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Friday, June 03, 2005

RIGHT OVER HIS HEAD:

"Deep Throat" finally fessed up, to the surprise of nobody who had paid the slightest attention. This petty bureaucrat followed our orders very well. When he was later convicted of oppression of civil liberties, we pardoned him for it, since he was only doing what we wanted. Now he will pay for his public confessional with the agony of being praised as a hero by the very leftists he once worked so hard to undermine. Meanwhile his ideological allies from three decades ago have followed our talking points well and turned on him viciously. The media even went them one better, making up a better quote than the real one to put in the mouth of one former Nixon minion:
...here's one I've seen repeated a lot already:
Former Nixon speechwriter Pat Buchanan, in an appearance on MSNBC television, bluntly said Felt was a "traitor."
Given how much I love a good Buchanan bash, I'm unenthused to note that, in fact, Buchanan said the complete frigging opposite:
BUCHANAN: Right. Well, I wouldn't used the term "traitor," because I don't know that he was ever a Nixon loyalist. ... What I'm saying is, he has no personal loyalty to Nixon, so I don't consider him a traitor in that sense, as I would be if I were Deep Throat.
A good catch by Amygdala. I share his disaffection for defending Pattie boy. He was always such an easy mark, serving as the clueless piano player for the moneychangers upstairs at the EOB. When he became an irritant with his isolationist rants, it was no trouble to lure him into cluelessly defending a real war criminal. Thus his future attacks on Operation Inigo Montoya were discredited in advance.

His most notorious example of not seeing the real war elephant in the room was his 2003 article "Whose War?" where he said
"We charge that a cabal of polemicists and public officials seek to ensnare our country in a series of wars that are not in America’s interests."
Well, duh. Of course there is such a cabal. Just as the original one under Charles the Second was a clever acronym for its five members (Clifford, Ashley, Buckingham, Arlington, and Lauderdale), so with the modern version. I immodestly point out my own initial. The remaining four current names are left as an exercise to the student.

Buckie the Wonder Writer never even grasped why we had to take down his boss. It was all a matter of a swelled head, lured by military bands hailing the chief to grab for the bubble of popularity and forget our long range goals. We tossed out LBJ one year after he agreed to the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, because it banned "weapons of mass destruction in the Earth's orbit, on the moon or on other planets". Tricky Dick was clever enough to refrain from signing the even more restrictive ABM Treaty until an election year, too late for us to defeat him for renomination. We weren't about to let him get by unscathed for that impediment to our plans, though. So we got rid of that dork Agnew by revealing his own extortions, then with a loyal puppet Veep in place, we ordered that flunky Felt to fill the files of some foolish reporters with clues to destroy Nixon himself. Reagan and Bush the First undercut and chipped away at the space weapons ban, but W is getting rid of it all together.

We need to put lots of powerful machinery out there, because we aren't just looking at short-range wars to control the earth. (Indeed, the whole Gulf War is only for the sake of domestic politics, since it makes it much easier to intimidate opposition.) We aim to control all of space. No, these petty invasions are not in the interests of the United States. They are in the interest of the multinational corporations which really matter, and will for centuries to come, when humanity expands beyond this trivial solar system. Bay's border-blocking bro, mentally mired in the mere one-nation patriotism of the obsolete past, never had the kind of broad intellect to appreciate the outline for such a truly interstellar commercial empire.

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