Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Blatant American Hypocrisy

                                                From The Ramparts
                                               Junious Ricardo Stanton
                                            Blatant American Hypocrisy

            “For years I labored with the idea of reforming the existing institutions of society, a little change here, a little change there. Now I feel quite differently. I think you’ve got to have a reconstruction of the entire society, a revolution of values.” - Martin Luther King Jr. Inconvenient Hero, p. 98 -

            President Obama's remarks at the United Nations on September 28th  demonstrated how depraved and psychopathic the rulers of this nation are. Posturing and justifying policies of invasion, rapine, pillage and plunder Obama's message of American Exceptionalism set for all the world to see just how hypocritical, insane and megalomaniacal this nation is.
            The United States of America is by far the most imperialistic nation on the planet, bar none! The American Empire has over six hundred sixty military bases in thirty eight counties not counting the covert ops stations and positions the number of which are not public knowledge.  These bases and covert ops do not exist as "A global force for good" like the TV commercials for the US Navy proclaim. Rather they are there to impose US hegemony, intimidate foreign governments, facilitate the extraction of raw materials, give US corporations unfettered access to minerals and markets and control crucial geostrategic areas.
            But in his delusion or hubris Obama stood before the United Nations General Assembly on September 28 and had the audacity to utter lies such as these, "Indeed, I believe that in today’s world, the measure of strength is no longer defined by the control of territory.  Lasting prosperity does not come solely from the ability to access and extract raw materials.  The strength of nations depends on the success of their people -- their knowledge, their innovation, their imagination, their creativity, their drive, their opportunity -- and that, in turn, depends upon individual rights and good governance and personal security.  Internal repression and foreign aggression are both symptoms of the failure to provide this foundation."
            This was uttered by the man who allowed, facilitated and covered up the plunder of the US economy by the largest banks, hedge funds and special interests. Where is his concern for the US people's prosperity who lost trillions of personal wealth because of Wall Street greed and fraud?
            Those words were actually said with a straight face by the man who uses drone technology to kill more innocent people around the world than any other leader on the planet, like the hospital the US and NATO just bombed in Afghanistan!  Under Obama the US has destabilized whole swaths of territory in Yemen, Libya, Pakistan, Iraq, Ukraine and now Syria. Obama the consummate puppet of the 1% actually formed his mouth to say Russia annexed Crimea and call Russia an aggressor nation.  "That same fidelity to international order guides our responses to other challenges around the world.  Consider Russia’s annexation of Crimea and further aggression in eastern Ukraine.  America has few economic interests in Ukraine.  We recognize the deep and complex history between Russia and Ukraine.  But we cannot stand by when the sovereignty and territorial integrity of a nation is flagrantly violated.  If that happens without consequence in Ukraine, it could happen to any nation gathered here today.  That’s the basis of the sanctions that the United States and our partners impose on Russia.  It's not a desire to return to a Cold War. 
            Now, within Russia, state-controlled media may describe these events as an example of a resurgent Russia -- a view shared, by the way, by a number of U.S. politicians and commentators who have always been deeply skeptical of Russia, and seem to be convinced a new Cold War is, in fact, upon us.  And yet, look at the results.  The Ukrainian people are more interested than ever in aligning with Europe instead of Russia. Sanctions have led to capital flight, a contracting economy, a fallen ruble, and the emigration of more educated Russians.  Imagine if, instead, Russia had engaged in true diplomacy, and worked with Ukraine and the international community to ensure its interests were protected.  That would be better for Ukraine, but also better for Russia, and better for the world -- which is why we continue to press for this crisis to be resolved in a way that allows a sovereign and democratic Ukraine to determine its future and control its territory.  Not because we want to isolate Russia -- we don't -- but because we want a strong Russia that’s invested in working with us to strengthen the international system as a whole."
            This from the man who gave the okay to spend over five billion dollars of US taxpayers money to topple the elected government of Ukraine! This from the country where corporate and government propaganda rule where telling the truth is a criminal act almost. Obama was so brazen with his lies he overlooked the fact that in this day of Internet access and fact checking, the truth can be secured and discerned within minutes with little or no effort. Russia did not annex Crimea, the Crimean people voted to rejoin the Russian federation! The fact of the matter is the US was behind the 2014 coup that put Neo-Nazis in power in Ukraine.
            Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3mgnnhIYWI  to hear the leaked audio of US Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland and Geoff  Pyatt the US Envoy to Ukraine going over the details of which puppet they wanted to install in power.  Keep in mind, Nuland and Pyatt were not acting or speaking on their own, they had the tacit backing of Obama and his handlers!
            Obama had the audacity to call out Vladimir Putin and lie about Putin's attempts to broker peace in Ukraine and Syria when the US and NATO  unilaterally bombed Libya without a formal declaration of war or UN mandate and the US has been working to undermine the cease fire Russia, Germany and France brokered in Ukraine to further destabilize that country. The results of this and US policies in Yemen and Syria are directly responsible for the suffering, trauma and the refugee situation in Europe now.
            We need to wake up and see our government as the vampires, psychopaths and thugs they are. What Malcolm X and Martin Luther King said over fifty years ago about US oppression and imperialism still ring true. In a speech in Ghana in 1964 Malcolm said, "Anytime you think that America is the land of the free, you come there and take off your national dress and be mistaken for an American Negro, and you will find out you’re not in the land of the free. America is a colonial power. She is just as much a colonial power in 1964 as France, Britain, Portugal, and all these other European countries were in 1864. She’s a twentieth-century colonial power; she’s a modern colonial power, and she has colonized twenty-two million African-Americans. While there are only eleven million Africans colonized in South Africa, four or five million colonized in Angola, there are twenty-two million Africans colonized in America right now on May 13, 1964. What is second-class citizenship if nothing but twentieth-century colonialism? They don’t want you to know that slavery still exists, so rather than call it slavery they call it second-class citizenship."  http://malcolmxfiles.blogspot.com/2013/07/university-of-ghana-may-13-1964_1.html Malcolm knew the real deal about America and he boldly spoke truth to power.
            Martin Luther King Jr also was well aware of US imperialism around the world. He said, " God didn't call on America to engage in a senseless, unjust war in Vietnam.  And we are criminals in that war. We've committed more war crimes almost than any other nation in the world and I'm going to continue to say it. And we won't stop it because of our pride and arrogance as a nation."
            Their words are a stark contrast to the lies and fabrications of Barak Obama at the UN but their words are just as true today as they were when they uttered them over fifty years ago. Don't go for the okey-doke or fall for the US flim-flam.



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