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For Warmongers It’s Always 1938: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Hawks always say our geopolitical situation resembles that of 1938 so that any call for de-escalation, diplomacy or detente can be portrayed as “appeasement”. It’s never 1919, when the conditions which would give rise to World War Two were put in place, or any of the early 20th century years when the trajectory toward World War One could have easily been turned away from.

Our fetishization of World War Two has eclipsed from memory the fact that it was the single worst thing that ever happened on this planet. The trauma it inflicted upon our species still reverberates through our collective consciousness to this day, and avoiding it would have been objectively good. 

Even if we fully espouse all the grandiose ego-stroking Anglo-American narratives about WWII, you don’t want to have a modern Churchill and FDR bravely standing against the forces of evil. What you want is for such a stand to be unnecessary, because the conflict was avoided. 

But that’s not how you score political points in Washington and London. That’s not how you pull ratings as a news outlet. That’s not how you sell weapons as an arms manufacturer, and it’s not how you advance hegemonic agendas as an empire. That’s why peace doesn’t get a voice…………………………………..

So it looks like Ukraine has begun using US-made weapons to strike Russian territory. At a time when dangerous escalations between nuclear superpowers is an almost daily occurrence, this one stands head and shoulders above most of the others and deserves special attention. There are many, many potential scenarios which could spark a nuclear exchange, but the US/Ukraine/NATO alliance continually pursuing a line of attack into Russia is by far the most surefire way to get there. Let’s hope that option remains off the table.

❖……………………. Western powers aren’t censoring Russian media to protect our minds from Russian propaganda, they are censoring Russian media because it interferes with western propaganda.

If we were being told the truth about this war there wouldn’t be such a wildly unprecedented push to censor, intimidate, troll and silence anyone who asks if we’re being lied to……………………  https://caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/p/for-warmongers-its-always-1938-notes?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

July 25, 2022 - Posted by | 2 WORLD, weapons and war

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  1.    Both the right wing political parties, that run things in the usa, fetishize 1938 while empowering   right-wing, state capitalism. The Republicans and Democrats both.
    The Republican’s are now, an extremist white nationalist party. They are proud of it. The democrats seem to be trying to outflank the Republicans, in their viciousness, at this point. Not a humanitarian bone in the leadership of either party.
       The Democrats and the Republican’s, are both procorporate war-monger and imperialist, party’s. They both support massive nuclear and conventional armament. Some Republicans are dishonest about their support for the war in Ukraine.  In private these Republican politicians are disingenuous liars, heavily funded by the military-industrial-complex. These dishonest leaders, would whole- heartedly support the Ukraine, proxy-war, while trying to spin it the other way. Trump completely back-tracked about his real-politic support of NATO, once in power. He allowed a genocide of the kurds, by the turks. He completely backed the Saudi Arabians. He allowed the, Iran nuclear deal, to fall through. Trump embellished Zionism. Not all Jews are Zionists. He talked out of both side of his mouth, while bragging about his support of Israel, as many of his crazy followers denounce Jewish people, deny the holocaust, and say things, that would have made Hermann Goering blush!
       The democrats and republicans support wars for oil. Part of the Ukraine-Proxy War, is about a war about oil profits for the Russians. The Iraq war, was an oil war, that had bipartisan support. Almost a million Iraqis killed. Iraq continues to be unstable. Both the republicans and democrats, continue to militarily and financially support, the Saudis horrendous war, on Yemen.
      Neither party cares about climate change or, nuclear disarmament. Biden has done done little to repair the terrible damage, Trump did to world nuclear arms treaties.
       Both parties want to privatize and cut Social Security, Medicare, Veterans benefits, Education and, get rid of the Post Office, at a time when they are needed the most in the USA. It comes down  to their rich benefactors, having  more. More money so, that  Wall-street hedge fund billionaires,  can  speculate with social security funds and run it into the ground as Pinochet did in Chile.
    More taxpayer money, so  oligarchs can further destroy the health care system in the usa and,  peoples access to it.
    The government continues to massively subsidize the oil companies with cheap oil leases, tax windfalls, and by allowing them to price-gouge usa families.
    The usa federal government has accumulated a 30 trillion dollar debt. A debt incurred  because  oils of wars for oil and a bloated military-industrial complex..  Meanwhile the oligarchs get richer, property falls into the hands of few people, the people suffer. Rents have  become more unreasonable, there  is escalating poverty and homelessness.
    Almost fifty percent of Americans were homeless during the Great depression, of the thirties. These people are fetishizing 1938. Wages are stagnant. The minimum wage in the usa is a measly 7.25 dollars an hour while rents are a thousand a month. People can barely survive, making 15 dollars an hour..
    Young people and all other working people are falling behind, in their ability to survive. There are a hundred million people, in the usa with financial-crushing medical debt. Several million with student-loan debt. Many with student loan debt have medical debt.
    The democrats and Republicans allow the fed to raise interest rates, because of an inflation caused by price gouging corporations and oil companies. More than half of the people in the USA, are barely making it. Bidens solution is to give a hundred billions to cops, to clear the streets of homeless people. More cops to shoot and incarcerate poor people and, people of color. 900 to a thousand people a year die at the hands of cops in the USA. Mostly poor people and people of color.
    Many of those involved in the January 6, racist coup attempt, are cops. Both parties want to give billions to the Ukraine, billions to make more nuclear bombs and make things worse at home.
    The republicans are now  a right-wing racist and fascist, political party. The republicans extremist-demagogue leaders,  are proud of their white-nationalist, authoritarian agenda. The democrats continue to collude and  enable them.
       The magaists, and many other republicans are blatantly anti-black .  Most republicans  want to revise history about American slavery, apartheid, and the  repression of African Americans. 
    They are actively bragging about suppressing democracy. People like DeSantis in Florida and Abbott in Texas,   have taken active steps to restrict many group’s rights. They have banned books on black slavery and had them taken off the shelves in libraries. The rights of women,  people of color, religious groups, poor people, working people, and non-religious people are being progressively repressed and, destroyed. The democrats don’t seem to give a diddlysquat, about the plight of most people in the usa these days. The democrats are colluding with the  white-nationalist Republicans against elderly people and working people in the USA.
    Republicans have come together as a far-right, white nationalist party.   They make no sense because, so many of them claim to be pro-israel(an apartheid state), while denouncing and racializing  Jewish people as a whole. Judaism is a religion and not a race.    This is the same thing Hitler did. And yet some of them fetishize 1938. It’s double think. The big lie about an election between a racist criminal and a corporate puppet. Propaganda is lies enduring.

    Comment by Kelly Lemioux | July 30, 2022 | Reply


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