The massive war propaganda operation being run by the United States capitalist class and its imperialist allies’ news media operations against the heroic nation of North Korea continues unabated today. The capitalist press lying “coverage” of the North Korea story is so heavily self-censored that it is quite amazing even for those of us who have seen this type of operation many times before. Just Google “North Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike” and see how far a lie can go while the truth is just putting on its boots!
The full focus of the massive, internationally coordinated campaign of lies and slanders against the North Korean workers state is that the North Koreans have been made to be so “irrational” at the threat of new sanctions that the North Korean government has threatened to attack the US mainland with nuclear bombs – something that everyone who knows anything at all about the North Korean military knows is not even possible. North Korea does not, in fact, possess missiles capable of carrying nuclear bombs to the US mainland – or even Hawaii! Every military analyst on the planet knows this, but still the US capitalist press spreads this Goebbels-esque lie.
The fact is that, although they are justifiably angry that their nation is being “punished” by the US imperialists’ puppets and allies at the UN like a naughty child for the “crime” of attempting to defend its own borders, the principal source for the North Koreans’ anger is actually yet another vicious military provocation and imminent threat against North Korea – the massive joint US/South Korean military war “games” most charmingly and patronizingly named “Operation Foal Eagle”. The very existence of this weeks-long series of military exercises seemingly designed to provoke North Korea into an attack against US and South Korean military forces operating within 50 miles of its coastline has been almost completely expunged from the capitalist press. Hardly a word has been written about “Foal Eagle”, in which a huge armada of naval, air and land forces – including over 10,000 U.S. soldiers – and the entire South Korean military are engaged in “mock attacks” on North Korea, “exercises” in which US and South Korean Air Forces practice “fake” bombing runs aimed at key North Korean military and political targets. If the North Koreans had the capability of carrying out “war games” like this just outside Chesapeake Bay, the US would go FUCKING APESHIT! But it’s OK when the big, cowardly, bully US government threatens yet another tiny little country that dares to stand up to US imperialism! In fact, it’s so “OK” with the lying US capitalist press that they pretend it’s not even happening!
In yesterday’s newspapers, the main thrust of imperialist propaganda was the passage in the UN – with the criminal assistance of the fake-“communist” government of China – of a new regime of sanctions against North Korea, intended to tighten the noose around the throats of the working people of that long-suffering, tiny workers state. The United States government, unable to defeat North Korea militarily during the Korean War – in spite of unleashing massive chemical warfare and bombing campaigns against the civilian population – and unable to buy the leaders of North Korea outright, seeks to strangle this tiny country to death economically. North Korea – the 99th largest country in the world, a country of 120,000 square kilometers (roughly the size of Pennsylvania) is portrayed by the lying capitalist press as a crazed, nuclear-armed Goliath “threatening” the “peaceful” US – the 3rd largest country in the world, possessing a huge nuclear arsenal – with nuclear annihilation – for no reason at all besides the “fact” that the North Koreans are “deranged”. The astonishing ability of the world’s capitalist press to successfully spread this “big lie” campaign is testimony to the credulity and the poor education of the working class around the world, but particularly in the United States itself.
The US working class has been bludgeoned into a state of near-complete apathy by the constant lies of the politicians of the twin capitalist parties in the US, as well as the massive destruction of the standard of living of the workers since the latest collapse of US capitalism in 2008. Poorly educated and subject to constant nationalist propaganda proclaiming that the capitalist system of the US has produced the highest standard of living and most thriving democracy in the world when neither “fact” is even remotely close to the truth, the working class staggers blindly forward, convinced that “there’s nothing we can do” about a government that almost no one in the country actually supports. Only about 30% of the adults eligible to vote actually bother to do so, certain as they are that it doesn’t matter which party they vote for, they’ll be screwed either way. While this is certainly the truth as regards the twin political pillars of the US capitalist system, it does not absolve the US working class of the responsibility of taking matters into our own hands and changing the situation for the better. No one else can do it but us, the US working class – we are responsible for our own destinies. To sit around as if we – 300,000,000 of us in – potentially – the most powerful working class on the face of the planet – are helpless children at the mercy of the 500 capitalists – 500! – who own 50% of the nation’s wealth is to act, not like proud workers but as abject slaves, broken in spirit and sullenly slouching off to work every day like the good little debt-peons the capitalist class wants us to be!
Meanwhile, the workers of the world look at the US and wonder why such relatively privileged working people stand around like idiots doing nothing to stop “their own” government that goes around the world crushing tiny country after tiny country, murdering men, women and children from Afghanistan to Iraq, Libya to Mali, South America to the Philippines and threatening to erase Iran and North Korea from the face of the Earth for “daring” to stand up to the United States! Wake up, brothers and sisters! “Your” government is poised, right now as you read this to commit one of the most heinous war crimes in the history of the world: the nuclear annihilation of tiny North Korea! We have to stop this from happening! The North Korean workers have NEVER threatened and do not now threaten the working class of the United States in ANY WAY. But the continued existence of North Korea – a Stalinist workers state that overthrew capitalism in the 1950s and continues to defend their socialist country in defiance of the US capitalist class – ENRAGES the US capitalist class, which can’t bribe, steal or militarily smash this courageous little country unless they can somehow provoke North Korea into a desperate defensive attack on the US military juggernaut that is poised at this very hour to invade North Korea and crush that country into submission for the “crime” of trying to build socialism in one little country!
As you read this, the United States has 11,000 soldiers and complete land, sea and air forces conducting threatening military maneuvers – mock attacks – against North Korea! It is as if the Russians and Chinese were holding joint military exercises in Chesapeake Bay “practicing” bombing runs on Washington D.C.! THIS is what the North Koreans are pissed off about; THIS is why one of their military leaders went “off-message” and threatened to bomb the United States! It’s because the long-suffering North Koreans are sick and tired of being threatened with annihilation by the most powerful military power in the world – the United States! If the United States government truly believes that the North Koreans are “crazy enough” to attempt to attack the US with the handful of nukes they possess – which would mean risking the complete destruction of North Korea in a US nuclear counter-strike – WHY is the US capitalist class engaged in such provocative war moves right off the coast of North Korea? Are they trying to get the North Koreans to panic and attack the US forces, thus “justifying” a US counter-attack? Is this another secret war plan like the US plans to enter WWII only after provoking Japan to attack Pearl Harbor, or the phony pretext for the massive attack on Vietnam, the “Gulf of Tonkin incident”?
THE ANSWER IS: YES!! The US capitalist class wants revenge for the humiliating military defeat the North Koreans handed them in the Korean War. They want to wipe off the face of the Earth any government that dares to stand up to the US, from Cuba to Libya to Iraq to Vietnam to China to North Korea! They will murder as many people as they feel they “have to” in order to maintain the position of the US capitalist class as the dominant economic power in the world – a dominance which is ONLY made possible by the existence of the huge US war machine, as the US economy has been looted to the point where the US is by far the world’s greatest debtor nation – a beggar armed to the teeth and threatening to destroy the planet in order to keep that hideous gang of thieves – the US capitalist class – “on top” of the world!
The United States is a BROKE-ASS-BROKE, has-been capitalist country that manufactures nothing worth a damn except weapons with which to continually threaten their rival capitalists with. The standard of living for workers in the US – in case you haven’t noticed, brother and sister WAGE-SLAVES! – has been steadily declining since the 1960s. Last year real wages in the US declined – according to lying “official” figures – by 0.4%! Millions of US workers are unemployed; 1/5 of US children live “at or below” the poverty level; college graduates, saddled with massive debts, can’t find jobs; millions of workers are working part-time in jobs they are vastly overqualified for just desperately trying to make ends meet; millions of families have been thrown out of their homes and apartments as the lost their jobs during the last recession… and you are being told by the government that THIS IS THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS! Do you believe this?
And now, “your” sick government, a bought-and-paid-for, wholly owned subsidiary of the US capitalist class – which makes up less that 5% of the US population – wants YOU to sit there like stupid assholes while they smash the shit out of tiny North Korea, and then maybe move on to Iran and do the same thing, so that capitalist class can move their army just this/much closer to the border of China – the real target of US imperialism, against whom they wish to wage World War Three! Will you sit there pretending that there is “nothing you can do” like you did when the FBI murdered the women and children at Waco, Texas? Will you sit there like the stupid slaves they want you to be while they lie to crush millions of your fellow workers, like they did in Iraq and Afghanistan, Vietnam and El Salvador, Guatemala and the Philippines, Indonesia and Chile and Panama and Libya?
The Associated Press published an article on the North Korean situation yesterday that was probably 5,000 words long that did not even mention ONE TIME the fact that the US and South Korea are at this very minute holding very provocative war “games” using live ammunition and planes and submarines with very real bombs and missiles just off the coast of North Korea! They are “practicing” amphibious landings and live nuclear attacks using B-52 and Stealth bombers “pretending” to take runs at the capital of North Korea, Pyongyang, and then turning away at the last minute! Is it any wonder that the North Koreans are so goddamned pissed off?
This isn’t the first time that the US has carried out such naked military provocations against North Korea: they have been doing it every year since the signing of the “Armistice” between North and South Korea in 1953! If anything has been proven beyond a doubt by this, it is the fact that the US government is a deranged, warmongering country and the North Koreans are incredibly stable and capable of tolerating incredible pressure in such situations! How do they keep from defending themselves in these situations? What would the US do if China was holding such a military exercise in international waters 200 miles off the coast of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay, within minutes of striking distance from Washington D.C.??
China’s role in this international conspiracy of capitalist states to crush North Korea is especially disgusting. The Chinese Maoist bureaucracy is so far gone down the road to the restoration of capitalism in China that it is quite repulsive to behold. These scum, whose own fathers, mothers grandfathers and grandmothers fought like heroes to free China from the grip of landlordism and savage, racist exploitation at the hands of international capitalism are now selling out the millions of heroic Chinese workers who gave their lives in the Chinese Revolution – for cash. Chinese Stalinism/Maoism is in its death throes, having decided, like their counterparts in the USSR, that it’s better to just stuff their pockets with cash and loot the collectivised economy rather than defend the revolution. They are selling the graves of their ancestors for a few pieces of silver. The Chinese fake-“communist” government needs to be overthrown by the Chinese working class in a political revolution that defends socialism and kicks the capitalists out of China for ever!
The North Koreans fought heroically, side-by-side with their Chinese brothers and sisters during the Chinese Revolution. In fact, it is quite possible that there would never have BEEN a successful Chinese Revolution if not for the efforts of at least 100,000 Korean Communists who were forced to flee to China when the Japanese invaded Korea and hunted down the communist workers like dogs. The Korean worker-communists became the leading cadres of the Chinese Revolution in eastern Chinese cities and along the Korean-Chinese border. Thousands of Koreans gave their lives fighting on the side of the Chinese workers in a real internationalist effort to overthrow the Japanese imperialist yoke that attempted to drown the Chinese workers movement in blood. And now these disgusting nouveau-riche Chinese “communist party” scum repay the Korean workers by stabbing them in the back at the UN, voting to extend the sanctions regime pushed by blood-soaked US imperialism against the North Korean workers! The depravity of the leadership of the Chinese “Communist Party” apparently knows no bounds – greed has completely infected their minds to such an extent that they literally sell their erstwhile North Korean comrades to the capitalist hangmen for bags full of US dollars! Here’s hoping that the mighty Chinese working class gives these criminals in the Communist Party of China what they deserve: long prison sentences for betraying the Chinese working class and selling out the Revolution to world capitalism! For workers political revolution in China! Defend socialism and throw the foreign capitalists and their “communist party” puppets into the China Sea!
Workers of the World, Unite!