The Government exploits almost anything in order to garner support. The mainstream media exploits and glorifies any news story in order to attain more viewers. This coupling of the corrupt and the unscrupulous has resulted in many incorrectly reported stories which the public have unfortunately bought into, and it takes years for these lies to finally be uncovered.
It took almost a decade for the general public to wake up to the fake and pointless Wars that were fought in the name of “Overthrowing Terrorism”. And despite the majority of the public finally coming to terms with the lies told to us in the wake of 9/11, when new and improved “evil” is re-branded and relaunched; the very same people buy into similar falsities once more.
Today, all it takes is a news report of a few people (as long as they’re our nationality) being killed for everybody to forget the events of the last 13 years. A gang of fake Muslims behead somebody, shoot somebody, or blow themselves up and everybody’s back into war-mode; what a bunch of demented fuckers the public are. The mainstream media can’t even be bothered to stick to one name for these caricatured “bad-guys”, first it was I.S.I.S., then I.S.I.L., now it’s simply “Islamic State”. If our Government and News Corporations can’t even work out what to call them, if they can’t even accurately say who they are or where they came from, can we rely on their accuracy when it comes to bombing a Country? But no, we shouldn’t worry, because the last time the public went along with a Middle Eastern Invasion, the Military only killed those who were guilty, right?
From the Government‘s point of view, The Islamic State is a great construct. It isn’t a “Bin Laden” (a person with an identity who must be captured or killed) and it isn’t a “Saddam Hussein” (a Dictator who is control of an actual area of the World). I.S. are a bunch of masked evildoers who move from region to region, so once our Military start bombing or shelling innocent people, the Military or Intelligence Services don’t even have to tell us whether they’ve killed the “right” people. They’ll be like “you see those Middle Eastern people we’re killing on black and white shitty resolution screens; they’re definitely I.S.I.S… or I.S.I.L… or Islamic State… err… well, they were wearing black… errr… well, they were definitely Muslim.”
Give the West some fake-Muslims dressed up like The League Of Shadows and everybody begins to back the Government and Military in their sabre-rattling once more. I never knew the general public could be so stupid as to buy the mainstream media’s bias this quick after the last debacle of War. As long as our latest “enemy” is advertised as the personification of evil, I guess we should bomb everybody in the Middle East just to be sure.
This is an absurd situation indeed, I mean how can anybody even be certain that I.S. are even Muslim or even Middle Eastern? Somebody could go out there and kill someone in the name of “Allah” and the mainstream media would accept them as a devout Muslim without checking any facts. I mean someone could commit violence wearing a Chelsea shirt, and the media would blame Football Violence; but who really knows whether they were in reality a Chelsea Fan? You could dress up in any outfit and claim to be a member of anything just to set your opposition up. But oh no, set-ups never happen in war.
By extension, if an employee of Walmart were to rob someone, or an Amazon employee rapes someone, we don’t label the whole brand as thieves and criminals. And when someone like David Bieber (who was an ex-Marine from America) came to England and shot a couple of Police Officers, we didn’t act like all Americans were killers, nor did we class it as an Act Of War by The United States. When Timothy McVeigh bombed the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, the US Military didn’t order air strikes on New York (McVeigh’s birthplace) or demonize Christians or Catholics. But I guess when it’s a law-breaking person of colour, we act like it’s the whole demographic that’s to blame.
And if I.S. do believe in Islam, so what? That’s like saying the Ku Klux Klan was the definitive representation of Christianity or that the I.R.A. were representing all Catholics. If that wasn’t the case with those organisations; then why act like a faction made of alleged people from the Middle East represent all people of the Middle East? But I digress.
The foolish question always arises; “How then do you stop Islamic State?”. The answer; stay the fuck out of other people’s problems. The only reason Islamic State exists in the first place, is because we fucked the Middle East and killed Saddam Hussein. The only reason we killed Hussein was because of fake evidence after 9/11. The only reason 9/11 happened was because we’ve been systematically fucking with Muslim Countries and siding with their enemies. We could probably trace this back for centuries. If anything is to be learned, it’s that violence only begets more violence, and the real reason for any War is World Domination and the creation of Empires, and Empires don’t benefit anyone but the rich. We need to nip this warmongering in the bud.
It’s idiotic to think that the public call Tony Blair and George Bush War Criminals, and acknowledge the pointless slaughter of millions in Iraq and Afghanistan. And yet, the same public are so quick to go along with any new military action as though the last decade never happened. If this is how gullible the human race is; we all deserve to die.
A Sad State.