Boy since I first started researching the roots of Reform in all of it's ugliness, I had no idea just how precise and focused this neo-conservative movement was, and how little it had to do with humanity and democracy. It's unmistakeably about wealth, power and self-righteousness.
So while I'm having tinfoil hats made in a variety of styles, I'm still hoping that this Right-Wing Revolution is a myth. However, I'm not really holding out much hope. The only thing I can wish for now is that the Canadian people will wake up and start acting like Canadians, because this is not who we are. We need to stage a counter-revolution. They dub theirs; The Revolt of the Rich. We'll call ours The Revolt of the Canadian People. They may have the mainstream media in their army, but we've got ...well ... the Canadian people. We just have to shake them out of their stupor.
Leo Strauss: The Father of Neo-Conservatism
The above video is part of the introduction to the documentary 'The Power of Nightmares', a chilling expose on the neo-conservative movement, as orchestrated by the German philosopher, Leo Strauss. You might think that it is just another conspiracy theory, except that everything Strauss taught his students, is exactly what's happening in this country today.
The main message was that the elite should use deception, religious fervor and perpetual war to control the ignorant masses. He had a clear concept of good vs evil. There was no middle ground.
When Ernest and Preston Manning wrote Political Realignment, they also strove to create a political system with just two powers. The right-wing would be the good naturally, represented by faith, family and freedom; while the left would be the bad, representing secularism, communism and collectivism; that the neo-cons deemed as threats to personal freedom.
And even before Harper became prime minister, Donald Gutstein, lecturer and journalist, wrote:
What do close advisers to Stephen Harper and George W. Bush have in common? They reflect the disturbing teachings of Leo Strauss, the German-Jewish émigré who spawned the neoconservative movement.Strauss, who died in 1973, believed in the inherent inequality of humanity. Most people, he famously taught, are too stupid to make informed decisions about their political affairs. Elite philosophers must decide on affairs of state for us.
And American journalist Jim Lobe discusses how the neo-cons create reasons to go to war, in a piece called Leo Strauss' Philosophy of Deception:
What would you do if you wanted to topple Saddam Hussein, but your intelligence agencies couldn't find the evidence to justify a war?
A follower of Leo Strauss may just hire the "right" kind of men to get the job done – people with the intellect, acuity, and, if necessary, the political commitment, polemical skills, and, above all, the imagination to find the evidence that career intelligence officers could not detect.
The "right" man for Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, suggests Seymour Hersh in his recent New Yorker article entitled 'Selective Intelligence,' was Abram Shulsky, director of the Office of Special Plans (OSP) – an agency created specifically to find the evidence of WMDs and/or links with Al Qaeda, piece it together, and clinch the case for the invasion of Iraq. Like Wolfowitz, Shulsky is a student of an obscure German Jewish political philosopher named Leo Strauss ... (My emphasis added)
And if you don't think this has any relevance to Canadians, Abram Shulsky, the war monger mentioned above, is associated with the American Enterprise Institute, home of David Frum, who was a George Bush's speechwriter, and the man who coined the term 'axis of evil'. He is a close personal friend of Jason Kenney's and his sister Linda Frum was one of Harper's patronage senate appointments.
Frum is one of the nuts pushing for Israel to launch a nuclear attack on the Muslim nations of the Middle East, in the name of Christianity. An unprovoked war so they can accelerate the Apocalypse.
This has relevance up the ying yang.