With anti-Russian hysteria reaching fever-pitch in America’s corporate-owned mainstream media, there is a desperate need for an objective look at what Donald Trump’s foreign policy might actually mean for America and the world it has long sought to dominate. A major course correction is in the offing, taking the empire toward its objectives in an entirely different way. But for America’s established rulers, victory on Trump’s terms is a prospect about which we are not even allowed to think.
Hillary Clinton presents herself as a safe choice for America, alleging that Donald Trump is dangerously incoherent in foreign policy and a misogynist. But her own policies have resulted in the deaths of countless women and children, and her aggressive pursuit of imperial designs threatens all of us with grave dangers blithely ignored by the corporate media.
America’s ruling class is preparing to repeat one of the country’s greatest mistakes – the internment of its own citizens due to war hysteria. Behind their disgusting hypocrisy lies the familiar impetus to preserve the exalted status they do not deserve.
The American military empire appears to be preparing for confrontation with Russia. In the House of Representatives, only ten members had the courage to resist the endless stream of hypocritical lies demonizing Russia and sowing the seeds for a conflagration that could destroy us all.
The American Empire has reached a turning point. With China supplanting the U.S. as the world’s largest economy, and the precious dollar in danger of losing its dominance, the world is slipping through America’s blood-soaked fingers. But, armed with a new pretext for military aggression, the United States may not be able to resist the temptation to save itself by killing others, and a confluence of lethal forces is converging against Iran.
As the corpse of a murdered Iraq rots before our eyes, the world must ask whether the United States was criminally negligent or motivated by malicious intent. For the chaos in the Middle East is nowhere near as random as it seems; on the contrary, it serves American imperial interests quite nicely, a fact with chilling implications for the rest of humanity.
With spectacular cynicism, the American plutocratic empire has exploited a veterans’ health crisis of its own creation to undercut the public sector. Concurrently, it has used our last POW in Afghanistan to prevent anyone from questioning its production of broken minds and bodies both at home and abroad.
America’s deliberate fomenting of crisis in the Ukraine has been accompanied by epic levels of imperial arrogance and hypocrisy. But it also provides us with disturbing evidence of Washington’s depraved ambitions to sacrifice people and the planet alike on the altar of global hegemony.
Normal service has been resumed. America’s owners have cracked their whip, and Congress has finally passed a budget. The military-industrial complex has been given a huge Christmas present, but the rest of us can go hang from Eisenhower’s Cross of Iron.
American conservatives have surprised and disappointed many observers by demonizing Nelson Mandela as a communist. But that aspect of Mandela’s past is far less relevant to the modern world than his identification of other regimes that practice the apartheid he helped end. It is no coincidence that this aspect of his legacy is being carefully avoided.
In response to Israel’s growing concerns about a diplomatic solution for Syria’s chemical weapons, their faithful propagandist Cal Thomas has had to contradict almost everything he just told us.
Forget Syria. America’s religious fundamentalists and the Israelis who exploit them want a war with Iran. And just as with Iraq, Cal Thomas is the man to sell it.
Instead of paying tribute to Dr. King’s dream, President Obama has defiled it with his hypocritical war-mongering. And his Secretary of State needs to explain to the world what consequences America will suffer for its own use of chemical weapons.
The Republican Party has degenerated into an American Taliban. It claims to value life, yet exhibits callous indifference to the victims of America’s imperial wars and the suffering of billions of animals in industrialized agriculture.
Cal Thomas’s latest exercise in fear-mongering seeks to exploit the murder of a British soldier in London for the purpose of demonizing Islam. Conveniently overlooked, as always, is the massive pool of blood spilled by America and its supposedly civilized Western allies.
The Republican Party’s exploitation of the Benghazi scandal has been a breathtaking example of hypocrisy. Far from enlightening the American people, they have added to the many layers of deception that typify American imperialism.
In the wake of the Boston bombing, America’s imperial war hawks have been gorging themselves on belligerence. A noxious tag-team of Clifford May and Cal Thomas unintentionally helps us understand the connection between war and plutocracy.
John Brennan’s confirmation hearings finally drew some attention to the Obama administration’s shredding of the Constitution but left the biggest questions unasked and unanswered. What else should one expect from the finest government that money can buy?
Voting, we are told, is not just a responsibility of citizenship, but a moral obligation. But why would any moral person want to lend his support to a political system that has become corrupt and evil?
The Leesburg Daily Commercial, like the rest of the mainstream media, continues to present Iran as a grave threat to American interests. It is nothing of the kind, but We the People have abdicated our responsibility to protest against the dreadful consequences of our imperial war machine’s relentless advance.