by Julian Rose
In Britain, during this last week, something very nasty made its
presence known to the nation.
And it was not Putin or
Russia. It was a coldly executed , psychologically loaded attempt to
silence those who wished to express an opinion, other than the one
held by the government.
Those who believe that the notion that Vladimir Putin is
responsible for the poisoning of a Russian double agent and his
daughter in the town of Salisbury, England, is unproven.
The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, stated outright,
"There is no
alternative to the conclusion that Russia was responsible."
This was an order, not a
statement of fact. An order to step in line and not court
It capped months of hysterical anti Russian rhetoric and
vilification, which in more ways than one, strongly echoed the
George Bush and Tony Blair tirades of 9/11/2001.
directed to make Saddam Hussein fit the role of the number
one villain of that particular moment of time, as the unquestionable
holder of non existent 'weapons of mass destruction.'
Now Putin is being given
the '9/11 treatment.' A chilling reminder that this is a repeat of a
direct incitement to war.
But those who control the political course of events so as to
achieve their sinister goals, know that people forget. So Theresa
May no doubt feels quite secure in proclaiming Putin to be the new
Mr. Evil, and the undoubted purveyor of this particular
version of a weapon of mass destruction.
Quite secure in inciting arguments that the Country should be
prepared to go to war with this 'Russian monster', all because some
obscure Soviet double agent had been poisoned with a nasty
organophosphate product on British soil.
And yet, ironically, and in direct contrast to buffoon politicians
like Theresa May and Boris Johnson, Vladimir Putin has
emerged over the past decade, as the leading statesman on the world
stage. A thoughtful, cool head and a genuine diplomat...
But the lather of House of Commons 'rent a crowd' fury directed
against the Russian President, carried with it a warning that the
Russian media outlet 'Russian Today' (RT)
might be closed down in Britain, because it dared to ask questions
that the British media dared not ask.
God forbid that anyone should raise their voice in suggesting that
this might be a rather over-the-top response to an offense not
untypical of things that go on in the obscure and shadowy world of
But someone did - and
that someone happened to be the leader of the opposition, Jeremy
Corbin, who stood up in the House of Commons and challenged the
Prime minister's opinion on the unsubstantiated facts behind this
crime, and the premature pinning of the blame for it on the Russian
This entirely sensible challenge drew a howl of dissent from
government MP's and even some members of Corbin's own opposition
No, this was, after all,
'appeasement' and only the weak and stupid would consider offering
any form of olive branch to Mr. Evil.
If all this had been part of some TV drama series one could at least
have turned off the set. But it wasn't. It isn't. And that makes it
a blood chilling experience for anyone hoping for some form of
rational, measured discussion, to put matters in their proper
No such human qualities were on display in this witches cauldron
of vitriolic accusation and barely hidden call for blood. The
British Houses of Parliament.
It sends a shiver down the spine of all sentient human beings when
they realize that what is on show is nothing more or nothing less -
than the denial of the right to an opinion.
That any mortal who dares
to ask a logical question is shouted down and accused of working for
For that was the sentiment of this occasion. And it amply
illustrates the pervasive, creeping rise of the fascistic state;
everyday more strident, more dictatorial, more authoritarian. An
ever more threatening sword held over citizens who have not fallen.
Who have refused to be slaves.
An ever more sinister
clamoring and broadcasting of the vitriol of war...
Freedom of speech and freedom of expression are they key components
of a democratic constitution. We have seen them both being
methodically eaten into - drip, drip, drip, during the last two
We are so close to the
full scale return of the doctrinaire, totalitarian dictatorship
which many once believed had been buried for good under the rubble
of two World wars.
But no, not buried at all. It was the German Nobel Prize winning
author Thomas Mann, who recalled in the early 1950's, that
what he feared for in the post Hitler era, was,
"The weak position of
His fears have proved
Post World War Two societies in both Europe and America, have failed
to recognize and deal with the symptoms of this disease, as it
etched its way back into the corridors of power.
Until once again exerting
a critical influence on daily life.
We should know
more about this beast by now.
We have failed to
absorb the lessons of history.
We have witnessed
the corrosion of decades of hard won civil liberties in just
a handful of years.
We are monitored,
surveyed and spied upon via gadgets of the electronic era
which most have welcomed with open arms, as the symbol of
the age of 'freedom of communication'.
We have allowed
our countries to go to war and destroy other nations on the
slimmest - or non existent - fabricated evidence of their
'threat' to our nation states.
We have turned
our backs one hundred times, on the lies, corruption and
criminality of our corporate and government leaders.
We have been
reduced to spineless, politically correct observers, as our
nation's children are ritually abused and sacrificed to the
perverted instincts of the political elite.
And so much more. So much
It is as if all the demons of hell suddenly found a perfect venue to
express their treachery. In and amongst the fables halls of
Westminster. And others will surely point-out the same symptoms
manifesting in their various countries of origin.
For this is not just a national crises, it is a global pandemic.
It must be addressed and
dealt with wherever it shows its hideous face. There is no excuse
for failing in this task. We have no choice. There can be no excuse
for slipping into the pacifistic role of the victim when faced by
acts of very real evil.
We cannot turn away from our own souls.
We did not come to this
planet to hide from the truth...