If you’ve ever wondered whether you’re the sort of person who would have taken a stand against the Nazis in Germany, the answer is that you would have behaved however you’re behaving toward the murderous imperialist power of today, namely the United States government.
Words cannot describe my disdain for people who claim US imperialism is a “complicated” issue. It’s like, well, figure it the fuck out then asshole, you’re killing people. Isn’t it worth a few moments of your time to work out why they’re murdering people in your name?
Living in the US or one of its vassal states without opposing its imperialist warmongering is a morally indefensible position. “I just focus on domestic policy” is an illegitimate stance while your rulers are butchering human beings around the world.
I oppose western imperialism against China and Venezuela and they say it’s because I love communism.
I oppose western imperialism against Iran and they say I love theocracy.
I oppose western imperialism against Syria and Russia and they say I love autocracy.
Maybe I just oppose imperialism.
“I oppose ALL imperialism, not just western imperialism!”
So western imperialism and also imaginary fantasy world imperialism? Cool!
“I criticize all governments equally.”
Okay, well you’re a fucking idiot then. All things are not equal. Only one government is dominating the planet with nonstop military and economic warfare. It and its allies deserve more criticism than other governments.
This is the shit American minds are being fed while their government condemns foreign nations for circulating propaganda and disinfo. https://t.co/cq47RG1ocP
— Caitlin Johnstone ⏳ (@caitoz) March 19, 2021
Saying the US and China are equally bad is dumber than saying Nazis and Antifa are equally bad. Only one nation in the world is waging nonstop wars, circling the planet with hundreds of military bases, and working to destroy any nation which disobeys it. And it ain’t China.
China has the same government it had a few years ago. If you find yourself thinking more negative thoughts about China now, it’s not because it has been doing anything differently,