Yes, a very uncomfortable topic to discuss, although of profound importance. I keep the following excerpt of a socio-political blog story and the link to the full version with me for quite some time now. And every day I feel a kinda urge to finally reblog it on Thar She Blows! But seeing it might be a bit – or a lot of – a controversial topic, and being a coward who doesn’t want to lose any friends and readers over this, I shyed away from publishing this one. But today is Sunday, I hope you’re all in a fairly mellow mood, just as I am, and can maybe stomach this onslaught on your deepest set of believes. So … okay, let’s get to it:
If you are reading political blogs you’ve probably heard about A Bird’s Eye View of the Vineyard, and its blogger commonly known as the Saker. Maybe you’ve even subscribed to his blog, maybe you’re planning to assassinate that guy. Fact is, Saker’s blog has stirrred up quite some shit since its beginnings and even brought up some branches in other countries as well. Those are localized blogs by Saker’s fanbois. He’s also often invited to attend other podcasts and shows. So we’re not talking about a crazy loner shouting into empty rooms but a kinda pop phenomenon on the international blogging scene.
So with that knowledge dispersed onto you, dear readers, let’s get right into an article in Saker’s blog I found immensely interesting and that spoke to me on a personal level. Here’s the opener:
He starts with a quite longwinded explanation of how the Germans in 1933-1945 weren’t more evil than people of other nations. Yes, it sounds bad when I put it in such short words, but his explanation is a bit too academic for my simple taste. Anyway, if you keep on reading the Saker will make some strong points about where America is going wrong on its current course. And hey, it’s easy to dismiss him as a Russian agent; after all he was born in the USSR (BS, he was born in Switzerland, his grandparents were white emegrés), and he studied in the US), but is a US citizen and worked with the CIA (BS again, he worked for the UN, and Red Cross as military analyst). But because of his political views he can’t find a job in America anymore and resorted to full-time blogging afaik.
As I said, I don’t wanna disturb anyone’s Sunday peace and I don’t wanna stir the shit and … ugh, you know I’m a romantic lefty wannabe revolutionary, no need to hide it. Let’s be fair and straightforward here: I want you all to read the Saker’s article, if possible with an open mind, and form an opinion about it.
I – and approximately 50.000 of Saker’s readers – think he makes some very strong and valid arguments in this article. I too think the USA’s self-imposed image of the world-leading nation should be ended, and the American empire should end as well.
If you want you’re more than welcome to comment here and shout at Orca or cuddle her to death. None of us is in any position to change the current political landscape, so all you or Orca will say is basically pointless, since there will be no consequences. So let’s just have an open and friendly discussion, ok?
Awaiting your expert analysis, yours truly