Hello my friends – time for a podcast once again. Afghanistan is the subject of the hour – but I haven’t heard a single word said yet, which reflects context or memory. Never in my own living memory has the professional news media industry been quite so dumb, casually racist, dishonest, immoral, or counterproductive.
As usual – I have several other big ideas to discuss as well – I try hard to make these programs useful, time independent and general, rather than going into huge depth about momentary situations and perishable technicalities. But propaganda is weird stuff. This century has nearly perfected lying by omission, which enables ideas which would be obviously insane, if we didn’t buy into the first lie.
In any frightening upheaval, there are always questions of who was at fault and who bears the responsibility (not necessarily the same who). The question for those who must fix things is how.
The questions we in the west could most helpfully ask ourselves, but refuse to, because we lack the courage to face a mirror honestly, are – why do we keep finding ways to justify incalculable disaster, every time something below our consciousness boils our blood and demands immediate action?
Why do we think everyone else’s business is our business to be solved at the point of our bayonet? – especially when we haven’t even managed to get our own business running smoothly yet?
Are we just fantasizing our self importance out of all proportion, and drinking way too much coffee?
Is the west a fundamentally homicidal project, which is too dishonest or ignorant to admit its nature?
Is running a whole series of teaser-lines in a row, all ending with a question-mark an “Aspect or assumption of whiteness?” Tune-in to todays exciting episode, to find out!
Happy hugs of gratitude where things are good – and sad hugs for grief and consolation elsewhere.