In the news in the western hemisphere today, the truth is like the Holy Grail. And like the cup of Christ, it too may be lost forever. Take any information about Russia or China, for instance. Reality is now shifted not only in the halls of power in Washington, London, and Brussels, but in journalism, academia, the nonprofit sector, business, and on the loading dock at break time at the Amazon warehouse. The lie is complete. The multi-trillion-dollar propaganda machine did its job. The stage is set.
What are the chances that every nation, every leader, every opinion poll, and every word from every mouth on the evening news is in love with what America is doing (has done) in the world? The situation is at its worst in the very places where intelligent humans are supposed to sort out the world’s problems. Take the Washington think tank, the Stimson Center. According to these sellout geniuses, India’s position on the Russia-Ukraine conflict is not a show of support for Russia. According to the authors Akriti (Vasudeva) Kalyankar, and Dante Schulz in the report “Continental Drift? India-Russia Ties After One Year of War in Ukraine,” said India is just walking a detente tightrope to keep from pissing off the Americans. As proof, the experts cited comments by General Manoj Pande, Indian Chief of Army Staff discussing India becoming more self-sufficient militarily and concerning supply chains.
The Stimson Center’s board of directors includes Kris M. Balderston, the General Manager of FleishmanHillard, and a former legislative director to Senator Hillary Clinton. Condoleezza Rice was also on the board from 1991 to 2001, which pretty much tells us the direction of thinking this think tank is going. Think “perpetuate the hegemony,” and you’ve got them pegged. If India joined a military alliance with Russia, against NATO, these people would claim Modi & Co. as posturing. The truth, the reality of international relations at these think tanks is conjured, stirred in a witch’s pot, brought to a boil, and cast with a magic media wand at anyone who will pay attention.
Over at the European Council on Foreign Relations, Europeans are united with Ukraine and against Russia like the Zulu were against the British in South Africa. Timothy Garton Ash
Ivan Krastev and Mark Leonard say a new poll proves this unbreakable solidarity. The experts say “Americans and Europeans agree that Russia is their avowed adversary.” Mass demonstrations and reality aside, the propaganda machine has not worked as well in Europe, especially since U.S. Navy frogmen blasted the underwater prosperity fuel line from Russia to Germany. It’s the chiefs sending tanks, missiles, ammunition, and mercenaries to fight and die in Ukraine, not the souvenir salesman beneath the Eiffel Tower. Short version. These people are lying. A larger and more balanced poll would show the Europeans heavily against perpetuating the conflict in Ukraine.
“An increasingly multipolar world requires an entirely different kind of U.S. foreign policy: far from being unilateralist, it necessitates a complex form of power-sharing on both a global and regional basis.” – Author: Martin Jacques
I could go on, obviously. But we do have the “official” side of India-Russia relations direct from the Modi government. No one is reminding great thinkers in the western capitals about the India-Russia Defence Cooperation, the meetings between Russian and Indian pharmaceutical companies, or the 400% increase in imports to India from Russia in the past 12 months. It’s probably high time for free thinkers to begin reading Indian or Russian media, instead of choking down the information nonsense every editor, professor, diplomat, or general in the west keeps feeding us. This story from The Tribune, the largest paper in Northern India, is a good start. There’s the fact that Russia and China proclaimed a “new multipolar order” last month at the BRICS summit, and at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit.
And while western Cold War idealists try and focus on former India-China adversarial relationships, the fact is India envisages itself as a major pole in global politics. And rightfully so. Washington and its coconspirators would like nothing better than to drive new wedges between these Asian countries to deflect reality for some decades to come. Today, or should I say “this time,” it appears that the waking world is not falling for US lies anymore.
“China and India are friendly neighbors. We are also natural partners. Both of our countries stand for amicable and peaceful relations between countries and a multipolar world. The peaceful and friendly relations between our two countries is a blessing not just to Asia, but to also the whole world.” Li Keqiang
Phil Butler, is a policy investigator and analyst, a political scientist and expert on Eastern Europe, he’s an author of the recent bestseller “Putin’s Praetorians” and other books. He writes exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.