March 16, 2019

In times of universal deceit

March 14

GUEST: Dr. Colin S. Cavell, professor of Political Science at Bluefield State College in West Virginia, and former professor at the University of Bahrain, talks about U.S. hegemony and how talk of democracy often camouflages the empire's efforts at regime change and world domination.

Mainstream media in the U.S. never describes the empire in terms of wars for profit and dominance. More sophisticated publications like The New York Times and the New Yorker, always make U.S. invasions more complicated than they really are. It becomes about demonizing foreign leaders and exaggerating the supposed suffering of Third World peoples under their oppression. The more details the better.

What is desperately needed is an unfettered look at what the world's most powerful military has been doing since the Second World War. For the U.S. military, that war never really ended. Nor did the incalculable profits from war making. We have thrown our high tech killing machine into country after country, murdering millions in the process. America's war against the rest of the world started in Korea in 1948, and except for a brief hiatus after Vietnam, continues to this day. Venezuela is next on our list. 

“In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act” - George Orwell