Solmon P. “Buz” Saul and Mohammed Mata Fein for CPW News Services
Hitchens, you may remember, was appointed by Lewis Lapham as editor of Harper's in 1986 saying that Hitchens was the only journalist who would bite the hand that feeds him. As it turned out, Hitchen's contrarian character fed the octopus that pulled on him from so many different directions and reminded Hitchens who was really in charge, much as Lapham would remind young students in his documentary film, The American Ruling Class, that was essentially propaganda for the Council on Foreign Relations or in his book The Wish for Kings: Democracy At Bay....less a rumination on the decline of American democracy than on the Order's success in suppressing it. In the end, Hitchen's devilish dialectic served the power elites' ordered dumbing and doubling down on the America populace or as Winsip Custer has correctly stated: "In the devilish dialectic of dominance the fascist right depends on the language of the liberal left." Lapham's lap dog served the Order in other decades under different names and all the way back to before Lewis Lapham's father's frolicking in the San Francisco Opera House with names like Henry Potter Russell, son of Charles Howland Russell, Arthur Merrill Brown and Randolph C. Walker or with the Bohemian Grovers who assembled annually just up the California coast, but a continent away from where they began as the New England China Traders....opium smugglers.
"It's deeper than that," said St. John who is well aware of Bill and Hillary Clinton's history with the Arkansas-based CIA's Mena Airport operation that funded not an open pre-emptive military strike like Iraq, but a covert war against the sovereign nation of Nicaragua during the Reagan-Bush administration. "The NRA's president, Wayne LaPierre, has appointed NRA member and Fundamentalist Bob Jones University graduate, Asa Hutchinson, to take the lead on lobbying for an armed guard on every school campus. Hutchinson was the highest ranking law man in Arkansas that during the Clinton Governorship in the state that commissioned the Bank of Credit and Commerce International that was closed with the Iran-Contra scandal and the investigation into the U.S.'s secret government. For his part in protecting the leading witness against this secret government, Barry Seal, who was murdered before he could testify, Asa Hutchinson was appointed Director of the Drug Enforcement Administration. From the CIA airport in Mena, Arkansas overseen by Seal, Eugene Hasenfus flew drugs and weapons to the Contras before he was downed in Nicaragua and Seal's operation could not have flown without knowledge and compliance of Clinton's Governor's office and the silence of the Arkansas State Police. So quit wondering why GHWB and Bill Clinton are now so chummy." said St. John.
|"Bush is a cowboy. Like Ghandi and Mandella. They're cowboys"|
-Kinky Friedman in Christopher Hitchens documentary
Texas: America Supersized
"As for Hitchins' complaints that Christians like Christopher Hedges are not the real McCoy, but an apologist who cloaks the escatological nature of all of Jesus' followers rush toward Armageddon, I have an opinion," said St. John. "Hitchins was flat wrong. As a man whose name is St. John, I have read the Book of Revelation and concluded that it's not good to take it as Christopher Hitchens and Asa Hutchinson's friends at Bob Jones University do. The story is simple. In the end love wins and those with a moral core who, convinced that having that core was a good idea, were correct all along. Those are generally the ones who have nibbled at the bait, liked how it tasted and swallowed hook, line, sinker, rod, reel, boat and boat anchor the notion that "In Christ there is neither East nor West, Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female" and that "Greater things shall you do than I have done," said St. John. "When he said 'I came not to bring peace, but a sword,' he didn't mean it as George W. Bush or Erik Prince of Blackwater took it....as regurgitated Knight Templars with more powerful weapons. How can the 'Prince of Peace' be anything but a peace maker? And Hitchins' friend George Carlin was right about this when he said "fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity."