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30/12/03 SEMITISM GONE WILD The Psychopathology Of Neo-Conservatism: A Clinical History
by Ross Vachon


Victory, by New Years Eve 1945 was unquestionable, the Allies triumphant. The Battle of the Bulge was no stunning reversal of fortune. It was Germany's last gasp, the last bitter cry of the Thousand Year Reich. Like The Curse Of The Mummy, its sinister allure would last forever, 988 years shy of the mark.

Two decades earlier, what had the Vienna flophouse foretold? What was there but fetid exile sleep, someday the howling wind will come. Haphazard sketches, dust particles, a penny for your thoughts, where was the romance, the grandeur in that? No, the vainglorious artist manque had sprung anew in the devil's workshop, step on a crack- break your back. Divination by audition, alchemy, mesmerism, seance, prayer, shit-blind luck, it had always fallen right. But, D-Day + 1 had made the demon tremble. There'd be no more miracles, no more stays. By the first day of May, in the year of our Lord, 1945, Der Fuhrer was as dead a German as any other roasting atop the flames of a village pyre to a fine charcoal mist.

Except for those lucky few who'd find sanctuary in South America, men who'd straddled the world like perverse Roman gods- could only await the stark ignominity of Victors Justice:

Cyanide, a Bullet, or the Rope.

But, what was to be the Fate of Deutschland, all those good Germans, the once-mighty Volk? Life or Death?

The Great White Men of America would sleep on it. Two plans emerged:

#1 The Marshall Plan: General George Marshall's brainchild.

#2 The Morganthau Plan: Treasury Secretary Hans Morganthau's hope.

The former was New Testament. The Victors would show Compassion to their beaten foes. All Europe would be reconstructed, food and medicine airlifted to Germany. Victor's Justice after WWI at Versailles was bitter poison to Deutschland. Hitler the antidote. The same mistake would not be made twice. A dirt farmer in Roswell saw saucers. Churchill saw an Iron Curtain. Christian charity would begin in Berlin.

The latter - Old Testament. Vengeance is mine sayeth the Treasury Secretary. A hungry and bombed-out homeless nation of millions would be left to die, starved or frozen to death. All frauleins of child-bearing age were to be sterilized at the point of a gun. Famed German industry to be utterly destroyed. The once proud Fatherland to be thrust backwards 700 years into an agrarian blight of death, disease, and despair. In Germany, time would stand still. It'd always be The Middle Ages: 1200 A.D.

An intense lobbying effort ensued. The White House and Congressional Halls were awash with Beltway Boys. Every good time Charlie in town had a piece of this action. Morganthau met privately with every Senator, and all the influential Representatives. FDR made time for his old financial man/friend many times. In November of '44, Roosevelt had been elected President for a new record fourth time, but by April of the following year, the great man had succumbed to his frailties. War raged on, and a scared nation turned its lonely eyes to Harry S. Truman, an ex-Kansas City haberdasher no one knew from Harry S. Ginch. No American had ever heard of the prick. A compromise choice VP, Truman was in office a grand total of three months when the nation called. FDR had kept the little pepperpot completely out of the loop. Harry S. didn't know a General, an Admiral, or a buck fuckin' private, but he knew one thing: He knew if he lost the War- they'd hang him by the balls.

At FDR's massive state funeral, Secret Service protection surrounding Truman was a Code Red military cordon. His sainted mother couldn't get close. Yet not one hour into the funeral, he got a surprise tap on the shoulder. Morganthau, a man cursed with terrible posture- he was permanently stooped, had nevertheless, remarkably, managed to wedge his way through hundreds of thousands of onlookers to greet the new Commander-In-Chief. As a German-American Jew, Morganthau was terribly sensitive to what Jews had suffered in Germany the past dozen years, and planned to take great advantage of his high position to exact revenge. His signature was afixed to every new bill coming out of the mint. If Hans "Henry" Morganthau, the Treasury Secretary of the United States of America could help it, Deutschland Uber Alles would never be sung again.

Another member of FDR's Cabinet, Secretary of State Cordell Hull was appalled by it. An impassioned advocate for General Marshall's plan, he regarded Henry's plan as a morally debased crackpot idea that would sow hatred forever and a day. To emphasize the point, he called it:

Semitism gone wild.

Kind of quaint as it rolls off the tongue. As anti-semitic slurs go, it's rather droll. But, back then, its biblical connotations were well understood. And, Washington wisely rejected Morganthau's plan. The Marshall Plan was adopted. Europe was to be rescued. The German people would be spared.

The study of History alerts us to more than just who the victors, or vanquished were. The tragic miscalculations of Statesmen are writ large. Prejudices of the past lay before us. The more things change, the more twisted and mutated they become. A King's ransom of clues and deceits lay buried in the past, decoding an era's language solves many riddles. Unlike the polite totalitarianism in place today, 1940's-speak had a distinctive pith, words weren't parsed. A person wasn't intellectually challenged, they were "dumb as a post". Garbagemen were "garbagemen" , not sanitary engineers, and there was no shame attached. Collequialisms were raw. Gas stations offered friendly service. Across the land, there were cherished values beyond the almighty dollar. People said what they meant, and meant what they said. The thought police were not yet the guardians at the crowded instituitional gates. Language was colorful and blunt. Quite apart from its uglier racist aspects, there was little politically rrect about it. It was angry, it was honest, and it was real.

Reams of pulp have already been wasted about the neo-cons, the Leo-cons, this chickenhawk roster of misfits and dweebs. As befits all adherents of a bizarre ideology, they've become objects of scorn and derision: "Fat boys with asthma talking tough" Gore Vidal sneered, as only he can. The darlings of the day, these new would-be emperors have been touted, assailed, and much discussed. Arab oil still commands top dollar, but after the first Gulf War, Arab blood became very cheap. In no small measure due to the growing percentage of Jews making up the American Establishment. Bill Clinton's entire foreign policy team were Jews: Defense Secretary (William Cohen), Secretary of State (Madeline Albright), National Security Advisor (Sandy Berger), and U.N. Representative (Richard Holbrooke) The neo-conservatives who have been running the Pentagon under the current administration were the architects of the preemptive invasion. Their fervor to Attack Iraq! was blueprinted in several policy papers. Perle and Feh's 1996 "Securing The Realm" on behalf of the then Israeli prime ministry candidate- Binyamin Netanyahu, could serve as the sales manual for Operation Iraqi Freedom. The desktop bombardiers- Perle, Wolfowitz & Co., were beyond dispute the driving force behind the war. What's a mere 10,000 or so dead Iraqi innocents, 400 and counting dead Americans, 4 billion U.S. taxpayer dollars a month, the plunder and rape of an ancient civilization- when it comes to "securing the realm", to makn the world safe for Israel.

The predominance of Jews running America's foreign policy has done much more than just ramp up the Arab body count. Jewish control over America's foreign policy has morphed it into one indistinguishable from the foreign policy of Israel's ruling Likud Party. America's grandly styled imperial overreach is centered around Israel's security needs. And, of course, it's endangered America to a degree no foreign invader could ever sustain. A 9/11 per month would be less costly to the country. 9/11 was a direct consequence of U.S. support for Israel, the dread blowback CIA old hand Chalmers Johnson predicted in his book. Who doubts that the World Trade Center was a colossal monument to Jewish commerce, a mega-story tribute to what the Catholic Church once called engorgement, commodity hoarding, i.e. greed? Certainly not Alan Dershowitz. He's still fuming that the twin-towered pride of Hymietown collapsed. Fuck the dumb goyim. Bin Laden is Hitler on wheels and he's after the Jews!

Some time back an NBC business report presented a sour-faced producer of a new film on 9/11 was being interviewed by a sporty blonde. Written for the screen exclusively by gargoyle Court Jew Charles Krauthammer (among others), it sounded like a neo-con rave. "It's a brash, hard-hitting, conservative view of the events of 9/11", the hostess brightly intoned from her notes, and once she did, she was sure sorry she did, because Darryl Zanuck-Rabinowitz immediately began to berate her: "After all," he whined, "Charles Krauthammer wrote speeches for Walter Mondale. He would be amazed to learn he's a conservative." This ruffled Missy. Lurching forward, she quickly conceded the idiot's point. Missy didn 't know much, but she was alert to the requirements for a successful career in TV broadcasting:

Keep it light. Keep it moving. Leave every asshole smiling.

Critics speak disparagingly of the neo-cons hubris. But, it's not their off-putting manner that's loathesome, it's them. They're morally repulsive people. Other Jews find them wicked and odious. Neo-conservatism is the idiot bastard child of Leon Trotsky and Mona Charen. The Mad Bolshevik and Crazy Yenta lay down together, and a foul belief system was born. The Neo stands for Neo-Nazi, and quite like the original, brown-shirted party animals, the Neo-Con Party is rife with leeches, louts, humbugs, mediocrities, lowlives, sickos, and buffoons. At any AEI (American Enterprise Institute) gathering, the first four rows of fellows are always a terrible eyesore. It's the official America's Ugliest Man Contest. Bring your own sick bag.

The preposterous lengths to which neo-cons go to twist obvious truths could pass for commedia d'el art. In National Review, Jonah Goldberg (horn-rimmed, stinky kid of crapulous old flack Lucianne Goldberg), churned out a three-part mini-series meant to prove that the neo-cons never existed. Mere illusion, now you see 'em, now you don't. That this self-same bunch of hysterics were on record crying Attack Iraq! for years - hardly mattered. Momma G. milked the stain on Lewinsky's dress. Her little malted milk-face blew bubbles:

#1: No such animal as a neo-con. They simply don't exist.

#2: Even if they do, they had nothing to do with the push to invade Iraq.

#3: Even if they do, no neo-con has ever been heard to mention Trotsky. (the grandaddy of neo-conservatism according to serious political historians)

How's that for stinky kid reasoning? Albert Wohlsetter, and Leo Strauss, the dead professors who'd tutored Perle and Wolfowitz would be tippling Manischevitz, ghost to ghost. Trotsky's wild red-haired skeleton would arise from his crypt to hail their sabre-rattling chutzpah:

"These neo-con boychicks not only lie, their lies are a thousand times worse than any of the cockamamie stories we Bolsheviks used to peddle in the streets like fish!", *the old man would declare.

When Wolfowitz asserted that "an ounce of kiliton is worth a pound of cure", no one mistook the remark for hyperbole. The little weirdo (General Zinni's nickname) is a poltroon, a Zionist extremist, a mass-murderer, and one sick fuck. His fey grimaces and anxious smiles may look like a crazy put-on. But, unlike foxy Grandpa Rummy, the dismal Wolfowitz is not full of mirth. And, he's a lousy liar. Observe C-Span's next broadcast of Wolfowitz taking questions from Congress, Check out his shaky hands. Watch dry spittle start to drip from his sourpuss mug.

Pentagon colleagues have been quoted extensively: "If you want to understand Perle and Wolfowitz- understand the influence Professor Leo Strauss had on them. It's inestimable." Yet, once the working press began to examine his ol' Perfessor, the 'brilliant" Deputy Defense Secretary began to play dumb. Wolfowitz now claims that Leo Strauss played no role in his mental growth. Scratching his flaky, Alfalfa hairdo, he airily refuted the claim:

"Maybe I sat in on a few Leo Strauss classes. But, that hardly makes him my mentor. Surely, you jest." Lest anyone forget, Wolfowitz is running the Pentagon. The Joint Chiefs answer to him. He gives the orders to unleash the B-52's. Don Rumsfeld is a pesky administrator. Alas, Wolfie (to President Bush) is America's #1 Master of War.

The entire raison d'etre of Wolfowitz, Perle, Feith, Libby, Bolton, Adelman, Abrams, Kristol, Kagen, Ledeen, Safire, Friedman, Krauthammer, Jacoby, Cohen, Lakheim, Frum, Goldberg, Wattenberg, Schlesinger, Podhoretz, Dector, Charon, Lowry, Hanson, Babbit, Stein, ad nauseum - is to continue to use America's fighting men and women as cannon fodder to fight Israel's battles. To untether America's huge thermonuclear arsenal from its traditional restraints, converting them to tactical weapons to be dropped on the Muslim hordes. Incinerating one billion Muslims strong is not merely a hot and sticky group-fantasy nurtured by a neo-con hive. It is the heartless, soulless, gelatinous core of the neo-con faith. Benevolent World Hegemony will reign. Or else. The world will be made safe for the free market, and the slaves will obey their masters. Or, face doom. The neo-cons have no hidden agenda. Au contraire, over and over, they've trumpeted their misdeeds, made their vile treach eries known:

1. "It was worth it!"- Madeline Albright's cheery defense on "60 Minutes" of the genocidal sanctions which murdered 1,500,000 innocent Iraqis.

2. "Jenin is just the beginning!" Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz celebrating the "retaliatory" collective punishment meted out to one Palestinian town. The IDF goes psycho- mass-bulldozing homes, gunning down hundreds of unarmed men, women, and children in the streets like dogs. Many of those still breathing die buried under the rubble.

3. Axis of Evil - David Frum, the President's speechwriter adds North Korea after Iraq and Iran on a whim, the better to disguise the Israel-centered foreign policy the United States is pursuing. North Korea sees the writing on the wall, and prepares its nukes for launch.

4. Operation Iraqi Freedom - 400 dead Americans and counting, untold thousands of innocent Iraqis killed. U.S. military Occupation ongoing.

5. Tactical Nuclear War (Elliot Cohen)

6. Benevolent World Hegemony (William Kristol)

7. Securing the Realm (Richard Perle, Douglass Feith)

8. Creative Destruction (Michael Ledeen)

9. Iraq will be a cakewalk. (Kenneth Adelman)

10. Nuke Mecca (Rich Lowry)

11. Perpetual War (Paul Wolfowitz)

12. Islam is a religion of hate. (Daniel Pipes)

13. Children will sing songs about what we have done. (Richard Perle)

There it is, if any were needed- proof of Secretary Hull's blanket condemnation. An unlucky number of neo-con Crimes Against Humanity. Serial Morganthau Plans. Monstrosities Past, Present, and Future. All proudly owned up to by Perle, Wolfowitz & Co. They're the barmitzvah boy geniuses who drew up the blueprints. The rank officials wholly responsible for their implementation. It begs an analysis. If Cordell Hull was right, why was he right? And, whatever in God's name did he mean?

*the esteem bestowed on Trotsky by neo-con scholar Stephen Schwartz

Ross Vachon, is a regular contributor to CounterPunch

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