We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Countdown to “Full Spectrum Dominance”

Click here to access article by T.J. Coles from CounterPunch.

1938 Man of the Year in the 
January 2, 1939 issue of Time
It was fascist capitalists in the West who first saw the potential of a powerful fascist Germany as a force that could remove their hated enemy, the Soviet Union, from the globe. Western capitalists promoted the rise of the Nazis in Germany to rid themselves of this existing socialist virus, a disease that could wipe capitalists from the face of the earth. Thus, many aristocrats and capitalists in Britain and America befriended and actively supported Nazis in Germany: the industrialist Henry Ford, financiers like the Rockefellers, J.P. Morgan, etc, many capitalists ensconced in American corporations like IT&T, General Electric, Standard Oil, and General Motors. (Read Big Business and Hitler by Jacques R. Pauwels for a well documented study of this phenomenon.)

However, it was during this time when the British Empire became increasing threatened by the rising power of German capitalists and their ambitions to rule the world under the banner of the Third Reich. Only when German Nazis turned their weapons on Britain during the aerial Battle of Britain did the British ruling class began to worry about the loss of their empire. They thought that the Nazis would go through Czechoslovakia to attack the Soviet Union, a nation that British capitalists hated. Instead the Nazis attacked Poland that forced the Brits through treaties to declare a formal war against Germany. However, the British armed forces did little to attack German forces for nearly nine months after declaring war. The French forces under the ruling French capitalists, who were riddled with Nazi sympathizers, fell apart early on. This period became known as the Phony War.

Meanwhile, Henry Luce and other capitalists on the Council on Foreign Relations, a "think tank" consisting of powerful members of the emerging Deep State (see my commentary here if you don't understand this term; for an extensive history of its development read The Anglo-American Establishment by Carroll Quigley), presciently saw the possibility that the fascist powers could replace the British Empire as top dog in the world, and they, the Deep State which was the core of the US capitalist ruling class,  wanted a US capitalist empire to rise as a dominant nation from the ruins of a world war. Henry Luce published in February 1941 in his Time magazine an article American Century which signaled to the broader capitalist class their determination to establish an American empire. He essentially urged American capitalist leaders to come out from the banner of isolationism where they were hiding, and support what he foresaw as an "American Century" where American capitalists could rule the world.

Sure enough, that is what precisely happened. The British Empire emerged at the end of WWII as only a bankrupt shadow of its former self. The British ruling class's empire was in ruins and many of their colonies were demanding independence. The British ruling class saw the necessity of combining with the US ruling class to preserve their power. Together they soon saw the usefulness of a European Jewish colony placed in the middle of Arabian Middle East in order to control the abundant fossil fuel resources of this area (read Israel: a Beachhead in the Middle East.) Thus, Israel was born to serve the Empire. And as they say, the rest is history.

Coles in this post brings us up-to-date on the latest efforts of the Empire to rule the world. 
Back in 1997, the now-re-established US Space Command announced its commitment to “full spectrum dominance.” The Vision for 2020 explains that “full spectrum dominance” means military control over land, sea, air, and space (the so-called fourth dimension of warfare) “to protect US interests and investment.” “Protect” means guarantee operational freedom. “US interest and investment” means corporate profits.
He describes some of these efforts by supplying extensive documentation that shows that the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire is now totally focused on maintaining the Empire's hegemony over the rest of the world.