Rare indeed, when an elected “official” tells the truth and speaks with common sense:
“The North Korean regime witnessed the regime change wars the U.S. led in Libya and Iraq and what we’re now doing in Syria, and fear they will become like Gadhafi who, after giving up his nuclear weapons program, was deposed by the United States.
As long as the U.S. is waging regime change wars, we are far less likely to reach a diplomatic solution in North Korea because they have no reason to believe our promises. In fact, we are far more likely to see nuclear proliferation by countries like North Korea who see nuclear weapons as their only deterrent against regime change.”
Serious diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula will require an end to our regime change war in Syria and a public statement that the U.S. will not engage in regime change wars and nation-building overseas, including in Iran and North Korea. We should focus our limited resources on rebuilding our own country and seriously commit ourselves to de-escalating this dangerous stand-off with North Korea and negotiate a peaceful diplomatic solution.” Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sadly, or maybe more predictably, when a government consistently lies to its citizens, with a media that re-enforces those lies every day, hearing a bit of the truth can be jarring for some and quite unbelievable for most. Those who might have an inquisitive mind and a high intolerance for media meadow muffins published on the front page of American newspapers and mainstream media websites each day, have learned to ignore these wastelands – though seeking the truth requires sometimes painstaking methods for the modern day citizen – chiefly, making an effort.
But when we have an elected representative actually telling us the truth, it’s something to take notice of. Of course, you won’t find Ms. Gabbard’s statement highlighted (or even reported) on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, the NY Times, Washington Post and other mainstay media outlets. Instead, we are subjected to the continued insanity of Russiaphobia and the mainstream media’s desire to stir up the asbestos on debunked and simply untrue Russian hysteria. Perfectly understandable when you have forces at work to dumb down citizens where questioning the prevalent daily horseshit is considered an act of supreme disobedience.
After all, they don’t want you to know the truth…about anything.
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