Friday, September 5, 2014

Kissinger, War Criminal and US capitalism's big mouth on a new world order.

by Sean O' Torrain

War criminal Kissinger wrote the following in relation to a new world order: "For the U.S., this will require thinking on two seemingly contradictory levels. The celebration of universal principles needs to be paired with recognition of the reality of other regions' histories, cultures and views of their security. Even as the lessons of challenging decades are examined, the affirmation of America's exceptional nature must be sustained. History offers no respite to countries that set aside their sense of identity in favor of a seemingly less arduous course. But nor does it assure success for the most elevated convictions in the absence of a comprehensive geopolitical strategy.
— Dr. Kissinger served as national security adviser and secretary of state under Presidents Nixon and Ford. Adapted from his book "World Order," to be published Sept. 9 by the Penguin Press.

The hypocrisy and obfuscation of this war criminal knows no limits. He orchestrated more coups and civil wars and slaughters than just about any representative of US imperialism, Chile, Latin American, Vietnam, etc., yet he has the audacity to speak here of the "universal principles" of the US as if these are some high and might democratic principles. What are the "universal principles" of the US? They are that the US capitalist class rules at home and abroad and it does so in what ever way it has to. Bourgeois democracy, military dictatorship, militias, war, civil war, assassination, torture, whatever is necessary. These are its universal principals. US capitalism rules OK. This is what the war criminal means by the "exceptional nature" of the US. He is saying that US domination must be maintained.
This approach applies at home in the US also. Just look at the body armored heavy weaponry supplied cops in Ferguson. Look at the fact that the US has 5% of the world's population but 25% of its prison population.  The body armored state and its "universal principles"  are not there to protect people not even the US people. They are there to uphold what Kissinger calls "universal principles" and the "exceptional nature" of the US. and by these terms he means US capitalism. 
But we need to be clear on a few things here. And the war criminal knows this. And one of these is that things have changed for US imperialism. This is what Kissinger is getting at without saying it too explicitly. US imperialism is increasingly being challenged and losing control. From Latin America, to central Asia, to Europe, East and West, to China and South East Asia, to Africa its rule is being challenged. At the same time it sinks deeper and deeper into debt. It cannot continue to afford guns and butter. So it is putting its own working class on rations. As Cheyney says all spending on such things as food stamps, health and social security must be cut and the money saved used instead on the military. All this has to be done to uphold US imperialism's "universal principles" and "exceptional nature"  of course. As this road is taken at some stage the US working class will rise to its feet and fight and then we will see the wonderful "universal principles" and "exceptional nature" of US imperialism. The rise of the US working class to its feet and to  consciousness as a class for itself will be the most important political development on the planet short of a major climatic disaster or a partial nuclear war. 
When we read Kissinger we need to be clear for whom he is writing. He is not writing for the mass of the population. He wants to write for and speak only to his own class and elite. And what he is saying to this class and elite is that US imperialism must continue to rule. And that it must be clear that it can do so only through the sword. It must keep its close to 200 locations world wide and its massive nuclear arsenal. But he is also saying that things have got much more complicated now and US Imperialism must take into account and try to work with and maneuver with all sorts of forces that rise and fall internationally. It can no longer dictate with whom it works, it can no longer expect to have one giant opponent as it had in the former Soviet union, it has to deal with all kinds of forces. But it also has to keep its big stick, that is the most powerful military in the world close to hand and be prepared where it can to use it. The war criminal is still a war criminal. 
This war criminal and his class has only one alternative for the world and civilization. That is mass starvation, climate destruction and along with these military force wars and slaughter. What a monstrous creature Kissinger is. What a monstrous class is the class that he represents. Unless he and and his class are removed from power and destroyed they will in turn will destroy life on earth as we know it.

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