On election day there will be a choice between those who want to lead humanity onto a path of global nuclear holocaust and those who do not. The decision between Democrats and Republicans amounts to a choice between survival and destruction of the human race.
Unfortunately, it is a very small faction within the Republican Party that has made it a horseman of the apocalypse, so it is mostly a matter of coincidence that the Republican Party is the greater of two evils. Nearly all Republicans are unlike the small faction that has taken the reins, leading humanity into the fires of hell.
This faction includes groups like the Project for the New American Century and the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee. People affiliated with these groups, like Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, are about making government bigger and more dangerous. Why?
The PNAC gets aroused by weapons of mass destruction, especially nuclear weapons. It was established in 1997 as a “non-profit, educational organization whose goal is to promote American global leadership.” PNAC urges the United States to “maintain nuclear strategic superiority.” In order to promote that leadership, it tries to make this sound logical, stating, “Whatever our fondest wishes, the reality of today's world is that there is no magic wand with which to eliminate these weapons (or, more fundamentally, the interest in acquiring them) and that deterring their use requires a reliable and dominant U.S. nuclear capability.”
Risking serious understatement, the buildup of nuclear weapons is dangerous. These weapons will bring about doomsday.
Promoting peace, however, conflicts with the interests of some PNAC members. Bruck Jackson, PNAC's president of the project on transnational democracies was also vice president for strategy and planning at Lockheed Martin Corporation. between 1993 and 2002. On Sept. 11, 2001, Lockheed Martin stock was valued at $39.39. Two months later, it was $48.11.
Partly because it relies on federal subsidies, the weapons industry is very profitable. Helen Caldicott writes, “At the height of the Cold War, the United States spent an average of $3.8 billion a year on nuclear weapons design, testing, and manufacture. (In 2002), twelve years after the end of the Cold War, it is spending $5 billion annually over a 10- to 15-year period on a project that will violate both the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.”
Nagasaki and Hiroshima can no longer be silent memories of past primitive behavior, erased from the American conscience by marketing campaigns. No, the hundreds of thousands of dead bodies incinerated by Little Boy and Fat Man must rise from the ashes and rattle humanity onto a safer path.
How rational are these apocalyptic predictions? Cheney was determined to present Iraq as the harbinger of a worldwide anti-American nuclear weapons buildup, but Charles Duelfer (the current head of the American-led Iraq Survey Group) is expected to release a report soon detailing that, while Saddam Hussein had intentions, there were no weapons of mass destruction. David Kay, the weapons inspector before Duelfer, said basically the same thing in Oct. 2003.
Cheney was not alone, but that doesn't change the consequences of those lies. More than 1,000 American soldiers have died in Iraq since the invasion, not to mention the tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians and combatants who have perished. Radioactive weapons have been and are being used in this onslaught. Depleted uranium left by American weapons used in Iraq has been linked to health issues with American soldiers, and the threat of radiation and nuclear holocaust is real.
One faction within the party is does not stand for smaller government and honorable values and will put the world onto a very dangerous path. This November, the Democrats are the lesser of two evils — in the sense that the greater will likely destroy Earth.