Though it can sometimes expose us to ridicule – worse still to the charge of being ‘reactionary’ or ‘racist’ – it’s important no less that we try and speed a greater awareness regards geopolitics and the reality of how imperialism operates. We will not always get it right. Thanks, no matter, to The Pensive Quill for affording a platform were such can be attempted.
‘Human rights’ have now become an instrument of imperialist warfare, as crazy as that might sound. The agenda is manipulated on two fronts through the employ of Islamist jihadis — these having been integrated by the Western intelligence apparatus to divide target nations and in turn to usurp their resources.
On the one hand and in the first guise – that of which ‘Jihadi John’ was a notable caricature – they provide a pretext for military intervention to quash their supposed threat. On the other and in a different guise they provide a different pretext, one useful to target ‘human rights abusers’ who respond or are seen to respond to their provocations; a la Milosevic, Qaddafi and Assad. This is the grisly genius of ‘humanitarian war’.
With the routing of the ISIS and Peshmerga mercenaries in Iraq and Syria, the imperialist is getting nervous. The inability to finish off Yemen only compounds matters further. He has no intention, however, of quitting his heinous game — knowing no other way than death and destruction as his empire threatens to unravel. The Middle East on fire, Far Asia is now in his sights.
To speak candidly on all of this is to put yourself on a ledge to be stoned by the ultra-liberal ‘PC’ Left, who have been wholly absorbed by identity politics and the cultivation of image requirement introduced us by modern propaganda methods. The ultimate purpose here is to deflect us away from the concrete setting in which events take shape. That is the sad reality of where we are at.
While it may not be their intention, their browbeating serves to subdue thinking that is ‘outside the box’ — leaving people too afraid to voice their opinion for fear of being cast in the wrong light. Perhaps this is the real aim, even if those concerned don’t partake in this action consciously. In this respect, petty bourgeois leftists are as much an obstacle as the bankers — perhaps, indeed, they are even more so.
In their self-righteous assuredness, they inhibit (by their attacks on any narrative from outside their neat little boxes) the pressing requirement that we advance a greater understanding among ordinary people as to how the world really works, this that we might from there set out toward improving the lives of working people – and with them the poor – at a structural level. Fail to countenance the structure at core and we can change very little in regards where it counts.
My aim was towards this intent and not to determine the ins-and-outs of the crisis in Rakhine — who done what to whom; who is right or wrong; who is more worthy of our support or condemnation. My interest is not to dismiss such issues, which are worthy in their own regard, but to look beyond in search of solutions that the ills of our imperiled world might be found. As socialists and anti-imperialists, it is this in the end that we seek.
Rape, torture and murder are in no way acceptable and there is no suggestion otherwise. That said it's noteworthy that, rather than present proof that Suu Kyi is responsible for what she stands accused of or to admit in any way that the Buddhists – or even the Burmese state itself – might themselves have a different story worth considering, the do-gooder liberal class resort instead to a familiar type: smear and shout down anyone who dares to step outside their narrative.
But that differing versions of events should be considered does not mean we support or deny a particular narrative either way – except of course in the minds of fanatical internet warriors who treat discussion as though a contest of intellect. We consider these things not to win or to ‘do down’ the other but to try and establish a more complete picture for the benefit of all.
As argued in the piece, we must examine events as we meet and find them in their core ideological setting. In the instance of Myanmar, the US ‘Asia Pivot’ and its immediate rival – the Chinese ‘One Belt One Road’ – is the context to which we must look. The Zionist ‘War On Terror’ and the tactics it utilises is also important to our understanding.
There are those, no doubt, for whom the idea intelligence agencies would manipulate events to the point of their generation is well-beyond fanciful. The historical record, in spite of them, clearly tells us otherwise — not least in regard to the most recent history of the Middle East. The directing of jihadi terrorist groups to serve ulterior strategies is well-established and, like the collusion war in Ireland, is not mere 'conspiracy theory' as some would seek to tar it.
Returning to the Asia Pivot, the campaign to isolate Aung San Suu Kyi is for travelling in the wrong direction and has no relationship, beyond that, with the crisis in Rakhine State — a crisis which, of course, is very real for its many victims. None of that is to say that there aren’t issues with the Burmese military but that the situation is much more complex than what we are being presented.
We are presented a packaged version of the Myanmar story that ignores objectivity and with it the narrative of Rakhine’s Buddhist community. Here, only the Rohingya are victims as the ‘Rogingya genocide’ is the narrative which suits the requirements of the imperialist grand design.
In this regard, similar to the Libyan and Syrian instances (also no doubt 'conspiracy theories' in the minds of the liberal left), the Rohingya genocide story is intended to manipulate the vast majority here in the West, who have next-to-no understanding of both the history and the geopolitical context of Myanmar, the Bay of Bengal or the Silk Road old and new. In and through our state of ignorance, the Zionist ‘War Of Terror’ marches on.
Not to be terse but perhaps we’ll be content when our naivety helps deliver a ‘Balkanisation’ of Myanmar, with an Al Qaeda-run Kosovo-style ‘independent’ Rakhine – subject of course to Washington – in turn to be used as a base to push the Zionist false flag Salvador Option deeper and deeper into Asia.
In the final analysis, if we don’t deal with imperialism – regardless its hue – then in truth we cannot effect the changes we require as a global society and community. This is as much a necessity for the Rohingya as it is for all others. If we don’t understand imperialism and the tactics it uses in pursuit of its objects then how could we ever hope to deal with it, as we must?
Regardless of them who smear and undermine, often for their own sly motives, thanks to those who took the time to countenance what was actually written — not how they’d prefer it to be read. Articles as these are extremely tricky, to say the least, made all the more so in the knowledge there are always those lying in wait for the opportune moment to strike. The issues we face, though, are much too important that they and their methods be allowed to intimidate.
‘We have nothing to lose but our chains...’