Hypocrisy, Cynicism, Lies and Shame

Barack Obama is recognised to be a person of acute intelligence, a legal scholar, careful with his choice of words. He deserves to be taken seriously — both what he says, and what he omits.

Noam Chomsky

As the very environment I inhabit continues to shake and rumble, and as both my future and that of Japan itself are as unsteady as the foundation of the building I live in, my eyes turn to the middle east and to America’s, and “The West’s”, misguided tramplings.

Cynicism

The definition of cynicism is as follows:

1. An attitude of scornful or jaded negativity, especially a general distrust of the integrity or professed motives of others

Libya, Bahrain, Occupied territories

 

The deputy national security advisor Dennis McDonough told the Washington Post,  “We don’t make decisions about questions like intervention based on consistency or precedent,” he said. “We make them on how we can best advance our interests in the region.”

This says volumes while explaining very little other than further illustrating that there is more going on in Libya besides “humanitarian intervention”.

It seems clear that the use of American military power was brought to bare on a sovereign foreign country, one with whom we have often collaborated, in order to “advance our interests in the region” under the smoke screen of a “humanitarian intervention”.

As discussed in this article the USA is quite picky in regards to which humanitarian interventions it wants to involve itself in.  Libya was seen as something worthwhile while the West bank, Bahrain and the Ivory Coast are not worth America’s time.

One can only be left at best confused yet more likely with a developing sense of cynicism spawned and easily maintained by the extensive menu of lies, cover ups, screw ups and bad policies that the American government insists on implementing and maintaining with genuine vigor.

But is it cynicism?

If the facts tell the truth and if one accepts very basic moral principles regarding what constitutes a moral/immoral action then perhaps it’s something other than cynicism.
When the president of the United states claims in no uncertain terms that a military action (bombing in Libya) is purely humanitarian yet his deputy national security advisor states it’s to “advance our interests in the region” than who is lying?  When we have clearly used force to aid in the ousting of a particular regime (Gaddafi) yet then claim that “If we tried to overthrow Gaddafi by force, our coalition would splinter,” how can one trust anything that these people perpetuate and put forward?

According to the current US president, bombing is not using force.

 

"Thank god we didn't have to use Force!"

 

The double think is so prevalent the Obama administration should be paying George Orwell royalties.

 

Read  more in Hypocrisy, Cynicism, Lies and Shame 1 or check out 6 media “buzz” words and the (shocking) real meanings.

Hypocrisy, Cynicism, Lies and Shame

“In our country, the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State”

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

As the Middle East explodes and past great powers elsewhere in the world cringe as they look into their futures, the actions being undertaken by the governments of the west and its puppet mouth pieces are at the best shameful, yet more likely reprehensible and disgusting.

Hypocrisy

“Western Hypocrisy” is a term much bandied about across the global but no place is it so evident, front and center, than in the Middle East at this moment.

First it might be instructive to make clear the exact meaning of Hypocrisy.

Hypocrisy

the condition of a person pretending to be something he is not, especially in the area of morals or religion; a false presentation of belief or feeling.

This clearly defines the actions of the West as a whole and particularly those of the much fallen and lamentable President Obama.
When he was campaigning his platform was basically “Change, yes we can.”
The joke however was on us.   The “change” that he was referring to apparently had to do with making things even worse then they were already.
In a speech given to the American public via Television recently, the President said in no uncertain terms that the United States as a powerful nation (for how much longer one can only speculate; our observation not his) is duty bound to protect the lives of innocents and that we would not stand idly by and wait for the carnage to take place before acting.

“To brush aside America’s responsibility as a leader and more profoundly our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are.”

Well said Mr. President.

Now, we would like to know when the US plans to halt its massive foreign aid to Israel, an act that many agree, would be sufficient in stopping their blood-thirsty military expansion further into the occupied territories and their systematic, even genocidal approach to containing and extinguishing the Palestinian people.

In addition to stopping the direct foreign assistance the US gives to this wealthy industrial nation of 3 billion dollars a year, we would also like Obama to retract his request for an additional 3 billion dollars in foreign military financing for the country of Israel.

How can the USA have a responsibility to the innocents in Libya yet have no compulsion about the Israel military killing Palestinian childen with American weaponry?

At this moment, the hypocrisy of the west and particularly America knows no bounds.  We’re all patting ourselves on the back due to our regal “humanitarian intervention” in Libya, a country where as recently as 2006 the CIA flew its kidnap victims to for illegal confinement and torture,   yet in Bahrain a similar yet peaceful  revolt is receiving no such assistance.  In fact, the opposite is true.

The uprising in the small island kingdom of Bahrain is a bloody mess.  The King has invited in the military assistance of neighboring governments and has committed a series of international crimes in the violent suppression of the uprising for democratic change.  And we assume they mean real actual change, not the kind Obama sold silly Americans in the most successful ad-campaign of 2008.

"Hope....yes hope....you're feeling very drowsy....change....your eyes are so heavy....hope...."

The military has even taken over major hospitals in order to deny medical assistance to protesters that have been injured by police and military beating them or shooting them.

“This is the situation we’re facing,” explained Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights.

“We are not only facing a regime and neighbouring powers, but American influence as well. They either do not want to see change or only slight changes that do not give people real democracy because the monarchy might lose power. Everyone sees the US double standards very clearly now.

So it appears that the US is doing things not out of some high moral position from the “shining city on a hill” but yet again for some internal and elitist agenda devoid of moral obligation to humanity as a whole, or the general American public who absolutely do not want to be involved in yet another far away war with no end and no real purpose.

"No, seriously folks, my hypocrisy is THIS big."

Read more about Israel criminal aggression in 7 Reasons Israel is Wrong and more about American Imperialism in 6 media “Buzz” words and their (Shocking) real meanings 1

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