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He rises from the depths of Hell and mocks us… all US Citizens who are now worried about swine flu, or our jobs, or crabgrass, or “healthcare.” Herman Goering: the Nazi war criminal who cheated the hangman in 1945 considered the Nuremberg trials a show and a farce. Victors’ “justice,” he said, "The victor will always be the judge, and the vanquished the accused". The only “crime” committed by the Nazis was losing the war. Forget the crocodile tears and hand-wringing over such hair-splitting as Birkenau and the loss of 60 million human lives. These are mere “policy differences,” and show-trials such as Nuremberg were “partisan politics” on a global scale.

Consider the indictments at Nuremberg.
The indictments were for:
1. Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of crime against peace
2. Planning, initiating and waging wars of aggression and other crimes against peace
3. War crimes
4. Crimes against humanity

There is overwhelming evidence to indicate that the Bush administration committed every single one of these crimes: Every. Single. One. Is it really necessary to elaborate? If so, then let a court weigh the evidence and decide, whether an International body or a US court or “tribunal,” as was Nuremberg. And, unlike the laughable star-chamber excuse for “justice” created by the USA PATRIOT Act and the Military Commissions Act, let this body follow the rules of evidence. Let us avoid the temptation to submit Cheny or Rove or Rice or Bush to “aggressive interrogation” to extract “information.” Let us begin with indictment one… “a common plan or conspiracy.”

Moving along, is there anyone smarter than a snail who actually believes Iraq posed a “threat” to the United States? Like the yuk-yuk sniggering joke of “we’re taking him out,” the same Goering guffaws followed the “weapons of mass destruction must be somewhere” press conference charade before the entire world. Ha ha. That must be screamingly funny to the families of the million dead Iraqis and the horribly deformed stillborn babies due to depleted uranium. And now the rain of white phosphorus over Fallujah brings us to War Crimes, sanctioned sealed and encouraged by the Bush administration. Could this be more serious than a blow-job?

And finally, we come to Crimes against Humanity which "…are particularly odious offences in that they constitute a serious attack on human dignity or grave humiliation or a degradation of one or more human beings.” Note: only if a Victor is capable of making you face such things by force. Goering laughs across time from the depths of his sulfurous snake-filled belly. He jams his rotten corpse rat-gnawed finger in our face to hiss, “See? You are no better. You are not even different.” He indicts us right back beyond death and across time. He is exactly correct. Servile serfs that we are, we lick his backside even now, just as he instructed us to before the sham began.

Were the Nuremberg Trials really a sham? Yes, they were. We have made them so, all of us US Citizens who insist we must “look forward’ and “move ahead” because we are worried about our own pink patoots. The banksters (with the help of our criminal “government”) might repo our house. This is far more important than “Truth” or “Justice.” And the “American” way is pretty obvious by now, isn’t it? “Social Darwinism” within a cadaverous “system” that must be propped and puppeted to appear alive. Do we have to die in a ditch before we admit the obvious? With the “reduction of the labor force,” your own “Final Solution” is simply "market equilibrium."

A “green” future is not only possible; it is inevitable… whether it is a planned, sustainable economy or grass among the ruins. It begins with carrying out the dream at Nuremberg: international rule of law. Nothing is more important than the self-imposed examination, prosecution, and punishment (if need be) of the US Empire’s war criminals. If not self-imposed, then Goering was right: the only international rule of law is force. The remaining Stupids who cry, “Partisan politics” would also call Birkenau a “policy difference,” Let them keep their guns. Will they die to defend a frat-boy and his fat flunkies? Not likely. The “American Dream” is more than suburbs and strip-malls.

A “dream” so base and banal as “pursuit of property” invites corruption, a meal for maggots and teeth for tomb-robbers. An aspiration to live nobly, justly and peacefully within our world and all those beyond has quickened in our souls for thousands of years. Do we reach now for the stars or the Reichsmarschall’s baton? The National character remaining in the USA must be cauterized with confession and humility or it will not survive. In our time turns the question of whether Nuremberg was justice or a joke. Do we laugh with Goering while the world cries for common decency? If so, we enter a time of darkness beyond our comprehension.

The US war criminals must be brought to justice… NOW.

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Comment by BO on May 3, 2009 at 3:40pm
Beautiful, Waldo. This one needs a larger audience. Maybe Michael can advise you on how to get some broader 'exposure.' Believe me, it's inspired by self-interest. We'll never have peace until this truth is accepted and acted upon.
Comment by waldopaper on May 3, 2009 at 6:10pm
Thanks BO... I quit worrying about larger audiences long ago. If YOU liked it, that's good enough for me.

We USAns are in a box. All the institutions for justice... especially the "legal system" have been unplugged. It's all about the money... just like everything else. The only thing that will bitch-slap this beast into shape is a general strike... hit the big OFF switch... shut the fucker down. Ponder the irony of this... as the Stupids sweep the shelves clean of guns and ammo... do they have the courage to walk off the job? Well then... how much courage will they have to pull the trigger on somebody... let alone face the buzz of those angry lead beez.

The courage (or desperation) will be gained when the gunners have nothing to loose... and some will have their legal shooters from Gus legal-schmegal gun shop... and many more will have got em from States' Rights Stoopid's basement after they shanked him on a toilet paper raid. As corrupt as the legal system is... it's our last ditch before Zombie time... and I have greater hope for that than a general strike. Maybe a combination of both...

Somehow it needs to flip... where leading lawyers care more about law than money... and doctors care more about healing... and teachers care more about teaching... plumbers about plumbing... bummers about bumming... etc at al. Maybe that will happen as "money" becomes more worthless. As long as the .5 of 1% are king shit of turd mountain, the status quo is going to totter toward its own destruction.

There are about 1/2 million peeps in the US who need to be seriously reminded of the French Revolution(s) when fat rich heads rolled like bowling balls. One way to start that would be for the world to see the Bu$hCo gang in shackles. I believe their bodies being photographed like the Nuremberg war criminals wouldn't hurt either.

We are running out of time.
Comment by pan on May 4, 2009 at 8:01am
One line in your essay would give entry to those who would argue that the urge to prosecute serious war crimes is merely partisan politics: Could this be more serious than a blow-job?

Though I completely agree with your logic - and think that the question is appropriate to really consider what it is Americans are willing to prosecute - if you expand your audience you may want to think about whether that line is necessary as the response from the torture supporters will be predictable and that will allow them to divert the response away from the meat.
Comment by waldopaper on May 6, 2009 at 9:26am
It's pretty simple... either the "deciders" get handed the bag now... OR we're all gonna pay for the war crimes.

We're all gonna pay ANYWAY. And whichever "deciders" are left holding the bag when it all collapses are gonna pay big time. It's like going down a flight of steps... wanna take it step by step... or leap toward the landing? If we don't start stepping now, we're gonna have to leap. we're gonna fall down the steps anyway... the closer we get to the landing before we gotta leap... maybe the landing won't be so hard.

Remarkable contrast here... that made even the bullet-heds go hmmm. We put the prez in front of the "9-11 commission" no testimony under oath... nooo... but we put the prez under oath to ask him if he got a blow job. and here's another little interesting sidebar: did the anti-war protests... years of them- and crowds in the 100s of thousands... get as much media coverage as the "tea-baggers" one weekend... with crowds in the 100s? hmmmm. whaddaya spose THIS means?

...could it be... SATAN???
Comment by curt on May 6, 2009 at 2:34pm
That's it. Pretty simple. You wrapped it up in a few words, Waldo. Our messages have to be kept simple and short. People can hardly read, let alone comprehend. I'm no exception to that rule, but it's not about me. It's about us and how people in the future will see us. We want them to see us as the reincarnation of the WRS. At least we tried. Our leaflets, these very words are being ignored, the ink diluted by the rain of apathy. Yet we carry on, running the press until it glows. But this version of the WRS is more than just a few friends. There are literally thousands of us. Tens of thousands. Hell, we don't even know how huge our group is. This time. We've done a good job of it and by getting the word out as early as some of us have done and by continuing to get the word out, in affect, we're flying head on for the landing. Crash & burn. I would like to believe our actions are having an effect on others, in daysm years and decades to come. For today, we have failed miserably, except in our effort to comfort one another and to lend warmth to our own kind. The beast lives on, stronger than ever. The very same beast the first WRS fought against. Merely the face has changed.

luvyazmucho
Comment by curt on May 6, 2009 at 3:14pm
"Isn’t it true that every honest German is ashamed of his government these days? Who among us can imagine the degree of shame that will come upon us and our children when the veil falls from our faces and the awful crimes that infinitely exceed any human measure are exposed to the light of day?" - From the first leaflet of the White Rose

"Since the conquest of Poland three hundred thousand Jews have been murdered in this country in the most bestial way … The German people slumber on in their dull, stupid sleep and encourage these fascist criminals … Each man wants to be exonerated of a guilt of this kind, each one continues on his way with the most placid, the calmest conscience. But he cannot be exonerated; he is guilty, guilty, guilty!" - From the second leaflet

english & russian translations are available here
Comment by waldopaper on May 8, 2009 at 6:10pm
The internet gives us an advantage Weisse Ros did not have. Even so, most usans- like the deutschers... sit like a row of frankfurters (or berliners- whatever) until the bombs fall on their weeny-heads... and then are truly surprised that anyone could DO such a thing... to THEM. Compartmentalization is a tough nut. My latest wet-finger demographics... 5% got a clue... some say 1%... plus 60% clueless Koyannisqatsi weenies.

That leaves about 35-39% that buy into the simulacra. And what's the difference between that and a pair o dollies? Random or camouflage? Don't matter much when the dollies start dukin it out with flame-throwers in the ammo-dump over angels on pinheads. What % of OEN would you guess is COTO (Coalition Of The Obvious)? My particular organ-note these days is look... this is fukkin SERIOUS (the war crimes). Not that it wasn't serious before... but now some of the sock-puppets is turnin over rocks... exposin more crawly-things that you always knew were there.

Hushin' this shit up... avoiding investigation... to keep "peace in the family" is like the Missouri Compromise... and whatever "factions" start going at each other with flamethrowers, the 1-5% COTO aint gonna be one of them. Mebbe we is like the Abolitionists... the small minority nut-cases who insisted slavery (or torture) was fucked... "realpolitik" be god-damned.

Stones nailed this shit down 4 years ago. It will likely be... as the last one was... a "preemptive counter revolution." Socialism is inevitable.

The Empire will go down hard.

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