I haven’t been reading stuff on Antiwar.com regularly, but I noted Justin Raimondo has made a nice plea for its continuing support, as it has steadfastly stood against the lies of the neoconservative propaganda machine even at times doing that wasn’t particularly popular in the US at least. He also names some people who have made good money spinning propaganda while most others have paid a heavy price (up to some trillion bucks some say in total) for the Iraq war:
Bill Kristol, the little Napoleon of the neocons, has been rewarded for his catalytic role in setting this cavalcade of lies into motion with a prominent spot as a columnist on the New York Times op ed page. Thomas Friedman, another Times denizen, who declared that the war was both necessary and winnnable, was charging less than fifty thousand bucks a pop for speaking engagements before he got his wish; today, he’s charging $65,000-plus, and getting it. Unlike most Americans, he’s not having any trouble paying his mortgage: but, then again, unlike most Americans, he’s living in a $9.3 million mansion. He may have been wrong, but he’s far from broke. So much for the merits of America’s alleged meritocracy.
Of course there are also people like Mr. Goldberg for whom Raimondo reserves a special mention:
And in the rogues gallery of prewar purveyors of puerile propaganda, surely Jeffrey Goldberg of the New Yorker deserves a special place. His “The Great Terror” was cited by both Bush and Cheney as confirming their contention that Saddam Hussein’s Iraq posed a terrible danger, a 16,000-word compendium of every half-cooked bit of ersatz “intelligence” that came out of the Office of Special Plans somewhat extravagant imagination. According to Goldberg, Saddam was conspiring with Osama, Arab terrorists were about to take over Paraguay, and the Iraqis were building a “super weapon” that would exterminate 100,000 Israelis – out of bread mold!
And guess what do these people (Kristol-Friedman-Goldberg) have in common? Well, that should be obvious: they are all Jews and they have made their lives lucrative at the expense of the non-Jews while the people at the Antiwar.com who have arguably been way more honest have received minimal support. This should be solid evidence for the claim that the American society is quite ponerized and is probably getting worse as I think it is a fool’s hope to think a victory for the Democrats would change anything particularly meaningful as Jews are probably even more influential force in that party than the neocons are inside the GOP. They have basically the same agenda, just a little different tactics.
And even though one may not like Jewish neoconservatives like Bill Kristol’s father Irving it’s hard to say they haven’t gotten some things right in the practical sense like this one:
“There are different kinds of truths for different kinds of people. There are truths appropriate for children; truths that are appropriate for students; truths that are appropriate for educated adults; and truths that are appropriate for highly educated adults, and the notion that there should be one set of truths available to everyone is a modern democratic fallacy. It doesn’t work.”
I’d say that too. And I think the success of the Jews who have used that as their doctrine has proven that. Still, one would hope there are better truths for the masses than what they hold as truths now. Truths that would not enslave them for the benefit of Jews. Truths that would give them at least a little more dignity and chance for betterment.