Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/05/30/real-troika-tyranny-made-us-allies
There is little, if anything, we can do about “The Blob”, the continuously-existing juggernaut that has run U.S. foreign policy since World War II, regardless of which political party is in power. Tens of millions of people worldwide protested in the streets in 2002-2003 against the Cheney-Bush war on Iraq, and we were ignored.
As the planet’s unsustainable heating accelerates, made worse by all the endless U.S. wars, the ‘Troika of Tyranny’ will continue its mass-murderous operations, filling the blood-stained coffers of the war profiteers and their greedy, willing servants in Congress and the White House.
Perhaps the best thing the human species can do for the other innocent species on this wonderful planet is to continue on its road to mass suicide.
The American Empire is the empire of corporate capitalism. Considerations, like human rights, justice, environmental sustainability etc. are only relevant as ‘public relations’. Unfettered capitalism leads to the decay of democracy, and the rise of fascism everywhere.
"Money Is The Root Of All Evil."
And, unfortunately, the majority of Americans are in favor of keeping “Evil” in Washington DC.
From one old man to another, be happy we had our youth in a relatively sane time.
The WORST of humanity today.
As long as the poorest of us get some form of sustenance the top end will survive as well.
I believe the original Bible quote says: love of money is the root of all evil. By the way I always like your comments. Unfortuneately The O’Jays great song ‘For the Love of Money’ has been ruined for me by its association with Cheeto Benito.
The facts laid out by the author should be headline news on every newspaper and on every television report. Every candidate for political office should be questioned on his or her grasp of these facts. If we can have every American recite the plots of ‘Game of Thrones’ (except me) then we know we are capable intellectually of understanding complicated situations. So our inability as a society to understand reality tells me that we have ‘collusion’ going on here, making any so-called Russian interference in our so-called democracy just part of the greater collusion to keep Americans dumb and dumber, feeding off of patriotic pap. Politicians and news programs feed us off of an a la carte menu of issues, like abortion, health care, climate change, to give us so much to chew on that the healthy food of the important facts of wars, alliances with evil regimes, and attacks on countries who are no threat are never served. No election campaign gets to the bottom of the evil that happens at our own hands or of our role as co-conspirators who get rich off of looking the other way when murderous deeds are being done by our allies… In the last election campaign, not one debate question dealt with our ongoing wars! We must go to an exotic restaurant like Common Dreams to find real food for thought.
Excellent commentary Jacqui!
This quote from Huey Long expands the tale…
"“They’ve got a set of Republican waiters on one side and a set of Democratic waiters on the other side, but no matter which set of waiters brings you the dish, the legislative grub is all prepared in the same Wall Street kitchen.” - Huey Long.
The subversion of US foreign policy, fomenting MENA wars, and complicity in human rights atrocities has been accomplished by depraved “allies”, the war-machine, and corrupt American corporate interests/players far more than adversaries.
The US could be using its position to continue engaging Iran in constructive negotiations, could have opposed the authoritarian coup overthrowing an elected democracy in Egypt, and could have opposed the vile war on Yemen by the greatest - really, the only - terror exporting muslim country on the planet, the Saudis.
So the questions we need to be asking is, ‘How is this going to position us when both the House of Saud and the al-Sisi dictatorships are swept away and replaced by a Shia wave?’ ‘What influence will the US have then? How will our calls for restraint and reason be received then?’ These dumb sh*ts have NO clue. Their only option is to threaten and bomb everyone into submission. They are leading us all to the slaughterhouse.
“Hegel bemerkte irgendwo, dass alle großen weltgeschichtlichen Tatsachen und Personen sich sozusagen zweimal ereignen. Er hat vergessen, hinzuzufügen: das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce”.
Hegel noted somewhere, that all great events and people occur so to say twice. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce. (Marx)
The chef, I believe, is named ALEC.