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For my first blog, I wrote this article after watching General John Allen endorse Hillary Clinton this morning at the US Democratic Convention Oz time.
The Indefensible Nation
by Vaughan Famularo
I was aghast this morning watching a speech from the Democratic National Convention in Cleveland by retired US General, John Allen endorsing Hillary Clinton as president. The fact that he was endorsing Clinton was not the main reason for my aghastness (if there is such a word) but being an Aussie, my exposure to the verboseness of this General and his sickening US nationalism, mixed with an obtuse myopia of the world at large is what made me revisit my recently swallowed breakfast.
These myopic views of the world seem only available to US Generals and Politicians.
I would advise not to bother searching for this speech on Youtube if you’re easily sickened by empty rhetoric, mixed with a nationalistic fervour. I think even Hitler at his height never achieved such bilious hype.
If you must see his speech, it is found here.
To the deafening chants of “USA USA USA” from the crowd which the General enthusiastically chimed in, he stated,
“Every American in uniform or at home, every man, every woman, every race, every ethnicity, every creed, every faith, with special mention to our Americans who are our precious Muslims and every gender and every gender orientation”. And then said, “all of us together pursuing our common values”.
I nearly choked. Common Values!? Is he kidding? Show me any Christian worth their salt or Muslim for that matter, who see eye to eye with the entire gender choosing diktat being forced upon society from upon high.
On many issues the Democrat President Obama, has purposefully fractured and split the social fabric of America during the 8 years of his reign.
Few Common Values exist except, in the memory of those who are old enough to remember a simpler and more inclusive world.
The General went on. “From the Battlefield to the capitals of our allies and friends and partners, the free peoples of the world look to America as the last best hope for peace and liberty for all humankind, for WE ARE THE GREATEST COUNTRY ON THIS PLANET.” he shouted at the top of his voice to the cheers from the enthralling crowd.
I have news for this General and, all those who came before him and, all those who will sadly, come after him.
(Besides noting, that these Generals are all cardboard cutouts of each other. They must be indoctrinated or, hypnotised by some CIA mind altering program as they all mouth the same sickening nationalist garbage)
My message on behalf of many Australians, Syrians, South Americans, Cubans, Libyans, Russians, Iraqi’s, Yemeni’s and most of the oppressed and, free thinking people of the world is this,
We don’t want you or need you!
As a matter of fact, we hate your invasions. We hate your spreading of pseudo democracy and, we can see right through your lying reasons for meddling in other country’s affairs.
We are sick and tired of the murder you export by your policy of selling military arms to both sides of any conflict and, we just don’t want or, need you.
This may seem a simplistic hope to try and send a message like this to the US military elite but, I’m convinced it is the message that most people of the world could agree upon and embrace and, we have to start somewhere to stop this murderous US ideology from attacking any country that refuses to buckle to its demands.
I am simply amazed that American Politicians and Generals seem to emphatically believe without any doubt that they are this, so called, Indispensable Nation.
Who said? have they heard the saying, ‘Self praise is no praise’?
This has become the empty rhetoric and haunting cry of corrupt US national leaders who, know their country is slowly crumbling into her own footprint.
This is no joke either.
The economy of the US is on its last legs with a national debt of 20 trillion and a ‘real’ figure of full time unemployed close to 100 million. As well, the social fabric of the nation has become a tinderbox just awaiting a spark. And if these facts don’t sway you, just have a look at the best two people the US can cough up for their top job as President.
It is simply amazing that Hillary Clinton is still in the running for President with so many chargeable offences against her. Trump, on the other hand shoots himself in the foot every time he speaks. Is this the best the US has to offer?
Surely, this should be proof enough?
Anyway, the General went on endorsing Hillary and telling anyone who would listen that he trusted her judgement and believes in her vision. Then, he said he believes in her as a leader against “the forces of hatred, the forces of chaos and darkness”
Many free media journalists of the world refer to the US as the “Empire of Chaos” because it’s the US that causes many of the murderous wars and chaos we see around the world. Either directly or indirectly.
So, I suppose the General is being a little honest by endorsing Hillary as the best leader for this chaos because if she is elected, she will definitely wield it.
He went on with the typical political US nationalistic garbage,
“We will oppose and resist tyranny, strengthen NATO, defeat ISIS (how long do they need??) they will protect the homeland” bla bla bla but, then he made this statement.
“I also know our Armed Forces will not become an instrument of torture”
Don’t you think it’s curious that he should mention that? After all, the US alphabet forces, like the CIA and, t’s private contractors have been involved in torture for many years and, the US military and many of its Generals have been complicit with that knowledge while running secret ‘black bases’ in many compliant foreign countries.
The General roared on but, his words became as empty as his militarily conditioned mind.
The time has truly come when dinosaurs like General Allen should be farmed off into the military old peoples homes where, the only damage they can do is short-sheet an ex Corporals bed.
The free people of the world no longer want or, need the US military. People no longer want the US poking it’s bloody nose into the affairs of their country or indeed any other country in the world.
All that comes from US involvement is the spreading of innocent blood and, lots of it.
Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Libya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Panama, Haiti and Nicaragua to name just a few. The atrocious outcomes for the people of these countries is there for all to see.
While the blood of innocent victims flow, private US companies like Halliburton, Blackwater, Titan Corp, Kellogg Brown and Root, CACI, make billions of dollars in government contracts who, just happen to have many ex US Generals as their advisors or, who are part of their Board Members.
It doesn’t take much imagination to understand the eagerness of these retired Generals to see the US enter into foreign conflicts.
There’s lots of money to be made. The statement uttered by Retired US Major General Smedley Butler in 1935 that, “War is a Racket” has never rang truer.
I believe the time has come where the world citizen has to stand up to these war hungry Politicians and Military relics and make a stand any way we can.
The world is becoming a dangerous place to live because of the aggression of the US military. The sad reality is, that the majority of the people of the west are either indifferent or ignorant of this fact.
Maybe we’re so busy living the dream we don’t have time to think?
However, the rest of the world know the danger that’s rising and, are watching this US election from afar genuinely concerned for their country and family’s future.
They know, that whatever happens in this US Presidential election, they will ultimately be affected.
The Russians and Chinese are worried that the US is becoming more confrontational on their borders, and are whipping up a frenzy of hatred in the media at home in their effort to start a war.
Turkey, a US ally has just blamed the US for trying to overthrow their government in a military coup.
Syria is being bombed daily by the US and coalition Air Forces which, is against all tenets of International Law but nothing happens. Of course, the blood of more innocent civilians flows.
Iraq, Yemen and Libya have been totally destroyed and Ukraine is well on her way to the same fate since the US financed a coup there. That coup overthrew the democratically elected Government of President Victor Yanukovych.
The people of eastern Ukraine (Donbass) are being fired on by artillery and mortar attacks daily. The people of the Donbass are attacked by their own Government in Kiev. This Kiev regime are instructed and financed by the EU and US.
These military forces, as well as the US equipping Ukraine with weapons, is in total contradiction to the Minsk Agreement which was brokered, agreed to and, signed by, the governments of Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia.
In a speech that Donald Trump made a few weeks back, he said he would talk to Putin about shared issues and try to find some common ground. But this rational idea, has been reinterpreted and engineered by the MSN to condemn Trump to accuse him that he is a Putin Stooge!
The western media is doing everything in their power to destroy Trump but he soars in popularity in spite of their obtuse campaign against him. Clinton on the other hand has been the President Elect in the minds and schemes of the US ‘Elites’ from the outset.
Trump may look the lesser of evils compared to Clinton but, it would come as no surprise if it was discovered that Trump answers to the same people who are backing Hillary. Such is the treachery of US politics.
And, this is what US democracy now looks like.
The US, the country who has for so long screamed from the rooftops to the rest of the world, claiming that they alone are the saviours of Democracy, who’ve attacked so many countries directly and indirectly since 1945 while, claiming to hold Democracy as their compass and, their evangelistic right and might, have now proven to have contrived their own election processes against the popular will of their people.
Leaked emails, via Wikileaks, has shown the leadership of the DNC conspired against Bernie Sanders to make sure Hillary Clinton won the nomination.
When you consider this, as well as the system of Lobbyists and campaign contributions in the millions, it has only served to have bastardised a democratic system that was once a shining example to the world.
A system of hearing and implementing the will and the voice of the people.
What this election has proven is, that US democracy is a sad indictment of Corporate greed feigning as the will of the people.
The US’s once free media has been systematically choked and destroyed and, now owned by six mega Corporations.
These Corporations wield incredible sway over the minds and attitudes of citizens who fail to question the validity of what they’re being told.
And, they’re being told by any Politician that reaches the the top and, any ex Military General who’s willing to climb the Corporate ladder that,
“They are the Indispensable Nation?”
Sadly, in the eyes of the rest of the world, the US has become “The Indefensible Nation”.
A nation of corruption, mindless slaughter, and an overbearing bully.