As a thought experiment, picture what a true land of freedom and democracy might look like. A land where the citizens have rights that equal government’s or corporation’s. A land where the government listens and responds to what the people want, since in a democracy its the people who hold the power. A land of freedom where people can say what they want to say without fear, and artists and writers and vbloggers from around the world flock there to be a part of that.
Now, picture the places that the world’s self-proclaimed champion for Freedom and Democracy have left in its wake after its wars, coups and electoral interference campaigns. Kosovo, Kuwait, Haiti, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, parts of Syria, Honduras, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Ukraine, Brazil are a partial list. And of course we also see the actions of the countries with whom Uncle Sam has a ‘special relationship’. The UK is now violating international courts over the Chagos Isl (aka Diego Garcia) and arresting people out of embassies, while Israels murders protesters and tortures people and threatens everyone with war.
Of course, when you compare what the Yankees have left behind them to what an ideal of freedom and democracy should look like, it of course becomes obvious that what the Yankees and their allies stand for is pretty much the opposite of freedom and democracy.
I guess it was easy for me. I grew up during Vietnam. So, I knew both that the government wanted me to die as a draftee in their wars, and that the so-called DeepState really ran things. When unarmed protesters are shot down in Ohio, then pretty much every illusion of freedom and democracy falls from your eyes. Hopefully today will wake up some more.
If you see someone opening their eyes and acting like they just woke up, be nice to them, buy them a cup of coffee or the local beverage, and have a good conversation with an awake person.