============================================================================ From: morgan <•••@••.•••> To: •••@••.••• Subject: Re: cj#1162> * Roosevelt knew! * Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 11:08:19 +0000 So you too have read Gore Vidal's 'Golden Age', hmm? These secrets were finally released in 1995. What took you so long? ;-) Besides, it was really that twerp Truman that set you on the present path to nowhere very pleasant. Franklin was just dreaming of Empire and battling against Republicans who didn't want to play quite that game 'cos of wonks like Prescott Bush, or was FDR just trying to fit Wilson into reality? 'Making the world safe for democracy', right? :( Whatever, how does it feel to live in the most hated United States of Global Terrorism ever, run by corrupt old Nazis with no interest in democracy or 'people of colour'? As you may tell, my anger is boiling over at long last. Ya Basta! morgan http://www.environment.org.uk/activist/ 'First they ignore you; then they laugh at you; then they attack you; then you win' - Mahatma Gandhi. ============= Dear Morgan, > So you too have read Gore Vidal's 'Golden Age', hmm? These secrets were finally released in 1995. What took you so long? ;-) I'm a slow learner. > Besides, it was really that twerp Truman that set you on the present path to nowhere very pleasant. Franklin was just dreaming of Empire and battling against Republicans who didn't want to play quite that game 'cos of wonks like Prescott Bush, or was FDR just trying to fit Wilson into reality? Get real. Roosevelt and Truman were functionaries within a larger power matrix. Don't over-emphasize the significance of their personal-career maneuvering. World War II was part of a game plan for world domination - by US-based capitalist elites - and it succeeded. Here's the outline: 1) In the 1920s and 1930s: Invest heavily in Japan & Germany; transfer technology to them; help them build up their war machine; restrain negative public opinion re/ fascism - encourage isolationist attitude; make a lot of money in the process; begin making strategic plans for the war and for postwar domination. 2) After Japan & German begin their conquest campaigns: Begin to encourage anti-fascist sympathies; begin to support anti-Axis powers such as Britain, USSR, and China; retain isolationist public opinion while watching closely the course of the war; make a lot of loans and put the rest of the world in debt. 3) 1941: Successes of Germany & Japan compel US to accelerate its own war preparations and to take a more active role in assisting anti-Axis forces. This requires a war-attitude by the public - a dramatic reversal of the isolationist attitude which had been encouraged by propaganda. A provoked 'surprise' attack on Pearl Harbor was selected as the mechanism by which the war-attitude could be generated. 4) After the attack: Accelerate US war preparations and help for the allies, but continue to sit on the sidelines, so that Germany, Russia, Japan, and China could kill one another, and expend their resources for as long as possible. 5) After Stalingrad, the tide had turned: US troops finally enter Europe, with the primary objective of limiting the advance of Soviet forces. The Cold War had begun. The fable of "Jack the Giant Killer" serves as an apt metaphor for the whole scenario. Jack tossed down stones and got the giants to fight one another. After they were both dead, he was able to pick up their treasures and walk away. > Whatever, how does it feel to live in the most hated United States of Global terrorism ever I don't know; I live in Ireland. It feels good. rkm btw> I like your website, and thanks for the nice cyberjournal link. ============================================================================ Richard K Moore Wexford, Ireland Citizens for a Democratic Renaissance email: •••@••.••• CDR website & list archives: http://cyberjournal.org content-searchable archive: http://members.xoom.com/centrexnews/ Please take a look at "A Guidebook: How the world works and how we can fix it" http://cyberjournal.org/cj/guide/ A community will evolve only when the people control their means of communication. -- Frantz Fanon Permission for non-commercial republishing hereby granted - BUT include and observe all restrictions, copyrights, credits, and notices - including this one. ============================================================================ .