- Fingers of frost creep across our December windows as
we fire up our computers long before dawn to check the latest atrocity
from Washington, the latest affront to the honesty and dignity of the human
race. I imagine that me and my circle of Internet friends must be somewhat
like the French Resistance of its time, spreading the latest rumors of
war and trying to debunk false charges of terror laid at our feet by men
who pretend to be our leaders but who are really the stooges of a foreign
power, an alien menace even, these soulless men who run the banks, keep
us in chains, and obliterate our Constitution in the process.
- Perhaps the Resistance analogy is a little overdrawn.
I mean, we don't have Nazi stormtroopers bearing down on us with guns drawn
... yet. Although there was an incident in Eugene, Oregon the other day
- The new Resistance is definitely online, checking out
the latest tirade from a new cadre of great writers, great pursuers of
liberty, Arundhati Roy in India, Chris Floyd in Moscow, Mike Ruppert in
Los Angeles, Al Giordano in Caracas and voices from a thousand principled
stops in between. The new Resistance is checking out Web radio - Jeff Rense,
Alex Jones, Meria Heller and many others - because there you can hear what's
actually happening, not what corporate banker radio would like you to believe
is going on with fascist phonies like Rush Limbaugh and the prominent Moonie,
- The new revolution is you and me, and is definitely not
being reported in the newspapers, who keep telling us Bush's popularity
is at an all-time high and give us not a whisper that the evil men in the
White House who are allowed to keep their lucrative secrets by judges who
rule against the people's right to know are the very same men who appointed
those very same judges, a rancid closed circle of horror that lets the
guilty rich go free and jails poor innocents without trial, without phone
call, without hope.
- Each day a new horror, stories eagerly passed around
from computer to computer, from state to state and country to country.
Just when we thought it would be hard to top the Wellstone incident for
sheer horror - oh, the FAA can't figure out what happened; well, WE all
instantly figured out what happened - along comes the Kissinger debacle.
Henry Kissinger to ferret out what really happened on 9/11. Well, if my
name isn't Ho Chi Minh! And just when we think Kissinger can't be topped
as an outrage to freedom and justice, the lead story in my Sunday paper
yesterday was Bush declaring he can kill whomever he wants to merely on
his own say so.
- This is what America has come to - making lists of people
who can be killed on the spot.
- First Bush passed a law saying he could keep people in
jail without trial and without lawyer and without phone call merely on
the say so of any of his totally corrupt functionaries; now he's graduated
to saying he can kill anyone he pleases merely on whim " sure, sure,
they'll produce "evidence," but as in the case with Iraq and
this funny group named al-Qaeda (the one that nobody ever seems to be able
to find until some Nazi [read: U.S. or Israel] government arrests them
and releases a neatly packaged photo and bio), they don't ever have to
release the "evidence", they just have to say they have it, and
then Tony Blair will get up and freak out about how dangerous these folks
are, the ones that they have the "evidence" against, kind of
like what happened right after 9/11, when Blair insisted we had this irrefutable
"evidence" against Osama bin Laden, which we still have not,
by the way, seen.
- And as long as I'm going in this direction, let me point
something out: The real purpose of 9/11, it seems to me, was to demonize
Muslims, to make public consciousness more amenable to going to war against
Muslim countries. Most people have accepted the general drift of media
coverage and accepted bin Laden's guilt, accepted that this was a Muslim
conspiracy, Muslims who drank and went to strip clubs and used cocaine,
devout Muslims who gave their lives for the holy terror against the West
"because they envied our freedom."
- Have you ever heard anything stupider than that assertion?
Well, yes, actually " that anybody believes that story!
- We must not completely forget that Osama bin Laden may
not actually exist - except in the minds of war publicists. It is already
a virtual certainty that this dreaded al-Qaeda bunch is actually a department
of the U.S. CIA, designed to wreak fake terror in order to facilitate more
oppressive laws to keep the unruly population in check.
- When you start to track this whole terror suicide tangent,
you run across something else that you may not have noticed and that you
certainly won't read in big newspapers, especially the biggest newspaper,
the New York Times. It's that long-ago Lyndon LaRouche assertion that Hamas
and Islamic Jihad have received funding from Israel because they oppose
the PLO; yes, that's Israel funding terror against itself. Why would they
do that? Think about it. Why were those Israelis cheering in New Jersey
right after the towers were hit? Think about who benefits from terror.
Think about why 9/11 really happened and why you don't read a single thing
about this in the newspapers, even though it is the most important subject
to be thinking about in all the world.
- Well, you can bet me and my friends in the new resistance
are thinking about it, every day and at all times. Let's face it: Nazi
bankers have taken over the world and are trying to turn every country
into a combination of plantation run by them and concentration camp containing
us. George W. Bush wants every country in the world to be exactly like
Honduras, where the killer villains are in charge, ordinary people have
no say, and rich criminals far away steal the bulk of that country's value
and the local populace is drugged or bludgeoned into silence. That is,
as they say, the Republican message of today.
- America is making war on its own people, and using convicted
and as yet uncaught criminals to do it: felon John Poindexter tracking
the secret facts of Americans. Now that is simply Hitlerian. John Ashcroft
is a felon who simply has not yet been arrested.
- And George W. Bush? You want the list? (Note the number
of death penalty offenses he has committed!) How about starting with military
desertion in time of war? Of course, there is the cocaine smuggling, although
they say Jeb deserves most of the credit for that. And then there would
be the blatant looting of banks during the S&L fire sales in the 1980s,
although his father deserves most of the credit for that.
- The most frequent criminal activity of George W. Bush,
of course, would be obstruction of justice, given the people he has hired
and the laws he has abrogated to further the criminal activities of his
father and his friends. Are you listening, Kenny Boy? And of course, the
crime we're really trying to pin on him, other than treason for his willful
destruction of the Constitution, would be mass murder, both for presiding
over the inside job on 9/11 and for the needless invasion of Afghanistan,
just to make his pipeline plan and drug smuggling work. New charges will
doubtless be available after he starts using up more military ordnance
on Iraq. And who knows? The sky's the limit for this guy, truly the most
evil American president ever.
- And worse, it's not only the president who - if the world
were a just and honest place - should be indicted for mass murder and treason,
but a MAJORITY of the U.S. Congress, too, who has voted for his totalitarian
initiatives ... let's just say anybody who took a contribution from Enron
should now be in jail.
- And right now the United States is making war, right
in front of our noses, in more than a dozen countries, and on the wrong
side of honor and justice - against the rights of the people - in every
single case. Land of the free and the home of the brave? Shit! Land of
the duped and home of the chickenshit chickenhawks!
- The big one is not really Afghanistan or Iraq - it's
Colombia, where rapidly increasing numbers of U.S. troops are preparing
for action next door in Venezuela, but also in Ecuador, Peru and Brazil,
all countries in which people-power movements have broken out.
- The United States, of course, has always been at war
in Central America, maintaining murderous dictatorships in Guatemala, Hondurus,
Nicaragua and El Salvador, where ordinary people have no chance of living
decent lives. And of course you know about the continuing activities in
Indonesia and the Philippines (the latter a country in which we have conducted
covert operations for more than 100 years, by the way).
- The farcical situation continues in the Middle East,
where Nazi Eretz Israel continues its obliteration of Palestinian babies
and old women " the U.S. newspapers reverse the nomenclature because
they are owned by either Jews or Zionists: it's really Jewish terrorists
and Palestinian freedom fighters, not the other way around, and has been
so since 1948 (if not before), when the Jews first started killing the
natives, stealing their land, and then changing the names of the villages,
hoping no one would notice what they were doing.
- And Iraq. What a horrible joke. There was no legitimate
reason for the first Gulf War and there is even less justification for
this one, except that Bush wants to steal their oil and the sleeping American
populace, further anesthetized by the CNN/Fox daily parade of lies called
"Showdown with Iraq", seems reluctant to stand in the way of
this latest chapter of Christian crusade against the heathens.
- That there is no evidence against Iraq is clearly reflected
in Bush's attempt to come up with some new trumped up charge at least once
a week. War by propaganda. America does not now nor has it ever cared who
it kills, and that is the one big horror that Americans refuse to face,
why the Bush cabal, and the Clinton cabal before it, get away with what
they do, which is killing innocent people for profit, that's what America
has always done, since the days of killing 60 million Indians.
- That's what America does: it kills innocent people for
- So ... you won't read that in most newspapers but I do
hear it talked about frequently on the web, among my friends, George in
Switzerland, Jeanne in Poland, Steen in Denmark, Big Bob in Sweden, Jack
Riddler in Berlin, Tim in Ireland, Jared at the Hague, Rick in Azerbaijan,
Zsolt in Budapest, Al in North Dakota, Rick in Arkansas, Mary in Tallahassee,
Helen and Judith in New Hampshire, Dick in Yakima, Ken in Phoenix, David
in Portland, Will in Vancouver, Alistair in New Zealand ... I know of hundreds
and they all know of thousands and probably they all know of millions who
are constantly talking about that what you read in the big newspapers are
lies - that our freedom is being stolen by bankers, arms makers and politicians
who would just as soon murder their own children (ritually murder, for
you Bohemian Grove fans out there) as let an opportunity slip by to make
- The group I know on the Internet realizes that the U.S.
government sends troops to Colombia ostensibly to fight the war on drugs,
but the real purpose of this effort is to ASSURE THE FLOW of drugs, not
to eradicate the crop, because the feds are simply making way too much
money on this crop to ever want to destroy it. The deals in Kosovo, Macedonia,
the Stans and to some extent Iraq are also about this. My group knows this.
The big newspapers write little about it.
- The group I talk with every realizes pretty much as a
group that the last U.S. election was totally fixed - that democracy is
dead in the United States - because of the electronic voting machines that
can be manipulated both before and after the fact - and also, I think,
during - mean that anyone who was declared the winner in any given election
last month (are you listening, Norm Coleman?) did not necessarily win that
election, but there is no way to check. This goes hand-in-hand with the
Patriot Act and Homeland Security Department " totally fake democracy
all around. That the media and Congress approve of these measures simply
means these are people who should not be listened to, never mind voted
- People talking on the web know you shouldn't ever take
a government immunization and that they real reason for them is to make
lots of money for some pharmaceutical giant. We also realize that there
probably is no new big medical problem today that was not developed in
some black budget government lab.
- So each morning, we rise before dawn, turn on our computers,
and see what stories our friends and the new day will bring. Later that
night, we in the new resistance still toil in front our screens, bleary-eyed,
to squeeze out one more message to our friends about some organized peace
activities or consumer medical alert or to beware of some new scam invented
by some government PR criminal. If you have any feelings about the need
for freedom and the ability to say whatever you want, we'd like you to
join the new resistance. But you're going to have to have a computer.
- It is the way of the real world now. The real people
are on the Internet, trying to let others know about the lethal lies that
are being foisted upon us at every turn. The fake people are sending press
releases to totally cynical and unreliable newspapers, urging others to
support the War on Terror, without really realizing (or worse, perhaps
they do!) that the war on terror is really a war on freedom, perhaps their
- John Kaminski is a writer who lives in Florida and spends
much way too much time online.