“When the people no longer fear your power,
It is a sign that a greater power is coming.”
-The Tao Teh Ching.
The pendulum of history may have finally begun its backwards swing. In a world afflicted by the self-serving methods of the elite that beget their corporate greed and quest for unfathomable riches, this new pendulum swing may reverse the seemingly unstoppable, chronological tick-tock of the Empire’s worldwide daily horrors. Its downward arc is now that of the Sword of Damocles. For as Cicero (63 BC) accurately opined of this sword, waning political power and of the inherent power of the people en mass:
“… there can be nothing happy for the person over whom some fear always looms?”
Our civilized world has lived in despair and fear for far too long, failing to effectively push back the pendulum swing of tyranny because we fail to take action.
In a previous article, “The Day American Activism Died,” ineffective leadership, leadership that fails to understands that Direct Action applied to the First Rule of Democracy is the only kind that the Empire will respond to, was called to task, exposed as willfully useless, and indicted for its internal hypocrisy. Reviewing developments over this past few weeks, it just may be that world protests have now crossed the mental Rubicon from despair and inaction… to Hope and Direct Action.
Weekly in France, Direct Action has given political power to the Gilet Jaune and also to the people of France. Their weekly protest has put a new fear- fear of the people– into the capitalist conscience of the Macron Government. In London, the Extinction Rebellion has won a staggering victory! In Sudan, real revolution is taking hold. The Algerians are following all these examples. Elsewhere, world elections saw new politicians overthrow the Western-backed regimes in power. Better, a soulless corporation, Monsanto, has been found guilty-thrice- of covering-up its agricultural genocide and will now pay dearly for its crimes in Billions.
Take heart. This was a very bad month for the Empire.
As the French rebellion rages each and every Saturday, a new group, Extinction Rebellion, has also shown what Direct Action can accomplish. Quickly.
For ten days these protesters of all persuasions effectively disrupted London transit in a maddening bottleneck of blocked buses, trains, bridges and roads. This was the plan of Extinction Rebellion: to bring massive awareness of the need to immediately circumvent Global Warming. One very pissed-off, gridlocked Londoner at a time.
They also planned to get arrested.
In addition to a transportation mess, London jails were met with an influx of more than one thousand arrestees and no place to put them all. The collective debacle, although dutifully and vehemently vilified by British media, was indeed a massive public display of awareness of our planet’s upcoming extinction event. It was carried out with military precision. It worked!
Victory was theirs this week when UK Labour Party chief Jeremy Corbyn forcefully announced that Labour would force a vote in parliament to declare a national environmental and climate change emergency. The party- heeding the Extinction Rebellion mandate- included that the country react to the threat and require global emissions to fall by about 45% from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching “net zero” before 2050. This day, Corbyn’s largely symbolic vote passed the House of Commons with overwhelming support. Britain is now the first nation on Earth to do so. Thanks to Extinction Rebellion, Global Warming is now at the top of the political agenda in the UK. Other nations are sure to follow.
Yes, this was indeed a victory for Extinction Rebellion, Direct Action and the First Rule of Democracy. Ten days! This could not have been done without the personal sacrifice of all those who made a new choice: Direct Action.
As the London protests wound down, a powerful salute to Extinction Rebellion and Direct Action was discovered on a scruffy London back-street wall nearby. Like a Haint , Banksy had materialized- and vanished again- this time here in London. He had made his mark. Another iconic image with eight very simple poignant words that equal one all empowering sentence to our boot blackened world in these desperate times of Empire. Declared Banksy,
“From This Moment, Despair Ends… and Tactics begin!”
Yes. There has been far too much despair in our world for far too long. Because we refuse to act we have lived in a malaise of apathy and acquiescence, accepting our fate with a mere whimper of outcry. This past week, as protesters, police and the press rushed to see the new “Banksy,” few reading those words understood that his one powerful statement was actually two messages in one. At Extinction Rebellion they understood both messages. In Ukraine, they got it, too, as they did in Hong Kong, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Honduras, Panama, Lebanon, Sudan, France, Algiers and Gaza. The impoverished, the downtrodden, the maimed, the afflicted and the desperate across the world, yeah, they read those words and we all understood: Banksy’s was not merely an encouragement to action. It was more.
Those eight words were a threat. A threat to all those who have forced this despair upon us. Our threat of reprisal: Direct Action. The kind we all watched work so well in London.
And France. And…
This month, the pendulum of history began a new decent alongside Banksy’s lingering message; the distillation of one all-important fundamental. An epiphany. A call to action. This past month showed that this all-important message is spreading across the world; one best said by a sixteen-year-old climate activist, Greta Thunberg;
“If the system will not change… then we should change the system itself!”
It is time.
The End Result of Tyranny.
“Many rebellions turned into revolutions only as they encountered difficulties in eventually securing the changes demanded. Simple rebellion and total revolution should thus be understood as polar extremes along a continuum.” – Chalmers Johnson, from: “Revolutionary Change.” (1966)
When the system itself is changed, that is revolution.
It should be peculiar to the consumer of mainstream news media offerings that very little news of the demonstrative worldwide protests, elections, and rebellions taking place around the globe is getting through media censorship. This past month was no exception.
Of course, this is because so many of these current events speak to growing populist insurrection in other countries and that much of this is protest is slowly succeeding. These successes, like London, are being made possible by the tactics non-violent Direct Action.
Globalist governments of Empire are now fearful…fearful that these examples will spread and that revolution will become a worldwide option.
And…so it begins.
Every Saturday, revolution is indeed on the minds of the rebellious French. They know of the fundamental problem. For twenty-five Saturdays straight the Gilet Jaune have shown up in force and not backed down to the capitalist inspired system of the Macron government. Macron is nervous.
In Sudan, revolution- a complete change of their “system itself”-has very quickly gone from possible to highly likely. It is time.
Resistance began in Sudan when, on Dec. 19, 2018, demonstrations broke out in several Sudanese cities, part because of rising costs of living and deteriorating of economic conditions. But, this all turned to rebellion when in April the Sudanese had the proper revelation that, for real change, they needed to change their political system. The massive street protests of Sudanese – reportedly in the millions- demanded President Omar al-Bashir to step down.
Al-Bashir resorted to US and/ or Macron style violence. By Jan. 7, 2019 over 800 anti-government protesters were arrested and 19 people, including security officials, had been killed during the protests. As a result of massive public protests never seen before, on Feb. 22, al-Bashir declared a state of emergency and dissolved the national and regional governments, replacing the latter with military and intelligence-service officers.
Then, the pendulum swung from rebellion to revolution.
On the weekend of April 6, massive protests resumed for the first time since the declaration of the state of emergency. It became obvious that change was in the offing when it was reported that, on April 10, soldiers were seen shielding protesters from brutal presidential security forces. Then, on April 11, the military removed al-Bashir from power in a coup d’état and placed him under house arrest. House arrest has turned into a prison cell and criminal indictments.
The Sudanese, after decades of abuse aided by this same military, were still fearful and thus adamant that a transition would take place with the people calling the shots. As one protester put it, “It’s the military that works for the people. It’s the people that rule the military.”
The devil being in the details- and the tentacles of Empire difficult to kill- two days later the military was having second thoughts and wanting to take the lead and the power of the transition.
So, in Sudan, it’s back to the streets. They will not stop now. This day, tens of thousands flocked to the protest site in central Khartoum to join the thousands more who have remained camped there round-the-clock for weeks. They are winning.
Like Sudan, Algerian rebellion became revolution. From smoldering ashes into blazing flame: All that is needed is the oxygen- the epiphany- of the people and a single spark. Similarly, Algeria has had its own epiphany about changing the system and how to achieve real system change.
Eighty-two year old Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been the draconian president of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria since 1999. Despite widespread poverty and inequality, oil money and his military had kept Algerians passive. During a decade or more of failing health, Bouteflika’s ability to govern the country was often called into question, rumors of his death frequent as were reports of his many hospitalizations. It was very rare that he appeared in public.
Incredibly, he decided to “run” for a fifth term, made possible only by a new Algerian “Constitutional Revision” passed during his last term in office that prevented a president from more than two terms. In an example of authoritarian trickery, Bouteflika’s regime did not make the law retroactive, therefore legitimizing his fifth run.
Some Algerians considered his announced candidacy for the presidential election, originally scheduled for April 18, 2019, to be humiliating: A figment of a president to rule over their increasing despair –again- for four more years in absentia. For the Algerians, this was the spark. A protest sign summed up the outrage of this whole country:
“ There is no President… There’s a poster!”
So, into the streets they went, by the millions.
Taking an example from the Yellow Vests, the Algerian protesters chose instead a Friday for a weekly day for national protest. For ten weeks they marched regularly drawing crowds of a million or more. Three million people were estimated to have demonstrated on 1 March 2019 alone.
Three million is not a protest. It is not mass assembly. It is tactics. It is a threat. It is fear come calling.
It is change.
For ten weeks, despite attempts by the authorities to close all entrances to the capital, protesters came to the capital to demand change. Banners such as “The System Must Go” and “We Are Fed Up With You!,” filled the streets.
As provided for under Article 102 of the Algerian Constitution, Abdelkader Bensalah (President of the Council of the Nation since 2002) became acting interim President. His term can last for a maximum of 90 days while a presidential election must be held. By law, he cannot participate in this election.
Like the Sudanese, in Algeria, it remains to be seen if the people can complete the transition from Western-backed tyranny to populist democratic change. This is never easy. What is clear, however, is that the people of both countries understand what the real cause of all their society’s problems-their despair- really is. It is not black or white. It is not immigrant or refugee. Not Muslin vs. Jew vs. Christian. The problem is the system.
In Hong Kong, the people have suddenly realized that China’s experiment in their democracy is nothing more than a carrot. With the passage of a new law that would allow for the extradition of any Hong Kong national to China at their whim, the thousands who have been clogging the streets have had their own epiphany of the obvious. It’s the system that’s the problem and for Hong Kong, the system is that of China.
In Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has had his own shocking moment at the hands of the people he thought he and his AKP had coerced into submission in his quest to be the new Ottoman King. On his home court, Istanbul, where he launched his rise to power after being mayor for four years, and in the capital city , Ankara, his ruling AKP was server-up with an eviction notice from Turkish voters in a stunning defeat. This has the AKP controlled election board calling for a recount and alleging fraud on his behalf. Opposition is rising quickly. The system wants to remain in power. Will it lead to rebellion?
In Panama, presidential elections have seen self-proclaimed centrist and Democratic Revolutionary Change party candidate Laurentino “Nito” Cortizo, win.
Of course the best and most hilarious populist joke within this month’s worldwide resistance, rebellion and revolution was delivered as a side-splitting one-liner for all who had closely watched the five-year onslaught of US hegemony applied to the Ukrainian people by their anointed marionette President, Petro Poroshenko. America’s $5billion dollar plus experiment in the political overthrow in the Ukraine is now as dead as all the protesters Zio- America slaughtered in the name of Empire at Maidan Square in Feb. 2014.
Ukrainian’s did not give up their minds or their will. No. They delivered yet another stunning blow to the Empire while using a different form of direct action. A tactic long defunct within the illusion of democracy in all Western nations: the ballot box. The result was an uproarious guffaw shared by Ukrainians and the rest of the US afflicted world alike.
A comedian, Volodymyr Zelensky, a man with admittedly no political experience, or credentials, or specific plan of action has been resoundingly laughed into office and Poroshenko and his US puppet masters cast out from Ukrainian society.
The punch-line: 73% to 24%.
Deflating the American Bully.
“Once you strip away that feeling of invincibility, he can be had.”
– Rocky Marciano.
All bullies rely on fear to force their will on others. Usually, that fear is mere bluster. The bully picks on the weak only because the Bully remains then unchallenged. The bully is afraid to fight as this will surely show his weakness. Once his weakness is exposed, his reign of terror is finished.
Uncle Sam is a bully.
While Direct action in the hands of the people relies on tactics, the First Rule, super glue and the many other ongoing tactics and creativity of Direct Action, national leaders have also had quite enough of the Zio-American bully and are equally willing to stand up and resist. As illustrated in a previous article, “The Return of the Madness of M.A.D,” countries under Zio- American threat such as Iran, Russia and China have created new indigenous weapons systems far more advanced than the capitalist, profit-oriented and therefore antiquated US military options and are preparing to use quite different defensive tactics now available: The weapons of war. While their arsenals are far smaller, their advancements in domestic weapons systems, strategic alliances, the shifting geographic realities will make any war against any or all of the three a fair fight.
More than 5,000 delegates from across the world met in Beijing for The Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. The US did not attend. The prestigious event in Beijing was barely covered by the western media which sees the project as a looming threat to the US to pivot to Asia or ever becoming a dominant player in the most prosperous and populous region in the world.
While Russia, Iran and China grow their domestic societies and economies, they use the subtle foreign policy craft of “soft power,” not war, that offers mutual financial and business interests, new infrastructure and investments to bring these three country’s influence to bare without firing a shot. Meanwhile, the subtleties of US foreign policy continue to be that of one dimensional Pigeon Chess.
However, to more and more world leaders, strutting wild-eyed about the chessboard of the world, knocking over all the pieces of civilized society, shitting all over one country or another and then flying off to leave a huge mess behind for others to clean up, is not power. It’s the hyperbole of the American bully.
Signaling a dramatic change in foreign policy rebellion towards the empire, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov delivered the opening salvo:
“It’s a particular feature of the US that they have been channeling power for decades by explaining that they are bringing good, democracy and protection of human rights to nations they are waging the war against.”
Addressing the 16th ministerial meeting of the Asia Cooperation Dialog (ACD) in the Qatari capital, Doha, last Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accurately stated that American unilateralism poses an “existential threat” to the whole world.
“We need to collectively address the alarming unilateralism of the current US administration. The imposition of the will of a single power over all other nations is an existential threat — sooner or later — for everyone,” Zarif said.
Recently, Turkey told the US to take their F-35s and shove it. Probably an easy decision considering the plane’s ongoing track record of fatalities, failure and cost overruns. Besides, the Russian Sukhoi Su-57 is considered to be a vastly better fighter jet, cheaper and a very nice accoutrement to all those S-400 anti-missile/aircraft batteries arriving in July. With there being zero chance that the Russians would relinquish complete command and control of the S-400 system or ever allow it to be used against their own forces, purported NATO member Turkey and Erdogan continue to point a middle finger at Trump, Pompeo, Bolton and Co.
With over 1,800 dead and 20,000 wounded US soldiers, eighteen years later, the Empire still thinks it is winning in Afghanistan. The Taliban feel quite differently. They walked away from US peace negotiation and then killed five and wounded twenty-four at an American contractor’s compound for emphasis. This proved their negotiating point: in the Kabul of US control and protection, puppet Muhammad Yunus Nawandish actually controls less than 50% of Afghanistan and is hated in the rest of it. Reasonably, t he Taliban have called on the US to end the use of force in Afghanistan as a prerequisite for peace talks, since US blood lust has unnecessarily and unapologetically killed thousands of Afghans while the drone strikes continue. Despite its weak position on this, the US insists that the Taliban merely lay down its arms. No wonder they walked away.
“He [US Afghan envoy Khalilzad] should forget about the idea of us putting down our arms. Instead of such fantasies, he should drive the idea home (U.S.) about ending the use of force & incurring further human & financial losses for the decaying Kabul administration… The United States must stop repeating failed strategies while expecting different outcomes.”
In Lebanon, US Consigliere, Mike Pompeo showcased his sneer of US arrogance and his complete misunderstanding of geography, Lebanese society, politics and Hizbullah. As Pompeo went from meeting with Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, before heading for a working lunch with Prime Minister Saad Hariri followed by a meeting with President Michel Aoun, his threats against Hizbullah were rebuffed at every turn. What Pompeo does not understand, or cares not to, is that Hizbullah is Lebanon. The election of May 2018 proved this. In a previous article, “Hizbullah Today,” an on scene report documented that Hizbullah was the only effective military force during two past Zionist invasions and the only societal and political force that has shown a sincere interest in the growth of all the Lebanese people. Without Hizbullah, Lebanon from Beirut to the southern border would have become Israel North in Palestinian fashion.
Deaf dumb and blind to the facts, Pompeo ignored his hosts, to which Michel Aoun reminded him again, “Hezbollah is supported because people in the region see U.S. policies to be wrong,” he said.”
As Pompeo’s sneer was reduced to a scowl, he could only whimper in protest on his way out the door, “How does stockpiling tens of thousands of missiles in Lebanon territory for use against Israel make this country stronger?” whined this political piggy, referring to Hezbollah’s arsenal that the group accurately boasts can strike any part of Israel.
The answer should have been historically obvious and chronological: 1982. 2006. The years Hizbullah kicked the American backed Israeli bullies out of Lebanon in body bags. IF its up to Pompeo, Hizbullah will soon have to do so again. Rockets do help. Or so agreed the North Koreans as they resumed ballistic missile testing this week in a further reply to the bully.
Hizbullah leader, Hassan Nasrallah, stated their willingness to once again challenge the bully, saying,
“The Zionist regime (of Israel) fears launching a new war, even on the besieged Gaza Strip, let alone Lebanon. All Israeli battalions will be destroyed under the eyes of mainstream media and the entire world if they dare enter Lebanon. We will not compromise on even one iota of the Lebanese soil,”
Considering that Israel lost over 185 battle tanks in the hills of Southern Lebanon during the first thirty-six hours of their 2006 invasion, Nasrallah’s challenge is not bluster: it is proven fact.
In Gaza, Hamas also exposed the bully, as a cease-fire took hold after a brief three-day war, that saw the Israelis retaliate for the Gazans not being willing to accept this past week’s routine Friday murders of innocent women and children. Nearly 800 rockets were sent, in desperation, at Israeli stolen territory, while Israel responded, as is usual with bullies, by picking on the weak civilians who could not, unlike Hamas, fight back. This is to be expected, since the last time Israel decided to “cut the grass” with its genocide and US weapons in 2014, militarily Israel was handed a sound defeat by the guerrilla tactics of Hamas defense. This week’s Hamas tactical victory was declared when a member of the Knesset, Meir Cohen, stressed that “Israel’ surrendered and Netanyahu had backed off.
Venezuela, too, understands the bully as does Maduro allies Russia and China. Just two weeks ago, farcical US puppet, Juan Guido’s attempt to foment his version of Pigeon Chess was thwarted before dinner time. The duly elected government of Nicolas Maduro did not take the bait; they let Guido fizzle out in an international display of American bullying gone wrong. As Pompeo and Bolton and Trump huffed and puffed, the world laughed and cheered. Another US defeat. Another black eye for the bully to wear in public.
In a commentary in The Unz Review by military policy analyst, The Saker, he correctly assessed the Venezuelan failed coup in light of waning US power and growing world resistance and rebellion. The Saker:
“The Empire only appears to be strong. In reality, it is weak, confused, clueless and, most importantly, run by a sad gang of incompetent thugs who think that they can scare everybody into submission in spite of not having won a single significant war since 1945. The inability to break the will of the people of Venezuela is only the latest symptom of this mind-boggling weakness.”
While the arrogant sneer of America hop scotched the world this month on the piggish face of US. Sec of State, Mike Pompeo, this weakness was exposed in the many countries that told him and his Zio masters unequivocally, “No!” Albanians also joined the ranks of rebellion as did Indonesia and Honduras, while world May Day protests were the largest in decades.
In the face of this ever mounting challenge to the system he personifies- bloated, arrogant, condescending and brutish, this political piggy could only increase his bullying and his threats.
The Red Line of Black Gold- Bringing Opposition Together
“The enemy wants to drag us to the negotiation table through economic pressure and this type of negotiation is an example of submission… Negotiation with the enemy under current conditions is pure surrender and certainly, we will not give in to this humiliation”. IRGC commander, General Soleimani.
America’s masters in Tel Aviv want regime change or war with Iran. As the US pulled out of the long in coming JPCoA in order to fabricate a conflict in preparation for war via illegal sanctions, much of the world- friend or foe of the Empire- have been faced with a choice: whether to resist- since their friend partner and ally Uncle Sam threatens them, too, with sanctions. Due to the subject of Iranian oil, this month marked a sea change in growing international resistance to US control of their interests and the use of its reserve currency dollar as its tool of economic torture.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for “unity and resistance” in his country in the face of US sanctions targeting Iran in what he described as a “war on hope”.
“America is trying to decrease our oil and non-oil-related income. We have to counter this scheme and specifically the bid to stop Iran‘s oil exports by stepping up production and exportation of Iranian products, along with storing and selling petrochemical products,” he said .
This past few weeks have shown that world leaders agree.
Asian buyers lifted 1.57 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil from Iran in March, the highest in eight months. The imports by China, India, Japan and South Korea were up 36 per cent from the previous month and the highest since July. China has Iranian oil arriving in early May despite the end of US waivers. “Americans are looking to zero out Iran’s oil exports, but we will never allow this dream of the enemy to come true,” Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said this past Wednesday.
This was affirmed by Mohammed Barkindo, the secretary-general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, at the sidelines of the 24th International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition in Tehran:
“There is no need to repeat it. It is impossible to eliminate Iranian oil from the market. ”
Iran is also about to raise gas exports to neighboring Iraq to 35 million cubic meters a day this year, head of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Hassan Montazer Torbati said. He added that Iran’s gas refinery and transmission capacity will reach more than a billion cubic meters a day by the end of the current Iranian year on February 20, 2020.
The European “partners” reminded Washington that the JCPoA remains a “crucial element” of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime and therefore is “essential” to European security. Iran, they said, continues to be in full compliance with the agreement’s terms which limits the country’s nuclear research, noting that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) attested to that fact in 14 of their reports.
Turkey, one of Iran’s biggest importers, told Pompeo that Turkey would indeed continue to allow imports from Iran. Turkey’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said last week in Ankara that the sanctions will backfire. “Iranians are remarkably resilient and have learned how to live under adverse conditions since 1979,” he said.
China, India, Pakistan and Iraq also reacted with similar assurances. The Global Times newspaper on Monday said China and India would work together “to form a buyers’ bloc” to counter US sanctions on Iran. US ally South Korea, which is now far more interested in rapprochement with its Northern brother than being used by the US as a military stepping stone to China, and whose anti- US and anti-establishment resistance protests have become larger, also told the US to back off from Iran sanctions.
In Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan described the sanctions against Iran as the biggest hurdle for the implementation of a new mega 1,800 kilometer pipeline from Iran to Pakistan designed for receiving Iran’s natural gas, known as “The Peace Pipeline.” Due to past US meddling Pakistan has fallen behind the target to take delivery of gas, initially scheduled for 2014, but local media reported that Khan had issued fresh directives to relevant Pakistani authorities on the rapid completion of the pipeline including Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi who is to adopt the necessary measures and work to solve all issues with Iran pertaining to the project.
America resorted to further irrational bullying in the face of all this demonstrative tactical geo-political resistance, next threatening to impose a naval blockade.
Pompeo’s threat is impotent and erroneous since a US naval blockade will be seen as an act of war and the final straw for Iran which will, in that event, block the Straits of Hormuz. At the very least, this will vilify US Mid-East policy and throw world oil markets and global economies into very risky waters.
Making a blockade more ineffective, Iran over- ground exports via pipeline and truck provides Iran with the ability to transcend a naval blockade and maintain supplies to many of its ongoing major customers. This would mean that the US would have to bomb convoys and pipelines within Iran and possibly those of its petroleum allies. This would no longer be sanctions: It would be unprovoked international war. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Fox News, that the US decision to end sanctions waivers had angered Washington’s allies .
“People are not happy. China is not happy, Turkey is not happy, Russia is not happy. France is not happy. US allies are not happy that this is happening and they say that they will find ways of resisting it.”
This “blowback” is made worse for the Empire since its quest to force its more expensive and more environmentally damaging oil and natural gas on its distant allies has driven into each other’s arms what were once firm US allies, and countries that the US did its best to maintain as polar adversaries.
From the new Silk Road, to Nord Steam 2, to new financial systems that avoid the US treasury to the direct exchange and barter of the goods of national production, to trade pacts and ongoing agreements of cooperation and mutual investment, just like the French, London, Algerian or Sudanese street protester, nations are fighting back leaving the US bully more and more isolated while terminally in debt with a society in ever spiraling mental and moral decline.
Changing the “System”: Turning Anti-Semitism into Zionism.
“It’s all about the Benjamin’s, Baby!”
–US Congress Woman, Ilhan Omar.
This past month or so has seen many examples of the world’s resistance and/ or willingness to change the “system itself.” Yet it is important that, beyond these individual successes far and wide, the growing forces of resistance remember what the true enemy really is. For the cause of worldwide resistance and rebellion has one common denominator to each and every problem of globalist greed, societal atrocity and corporate dominance. The system.
That fundamental “system” is Zionism. Its chief henchman, the one that has scared the entire American political system into obvious submission, goes by one name: Israel.
This has been the worst month for Israel.
For far too long the correct, factual examination of the horrors imposed on the world by this worldwide system of unconscionable capitalist influence, Zio- America, has been routinely, effectively and universally shouted down with the broad tar brush of falsely claimed “anti-Semitism.” This link is as rubbish as the continual claim by US political puppets that Israel is of “strategic importance.” Israel’s only strategic importance to the US is creating wars for ever-increasing weapons exports and profit.
In a previous article , “Correctly Defining Modern Zionism,” the purported link between criticism of Israel and alleged religious bigotry was debunked factually, but also religiously and historically. The article encouraged the Zionist afflicted world to use these facts and correct allegations against Israel and thus stand up, take courage and not back down to this erroneous charge. This last month has seen a quantum shift in the world, media and politicians willing to cast that accusation of anti-Semitism onto the sharp rocks of the reality of Zionism…
When Ilhan Omar, first stood up and said what any objective observer of Israeli control over US foreign policy could easily confirm: that Israel and its support groups such as AIPAC, the ADL and Zionist Robber Baron billionaires are the ones that toss out the financial kibble that its US protectorate of congresspersons, senators and presidents feeds on. She was right.
So, she was immediately attacked from all sides by the media whores. This was normal, expected and routine behavior by Zionism past, a reaction that has led to a very long list of media and political victims by the completely false charge of anti-Semitism. All of this was subsequently slathered all over Omar from the very moment her words were dutifully broadcast everywhere by an outraged Zionist media.
But, something very strange happened this time.
Normally, this broadside attack by the media and a lack of back-up from previously scared into place peers, pundits and politicians would have been enough to send Omar to the bottom of dust bin of Zionist excommunication. But, this time it did not work.
For the first time, public opinion and many political pundits very publicly sided with Omar and the actual truth of the matter. Worse, the subject of anti-Semitism vs. Zionism became overnight an acceptable topic of conversation in America, no longer relegated to hushed tones and nervous sideways glances, instead thrust into the mainstream discussion. With there being absolutely no factual evidence to support Israel’s side of this decades long ruse, and continued Israel horrors, Zionism, this month began to lose this debate. Post- Omar, domestic US and world conversations have suddenly put Israel for the first time in the crosshairs of worldwide public opinion that cannot again be shouted down or universally vilified. Apropos, so goes the timely joke:
“What’s the difference between a Cow and the Holocaust?”
The metamorphosis of public discourse on Israel became certified this past week. While watching CNN for a daily update of the distortions of US/ Zio controlled media, this reporter had to quickly grasp the TV remote control and replay what it was not possible that he had just heard: Talking head, Anderson Cooper, had just admitted to his audience that, to him, Zionism and anti-Semitism did not seem the same thing and should be discussed along with Israel’s role.
Anderson’s comment was pure heresy. After replaying the clip several times, I waited for the expected explosion of Jewish indignation to begin and his subsequent de rigueur resignation in lieu of termination.
But when, the next day, Cooper reappeared on the tube and had not been quickly assassinated in Helen Thomas-like fashion, one new fact was now more than obvious. For Israel: Things have fucking changed!
This certainly seems to be the case, as it was reported that the number of US congressional and senatorial contenders who failed to honor their command performance to the AIPAC conference last month was far bigger than ever before.
This American realization and growing resistance to and understanding of Zionist power was further shown at the University of Massachusetts this past Saturday, May 4, 2019 when three presumed Zionists failed to anonymously block, by court order, a sold-out discussion event very aptly titled , “Not Backing Down: Israel, Free Speech, and the Battle for Palestinian Human Rights.” Renowned Palestinian activist Sut Jhally called the attempt to block this peaceful discussion, “… an act of intimidation and bullying,” to which Suffolk Superior Court judge Robert Ullman agreed, adding in his ruling, “There’s nothing that comes even close to a threat of harm or incitement to violence or lawlessness.”
The Panel included Palestinian-American political activist Linda Sarsour, Marc Lamont Hill, who was fired by CNN for remarks he made in support of Palestinian rights; and Nation magazine sports editor and author Dave Zirin who has openly challenged Israeli human rights abuses and supported Ilhan Omar and for NFL players who refused to go on a promotional trip to Israel funded by the Israeli government.
Also speaking was musician and activist, Roger Waters. All spoke of the reality of Israeli/ Zionist influence in America, the workplace, politics, military, and global dominance and increasing immoral unconscionable behaviour. To a packed audience, this call to renewed understanding and resistance to Zionism seemed as obvious as the weekly targeted killings by Israeli snipers of children in Gaza; the continued funding for gratis of the Israeli military by the US Congress, and the disproportionate campaign funding provided by devout Zionist corporations and billionaires firmly allied with Tel Aviv.
The day before on Democracy Now, Roger Waters had distilled better than anyone the dividing line between the resistance and rebellion of the civilized world to the dominant world of the Israeli inspired Zionist.
” At some point in everyone’s life, they have to decide whether or not they believe in the 1949 ‘Declaration of Human Rights’ in Paris…If you do believe it, you have to stand up for people’s human rights all over the world irrespective of their ethnicity, or their religion, or their nationality.”
Zionism is the very antithesis of humanity. It would have us all forced, indoctrinated and propagandized to acquiesce, succumb and give up. To live forever in despair until we all accept the imposition of the immoral, the unethical and the criminally insane. The mind of our masters.
Despair has only one historically effective antidote.
The Four “R”s of Change.
What say you as you passively witness the civilized world’s realization that the true adversary all around us can only begin to change by the tactics of Direct Action? Will you take your apathetic and petty claims of personal outrage about a system gone mad to the next level …Resistance?
And if you resist, as so many others beyond those in this article are doing effectively, and, then, only a few paltry chewed up crumbs of change are spat in your direction by that same system you have as yet failed to change, will you heed the words sent to you last week on a screaming, scruffy London street wall. Will you end despair? Will you find hope in the tactics of rebellion?
And when you finally realize that the reasonable, populist changes you demanded will never come your way, because it is the system, the one from whose hand you continue to feed, that you must really change: Will your taste for freedom finally develop the much needed flavor of… Revolution?
The four Rs of change are fermenting at one of the four stages in more and more countries- and minds- around the world. Realization… Resistance…. Rebellion… Revolution!
As the Sword of Damocles inches ever lower towards the jugular of oppression, greed and hatred, where stand you now?
The pendulum of history has this past month begun to swing in its inevitable return arc, a return to the proper conscience of man. The one that the world demanded long, long ago in 1949: The Inalienable Rights of (ALL) Men. The impoverished, the disenfranchised, the marginalized, the victimized.
This pendulum sword of retribution is being sharpened quickly until razor sharp by those who are increasingly aware that it is time for tactics. It is time for hope. And, that if we-you- do not change the system, then… nothing will change!
Yes. As of this moment, despair must end and tactics must begin. Our fear… must become theirs!
It is time.
About the Author: Brett Redmayne-Titley has published over 170 in-depth articles over the past eight years for news agencies worldwide. Many have been translated and republished. On-scene reporting from important current events has been an emphasis that has led to his many multi-part exposes on such topics as the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, NATO summit, Keystone XL Pipeline, Porter Ranch Methane blow-out, Hizbullah in Lebanon, Erdogan’s Turkey and many more. He can be reached at: live-on-scene ((at)) gmx.com. Prior articles can be viewed at his archive: www.watchingromeburn.uk