I think you can now be let in on a little secret. The American people are no longer fooled so readily by the rhetoric, the deception, the vague obfuscations, and the false narratives. We no longer believe you, your office, or the media pundits who willingly prostitute themselves, genuflecting before you and your anointed members, as you work relentlessly to paint the rest of the world as Evil. We almost believed ‘Dubya’ when he talked about the Axis of Evil, but things were still fairly comfy then in the homeland, with marginal material pleasures and distractions, and Uncle Sam’s snow-job still awaiting the Snowden revelations. And of course, there was that mysterious crater in the bottom of Manhattan Island as apparent justification of the lies. But now the increasingly negative return on investment in this culture of the Spectacle is finally getting on our nerves, even for those among us who were so long asleep, lulled by the unyielding bombardment of novelty, fanciful marketing promotion (propaganda), and false flag warnings. But now our eyes have been opened.
Yet, the most interesting curiosity concerning our current predicament is that it is not really new. I mean the ideology and the policies you now pursue go back to the very foundations of the American Republic. After all, it was established on the ideology of expansion, of might makes right, and consequently it was built upon the accursed blood of ignorant and evil savages, ‘heathens’ – the indigenous peoples who were found here already by our ‘revered’ forefathers and exterminated or placed into internment camps (a.k.a., Indian Reservations). And we have continued to paint the Other as evil for generations since then. But, like today, the stories we told ourselves and our children were only justifications for the land grab. This ‘great nation’ was cobbled together through a series of wars, invasions and expeditionary acts. Just ask the indigenous population of Hawaii. To this day, we maintain nine hundred military bases in one hundred and thirty foreign countries across the globe. Furthermore, this nation constantly puts other global leaders in play, just so we can continue to grab more and more… more than enough to keep up this extravagant lifestyle, even if only for a little while longer. From broken promises (treaties), to dictators installed and then toppled… we do it all. We are a one-stop-chop-shop. And we will make friend out of foe, or foe out of friend whenever it suits our greed or our fancy: the Right Sektor, Al Qaeda, Islamic Jihadists, African War Lords, Latin Dictators, Mercenaries, or Anarchistic Insurgents, … it does not matter to us, so long as they accept our terms of payment, and for as long as they accept them.
So, now you wish yet again to paint Vladimir Putin (Uncle Vovik) as the Evil One, the unrepentant and unsubmissive Other. I understand. But this tendency is not yours alone; it really goes back millennia, back to the origins of our current civilization. Just as the creeping imperial ambitions of Xerxes, the apparently hospitable but psychopathic Persian god-king, threw his entire army against an un-submissive Greek king Leonidas and his three hundred militaristic Spartan soldiers. So the narrative of the Persian Immortals justified Xerxes aggressions, much as your narrative justifies unchecked American (although largely covert) aggressions against Islam, Russia, Iran, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the rest of MENA.
But, Mr. President, perhaps the evil you see in the Other is merely a reflection of the evil inhabiting you, your team, and the hierarchy they represent. Yet, you prefer to objectify that evil, to make it Other, turning it into something or someone confronting you. Yet, it might help if you could acknowledge that the evil you see around you is the very evil you yourself commit and are complicit in. If it is not resident in one leader, you find it resident in another. Why is that? And why does this country have NGOs and military bases peopling the entire globe? And why do you personally pursue anyone who wishes to disclose the truth concerning the evils you endorse or encourage? Why do you secretly spy on all your countrymen and women, as well as your partners and challengers? Are we all evil in your eyes, or do we merely represent potential evil? If you see evil or its potentiality all around you, then this may only be a reflection of your own enslavement to the false symbolism of evil projected by your evil soul. A projection of some disconcerting, nay malignant pathology. All the while, your paid news crews and talking heads keep the good citizens of this land glued to the spectacle of a lost Malaysian jetliner. What a pity, sir!