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  •  The plan is to bankrupt the national government (3+ / 0-)
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    adigal, Lashe, paul2port

    A concept which is expounded upon by Robert Scheer as quoted by ommzms hits upon a belief I've held for a while now, which is:

    The neo... cons (I try hard to avoid the 'F' word) are trying to prove to the American people that large government doesn't work, and they intend to sabotage the political structure to make it a reality.

    FEMA's Katrina response being one glaring example that comes to mind. Perhaps "accidentally on purpose"?

    ...and when the U.S. public gets frustrated enough by what appears to be malfunctioning within the political structure, it will be relatively easy to get the non-neo cons (cf constitutional conservatives) to go along... which leads to other thoughts on Umberto Ecco's 14 points , but it's way too late in the evening, and as stated in the second 'graph, I refrain from using the "F" word in public.

    leighm

    Leigh leighm (AT) leighm.net

    by leighm on Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 10:53:50 PM PDT

    •  of course it is (3+ / 0-)
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      Canadian Reader, paradox, leolabeth

      drown the gubmint in the bathtub, starve the beast and all that rot.  then shrubya puts on his "what, me worry?" face and says "see - government doesn't work!"  but damn if they'll let us have anarchy, the bastards - military is the one area of government they DO believe in.  

      weather forecast

      The palaces of kings are built upon the ruins of the bowers of paradise. - Paine

      by Cedwyn on Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 11:46:27 PM PDT

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    •  when I began reading (1+ / 0-)
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      everything I could about the debt/deficit situation, I soon came to a couple conclusions:  1) you can't just spend over 3 trillion in funny money (since 2000) and not know it, and 2) though Bush is mentally somehow awry, Cheney, Rove, Rumsfeld and the rest certainly know the eventual consequence of this credit binge.  One thing will eventually happen:  economic collapse on the heels of a destroyed dollar.

      Why?  Why do this on purpose?  One reason I can come up with for certain:  it serve up an occasion to usher in the utopian wetdream of a cashless economy.  All the economic mayhem ensuing global economic collapse would dictate a cashless system as a fine remedy.

      And for what?  Well, it certainly would be a fine tool for totalitarian control... of the world.  It can be argued that via serving as the international reserve currency for so long, the dollar itself has functioned as a sort of world government.  The banks are not shy about assuming that kind of control.

      And we've heard George crow his ambitions to become a dictator, haven't we?  Or what cruel globalist ambition has been left out of the PNAC manifesto series?

      This insanity of deficit spending can't be an accident.

      nostalgia isn't what it used to be

      by stonemason on Fri Apr 14, 2006 at 06:25:09 AM PDT

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