For Warmongers It’s Always 1938

Source: Caitlin Johnstone, Rogue Journalist
by Caitlin Johnstone

“Hawks always say our geopolitical situation resembles that of 1938 so that any call for de-escalation, diplomacy or detente can be portrayed as ‘appeasement.’ It’s never 1919, when the conditions which would give rise to World War Two were put in place, or any of the early 20th century years when the trajectory toward World War One could have easily been turned away from. Our fetishization of World War Two has eclipsed from memory the fact that it was the single worst thing that ever happened on this planet. … Even if we fully espouse all the grandiose ego-stroking Anglo-American narratives about WWII, you don’t want to have a modern Churchill and FDR bravely standing against the forces of evil. What you want is for such a stand to be unnecessary, because the conflict was avoided.” (07/29/22)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2022/07/29/for-warmongers-its-always-1938-notes-from-the-edge-of-the-narrative-matrix/