Please Do Not
Poison My Brain With The US Elections!
By Andre Vltchek
- I am consecutively stuffing my ears with various
airline earplugs, in order not to hear the news
blasted on the radio.
I am closing
my eyes when the topic appears on TV, even on RT or
I beg my
friends, comrades and relatives not to bring up the
subject in front of me.
I don’t want
to know anything about the US Presidential
It is not some
sort of pose or “rebellion”; it is just an honest,
powerful fear of having my brain damaged, my
thoughts derailed from searching for alternative
humanistic and political concepts.
I see no need
to know who, from all those already pre-approved by
the Regime and therefore allowed to “compete”, is
going to get nominated by his or her political gang,
and who will be finally mounting the saddle of that
static wooden horse which is as a rule galloping
nowhere, inspires no one and only jumps around
crushing with its heavy murderous horseshoes
everything and everyone who dares to demand true
follow elections; even participate in them! If you
believe in Western multi-party “democracy”, good for
you! Or bad!
fact centuries, of the terrible stagnant political
scene in North America and Europe has taught you
nothing? Then go for it and stick those pieces of
marked paper into a carton box!
It was done
for ages, that paper insertion. The same thing, when
slaves were being chained and shifted from Africa to
that “New World”, when hundreds of millions were
exterminated by Western colonialism, when the
Chinese people were brought to North America for
horrible labor, and treated like animals. It was
done when the first and the second generation of
Europeans were annihilating almost the entire native
population of North, Central and South America, as
well as the Caribbean.
created elections. So that the elites from within
the white race, as well as the white race in
general, could justify the brutality with which they
have been ruling the world. They need to feel that
they are fulfilling the wishes of the world, or at
least of their own citizens.
and bellicose clans always get elected; there are
ways to assure it.
philosophers protested: they were defending direct
democracy, the direct “rule of the people”. They
were sidelined, or silenced altogether.
previous US Presidential elections I was in Nairobi,
Kenya, where my good friend, an Indian bookseller at
Yaya Center, was pushing on me several Greek
“Why?” I asked
“So you see
even clearly what is happening across the Ocean.”
“And what is
the elections. I had no clue … I had been blocking
them successfully from my mind. While filming in the
Democratic Republic or Congo, Rwanda and Uganda,
while writing intensively about Zimbabwe, South
Africa, Egypt and Somalia, I was developing an
extremely clear picture of what the Empire was
doing, and how it was liquidating tens of millions
of innocent people. I did not need elections to
understand. There was no necessity to know who is
actually warming the chairs with their buts inside
the White House.
I knew plenty
about Obama’s Kenyan connection (I even knew,
personally, his grandmother), including his father’s
deadly involvement in Kenyan politics, when he was
acting on behalf of the West and helping to destroy
the African Left. I knew about his Indonesian
stepfather, a military officer who was participating
in the horrendous purges of 1965/66, right after the
US-backed military coup, which killed between 2 and
3 million people.
Clinton, one Bush or another… Could someone still
honestly believe that it matters who is the
Or is this
voting and “following the elections” just some
expression of extreme intellectual laziness, of the
need for entertainment of the lowest grade? Is
gazing at television screens and listening to the
debates really so much different from just
statically watching baseball or football games? If
Mr. Trump or Ms. Clinton wins, it would most likely
make the same difference as if the ball flew in
between three poles, on the right or left side of
people it matters. Tens of millions of fans in
Europe, North and South America see their lives
revolving around games. Real games or video games…
It is a matter of life and death. And so are the
elections, even if they are meaningless and change
If I submerge
myself into analyses of that entertainment and
propaganda farce, the real meaning of what is
happening in the world would escape me.
It is simply
designed that way: concentrate on games, pop and
junk, as well as elections, and forget about the big
picture – what the Empire is doing to our World.
I always want
to ask my readers in California, New York or Texas:
did something significant change in your life just
because G.W. Bush ascended to the White House, or
maybe Obama? Apart from those irrational and
religious whispers like “Yes We Can!”
The Regime has
nothing to do with those “elected leaders”; it only
produces them, as it produces ISIS, or propaganda or
Western supremacist feelings. They are simply
screened by the system, then pitched against each
other like fighting roosters, then paraded as some
religious symbol with hardly any power. They are
like some huge advertisement boards promoting the
Western Global Dictatorship, and frankly, I hate
And so I beg
to be spared this appalling circus.
I work in the
real world, where millions are dying, actually right
now, at this very moment, in order to feed the West
– to aliment its corporations, military and
screams and agony resonate in my ears every single
day, every hour. I do not want victims to be muted
or overpowered by some pre-chewed speeches and
Greeks, like the Vietnamese or Chinese, like the
Cubans, I don’t believe in “representative
democracy”, be it in the United States, Europe,
Indonesia or India.
In the past, I
played that game. I played it long enough. I did not
vote, but I wrote about elections.
understood the limitations. I managed to get totally
disgusted with the concept. “Democracy” as promoted
by the West, is serving just a tiny minority, the
few rotten members of the “elite”.
has to serve, or suffer, or even die! Of course in
the West people are free to choose which of their
“leaders” will be raping Africa, the Middle East or
Who will be
overthrowing the truly democratic governments in
independent countries? Who will be whipping the
buttocks of the patriots? Who will be looting Congo
choose the face, like in some violent video game.
The engine, the system behind that face (or call it
a mask), is permanent. It does not change.
the world, to grasp how it ticks, one has to go to
the real countries, talk to real people, and discuss
real issues. The answers are not in the pre-election
debates. They are buried in Afghanistan, Bolivia,
and Papua, Yemen and in so many devastated places.
essential to understand how the Empire, the
monolith, really rules, loots, rapes and controls.
The color of
the surface of the machine of violence, the mask
that is glued over its control tower, is irrelevant.
Male or female face… Who cares? Republican or
Democrat? What difference does it make?
I ignore it,
like others who do not believe in some primitive
comrades, I have to think about how to get us out of
this filthy shit created by the Empire! For that, I
cannot waste time on the US elections!
Andre Vltchek is a philosopher, novelist, filmmaker
and investigative journalist. He covered wars and
conflicts in dozens of countries. His latest books
Lies Of The Empire”
Against Western Imperialism”.Discussion
with Noam Chomsky:
On Western Terrorism. Point
of No Return is
his critically acclaimed political novel. Oceania –
a book on Western imperialism in the South
Pacific. His provocative book about Indonesia: “Indonesia
– The Archipelago of Fear”.
Andre is making films for teleSUR and Press TV.
After living for many years in Latin America and
Oceania, Vltchek presently resides and works in East
Asia and the Middle East. He can be reached through