Enjoy the read
?Carefully selected, there are Koranic preachments that are consistent with civilized life. But on Sept. 11 we were looked in the face by a deed done
by Muslims who understood themselves to be acting out Muslim ideals. It is all very well for individual Muslim spokesmen to assert the misjudgment of
the terrorists, [but] we demand - reputable Muslims - renounce modern Islam. Either restore the proper Allah -- or get ready for a holy war.- ?
That was William F Buckley, Jr, the allegedly right-wing advocate of the corporate state and the Semitic racial war against Islam who-s magazine, the
National Review, posits itself as the cornerstone of conservative intellectual thought in America. Having been on the winning side of the political
battle between paleo- and neo- conservatives that divided the Republican Party in the early and mid 1990s, it has established itself as the
publication that defines the parameters of the debate in which the ruling class media organs v the television stations and mainstream newspapers
-allow ?conservatives¦ to speak. Despite the fact its articles make little pretense to philosophy, it is permitted to represent itself as leading
Republican intellectual journal.
It is a publication that also helps control the limits of acceptable debate by deciding what opposing viewpoints it will recognize. By choosing which
opponents to respond to, and which to ignore, it is one of several publications that tell other members of the media v television morning news, radio
talk shows, and the like v who is and is not an acceptable ?talking head¦ guest for their program. It is part of the mechanism by which the ruling
class regulates the spectrum of acceptable political views.
As one of the main instruments, along with the neo-liberal New Republic and the neo-conservative Weekly Standard, advocating the new American police
state and the expansion of dictatorial powers in the hands of America-s security services, it-s writers have advocated torture, deportation to Israel,
identity cards, perpetual war for perpetual peace, and all the other trappings of US imperialism and centralized authoritarianism that their
?conservative¦ views allege to repudiate. While its libertarian sparring partners often feign confusion at an ?anti-communist¦ journal advocating an
American mimicry of the worst aspects of the early Bolshevik state, the ?shock¦ of its opponents are just another move in the larger game. By buying
into the idea that their ?conservative¦ opponents actually represent an ideological principle that can be debated, they legitimize ?philosophical¦
ramblings that are really intellectually dishonest propaganda tracts.
If the neo-conservatives were intellectually honest, one would hardly expect William Buckley, the founder of an organization with the lofty title
?Young Americans for Freedom¦, to be advocating state socialism in America, but with a skeptical eye and a minimum of probing one can make his true
motives clear. After revelations about fellow neo-conservative editor David Horowitz-s stint in the CIA, through a US Information Agency front,
teaching the Nicaraguan Contras anti-communist propaganda tactics, it should come as no surprise that another of the conservative movement-s icons
also started his career in the Central Intelligence Agency, and has made his magazine a tool for disseminating the CIA-Zionist-Oil-Defense Lobby, aka
?ruling class¦, propaganda.
Rest of the article:
[Edited on 18-7-2003 by CoLD aNGeR]