With certain issues there is an automatic suppression of taboo subject matter, dissenting ideas and of critical thinking individuals. The systematically disappeared.
There is a silencing that pervades U.S. politics and its mainstream echoing media chamber. With certain issues there is an automatic suppression of taboo subject matter, dissenting ideas and of critical thinking individuals. The systematically disappeared.
One eclipsing taboo subject is the questioning of our ever-expanding forever wars. The media talking heads are permitted to criticize strategy, but never the morality of war itself. The official war-making narrative must be adhered to. The slapped-together, atrocity-filled wars can never be questioned for what they are.
The U.S. empire supplies Saudi Arabia with billions of dollars of weapons used to slaughter and starve millions of Yemenese people, creating the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. But the profiteering connections cannot be made. They can only be justified.
A journalist for The Washington Post, Jamal Khashoggi, is murdered by this same war-criminal Saudi government. And the silent response to this crime by his war-supporting colleagues is deafening.
Tulsi Gabbard is the lone candidate within the two controlling political parties who voices honest criticism of the senseless, bipartisan, forever wars. So the cheerleaders of war in the so-called “liberal” media and within the Democratic National Committee itself try to silence and marginalize her.
Phil Donahue, Jesse Ventura and Ashley Banfield are fired by “liberal” MSNBC for daring to question the deadly profiteering motives of the war machine.
Silence is the response from their bought-off media colleagues.
Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange are imprisoned and tortured for exposing U.S. military crimes and policies.
Silence is the response to the injustice being done to them.
Edward Snowden is exiled and condemned for unmasking the all-encompassing surveillance state that U.S. intelligence agencies impose upon us to support their wars.
A similar silence can be heard.
Chris Hedges is fired by the New York Times for opposing the Iraq war.
Where are the voices for peace among the political and elite media class which filters the collaborative war mongering message into the pliable and manageable mind of a daydreaming public.
They are silenced.
The same silencing pervades when it comes to the mounting evidence of opposition to the ridiculous official 9/11 conspiracy theory which is reflexively adhered to by most of that same sleep-walking public and which has led to so much death and destruction throughout the Middle East and Africa … so far.
The message is clear. Be silent. Or suffer the consequences.
Piece on opposing the forever wars. The conspiracy to maintain the war machines is at the top of my concerns. This insatiable beast must be dealt with first if we’re to bring any order to our affairs.