Apparently, the Wingnuts don’t just plan to stop at a few stupid wars and the funneling of your tax money to their wealthy friends. Digby (and many others, apparently, has saved a nice little article from the web site Family Security Matters. They’ve tried to scrub it from the site, but it was still in their cache recently.
Exclusive: Conquering the Drawbacks of Democracy
Author: Philip Atkinson
Source: The Family Security Foundation, Inc.
Date: August 3, 2007
democratic government is better than dictatorships and theocracies, it
has its pitfalls. FSM Contributing Editor Philip Atkinson describes
some of the difficulties facing President Bush today.
Conquering the Drawbacks of Democracy
By Philip Atkinson
George W. Bush is the 43rd President of the United States. He was sworn
in for a second term on January 20, 2005 after being chosen by the
majority of citizens in America to be president.
Yet in 2007 he
is generally despised, with many citizens of Western civilization
expressing contempt for his person and his policies, sentiments which
now abound on the Internet. This rage at President Bush is an
inevitable result of the system of government demanded by the people,
which is Democracy.
The inadequacy of Democracy, rule by the
majority, is undeniable – for it demands adopting ideas because they
are popular, rather than because they are wise. This means that any man
chosen to act as an agent of the people is placed in an invidious
position: if he commits folly because it is popular, then he will be
held responsible for the inevitable result. If he refuses to commit
folly, then he will be detested by most citizens because he is
frustrating their demands.
When faced with the possible threat
that the Iraqis might be amassing terrible weapons that could be used
to slay millions of citizens of Western Civilization, President Bush
took the only action prudence demanded and the electorate allowed: he
conquered Iraq with an army.
This dangerous and expensive act
did destroy the Iraqi regime, but left an American army without any
clear purpose in a hostile country and subject to attack. If the Army
merely returns to its home, then the threat it ended would simply
The wisest course would have been for President Bush to
use his nuclear weapons to slaughter Iraqis until they complied with
his demands, or until they were all dead. Then there would be little
risk or expense and no American army would be left exposed. But if he
did this, his cowardly electorate would have instantly ended his term
of office, if not his freedom or his life.
The simple truth that
modern weapons now mean a nation must practice genocide or commit
suicide. Israel provides the perfect example. If the Israelis do not
raze Iran, the Iranians will fulfill their boast and wipe Israel off
the face of the earth. Yet Israel is not popular, and so is denied
permission to defend itself. In the same vein, President Bush cannot do
what is necessary for the survival of Americans. He cannot use the
nation’s powerful weapons. All he can do is try and discover a result
that will be popular with Americans.
As there appears to be no
sensible result of the invasion of Iraq that will be popular with his
countrymen other than retreat, President Bush is reviled; he has become
another victim of Democracy.
By elevating popular fancy over
truth, Democracy is clearly an enemy of not just truth, but duty and
justice, which makes it the worst form of government. President Bush
must overcome not just the situation in Iraq, but democratic government.
However, President Bush has a valuable historical example that he could choose to follow.
the ancient Roman general Julius Caesar was struggling to conquer
ancient Gaul, he not only had to defeat the Gauls, but he also had to
defeat his political enemies in Rome who would destroy him the moment
his tenure as consul (president) ended.
Caesar pacified Gaul by
mass slaughter; he then used his successful army to crush all political
opposition at home and establish himself as permanent ruler of ancient
Rome. This brilliant action not only ended the personal threat to
Caesar, but ended the civil chaos that was threatening anarchy in
ancient Rome – thus marking the start of the ancient Roman Empire that
gave peace and prosperity to the known world.
If President Bush
copied Julius Caesar by ordering his army to empty Iraq of Arabs and
repopulate the country with Americans, he would achieve immediate
results: popularity with his military; enrichment of America by
converting an Arabian Iraq into an American Iraq (therefore turning it
from a liability to an asset); and boost American prestiege while
terrifying American enemies.
He could then follow Caesar’s
example and use his newfound popularity with the military to wield
military power to become the first permanent president of America, and
end the civil chaos caused by the continually squabbling Congress and
the out-of-control Supreme Court.
President Bush can fail in his
duty to himself, his country, and his God, by becoming “ex-president”
Bush or he can become “President-for-Life” Bush: the conqueror of Iraq,
who brings sense to the Congress and sanity to the Supreme Court. Then
who would be able to stop Bush from emulating Augustus Caesar and
becoming ruler of the world? For only an America united under one ruler
has the power to save humanity from the threat of a new Dark Age
wrought by terrorists armed with nuclear weapons.
It seems that Family Security Matters is a bit more, um, radical, than other wingnut think tanks. Something tells me that, if I had written this article and substituted Hillary Clinton’s name for Bush’s, I’d be sitting in Gitmo right now.
Wonder how long before someone from FSM comes out and calls this article "just a joke"…
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