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North American, European Public: Finally Wake Up, Damn It!

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Year after year, month after month, I see two sides of the world; two extremes which are getting more and more disconnected:

I see great cities like Homs in Syria, reduced to horrifying ruins. I see Kabul and Jalalabad in Afghanistan, fragmented by enormous concrete walls intended to protect NATO occupation armies and their local puppets. I see monstrous environmental devastation in places such as Indonesian Borneo, Peruvian gold mining towns, or the by now almost uninhabitable atoll island-nations of Oceania: Tuvalu, Kiribati or Marshall Islands.

I see slums, a lack of sanitation and clean drinking water, where the boots of Western empires have been smashing local cultures, enslaving people and looting natural resources.

I work on all the continents. I never stop, even when exhaustion tries to smash me against the wall, even when there are hardly any reserves left. I cannot stop; I have no right to stop, because I can finally see the pattern; the way this world operates, the way the West has been managing to usurp it, indoctrinate, and enslave most of the countries of the world. I combine my knowledge, and publish it as a 'warning to the world'.

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I write books about this 'pattern'. My most complete, so far, being the 1,000 pages long "Exposing Lies of The Empire".

Then, I see the West itself.

I come to 'speak', to Canada and the United States, as well as Europe. Once in a while I am invited to address Australian audiences, too.

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The West is so outrageously rich, compared to the ruined and plundered continents, that it often appears that it does not belong to the Planet Earth.

A lazy Sunday afternoon stroll in Villa Borghese in Rome, and a horror walk through Mathare slum in Nairobi could easily exist in two distinct realities, or in two different galaxies.

Even now, after I slightly misspelled "Villa Borghese", my Mac immediately offered a correction. It is because Villa Borghese does exist. On the other hand, "Mathare", which I spelled correctly, was underlined red. Mathare 'is an error'. Because it does not exist. It does not exist, despite the fact that around one million men, women and children lives there. It is not recognized by my MacBook Pro, nor by the great majority of my relatively well-educated readers in the West.

In fact, almost entire world appears to be one big error, non-entity, if observed from New York, Berlin or Paris.

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I come and speak in front of the Western public. Yes, I do it from time to time, although with decreasing frequency.

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Frankly, to face European or North American crowds feels depressing, even humiliating.

It goes like this: you are invited to 'tell the truth'; to present what you are witnessing all over the world.

You stand there, facing men and women who have just arrived in their comfortable cars, after having good dinners in their well-heated or air-conditioned homes. You may be a famous writer and a filmmaker, but somehow, they make you feel like a beggar. Because you came to speak on behalf of "beggars".

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Well I hear you loud and clear and if I could give you a hundred "likes" for your article, I would. Not that I 'like' what you're writing about, I like to see the truth reported.

Thank you.

P.S. It would be nice to know your bio. :)

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Andre, I feel your frustration. Westerners are so entrenched in their denial of their own culpability in the destruction of people's lives around the world, it's impossible to even attempt to reason with them. They might have to give something up if the empire were to stop plundering its way around the world. They are well indoctrinated.

I appreciate your tireless efforts to break through their indifference.

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It's all about narratives. Some narratives are true, some are false. Some are partially true, partially false. There's a method to having narratives understood and accepted. It's about presenting a narrative in a way which speaks in a familiar language, attaches itself to familiar, comfortable other narratives, reinforces the belief system shared by a preponderance of "consumers" of the narrative.

But here's the kicker. Every society wants to be proud of its accomplishments, feel -- no, KNOW! -- it's on the side of the good and true. When the facts aren't there to support such a narrative, then "facts" must be created, and eventually lies become the major component of the narrative. Everyone feels great, as long as no one compares the "facts" to the real facts. And anyone who comes along trying to do so is vilified and in some cases destroyed. Julian Assange is a perfect immediate example.

The U.S. and much of the West, has entered the totally delusional phase of its storytelling. It's humiliating, self-sabotaging, ugly. Mr. Vitchek thus demands: 'People of the West, WAKE UP!'

As much as I admire his dedication, insights, analysis, and recommendations, I can only say: He must be joking. People don't wake up if they don't know they're asleep.

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Since the overt coup did not work out in Venezuela, I fear they will resort once more to a "color revolution," by presenting lie after lie in the mainstream media, getting world opinion against Maduro enough and waiting patiently for people to forget the overt coup attempt enough to let a few nasty things happen outside the perception of all but a few particularly diligent bloggers so that someone very much like Guido can be installed as acting president, if not official president, so that America's oil companies can get what they want. For example, today the TV in Japan reported that 4 million people have fled Venezuela into Colombia, presumably because Maduro is so bad. I fear for Venezuela.

But what can we do? Most of my family accuses me of being a Putin stooge, because I don't acquiesce to the views of the news sources they trust. The Neocons managed a sort of coup d'etat in the US through 911, after which very large anti-war protest could still be held, but the media wouldn't cover them. Under a tyranny, quite a few people go along to get along, quite a few others sincerely believe in the lies they are being told, and those that don't suffer increasing isolation (and the homelessness in the US right under the noses of all these dumbos is as dire as 3rd World poverty, SWAT teams provide the carnage). This is also true in Japan, where I live, and where the government goes along with whatever America wants, as I saw today with the news on Venezuela.

Maybe I should do as you do, but I lack your gifts, Andre.

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I never pass up an opportunity to read Andre. He whacks the nail exactly

on the nailhead,

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