Amerika

The God of War (Alexander Shelby)

“I feel like God wants me to run for President. I can’t explain it, but I sense my country is going to need me. Something is going to happen… I know it won’t be easy on me or my family, but God wants me to do it.”

— Bush to Texan evangelist James Robinson

“But as for the towns of these peoples that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, you must not let anything that breathes remain alive. You shall annihilate them…

— Deuteronomy 20:16

Americans believe their nation is a country without equals. They think of themselves as the new chosen people who go about the world spreading light and subduing evil. Anyone who is not an American ally is considered an enemy; anyone not following the American “celestial light” is a blasphemer; anyone not a friend, a foe. Ronald Reagan once called the United States “a shining city upon a hill” (In fact, the Puritan John Winthrop, in 1630, first referred to America as such). America was often called the “New Israel” or the “Promised Land” by Puritan settlers. According to the Bible and Talmud, Israel is a nation without equals. The Talmud teaches that Jews are the only humans in the universe, so since other nations were (are) subhuman, anything done to them by Jews (America) was (is) seen as the boon of the divine hand. If your people are ruined, you deserve it; if your land is occupied, God willed it; if your people is eradicated, it is your fault because your ancestors chose to settle on Jewish (American) land – the Bible is full of atrocities and holocausts committed by Jews against other nations.

In 1788, the American “patriot/preacher” Samuel Langdon said, “We cannot but acknowledge that God hath graciously patronized our cause and taken us under his special care, as he did his ancient covenant people,” and after the destruction of an Indian village by George Washington, Ezra Stiles, Pastor of the Second Continental Congress, called Washington the “American Joshua,” and later said about the incident, “Never was the possession of arms used with more glory, or in a better cause, since the days of Joshua, the son of Nun.” Every action taken, every massacre committed, every atrocity made, was warranted by God and Manifest Destiny – the Destiny that Yahweh/Jehovah has ordained.

The wars that America fights are wars of liberation, not occupation. Like the Ancient Israelites who fought the Philistines, the Canaanites, the Ammonites, Moabites and Edomites to extinction, America views every action taken as the ultimate plan of God. Therefore, any treaties broken or violations of international law are not a deviation; indeed, the US threatened to make the United Nations “irrelevant” if it did not agree with America’s divine call for the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Like a perpetual tempest, the cycle repeats itself, as though it were the everlasting black spot on Jupiter or my inexhaustible desire for the annihilation of the Jews. Before the first Bush sent troops to Somalia, he described why America could not be defeated, “[T]o every sailor, soldier, airman, and marine who is involved in this mission, let me say, you’re doing God’s work. We will not fail.” Almost ten years later, his son Dubya described his rationale for Iraq’s invasion, “We are in a conflict between good and evil. And America will call evil by its name.” Later, Bush II, would justify his action further, “There is wonder-working power in the goodness and idealism of the American people.” This “wonder-working power” places America’s cause alongside that of Moses’ and Jesus’.

America’s causes are transmuted by its media from acts of aggression into acts of mercy, for the righteous cannot be belligerent. When civilians are murdered by US forces, they are classified as collateral damage; when US missiles slam into a hospital or mosque, terrorists were hiding there; when the US occupies another country, it is liberation; and when resistance fighters attack US occupation forces, they are called terrorists. Yet, America has every right – Manifest Destiny.

The expansion westward on the American frontier was God’s role for the United States. Like Israel then and now, the American expansion into inhabited land was not at all villainous, for this effacement of American Indians was foreordained by God. All resources on the continent were America’s resources; all land was America’s land. Why? Because God said so! The Monroe Doctrine expanded Manifest Destiny to include the Western Hemisphere. After World War II, America added Western Europe and during the Eisenhower Administration, the Middle East became a sphere of the US.

America’s recent actions in Iraq are odious. The recently repugnant measures in Fallujah are proof of American arrogance and Jewish influence (the tactics used in Fallujah are reminiscent of those used in Jenin in 2002). The only solution for America is a vicissitude in its political system. Unless an all-out revolution is carried out, the current political system will not change. Woe to those Americans who are credulous enough to think they can change the course of events by voting for John Kerry. So, what can be done? In the words of Roman Senator Cato,”Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam” (And therefore, I conclude that Carthage must be destroyed).

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