By Andre Vltchek
February 04, 2020 "Information
Clearing House" - There
are obviously some serious linguistic issues and
disagreements between the West and the rest of the
world. Essential terms like “freedom”, “democracy”,
“liberation”, even “terrorism”, are all mixed up and
confused; they mean something absolutely different
in New York, London, Berlin, and in the rest of the
Before we begin analyzing, let us recall that
countries such as the United Kingdom, France,
Germany and the United States, as well as other
Western nations, have been spreading colonialist
terror to basically all corners of the world. And in
the process, they developed effective terminology
and propaganda, which has been justifying, even
glorifying acts such as looting, torture, rape and
genocides. Basically, first Europe, and later North
America literally “got away with everything,
including mass murder”.The native people of
Americas, Africa and Asia have been massacred, their
voices silenced. Slaves were imported from Africa.
Great Asian nations, such as China, what is now
“India” and Indonesia, got occupied, divided and
And all was done in the name of spreading
religion, “liberating” people from themselves, as
well as “civilizing them”.
Nothing has really changed.
To date, people of great nations with thousands
of years of culture, are treated like infants;
humiliated, and as if they were still in
kindergarten, told how to behave, and how to think.
Sometimes if they “misbehave”, they get slapped.
Periodically they get slapped so hard, that it takes
them decades, even centuries, to get back to their
feet. It took China decades to recover from the
period of “humiliation”. India and Indonesia are
presently trying to recuperate, from the colonial
barbarity, and from, in the case of Indonesia, the
1965 U.S.-administered fascist coup.
But if you go back to the archives in London,
Brussels or Berlin, all the monstrous acts of
colonialism, are justified by lofty terms. Western
powers are always “fighting for justice”; they are
“enlightening” and “liberating”. No regrets, no
shame and no second thoughts. They are always
Like now; precisely as it is these days.
Presently, the West is trying to overthrow
governments in several independent countries, on
different continents. From Bolivia (the country has
been already destroyed) to Venezuela, from Iraq to
Iran, to China and Russia. The more successful these
countries get, the better they serve their people,
the more vicious the attacks from abroad are, the
tougher the embargos and sanctions imposed on them
are. The happier the citizens are, the more
grotesque the propaganda disseminated from the West
In Hong Kong, some young people, out of financial
interest, or out of ignorance, keep shouting:
“President Trump, Please Liberate Us!” Or similar,
but equally treasonous slogans. They are waving
U.S., U.K. and German flags. They beat up people who
try to argue with them, including their own Police
So, let us see, how the United States really
“liberates” countries, in various pockets of the
Let us visit Iran, a country which (you’d never
guess it if consuming only Western mass media) is,
despite the vicious embargos and sanctions, on the
verge of the “highest human development index
bracket” (UNDP). How is it possible? Simple. Because
Iran is a socialist country (socialism with the
Iranian characteristics). It is also an
internationalist nation which is fighting against
Western imperialism. It helps many occupied and
attacked states on our planet, including Venezuela,
Cuba, Bolivia (before), Syria, Yemen, Palestine,
Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq, to name just a few.
So, what is the West doing? It is trying to ruin
it, by all means; ruin all good will and progress.
It is starving Iran through sanctions, it finances
and encourages its “opposition”, as it does in
China, Russia and Latin America. It is trying to
Then, it just bombs their convoy in neighboring
Iraq, killing its brave commander, General Soleimani.
And, as if it was not horrid enough, it turns the
tables around, and starts threatening Teheran with
more sanctions, more attacks, and even with the
destruction of its cultural sites.
Iran, under attack, confused, shot down, by
mistake, a Ukrainian passenger jet. It immediately
apologized, in horror, offering compensation. The
U.S. straightway began digging into the wound. It
started to provoke (like in Hong Kong) young people.
The British ambassador, too, got involved!
As if Iran and the rest of the world should
suddenly forget that during its attack on Iraq, more
than 3 decades ago, Washington actually shot down an
Iranian wide-body passenger plane (Iran Air flight
655, an Airbus-300), on a routine flight from Bandar
Abbas to Dubai.In an “accident”, 290 people, among
them 66 children, lost their lives. That was
considered “war collateral”.
Iranian leaders then did not demand “regime
change” in Washington. They were not paying for
riots in New York or Chicago.
As China is not doing anything of that nature,
The “Liberation” of Iraq (in fact, brutal
sanctions, bombing, invasion and occupation) took
more than a million Iraqi lives, most of them, those
of women and children. Presently, Iraq has been
plundered, broken into pieces, and on its knees.
Is this the kind of “liberation” that some of the
Hong Kong youngsters really want?
No? But if not, is there any other performed by
the West, in modern history?
Washington is getting more and more aggressive,
in all parts of the world.
It also pays more and more for collaboration.
And it is not shy to inject terrorist tactics
into allied troops, organizations and
non-governmental organizations. Hong Kong is no
Iran, Iraq, Syria, Russia, China, Venezuela, but
also many other countries, should be carefully
watching and analyzing each and every move made by
the United States. The West is perfecting tactics on
how to liquidate all opposition to its dictates.
It is not called a “war”, yet. But it is. People
are dying. The lives of millions are being ruined.
Andre Vltchek is a philosopher, novelist,
filmmaker and investigative journalist. He has
covered wars and conflicts in dozens of countries.
Five of his latest books are “China
Belt and Road Initiative: Connecting Countries,
Saving Millions of Lives”, “China
and Ecological Cavillation” with John B.
Cobb, Jr., Revolutionary
Optimism, Western Nihilism, a
revolutionary novel “Aurora” and
a bestselling work of political non-fiction: “Exposing
Lies Of The Empire”. View his other
Gambit, his groundbreaking documentary
about Rwanda and DRCongo and his film/dialogue with
Noam Chomsky “On
Western Terrorism”. Vltchek presently
resides in East Asia and the Middle East, and
continues to work around the world. He can be
reached through his website and
his Twitter. His Patreon
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