This piece was reprinted by OpEdNews with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.
We can not have Peace and Democracy if we accept the Lies and Crimes which deny us Peace and Democracy.
Some of the Lies are foundational to the "War on Terror", which itself is a lie. Al Qaeda, for example, is not responsible for the controlled demolition of the World Trade Center buildings. To believe so would be to believe in miracles, fairy tales. It is a fabricated "belief" instilled in us by those who are criminally misgoverning us, those who seek to create evidence-free "truths" to serve their nefarious, anti-democratic agendas.
Al Qaeda is a scapegoat being used to protect the real culprits who in fact use al Qaeda as "strategic tools/proxies" to destroy non-belligerent countries such as Syria, all in the name of going after ISIS, which are also "strategic tools/proxies".
Enemies of the people need to divert attention away from themselves. All fascist and imperialist ideologies demand this. They also demand racism and they fabricate supremacist ideologies. "We" are better than the "other", hence, we can destroy the other for our perceived needs, all in the name of additional fabricated lies: "humanitarianism", "freedom" and "democracy".
The notion that Venezuela is in Canada's "global backyard"is a classic supremacist, imperialist, fascist idea, as expressed by the Canadian government, which seeks to fabricate "truths" about Venezuela so that we can continue to wage criminal economic warfare against Venezuela and its peoples and so that we can continue to destroy this country, led by democratically-elected president Maduro.
The real enemies facing Canadians are not the democratically-elected governments of President Assad and President Maduro. The real enemy is concealed from view because it is toxic. The enemy is the dictatorship of predatory bailed out monopoly capitalism that tells us that building war shipsis more important than building alternate energy infrastructure. The real enemies are the publicly bailed-out monopolies, Big Media, Big Pharma, Big Oil, the Military Industrial Complex, etc. that are driving the fake toxic messaging, aided and abetted by the fake progressive politicians and fake universities that deny the truth and fire those who tell the truth. We in the West are the enemy for not thinking critically, for not being intellectually curious, and for accepting the supremacist, fascist, misgovernance that is reducing us collectively to being cogs in a diabolical machine.
As Simon says in Lord of the Flies, "Maybe there is a beast" Maybe it's only us."
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc.
Mark Taliano is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) and the author of Voices from Syria, Global Research Publishers, 2017.
 Garikai Chengu, "America Created Al-Qaeda and the ISIS Terror Group." Global Research, 08March, 2019
19 September 2014. (https://www.globalresearch.ca/america-created-al-qaeda-and-the-isis-terror-group/5402881) Accessed 10 March, 2019.
 Mark Taliano, "Who are the 'Brutal Dictators'?" Global Research, 28 February, 2019. (https://www.globalresearch.ca/who-are-the-brutal-dictators/5669959?fbclid=IwAR1DQjGioRbURC_QAOv5FYjRpN0sDRKXGubdU1byOg2uRQPLUCLoIOW0_Nc) Accessed 10 March, 2019.
 Mike Blanchfield, "Canada to host Venezuela summit: Freeland." Canadian Press. 28 January, 2019. (https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/politics/canada-to-host-venezuela-summit-freeland/ar-BBSROfT?fbclid=IwAR1lJPbdQi3kPqWiYVzVmYE0044_4Dhm04yEUzi3DlzWgKbuz9WZBREzBVU) Accessed 10 March, 2019.
(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).