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On Sunday, February 19 the anti-war rally, Rage Against the War Machine, took place at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. With a prominent list of speakers, including Ron Paul, Chris Hedges, Max Blumenthal, Jimmy Dore, Roger Waters and Tulsi Gabbard, the event was co-hosted by the Libertarian Party and the People’s Party. Estimates vary, but somewhere between 3000 and 5000 people attended.
Noticeably absent was the namesake band Rage Against the Machine. Maybe they were too busy polishing their anti-authoritarian Lamborghinis outside their mansions. “Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me,” loses some of its focus when you’re knee deep in the benefits of the establishment you oppose.
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The anti-war rally Sunday was in stark contrast to the anti-war rally against the American invasion of Iraq, almost 20 years ago, on February 15, 2003. It is considered the largest rally in world history, attracting 15 million protesters in cities all over the world. The event in Italy alone had 3 million people attending.
The organizers presented their well-meaning but probably unobtainable demands to the virulently deaf White House:
Not One More Penny for War in Ukraine
Stop the War Inflation
Global Nuclear De-Escalation
Slash the Pentagon Budget
Abolish the CIA and Military-Industrial Deep State
Abolish War and Empire
Restore Civil Liberties
Free Julian Assange
Chris Hedges, author of America: The Farewell Tour, summed it up in his speech: “The ruling oligarchy has us locked in its death grip. It cannot be reformed. It obscures and falsifies the truth. It is on a maniacal quest to increase its obscene wealth and unchecked power. It forces us to kneel before its false gods.”
Scott Ritter was also invited, but did not attend and he posted his speech online. Ritter has also fully supported Putin’s special military operation in Ukraine. He has not exactly endeared himself to the American establishment, claiming in 2003 that MI6 was involved in providing false intelligence to the US, to mislead the US into war with Iraq.
In a video with Jimmy Dore, promoting the event, Max Blumenthal complained about the “professional sectarian left,” who only advocate “boutique social issues” that everyone has to agree on, in order to avoid being branded a political leper. He emphasized that the boutique left was welcome to speak at the event, but the boutique left keeps a tight shopping list of acceptable views. You must buy all the items on the list or you’re not allowed in the boutique store.
In all fairness, it cannot be entirely consistent to host an anti-war rally, and simultaneously support a militant regime. Putin’s Russia is no haven of democracy by any stretch of the imagination. Putin passed a censorship law with imprisonment up to 15 years for those publishing “fake news” about the Ukraine War. Russian media outlets are banned from calling it a “war” but must tow the party line, and call it a “special military operation.” It is human nature to choose sides. However, Putin is an entrenched dictator, the leader of an autocratic oligarchy that consistently violates civil rights and freedom of speech.
It seems to be a blind spot among disenfranchised conservatives, to ignore Russia’s overt participation in lockdowns, social distancing, mask wearing and the vaccination rollout. Russia is fully on board with UN sustainable development goals, the climate change agenda, and recently signed the pandemic declaration at the G20 summit.
There are some Freedom Movement leaders, influencers and spokespersons who often condemn China’s policies, which are virtually identical to Russia’s — even routinely referring to Canada as “Chinada.” So why does Russia get a free pass? As I have documented in a previous article, Russia brutally cracked down on anti-lockdown protesters in 2020, virtually eliminating any public opposition.
The enemy of your enemy is not always your friend.
It might be a rule of thumb, that whatever the top story is in the mainstream media, there is a good chance it is probably fake. The WEF in partnership with the WHO and the UN just pulled off a global lockdown with a manufactured virus and a manufactured toxic waste injection to solve the problem they created. Is it too far fetched to suggest the Ukraine War is another manufactured crisis to push forward the Great Reset?
Russia just signed a 52-point declaration at the G20 Summit in Bali, in November, 2022, part of an 1186-page tome with a multitude of initiatives that are part and parcel of the WEF’s agenda. One of the key points is the continued policy of vaccinating the entire planet with experimental and dangerous medical products, with the adjacent promotion of a digital control grid to enslave humanity via vaccination passports:
The only sticky issue for the NATO-friendly summit was the Russian invasion of Ukraine. NATO’s goals seems obvious: After Ukraine joins NATO, the expansion will continue eastwards, and Russia will be forced to submit to regime change, assuming a Ukrainian victory. This is highly problematic, for the simple reason, that Russia’s military capabilities far exceed Ukraine’s, even with the help of the United States and NATO members funneling money, weapons and personnel into the country. Sun Tzu advises not to engage a greater force: “If your enemy is superior in strength, evade him.”
America’s pattern of fighting useless wars in the last 20 years, and the decades before, invariably includes spending billions of dollars and gobbling up all the resources of the nations they bomb. If the US and its NATO allies do succeed in winning, it would likely result in Russia being balkanized into a series of easily manageable provinces, under NATO control. This would surely be the jewel in the crown for the American political aristocracy.
However, it seems more realistic, that Russia will win this war, unless the American and European ruling class are willing to escalate the conflict into total war. Are they stupid enough to gamble everything, and risk an unwinnable nuclear war? Even Henry Kissinger advised the west that Ukraine will have to give up land to Russia, whether they like it or not, pointing out that a humiliating defeat for Russia would lead to even worse destabilization for the whole region.
Added to this, the possibility that the new multipolar world that Russia, China, India and others, are salivating over, is in fact, a key part of the Great Reset agenda. Russia and China are creating a new economic system within the context of the decentralization of global power into regional power blocks. The World Economic Forum has been discussing the multipolar world since 2017: “The transition from a unipolar to a multipolar world, and consequently, to a world with competing societal concepts which challenge Western thinking.”
The multipolar world is an escape from the nation-state system, by creating several civilization blocs that would share a broad balance of power, à la Huntington’s Map:
The winners in this model of planetary geopolitics are the major players. (What else is new?) And the losers are the average working class and middle class population who would have zero political influence, no civil rights and no control over their lives. This fits in well with Schwab’s stakeholder capitalism model of economics. The stakeholders are nations, corporations, individual billionaires and major NGO’s like the WHO, the IMF, and the new kids on the block: the BRICS, SCO, ASEAN and others. Even metropolitan cities will have a stake in the new game of power politics via the Geneva Cities Hub plan. The technocratic billionaires will rule the world through the centralized hub of the WEF, and the rest of humanity will have to suck it up and eat bugs.
It does not seem consistent for a movement claiming non-violent status to be endorsing any kind of war, whether it appears justified or not. The Freedom Movement has framed the struggle of Russia and the Ukraine as an existential battle for Russian survival against the globalists, but the very annoying fly in the ointment, is the overwhelming support of Russia for the entire enchilada of the globalists’ plans.
The globalists are superb at one thing: manipulating people. They always throw a token hero, or heroine, to the masses to give people some false hope, and more importantly, prevent them from taking action. Greta Thunberg’s bitch-slapping of the Davos globalists in 2019 is a prime example of scripted political theater. Even the thought of the Davos Boy’s Club allowing a 16-year old girl to abuse them, at their own event is farcical.
Peace is the natural partner to freedom because war always limits the freedom and civil rights of its citizens. It was only natural that women’s suffragette Susan B. Anthony was involved in the civil rights movement in the 1800’s. It was only natural that Martin Luther King Jr. became involved in the Vietnam War protests in the 1960’s.
Dr. King spoke out for the first time against the war in his speech to Riverside Church, in New York, delivered on April 4, 1967:
“ … many persons have questioned me about the wisdom of my path. At the heart of their concerns this query has often loomed large and loud: “Why are you speaking about the war, Dr. King?” “Why are you joining the voices of dissent?” “Peace and civil rights don't mix,” they say. “Aren't you hurting the cause of your people,” they ask?
However, Dr. King was not blind to the Viet Cong’s military regime, and he was careful to explain, that his, “speech is not addressed to Hanoi or to the National Liberation Front. It is not addressed to China or to Russia. Nor is it an attempt to overlook the ambiguity of the total situation and the need for a collective solution to the tragedy of Vietnam. Neither is it an attempt to make North Vietnam or the National Liberation Front paragons of virtue.”
Speaking for peace, and speaking for freedom inherently means speaking for peace and freedom for everyone, not just for your own special interest group, or for your nation or some other nation. Civil rights and freedoms are for Russians and Ukrainians, for Americans, Europeans, Indians, Africans, South Americans and Asians, even for all liberals and conservatives.
To conclude, we may be gently compelled to let go of some things we cling to tightly, in order to gain something better, lest we fall into the trap of creating more division in our efforts to create unity.
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