Imperialists’ Contradictory Truths

{ahhhh… a poem.  One that tries to keep pace with the times, as once in a while the girl has to express what she feels inside, what she reads, what she observes.} 

***I was remiss in not stating that the quote, “postage stamp mindset” is not something I made up, but that I read from DAVID ICKE. ***

[thoughts from   ~burning woman~  ]

From discomfort we loudly proclaim our comfort;
Our corruption defines our character strength;
By feeding generic hate we express our love.

Denial of reality is our unshakeable reality;
Our leaders’ lies are beacons for sacred truth.
From endless deceptions we draw certainty.

With guns and prisons we proclaim freedom;
Prejudice and bigotry: these are our banner;
Turpitude measures our standard of excellence.  

Our wars attest it: we stand for world peace,
However many we must kill to attain this.
The world trembles and bleeds at our holy name.

For we are America, bastion of democracy,
Land of the free, home of the brave;
Ever safe inside our postage stamp mindset.

 

 

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24 thoughts on “Imperialists’ Contradictory Truths

  1. sherazade

    Corsi e ricorsi storici. Ricordiamo le Sante crociate? Guerra per esportare la pace e il cattolicesimo.
    Tutto si ripete anche il sangue che scorre.
    Sherabientot

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    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment. Yes, I do remember the history, not only of the crusades, but of many “great” invasions that killed so many and destroyed the lands. One wonders what kind of “trigger” could exist that would change man’s killer instinct. I could say “compassion” but that is not a force but a personal choice. Force, it seems, will always move the majority of non-thinking people to do the bidding of the elites and kill each other for any and all reasons. (attempting a translation here:)
      Grazie per il tuo commento riflessivo. Sì, mi ricordo la storia, non solo delle crociate, ma di molte invasioni “grandi” che hanno ucciso tanti e hanno distrutto le terre. Ci si chiede che tipo di “trigger” potrebbe esistere che avrebbe cambiato istinto omicida dell’uomo. Potrei dire “compassione”, ma che non è una forza ma una scelta personale. Forza, a quanto pare, sarà sempre spostare la maggior parte delle persone non pensanti a eseguire gli ordini delle élite e uccidersi a vicenda per qualsiasi motivi.

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    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      There’s our key to change: recognizing that we are programmed beings, then delving into that programming to destroy it. It is so much a part of us that to turn against the program feels like committing heresy, or blasphemy, or even suicide. It’s only when one reaches the “other side” that one can know what it means to experience freedom – freedom of mind, that is, never freedom of the body, for that comes with a “best before” due date!

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    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thank you for your comment. That “postage stamp mentality” is something I’ve read somewhere before, but it does make sense, doesn’t it.

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  2. Woebegone but Hopeful

    In years gone by I would have maintained that the then current US was no worse and somewhat better than many other large nations around the world. However with the current mindset amongst vocal minorities of the ignorant and a president who unless he grows up will thrive on that I fear this portrait could be so, if only for a fleeting part of history.

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    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thanks for the comment Roger. As a life-long neighbour of “America” and having been involved personally in countering some of the evil perpetrated by that nation (empire) on behalf of corporates and banksters, I have a somewhat more jaded view of it. What irked me the most about “America” was its constant blathering on about what a great, freedom-loving, peace-seeking, democratic place it was. I use the past tense here because America was never, not even for a moment, either peace-loving, nor freedom-seeking, nor great. It’s a chimera, and much blood has been shed to push this false messianic selfie look upon a propagandized and unsuspecting world… until now. The demands of an insatiable empire are finally forcing the world to react and global violence is the result – and will continue to increase until the dragon is slayed. What will be left of the planet once that final war is fought is anyone’s guess, but we are definitely being pushed into global dystopia by America’s death throes as it lashes out in insane paranoia against its growing numbers of enemies.

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      1. Woebegone but Hopeful

        I can see the argument Sha’ Tara for that happening. I tend though towards a more ‘Forces (Laws?) of History’, that many large ’empires’ have risen to be eventually diminish into echoes or simple collections of independent states, or shadows of what they were.
        Russia and China seemed to be exempt from this rule, although the former has a long way to go to reach the latter’s current ‘age’.
        As I see the US; it is a collection of separate states, overlaid with communities and the pressures are the internal ones. There is a path in which states or collections of states drift away from the central hold of power, and what we recognise as the USA today becomes a sub continent not unlike a cross between South America and the European Union (itself suffering History’s forces).
        We shall see.
        In the meantime, the UK in similar fashion to Galadriel ‘ Shall go into the west (east/north/south) and diminish’…although without her dignity.

      2. Sha'Tara Post author

        I like your comparison to Galadriel’s choice, and the added… “without her dignity” that being a virtue greatly lacking in our modern world, or at least that part of the world we are “allowed” to see and experience.

  3. Regis Auffray

    Such contradictions, such chaos; all seemingly heading straight for the bottomless abyss. Great thoughts to start a Sunday. Thank you for sharing your views via your verses. 🙂

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  4. Sha'Tara Post author

    Thank you for your comment, Frank. I should have done my homework and sought the source of that quote, “postage stamp mindset.” I found it in my notes this morning, it came from David Icke. Yes, it does say it all, indeed. But what can people who are brought up and educated in a closed programmed environment I like to call the “alphabet soup bowl” do without the knowledge necessary to make proper value judgments? By and large public education is becoming little more than a convenient arm of propaganda for the state, or the ubiquitous “system” we live under. That explains, to a great extent, why people who vote for a duopoly continue to believe they are exercising a democratic right! The USSR has such a system too, but no one was fooled into thinking that was a democracy.

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  5. Phil Huston

    Ahh, not another *&^%ing conspiracy theory Balducci, Ludlum et all reblog. You know the sure fire way to stop an overflowing toilet is to twist the valve on what’s feeding the bullshit.
    Like your work. The key word there is…? Your?

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  6. A writer from the East

    Thanks for telling the truth as it really, I applaud and salute your courage, surely you have a great mind and that alone can be an asset unshakable for the oppressed ones.

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    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thank you for your comment. I must question the “courage” label however because here you don’t need courage to say what you feel like saying – not yet anyway, or not unless you are being a whistle blower. “They” let us vent and rant as we feel knowing that they are so well entrenched with their propaganda, rhetoric and educational brainwashing that “they” are in little danger (yet!) of any sort of rebelling against their lies. The people here “love it this way” and the majority supports the worst of the worst, unable to see where it is taking them. Eventually though it’s going to cost those who say it like it is… eventually… for what America (and it’s prostitute side-kick Canada) have been exporting world wide is about to fall on their own shoulders. Meanwhile, I’m not brave, just pissed off at the general ignorance I have to live with – and I think you might understand that part… 🙂

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  7. A writer from the East

    I will apologize for my comment, however it wasn’t intended in a negative way, so do excuse me. I understand your rationale and actually writing out aloud like you do, or for that matter I do for me is a reflection of a courageous mind and like you, I don’t believe in labels either. #I write so critically on religious affairs in particular to women situation in islamic countries and its more of a frustration and anger than boldness or the need to be badass. So off course I get what you mean 😉

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    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thank you, and it was not meant as a criticism of your comment at all, just letting you (and anyone else reading) that I don’t accept kudos not earned, that’s all. As far as I know, in Canada, as a citizen, I can say what I want about politics and politicians and their policies without endangering my freedom, hence it doesn’t require courage. It does however, require educating myself, learning, observing and forming a personal opinion about events and not allowing personal friendships to get in the way of these hard-earned opinions. It if means something, I believe you are the courageous one… reporters who tell the truth these days are increasingly at risk, as you well know. Do take care o’ you, my friend.

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