Saturday, August 14, 2010

Consider the Global Political Landscape and What the West Hath Wrought (Polemic) by Edwin L. Young, PhD

Here I build my case. The West is like a powerful psychopath.

In the US, the real third party is incognito. It does not need to put up candidates; it buys them. Its name is the Corprocratic Party and its constituents, while mostly heads of US corporations, are international corporate leaders.

Now, consider this, once a nation has a military, it must use that military. An idle military is a dangerous thing. It must be engaged in, waging or defending against, acts of aggression or at least be under the impression that they are faced with a likely threat of aggression.

The Western mentality has always been imperialistic. It has always striven for military supremacy. It has always, for five hundred years at least, lived by a belief in the Doctrine of Discovery.

The West has a military and it is called NATO. The West has a government and it is called the G-8 but, of course, it has a few other powerful, global, affiliated organizations.

Chomsky suggested that the nations of the world should live by a code of ethics that would apply to the relations between individuals. He made this suggestion because he knows how brazenly the heads of state live by an amoral, imperialistic code. The Stock Market is one of the principal free enterprise/Capitalistic instruments. The West, like the Stock Market, is amoral. The Stock Market is now a global enterprise, by proxy strongly influencing, if not governing, the affairs of corporations around the world and therefore the governments around the world. By default therefore, the government of the world is amoral, just like the US, whether the rest of the nations originally had rather be that way or not. The decisions determining the fate of the peoples of the world are determined by amoral corporate leaders. The characteristics of this corporate world government are almost identical to those of a psychopathic individual.

While ‘some form’ of EXTERNAL pressure may be required to alter this course of history and the West’s vision for world domination (subjugation), I see none looming on the horizon.

One small step would be to recognize the Corprocrats as a US Party and begin referring to those candidates whom they have bought as Corprocratic Party candidates. While the Green Party should be the preferred winner of elections, we know that will not happen. Nor will and Independent party win. Voting against Corprocrats may make it easier to get Democrats elected. As an alternative strategy, this compromise would be the least bad of the rest of weaker alternatives and surely the lesser of the evil alternative of unwittingly letting the Corprocrats-in-Republicans' clothing get elected.

Could designation of corporation owned candidates, whether Democrat or Republican, being labeled Corprocrats be a viable, first, small, tactic in a larger strategy?

These are not idle deliberations. In the long-run, they have universal implications.

For an example of how to understand the West’s longstanding and sweeping vision for the world, consider the latest in the legacy of the West’s view of non-Westerns as subhuman or meant to be its slaves if not completely disposable it they get in its way.

Remember, in the Iraqi War, over a million of Iraqis were displaced, a million killed (three million?) , and its cities are still in ruins. The Muslim Sects are still in an active cold war as well as the Kurds dealing with both their Shiite and Sunni enemies. All of this was not just for oil, but also as one checkers move on a global board.

Then I think about the newsreels pre-1991 and even pre-9/11 (though having been bombed into military impotence and embargoed into impoverishment, starvation, and poisoned with polluted water supplies) showing what a thriving population Iraq still had along with its wealth of archaeological relics, many thousands of years’ old, in their museums that were soon to be destroyed.

Moreover, further back, I think about Rumsfeld and the other State and Defense Departments selling WMDs to Iraqis to use against the Kurds and Iranians and their dealing with the Iraqi leadership like the early US dealt with the Native Americans.

And then, there are our devious interventions in Iran for the last eighty or so years.

And don’t forget, because of our fear of Communism there were our Asian fiascos; embargos of Cuba; our cold war arms race forcing the collapse of Russian Communism; setting up puppet governments in Africa and South America; and the endless accounts of clandestine support for illegal arms trade and fomenting civil wars and destabilization everywhere else. And the list goes on.

My gut wrenches when I recall this very long path of the West’s deception and destruction of so many other peoples and nations.

I rest my case. Now perhaps finally we can begin to refer to the dominant US political Party as the Corprocrats and actively oppose them. We can now begin to put an end to this long era of political and corporate psychopathy.

Author bio:

Edwin is a 76 year old, retired, psychotherapist/institution reformer. His greatest satisfaction came from reforming many juvenile correctional institutions, a maximum security prison, a West Texas mental hospital, and the huge Job Corps in San Marcos, Texas. All in all there were thirteen institutions that he successfully reformed. In the last year of his PhD program, Edwin was one of the two PhD graduate students to be awarded the annual University Research Institute grant. His dissertation committee said his was the longest, best, and most complex in the history of the department. Since retiring, Edwin spends his time writing. His site is: The Natural Systems Institute.

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