Shakespeare on Europe’s Shameful Slavery to the Empire

... you are all recreants and dastards, and delight to live in slavery to the nobility “I thought ye would never have given out these arms till you had recovered your ancient freedom: but you are all recreants and dastards, and delight to live in slavery to the nobility”

(King Henry VI part 2, act 4, sc. 8)

Comments. The Obama administration has already declared war on Syria, even if it isn’t “official” yet. The facts are, the U.S. now recognizes a group of Syrian exiles to be the official government of Syria; the U.S. is providing direct support for rebels attacking the government; the U.S. has coordinated with NATO to place advanced missile systems and U.S. troops on Syria’s border with Turkey. If any other country made similar moves toward the U.S., there would be no question that war had been declared. Obama has assembled a Bush-style international “coalition of the willing” of nations to topple the Syrian government; 130 countries have put their names on paper in support of toppling the Assad government. Of which the greatest majority would even sign off to a statement from the Pentagon that the earth is flat. They get aids of sort, most of which go to a few western-schooled local parasites.
Like Bush, Obama has crafted a false motive for war. Obama has stolen Bush’s “weapons of mass destruction” but substituted “the use of chemical weapons” as a bogeyman worthy of military intervention.
But Europe’s increased lust for blood is a relatively new phenomenon; the European even feeble divisions regarding the Iraq war and the Libyan invasion have vanished. Now even Germany aims to directly join the war efforts, intending to send missiles and troops to the Turkish border as well.
An interesting historical twist. The “leaders” of Europe, let alone some client states of the Middle East delight lo live in slavery to the empire and to be the lapdogs of the “Petrochemical-Pharmaceutical-Military-Industrial-Transnational-Corporate-Fascist-Elite-Sons of Bitches” as Gatewood Galbraith used to say. Needless to add, the corporate media is all aglow for the opportunity of praising yet another criminal adventure, worthy of a Nuremberg trial. The bones of Charles DeGaulle must be turning in his grave.

Tips for Use.  Apply to people who “delight to live in slavery (not) to the nobility” but to those from whom, like leeches in human form, hope to gain from war and plunder, without any fear of damage to their own ass.

In the Play.  The rabble roused by Cade listens to the message of Clifford, who quenches their revolutionary zeal by promising opportunity for pillage in France (as well as hinting to an imaginary invasion of London by the French).

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