Following an extensive clampdown on information sharing — using the pretext of dangerous wronthink on the covid pandemic — no corporate media outlets and few social media posts in 2022 are in danger of connecting these dots:
Despite years of research and reporting on the U.S. military’s enormous role in driving climate crisis, and despite record high temperatures and wildfires across the Global North, what messages are corporate media putting out?
Fear Russia and send more weapons to Ukraine.
Fear China, and conduct RIMPAC war games with South Korea and Japan blowing up battleships in the Pacific. Also, focus on Taiwan as the location for the next U.S./NATO proxy war.
Remind people how beastly hot it is and how many unnecessary deaths result — but do not address the root cause: fighting wars for access to fossil fuels.
Admonish climatologists to not be so negative.
Spin “protecting the homeland and the United States” (whatever that’s supposed to mean) as necessary because Russia and China might get better access to fossil fuel reserves, rare earth minerals, and potable water in Latin America.
Promote WWIII, ignoring the abundance of historical examples of what happened to empires that overextended in the mistaken belief that they were invincible.