War, Truth, Aspirin, and History Television

They fought where they were sent, to bring peace to where there was none.
– History Television’s “Days of Remembrance” commercial.

The 11th of November is approaching. Remembrance Day. I think we are all supposed to remember something, but I’m not entirely sure what it is. Is it that war is bad? Too simplistic. How about, “remember the sacrifice of the soldiers on our side”? Hmmm…that seems to be the consensus – and the sacrifice, we are told, was made in order to “bring peace”.

That’s what the commercial on History Television says. The commercial plays along with life insurance commercials, cosmetics commercials, and car commercials during the airing of the made-for-TV movie We Were Soldiers, starring Mel Gibson; the story of the first American soldiers to fight in the land war in Vietnam in 1965.

The movie spends some time with the wives and families of the American soldiers in order to build up the audience’s sympathy for the US side, but never shows the Vietnamese soldiers hanging out with their families. It instead shows them in their underground bunkers, planning the murder of more Americans. Vietnamese soldiers die quickly; US soldiers die in slow motion. The movie never really gets into why the US invaded Vietnam, how the US rigged elections and installed a puppet government, how the US bombed South Vietnam back to the Stone Age while claiming to defend it, or how the US faked the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Bring peace? As if. Peace left when the French and US imperialist armies arrived, and peace only returned to Vietnam when the US army left.

How about these poppies everyone’s wearing. Where do we get that ritual? The poppies come from the fields of Flanders in Belgium, where Canadians, many from Vancouver, died in the world’s first gas attack. It was April 1915.

The gas was supplied by I.G. Farben, a German chemical cartel headed by Bayer. Bayer also invented Aspirin and Heroin. Heroin is a semi-synthetic made with the opium that comes from poppies. To add to the irony, Bayer also has a monopoly on legal cannabis pharmaceuticals in Canada with their Sativex tincture spray.

Bayer advertises their Aspirin products on History Television. Something tells me we will never see an in-depth discussion of Bayer’s role in war profiteering or Nazi sponsoring or Anthrax weaponizing and Cipro-pushing on History Television.

The simple fact of war – the fact missing from the Remembrance Day ritual and History Television, the most important fact of all – is that war is big business. WWI, WWII, The Vietnam War, The Iraqi and Afghani Wars, The Terror War or The Drug War. These contrived and manufactured conflicts make billions for the likes of Bayer, Exxon, the weapons manufacturers and the banks. These corporations, in turn, own or advertise with the mass media we rely on to teach us the lessons we must learn to evolve beyond war, which is why we never learn these lessons.

It’s bad for The Business of War for the public to understand its true nature. So this year on November 11th, do yourself a favor: turn off History Television, and watch Fahrenheit 9/11 instead, and pay careful attention to the part at the end where they quote George Orwell’s 1984, where we learn that war is used to maintain a hierarchical society.

If you feel really inspired check out my website Potshot.ca. Issue #19 is online and it deals with Bayer and Exxon’s role in starting wars. Or look for a book called The Crime and Punishment of I.G. Farben by Joseph Borkin and help yourself, and your community, learn about the true nature of war.

David Malmo-Levine

Comments

16 Comments

  1. Anonymous on

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  2. Anonymous on

    Fuckin Cop!
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    Run out of Doughnuts or people to taser?
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  3. Anonymous on

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  4. Anonymous on

    saw the author you referenced, Ward Churchill, never noticed that, that is a bit funny but definitely not a synchronicity.

    I didn’t know he was talking about the native population of north america, I thought he was talking about jewish people all along. It’s still all true either way 😐
    What the hell is it about Europeans, anyway??? Not enough sunlight???

  5. adam on

    uhhhh what????
    I can’t tell what you mean, come again?

  6. Anonymous on

    Odd that you would post that rant in response to WARD Churchill on the native population of the ‘new world’. Not the jews…

  7. Anonymous on

    first link has nothing about selling cyanide or anything else, just working forcibly for Solvay in a quarry.

    second link is unrelated and reveals no more

    third link is broken

    still not convinced enough to tell people I believe that, sorry david

  8. adam on

    I forgot to mention the Winston Churchill quote you can see above was said by him at the HEIGHT of world war II. Perhaps it is the most revealing thing he has ever said, except for “always remember that I have taken more out of alcohol that it has taken out of me.” Both of these quotes are bullshit.

  9. adam on

    I posted this on another forum and I want to repeat it.
    ——————————————————-

    Oh man, the jews… those poor guys. Winston Churchill sent >90% of England’s Jewish population and much of the Jewish people from other places in Europe to Israel after the 2nd WW, JUST LIKE HITLER DID IN GERMANY.

    Churchill said the “Zionist” movement would be good for them, that it would let them reclaim their homeland where they would be free from persecution. Now they can hardly leave, and at age 16 have to join their military NO MATTER WHAT (you want to go to an Israeli Military Police jail? Didn’t think so.) so they can fight american enemies with american guns, american tanks, american planes, paid for with american money…. but no american soldiers. AMERICANS GET TO CHOOSE TO FIGHT.

    It’s true. And as if churchill and the zionists who STILL exploit the jews didn’t think it would be an instant police state. In 70 A.D. the “Diaspora” happened when the other semetic peoples (christians and muslims from israel 2000 years ago are all “semetic”) drove the jewish people out of israel, and they still populate the area, are still religiously fundamental. Next to Germany that was the MOST dangerous place on earth to be jewish. And it still is.

    The holocaust never ended. I’m not jewish, I’m just not an idiot, and I don’t forget these things I notice – I talk about them. I learned all of this in high school, just not presented this way – Zionism is taught in school the way it was presented to the world in 1947. But it’s all a deception; the Jewish people were first enslaved (this century) to work in concentration camps built on MERCK’s mines (still in business today, NYSE:MRK), a pharmaceutical company in bed with hitler (aka I.G. FARBEN) using his gypsy/jew/gay/cripples/whoever-you-can-get slaves to mine natural resources used in the production of meth, which merck made back then for the BLITZKREIG (as well as for retail sale, like Bayer and Heroin) when it was injected into troops and officers (and by hitler himself) daily at near-fatal dosages. The German war machine was fueled on forced labour, mostly from imprisoned jews (who were used as tank oil after gassed and burned, that’s why it was done that way) and now they are part of the AMERICAN war machine.

    So I can’t really compare them to crips or bloods.
    edits:
    Jews even built the pyramids forcibly. Why does everyone enslave them? Because they don’t start wars. It’s SO un-jewish to start a war that those who DO make war see their peaceful religion as a threat. Warmongers need to discredit peace itself so they make war on the most peaceful first. Look at Mel Gibson. He’s part of a very war-like Christian sect and so has to help spread the lie, that they “start all the world’s wars.” Only by being so peaceful. ****!!!!!!!!!!~!

    By the way, merck still makes meth, they just call it ritalin. Methylphenidate. Crosses the blood brain barrier just as well as methamphetamine (thanks to the methyl- component) and does the exact same things. All the same, nothing ever ****ing changes. Sorry.

    QUOTE OF THE DAY…

    “Truth is so precious that she must always be accompanied by a bodyguard of lies.”
    -Winston Churchill
    ———————————————————–

    I wish I knew what it felt like to be Jewish.

  10. Anonymous on

    Bless your hard working soul, Jodie

  11. jodie on

    From PotShot #19: http://www.potshot.ca/pm/index.php?n=Main.MakingAKillingOffGasSales

    (62) http://www.vatican.va/news_services/press/documentazione/documents/santopadre_biografie/giovanni_paolo_ii_biografia_breve_en.html

    “Pope Once Slaved for Vatican Aide’s Firm,” SF Chronicle, 1/12/83.

    http://www.ratical.org/ratville/JFK/JohnJudge/GoodAmericans.html#fn87

    verticals.chemweek.com/cs/mag/cs4.html

    iresist.com/cbg/rockefeller.html

    http://www.japan1.freewebspace.com/spy/air3.htm

    “It is worth noting that in his youth J.P. II was, according to the official version, once a slave laborer for I.G. Solvay, a Farben subsidiary specializing primarily in pharmaceuticals. He is supposed to have labored in the Solvay quarries near Auschwitz.”

    —– above from http://www.potshot.ca/pm/index.php?n=Main.Notes ——

  12. Anonymous on

    OUR HOLOCAUST

    Europeans killed 95% of our population from 1492 until the 19th century

    23 million in Mexico and “Central America”

    10 million in Canada and “the USA”

    An additional 30 to 70 million were killed

    in what is called South America and the Caribbean.

    ALL TOGETHER 70 TO 100 MILLION OF OUR PEOPLE

    WERE KILLED IN CEMANAHUAC (“WESTERN HEMISPHERE.

    We have no photos to show you of our holocaust. There are no movies

    or long poems to move you to understand

    the monstrosity of this crime of the Europeans.

    The illustrations below give you some idea of the savage nature

    of the European crimes against our people.

    These illustrations on the left column below are
    from the 16th century.
    They were done by Europeans.
    The illustrations on the right column below
    are from Nelyollotl Toltecatl of the Mexica Movement.

    These drawings were done from descriptions of the crimes

    that were committed against our people.

    What you need to understand

    at this moment

    is that the majority of our people

    were killed by biological weapons of mass destruction,

    mostly in the form of smallpox.

    We have been told that this series of mass killings

    with smallpox were only an accident.

    That is a shameless lie.

    How could it be “an accident”

    in the Caribbean,

    in Mexico and “Central America”,

    in South America,

    in California,

    in Florida,

    in “New England”,

    and in the rest of the Western Hemisphere.

    Europeans then went on to use this same weapon

    in Hawaii and other parts of the world

    where they found non-European people

    that were rich in land and resources

    but vulnerable to smallpox.

    One day we will have the proper tears and heart

    to understand the full meaning of this Genocide

    that has left us in the enslaved and robbed condition

    in which we exist today.

    MASS BURIALS

    TO BURY OUR PEOPLE ALIVE
    EUROPEANS BURNED OUR BOOKS,

    LIBRARIES, AND UNIVERSITIES

    EUROPEANS BUTCHERED AND MUTILATED

    OUR BODIES WHEN WE REFUSED SLAVE LABOR
    THEY FORCED THEIR RELIGION ON OUR PEOPLE

    AND PROHIBITED OUR THEOLOGY

    EUROPEANS BURNED US ALIVE WHEN WE REFUSED

    TO COOPERATE WITH THEIR DEMANDS
    DISEASES WERE THE WEAPON OF CHOICE FOR THE

    TERRORIST EUROPEANS IN ANAHUAC.

    MORE ABOUT THE GENOCIDE OF OUR PEOPLE

    read: DAVID STANNARD’S

    AMERICAN HOLOCAUST

    also read:

    COLONIZER’S MODEL OF THE WORLD

    by James Blaut

    and SINCE PREDATOR CAME

    by Ward Churchill

    THESE GENOCIDAL MADMEN FED OUR CHILDREN TO THEIR DOGS,

    SINCE THEY WERE TOO YOUNG FOR SLAVERY

    Genocide

    why? should we belive someone who lives and follows such an evil empire!! ie; the crown 500 years of fuck ups and still going strong! dave your govermnet is the problem and anyone who gives it power? take it from us, your little group become to much a pain? They will kill you all? dont think so? Look at us?

  13. Caber1 on

    When I take a moment of reflection, it is for the soldiers who were used like pawns by their government.
    The soldiers lives so carelessly thrown away for reasons only the rich and powerful know.
    I also think of the women and children who lives are also ended by the war, because as anyone who ever looks at war beyond the government propaganda we see that not just soldiers die.
    The numbers are staggering.

    Wars aren’t fought on battle fields any more. They are fought in cities and towns where women and children huddle in abject terror.

    Take a moment to reflect that when your country goes to war you are complicit in the slaughter of innocent families who through no fault of their own get caught up in the hate perpetuated by their governments and leaders.

  14. Anonymous on

    also david you said on potshop that the vatican’s own website would admit that John Paul II sold cyanide gas to the Nazis in WWII.

    All I see there is speeches of his saying how awful the holocaust was, and that he knows because he was there.

    Where can I find something from them about the gas? If it’s there? I want to tell people but they’ll just think I’m insane if I tell them the pope sold gas.

  15. Anonymous on

    I agree. I am reading the whole series at potshot about I.G. Farben, I never knew this much about them before, just Merck.

    You can’t remember something you never learned so thanks Dave. This is much more suitable to a critical mind than a simple moment of silence.

    If all this stuff goes back to corporations founded before WWI than I can see why “remembrance” is equated with “silence” in our society.

  16. Anonymous on

    Good article. And I’m not hawking anything.