The Battle for Oil requires the demonization of those who possess the oil. The enemy ischaracterized as evil, with a view to justifying military action including the mass killingof civilians. (Ibid)Historical Origins of the InquisitionThe objective is to sustain the illusion that "America is under attack" by Al Qaeda. Under the American inquisition, Washington has a self-proclaimed holy mandate to extirpateIslamic fundamentalism and "spread democracy" throughout the world."Going after Bin Laden" is part of a consensus. Fear and insecurity prevail over commonsense. Despite the evidence, the White House, the State Department, the two Partysystem, cannot, in the minds of Americans, be held responsible for a criminal act (9/11/)resulting in the deaths of American civilians.What we are dealing with is an outright and blind acceptance of the structures of power and political authority.In this regard, the American Inquisition as an ideological construct, is, in many regards,similar to the inquisitorial social order prevailing in France and Spain during the MiddleAges. The inquisition, which started in France in the 12th century, was used as a justification for conquest and military intervention.Initially it took the form of a campaign in southern France directed against the Catharsand Waldensians, which challenged the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. TheCathar movement was a religious sect which was protected by the regional feudal order in southern France, against the dominion of the Catholic Church and the Frenchmonarchy in Paris. "The Cathars believed they were the true Christians and the CatholicChurch was a false church, founded by the devil."In the early 13th Century, "Pope Innocent III declared a crusade against the Cathars" atthe behest of the French royal family. The crusade was in fact a war of conquest under thedisguise of a campaign against heresy.The Inquisition directed against heresy was intended to consolidate the Monarchy'sterritorial control. It provided a pretext to intervene militarily in south and southwesternFrance, using the authority of the Catholic Church as a façade.The inquisition became part of a political consensus, carried out by the Church'sinquisitors, imposed by the ruling feudal order and supported militarily. Its purpose wasto maintain and sustain the social and political order, extend the powers of the centralState, subjugate regional powers in France, using the campaign against heresy as "a justification to wage war". Sounds familiar?