Friday, April 13, 2007

"Looking from the side."

It takes an Ozzie mainstream journalist in Britain to have the courage to warn us that Blair is conniving with the Bushistas to drag the West into an even more horrific holocaust in the Middle East: this time in Iran.

"We are being led towards perhaps the most serious crisis in modern history as the Bush-Cheney-Blair 'long war' edges closer to Iran for no reason other than that nation’s independence from rapacious America."

He uses a phrase, "looking from the side", used by a concentration-camp survivor describing how other Germans would stand and look as the victims were marched from cattle-trucks into the Bergen-Belsen camp. The phrase and the context in which Pilger uses it in his recent article, 'Iran May be the Greatest Crisis in Modern Times,' drives home what remains unsaid: we are all now living in a kind of open prison gulag managed by the Bush-Cheney-Blair troika. We are all being dragged into a hell on earth which these three are largely reponsible for having created. We find ourselves disempowered in the hands of these psychotic mass-murderers and their quislings in the mainstream media (MSM)

Perhaps that's how those Germans felt who 'looked from the side' as Hitler's victims were marched to their deaths? Very likely they must have done but the comparison must end there: those Germans lived under a perpetual state-of-terror where no one dared to oppose the Nazis. Only a few individuals like Martin Niemoeller and Dietrich Bonhoeffer and small groups like die Weisse Rose (White Rose), the Edelweisspiraten (Edelweiss Pirates) and the Widerstand (German Resistance Movement) dared to resist Hitler during the darkest times.

To oppose the Nazis meant certain death. Those Wehrmacht generals who failed to assassinate Hitler were tortured and hanged with piano-wire on meathooks while the whole grisly affair was filmed for the Fuehrer's edification and entertainment. Germans lived in conditions of utter terror.

We, in the Anglo-Saxon world, do not. At least, not yet. The wholesale destruction of our freedoms and human rights by the Bushes, the Blairs and the Howards has not spread so far. But you only have to look behind what Pilger calls a 'one-way moral screen' to see how others have been and are already living under conditions of sheer terror brought to them exclusively by the Bush-Cheney-Blair troika: a troika of war criminals hiding in expensive suits, their bodylite armour-proof vests neatly hidden as they swagger about before a compliant MSM.

Who in the media, other than the honourable few like Pilger, would dare to describe this troika as the war criminals they are in the real world? Who in the MSM has questioned Bush's legitimate right to a presidency he stole twice from the American people with a little bit of help from a bent judiciary and fixed electronic voting? Or the fact that Blair was elected to power by no more than 20% of those qualified to vote?

Today, the MSM in both the United States and Britain are guilty of the same silence practised by their erstwhile counterparts in the German press when Hitler set fire to the Reichstag and used his thugs at the ballot-boxes in 1933. Despite the overwhelming evidence that points to 911 having been an inside-job very few in the pan-Atlantic MSM dare say so. Despite Blair's refusal to allow an independent enquiry into the highly dubious circumstances around the 7/7 bombings the MSM stay silent, choosing rather to exercise a racist mindset of putting the blame on 'Muslim terrorists.'

The MSM know full well that the Bush-Cheney-Blair troika are planning to extend their 'endless war' in Iraq and Afghanistan to Iran. They know that its infernal Coalition already encircles Iran militarily and that the Cruise missiles could be fired-off at any moment. They know that when they are launched that some of the targets will be Iran's nuclear reactors which when blown-up will emit huge, radioactive clouds all over the Middle East, paling Chernobyl into insignificance. The MSM know what the blogosphere knows: that the US may decide to 'enhance' their conventional aerial strike by augmenting it with so-called tactical nuclear weapons, each with a yield of anything between one-third to six times that of Hiroshima-Nagasaki.

The pan-Atlantic MSM knows all this. "And yet there is a surreal silence, save for the noise of 'news' in which our powerful broadcasters gesture cryptically at the obvious but dare not make sense of it, lest the one-way moral screen erected between us and the consequences of an imperial foreign policy collapse and the truth be revealed."

Pilger goes onto quote the psychotic, John 'Bonkers' Bolton, who "formerly Bush’s man at the United Nations, recently spelled out the truth: that the Bush-Cheney-Blair plan for the Middle East is 'an agenda to maintain division and ethnic tension'. In other words, bloodshed and chaos equals control. He was referring to Iraq, but he also meant Iran."

The USUK media knows it too but, being the amoral opportunists and cowards they are, remain silent. Only their colleagues in the Islamic world might more honestly describe the plight of their compatriots in this new, genocidal chapter of Anglo-American imperialism.

Lest we forget the past glories of Rex Britannicus, Pilger reminds us (being a colonial, like me, he would wouldn't he?):

"In Late Victorian Holocausts, the historian Mike Davis documents that as many as 21 million Indians died unnecessarily in famines criminally imposed by British colonial policies. Moreover, since the formal demise of that glorious imperium, declassified files make it clear that British governments have borne 'significant responsibility' for the direct or indirect deaths of between 8.6 million and 13.5 million people throughout the world from military interventions and at the hands of regimes strongly supported by Britain. The historian Mark Curtis calls these victims 'unpeople'."

"Rejoice! said Margaret Thatcher. Celebrate! says [Gordon] Brown. Spot the difference." So much for British values.

The 'values' that miserable little shit, Blair, used to deny the human rights of the Chagos Islanders who went to the courts, asking only for the return of their home in the Indian Ocean. A home from which they were forcibly expelled by the nazis in the British Foreign Office just because the Americans told the Brits they wanted the islands to build a forward attack base for their heavy bombers.

Diego Garcia, or 'Fantasy Island' as US service personnel call it will be used when the green light flashes for a nuclear blitzkrieg on Iran. Only Pilger, amongst the amassed numbers of Brit journalists, had the decency to first alert Britain to the plight of the Chagos islanders. Much of the rest of Britain stays silent, unaware of the criminal behaviour of their masters. Criminal behaviour in which, with hardly an exception, Britain's media are accomplices.

For it is they who, in the interests of their owners, have created an artificial bubble of unreality the MSM calls 'news-reporting', who actively help perpetuate the corporate state's new fascists' rule. Fascists like the Bush-Cheney-Blair troika. "Look behind the one-way moral screen and you will distinguish the Blairite elite by its loathing of the humane principles that mark a real democracy."

It is no accident that in this Unreality the MSM has become part of a privileged, much-needed 'apparat' without whose constant support the troika would collapse and without whom its killing sprees be brought to an immediate halt. It is no accident that the troika travel around in heavily armoured limos and are unreachable, through that same one-way screen, by ordinary folk. For they, like Stalin, live in constant fear of the people they dupe over and over again and whose lives they sacrifice in such numbers in their endless wars.

In fact, what we now have in the West is a pre-revolutionary state of disaffection and collective anger. A state which terrifies the shit out of the troika, its media lackeys and its military alike. A state of unrest which will not go away but, instead, will grow as the tectonic plates of perception between the haves in their Media-led world and the have-nots, silenced except for the internet and the blogosphere, pull ever wider apart.

Up until now, the diabolic troika have used war and their pretend "War on Terror" to control and distract the population. But they've been sussed. They stand exposed as the inhuman creatures they are, predators now preparing the world for Armageddon in Iran.

If we their victims --for sure as hell we'll all pay the price one way or another when the missiles start to fly-- cannot now awake out of the trance they have put us in and instead ignore the few warning voices that John Pilger represents, then we shall be no better than the Germans who 'looked from the side' as their Fuehrer drove them all to hell and the Goetterdammerung.

1 comment:

  1. This link

    will give you the History of how HM Queen by "Order in Council" deprived the Chagossians of their himeland after they had exhausted all legal process.

    The same anchronistic device was used to issue regulations covering surednering UK passengers Flight Data to US although EU had ruled it unacceptable.

    The UK has a monarch , and they are wuite shameless in using these anti-demovratic powers when ever they wish.