SEPTEMBER 28, 1998
American distractions
© 1998

A "mitsubishi" in martial arts is a feint to the eyes to distract an opponent from a more significant blow. America continues to focus on the feint, while numerous and varied more significant blows strike at the essence of the Republic. There can be no reasonable argument that Bill Clinton is beyond contempt. He is a liar, a depraved misogynist and unfit to lead or serve the country. However, as his supporters continue to defend the indefensible, and his opponents grow in number and variety, we all face a Catch-22 challenge. We cannot and should not ignore efforts to remove our global disgrace from the oval office, BUT we need also to be aware of the myriad dangers the Clintonista agenda engenders. While so many are glued to the next bimbo eruption to join those who have already publicly admitted to knowing the President in a biblical sense: Gennifer Flowers, Monica Lewinsky, Elizabeth Ward-Gracen, Bobbie Ann Williams, Sally Perdue et al ... and the alleged hundreds of other sexual harassment victims yet to be named to the Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Connie Hamy, Christine Zercher list. Stuff is happening. As everyone was focused on the scandal du jour, the House dodged a bullet Friday by rejecting a measure to give the president fast-track, enhanced, trade negotiating power. Only 29 Democrats voted for the legislation, whereas 171 voted with the majority of Republicans to defeat it. Saddam Hussein has flipped off the United States, and we're letting him get away with it. North Korea has embraced the Clinton tactic of lying routinely and consistently. Russia is imploding and in real danger of reverting to Communist control. Asia's financial catastrophe is only in the nymph stage, and the International Monetary Fund continues to fester. The U.S. military has been neutered, gutted, and damn near eviscerated. Gone are 709,000 regular troops; gone are eight standing Army reserve divisions; gone are 20 Air Force and Navy wings; gone are 13 strategic ballistic missile submarines; gone are four aircraft carriers; gone are 121 surface combat ships and MORE. Stuff happens folks. Someone, somewhere, in our government had better read, or re-read Sun Tzu ("The Art of War") and put down Machiavelli ("The Prince"). The Republic is at risk as our leadership fiddles (or diddles). Sadly, America functions a lot like a computer: Garbage in -- garbage out. Disinformation and misinformation of the mainstream media has, and will, contribute to the conditioning of the "sheeple" by our "controllers" while potentially disastrous events transpire. We as a nation are in dire need of a truth enema to purge the toxins from the body politic. Without a national epiphany, the framers' constitutional Republic could well become an historic anachronism. We have been lied to about Waco. We have been lied to about Ruby Ridge. We have been lied to about Oklahoma City. We have been lied to about TWA Flight 800. We have been lied to so routinely and consistently for so long, that we have become desensitized to what the next lie is. Sound familiar? Of course "... that depends what you mean by 'is.'" For six years I have been quoting Henry Kissinger in an address to the Bilderberger organization meeting in Evian, France, May 21, 1991, as transcribed from a tape recording made by one of the delegates: "Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow, they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will pledge with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will willingly be relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government." Despite the "mitsubishi" thrown our way, "whether real or promulgated," we need to focus. The Clintonistas have proven masters at both creating diversions, and exploiting opportunity. Everyone, from Congress to the heartland needs to beware of threats to the Constitution and Bill of Rights. If we allow the bad guys to redefine simple terms, misrepresent the essence of our founding fathers, and establish and maintain a double standard grounded on duplicity and deceit, the Republic is lost. Final words are from Coach John Wooden, "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." Geoff Metcalf can be heard Monday-Friday on KSFO, 560AM in Northern California. Visit his web site for information about his newsletter.