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The False Anti-Militarist Propaganda

Authored by Serban V.C. Enache via Hereticus Economicus:

The liberal media has bashed Trump’s desire to have tanks and airplanes show up on the 4th of July to celebrate Independence Day. They labeled it as an example of “militarism,” a way of “politicizing” the event, and compared his desire to that of a dictator. Unsurprisingly, liberal Americans seem to live in a bubble. A great many countries on the globe, be they democratic, less democratic, or totalitarian, show off some of their military units during their respective national day celebrations – this includes armed soldiers, cavalry, tanks, artillery, rocket launchers, ballistic missiles, airplanes, and the like.

Before linking videos in support of this fact, we must stress the staunch hypocrisy of the liberal media and of the Democratic Party. One of the most progressive presidents in terms of economic policy, Harry Truman [a democrat], levied permanent conscription. After WW2, the US took over from where the British Empire left off. The US operates almost 800 military bases in 70 countries around the world. It provides military assistance to most of the world’s dictatorships. During the election campaign, before Trump got into office, the mainstream [liberal] media was deploring Trump’s isolationism [America First policy], fearing Trump would close down military bases and get US soldiers out of foreign conflicts and territories. The liberal media, who is de facto advocating for unlimited immigration and no borders, during Obama’s two terms was praising the President for his administration’s record number of deportations [of illegals]. The same liberal media which produces crocodile tears for the fate of refugees and economic migrants quickly dries up those tears when it comes to foreign policy – when it comes to countries who won’t dance to Washington’s tune. To hell with them. Bomb them. Levy sanctions. Starve them out. They’re no different to their neoconservative counter-parts in the establishment. Under Obama’s presidency, the number of drone strikes increased eightfold compared to the Bush Jr epoch. Seven countries were bombed by the US under Obama’s watch, some of them were dismembered and condemned to ruin and chaos: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, YemenLibya, and Syria. We factor in economic warfare [trade sanctions], the giving of intelligence, funds, and arms – either directly or via proxy to terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda, Al Nusra, and Daesh. And since people are unhappy with the health situation under Trump, let’s not forget that health care premiums under Obama’s turn also rose.

And if we contrast all the war crimes, all the corruption, all the theft, all the injustice perpetrated by US administrations since WW2 up to the present, including Donald Trump’s administration – we see a clear pattern of militarism, hypocrisy, consistent war profiteering, violence, and death. “Fascism” didn’t start with Trump or the GOP. It didn’t stop with Obama or the Democrats. US financial and military hegemony is BIPARTISAN. It always was. Always will be. Liberals, kindly spare us of your hypocrisy, of your false humanitarianism. The World doesn’t believe it.

Now, then, let’s see some of the other countries who display military units during their national day celebrations: MexicoSouth AfricaRomaniaChinaIranFranceRussiaSouth KoreaJapanNorth KoreaItalyBrazilVenezuelaSpainAustriaVietnamSwedenTurkeyUkrainePolandGreece, and manymany other countries.

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Sally Snyder
Sally Snyder
July 5, 2019

Here is an article that compares Washington’s spending on America’s military to that of other nations around the world:

https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2019/06/global-military-spending-2018-edition.html

On the upside, in the case of American military spending, at least some Americans are growing very wealthy on the backs of taxpayers who fund the hundreds of billions of dollars in military spending.

Pierre Vaillant
Pierre Vaillant
Reply to  Sally Snyder
July 5, 2019

And the Democrats are trying to sell themselves as the diplomatic alternative. More and more people across the globe can see through that lie.

Yesterday's News Tomorrow
Yesterday's News Tomorrow
July 5, 2019

Iran seizes British oil tanker in tit for tat move by Brits. MI6 begs the CIA to help it revive the peacock aviary at the Tehran Zoo.

PS: No joke. War is on the horizon. Best to batten down your hatches. Thank you Brits as always, for being such stand-up shitforbrains.

Pride Goeth Before the Fall
Pride Goeth Before the Fall
Reply to  Yesterday's News Tomorrow
July 5, 2019

See, it works like this; as soon as Trump turns down the heat a notch, the UK’s Saudi and Israeli puppet masters turn it back up.

With the UK ruling the world’s waves and the US ruling the world’s skies ever since 1776, what could go wrong?

If I were a run-of-the-mill Brit, I’d feel like I was being pulled into a black hole and stretched into a spaghetti frittata.

Daniel Boquist
Daniel Boquist
July 5, 2019

The author is all over the place defending Trump. How about on July 4th celebrating the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution? Making the military the central attraction is demeaning. We do love our propaganda, don’t we?

M4A MMT
M4A MMT
Reply to  Daniel Boquist
July 5, 2019

@Daniel
Nonsense. Enache has written plenty of pieces, criticizing Trump and republicans.
Here are two recent examples of that.
Trump vs Iran, Reality vs PR
http://hereticus-economicus.info/trump-vs-iran-reality-vs-pr/
Trump thinks we’re all fools
http://hereticus-economicus.info/trump-thinks-were-all-fools/
When someone criticizes Trump, the Trump supporters get butt-hurt.
When someone criticizes the Democrats, the Trump haters get butt-hurt.

Chuck Norris Reborn
Chuck Norris Reborn
Reply to  Daniel Boquist
July 5, 2019

Pretending it shouldn’t be about the military is another type of propaganda, that the crocodile leftists are engaged in.
At least the neocons are more honest in that respect.
The author has criticized Trump and the republicans aplenty, both on foreign and domestic policy. Just google his other articles.

Helen B
Helen B
July 6, 2019

US has had military in its 4th July parades for as long as anyone can remember: small-town local parades and grander city parades. Military has also featured in Inaugurations, and any niche they can get in to wave the flag and show muscle.
The hypocrisy of this lot of Trump haters is bewildering.
They just look stupider and stupider.

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