We actually need to conduct studies so that people might understand how regularly bombing a populace with unseen and unmanned sky machines causes a sense of pervasive dread and terror.
Because where we once had heart and consciousness and conscience, we now have Empire.
There have been some news items about the suburban offices where drone pilots work from and how they are supposed to be all de-sensitized but they actually get severe PTSD from ‘going to the office’ and massacring ppl.
http://livingunderdrones.org/report/ <—- report on the on-the-ground impact of living under drones
Many here see it. But nothing will change it but violent revolution. And that will not happen yet, and that idea is not taken seriously here because everyone knows the US military would machine gun, nerve gas, and bury us by the millions if need be.
It is absolutely terrible. It think that once upon a time the American middle class could have stood against it but the middle-class is being decimated. Basically inequalities are rising, and the masses are being impoverished and misinformed to make then vulnerable.
But there are still far too many people who do not question their administration, granted that their margin of action is limited, they are still buying into the Obama/Roomney saviour discourse that is being shoved down their throats.
Actually drone attacks have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties. For the most part they have been very precise, precision strikes against the al-Qaeda
The United States and its European allies – the old imperialists and the new – tell their countries’ populations that Iran is isolated in the world, and will have to get rid of its nuclear energy infrastructure in order to be allowed back into what they call “the community of nations.” Among the power groupies that call themselves journalists in the West, Iran is routinely referred to as a “pariah” nation, lurking at the very edge of civilization and sanity. The United States, by this reasoning, is showing great wisdom and forbearance, for not having already unleashed its carrier task forces, Marine divisions, Special Forces commandos, and swarms of drones on the crazed Iranians. Instead, the U.S., in it infinite goodness, enforces a strangling economic and oil embargo, to make the Iranian nation scream.
The Iranians are lucky, Americans and Europeans are told, that the U.S. holds back its friends in Israel, who are eager to give the ayatollah’s in Tehran a lesson in how to behave. But, whatever happens at the end of this game to force Iran to give up its lawful right to own and operate the full industrial cycle of nuclear power, western audiences are assured that the “international community” will approve. After all, Iran is a global outcast. CNN and the New York Times tell us so every day.
“Someone is committing a crime, and its not Iran.”
Last week, the 120 nations of the Nonaligned Movement voted unanimously and without qualification in support of Iran’s right to produce nuclear energy, and to enrich their own uranium in the process. The Nonaligned Movement makes up about two-thirds of all the nations of the world. As a solid block of humanity, they rejected the dictates of Washington and London and Paris – the imperial powers that for centuries enslaved most of the planet – endorsing the fundamental principle that Iran has the same sovereign rights as any other nation.
Who, then, is isolated in the world – Iran, whose position is backed by two-thirds of the world’s countries, or the U.S. and Europe?
I back Iran! I mean it is not like Iran was currently at war with several countries, has been meddling in other countries business and has ver used the atomic bomb on a civilian population, it is?
But for the present age, which prefers the sign to the thing signified, the copy to the original, representation to reality, appearance to essence, … truth is considered profane, and only illusion is sacred. Sacredness is in fact held to be enhanced in proportion as truth decreases and illusion increases, so that the highest degree of illusion comes to be seen as the highest degree of sacredness.
if your plan is to take over the global economy to unite it under one umbrella, then destabilization of the current mkts is of highest priority. none of what has happened over the past 35 years is accidental. it will happen whether we want it or not.
It has already happened. The one umbrella is the banking system with hearts in London, Paris and New York. Speculation controls absolutely EVERYTHING! Fom the famine in East Africa to the instability in the Congo, to the election in Greece, to the livelihood of indigenous peoples in the Amazonian, the banking sector and speculation control everything. And Obama just like Bush before him works for it. They are ready hundreds of billions of public money at bankers everytime they drive the global economy to the ground.
But my problem with Roomney is the fact that although the deregulation of financial markets that was the making of both democrats and republicans is responsible for the crisis, Roomney seems to be truly unaware of what he is doing and this is frightening. He is just like Bush and it is under Bush that everything went down because he really did precipitated the crisis.
white men and their POC supporters and cannon fodder have always done the work of demons in the false name of the christ. republican and democrat are just differentiation labels for the same beast
Sometimes you know, I tried to make sense of the partisanship of Democrats and Republicans in America in its quest towards world domination and I realise that Americans, hence Republican and Democrat partisans have become oblivious of the dramatic shifts their parties have taken because they are trapped in their ethnocentrism and victims of a powerful debilitating and misinforming media.
As I see it, the democrat and republican parties have nothing to do anymore with what they were at the origin. I mean for instance, the democrats which should normally be left-wing are actually at the far right of most European right-wing parties. Obama is more right-wing than Sarkozy for example. Let’s not even talk about republicans! And these dramatic shits are the result of an ideological atrophy and a loss of values and principles. This loss of essence has for aim to render the American people more malleable and give it the impression that it control its destiny while democracy is almost dead in the US. All of this was engineered by a plutocrat elite made of multi-national corporations (who are considered ‘people’) and their ultra-rich, ultra-white, ultra-Americans owners and chief executives to benefit them only to the detriment of the rest of the American population and the world. It may sound crazy but this is really how I see things! It is for this reason that there is no more real ideological difference between democrats and republicans because both parties main objectives is to fulfil the needs of that elite in power . And to fulfil these needs, they must exploit to death the rest of the planet which is why Obama’s foreign policy doesnt differ much from Bush’s. All their policies presumably aim to ensure the interest of America abroad which is not true. They only ensure the interest of the aforementioned elite which has a lot of capital invested in the defence sector and oil industry while there is growing resentment against America and Americans all around the world because of these disgusting policies.
It still baffles me that Americans are convinced that their country is really a democracy with a sovereign people. All that partisanship, all that political fervor is simply a make-believe, and illusion. As long as they fall for it, they are complicit of their own entrapment. And it is hard for me to understand how easily most have forgotten that Bush was NOT elected democratically the first time. People have been lied to their faces so much and so openly that they can’t see it anymore.
but romney would look much more smug doing it. I think (hope?) obama at least has the ability to see how disastrous it would be.
I sincerely dought it though. I used to think Obama could never do such a thing now I am not sure. Anyway he has been preparing the country for a war but I dont think he is ready to cross that line just yet because that would be the ultimate proof that he is no better than Bush. The world is quite silent about his current foreign policy so he can get away with it but a war will be harder to hide.
I couldn’t cares less about who wins, thier policy toward my country (Saudi) wouldn’t change…
This is true!!
Obama or Roomney is the exact same for my country too. I can’t seriously why people are still cheering Obama as if he wasn’t exactly like Bush in term of foreign policy. They just do not give a fuck about brown people from the global south.
The difference is that republicans are less hypocritical about their evil deeds. But tbt I fear that republicans messed up the economy again - even though democrats did contribute to the fuck up too - because the world as a whole would suffer.
Mitt Romney wants an economic policy à la Reagan with important tax reductions. Can someone please pass a note to this guy letting him know how fucking disastrous Reaganeconomics was for the US budget and that the US can REALLY REALLY NOT afford such policy right now??
Watch them once again fuck up the global economy, I can’t!!