Guyenot: Who are the Neocons?
In reading the source article cited by CHS above (The Case for Offshore Balancing: A Superior U.S. Grand Strategy, July/August 2016 Foreign Affairs) I am struck again at the way that the GREEN Meme ideals are used to disguise what are actually ORANGE Meme motivation for greater power and wealth.
The above article is written to sell an idea to others in the Deep State. Hence it makes sense that it is written to the central motivational level of this group, ORANGE. (The Deep State, here, is understood to be an informal alliance of actors attempting to grow their personal power, wealth and influence in the world.) In Spiral Dynamics, this is ORANGE Meme.
However, the stated reasons for the Deep State actions on the global stage are given publicly as GREEN Meme humanitarian goals: Concern for the individual rights of all peoples, self government, equality, rights of women, supporting the value of each and every human being, etc.
This deception allows the actions of the Deep State to be sold to both the ORANGE and GREEN segments of the populace which control the majority of social power and wealth in the USA and Europe.
Why should the USA attempt to gain full spectrum dominance of the planet on "land, sea, space and cyberspace?" Mearsheimer and Walt explain the fallacy of this approach and articulate the rationale used for it. (It is the rationale, called liberal hegemony, that I am speaking to here).
the misguided grand strategy of liberal hegemony that Democrats and Republicans have pursued for years. This approach holds that the United States must use its power not only to solve global problems but also to promote a world order based on international institutions, representative governments, open markets, and respect for human rights. As “the indispensable nation,” the logic goes, the United States has the right, responsibility, and wisdom to manage local politics almost everywhere. … liberal hegemony… commits American might to promoting democracy everywhere and defending human rights whenever they are threatened.
Clearly, the installation of puppet governments favorable to the western elites is ORANGE not GREEN. The co-opting of the election process with voting fraud and every manner of deception is ORANGE not GREEN. The targeted assassination and torture of human beings is the very antithesis of GREEN thinking. "Trade agreements" that shift power to the elite and away from citizens are not even remotely GREEN. Dropping 40,000 bombs on a country is not an act of concern for the lives of the people living there.
Democracy is the form of government most easily controlled by the elite. Media is purchased, government regulatory agencies infiltrated, politicians bought. This is the reason that the ORANGE Meme elite so value spreading "democracy." So they can rule.
This is ORANGE Meme power grabbing, hidden under the veil of GREEN Meme concern for respect for human beings.
Makes as much sense as F*cking for chastity.
Bolsheviks have regrouped and rebranded themselves as Neocons.
A rose by any name smells just as sweet.
Handsome is as handsome does.
Nikki Haley was Trump’s Iran whisperer (Politico)
[quote]Haley’s role was described by a half-dozen administration officials who took part in the Iran policy review. While many of the president’s cabinet members, aides, and advisers work to restrain his impulses, when it came to Iran deal Haley did the opposite—channeling what many Democrats and even some Republicans consider the president’s destructive instincts into policy.
Haley wasn’t alone. The fingerprints of former U.N. ambassador John Bolton, whose access to Trump was recently limited by chief of staff John Kelly, were also on Trump’s Friday address in the form of a warning that Trump, who opted not to push for steps that could undo the nuclear agreement, could still cancel the deal “at any time".
The line was added to Trump’s speech after Bolton, despite Kelly’s recent edict, reached the president by phone on Thursday afternoon from Las Vegas, where Bolton was visiting with Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson. Bolton urged Trump to include a line in his remarks noting that he reserved the right to scrap the agreement entirely, according to two sources familiar with the conversation.[/quote]
[quote]The US media outlet Politico has published claims based on internal White House leaks, which report that the controversial US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, is the author of Trump’s anti-JCPOA and broader anti-Iran policies, which were conveyed in his speech form the White House, yesterday evening.
Haley is known to be among the most hardened neo-cons in the Trump administration, with strong ties to the anti-Iranian American Israel lobby.[/quote]
The Saker, an outspoken and critical analyst of the AngloZionist Empire, has written about the tribal superiority beliefs of fundamentalist Judiasm before. (here and here) This week, he posts an essay by Laurent Guyenot that traces the origins of modern day Zionism to its mythological roots in scripture.
[Vocabulary: The term “Israel” is sometimes used both to mean the nation-state, and other times the global community of Jewish people (“international Jewry”).]
Guyenot’s call is for good people to escaping from the prison of this primitive and destructive mythology.
Of course, there are many remarkable exceptions: Jews who have broken through the mental “Jewish prison” (as Jewish journalist Jean Daniel calls it) to reach for some universal truths. I call it the genius of the escapee.
The Founding Myth: Yahweh
Who is Yahweh? Where did he come from? How did this jealous, vengeful, exclusivist god shape the destiny of his chosen people?
Guyenot forms his version of the answer.
Historians of religion tell us that Yahweh was still a national [tribal] god at a time when the notion of a supreme God [had become] widespread in the rest of the world…. (from ancient Syria, Baal Shamem, the “Heavenly Lord;” Asherah, the Great Divine Mother worshipped throughout the Middle East; in Mesopotamia, Ishtar, and in Egypt Isis).
Yahweh is known as “the Jealous One” (Exodus 20:5 and 34:14; Deuteronomy 4:24, 5:9, and 6:15). But jealousy is an euphemism for outright sociopathy, because what Yahweh demands from his people is not just exclusivity of worship, but the destruction of their neighbors’ shrines….
It is known to biblical scholars that, in the oldest strata of the Bible, Yahweh appears as a national, ethnic god, not the supreme God of the Universe. …. Yahweh is an ethnic or national god among others.
…The Jewish conception of Yahweh parallels that historical process: for the Jews, Yahweh is primarily the god of Jews, and secondarily the Creator of the Universe. This is what Maurice Samuel kindly tried to tell us in You Gentiles (1924): “In the heart of any pious Jew, God is a Jew.” “We [Jews] and God grew up together,” that is why “we need a world of our own, a God-world, which it is not in your nature to build.”
And so the paradoxical nature of Yahweh is, in reality, a deception. The idea that the Heavenly Father of humankind, somewhere in the second millennium BCE, chose a particular people and ordered them to dispossess and slaughter other peoples is, any way we look at it, an outrageous absurdity.
Tribal Identity, Living Internationally
Zionism has shifted into a kind of meta-Zionism where the greatest number of the Israeli elite—including individuals with no stamped Israeli citizenship but a profound loyalty to the Jewish state—reside outside Israel.
Some of them hold key positions in state administrations, particularly in the United States. As Gilad Atzmon remarks, “there is no geographical center to the Zionist endeavor. It is hard to determine where Zionist decisions are made”; “the Jewish Diaspora is there to mobilize lobbies by recruiting international support.”The neoconservatives—“an intellectual movement in America to whose invention Jews can lay sole claim,” as correctly assessed the Jewish Daily Forward — are the most influential group of Diaspora Jews dedicated to Israel. They are no conservatives in the traditional sense, but rather crypto-Likudniks posturing as American patriots in order to align US foreign and military policies with the Greater Israel agenda—high-level sayanim, so to speak (read John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, 2008)
Their mentor Leo Strauss, in his 1962 lecture “Why We Remain Jews,” declared himself an ardent supporter of the State of Israel but rejected the idea that Israel as a nation should be contained within borders; Israel..[must be] everywhere. Indeed, this paradoxical nature of Israel is vital to its existence: although its stated purpose is to welcome all the Jews of the world, the state of Israel would collapse if it achieved this goal. It is unsustainable without the support of international Jewry. Therefore, Israel needs every Jew of the world to define his/her Jewishness as loyalty to Israel.
A call to escape the prison of this mythology
Yahweh’s people has always lived apart from the rest of humanity, endlessly reproducing the same Biblical schema: the Babylon captivity, the flight from Egypt, the Book of Esther. This psychological template for the children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob unites them… [uniquely special, favored by God, and always persecuted].
This book is not just a scholarly inquiry into the history of an idea. It is also an appeal to our Jewish brothers and sisters to liberate themselves from a mythology that imprisons them in a schizophrenic relationship to the world.
I just bought my grandkids a few chocolate Easter bunnies. Does that make me a Pagan and a member of the Old World order?
How Rothschild Inc. Saved Donald Trump (Philosophy of Metrics, June 2016)
The fact of the matter is that Donald Trump will establish a modern-nationalism within America which will facilitate the transformation of a culture which has become self-entitled on a false sense of exceptionalism. This exceptionalism has been based on the dominance of the US dollar as the world’s primary reserve currency.
The false exceptionalism stands in contrast and non-cognitive opposition to the natural exceptionalism of Americans which is expressed through hard work, ingenuity and fearless dedication. The modern-nationalism will evolve from these past virtues and harness the will of the people as decades of US unipolar dominance is reversed and replaced with a multilateral approach on global governance.
The question has often been asked about American willingness to support and acquiescence to an international powerbroker and the United Nations. Never has it been considered that American nationalism would be used against it as a form of methodical mass transformation. The media attention which is being provided to Trump, though unfavorable for the most part, serves as a strong platform for the Trump message to be promoted and spread.
The cognitive dissonance which is further manufactured between the opposing positions of Trump and Clinton ensures that the positions of either can be fostered upon the people with a quick tweak here and an unseen nudge there. The place of balance between both can be reconciled in a vast number of creative and effective ways. This balance can also be engineered if a third opposing or replacement candidate were to enter the race on either side.
Considering the time and labor which has gone into building the Donald Trump character it is difficult to imagine that he will not become the next president. The case can be made that an equal amount of effort has gone into the Hillary Clinton public image, and the feminist trend towards symbolic androgyny would surely support the rise of a female leader.
But there is something about the Trump brand which is suggestive of a longer and more strategized approach. This multi-decade tailoring started in the 1980’s with the initial cultural injection of Donald Trump. There has been much written about this time period but little attention is provided to the obvious manufactured aspects of the Trump image.
The writer of the article seems to be religious UN.
Let me be specific: many atheists are not in fact atheist; their god is the government — and a pitiful, brute, stupid, evil god it is.
To the government they look not only for law, but also help in time of need, also answers to their prayers, also for power against their percieved enemies. That is where they worship.
These people have conjured up the UN as their all-powerful, and anyone who doesn’t bow to (them through) it is a problem in their book.
But they do evil through the UN, through the world bank; they themselves destroy the poor and in fact destroy the earth and the very environment they profess to protect. And that is obvious to those with their boots on the ground. More than that, their actions and even their regulations and ordinances, which they call laws, show themselves to be in fact lawless.
So no. I do not actually support either American exceptionalism, or the UN god.
That is a false dichotomy. Let’s call it what it is — and let’s call them what they are: lawless religous government-worshipping nuts.
The writer of the article seems to be religious UN. Let me be specific: many atheists are not in fact atheist; their god is the government — and a pitiful, brute, stupid, evil god it is. To the government they look not only for law, but also help in time of need, also answers to their prayers, also for power against their percieved enemies. That is where they worship. These people have conjured up the UN as their all-powerful, and anyone who doesn’t bow to (them through) it is a problem in their book. But they do evil through the UN, through the world bank; they themselves destroy the poor and in fact destroy the earth and the very environment they profess to protect. And that is obvious to those with their boots on the ground. More than that, their actions and even their regulations and ordinances, which they call laws, show themselves to be in fact lawless. So no. I do not actually support either American exceptionalism, or the UN god. That is a false dichotomy. Let’s call it what it is — and let’s call them what they are: lawless religous government-worshipping nuts.
Well said dude, I totally agree with you. A lot of them don’t have educational background, and apparently, some educated people as well support those lawless religious government..
9/11 Was an Israeli Job: How America was neoconned into World War IV (Guyénot, Unz Review)
“After eight months in the presidency, Bush was confronted with the “catastrophic event,” the “new Pearl Harbor” that PNAC had wished for a year earlier. 9/11 was a real “Hanukkah miracle” for Israel, commented Mossad chief Ephraim Halevy and Israeli National Security Council chairman Uzi Dayan. Netanyahu rejoiced: “It’s very good […] it will generate immediate sympathy […], strengthen the bond between our two peoples, because we’ve experienced terror over so many decades, but the United States has now experienced a massive hemorrhaging of terror.” On September 21, he published an op-ed in the New York Post entitled “Today, We Are All Americans,” in which he delivered his favorite propaganda line: “For the bin Ladens of the world, Israel is merely a sideshow. America is the target.” Three days later the New Republic responded with a headline on behalf of the Americans: “We are all Israelis now.” Americans experienced 9/11 as an act of hatred from the Arab world, and they felt an immediate sympathy for Israel, which the neoconservatives relentlessly exploited. One of the aims was to encourage Americans to view Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians as part of the global fight against Islamic terrorism.
It was a great success. In the years preceding September 11, Israel’s reputation had bottomed out; condemnations had been raining from around the world for its policy of apartheid and colonization, and its systematic war against Palestinian command structures. Increasing numbers of American voices questioned the merits of the special relationship between the United States and Israel. From the day of the attacks, it was all over. As Americans now intended to fight Arab terrorists to the death, they would stop demanding from Israel more reasonable, proportionate retaliation against Palestinian suicide bombers and rockets.“