The September 11, 2001 photo on the cover shows elements that will become
all too familiar once “Civil War Two” turns hot. We see smoldering buildings
in a major American central business district with even more shocking surprise
destruction ahead. We also see contempt for the traditional American values
embodied within the Statue of Liberty in the foreground. Lastly, we see self-destructive
intrigue stemming from the highest levels of power in America.
As the author mentions in his Foreword, and as I also explain in my Preface, the
9-11 World Trade Center attacks were in all probability an inside, controlled-demolition job reflecting extreme intrigue and corruption at the highest levels.
Once the reader accepts this premise, then the 9-11 tragedy becomes a
backhanded validation of Tom Chittum’s Civil War Two thesis. In essence,
America’s ruling elite believes that America’s underlying structural problems have become so serious that they must now stage major agents provocateurs
actions to desperately buy time and divert public attention away from their
culpability in creating these problems in the first place. Wagging the dog
becomes especially tempting when they can sweeten their neocon political
schemes by grabbing oil reserves in the Middle East. They also drool over
hobbling Middle Eastern nations standing in the way of Greater Israel.
America has actually suffered various forms of subtle “Civil War Two” for
decades. As some examples, America’s corrupt ruling elite no longer reinvests
in America, but instead has off-shored over 60% of America’s industrial base in
the last few decades (please see Eamonn Fingleton’s In Praise of Hard
Industries for why manufacturing must be maintained at about one third of
GDP in order to support a healthy domestic economy). They have dispossessed
America’s dwindling white middle class with affirmative action laws and out of
control Third World immigration. They have also saddled America with
exponentially exploding debt and banking derivatives that Bill Bonner recently estimated to be 30 times the size of the U.S. economy. Lastly, the controlled national
media has routinely lied through omission as well as commission about
everything from the John F. Kennedy assassination cover-up and depleted
uranium to racial realities and political correctness interpretations of European
history. These kinds of actions are not only very selfish and short-sighted, but
they are also inherently hostile, because they steal from America’s beleaguered
white middle class its prosperity, self-sufficiency, cultural identity and future.
In summary, the 9-11 cover picture depicts a terrible socio-political backdraft situation.
Now it is only a matter of time before all of this accumulated internal theft,
deception, and other types of quiet hostility rapidly convert “Civil War Two”
from its various smoldering passive-aggressive forms into the version
prophesied by Mr. Chittum that may run very hot indeed.