This action is getting tired. Really tired. As in, aren't you tired of seeing the same perception management played out over and over? We have seen statues pulled down quite regularly and it is always presented as some kind of iconic action. Iconic as in meaningful.
Always time for a definition...........
1. Of, relating to, or having the character of an icon.
2. Having a conventional formulaic style. Used of certain memorial statues and busts.
An icon is an enduring/relevant symbol promoted as significant for some arbitrary or inane reason. Most often an icon is used to reinforce the cult-ure of a society, as set out by the elite classes. So pulling down some random statue that has or is promoted as representative of some ideal can be construed as an iconic action. On the other hand the iconic pulling down of statue for perception management has a very conventional and formulaic feel and style. Hence, my yawn.
Ever notice we get the same stuff of perception management repeatedly?
Iraqis, pulling down a statue
Syrians- Pulling down statue?
|Syrians? Perhaps some Saudis, Tunisians, Libyans, Chechens, Americans, Brits but Syrians?|
Well there might have been a few standing around
Ukraine- Pulling down statue-2013
|Perhaps he is Polish?|
During the ‘rose’ revolution in Georgia (European/Russian) there were iconic photos taken of an iconic statue being iconicly destroyed. It’s all so dam iconic! At least that is what you are supposed to think?
Reality, always getting in the way of delusion, tells us these made for video/mass media events played over repeatedly like reruns on the idiot box are staged psyops.
Recall I mentioned last week that this ‘protest’ in Ukraine feels like another yet to be named colour revolution.
Apparently I wasn’t the only one getting a sense of deja vu
William Engdhal: EU’s bid for Ukraine is really Washington acting through ‘cat’s paw of Brussels’
|and more freshly unpacked EU flags- creases still evident|
RT: Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich is now facing many protesters saying they want him to sign that deal with the EU. He says that will come with economic damage for the country. What are his choices now?
William Engdhal: First of all I think it’s quite right about the economic damage with the special association with the European Union. This was a Washington agenda and has been for more than six years. The EU is simply acting as a proxy for Washington to essentially strip Ukraine from Russia and weaken and isolate Russia even more. So the geopolitical stakes are huge in this.
The Ukrainian police made a colossal blunder, the same as Milosevic made back in Yugoslavia, and the same blunder that Bashar Assad made at the onset of the protests in Syria – and that is to react with state violence, because that is exactly what the opposition was hoping and praying for: that they would lose their cool and give a red flag for the protesters to come out on mass. And that’s precisely what has happened.
RT: Surely, isn’t there a genuine belief that the EU is better for Ukrainians? Otherwise we wouldn’t see hundreds of thousands of them protesting right now.
WE: There’s a genuine belief in many children in Santa Claus, but that doesn’t mean Santa Claus exists.
Quite seriously, the protesters… people get on the streets out of emotion, not out of reasoned logic in most cases. In Tahir Square in Egypt the emotion was freedom, democracy –and that was manipulated by the backers of the Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi, et all, to bring the Brotherhood into power and discard the legitimate student democratic protests.
I suspect that the same networks that created the Orange Revolution back in 2003/04 and that is the National Endowment for Democracy, Freedom House, various front organizations of the US State Department are quite active in this protest and are trying to steer it and build it in a very professional guided way. Another kind of color revolution if you will, mark two for Ukraine.
Hopefully the government starts responding a little bit more intelligently. The head of the national police has apologized for the excessive use of force and violence, but it’s going to take much more than that.
RT: And what do you make of the fact that European MPs have been seen talking to opposition members here actually in Kiev? Is that in effect may be them stirring up trouble and perhaps even an attack on the country’s sovereignty? Should they actually be doing that right now?
WE: No, the speaker of the Lithuanian parliament among others and she made a blatant intervention in the internal affairs of a sovereign state, Ukraine, several days ago, hailing European Union membership for Ukraine etc. So this is major push by the West, by NATO essentially, to create chaos in Ukraine and weaken the ties with Russia.
RT: Where does that put EU-Russia ties now because they are very important trading partners and they’ve got a lot to lose here, haven’t they?
WE: Well they do, and I go back to my initial statement, this is not about the EU as EU, this is Washington acting through the cat’s paw of the European Union, trough political networks in Brussels and so forth. And Cameron and Hollande’s government in France; Merkel to a limited extent because the Germans are much more sensitive about good relations with Moscow.
But this is a geopolitical agenda, it’s much bigger than Ukraine, it’s much bigger than tens or hundreds of thousands of protesters on the street.
European MP's right in the Ukraine. In Kiev. I have also read that there are many Polish persons taking part in these protests. Why?
I think sober heads have to prevail in this situation and rationally discuss what’s at stake. If there was police violence, they should be punished for it. The population should realize Ukraine has a huge problem, I know from Ukrainian friends, with state corruption, with business corruption on all levels, they should begin addressing that as well. But it’s not going to happen because if the opposition comes back in, they’re as corrupt as the people in there now. It’s just different left-handed corruption versus right-handed corruption, I suppose.
And thinking about a marketable name for this latest western backed/staged/fomented destabilization?
Perhaps instead of something simple like “orange” maybe, it could be called Orange crush? Doubly useful as an easy to recall name for the dumbed down masses in the West and might help to sell some more pop? I don’t know? Coincidentally, there is a song of the same name by REM. The audio could be used as the sound track of a revolution? Orange crush sounds as relevant to the reality of what is ongoing as any other staged, fomented destabilization that has gone before. I mean what was the 'rose' revolution? Did everyone plant rose bushes? How about the Arab 'spring'? Renewal? No the same old, same old.
Follow me, don't follow me)Lyrically the tune is a perfect anthem for a western backed covert "revolution"
I've got my spine, I've got my orange crush
(Collar me, don't collar me)
I've got my spine, I've got my orange crush
(We are agents of the free)
I've had my fun and now it's time to serve your conscience overseas
(Over me, not over me)
Coming in fast, over me (oh, oh)