Child-murdering scumbags and US leaders are impossible to tell apart — Norman Solomon's observations

© 2023 Peter Free


14 July 2023



Today, we end with a question . . .


. . . metaphorically posed (by me) on Bastille Day.



First, what is Bastille Day?


A succinct definition of the holiday's societal symbolism comes from the website, Come to Paris:



The 14th of July is the day of the national French celebration.


Established in 1880, this date commemorates both the storming of the Bastille on the 14th July 1789, which ended absolute rule, and the Festival of the Federation of the 14th July 1790.


The Bastille, or to be exact, Bastille Saint-Antoine, was both a prison and a symbol of the absolute and arbitrary power of the Old Regime of Louis XVI.


On the 14th July 1789, rioters launched an attack on the fortress. Even though there were only seven prisoners inside, this is recorded as the first large-scale intervention by the French people.


From then on, the King’s power was no longer absolute.


This event is considered to be the symbol of the battle against oppression for all French citizens.


The three ideas of the Republic represented on the tricoloured flag all became meaningful:



Freedom, Equality and Brotherhood.



© 2023 Come to Paris, Bastille day in Paris, (visited 14 July 2023)



In 2023


Regarding the supposed absoluteness of state power, consider the imperial United States.


Whose leaders essentially have said that doing the Devil's work is a hard, but necessary governmental task.


To wit, as observed by Norman Solomon:



The same White House that correctly put cluster munitions in the category of a war crime when Russia began using them in Ukraine last year is now saying they’re just fine — when the U.S. supplies them to an ally.


Top administration officials have been quick to emphasize the toughness of the choice.


“It was a very difficult decision on my part,” Biden said.


That reminds me of the infamous 60 Minutes interview with Madeleine Albright, then the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, in May of 1996. CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl brought up impacts of the U.S.-led sanctions on Iraq, saying “we have heard that a half a million children have died,” and then asked: “Is the price worth it?”


Albright replied: “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price — we think the price is worth it.”


Eight months later, acting on the nomination of Albright to be secretary of state, the Senate confirmed her. The vote was 99-0.


Maybe it would not have been unanimous if any of the senators’ children had died while she declared their deaths to be “worth it.”


Like Albright’s “very hard choice,” Biden’s “very difficult decision” was based on convenient abstractions and, ultimately, a willingness to sacrifice the lives of countless others, while claiming pristine virtue.


© 2023 Norman Solomon, It’s Always a ‘Difficult Decision,’ They Tell Us, AntiWar (14 July 2023)



Yes indeed


If the United States kills you, it is a good thing.


A higher purpose and all that.


(Too bad about your blown off arms and legs, kid.)



Metaphorical Satan's core-most factory . . .


. . . is American leadership's consistent malevolence.


Thus (I guess), we can award full-employment kudos to dead-brain Biden and the American deep state.


They are where God — we are propagandized to deduce — goes for necessarily hard decisions.


American propaganda would have us infer that Jesus is hammering out a golden seal of approval. As we courageously (and calculatedly indiscriminately) butcher folks for Heavenly glory's sake.


Death and dismemberment, as the demonic Madeleine Albright let slip, is the only imperially desirable American end point.



The moral? — Today's metaphorical Bastille Day question is . . .


How should we (as American citizen sheep-stooges) feel — being harnessed to this interminable US-manufactured tide of woe?