Lately things in the middle east have become more tense and the level of discussions on this forum went inversely proportional to this rise.
We, and I put myself in tho I try to dig deeper, are making shallow analysys and often unsourced claims and proceed to introduce some false dichotomy
to support own arguments, rather than detailing them.
I have no doubt we are all victims of the heavy propaganda coming out of every news outlet, and most news are recycled infos we talked about in the
last 2 years presented like "evidence", "surprising" etc.
Understanding who's speaking the truth is easy: the answer is no goddamn one. So by taking for granted that a source is saying all is necessary to
draw a conclusion is falling for propaganda. And in a day where 1 out of 3 news comes from unnamed officials or debatable jihadi figures it is very
There are a lot of similarities with the years before WWII, but there are also a lot of differences, the first and most important is the balance in
sphere of influences. At the time there were many peers so it was a battle for hegemony, today we have hegemony so it is a battle for carving a space
Now, from my general view the imperialistic modus operandi of the western countries is wrong and unfair mostly given the history of the world since
1945. It's my opinion, I can discuss it, but I don't have to prove it, I can only make analogies and describe the differences in the context around
them. I don't believe that we the people have any power to change our country foreign policy when there is a much bigger scheme in the making, so I
symphatize with the people and distrust the governments of every side by default.
For facts however it isn't enough to think you believe so, it's important to give the context in which a certain belief is developed. Today we are
facing a shallowing trend in the media where questioning is bad, the official voice is the only truth and the reasons behind certain moves are for
moral or religious issues.
We are losing quality also because the general trend is to support "one" coalition and pretend there is a common enemy, or even two!
ISIS is the tool to keep the narrative away from questioning where side A is morally in danger or not. We root for a side because we have not to deal
with morality when there is a threat like Daesh.
Well, I say # off. ISIS doesn't exist, it's all about the geopolitical control of the area and this travesty of Islamic State is simply a way to
never discuss the real issues. #s like "moderate terrorists" or "is not fighting ISIS enough" were born in this new Truman show we live in.
Shills are working harder these days on the Internet, not just this site, I feel we should refrain from repeating ad-libitum the false mainstream
narrative without questioning. I feel we should put our nationalism aside and concede our brain an evaluation of the facts, and then honestly take a
side. If you want to take a side because "it always has been yours" or "because the other is worse" or "because I gan here and I lose there" or
whatever else, do it RESPONSIBLY.
You are entitled to root for the west, but don't pretend is for anything but KEEP control and perpetrate economic debt and straight theft.
You are entitled to root for the east, but don't pretend they are good and should be the new hegemony to solve our problems.
Both sides stinks, the only reasonable expectation for the people is that many more sphere of influences get some power and work as a political
opposition to each other by bribing us with some liberty. Actually whatever balance requires the west to LOSE influence in some areas, so there is no
way for me to "root for the west" if the objective is keep control of the middle east and keep MENA in chaos, surround Russia and China (look at
NATO countries and look at TTP countries) to threaten them rather than subtly concede until some power is still left, to keep a separation between
Russia and Europe and to enforce TTIP that would basically render countries slaves of corporations without appeal.
So no, I'm not a Putin or China fan, I'm not a fan at all of anything, it's just that I'm really angry that our governments are acting desperately
and wasting all our resources to keep a strangle on parts of the world so we can continue to pay our "freedoms" with their asses. Our foreign policy
is not for the people, is for the elites and this is evidenced in every statistical analysys done in the last 10 years about wealth distribution.
So unless you are in the .1% and want the world power balance to be what is demanded by the west, there is simply no way you can be on the right
If you got down here, thanks for reading.
P.S. Since I'm morally forced into a position, I would like to publicly demand to be paid as a shill, don't know who does this stuff, but feel free
to pm me