7/17/2017 0 Comments
Political books and "industry exposes" ( my term for books uncovering the naughtiness of corporate America) are my favorite genre of book, but I find them very hard to read.
Not that they are difficult to understand, but I stagnate in the dense exploration of the mystery and the crime because it's SO MUCH to take in and also, I just plain get so freaking angry that my mind short circuits and I fail to comprehend any further. I wish I had the calmness and collected coolness of a Vladimir Putin (or any of these great journalists I follow) to take in vital information to educate me but not let it make me so emotional ( and take my ego for such a ride). It's very hard (I don't know, I guess it' s just ME) to read about how someone is polluting our water or poisoning our food or committing atrocities in foreign lands in the name of "democracy" and not go completely CRAZY WITH RAGE...
But that's what this bitch likes to do (Hillary Clinton) and I just can't get over how many people are so ignorant of what she does or are just plain okay with it...and as long as it's this lady and not anyone else, then war crimes and scamming the people are A-okay...
The optics and feel (that's a new trendy word "optics") of the current political landscape is strange and surreal, but partly because some basic facts are coming into focus: the mess that has now culminated in Trump taking his turn ( even though he said no meddling in Syria, or Afghanistan, or Russia; no more use for NATO WHAT HAPPENED????),it's as if no one ever head the term "neocon" or "globalization" before.
I heard these words non stop in the early 2000's and it's what all the leftist kids were protesting.
Now I see people at Hillary rallies and I speak with veteran liberal activists who can't tell me what the word neocon even means.
Have we gone down an Orwellian memory hole? Is this what that was?
And now, only the right seems to care about neocons and globalization?
Or did they always, and I was so blind?
At any rate, modern-day day circumstances all begin, pretty much, with BILL CLINTON (and his wife, the package pair), and the intentional destruction and manipulation of YUGOSLAVIA.
And this is all outlined succinctly and effectively in Diana Johnstone's book "Queen of Chaos: The Misadventures of Hillary Clinton".
I had heard of Diana Johnstone before, because she wrote a crucial book on Yugoslavia called "Fool's Crusade". I guess I was in some kind of leftist fog because even though she wrote for Counterpunch and other leftist magazines, what she was truly saying didn't inspire me as much as it has now. But then again, maybe it is more relevant now...
A review of Hillary Clinton's political trajectory is a key to understanding so much of what is going on in American politics today. From the co optation of feminism for geopolitical and elitist aims, to her experience in "regime change" (Honduras, Libya), to the emergence of the specific formula still in use today for the dismemberment of recalcitrant countries (Yugoslavia), to her complete indifference to progressive politics (except when it benefits her), Hillary has participated in the biggest negative trends driving American politics and hegemony today.
So many of Hillary's supporters have no real idea of her history or experiences. They all say the same thing: she's done so much for women, for children, she wants to save the world! This narrative is bullshit, and the only left to do is educate yourself (something a Hillary supporter once suggested that I do LOL). READ THIS BOOK
Gregoria Windrake moved to the United States from England when she was five years old.