By Nicholas Molodyko
“The most aggressive and reactionary enemies of democracy and human rights in the world, who have occupied the lands of others, or have deprived their own peoples of even one free election, have become advisers to the U.S. government and are imposing their own interests upon Americans.”
The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran knocks the ball out of the park in one sentence. He’s described our enemy in America. This began decades ago starting at least with and including the “war on Iraq.” He’s talking about the Neoconservative persuasion. We can trace every war (and every war path) before it and every war since it to that cabal of Neocon war mongers. The evidence has stacked up. We are now justified in understanding that “Neoconservative” is a dissimulative term used by the media to conceal its real meaning —fascist— which is understandable, when it is recalled that corporations own and control the media. Because in the aftermath of WWI, with the Bolsheviks in charge in Russia, U.S. corporations under Averell Harriman, George Herbert Walker, Prescott Bush, Major William Draper, the Dulles Brothers and others merged with their German counterparts and helped to finance Hitler. For every U.S. presidential administration since then, they’ve served as advisors.
Here’s our bottom line: If America wants to survive another 100 years it has got to stop lying. And that means we need to do something about the Neoconservative problem.
The most corrupt White House administrations in history have favored corporations and the Neoconservatives were their foot soldiers. The first George Bush, H.W., takes the prize. Remember the financial collapse of Russia in the 1990s? At the time of his arrest Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky was in the process of negotiating via his Carlyle friend George H.W. Bush, father of the then-President George W. Bush, the sale of 40% of Yukos to either Condi Rice’s former company, Chevron or ExxonMobil. Khodorkovsky had also secretly made a contract with London’s Lord Rothschild not merely to support Russian culture via the Open Russia Foundation of Khodorkovsky. In the event of his possible arrest the 40% share of his Yukos stocks would pass into the hands of Lord Rothschild. If there was one oligarch behind a planned coup d’état of U.S. President Donald Trump, creepy Khodorkovsky would be him. I mention Khodorkovsky because I think we’ll see he is also connected to the Coronavirus.
The Coronavirus is a wake up call for our big problem. The entire world simply must face the corporate roots of American fascism and the Wall Street plan to subvert U.S. democracy. Take a good look at Russian oligarchy like Mikhail Khodorkovsky. But don’t stop there. I do not use the term “fascist” lightly. It is not name-calling, but a precise description. The Neoconservative persuasion is the precise problem. Fascism. The Neoconservatives who ran policy under Bush were themselves a fascist bunch, by predilection and training. The same American bankers and cartel bosses who backed Hitler and Mussolini, both openly and through more discreet means, wanted to turn the U.S. into a fascist state as well. The financial and industrial cartels they represented held great sway in America. Since that time, due to globalization and decades of consolidation, the power over our economy represented by this small elite has grown enormously. They are again using their power to push fascism. Although there has been a widespread belief that fascism lost in WWII, that was only on the military level. America wasn’t fascist then, but it is now.
Anyone wishing to understand what created the Frankenstein Monster called “neo-conservativism” during the last 60 years would not get very far without understanding the role of the American Liberty League and its hell spawn. The American Liberty League was an American political organization formed in 1934, primarily of wealthy business elites and prominent political figures because they opposed the New Deal of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The American Liberty League began a media blitz of fascist right-wing disinformation that year, in 1934. An enemy was created—Communism—to hide their fascist intentions. Mikhail Khodorkovsky is today’s “anti-Communist.”
All indications are that with the Coronavirus plague, this reality will become even more entrenched as being part of history. September 11, 2001, played into Neoconservative hands exactly as the 1933 Reichstag fire played into Hitler’s hands. Fear, hysteria, and national emergency are proven tools of political power grabs. Now we are facing the Coronavirus, another hoax. But this time with eyes open. Donald Trump’s presidency has been a series of hoaxes, each together revealing America’s invisible enemy, the enemy within our country: the Russia Hoax, the Ukraine Hoax, the Impeachment Hoax, and now the Coronavirus Hoax.
Coronavirus is not statistically significant. It kills very few, but does cause respiratory distress. Never in history has the confinement of a healthy population been used to fight a disease. So why is the media deliberately spreading panic, like it is the “end of the world”? You see, the corporate media is part of the problem. Their scripted behavior is like that of children of an alcoholic who cover-up a tenuous situation in an attempt to help their parent; meanwhile, that bad intervention only exacerbates the alcoholism and prevents full recovery. The corporations and the very wealthy have no interest in seeing American democracy flourish. Their bottom line is greed. What is different is that the media is far more powerful now than it was during World War II.
Famous Neoconservative Irving Kristol applied the intellectually dishonest work of German-American political philosopher Leo Strauss appealing directly to U.S. corporations to commission Neocons as “intellectual champions” to attack the “undesirable other.” Kristol’s corporate network became legendary, and he won the informal title “godfather” for his skill at connecting people to sponsors, making him a potential goldmine for those willing to toe the line. Kristol described Neoconservatism more as a “persuasion” than an ideology. You and I would call it a pyramid scheme. The Neocons respond to what the elitist element in corporate society wants done.
The Coronavirus reveals that Neoconservatives have been silencing the growing dissent through the corporate media against their intellectual and political conformity (read insanity). The coercive public health measures for Coronavirus make this patently clear. The intellectual and political choices made at least for the last 20 years have made vulnerable our health system to the point of a major healthcare crisis. The Neoconservative “experts” responsible for those decisions now absurdly call for the military to step in. One epidemic can hide another. This is the case. There’s been an epidemic of intellectually dishonest and politically corrupt “experts” at the wheel of U.S. policy for far too long and now their malign incompetence can’t be hidden.
My fellow Americans, there are two challenges: the situation and the Neocons themselves. For they refuse to let go of “power” they possess. The reality of coronavirus is what rejects these “experts” and exposes their complete failure as intellectuals and politicians. In fact, the pandemic could be called a crisis of political faith. We’ve seen our trust was misplaced in frauds, charlatans, con artists and chancers that call themselves “experts.” Because Neoconservatives validate only the voices of their corporate-backed politicians and journalists, we up against monopolies and cartels. This is a defining moment for the United States.
The decisions the America people and the Donald Trump administration take in the next few weeks could shape the world for years to come. We will shape not just our healthcare system but also our economy, politics and culture. But it’s time to not only reject the Neoconservative “experts” but bring them to justice for their crimes against humanity —every foreign “intervention” that the U.S. has engaged in for the last 30 years. We’re dealing with both the specter of Nazi Germany and Soviet-style despotism in Russia. For America to survive another 100 years, Neoconservatives must be removed from power, arrested, and put on international trial for their horrendous war crimes. Even while the many Nazis escaped the Nuremberg trials, the process formalized the world’s rejection of that evil regime. We must reject the Neoconservatives in the same manner.
Pathogens do not listen to propaganda. And neither should we. The Neocons are not above reproach. Reject the illegitimate authority of Neoconservative fascism in America.
Epilogue: When you can honestly admit the shocking similarities between Bolshevism, Fascism and Neoconservatism, you have to ask yourself, “well, if Russia was able to rid itself of the Bolsheviks and Germany of the Nazis, how will America dispense with the Neocons?”
Nicolas is a Strategic Communications for Foreign Policy Consultant and writer. His articles can be found on https://blogs.mediapart.fr/nicholas-molodyko where this article first appeared.