Fool The Vast Majority Of Americans One-Thousand Times, And They Will Be Ready & Willing To Be Fooled One-Thousand More!

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Starvation Sanctions Are Worse Than Overt Warfare:

“We are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday,” President Trump tweeted today. “I look forward to the day that Sanctions come off Iran, and they become a productive and prosperous nation again – The sooner the better!”

Iran’s economy is already floundering due to the steadily mounting sanctions that the Trump administration has been heaping upon it since its withdrawal from the JCPOA last year. Crucial goods are four times the price they used to be, sick Iranians are having difficulty obtaining life-saving medicine, and life in general has been getting much more difficult for the poorest and frailest Iranian civilians.

For this reason, it is a very safe bet that there have been Iranians who have died because of the sanctions. Being unable to obtain enough life-saving medicine will inevitably increase mortality rates, as will inadequate nutrition and care for those whose health is at risk. There’s not really any way around that, and it’s only going to get worse.

And that’s exactly what was supposed to happen. As far as their intended purpose is concerned, the sanctions are working. They’re doing exactly what they were intended to do: hurt Iranian civilians…

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America, under geopolitically obtuse Presidents, has done economic and military violence to many poor, vulnerable nations. Profitability has solidified this as its only tactic, and even defeats–Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria–are gagged down without altering it. The reason is plain: America is not a country in the sense of a polity organized to benefit a people; it’s a vast War Machine built to gorge itself on the bounty of its citizenry. Outcomes be damned: all that matters is the continuity of its outrageous profit.

This fact–impossible for most Americans to accept–makes them secondary victims of Empire’s depredations. What is be done? Nothing will induce a fuddled people to unplug from the vast propaganda web of entertainment, “news”, and social media to which they’re addicted, so they will continue to be rendered confused, inert, lost, indefinitely.

Captivated and sedated, they are not in a substantially different state than animals raised to be eaten…

The vast majority of dumbed-down, insouciant Americans despise the truth, and they despise anyone attempting to expose the truth to them. Among all of the people on this planet, Americans are the most easily led around by their noses, the most willfully ignorant and arrogant. Pavlov’s pooch was nobody’s fool, in comparison to the vast majority of Americans today (Clinton and Biden in Bizarro World):

“The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.”

― H.L. Mencken

Fool Me Twice

By Paul Edwards

June 23/24, 2019 “Information Clearing House” – Yogi Berra experienced “deja vu, all over again”. Marx revised Hegel, saying history repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce. Bush the Lesser, riffing on who to blame for being fooled, got lost in his trope. Now unctuous, obtuse Pompeo is selling war on Iran, bringing all three to mind.

You’d heard the one about the Gulf of Tonkin LBJ pitched? And the one about Iraqi WMD Step’nfetchit Powell sold, ominously shaking a vial of foot powder? And Obama’s somber rap about “Assad gassing his own people”?

The question now is whether the American Public will do Charlie Brown to Lucy’s football trick again? Sophisticated tech makes it harder for psychos in power to just lie. They need plausible visuals to back their bullshit but, used to relying on lies alone, they’re not clear on the concept.

In the silly video of Iran’s alleged tanker sabotage, a blurred, ghostly boat bears men said to be removing a dud mine from a tanker. Did they place it, try to set it off, fail, and hurry back? The tanker crew–drugged or dead?–didn’t hear them coming? At work..? A stealth boat, eh?

The story is so patently phony it sinks itself. It would be comic if our Imperial Bozos were not fixated on provoking war with a country that, should an attack come, is able and sworn to inflict grievous damage on its attacker. Pompeo and Bolton are not concerned. The War Machine needs them and what they do because it needs its wars.

America, under geopolitically obtuse Presidents, has done economic and military violence to many poor, vulnerable nations. Profitability has solidified this as its only tactic, and even defeats–Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria–are gagged down without altering it. The reason is plain: America is not a country in the sense of a polity organized to benefit a people; it’s a vast War Machine built to gorge itself on the bounty of its citizenry. Outcomes be damned: all that matters is the continuity of its outrageous profit.

This fact–impossible for most Americans to accept–makes them secondary victims of Empire’s depredations. What is be done? Nothing will induce a fuddled people to unplug from the vast propaganda web of entertainment, “news”, and social media to which they’re addicted, so they will continue to be rendered confused, inert, lost, indefinitely.

Captivated and sedated, they are not in a substantially different state than animals raised to be eaten. There is no satisfaction in saying this, only sadness. To watch an entire society of ordinarily good, decent people being traduced and betrayed by the government they’ve been schooled by pious rot to trust is beyond appalling.

It may be a fact of evolution that all species have only a certain limited capacity for adaptation and that, when that limit is reached, failure and extinction must follow. Have we humans reached our limit? Are we done?

Paul Edwards is a writer and film-maker in Montana. He can be reached at: hgmnude@bresnan.net

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51818.htm

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