There are times in history when there’s dead silence. It is exactly what happened at the end of last week and at the beginning of this week, after unprecedented austerity measures, the so-called "sequester," took effect Friday night in the U.S.
The world's leading power cut domestic and defense spending by 8 to 10 percent. As a result, hundreds of thousands of civil servants risk losing their jobs, public functions might disappear and the fragile economic recovery is put in jeopardy. However, the Anglo-Saxon-dominated media is keeping silent on these issues. They are not willing to play the swan song for us. They haven’t even pushed the alarm yet — and if anything, they are skilled at those role-playing games; over and over again, they are exceptionally capable of creating panic on the world stage.
The topic of sequestration is among headlines, but only somewhere at the bottom of the front page. Meanwhile, the champions of press freedom prefer to talk about whether not intervening in Syria is possible and whether Africa will be able to elect democratically. Also, they speak about the new secretary of state, who would be really happy if Egypt — suffering from the effects of the blissful Arab spring — eventually took an International Monetary Fund loan. Those who like colorful news get to read about a sinkhole that swallowed up a Florida man and about the British queen’s stomach bug. Our old acquaintances, the U.S. credit rating agencies, are also present, but rather than being worried, they sound quite optimistic when saying that the “U.S. economy is not expected to suffer from the budget cuts that take effect in March.”* Completely ignoring political opponents who have become quite extremist — thanks to whom America got to this point — they have the gall to stand out with a forecast saying that “the effects of the so-called sequester will be temporary and replaced in the second quarter by a broader, long-term package of spending cuts and revenue increases.”
With no lack of irony, we cannot sit back and not present our congratulations for this achievement. Especially from here, from this country struggling with a democratic deficit, against which all communication tricks that undermine the market and exchange rate were applied with nonchalance just because it refused to follow a road that was against its interest in the last three years. It’s worth sending a few important Western media personalities to Budapest on a training course to give them the opportunity to experience the life in some “suppressed” left-wing media offices and breathe the air of real press freedom. I really mean it; it seems that the presentations and discussions about the essential problems are quite non-existent in the U.S. This reminds me that we are talking about that particular Anglo-Saxon press about which — thanks to Cold War studies — bit by bit, we find out that, back then, it decided upon its topics and manipulated the mood of the public by means of secret service agents.
But there’s something good in all evil. These are those moments when — at least for those who want to see — it becomes crystal clear what the nature of the current Western regime really is and how it actually forces its will on its victims by purposely using lies and half-truths, discrediting and silencing its opponents, but still keeping the illusion of freedom. To see clearly is a burden, but after all it is still a good thing, especially in today’s over-technologized information dump.
Anyway, it is in our best interest to hope that after this “peak” the U.S. will able to find its place again, to recover its economy and finally show some stability, as a great power is expected to do. The U.S. should not rock the boat of those who survived the crisis, but it also shouldn't hide its status from those with whom the country wants to work with in the future. Because this is what the U.S. actually wants to do; especially in the last few days and weeks, it seemed that this wish became quite urgent.
Of course, the European Union must fully consider whether it should sign a free trade agreement with a player that has such a troubled past.
*Editor’s note: This quote, accurately translated, could not be verified.