November 12, 2002
Wake Up to the Coup D'etatWayne Madsen in Counterpunch says, "For all those who, like me, feel that November 6, 2002 is much like December 13, 2000 (Gore's concession speech) and September 11, 2001, it's time to stop the hand wringing and get to serious work to save this nation from certain disaster." (See "Resistance".)
He then launches into a discussion of families and conspiracies. "More than any other entity, families are in the best position to engage in conspiracies. They have blood-bound loyalty to one another, they can keep secrets, and they unhesitatingly share their resources. When family conspiracies engage in criminal enterprises, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies rely on criminal conspiracy statutes to prosecute the offenders. When the family name is Gambino, Columbo, or other names that end in vowels, the news media does not ridicule the government for using the word conspiracy. But when political families that trace their ancestries back to the Mayflower are accused of criminal conspiracy, the accusers are painted as 'conspiracy nuts' and 'Grassy Knoll adherents.'"
This is an interesting breakthrough because Counterpunch is the paper of Alexander Cockburn, whom I believe has been in the "no-such-thing-as-conspiracies" frame of mind in the past. It could be that things are finally getting bad enough for people to get over the idea that conspiracies happen only in the minds of conspiracy nuts.
The Bush family has staged a coup d'etat, Madsen says, and they did it not with tanks, but primarily through deception. Madsen traces the history of the Bush family highlighting critical points at which they gained power through deception. It's fascinating reading.
"So when Bush was first told about the planes striking the World Trade Center and we all saw him nod his head as if he already knew and when he seemed more engaged in listening to a seven-year-old girl talk about her freaking pet goat, it all now makes sense," writes Madsen.
Check it out. It's a good history lesson. After a fascinating encapsulization of the history of dirty tricks that win elections for Republicans, Madsen says, "I am proposing that we create a mass political movement modeled on that of Solidarity in Poland, of the Maquis in Vichy France, of the African National Congress in South Africa, and of Falun Gong in China. I propose this movement merely be called "Resistance." It cannot be based on the model used by the anti-globalists -- a coalition of small and large groups with varying agendas. Coalitions are historically weak and ultimately fail. Mass movements, however, have often met with success."