As Our Governments Prepare for World War, the People Seem Helpless
The World Socialist Website is reporting something that is kind of important. I say that sarcastically, yes I do.
"Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian industry to be prepared to divert all its efforts into war production."
The human race is about to confront it's greatest fear, whether it is capable of eradicating itself from the face of the earth.
"Putin reportedly made this remark at the Sochi summit, where he discussed the Syrian war with Turkish and Iranian officials. As he spoke, he was reviewing the Russian military’s annual Zapad military exercise, which took place in September, with Russian army staff.
“The ability of our economy to increase military production and services at a given time is one of the most important aspects of military security. To this end, all strategic and simply large-scale enterprise should be ready, regardless of ownership.”
Russia is currently conducting exercises related to an all-out mobilization for a war against the United States and allies. That includes everything from practicing firing off their nukes toward New York, L.A., Washington D.C. and Seattle, WA to a complete national focus on weapons manufacturing and ground, naval, air, intelligence, media, and war support operations.
WSWS is right in warning:
"Putin’s remarks are an urgent warning to the international working class. Global capitalism is undergoing a historic political collapse. The danger of a Third World War, rooted in the conflict between the nation-state system and the global character of economic production, is imminent and growing. What Putin announced openly at the Sochi summit is what NATO governments are doing behind the backs of the people: preparing for all-out global war directly between the major nuclear powers and, if necessary, against their own population."
As stated, the U.S. and NATO are also in preparations for all out war and you can bet China is doing so also.
"Two weeks ago, NATO held a summit in Brussels to discuss building naval and logistical bases to transport US and European troops across the Atlantic and the European continent to fight Russia. Reviewing the summit agenda, German news magazine Der Spiegel concluded, “In plain language: NATO is preparing for a possible war with Russia.”
You think things are bad now?
"As in Russia, NATO officials are readying for such a war with plans to subordinate all social and economic life to the diktat of the banks and the military."
How would you like to be subordinated?
WSWS consistently has been calling for an international working class movement against war, capitalism and oligarchy. They do so once again. Perhaps more people are coming closer to listening?
"There is no way to stop the drive to war outside a politically-conscious intervention by the working class, on an international scale, in revolutionary opposition to war and to capitalism. The greatest danger in this situation is that masses of workers are not fully aware of the depth of the political crisis and the rapidly rising danger of a catastrophic war.
It is under these conditions that, amid a campaign denouncing Russia in US and European media, governments are demanding stepped-up censorship of the Internet and social media, and Google is censoring anti-war and socialist web sites, first and foremost the World Socialist Web Site. This is why the WSWS calls for building an international anti-war movement in the working class and a socialist and anti-imperialist perspective, and asks for its readers’ support in spreading its materials against censorship and war."
Do you really think trying to elect better politicians is going to solve this problem? While the United States slumbers into the Christmas season and the New Year, world war inches closer and closer. Instead of focusing on electing more politicians as the media and government will herd people to do next November, it might be better to focus on how to stop these maniacs from killing us all right now.