EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article was submitted to us by Mr. Brett Redmayne-Titley, a journalist/writer. You can follow Brett’s work at his archival web site Occupeyes. This article provides a different look at how the world outside of American borders perceives the United States. Whether you agree with the content matter or not, it’s certainly a poignant take on where the United States stands on the world stage.
Deflating the American Bully- The World Raises It’s Fists.
By: Brett Redmayne-Titley.
-“Once you strip away that feeling of invincibility, he can be had.” – Rocky Marciano.
Bullies historically, nationally, and American have all suffered from an arrogance born from remaining unchallenged after vanquishing weaker foes. Flush with the illusion of invincibility the world-wide bully, America, has reaped its terror on scores of the world’s countries and their citizens. What all bullies fear most is a challenger. One that can expose his weaknesses, thereby giving renewed strength to his victims.
Post cold war USA has so far only picked on countries having little ability to defend themselves. From puny Panama and Grenada, to Iraq and Afghanistan, the world has watched this accelerating thirty year set of American economic plunder and social atrocity. While sanctifying,”Freedom”, and, “Democracy,” the US has manifested a more accurate definition in the minds its its victims; “Empire” and “Servitude.”
Ukraine seemed an easy geopolitical target for the same American hegemonic script used since Vietnam. Finally the bully has finally met its match.
Enter Vladimir Putin.
– “The bitterest part of being bullied is the memory that you were once
happy.” Perry Morgan.
Across the world, The Drone, America’s image of wanton, ever-vigilant, terror is a metaphor for Freedom recognizable by all. Always circling, always vigilant, always willing to kill for its masters it provides constant threat and oppression. The citizens of the world
are now all Afghan villagers.
Long before American “exceptionalism” was recently quantified by the current puppet US president, US foreign policy was indeed the exception. An exception to humanity. From Argentinato Bolivia,, Honduras,Chile, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Columbia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Peru,the steely grip of freedom was thrust on free people.
Replacing US government “aid” was the Zionist American inspired International Monetary Fund (IMF) inflicting even more misery and economic despair, on these same countries. The social, economic, and environmental results have been disastrous.
Democratically elected leaders, like Daniel Ortega, current president of Nicaragua, remember well having their governments overthrown by the American Empire.Ortega and current populist leaders such as, Rafael Correa (Ecaudor), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Dilma Rouseff (Brazil), and Michelle Bachelet (Chile) remember well what American democracy truly means.
In Europe the Euro has proved to be American capitalism’s economic noose around twenty-four separate population’s neck. The European Central Bank (ECB), structured to serve Zionist banking interests in the mold of the US Federal Reserve and the UK’s Bank of England, controls the Euro. Correctly, Europeans blame America.
World populations have been met with the traditional American response. Police brutality. In cities across the globe popular uprisings, are being put down with tear gas, bullets, stun grenades, and bloody intimidation by an authoritarian presence dressed in American made uniforms, carrying American made weapons, doing America’s bidding.
US military personnel returning to the “Homeland”, view a damaged landscape. What they were fighting for is not reflected at home. Military style brutality against their own citizens, restricted free speech, bold-faced propaganda, sanctified criminal corporate behavior, growing unemployment, a corrupt congress, paid for judiciary, Zionist controlled president, mounting inflation, pension cuts, slashed benefits, the rich getting richer and more powerful. The circle is complete.
The American bully understands that his victims are rising up. Oppressed populations have no choice. The bully has pushed too far. Taken too much.
” It’s Not the Despair That Gets to You. It’s the Hope.” Todd Snider
The choice has never been more clear: A future of hope or a future of despair. Sanctioned opportunity or mandated misery. Why is it that America is surprised when populations rise up? Exceptionalism.
This week’s UN General Assembly vote on Ukrainian “democracy” reveals that the lines have been drawn across the globe. The choice is Good versus evil, right versus wrong, happiness or despair, value for humanity verses the “exceptional.”
Votes against Empire were predictable. Russia, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, China, etc. The abstentions, however, showed where the line has been drawn. These fifty-four abstentions could be considered a “no” vote considering these are the countries actively promoting prosperity, happiness and a positive future through concern for their populations. Like Crimea they would prefer a Russian outcome, happiness, in Ukraine.
As Putin eloquently put it in a New York Times op-ed piece of Sept 11, 2013,
“Millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model of democracy but as relying solely on brute force, cobbling coalitions together under the slogan “you’re either with us or against us.”
Regarding American exceptionalism he concluded,
“It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation.”
The world knows what America stands for. Elimination of popular democracy. Rigged elections. Restricted civil rights. Growing hypocrisy. Growing police brutality. False flag operations. Poisonous GMO foods. Destruction of the ecology. No more bees. Bank bailouts with citizen’s money. Seizure of personal assets. Unemployment. Growing poverty. Growing military expenditures. Pollution. Deregulation. No corporate financial liability. Indemnification for the elite for their financial crimes. Legalized fraud. Media propaganda. Gutted social services. No savings. No house. No retirement. No hope. No future.
The world needs heroes more than ever. It needs leaders, real leaders who will stand up to the American bully.
Enter the natural enemy of the bully: the counter-puncher. Vladimir Putin.
Quietly, and with a metered confidence, forced to reluctantly defend himself, while putting up his fists Putin offers a one word challenge on behalf of his country, and on behalf of a beleaguered world. ” NO!”
Putin has quietly strengthened his Russian national assets, economic, geo-political, and military. As a former lieutenant colonelhe has been studying his American adversary for more than fifty years.
With a skillful combination of jabs, dodges, weaves, lefts, rights, and quick maneuvers he has beaten America about the temples. Delivered in the form of speedy legitimate Crimean elections, a real pro- Russian populist rebellion, removal of Ukrainian subsidies, while holding the keys to the EU’s energy supply and a UN Security council veto, Putin has the bully punch-drunk.
The world cheers!
The Vampire’s Reflection.
When Putin gave Crimea back their sovereignty he did more than give Crimea a future. He offered the world a comparison of two worlds. A choice: a future of hope, or despair.
Crimea is more than a military buffer zone. It is the reflection of these two futures separated by one common border. By setting up a free trade economic zone in sovereign Crimea Putin has offered Crimeans just the opposite of a promised Ukrainian future. Now Crimea will see increased group global trade, incentives, loans, and foreign investment. Good old-fashioned, capitalism. Grow the country. Put people to work. Give them an economic future.
Across the border Ukraine’s future is that of the Iraq present. This past week Moody’s, the credit rating service, downgraded Ukrainian bond status to,
“Default imminent with little prospect for recovery.”
IMF backed Ukrainian democracy guarantees austerity, contracting GDP, increasing unemployment, low paying jobs, loss of benefits, seizure of assets, and certain civil unrest. Ukrainian neo-Nazis currently in power have shown no reluctance for brutality.
Already much of Ukraine is making a seemingly obvious choice. From Donetsk to Horlivka the regions of Ukraine are demanding new referendums, i.e., a future.
The world is also making that choice. Referendums to leave behind a certain future of despair, and the empire, have been demanded in Scotland, Veneto, Italy, and Catalan, Spain. In California, Montana, and Texas Americans, too, want out of America.
Taking down the Empire… BRICS by BRICS.
Brazil, India, China, South Africa, and Russia have good reasons to fear America’s victims of empire. As past victims, they now have the assets to control their futures. Already the BRICS nations have soared from 16% of global GDP in the mid-1990s to 27% in 2008. These countries have what America does not; an abundance of mineral resources, quickly growing GDP, stable governments, strong asset-backed currencies, substantial gold reserves, and an increasingly prosperous population. These countries and their leaders know the American Empire will not stop at their borders either.
They also know a secret. The sharp wooden stake to the American vampire’s heart. The petrodollar.
While America has been adding debt in trillion dollar increments, the BRICS have taken a far more defensive economic position.
Now less reliant on petroleum, BRICS are by-passing American control by trading directly in their own national currencies, i.e., not using the dollar. More recently the BRICS, along with Iran began to purely trade, quid pro quo, an exchange of national goods and commodities without the exchange of currency at all.
America knows this will be disastrous. Ultimately America will suffer hyperinflation leaving the Empire to wallow in a pile of dirty, worthless money. With monstrous inflation, no funds for war, and massive internal insurrection from an enraged population, America will no longer have the tools for war.
In Ukraine the American bully continues to swing wildly hoping to strike renewed fear.
No. Not this time.
Over the shoulder of the Russian counter-puncher the bully sees first one, then another, then one more victim rise-up behind the challenger, raising their own fists. Standing close behind, edging ever forward they assume the challenger’s courage, emboldened. Mad. Vengeful.
Now, more victims rise. Confident. Still more. Into his eyes the bullies sees the collective stares of his former victims piercing his mantle of terror. Together, all reveal that the American bully is in fact, a coward.
At ringside the world goes wild, cheering uncontrollably. Mocking the bully they hurl a lifetime of insults, throwing the memory of despair at the bullies lowered head. The roar becomes ever louder. Crumbled pieces of failed empire rain down on the bully. The ring shakes as the crowd pounds the canvas rattling the last remains of his failing arrogance. The crowd spits at his feet. He is done.
The bully turns. Goes home.