(Now, that is a knee-slapper!)
Trump is now responsible, apparently, for everything from our thoroughly corrupted election systems to global warming to the common cold!
But there is such a thing as history – yes, even in what Gore Vidal famously called “The United States of Amnesia.” And our history provides ample evidence that this country hasn’t been “civilized” since its citizens let the deep state get away with murdering President John F. Kennedy for trying to end the Cold War and U.S. imperialism.
AT PERIL OF OUR SOULS, WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET THAT BILL CLINTON KILLED “WELL OVER A MILLION” IRAQI CIVILIANS… (See excerpt from The Guardian article below.)
(…before GEORGE W. BUSH killed several hundred thousand more – probably well over a million, too – at least that’s the claim made in a peer-reviewed study which appeared in the respected British medical journal, The Lancet… and that genocidal episode preceded President Obama’s flooding of a stable Syria, basically at peace, with al Qaeda, leading to a conflict that killed some half-a-million Syrians and created 10 million refugees… and that conflict only got going after Assad had met with Syria’s indigenous and peaceful resistance and granted them several concessions, including a multi-party system and term limits for any president.)
BUT FORGET WE WILL.
IT’S WHAT AMERICANS DO BEST.
…WHEN NOT BONING UP ON OUR HYPOCRISY AND FINGER-POINTING AT FOREIGN LEADERS, IN THE INTERESTS OF MORE AND LARGER WARS.
(IF ONLY WE COULD WORK UP A LITTLE INDIGNATION ABOUT OUR OWN WAR CRIMINALS AND CALL FOR A MODICUM OF “JUSTICE,” HERE AT HOME, EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE – MAYBE WE WOULDN’T HAVE TO GIVE SO MUCH MONEY TO RAYTHEON, LOCKHEED-MARTIN, BOEING, GENERAL DYNAMICS, NORTHROP GRUMMAN, AND ERIK PRINCE & THE PRIVATEERS… SO’S THEY CAN GO OUT INTO THE WORLD AND SEEK “JUSTICE” FOR THE POOR, ARAB/MUSLIM PEOPLE IN THE UNDEVELOPED PLACES – THE MILLIONS OF DEMOCRACY-DEPRIVED UNFORTUNATES WHO ARE SO IN NEED OF OUR MILITARY TO DEFEND THEM!)
You may now resume your blather about Donald Trump… and the “dictator” Maduro and “eeeeevil” Vladimir Putin and the still unproven allegations that Assad “gassed his own people” (claims that are always taken at face value by the corporate media and never challenged – except by multiple-award winning journalists like Robert Fisk, at least one U.N. weapons inspector upon her visit to Syria, the former British ambassador to Syria, and a handful of respected journalists who’ve spent time in the country…).
FROM THE GUARDIAN’S ARTICLE (from the year 2000 – ancient history, I realize, back when the Western media practiced journalism; nothing to be concerned about in 2019, now that America is “GREAT AGAIN,” and perfectly qualified to judge/jury/execute the rest of the world, according to Republicans and Democrats, alike!):
"A courtly, eloquent Irishman, Denis Halliday resigned as co-ordinator of humanitarian relief to Iraq in 1998, after 34 years with the UN; he was then Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, one of the elite of senior officials. He had made his career in development, ‘attempting to help people, not harm them’. His was the first public expression of an unprecedented rebellion within the UN bureaucracy. ‘I am resigning,’ he wrote, ‘because the policy of economic sanctions is totally bankrupt. We are in the process of destroying an entire society. It is as simple and terrifying as that . . . Five thousand children are dying every month . . . I don’t want to administer a programme that results in figures like these.’
“When I first met Halliday, I was struck by the care with which he chose uncompromising words. ‘I had been instructed,’ he said, ‘to implement a policy that satisfies the definition of genocide: a deliberate policy that has effectively killed well over a million individuals, children and adults. We all know that the regime, Saddam Hussein, is not paying the price for economic sanctions; on the contrary, he has been strengthened by them. It is the little people who are losing their children or their parents for lack of untreated water. What is clear is that the Security Council is now out of control, for its actions here undermine its own Charter, and the Declaration of Human Rights and the Geneva Convention. History will slaughter those responsible.’”
[It sure is a good thing that there is no such thing as “History,” here in the Land of the Free… A wholesome place where our government is openly, and without fear of repercussion, assisting Saudi Arabia’s genocidal campaign in Yemen, as I type these words. But again, don’t let me distract you from important, state-sanctioned diatribes. Official America has enemies – or targets, anyway. You may resume… “Maduro, Maduro, Maduro… Putin, Putin, Putin… Assad, Iranians, Hezbollah…” Go get 'em, Team Genocide! That’ll show Donald Trump!]