“Our ‘neoconservatives’ are neither new nor conservative, but old as Bablyon and evil as Hell.” –Edward Abbey
If you believed that the NeoCons disappeared after the 2008 election, how soon do you forget? With the next round in the never-ending beltway two-step, the Republican leadership readies their hold of the House of Representatives agenda. The Tea Party freshmen promise to bring a breath of fresh air to a stuffy chamber. Time will tell if their pledge of hope will pan out. What is known with certainty is that the entrenched GOP leadership continues with their dedication to the policies that exemplify their NeoCon mindset. So what is a neoconservative?
Back in 2003 the courageous Justin Raimondo offers this description:
“Conservatives are accustomed to liberals not understanding the zoology of our movement. But the use and abuse of the term ‘neoconservative’ has exceeded even the high allowance for cliché and ignorance generally afforded to those who write or talk about conservatism from outside the conservative ant farm. In fact, neoconservative has become a Trojan Horse for vast arsenal of ideological attacks and insinuations. For some it means Jewish conservative. For others it means hawk. A few still think it means squishy conservative or ex-liberal. And a few don’t even know what the word means, they just think it makes them sound knowledgeable when they use it.”
From these comments three examples emerge, Pro Zionists, Global Interventionists and RINO Republicans. Implied is that all three wear the GOP label and adopt the badge of being a conservative. Each is not mutually exclusive and often embraces all three distinctions. The best way to view NeoCons is not by what they say but by the deeds and the policies, they champion. The true test of their impact lies in the consequences of their actions.
The analysis in NeoCons are a terminal disease concludes:
“The reality of current events, clearly demonstrates that our country is paying a terrible price to expand the regional domination of a country that is consistently against the best interest of our own citizens. While this is the core motivation of NeoCons, the lust for expanding the power of centralized rule, is not far behind. Neoconservatives are devoted Statists and detest limited government, and especially State Rights. The concept that people should be able to live their lives locally, and have the effective ability to reject the "metropolitik” of the urbane cultural of coercion, is unfamiliar to the tyrants. There is nothing remotely conservative within the cult of the NeoCon".
The standard to use in evaluating the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives in the next Congress should consider the varied tribes of the NeoCon specie. Three examples illustrate what to look for:
1) Unequivocal endorsement of AIPAC Zionism and complete support for State of Israel
2) Full support for “War on Terror”, ongoing Afghan/Iraq presence and future attack on Iran
3) Backing of Patriot Act, Homeland Security, Open Borders, Federal Reserve and deficit spending
These basic establishment viewpoints are the essence of the bi-partisan political elites. What confuses many people who target NeoCons as betrayers of genuine conservative principles is that the unholy alliance with progressive and liberal Democrats is fundamental to the existence of the NeoCon con-job. The CFR - NeoCon Connection makes the point. “Authentic conservatives have long been opponents of the Council on Foreign Relations … The subtle merging of the mainstream CFR elites with their Trotskyists and subrosa NeoCon cousins, continues. Both are part of the same scheme - an enemy of America”.
Internationalists swing an elephant trunk while excreting from a donkey’s ass. Globalists share the same NeoCon core devotion to empire. There is nothing conservative in this outlook.
The water shed excuse for systemic despotism rests upon the fairy tale of government’s version of 911. As long as the public remains mesmerized with false enemies and pointless foreign adventures, expect more body scanning, financial intrusion and electronic surveillance. Notwithstanding the election of Tea Party candidates, the reemergence of NeoCons is assured. The leadership in the Republican Party is solidly in the NeoCon camp. The Absurd Report warns, “It appears that the House GOP hasn’t learned their lesson from last time around because these two picks signal it is back to business as usual”.
“STRIKE ONE: Rep. Fred Upton (RINO MI) – As chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee oversight of EPA is the number function of this committee. If any agency needs a tough watchdog it is the EPA who is dismantling our free enterprise system with meaningless regulations. Upton is your classic fence sitting RINO.
"STRIKE TWO: Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky as chairman of the Appropriations Committee. Rogers is an earmark-happy member of ‘Good Old Boys Club’ and giving him the chair in the Appropriations Committee is akin to giving a burglar the keys to the bank. This is the last guy we need in charge of Appropriations”.
What is lost in looking to Congress to save the Republic is that bureaucrats, who may follow the lead of executive branch direction, but actually implement the rules and regulations that force compliance upon a belittled public, make real policy.
If you think that Barry Soetoro wheels the clout of the presidency and is willing to oppose NeoCon thinking, you must believe he is a natural born citizen. The Con in NeoCon is a standalone practice, practiced by both parties.
The only reason that a reemergence is applicable is that the faces and committee assignments are changing. What has never altered is that those same three crux NeoCon tenants continue under every Democratic administration. Therefore, the more accurate description might well be the NeoConJob. Alas, that would be too traumatic for the “squishy conservative” and especially would be inconceivable to the “true believer” liberal-progressive to accept that there is no real difference between the inalienable interests of the controllers, who select the Face in the Crowd.
The headline in the Huffington Post reads: Newt Gingrich Leaning Toward Presidential Run: I’m ‘Much More Inclined To Run Than Not Run’ and cites him in Politico, “We are not going to deport 11 million people,” Gingrich said.
The NeoCon friendly WorldNetDaily publishes, “The U.S. should support an Israeli military strike against Iranian nuclear installations if the Jewish state, fearing diplomacy has failed, ultimately takes that course of action, stated former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.”
The Neoconservative princess, Sarah Palin even voices her NeoCon credentials in An Open Letter to Republican Freshmen Members of Congress:
“You must push President Obama to finish the job right in Iraq and get the job done in Afghanistan…
"You should be prepared to stand with the president against Iran’s nuclear aspirations using whatever means necessary…
"You will also have the opportunity to push job-creating free trade agreements with allies like Colombia and South Korea.
"You can stand with allies like Israel, not criticize them.”
These triplet aspirer’s for Obama’s crown are typical models of national destruction. Do they really represent the views of the disenchanted groundswell that underpins the views of historic Tea Party dissenters?
Scott McConnell in Standard Operating Procedures: How the Neocons Are Co-opting the Tea Party puts the perspective in focus.
“A case in point is the sharp contrast between what appear to be core Tea Party beliefs and those of the neoconservatives, the political faction most closely associated with the drive to attack Iraq and a vanguard force in hawkish policy discourse.
"Add to this mix the Tea Party, an amorphous, populist, ideologically diverse explosion of anti-Obama activism, permeated with libertarian and quasi-isolationist sentiments. Could the Republicans be on the verge of a battle over foreign policy as divisive as the one Democrats experienced in the 1960s and 1970s? And will the neoconservatives emerge substantially weaker? Many on the paleoconservative and libertarian right hope so”.
Anyone who understands the eternal spirit of America must be a defender of civil liberties. The gross betrayal of natural rights by crazed NeoCon must not resurrect its ugly treason. Keep abreast of the latest developments on NeoCon Watch and Original Dissent Neo-Con Watch forum.
You can judge the new Congress by their willingness to repeal the Patriot Act, dismantle Homeland Security and abolish the Federal Reserve. If this latest crop of would be demigods refuse to support the legislation of Ron Paul, you know that the GOP leadership has their claws into the backbone of first timers.
Paleoconservatives have their own message for the Congressional freshman class. Dump your leadership. Purge NeoCons from your party. Vote down any spending bills that fund tyranny and support a foreign policy of empire. Refuse to endorse or campaign for any 2012 presidential candidates that avow NeoCon policies. Organize district and national grassroots involvement to promote national outrage against the corporate/state. Demand real national defense by closing the open border invasion. Last and certainly not least, stand up to the extortion from foreign countries and their agents that betray America as a routine practice. Relegate NeoCons to their own Leon Trotsky paradise. “You are pitiful isolated individuals; you are bankrupts; your role is played out. Go where you belong from now on / into the dustbin of history!”
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