I know this post is a bit late, but I fear that the rabidly relentless conditioning of U.S. citizens to believe that the U.S. ever has good intentions when it comes to foreign affairs is still amazingly effective. Even educated people seem to lose a few dozen points in their IQ when it comes to discussing certain issues – issues such as Iran, Venezuela, Israeli terrorism in Palestine and the violence inherent in Capitalism as a state-sactioned religion, to name a few.
We’ve allowed a piece of filth like donald trump to pull out of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, aka the Iran Nuclear Deal), then have his warmongering psychos Bolton and Pompeo continually attempt Gulf of Tonkin-style incidents to gain support from the obedient, flag waving sector of the country to start a war with Iran merely to direct attention away from the most corrupt, crime-laden administration in U.S. history. People should be protesting in the streets to stop this.
We already allow these monsters to help their financial constituents to make money selling weapons to the Royal Saudi Terrorist Family to kill helpless people in Yemen. Now, donnie wannabe Putin Jung On wants to force people to forget about impeachment and show his former supporters that he’s a strong dictator, too, just like the people he admires.
“Forget about the fixed election, forget about children suffering on the border with Mexico, forget about the economic plan that continues to enrich wealthy people and causes more distress for everyone else, forget about the slow destruction of our economy from my tariffs, forget about the fast destruction of the remnants of democracy, justice and decency! None of that matters because we’re GREAT again!”
I occasionally get emotional when writing, but don’t like to lower myself to the despicable ugliness I see that has become “normal” in political discourse in the U.S. just in the last couple years. But sometimes it’s difficult to stay calm when you feel surrounded by the viciousness of hate and greed that permeates the U.S. And it has gotten worse since the 2016 election. Who actually thought that was possible?
Too many people in this country have given away their minds. Seriously. Centrists laugh at the “idiots” who support the GOP (an organization I believe to be terroristic), but how many of those fake liberals sit in their comfortable chairs in their comfortable houses in their sterile communities where almost everyone plays it safe (and expects “other” people to make necessary changes) and turns on a mainstream newscast or goes to a mainstream online media site and believes they’re getting the full picture of what’s going on? How many read articles by Palestinian writers? How many read articles by Iranian or Iraqi writers? Or Indian or Pakistani writers?
Let me tell you something: the New York Times is not a liberal newspaper. The mainstream television news outlets that many people call liberal are just playing their role as partners in making a lot of money by keeping us engaged in fighting each other. They show different views, but they never cross the line into that fantasy world we’ve all heard about: “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”
I’ve ranted long enough. This week old piece is still good reading…