I read some takes on this from Chinese ppl to get their perspective, and I’ve come to agree with it. Some points:
There’s also the issue of not letting the nazis take undefended territory. Western pacifism has somehow brainwashed people into thinking that it would’ve been more ethical for the USSR to cede all these territories to the nazis in order to keep the “moral highground”, and not be called an aggressor. Years of the nazi’s scorched earth policy in eastern europe show how wrong that is.
This is a big problem especially in the US, where anarchists will do the FBI’s job for them and believe any accusation, no matter how unsubstantiated, and use it as ammunition against every other group. Very effective way to wreck solidarity and divide and conquer.
Of course some claims are true, and some aren’t, but they need to be investigated and questioned. Most times when you ask for evidence, it never gets beyond “this 3rd party I know said they were bad”. We know the CIA uses these tricks against black separatists, communists, hell even pacifists like MLK, and any group they don’t like, so we have to stay vigilant.
Galeano, in the introduction to his Open veins of latin america, states that the only reason south america isn’t as densely populated as Europe, is intentional underdevelopment, and colonialism. The European powers intentionally depopulated the indigenous of many of these countries by turning their economies into mono-crop / mono-mineral mercantile export ones from the 1500s onward.
I’m sure someone has tried to figure out earth’s carrying capacity, but we’re not even remotely close to it. There isn’t even any vital resource whose production doesn’t scale with population growth.
The fear-mongering about population growth is really only coming from euro-amerikkkan capitalists and white supremacists like Bill gates, who are mirroring their 1800s counterparts with population control attempts in places like Africa. Bill Gates openly says he’s trying to stop “population increase in places we don’t want it”, showing his fear of the growth of potentially threatening non-white populations.
lol I love the zapruder theory, and is probably true considering how long its lasted.
But really tho, the US is not a monarchy, its a capitalist dictatorship… I don’t think there’s ever been a case where a US president has successfully gone against their capitalist masters and gotten away with it. The only possible time I can think of, was the new deal, where FDR had to campaign to convince capitalists to fund all the new deal programs.
Even the problems today in Ukraine are because of him… maidan began on his watch. Things would have been fine with the status quo but amerikkka couldn’t help itself.
He even came clean in an interview that the US was responsible for the coup. He’s responsible for funding all that nazi terrorist incursions into the donbass.
This article is a great intro to the ideology of pacifism.
That’s the line the US is selling, that China and Chinese companies like Huawei are “spying on the world”. As usual it’s the US projecting their own strategies and nefarious behavior on their enemies.
The US’s prism program, the crypto AG revelations, hell the US spying on Angela Merkle’s phone all got revealed more than a decade ago. The US in its imperial arrogance, doesn’t hesitate even to spy on its allies.
Do you have any proof China is doing the same?
That, and westerners are so deeply pessimistic about humanity and the future, that they think that because their governments are run by greedy assholes, that’s it’s a universal trait.
IE the “it’s human nature to be evil” argument. No, it’s just your bourgeios / capitalist dictatorships only that incentivize and reward selfishness.
Some on that: