By Jay Janson
White folks media tells the world that bad guys fighting the invasions, bombings and occupations of their beloved countries often appear to look brave for fighting against such overwhelming odds, when actually they are cowards harming their own undeveloped countries (former occupied colonies) chances of being helped by corporations. Economic power shift away from neocolonial empires will bring prosecution even of this media.
So I am watching the news on CCTV (China Central TV) in English. The woman commentator is lamenting the death of an American General shot dead by a possible Taliban dressed in the uniform of the Quisling Afghan Government Army.
“Of course our our hearts go out to the American general’s wife and family” she says addressing her co-anchor (It is noticeable her heart does not go out to the family of the Afghan patriot who was in turn shot dead by those trying to protect the general).
I thought, ‘well this is nothing unexpected’. Since the end of the Cultural Revolution, Chinese government leaders have seemed to be playing the long term plan of cheering on or at least abstaining to vote in the UN against Americans killing people in their own beloved small countries all over the world, glad superpower Americans are not yet killing Chinese again (like they did over more than a century, starting with the murderous sacking of Beijing in 1900, when American and British troops carried away every treasure they could steal and cram into a couple freight-train cars.)
The brave Afghani who gave his life for his country is in this case a non-person at best, or a terrorist as the white folks media would describe him. Maybe he wouldn’t be regarded in Western media so lowly if he had used a tank or a warplane to kill the general of the Nazi like international coalition that invaded his country thirteen years ago (a coalition, by the way, that includes every single white folks country including tiny Andorra and Lichtenstein).
Well these thirteen years of genocide in Afghanistan! one motive of which is to protect the opprobrious drug war lord government installed because it does what it is told by white folks, and that means putting up with Americans and Europeans keeping up the turkey shoot of the amazingly dedicated Taliban, who saved their country from the utter destruction, rape and pillage of two US heavily armed war lords once the Soviets withdrew and the women liberating Kabul government fell after two additional years of civil war. By secretly backing largely non-Pastun hill tribe war lords (one, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, famous for throwing acid at ‘improperly’ dressed women and many ordering the execution of teachers-of-girls) with US cash, arms, CIA training, and using Pakistan secret service cross border support and Saudi Arabian money, a CIA managed civil war was expected to sucker in the USSR military to aid a then very popular new socialist Afghan government and thus into a Soviet Vietnam war type of debacle. Once the Soviets were lured in, Brzezinski proclaimed ‘jihad’ inviting many thousands of strict Wahabi sect Arabs like Osama bin Laden into a moderate Islam practicing and mostly Persian speaking Afghanistan to defeat the Soviets with US supplied stinger missiles. Brzezinski would later brag of it all to French newspaper Le Nouvel Observateur, in Paris, on January 15, 1998.
Of course white folks media owned by speculating investors in genocide for world hegemonic capital gains explains that the military forces of the international community of white folk nations are engaged in keeping America safe for capitalist freedom and democracy and protecting the USA from another Saudi led 9/11 attack by killing (now millions) of suspected enemies of America in all the nations surrounding Saudi Arabia, namely, Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Palestine, (the Pentagon ever watchful for more kill opportunities in Bahrain, Iran, Egypt, the Sudan and Indonesia), – and at the same time building capitalism teaching schools for girls wherever possible.
As this author sees it, white folks mainstream media presents all this horrific mayhem as only logical kindness typical of Northern Europeans (who after destroying the Roman Empire and then most of Europe during the Dark Ages, learned to read and write, went on to conquer almost every inch of the lands of the non-Caucasian six sevenths of Mankind, plundering more advanced and wealthier civilizations and cultures of the Middle East, North Africa, India, China and America into ‘undeveloped’ nations). These Anglo-American led white folks are presently portrayed in Western media as always selflessly helping the non-pale complexioned populated developing world (read: world recovering from being plundered) to learn the virtues of massive firepower European style democracy.
Unfortunately, this democratic Western media must constantly alert us that there are so many many many bad guys in the ‘developing’ non-white populated nations that the good guy military of the community of white folk nations is kept busy all the time.
For example, white folks media must constantly be warning about the many bad guys in Korea, whose country the United States and fellow Western empires graciously did not seriously invade, but instead, for forty years only de-recognized Korea as territory of the Western capitalist empires’ half-brother, the capitalist Empire of Japan (in return for Japanese recognition of the Philippines as US territory and accepting its genocidal pacification.) When the Emperor announced his intention to surrender during WW II, the departing Japanese military governor allowed Koreans to form their own government, but though their had been no war in Korea, the US Army landed, overthrew this democratically formed Korean government (for it having been naturally a non-capitalist government since Korea suffered under capitalist Japan’s murderous occupation for forty years.)Without asking Koreans, the US divided the nation in two, installing a murderous dictator in the divided off southern part, whose secret police and special forces, by recent documentation by a truth commission recently set up in the US backed Republic of Korea in the South, proceeded to mass massacre nearly 200,000 communists, socialists, unionist, farmer organizers, members of that overthrown Korean government and anyone against the criminal partition of their nation often along with their women and children as well during the years before the North Korean army swept South and unified the peninsula in five short weeks as the southern army deserted or defected, whereupon the US, with a collaborating UN Secretary General’s approval, attacked by, air, sea and land eventually bombing flat twice-over the entire Korean peninsula bringing death to more that two and half million Koreans and an half million Chinese that came to fight that US invasion. With this this three year long genocide, participated in by many allied capitalist nations, eventually was restored the US made division of Korea so heartlessly painful for its families.
Since then the United States has for sixty years maintained inhumane, crippling and criminal international sanctions on the North Korean economy, while at least twice a year holding enormous live fire war exercises of the North Korean coast within earshot of its capital Pyongyang.
The gigantic world-wide reaching US media manufactures an upside-down reality regarding US business and government intentions in Korea and a virulent demonizing of its government’s huge military, in actuality tiny compared to the USA superpowers military threatening it. This world encompassing US criminal media continuously attacks North Korea and by blocking information, slanting news, omissions, disinformation and misinformation, has run a six-decade propaganda campaign that is surely prosecutable as a media crime against peace under Principle VI c. of the universally signed on to Nuremberg Principles of the UN Charter
The US government, refusing a peace treaty, continues to frighten North Koreans into spending much of its wealth in preparing for another US attack, always remembering President Eisenhower’s threat to drop atom bombs, and his actually having sent practice bombing runs over North Korea. Since Koreans know what ‘Ike’ did to Laos, Guatemala, Iran and Congo, his threat is remembered as a serious one.
But in imperialist media, Korean leaders are ridiculed as bad guys talking crazy in response to angelic American presidents playing ever tough before the US and Western public. Live in Korea for some years as your author has, and one learns that for all Koreans there is only one Korea, and Koreans in the South are not grateful that nearly three million Koreans were saved by flying pieces of metal made in the USA from living under a communist government like China.
And then there was those Vietnamese bad guys.
With white folk control of probably more than ninety percent of the news throughout the world, if the Vietnamese want to honor their Vietcong as wonderful heroes of their nations struggle against decades of genocidal and destructive invasion by Americans and French and British and Australians and New Zealanders and British supported by Germans, Canadians and Spain, it will make little difference for CIA fed Western media audiences, which will hear a thousand times over and over again that every American that ‘served’ in Vietnam was or is a hero, especially anyone seeking election to public office.
For forty-six years, genocidal criminal media has made sure no one has heard mention of Martin Luther King’s 1967 sermon Beyond Vietnam – a Time to Break Silence that made bold headlines in newspapers around the world let alone the any of the words he spoke:
“So far we may have killed a million of them, mostly children”
“The Vietnamese people proclaimed their own independence in 1945 after a combined French and Japanese occupation. They were led by Ho Chi Minh. [Who was decorated by the US for his war time aid to America]. Even though they quoted the American Declaration of Independence in their own document of freedom, we refused to recognize them. Instead, we decided to support France in its reconquest of her former colony. For nine years we vigorously supported the French in their abortive effort to recolonize Vietnam. Before the end of the war we were meeting eighty percent of the French war costs. After the French were defeated, we supported one of the most vicious modern dictators, our chosen man, Premier Diem.
They move sadly and apathetically as we herd them off the land of their fathers into concentration camps where minimal social needs are rarely met. They know they must move on or be destroyed by our bombs. So they go, primarily women and children and the aged. They watch as we poison their water, as we kill a million acres of their crops. They must weep as the bulldozers roar through their areas preparing to destroy the precious trees. They wander into the hospitals. So far we may have killed a million of them, mostly children. They wander into the towns and see thousands of the children, homeless, without clothes, running in packs on the streets like animals. They see the children degraded by our soldiers as they beg for food. They see the children selling their sisters to our soldiers, soliciting for their mothers. What do the peasants think as we ally ourselves with the landlords…What do they think as we test out our latest weapons on them, just as the Germans tested out new medicine and new tortures in the concentration camps of Europe? We have destroyed their two most cherished institutions: the family and the village. We have destroyed their land and their crops. We have cooperated in the crushing the unified Buddhist Church. We have supported the enemies of the peasants of Saigon. We have corrupted their women and children and killed their men.”
Thanks to the excellent high-tech satellite reach of white folks media the world has come to understand that unfortunately, the bad guys fighting the invasions, bombings and occupations of beloved countries often appear to look brave for fighting against such overwhelming odds, when actually according to spokespersons of US government and media, they are cowards harming their own countries’ chances of becoming part of the world community of nations by adhering to the advice of white folks that are always willingly and glad to develop poor and underdeveloped the formerly colonized homelands of these bad guys.
One will hear this on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS (sadly usually on CCTV and now Al Jazeera as well), and read of it in the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times and freaky one liners in the sex and sports tabloids, NY Post and NY News. This is however not what we heard from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King back in 1967, though by the same time in 1968, King was dead from a bullet to his brain.“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world is my own government.” ‘Atrocity wars and covert genocide to maintain unjust predatory investments on three continents since 1945.’ “This is a role our nation has taken, … refusing to give up the privileges and the pleasures that comes from the immense profits of overseas investments.”
Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark has pointed out to this author that right now the neocolonial powers are able to take the law into their own hands without fear of prosecution, but since this ability derives from their economic domination of most all of mankind, when the present shift of economic power away from the United States and its European allies is near completion, a reconstituted UN will certainly be able to create a Nuremberg Principles Court of Justice in which the above described media cartel justifying genocide with false and provocative mis and disinformation will face lawsuits for complicity in millions of unwanted deaths, injuries, mega destruction of property and theft of natural resources. Ramsey Clark reminded me that five Nazi media personalities were convicted in 1945. It goes without saying this white folks media as an accessory before the fact of genocide will not endure much longer
Jay Janson is an archival research peoples historian activist, musician and writer; has lived and worked on all continents; articles on media published in China, Italy, UK, India and the US; now resides in NYC; First effort was a series of articles on deadly cultural pollution endangering seven areas of life emanating from Western corporate owned commercial media published in Hong Kong’s Window Magazine 1993; Howard Zinn lent his name to various projects of his; Global Research; Information Clearing House; Counter Currents, Kerala, India; Minority Perspective, UK; Dissident Voice, Uruknet; Voice of Detroit; Ethiopian Review; Palestine Chronicle; India Times; Ta Kung Bao; China Daily; South China Morning Post; Come Home America; OpEdNews; HistoryNews Network; Vermont Citizen News have published his articles; 300 of which are available at: click http://www.opednews.com/author/author1723.html ; Weekly column, South China Morning Post, 1986-87; reviews for Ta Kung Bao; article China Daily, 1989. Is coordinator of the King Condemned US Wars International Awareness Campaign: (King Condemned US Wars) http://kingcondemneduswars.blogspot.com/ and website historian of Prosecute US Crimes Against Humanity Now Campaign