Control of information promotes Establishment stories.
Have you heard the USSR Brezhnev joke ….From the book The Gates of Europe…..”But the Soviet economy was in no condition to accelerate anything other than rates of decline…….” ‘We were on the edge of an abyss………but since then we have made a huge step forward’……”
History as taught in the US educational system is written from the perspective of the USA. The globalism that has been about economics has conveniently overlooked FACTS that would more realistically inform about the role of humanity in wars. While admitting that Russia is the enemy and shouldn’t have attacked Ukraine, one would be intellectually dishonest if one didn’t recognize the price paid by Russia in WWII, and that in the USA has been superimposed by a presumption of US supremacy in challenging Hitler.
One believes the following book by Tolstoy was banned in Russia. Oligarchs (those who steer public opinion for personal promotion) are similar.
That the phrase treehugger originated byway of followers of Hindu and possibly again byway of followers of Buddhism come as no surprise.
Bait-and-switch may be a reason some people have labeled as war crimes (remembering that war crime is an oxymoron) Russian targeting of civilian infrastructure in Ukraine that denies to local community members the civil and human right of the dignity of a functional energy grid while accepting a dysfunctional US energy grid by labeling this as free enterprise.
A reason some people trust the Green Party is the ability and willingness to discuss differences of opinion on topics crucial to our political system and our foreign affairs.
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.
As long as we’re going to fixate on the economy rather than principles of our democratic Constitutional republic, we could start by democratizing the economy.
Transparency seems important if people are to have the ability to understand the complexity on topics our politicians make decisions about, for the US public. RT has been censored out of the US media line-up. As one who believes one receives propaganda via RT, one also recognizes the propaganda is no more nor less than received byway of CNN, MSNBC, or FOX. This is the reason diversity in news sources is important, along with individuals who are aware enough to compare and investigate upon one’s own.
Free will implies responsibility. War is a characteristic of neither free will or responsibility.
When those who perpetuate predatory exploitation get to define their actions, many others suffer and are forced to do so in silence.
B-2 isn’t B-52 or F-22, but all in all, does this feel too much like boys with toys?—
The US government seems more involved in policing the globe than protecting the US public. Lack of a 1-payer universal health care policy is an example, at the same time the Pentagon is absorbing the wealth of the nation with no accountability and in FACT with disturbing evidence of having misplaced $22,000,000,000,000 (with a T) of taxpayer money. C-Span hosted a discussion in which a caller questioned the reason for foreign aid to Israel, that is a wealthy nation. Where is that money going and to what end? Why is a wealthy foreign nation prioritized over a US public that is in need?