Thanksgiving is a holiday which is mean to commemorate the generosity of Native Americans towards those who would eventually establish the United States.
It’s no secret that the subsequent centuries were far from easy in respect to relations between Native nations and Washington. But on Thanksgiving of all days, the hypocrisy of mainstream media in covering Native American affairs, is particularly striking.
For months now, Native leaders and their supporters have been protesting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock. Yet the aggregate mainstream media coverage of this very genuine and peaceful protest has been negligible, compared with the violent, premeditated and staged riots which have occurred subsequent to the US election.
The reason is simple, the fake protests have caught the eye of professional fake news outlets like CNN and MSNBC because they are backed by one of their own, the treasonous George Soros. If they were interested in real news perhaps they would be covering a real protest instead of the vicious, devious and scandalous, fake riots.
That being said, I do realise that many of The Duran’s American readers will want a day off from serious news stories, so in that spirit, here is a list of things and people around the world that we all ought to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving:
The President of Syria is one of a very few Arab leaders who is serious about stopping Islamic terrorism in its global epicentre. His fight is not just a fight for the freedom and dignity of Syria and the Arab world, his fight is for the freedom and dignity of the wider world.
If you fear ISIS, Al-Qaeda and all Islamic terrorism, you should be thankful for the persistence of President Assad.
I am thankful that this has been the year and season of Euroscepticism and the de-facto of this Europe wide movement is none other than Britain’s Nigel Farage. For far too long, the goons in Brussels have treated the nation-states of Europe like their own private Khanates to rule with total disregard for anything close to the democratic will of ordinary people, let alone their economic and cultural welfare.
Farage not only predicted that this tide would turn, but has fought tirelessly to make it so. The battle which started with Brexit continues in the form of the forthcoming Italian Constitutional Referendum on December 4th and in the coming year with the Austrian, French and ultimately the German elections.
Whether it be The Duran, RT, Breitbart, Sputnik or InfoWars, new media have broken the biggest stories, had the best analysis and have won the most hearts and minds in a crowded global marketplace. People will look back at the combined power of new-media and new politics which have together scored many victories against the old, dying media-industrial complex and say ‘this was our year’.
I never thought I would live to see a day when an America President-elect would be a man who clearly favours peace over war, diplomatic cooperation over military engagement, cares about fighting actual Islamic terrorism rather than cosying up to its bank-rollers in the Gulf, and who seems more concerned about the American worker than corporate trade deals.
To all the skeptics, give Trump a chance. I remain optimistic.
Finally, the world ought to be thankful for Vladimir Putin. Beyond simply standing up to international terrorism and threats to the people of Russia, he has remained calm in a world where many powers in Europe and North America seem hell-bent on a third world war. Putin has avoided it by keeping a cool head and a calm heart.
But if one were to believe the fake news of the old mainstream media, he has done much more.
He controls most of the influential media in the world, he rigs elections throughout the world to prevent war-mongers from attaining power, and because he is also the world’s best hacker and whistle-blower, he has helped his employee Julian Assange to expose the corruption of a political elite whose time has finally come.
Of course, nothing in the previous paragraph is true, but on this day, let’s give mainstream media the benefit of the doubt and thank Putin both for what he has done and what they think he has done.
The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Duran.