Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Nemesis: the last days of the American republic

In 'Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic' (2007), the final volume of Chalmers Johnson's bestselling 'Blowback' trilogy, he says this:
"We will never again know peace, nor in all probability survive very long as a nation, unless we abolish the CIA, restore intelligence collecting to the State Department, and remove all but purely military functions from the Pentagon…

It will take a generation or more to overcome the image of 'America as torturer' and rogue state showing contempt for international law, human rights, and ordinary people everywhere. It's not what the Founders conceived nor how things should have been in a democratic state Lincoln said at Gettysburg was ‘of the people, by the people, for the people…

We must relearn how to cooperate with our fellow inhabitants of the planet… Nemesis is much closer than most of us would care to contemplate."
Johnson is, himself, a former CIA operative.

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