Us v. Them

Monday, June 20, 2016
Us v. Them

Author Stephen Lendman

In July, Republican and Democrat party bosses will choose the two most widely reviled US presidential aspirants in modern memory.

Each is unfit for any public office. Each represents wealth, power and privilege exclusively. Each mocks rule of law principles and democratic values.

Each assures four more years of war at home and abroad. Each says one thing and intends another, their promises made to be broken.

Each threatens world peace. Each represents what demands rejection. On election day in November, vote independent or stay home.

Never support any duopoly power candidate. They’re all cut out of the same dirty cloth. Otherwise they wouldn’t be presidential material.

Clinton is an unindicted war criminal/racketeer. Business tycoon Trump likely amassed wealth the old-fashioned way. Balzac once said behind every great fortune is a crime.

America’s state is deplorable, its criminal class bipartisan, ethically challenged, morally depraved, representing pure evil, responsible for genocidal high crimes – wanting planet earth colonized, its resources pillaged, its people exploited, intending institutionalized worldwide dystopian harshness.

“There is no one but us,” Paul Craig Roberts explains. Ordinary people have power when they use it. Now more than ever it’s needed. Everything is on the line like never before – our lives, welfare and futures.

The only solution is nonviolent revolution, bottom up change unattainable by voting. We have a choice – fight for what’s right or live enslaved.

The other alternatives are too grim to imagine – mushroom cloud denouement or ecocide.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

posted by Steve Lendman @ 11:43 AM

Trump’s War on Islam

Trump’s War on Islam

by Stephen Lendman

America needs enemies to justify pursuing its imperial agenda. Since none exist, they’re invented.

Communism was public enemy number one from the 1917 Russian revolution to Soviet Russia’s 1991 dissolution – pausing to defeat Nazism, the Red army playing an unheralded indispensable role, US forces a junior partner.

Muslim Arabs today are America’s enemy of choice – dehumanized, wrongfully demonized as threats. For decades, Hollywood deplorably portrayed them stereotypically as culturally inferior, dirty, lecherous, untrustworthy, religiously fanatical and violent – post-9/11 as gun-toting terrorists.

Fear-mongering is rife. False flag incidents in Boston, San Bernardino, Orlando and 9/11, the mother of them all, manipulate public sentiment to support wars of aggression and crackdowns on precious liberties – convincing people they make us safer.

Trump’s views on Islam reflect racist US policy – including endless wars on Muslim countries post-9/11, scapegoating its adherents domestically, using them as convenient patsies, the public none the wiser.

He adds a new dimension, last December calling for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” maintaining a ban “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on,” adding:

“Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.”

Yesterday on CBS’ Face the Nation, he called for racial profiling, perhaps with internment camps in mind, saying “I think (it’s) something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country.”

“You know, I hate the concept of profiling. But we have to start using common sense and we have to use our heads. We really have to look at profiling. We have to look at is seriously.”

“You look at Israel and you look at others, and they do it…successfully.”

Trump exploited Orlando, America’s latest false flag. Alleged gunman Omar Mateen was a convenient patsy, killed by SWAT police so he’d tell no tales.

According to Trump, “the only reason (he) was in America in the first place was because we allowed his family to come here (from Afghanistan).”

Immigrants built America. Forgotten are Emma Lazarus’ moving words on Lady Liberty, saying:

“Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Muslims and Latino immigrants today are unwanted – vilified for political advantage.

Trump overtly expresses views others in Washington don’t dare admit. Their deplorable actions speak for themselves.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

Posted by Ainhoa Aristizabal – Unruly Hearts editor

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