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The 2012 US Presidential “Non-election”: Which Brand of “Fascism” this Time? [Globalresearch.ca]

Posted in Afghanistan, Bourgeois parliamentary democracy, CIA, Corporate Media Critique, Fascism, Fraud, Iran, Iraq, Obama, Pentagon, Romney, Syria, US imperialism, USA, Wall Street on October 23, 2012 by Zuo Shou / 左手

* No matter who “wins”, humanity loses. *
By Larry Chin
October 14, 2012

Every four years, the deck chairs of the political Titanic that is the American empire get rearranged in the choreographed spectacle of another presidential “election”. The 2012 charade is particularly disgusting; the lies more blatant and shrill, as the world continues to burn.

It is critical to focus on the cold, ugly reality facing the world with either prospective White House occupant.

On one side, the Obama administration, and the traditional brand of neoliberal imperialism and international consensus, and false domestic populism. On the other side with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, militant right-wing extremism, an apocalyptic war agenda and the politics of sadism at home.

The interests of the elite (Council on Foreign Relations, Bilderberger, etc.) is dutifully served with either Obama or Romney in the White House. The question for the elite is purely over style and execution.

Obama has been a servile facilitator and protector of the political establishment; an insidious capitulator and “consensus man”. For Wall Street’s billionaires, the Pentagon’s warmongers, and Washington’s most shamelessly corrupt, there has been no greater gift than Obama and his presidency. But with Romney and Ryan, the agenda simply speeds up and destroys faster, more violently, with true theocratic maniacal fervor.

The final choice will not be made by voters (who will be disenfranchised again, via electronic vote fraud and other manipulations), but by the criminal elements who seize final control of the apparatus over the final month of the “contest”.

The “children” are being allowed to fight it out amongst themselves. The side with ultimate command of the corporate media propaganda, the most effective back door deals, and the most effective dirty tricks and election night shenanigans, will prevail, the pre-determined result promptly encrypted into the software of controlled Diebold voting machines.

* The Debate Charade *

It is tempting but futile to dissect the theatrics of the debates, which are based on entirely on false premises to begin with. Not one exhaustively argued “talking point” addresses realities.

The carefully pre-selected issues assume a host of falsehoods, from the legitimacy of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the destabilizations of Iran and Syria, to the need for fiscal austerity.

These are rhetorical dog-and-pony shows without real differences, beyond timing, style, and method, by which they will execute similar agendas.

Both sides largely agree on foreign policy. Both sides proudly trumpet how best to inflict crippling economic warfare on “nuclear Iran”, and topple Syria. The only argument is whether the sequential multinational stranglehold (“diplomacy”) led by the Obama administration continues apace, or, if Romney/Ryan and the right will get what they really want: an all-out war with Iran.

Both sides agree on the same falsehoods regarding the national debt (without mentioning that the world war that they enthusiastically wage is the main expenditure) and the US financial crisis (ignoring the fact that the financial “crisis” and “bailout” was a manipulation that centralized the power for Wall Street constituents, the big banks, who support both sides equally, at the expense of US taxpayers). In terms of social programs (that will be cut in any case in order to pay for more war), the Romney/Ryan contingent calls for an immediate destruction of the entire social structure of the US—a swift draconian end to social programs such as Medicare and Social Security—while the Obama administration takes a more gradual approach.

Essentially, the candidates have already admitted that they do not serve the interests of most of humanity.

The media “analysis” of the election has been stomach-turning— nothing more than insanity heaped atop insanity. The chattering of talking heads over infantile nonsense, such as “who looks presidential”, who got more “gotchas” and “zingers”. A dumbed-down spectacle for a dumbed-down, manipulated populace…

… * Romney/Ryan: Bush/Cheney on Steroids *

To know what a Romney/Ryan presidency promises, simply consider some of the dangerous ultra-hawk war criminals and unsavory individuals who are advising the ticket.

Its team of foreign policy advisers is a wall to wall cast of Bush/Cheney war criminals:

Dan Senor- former leader of the Iraq provisional authority

Cofer Black-former CIA official, vice chairman of Blackwater USA

John Bolton- former Bush/Cheney US ambassador

Eliot Cohen- Project for New American Century (PNAC), Dick Cheney aide

Walid Phares- “scholar” on “anti-terrorism”; Lebanese Christian with ties to violent Lebanese militia

Michael Hayden- Bush/Cheney CIA and NSA director

Max Boot- senior CFR fellow, PNAC

Eric Edelman- former Dick Cheney aide

The ticket’s economic advisers are led by the Paul Ryan himself, “Lyin’ Ryan” the destroyer, along with the following leftovers from Bush/Cheney:

Glenn Hubbard- Bush/Cheney council of economic advisors

Gregory Mankiw- Bush/Cheney council of economic advisors

Vin Weber- lobbyist, former Republican member of Congress

Jim Talent- lobbyist connected to Jack Abramoff

Kevin Hassett- former aide to Bush/Cheney

This list speaks for itself, as does “Etch-a-Sketch” Romney’s background as a Wall Street manipulator and “Lyin” Ryan’s fanaticism. Expect saber-rattling, violent rhetoric, rabid attacks against nations from those in the Arab world to China and Russia, and irrational behavior to blossom in the weeks ahead.

* Media Cheerleading *

Judging from the narrative that is being created out of the presidential and vice presidential debates so far, it is clear which side the establishment favors more. The right-wing elements dominate American society and its media. There is no “liberal media”. The right-wing also controls the voting machines.

The right-wing is foaming at the mouth for a Romney/Ryan Republican win. This explains why Romney and Ryan can do no wrong in any mainstream media coverage. They can say or do anything, tell any lie, while the Obama administration “loses—even when they “win”, and no matter what they attempt.

Romney and Ryan, and their minions, have spouted treasonous rhetoric, and have not been stopped.

This is identical to the astounding free passes that Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush received on their way to White House power. It is happening again.

* Which way to the abyss? *

There have never been real elections in contemporary America, and there will be no “election” this time either. There will, as always, be no real choice: war-mongering, mass-murdering imperialist “A” or war-mongering mass-murdering imperialist “B”.

America and the world must pay attention to which brand of fascism will ultimately be chosen, if only to properly prepare for what is to come. The marginal differences in method and style have ramifications, domestically and globally.

The quelling of increasingly large swaths of humanity is more important to the elite than ever before. The next White House occupant will spearhead the likely UN and NATO regime changes for Syria and Iran, both of which have been systematically destabilized by the CIA and its affiliates, and the “reconstruction” of the American social net.

Will it be more of the fist inside the velvet glove, or the hammer directly to the skull?

No matter who “wins”, humanity loses.

Full article link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-2012-us-presidential-non-election-which-brand-of-fascism-this-time/5308307

Excerpted by Zuo Shou

Kissinger criticizes “extremely deplorable” language on China by U.S. presidential candidates [Xinhua]

Posted in Anti-China propaganda exposure, China, China-bashing, Mao Zedong, Obama, Romney, State Department, USA on October 10, 2012 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Yes, Kissinger is a conservative Romney-endorsing war criminal. I think it makes his criticism of the gratuitous 2012 electioneering China-bashing that much more intriguing. – Zuo Shou

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on Wednesday heavily criticized the “extremely deplorable” language about China used by both U.S. presidential candidates in their campaign ads.

“I have seen these advertisements with the two candidates competing with each other on how to deal with a cheating China. And both used the word cheat as applied to China,” Kissinger said at the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson Center.

He said that he was “bothered” by the fact that both U.S. presidential candidates are “appealing to suspicion of China” in their campaigns.

Kissinger, who has endorsed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, said he opposed Romney’s promise to label China as a currency manipulator. He added that “among the community of people who actually deal with China,” almost all of them oppose Romney’s idea.

“The theoreticians who have other views wanted to turn the whole thing into a crusade,” said Kissinger. “But they haven’t actually studied China or dealt with China.”

He said that hostile rhetorics targeting China are nothing new during the presidential campaigns in his country, citing as examples former U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.

But Kissinger believed with “confidence” that once in office, the new U.S. president, “looking at realities,” will work to build a cooperative relationship with China.

Kissinger made a secret visit to China in July 1971, paving the way for a groundbreaking 1972 meeting in Beijing between then U.S. President Richard Nixon and late Chinese leader Mao Zedong. The visit opened a door for China-U.S. relations that had been closed for decades.

Article link: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-10/04/c_131887341.htm

Whose interests will money-backed US president protect? [People’s Daily]

Posted in Bourgeois parliamentary democracy, Obama, Romney, USA on August 28, 2012 by Zuo Shou / 左手

August 10, 2012

[Excerpted]

As the U.S. presidential election draws near, both presidential candidates are lavishly throwing more money into the race. With total spending on the 2012 presidential and congressional races estimated to reach a record 5.8 billion U.S. dollars, people cannot help wondering whose interests a money-backed president will protect during the recession.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney collected over 101 million U.S. dollars in July, more than the fund raised by President Obama for a third straight month, the Washington Post reported on Aug. 7….

…Fundraising determines the fate of a presidential candidate and a successful candidate exerts great influences on U.S. policies. Therefore, a president is most likely to place the interests of contributors above those of ordinary people.

Read the Chinese version: 钱砸出来的美国总统, source: People’s Daily Overseas Edition, author: Wang Piyi

Complete English article here