How Fervent Their Hatreds
The title to this article begins with a phrase culled from the late, great Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot (excerpt below). In this work, Carl describes the earth and its inhabitants in stark reality as dwelling on a mote of dust in orbit about a rather ordinary star, in an endless cosmos, on a planet where all we have is each other, where no benevolent deity is going to come and save us from ourselves. Such a vision should evoke a profound humility in a sane, rational, thinking being to take stock of what they’ve done, what they’re doing now, and their vision for the future. But, alas, it doesn’t. This humility should compel them, in the words of Carl Sagan, as follows:
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.
— Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot, 1994
But it doesn’t as we’ll see.
The Second Coming of Christ
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
This famous poem by Yeats describes the current state of the world with chilling accuracy. Specifically, the war being waged by the United States as the chief benefactor using Ukraine as a proxy and ultimate loser against Russia. Followed next by NATO and the EU paying the price for this war with Ukraine and its people being used as a battering ram and cannon fodder in a war that can never end well for them: fighting Russia to the last Ukrainian.
The cancer has now metastasized
Witness the blustering cowards in congress, sycophants all welcoming the actor-comedian turned war-criminal president of Ukraine to the US congress on Wednesday, December 21. The congress, representatives of the American people, as if suffering from universal mass psychosis, ignoring the needs of their constituents, continue to authorize billions of US public dollars in the form of direct budgetary support for the Ukrainian government and in the form of heavy weapons sent directly to the neo-Nazis in positions of power in that country’s military. It should be noted, to their credit, most of the House Republican caucus snubbed Zelensky and did not attend the joint congressional spectacle.
These heavy weapons are directly killing civilians in the Donbass (the south and east of the country that borders Russia). Each use (or target) of the US heavy artillery system known as HIMARS is approved and coordinated either by or with the Pentagon or US advisors on the ground in Ukraine. Every target is known by the US and thus, these personnel are complicit in the death of civilians in the Donbass!
It is inconceivable that this isn’t known in the halls of Congress and everyone who signs off on weapons shipments to Ukraine has the blood of innocents on their hands!!
This onslaught against the Donbass has been ongoing since the 2014 Maidan coup with the death toll now above 16,000 – and continues today. Either the US Congress is ignoring this or, they’re willfully ignorant and thus, complicit in a genocide and war crimes and, by extension, they make the US taxpayer a party to the genocide. The congress does this while homeless tent cities grow under almost every bridge in all major US cities. Indeed, they are all suffering from Russophobia, as if a universal hatred of all that is Russian has swept over the congress and infected them all. The question does beg asking:
Why do they hate Russia so fervently?
Do they believe the inversion of reality, the daily lies told of Russian atrocities committed on civilians in the Donbass? Do they believe the propaganda universally told by all western news outlets? With a few exceptions, all 535 members of the combined congress sign on to the almost monthly transfer of billions of dollars of US public treasure and weapons to the most corrupt country in all of Europe! The remarks of one senator calling for the assassination of the Russian Head of State should be mentioned at this point. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has openly called for the assassination of the Russian President:
Is there a Brutus in Russia? Is there a more successful Colonel Stauffenberg in the Russian military?
Unless you want to live in darkness for the rest of your life, be isolated from the rest of the world in abject poverty, and live in darkness you need to step up to the plate,
The only way this ends is for somebody in Russia to take this guy out.
Next, Joe Manchin, Democratic Senator from West Virginia, when confronted outside the Capitol, says he’s “all in” for the next round of weapons for Ukraine, and hints that he would like to see an increase in these weapons shipments.
It should be pointed out that Russia suffered the loss of 27 million people (military and civilian) to defeat Hitler and his Nazis. The total loss to the US and Allied powers was less than 600,000. The Russians will never again allow the festering of a Nazi cancer on their border – and they were very clear that Ukraine was a red line for them. So this Special Military Operation should come as no surprise.
How Fervent Their Hatreds
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.
We have billions of dollars to send to Ukraine, laundered right back to the the military-industrial complex, while the homeless and starving continue to die and disappear in homeless camps and tent cities across the country. Why didn’t the Ukrainian entourage go for a drive to the DC homeless camps before Zelensky went to a pliable and sycophantic congress to beg for billions more to fund his unwinnable war. Russia is fighting a just war for their survival against a blackened, putrified and completely corrupt western hegemon and Russia will win this war, sooner or later.
Go back and read Yeats’ poem again, specifically those passages that have been highlighted. These politicians are making US taxpayers parties to a genocide. While some may know the real story hiding behind their lies and propaganda, others remain willfully ignorant of the truth. Many independent journalists are reporting the truth, the daily shelling of civilian targets in the Donbass, indiscriminately killing families, the elderly, aged, infirm, men, women, children, bombing schools, hotels, hospitals, markets and neighborhoods – some people go out to the market or for a walk for the last time. They’re torn to shreds if they’re within 20 meters of a (US) HIMARS strike or a US or NATO shell that lands and explodes. In Germany, for instance, it’s a crime now punishable by fine and imprisonment to report the truth of what is happening in the Donbass.
Insanity and the Inversion of Reality
Time Magazine has made Zelensky “Man of the Year” for 2022 and some have suggested he receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Again, go back and read Yeats’ poem. The world has lost its collective mind and has gone mad – quite literally. What sane person, with full knowledge, would openly approve and use their position of power in the congress to authorize taxpayer dollars to kill civilians? Yet they are. Whether they believe their own propaganda or are in full knowledge of the truth is irrelevant. They continue their support with a sick fervor that can only be described as pure evil – a bloodthirsty racism against Russians and Russia, an irrational hatred that blinds their reason – and this is giving them the benefit of the doubt.
Senator Graham’s call for the assassination of the Russian President wasn’t the fist time this was broached as an option. This particular brand of insanity was first floated by the pentagon back in the fall of this year. In the September 30th edition of Newsweek, US defense officials allegedly considered a number of options in response to a potential Russian nuclear strike, including a decapitation strike against the Russian President in the heart of the Kremlin. In a terse warning to the west, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov cautioned them to think carefully before considering something so reckless:
And this isn’t the first time heads-of-state who fall out of grace with Washington for one reason or another are threatened as such. If you recall, the democratically elected president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros had a bounty in the amount of $15M put on his head by the Trump administration. And then there was Libyan President Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, brutally murdered in the streets of Sirte, Libya. To celebrate this, the mutant Medusa Hillary Clinton, then US Secretary State, uttered:
speaking of the death of Gaddafi. Prior to the NATO/US invasion in 2011, Libya had the highest standard of living in all of Africa and was on course to be an economic powerhouse and model for all of Africa and the Global South, something that could never be tolerated by western imperial powers. Libya is now a failed state with open slave markets that never recovered. Maybe someone should familiarize the Senator from South Carolina with the US Prohibition against targeted assassinations. But then, since when do they follow their own “Rules Based World Order“?
And now a measure has passed in the US Senate that, if passed in the House and becomes law, would take illegally-seized assets from Russian businessmen and send them to Ukraine, adding insult to injury. The Russians have been extraordinarily clear for 30 years that Ukraine was a bright-red line for them – any further eastward expansion by NATO into Ukraine would trigger a response. And now to send these assets to Ukraine would be a huge slap in the face to the Russians.
No more does the US hide behind fake platitudes, pretending to adhere to their self-described “Rules Based World Order“. The money-addled psychopaths, all bought and paid for by the M-I Complex, Big Oil and Big Pharma with Big Tech to do their bidding and censoring, all of them who inhabit this country’s halls of power, host and entertain the war-criminal child-comedian president of Ukraine.
With Zelensky’s state visit to the US Capitol, it’s now clear that Kiev and Washington were never serious about peace or a negotiated settlement between Russia and Ukraine, they wanted to fight Russia to the very last Ukrainian.
That they raise the Ukrainian flag in the US Congress and stand in applause of this spectacle is all you need to know.
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity
Side note: The Russians never lose at Chess and they’re not going to start now. Vladimir Putin has been at least 3 moves ahead since they started the SMO. Zbigniew Brzezinski, what does your Grand Chess board look like now?