A tightening Western narrative

With the unthinkable happening with Russia’s invasion, a hellish nightmare so close to Europe, this will effect us in ways we would not have thought possible months ago.

While those who subscribe to the dominant Western narrative on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are given space to air their views in our media, those with a differing point of view are left out. Case in point is when I tried to get Dr Helen Caldicott, an internationally renowned and multi-award winning anti-nuclear campaigner and author on air in Australia. Only one commercial radio talk-back station FIVEaa in Adelaide, would interview her and 3cr community radio in Melbourne.

Award winning journalist and author John Pilger likens our Western media to ‘Raw Propaganda’. Right across the media spectrum stations and platforms are being silenced and shut down that hold different points of view to the dominant narrative. This is a deeply troubling development for anyone concerned about the state of free speech and democracy.

A new McCarthyism may be about to rear its ugly head again as all those who do not subscribe to the NATO/Western paradigm are silenced and ignored. What next?

If this can happen to journalists, paralleled with the persecution of Julian Assange, then this can happen to anyone. Our media has got the message and they will tow the line bar for a few brave individuals who still have traction.

George Galloway is one such commentator with his ‘The mother of all talkshows’ on youtube. He is a vociferous and outspoken critic of the NATO and the West and how they coerced Russia into unleashing this hell on Ukraine. He is almost a lone voice surrounded by a sea of Russia-phobic hate and Western sycophants

Below illustrates a farcical discourse, from the absurd to the frightening, demonstrating just how out dangerously vacuous the dominant narrative is becoming.

Aljazeera, March 9th, 2022, US rejects Polish offers to send MiG-29 Russian air-force jets to Ukraine to be stationed at a US base in Germany. What are NATO friends for – with Poland offering Germany up as a target for Russian bombs? World War III is averted for now: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/3/9/us-rejects-poland-offer-to-send-mig-29-fighter-jets-to-ukraine

Bounding into Comics, March 8th, 2022, “Kick Russia out of NATO” says US Actress. Her excuse on making such an ignorant and stupid statement? She blamed it on her dyslexia: https://boundingintocomics.com/2022/03/08/human-nature-actress-patricia-arquette-calls-to-kick-russia-out-of-nato-blames-the-gaffe-on-dyslexia/

C-SPAN3. March 8th, 2022, Washington, DC. Russia and Chinese claims that the US has biological and chemical weapons laboratories in Ukraine were dismissed as propaganda, until one of the architects of the 2014 US lead Ukraine coup admitted that “biological research facilities” do in fact exist.

Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland testified before a Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on Ukraine.

US admits they were developing biological & chemical WMDs in Ukraine?

Journalist Glenn Greenwald explains the significance of this audacious admission: https://greenwald.substack.com/p/victoria-nuland-ukraine-has-biological?s=r

Mirror, March 7th, 2022 Donald Trump says US should bomb shit out of Russia with planes carrying China flag: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/donald-trump-says-should-bomb-26405067

Global Times, March 7th, 2022, Dong Yifan, ‘Russia-Ukraine conflict spurs more sentiment in France to leave NATO’: https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202203/1254222.shtml

BBC World News announces that a mythical city featuring in a computer game is resisting Russia’s real life invasion.

The Telegraph, March 4th, 2022. Germany offered Ukraine missiles that don’t work: https://news.yahoo.com/anti-aircraft-missiles-germany-offered-092853540.html

ABC, March 4th, 2022. Stan Grant, host of the popular Q & A kicks out an Australian Russian student for asking a question challenging the Western narrative on Ukraine, on live television:


Global News, March 2nd, 2022. Claims made by Ukrainian president that thirteen border guards on Snake Island died bravely defending Ukraine from Russian invasion have been found to be false. Ukraine had to admit that all soldiers are now prisoners of Russia.

Independent Australia. 18th Febraury, 2022 John Pilger. Western coverage of Ukraine is ‘Raw Propaganda’. As someone who was left waiting for over 80 minutes on ABC’s afternoon drive talk back program, hoping speak with Rafeal Epstein about the coming Ukraine disaster; I had to wait on the line & listen to some silly half hour conversation about the latest banana recipes. So Pilger is right on the money here when he says it is next to impossible to get an alternative point of view in to our hyper controlled mainstream ‘free speech’ media: https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/john-pilger-war-in-europe-and-the-rise-of-raw-propaganda,16065


How do we respond to war?

Now the worst outcome is unfolding with Russia invading Ukraine. An unyielding horror unfolds before our eyes. Is there anything we ordinary citizens can do to circumvent what is happening? Where do we go from here?

Peace groups the world over are now calling for an end to NATO expansion and for Russia to withdraw. While this is the ideal we can urge for, in all likelihood the West will keep arming an insurgency, even if peace is established. To understand the root causes of this invasion we need to honestly ask ourselves WHY this has happened?

This is explored in the blog ‘Don’t Look Away’.

What can we do now?

Detente 2

During the height of the first Cold War a burgeoning peace movement grew to become so successful in influencing government policy that people like Dr Helen Caldicott were able to pull the world back from a nuclear catastrophe. In what seamed insurmountable odds: advisors to presidents, decision makers, key bureaucrats, became influenced by peace activists. Detente became synonymous with bringing like minded people together from both the US and USSR who wanted the same things:

  • to live in peace without the threat of nuclear war and to roll back its threat,
  • to develop academic, cultural, R & D partnerships,
  • to grow trading relationships

This can happen again. Already sporting relationships, competitions and organisations exist. The organs of various institutions still exists like the UN and WHO.

So how do we progress this on the ground? Any ideas are most welcome.