“Every conception of history is invariably accompanied by a certain experience of time which is implicit in it, conditions it, and thereby has to be elucidated. Similarly, every culture is first and foremost experience of time, and no new culture is possible without an alteration in this experience.” Giorgio Agamben~Infancy and History
A New History Has Begun
First, I’m a pacifist. I think that US imperialism is a curse on the world and needs to end. The military machine of the US, or the MIC(military, industrial, complex) in totality, needs to be drawn down in great numbers and has to be used on rebuilding nations that they have been used to destroy over the many years of my life. However there’s a situation in Syria where US forces have been reassigned to areas away from the SW Syrian border that was protecting US allies, the Kurds. The Kurd’s were instrumental in defeating ISIL(ISIS); the renegade, murderous, yahoos that have beheaded journalists, destroyed countless ancient artifacts, enslaved women and children, destroyed lives in general, atrocity embodied in human form, or evil, as it were. They were an outlet of disenfranchised Iraqis that were products if the illegal Iraq invasion of 03-‘03 by US and allied forces to topple Suddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq. So this original shitstorm metastasized into a bunch of jihadist’s originally recruited by the CIA to overthrow the al-Assad of Syria with a civil war as cover for another illegal, covert, operation. ISIL came forth from the so called, “moderate” rebels. Arms were funneled from the fallen Libyan state destroyed by UN forces in a sort of coup that killed Muammar al-Gaddafi and turned the best Northern African nation, Libya, into a failed state as of today.
So we are going to witness a genocide of the Kurds by Turkish forces poised at the border and ready to start the killing. The US forces have been moved off the area, not removed altogether, but moved elsewhere. This is not the first time that the US govt has abandoned the Kurds. They are viewed by Turkish leader Erdogan, as terrorists. They just really want a country of their own, something never considered when the Middle East was carved up by the Brits after WW I was over. A lot of trouble in the region is a direct result of the Balfour declaration in 1917. And troubles’ sees no end in site.
So moving away the US troops also keeps the Kurds guarding approximately 40,000 ISIL prisoners left on their own as they are called to defend themselves from the invading Turkish forces. Yes, it’s complicated. But I really don’t like genocide, ethnic cleansing, with especially the US govt as to blame. I being part of the USA am especially incensed. Trump told Turkey to stay put but without some real leverage they will kill many, many Kurds and I can’t stand that.
That said above I want to say that wars don’t need to happen, but they do. Maybe humans are destined to go extinct. I don’t know, but without a paradigmatic shift in consciousness that will probably happen. Collectively we as a species of Earth should be working on the real disaster on global poisoning/heating(warming). The climate crisis worsens every year. Yet border squabbles such as at the Syrian border or Yemen are all that dominate worldly news. Here at home squabbles over corruption as Ukrainegate of recent times subvert the real emphasis needed for the planetary emergency now unfolding in real time. Yet…here we are squabbling over whether ol Biden buddy or Trump fool is more corrupt. I don’t give a shit. Start doing real things to save our species!! Quit tousling like children, grow up, and start behaving as an adult species should and save Earth and her children. Stop warring for shit’s sake. Quit looting American taxpayers for counterproductive wars. We’re not safer these days since the September 11,’01 attacks. Trillions spent and we’re not as fucking safe. I will leave a link below for a video against war.
Finally. I went marketing today and am tired. So I’m going to read about Martin Heidegger, a 20th century philosopher. One of the most important if one can look past his Nazism. He did renounce it later when he was safe after WW II. Remember Germany had the gestapo, the super-secret police spying on average Germans and especially the academicians. Like Heidegger. Many, many others too. Some were executed. The rest?, another story.
Keep up the pressure and don’t let the peace movement languish in obscurity. The MSM news is always for war. Don’t lose the struggle. Peace, The Ol Hippy
Link: https://www.mintpressnews.com/interview-anti-war-activist-cindy-sheehan/262219/ :a video is embedded in article.