For years we hear little else, "But he kept us safe."  The "but" refers to bankrupting the country, stealing elections, suspending Constitutional Rights, poisoning the air and water and turning the country over to racketeers from oil, drug, insurance and crooked financial services.

We lost our free press in a propaganda blitz coordinated illegally with tax dollars and endless "organizations" that all track down to war profiteers, big polluters or financial scamsters working with our former government as full partners in crime.


Never has any American generation, and we have had some real doozies, the isolationist "pro-Nazi" and lynch mob group of the 20s and 30s whose kids grew up to fight WW2, failed so miserably at being American.  This one danced with the devil in the name of "family values" while killing hundreds of thousands, mostly innocent, torturing prisoners of war and raping and pillaging both domestically and abroad.

Protests were banned, censorship was enforced, albeit "informally" and the entire federal government became part of a criminal conspiracy, from the Supreme Court and White House downward, subverting laws, prosecuting and jailing, not only "enemies" but protesting veterans and their families.  There were 2000 such cases against vets.

Nothing was investigated.  Why would 9/11 be covered up if there wasn’t some reason?  Our military and intelligence community is filled with people who have gone public about 9/11.  Few questions were answered and it was just too convenient, falling right into the middle of a plan we now know for certain was designed to create a reason to invade Iraq.  Only cowards refuse to demand answers.

Our crimes are so heinous that our new government is fearful of allowing trials for the criminals, believing the entire world would rise against us if they knew what we had done.  The process of declassification intended to bring the truth to the world has stopped as we are faced with unimaginable acts of cowardice, brutality and greed, all hidden behind the words, "But he kept us safe." 

For 8 years we have been at war.  90% of our fighting has been against an enemy of choice, an immoral and illegal invasion of one of the endless dicatatorships that were once our closest friends.  Saddam’s Iraq was a "mild" dicatorship compared to some.  We put many in place far more brutal, including one in Iran, the reason that country has been irritated at us for so many years.  We destroyed Iran out of greed and fear.  Now the cowards among us live in fear of them.

We did this in latin America, overthrowing free governments because sugar companies and banana importers didn’t want to pay workers a fair wage.  What others have done, others we have bombed out of existence, we have done also.

Now we are brutalizing a generation of our own children, not only murdering off 5000 and maiming tens of thousands, all done under the "durable cover" of "war on terror" while calling them "heroes."  They are the scapegoats of a raid on Iraq’s oil and our own treasury.  The war on terror hasn’t even begun yet.  What do you think is going on in Pakistan and Afghanistan?

Is it "Mission Accomplished" or "Nothing Accomplished?"  We did accomplish something, we have, not only destroyed many of our young people physically but have emotionally destroyed, not only them but their families.  65 years ago, we were infamous for pampering and over feeding POWs while our own people had food rationing.

Now we will spent our years with a generation of concentration camp guards among us.

We allowed war to become so much of an institution that we hire more kitchen workers than we have soldiers.  We actually have foreign armed guards protect our army in combat.  Can someone please explain this for me.  The concept boggles the mind.

Why would we spent trillions of dollars on a military that the world fears and have to pay billions for half trained 3rd world rent-a-cops to protect them?  Why does the most powerful army in the world need protection?  Does the concept have something to do with greed?

Every day I receive endless emails demanding our president’s "birth certificate" or blaming everyone from Santa to the Easter Bunny for the political and economic crimes of the last 8 years.  To the rational mind, this endless drumming, heard by fewer and fewer cowards and fools, is a desparate attempt to rally the terrified, the hate filled and the disturbed among us behind crying, whining liars and cheats acting as puppets for the criminals who still remain at large.

The scandals, Vitter, Craig, Sanford, Ensign, not among the "drugs and free sex" Democrats, but, one by one, those that love war but refuse to fight, those who hate "queers" except when being "serviced" in a public restroom, those that love G-d, except when sinning, those that respect family, except when betraying their own and the dozens, may be hundreds yet to be caught…..

The fallen, the gang that screamed so loudly for moral leadership while lying, cheating and stealing are not being punished.  A nation of cowards can only persecute the weak and poor.

Every time I see a coward wrapped in a flag or standing next to a soldier or busy patting himself on the back while throngs, smaller than before, I admit, of bigots, fools and cowards cheer them on, I am drawn to the lessons of history.

What is a term that described the opposite of a "golden age?"

Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran and regular contributor on political and social issues.gduff


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Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world's largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues. Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than "several" countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.