The illusion of U.S. democracy

Commentary by Alexander Ionov, Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia

“In order to turn the world around, you don’t need wealth or ultimate power, a warm soul is enough.” – A.Ionov

We live in an uneasy time. Local conflicts threaten to escalate into a new world war every moment.

If that happens, the victors will not be any government or military, but rather transnational corporations and arms manufacturers. Conflicts in the Middle East and Asia primarily serve the purpose of business. Terrorism has become a tool of conducting business.

Unity of all nations is essential to stand up to U.S. hegemony and struggle against supernational economic institutions, created to serve big capital.
Let’s examine the latest military conflicts from the perspective of suffering innocent people.

The death toll of wars in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and Ukraine reached 1 million people! While world leaders try to find compromises, the fire of war continues to burn and thousands die at the hands of terrorists raised by U.S. military and CIA agents.

Within the last 20 years, no military conflict happened without intervention of U.S. “specialists” and operatives. American business defends its interests through the foreign policy of the United States and its satellites.

U.S. electoral process ruled by coporate interests
We all know that election campaigns cost more and more money, which means elected politicians don’t carry out the will of the people, but rather execute the orders of their sponsors.

Since the time of the U.S. war for independence from Great Britain, a spider web of vicious lobbyist connections overtook U.S. policy. Having an insider in legislative or executive power who can deliver the information and protect one’s interest, was considered normal.

Politicians in Washington couldn’t care less about what happens to American society. Their job is to keep an illusion of democracy that millions of people believe in.

Citizens of the United States carry on unconsciously, while corporations oversee the electoral process in the U.S.

U.S. beating drums of war against Russia
The information war led by American media against Russia and China is also an attempt to preserve the economic and political status quo of the unipolar world.

Taxpayer money is used to fund an army whose only job is to damage humanity. Just think for a moment, how many schools, hospitals and universities could be built with the amount of money that the U.S. government spends of genocide of small nations.

According to new information, in July 2015, the United States military successfully tested the 12th modification of B-61 – a variable yield nuclear bomb, named to be “the nuclear bomb of the future.”

Afterwards, “brave” American generals defined Russia as “enemy #1” to United States security and called for increasing the NATO contingent in Europe, to deal with a “possible attack by Russia.”

Who believes this bullshit? U.S generals are completely dependent, not on Pentagon leadership, but rather on countless corporations delivering weaponry and logistic support from coalition forces. Those corporations pay big bribes to “generals of war” for cheap and absurd nonsense.

As of today, the United States looks like a peevish and ill-bred child, going into dramatics for any possible reason, when he doesn’t get what he wants.

Repression and torture prevalent in U.S.
While Obama concentrates his efforts on foreign policy, more and more people in the U.S. are being repressed and tortured. It would be enough to mention the famous cases of Mumia Abu Jamal, Rasmea Odeh and Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko – all illegally convicted by the U.S. government.

Are the shootings by police of innocent civilians in the streets, CIA black sites and prisoner torture examples of U.S. democracy?

Is it possible that American society has forgotten the will for freedom, the forefather’s ideas, and begun the process of self-destruction?

We can find the answers to these questions in the streets of U.S. cities, where true American patriots are marching in protest, demanding the State to cease inhumane policy.

If Russia or China one day decided to create an institution like the “National Endowment for Democracy,” believe me, one year later you’d see a revolution in America.

We can change the world!
Today we have the potential to make significant change in the world. We can stand up for our right to live and for our right to build a new world based on parity, without violence and oppression.

Each person is beautiful and unique, regardless of nationality, ethnicity or skin color. We are brothers on our Earth and we must decide the future for ourselves.

There is no reason to wait for a lifebelt because we carry it in our hands. Our will is stronger than our fear and our lives will change for the better.

Peace be upon you! Take care of yourself and your relatives. Don’t let them serve lobbyists and swindlers in US government!


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