Strutting neocons — example John Kirby — and History's now looming West-gobbling dumpster

© 2023 Peter Free


24 March 2023



Today's theme


Despair or hope?



Will big guy 'Ahmuhrika' take everyone else down — with nukes — 'cause it can't be in charge anymore?


Or will 'them' Russian and Chinese leader-folks competently detour US leadership toward less destructive ways of existing?



Despair — hegemonic neocons


Developing geopolitical multipolarity has American neocons and neoliberals — both among the stupidest and most destructive phalanxes of human detritus imaginable — are running scared.  


Both have become even more aggressively warmongering than before.


Historically astute observers are concerned that the United States is pushing the planet toward another World War, this one probably destined be fought with nuclear weapons.


Mass extermination increasingly becomes the likely case, given that the United States is incapable of defeating Russia, China or Iran — all of which it has been proposing to fight at the same time — with conventional weapons and forces.



With regard to this peculiar form of American brain and soul rot . . .


. . . the inchoate analytical consensus seems to be that dying empires engage in blanketly destructive nihilism, as a kind of cathartic self-execution:



If we can't have it all, y'all others can't have any.



Lunatic behavior characterizes US foreign policy . . .


. . . during the Biden administration.


A presidency that has been peopled with cowards, braggarts, proxy-murdering plunderers and through-and-through liars.


I cannot remember a more consistently (intellectually and morally) despicable assemblage of American leader-dregs in my roughly 8 decade lifetime.


The characterizing phrase — Satan's spawn — captures this Deep State-run puppet presidency's core.



Consider the neocon fool — John Kirby


John Kirby is 'Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council in the White House'. His bloated title effectively parallels (in grandiosity) the former rear admiral's inflated inability to see or assess Reality.


In demonstration of that appalling character quirk, Australian Caitlin Johnstone wrote that —here with my addition in bracketed italics:



In response to questions he received during a press conference on Monday about Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin cementing a “new era” in strategic partnership between China and Russia, the White House National Security Council’s John Kirby made no fewer than seven assertions that the US is the “leader” of the world.


Here are excerpts from his comments [winnowed to the most summarizing one]:



“[O]ne of the reasons why you’re seeing that tightening relationship is because they recognize that they don’t have that strong foundation of international support for what they’re trying to do, which is basically challenge American leadership around the world.”


© 2023 Caitlin Johnstone, US Officials Really, Really Want You to Know The US Is The World’s “Leader”, (23 March 2023)



Huh, John?


For some months now, it has been clear that roughly 80 percent of the planet's human population is leaning away from American leadership. The Russia-China (BRICS) multipolar (non-hegemonic) model is gaining momentum.


As a result, the United States and its Euro Vassals are becoming increasingly isolated. Boomerangingly so, due to their own anti-everybody-else economic and military sanctions.


Indeed, the United States has been the most strikingly terrorist nation on Earth, with one recent example including even blowing up American ally Germany's cheap-gas pipelines.



Nastiness, for its own sake . . .


. . . the 21st century American way — is proving to be a failing strategy for world domination.


Asserting otherwise, as John Kirby and the entirety of the Biden adminstration do on a daily basis, amounts to self-destructive denial.


Those who cannot see reality, cannot effectively deal with it.


Eventually, almost everyone else witnesses this lack of intellectual and emotional capacity. Ergo, the currently expanding flight of East and South from the United States' quasi-enslavement.



Hope as possibility


Two recent essays capture our changing times' potential.


The first is from Finian Cunningham. His thoughts realistically depict what our current era— characterized by the United States' perpetual warmongering and insatiable profiteering — is changing from and potentially toward:



The meeting of Putin and Xi was distorted in every way to appear as something illegitimately threatening and sinister to the Western “rules-based global order” (euphemism for Western capitalist privileges and predation.)


The summit coincided with the 20th anniversary of the U.S. and British launching their war on Iraq – arguably the biggest crime of the 21st century so far. Yet this vile anniversary has hardly stirred any Western media condemnation or shame, never mind legal accountability.


The wanton cynicism towards the Putin-Xi meeting belies the deep anxiety among the U.S.-dominated clique of Western states that the much-vaunted “rules-based order” is collapsing. A collapse caused by its own inherent corruption and systematic abuse of power and international law over many decades.


There is a palpable sense that the global economy is moving in a tectonic shift towards Eurasian partnership of vitality and dynamic multipolar development, foreshadowing a fateful demise for U.S.-led Western capitalist hegemony.


Western imperialist regimes are being exposed for the warmongers they are, their privileges and predatory capitalism are imploding, their neocolonialist blood-sucking days are over, and a new multipolar order of partnership and peace is emerging.


© 2023 Finian Cunningham, Putin and Xi Standing Firm on the Right Side of History, Strategic Culture (23 March 2023)



The second essay is by Pepe Escobar, an illuminating geopolitics observer:



What has just taken place in Moscow is nothing less than a new Yalta, which, incidentally, is in Crimea.


[N]o political leader from the west is setting the global agenda.


It’s Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin that are now running the multilateral, multipolar show.


Western exceptionalists may deploy their crybaby routines as much as they want: nothing will change the spectacular optics . . . .


This is the new world born in Moscow this week. Putin previously defined it as a new anti-colonial policy. It’s now laid out as a multipolar patchwork quilt.


There’s no turning back on the demolition of the remnants of Pax Americana.


We may be witnessing a . . . historic shift in the making, trespassed by a revival of Confucianism (respect for authority, emphasis on social harmony), the equilibrium inherent to the Tao, and the spiritual power of Eastern Orthodoxy.


This is, indeed, a civilizational fight.


Here’s to a new day dawning . . . .


© 2023 Pepe Escobar, In Moscow, Xi and Putin Bury Pax Americana, Unz Review (22 March 2023)




The moral? — The sun does rise in the East . . .


. . . doesn't it?


We can hope. Perhaps the sunrise metaphor and developing realities are in partial step.


For now, anyway.