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The struggle against universal fascism in Syria

Posted by seumasach on December 15, 2012

Cailean Bochanan 15th December, 2012

The great and pitiless struggle in Syria is one in which the whole future of humanity can be seen to be at stake. In this it recalls the Spanish Civil War but this time the liberals and leftists are all screaming for fascism or, rather, universal fascism The whole world has been turned upside down ideologically. I have just finished reading a book about the coup against Harold Wilson in the 1970s. He had crossed the CIA and like Gough Whitlam had been removed by elements pledging allegiance to the British monarchy. Looking back to the period after the Kennedy assassination, the whole thing looks like a rolling coup d’etat. The subsequent killing of Robert Kennedy and the  first attempted coup against Wilson in 1968, the coup against Pinochet, the dismissal of Whitlam, the resignation of Wilson after a sustained CIA campaign against him, the targetting of Willi Brandt, and so on: a whole series of murders, black ops, military coups. In Britain, it was Colonel Blimpish nostalgics who played a leading role in getting rid of Wilson: people of the right who could aptly be described as being of fascist leanings. But it was not their world that they helped to give birth to. They saw themselves as good patriots fighting against a communist takeover. and indeed, the communists didn’t take over, but the globalists did. The new fascists had employed the old fascists to help achieve their ends. The two were in a way diametrically opposed: the old fascists were draped in the Union Jack and wished to turn the clock back to Britain’s “glory days”. The new fascists were also still draped in the Union Jack, but this was very much a cynical political ploy. They were thinking bigger: not just a British Empire but something more akin to Rhodes’ “greater British empire”. Wilson had baulked at Britains’ absorption by the USA and, although an ardent Zionist, his kinship with that project was based on its seeming socialistic direction. The Blimps were veterans of the 1940s battles against the Irgun and saw both Israel and Wilson as Soviet pawns. But socialism, romantic Zionism and the British empire were all on the way out. While Wilson drifted into oblivion after gamely attempting a rearguard action, leading Blimps were also sidelined, a disproportionate number becoming victims, allegedly, of Irish republicans whilst others concocted their memoirs in the bitterness of exile. Meanwhile Thatcher has filled the vacum and was energetically purging the Tory administration of residual social-democrat elements such as Ted Heath, who had also been targetted by the Blimps, and Jim “Pinko” Prior. The nationalism of Margaret Thatcher was entirely phoney.

At the same time, the left’s residual association with socialism and the Soviet Union was obscuring their relevance to the emerging order. The globalist agenda required an ideology that had to have two key ingredients: it had to be internationalist and it had to be anti-statist. If the notion of sovereignty was completely alien to its philosophical world -view and could even be conflated with the old fascism and it possessed a visceral hatred of “bourgeois society”  then all the better. It took a fair share of sectarian wrangling and broken dreams for the left to realise its new potential but when a neo-leftist President, who could also boast to be black, took the world stage and set about the completion of the Bush agenda by other means, they woke up to find they were already there: the ugly duckling had become a swan. They immediately began flapping their wings in joy at the demise of the “fascist dictator”, Muammar Gaddafi, whose other crime had been, more pertinently, the two-timing of the Wall Street mob, and went on to bring all their agit-prop skills to spreading the revolution against all the remaining enemies of their new masters, the masters of the universe. At the same time another movement, the Muslim Brotherhood was coming to the fore. Basing themselves supposedly on the Muslim faith, it resembled the Western left in many ways. It was “grassroots”, skilled in luring its adherents with visions of a better world, contemptuous of borders and , in the last instance, CIA. What then could be more appropriate than that the Western left and the MB/salafist networks should find themselves together, rallied around Al Jazeera, in the great struggle against the “dictators” in a wierd post-modern alliance. Of course, it could be argued that neither know exactly where this is leading them: but , then, nor did the Brown Shirts.

And where is it leading them? The universal fascist agenda is quite simply that of elite domination of the world and the enslavement or elimination of its peoples. This is nothing knew: it wasn’t for nothing that  Elizabethan high society was in such raptures over Christopher Marlowe’s Tamburlaine. They had grasped that you couldn’t make omelettes without breaking eggs. The scene in which Tamburlaine, a muslim, burns the Koran on stage, symbolising a break with the “hang-ups” of traditional morality in the pursuit of power must have created a particular impression. The imperial project  was set well on its way by the events of the Glorious Revolution of 1688 (Oh!How they love their revolutions and what a familiar one!- the English yeomanery must have looked on in astonishment as 20,000 foreign mercenaries traipsed towards London to inaugurate the rule of finance capital and the ethnic cleansing of Britain). Jonathan Swift saw imperialism as a kind of madness associated with sectarian belief systems. He was right: the imperialists were Rosacrucians, who believed , perhaps correctly, that the great world religions were mere offshoots of an original Egyptian religion, a prisca teologia. But the main thing is the madness: Universal Fascism is best defined as the self-immolation of humanity in the search of an  chimera. The scenes we see in Syria, as western backed mercenaries endeavour to destroy it, are apocaliptic ones driven by  diseased fantasy. We are witnessing the forces at play which will destroy us all excepting our unlikely  awakening to the reality of what is happening.

2 Responses to “The struggle against universal fascism in Syria”

  1. jon said

    About Wilson it was a cia inspired coup. During the sixties the cia were paranoid by leftist elements and leftist power in Britain and Ireland. A good indicator of this is their alliance with Irish secret service, the garda and the provisional IRA, to counter the threat of the Marxist Official IRA. There was even a plan for the Irish army with CIA/ DIA intelligence backing to invade Northern Ireland during the troubles. This threat was one of the main reasons that the Labour government sent troops into Northern Ireland, to counter this threat from the Irish army and CIA. Although many socialists and liberals opposed the sending of troops, the outcome could have been worse if the Irish army had invaded. It should also be remembered that the biggest backers of the provos were the irish republicans within America, including the Kennedys. During the 70s the provos also recieved American military equipment taken from Army bases in America, the infamous arnamite rifle. This was done with the support of the CIA, with many of the arms dealers linked to the CIA. The situation in Ireland was seen by US analysis as a opportunity to spread their influence into Europe with a US backed government, and a convenient land bridge into Europe.

  2. jon said

    Imperialism is a natural human condition. Lenin believed that the poor wretched masses were being exploited by the elites, but he was just patronising the classes that he sought himself to exploit. If we study the history of imperialism the best example is during the period in Rome of the Gracchi brothers, who following the will of the people began a program of expansion into foreign lands, which involved the setting up of colonies and the privatation of tax collecting in the colonies and conquuered lands to corporate bodies called publicani. It was the people who wanted expansion of the Empire, since the urban populations were too crowded, and they wanted land. The merchant classes also wanted to expand. So individuals like Grassus, pompey and Caesar recognising that power depended not on the senate but the pleb assemblies, won the support of the people by invading other countries, Pompey and Crassus in the east, Caesar in the west. More conquered land meant more land and slaves, more resouces and more riches to flow
    into Rome. The British Empire was also popular. The opium war condemned by the parliament as illegal, actually forced a election in which the people voted for the pro-war government. The Irish under Redmond who fought in the First World War did so to win Canada style dominion status within the British empire and therefor enjoy the benefits of empire. Humans like imperialism. If Blair had said that he was invading Iraq to grab oil, or that occupying Afghanistan is to block Chinese expansion in that region, then such honesty might have been appealed to the majority of people. Such honesty respects people, unlike daft lies like WMD.

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