On June 24th the Chinese cosmonauts had performed the docking of the space capsule manually for the first time in their space program and returned to Earth. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNU1WCy2CVc.
It was broadcasted through the whole world. With one exception- the USA. It is still no news here. Just today they had shown a training replica of the Shuttle to be delivered to the museum. But nothing about the Chinese. We cannot stand that those laundry folks are in space while we are not. We cannot stand, we cannot stand, we cannot stand.. so we are offered to get laid and enjoy the spiritual Kool-Aid before July 4th. How childish, stupid and mean. But that's what we are.
I came to this country in the Y1989. I remember many independent states of that time, the ones which either do not exist now or exist in a very different way: Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lybia, Egypt Instead of those countries there are territories now. Instead of nations there is population. Instead of a system of governance there is a controlled chaos. That's the way we want it.
US celebrates the Independence Day. What is that all about? The primary essence of the US independence, the whole point of the endeavor is reflected in the following sublime statement from the Declaration of Independence:
"Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.'
"And hold them as we hold the rest of mankind". That's the voice of the nation at its birth, the true voice of an equal. The primary cornerstone of any national independence is equality, the paramount standing on your own feet among the "enemies in war, in peace friends'. The founding fathers of this country understood it well. Their modern descendants had betrayed that principle with dishonor.
US never was very good in foreign policy. Foggy Bottom is a proper name for the State Department; there was a lot of fog and not much substance. From time to time, especially during the transformations, like after the Civil War or after the WWI there were attempts to develop at least a consistent foreign policy but those attempts always succumbed to the legacy of greed and blatant aggression. It was as if new generations of Americans somehow envied the previous ones in their murdering and plundering the world and pursued even more on their way. All of that culminated after the nuclear bombardment of Japan.
It was a key event in history of the world and the history of the US in particular because it was for the first time that the perpetrator of the mass murder not only got away with it but adopted that crime as a glorious event. If we go back and investigate the history of other nations, genocide and mass murder are not uncommon. Still, no modern nation except for the US glorifies these events and/or celebrates them. People acknowledge that their ancestors did those horrible things and try to learn to do better. Not here.
The nuclear murder of hundreds of thousands of people in a second killed not only them. It also killed our soul. From now on the foreign policy of the US stopped being a foreign policy of the human nation and became a foreign policy of the vehement animal. All the stops were pulled and villain got on the crusade to prove himself.
Obviously, it all started with flattery. Our people, the US citizens, the overwhelmingly mediocre, rather shallow and narrow- minded folks were suddenly proclaimed the salt of the Earth, the only free people in the world. Such people surely could not feel guilt, remorse or ask for forgiveness. Never ever starting from that moment the US was to apologize for any of its actions. Thus if there is no apology, the one and only possible conclusion could be that US was always right. We, the people are always right. Other people , the whole world has to serve us or else. That's the logic of the gangster.
Those who do not ask for forgiveness go unforgiven. War is the continuation of the politics by other means per Clausewitz and in the hands of the unforgiven war had become a main tool of oppression. No, the US foreign policy wizards did not want to conquer other nations; they wanted to weaken them so that they become eternally sick and dependent. Ideally, our rulers would love to get all the nations in the world on drugs ( that's why we love drug cartels so much); only instead of real drugs our pundits and economic killers had invented a free- market mantra.
In a nutshell the free-market is neither an idea nor a philosophy. It is a manifestation of greed, a PSYCHOLOGICAL type of behavior proclaimed as an exemplary. It simply proclaims that EVERYTHING is the world- laws, customs, morality, traditions, culture, religions, ideologies, love and war, peace and quite, natural environment and even Sun itself are to serve the utmost desire to profit from a deal. There could be all kinds of deals and all kinds of profits but God forbid to interfere into the mechanism, God forbid to stay on the way of the individual enterprise. Of course, then we have all those sugar and spice, proclaiming the utmost goodness of that endeavor but in its origin nothing of the sorts is defined- the original free- market idea just simply calls life a pursuit of profit and announces everything else to be just in service of that goal. Following it is good, resisting it is bad, period.
If we follow the free-market perceptions, lots of things become clear. Those French farmers who greeted Nazis with bottles of wine were quite good; those Nazis were the new customers who were willing to pay, so why fight? Those Russian bunch of perverts- in -power who dissolved the Soviet Union covertly despite the results of the referendum were quite right; they were satisfying the demand of those who paid them. The US government attack on Iraq which resulted in 1 million dead was quite proper; the Saudis were demanding to destroy the secular country, they were willing to pay, so we were wiling to satisfy. Yes, in the free-market paradise the one and only requirement is not to ask questions. It is a heaven for mercenaries.
If we follow the free-market logic we may consider some people as irrational. Russians should not have resisted Hitler who was bringing to them the German order and free enterprise. They should have just killed their Jews and become a part of Germany. Yugoslavians should not have fought Hitler either. England should have made peace with Germany and get Normandy as a reward. Vietnamese should not have fought the US; they were gooks anyway; they should be happy to serve their new white big brothers in the brothels. Cubans are still irrational and so are Iranians. In both those cases the US foreign policy goons had originally sold those countries to the highest bidders for them to become "in partnership with the friendly government' ( remember Godfather II?) and those people were ungrateful enough not to accept such a good deal.
Free market presumes that nations are secondary with respect to the individuals. This actually is against the basic concept of freedom which states that every strong nation consists of free- spirited and strong-minded individuals whose freedom is deeply connected with the national one. Free- market, on the other hand, considers that the weaker and more dependent the nation is, the lower is its political will to bring its people together, the better it is for the US and ultimately for the whole world. If only the British Empire was smart enough to infiltrate that idea into the Colonies, the revolutionary war would most likely never occur. Free- market is like a muscle- relaxation drug; it makes you feel dizzy, weak and totally accessible, so that the vampire bat could suck your blood with impunity.
Think about it. Firstly, the people are not the people anymore- they are A MARKET. Such approach immediately presumes a certain set of parameters the market commodities are defined by; accessibility, availability, level of compliance, reproduction, vulnerability, adaptability, conformity, command of the resources, etc. etc. Market presumes that people are to be a ) used and b) controlled. The best way to control people is to divide them. If instead of insisting that the Colonies were all equally subject to the Crown the British would have selectively granted some states an autonomy while at the same time killing the prominent citizens on those and other territories, I can assure that we would have been singing "God Save the King' even today. It was exactly the treatment of the Colonies as people, the part of the Empire which was the utmost mistake on the British side, Current Masters of the Universe do not want to repeat that one.