty-first
century will increasingly require all elements of national power: economic,
diplomatic, financial, law enforcement, intelligence, and both overt and covert
military operations.” Rumsfeld has thus defined the core of the Bush agenda:
Economics as a weapon against democracy.
Therefore, any nation, individual, or group of people that resists Pax Americana
is an enemy of the state—the corporate state. Any efforts to divert a
nation’s wealth from the multi-national corporations to social programs
for the public good will be summarily abolished by the strong arm of the U.S.
military. The respective governments of Venezuela and Bolivia are prime examples.
The CIA’s economic hit men are already on the ground in Latin America
and it is a safe bet that the death squads have already formed. If these attempts
to decapitate Democratic Socialism fail, a full scale military invasion will
be launched. That has been the pattern of history.
The unapologetic corporate media is already fervently portraying two of the
most popular democratically elected leaders in the world, Hugo Chavez and Evo
Morales, as terrorists. This is the writing on the wall and it is finger painted
in human blood.
If we treasure anything above our own selfish comfort; if we believe in the
ideals of freedom and democracy for people; if we believe in peace and justice,
we must not sit by idly and allow these good men to be overthrown or assassinated
by illegitimate Plutocratic henchmen. We must take our country back and give
it to the people.
Author’s note: The concepts discussed in this essay are fully explored
and chronicled in great detail in “The Bush Agenda: Invading the World
One Economy at a Time”, authored by Antonia Juhasz. They are also detailed
in Steven Kinzer’s book “Overthrow”.
Charles Sullivan is a photographer, social activist and free lance writer
residing in the hinterland of West Virgina. He welcomes your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org