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Can We At Least Stop Applauding Ourselves?

Robin Alexander

Posted on May 4, 2018 17:24

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When a serious accusation against our government falls in a cable news forest, does anyone hear it?

Monday began with CNN’s Chris Cuomo interview with Jill Stein. Remember her? She was the Green Party presidential candidate in 2016. What I heard:

Cuomo: Do you still have reservations about whether Russia interfered in our election and did so with obvious negative intent?

Stein: Interference is wrong and it’s an assault against democracy and it should be pursued. But, we should pursue it knowing that we do it too. As James Woolsey, the former head of the CIA, recently said on Fox, "Yes we’re doing that, we always do it, and the records show we do it about twice as much as the Russians do it since the second World War."

Item #1 worth noting: Mr. Cuomo did NOT deny the accusation, because there is no denying it. Watch Oliver Stone’s The Untold History of the United States, or read Noam Chomsky’s On Western Terrorism if you want details. We’re like the British Empire on steroids, only quieter.

That’s why there’s an inordinate amount of money spent on the military and covert operations. That’s why there’s an inordinate amount of hatred for this country from places in the world you and I haven’t even heard of, for reasons we don’t know about.

We don’t only interfere with elections, we specialize in regime change (usually toppling democratically elected leaders in favor of dictators, because we control dictators). Ultimately, it’s about stealing raw materials. The military-industrial complex benefit, fossil-fuel companies benefit, even tech companies benefit.

I randomly googled “Where does Apple get raw materials” and immediately found a recent LA Times article that states, “Today, miners who work in the same tunnels as 16th century conscripted Incan laborers are providing tin for Apple products like the iPhone. It’s a powerful paradox - our most cutting-edge consumer devices are made from raw materials obtained by methods barely advanced beyond colonial times.”

I’m guessing they don’t get health benefits. (I wasn’t exaggerating when I said “the British empire on steroids, only quieter.”  Yes, I know the Incans were colonized by Spain).

If this were about Trump’s sex life it would be repeated 27 times every hour on cable news. Did any station pick up the Apple-Tin situation and trumpet it over the purple mountains and through the amber airwaves of grain?

So, how does a CNN commentator handle this accusation, when he’s handsomely paid by a corporation which may even benefit from our crimes?

Cuomo: That would really be the case for Russia to make . . . of course there’s hypocrisy involved . . . but let Russia say that the United States did this to us and here’s how they did it, so this is fair play.

Item #2 worth noting: Mr. Cuomo acknowledged our hypocrisy, then rode right over it.

Item #3 worth noting: Mr. Cuomo thinks it’s okay to quietly continue our crimes, while we rant and rave about Russia’s crimes, as long as Russia doesn’t mention our crimes. What?

Can we at least stop applauding ourselves?

Robin Alexander

Posted on May 4, 2018 17:24

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