Saturday, November 12, 2005

The Never Ending Depravity of US Fascists

The Never Ending Depravity of US Fascists

“A confidential memo circulating among senior Republican leaders suggests that a new attack by terrorists on U.S. soil could reverse the sagging fortunes of President George W. Bush as well as the GOP and ‘restore his image as a leader of the American people.’ The closely-guarded memo lays out a list of scenarios to bring the Republican party back from the political brink, including a devastating attack by terrorists that could ‘validate’ the President’s war on terror and allow Bush to ‘unite the country’ in a ‘time of national shock and sorrow.’
The memo says such a reversal in the President's fortunes could keep the party from losing control of Congress in the 2006 midterm elections. GOP insiders who have seen the memo admit it’s a risky strategy and point out that such scenarios are ‘blue sky thinking’ that often occurs in political planning sessions.” - Doug Thompson Publisher, Capitol Hill Blue Nov 10, 2005, 06:19

As the reported dead toll of US soldiers creeps past 2,000 (the actual death count is much higher when those who died in route to the US hospitals in Germany and in the hospital itself are included), as even the corporate media public opinion polls show, Bu$h’s approval ratings sinking lower and lower, the Valerie Plame scandal gets closer and closer to the White House and the US economy unravels even more, the NeoConmen are plotting ways to further dupe, trick and manipulate the AmeriKKKan people. The tragic reality is their latest plan demonstrates just how psychopathic they really are. Doug Thompson the publisher of the Capital Hill Blue Website reported on November 10 about a secret internal memo put out by “senior Republican leaders” intimating that another terrorist attack on US soil could help restore the image of George W Bu$h as a resolute and decisive leader, energize waning support for his bogus war on terror and galvanize the masses during the time of shock, fear and sorrow just like he did following 9-11. For those of us with short memories, prior to 9-11 Bu$h’s approval rating were not great ad in fact were fluctuating between mid 60% to a low of 50%. Then magically immediately following 9-11 his approval ratings soured to 90%. Research by University of Buffalo professor James R. Meindl shows that prior to 9-11 Bu$h was not viewed as particularly charismatic and his speeches and public pronouncements and (this is the key part) media coverage did not generate feelings or sense Bu$h was a charismatic leader. Professor Meindl reviewed speeches radio talks and media coverage before and after 9-11 found and came up with an interesting discovery. An article in the University of Buffalo Reporter said, “Using a computerized dictionary of charismatic themes and language, James R. Meindl—a renowned researcher on the attributes of charisma and leadership—analyzed text from all of Bush's major speeches and radio addresses before and since 9/11, as well as news media coverage of the speeches. He found that Bush's rhetoric and word usage became much more charismatic after 9/11, as did language used by media to describe and depict Bush's leadership after the terrorist attacks.” This is interesting to say the least. It shows a deliberate effort onthe part of Bu$h’s speech writers and the media to control the emotions of AmeriKKKans immediately following the shock of 9-11, a time when people were most vulnerable and susceptible to psychological manipulation. The article explains “According to Meindl, Bush's skillful use of charismatic rhetoric enabled him to appear decisive; build a common, positive vision of the future and emotionally connect with Americans—all of which helped to ease people's fears and gain their support for the war on terrorism... In the study, Meindl and co-researchers Michelle C. Bligh and Jeffrey C. Kohles—former doctoral students in the School of Management—analyzed the content of 74 Bush speeches and radio addresses, as well as 442 articles and transcripts from 35 national media that covered Bush's speeches before and after 9/11.They found that Bush's post-9/11 speeches contained more words indicating action (words such as prevent, overcome, leadership), adversity (cruel, grief, injustices), collectivity (humanity, country, world), values and morality (God-fearing, hope, liberty) and the worth and similarity of Americans (courage, patriotism, ourselves). Conversely, the analysis showed that Bush's speeches after 9/11 contained fewer references to self (I, me, my), passivity (allow, refrain, submit) and ambivalence (perhaps, might, almost). Likewise, Meindl's analysis of media transcripts showed many of these charismatic words and themes being used by the media to critique the effectiveness of Bush's speeches and characterize his leadership.” It was a two pronged psychological operation employing Bu$h’s speech writers and the corporate mass media propaganda to manipulate the thinking and emotions of the AmeriKKKan people.
This is why the Republican leadership is suggesting another ‘terrorist attack” might help reverse Bu$h’s plummeting ratings and save their sorry behinds from being run out of office. Their unscrupulous depravity knows no bounds. Their desperation is showing. Of course when they say “another terrorist attack” what they mean is another false flag operation executed by US rogue elements or one of their client agencies or countries just like 9-11 or the British SAS officers who were captured and subsequently rescued in Basra posing as Iraqis who had a carload of incendiary devices and explosives! Thompson’s Capital Hill Blue piece states, “ ‘The President’s popularity was at an all-time high following the 9/11 attacks,’ admits one aide. ‘Americans band together at a time of crisis.’ Other Republicans, however, worry that such a scenario carries high risk, pointing out that an attack might suggest the President has not done enough to protect the country.’We also have to face the fact that many Americans no longer trust the President,’ says a longtime GOP strategist. ‘That makes it harder for him to become a rallying point.’The memo outlines other scenarios, including: Capture of Osama bin Laden (or proof that he is dead);a drastic turnaround in the economy; a ‘successful resolution’ of the Iraq war...The memo circulates as Tuesday’s disastrous election defeats have left an already dysfunctional White House in chaos, West Wing insiders say, with shouting matches commonplace and the blame game escalating into open warfare.” Several weeks ago I wrote about two studies showing patterns where Bu$h’s approval ratings spike following “upgraded terror alerts” (See my Blog http://FromTheRamparts.blogspot entitled Duped Again). But I think AmeriKKKans will no longer fall for that okie-doke. But with their world unraveling, what’s a few thousand more AmeriKKKans killed in a “terrorist attack” to remain in power? After all psychopaths like them have done things like this before!



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