Listen to a reading by Caitlin Johnstone: The US Air Force is clearing out jungles in the Pacific and replacing them with airfields for its coming war with China, because there exist people on this earth who look at a jungle and think, “This should be replaced with an airfield to prepare for a war with China.”
A quote in this episode of interview of Jeffrey Sachs by Alexander Mercuris was quite insightful. Mercuris said, "....people on the council of foreign relations, ...... and they talk about revitalizing the US economy in order to meet the challenge of China, and I have to say that seems to me an absolutely warped sense of priorities. You don't revitalize your economy in order to meet the challenge of China. If you are going to revitalize your economy, you do it in order to increase the prosperity, the happiness, the sense of contentment in your own country amongst your own people. But that is the mindset these people seem to have. They subordinate everything to their geopolitical ideas."
So much sadness. I am going to re-read the Pulling Back the Curtain essay again. After I take a few minutes to just be sad. I don't understand the people who would rather kill and destroy and hate than love and create and appreciate. I never will. I'm sorry, Mother Earth.
Sadness must give way to righteous anger, people of the world should unite against a world order that is designed to harm. To quote The Mahabharata " small puny men who rule over broken wealth" the present day vile rulers who in turn serve the venal oligarchs flaunting their obscene wealth. If this is not the time for change - if not now, when?
The US are the Nazis of the 21st Century.
Deforestation, brought to you by the same people promoting climate change. Where is Greta? We once upon a time had an axiom to judge people by the actions rather than words, there again that was a completely different world, faulted yes, but a paradise compared to the encroaching darkness too few seem to notice.
This is why I spend so much time in my garden, picking tomatoes and admiring our trees. I want to remember them come what may. Always.
I am utterly amazed there isn't global outrage over what is going on as this is shaping up as a nuclear version of Vietnam where they defoliated the jungles with toxic chemicals, did bombing runs with napalm, and secretly carpet bombed Cambodia. Vietnamese casualties are estimated at 3-5 million. Biden recently visited Vietnam to try and enlist it as a "coalition of the willing" to attack China. For some strange reason they sent him packing.
Indigenous cultures consider themselves humble custodians of planet Earth to be passed on to future generations .... and we call ourselves civilized!!!!
"America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between."
In Philippines, one of the places the US MIL has their eyeballs on is the northern island of Batangas. It is a pristine and unique place, settled by Europeans in times past and featuring non-vernacular stone style construction. They want to put a port there, for obvious reasons being not far from Taiwan if the shooting starts.
US regime killed 4m of the best Vietnamese by bombing. You all forget?
In Vietnam we lost 58k and 500b +
No one accepted responsibility
No one assigned responsibility
No one resigned
No one forced to resign
Not even hearings on US dead
We got a wall with 58k names
If you dont investigate get bigger mistakes later
Someone said to me yesterday about how the G20 got off to a bad start by China and Russia shaking hands and not acknowledging the 'war' nor that Putin was such so evil. I gave them a quick history lesson.
Biden and Sunak are the people every country's representatives should be refusing to shake hands with.
There are people on this earth who just made millions by clearing out trees for airstrips. At least a few of them will probably use that money to build new mansions for themselves in gentrified new 15 minute cities on Maui.
It’s mot just few people. There are a huge percentage of the pop that are fake liberals and lifestyle environmentalists, who champion conflict and war, and pretend that ravaging the planet isn’t what they are supporting by doing so.
Thank you Caitlin for another depressing piece. No that is not sarcasm but we need truth if there is any chance there will be change. Keep giving it to us in your superlative style and so heartfelt you make this tough old guy about to shed tears.
Yep, these people are called NEOCONS, and they can be found in large numbers on both sides of the aisle.
So very moving.
They subordinate everything to domination by any means - not people, fellow earth inhabitants - but the one standing in their way. Like a mad dog. Power complex writ large.