I am publishing this embedded YouTube video in my new Anti-War category. For some time now, I have felt a need to supplement my engagement with the problem of the egoic mind – which has been through meditation and self-enquiry – with some engagement with the disturbing reflection of that egoic violence and hatred that we can see when we look in a penetrating way at values, systems, and structures (and individuals), that govern the outer world. While most of us in the modern West have a complacent sense of safety and stability, those around the world in less fortunate countries are finding themselves in the cross-hairs – the object of regime change operations funded by our governments, and supported by various well-funded pro-war propaganda agencies. This war has two enemies – because the propaganda war is always being simultaneously waged against ourselves, by these same agencies, who desperately need to cover up or justify what is being done in our name.
We live in extraordinary times; dark times in which great crimes are being committed both covertly and in plain sight; times in which the economic and political culture of the liberal democracies of the West has degraded to such an extent that both government and media are frequently acting in way that is not only not at all in the interests of their populations, but very dangerous for the future of our planet. In a modern world where both nation states and international institutions are failing to maintain their integrity in the face of corporate and oligarchic forces and the march of new technologies, we need to create a culture of non-violence and wisdom – and as part of this we need to support those embattled independant voices for peace, truth and justice that are trying to push back against these dangerous collective manifestations of the egoic mind.
In this video, Max Blumenthal, an anti-war journalist for whom I have enormous admiration, is participating in a panel discussion held on March 19, 2021, hosted on Daniel Dumbrill’s YouTube channel. With extraordinary diligence and persistence he has been documenting the deceptions behind the US government’s allegation that China is committing “genocide” against Uyghur Muslims in its Xinjiang region, challenging the dishonesty of the studies funded by the US government’s ‘National Endowment for Democracy’ (NED). He especially exposes the error-filled research of Christian fundamentalist and fanatical anti-Communist Adrian Zenz, the man who most of this anti-China disinformation can be traced back to. It is an astonishing reflection of the state of our world that Zenz is taken by the NATO government (and the Australian government), and by the whole of the mainstream media around the world, to be a genuine expert on China. The principles of diplomacy and international law are no longer being applied – China is being arbitrarily declared guilty, which almost no chance of proving its innocence, but for the handful of voices like those of Max Blumenthal and Daniel Dumbrill.
(c) William Roy Parker 2021