Over the last few months alternative news websites have been full of articles by some seemingly very well-informed people, explaining Iran‘s military strength; and how the US and Israel would be biting off more than they could chew should they instigate a coordinated strike against Iran.
I can make no comment on Iran’s armaments and how they would fare during conflict, or regarding the US and Israels, knowing little about this aspect; my interest lies in people.
What has intrigued me more is the ongoing people response to the possibility of yet another conflict within the Middle East.
We seem to have reached a point in society ; where a large majority of people appear to be incapable of making any form of rational assessment ; or to display the capacity to analyse anything at all that really matters. It is fascinating ; but more importantly it’s extremely dangerous; as these same people often prove they are capable of joined up thinking; but seemingly only within other, more superficial spheres of society and life.
Everyone now understands that the US/UK governments were complicit in implementing intentional regime change in Iraq; drawing on wholly untruthful conclusions to establish and then maintain control. There are many differing opinions about why; but the important aspect is that they succeeded in bringing about the regime change they were seeking; whilst incurring a huge cost to innocent human life.
People did not have to pursue Alternative News websites to find the facts, therefore the reasoning that the majority of people were just not aware is unrealistic.
It does not take a leap of faith to understand that the same sequence of steps are now being implemented to bring about intentional regime change in Iran. The latest is the condemnatory response of the International Atomic Energy Agency requiring Iran to prove a negative; exactly as they did in the run up to the Iraq invasion.
Even though a strike against Iran could catapult the West into yet another conflict, this time with the capacity to lead into a nuclear exchange of such proportions that the loss of life would be incomprehensible; somehow many people still remain disconnected from logic.
Why is this? How could we once again reach the stage where a large majority arrive at the same point we have visited before; where we accept ideas and solutions with very little evidence, perhaps with no real evidence at all; and are even being presented with solid evidence in direct conflict with the evidence?
Simple logic denotes that even if Iran were able to develop a nuclear weapon, the risk of any nuclear conflict would be far less likely; than by Israel and the US instigating a military strike against Iran now with all its possible implications.
Explanations for the behavioural patterns of the large majority of people unable to comprehend this present sword of Damocles range from simple gullibility; a lust for war; and to the vacuum created by modern mans loss of religious faith.
I’m not sure I accept any of these explanations; they just don’t seem to coalesce, given that the majority of people apply logic and reason on an everyday basis just to survive our modern world.
Could it be that although almost all people are capable of recognising a scam; and that they are fully aware there has been a scam ; they can only recognise scams in a purely external sense and not internally?
If this is so, it is a terrible affliction as the people are in the process of being scammed twice in the same way; because although they accept that Iraq was a scam, they have not accepted that there was a scammer (multiple governments) and that it was actually they who were the victim of the scam.
The Iraq war was highly contentious and a lot of people invested a great deal in the position that the invasion was entirely justifiable.
This is a major barrier in accepting they were wrong about Iraq, and the minority they fought tooth and nail against were actually right. In order to save face, the acceptance of the scam is externalised. It is accepted it was a scam, but it is almost as if the scam inexplicably materialised from nowhere; that it just happened that way.
There is no acceptance of being wrong, there is no acceptance of any personal responsibility for supporting the innocent loss of life, there is no process of self-analysis (because they haven’t accepted they were scammed and made to look a fucking idiot by their governments), so there is no adjustment to; and improvement to their ‘armour’.
Now the same faces are presenting the same manipulations, using the same verbiage, hook-lines, cheap emotive innuendo and hyperbole; and because the holes in the armour have not been addressed, the same people are falling for the same manipulations again. People are saying ‘Ok Iraq was a scam but I really believe Iran is making nuclear weapons’ but when you dig just a little below the surface, you find the reasoning behind this conclusion has actually less weight than the Iraq-WMD reasoning.
The ego, will not allow them to accept, that the Left-hippies-liberalists-unpatriotics (pick your own) were right; and that their beloved leaders and the psychotic philosophy of what is ‘right‘ to protect ourselves were wrong ; nothing more than a sleight of hand which yanked at certain emotional levers and cynically manipulated inherent racism.
In short, their heroes ensured they looked like and behaved like depraved idiots. These people still cannot face the truth, as truth undermines not only their stability and security on a personal level; it prevents them from recognising the real nature behind the scam; and the horrendous implications of a strike against Iran.
How people can be prevented from continuing to run with scissors instead of taking that step I have no idea. I wish I did.
“Go away; I’m busy looking for the Truth”