JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: WE ARE DOMINATED BY THE CONCERNS OF THOSE ENJOYING NEARLY ABSOLUTE POWER AND POSSESSING VIRTUALLY NO VALUES – A BRITISH WRITER OFFERS A DEFINITIVE ACCOUNT OF THE LIES CONTAINED IN THE SKRIPAL AFFAIR – AND AN ELOQUENT STATEMENT OF CONCERN FOR WHAT IT REPRESENTS IN OUR SOCIETY   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY ROB SLANE IN CHECKPOINT ASIA (aka ANTI-EMPIRE)

 

“Buying the Official Skripal Poisoning Story Requires Believing 40 Absurd or Implausible Claims…At the Same Time

“A riddle, wrapped in a cover up, inside a hoax”

 

https://www.anti-empire.com/buying-the-official-skripal-poisoning-story-requires-believing-40-absurd-or-implausible-claims-at-the-same-time/

 

Wow! This is a powerful statement of the case, and with great details.

I’ve done my own accounting before of absurdities in the Skripal case, but this article is nearly definitive.

I very much like Rob Slane’s closing sentiment: “It’s not the kind of society I hoped to see when I was growing up. It’s not the kind of society I hoped my children would grow up in”.

Exactly the same, sadly, is true of America. Indeed, the Skripal case is only a British echo about American imperial matters, the effort of Theresa May’s government to support American concerns about Russia at the time.

Our world is heavily overshadowed by the concerns and values of the Pentagon, the CIA, and the NSA, which is to say, the concerns of those enjoying close to absolute power and possessing virtually no values.

And while we laugh here and there at some of the excesses – as a moronic President telling us how he likes to steal oil – none of it is really funny.

Because it all reflects the rot and corruption of great power and close to total lack of accountability of government to the people in countries which insist on styling themselves as democratic.

It’s almost as though we are being pushed back in time to the era before the changes in human affairs brought with the Enlightenment and the French “Declaration of the Rights of Man.”

It is a dark world in which we live, and I fear it’s going to become still darker with America’s overpoweringly ugly new attitudes towards Russia and China and Iran. Americans should remember the famous quote from the political cartoon character, Pogo: “We have met the enemy and he is us”

 

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Posted March 4, 2020 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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