No longer functioning as a nation of, by and for the people, the U.S., in the aftermath of the Terri Schiavo case, is now a “krytocracy,” ruled by judges, asserts geopolitical expert Jack Wheeler.
In a column on his intelligence website, To the Point, Wheeler mentions many disturbing news stories he read upon returning from a trip to Egypt for 10 days – including the Schiavo saga.
“The Bush brothers’ refusal to prevent Terri’s killing will do lasting political damage to them both,” writes Wheeler. “As John Fund of the Wall Street Journal points out, if Janet Reno could override a court order and have Elian Gonzalez kidnapped at gunpoint to be returned to Communist Cuba, either Jeb or George Bush could have overridden Greer to save Terri’s life. Her death will be an ineradicable stain on GW’s presidency and Jeb’s chances for the White House.
Wheeler then mentions a possible silver lining to the story.
“If any good is to come of this tragedy it would be to catalyze the recognition among Americans that America is no longer a democracy,” Wheeler explains. “It has become a krytocracy, a government of judges. We no longer have a government of, by and for the people. America today is ruled not by elected representatives, but unelected judges, governed not by law but by the arbitrary – and in the case of George Greer, homicidal – whims of people in black robes.”
Concludes Wheeler: “The struggle for freedom and against lunacy is never over. Any respite is very brief. The anti-Communist RENAMO guerrillas in Mozambique, fighting to liberate their country from Soviet colonial tyranny and with whom I spent a lot of time in the 1980s, had a motto: A Luta Continua, Portuguese for The Struggle Continues. No matter what tragedies befall us and insanities beset us, we must never give up fighting for life and freedom, and against the forces of death and oppression.”