Faux means false. (And names often convey important clues.)
When any pundit lectures me that WE live in a Democracy and that voters wanted these wars, it fits into the faux... as in false category.
While any claim to moral repugnance for what is arguably being done--by an out-of-control military-industrial-media complex that answers to itself, NOT we the American people--is a good thing... as usual, I find it necessary to object to the FRAME that conflates all citizens with the Make War apparatus and its various and sundry advocates and accomplices.
I don't believe that a majority of Americans support these foreign wars; and anyone who gives a 100% propagandized media--one that used generals and other "experts" to build false cases for war of aggression--a pass is doing the work of empire. Ultimately, these shallow analyses take the result of mind control through shock, awe, and trauma... and argue that it proves the consult of the governed.
Does Mr. Faux think it's Democracy when cops crack down on inner city youth?
Is it Democracy when the head honchos of Arizona throw out textbooks that challenge the white racist telling of that area's history?
Is it Democracy when Latinos are herded into camps and tossed back over the border?
Is it Democracy when the entire citizenry is under Deep State scrutiny?
Is it Democracy when CIA players, unanswerable to any transparent agencies, "take out" heads of nations?
Is it Democracy when major global trade deals are fixed behind closed doors like cases fixed for war?
Is it Democracy when any insider who attempts to expose corruption is branded a whistle-blower or unpatriotic pariah and tossed into an offshore prison camp of otherwise forced into exile?
It cannot work both ways.
Either government officials ARE answerable to both the RULE OF LAW and their constituents, or they answer to elites within a covert, deep state apparatus.
For those of us who KNOW that 911 was a false flag, and recognize the shitloads of propaganda fed to the American public as precursor to a false form of consent for already planned wars, I do not buy this narrative that seeks to hold all citizens accountable for what they had no power to stop, no knowledge about, and no legal system within which to seek redress.
Chris Hedges spoke today about systems that no longer answer to the legal framework intended to keep them in check. Mr. Hedges advocates for mass protest and there has been some evidence of that in recent years aimed at a variety of ills. In all cases, police violence shows up to retain the status quo.
This is a very difficult situation since it took 60 years for the military industrial complex to creep into all aspects of govt., banking, business, and even the religious sectors. This Cancer will not be exorcized by any singular recipe.
Rather than blame all... it's more important to identify the mentality that gives war, warriors, and those who function through aggression... primacy in our society. THAT is the central disease. And by the way, we all don't suffer from it. The problem is, those that do tend to be armed and dangerous. Lacking consciences, they have no compunction about killing as many people as it takes to continue their hegemonic control of all persons.