If you think Washington has somehow been set free from the psychopathic types who wanted JFK to nuke the Kremlin, you better think again.
This war propaganda has to end, before it ends the rest of us.
Now there on the hillside a great herd of swine was feeding; and the unclean spirits begged Jesus, “Send us into the swine; let us enter them.” So he gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out and entered the swine; and the herd, numbering about two thousand, rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and were drowned in the sea.
— Mark 5:11-13
If there is a metaphor for the West now, it is the Gadarene swine, possessed by “unclean spirits,” rushing madly down the slope and into the sea. The swine are the citizenries of the United States and its allies, and the spirits correspond to our modern MICIMATT, Ray McGovern’s shorthand for the Establishment. Can anything in American history compare with the present hysteria regarding Russia and its glum leader Vladimir Putin? By this benchmark, McCarthyism was rinky-dink name-calling. Post-9/11 fright lasted for years, but anti-Saddam sentiment was a fad, and Osama bin Laden was a kind of honorary bad guy, the frail ghost of blurry videos. But the western media has granted Putin full arch-villain status as a figure of evil. Someone call Spiderman.
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