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Bertrand Russell Diagnoses Washington War Madness and the Coming Rape of Venezuela

Authored by Martin Sieff via The Strategic Culture Foundation:

It is a scene depressingly familiar to inhabitants of Political Washington over the past 30 years since US armed invasion of small or vulnerable countries came back into fashion after being briefly discredited following the Vietnam War. This time it is Venezuela and its twice democratically-elected President Nicolas Maduro that is being demonized as a Diabolical Menace to the very survival of All That is Good and True.

One does not have to uncritically admire everything President Maduro has done as leader of his country to confidently predict what will happen if the US government succeeds in toppling him and imposing its own ridiculous figurehead – boyish, fearful, eager-to-please little Juan Guiado: Venezuela’s version of Mario Rubio and the nonentity being touted as his country’s liberator (how the spirit of Simon Bolivar must be raging – or laughing uncontrollably!).

Then, the miseries of the unfortunate Venezuelan people will not end: They will only just have begun.

Washington’s Armchair Heroes are determined to transform the Bolivarian Republic into the Gulliverian Republic – a joke of a state presided over by worthless tiny midgets.

We have seen this same infernal script play out in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Ukraine with efforts to impose it on Syria and Yemen.

The outcome is always the same: Worse wars, worse suffering, huge increases in civilian death tolls, collapses of economies, violent anarchy, flourishing extreme Islamist and other terrorist groups where previously there were none, enormous rackets sexually enslaving children and young women, soaring per capita drug abuse rates.

The philosopher-statesmen and wise pundit-prophets of Washington shake their heads sadly and move on every looking for new worlds to liberate – and destroy.

Why is this happening yet again as it has remorselessly before under the previous five successive US presidents?

The answer is simple: President Donald Trump has now surrounded himself with neoconservative super-hawks. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton are driving policy. They have eagerly recruited Elliott Abrams, who was widely accused of supporting the genocide of the Mayan native peoples of Central America back in the time of Ronald Reagan more than 35 years ago as their Special Envoy to restore Democracy in Venezuela – a title with a devilishly Orwellian touch: For Abrams, of course will not rest until the last vestiges of democracy and meaningful freedom and independence are destroyed in Venezuela.

Most insane of all, at a time when the awful wars that George W. Bush and Barack Obama have unleashed across the Middle East, Eurasia and South Asia blaze on with no end in sight (except for the total defeat of the United States and the annihilation of all those forces shortsighted, greedy and just plain stupid enough to trust them), Trump, Pompeo, Bolton and Abrams are now determined to open up a brand new war front on an entirely different continent. And once again they are charging in with a political grand strategy certain to guarantee inevitable total defeat. Once again, the Gadarene Swine are in full stampede.

How can a nation and its ruling establishment commit so cavalierly to repeating catastrophic policies that produced nothing but horror and humiliation and failure throughout the 21st century without exception? We must go back more than 100 years to get a hint of the deeper answer to this vital question.

An amazing letter the great English philosopher Lord Bertrand Russell wrote about the work of Sigmund Freud in 1917 explains the nature of the warmongering madness and stampede to global destruction that has again taken over the US political and media elites.

In their recent enormous study “Freud in Cambridge”, John Forester and Laura Cameron quote a genius of a century ago, Russell, talking about another one – Freud.

In a 1917 letter to his young mistress Lady Constance “Colette” Malleson, Russell wrote, as World War I was still raging, “I am reading Freud on dreams – most exciting. I see in my mind’s eye a great work on how people come to have the opinions they have – interesting scientifically and undermining ferocity (emphasis in the original) the base (unmasking, I ought to have said) – because it is always hidden behind a mask of morality. The psychology of opinion, especially politically opinion, is really an untouched field… and I am excited about it.”

Russell, as usual was centuries ahead of his time. He recognized, as Freud and George Orwell in their unique ways also did, the crucial roles of emotional irrational hatred welling up from the unconscious, summoned by simple, primitive clichés endlessly repeated in a numbing, hypnotic drumbeat of mass brainwashing. “People of Oceania! We are at war with Eurasia! We have always been at war with Eurasia! We are at War with Venezuela! We have always been at war with Venezuela!”

Today 320 million Americans are once again being led by the nose into another needless, bungled, unnecessary open-ended war for the power and profit of a tiny few. And even most of them will not even get that – or at least, not for very long.

Today more than ever, we need the insights of these three great minds, Freud, Orwell and Russell to explain the delusional madness sweeping political and media Washington.

Once again, as Russell so clearly recognized and warned, crazed ferocity hides behind a mask of morality and claimed high mindedness in advocating and pushing through policies that imperil human survival. The Gadarene Swine stampede through the broad boulevards of Washington, intent on spreading their madness and destruction to the entire world.

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I’m sorry but Venezuela is 20 years into the Chavez-Maduro rape, ask the Venezuelan people not China and Russia. There won’t be anything at all but posturing and verbal support, to at most an in and out aid of neighbor countries… and I am doubting that. The people of Venezuela both inside and those who have fled want Maduro gone to exile at least, preferably dead.

Olivia Kroth

This is what the Venezuelan people have got to say: Thousands march in Caracas to defend their homeland and the Bolivarian Revolution of Chavez and Maduro.
TELESUR reports, and this is not fake news, these are not fake photos:

Olivia Kroth

Furthermore, social movements in 11 European countries lambast the attempted coup of the USA in Venezuela.
TELESUR reports, and here too, these are not fake news, the interviews are real:

Olivia Kroth

In addition, countries in all of Asia are voicing their protest against the illegal and undemocratic behaviour of the US, trying to overthrow the elected government of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.

TELESUR reports, no fake pictures, no fake news, only the truth:

Olivia Kroth

Press TV: Turkey warns against foreign meddling in Venezuela’s affairs Sun Feb 3, 2019 Turkey says those countries that have recognized Venezuela’s self-proclaimed “interim president” are worsening the Latin American country’s problems. “The event was fueled from the outside. The people of Venezuela are being punished by such an approach.” Ankara had tried to initiate talks regarding Venezuela last year between Washington and Latin American nations. Venezuela’s National Assembly is not recognized by the Venezuelan state, which has given legislative powers to another body, the Constituent Assembly. Russia, China, Iran have expressed support for the elected government in Venezuela and… Read more »

Ray Joseph Cormier

US MSM, Propagandists FOR the Power, having abandoned all pretense of speaking Integrity, Truth and Justice to the Power, will not show or report on the pro-Maduro Venezuelans. They don’t even report, obsessed with Russian interference in the US Election, the US orchestrated a campaign to have the Opposition boycott the 2018 Venezuelan election, so the US can declare from the outside, the Maduro government illegitimate, and not in US Interests. To Hell with Venezuelan Interests.

The hypocrisy of the Americans knows no bounds, as they arm and support so many proxy Dictatorships with and without Oil.

Ray Joseph Cormier

You believe US Propaganda without question, but there is other information out there for those who reason with the conflicting realities in our Times.

I think this alternate Propaganda is more accurate and realistic than US Propaganda.

Olivia Kroth

Caracas pledges to expand cooperation with Russian companies – vice president CARACAS, February 3. /TASS/. Venezuela’s government will not curtail cooperation with Russian companies amidst the ongoing political crisis but plans to expand such cooperation instead, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said on Sunday. “Yesterday I met with representatives from Russian companies. We are not going to curtail relations with them in any way, on the contrary, we will only expand them,” she said at a briefing for Russian journalists commenting the opposition’s plans toroll back cooperation with Russia. “President Maduro is not just a good friend of Russia and… Read more »

Olivia Kroth

Kremlin: Venezuela should find its way out of crisis without outside
The imposition of any solutions or the attempt to legitimize the try of the power usurpation in the country is seen as an interference, Dmitry Peskov said.


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