The Passing of America
September 10, 2003
By Vincent L. Guarisco

"To the extent that the United States was governed by anyone during the decades after World War Il, it was governed by the President acting with the support and cooperation of key individuals and groups in the executive office, the federal bureaucracy, Congress, and the more important businesses, banks, law firms, foundations, and media, which constitute the private sector's 'Establishment'." - Samuel Huntington, Harvard professor and political scientist.

Is America dying? Or is it being murdered - with malice and forethought? When counting the many poisonous movers and shakers this administration has degenerately planted for our perishable condition, and after disturbingly examining powerful spheres of neo-conservative think tanks and lobbyists, and taking into consideration their ability to blueprint and bribe the implementation of foreign and domestic policy; I consider America lethally injected, and this editorial may very well be our official obituary notice.

Am I overreacting? Nope, I don't think so, In fact, by telling you this I feel like I'm notifying my next of kin that a loved one has just perished from a long and painful terminal illness.

Amazing how us writers become inspired or compelled to write. In retrospect, when I sat down in front of my keyboard this morning I didn't say to myself, "gee, today I think I'll be a pallbearer carrying our nation's coffin," on the contrary, I started to write a follow-up article about electronic voting machines and the high possibility of us getting bilked again in 2004 (a topic I've been very concerned about). Instead, I embarked on a higher mission for a more comprehensive understanding of how we became infected with this chronic sequence of tanking thought, I surfed the web for answers and found a lethal dose of information that tied the proverbial toe-tag that ushered our gurney into the mortuary realm.

The Christian Science Monitor recently published a listing of neo-conservative think-tanks and key documents - each one dedicated to a new imperialistic "world order," and each one a potential nail in the coffin of democracy as we know it. Here is a partial list from (CSM) that I highly recommend reading. While researching this list consider yourself a forensic investigator who is performing an autopsy looking for clues, examine each category as if it was a puncture wound or a bad kidney or perhaps a damaged spleen etc. My prognoses was "spontaneous combustion," but don't take my word for it, be your own doctor:

Project for the New American Century (PNAC)
American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA)
Center for Security Policy (CSP)
The Hudson Institute
The Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies
Ethics and Public Policy Center
The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

(CSM) "Key Documents"

Draft of the 1992 "Defense Planning Guidance" [excerpts]
"A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm 1996"
"Toward a Neo-Reaganite foreign policy"
PNAC letter to Clinton
PNAC letter to Bush
President Bush's speech to AEI
"Beyond the Axis of Evil"

Sooner or later all pieces of the epidemic puzzle nuzzle into their proper perspective for diagnosed clarity. Eventually you acquire a Kevorkian-type realization that think-tank ideas (that plague our society) alarmingly germinate. They don't just multiply, they transform into spores that atomize and become airborne floating with the prevailing winds like an evil fairy-dust that settles onto political coffers. Then the little drug-pushing minions (the lobbyists) load it into their hypodermic needles and inject it into the bloodstream of politicians and policymakers. Make no mistake about it; after the needle is applied, and they receive their monetary candy, it creates an addictive habit-forming heroin rush that is not only lethal, but also contagious. Almost every representative who holds a title in office - be it congressman, senator, legislator, lawmaker, or commander-in-chief - have one thing in common: they have all been influenced, manipulated and infected by the above-mentioned entities.

In addition to researching the information I have provided, memorize the names of the architects who engineered these insane agendas and ideologies, for they are the bubonic handlers of our destruction, the rock, scissors and paper of our endgame. These New American Century Men are the grand puppeteers of gentility who blueprint our future wars and policies; without a doubt, they are the head of the snake.

It's bad enough that we have created our own gloom and doom, but remember that floating-spore factor I spoke of earlier? It not only affects us at home, it finds its way into the jet stream thus impacting all other nations around us creating a chilling domino factor. This is too unfair a weight for the world to burden.

Who knows, perhaps someone (in the know) wiser than myself may offer a cure for all of this to counter my having to write a eulogy?

It's not my intention to portray the grim reaper of commentary without at least offering one positive alternative scenario to counter "ashes to ashes, dust to dust." Perhaps the one glimmer of resuscitated hope would be if a massive revolutionary movement caught steam, and a modern day Emancipation Proclamation was birthed and added to our constitution to protect us from the powerful private-sector's establishment, because as it stands right now; the majority of us are slaves to the grave in this time of absolute darkness, a very dark place where equality of life, peace and prosperity, and the pursuit of happiness does not exist.

Vincent L Guarisco is a freelance writer from Bullhead City, Arizona, contributing editor for Axis of Logic and a lifetime member of the Alliance of Atomic Veterans.