Tuesday, February 08, 2005

The Shattered Glass (...and the milk it spilled)

The Shattered Glass (...and the milk it spilled) : "What kind of lies have you been telling yourself that America is the land of the free and the home of the brave? Are you still feeding your children this crap? America is the land of racist mass murderers. And you wave your flag and cheer as the rest of the world bleeds."

Few Americans know that America's involvement in World War I was triggered by a deliberate deception known as the sinking of the Lusitania, which was a passenger ship torpedoed by a German U-boat that changed public opinion in America from neutral to pro-war.

America eventually went to war over the incident, after first concealing that the Lusitania was covertly carrying ammunition to Britain, and that fact had been deliberately leaked to German intelligence to assure a suitable public affront to American dignity.

World War II was triggered by an almost identical process. Americans did not want to participate in another European war, but it's well known now that Franklin Roosevelt goaded the Japanese into attacking Pearl Harbor,

And Vietnam. Surely you've heard by now. The famous Gulf of Tonkin incident, in which the Vietnamese supposedly opened fire on a U.S. ship, never happened. It was a total fabrication that triggered 20 years of misery for all and killed up to four million people, but the bankers who start these things made out like the bandits they are. They even loaned money to the Russians who furnished weapons to the Viets just to prolong this profitable operation as long as possible.

Most of you still remember Saddam, the Iraqi stoolie put in power by the Americans, and, thirty years later, declared to be the reincarnation of Adolf Hitler.
Our leaders said Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, so we bombed. But now we know he had no such weapons, and yet still we bomb.
The bad perpetrators of 9/11 were hiding in Afghanistan, they told us, so we bombed. But when we had the chance to catch them, we didn't want to, and still we bomb.

1 comment:

SheaNC said...

Well, it looks like we are on the wame wavelength... and it is broadcasting a signal that says, "holy crap!"

Really, it begs the question, "Why do people choose to believe what they believe, and ignore what they ignore?" We know, for one thing, that this information has to be sought out... we never learned this in school! But also, I think that people want to believe their country does good things, not bad. And these realities are too difficult for many to face. I don't think the majority will ever face up to this, but it needs to be said, often and loudly, so that after the world is laid waste, our cave-dwelling mutated progeny can tell the tale.