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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure. We must all do more to help stop this western corporate arrogance that puts the future generations lives in despair. @BruceKGagnon

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Who controls the EU?



Back in the 1980’s when the US felt confident that the conservative Communists of China would keep the Chinese masses in the faith, allowing US companies to turn the country into a sweat-shop of dirt-cheap labour, and it all looked to be going very well, it was all “China and Coca Cola”. 

When it started to go pear shaped, and the US was beginning to lose control because China was ‘embracing its own Capitalism’, the think tanks decided that if it all got out of hand, declaring war and freezing China’s assets in the US was a good Plan-B.

(I was in Townsville, Australia in 1996 during an operation “Sabre Tiger” where the atmosphere was thick with America’s confident aspiration. An American female Lieutenant declared on morning talk radio that it was the Top Gun movie that inspired her to join the Air Force – as did many others, in time for Iraq and Afghanistan.)

But the pear has gone “water melon”. Is that not obvious to everyone?

The driving mind-set of the US deep state is still fundamentally McCarthyist with an adolescent capacity for denial. The world could be well into the nuclear stage of WWIII before these people could even contemplate the reality that China has beaten them at their own game. The Chinese have been watching and learning and now they do Capitalism better than the US ever imagined possible: politically, diplomatically, economically, militarily, technologically, ideologically and above all, intellectually.  


Europe has perhaps a few months to wake up. The EU-NATO-US connection is like a partnership with the Mafia. 

The way things are going the US will get their fantasists war – and lose VERY badly, taking Europe down with it. Europe (I can’t understand why) is not willing to go “Cold Turkey” with a rapid scaling down of the NATO alliance, which is their only hope of leaving the US to thrash around on the floor banging its tantrum fists long enough to realise that it’s game over and time to grow up. 

This is the only path that would send the necessary signal to the Russians and Chinese and open the way to a more rational, mutually respectful international dialogue among nations as equals. 

This seems to me the only path back to International law and abandonment of the so-called ‘Rules Based System’ that is an affront to the dignity of any nation state and its people, even the member states of the EU: they don’t decide the rules.

Allen Jasson  


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