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Susan Rice and American Evil

By Margaret Kimberley | Black Agenda Report | December 12, 2012

Why does it matter if Susan Rice serves as secretary of state?

That is a trick question, because in fact, it doesn’t matter at all. American foreign policy will be unchanged regardless of who the next secretary may be. The full force of imperialism will be brought to bear against the people of the world under the Obama administration. The democratic president has made real the goals of the neo-con Project for a New American Century, a 21st century version of Manifest Destiny, the belief that the United States should rule the world and do so with a vengeance.

Rice’s nomination is a non-issue but is treated as an important one for many black people because of the words of right wing racists. The sight of the embittered sore loser John McCain calling Rice “unqualified” and “not very smart” reminds black people of the slights they are personally subjected to in their lives every day. It is especially galling for the insult to come from McCain, the quintessential entitlement baby. He was admitted to the U.S. Naval Academy because his father and grandfather were admirals. The legacy leg up didn’t help much because the mediocre young McCain still graduated at the bottom of his class. McCain’s insistence that the obviously sub-par Sarah Palin was a qualified vice presidential candidate makes the racist slaps at Rice all the more offensive.

The yearning to see a black face in one of the highest and most rarefied places is a very deep one and not to be easily dismissed, but it is crucial to note that Rice is no different from John McCain in her beliefs of how the United States should conduct itself in the world. The facts against Rice and her predecessors are obscured by a corporate media which hides all the atrocities committed by the United States government, making the Rice story appear like nothing more than that of a high achieving black woman being slandered by evil racists.

The case against Rice or whomever is nominated by the president should be a case made against United States foreign policy and all of the people who now or ever were in charge of carrying it out. The presidents, secretaries of state, United Nations ambassadors, national security advisers and their ilk are held up as paragons of virtue, intelligence and moral rectitude. They emerge from elite institutions and are held up as the “best and the brightest” the country has to offer.

A secretary of state not only has a prestigious position, but is considered an elder statesman or woman for life. Of course, he or she also can walk into positions of great wealth after their public service has ended. Corporate speeches, book deals and lucrative board positions await every living secretary of state from Henry Kissinger to Condoleezza Rice.

The true horror is that the people who hold these supposedly august positions are in fact no better than criminal enforcers in organized crime families. American secretaries of state have plotted invasions and assassinations, occupied countries, destroyed economies, fomented coups and in a myriad of other ways laid waste to sovereign nations. Countries which try to bring about their own democracies are thwarted if their plans are seen as a threat to American interests.

No secretary of state should be lionized and there is nothing wonderful about black people having the right to perform the evil acts which were once the reserve of whites.The Dulleses and Kissingers and their predecessors and successors made wars on huge swaths of the planet and did in fact crush attempts at democracy so that American businesses might be able to harvest bananas at cheap prices.

The appearance of Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice as part of the Bush administration foreign policy team ended the white monopoly on American state terror. Colin Powell went to the United Nations with his power point presentation full of lies in order to justify the invasion of Iraq. He also removed Jean Bertrand Aristide, Haiti’s democratically elected president, from office. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice covered up her own incompetence and the still murky facts which brought the September 11th terrorist attacks onto American soil.

It was during the Bush administration that the black face in the high place joined in committing the worst kinds of dirty work to be carried out by the United States around the globe. It was also the first time that black Americans began to look the other way and excuse their government’s inhumanity. Defending Colin and Condi became substitutes for analysis and the ideology that once made black Americans the group least supportive of their government’s acts of aggression.

The ascendancy of Barack Obama to the presidency accelerated this grotesque delusion of racial uplift. Not only are NDAA, kill lists, and naked imperialism to be overlooked, but the black man who destroyed Libya and Somalia and who is on the road to destroying Syria will have another terrorist of color by his side. In a perverse way this terrible duo will increase the joy of a people who a mere five years ago recoiled at the very behavior which Obama and Rice have exhibited toward the rest of the world.

America is and will continue to pose terrible threats to the rest of the world, whether the next secretary of state if Susan Rice or John Kerry or an unknown player to be named later. That should be the crux of any debates about who should serve in these positions. Anything else is just drama playing out while the world burns because the United States keeps lighting the match.

Margaret Kimberley can be reached via e-Mail at Margaret.Kimberley(at)BlackAgendaReport.com.

December 12, 2012 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Mainstream Media, Warmongering, Timeless or most popular, War Crimes | , , , , ,

7 Comments »

  1. Once again, one of the few courageous journalists who dares speak the Truth concerning the tangled conundrum of ‘race’ in US politics. The silence has been deafening….but thank god for Margaret Kimberly and BAR.

    Comment by madams12 | December 12, 2012 | Reply

  2. American imperialism is what defines this nation. Those who add their faces and voices in propagandizing for further aggression are war criminals irrespective of who they are otherwise.

    The only comment that is missing is, the call of impeachment of the whole pack of conspirators; starting with Obama along with the members of the National Security Council (NSC) now the National Security Staff (NSS).:

    ‘… On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama merged the White House staff supporting the Homeland Security Council (HSC) and the National Security Council into one National Security Staff (NSS). The HSC and NSC each continue to exist by statute as bodies supporting the president.

    Structure of the United States National Security Council (Current)[3]
    Chair Barack Obama (President of the United States)
    Statutory Attendees[4] Joe Biden (Vice President of the United States)
    Hillary Clinton (Secretary of State)
    Leon Panetta (Secretary of Defense)
    Military Advisor Gen. Martin Dempsey (US Army) (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff)
    Intelligence Advisor Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper (Ret.) (Director of National Intelligence)
    Michael Morell (Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency)
    Drug Policy Advisor Gil Kerlikowske (Director of National Drug Control Policy)
    Regular Attendees Tom Donilon (National Security Advisor)
    Jacob Lew (White House Chief of Staff)
    Denis McDonough (Deputy National Security Advisor)
    Additional Participants Tim Geithner (Secretary of the Treasury)
    Eric Holder (Attorney General)
    Janet Napolitano (Secretary of Homeland Security)
    Pete Rouse (Counselor to the President)
    Gene Sperling (Assistant to the President for Economic Policy)
    Susan Rice (Ambassador to the United Nations)
    Jeffrey Zients (Acting Director of Office of Management and Budget)
    John O. Brennan (Homeland Security Advisor)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_National_Security_Council

    This the congress does not honestly represent the will of ‘We, the People’ – We, the People must withdraw our proxies from the usurpers that be, and adjudicate, legislate, and give the orders that are otherwise carried out in our names; directly by our direct popular vote by national initiatives, referendum, and impeachment.

    This is not time for inauguration, but declaring our Right and Power of Self-Government by popular vote provided for in the Bill of Rights 9th Amendment.:

    ‘The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.’

    http://www.alternet.org/story/50404/the_%27silent%27_ninth_amendment_gives_americans_rights_they_don%27t_know_they_have

    We have no better option, and never did!

    Bill Mitchell

    Comment by puredemocracyrevolution | December 13, 2012 | Reply

  3. It is so obvious that all this is being done to prevent us from finding out who REALLY killed the ambassador.

    I was not surprised to see McCain and Lindsay Graham but their usual co-conspirator, Joe Lieberman was being low key so as to try to hide their true agenda.

    Whenever something happens like this, ask yourself, “Qui Bono?” “Who Benefits?”

    Who would benefit by an attack on our embassy right before the election?

    Who would like to stir up the incredibly ignorant Evangelical Christians?

    The death of our ambassador and the three CIA spies has the stench of a Mossad “False Flag” all over it.

    Netanyahu was trying to beat Obama and it failed miserably.

    Obama knows who REALLY killed our ambassador and that is why he refused to call the killers “al qaeda”.

    Obama used the term “extremists” because that is what they were….Zionist extremists.

    Israel did this and the American people are too ignorant to discover the truth.

    Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 17:18:58 +0000 To: aquaman551@hotmail.com

    Comment by Jack Dunn | December 14, 2012 | Reply

    • Jack,

      Your view is quite generous to Obama.

      While I find most of your premises plausible, I diverge on the final analysis because, in my view, the Obama – Netanyahu split is only theatrics to create the illusion of choice.

      Just as Obama has served Zionism far more effectively than Bush, he is also more capable of carrying forward their program over the ensuing term.

      Comment by aletho | December 14, 2012 | Reply

  4. Obama was not cutoff from large Zionist donors, didn’t get “bad press” from Zionist media, and is certainly carrying Israels war agenda, making the US a Zionist drone, source of cheap WMDs, and of course vetoes in the UN Security Council. Just deception, nothing personal, just politics as usual.

    But, I wish it was true, for if it was, none of the above wouldn’t be. Obama is a chronic liar and war criminal. Netanyahu might have a bigger ego and being a racist, would easily contempt for Obama; everyone should!

    But, looking at personalities are a distraction too. Policy is not made by frontmen/women politicians, they are the spokespersons, more than heads of state leading governments creatively. Corporate control is capitalism, and when they become totalitarian, they are fascist.

    Add racism, you have the definition applied to Nazism. Considering the war crimes perpetrated against the Palestinian and Lebanese people by Israel, and the war crimes by the United States perpetrated against the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, and Syria; there is no other term that is more applicable than Nazi.

    Since Zionist were in a pact with Adolf Hitler to take Palestine, it is a proto-NAZI country. And US history proves that the USA has been a genocidal racist country from its foundation with wars to against the indigenous native population, aka “the Indians” and to the racist terms and treatment of Africans in slavery and since, the racism against Asian, both domestic and foreign. Therefore, the Star of David, and The Red, White, and Blue, are both NAZI symbols to enlightened world opinion, and accurate.

    It is up to the people of Israel and the USA to correct their foreign and domestic policies, not merely elect or try to elect a better government, but make policy by popular vote nationally, and dispense with their present forms of government. We, the people of the United States, in its plagiarized (from the Dutch) Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 … it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government … and short of that The Bill of Rights 9th Amendment’s Reserved Rights to do what we deem necessary. Pure Democracy via Civil Resistance to fascist repression and NAZI wars of aggression threatening to bring upon the world, thermal nuclear war. Nuclear winter, with all the nuclear power plants igniting shortly thereafter, and global extinction a certainty.

    Comment by puredemocracyrevolution | December 14, 2012 | Reply

    • Taking your points one step further, one could view the Zionist star of David as well as the Red, White, and Blue allies as those who actually carry out the crimes that the Nazis have been maligned for.

      Projection is perhaps the #1 type of war propaganda. How better to distract from genocidal removals than to have another holocaust movie produced for the “History” channel.

      Comment by aletho | December 14, 2012 | Reply

  5. Projection is but a mirror of oneself or society it can not face within itself. Yes, it is shattering, the shocking disillusionment, that fear has put a mask on, perhaps in psychic self-defense on the individual bases, but hypocrisy on the national level.

    The US in general has a mental block at seeing what is going on day to year, decade to century, in terms of genocide and imperialism.

    It is calling that denial into question, and providing the answers that will be stressful for them to internalize; but we have no moral choice but to bear honest witness to the truth as we too, had to do, to liberate our own minds from the indoctrination in a vacuum of unchallenged propaganda.

    Cognitive dissidence is the first sign a debunking, a mental colonic necessary for truth to be seeded and then flower through objective awakening. War, racism, class exploitation are combined into a capitalism imperialism mindset, that must be challenged, can be shattered, but that is still confronting symptoms and not healing, unless the disease cured on the national and international level. And an immunity passed on from generation to generation.

    There are people today as we can see, that are not troubled by the sins of our forefathers, for they are not the perpetrators plagued with nightmares, just propagandized victims of the system illness spread by fear, ignorance, and conformity.

    Where are the equivalent anti-war songs, movies, and movements of the 60s against the US war in Vietnam/Indochina? Lobotomized for not standing up against the false flag psyop of 9/11 as was done with the Gulf of Tonkin psyop. Plus we had the near nuclear war over Cuba. Things are a grave as then, but opiate of the elections served to allow people to presume they did something meaningful.

    There was no debates on the legitimacy or illegitimacy ‘The War on Terror.’ Instead the hoopla of the meaningless world series baseball game. And so again with it be with the Superbowl as their next vicarious manhood and sore of nationalism. Players being paid millions, sport commentators in expensive suits and ties. A disgusting display of nationalism, right down to the national anthem and flag.

    If anyone was half as loud as hooting sports fans in opposition to the US invading another country, they would be kicked out of the bar, and likely assaulted by a pact of mentally constipated pseudo patriots. In fact I had that happen to me. But, I will save it for a life radio program.

    I think things are so bad now in the USA, that a rude awakening will adding meaning to their misery, so we have the internet to easily share the disillusioning tonic of truth, very inexpensively with, with a click of the finger. Yes, I have never lost hope, and now see progress, and the objective must be to change the system, and that means to me, ending the concentration of wealth and governance in the hands of one 1% of the 1%. And the way to do that is by mounting a Peoples National Referendum and Initiatives on all vital issues, including the issue of making existing government bodies limited to an advisory role. With elections fully government funded, for one term, by as advisory bodies.

    This to be effective would have to become international, and I can see it being adopted by the people of world, but fear the status quo criminals would go ballistic, as the psychopaths they are, preferring to blow-up the world, than see it self-governing.

    Bill Mitchell

    Comment by puredemocracyrevolution | December 14, 2012 | Reply


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