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Never Quiet on the Western Front

29 Aug

Syria this time, eh? Why the hell not? It’s not like we have a global recession that is only getting better on paper and in the pockets of those who started the damn thing in the first place.

As media manipulation goes, this smacks of the cheapest magician’s trick on children, the exclamation of “Look over there!”, a pointing finger and while the guileless crowd looks in the indicated direction, shenanigans on stage are quickly performed. When the audience looks back, it looks like nothing has happened.

I’m not astute enough to work out what exactly the shenanigans are here, but I am absolutely sure that if a military intervention occurs in Syria, those who brought ‘us’ down are profiting in some way and not to or for our benefit.

If I allow my bleak side out of its den, it looks about, sniffing the air with an expression of deep(er) suspicion (than usual). Then it gives me this:

It is like we are being tested to see where our tolerance lies. Just what will we let our ‘elected’ leaders and the governmental/corporate machines they front get away with? How much is too much for the plebeians who, while unwashed and surly, are essential for an elite to exist?

Inverse Pavlovian dynamics applied to the mob mind.

I don’t like it one bit. Don’t have the remotest clue how to fix it, either. Because the last event that caused a paradigm shift that affected Western societal structures at the level we so badly need was World War Two.

We’re headed for a fall. The difficult thing we have to achieve is ensuring that when we fall, the buggers on the ‘balcony’ go down with us. The last act should be clean-slating for a recovery, not just a change in workforce.

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2 Comments

Posted by on August 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “Never Quiet on the Western Front

  1. Anthony J Baker (@AJBES)

    August 30, 2013 at 22:41

    I’ve been having a lot of thought about the whole Syrian situation, especially after watching the news today regarding the defeat of the Government regarding military intervention and I have to say “I’m torn between two opposing views.”
    The first view is; it’s just a rehash of the Iraqi WMD debacle and we are just looking for an excuse to sabre rattle and pretend that we are still a major power in the World. I’m sick to death of the UK interfering in other people’s business and that we should let the self-elected World Police (USA) intervene – which of course they don’t want to do UNILATERALLY because they are scared of the other bully in the playground, Russia.

    The second view is my more compassionate one; a country is waging a war against it’s people (allegedly a chemical one and allegedly the people are waging the war against the country), civilains are being killed on mass and no one seems to have the will (balls) to do anything about it.

    It’s a thorny problem and it’s made more complicated by the likes of George Osborne spouting on about Government taking note of what the people (i.e us) say and that we don’t want a war – could that be because the sheeple have been fed enough anti-Muslim propaganda and have seen enough Union Standard covered coffins returning from places like Afghanistan, that they have swallowed it and no longer want to stand up for the persecuted victim?

    I don’t know what the answer is. I would suggest that military action IS required BUT only for the high-mined ideal of ending human suffering – sadly I am cynical enough to realise that that is no longer a good enough reason; there would need to be a financial motivation such as grabbing oil wells or gaining rebuilding contracts.

    God forbid that a country would actually intervene because it was morally right to do so.

    😦

     
  2. thesilentjudge

    August 31, 2013 at 14:42

    We should not intervene in Syria. There is no clear cut case for a ‘white’ side and doing so to prevent civilian suffering would only cause more and extend said suffering. All intervention would do is add foreign casualties to a Syrian bodycount.

    The ‘super powers’ and their allies have been proven time and again to be useless at post-intervention work on all levels.

    Also, there is the obvious selectivity of this intervention. The most grevious example being Israel with repeated non-humanitarian actions since UN Resolution 181 in 1947, yet seemingly immune to repercussions.

    If the USA wants to be the ‘World Police’, then they should start by applying the rules to themselves, as the USA meets sufficient of it’s own definitions to declare itself a terrorist/fundamentalist nation.

     

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