The Continuation of the Project for a New American Century
Back in September 2000, the neocon/Zionist think tank, Project for New American Century (PNAC), published a 90 page report called "Rebuilding America's Defenses - Strategy, Forces, and Resources for a New Century." PNAC was founded by neocon/Zionists William Kristol and Robert Kagan and included many of the neocons that infested the Bush administration starting in 2001.
The gist of the report and in keeping with their 1997 "founding principles" was that the U.S. should rule the world ("seek to preserve and extend its position of global leadership") by using the biggest and baddest military machine money can buy ("maintaining the preeminence of U.S. military forces.") The plan was for the Bush administration to commence a ten year plan to significantly upgrade U.S. military, intelligence and security programs and increase the national budget required to do it. They admitted they had a tough row to hoe convincing the American people however and made the most amazingly coincidental prediction in the annals of think tank recommendations.
"Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor."
One year later on September 11, 2001, they got their new Pearl Harbor and the United States Empire embarked on a ten year "defense" budget spree to accompany three wars, the Afghanistan war, the Iraq war, the War OF Terror, and a Nazi like Homeland Security police state for Die Homeland.
That ended with the Budget Control Act of 2011 and the required budget "sequestration" which began in 2013, an austerity fiscal policy supposedly to decrease the budget deficit by 2021. Defense, intelligence and related programs were not exempted which of course the republicans have moaned and groaned about since. Prior to the previous election, the Joint Chiefs of Staff were out on the congressional hearing and oligarchy media circuits complaining about how the sequestration has severely impeded their respective service's ability to militarily rule the world. Now that the republicans are in charge, the dogs are loose again.
Of course, they would have been if Hillary Clinton had been elected, no doubt about that. Ruling the world is a completely bipartisan project.
The bipartisan budget bill Congress passed and Trump signed into law begins a Phase Two of "Rebuilding America's Defenses" with much the same overall goal of a ten year plan to greatly increase the budget of defense, intelligence and homeland security programs so they can continue their quest for their New World Order. That can only mean more war, killing and destruction. It will be combined with a ten year plan to decimate, privatize and pulverize all domestic federal government programs, particularly the "entitlement" programs.
Think about what has happened since 9/11/01. Now think about what could happen in the next ten to fifteen years. Not just what could happen, what the ruling class is TELLING us WILL happen.
This time they don't need another "new Pearl Harbor" because they've already made it clear the United States government and those that control it (you can say "we" if you want to, but I won't) are in a "great power struggle" now with Russia and China. They are at the final stage of the plan for the New American Century, taking on the two primary challengers to American global hegemony. The "Main Event". The American public appears so docile now they don't even need a fucking false flag event. All they have to do is wave North Korea, Russia and China in front of their faces, while they're watching the Winter Olympics from South Korea, and Americans will pay their taxes for imperialism to the unconstitutional Internal Revenue Service without a whimper.
Ya, it's insane, it's always been insane, but it's true.
They're doing exactly what many of us have said for years they would do, taking the final steps toward global hegemony while turning this country into a fascist military police state.
Many saw it coming, heard of George Orwell?
"The deal, which reached Trump’s desk only because of support from congressional Democrats, expresses the oligarchic character of American society. Behind the factional mudslinging and mutual recrimination between Democrats, Republicans and Trump, it is the corporations and the military-intelligence agencies that dictate government policy. All sections of the financial aristocracy agree: the desperate social needs of working people must be subordinated to private profit and the preparation of the American military machine for a major war.
The budget agreement provides the military with $1.4 trillion over the course of the next two years, a 13 percent increase from 2017 and 7 percent more than what the White House requested. The size of the year-to-year increase alone—$80 billion—is larger than the combined annual military spending of every other country in the world except China.
An additional $71 billion is earmarked for “overseas contingency operations,” i.e., ongoing wars, indicating plans to continue indefinitely the 17-year-old war in Afghanistan and escalate the war in Syria, where US air and artillery strikes killed over 100 Syrian government-backed forces on Wednesday."
Oh, they also allocated 20 billion for infrastructure spending. Most no doubt to go to large corporations while the half a trillion needed continues to be ignored. Further evidence Trump is just a joke and our political system is a farce that only represents the one percent oligarchy.
The budget deficit will only increase because of the military spending, i.e., the insane quest for world hegemony, to over one trillion per year setting the stage for social program austerity, going after Social Security and Medicare primarily. They're flat out telling us what comes next, unless they're stopped.
"At his weekly press conference, Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan reiterated his pledge to wage war on entitlement programs. "The military is not the reason we've got fiscal problems. It is entitlements."
"After signing the budget bill on Friday, Trump said the social spending in the agreement was “waste.” He added that “costs on non-military lines will never come down if we do not elect more Republicans in the 2018 election and beyond.”
What was that stuff about Medicare for All, Improved? That seems so long ago now. In a different day, a different age. Now the plan is to try to elect enough "progressives" to the democratic party who support Medicare for All, Improved, so that some day, in the far distant future and a galaxy far, far away, the Congress of the United States of America will enact it. Ya, right.
The only way it's going to happen is if the people of this country get to decide.
Because make no mistake, this was a bipartisan budget deal between the duopoly political parties. There is no difference when it comes to imperialism and war, Wall Street and who they really represent. The United States is not a democracy, never has been and is completely controlled by the super-rich and the systems and institutions they own.
This is some serious shit. The next ten years are going to be brutal.
What are the options for those of us who want justice from those ruling us?
There's the political system. Voting and trying to influence our so called representatives by calling or emailing them, signing petitions or protesting in the streets. But that doesn't work because both major political parties are completely owned by the oligarchy and the political system allows no chance for third parties to challenge their power.
"The Democrats have only disdain for those who sought to pressure them to the left. Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown said of constituents who appealed to him to vote against the budget deal,
“If the suggestion is if I’m spooked by them or they affect my voting record, the answer is of course not.”
The only chance appears to be an organized movement of some kind outside of the election system with the primary purpose of changing this political system into one that does represent the people and removing the sociopaths and psychopaths from power. Perhaps a global working class movement against global oligarchy and rule by the rich. Perhaps an antiwar/anti-imperialism movement either nationally and/or internationally. Something has to be organized outside of this political system of electing so called representatives to challenge the power of the "ruling class". It should be an absolute given that trying to elect different politicians to the two oligarchy controlled political parties is not going to make a dent.
If not, they're telling us what will happen, just like they told us in 2000, and it doesn't look good at all.