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The First World War, Cecile Rhodes and Conspiracy Facts

By David William Pear

History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books— books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon? ‘”— Professor Robert Langdon

The Decline of an Empire

Why did World War One happen? The conventional fable agreed upon begins on June 28, 1914 with the assassination of Austria’s Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo. The aftermath of the assassination spiraled out of control. It was like an unstoppable train speeding down the tracks. Suddenly all of the Western powers were at war. When the armistice was signed on November 11, 1918 forty million people lay dead. Exactly five years to the day after the assassination of the Archduke, the Treaty of Versailles was signed. Germany alone accepted all the guilt for the war. The end.

Well, it was not “The End”. The outcome of The First World War led to World War Two. The outcome of WW2 led to the Cold War. “Winning” the Cold War created the mujahideen; rebranded as Al Qaeda it led to the Global War On Terror, and never-ending wars.

In the 21st century the U.S. and its allies squandered their blood and treasure on never-ending criminal wars. Millions of people the U.S. slaughtered in West Asia are dismissed as “collateral damage”. Meanwhile, China has been using its resources for development, and lifting millions of people out of poverty.

The U.S. Empire has been in a long decline for decades. More Americans are falling into poverty, and the U.S. has been steadily falling in the United Nations Index of Human Development. It currently ranks number 28th among developed countries. The index is a measure of infant mortality, healthcare, life expectancy, education, and per capita income. The U.S. infrastructure, such as road, rail and airports, public utilities, and the internet are behind other developed countries, too.

China’s economy is expected to surpass the U.S. in 2028. Russia has also revitalized its economy in the last 20 years. Every advance that China and Russia make is propagandized by the U.S. as “aggression”.

Instead of competing peacefully with China and Russia, the U.S. has engaged in a New Cold War. Each passing year the world grows closer to a Hot War. The Doomsday Clock of nuclear annihilations was at 14 minutes to midnight at the end of the Cold War. It is now at 100 seconds to Armageddon. That is the closest it has ever been. There is no effort in the U.S. to turn back the clock.

August 2014 was the centennial of The First World War. The year was a grim reminder, which momentarily gave people pause, and a slew of articles resulted. For instance, Graham Allison wrote an article that appeared in The Atlantic: Just How Likely Is Another World War? . Allison assessed the similarities and differences between 1914 and 2014. His conclusion was:

For the ‘complacent’ who live in what Gore Vidal labeled the ‘United States of Amnesia’, the similarities should serve as a vivid reminder that many of the reasons currently given for discounting threats of war did not prevent World War I.” 

Then Allison optimistically concluded that another world war is, “unlikely if statesmen in both the U.S. and China reflect on what happened a century ago.” Does anybody see “wise statesmen” reflecting, or see much concern in the United States of Amnesia?

There is no viable anti-war liberal class in the U.S. demanding dialogue, diplomacy and compromise among nations. The U.S. has exited treaties, which were designed to prevent catastrophic wars. The U.S. has criminally abandoned international law and the United Nations Charter. Instead the U.S. has come up with its own “rules-based international order”. International law is based on treaties among nations. The “rules” are diktats made in Washington and Brussels, imposed on the rest of the world by U.S. militarism.

In the unipolar world after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the U.S. did as it pleased. It ruled the air, land and seas. With the rise of China and Russia the U.S. does not compete peacefully, nor does it show any desire to. Diplomacy, negotiation and compromise are dirty words to U,S. warmongers, of which there are many.

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This is one of the crucial American stories, and everyone should watch it.

Harriet Tubman is one of the few black women taught about in schools. Her story is a bit santized there, without the visceral experience a movie can bring. While this is drama and not straight history, it does give a real feeling of the time. The characters are quite understandable–all of them.

The actress playing Harriet is strong, with much presence. Her story was even more badass than taught in K-12.

Despite Harriet herself being a wild-eyed true believer in religion, the film works. Handling sensitive topics is key so that it never becomes preachy.

There was, of course, much dramatic license taken in parts, but it holds up due to the sheer magnitude of her life. Live free or die trying. This is a story for right now.

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Fascism is when the public good is replaced by private profit.

Yeah, it’s happening again.

The so-called “free market” leads directly to fascism.

The Economy of Evil

 

Of course, many of these industrialists, who were tried in Nuremberg, claimed that they were “afraid” of Hitler. Still, evidence during the trial showed that these industrialists weren’t merely complicit in Hitler’s worst atrocities, but they actively campaigned for and lobbied for it. In Hitler, they found a willing partner who would let them profit at any cost.

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Afghan Papers Inadvertently Document WaPo’s Role in Spreading Official Lies\

 

columns calling for or assuming a military response to the attacks were given a great deal of space, while opinions urging diplomatic and international law approaches as an alternative to military action were nearly nonexistent.

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Where do you go when the bombs are falling everywhere?

THE SCOUSERS is now released in E-Book, Hardcover, and Paperback.

This story of survival during WW2 is true and includes numerous photos from the naval war.


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This is one of the most important films you can see, with the crucial missing history that has been censored from western corporate media. Ignorance is not okay.

My consistent view going back to the early 1980s has been that the public’s willful ignorance is not okay, and it is indeed the problem. Ignorant people are easily marshaled into groups, their identities stripped away, their thoughts supplanted by propaganda, and talking points inserted into their mouths by others. It is a severe and widespread problem, perhaps intractable. I meet a dozen per day on social media, and I can say with some authority that they don’t care for sources or facts.

Ukraine on Fire is not a perfect documentary. Better footnotes and citations might have helped to deflect the inevitable criticisms. Slick graphics help the flow visually, and they do keep the pace quick. Oliver Stone was deeply involved and on camera talking directly to participants relating to the 2014 Maidan coup.

I have also written about these events since they occurred documenting each stage for historical accuracy.

 

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One of the main points for western audiences to come to terms with is that Viktor Yanukovych was not the usual “brutal dictator” from the standard script of US regime change color revolutions. He wasn’t nearly brutal enough in going after violent, organized coup leaders right in the center of Kiev. There were no raids on their headquarters, no arrests, and certainly no assassinations of those foreign-backed neo-fascist insurgent leaders. Few “revolutions” elsewhere could have succeeded along those lines without risking severe reprisals by armed authorities.

The film shows how sophisticated the coup plotters were, what challenges they faced, and how they used violence to create martyrs and exploit the media channels, including no fewer than three new television stations that instantly popped up as the protests began in November of 2013.

 

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The filmmakers present the history of Ukraine, its western provinces collaborating openly with Hitler and turning war criminals like Stepan Bandera into national heroes. It shows the history of color revolutions, their ties to US NGOS, that aren’t all that “N” and are pretty much undeserving of the name. The National Endowment for Democracy (sic) opposes democracy around the world wherever the democratic leader denies some US corporate interests. USAID is another alleged “NGO” undeserving of the “N,” which has taken on foreign missions that the CIA used to handle. This color revolution blueprint is consistent, repeats itself, and it relies on a deception that foreign populations are rising up, when it only requires a tiny minority of a given population to make that appearance. The peaceful protests begin, and then the trained violent rioters move in, after some smiling images of solidarity have been produced for American news consumers. It’s happened in Bolivia and Venezuela recently as well. Color revolutions are the American empire’s game plan around the world–to take over with proxies, stooges, lapdogs, puppets.

 

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Nationalism is exploited by extremists on the right, domestically and around the world in targeted nations. The US likes to partner with, train, fund and empower these violent extremists in order to get footholds for US corporations. It’s the main job of far too large a portion of the US government today.

 

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These destabilizations and US belligerence have escalated a new Cold War. Russia is on notice and has modernized its nuclear arsenal. China is on notice, with US support for Hong Kong rioters as well as the “breakaway province” of Taiwan, and its incursions into the South China Sea. These provocations are a source of eternal hostility, an arms race, and hair-trigger alerts.

The US and its allies, particularly NATO, continue to stir up as much trouble as they can, while their own populations know next to nothing about what is going on with their tax dollars. That’s a problem.

Americans suddenly have a lot to say about Ukraine with the new Impeachment inquiry. Try asking a few of them if they know about any of this, or if they can even locate Ukraine on a map?

 

 

 



Demigods are here.

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Review of Max Blumenthal’s The Management of Savagery (2019): ‘AQ is on our side’

 

Blumenthal’s message is crystal clear: US-Israel policy from 1979 on has been to create and support Muslim terrorism, even as it claims to be fight terrorism.* It used them in Afghanistan to undermine the Soviet Union, and has used them ever since to secure control of world politics. Create the problem, and provide the solution.

 

* Since 9/11, that is High Treason. US officials should be tried for Treason for any material aid they gave to Al Qaeda in Libya, Syria, and elsewhere. 

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YouTube Pulls ‘Triumph of the Will’ For Violating New Hate Speech Policy

 

Be sure to follow up with Propaganda in the Cinema.

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