by Morley Evans
|Memorial Day 2014|
FOR MEMORIAL DAY in the United States which celebrates the carnage of the Civil War and now every other American war, Paul Craig Roberts has penned an essay to remind Americans of the true war record of the United States, correcting the general impression the military likes to spin that the United States has "never lost a war." They love to relive the Great Victory of '45 and display thrilling pictures like the one above. One can hear the martial music.
Many know how the United States has treated everyone south of the Rio Grande, especially the people who call Americans "Gringos".
Few know, especially in western Canada, that Washington has invaded Canada — more than twice. Benedict Arnold invaded Canada when the War of Independence got started, expecting the Quebeçois to rise up against the British who had defeated them a few years before. Had the French done so, there would be no Canada today. Thomas Jefferson thought taking Upper Canada would be "a mere matter of marching." He was wrong. William Henry Harrison defeated Tecumseh at Tippecanoe. Tecumseh with the Indian federation he assembled was a British ally when present-day Ohio and Indiana was Quebec. Harrison campaigned for President with "Tippecanoe and Tyler too." James Polk campaigned to take British Columbia with "Fifty-Four-Forty or Fight". Polk was a very important U.S. President. He greatly expanded Washington's empire, completing the continental empire known today as the "lower 48." Alaska was purchased from Russia in 1867, the same year that Confederation established Canada. Russian America was more-or-less "purchased" at gun point as was Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Colorado and Utah. Guns and bombs are the American Way.
With the War of 1812, the British came to a gentleman's agreement with Washington. They would be partners in world domination — similar to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. Washington had long-term plans that didn't include the British, however. It would take two world wars to cut the British down to size, using the "Let's you and him fight" strategy that Washington has mastered.
The Fenian raids were overrlooked by Washington. The current map of Canada that includes the NWT, Nunavut and all those empty islands all the way to the North Pole are generally accepted as sovereign Canadian territory, in Canada at least — but Washington does not recognize it.
If one looks at Washington's record, one sees an unrelenting drive towards total world domination that goes on decade after decade and century after century, regardless of the people in power. It is as if there were an eminence gris controlling puppets.
I believe there is an eminence gris, but it is probably not the Rothschilds as some people think, even if they and their confreres are at work — and they are. I would argue that organizations have a life of their own and Washington is a prime example. What could this be? Other examples are sports teams. Sports teams live on with unchanging missions as the players change and the coaches change and the equipment changes and the owners change and the uniforms change and the game itself changes! The Toronto Argonauts is a very good example.
"Organizations Have Lives of their Own," and "People are to organizations what cells are to people." It may be an original insight and it's mine. I haven't seen it anywhere else. Sometimes, students of history believe a "conspiracy" must be the causal agent. Hence, "The Rothschilds control the world and make us do bad things. It's their fault."
Most "serious" historians dismiss "conspiracy theories" although they cannot deny that all politicians conspire to achieve their ends. Politics must involve dishonesty. A good political speech must be crafted to mean different things to each person hearing it because each person will always have views, interests and wishes that are not in agreement with the others in his group. A successful politician must learn to "square the circle" in such a way that large numbers (at least a majority) believe that he's their man and that he (or she) speaks directly to and for them all.
Xenophobia is always a sure political bet because people can put aside their differences to fight a common enemy. Race-baiting is a winner for the same reason. People love war. It seems to answer problems. War makes people feel good, especially those people who have never experienced war themselves. Stirring speeches, flags, snappy uniforms, marching, bagpipes, drums, trumpets, lovely maidens tossing kisses, children waving tiny flags. Yippee!