JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: AMERICA BRINGS A NEW PHENOMENON TO WORLD AFFAIRS – THE OBVIOUS SELFISHNESS OF ITS ESTABLISHMENT’S ACTS IS STRIKING – IT HAS LAUNCHED A RELENTLESS AND GIGANTIC CRUSADE AGAINST CHINA JUST BECAUSE AMERICA FEARS THE COUNTRY’S COMPETITIVENESS – AUSTRALIA AND CANADA AS EXAMPLES OF HOW ALLIES ARE NOW SHABBILY USED – AND IT EMPLOYS METHODS FROM THE OLD SOVIET UNION IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH THREATS AND MASSIVE FORCE – A NEW IRON CURTAIN HAS DESCENDED, AN AMERICAN ONE – AND ALL THE DESTRUCTIVENESS AND THREATS COME AT A TIME OF GREAT FRAGILITY FOR THE WORLD’S ECONOMY   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY TONY KEVIN IN CONSORTIUM NEWS

 

“Australia & the Working of the American Imperial Hand

“The paradox of Australia: a wealthy country whose complacent, U.S.-indoctrinated political elites are betraying its promise in so many important ways”

 

https://consortiumnews.com/2020/05/28/australia-the-working-of-the-american-imperial-hand/

 

A truly excellent piece. Well written and concisely informative.

The United States is working hard all over the globe to shore up support for its hostile policies towards China. It is a frightening phenomenon. Attacking its technology. Attacking its companies. Attacking its laws. Attacking its science. Accusing it of every dark thing they can think of. All done under the principle that if you throw enough crap at a wall, some of it will stick. A very enlightened guiding principle to bring world affairs. Pure maliciousness.

The American establishment deeply resents China’s success and very much fears its competitiveness.

So, it is working hard on every level to hurt the country. That’s quite a new phenomenon I think in the modern world – instead of focusing on any genuine enemies, you focus intense hostility on a peaceful economic competitor. All while ignoring your own important business. America is a land heavily littered with rust and decay and despair and inadequate facilities. Repair and replacement would create jobs while increasing the country’s own competitiveness, but it is all ignored in this vicious crusade against “the yellow peril.’

Of course, there are no genuine enemies of any importance for the United States. Its gigantic, resource-consuming military and security service complex serves mainly to manage and expand imperial control and get rid of any nuisance, such as a government which thinks for itself. It just finished waves of that in the Middle East, leaving behind a landscape of death, destruction, and the despair of refugees.

It’s an ugly set of behaviors to bring to a world suffering from the fragilities both of disease and economics.

I recognize the situation the author speaks of because Canada, too, has been acting in foreign affairs in a way entirely different than its historical role, say, under the father of the current Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau, a fiercely independent mind who opposed America’s holocaust in Vietnam, threw open the doors to young Americans avoiding the war, and established a strong relationship with Cuba despite America’s resentment.

His son, Justin, has supported virtually every aspect of America’s vicious new foreign policy – towards Venezuela, towards Iran, towards China, towards others, and he sells armored cars to the bloody tyrant running Saudi Arabia, without losing a night’s sleep.

A very distressing situation for anyone who admired the world view of Canada under Pierre Trudeau, Lester Pearson, and Paul Martin. Then, Canada enjoyed a strong reputation in the world, a reputation for principles like the rule of law, supporting international organizations, and just doing many things right.

Canada perhaps has had less room to maneuver than Australia since it has long been an economic dependent of the US. Whereas, the author says, China has been Australia’s economic partner.

Hard to see where all this is going, but it is dangerous and threatening, and it is all about America, serving no one else’s real interests. America’s interests defined in the narrowest and most selfish terms.

The American establishment’s activities do bring to light how little it and its servants – the State Department, the military, the security services – care about anyone else, including its own people. It’s “me first” for “the one percent,” the people whom empire serves.

In the long term, these activities cannot possibly make America a better place, and they certainly cannot make the world one. They only bring us all a period of darkness and uncertainty, as though a new kind of iron curtain had fallen, an American one.

Real economic forces, broadly-defined self-interests, and the resentment of diktats from one selfish country will prevail ultimately. But that could be a long time and a lot of harm done. We all know what happened to the Soviet Union, and in almost all of its external relationships, the United States resembles the Soviets more closely with each passing month.

Posted May 28, 2020 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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