Friday, December 18, 2015

THE REAL STRATEGY


Angela Merkel became Time Magazine's person of the year. She also won a United Nations humanitarian award. She is being lauded for bailing out Greece and opening her doors wide to migrants pushing against the borders of the EU. She is an accomplished politician, like President Obama, who managed to garner a Nobel Peace Prize while continuing American wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The German government has now reversed its withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. And it has announced plans to deport thousands of young Afghans from Germany back to their homeland. The stated rationale is the return of youth and talent to a needy Afghanistan. Sounds rational. However, Merkel's Mother-Theresa act earlier this year seems part of a much more tactical than all-accepting humanitarian strategy. 

The Polish government, on the other hand, has been open about its philosophy regarding migrants from war zones to its East. The Polish Foreign Minister frankly stated that his government would like to train/arm dissident migrants from Syria, and presumably Afghanistan as well, for return to their homelands to pursue their cause of liberation from tyranny and terror. Rather than absorbing the cultural dysfunctions and violence of the war zones into Polish society, the Polish government proposed a rational compromise. Polish society is still closer in history to its socialist past.

My point is this: Some world governments, including those of Germany and the U.S., have submitted to the wealthy elites within. With this surrender comes the adoption of the tactical hypocrisy of the upper classes. The elite cry crocodile tears over wealth disparity, which they themselves create and maintain. The elite cry crocodile tears about migrants while forcing the poor in their societies to absorb the influx and its consequences. The elite like to appear generous while manipulating the beneficiaries of their false generosity to do their bidding. 

If you doubt my premise, I suggest you read some history. You might start by reading about the First World War in Europe. You might start by reading A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn. Or, you might just continue to mumble herd-speak between mooing at everything the elite-managed government spoon feeds you. 

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