by jay janson
Knowledgeable and internationally aware people within Majority Mankind (the six billion Earthlings who live in the plundered Third World), have long had enough of the high-flown but meaningless erudite reporting of apathetic First World intellectuals dispassionately chronicling the lethal foreign policies of the Neo-Colonial Powers they reside in.
Your author has had occasion to mention the efforts of anti-imperialist organizations and writers previously admired to friends in Third World countries on three continents that have suffered US bombings and invasions. Whether the friends are students or professors, their reaction to my attempt to show that there is an antiwar movement in the English speaking world has always been the same. My overseas friends invariably look back at me in silence, while some exchange glances with each other. It’s a conversation ender. By their bloody experience, no concerned white person, if there be any, has ever prevented a single death or maiming from flying metal exploded by US military in Korea, Vietnam, Dominican Republic, or Libya.
In both alternate media and in criminal mainstream corporate media, First World intellectuals condemning their governments’ policies, are referred to, as being ‘on the Left,’ progressive, antiwar and dissidents. All the great savage trading empires of Europe have had their liberal intelligentsia criticizing and apologizing for at least some of the brutal colonial ‘policies’ of their fellow countrymen, fellow countrymen who perforce had to be of lesser morals and intellect to behave so inhumanely with indifference, even pride, while efficiently serving banks and Empire in bringing in the plunder. Just so does the current crop of fine journalists and authors of the First World’s liberal intelligentsia understandably hold themselves above and apart from the more numerous dishonest university professors, editors and mainstream journalist prostituting themselves in service to the blood soaked status quo of permanent war.
Our erudite and truthful journalists respond to, and satirize, the idiotic statements of war criminal dolts like bomber-pilot-would-be-President Senator McCain, and bother to ridicule the obvious lies and the self-righteous posturing of another would-be-President and killer of Vietnamese patriots, hapless Secretary of State Kerry. Progressives quote and dispute the solemn belligerent blustering of President Obama as if a US president ever wielded real personal power. Alternate media writers deride America’s paste-em-up poster-boy politicians, who proclaim in a serious voice whatever CIA and their Wall Street handlers want said. What these bought criminal high officials say, their pathetic ‘patriotic’ lies, become engraved in stone as much for the serious treatment given them by progressive writers as for their jingoist-sound-bite repetition in CIA-fed and corporate-controlled commercial mass media.