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I constantly receive such letters; letters that repeat, again and again, year after year, basically the same thing: "If only we would have an opportunity to vote out our damn system!"
Such letters, emails and messages keep coming to me from the United States, but also from the United Kingdom. Particularly, after certain events, like when the Western empire overthrows some progressive government in Asia, Latin America or the Middle East.
I honestly wonder: "Don't my readers actually periodically have that proverbial opportunity they are longing for? They can, can't they, install socialism; to let it storm into Downing Street like an early spring?"
But they keep missing that opportunity, again and again. Or, are they really missing it? Actually, for so many years they have voted in the most extreme forms of capitalism and imperialism, so one has to wonder whether the British voters perhaps truly deserve their rulers.
The results of the British elections became so radical, so conservative, that even the most conformist British press, like The Economist, doesn't appear to be able to stomach them, anymore.
Of course, I am being sarcastic, because precisely that the mainstream press is one of the main reasons why the British electorates vote as they do.
But seriously, could anyone in his or her sane state of mind vote for BoJo?
Just put Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn next to each other, and listen to each of them for ten minutes, and it would appear that anyone who would vote for the leader of the Conservative Party should be ripe for the mental asylum.
Unless... Unless! Yes, precisely: Unless he or she actually openly or secretly longs for those neo-liberal, deeply conservative "values", which were introduced to the "Western world" by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, after some wild and extremist theories that were floated behind the walls of the Chicago School of Economics by market fundamentalists such as Friedman and Von Hayek. And after entire nations, such as Indonesia and Chile (both of them now lying in ruins), were raped, tied up and then used as guinea pigs.
Unless the British voters really admire Western imperialism, and that notorious, legendary, sadistic hand of the English teacher holding a ruler over the fingers of a petrified pupil, roaring threateningly: "Shall I?" Unless they truly like this kind of arrangement of the world.
I often wonder: What if they do? Perhaps they do. They most likely do, at least many of them. The voters, I mean...
For years and decades, many thinkers, writers and left-leaning intellectuals are, for some abstract reasons, convinced, that the great majority of Europeans are tricked or coerced into supporting that beastly, insane foreign policy of the United States.
They think that "were Europe to be truly free", it would embark on a socialist path, as it tried, but was prevented from doing, right after WWII.
I never bought into that argument. Socialist, even Communist European euphoria, lasted for only a few years. What followed was abandoning almost all values and ideals for a series of orgies: food orgies, sex orgies, sports orgies, pop-crap-culture orgies, and finally the empty-travel orgies. Europe is living beyond its means, and is planning to do so, for decades to come. It cannot survive, and it doesn't want to live without the brutal plunder of the world, or read, without the "conservative neo-liberal regime".