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It’s About Time

by Edward Curtin / April 28th, 2022

Isn’t it always?

With the start of World War III by the United States “declaring” war against Russia by its actions in Ukraine, we have entered a time when the end of time has become very possible.  I am speaking of nuclear annihilation.

I look down at my great-uncle’s gold Elgin pocket watch from the 19th century. 

His name was John Patrick Whalen, an Irish immigrant to the U.S. who fled England’s colonialist created famine in Ireland. 

It tells me it is 5:15 PM on April 21, 2022, a date that coincide with a history. 

No doubt John looked at his watch on this date in 1898 when the United States, after the USS Maine exploded from within in Havana harbor (a possible false flag attack), declared war on Spain in order to confiscate Spanish territories – Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines. 

One colonial power replaced another and then proceeded over the long decades to wage war and slaughter these island peoples.  Imperialism never dies.  It is timeless.

124 years go by in a flash and it’s still the same old story

In 1898 the yellow press screamed Spanish devils and today it screams Russian devils. 

Then and now the press called for war.  If the human race is still here in another 124 years, time and the corporate media will no doubt have told the same story – war and propaganda’s lies to an insouciant and ignorant population too hypnotized by propaganda to oppose them.

This despite the apocalyptic sense that permeates our lives because of demonic technology and its use to transform humans into machines who can’t think clearly enough to perceive reality and realize the threat posed by that quintessential technological invention – nuclear weapons.

This is not uplifting, but it’s true.  The nuclear weapons are primed and ready to fly. 

The U.S. insists on its first-strike right to launch them.  It openly declares it is seeking the overthrow of the Russian government. 

Russia says it will use nuclear weapons only if its existence is threatened, which has become increasingly so because of U.S. provocations over a long time period and its current expanding arming of Ukraine’s government and its neo-Nazi forces.

The Russian President Vladimir Putin and its Foreign Secretary Sergei Lavrov have just warned the U.S. that such involvement has made nuclear war a “serious” and “real” risk, in Lavrov’s words “we must not underestimate it,” which is a mild form of diplomatic speech.

Putin said that Russia has made all the preparations to respond if it senses a strategic threat to Russia and that response will be “instant, it will be quick.” 

The U.S. response is to shrug these statements off, just as it has done so for many years with Putin’s complaints about NATO forces moving up to its border.  Incredibly, Biden has said, “For God’s sake, this man (Putin) cannot remain in power.”

Despite endless media/intelligence anti-Russian propaganda – “a vast tapestry of lies,” to use Harold Pinter’s phrase – many fine writers have provided the historical details to confirm the truth that the U.S. has purposely provoked the Russian war in Ukraine by its actions there and throughout Eastern Europe, which the mainstream media avoid completely.

This U.S. aggressive history against Russia is part of a much larger history of imperial hubris extending back to the 19th century. 

I will therefore here follow Thoreau’s advice – “If you are acquainted with the principle, what do you care for a myriad instances and applications?” – since how many times do people need to hear lies such as “Iraq has weapons of mass destruction” in order to justify wars of aggression around the world. 

The historical facts are very clear, but facts and history don’t seem to matter to many people. (Or facts and history don’t happen at the same time span?)

Pinter again, in his Nobel Address, bluntly told the truth about the U.S.’s history of systematic and remorseless war crimes: “Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening. It didn’t matter. It was of no interest.”  Which is still the case.

So time is my focus, for the last days have arrived unless there occurs a radical awakening to the obvious truth that the U.S. government is pushing the world to the brink of disaster in full awareness of the consequences. 

Its actions are insane, yet insanity has become the norm.  Insane leaders and a catatonic, hypnotized public lead to disaster. (A tiny atomic bomb dropped somewhere can be the catalyst for several more powerful responses)

I write these words with an old fountain pen, a high school graduation gift, to somehow comfort and remind myself that when we were this close once before in October 1962, Kennedy and Khrushchev miraculously found a solution to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Can I find hope now, and that when my time is up and I join John Patrick in the other world, things will have changed for my children and grand-children.  It is admittedly the hope of a desperado.

The last few years of the Covid-19 propaganda have served to further distort people’s sense of time, a distortion years in the making through the introduction of digital technology with its accompanying numerical time clicks and its severing of our natural sense of time that is tied to the rising and falling of the tides and the turning of the days and seasons, a feeling that is being lost.

Such felt sense of time’s texture could be slow or faster, but it had limits.  We now live in a world without limits, which, as the ancient Greeks knew, demands payback.

For years before Covid 19, the sense of speed time was dominant, supported by the politically-introduced state of a constant emergency after September 11, 2001 with the urgency to hurry and keep up or one would fall behind.  

Keep up with what was never explained.  Hurry why? 

Fast and faster was the rule with constant busyness that served the very useful social function of leaving no time for thinking, which was the point, but it made many feel as though they were engaged. 

And constantly alert for “terrorists” to come knocking.  Thus the long wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, etc., all of which continue via various subterfuges.

Then, presto, all this frenzied time sense came to a stop with the 2020 lockdowns, when time got very slow, but not slow in the natural sense but an enforced slowness.  People were locked up. 

Not only was it stupefying but stultifying and an existential drag.  This went on for two years with the prisoners allowed short respites only to be rounded back up and locked down again.

Jabbed and jolted was the plan.  When will it ever end? Was the common cry, as despair and depression spread and scrambled minds led to suicides and mindless screen entertainment. 

This was planned education for a trans-human future in which the cell phone will be central to totalitarian control if people do not rebel.

Those behind the Covid-19 and war propaganda are fanatical technocrats who seek total control of the world’s population through digital technology. 

Now they have temporarily let the people out of one type of cell and dramatically sped up time with frantic war propaganda against Russia. 

The great English writer John Berger said it perfectly:

Every ruling minority needs to numb, and, if possible, to kill the time-sense of those whom it exploits. This is the authoritarian secret of all methods of imprisonment.

Everyone is now doing time while scrolling messages on the walls of their cell phones.  A twisted, convoluted, distorted, mechanical time in which it seems that there is no history and the future is an endless road of more of the same.

Some say we have all the time in the world.  I say no, that we have entered a new time, perhaps the end-time, when the world’s end is a very real possibility. 

Hypnotized people can agree to anything, even mass-suicide, unless they snap out of it. 

This can only happen with a return to slowness in the old sense, when people once felt time in their hearts, rhythms attuned to the rising and falling of nature’s reality. 

Time to think and contemplate the fate of the earth when nuclear war is contemplated.  Yes, “We must not underestimate it.”

It’s about time.

Isn’t it always?

#Palestine National Geographic’s 1947 map of Palestine, before European invading Zionists committed the gruesome and violent mass expulsion of 800,000 Palestinians (known as the Nakba),

The colonial powers encouraged Ben Gurion to proclaim the state of ‘Israel’ on the lands of Palestine they had ethnically cleansed.

Don’t be fooled by the nonsense that Zionist trolls throw at you here on social media; this is recorded and undisputed history.

Ignore them completely, they are just attempting to sow doubt, in order to try and justify the unjustifiable

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May be an image of 10 people and text that says 'KUFF TEAM YA TEA Israel's assault on Al-Aqsa was a violent attack by a heavily-armed occupying power, IOF, against the civilian population it oppresses daily, the Palestinians, as they were gathered to pray during their holiest month of the year.'
May be an image of 4 people and text that says 'Le rapport indique qu'au village palestinien de Saliha, IMEU "1 La 7ème brigade a exécuté entre 60 et 80 habitants en utilisant une méthode déjà utilisée de nombreuses fois pendant la guerre: en concentrant les résidents dans un immeuble du village et en faisant exploser la structure avec les gens dedans. Source: Haaretz'

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