posted on Jul, 12 2004 @ 06:01 PM
There have been some generational changes of the guard, to be sure, but the long-term plans are virtually unchanged.
It is easy to be concerned about overt totalitarianism making its way out into the open, and consolidation of power into the federal government (where
it can be more easily managed) and away from the states (where it belongs, in my opinion) increases the risk of this happening.
However -- and this is extremely important to remember -- you don't slaughter a cow that gives good milk. Tipping over the American apple cart
is not the way to increase the power of those who depend on it.
Of course, there are always struggles ongoing, and some interests would profit greatly from a collapse or destruction of the U.S. Even they, however,
must balance that desire against substantial losses of their own power.
Established interests that desire success have historically acquired power gradually, and thus will tend to seek it gradually. That does not mean
radical action won't be taken, history is rife with it, but it does mean that those who have the most power will defend it ruthlessly, and defending
it, more often than not, means defending the status quo.
Those who seek totalitarianism in America are not the powers that be, but the powers that want to be.