War is a Boon to Bankers by Howard Switzer
There was a time before 2014 where it seemed to me that relations with Russia were finally settling into peaceful trade and cultural exchange, perhaps it was only my imagination conjuring up a vision I would prefer because I was ignorant of what was really going on. That was shattered when the US engineered the fascist coup in Ukraine and the fascists began murdering the Russian speaking people of Ukraine, 80% of the people in Crimea immediately voted to become part of Russia for their protection.
Ukraine is a sensitive area for Russia, it has been invaded through the Ukraine numerous times, by Napoleon, WW1 and WW2, to name a few. NATO is an anti-Russian organization designed to extend western hegemony over the world.
Anyone calling for peace negotiations is attacked by western robots and automatons as a Putin puppet, a propagandist or worse, even threatening people’s livelihoods, firing people who disagree with the war, all hallmarks of fascism. Orwell’s nightmare has come to pass.
The American people living in the belly of the beast, well fed but in the dark, had only heard of the gnashing of the beast’s terrible teeth and claws until the beast began turning on them, robbing them of their homes, livelihoods, and health. Our youth are enticed into being killers or cannon fodder. Snipers are considered heroes in the twisted mind of this society. Drone pilots kill from the comfort of an easy chair suppressing their awareness of the “collateral damage” done, the innocent people they murder routinely, in a doomed effort to hang on to their humanity.
Our planet’s ecology, on which all life depends, all the life we know of in the entire universe, is being rapidly degraded in an insane obsession for accumulating profits and power. This process is enforced with violence against anyone who gets in the way or tries to stop the industrialized assault on our planet and all its life. The system seeks to eliminate everything green on the planet, the color that allowed the nucleated cell to be created, causing an explosion of diverse life forms, the color that creates the oxygen and food our lives depend on. The profit obsessed rulers remain obstinately on track to drive the world into oblivion.