Zahir Ebrahim | Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
Sunday, January 23, 2011 | Preamble Updated Saturday January 29, 2011
Comes in layers.
The outer layer, when peeled, shows the next inner layer.
And so on down to the core.
It is difficult to get to the core of reality, without first unpeeling it, layer by layer.
The empirical fact however is that it is not mentioned in the mainstream, and by many others in dissentstream either, because the conspiracy is to not even acknowledge that the onion exists at all for social engineering of ‘United we Stand’ and ‘introducing beneficial cognitive diversity’ to mislead the public.
But the outer layer of the onion is not the entire onion, however persuasive and inviting it may appear!
These are mere labels, the neocons, neoconservatives, neo-cons, they mean nothing by themselves.
America has been involved in warfare from Wounded Knee to Afghanistan, and before WWII, there were no neo-cons by that name.
So how does one explain America’s vast military-industrial-academe-media complex which is what actually wages the wars? How does one explain America's national security state?
But why do they wage wars?
The focus on Israel, and the Jewish Lobby, in my view, can at times be a gigantic red herring. See: “Pamphlet: How To Return to Palestine”, and “The white man's burden still looks white in color!”. The real focus must remain on the oligarchy which funds all sides of wars, and have been doing so for 250 years, and for what eventual purpose?
The War on Terror, the war on Afghanistan, the war on Iraq, the war on Pakistan, the war on Iran, on whatever mantras and asinine pretexts, by themselves make no sense – as the war of neo-conservatism – and it is easy to pin it upon the most visible harbingers for their most obvious motives! The outer layer of the onion.
And what about the silent economic wars of neo-liberalism – aka free trade?
Thomas Friedman best captured the interplay of these two sides of the imperial coin – the thunderous wars of shock and awe, and the matching silent wars of hunger and deprivations due to the loot and plunder of global natural resources via the stranglehold of contrived third world debt – in his 1999 New York Times column titled Manifesto for a Fast World: “The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist -- McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the builder of the F-15. And the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley's technologies is called the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.”
But peel down behind both types of wars, behind both philosophies of primacy which are as old as hegemony, as old as mankind, and we get World Government.
Global Governance would not be possible without the transformative abilities of these wars which seed controlled chaos, deprivations, disenfranchisement, and fabricated public appeals to authorities to resolve matters. Which of course they subsequently do, with greater and greater centralization of powers into the private hands of the same oligarchy who create the very crises for which they ex post facto present their own preferred solutions. See: Response to Financial Times Gideon Rachman's 'And now for a world government'.
David Ben Gurion aptly described this Machiavellian modus operandi as “what is inconceivable in normal times is possible in revolutionary times”.
The unlayering is important to get to the heart of the matter, quickly, before it is too late. And one of the reason it is not unlayered in time, is to seed fait accompli. That is the master political science. To understand this political science which is time-critical and which is what enables only narrating these matters ex post facto, see: “Of Ostriches and Rebels on The Hard Road to World Order”.
That too, by itself, is still not the inner most core of the onion, only the next layer down, but it already demonstrates that focus on the outer layer of the onion of reality, the visible reality, makes for a great red herring.
No one in Plato’s cave can ever figure out the reality behind the images on the screen, by examining, and in no matter what excruciating a scholarship, the images on the screen before them.
That is why the outer layer of the onion, whether one sees the onion at all or not, is often pointless garbage.
Whenever I cook dinner at home, I always throw away the outer layer of the onion, it tastes terrible :-)
Zahir Ebrahim | Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
January 21, 2011 Comment for : http://mycatbirdseat.com/2011/01/avi-shlaim-on-the-neoconservative-middle-east-war-agenda/#comment-13395
The author, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (patents here), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web at http://PrisonersoftheCave.org. He may be reached at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org. Verbatim reproduction license at http://www.humanbeingsfirst.org#Copyright.
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