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Russian Appeals to International Community Ignored: Dangerous Ignorance is Our New Reality

By Gilbert Doctorow

Is it any wonder that your average, well educated, public minded American, Briton, Frenchman, or Belgian is largely clueless about the key international events that are today leading the international community to the brink of world war after reading his or her favorite newspaper of record, be it The New York Times, The Guardian, Le Figaro or Le Soir, and trying to catch the news bulletins on local state television, or on Euronews or the BBC for that matter.

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2 thoughts on “Russian Appeals to International Community Ignored: Dangerous Ignorance is Our New Reality

  1. “…Is it any wonder that your average, well educated, public minded American, Briton, Frenchman, or Belgian is largely clueless about the key international events that are today leading the international community to the brink of world war..”

    nothing surprising about that. Many people listen to the globalist- owned mainstream media which are basically a cunning propaganda mixed with shameless indoctrination.
    Majority of the people do not care for the truth.
    They are happy with what their own simple ‘knowledge’ and simple ‘judgments’.
    “..Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding..” and “..no one is usually satisfied with his fortune, but everybody is usually satisfied with his mind/reason..”
    by François de La Rochefoucauld
    Globalists know that and they take full advanage of reducing everything to the LOWEST common denominator. And many people don’t mind it at all.

  2. “.Is it any wonder that your AVERAGE , well educated, public minded American, Briton, Frenchman, or Belgian IS largely CLUELESS about the key international events..”
    ———
    “….A thinking person will question what he hears; examine what he sees;
    and evaluate what others would have him believe….”

    Ortega y Gasset in the book “the revolt of the masses” defines ‘noble person” versus ‘mass-man”.
    It has NOTHING to do WITH a social status, education or money.
    The select/noble man is the man who demands more of himself than the rest.
    The mass -man just wants to feel itself like ‘everybody else” , he is happy to to feel itself as one with everybody else.
    “Nobility is synonimous with a life of effort, ever set on excelling oneself, in passing beyond what one is to what one sets up as a duty and a obligation. ” “..These are the select men, the nobles, the only ones who are active and not merely reactive, for whom life is a perpetual striving, an incessant course of training. Training = askesis. These are the ascetics..”
    Nobility, according to Ortega , is a life lived as discipline, defined by the demands it makes on us– obligations, NOT BY rights. “…..The mass-man would never have accepted authority external to himself had not his surroundings violently forced him to do so.
    As to-day, his surroundings do not so force him, the everlasting mass-man, true to his character, ceases to appeal to other authority and feels himself lord of his own existence.
    On the contrary the select man, the excellent man is urged, by interior necessity, to appeal from himself to some standard beyond himself, superior to himself, whose service he freely accepts.…
    Contrary to what is usually thought, it is the man of excellence, and not the common man who lives in essential servitude. Life has no savour for him unless he makes it consist in service to something transcendental. Hence he does not look upon the necessity of serving as an oppression. When, by chance, such necessity is lacking, he grows restless and invents some new standard, more difficult, more exigent, with which to
    coerce himself. This is life lived as a discipline — the noble life………”
    https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Ortega_y_Gasset

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