“Trumpet to War”: Spectators and Pragmatists…at Their Own Execution

Phillip Farruggio

The Military Industrial Empire has succeeded, ever since WW2. Our education system has incrementally been ‘dumbed down’ over these past decades. Our mainstream media is now a colorful prism of those terrible times during the Nazi and Stalinist eras. The use of ‘fake news’ then and now is the vogue. Truth has become hostage along with our cherished flag. Too many lies and disinformation have built this ‘House of Cards’ that the empire’s masters operate within. Yet, the mere handful of we truth seekers and truth tellers keep on ‘ keeping on’ despite the major obstacles in our way.

This writer’s baby boomer generation remembers well the ‘so called’ Vietnam War. It was never really a war between us and the Commies. No, it was a civil war that our empire decided to enter into, at such a great cost of both lives and national treasure. Too many of my fellow citizens either responded to the spin and hype, or simply couldn’t give a shit. The latter group were spectators to the demise of our moral compass , along with the demise of 50k + US military and millions of Vietnamese. Years later, once again the ‘Trumpet to War’ blew and many of my fellow citizens placed their yellow ribbons and flags out to signal their approval of Bush Sr.’s war on Iraq. Equally once again many of our populace remained spectators to the annihilation of that nation. Then we had 9/11, in reality a most mysterious event that the ’embedded media’ ran with, hook, line and sinker. Too many unanswered questions that only the ‘ dumbed down’ could ignore. This of course blended right into the Bush/Cheney’s cabal’s illegal and immoral invasion of another sovereign nation… which America never recovered from, fiscally, morally and politically. Too many of my fellow citizens once again bought into the lies and propaganda that still (sadly) drips out of that puss filled wound today.

Our nation is more than just being divided between the phony Two Party/One Party cartoon. It is more than just being divided between racial lines too. No, it is once again being divided between three camps: The dumbed down ‘true believers’, the spectators and the pragmatists. The first category fits well into what Herman Goering said about the manipulation of the masses:

Naturally the common people don’t want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, IT IS THE LEADERS of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY.”

So, the first category mentioned, the ‘true believers’, bought into the scam that Goebbels and company created so (sadly) brilliantly. Now we come to the 2nd grouping, the ‘spectators’. Many of them did not really buy into the Nazi rhetoric, but, as with most folks who disregard all politics, they just stood on the sidelines. As Hitler’s movement gained steam in the mid to late 20s, these folks were ‘too busy’ with their own lives to focus on things of national importance. They watched as the Third Reich took power. Finally, we had the ‘pragmatists’ who saw the terrible actions and rhetoric of the Nazis, and were quite chilled by it all. First and foremost, however, they believed in the Weimar Republic’s democratic process, and figured that just maybe the Storm Troopers were not quite as dangerous as the equally insurgent Red Guard.

After all, the German power structure and the media outlets it controlled both hated and feared the recent ‘Soviet miracle’, and: Mega propaganda does work. Of course, the height of pragmatism was when the center, center right and Social Democrat big wigs allowed Hitler into their living room of power, by the famous ‘Chancellor gamble’ . You know, keep Hitler on a lease by surrounding him with those of their own persuasions in the cabinet and…yeah right!

Remember: A pragmatist is the guy who asks for blindfold while facing the firing squad.

When the Trump gang took power, many hard working Americans who were fed up with the power structure followed his banner: Drain the swamp! He took office and began to place every super rich advocate of this Military Industrial Empire into his cabinet. While doing this, Trump (probably his handlers) continually played the anti immigrant and anti Muslim jihadist cards to rally his base. His promises were all hollow, and will continue to be so, when it comes to easing the strain on working stiffs… who sadly make up the overwhelming majority of his base. When all those fools out there lose their pensions and see benefits cut (if they have any- most of them are in non union jobs with no protections) and rents skyrocketing along with property taxes… the next hero may well be even more fascist than Trump.

The only hope for our nation, and that of all the industrialized world, is Socialism. So long as the lemmings out there think that Noblesse Oblige is the best way to run governments, we will be forever stuck in the hornet’s nest.

Philip A Farruggio is a son and grandson of Brooklyn, NYC longshoremen. He has been a free lance columnist since 2001, with over 300 of his work posted on sites like Consortium News, Information Clearing House, Global Research, Nation of Change, World News Trust, Op Ed News, Dissident Voice, Counterpunch, Activist Post, Sleuth Journal, Truthout and many others. His blog can be read in full on World News Trust., whereupon he writes a great deal on the need to cut military spending drastically and send the savings back to save our cities. Philip has a internet interview show, ‘It’s the Empire… Stupid’ with producer Chuck Gregory, and can be reached at [email protected].


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Jul 10, 2018 6:30 PM

Meanwhile, the evidence continues to point to the main control coming from the U.K.’s Queen…… Whom President Trump is doing a good job of putting on notice that we are not going to be her straw man any more. Look to your own Off Guardian.

Jul 4, 2018 12:05 PM

Dear Phil,

I simply cannot accept that you malign all Hornets in this manner of a conclusion 😉

You have clearly never studied Hornets and you have no idea of their Scientific role/function or of a Hornet’s intrinsic value to this planet’s biodiversity .. Hornets are not instinctively aggressive > Fact !

FYI, my household Hornets are admittedly more appreciated by me than my partner: but, even she accepts that it is dangerously stupid to attack Hornets and she also accepts that they attack & eat Wasps’ nests & eggs .. for which I will be eternally grateful.

If you have a problem with a Hornet, may I suggest that you adopt some very slow & deliberate Tai Chi Taoist moves of a minimalist , non-aggressive nature, that will register on the Hornet’s Antenna system and disturb its’ flight plan , or try resonating some frequencies precisely one octave lower than that of the Hornet, if you have your hands full ..

Kind regards,
balkydj 😉

P.s. Other than that, not a bad attempt, but, you should have really started with the tibet & the Korean War, as it really does prove and make the connectivity from war to war, (without further delay immediately post WW2), of the essential need for ‘Constant War’ in the Pilgrim Father penchant for and D’Ashkenazi ZioNazi mentality & scheme of all things ‘Anti-Societal’, long before Vietnam ..

The CIA were also working frequently & constantly with Nazis & in subsidising the Dalai Lama Nazi lovers and training & paying the Tibetan Nazi Monarchists in the Rocky Mountains, from 1945 onwards: and that the Dalai ‘darling’s’ personal wages were $180,000 per year , (from the CIA), until 1974,
is worth mentioning ..

The CIA are the biggest Nazi’s after the Ashkenazi ..

Also worth mentioning is that the Dalai Lama’s biggest ever regret, (announced in 1999), was working with & for the CIA Nazis !

Constant distractions, knowingly >> after establishing the electricity grid in the USA @440 Hertz in the year 1940, with the world at war and not watching, to effect mind control methodology & the bandwidth for same : in case you are interested, hummmm ?

Q: What is distortion of natural values ?

A: Electricity distributed @440HZ / Hornets recognise this with their antennae ..

So do Nazi lovers of Apartheid & the CIA .. ask Dalai Lama 🙂

Jul 8, 2018 10:48 AM
Reply to  balkydj

establishing the electricity grid in the USA @440 Hertz in the year 1940

Electricity has not, anywhere in the world, ever been distributed at any frequency even close to 440Hz.

disinfo or ignorance, who can tell the difference?


Jul 31, 2018 2:10 PM
Reply to  milosevic

Well spotted & half correct, Milosevic: me glad someone noticed my mistake.. Allow me to elaborate & clarify my jocular , somewhat ‘spirited’ comment..

“disinfo. or ignorance” or slightly drunk , having a laugh 🙂 let that be a lesson to the old man 😉 . What I had had in mind & intended to type was 9 x 50Hz tuning@440Hz (implying ISO 1953 Standard, subsequently universally applied).

Sorry ’bout that 🙂 , not some new theory of mine, as I have been building electronics since my youth and tried most everything to reduce that disturbing & irritating ‘Hummmm’ & distortion on the Hi-Fi & other devices, since boyhood and was always questioning as to why @50 Hz. and not 48 Hz. ?
(9 x 48 = 432 Hz.)

Allowing Spielraum for ‘brainwash’ ? if you get my drift: ? It nerves me 🙂 Why not like Verdi & Tesla had suggested ? as in the optimal pitch & frequency for Tuning Music in to amplification of natural energy wave transmission & reception , with a mathematical purity & with the least resonance & reverb. their chosen optimal frequency being @432Hz. is divisible by a ‘pure’ 9 base factor .. which i related to the 9 elements of any Atom: given that everything receives wave energy with some form of inherent critical resonant frequency, transmitting & receiving purity of sound always fascinated me. Eg. do you recall the Maxell Cassette Ad. with Ella Fitzgerald and the wine glass.. ? Not so difficult to replicate, with a little perseverance: I smashed the toughened stem of a hammer on ringing steel, just the other day .. a similar effect, happening so suddenly & somewhat unexpected: I had to laugh, with just the handle in my hand, ‘dancing ‘ to avoid the flying heavy end result, on my bare toes 🙂

Perhaps, this link might interest you: I hope so ..


Not everybody recognises the difference in the demo. comparison in the link: indeed ‘we’ have been ‘trained & tuned’ otherwise, since 1940 & officially since the 1953 ISO standard of 440 Hz Universal Tuning was introduced, by the ZioNazi ‘Lord Invader’ & purveyor of stolen design Tech.

Twisted world, innit’ ! ? Everything slightly out of tune, imho ..

May I recommend Nigel Stanford and his study of Cymatics (spectacular ‘stuff’ on you tube, g’teed) , if you’ve not seen his workmanship, time well invested, I assure you.. No ‘tricks’ involved !

Then search ‘Automatica’ by Stanford, pretty stunning & hypnotic ‘stuff’ that takes ‘smashing the amps.’ into the 21st century & should be mandatory viewing in all schools, to help raise awareness & make science more interesting: and honestly speaking, I cannot understand how these videos have not had Billions of views, b4 now .. “Gangnam style”, lol, (head rolling backwards , roaring with laughter) 🙂

Once again , apologies ..

Jul 3, 2018 12:13 PM

St Theresa, her Special Relationship as Strumpet to the Trumpet; here beginneth the first lesson:

‘hlulBayt News Agency) – Yemeni Army and Popular Committees forces have captured one of the commanders of the private military company Blackwater, according to Yemeni media.

The arrest of the American agent who reportedly fought for the UAE in Yemen and was close to the UAE’s crown prince Mohammad Bin Zayed, can bring about strategic changes in favor of the Yemenis.

The Yemeni media, quoting sources familiar with the matter, added that the captive was a field commander.

A whistleblower Twitter account probably belonging to one of the UAE security officers has confirmed the news, saying that the Yemeni army and the Ansarullah group had been able to capture one of the commanders of Blackwater, which fight for the UAE in Yemen.

According to the Twitter account, “the Houthis, who have captured one of the Blackwater commanders working with us, will shortly release its related footage.”

Some Yemeni media also reported that “the Yemeni army has captured ‘a big fish’ on the western coastal region, and we will see strategic changes to the war in favor of the Yemeni army.”

[Vexarb is not convinced that a Mercenary Commander in the field carries as much clout as a Merc at Head Office; nevertheless, the Lesson is plain both for the Trumpet and the Strumpet: their Mercs are losing in Yemen, Syria and the Ukraina. Either call out the regular heavies from NATZO — as their predecessors did for YugoSlavia, Iraq and Libya, or retreat with ignominy.]

Jul 2, 2018 8:52 PM

Uncle $cam’s Canned Lies. Meanwhile, in the real world, two Communist countries — Iran and China — are getting together; today for trade, tomorrow for defense. Uncle $cam, having nothing to sell except Canned Lies, and being only a Paper Tiger, is unhappy about both. Expect a steadily inflating issue of Canned Lies and Paper Threats fr,m Uncle $cam against both Iran and China. ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet”. Ramin Mazaheri in today’s Saker Vineyard explains how the match developed:

I imagine the Chinese view of Iran since 1979 has developed along these lines:

“Well, they have some good ideas, but they are really religious and Communism is not a religion, don’t exaggerate.” And then 10 years goes by. “Well they beat off Western-backed Iraq, that’s not bad. If they get their oil system back up and running, take their calls.” And then more time goes by: “These guys still aren’t folding. And you say they had a Cultural Revolution, too? Really? Hmmmmmm. Our economy is really booming and we need to start thinking bigger. Get Tehran on the phone.”

And call Iran they did: the result is that Iran is the main hub of their trillion dollar New Silk Road, or One Belt-One Road project, which sets the stage for many trillions in Eurasian trade for many decades.

Iran and China have obviously come to an arrangement: China accepts that Iran is Islamic, yet also rock-solid modern revolutionaries they can rely on & who is actually capable of long-term planning; Iran looks the other way on the drinking, gambling and pork-eating. Iran and China have not only a 10-year plan worth $600 billion, they have a 25-year strategic plan. Conversely, Iran and the EU had just $20 billion in trade in 2017 and just $200 million with the US. Iran does not need Western technology when they get the same level from China, and China will always need oil.

Part of the arrangement is also: when it comes to national defense, Iran is on its own. However, if the new Silk Road gets up and running China can’t possibly let it’s main hub get disrupted, attacked or invaded: a formal mutual defense treaty seems very possible, even if far off. Boy oh boy, imagine that day for Iran – gonna be a mighty big exhale.…
Indeed, Iran has always been the crossroads of caravans, but China obviously has tapped Iran for such importance because there is a large sense of trust. And they should trust Iran: due to Iran’s anti-Western, anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist stances, they are undoubtedly the most similar nation to China ideologically and culturally among non-Yellow people.

Aug 1, 2018 7:40 AM
Reply to  vexarb

Remarkably astute observations & objectivity: (respect ..)
Really most refreshing: my gratitude , Vexarb 😉

Jul 2, 2018 3:33 PM

St Theresa’s pragmatic aid for Saudi war against Yemen. BTL SyrPer:

Daniel Rich
Watch | Saudi Arabia Bombs Residential Neighborhood in Yemen Killing Entire Family – Link to Mint Press News

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side note: hear the deafening silence of Western MSM News?


Thanks, Daniel. Re-posted to my Church’s FB page, where I’ve seen lots of hand-wringing about starvation in Yemen that apparently just happens with no cause for it.

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain
Jul 3, 2018 8:20 AM
Reply to  vexarb

The Real Axis of Evil, the USA, Israel and the Sordids, specialise in killing whole families-it’s more ‘moral’ than leaving those poor children all on their own.

Return to Human Form
Return to Human Form
Jul 2, 2018 1:45 PM

“collapse of the US Reich”

And then politicians of all flavors, including Julie Bishop, can become human again.

Let’s pray the wind will blow in the right direction!

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain
Jul 3, 2018 8:21 AM

Bishop may, if pigs fly, become a human being-but for the first time, not ‘again’.

Fair dinkum
Fair dinkum
Jul 2, 2018 9:16 AM

The 1% will not be satiated until they have 100% of everything.
Pathetically, their unbridled avarice blinds them to the fact that 100% of everything will turn out to be 100% destruction.

Warmongering Mission
Warmongering Mission
Jul 2, 2018 8:21 AM

The Pentagon, earlier this year, added a dose of reality to their mission statement.

<< The new mission statement — featured at the bottom of every page on the site — removes the words “to deter war” while adding that it is the Pentagon’s job to “sustain American influence” overseas. >>

Vietnam (weeping tone)
Vietnam (weeping tone)
Jul 2, 2018 8:17 AM

an old lady was collecting donations for what her placard said:
Vietnam Veterans
(and underneath)
Peacekeeping Missions

A passerby pointed to the placard and asked the lady: is that what they did in Vietnam? Keeping the peace? this is not a joke, is it?

She replied: “that’s what called themselves.” and then she shrugged her shoulders and added:”what they did is a different story.”

Jul 2, 2018 8:15 AM

Well what are the choices? The Clintons and Bushes, Obama, all CIA stooges, or Trump?
At least Trump says he wants peace with Russia and has been condemned for it by the CIA/Military mob still intent on
destroying Trump because he talks to Russians. At least Trump says what he thinks (usually at the same time) even if he changes his mind often enough. It is those that conceal their thoughts or invent fake news who are the danger.
Me I prefer Trump any day.

Jul 2, 2018 11:22 AM

Read Chris Hedges’ recent offering. Trump is the acute symptom of a failed inverted totalitarian state …not a cause for celebration or offer of hope.

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain
Jul 2, 2018 11:32 PM
Reply to  BigB

The collapse of the USA and the entire shoddy, blood-soaked, edifice of ‘Western Civilization’, Inc., has been occurring for some time, but is definitely accelerating. Trump is the final madness of the ‘Gods Upon the Earth’, lashing about in their death-throes, trying to forestall the inevitable through their favourite ritualised practises-destruction, genocide and terror.

Jul 2, 2018 12:49 PM

Writing about Trump and fake news while totally ignoring the attack of US deep state on the new President with fake charges: quite a feat.
Trump tries to be more friendly with Putin but exactly the Military Complex don’t want to lose their eternal favourite Russian boogeyman to scare NATO into spending more on US mil hardware. Now they want to boycott any nation on Earth buying Russian weapons, even friendly ones.

They redefined Islam as ally against Putin; quite a dark alley, as seen in the EU. Meanwhile Xi is the laughing third party.
Trump seems to be the West best hope right now, IF he is not assassinated a la JFK by the CIA.

Jul 2, 2018 1:20 PM
Reply to  Antonyl

We the People are the world’s best and only hope. Do you really believe an Orange Fatberg is really going to change the world to benefit us? If not precipitating Armageddon is the zenith of our hope …then we may well deserve the fate that awaits with either Trump or a Toxic Witch dopelganger …which is in line with Chris Hedges’ current and previous conclusions.

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain
Jul 3, 2018 8:26 AM
Reply to  Antonyl

Trump is a deranged psychopath(? tertiary syphilis?) but so too are the Deep State actors trying to destroy him. All factions of the US Deep State, and the more obvious ruling class groups, are divided against themselves at present-thanks to the Orange-Utan.

Jul 3, 2018 9:04 AM

@ The Royalsecretinfo
Mmm, let me think about that one… Military Complex stooge or Israeli stooge, which is the most dangerous????

Jul 2, 2018 5:22 AM

Piece is the definition of preaching to the choir, complete with hackneyed quotation.

Ray Raven
Ray Raven
Jul 2, 2018 12:36 PM
Reply to  kingfelix

A ‘piece’ of what ?
Why not the ‘whole’ ?
Or is it the ‘hole’ ?

Jul 2, 2018 2:08 AM

Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!
Yes, but I can’t see it.
I refreshed the screen and still can’t see it.

Jul 2, 2018 2:05 AM

“the ‘so called’ Vietnam War”
Well said, calling it that is absurd and US-o-centric.
Since it was the US that travelled half-way around the world to attack another country, it makes much more sense to call it “The US war in Vietnam”. And FFS don’t capitalise “war”.

Annie McStravick
Annie McStravick
Jul 2, 2018 2:33 PM
Reply to  rilme

Quite so. In Vietnam, that long bloodbath is called “the American war”.

Jul 2, 2018 1:05 AM

It would be a mistake to assume that Goering, Goebbels and associates did anything more than commenting on, in modern form, attitudes and consequences that have existed (and have been commented on in the manner of their day) for millennia.

It would also be a mistake to believe that, if and when the shit really hits their fan, almost all of the the passionately insightful, forthright and outspoken amongst us are anything more than not so much.

Harry Stotle
Harry Stotle
Jul 1, 2018 5:23 PM

Chomski says “If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.”

Getting away with it – ever since the generals took it upon themselves to murder a quarter of a million Japanese citizens at the close of WWII.

This was the decisive movement the US understood the public would fail to recognise even the worst atrocity providing it was wrapped up in the right sort of rhetoric.

Jul 1, 2018 4:31 PM

Capitalism does not have to be destroyed completely in order to have a more balanced political /economic system . There is nothing intrinsically wrong with socialism .Most confuse socialism with communism because they don’t have much knowledge on the subject or have been propandized .
If we look at countries such as the Scandinavian countries ,they are said to have the best quality of life,and when it is all said and done ,one can’t take his or her monetary wealth with them when the bell tolls.Quality of life trumps huge wealth IMHO.
Just a fair warning , the country of Venezuela ,if left alone by the Americans would do much better.To really appreciate the problems in Venezuela ,one has to research Colombian politics which is heavily influenced by the US.

Frankly Speaking
Frankly Speaking
Jul 2, 2018 7:52 AM
Reply to  summitflyer

Exactly, there are different types of capitalism and different types of socialism practiced by different countries.

Americans exploited to the maximum by vultures understandably yearn for some level of socialism but too many, especially the Millennials are getting hoodwinked and drawn in by the extreme left, the Trotskyists, who smash up campuses, deny free speech and beat up peaceful protesters. Be careful what you wish for.

Scandinavian and Swiss models are different but the best we humans have so far achieved.

The much maligned EU is actually a successful model overall, notwithstanding some specific country issues. Many EU countries look after their sick and frail massively better than the US model and educate their youth to a very high and wide level.

No wonder the US elite is worried and doing its best to destroy the EU, divide and conquer them and keep them under “security “ of the NATO umbrella.

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain
Jul 2, 2018 11:37 PM

Their is only ONE type of capitalism-the cancerous type that, by its very nature, must consume all life on this planet. What differs only is the degree of malignancy.

Designed to make people ill
Designed to make people ill
Jul 2, 2018 8:42 AM
Reply to  summitflyer

Yes, under the version of capitalism we’re suffering from, the plebs are offered cheap food/products that destroy health (as well as parts of nature).

Even if this food is given away for free, Big Business would still make huge profits in healthcare costs paid when treating the diseases caused by cheap food/products.

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain
Jul 2, 2018 11:39 PM

And as with tobacco, asbestos and fossil fuels etc, the capitalist metastases have NO COMPUNCTION whatsoever in peddling stuff that they KNOW kills millions and millions of victims. Make that, soon, billions. There is no possible Evil greater than capitalism.

Denis O'hAichir
Denis O'hAichir
Jul 1, 2018 4:02 PM

“patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel” Samuel Johnson, “the rich have their channels in the bedrooms of the poor” Leonard Cohen

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain
Jul 1, 2018 10:21 PM

Here in Austfailure, our worst ever PM (to that time-further depths have been plunged since) Howard made jingoism the first resort of the bigot. The rabble fell for it, of course, having been long brainwashed by the fakestream media in fearful racist trepidation when Moslems, Chinese or any other foreigners are used as hate figures to garner votes. It is quite interesting to live in a country being driven into the pit due to complete Rightwing dominance. But that’s the story throughout the West, as we head, at accelerating speed, towards the ecological, neo-liberal capitalist and collapse of the US Reich triple-headed horror.