One of the disturbing aspects of this country of ours is the constant loss of memory, especially when memory is uncomfortable.
We are in fact at war with Russia, even if we pretend not to be. We are from an energy point of view and we are because we are sending weapons to Ukraine.
There is no doubt that Russia has invaded Ukraine and that we are Good and Russia is Evil. No doubt? No doubt.
We are the Good, because we are civilization. The others are barbarians. Old story.
We who? Good question for those who preach cancel culture.
Propaganda simplifies, because the propagandist wants to achieve a goal, whether it concerns the sale of a product, or whether it concerns the directing of minds towards a holy war to be waged for the Good.
Woodrow Wilson, president of the United States from 1913 to 1921, used the then nascent propaganda technique to convince Americans, who didn’t want to know, to go to war in Europe: First World War, where we changed sides in time real, just to be in line with transformism.
Today, with the same methods, it is simplified, identifying an enemy (in this case easy to identify, since Putin has invaded Ukraine) to make people forget all the rest and all the filth in their own home, addressing the you lie on one goal: the war on evil.
“The only real antidote to propaganda – writes Roberto Mazzoni, a journalist who writes from Florida – consists in completely avoiding the official mass media and developing one’s own private line of investigation, through alternative channels, which allows one to reach personal conclusions of which the person is reasonably certain “.
It does not really matter, in this context, whether the expansion of NATO is justified or not and whether the US had guaranteed Gorbachev that NATO would not go to the borders of Russia. The question is worthy of a historical study.
The important thing is to acknowledge that Russia felt encircled and suffocated.
Encircled in what sense? In its capacity and possibility of access to the sea.
Having full access to the Black Sea means for Russia to have access to the Mediterranean and this is the basic question that opposes the US and Russia through an intermediary Ukraine: control of the seas. Old geopolitical rule: who controls the sea controls the land.
“History teaches – writes Francesco Galietti, expert in strategic scenarios – that if [alcuni Paesi] if they feel “lack of oxygen”, they could precipitate drastic choices. The tragic Japanese raid against Pearl Harbor over eighty years ago, for example, was decided by a Japan asphyxiated by the oil embargo imposed by the United States in response to the Japanese invasion of French Indochina in 1940 ”.
There are some concepts that come back. Asphyxiation, invasion.
The attack on Pearl Harbor was certainly a very serious, ignoble fact, as it was launched before war was declared on the USA, with the aim of eliminating the Pacific fleet, but to understand why the Japanese decided a similar move it is necessary to go to the cause, that is to the sense of asphyxiation perceived by Japan.
Reason and wrongs are discussed later. The important thing is to understand causes, effects, dynamics.
Italy was an ally of Japan, in fact the Roberto axis (Rome-Berlin-Tokyo) was in force. After losing the war, Italy became an ally of the Allies and fought, after some Badoglian uncertainty that cost the lives of many of our soldiers, against the former German allies.
After the war in Italy and with Germany already surrendered, in July 1945, exactly on the 15th, with a request to Alcide De Gasperi, at the time foreign minister, the United States forced our country to join the offensive against Tokyo. .
It was a four-week conflict, which ended with the atomic drama, that is, with the use of two atomic bombs that destroyed the cities of Horoshima and Nagasaki.
On the morning of August 6, 1945 at 8.16am, the US Air Force dropped the “Little Boy” atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, followed three days later by the “Fat Man” bomb on Nagasaki. The number of direct victims is estimated at 100,000 to 200,000, almost exclusively civilians. Due to the severity of the direct and indirect damage caused by the bombs, and the fact that it was the first and only use of these weapons in war, the two atomic attacks are considered among the most significant war episodes in the entire history of humanity. . Good versus Evil?
Many years later, again to comply with the requests of the United States, the Italian government led by Massimo D’Alema (vice president Sergio Mattarella), contributed to bomb Belgrade for 72 days. Here too the Good versus Evil.
According to official data, a total of 2,300 air strikes by the Allied Force were carried out, destroying 148 buildings and 62 bridges, damaging 300 schools, hospitals and state institutions, as well as 176 monuments of cultural and artistic interest.
The bombs dropped by the Allied Force would have caused the death of 2,500 civilians, including 89 children, 12,500 wounded and a number of refugees ranging from 700,000 to one million.
In both cases we were on the side of Good, against the forces of Evil.
Being on the side of Good implies being able to destroy two cities with the atomic bomb, destroy Belgrade, coventrize Germany. Good is Good. Come on.
We can discuss for a long time where the Good is and where the Evil is (ancient question), but we should, from time to time, make a local mind to the historical facts and remind ourselves that, to be on the side of the Good, we shared Little Boy and Fat Man. We didn’t release them, but it’s like we were on those planes and pulled the trigger.
Was it Good to destroy the Inca and Maya civilizations in the name of Christ?
Was it good to destroy Native Americans in the name of the yenkee civilization?
Is it good to destroy Tibet, an ancient spiritual civilization, in the name of Chinese Communist modernity?
Is it good to make the Uighurs a people of slaves to be exploited by the Chinese Communists on behalf of Western multinationals and for the chain of green cars?
When you go with the ideological helmet on your head to fight for the Good it is necessary, from time to time, to look in the mirror.
In any case, those two flights over Japanese cities that have evaporated 200,000 civilians weigh on our conscience. They are the symbol of how Good knows how to impose itself on Evil.
Perhaps getting informed, taking a walk in history, serves to relativize, to understand that not everything that glitters is gold and that, often, behind the high-sounding words that preach the Good, there are unspeakable interests.