RussiaNazis are comin’!
It’s becoming more and more clear that in our post-postmodern age, there’s amusing coeffiency in Western administrative bureaucracy: Higher the office, dumber the sound bite. Well… In this case, it would be amusing if there weren’t those troublesome nuclear-tipped missiles brisling on launch pads, ready to bust loose some Nostradamus shit.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking in Kiev, said Russia had made up reasons to intervene in Ukraine, saying “not a single piece of credible evidence supports any one of these (Russian) claims.” He added that “Russia has been working hard to create a pretext to invade further” in Ukraine. [CNN]
Try as I might, I can’t think of single piece of credible evidence to support our invasion and looong occupation of Iraq. Surely Kerry remembers that little owie. A dozen or so years ago he voted for the Big Push, then he voted against it, then he realized he knew then what he didn’t know now and voted for it again – or some equivalent bullshit. Anyway, during his 2004 Presidential campaign, he twisted himself into a pincurl trying to nail down whether he opposed the war (his ‘real-world’ Democratic base and Libertarian faction of the Right) or if he favored it (the Israel Lobby to which all Capitol Hill must bow and scrape).
In fact, we don’t have so much as a single trumped-up brief for installing torture as investigative device, or dungeons to forever contain arbitrarily determined ‘militants’ the world over, or banning incadescent ‘Edison’ lightbulbs. Yeah, LED, fluorescent and halogen bulbs burn cooler, longer, with less energy – even though po’ folk are left in the dark when they can’t stretch lean budgets for fatter price. Torture is a wonderful way to tap enemies of pertinent information – except it doesn’t seem to work anywhere outside Hollywood. And, no, I’m not the only one on board with this; even stealth-neoconservative New York Times has come around.
And let’s be honest: In the post-postmodern age, nobody really gives a good goddam about the poor.
There is an influential faction in the West that sees rebooting the Cold War as the only real, lasting path to battleware prosperity. After all, there were plusses to our long, eventually pointless enmity with the Soviet Union; from it grew advances in astrophysics, rocketry (to explore space not pistol-whip the world), and even computer technology. There are theorists – especially among our precious neoconservatives – who maintain Ronald Reagan’s boost in military spending 30 years ago not only hastened fall of the Empire of Evil, but ended the early-’80s recession here, as well.
Islam has been our favorite stock villain for more than a decade now, but there just isn’t book in a foe without fissionable warheads. Iran’s “nuclear program” appears to be as ludicrously fanciful as Iraq’s a dozen years ago.
No… We need a nuclear power flexing in the other corner to really gin up defense spending. Now that it appears shots have been fired in the Russia-Ukraine dust-up, what Antiwar’s Justin Raimondo calls the War Party sees a casus belli every bit the godsend 9/11 was – hijacked and used to knock off Saddam as well station an American miltary force in the middle of the Middle East… forever, apparently.
In a particularly heavy-breathing crank call from National Review, we’re told we better pack up some troubles in the ol’ kit bag, ’cause we’re not just talking about any Putinoid Axis of Evil. We’re talkin’ Axis, period. All the Russian leader needs is one of those dumbass toothbrush mustaches and we’re right back to Fuhrer Town.
As the Putin regime invades Ukraine, it has become apparent that a new force for evil has emerged in Moscow. It is essential that Americans become aware of the nature of the threat. Putin is sometimes described as a revanchist, seeking to recreate the Soviet Union. That is a useful shorthand, but it is not really accurate. Putin and many of his gang may have once been Communists, but they are not that today. Rather, they have embraced a new totalitarian political ideology known as “Eurasianism.”
The roots of Eurasianism go back to czarist émigrés interacting with fascist thinkers in between-the-wars France and Germany. But in recent years, its primary exponent has been the very prominent and prolific political theorist Aleksandr Dugin… (He) he became a founder and chief ideologue of the Eurasianist National Bolshevik Party (NBP) in 1994. Nazism, it will be recalled, was an abbreviation for National Socialism. National Bolshevism, therefore, put itself forth as an ideology that relates to National Socialism in much the same way as Bolshevism relates to Socialism. This open self-identification with Nazism is also shown clearly in the NBP flag, which looks exactly like a Nazi flag, with a red background surrounding a white circle, except that the black swastika at the center is replaced by a black hammer and sickle.
I sense here desperation. ‘Street’ American aversion to a Syrian assault last summer was no fluke. Support for military action in Crimea runs at about 18 percent. Seemingly, those enthusiasts are members and extended families of our shit-can media and government.According to the Daily Beast, that’s lowest figure since such a poll was first taken, in 1964 – on eve of the Vietnam War escalation. And, again, we know how thatkerfuffle turned out.
As for objective, the old rule is action should only be taken when our national interests are at stake. And more Americans just don’t see—in Syria and Ukraine, for example—anything in those places that truly (or at least, immediately) affects their daily lives. It’s also why ratings haven’t really spiked on the cable news front on the Ukraine story (CNN saw a modest bump last Friday). The media wants us to care, but those sitting at home are more interested in selfies by Ellen than something as mundane as an unwarranted invasion by a superpower wannabe of a sovereign nation. [Daily Beast]
Perfect example of sheer contempt felt for us by our media brain trust. Oh, those stupid isolationist Americans. Don’t they realize the PRIVILEGE of dying and going bankrupt to maximize power of our own lords and masters, those we in media serve like fluff boys blowing cock on porn sets? And love the part about CNN teasing out any good news – like miniscule bump in “let’s roll” poll numbers. What a shit-eating bunch of hypocrites.
Actually, I see a little more at work: Americans are beginning to see through relentless smoke and mirror scams – and recognize lies and liars when they come crawling out of the sewer. In fact, we’re sick to death of all this bullshit in the same way we’re tired of Attorney General Eric Holder restaging the March on Birmingham instead of going after banksters leading us by our noses to yet another financial meltdown.
That won’t change anytime soon, regardless how many latter-day goosesteppers these frauds come up with. And nothing terrifies our “opinionmakers” more.