Perhaps it should not be a surprise that the United States political scene is becoming increasingly deranged with its talk of ‘treasonous Trump” , and it’s ( and the U.K.’s) media screaming headlines about the purported but totally unsubstantiated ‘hacking’ of the U.S. presidential elections by Russia, and where any foreign media or politician that does not support the “Democratic” Party’s view of American politics, is subverting democracy .
After all , we have seen more than a hundred years of American politicians trumpeting the United States as the international beacon of freedom and hope for the oppressed, while at the same time committing endless wars against vulnerable countries ( almost exclusively populated by darker skinned peoples) who dare to oppose its economic demands . And indeed has conduced a long-standing violent war against its own vulnerable populations.
Perhaps now we simply see American society, previously unable to differentiate between the constant lies it has told the world over the past century and more, and the reality of its sordid and brutal foreign policies, now turning in on itself- cannibalizing what remains of its democratic processes , innovative thinking and compassion for the underdog..
Sadly , with such immense natural resources, the United States has squandered its opportunities to build a truly democratic open society that provides free education, healthcare and job opportunities for all; and protects the environment in real ways while building a prosperous and sustainable future for its human citizens ..It has instead become an oligarchy where greed and brutality rule ..
A nation is in deep trouble when it begins to believe the lies it tells itself – here’s just one bizarre example of American groupthink..
As Bill Van Auken at the World Socialist Web, (and bear in mind that Putin is no socialist!) quotes: “1964 is a year of crisis and decision. Will America continue to aid the communist enemy, to disarm in the face of danger, to bow before communist dictators in every corner of the earth? The decision is yours.”
Perhaps a quick read of Code Pink’s Assessment of American Foreign Policy might also be instructive?