The world is at the crossroads of the most serious crisis in modern history. The U.S. and its NATO allies have embarked on a military adventure, “a long war”, which threatens the future of humanity. This “war without borders” is intimately related to a worldwide process of economic restructuring, which has been conducive to the collapse of national economies and the impoverishment of large sectors of the World population.
Far be it from me, but W-H-O-A! One does not need an academian or scholar to be able to understand this ridiculous recitation. In all due seriousness there are those of us who heard this rubbish back in 2008 and each consecutive year thereafter. Even if one is an Obama worshipper one must still come to the conclusion that Obama’s public speaking is much the same as any call and response, or active “comeback” ministry that would make most pastor’s envious.
Central to an understanding of war, is the media campaign which grants it legitimacy in the eyes of public opinion. War has been provided with a humanitarian mandate under NATO’s “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P). The victims of U.S. led wars are presented as the perpetrators of war. Civilians in Ukraine, Syria and Iraq are responsible for their own deaths.
Now to be fair, unbiased, and real as possible someone, anyone go ask an Iraqi if he or anyone else is responsible for his family’s deaths — well I encourage all of us not too. Although I can see quite easily where the prior statement grew its teeth — albeit it is much the same as saying that Putin, Saddam Hussein, or the leader of Syria is at fault.
Meanwhile, the Commander in Chief of the largest military force on planet earth is presented as a global peace-maker. The granting of the Nobel “peace prize” in 2009 to President Barack Obama has become an integral part of the Pentagon’s propaganda machine. It provides a human face to the invaders, it demonizes those who oppose US military intervention.
And it is imperative that we all remember that this “war based” propaganda is most often, if not entirely a fabrication of imagination and simply not true; however, nonetheless necessary for war.
The Nobel Committee says that President Obama has given the world “hope for a better future.” The prize is awarded for Obama’s “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.”
Shortly after this entire process had taken place, in particular, what the Nobel Committee stated with this person having been the POTUS for a month? It altogether was an irresponsible act.