PEJ News - C. L. Cook - For Canadians concerned their country is falling into the militarist trap set by George W. Bush and his industrious friends of carnage and hopeless disaster there is no better example of the truth of this catastrophic fate than State news organ mouthpiece, Rex Murphy and his recent blitzkrieg against the legion anti-Bush administration agitators in Canada he would have "us" regard as "conspiracy mongers," and a collective "vicious instrument of defamation and hate."
C. L. Cook
September 16, 2006
What, humble subject of He the Opinionator Imperiumus, you may wonder has worked its way so far up Rex's royal rectal cavity as to make His eminence emanate so odoriferously against the majority belief that the George W. Bush wars are not what they appear, and indeed are the product of a conspiracy most foul?
Well you may wonder.
For those blessedly ignorant of Canada's answer to the collective idiocy filling the airwaves of America, Rex Murphy is employed by State propaganda organ, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, his CBC salary drawn from the monies extracted necessarily, on pain of incarceration, or worse, from the hides of the collective herd, known officially as the Canadian subjects of Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II, Regina, Empress of the Realm, Defender of the Faith, etc., etc. His nibs' blathering may also be gleaned between the pages of Canada's "National Newspaper," The Globe and Mail.
September 11, 2006: Following years of bloody retribution, wars of aggression, and uncounted acts of wanton carnage meted out upon the heads of the peons and peasants of distant Afghanistan, and Iraq, and Lebanon, and Palestine, and Yemen, and Somalia, and the vicious assaults ladled out to the undocumented thousands taken prisoner and tortured in prisons and hidey spider-holes around the world, and after the evisceration of a thousand years of western jurisprudence, and the promise of more abuse and tyranny to come, Rex sits before his keyboard, searching his soul for an outrage, seeking a muse to aid his pen, and fuel his commentary, to be carried, via the State organ, direct to the nation.
And what, after years of wanton carnage, vicious assaults, and the dying throes of democracy does Rex hit out against? Why it's those whose minds would harbour “pernicious concoctions" that suggest: "a sitting president and his advisors would murder their own [sic] citizenry." To these vile cretins, Rex suggests they be a "calumny, as lunatic as they are contemptible."
Tyrannical Thesaurus Rex goes on, flailing his broad brush, thus: “The overarching theory is that Bush and the neo-Cons, not bin Laden, not al-Qaeda, not Mohammed Atta and his virgin-hungry suicide team, but slow-witted George and his puppet masters, that they are the real villains, that the president and his plotters murdered 3,000 of their own citizens. I do not know why we give any oxygen to these extraordinary libels. Detestation for George Bush may qualify a person for many things, but it is not a degree of metallurgy, just as anti-Americanism is not a branch of physics.”
And there you have the crux of Rex’s pointed criticism; those intended for his skewering barb: Sceptics of the official story, yes; but more specifically Rex would destroy the “anti-Americanismists.”
Like to the old gobstopper, “Anti-Semite,” serving to silence critics of kills-better-than-cancer Israel these many years, Rex would elevate America, and presumably its blasphemous “leaders,” to a religion, and its critics heretics of the lowest order: Anti-American.
But Rex, there’s something you’ve missed.
“Slow-witted George and his puppet masters” have plotted against “their own” [sic] citizens, resulting in the wrongful deaths of more than 3,000 of them. And dear Rex, those same have caused the villainous destruction of more than a quarter of a million others, mainly civilians, in Iraq and Afghanistan. These are not “extraordinary libels” Rex, these are facts. The war in Iraq, and Afghanistan, to which you repeatedly defend Canada’s murderous participation, were all formed on the basis of conspiracy theories cooked up in Washington, D.C. The story fed the people, via useful idiots like you in the press, are a proven pack of lies. Yet, you and your sick ilk spend your precious talents, and the nation’s airwaves defending those lies, and the liars, while the killing continues.
To paraphrase you, Rex, I do not know why “we” give oxygen to Rex Murphy’s lies and propaganda.
Wearing his other hat, that of columnist for the free-market Globe and Mail, today (Our Blessed Tomorrows: Saturday, September 16, ’06 A17) Murphy opines on the shootings this week in Montreal, saying: “It was a horrible business.” Thanks for that, Rex. But, there’s more; Rex goes on to say, whining about the extensive media coverage this outrage has received; “There is another reason also - a more general one - why it has occupied the front pages, a reason which, even in the gloom of this terrible event, Canadians should be mindful of. That is because acts of wanton carnage - and may it always be so - are so exceptional, literally so extraordinary, in our country.”
Again, Rex proves over-selective in his definition of “wanton acts of carnage.”
Choosing to reiterate his support of the massive defilement of humanity carried on daily in Canada’s name in Afghanistan, Murphy blesses the war-makers in Ottawa and Washington, London and Canberra, explaining that it is perhaps to bring to long-suffering Afghanistan the kind of “blessed ordinariness” of the peaceful life enjoyed in Canada, where people just don’t get mowed down randomly every day, that sustains Canada’s [sic] “Mission” there.
This past week, the Associated Press reported Canadian soldiers have killed an estimated 500 Afghanis. I don’t know where they got that number, but it is clear: Canada [sic] wantonly kills, maims, and destroys humanity every day it stays in Afghanistan. Something not seen by Rex as an aberration to the green and peaceful life enjoyed in Canada; au contraire.
In Rex-speak, the routine killing of men, women, and children over there serves humanity thusly: “[T]his ability to say “tomorrow” uninflected with the deepest reflexes of anxiety and fear, is probably what is, at core, the business of our [sic] mission in the decades-long tormented country of Afghanistan – to extend to others at least the possibility of a passage to civil tranquility.”
Yes Rex, a passage to the hereafter bought and paid for by you and me and every Canadian; a destruction of the villages wrought that the villages may live more peaceful, empty of their noisome, and ignorant inhabitants.
Were we here only to act the same.
Chris Cook is a contributing editor to PEJ News and hosts Gorilla Radio, a weekly public affairs program, broad/webcast from the University of Victoria, Canada. You can check out the GR blog here.
[Rex's screed is reproduced in its full and gory glory below. - lex]
Conspiracy mongering is a vicious instrument
Sept. 12, 2006
For some people, any official explanation of an event is always and only a synonym for a cover-up.
For such types, reality is a labyrinth of shadows and speculation, nothing is ever as it seems.
One plus one always equals something other than two, and there is no such thing as a straight line from "A" to "B".
They live in a world of spies and schemers, of aliens who are never seen, corporate forces who manipulate whole countries, governments who plot and kill their own citizens, and where Zionists or Freemasons, the Templar Knights or Opus Dei, have been running the planet for ages.
This is the mentality that argues Roosevelt staged Pearl Harbor, that John F. Kennedy had more assassins than the entire cast and extras of "Ben Hur" - it was really crowded on that grassy knoll - and that Princess Diana was most likely done in by members of the royal family; Elizabeth II, the Buckingham Palace Soprano.
On a pop level, this is the world that finds an audience of millions for the lukewarm stew and plastic history of Dan Brown's fatuous Da Vinci Code and has tentacles that reach towards those true believers in the mystic power of New Age crystals, spirit channelling, of people who talk to trees and fully expect the bored trees to talk back to them.
On a much more sinister level, conspiracy mongering is a vicious instrument of defamation and hate.
The hideous granddaddy of all conspiracy theories is also the most durable one: the infamous Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the document that "proved" the most lasting of malicious fantasies, that the Jews run the world and seek its ruin. The Protocols are loopier than a bucket of eels on a Ferris wheel and known to be a hoax for over a century, but of malicious gullibility there is no end. 9/11 has spewed conspiracy theories almost from the moment the first plane hit the first tower. Among the earliest and the most despicable - an echo of the Protocols here - was that 4,000 Jewish employees stayed home that day. In other words, the Jews did it.
Lately, there has been a whole whirlwind of broken logic and wishful thinking, malice and misinformation trying desperately to dress up as truth.
One of my personal favourites is the claim that no planes at all were involved in 9/11, that those were missiles wrapped in holograms that slammed into the buildings. Hand me a pointy ear, Spock, someone's been watching far too much Star Trek.
The overarching theory is that Bush and the neo-Cons, not bin Laden, not al-Qaeda, not Mohammed Atta and his virgin-hungry suicide team, but slow-witted George and his puppet masters, that they are the real villains, that the president and his plotters murdered 3,000 of their own citizens.
I do not know why we give any oxygen to these extraordinary libels. Detestation for George Bush may qualify a person for many things, but it is not a degree of metallurgy, just as anti-Americanism is not a branch of physics.
These theories that suggest a sitting president and his advisors would murder their own citizenry are a calumny, as lunatic as they are contemptible. They come from the imagination of hate, the pernicious concoctions of minds allergic to reality, and are beneath the dignity of reasoning human beings. For "The National", I'm Rex Murphy.
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