Pete Hamill: 1994: "In
the wider society, true to the principles of conflict, an often bewildering
variety of social factions batter at one another for position and victory.
- The goal is dominance. The goal is vengeance: to take no prisoners
and in Murray Kempton's phrase, "shoot the wounded."
"The unraveling process can have many names: fragmentation, disunification,
atomization, balkanization, disintegration. Thoughtful men and women
- have looked at the battlefield from different positions. They offer
their own analyses of the causes of and remedies for the Endgame psychology
of permanent division and confrontation. But most agree about the symptoms."
Almost a hundred years after the last great immigration wave changed
the face of American society, vast numbers of Americans-including, sadly,
the best educated-are again being taught to identify themselves with
the qualifying adjectives of race, religion, ethnicity, and gender.
The idea of the melting pot is dismissed as cultural genocide, replaced
by a social worker's version of predestination. American identities
state the clerics of the dogma, are not shaped by will, choice, reason,
intelligence, and desire but by membership in groups. They are not individuals
but components of categories - And such categories they believe are
Kirwan: 2002: The above redefinition of the American identity is part
of what has torn us into factions. And in that segregation we became
ripe for this further attack upon what was left of us as a people. The
War on Freedom, is a war on human rights, on personal freedom, and on
a way of life. This is the confrontation that lies beneath the power
grab by our world-dictator in waiting, Gee-Dubya Bush. As long as individuals
continue to resist this criminal behavior by this administration, there
remains some chance that reason might yet prevail, that military force
may yet be told - stand-down! So, that powerfully contrary force of
the American individual has of necessity become a major target, of the
Bush cabal, for 'elimination-with extreme prejudice.'
2012 (k): Ten Years later we have the answer that remained UNKNOWN in
2002: The so-called military has been co-opted ripped apart from the
inside out, turned into too many mindless and terrorized vets who woke
up too late to even save themselves, much less the nation that used
them, then sold-them out too: On battlefields around the world that
have been a disgrace to any and all who ever wore that uniform. With
bases in 190 countries around the world, America has become a toothless-tiger
using worn out equipment and exhausted troops to try and recreate yet
another global-victory which this time will be a massive disaster that
will smash this Empire because we had too many controllers, and no real
fighters among us.
We have allowed ourselves to be controlled by the Vatican, by the UN
and NATO, as well as by that shitty-little quagmire called Israel, and
in the end not even the world's most powerful Empire can survive that
many OUTLAW directors-so we shall go down to defeat, over a nation that
we've already attacked illegally, twice before (Iran). (2)
This time the world will no longer just watch and wait for the inevitable
collapse of not just our money but of our influence around the world
as well: This time the rest of those that oppose us will be heard from
and millions will die in that massive slaughter which America still
has no idea of-but it's out there just waiting for the suicide to commence.
Oh - and it's being ORCHESTRATED against the USA by none other than
the TRAITORS inside this government with "Israeli" before their hyphenated
names, and these bastards will be the first to die once that war begins!
Pete Hamill 1994: "In America now it is always Us against Them and Them
against Us. And to display its anger, its righteousness, our side must
be in conflict with their side.
It's not enough to be an American, you must despise, attack, diminish,
and empty the guts of those millions of other Americans who are not
like you. Every grave must be pried open by scholarship, every smashed
bone waved in triumph like a relic, every ancient crime posted on the
"The result is a society in apparently permanent, teeming, nerve-fraying
conflict: blacks against whites; straights against gays; gays against
priests; priests against abortionists; sun people against ice people;
citizens against immigrants; Latinos against Anglos; people who work
against those who don't; town against gown; blacks against Jews; the
orthodox against the reformers; cops against bad guys; lawyers against
cops; Crips against Bloods; Good guys and bad guys. Oppressors and oppressed.
White hats and black hats. And vice-versa. Us against them and them
against Us. And get outta my fuckin' face."
Kirwan 2002: Eight years ago this month - the above was one version
of the social landscape, but one that seemed to carry a lot of weight.
Now eight years on, what have we become? Apparently we ran out of internal
enemies and wars. We appear to have now transferred our hatreds to other
continents and other peoples - because there's more value for the monetarily
interested few, in the dissension and the strife, that has replaced
what was once shaped by will, by choice, by reason, by intelligence,
and by desire. This new American oppressor would seem to be a pathetic
substitute for any definition of what it once meant to be a human being.
2012 (k): Ten Years further and the results were hideously expected,
but still incredible. Now we are creating wars around the planet in
so many places we can barely identify them all and every month brings
us into yet another conflict as if we have a bottomless treasury to
go with our endless wars-but we are broke beyond belief, owing at the
moment over 32 Trillion in DEBT alone: With no hope of ever paying off
any of this number because it is larger than the entire world could
ever accumulate-and everyone KNOWS that this is true as well!
The time has come to answer for our crimes before the world that knows
us for what we've become; and we have no friends in any other place
because we have managed to alienate every other force on the planet-just
to satisfy our greed. It's going to be a very ugly ending for the Empire,
but its something that was and still is very definitely EXPECTED!
Pete Hamill 1994: "But there are additional confusions. All the victimized
ethnic categories contain men. And feminist rhetoric of the Endgame
insists that men are themselves a group of oppressors- brutal, insensitive,
selfish, & murderous. Catherine MacKinnon and others use the word men,
in the same generalized blurry way that woman is used. This astonishingly
broad category-men-is defined all too easily by people who believe that
the same state of victimhood is endured by the Wellesley graduate and
the woman grinding corn in the hills of Chiapas, by Billie Holliday
and Katharine Graham - the existentialist philosophers of my youth insisted
that existence preceded essence, that you were born and then you forged
your identity; the philosophers of gender and ethnicity insist that
essence precedes existence."
Kirwan 2002: Once the normal activities of the culture had been trivialized
and compartmentalized in the extreme, as cited above, then where else
could all the anger and hatred go? So when the general antagonism reached
it's zenith between groups - it would appear that the only option left
was to turn on the components of civility itself; those men and women
who are all there is of the human race, as we have come to know it.
If the nation were an individual, it would probably be perceived as
psychotic, if not suicidal.
2012 (k): Forget "men & women" what we saw in both 1994 and 2002 was
just the beginning because what we finally turned all that into by 2012
are just herds of males and females that have no testosterone, no soul
and absolutely nothing worth preserving in the world of any reality.
1994:"The notion of education as therapy has led to the distortion of
history, the reduction of standards, and, in the new-fashioned American
style, the creation of enemies. The examination of the American identity
is made subservient to the word before the hyphen. Obviously the accomplishments
of American blacks, Latinos, other minorities, and women, should be
made known to all Americans, not to make them feel better but to make
them know more about their own country and the world of which it is
a part. Alas, that is not the goal." "The endless energy-sapping debate
over 'multiculturalism' is an example of the more general problem. The
word itself is an oxymoron. Every bookshelf is multi-cultural. Every
library is multicultural. Every educated man and woman is multicultural.
Culture is multicultural."
Kirwan 2002: With this set-up, the population of the U.S. was easily
divisible into ever-smaller niche factions, further dividing the body
politic, and thereby emphasizing the differences between peoples over
the far more numerous similarities that we all share with one another.
How much of this multicultural dictum is still remembered today, and
what has it done for the liberation of any particular faction - compared
to the potential harm done by its heavy-handed introduction which destroyed
much of the commonality that once held the nation together?
2012 (k): And again the last ten years has opened yet another massive
surprise: Multiculturalism vanished to become "the CHOSEN people", and
ONLY the chosen people, forever! They've literally taken over the entire
United States and there is now no room anywhere for anyone not of THE
CHOSEN RACE. Our FREEDOM'S gone replaced by one of the pillars of Empire
which they won outright-but once that becomes totally clear to the rest
of the planet; then the world will RISE again and this time there will
be nothing left of that gang of murdering-lying-thieves to ever surface
anywhere again; because this time the Zionists really have GONE WAY
TOO FAR to be allowed to ever live again!
Pete Hamill 1994: "In the raging battle over education-Literature and
history have common intentions: to discover the truth about human beings.
They can't be shaped by a creed, an ideology, or a thesis; they can't
be wrapped in the straightjackets of political fashion. Stalinist novels
were not novels: they were tracts. Hitler's movies were not art; they
were propaganda. Mao's poetry is the stuff of wall posters. There have
been great Marxist historians, including our own Eugene D. Genovese,
but they didn't alter the facts to prove the thesis. In the end history
should be history, not an alibi."
"__As presented, there is no solution, because the apocalyptic demand
is for the alteration of the past or a surrender of intelligence or
an assumption of guilt by the living for the crimes of the dead. But
resolution isn't the point of all this sound and fury. Fragmentation
is the point. Segregation is the point. Conflict is all. We're Americans.
We have been conditioned to prefer conflict to boredom. We prefer violence
to talk. We prefer war to peace. We prefer lies to truth. Clear the
board citizen: We're reaching Endgame."
Kirwan 2002: It would seem to be too simple to assume that the new American
fundamentalists of the extreme right were bright enough to have designed
the above attacks upon society: however, they certainly seemed to have
employed the tenets outlined in the last paragraph to their full advantage;
at least in these last two years of the Gee Dubya nightmare. It seems
difficult to believe that it was only eight years ago this month, that
these topics were being written about so openly, and so well by Pete
Hamill. Today seems to be light-years away from the candor and the clarity
of Mr. Hamill's words from 1994.
2012 (k): Ah but yet again we were wrong again; simply because most
could never have dared to envision a world where "reading" has become
obscene as well as "beside the point." Oh yes and "THOUGHT-CRIME" is
now a reality in this version of Orwell's "1984" where we are now proud
to have so far surpassed Orwell, or even science-fiction, to have arrived
at a place and time outside the rules of any laws-and yet this fact
alone will sentence us all to pay and pay and pay again until there
is nothing left of anyone or anything to bother with-because our world
will contain nothing but ruins, but at least Obama's words below will
remain true, even though he too will be gone!
End of Part Two
"I tried in 2002 for several months to contact Mr. Hamill, to ask him
to revisit his article and to update his views based on the new paradigm.
I was unsuccessful, in finding him, or in finding the original article
so that I could simply send out a link."
1) Endgame - Revisited
2) History of Iran & USA in 10 minutes - video