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Author:  Bruce Walker
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Date:  June 9, 2006
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The Prince of al-Qaida and the King of Venezuela

The Prince of al-Qaeda in Iraq is dead. Soon, perhaps, the Archduke of Cuba will join him outside the non-smoking section of the eternal hereafter. How much longer, too, can the Emperor of North Korea remain in power? How much longer will the King of Venezuela continue on his throne, particularly if the peoples of Peru and Mexico reject his message of making America a scapegoat for every failure and misfortune of his subjects?

The Prince of al-Qaeda in Iraq is dead. Soon, perhaps, the Archduke of Cuba will join him outside the non-smoking section of the eternal hereafter. How much longer, too, can the Emperor of North Korea remain in power? How much longer will the King of Venezuela continue on his throne, particularly if the peoples of Peru and Mexico reject his message of making America a scapegoat for every failure and misfortune of his subjects?

The political niceties, the diplomatic language of referring to the monarchs, princes, dukes and other titled nobility of the oppressed nations of the world is long overdue change. In what respect, on earth, is North Korea a “Democratic Peoples Republic” when upon the death of its first emperor, Kim Il Sung, his regal heir, Kim Jong Il, is crowned and worshipped like some demigod? In what respect, on earth, is the Archduke of the Archduchy of Cuba (a now independent, but once very subordinate territory of the Soviet Empire), not an archduke when his brother, Raul, is already in the line of noble succession?

These brutes all over the world captured the political rhetoric of democracy, freedom, popular front, peace movement, social justice and dozens of other terms that have absolutely nothing to do with what they do or who they are. All of them – Castro, Kim Jong Il, Mugabe and the rest – are simply Sinisterists, described in my new book, Sinisterism: Secular Religion of the Lie. They have no ideology, except for the ideology of personal power and control through lying and vicious violence.

Inevitably, they seize power by force in the name of the oppressed and inevitably they begin to institute real oppression. Their secular religion of the Lie is such that they cannot even call themselves what they really are: oligarchs, high priests of an intolerant secular religion, emperors or kings. When is the last time one of these goons voluntarily surrendered power as George Washington did? When is the last time one of these kings or barons gave up power the way that, say, a creepy pol like Gerald Schroeder or Paul Martin did?

When we call Chavez the “President of Venezuela” or Mugabe “President of Zimbabwe” we are giving them a dignity that they have not earned and do not deserve. We should, instead, begin to use in the United Nations, in diplomatic correspondence, in every form of communication plain language: Chavez is the self-crowned King of Venezuela, a nation once a republic but now a monarchy; Kim Jong Il is the Emperor-God of the Empire of North Korea.

In our radio broadcasts and other communications into those nations, we should make it clear that political leaders who never give up power (as Washington did voluntarily, without losing an election) or who never lose elections are not political figures in the modern sense of the world, but rather throwbacks to the ancient and medieval periods of human history, when brute power and mystical authority inculcated into the captive minds of enslaved peoples were the foundations of empires, kingdoms, duchies and baronies.

We should point out that not only does power change hands regularly in American government, state and federal, but also in places like France, Britain, Canada, Japan, Germany, Greece, Spain and other nations (some of which, like Britain, Japan and Spain, actually have constitutional monarchs.) We should lose no chance to attack the feudal system, the godless state priesthoods, the morally illegitimate character of those who snatch words with honorable means – words that came, largely, out of our American Revolution – and abuse those words in ways that are both comical and tragic.

We should confront Sinisterists rhetorically wherever and whenever we can, and in doing so expose them as believers only in power and in the Lie. Our military efforts, and the descent of the soul of mass murderers like Zarqawi, the Prince of al-Qaeda in Iraq, are vital, but it is at least as vital to begin to change our very language in describing them, so that the God-Emperor of North Korea has no fig leaf and that the Archduke of Cuba is rightly seen as the viceroy of an imperial European empire, now dead, has no claim granted him to rule his colonial outpost other than lies and terror.

Bruce Walker

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Biography - Bruce Walker

Bruce Walker has been a published author in print and in electronic media since 1990. He is a regular contributor to WebCommentary, Conservative Truth, American Daily, Enter Stage Right, Intellectual Conservative, NewsByUs and Men’s News Daily. His first book, Sinisterism: Secular Religion of the Lie by Outskirts Press was published in January 2006.


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