There is a frank convergence of histories of both nations: dispossession of native populations and a penchant for genocide.
“Labeling victims of dispossession as the aggressors and vice versa is an unchallenged narrative in the servile Western press.”
Donald Trump “handed” Jerusalem to Israel as though it were a piece of his personal real estate at Mar-a-Lago. He then appointed an Israel Firster, David Friedman as America’s Ambassador to Israel most likely to advance and protect Zionist Israel’s interests rather than those of the US. Trump topped off his generosity with “gifting” occupied Golan Heights to apartheid Israel, with total contempt for international resolutions on the illegality of annexing occupied lands.
Biden is on his way to eclipsing Trump’s Israel First ritual by brazenly calling himself a Zionist, unwittingly making him the world’s most powerful Zionist and by precedence, its foremost puppet. No American president can realistically escape his Zionist puppet role and duties, given the established chain of command regarding Middle East policy. In choosing to identify himself ideologically with an apartheid regime and making no attempt to appease his Black constituents — whose votes contributed much more significantly to his election victory than his Jewish voters, by symbolically identifying himself as one of them, Biden instead fell into a Freudian straitjacket of Anglo-Zio White Supremacy.
But so long as Biden obediently discharges his duties assigned to him by pro-Israel lobby groups and Israel itself, he would doubtlessly regard his puppet functions as a badge of honor. During the recent Palestinian protests, Rep Rashida Tlaib (Democrat, MI, 13th District) took Biden to task by pointedly telling him he was following orders from Israel. Biden responded with a reassuring message of offering his prayers for her family in the occupied West Bank, as Congress was preparing a whopping $700 million aid for additional arms to Israel, naturally, for their self-defense.
“Biden would doubtlessly regard his puppet functions as a badge of honor.”
American presidents have yet to summon the pluck to define the limits of their obsequiousness and fealty to the Zionist apartheid state. Each president will invariably outfawn his predecessor to America’s largest welfare recipient, which largess Obama had extended for ten years. There is a frank convergence of histories of both nations: dispossession of native populations and a penchant for genocide. Any differences may be purely coincidental and only in matters of degree and style.
The unwavering commitment to a racist country, Israel, is reminiscent of America extending moral support to South Africa’s apartheid regime when Ronald Regan would block countless UN resolutions aimed at isolating the ruling White Afrikaans. Israel was advising apartheid South Africa on how to deal with “terrorists” like Mandela and his African National Congress. Nuclear technology collaboration between the two apartheid states was an open secret. No sooner had Black South Africans grabbed political power than the West ensured that the apartheid nuclear program was dismantled. After all, who in their right minds would want to see a Black African nuclear power? The beginnings of nuclear apartheid were put in place, as Iran was to find out much later.
Israel and the US also share a tradition of massaging their histories by presenting imaginary redeeming qualities in their countries’ past: the evolution of a fake democratic creed, bogus reverence for human rights, qualities that are selectively applied with barefaced abuses at home and abroad. Ancestors of the Jewish state have for millennia been known as “the chosen people.” Jewish superiority over their goyim others, is divinely ordained, sacrosanct. America’s self-styled exceptionalism continues to be touted. With roots in Manifest Destiny, an imagined mission of “helping a wider world.” Before that, in 1630, John Winthrop had coined the phrase “City upon a hill”which was purportedly a “Model of Christian Charity”, benefits of which presumably failed to trickle down to Native Americans who were being systematically murdered, evicted from their lands and corralled into reservations where alcoholism and gambling remain rampant to this day.
An unwritten yardstick for electability to the nation’s highest office is subservience to a foreign country, Israel, that has consistently worked against America’s interests in the Middle East. Although Israel could be mistaken for America’s 51st state, the country has no desire to join the Union. That would defy logic when no other state in the union enjoys Israel’s unprecedented pecuniary benefits extracted from gullible taxpayers, unparalleled impunity no matter the crimes the country commits in one of the most brutal occupations in modern history, matching America’s own brutal occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and, unbeknownst to most Americans — the silent, incremental American military occupation of Trump’s “shithole” continent, Africa. Silent, because the majority of citizens of African countries hosting American military personnel and bases are in the dark about such a presence on their soil. That is, until American fatalities are revealed from skirmishes with dissident groups, as happened in Kenya, Somalia and Niger.
Modern Representations of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave
Given the massively lopsided press coverage of Palestinian suffering in American and the West European press, America’s Fourth Estate have assumed the functions of Plato’s mythical puppeteers in his classic Allegory of the Cave. The modern version of the Allegory comes with a cast of millions of contemporary cave dwellers chained inside and forced to accept the shadows cast on the wall in front of them as indisputable reality. American presidents are positioned as puppets between the source of light (flames in Plato’s Allegory) and the wall onto which the shadows are cast as depicting an unquestionable reality for the cave dwellers.
The handful of captives that escape to the outside and who then perceive a different reality face a daunting challenge when returning to the cave to enlighten their fellow cave prisoners of a more credible reality they perceived outside. Their efforts to alter the fabricated reality cast on the wall is met with hostility, even forbidden. To juxtapose Plato’s Allegory on the current Palestinian situation for those who enjoyed a brief respite from their cave woes by escaping to the outside, they return inside only to become effectively silenced, their “subversive” ideas criminalized, using the powerful anti-Semitic victimhood card as a silencing tool and threatened with losing their jobs as some have done should they persist in advocating and sharing alternative realities. In this scenario, as the Fourth Estate plays puppeteer, American presidential puppets insert themselves between the source of light on the back and the cave dwellers in front of them, leading a chorus pleading acceptance of shadows as depicting an immutable reality for their followers. Biden, as have his predecessors, discharge their sycophancy with distinction during electioneering and follow through during their presidential terms with matching excellence. The puppeteer must be obeyed. In today’s world, the cave dwellers are presented with the digitalized fabrication of realities. They continually carry their phones with them not to unfix their hooked gaze from the shadows thrown at them, wherever they may be.
The Interlude: Obama’s Puny Domestic War on Systemic Racism
To top that off, Israel is rewarded with — and empowered by, America’s tax dollars totaling several billions of dollars ($3+ in military aid and several billions in add-ons), making it the largest welfare beneficiary of hard-earned money by American taxpayers. It is particularly distressing for Obama, elected between two leading presidential bigots, George W. Bush and Trump, to place himself at the forefront of unconditional support for an apartheid state, while his own people at home remain the most disenfranchised, most incarcerated, the most economically disadvantaged group and have suffered the most acts of racist police brutality, besides enduring apartheid-like treatment themselves.
Obama’s subservience to Israel together with its boundless benefits lends an unwitting air of Affirmative Action to this practice of extreme benefactor servility to their beneficiary. He engaged in the very practices abroad that he should eschew at home as they visited on his own people and at cumulative rates, his unjustified Nobel Prize for Peace notwithstanding. Indeed, Obama’s tenure did little to mitigate endemic White racism — well and truly entrenched when he took office. His most conspicuous contribution in that regard was to invite a White cop, Sergeant Crowley (who had arrested Harvard African American professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. as he was about to enter his own house) to the White House for a beer along with Gates. Earlier, Obama said Crowley had “acted stupidly” in arresting Gates, a statement he later retracted. Obama’s appeasement of Crowley was a subliminal Uncle Tom response of presidential magnitude on full view.
Obama’s forgettable timid response to the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida in 2012, by “stand-your-ground” and former neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman: “You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” Presidential toiling over the obvious handing yet another pass to systemic bigotry. Those 35 years have clearly witnessed little change despite his campaign slogan of “Change We Can Believe in” “Hope” and “Yes We Can.”
Joe Biden along with Britain and other Western European countries repeat the ritualistic mantra of Israel’s right to self-defense ad nauseam following the home-made rocket attacks from Gaza, the world’s largest open-air prison. That the Palestinian intifada and rocket attacks were in response to the eviction of Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem was being carefully and surgically excised from the American and European press narratives as the precipitating event for the Palestinian protests and the Hamas rocket barrages. Acknowledging that fact would naturally forestall another well-worn buzzword of labeling Palestinians as “terrorists.”
Labeling victims of dispossession as the aggressors and vice versa is an unchallenged narrative in the servile Western press, driven by guilt for German crimes during WWII along with Jewish power and control over much of the 4th estate of the US and Western Europe, a fact that makes the Zionists reach for the anti-Semitism card in response to the leanest criticism of the apartheid state. None of the servile countries themselves criminalize criticism of their own societies, but Israel is accorded special treatment fitting only for a chosen tribe. An extension of this twisted logic of self-defense should easily qualify two of the post-WWII’s leading mass murderers and war criminals, George W. Bush and Tony Blair, as acting in self-defense by invading Iraq and dispatching over one million Iraqis to their deaths.
The vast majority of modern-day American cave dwellers are too disconnected from reality, too conditioned to even contemplate launching a campaign of resistance to Zionist control of important tools of governance. Which leaves the question of appropriating America’s sovereignty and an equitable distribution of state power and resources in states of permanent abeyance. And so, the theater of cruelty continues, as does the enduring suffering of those unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end of America’s wrath.
Kweli Nzito, Ph.D. is a retired scientist living in the Philippines.
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