Trudeau: Talking well-worn clichés
Now I ask you, where are the peacemakers?
Leaders are supposed to lead and when they merely repeat well-worn clichés they are the clown on a unicycle, pirouetting, going nowhere, saying nothing of value, and worst of all, saying nothing that might help resolve the crisis.
Trudeau’s comments on the crisis with North Korea intended to be reassuring are far from it as he has nothing to offer in the way of a solution. He merely restates the obvious, and there is his laborious calculation to make sure he says nothing that might offend Washington.
Where Washington is the Trumpist bellicose warmonger, Trudeau and other NATO “leaders”, are the sheep in the penstock currying Washingtion’s favor and fomenting war at the same time.
It is a very old adage that silence implies consent. Too many world leaders are agents of silence. In being so they become culpable for future wars, as does the pitiful lame-stream media for refusing to deal with issues in a forth right manner. Where Washington is the very dangerous crazed pit bull deserving to have its chain yanked world leaders issue their silent consent to its endless wars and warmongering. They are ever so shy in venturing even the modest (and conspicuously obvious) need for mediation, between the two parties.
Too many leaders are content to retreat into their national enclaves dealing with safe domestic issues while shunning their responsibilities to the larger global community. Our highly integrated global community requires, more than ever, concerted multilateral co-operation; instead they pander to a very dangerous unilateralism.
As usual North Korea is painted as the villain when in fact it has the star-spangled pit bull snarling on its doorstep. With sixty per cent of its navy in the South China Sea(Obama’s Pacific Pivot), THAAD missiles being installed in South Korea and under total siege North Korea has reason to be nervous. America could erase its postage stamp existence in an instant.
For the US this is a pattern of behavior repeated globally. Putting countries under seige and then wonder of all wonders willfully ignoring that they might just like the nuclear option as a life insurance policy. North Korea would no doubt be a much more peaceable country if it didn’t have the rogue pit-bull/global shit-disturber parked on its doorstep.
So too does this apply to Venezuela where the vagrant star-spangled pit-bill is shitting on its doorstep and showing its decayed dental work.
Developing Paradigms for Peace
Canada’s reputation as peacekeeper and peacemaker has fallen on hard times as we have become no more than a supplicant to the NATO war machine-a catering service to America’s foreign wars.
Since the time of Thomas Merton we have suffered a replete deadening of conscience. We have become all too accepting of rampant militarism and serial warfare as if it is some sort of of natural state. It is not. It is a specific tyranny that began with the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 and has enveloped the world since; and grows ever more sinister.
Tyrannies end only where we have the political will and courage to end them.
Our 20th was a very bloody century with wars that killed tens of millions. Much profound wisdom on the nature of war and the necessity for minimizing it was born of that calamity. All of it now forgotten.
It has been said all the great ideas have been expressed; what remains is to act on them. The time for action is past-due.
Pirouetting on unicycles remains the fool’s paradise.
Update: There are those who speak for peace and sanity… http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47732.htmA silence no longer affordable. Help spread the word.