The British Empire is Done: Where is the US Presidency?
November 7, 2023--Billions of people on planet Earth are horrified by the genocide occurring before our eyes in Gaza. Thanks to modern era communications, even though electricity has been cut to minimal levels by the Israeli occupiers, stories accompanied by heart wrenching videos are circulating widely, showing children saying goodbye to their dead siblings, and other children, now orphaned, sitting in piles of rubble. It is widely admitted that the Israeli Army is dropping white phosphorus over the region by night, which burns the skin and produces sores inside children’s mouths, which they are rinsing with sea water, as no other water is available. Over 10,000 people have been killed as of this writing, over 4,000 of them are children.
Some religious zealots are trying to justify these war crimes, claiming that Israel has “right to defend itself.” This is not defense, but revenge, and worse, the attempted annihilation or forced removal of 2.3 million people, as revealed by recently disclosed Israeli government documents.
What is not being asked by President Joe Biden nor by Secretary of State Blinken, is how Israel, with the best intelligence in the world, could have been caught so unprepared for what should have been a totally predictable attack. It came literally on the 50th anniversary of the “Yom Kippur War,” where Israel had also been caught off guard.
The timing of the October 7 attack by Hamas, which killed over 1400 people and injured thousands more, was fortuitous for Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanhayu, who was likely headed for jail and who was widely reviled by members of the Israeli Defense Forces for his efforts to “reform” the judiciary in order to stay out of jail.
The bloody attack also came at a moment of need for President Biden, who has tied himself to his long promised “Ukrainian victory over Russia,” which is, now obviously, not happening. How fortunate to be able to change the subject to something as intensely emotional as war in the Promised Land.
Even this horror now unfolding in the Middle East could be peacefully resolved and the mass killing stopped, with Israel and Palestine being secured as two neighboring states, if the United States would reject the neocon, neo-colonial agenda, and become again the anti-colonial revolutionary republic that Ben Franklin, John Quincy Adams, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon LaRouche understood it to be.
The glaring problem facing Americans right now is that our nation, based on a presidential system, not only does not have a functioning President, but we don’t even have a qualified opposing presidential candidate.
It had appeared that both former President Donald Trump and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. wanted to end the Ukraine war as quickly as possible. Kennedy had given several speeches where he accurately blamed the NATO expansion and the 2014 overthrow of the Ukrainian government for creating the conditions for the war and had said correctly, as did Trump, that it could have been entirely avoided. But after October 7th, Kennedy went limp, and Trump went all out Christian fundamentalist. Don’t forget that it was Donald Trump who unilaterally declared the Golan Heights to be part of Israel, in flagrant rejection of international agreements. Then Trump, while correctly criticizing Bibi Netanyahu for not preventing the Hamas attack, denounced him for pulling out of the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani which Trump then carried out “alone.” That assassination was a violation of international law, criminally insane, and designed by neocon Mike Pompeo. Trump’s pride at having committed such a crime makes him unfit to be president. (I by no means, however, endorse the politically motivated witch hunt against the former president being run from my own State of New York by an unhinged State Attorney General Letitia James. It is of note that the so-called ‘Deep State’ doesn’t prosecute actual crimes.)
Kennedy, while expressing “total support for Israel to get everything it needs,” has been eerily silent about the genocide being conducted in Gaza and has summarily fired his experienced campaign manager, former U.S. Representative and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, replacing him with Kennedy’s own daughter-in-law Amaryllis Fox, a former CIA operative who, judging from her recent videos about the crisis and how to make peace, is either horrifically shallow and insincere, or something much worse.
And it goes downhill from there. Vivek Ramaswamy wants to put heads on stakes, Nikki Haley wants to exterminate everyone in Gaza, and Cornel West, while at least calling for a halt to the genocide, has come off as an opportunistic academic hopping from party to party with no hope of actually being able to get on the ballot, all while, on top of it all, stating his public preference of Joe Biden as our next president.
This terrible lack of qualified leadership was the reason I declared my candidacy against Senate Majority Leader and war monger Chuck Schumer in 2022, and is why I am running for U.S. Senate against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand now. As bad as she is, it’s really not about her. I intend to ensure that neither Joe Biden, nor anything like him, enters the White House in January 2025. Were conditions right, I would be running for U.S. President, since my long association with America’s greatest statesman Lyndon LaRouche qualifies me above these others to serve in that role. As Erasmus of Rotterdam famously said, “In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” I would add a corollary, which is, “only if the blind are wise enough to recognize that he has something which they lack, namely vision.”
Don’t despair, however. First of all, as George Washington and Ben Franklin intended, in our republic, the citizens have great power. That’s why so much effort has been spent on dumbing down your friends and neighbors. If we can mobilize that power, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish, and we need to mobilize it now!
The truth is that while our nation destroys itself from within (a condition we can and must reverse), the rest of the world is organizing an entire new paradigm based on the very conceptions of the American Revolution: namely that all human beings have inalienable rights, first of all to Life, requiring a certain economic platform guaranteeing adequate nutrition, energy, clean water, transportation, etc. Today China, with over 1.4 billion people and the most productive economy on the planet, has joined with Russia (which now has the most advanced military capability on the planet) to develop new partnerships with other sovereign nations, such as the BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Eurasian Economic Union, and others. These groups are making it possible for the nations of Africa and Ibero-America to free themselves from their former colonial masters, leading to rapidly improving living conditions and economic growth in formerly impoverished nations.
If the United States were acting like itself instead of trying to crush every nation which is lifting itself out of poverty, we would be rejoicing at the demise of that very same British Empire which we defeated in 1783. Somehow, we’ve abandoned our original identity and become the thing we hated. That can be changed, and must be changed, if millions of lives are to be saved. Pick up a copy of George Washington’s Farewell Address, read it, think about it, and join me in making our republic a beloved force for good in the world!