Hype about President Obama's 3-hour visit to Naypyidaw, ASEAN's Capital of Neanderthals



On the eve of Barack Obama's 3-hour visit to the Land of Neanderthal men - and now Neanderthal Lady as well - in Naypyidaw on Sunday, the enduring myth that the United States has been promoting human rights and lives its "American values" around the world urgent needs to be de-mystified, again. 

Let's just shove this cow manure out of the way for intelligence's sake. 

US President Barack Hussein Obama is not going to Burma for 3 hours for the love of the Burmese, for human rights promotion, etc. He is going there for Washington's own agenda, whatever that is.

Beyond the subject of a brief presidential visit to Naypyidaw, there is a more troubling aspect to the trip: the myth of the United States as the "Human Rights Defender" and "Democratizer". 

In spite of its image as one of the world's major human rights defenders, Pax Americana does have countless number of skeletons in its closet as well as open piles of skulls around the world, and it is still counting. 

One of the most extraordinary accomplishments of the United States is the unassailable (blind) faith of the Americans (and others as well) in Pax Americana's "goodness". 

A cursory glance at the facts here: the largest killing machine on earth, the largest merchant of death (arms dealer), the most actively engaged war-mongering power. the most expansionistic imperial power history has ever known. 

None of this shakes the hegemonic hold of the American ideological system on the minds of the generally good American public. This faith has the qualities of a religion - and hence utterly hegemonic. (Britain comes second after the United States in terms of the number of colonial wars it fought and the number of political systems it fought to grab land, resources, and labour). 

The inconvenient reality which ideologues and demagogues want the rest of the world to forget is this: USA was created on the piles of native Americans, the back of enslaved Africans as 'City upon the Hill' as the late William Penn put it, and with sweat and blood of the 'white trash' that have been used as canon fodders in Pax Americana's wars of greed and delusions - all in the name of greater humanity. 

For those who argue that the White Man's imperialism is preferable to that of China-Man. But is that the only choice we have as ordinary people of the world - the false choice between two types of "Western" and "Eastern" imperialisms, one sophisticated, the other crude and crass, but both blood-sucking all the same. 

That was why, the late Harold Pinter called popular truths about the United States 'lies'. Worth a read here to see through the fog of Orwellian truths about the goodness of American president. 

Here is a sample dose from his Nobel Lecture:

"Political language, as used by politicians, does not venture into any of this territory since the majority of politicians, on the evidence available to us, are interested not in truth but in power and in the maintenance of that power. To maintain that power it is essential that people remain in ignorance, that they live in ignorance of the truth, even the truth of their own lives. What surrounds us therefore is a vast tapestry of lies, upon which we feed."

Not even that genuinely humanistic Southern Baptists preacher Jimmy Carter, ex-President, came clean as President. It's NOT about an individual president - it's about the ESSENCE and NATURE Of Pax Americana that turns these otherwise really decent Americans, males and females, into imperialist pigs who bark human rights while issuing orders for drone attacks, select assassinations, tortures and the list goes on.

Incidentally this isn't an angry rant. 

And I am not even angry, at this moment.    But I do worry how such blatant lies and propaganda get internalized generations after generations around the world.  

It's time for facts to speak for themselves. 

When they do they speak loudest and angriest.  Just listen.  

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