Listen to a reading of this article: In a new article titled "European antiwar protests gain strength as NATO’s Ukraine proxy war escalates," The Grayzone's Stavroula Pabst and Max Blumenthal document the many large demonstrations that have been occurring in France, the UK, Germany, Greece, Spain, the Czech Republic, Austria, Belgium and elsewhere opposing the western empire's brinkmanship with Russia and proxy warfare in Ukraine.
Pretend that the Yellow Vests or the Canadian trucker protests were happening in countries that the United States did not like.
Rather than being downplayed, ignored, or treated with the sort of disdain normally reserved for cockroaches and members of the herpes family, they would receive non-stop wall-to-wall fawning coverage. MSM talking heads would broadcasting live, wearing yellow vests. Because "solidarity".
Pretend that Assange were languishing in a Chinese prison, that Jeffrey Epstein were to have died mysterously in a Russian lockup.
We would be treated to breathless speculation regarding their circumstances, new revelations dropping on a daily basis, and the word "conspiracy" would never enter into MSM discourse.
In US Democracy there is no protection for the Minority dissenting from the Majority POV.
There’s no room for dissent in the Washington Post and other US MSM Propagandists, inciters of the US WAR Machine calling for more Death and Destruction as long as it’s not Americans, acting like a 5th Horseman of the Apocalypse.
I watch CNN & MSNBC reporting from Moscow, but since the WAR started, The Washington Post suspended me from commenting 4 times for pointing out all the SINS of Historical OMISSION in their WAR narrative,
“Your account has been temporarily suspended from commenting. In accordance with The Washington Post’s community guidelines your account has been temporarily suspended. While suspended you will not be able to comment, use reactions or report comments. Please rejoin the conversation on February 25, 2023 at 4:34 PM.”
That’s in addition to just deleting many of my comments and the whole thread in response without suspending me.
All of the Trump haters need to remember that he signed five peace treaties between Arabic nations and Israel. And behind the scenes, according to https://bioclandestine.substack.com/, he got along quite well with Putin, Xi, Modi, and many other leaders.
Biden, however, appears hell-bent on killing about 7.5 billion people in a nuclear inferno. As a 55 year old man of the 1980s, the biggest thing I don't miss about that otherwise fun decade was the constant threat of atomic death.
I want peace. The best way to get there will be if we demand that our leaders love us, and we are going to need transparency, too.
Biden--I don't know what's wrong with him, but he appears to be a sociopathic, grooming grifter who wants to prove his manhood. Or perhaps he is hiding his son's involvement in the biolabs in Ukraine. By the way, you really need to know about the American bioweapons labs in Ukraine.
People forget "Shock and Awe". I bet Iraqis don't.
People dont know what "firebombing" is. When they drop so many bombs, the air is on fire.
"Napalm" is just a name. Until it burns the skin off your body.
I watched an Iron Man movie once. The hero Tony Stark activated this device and it was a cluster bomb device. Initial blast followed by 100s of other blasts.
All with kill zones in the hundreds of feet. These weapons are used on soldiers and civilians alike. Nobody is safe.
Do you want some realism? Saving Private Ryan. That is a soldier.
Ever get a large burn from a fire.
Now imagine doing that to a kid. Now a baby or a family.
We left uranium bullets all over the countryside in Iraq. People will get cancer for a 1000+ years.
And because our rich guys hate their rich guys. And that is all war has ever been.
There is no glory. War only hurts us. And it really hurts.
Now the horror of standing in your backyard. And your government droning you. Or sending a specific blast of 5g radiation at you for a few weeks. And why would they do that? Because they have nobody left to hurt. And that is the psychopaths we have running this bullshit.
We had better stand up to these pricks. Because if we don't all that crap we do to them is eventually going to happen to us.
Well, during our build up to war in Iraq I was very much involved in the anti-war movement. You would march and the next day look up any coverage given by the news, and often there was none. In the beginning, some, but that dwindled away to almost nothing. It's discouraging because you feel no matter what anyone does they are hell bent on going to war, and no one is going to stop them. This is no true democracy and never really has been. The American public and elsewhere are also to blame. Go on Facebook, lots of thumbs up for pictures, but provide information, put on an article up, even a short one, and no one is reading, just looking. People buy the propaganda because it's just easy to go along and I think most don't realize the real threat posed by our actions. We're the good guys. Russia bad since the middle 1940's.
I’m certainly not pleased with Biden’s actions.
The warmongering U.S. government and its media slaves lie their faces off every day about Russia, China, and Ukraine.
Do you know what really made people realize that our government lies all the time, and the media does too? This article from the NY Post lays it all out.
I realize some of you are still on the covid bandwagon. But it was all bullshit. It was always about making you live in terror, and controlling you.
"10 myths told by COVID experts — and now debunked"
By Marty Makary
February 27, 2023
In the past few weeks, a series of analyses published by highly respected researchers have exposed a truth about public health officials during COVID:
Much of the time, they were wrong.
To be clear, public health officials were not wrong for making recommendations based on what was known at the time.
That’s understandable. You go with the data you have.
No, they were wrong because they refused to change their directives in the face of new evidence.
When a study did not support their policies, they dismissed it and censored opposing opinions.
At the same time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention weaponized research itself by putting out its own flawed studies in its own non-peer-reviewed medical journal, MMWR.
In the final analysis, public health officials actively propagated misinformation that ruined lives and forever damaged public trust in the medical profession.
Here are 10 ways they misled Americans:
Misinformation #1: Natural immunity offers little protection compared to vaccinated immunity
Misinformation #2: Masks prevent COVID transmission
Misinformation #3: School closures reduce COVID transmission
Misinformation #4: Myocarditis from the vaccine is less common than from the infection
Misinformation #5: Young people benefit from a vaccine booster
Misinformation #6: Vaccine mandates increased vaccination rates
Misinformation #7: COVID originating from the Wuhan lab is a conspiracy theory
Misinformation #8: It was important to get the second vaccine dose three or four weeks after the first dose
Misinformation #9: Data on the bivalent vaccine is ‘crystal clear’
Misinformation #10: One in five people get long COVID
What’s most amazing about all the misinformation conveyed by CDC and public health officials is that there have been no apologies for holding on to their recommendations for so long after the data became apparent that they were dead wrong.
Public health officials said “you must” when the correct answer should have been “we’re not sure.”
Early on, in the absence of good data, public health officials chose a path of stern paternalism.
Today, they are in denial of a mountain of strong studies showing that they were wrong.
At minimum, the CDC should come clean and the FDA should add a warning label to COVID vaccines, clearly stating what is now known.
A mea culpa by those who led us astray would be a first step to rebuilding trust.
Marty Makary MD, MPH is a professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and author of “The Price We Pay.”
If you think they are telling the truth about Ukraine, the peace movement, or anything else, you have my prayers and sympathy, but--please--before we have WWIII, would you please at least admit your information cannot be perfect, and that you were lied to?
God bless you.
In spite of the Western MM, the shameless propaganda and the dangerous, life threatening slant of all of it, Russia is going to win in Ukraine. There is no doubt about that, and Western attitudes can only have cemented that resolve. If Europeans are falling in line against their own best interests, which this certainly is, or if their leaders are forcing a situation they will not tolerate once it becomes crystal clear, some great social upheaval is in the cards. Heads of state will roll, figuratively, and trust in government will fall as never before - and perhaps never recover. Either that is the case, or we have to conclude Western people really are too stupid to prosper. The anti-Russia propaganda has descended to a level lower than even a grade school child would find acceptable. The West has no case, morally or in international law.
"We're not going to get de-escalation, diplomacy and detente unless the people use the power of their numbers to demand those things, and the people are not going to use the power of their numbers to demand those things as long as they are successfully propagandized not to."
This. We can't stop waking others up...Making them think for themselves, question the official narrative. If folks can think for themselves and consider other peoples' point-of-view, there's hope they'll get it. They'll realize they've been lied to all along and what a pariah the US truly is among nations.
Read a rant along similar lines this week at https://continuousrev.blogspot.com/ and then here on Substack.
Why is China encircling our military bases?
China Encircling our Military Bases
I think it's time we loosely organize a funhog peace campaign with worldwide reach. The 2008 Ron Paul campaign for president of the United States had its most energetic supporters spontaneously organizing events and fundraisers. The beauty of it is that these activities weren't centrally coordinated until later in the campaign. In some crucial ways, all the fun was sapped out of the movements when it became an organized campaign. By the way, the term fun hog was coined by Hunter S Thompson to describe the political operatives who did their own thing to disrupt the status quo. I believe it was Matt Taibbi who noticed that the 2008 Ron Paul campaign was very nearly the purest funhog movement in American politics. This energy can be revived, with the right impetus, for a worldwide peace campaign.
Failure lives with left-wingers. Conservatives have always loved to go to war. Still do. The left used to be the counterweight against hegemonic aggression. Now the left seem to love it. They have been deluded. They think they’re promoting their woke agenda. They are being sold a crusade; Russia is mean to gays. We are going to spread our truth. They’ve never been particularly bright.
"Our rulers are always babbling about how they're fighting an "information war" against enemy nations, but in reality they're fighting an information war against normal westerners like us."
I'm astonished that a vast majority is blind to this obvious fact.
I think one of the best ways the media serve their corporate masters is by not permitting any negative (anti-imperialist) pictures to be seen by Americans. I just read this incredibly positive account of what is going on in Ukraine, Russia, China, and throughout Eurasia.
Just as the the 1956 Suez War marked the swan song of the British Empire, Ukraine may be of similar significance for the bellicose American global blight. It seems the greatest harm our media regularly do is preventing the public from imagining what is possible.
My only question is - the world-wide protests against Iraq war was unprecedented in its scope across the globe. And what happened? NOTHING! The USA went to Iraq and we all just went back to TV screens.....
Back in the day we could get corporate news coverage of our antiwar actions here but that ship sailed about a decade ago.