We've taken a few years off to focus our energies on the founder's run for public office and to build our skill set in online communications. The project is still evolving and we are continuing to work towards a more interactive site with automated archiving.
The Project for the Old American Century was started shortly after the 2000 election, when President Bush appointed the leadership of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC)to the top levels of the Whitehouse, Department of Defense and State Department. The Project for the New American Century had effectively taken control of the Executive Branch of our government. The mother of the neoconservative movement, the PNAC had outlined a 100 year plan to use the United States' position as the last remaining superpower to impose an ideology of the extreme right on our domestic and foreign policy.
This project is our response.
Our effort is two-fold:
- To draw attention to the PNAC and the dangers of neoconservative ideology.
- To serve as an independent news aggregator to counter misinformation propagated by persuasive media outlets masquerading as news media.
Statement of Principles
- United We Stand, Divided We Fall
Political discourse in this country has become so polarized that we no longer work together to analyze and solve our problems but rather blame our fellow Americans for troubles that affect every industrialized nation. Ideas are liberal or conservative, not people. While "conservatives" blame "liberals" and "liberals" blame "conservatives", those who have no interest in the public welfare are laughing all the way to the offshore bank account.
- The News Has Been Cancelled
The mainstream media operates under a for-profit corporate bias. The desire for higher ratings has trumped any sense of public service and utilizes rhetorical fallacies such as appeals to emotion and reinforcing personal bias to create and pander to a select demographic.
- "Liberal" And "Progressive" Are Not
The definitions of these words have been altered to describe anything at odds with the latest right-wing punditry. Few people identifying themselves as "conservatives" would oppose liberal/progressive ideas such as child labor laws, the abolition of slavery, and the Clean Air and Water act, yet mainstream concepts such as affordable healthcare and environmental protection are regarded as "liberal" and even "socialist".
- A Government Of The People For The
The very entities that a representative republic is designed to regulate have assumed many of the leadership positions in our government. The lax regulation of campaign financing and corporate lobbyist influence has created an environment where elected officials are representatives of corporate profits above the public interest. Through their media outlets, these entities have created a movement in the general public of distrust of the very apparatus in which the public have control over their country. Support for deregulation of industry and an undermining of efforts to make government work for the people have taken our country down a dangerous path to corporate rule.