The calculated and strategic assault on the American Family

From: Patrick Johnston
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003
To: The American People
Subject: The calculated and strategic assault on the American Family

How do you feel about events taking place in America and throughout the world these days? Think you know what's going on and we get the straight 'scoop' from our elected officials?

Let me ask you some questions. Are you frightened? Are you concerned, or worried? Are events taking place in the world and even closer to home in your hometown that you don't like and take issue with, causing you grief and elevated levels of stress worrying for what kind of world your children will have to deal with and live in? And what exactly are we going to do about it?

What are you doing about it? Are you giving in and accepting unquestioned what is being foisted on you and accepting it as an unfortunate fact of life, or are you fighting back?

Just what in the world can we be thinking? Show me the polls and the phone numbers of the respondents to corroborate the results that claim such a disproportionately high favorable rating for George W. Bush. Show me and prove it! The facts on the street, in our economy and throughout America and the world just don't relate to the spin and propaganda:

- Unrest throughout the world
- Conflicts on the rise throughout the world
- Poverty on the rise throughout the world
- Impending war with Iraq
- Escalating tensions with North Korea
- Ecological devastation in increasing regions of the world

... and on and on, right? Oh, well, that's all happening on the other side of the planet and doesn't affect us.

What about at home? Right here in America? Fail to see the big picture? If I may, let me help you.

The government can spin the deteriorating relationship between us and the rest of the world any way they like, but facts, no matter the attempt to color them, remain the same facts. We are in dire straits and the situation is not likely to improve anytime soon. Who will pay the price? Who will burden the hardship? Bush? The Congress? The Wealthy? Corporate America? Israel and Jews?

Israel you say?! What do the Jews have to do with any of these issues and affairs? Plenty! And it is not about Jew-bashing, or anti-Semitism. Just more facts stripped away from the coloration and official spin and it has and will continue to cost us dearly. Not the wealthy, not the elite, not the Jews and Israel, not our electeds and not Corporate America, but us, the dispensable, throw-away, working stiffs of America. You and I and our children. I don't know about you, but I will not go down without a fight and kicking and screaming.

- Corporate scandals and bailouts
- Political scheming and manipulation
- Tax payer subsidizing of the insurance industry
- Tax payer bailout of the airlines industry
- Unemployment on the rise
- Homelessness on the rise
- Health costs on the rise and coverage for average Americans being eliminated
- Massive tax cuts heavily favoring the wealthy and the proportionate burden further shouldered by the beleaguered public
- Hunger and poverty on the rise
- Despair and hopelessness on the rise
- Defeat of the Wellstone amendment, allowing continued and unchallenged corporate offshore tax havens for corporations avoiding over $50 billion in taxes, shortfall paid by us, the average American
- Anti-Americanism pervasive throughout the world, of which we pay dearly for financing wars and conflicts. It is estimated that a war with Iraq could cost every American family over $50,000.00.

Let me say this. Less than 2% of the total U.S. population controls over 98% of the wealth and the gap is growing even more disproportionate. Yet Bush claims that the wealthy deserve a tax break, but yet they already have over 98% of all of the wealth of America. And whose sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, get sent off to fight the politicians wars? Wars that are the result of errant and misguided U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy in the first place. And what about Israel and Jews in all of these issues domestic and abroad? What 'small' part is played by these distinctly favored special interests? Is it a symbiotic relationship? Or, is it a selfish, contrived and manipulated one-sided relationship? Think Israel doesn't play a significant part in a litany of problems in the Middle Eastern Conflict that costs us dearly? Think again and have a look:

Our families are being choked and bled to death and now shook upside down for even our pocket change. And now Israel sends a delegation to the White House and the Congress, not with their hands out, but with demands and ultimatums for getting even more money shamelessly out of us. Loan guarantees and never defaulting on previous loans? Israel has the lowest credit rating of any developed nation in the world and is perpetually riddled in scandals. A peaceful democracy? Please, don't anyone go there.

This is the way it works. Israel is given any amount of money it asks for and has never paid any of it back. Not a dime. One method has been to give the loan guarantee, or other aid and then later give Israel loans to pay off those grants and guarantees and then forgive the repayment of the loans provided to payoff the original grants and aid. In fact, that is what Israel is proposing now and that for some unknown and vague logic, Israel insists that America 'owes' Israel something and that all Americans are duty bound to support Israel in everything it does and to hand over $10 billion in addition to the regular aid and funds given annually to Israel. Money and aid that is never accounted for, never challenged in how it is spent and never questioned in who it went to. Quite a cozy arrangement for them.

Ariel Sharon:
"We control America"

"Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it."
- Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001.

"Israel controls the United States Senate."
- Sen.. William Fulbright

So now what do you propose? We just hand over more and more money to the Israeli government to continue its blatant disregard for the American people, our country, our families, while our food lines get longer and longer? I don't have a problem helping out Israel, but does Israel need helping out? Its problems are largely of its own doing and it is not doing nearly enough to settle its own regional affairs and to truly seek peace with the Palestinians and they are most certainly taking advantage of their cozy relationship with the U.S. Congress and George Bush and all at the expense of the working American and their stretched past the limit families. It is the American tax payer that pays for literally everything the Israelis and Jews do and want. Peace with Egypt, Jordan and Syria? Paid in aid to those countries to the tune of multiple billions yearly. Peace with Syria in exchange for vacating the Golan Heights? A projected demand of over $117 billion by the Israelis to be paid by the U.S. taxpayer. The 'security wall' currently being erected between Israel and the West Bank? Paid for by a 'special' grant compliments of the American taxpayer. Israel's entire defense budget? Paid for by the U.S. taxpayer, of which the armament is used in violation of U.S. and International law, but of no concern, or consternation to the Bush administration.

And then just what do we expect the Palestinians to do? Just sit there like fish in a barrel while the IDF takes target practice and not resist, or fight back? I don't like it, I detest it, but the only weapon they have is suicide bombings. There is no other choice for them. Since 1967 -- and actually before -- they have pleaded for intervention from the United Nations and the greater international community and all to no avail. So out of total hopelessness, despair, abject poverty, and complete isolation and disregard by the rest of the world that watches in feigned horror and mocked indignity while Israel carries out its Zionist plans for Ersatz Yisroel -- from the river to the sea -- the transfer, the complete strangulation and removal of every Arab between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean by any and all means as they see fit. Including murder and mayhem and financed by the duped American public and taxpayer.

Believe what you will, costs to Americans to and as a result of Israel, easily surpasses $50 billion per year. Paid for by the politicians? The wealthy and elite? The Jews? Corporate America? No, how can they, when we bail all of them out and all of their misdeeds as well? It is us, the common working family and Americans that foot the bill and then get castigated for complaining, with charges of unpatriotism and anti-semitism and get our sons and daughters shipped off to fight their dirty wars.

Where are we going America? The principle and abiding authority should always be the most elemental: the difference between right and wrong.


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