“Every empire, however, tells itself and the world that it is unlike all other empires, that its mission is not to plunder and control but to educate and liberate”
-Edward W. Said.
Perusing the daily headlines has become something akin to reading a prologue to global conflict penned by madmen. Everyday there is some grand new Russian plan to overrun Ukraine, take control of Syria or conduct programs of genocide. It seems that every western reporter has uncovered a conspiracy of their own that firmly pins the blame for the world’s troubles on Putin or the Russian people, the only problem being that all of their sources are ‘anonymous‘ and their stories cannot be confirmed. These constant and often contradictory reports fill social media streams and TV screens and have become the basis for buzzwords such as ‘Russian aggression’ and ‘western values’, of which a politician need only utter to convince…
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