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Western Intellectuals Will Never Call for Prosecution of Their Own.
Knowledgeable and internationally aware people within majority mankind (the six billion earthlings who live in the plundered Third World), have long had enough of the high-flown but meaningless erudite reporting of apathetic First-World intellectuals dispassionately chronicling the lethal foreign policies of the neocolonial powers they reside in.
In both alternate media and in criminal mainstream corporate media, First-World intellectuals condemning their governments' policies are referred to as being 'on the Left,' progressive, antiwar, and dissidents. All the great savage trading empires of Europe have had their liberal intelligentsia criticizing and apologizing for at least some of the brutal colonial 'policies' of their fellow countrymen, fellow countrymen who perforce had to be of lesser morals and intellect to behave so inhumanely with indifference, even pride, while efficiently serving banks and Empire in bringing in the plunder. Just so does the current crop of fine journalists and authors of the First-World's liberal intelligentsia understandably hold themselves above and apart from the more numerous dishonest university professors, editors and mainstream journalists prostituting themselves in service to the blood-soaked status quo of permanent war.
Our erudite and truthful journalists respond to, and satirize, the idiotic statements of war criminal dolts like bomber-pilot-would-be-President Senator McCain, and bother to ridicule the obvious lies and the self-righteous posturing of another would-be-President and killer of Vietnamese patriots, hapless Secretary of State Kerry. Progressives quote and dispute the solemn belligerent blustering of President Obama as if a US president ever wielded real personal power. Alternate media writers deride America's paste-em-up poster-boy politicians, who proclaim in a serious voice whatever CIA and their Wall Street handlers want said. What these bought criminal high officials say, their pathetic 'patriotic' lies, become engraved in stone as much for the serious treatment given them by progressive writers as for their jingoist-sound-bite repetition in CIA-fed and corporate-controlled commercial mass media.
Most of the world's most-published journalists on the left are history professors, highly 'in the know' about the truth of current events, but they rarely lift up the edge of the rug to show their readers just who in the war-speculating investment-banking community is really calling the tunes. Amazingly, the name David Rockefeller rarely comes up. But his confidents the Dulles brothers, Kissinger and Brzezinski have run US wars from the second invasion of Korea onward. 
Is it possible that so many highly educated and talented progressive writers commenting on current events do not understand the subservience of governments to circles of financial power? It would seem so, for this writer has felt compelled to continually quote from the note that President Roosevelt, America's last insider wealthy aristocrat president, wrote in confidence to a close associate: "You and I know that the government has been owned by a financial element in the centers of power since the days of Andrew Jackson" [FDR letter to Colonel House, 1932].
My historian colleagues embarrassingly argue 'policies' that are unarguable crimes against peace to start with. They expose criminal commercial media lies, but do so on the agenda of the criminals, new slaughter by new slaughter, letting the earlier crimes against humanity get buried away from attention as 'mistaken policies!' - never as prosecutable crimes against humanity. For those of us who are able to put ourselves in the shoes of the grieving, a plethora of intellectualized genocidal wars reported as 'mistaken policies,' committed essentially by white people, stare us in the face most glaringly: Libya, Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea. It has become obvious to your writer that the antiwar industry is not really interested in getting to the dirty bottom of things, only to distinguish themselves from their gung-ho countrymen.
Looking to Writers in the Immense Persecuted and Plundered Third World for Deliverance.
The common man throughout the Third World, and poor immigrants with the least book learning working in the First World, whose minds have not been filtered to the degree of avid readers of the First World, tend to never forget commonsense awareness like 'He who pays the piper calls the tune.' And they make no distinction between white people who say they are against their wars and those that are for their wars.
Zapatista revolutionaries in Mexico follow the teaching of Ivan Ilich whose most important bock was, "The Deschooling of Society." The lyrics in Pink Floyd 's big hit, 'Another Brick in the Wall' from their album 'The Wall', strike a chord of common sense in all who agonize over US-NATO continuing genocide: "We don't need no education! Hey teacher! Leave them kids alone,"
First-World dissidents, as children, were unavoidably exposed to systematic indoctrination regarding 'Manifest Destiny' and American exceptionalism starting while in kindergarten. Even at 82, yours truly can still notice now and them some residue of indoctrination not completely eliminated.
Since the intellectuals of the West have failed, or have never intended, during nearly seventy years to stop US-NATO genocide, shall we not best look to writers in the immense Third World and writers within the persecuted little third-world immigrant population of imported workers in the US, UK, France, Germany, and elsewhere in Europe?
Intellectuals and the reading public in Third-World nations have heard enough of professional dissidents within the liberal intelligentsia of colonial powers making themselves look like good guys standing against the 'foreign policies' of manslaughter of their own over-and-over-again 'democratically' reelected governments. Dissidents write of acts of their government that take the lives of millions as 'mistaken foreign policy' in Realpolitik, as something they themselves as journalists are in no way complicit because they write in protest.
For all the attention alternate media gives to protesting 'policies,' what gets obfuscated is a needed focus on the dying, maimed and suffering targeted peoples. Without the will and intention to save them, of what use is describing their slaughter as bad or mistaken 'policy' rather than the prosecutable crimes against humanity these 'policies' really are?
No protest has ever prevented or stopped any war. That an effective political party could arise today or tomorrow in the bowels of imperialism as part of a protest movement is a cruel and unfounded hope being encouraged by most progressive writers and leaders of peace-and-justice organizations. More candidly said, it works as a hoax meant to discourage organizing to bring criminals before the law. Progressive journalism anesthetizes conscience by seeding a sense of 'nothing can be done, the imperialist powers are too powerful and here to stay.'
First-World Progressive Journalism Plays a Rearguard Role in Perpetuating the Genocidal Status Quo