The Hamas/Israeli War is revealing FACTS that until now have been easy to overlook. Have we returned to the times of Medieval warfare and governance, or did we never leave?
One who remembers the rage after the 9/11 attack in NYC reportedly implicating the Saudi Arabian oligarchs, understands the rage of Israeli citizens who just last week protested the corruption in their own government. This includes an Israel thate seems intent on eradicating Palestinian lifestyle choice of farming and local-community business in favor of “work permits” in Israel.
The C-Span discussion about the Korean War was ushered in with an apparently government-inspired movie staging the pro-US perspective of our participation. The movie itself was a delightful reminder of one’s childhood in Upstate NY, where during so many auditorium-movie displays, students were mandated to watch hours of pro-capitalistic views that effectively indoctrinated into capitalism as democracy.
Instill fear so the public will do your will.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_aHMRqaUXo – $325 million from companies who licensed technologies and inventions by NIH scientists — discoveries that WE the TAXPAYER paid for.
Avoidance of Dr. Phil presentations due to similarity to Jerry Springer-imagined free for all, was short-circuited this week when awaiting the local news which airs just after Dr. Phil, one stumbled onto the following, which was an interesting perspective.
American chauvinism that chooses to define the world according to US views seems self-indulgence.
The Green Party conversations attempt an exchange between people with differing views in a clear exchange of ideas.
Change requires courage and imagination. Propaganda helps to ensure the public have neither.
One commonality is a diversity of US “enemies”. But a more succinct commonality comes to mind. And information about current events stamped “top secret”, will probably in about 10 years be found stuck to the bottom of some politicians shoe.
In this season of Imbolc, we can remember we are the drivers of our lives. The choice can be ours as to how we wish to live and what we believe.
One believes the following book by Tolstoy was banned in Russia. Oligarchs (those who steer public opinion for personal promotion) are similar.
Use of the word “forgets” (link below) is extremely diplomatic. Real intellectual gymnastics are needed to ignore NATO intrusion onto the borders of Russia. At the same time one condemns the Russian invasion into Ukraine, childish trust is required to overlook the same from NATO toward Russian security.
And the USA still denies its citizens a 1-payer comprehensive public health care system that would be less costly, more efficient, and inclusive.
In a system of competitive capitalism, to slow down is anathema, but what if that is the way to understand life—