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America Has No Allies, Only Hostages

The new president-elect of Bolivia, Luis Arce, has told the Spanish international news agency EFE that he intends to restore the nation’s relations with Cuba, Venezuela and Iran. This reverses the policies of the US-backed coup regime which immediately began closing embassies, kicking out doctors and severing relations with those nations after illegally seizing power last year.

Arce also spoke of warm relations with Russia and China.

“We are going to reestablish all relations,” he told EFE. “This government has acted very ideologically, depriving the Bolivian people of access to Cuban medicine, to Russian medicine, to advances in China. For a purely ideological issue, it has exposed the population in a way that is unnecessary and harmful.”

Arce expressed a willingness to “open the door to all countries, the only requirement is that they respect us and respect our sovereignty, nothing more. All countries, no matter the size, who want a relationship with Bolivia, the only requirement is that we respect each other as equals. If that is so, we have no problem.“

If you know anything about US imperialism and global politics, you will recognize that last bit as brazen heresy against imperial doctrine.

The unofficial doctrine of the empire-like cluster of international allies that is loosely centralized around the United States does not recognize the sovereignty of other nations, much less respect them as equals. This empire takes it as a given that it has every right to determine what every nation in the world does, who their leaders will be, where their resources will go, and what their military posture on the world stage will be. If a government refuses to accept the empire’s right to determine these things, it is targeted, sabotaged, attacked, and eventually replaced with a puppet regime.

The US-centralized empire functions like a giant blob that slowly works to absorb nations which have not yet been converted into imperial client states. It is rare that a nation is able to escape from that blob and rejoin the unabsorbed nations like China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela and Cuba in their fight for self-sovereignty, and it is encouraging that it was able to do so.

We saw the dynamics of the imperial blob explained quite vividly last year by American political analyst John Mearsheimer at a debate hosted by the Australian think tank Center for Independent Studies. Mearsheimer told his audience that the US is going to do everything it can to halt China’s rise and prevent it from becoming the regional hegemon in the eastern hemisphere, and that Australia should align with the US in that battle or else it would face the wrath of Washington.

“The question that’s on the table is what should the Australia’s foreign policy be in light of the rise of China,” Mearsheimer said. “I’ll tell you what I would suggest if I were an Australian.”

Mearsheimer said China is going to continue to grow economically and will convert that economic power into military power to dominate Asia “the way the US dominates the western hemisphere”, and explained why he think the US and its allies have every ability to prevent that from happening.

“Now the question is what does this all mean for Australia?” Mearsheimer said. “Well, you’re in a quandary for sure. Everybody knows what the quandary is. And by the way you’re not the only country in East Asia that’s in this quandary. You trade a lot with China, and that trade is very important for your prosperity, no question about that. Security-wise you really want to go with us. It makes just a lot more sense, right? And you understand that security is more important than prosperity, because if you don’t survive, you’re not gonna prosper.”

“Now some people say there’s an alternative: you can go with China,” said Mearsheimer. “Right you have a choice here: you can go with China rather the United States. There’s two things I’ll say about that. Number one, if you go with China you want to understand you are our enemy. You are then deciding to become an enemy of the United States. Because again, we’re talking about an intense security competition.”

“You’re either with us or against us,” he continued. “And if you’re trading extensively with China, and you’re friendly with China, you’re undermining the United States in this security competition. You’re feeding the beast, from our perspective. And that is not going to make us happy. And when we are not happy you do not want to underestimate how nasty we can be. Just ask Fidel Castro.”

Nervous laughter from the Australian think tank audience punctuated Mearsheimer’s more incendiary observations. The CIA is known to have made numerous attempts to assassinate Castro.

If you’ve ever wondered how the the US is so successful in getting other nations around the world to align with its interests, this is how. It’s not that the US is a good actor on the world stage or a kind friend to its allies, it’s that it will destroy you if you disobey it.

Australia is not aligned with the US to protect itself from China. Australia is aligned with the US to protect itself from the US. As a Twitter follower recently observed, the US doesn’t have allies, only hostages.

As the recently released Palace Letters illustrated, the CIA staged a coup to oust Australia’s Prime Minister Gough Whitlam because he was prioritizing the nation’s self-sovereignty. Journalist John Pilger wrote in 2014 after Whitlam’s death:

Australia briefly became an independent state during the Whitlam years, 1972-75. An American commentator wrote that no country had “reversed its posture in international affairs so totally without going through a domestic revolution”. Whitlam ended his nation’s colonial servility. He abolished royal patronage, moved Australia towards the Non-Aligned Movement, supported “zones of peace” and opposed nuclear weapons testing.

The primary difference between the coup in Australia and the one in Bolivia was that the Bolivians refused to roll over and take it while we shrugged and said no worries mate. We had every option to become a real nation and insist on our own self-sovereignty, but we, unlike the Bolivians, were too thoroughly propagandized and placid. Some hostages escape, some don’t.

The US empire got rid of Whitlam, and then when we elected in 2007 a Prime Minister who was considered too friendly with China they did it again; in order to facilitate the Obama administration’s “pivot” against Beijing the pro-China Kevin Rudd was replaced by the compliant Julia Gillard. World Socialist Website reports:

Secret US diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks in December 2010 revealed that “protected sources” of the US embassy were pivotal figures in Gillard’s elevation. For months, key coup plotters, including senators Mark Arbib and David Feeney, and Australian Workers Union (AWU) chief Paul Howes, secretly provided the US embassy with regular updates on internal government discussions and divisions within the leadership…

 

Rudd had proposed an Asia-Pacific Community, attempting to mediate the escalating strategic rivalry between the US and China, and opposed the formation of a Quadrilateral military alliance between the US, India, Japan and Australia, aimed against China.

 

Gillard, who had cultivated her pro-US credentials through Australia-US and Australia-Israel leadership forums, was literally selected by the US embassy as a reliable replacement to Rudd. In her first public appearance after knifing Rudd, she demonstrated her devotion to Washington by posing for a photo op with the US ambassador, flanked by US and Australian flags. She soon had a phone call with Obama, who had previously twice postponed a planned visit to Australia under Rudd.

 

The centrality of Australia to the US preparations for war against China became apparent in November 2011, when Obama announced his “pivot to Asia” in the Australian parliament, rather than the White House. During the visit, Gillard and Obama signed an agreement to station American Marines in Darwin and allow greater US access to other military bases, placing the Australian population on the front line of any conflict with China.

 

Gillard’s government also sanctioned the expansion of the major US spying and weapons-targeting base at Pine Gap, agreed to the US military’s increased use of Australian ports and airbases, and stepped up Australia’s role in the US-led top-level “Five Eyes” global surveillance network, which monitors the communications and online activities of millions of people worldwide.

 

Rudd’s removal marked a turning point. US imperialism, via the Obama administration, sent a blunt message: there was no longer any room for equivocation by the Australian ruling elite. Regardless of which party was in office, it had to line up unconditionally behind the US conflict with China, no matter what the consequences for the loss of its massive export markets in China.

This is what we’re seeing all around the world now: a slow motion third world war being waged by the US power alliance against the remaining nations which have resisted being absorbed into it. As the most powerful of the unabsorbed nations by far, China is the ultimate target of this war. If the empire succeeds in its ultimate goal of stopping China, it will have attained a de facto planetary government which no population will be able to oppose or dissent from.

I don’t know about you, but I never consented to a world where powerful nuclear-armed forces wave armageddon weapons at each other while fighting for planetary domination and subverting less powerful nations if they don’t play along with their cold war games. Detente and peace must be sought and obtained, and we must all work to live together on this planet in collaboration with each other and with our ecosystem.

This omnicidal, ecocidal way of living that the oligarchic empire has laid out for us does not suit our species, and it will drive us to extinction along with God knows how many other species if we do not find a way to end it. Rulers historically do not cede their power willingly, so we ordinary human beings as a collective are going to have to find a way to destroy their propaganda engine, force an end to imperialism, and build a healthy world.

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  • Ironically as an ally and a player on the world stage, the U.S. has a knack of sticking its nose into the affairs of other nations when not wanted, but when they were desperately needed they are noticeably absent.
    Where were they in 1914?
    Same deal post WW1 in the League of Nations when their stabilising influence could’ve made a huge difference? Both England and Germany had had enough of the war and were prepared to let bygones be bygones, but as the bulk of the destruction had occurred on French soil France would not accept a armistice with Germany unless they agreed to rather harsh terms. Imagine if the U.S. made France pull its head in a bit and fought France’s demands for harsh reparations. The seeds for national socialism may not have had such fertile ground to flourish in. Afterall it was originally a conflict between the Austrian Hungarian empire and Serbia, with the other nations being drawn into the conflict by alliances, Germany didn’t start the war but they were punished for it.
    But the U.S. went back to being isolationist at wars end and turned their backs to the events that sowed the seeds for further conflict.
    Where were they in 1939? Lending money to both sides and selling arms to all. If the Japanese had picked their way through South East Asia and avoided attacking U.S., Dutch, French and English colonies steering a wide berth around them it’s doubtful that they would’ve been involved at all.
    During this conflict they trained, financed and armed just about anyone and everyone who’d take the fight to the axis powers without any plan or thought as to what might happen afterwards. All were promised a say in the affairs of their respective Nations postwar.
    In some instances they built up large nationalist, communist and royalist armies in the same country. And with the regime change following President Roosevelt’s death these groups were simply left to it at war’s end.
    What could possibly go wrong?
    For a nation that’s rabidly anti communist it’s more than ironic how many communist armies they created.
    Vietnamese communist leader Ho Chi Minh begged the U.S. for help in resolving rising tensions when the French walked back in as if nothing had happened, but was fobbed off and we know where that all ended up.
    Time after time when their presence was actually required and or requested they were noticeably absent.
    There’s a book called “Anzac’s Dirty Dozen: 12 Myths of Australian Military History” by Craig Stockings, in which various authors attempt to explore the truth behind the myths that have been built up about our military endeavours. There’s a whole chapter debunking the Australian/ U.S. alliance penned by Michael McKinley.
    Once again time and time again when we really needed them they had nothing or conveniently left us out of the loop. Our alliances with the U.S. are not just about military support but also about the sharing of information and intelligence, but yet time after time U.S. intelligence either failed to recognise coming events or simply forgot to tell us about them.
    Said publically acknowledged intelligence failures mentioned were, the U.S. failed to forsee the first Soviet atomic bomb, North Korea’s invasion of the South (even though the South was their puppet regime), China’s intervention in Korea, the Hungarian uprising of ’56, the launch of Sputnik, Fidel Castro’s victory in ’59, soviet missiles being sent to Cuba in ’62, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in ’68, the massive buildup of Soviet missiles throughout the 1960’s, the 1973 middle East war, India’s acquisition of nuclear capability in ’74, the overthrow of the Shah of Iran in ’79, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan of the same yr, the Asian economic crisis of ’97, 9/11, etc.
    The U.S. claims to have had no idea in advance of these events, if they did they conveniently didn’t inform Australia about them and were playing dumb about it to cover their failure of their alliance intelligence sharing obligations.
    My favourite example is that the U.S. shut down all intelligence sharing operations just before the Chinese invaded Saigon in 1979 with the Australian intelligence agencies only finding out about it from a public announcement by the Chinese.
    When the ANZUS alliance was threatened by N.Z. barred nuclear armed and or powered vessels in their waters, a series of conferences saw U.S. officials making it clear that Australian and N.Z. views simply did not count in their final analysis.
    Every time the U.S. said jump Australia jumped without question, whether it was legal to do so or not, in the belief that if we ever needed a favour in return that it would be reciprocated.
    But the alliance also requires a sharing of information and technology amongst other things, and the U.S. has failed miserably in all departments.
    When we really needed them the most, they were noticeably absent.

  • Australia licks americans boots, mostly ignorants the medium and elites class and their poor have no clue, some said once that the fault lies in the prisoners from the past but i guess its the warden limited mentality that reigns there.

    • Just like a talking dog, Obob licks her own genitals.

  • Dear Luis: Please stay away from small planes, canoes, any body of water, crowds, untasted food, loaded weapons, strange people, former colleagues, etc. The U.S. Empire is not done; Elon will ” . . . coup anybody [he] wants to; deal with it!”

    • oh, do you really mean to tell me that the US establishment are dangerous? I had no idea. I would never think of coming against such an evil powerful and dangerous entity if the stakes were not so high. I am well aware of the dangers in my stand. I am fully aware. But if I dont stand for the people, we are all doomed. Not many of us will live past 2024, as the powers have planned to kill 15 out of every 16 people by 2025. Odds are that I would not survive, nor most of my acquaintances. I suggest that we all put into perspective and grow some balls. LIfe without balls is even more dangerous than fighting on your knees. I would not recommend either one. IF we had an army of men and women with balls and boobs, we can take down the evil empire. And that is what I am counting on. By setting an example, I will be glad to be amongst those on the front lines, as I have been. I will take my sacrifice. I dont want to die, but I will take whatever injuries, or even death, that comes with resistance. I will not bow down to a king or rich man.

      • Yet more public egoMasturbation from Michael Khan.
        Will his plague of exhibitionist stupidity never end ?

  • Hi Caitlin,

    I just want to make a point on your continual usage of the confusing acronym – “US”. Nowadays, during the ongoing civil war in the US, I think it is misleading at best to use the term US as a blanket, and more probably, just plain inaccurate.

    Right now there is no consensus entity which can be accurately called ‘the US’, nor even ‘the US government’. I had to read on in your article to infer that your were actually referring to the CIA primarily? If so, then it would be more accurate to say so. The CIA led coup of Bolivia makes sense to me. When you say The US led coup of Bolivia, I have to wonder if it were actually backed by the White Hat Alliance, or Trump regime etc.

    In fact, I would question if the CIA is even an American institution. It is much more a New World Order organization beholden to the Vatican before anyone on the US, isn’t it? Doesn’t their charter pretty much make it clear that no one in the US has anything to say about what they do? They don’t seem to take orders well from Congress, that’s for sure. They just steal US dollars from US citizens, but that doesn’t mean it represents ‘the US.’

    Just something to think about in the future as you rite about American geopolitical matters.

    Please keep up the great work, as the Awakening requires such talented and critically thinking writers.

    • The CIA led coup of Bolivia makes sense to me.“.
      Quite right, Paul. They were the handsOn crew.
      But to dissociate them from the informal USA Empire is somewhat disingenuous when it afflicts the fate and freedom of millions of people. Being a citizen of the USA makes you accountable for the actions of those who claim to act on your behalf. Unpleasant, but this is actually all the more reason to face it with maximum responseAbility.
      `
      Clearly you are embarrassed by the criminal behaviour of generations of USA political operatives.
      I propose using this uninvited discomfort as a spur … goading yourself to go beyond conventional limits in seeking countermeasures to the harvesting of mankind.
      `
      That is the use i make of my own burden of discomfort, and i have found that going beyond the horizons of conformity is a most promising avenue of research. Of course, one must waterproof one’s reasoning when venturing forth with latent abilities, but life tends to teach us about pitfalls in due course.
      `
      Being someone you can trust is the most important criterion.

    • Not supposed to be collective anything in the united States hence the specific use of the term States. Its not US. Its not America. And the only thing united is the agreements under the Constitution. Collectivist mindsets is why we are in this mess

  • Caitlin. I got over my anger, and never got an apology from you. So this will be my last comment. I will not let the whole internet know of all that happened; as you fight the same people I do, and are a good eloquent voice. That said, that you allowed somebody to defend the sexual violation of myself as being justified, and that the same person blatantly lied and spouted out obviously and easily proven to be false accusations about what i said, and instead of backing me, you threatened to remove me for using a word you dont like. I find your lack of proper principles to be despicable, and that you support people on basis of appearances rather than substances is immature, and the whole lot of your readers have been fooled by a smooth-talking and illegitimate voice for their justified anger at an evil system, but who has herself allowed it to indoctrinate her into its values.

    • Good riddance. Well done Caitlin.

      • Evidently he didnt get an uptick in book sales from his promo posts.

        • Compare the verbosity of Khan the Liar to the conciseness of my retort.
          Yet Khatika elsewhere said the exact opposite, accusing me of being more verbose and meaningless than Khan the Prophet of 500,000 survivors from 8Billion

          • It is five hundred million, not thousand. I came back to get feedback of a positive sort. You don’ t have to agree, but I have nobody to get feedback and bounce ideas with. I am stuck with you guys.

            • Nobody cares how few the mudShadows intend to leave alive after harvesting mankind.
              What matters is Michael Khan still infesting Caitlin’s forum … after dishonestly insulting her in the most pejorative, vindictive, and personal of terms.
              `
              This lying twister of narratives is so weakMinded that he cannot keep his promise to fuck off.
              A Fucking BlabberArsehole street germ with an internet connection, loathed everywhere he posts.
              `
              Feedback is nothing to Khan : the only thing he wants is a gullible audience.

              • Thank you Peter. And I am sure Caitlin will approve of your praise. In the meantime, I will continue to read and learn.

  • Just one comment about Gillard. I’m quite sure I remember that she got our troops out of Afghanistan. Is this a false memory cause I’m getting old? Later on the Libs conned their way into govt & reversed that as well as increased the troop numbers.

    • The lovely Julia Gillard struck me as thoroughly honest and well-intentioned, a rarity in any political party.

  • “Now the question is what does this all mean for Australia?” Mearsheimer said. […] “Security-wise you really want to go with us. It makes just a lot more sense, right? And you understand that security is more important than prosperity, because if you don’t survive, you’re not gonna prosper.”
    …….
    “Now some people say there’s an alternative: you can go with China,” said Mearsheimer. “Right you have a choice here: you can go with China rather the United States. There’s two things I’ll say about that. Number one, if you go with China you want to understand you are our enemy. You are then deciding to become an enemy of the United States. Because again, we’re talking about an intense security competition.”
    ……
    That can work only when the elite of a country (here, Australia) is trained with electric shocks and carrots to adhere to USA even if it is distasteful, and detrimental to prosperity. A recent example that there are other routes is given by India. US ambassador to Ukraine lectured the natives that they should not use “Russian vaccine”, however hypothetical the perspective of “western vaccines is”. A bit weird because the government emphatically claimed that this is their independent intention, but no, the ambassador had to rub it in that this is no “independent national wish” but a diktat that they have to obey. In the same time, Russian vaccine makers made a big deal with Indian pharmaceutical to make 300 million doses for India market, there are tests in India, Indians get access to test results from other countries.

    India may have obnoxious government in some ways, but they never will think that they have to obey every American whim. Unlike Australians.

  • President Trump Was Impeached to Protect Hillary Clinton & Joe Biden from Corruption Scandals!
    https://www.judicialwatch.org/videos/trump-impeached-protect-clinton/

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  • Hey caitlin, I never bookmark your site, just search it each time. Today it also had a link to a caitlin johnstone who is a senior at ashburton college in new zealand. Plays on rugby team. Any relation.

  • “America Has No Allies, Only Hostages”. Australia is a Hostage also, a hostage to the US AND UK Medical Tyranny, BY VACCINATION! The Lancet is a LYING CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION!

    ““We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to COVID-19 as face-to-face contact within six feet with a patient with symptomatic COVID-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching COVID-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.”
    https://vaxxter.com/interview-and-insights-part-2-robert-kennedy-jr-on-vaccine-dangers-and-medical-tyranny/
    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/patient-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine-trial-dies
    https://medicalviolence.com/2020-10-20-covid-19-isnt-a-pandemic-plan-its-an-extermination-plan-for-humanity.html
    https://www.minds.com/CorbettReport/blog/more-plandemic-foreknowledge-1164577159382372352

  • Good article, a reiteration of what many of us older folk have been totally aware of since the 60’s. The installation of the Shah of Iran was a major wake up call. Wilson once said “The business of America is business,” Somewhere along the line Piracy became that business and embodied everything that piracy embodies.

  • We have a way to force an end to imperialism and build a healthy world. But complaining, protesting and rioting is a waste of time and energy because that only incurs a more violent response by indoctrinated or bribed agents of the police state. Evil people enforce the law but do not follow the law themselves. Wise people don’t waste time in a rigged fight which we cannot win when tyrants have superior weapons, fight dirty and do not follow the rules. Wise people get out of the way, leave good but unenlightened people to waste their time, money and energy fighting evil people. Then, after the battle is over and both good and evil people have finished fighting and both have lost their lives and everything they were fighting over, wise people will come out of their hideouts to build a new and glorious civilization without hindrance from evil people. I believe in evolution of species through survival of the fittest, meaning those with wisdom beyond their years. This techno-military-industrial-complex must go through conflict, crisis and collapses so that only the wise among us will survive.
    Read more of this here: http://www.wisdompage.com/2013%20Articles/Molyneaux%20essay.pdf

    • You are counting on a nation of dummies, that the idiots outnumber the wise ones. Perhaps you are wise.

      • Sucking up to a miseryBucket like Tired ?
        Ye gods, Khan will stoop to anything.

  • Clickbait 101

    • What are you referring to?

  • I was ready to write a comment about how similar conditions are here, in the states, to those during and before WWII in Germany. I decided against it. After a bit of research and rereading the article, it seems, in many ways, we are quite far beyond that.
    `
    While there are many similarities: right wing nationalism, dividing and demonizing people along racial/ethnic/class/religious . . . lines. Not to mention the corruption, blackmail, bribery, threats, violence . . ., war profiteering by corporations and robber barons who support all sides for profit. . ..
    `
    It does appear we are well on our way to fascist domination of our planet. If nothing is done to stop it. If we don’t start identifying and focusing the on the root of the problems.
    `
    We can say, U.S. “interests” are at the center of this global hegemony, but I think it would be more accurate to say that it is the interests of global robber barons that are at the center of it. More of them just happen to claim U.S. citizenship. They control the power of the U.S. government and military.
    `
    Before and during World War II, corporations like IBM, Standard Oil (Exxon), ATT, GE, Ford, GM Deutsch bank . . . were profiteering from both sides. Before and during World War II, robber barons, were profiteering from both sides. They helped bring Hitler to power and they are/were accountable for millions of deaths and untold destruction.
    `
    Hmm, I guess I just did write a comment about the similarities between now and those during and before WWII in Germany.
    `
    Then, like now, “The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous.”

      • Thanks, I did see that. Excellent article.

    • Should have said: [Ultimately,] “the war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous.”

    • Large corporations were profiting everywhere, including the USSR, where they were building factories. WWII was about banking. Germany was developing a trading system based on commodity for commodity, bypassing the need for the Bank of International Settlements taking its cut. Many countries not members of the BIS club willingly signed on. That is what the Chavez’s Bolivarian Revolution was/is, and why Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil under Lula and Dilma, and Argentina under the Kirchners were/are under attack. Gaddafi had to go because of his gold backed dinar that would challenge the current structure.. China and Russia are enemies because they oppose the US abusing its privilege of being the world’s reserve currency.
      Freeing a country from the abuse of the US as reserve currency, the International Bankers, the World Bank, and the IMF, is true sovereignty.

  • Hopefully, Donald Trump will spend the next four years hounding his United States governmental detractors to the ends of the earth and leave the rest of the world alone. May his lust for political revenge completely engulf him and his administration for the next four to twelve years. Barack, Hillary, et al, should be seeking living space ASAP in some foreign country that does not have an extradition treaty with the United States government.

  • “This omnicidal, ecocidal way of living that the oligarchic empire has laid out for us does not suit our species…”
    .
    But it does suit THEIR species, whatever juicy disparaging name you want to call them. They may not believe in a God, but They do all possess the sense of having a divine right to rule the world and treat the people as Their subjects to be used at Their will and for Their purposes. In fact, as the core they believe they ARE our gods.
    .
    “Rulers historically do not cede their power willingly, so we ordinary human beings as a collective going to have to find a way to destroy their propaganda engine, force an end to imperialism, and build a healthy world.”
    .
    The problem is that much of the world is just fine with being a dehumanized subject of the elitists with no natural rights. You are what you think you are, so if you believe that you should be ruled by the Predator Class then you have no reason to fight anything. Before people can address dealing with the Predators, they have to rediscover what they truly are as spiritual beings worthy of all the best life can give. How can you make someone feel valuable and worthy if they see themselves as weak and unworthy souls just waiting for the pain to end? That’s the first problem to solve.

  • The USA have no friends. They have reluctant partners.

  • Once again you express my views more eloquently and complete than I ever could. Seeing them come from outside my own head makes me feel validated and heard. Thank you.

  • The U.S. is all for democracy – until the people elect someone like Lumamba (Congo), Árbenz (Guatamala), Morales (Honduras), Allende (Chile), Ortega (Nicaragua), Chavez (Venezuela), Morales (Bolivia), etc. The list of deposed elected governments deposed by U.S. intervention is, of course, much longer than these listed off the top of my head. We shall see how long Arce can survive the coming onslaught.

  • Related to John Day’s comment on “Treason in America” there is this report from Gabriel Rockhill on the Nazi infiltration of the US government in the post-WWII era which identifies Alan Dulles (if you have not read “The Devil’s Chessboard” it is a must read) as one of the main actors in the infiltration.

    “The U.S. Did Not Defeat Fascism in WWII, It Discretely Internationalized It” http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55734.htm

  • Man started wars with sticks and stones, then moved up to swords, spears and eventually guns and explosives. No we threaten each other with playing war using nuclear weapons. What is worse is now war can be waged with very few people using AI and remote drones. Samd peopke, same personality types waging war through history. Some defending oyhers attacking each other. There must always be an enrmy for psychopaths. Drugs and terror are growing tiresome. Now it is China and Russia. Better for our glorious leaders to have external enemies otherwise they would turn on their own people even more. There must always be an enemy for whichever empire has control.

  • The major problem of the US Psychopaths In Charge is that after WWII they assumed a world wide leadership role, and they mistakenly thought it was because of their superiority instead of the true reason, that the rest of the world was a bloody carcass while the US suffered little. A result of geography, nothing more. The problem with psychopaths is that they are insane. They tend to believe their delusions are real. That because they can abuse others into submission they are superior. Their delusion is about to end. The economy they created is a shambles, with no hope of recovery. The abuse they heap upon the populace is not sustainable. Though I might point out that UK Commonwealth, including Australia, is abusing their people even more. The major danger is that being psychopaths, they are likely to engage in insane attempts to maintain that which is collapsing. The Left in the US has openly demonstrated they are quite willing to destroy the nation if they cannot control it. The Right is convinced the status quo can be preserved, and may pursue equally insane methods to do so. Wounded beasts are the most dangerous. Let us pray we can survive their fall.

    • There is very little of “the left” in the USA. But to the extent U.S. liberals can be called “the left, you have left and right reversed. But carry on.

  • Well, it looks like the Bolivians have taken Elon Musk’s advice regarding us coup’ing whoever we want to, and they’ve dealt with it. I wonder what he has to say now. I hope they return to the idea of processing their own lithium and making their own batteries employing thousands of Bolivians and increasing their standard of living.

    Empire must be opposed on all fronts and we must learn to wage peace in a multi-polar world if we are to survive as a species. Sociopaths like Musk should be institutionalized, not lauded as innovators. The real innovation is to seek peace within and without if we are to have a future.

    • With scarcity of rare earth minerals world wide, the battle for bolivia is far from over. America will regroup and attack again. They are determined to secure the lithium. After all it is a matter of national security just like everything else they do.

      • It is Empire’s definition of National Security, not mine. But yes, the evil ones never quit. Hopefully the Bolivian military can be brought under control by the new president, but I am realistic enough to know it’s a long shot. Civil war may not be far off in Bolivia’s future.

      • Lithium is not a rare earth metal, and it is not rare. While having interesting resources helps in putting a country on the list of urgent intervention targets, do not tell me that US elite is in dire need of bananas (Nicaragua) or whatever is there in Haiti.

    • Yeah, Elon Musk is a fraud. He is not an innovator. He’s hires people who are innovators and makes them work for him. He pays them with the $10 billion he got from US federal government in subsidies and of course he is a “libertarian.” He also wants to bring back indentured servitude on Mars. He will fly a worker to Mars on a “Musk built” rocket that was paid for with tax money, and he will lend the worker the $500,000 cost of the ride and give them a “job” on Mars so they can pay him back the fare which the worker already paid for with their tax money. Musk is beyond sociopath.

      • Musk must have deep state connections. Our corporate media loves him and constantly praises his “private sector” space program. They never mention that Lockheed-Martin and Boeing are private and have run our space programs for decades.

        It was the socialists at NASA who put a man on the moon, something our privatized space program seems unable to organize today.

        • That is an urban legend filmed in a studio. We never went to the moon. Ever wonder why there has never been a unmanned mission to photograph the equipment left behind. Because there is none. Alien junk collectors gathered it up years ago. Same as with our satellites that disappear. Alien junk collectors.

    • Arce had better watch his back as the US intel agencies are fond of snuffing foreign leaders who buck them, especially those who make them look like losers.

      • He should talk to Maduro and Assad and others who have managed to survive to date. He will most definitely need a very well vetted security detail.

  • The very raison d’etre of the US is to dominate others.

  • Yup, everyone and everything. Obviously, some people have a real serious mental disease.

    • Take a pill. You will be right as rain. No worries. No stress.

  • The ‘unstoppable’ US oligarchs have finally come up against an IMMOVABLE object.
    China.
    With more than four thousand years of history the Chinese have taken on, and defeated, ALL invaders.
    The psychopaths who rule the US are akin to chihuahuas barking at a wolf. They will shit all over the place but will be EATEN ALIVE.

  • Australias largest enemy is the United States of America. It should protect itself from the U. S. Empire. The U. S. is bullying its “allies” into submission. Australia’s national ally is China.

    • More like an enema than an enemy Ludwig

  • For all the people who ask Caitlin, ‘Why don’t you write about Australia? Why are you always on about the USA?’ This article is why. Basically, no Americans know the Australian history she lays out here. The US runs Australia, and Europe, and the Americas and much of Asia. WE have to stop. Thank you caitoz

  • Very good article here by Mr Peter Koenig:

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/covid-versus-natural-catastrophe/5726102

    We are truly living the return of the days of Noah just before the return of Jesus.

    And the author seems to believe as I do that, as it has been the case in the days of Noah, some kind of natural disaster of global magnitude will end our era.

    Keeping my Rosary on hand!

  • Ms Johnstone – many other writers are relaying your message:
    ~
    “Politicians are more likely than people in the general population to be sociopaths. I think you would find no expert in the field of sociopathy/psychopathy/antisocial personality disorder who would dispute this… That a small minority of human beings literally have no conscience was and is a bitter pill for our society to swallow — but it does explain a great many things, shamelessly deceitful political behavior being one.”—Dr. Martha Stout, clinical psychologist and former instructor at Harvard Medical School
    ~
    Twenty years ago, a newspaper headline asked the question: “What’s the difference between a politician and a psychopath?”
    The answer, then and now, remains the same: None.
    There is no difference between psychopaths and politicians.
    ~
    Nor is there much of a difference between the havoc wreaked on innocent lives by uncaring, unfeeling, selfish, irresponsible, parasitic criminals and elected officials who lie to their constituents, trade political favors for campaign contributions, turn a blind eye to the wishes of the electorate, cheat taxpayers out of hard-earned dollars, favor the corporate elite, entrench the military industrial complex, and spare little thought for the impact their thoughtless actions and hastily passed legislation might have on defenseless citizens.
    ~
    This timely article can be read here:
    Don’t Vote for a Psychopath: Tyranny at the Hands of a Psychopathic Government By John W. Whitehead
    https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/dont_vote_for_a_psychopath_tyranny_at_the_hands_of_a_psychopathic_government

  • Sadly, everyday conversations with Australian and American friends suggest that this strategy is not going to work. Most people cannot let go of lifelong indoctrination.

    The ancient knew better:

    http://drnissani.net/MNISSANI/RevolutionarysToolkit/Restoration%20of%20Democracy%20in%20Thebes.htm

  • That is a hopeful post, but we are reaching a time in human history with all vectors coming at us. We are using more resources than the planet can replenish. When I was born there were 2.5 billion humans on the globe, now there are 7.5 and counting. We do not have enough oil to keep the diesels running. When the trucks fail, it is all over for the United States and most of the industrialized world. the advantage is that the military will not be able to keep up its massive level of activity. Renewable energy will not work, the population keeps growing, and the humans are brainwashed by the largest medical scam in history. China is up and running, Americans are hiding in their basement electing a masked imbecile. Just maybe, the Australians should learn Chinese. Have you though about the fact that China might have faked this whole Corona thing because they know Americans are so stupid.

  • In my humble opinion, there may be a negotiation for transfer of power from the Poppy Bush & Playboy-Bill Deep state, forged in Iran Contra CIA coke-shipments to Arkansas, to something more elected.
    Pelosi is pulling her hair out, but not attacking, so she’s negotiating surrender.
    Barr is faithful to Poppy, but Poppy is dead now, so…?
    https://www.johndayblog.com/2020/10/treason-in-america.html
    Treason in America: An Overview of the FBI, CIA and Matters of ‘National Security’ , Cynthia Chung
    ​ ​Thus, during our time of great upheaval we should ask ourselves; what constitutes the persisting “ruling system,” of the United States, and where do the injustices in its state of affairs truly originate from? ​…
    ​ A system that, though it believes itself to be fighting tooth and nail for its very survival, is only digging a deeper grave. A system that is incapable of generating any real solutions to the problems it faces.
    ​ ​The only way out of this is to address that very fact. The most important issue that will decide the fate of the country is what sort of changes are going to occur in the political and intelligence apparatus, such that a continuation of this tyrannical treason is finally stopped in its tracks and unable to sow further discord and chaos.​..
    ​ When the matter of truth is depicted as a possible threat to those that govern a country, you no longer have a democratic state. True, not everything can be disclosed to the public in real time, but we are sitting on a mountain of classified intelligence material that goes back more than 60 years.​..
    ​ ​If the American people really want to finally see who is standing behind that curtain in Oz, now is the time.​..
    The truth must finally be brought to light, or the country will rot from its head to tail.
    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/10/19/treason-america-overview-of-fbi-cia-matters-national-security/

    • ​ “A system that, though it believes itself to be fighting tooth and nail for its very survival, is only digging a deeper grave. A system that is incapable of generating any real solutions to the problems it faces.”

      by ‘system’ do you mean capitalism kept in place by a conducive dorkorat/state ala mussolini? or Somoza?

      remedies anyone?

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