John Pilger: The Coming War — It’s Time to Speak Up

Silences filled with a consensus of propaganda contaminate almost everything we read, see and hear, warned the late John Pilger last May. War by media is now a key task of so-called mainstream journalism.  

Dec. 20, 2008: Protesters in Montreal threw shoes at a target poster of President George Bush outside the U.S. Consulate to show support for the Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zeizi , who threw his shoe at the real Bush. (Anirudh Koul, Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0)

By John Pilger
May 1, 2023

In 1935, the Congress of American Writers was held in New York City, followed by another two years later. They called on “the hundreds of poets, novelists, dramatists, critics, short story writers and journalists” to discuss the “rapid crumbling of capitalism” and the beckoning of another war.

They were electric events which, according to one account, were attended by 3,500 members of the public with more than a thousand turned away. 

Arthur Miller, Myra Page, Lillian Hellman, Dashiell Hammett warned that fascism was rising, often disguised, and the responsibility lay with writers and journalists to speak out. Telegrams of support from Thomas Mann, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, C Day Lewis, Upton Sinclair and Albert Einstein were read out. 

The journalist and novelist Martha Gellhorn spoke up for the homeless and unemployed, and “all of us under the shadow of violent great power.” 

Martha, who became a close friend, told me later over her customary glass of Famous Grouse and soda:

“The responsibility I felt as a journalist was immense. I had witnessed the injustices and suffering delivered by the Depression, and I knew, we all knew, what was coming if silences were not broken.”

Her words echo across the silences today: they are silences filled with a consensus of propaganda that contaminates almost everything we read, see and hear.  Let me give you one example: 

On March 7, [2023] the two oldest newspapers in Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, published several pages on “the looming threat” of China. They coloured the Pacific Ocean red. Chinese eyes were martial, on the march and menacing. The Yellow Peril was about to fall down as if by the weight of gravity.

No logical reason was given for an attack on Australia by China. A “panel of experts” presented no credible evidence: one of them is a former director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, a front for the Defence Department in Canberra, the Pentagon in Washington, the governments of Britain, Japan and Taiwan and the West’s war industry.

“Beijing could strike within three years,” they warned. “We are not ready.” Billions of dollars are to be spent on American nuclear submarines, but that, it seems, is not enough.”‘Australia’s holiday from history is over”: whatever that might mean. 

There is no threat to Australia, none. The faraway “lucky” country has no enemies, least of all China, its largest trading partner. Yet China-bashing that draws on Australia’s long history of racism towards Asia has become something of a sport for the self-ordained “experts.” What do Chinese-Australians make of this? Many are confused and fearful. 

[Watch: John Pilger’s 2016 film The Coming War on China.]

The authors of this grotesque piece of dog-whistling and obsequiousness to American power are Peter Hartcher and Matthew Knott, “national security reporters” I think they are called. I remember Hartcher from his Israeli government-paid jaunts. The other one, Knott, is a mouthpiece for the suits in Canberra.  Neither has ever seen a war zone and its extremes of human degradation and suffering.  

“How did it come to this?” Martha Gellhorn would say if she were here. “Where on earth are the voices saying no? Where is the comradeship?” 

Post-Modernism in Charge

The voices are heard in the samizdat of this website and others. In literature, the likes of John Steinbeck, Carson McCullers, George Orwell are obsolete. Post-modernism is in charge now. Liberalism has pulled up its political ladder.

A once somnolent social democracy, Australia, has enacted a web of new laws protecting secretive, authoritarian power and preventing the right to know. Whistleblowers are outlaws, to be tried in secret.

An especially sinister law bans “foreign interference” by those who work for foreign companies. What does this mean? 

Democracy is notional now; there is the all-powerful elite of the corporation merged with the state and the demands of “identity.” American admirals are paid thousands of dollars a day by the Australian tax payer for “advice.”

Right across the West, our political imagination has been pacified by PR and distracted by the intrigues of corrupt, ultra low-rent politicians: a Boris Johnson or a Donald Trump or a Sleepy Joe or a Volodymyr Zelensky. 

No writers’ congress in 2023 worries about “crumbling capitalism” and the lethal provocations of “our” leaders. The most infamous of these, Tony Blair, a prima facie criminal under the Nuremberg Standard, is free and rich. Julian Assange, who dared journalists to prove their readers had a right to know, is in his second decade of incarceration.

The rise of fascism in Europe is uncontroversial. Or “neo-Nazism” or “extreme nationalism,” as you prefer. Ukraine as modern Europe’s fascist beehive has seen the re-emergence of the cult of Stepan Bandera, the passionate anti-Semite and mass murderer who lauded Hitler’s “Jewish policy,” which left 1.5 million Ukrainian Jews slaughtered. “We will lay your heads at Hitler’s feet,” a Banderist pamphlet proclaimed to Ukrainian Jews. 

Stepan Bandera torchlight parade in Kiev, Jan. 1, 2020. (A1/Wikimedia Commons)

Today, Bandera is hero-worshipped in western Ukraine and scores of statues of him and his fellow-fascists have been paid for by the EU and the U.S., replacing those of Russian cultural giants and others who liberated Ukraine from the original Nazis. 

In 2014, neo Nazis played a key role in an American bankrolled coup against the elected president, Viktor Yanukovych, who was accused of being “pro-Moscow.” The coup regime included prominent “extreme nationalists” — Nazis in all but name. 

At first, this was reported at length by the BBC and the European and American media. In 2019, Time magazine featured the “white supremacist militias” active in Ukraine. NBC News reported, “Ukraine’s Nazi problem is real.” The immolation of trade unionists in Odessa was filmed and documented. 

Spearheaded by the Azov regiment, whose insignia, the “Wolfsangel,” was made infamous by the German SS, Ukraine’s military invaded the eastern, Russian-speaking Donbass region. According to the United Nations 14,000 in the east were killed. Seven years later, with the Minsk peace conferences sabotaged by the West, as Angela Merkel confessed, the Red Army invaded.

A march of Azov veterans and supporters in Kiev, 2019. (Goo3, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons)

This version of events was not reported in the West. To even utter it is to bring down abuse about being a “Putin apologist,” regardless whether the writer (such as myself) has condemned the Russian invasion. Understanding the extreme provocation that a NATO-armed borderland, Ukraine, the same borderland through which Hitler invaded, presented to Moscow, is anathema. 

Journalists who travelled to the Donbass were silenced or even hounded in their own country. German journalist Patrik Baab lost his job and a young German freelance reporter, Alina Lipp, had her bank account sequestered.

Silence of Intimidation 

In Britain, the silence of the liberal intelligentsia is the silence of intimidation. State-sponsored issues like Ukraine and Israel are to be avoided if you want to keep a campus job or a teaching tenure. What happened to former Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn in 2019 is repeated on campuses where opponents of apartheid Israel are casually smeared as anti-Semitic.

Professor David Miller, ironically the country’s leading authority on modern propaganda, was sacked by Bristol University for suggesting publicly that Israel’s “assets” in Britain and its political lobbying exerted a disproportionate influence worldwide — a fact for which the evidence is voluminous. 

The university hired a leading QC to investigate the case independently. His report exonerated Miller on the “important issue of academic freedom of expression” and found “Professor Miller’s comments did not constitute unlawful speech.” Yet Bristol sacked him. The message is clear: no matter what outrage it perpetrates, Israel has immunity and its critics are to be punished.

A few years ago, Terry Eagleton, then professor of English literature at Manchester University, reckoned that “for the first time in two centuries, there is no eminent British poet, playwright or novelist prepared to question the foundations of the Western way of life.”

No Shelley spoke for the poor, no Blake for utopian dreams, no Byron damned the corruption of the ruling class, no Thomas Carlyle and John Ruskin revealed the moral disaster of capitalism. William Morris, Oscar Wilde, H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw had no equivalents today. Harold Pinter was alive then, “the last to raise his voice,” wrote Eagleton.

Where did post-modernism — the rejection of actual politics and authentic dissent — come from? The publication in 1970 of Charles Reich’s bestselling book, The Greening of America, offers a clue.  

America then was in a state of upheaval; Richard Nixon was in the White House, a civil resistance, known as “the movement,” had burst out of the margins of society in the midst of a war that touched almost everybody. In alliance with the civil rights movement, it presented the most serious challenge to Washington’s power for a century.

On the cover of Reich’s book were these words: “There is a revolution coming. It will not be like revolutions of the past. It will originate with the individual.”

At the time I was a correspondent in the United States and recall the overnight elevation to guru status of Reich, a young Yale academic. The New Yorker had sensationally serialised his book, whose message was that the “political action and truth-telling” of the 1960s had failed and only “culture and introspection” would change the world. It felt as if hippydom was claiming the consumer classes.  And in one sense it was.

Within a few years, the cult of “me-ism” had all but overwhelmed many people’s sense of acting together, of social justice and internationalism. Class, gender and race were separated. The personal was the political and the media was the message. Make money, it said. 

As for “the movement,” its hope and songs, the years of Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton put an end to all that. The police were now in open war with black people; Clinton’s notorious welfare bills broke world records in the number of mostly blacks they sent to jail.

George Floyd protesters in Miami react to police firing chemical irritants on May 30, 2020. (Mike Shaheen, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons)

When 9/11 happened, the fabrication of new “threats” on “America’s frontier” (as the Project for a New American Century called the world) completed the political disorientation of those who, 20 years earlier, would have formed a vehement opposition. 

In the years since, America has gone to war with the world. According to a largely ignored report by the Physicians for Social Responsibility, Physicians for Global Survival and the Nobel Prize-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the number killed in America’s “war on terror” was ‘at least’ 1.3 million in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan.

This figure does not include the dead of U.S.-led and fuelled wars in Yemen, Libya, Syria, Somalia and beyond. The true figure, said the report, “could well be in excess of 2 million [or] approximately 10 times greater than that of which the public, experts and decision makers are aware and [is] propagated by the media and major NGOS.” 

“At least” one million were killed in Iraq, say the physicians, or 5 percent of the population. 

No One Knows How Many Killed 

The enormity of this violence and suffering seems to have no place in the Western consciousness. “No one knows how many” is the media refrain. Blair and George W. Bush — and Straw and Cheney and Powell and Rumsfeld et al — were never in danger of prosecution. Blair’s propaganda maestro, Alistair Campbell, is celebrated as a “media personality.” 

In 2003, I filmed an interview in Washington with Charles Lewis, the acclaimed investigative journalist. We discussed the invasion of Iraq a few months earlier. I asked him, “What if the constitutionally freest media in the world had seriously challenged George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld and investigated their claims, instead of spreading what turned out to be crude propaganda?”

He replied. “If we journalists had done our job, there is a very, very good chance we would have not gone to war in Iraq.”

I put the same question to Dan Rather, the famous CBS anchor, who gave me the same answer.  David Rose of the Observer, who had promoted Saddam Hussein’s “threat,” and Rageh Omaar, then the BBC’s Iraq correspondent, gave me the same answer. Rose’s admirable contrition at having been “duped,” spoke for many reporters bereft of his courage to say so.

Their point is worth repeating. Had journalists done their job, had they questioned and investigated the propaganda instead of amplifying it, a million Iraqi men, women and children might be alive today; millions might not have fled their homes; the sectarian war between Sunni and Shia might not have ignited, and Islamic State might not have existed. 

Mock coffins placed near the offices of military contractors during a protest against the Iraq war in and around Washington. March 21, 2009. (Victor Reinhart, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons)

Cast that truth across the rapacious wars since 1945 ignited by the United States and its “allies” and the conclusion is breathtaking. Is this ever raised in journalism schools? 

Today, war by media is a key task of so-called mainstream journalism, reminiscent of that described by a Nuremberg prosecutor in 1945:

“Before each major aggression, with some few exceptions based on expediency, they initiated a press campaign calculated to weaken their victims and to prepare the German people psychologically… In the propaganda system… it was the daily press and the radio that were the most important weapons.”

One of the persistent strands in American political life is a cultish extremism that approaches fascism. Although Trump was credited with this, it was during Barack Obama’s two terms that American foreign policy flirted seriously with fascism. This was almost never reported. 

“I believe in American exceptionalism with every fibre of my being,” said Obama, who expanded a favourite presidential pastime, bombing, and death squads known as “special operations” as no other president had done since the first Cold War.

According to a Council on Foreign Relations survey, in 2016 Obama dropped 26,171 bombs. That is 72 bombs every day. He bombed the poorest people and people of colour: in Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan.

Every Tuesday — reported The New York Times — he personally selected those who would be murdered by hellfire missiles fired from drones. Weddings, funerals, shepherds were attacked, along with those attempting to collect the body parts festooning the “terrorist target.” 

A leading Republican senator, Lindsey Graham, estimated, approvingly, that Obama’s drones had killed 4,700 people. “Sometimes you hit innocent people and I hate that,” he said, but we’ve taken out some very senior members of Al Qaeda.’

In 2011, Obama told the media that the Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi was planning “genocide” against his own people. “We knew…,” he said, “that if we waited one more day, Benghazi, a city the size of Charlotte [North Carolina], could suffer a massacre that would have reverberated across the region and stained the conscience of the world.”

This was a lie. The only “threat” was the coming defeat of fanatical Islamists by Libyan government forces. With his plans for a revival of independent pan-Africanism, an African bank and African currency, all of it funded by Libyan oil, Gaddafi was cast as an enemy of Western colonialism on the continent in which Libya was the second most modern state. 

[See: Hiding US Lies About Libyan Invasion]

Destroying Gaddafi’s “threat” and his modern state was the aim. Backed by the U.S., Britain and France, NATO launched 9,700 sorties against Libya. A third were aimed at infrastructure and civilian targets, reported the UN. Uranium warheads were used; the cities of Misurata and Sirte were carpet-bombed. The Red Cross identified mass graves, and Unicef reported that “most [of the children killed] were under the age of ten.”

When Hillary Clinton, Obama’s secretary of state, was told that Gaddafi had been captured by the insurrectionists and sodomised with a knife, she laughed and said to the camera: “We came, we saw, he died!” 

On Sept. 14, 2016, the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee in London reported the conclusion of a year-long study into the NATO attack on Libya which it described as an “array of lies” — including the Benghazi massacre story.

The NATO bombing plunged Libya into a humanitarian disaster, killing thousands of people and displacing hundreds of thousands more, transforming Libya from the African country with the highest standard of living into a war-torn failed state.

Under Obama, the U.S. extended secret “special forces” operations to 138 countries, or 70 percent of the world’s population. The first African-American president launched what amounted to a full-scale invasion of Africa. 

Reminiscent of the Scramble for Africa in the 19th century, the U.S. African Command (Africom) has since built a network of supplicants among collaborative African regimes eager for American bribes and armaments. Africom’s “soldier to soldier” doctrine embeds U.S. officers at every level of command from general to warrant officer. Only pith helmets are missing.

It is as if Africa’s proud history of liberation, from Patrice Lumumba to Nelson Mandela, has been consigned to oblivion by a new white master’s black colonial elite. This elite’s “historic mission,” warned the knowing Frantz Fanon, is the promotion of “a capitalism rampant though camouflaged.”

In the year NATO invaded Libya, 2011, Obama announced what became known as the “pivot to Asia.” Almost two-thirds of U.S. naval forces would be transferred to the Asia-Pacific to “confront the threat from China,” in the words of his defence secretary. 

There was no threat from China; there was a threat to China from the United States; some 400 American military bases formed an arc along the rim of China’s industrial heartlands, which a Pentagon official described approvingly as a “noose.”

At the same time, Obama placed missiles in Eastern Europe aimed at Russia. It was the beatified recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize who increased spending on nuclear warheads to a level higher than that of any U.S. administration since the Cold War – having promised, in an emotional speech in the centre of Prague in 2009, to “help rid the world of nuclear weapons.” 

Obama and his administration knew full well that the coup his assistant secretary of state, Victoria Nuland, was sent to oversee against the government of Ukraine in 2014 would provoke a Russian response and probably lead to war. And so it has. 

I am writing this on April 30, 2023,  the anniversary of the last day of the longest war of the 20th century, in Vietnam, which I reported.

I was very young when I arrived in Saigon and I learned a great deal. I learned to recognise the distinctive drone of the engines of giant B-52s, which dropped their carnage from above the clouds and spared nothing and no one; I learned not to turn away when faced with a charred tree festooned with human parts; I learned to value kindness as never before; I learned that Joseph Heller was right in his masterly Catch-22: that war was not suited to sane people; and I learned about “our” propaganda.

All through that war, the propaganda said a victorious Vietnam would spread its communist disease to the rest of Asia, allowing the Great Yellow Peril to its north to sweep down. Countries would fall like “dominoes.”

Ho Chi Minh’s Vietnam was victorious, and none of the above happened. Instead, Vietnamese civilisation blossomed, remarkably, in spite of the price they paid: 3 million dead. The maimed, the deformed, the addicted, the poisoned, the lost.

If the current propagandists get their war with China, this will be a fraction of what is to come. Speak up.

John Pilger has twice won Britain’s highest award for journalism and has been International Reporter of the Year, News Reporter of the Year and Descriptive Writer of the Year. He has made 61 documentary films and has won an Emmy, a BAFTA and the Royal Television Society prize. His Cambodia Year Zero is named as one of the ten most important films of the 20th century. He can be contacted at

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11 comments for “John Pilger: The Coming War — It’s Time to Speak Up

  1. J Anthony
    January 16, 2024 at 07:29

    Thank you for that! I want you to know there are like-minded people out there. I am just a middle-aged working-class US citizen of modest means who had his political awakening in 2009 when I realized Obama wasn’t going to be any kind of “hope and change” president as he had so verily convinced his supporters. I was 35 and still a bit naive. After I saw who supposed-progressive Obama was putting in his cabinet, the proverbial light-bulb lit up over my head. I did my homework and was never the same again when I came to understand the Fed, the history of modern colonialism, banks and the monetary-system, and the extent of corporate-capture of the government. It was like coming out of a decades-long waking-sleep. Things were not how I was raised to believe they were. Money is the tool, if not the root, of all evil- the root being some humans’ insatiable desire for power and control, regardless of cost or consequence. One needn’t be a psyche-major to understand the sociopathic mindset driving world events.
    Even with all the evidence of a down-hill trajectory in front of our faces, so many still wear rose-colored glasses and insist things are generally improving. The metric they use for this assessment ignores all negative, real-world externalities. It is pie-in-the-sky thinking. I don’t like to be negative, just realistic. But I am still considered a “doomer” or an “angry crazed radical” for pointing out the insane hypocrisy/double-standard so prevalent in society to others who ought to know better. I am told that I am the problem, because I will no longer support rich, war-profiteering politicians with my vote, because I despise both corporate parties and understand that Trump/Biden in ’24 =Lose/Lose for the country, and the world. In fact it is most clear to me that genuine reformers will not be allowed anywhere near the WH, or even as governors of states, which raises even more questions about the utility of our current electoral system. Mass cognitive-dissonance is now the norm, and that does not bode well for the future.
    Where do I find hope? In the fact that more people, if slowly, are waking up. In the plight of the younger generations, who fear for their futures and are coming to understand that they, too, have been led down the primrose-path and are rightfully angry about it. I have hope in decent people who understand that radical change at the systemic level is the only chance for a stable future. But yes, the challenge, as ever, is what can be done about it. A lot CAN be done. Will we summon the strength and fortitude to do it?

    • Teleman
      January 18, 2024 at 09:31

      I refer you to Citizens United, and The Communications Act of 1996. CU legalized Corporate and FOREIGN money into the electoral process, because “it costs soooo much to run for political office.” The CA of 96 removed ownership restrictions and delivered the media to Corporate control. All of it!
      Say what you will about Trump, but he cancelled the Trans Pacific Partnershiip, which would have subordinated our laws to Partnership control.
      I was in the media for 45 years. When I received my BS in 81, I was told I couldn’t be hired because of EOE. Only women and minorities need apply. (not a slam of women or minorities; they wanted good jobs but to hold those good jobs, they were told what they could and could not report.)

  2. ray Peterson
    January 15, 2024 at 18:13

    Time, in the spirit of John Pilger, to look at the
    similarity between America’s 9/11 and Israel’s October 7th.
    US global wars sanctioned, and media war propaganda insured,
    remember Bush after 9/11 saying that establish media must not
    criticize the US, and surely it hasn’t. And Israel gets to commit
    genocide with help from its friends, removing Palestinians
    from their land.
    Al-Qaeda and Hamas certainly serving the interests of the exceptional.

  3. SH
    January 15, 2024 at 17:04

    ” …corrupt, ultra low-rent politicians: a Boris Johnson or a Donald Trump or a Sleepy Joe or a Volodymyr Zelensky.”

    I would update that a bit – make it Genocide Joe and add Benjamin Netanyahu ….

    ” ….the cult of “me-ism” had all but overwhelmed many people’s sense of acting together, of social justice and internationalism. Class, gender and race were separated. The personal was the political and the media was the message. Make money, it said.”

    Gender and race – a core of the “identity politics” that permeates our political discourse, both social constructs – whose perpetuation serves naught but the divide and conquer mechanism that serves that “upper class” so well …

  4. January 15, 2024 at 16:16

    Hard to believe how much more accurate has become in the half year since it was published, and since John has passed away, with the former masters of genocide joining to support and defeat the new masters of genocide at the ICJ. Clinton, Obama and Biden seem magnitudes more terrible than the pompous and obnoxious Donald Trump, which is probably why he was overthrown (sort to speak), and why he will in all probability never be permitted to govern, regardless of how Americans vote. What a sad choice, it’s a shame RFK, Jr., is also in thrall to the genocide state.

  5. Michael G
    January 15, 2024 at 15:38

    “There is but one freedom, to put oneself right with death. After that everything is possible.”

    – Albert Camus

    If not everything, maybe just speaking up for the truth. Inform yourself.
    Then when the situation comes up, speak that truth.

    You’ll be surprised how it goes.

    Spoke with a Staff Officer at a local shop for an hour one day.
    Let him in front of me because he was in uniform with the caveat he wasn’t Staff.
    He let me know he was Staff, and I told him that Staff was too close to those damn politicians, and away we went.
    He came at me with every mainstream cliche’, and because of journalists like Mr. Pilger, I was able to make a decent showing.
    No, Putin isn’t a madman.
    Baker promised Gorbachev not inch further East.
    Wolfowitz Doctrine.
    NATO provoked the Ukraine war.
    NATO is a de-facto offensive force.
    NATO is a plug and play racket.
    NATO shouldn’t exist.
    We shouldn’t have 800 bases around the world.
    We are supporting Nazi’s.
    Ukraine is the most corrupt country in the world.
    Most of the arms we send them end up on the Black Market.
    We support murdering lunatics anywhere if it means a larger market.
    We didn’t part friends, but don’t shy away from the experience.
    It’s the least we could do for the journalists who have “..put oneself right with death..” to tell us the truth.
    Find the journalists who have been blacklisted by mainstream media and start there.
    Read who they admire. The truth is still there if you dig. But Big Brother is trying pretty hard to rectify that.

  6. January 15, 2024 at 15:36

    The people who live in the regions claimed by the 48 contiguous States of the US have sufficient reasons to organize themselves independently of the State governments so as to make collective decisions to try to mitigate suffering in the coming ecological, economic, and social collapses, and to end US imperialism and US torture.

  7. Valerie
    January 15, 2024 at 15:20

    Money, money, money. That’s all it’s about. (Money and power.)

  8. Clayton Ressler
    January 15, 2024 at 13:05

    I did speak up, and I got no support and real threats by the establishment. In Iraq as a Marine infantryman I had a moment (a few actually) where I realized we were being played and someone else was the real enemy. I spent most of my free time after I got out in 2007 trying to track down who the real enemy was. Realizing the huge death tolls that are headed our way if we don’t try to stop the MICIMATT, I announced unofficially my candidacy for POTUS in front of the White House after the RageAgainstTheWarMachine rally last March.

    When I finally got on George Galloway’s show and talked about Cecil Rhodes plan of reconquest and reintegration of America into the empire and the Round Table Groups influence on American foreign policy (CFR is but a Chatham House extension), and how in the Dutroux witness testimony we see that the NATO secretary general had been compromised (what better way to control NATO war expansion), my family and I got threats, and George Galloway’s show censored and cut my call and pretended it never happened. Then my military connects all said to me: it’s too far gone, you can’t save it, just worry about your family, contrary to every principle I was raised and trained to believe in…

    I hope someone more worthy and with more resources tries, because against the odds I stuck my head out hoping for support and got none. The problem is it goes further back than Vietnam: to truly understand the situation means fundamentally shifting our knowledge of the origins of the transition to American Empire in the first place (which I mostly lay at the feet of Woodrow Wilson; an Edward House/Edward Grey/Edward the 7th controlled stooge). The Federal Reserve being a lynchpin of the system. Beware those who would ignore the UK monarchies role and lay the blame solely at the feet of America, for I feel this is part of the plan… we are being setup, and might quickly find ourselves to be the Germany of the 21st century.

    The 1947 UKUS agreement and national security act are also core parts of the compromise. The enemy is within and we are doing nothing. Speak up now indeed, or we may forever hold our peace in a bleak midwinter of WW3.

    • mary-lou
      January 16, 2024 at 15:05

      well said. as a TQ an amazing article on the (mostly hidden but powerful) machinations of the Tavistock Institute and it’s many think tanks, trying to smoothly guide us into more confusion, degradation and untruthfulness – hxxp://
      (although I’d take the part on the ‘invention’ of R&R with a pinch of salt).

  9. January 15, 2024 at 12:40

    John was always spot on. The propagandists are going to get us all killed in their zeal to “win”.

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