Published on Saturday, 28 May 2016
The title of yesterday’s Daily Pickings was “anger rising” but in truth, for most people, anger is absent or misdirected; there is some anger against government but it is usually tribal. In the US there is tribal anger evident at Donald Trump rallies where pro and anti-Trump supporters shout abuse at each other while Hillary Clinton continues gain financial support from Wall Street and the war making corporations. Meanwhile, Obama gets a free pass while escalating the nuclear arms race, drone warfare and conducting illegal wars, regime change etc. Not bad for a Nobel Peace Prize winner – as if such baubles have any credibility left. Where is the anger at the rising tide of belligerence risking conflict with China and Russia? There is none because the brainswashing of most of the population is so effective: “the US is the beacon and carrier of freedom to the world while Putin and China have global ambitions” – there is no physical evidence of any of this being true but the myths persist.
Silencing the United States as It Prepares for War by John Pilger
John Pilger takes apart the liberal commentariat and points to the need for a genuinely anti-imperialist analysis of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and yes — Bernie Sanders
US hegemony isn’t limited to its military but extends to corporations for which the military is the muscle to enforce their will to dominate markets. Take Monsanto and Carghill and how their agenda was imposed on Iraq once the impediment of Saddam Hussein was removed and subsequently killed.
Well perhaps, because these wars are a long way from American soil, it is understandable that the American people are passive and disinterested but what explains their acquiescence to restrictions on their basic liberties which clearly have no purpose but to protect the profits of water companies?
Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I’m about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level. You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties because, according to officials, that rain belongs to someone else.
People in the UK are also passive in the face of attacks on their freedoms and liberty mainly through the brainwashed fear of terrorism by false flags and propaganda. There is sporadic anger at instances of corruption, usually the petty stuff while the real corruption is hidden in plain sight; for example the UK’s energy supply is under threat but subsidies and policy based on lies are filling the pockets of corporations, bureaucrats and politicians. Rather than having a coherent energy policy, we have a gravy train of vanity projects and environmentally threatening investments such as the untried and untested technology planned for Hinckley Point which is a financial disaster in the making.
One of the biggest scandals of our time is heading towards Britain. At the heart of Conservative energy policy is a white elephant of epic proportions – the Hinkley Point Nuclear power station in Somerset. You may have read something about it – but probably not this.
This power station has been described as the most expensive single “thing” on earth although other power projects such as energy ports come even more expensive. Originally budgeted to cost around £14 billion three years ago, then £18 billion last year and revised up to nearly £22 billion this year. The EU Commission has estimated its final cost to be £24 billion.
Anger in Europe is directed at immigrants and refugees, many of whom are victims of the wars and corporations conducting business in their native countries – they too are victims of the war on us all.
To stop this we have to awake to what is really going on which means rejecting the lies and propaganda and focusing on the source of everything, the system.
Source: Boiling frogs