Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

my ABC?

The ABC seems to have become a government mouthpiece.

To wit, tonight's Lateline programme hosted by Tony Jones. All of a sudden Tony Jones sees North Korea's announced nuclear test as a "threat".

I would have thought it was more a case of North Korea engaging in a desparate act of self-preservation in the face of unrelenting threats from America over many years. Let's face it, America (the world's most powerful nuclear power) only seriously bullies countries which don't have a nuclear weapons capability. So, Amerca's message is, "if you don't want to be bullied, get yourself some nuclear weapons capability".

So it's interesting that Tony Jones is presenting North Korea's announced nuclear weapons test as a "threat" instead of a desperate act of self-preservation by a struggling, threatened, and economically and politically beseiged state.

Piss off, Tony!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Blogger JahTeh said...

I agree with you about America but the Nth Korean government comes across as a mob of nutters prepared to let their own people starve in order to spend squillions on a nuclear weapon. I think the same about Pakistan and India spending much needed money on nuclear weapons when their people are dying of AIDS because of lack of medicines. I won't even talk about India wanting to go into space.

October 04, 2006 4:47 PM  
Blogger phil said...

and I agree with you about the ABC.

October 04, 2006 7:06 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

JahTeh, I think North Korea has been driven paranoid (and close to broke) by the eternal threats, boycotts and sanctions America has brought to bear upon it. America can't abide any regime that doesn't let its corporations have free rein in their country. It's no wonder then that such regimes feel threatened by what they perceive as a bully of humungous proportions, and therefore try to get a nuclear weapons capability as a deterrent against the Americans.

America, in it's mad attempt at global domination, pretty much well spawns dictators who want their countries to be free from the Yankee yoke. These days the only way to sidestep the imperialist capitialism of a globalisation controlled by America, is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it, and that tends to lead to either socialism or communism as the preferred economic models.

America likes to keep pointing out that these regimes don't create a lot of wealth, but it doesn't want to own up to the huge hardships it (America) imposes on these regimes to prevent them from becoming successful. I mean, let's face it, if communism or socialism was actually allowed (by Amerrica) to work in these countries, more countries might want to adopt similar schemes.

Not surprising then that socialist Iraq (with a very well-off and large middle class (and a pretty good infrastructure), was bombed out of existence. They don't like Syria for the same reason. Iran is also a state has pretty much well shut out the MegaCorps, so it has to go as well, especially because it has lots of oil. "Don't let them prosper" is the US edict towards any country that doesn't let its corporate marauders have an unfettered run.

And they're all being demonised by misinformation and disinformation so that we believe that it's good and just to bomb the shit out of them. And I'm sick of it. It's all crap.

Phil, yeah, the ABC's succumbed to the dork side of the farce.

Good to see this blog still has at least two readers.... ;-)

October 04, 2006 7:54 PM  
Blogger Ron said...

Make that at least three readers, Gerry. :-)

I seem to be having some difficulty matching thoughts (I am not even sure I am having them!) and finger strokes these days.

October 04, 2006 8:24 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Know what you mean, Ron. I have trouble getting my fingers to type the right letters. I'm starting to think my fingers are dyslexic... I mean, it's got to be the fingers. right?

October 04, 2006 8:46 PM  
Blogger Ron said...

My last comment was posted half jokingly but sometimes I am really, really surprised when I read over a comment or post I've just typed: missing and/or totally wrong words and phrases, badly misspelled words etc.

It's almost like my brain is in an alternate universe to my fingers!

October 05, 2006 8:41 AM  
Blogger JahTeh said...

China's not too happy with Nth Korea either but I'd be interested to compare the sanctions and bullying of Nth Korea and Cuba. Cuba seems to have thumbed its nose at America and got on with life so what's the difference, apart from 'Gitmo'?

October 05, 2006 6:14 PM  
Blogger phil said...

And now we're helping the f**cking Burmese repress their own 'people' (actually second class people) under the omnibus threat of 'terrorism'. F**k me, the only people that the Shans, Karens etc terrorise is the Burmese themselves. Then we've a bunch of them from the Bangladeshi border (I've forgotten the tribal name) locked up on Nauru! Who are they a threat to?

October 05, 2006 8:04 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Face it, Ron, we're losing the plot. :-)

JahTeh, I'm not saying nuclear weapons are a "must", I'm just saying that, given that America won't mount military ooperations against countries with a nuclear arsenal, who can blame Korea, or any other country on America's "hit list", for trying to develop a nuclear arsenal?

Phil, Australia is phucked. It has no political direction other than the conservative/reactionary one. The LibLabs (or LabLibs if you like) will rule forever. Both of our major parties are in bed with America and globalisation and THAT's the REAL problem. We're phucked...

October 05, 2006 9:37 PM  
Blogger Unsane said...

Of course. First tell a country it is part of "an axis of evil", as you invade a country which is notable for having no weapons of mass destruction. The logical implications are obvious to all but a dweeb.

October 20, 2006 12:00 PM  

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