For once, many speak ill of the dead.
He was to the Nobel Peace Prize what Limbaugh was to the Presidentail Medal of Freedom.
I sat next to him at an Upper East Side dinner party once in the late 70's. I felt like I was drowning in a lake of crude oil with a legion of alligators snapping at me.
Trouble ahead, trouble behind; it's an interesting time to be here alive.
It makes me happy to see people call out the bs "history" rewrites that serve the lies of our system. The rage I feel as I read my kid's text book we purchased for their COLLEGE CLASSES and see how rosy eyed and white washed the information is, information that they force ADULTS WHO ARE PAYING FOR AN EDUCATION to memorize, is immeasurable. Our systems have not served us for too long. Our goal should be to drastically change this.
My latest Substack pays tribute to a far better human who died on the same day.
This is for Nicoletta and the people she knew in Argentina’s (& Kissinger’s) Dirty War.
And including the small, sly “Wizard of Oz” reference elevates the post to truly timeless status.
Before Putin’s pawn was money laundering,
Before most of you were born even,
Henry Kissinger was doing oligarchs bidding,
In the wake of the taking down of those two towers,
Offered a pre-Zoom era high tech telivised classroom course on terrorism,
Taught to three of us remotely at what was Camp Evans…The place where the Rosenbergs had been working. The top-secret R&D facility that the Army denied access to Senator Joe McCarthy.
For the class I did a project on external state sponsored terrorism. I read a lot about Henry Kissinger and Chile then, and an earlier September 11, the one where the CIA’s one true success story was blown away by Henry’s play, on that same day in 1973.
The good Doctor Allende, eliminated by Henry, had noted that the natural progression of democracy was socialism.
Nobody fears justice and democracy more than the oligarchy.
Why does Putin’s pawn remain free?
You could have asked Henry.
There are two things I still don’t know about him: How he got into the positions of power he had, and what his supposed accomplishments even are. Seriously, I don’t get it.
My musical "tribute" to the war criminal: https://youtu.be/Q86GLoScpxk
Goodbye and good riddance.
“Bon voyage to an historic scumbag mass murderer who forever cheapened the Nobel Peace Prize.”
That's unfair unless we think Kissinger somehow rigged the selection process that year....the party which permanently soiled the Nobel Peace Prize was the committee that picked him for it.
Completely disagree, but the beauty of Substack is that you can say what you want, uncensored, and not get canceled.
@Mmerikani (Swahili, English) @Greg Mitchell 10 Hours ago, Henry Alfred Kissinger died in the comfort of his home, surrounded by loved ones. He will no doubt receive a hero's funeral, courtesy of the US taxpayer. The corporate media will lavish him with praise, only occasionally noting his "notoriety" and the "controversy" surrounding his foreign policy. Sadly, the millions of victims of that policy, over the course of the past 7 decades, weren't afforded the same luxuries. To the Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians, Bangladeshis, and many other people around the world, Henry Kissinger was the equivalent of a Himmler or Goring to them. Kissinger was one of the most influential people in the US government in his lifetime, and one of the ones most responsible for our decline into imperialism. The millions dead. The tens of millions displaced. The hundreds of millions still suffering from the devastation of his wars. And that's before we get into the tens of thousands of US troops sacrificed at the alter of his policies, and the millions more who continue to suffer from the trauma they were left with. That's before we get into the burdens caused by spending trillions on war, running up debt to pay for it, leaving generations not even born yet to pay it with interest, and creating money out thin air to finance the debt, thereby devaluing our money and causing the cost of living to continuously skyrocket. Simply put, Henry Kissinger created a vicious monster, and while he's gone now, it lives on. If it's allowed to remain, millions more will suffer in the future, maybe even billions. Let's end it for good, and bury it right next to him.