The details don’t matter. Whoever America is portraying as a danger, the greatest danger is always them. After how many countries destroyed and reduced to slave markets, after the most people displaced since WWII, after entire countries besieged for generations, are we even having this conversation?
The world full of baddies their media portrays is bullshit. They’re the baddies. Any problem out there the world, you can be guaranteed that the Americans will make it worse.
The Vital Bad Assumption
The vital bad assumption behind every western thinkpiece on ‘should we bomb this place?’ is that they should not be bombing anywhere. This is just not a thing normal countries do.
Things in Myanmar may be fucked up, but nobody is asking whether Sri Lanka should bomb the place. Nobody is asking our Hambantota MP for his opinion. That would be absurd, and yet this is the absurd assumption that Empire operates under.
So what if some shit is happening in Ukraine or Kuwait or Venezuela? What does that have to do with the United States? Who gives a fuck what the Junior Senator from Kentucky thinks?
America operates under the basic assumption that it is their right, nay, duty to bomb anyone anywhere, and as we have seen through decades of bloody examples, this just isn’t true.
The Many Bad Examples
Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Yemen, and that’s just in the last few decades. America has years upon years of making things worse, but this time it’s always going to be different. It’s like Lucy pulling the football from Charlie Brown, and their professionally wrong pundits fall for it every time. War is a farce that gives them meaning.
The truth is that White Empire is good at starting and continuing wars, but not at ending them. The truth is that White Empire is just a grift, a bunch of arms dealers seeking out the poorest, most defenseless people to drop expensive bombs on. How much misery have we seen, for my entire adult life? How much misery are they causing right now?
Regardless of the intentions, regardless of how bad the latest baddie is, have we not learned that American intervention makes everything worse? Even if we assume that they have some imperial right to murder-fix everything, we have enough imperial examples of them just making everything worse.
Russia and Ukraine
Hence the simple answer to all the chatter about Russia and Ukraine is just no. All of the pundits who were wrong about every war are wrong about this one. All of their points are just a distraction from the pointlessness of it all.
All of the hype about what a big scary threat is, it pales next to the reality of what monsters America and its lackeys in White Empire are. They have no right to bomb anyone. That conversation itself should be a non-starter. For fucks sake, part of living in a world is just letting some shit go. Forget saving the world, just do no harm. God knows all the meddling and arms peddling has just made everything worse.
I’ll close with what Caitlin Johnstone said about this issue because it’s true:
Post-Iraq the US has zero moral authority. None. The narrative managers aim to suck you in to arguing about the minutiae of the inner workings of the latest target of the empire, when in fact a simple “Shut the fuck up, it’s none of your business” is all they deserve.
So in conclusion, when the western media starts talking about a threat coming tomorrow, then Tuesday, then next week, when they talk about this dictator and all the bad things they do, point them to the simple principle of ‘fuck off’ and rub their noses in all the evil they already do.