Change You Can Choke On

For fellow students of market totalitarianism, here’s some of the latest from Joseph Robo-fucking Biden, the unrepentant-and-planning-more war criminal, Senator from MBNA, candidate for Vice President of the USA, and dissembling hater of democracy.

Speaking to a “pool” of big-wig fund-raisers at that great hall of democracy known as the Seattle Sheraton, Biden tipped his, and the system’s, hand:

[Note: Be sure to read down through the bone-chilling confessions of Obama’s war-mongering expectations/worldview, to Biden’s statement of his own political philosophy in the last few lines of the quote.]

We talk about Iran getting a nuclear weapon and threatening Israel and us. Let me tell ya something, Pakistan already is bristling with nuclear weapons, all of which can hit Israel right now, all of which can strike the Mediterranean and well into the Indian Ocean….

It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy…. we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. And he’s gonna have to make some really tough – I don’t know what the decision’s gonna be, but I promise you it will occur…. he’s gonna need you, not financially to help him, we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him.

Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right. Because all these decisions, all these decisions, once they’re made if they work, then they weren’t viewed as a crisis. If they don’t work, it’s viewed as you didn’t make the right decision, a little bit like how we hesitated so long dealing with Bosnia and dealing with Kosovo, and consequently 200,000 people lost their lives that maybe didn’t have to lose lives….

[Y]ou all are gonna be sitting here a year from now going ‘oh my God, why are they there in the polls, why is the polling so down, why is this thing so tough?’ We’re gonna have to make some incredibly tough decisions in the first two years. So I’m asking you now, I’m asking you now, be prepared to stick with us. Remember the faith you had at this point… remember St. Peter denied Christ thrice, you know?

There are gonna be a lot of you who want to go ‘whoa, wait a minute, yo, whoa, whoa, I don’t know about that decision.’ Because if you think the decision is sound when they’re made…. they’re not likely to be as popular as they are sound. Because if they’re popular, they’re probably not sound.

I probably shouldn’t have said all this because it dawned on me that the press is here.

Noam Chomsky has written at length about the hidden history of our elite’s long, systematic hostility to democracy.

Even for an avid Chomksy student such as myself, it is sometimes tempting to over-estimate the amount of progress we’ve made in exposing and combating this semi-secret overclass contempt for popular self-government.

But, as Biden reveals, the real conclusion is how right could Faulkner get? “The past isn’t dead and buried. In fact, it isn’t even past.”