by Lee Camp
There’s something you aren’t being told about the current cold war between the US and Russia that’s icier than a witch’s tit after seeing the naked body of that guy who ate Russel Crowe. And of course the new cold war also involves a proxy war in Ukraine – where our mainstream media is telling us to root for a Jew AND for Nazis?! As an anti-imperialist Jew myself, can’t I oppose both the Russian invasion AND the US-backed Nazis? Is that not allowed? This is worse than when The Price Is Right showcase showdown forced me to choose between rooting for a marine and rooting for another marine. (You’re trained killers! Why do you need a jet ski so bad? Can’t you just kill someone and steal their jet ski?)
But there’s a larger reason the US needs to crush Russia right now and our government continues to hope the poor Ukrainians will be the canon fodder they need to do it. To understand what that thing is that you aren’t being told, you have to first understand how the US maintains global hegemony. “Hegemony” is a Greek word that means… Uh, is it a kind of yogurt maybe? Or a type of herpes? Or both?
Anyway, the US empire maintains our control of much of the world via two things: