Why Mainstream Media Refuses to Report the West's Shocking New Colonialism
by Anthony Wile
The Daily Bell
by Anthony Wile: Osama
bin Laden Is Dead Again?
To ask the
question is to answer it. The Western mainstream media seems entirely
controlled and beholden to globalist interests emanating in part
from the City of London. Reports and exposes of neo-colonialism
are not likely to find a place on the front pages of the great dailies
and weeklies of the old-line press nor even on websites controlled
There is another
answer, too, that I will provide at the end of this article. It
is simple and blunt. Thus you may skip the article if you want.
Or you may read on ...
said to be on the rise in the Middle East, yet all democracy is
evidently not created equal. Democratic movements in Egypt and Tunisia
are said to have won out. Yet similar movements in Bahrain, Yemen
and Saudi Arabia inconvenient by Western standards
are neither encouraged nor widely reported.
sense only when one realizes the truth about what is going on. The
world's great, intergenerational banking families have embarked
on a new spate of colonialism to disenfranchise their enemies and
empower their allies. Those regimes in developing countries that
endorse power-elite goals will be allowed to function. Otherwise
they will be destabilized.
Hardly a whisper
regarding what is evidently and obviously a deliberate policy of
"neo-colonialism" has been heard from the West's mainstream
media. Thus it was with interest that I read an article in yesterday's
online version of The Hindu, India's "national newspaper"
entitled The Manufacture of Consensus and Legitimacy. Author M.S.
Prabhakara deals with many of the issues raised in these electronic
pages in the past few weeks.
has pretty much figured it out as we have over the past few
months. He believes the recent conflicts in the Middle East and
Africa raise important questions about the limits of national sovereignty,
as United Nations resolutions were used to justify invasions into
both Libya and the Ivory Coast. Here's some more from the article:
intervention to save the people from their own governments and
leaders became inevitable. The question who decides that there
is indeed a mass uprising that is being repressed with such violence
by the very state that is supposed to protect its people becomes
irrelevant in an environment where the media and 'civil society'
exert enormous influence in moulding national and international
opinion, and something else called R2P. And thereby hangs a tale.
and evolving doctrine that has legitimised foreign intervention
to remove leaders like Qadhafi on the ground that they have become
'enemies of the people' was crafted through an 'international
consensus' during the 2005 UN World Summit and has come to be
known as the International Coalition for the Responsibility to
Protect (R2P, in the jargon of the new language order). This consensus
was manufactured by NGOs networking with the United Nations and
other national and international human rights organisations.
[to the R2P doctrine] drips with moral commitment to protect the
'people' against their own governments, even if these were to
be elected governments. It also raises many questions. For instance,
the mechanisms built in democratic polities to remove elected
governments that have become oppressive are not even taken into
consideration because the state and its elected representatives
have become corrupt beyond redemption, unlike the 'civil society'
that is axiomatically seen as immaculate, unstained.
The key point
raised in the article is that "above all, this very 'international
community' now entrusted with the 'responsibility to assist the
states in fulfilling this responsibility,' to protect their population
from genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing,
has itself waged war against their own people, committed genocides."
And, yes, this
is the critical issue. Prabhakara catches the heart of it: "Put
simply, instrumentalities such as the R2P [we've reported on this
previously, along with the under-the-radar abrogation of the Peace
of Westphalia] devised by the 'international community,' like the
ongoing demeaning of the democratic political process in India by
positing against it 'non-political politics,' are yet another weapon
being crafted to assist the relentless process of recolonisation
under way in many formerly colonised countries."
doesn't cover perhaps there is a limit to what can be discussed
in one article is the larger distortion of elite rhetoric
when it comes to the new neocolonialism. In Saudi Arabia, Bahrain
and Yemen, the West, Western elites more and more are justifying
torture, illicit imprisonment and outright murder. The decline of
civil society is not just rhetorical. Saudi Arabian troops have
murdered and maimed hundreds of civilians at home and in Bahrain
with the West's implicit blessing.
The myth of
al-Qaeda, at least initially an American invention, has been enlarged
and elaborated on until the nonsensical War on Terror itself has
taken on mythical proportions. Muammar Gaddafi of Libya, only a
few months ago a dependable Western ally, is suddenly a marked man;
NATO bombs his residences with impunity, kills one of his sons and
three of his grandchildren and hardly bothers to apologize.
New Brutality is evident everywhere. American troops invade Pakistan
to attack the residence of a faux bin Laden, and kill, wound or
capture whoever unfortunately resides there and then the country's
leaders trumpet the raid as a great American achievement. The mind-bending
spectacle of Western leaders celebrating the cold-blooded murder
("tapping") of a man who probably died years ago was only
exceeded by the next wave of deliberate rhetoric that claimed that
"unusual interrogations" torture helped
reveal his location.
It is all evil
and deliberate a media promotion featuring a complex interweaving
of violent dominant and sub-dominant social themes. The world's
single super-power has, as Dick Cheney reportedly suggested it should,
moved toward the Dark Side, and is taking much of the world with
it. Celebrations of killing, justifications of torture, the imposition
of the hallmarks of a police state at home and the support of neo-colonialism
abroad all inform us that America is changing for the worse.
Yes, it is
chilling. When America lies, its allies lie, too. When American
leaders tell deliberate untruths and treat human lives as if they
are entertainment in so-called snuff-films, those who live in the
shadow of the world's super-mono-power are left to mumble in unison
or face the consequences. It goes for the media too, of course.
These days, instead of celebrating businessmen, America's mainstream
media mostly lionizes the military class its brilliant generals
and intrepid warriors.
profiles of entrepreneurs, the media is filled with stories about
America's overseas combatants and courageous soldiers. Such soldiers
are courageous but they are also killing others and maiming themselves
for what might be considered very questionable objectives.
wars and incessant, unnecessary spending have virtually bankrupted
the US. Yet war continues, poisoning the land with depleted uranium
and killing women and children who get caught in the crossfire or
bombed by misguided drone attacks.
Those who oppose
them in America seem helpless to stop the violence that is being
projected in their name. America's leaders are pressing Iraq to
allow American troops to stay in the country in great numbers. In
Afghanistan, troop drawdowns have been pushed back from 2012 to
2014 and now beyond.
But the main
issue the most astonishing and unheralded even of the unfolding
21st century is the West's sudden expansion of neo-colonialism
and the accompaniment savage, reprehensible rhetoric by its leaders,
especially in America, Britain and France. Afghanistan and Iraq
were just an appetizer after all.
To me it seems
obvious. Just as with the Gutenberg Press long ago, the elites have
lost control of the ability to control society via fear-based promotions
because of what we have taken to calling the Internet Reformation.
The elites, therefore, are evidently and obviously doing what they
can to combat this reformation this awakening by causing
economic turmoil and military confrontations.
have as their goal increased world domination; but these are the
bluntest of tools. To watch them being applied by Western leaders
is to be astounded by the ability of those who lead the most civilized
of societies to endorse the most uncivil and brutal acts.
Here is the
answer I promised at the beginning of the article: We seem to be
led, unfortunately, by beasts. Is that harsh?
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Wile is an author, columnist, media commentator and entrepreneur
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