Monday, October 03, 2016

Humanity's Most Urgent Priority: Defeating the Scourge of US Imperialism

Humanity’s Most Urgent Priority: Defeating the Scourge of US Imperialism

by Stephen Lendman

America’s longterm plan for unchallenged global dominance is humanity’s greatest threat - naked aggression its main strategy of choice, raping one country after another on the phony pretexts of waging war on terrorism and humanitarian intervention.

It’s heading for unthinkable nuclear war on Russia and China, its final solution to eliminate the only nations able to contest its megalomaniacal aims.

Since the neoliberal 90s, each US administration has been more belligerent than preceding ones. Police state laws replaced constitutional governance.

Neocons exerting enormous influence in Washington want nothing interfering with their quest for dominion over planet earth, its resources and populations, wanting all nations subservient to US interests.

America under Obama is at war in multiple theaters, naked aggression against sovereign independent countries threatening no one, justifying the unjustifiable, defending the indefensible.

International, constitutional and US statute laws are routinely breached with impunity - the world community silent despite American ruthlessness posing humanity’s greatest ever threat.

Things are heading inevitably for thermonuclear war. Yet few world leaders act responsibly against a menace too great to ignore - no Western ones or their rogue allies.

Shall we wait for catastrophic nuclear immolation before awakening to the clear and present danger able to happen any time - when its too late to make a difference?

Are we doomed because of public indifference and ignorance? Stanley Kramer’s disquieting 1959 film On the Beach portrayed the aftermath of nuclear war - unsettling to watch because it’s frighteningly real.

A US submarine crew returning home finds no signs of life. The final scenes are especially chilling, showing earlier life in an Australian community, its nation last to experience the devastating fatal effects of nuclear radiation fallout.

The film ends with unnerving silence, no signs of life visible, once bustling streets now empty.

The film’s clear message is abandon all hope if nuclear war is waged. We're all doomed to die a painful death - the supreme price of imperial arrogance.

Stanley Lumet’s 1964 chiller Fail Safe portrayed a nuclear crisis, resulting in a horrifying ending. A computer error sends US warplanes to nuke Moscow. One gets through, delivering its thermonuclear payload as erroneously ordered.

To avoid a possible nuclear holocaust following certain Soviet retaliation, the US president orders New York City nuked - two cities sacrificed to avoid full-scale nuclear war.

Do the films On the Beach, Fail Safe and others portraying similar themes portend what’s inevitably coming? 

Things today are far more frightening than any earlier time. Super-weapons can end life on earth. In the hands of lunatic neocons bent on world dominance, humanity’s survival has never been more threatened than now.

Humans may become the first species ever to destroy itself - and take all other life forms with it.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

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