JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: UNAVOIDABLE FLAWS IN OUR PRESS – GOVERNMENT-PRESS RELATIONSHIP IN THE WEST – AMERICA’S BASIC STRUCTURAL PROBLEM IS PLUTOCRACY AND ITS EMPIRE AND NOT “GLOBALISM” – MYTH OF TRUMP BATTLING INSIDERS   4 comments

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN RUSSIA INSIDER

 

“Canada’s Main TV Channel, CBC, Is a Great Big Globalist Bullhorn for War”

 

Yes, CBC is not greatly different than many corporate news services. A little, but not greatly.

This should come as no surprise because a state network must depend upon the good will of government for its future.

If you want to see public services that are even worse than CBC, look no further than NPR and BBC – both appalling in their subservience to establishment policy.

All people concerned with news and events should know that you cannot depend on any one news source.

Only by reading or watching a variety of sources and making an effort to interpret, reading between the lines, can you hope to come to anything resembling truth in international affairs.

All Western governments dominate their news establishments, both private and public. All of them.

And, in turn, all Western governments are dominated by American imperial policies, often to an embarrassing extent. All of them.

So, we see American policy consistently supported and never truly attacked for the destructive thing that it is by politicians and news sources in “the West.”

But I’m sorry to say that this has nothing to do with “globalists” or even “war advocacy,” although the latter is an implicit part of world empire. Empires don’t just happen, they are created by force. America’s decades of wars since WWII are all about expanding or protecting empire and little else. All the stuff about principles or defense of America is just that, stuff – meaningless, jingoistic stuff.

The “globalism” theme is a myth of the Right to which many cling much as they cling to the myth that Trump is in any way opposed to basic American establishment interests. It is naïve to say so because he is busy fervently serving those interests both in international affairs and in world trade.

He wants the establishment’s support and works to earn it. He wants to be re-elected. Everything points to him working towards that end, as with his appointment of many Neocons to important posts.

America’s basic structural problem is that it has become a plutocracy, and the main power establishment in Washington is dedicated to serving the plutocracy. After all, money runs elections in America, plus a whole lot else.

The stuff about “globalism,” always used as an epithet and left poorly defined, is virtually a distraction from the real problem.

So long as the nation functions as a plutocracy with a power establishment serving its interests, which very much includes a costly world empire, nothing important will change.

Trump is such a great example of the realities. He works overtime trying to give them what they want in return for them tolerating him in office.

You know, in the end, throughout the world, those with great fortunes dominate despite all the political rhetoric about democracy and the struggles for freedom over the last few centuries. The rich rule, still, but it is not always with the complete transparency we see in the United States.

Both major parties are completely dependent upon large money donors. Nothing serious in arrangements or international affairs ever changes with the election of either of them. And America’s Supreme Court has even ruled that “money is free speech.”

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