“Painful as it will be”
FFS, the ‘exceptionalist’ hubris written as a given to a thoroughly propagandised audience of captives to promulgated mythos says it all right there!
Just “Who do we think we are?” – if ever stopping and thinking about it, something quite opposite to our national pre-programmed predisposition of world arbiter of All.
How long, how long, how long…?
Wake the fuck UP, U.S. citizens. They – the oligarchs’ – armed forces, are already murdering for profit and territory worldwide under that mythos, and now the same cabal of sonsabitches are dragging us into further conflict with Iran and ultimately, Russia.
Do NOT fuck with a people who know what life and death are.
A rightfully-proud people of great art and literature who lost 27 million of their family in WW II, while the U.S. “registers” 400 thousand combatants as casualties and claims to have “won the war”.
Why Obama’s petulant snub of the 70th anniversary of what the Russian people rightfully refer to as “The Great Patriotic War” still and will always rankle me to the day I die. ~ djo
“The loss of global respect and prestige seems to stick particularly in the throats of centrist liberals and the Beltway’s tiny clutch of moderate Republicans, hashtag-resistance sorts who consider Trump an appalling Caligula, a grotesque called into being by the fevered prejudices of the less educated corners of their nation, or else willed into existence by the Odoacer of our little Roman drama, Vladimir Putin.
They pine for Obama, a man who always seemed to imagine himself a kind of Eisenhower; he uttered all the correct soothing phrases, and he didn’t fart and gallivant like a toddler when called upon to perform on the world stage. They want the quiet order of Bretton Woods and the G20, balmy joint declarations and hot wars all around the Eurasian periphery that never cause us to break a sweat.
They want national prestige. This is why the whole Jerusalem-at-the-UN debacle so upset them: not because they especially care about the status of Jerusalem, which the U.S. has been fecklessly proclaiming the “eternal and undivided” capital of Israel for decades now, nor because they give one iota about Palestinians, but because they believe, in a strange reflection of the maddest madmen of the GWB era, that appearance is reality.”
“Painful as it will be”