Why America’s Revolution Won’t Be Televised, by Pepe Escobar

The recent riots bear less of a resemblance to a revolution than a mass temper tantrum. From Pepe Escobar at asiatimes.com:

The so far purely emotional insurrection lacks political structure and a credible leader to articulate grievances

The Revolution Won’t Be Televised because this is not a revolution. At least not yet.

Burning and/or looting Target or Macy’s is a minor diversion. No one is aiming at the Pentagon (or even the shops at the Pentagon Mall). The FBI. The NY Federal Reserve. The Treasury Department. The CIA in Langley. Wall Street houses.

The real looters – the ruling class – are comfortably surveying the show on their massive 4K Bravias, sipping single malt.

This is a class war much more than a race war and should be approached as such. Yet it was hijacked from the start to unfold as a mere color revolution.

US corporate media dropped their breathless Planet Lockdown coverage like a ton of – pre-arranged? – bricks to breathlessly cover en masse the new American “revolution.” Social distancing is not exactly conducive to a revolutionary spirit.

There’s no question the US is mired in a convoluted civil war in progress, as serious as what happened after the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King in Memphis in April 1968.

Yet massive cognitive dissonance is the norm across the full “strategy of tension” spectrum. Powerful factions pull no punches to control the narrative. No one is able to fully identify all the shadowplay intricacies and inconsistencies.

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3 responses to “Why America’s Revolution Won’t Be Televised, by Pepe Escobar

  1. “Iraq came to Washington DC in full regalia, with Pentagon Blackhawks doing “show of force” passes over protestors, the tried and tested dispersal technique applied in countless counter-insurgency ops across the Global South.”

    Escobar…I thought you were better than that. You are publishing bullshit. The helicopters over DC were military medical helicopters…not Blackhawks. If I read your articles, I will now always read them with reservation.


    • Escobar is always keen to point out the failures of the US government, which are many and manifest. He seems to turn a blind eye towards any failures by the Iranian, Chinese, and Russian governments, and to their joint endeavors in Eurasia. Nevertheless, he has had some pertinent things to say. Thanks for bringing the factual inaccuracy to light. I too will read him with more reservation than I have.

      I’m an equal opportunity skeptic. I think all governments are suspect, guilty until proven innocent.


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