Bruce Gagnon: The People Ain’t Stupid

Bruce K. Gagnon  Organizing Notes  March 13, 2014

The Washington Post (disappointedly I’m sure) reports:

A new poll suggests Americans have very little appetite for any real involvement in the crisis in Ukraine.

Only 29 percent of Americans would like for the Obama administration to take a “firm stand” against Russia’s incursion into its neighbor, according to the Pew Research Center poll, while nearly twice as many — 56 percent — prefer the United States not to get too involved in Ukraine.

The poll reflects a war-weary American public that is still very reticent to get involved in international conflicts. The American people were similarly opposed to military intervention in Syria last year, despite President Obama calling for the use of force and seeking congressional approval for action.

So despite all the demonization of Russia and Putin, and the celebration of the “new revolution” in Kiev, the people are figuring this one out – without any help from the mainstream media.

So just how is this possible?

I think the answer is fairly clear…the public, while admittedly not aware of most of the details, has an innate distrust of our corporate controlled government.  People understand the part about the corporate control because most folks work for  these greedy corporate plunderers and daily have to do much of the dirty work themselves.  So they know, in a broad sense, what is going on and they don’t like it.

What the public will not like is sending a bunch of money over to prop up the new regime in the Ukraine.  If they were given the information about the Nazi elements in Kiev by the media they’d be even more against this whole coup d’etat.  Sadly this vital piece of information is kept from them at all costs.

While in Las Vegas last weekend I had dinner with one of my sisters who lives there.  She tends to be quite conservative and when I asked her about Ukraine she was opposed to the US getting involved.  I could tell she didn’t know alot of the details but just relying on her sixth sense she could see beyond the hype.

When the public hears a political operator like John Kerry lecturing Russia about the wrongs of invading other countries their ‘bullshit’ meter goes off the scale.  The public might not know all the facts, but they ain’t stupid.


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