Editor’s Note: I contemplated not posting this because after reading it, I realize how poorly written it is—not upset with the content or message but rather the WAY IT IS WRITTEN. I can edit other’s work with relative ease but when it comes to my own editing needs, I am a wreck. Because of that, I don’t know if the message will come across. We will see though…Fingers crossed.
“The Commies are coming! The Commies are coming!”
The thought placed fear throughout many American minds for a long time. For years, the United States engaged in proxy wars in an attempt to keep the commies at bay. “Anti-commie this,” “Russia that”…it was all repeatedly stated and minds became conditioned.
In the early 90’s, I remember hearing my Drill Instructors using anti-commie rhetoric along with speech filled hate toward the Russians. Never once did I hear them ever mention anything about terrorists or Islamic radicals.
The anti-commie rhetoric could be observed no differently than the anti-capitalist rhetoric which I heard takes place in Russia today. A similar rhetoric could be heard about specific nation states that fully backed Russia during the Cold War—Iran, Syria, name the country in South America, etc.
And so many persons foolishly believed the Cold War was over.
The Cold War, however, could be over. It could be over if people understood ideological warfare as a mental tactic.
Really, do most Americans today have any beef against the Russians? How many Russians do you believe have a beef against the USA? I’m not talking government but rather the citizens? Surely, the numbers are small.
It’s an unfortunate reality that Cold Warriors control both nations’ governments today—Russia and the USA (and the micro nations involved equally).
It’s an unfortunate reality that many media pundits were groomed to swallow the propaganda Kool Aide spewed by these controllers. And last night, Fox News demonstrated the continuation of such propaganda which is filled with extraordinary amounts of prejudice and bias—lacking any true form of critical thought.
Bill O’Reilly interviewed former Democrat Presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich. Mr. O’Reilly begins the segment with the demonization of Assad by saying “Speaking with the Devil.”
Kucinich recently returned from Syria where he had the opportunity to speak with Syrian President Bashar Al Assad. The interview was one of the worst interviews I ever watched.
Bill O’Reilly displayed extreme prejudice and bias along with his typical means to control a conversation. Kucinich did his best to speak with the utmost honesty in a calm fashion yet after time, O’Reilly began to interrupt and raise his hands like he often does–but why?
It became quite apparent that O’Reilly wasn’t happy with the things Kucinich was saying. He wasn’t happy that Kucinich refused to speak negatively toward Assad. It was apparent O’Reilly was upset that Kucinich refused to spew the typical line of “Assad is an evil bastard—an ally to Iran and Russia.”
I have been researching Syria and Bashar Al Assad extensively. I have looked into reasons why we in the States believe Assad to be some evil mass murderer. I looked into Syrian domestic issues and while there is no question mass atrocities unfolded in the Levant nation, there were reasons behind those atrocities we often overlook.
I have written about the most spoken atrocity which the US seems to always use when attempting to demonize Bashar Al Assad and it can be read here.
I have even been in a similar situation Dennis Kucinich recently found himself in.
Last week, during several radio interviews, I refused to demonize Bashar Al Assad. At the same time, I refused to simply make the guy appear to be some form of angel, too. I did my best to simply speak about the facts I uncovered but some radio hosts didn’t like what I was saying. Again, it went against their agenda.
None of this is written to persuade anyone toward the Syrian situation nor is it written to promote any of my own personal ideas or thoughts—excluding one.
This is written in an attempt to get readers to understand that we are filled with prejudice and bias which induced our mental state into one that has been socially conditioned. Some of the things we have been socially conditioned to believe are not always true– often our thoughts are groomed through propaganda orchestrated from decades past.
I am convinced, as a nation, at least when it comes to foreign policy, we are in a serious rut. That rut has been caused by interference from some Cold Warriors who sit very close to policy makers and media pundits, filling them with dated prejudice, bias, and hatred which trickle down to each and every one of us.
If the United States wishes to move forward, the days of the old must come to a closure so we can bring in the days of the new.
This means, some influencers need to take a step back and allow others the podium—others willing to speak with limited (limited because it’s impossible to get rid of them all) preconceived notions, prejudice, or bias—persons willing to seek and speak the truth.
If the United States refuses to seek change in such rhetoric, we will continuously find ourselves fighting a Cold War that never ended. That Cold War will be a continuation of proxy, or dirty, wars–and I for one don’t wish to see that.
I promise my books are fully edited by professional editors so please, don’t allow this to distract you from going to Amazon and picking one or two of them up Contracted II: America’s Terror Trackers.