They are imperialist totalitarians, too

20 Jan

7 responses to “They are imperialist totalitarians, too

  1. Will S.

    January 20, 2021 at 2:25 am

    • feeriker

      January 20, 2021 at 2:33 pm

      It boggles the mind that anyone continues to pay any attention whatsoever to the legacy media.

      • Will S.

        January 20, 2021 at 2:50 pm

        I know, right?

  2. fuzziewuzziebear

    January 20, 2021 at 7:05 am

    I have to wonder if they have figured out that this is not a good sign?

    If my source is correct and they are essentially unarmed, this may not turn out too well.

  3. Carnivore

    January 20, 2021 at 9:58 am

    Interesting take by Pepe Escobar:

    But still, we could never have imagined such a graphic simulacrum: the Green Zone fully replicated in the heart of imperial D.C. – complete with walls, barbed wire, multiple checkpoints, heavily armed guards.

    That is even more significant because it ends a full “new world order” geopolitical cycle: the empire started bombing – and cluster bombing – Iraq 30 years ago. Desert Storm was launched in January 17, 1991.

    The Blue Zone is now “protected” by a massive 26,000 plus troop surge – way more than Afghanistan and Iraq combined. The Forever Wars – which you may now relieve through my archives – have come back full circle.

    Just like an ordinary Iraqi was not allowed inside the Green Zone, no ordinary American is allowed inside the Blue Zone.

    Just like the Green Zone, those inside the Blue Zone represent none other than themselves.

    And just like the Green Zone, those inside the Blue Zone are viewed by half of the population in the Red Zone as an occupying force.

    Only satire is capable of doing poetic justice to what is, de facto, the Potemkin inauguration of a hologram. So welcome to the most popular president in history inaugurated in secret, and fearful of his own, fake, Praetorian Guard. The Global South has seen this grisly show before – in endless reruns. But never as a homegrown Hollywood flick.

    • Will S.

      January 20, 2021 at 1:10 pm

      Thanks Carnivore! Agree with his take. It’s crazy. But that’s what happens with all empires, eventually.


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