Thursday, February 16, 2006

EYES RIGHT!!!

The great tragedy of the Spanish Civil War was the inability of the parties on the Left to work together to defeat Fascism. The Christian Democrats feared the Anarchists, the Socialists feared Stalin and the Communists, The Anarchists feared no one but wanted no compromise. Meanwhile the right, though diverse in ideology,was united in it's goals: Wealth, Power,and Hegemony.
In America today we are in much the same situation. The great Roosevelt coalition of the nineteen thirties and forties , made up of southern segregationist and blacks, dirt farmers and steel workers, highly educated and illiterate, were of different minds on social issues but united by a consciousness of class schooled them in the poverty of the depression.
The relative wealth of America since World War II, the high standard of living enjoyed by most in the last fifty years, has dulled that awareness. And the Right, having fractured us along line of race, gender and sexual orientation works tirelessly to attain and defend ever more wealth and power. They know how fragile is fortune. The slightest diruption of the flow of oil from the Middle East could ruin the American economy in a matter of weeks if not days. So they gather wealth and power to their bosoms much as nations gather weapons before war. Pay heed to the lessons of history. When the time comes be aware where the enemy lies. Eyes Right!!

5 Comments:

Anonymous WhattheH said...

Hey durrati, didn't realize you were a new blogger. You're now on my favorites list.
Re middle east oil, there are untapped resources in Alaska and potential for the northern lands under the polar ice, once global warming makes it viable to drill there. Of course, most of that is technically in Canada, but that won't cause too many problems because the U.S. is already challenging Canadian sovereignity there. I'm sure the PNAC and Corporate Oil already have a plan and are just waiting for the right time to implement said plan. Hegemony doesn't seem to cover these ambitions - Global domination seems more applicable. Conspiracy nut, that's me.

4:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, you left the most important item why the war had to be lost by the left. The freedom of Catalonia. France would have seen it as a territorial threaqt. (As you know France, the Borbonic accomplice of the Spaniards, holds a part of Catalonia.) With the left winning, Catalonia (not only what nowadays is called Catalonia but the whole of the Catalonian Country) would have gotten its freedom. Spaniards are fascists at heart. Can't for the hell of it let go of a country they try to squeeze to death. They are managing to diasappear it. But ultimately Catalonia, as truth shall, will out.

Chicagoan.

6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, you left the most important item why the war had to be lost by the left. The freedom of Catalonia. France would have seen it as a territorial threaqt. (As you know France, the Borbonic accomplice of the Spaniards, holds a part of Catalonia.) With the left winning, Catalonia (not only what nowadays is called Catalonia but the whole of the Catalonian Country) would have gotten its freedom. Spaniards are fascists at heart. Can't for the hell of it let go of a country they try to squeeze to death. They are managing to diasappear it. But ultimately Catalonia, as truth shall, will out.

Chicagoan.

6:18 PM  
Blogger durrati said...

Chicagoan,

Thanks for your insight, I will explore the French connection at a later date. Channeling is still in it's infancy, I hope you come back.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Libby said...

Durrati,

Always, always, cherchez le francais! They're behind everything nefarious.

Your bud,
Blanche

11:20 AM  

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