Here we go again with another selection of readings aimed at getting people to take a few steps back, think about the psyops being waged against us and then, to start fighting back against it. The psyops feels like it’s going off the scale. However, whether people are falling for them is to be honest, a bit of an unknown…
The ‘win’ by Ukraine in the Eurovision song contest was widely predicted by those commentators who’ve held on to their critical faculties. The second place achieved by the UK was most likely down to it’s role as one of the more prominent suppliers of arms, military kit and training to Ukraine. In other words, it was f**king rigged and don’t let anyone persuade you otherwise. Prior to this, there was the performance by U2’s Bono and the Edge in a metro station in Kiev. Come on please, can you not see this for the blatant propaganda that it is?!
Now there are conversations about how the US could ‘win’ a nuclear war. Given the total destruction of pretty much all forms of life should the conflict escalate into a full scale nuclear exchange, we would hope it would be clear to pretty much everyone that there are no f**king ‘winners’ in a nuclear war. FFS, anyone pushing that idea that it is possible to ‘win’ such a war needs to be robustly educated about the consequences.
This is where the psyops/propaganda blitz is leading us. Towards further escalation of the conflict, with NATO countries plus wannabes such as Sweden and Finland getting dragged closer to direct confrontation with Russia. Although with the amount of arms, military kit and training being provided by countries such as the UK, it already feels like we’re well down the road towards a direct confrontation with the deadly risks that poses for all of us.
As we’ve said previously, we make no apologies for bringing you these compilations of readings at regular(ish) intervals. We also make no apologies for our anti-war sticker blitzes. We’ve already paid the cost in losing comrades and have reached the point where in political terms, there’s not much else to lose, so, we’ve no intention of stopping!
Celebrities Are Such Scumbags Because They’re Invested In The Status Quo – Caitlin Johnstone | May 15, 2022
While we’re on the subject of Ukraine, U2’s Bono and the Edge recently played a concert in Kyiv in support of the world-threatening US proxy war against Russia, because of course they fucking did. Bono, who says he has “grown very fond” of war criminal George W Bush and praised capitalism at the World Economic Forum and teamed up with warmonger Lindsey Graham to promote US empire narratives about Syria in 2016, would of course be seen singing “Stand by Ukraine” in support of US empire narratives in a Kyiv subway in 2022.
The Rise of the New Normal Reich – CJ Hopkins | OffGuardian | May 9, 2022
I told you this part wasn’t going to be pretty. I didn’t think it would get to the point where the Wall Street Journal would go full Buck Turgidson and call on the United States to “show it can win a nuclear war,” but I wasn’t entirely off the mark either.
“Preemptive Nuclear War”: The Historic Battle for Peace and Democracy. A Third World War Threatens the Future of Humanity – Prof Michel Chossudovsky | Global Research | May 8, 2022
The underlying US nuclear doctrine consists in portraying nuclear weapons as a means of “self defense” rather than as a “weapon of mass destruction”.
Moreover, there are powerful financial interests behind the NPR which are tied into the $1.3 trillion nuclear weapons program initiated under President Obama.
Although the Ukraine conflict has so-far been limited to conventional weapons coupled with “economic warfare”, the use of a large array of sophisticated WMDs including nuclear weapons is on the drawing board of the Pentagon.
According to the Federation of American Scientists, the total number of nuclear warheads Worldwide is of the order of 13,000. Russia and the United States “each have around 4,000 warheads in their military stockpiles”.
The real Zelensky: from celebrity populist to unpopular Pinochet-style neoliberal – Natylie Baldwin | The Grayzone | April 28, 2022
Ukrainian academic Olga Baysha details Volodymyr Zelensky’s embrace of widely loathed neoliberal policies, his repression of rivals, and how his actions fueled the current war with Russia.