JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: WHY HONEST INFORMATION DOES NOT REACH AMERICANS EVEN WHEN IT CONCERNS DISEASE – TWO PROFOUND DIVISIONS AT WORK IN AMERICAN SOCIETY HELP GENERATE CHAOTIC THINKING – PLUS SOCIAL RESTRAINTS AGAINST EVEN THE NASTIEST WORDS ARE GONE – BUT THERE IS A UNIFIED FACE DISPLAYED ABROAD BECAUSE THE WORKS THERE ARE SOLELY BY THE DARK STATE – A WORD ON THE LACK OF RESPONSE BY AMERICANS TO THE OBVIOUS MISERY INFLICTED ON SO MANY ABROAD   Leave a comment

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY RAY McGOVERN IN CONSORTIUM NEWS

 

“What if Ignored Covid-19 Warnings Had Been Leaked to WikiLeaks?

“Julian Assange was arrested one year ago on Saturday and sent to Belmarsh Prison where he still languishes, a symbol of the Empire’s oppression”

 

Assange’s distressing case is only one of many places where you can see no honest information reaching people about what has taken place.

Quite apart from the efforts of the military/security state and its allies in the press to distort and block information, America today is an extremely divided society. One where no agreement on almost anything is possible.

It is almost impossible today to get a clear and factual message out in America about anything, including a life-threatening pandemic. The division serves the power establishment well in its dark tasks.

First, there is the wealth division, which today resembles something from 18th century France before the revolution. Its vastness is astonishing, and it affects everything in society, from attitudes and assumptions right down to information and healthcare access.

Then there is the political or ideological divide, which today is absolutely bitter. A tour of various Internet sites easily brings to mind the title of the early 1960s’ film, “Mondo Cane.”

You can also gain this sense of things just by reading the words of any high official from the White House. There has never in my lifetime been such speech with no effort at grace or politesse. Raw sewerage pouring from a pipe.

And need I remind readers that it is applauded by significant numbers? And even where it is not applauded, is there effective opposition to it?

It really is not a matter of free speech. It is a matter of almost ignorant pride in saying something even when you have no idea what you are talking about and readiness to ignore or disparage experts. There were once at least some social restraints against such destructive behavior, but they are gone in America.

The nation is literally incapable of doing anything – including distributing genuine information about a disease to its citizens – without a chorus of opposition and counter-claims and labelling experts as liars or incompetents.

The only place America appears to act in a unified fashion is abroad in its panoply of bloody wars, coups, intrusions, menaces, and blockades.

And that is because the people have absolutely no say in those affairs. They are run by America’s Dark State.

The people are indifferent for the most part because that is how Americans always have been about the suffering of others abroad. Only when they are affected by an activity themselves are they ready to raise their voices and demonstrate in opposition.

That is an unpleasant thing to have to say, but I am a pretty careful observer of human affairs, and I am now well-advanced in age, and that is my conclusion. I have seen it repeated too many times, as now with Washington’s crippling sanctions on countries desperately fighting a pandemic. There are no powerful voices or crowds speaking against this abomination in America.

That really is America’s face to the world today, and it is frightening.

Posted April 18, 2020 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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