Silent appeasers destroying our world
The power to do good and not use it is a dubious achievement. Pursuing high office and then shunning the responsibilities that go with it is equally so. Silent appeasers, claiming to lead, simply feed the tyranny that becomes more expansive and more threatening.
As I have stated in the preamble to this blog all of us must exercise dual citizenship at minimum. By statute we enjoy the official citizenship of our native land, but we are also conscripted as citizens of the world.
Only a very few decades ago most issues were national and hemispheric. The issues now threatening us are monumental, global and potentially terminal. There is no room for silent appeasers. Only a concerted effort by the global community can deal with global issues.
The crisis is of our own making. We have fostered it with our indifference, denialism, silent appeasement and… a may the Devil take the hindmost attitude.
This grand tyranny took root with the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagaski in1945, and has grown like a metastasized cancer consuming us. The assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy were profound events that should have been a warning to America but the Deep State prevailed. The collapse of the USSR in 1991 was a golden opportunity for the US to stand down from its berserk militarism, collect a huge peace dividend (to the benefit of its beleaguered citizenry) and be a force for good in the world. Instead it concocted the Wolfowitz Doctrine and the PNAC in pursuit of global hegemony.
9/11, was indubitably, a false flag event in all its conspicuous amateurishness. It was America’s cockeyed declaration of war on the world. The warmongers of the Deep State required a new Pearl Harbor and this was it. Dummkopf George Bush Jr.(most certainly Dick Cheney’s patsy) declared to the world, “you are either for us or with the terrorists.” This was America’s ultimatum. Allies would be exploited at will and recruited as silent appeasers. Enemies would be manufactured as necessary to follow the script of endless warfare and profiteering militarism.
9/11 divided the world decisively into Good and Evil- a world held hostage to the Evil empire. Tragically, Evil prevails while Good falls silent. We are being consumed by the wreckage. We have been duped by Evil largely because Good does too little.
We are hostage to a berserk and dying empire which blocks peace and progressivism. It mongers war, indulges in pandemic environmental degradation and thwarts substantial progress on human rights, poverty and inequality.
Progressives do not become so by their professed good intentions. They are only progressives when they have acted and can list tangible achievements.
Appeasement is a tawdry substitute for progressivism. Where appeasement prevails there is unaccountable power on the loose.
Their must be a countervailing power- what George Monbiot refers to as “anti-power.”
“Anti-power” entails building a New World Order(NWO) where multilateralism replaces the endlessly treacherous unilateral world to which we are now hostage.
Monbiot points out globalization is here to stay. The objective is not to destroy it, but democratize it. We must turn it to our purpose and not leave it to our oppressors. To democratize it we have to be as determined in our efforts as they were in their avaricious greed in creating it. Where they are driven by greed and a psychotic lust for absolute power; progressives must be driven by the desire to build a democratic and viable future for the planet.
The battle will be generational (and hopefully avoiding excessive war and violence). International institutions designed to exploit will have to be re-designed to serve. Some, like wicked NATO, must be scraped out right, and immediately. This would help defuse our compulsive drift to WWlll and send what is now Trump’s military junta a message: The world is no longer their shooting gallery to plunder and pillage.
The starting point is Edmund Burke’s,”good men.” They must come to the fore and start doing something of substance instead of little, or nothing.
Canada’s foreign policy is one of appeasement as we cower in the shadow of the empire, too timid to assert the values we must. At a time when the world needs “anti-power” we are disengaged and parochial hoping the crocodile will eat us last. Appeasement serves to empower the crocodile.
To tame the crocodile we must play our part in draining the swamp. Our obligations are inescapably global as well as local.
Of special interest: A lecture by Noam Chomsky. His comments on activism during the question period at the end of the lecture are especially noteworthy: Here
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