The willful bombing of the Doctors Without Borders Hospital–like all war crimes–was a horror.
However… Koehler asks:
“If WE valued life?”
Are beliefs, on the part of those under-represented by the paradigm that Mars built tantamount to actionable policy directives? Is it fair to conclude that what’s decided by Power necessarily reflects the wishes of the populace?
Koehler as usual traffics in the “one size fits all” We-frame that:
- Makes us all into equally guilty sinners (Christian stamp)
- Turns the citizen into the soldier
- Celebrates uniformity—a One Size Fits All Narrative
- Makes no allowance for the fact that most U.S. citizens are living under states of control, surveillance, and direct or indirect intimidation. That their capacity to alter the MIC’s carefully, covertly planned missions is limited at best.
- Nor is any mention made of the difficulty on the part of many when it comes to discerning truth from the massive streams of propaganda coded in disinformation that are passed off as news.
Would it ever dawn on Koehler that his use of the all-inclusive WE term blocks out dissent, presents a false case (when it comes to what’s in people’s minds and hearts), and also mocks any alternative to the status quo that Dark Power built and is working hand in glove to sustain?
Granting witness to those who DO oppose war would be a positive starting point. Otherwise, such narratives unwittingly salute the existing power structure by affirming that no dissent to it exists!