The US Air Force Is Clearing Out Jungles In The Pacific To Prepare For War With China

By Caitlin Johnstone

The US Air Force is clearing out jungles in the Pacific and replacing them with airfields for its coming war with China,
because there exist people on this earth who look at a jungle and think, “This should be replaced with an airfield to prepare for a war with China.”

There are people on this earth who say, “You know the world would be a much better place if all these trees and exotic insects and birds were replaced with long stretches of concrete lined with nuclear bombers on high alert.”

There are people on this earth who see bulldozing rainforests to make way for war planes as much simpler and easier than just making peace.

There are people on this earth who would spend their entire lives making up new excuses to fight new enemies, and then tear up every inch of the biosphere looking for ways to defeat those enemies.

There are people on this earth who would rather wipe out all biodiversity than allow for any diversity in world leadership.

There are people on this earth who would rather rule supreme over a wasteland of irradiated dust and ashes than see the rise of a multipolar world.

There are people on this earth who would rather annihilate everything than take a brief moment to pause and look inward.

There are people on this earth who would rather stare down the barrel of nuclear armageddon than turn and stare at themselves.

There are people on this earth who would light the skies on fire before they’d take even a minute to just be here now.

There are people on this earth who would rather destroy everything than make peace with anything.

There are people on this earth who look at the staggering beauty of the natural world and think how wonderful it would be if they could tear it all down and funnel it into a factory to make Tomahawk missiles.

The biosphere is dying,
and we are hurtling toward nuclear war,
and it is so very, very heartbreaking,
and yet even in the midst of that heartbreak
nature shines as majestically as ever,
and some moments all you can do is take in the beauty
and take it as your solemn, sacred duty to appreciate it while it lasts,
and look at the trees and the bugs and the birds and the critters
who never had anything to do with this madness,
and bow as deeply as your body can bow,
and say I’m sorry.
I’m so sorry.

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10 responses to “The US Air Force Is Clearing Out Jungles In The Pacific To Prepare For War With China”

  1. Dean Stones Avatar
    Dean Stones

    And sadly these are the people who have all the power. But never for get even the greatest power in the world is ultimately vulnerable to the power of the many. FTT

  2. Jon Phillips Avatar

    This is beautiful and factual and it reflects that it is way past time for humans to become civilized.

  3. Richard Simpson Avatar
    Richard Simpson

    The jungle will surely revert back to jungle once the USAF realizes the folly of flying aircraft anywhere near the coast of China, Like Aircraft Carriers, they are dinosaurs with a giant bull’s eye imprinted upon them.

  4. Disadvantaged Avatar

    What a waste of the taxpayers money when the United States running a 1.5 trillion dollar budget deficit for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023. For those who are not aware of this fact, the national debt is now just under 33 trillion dollars and the interest on the national debt will break the one trillion dollar a year mark very shortly.

  5. Doug Avatar

    At first, it seemed Ms. Johnstone had penned an ode to my mother.

  6. Richard James Avatar
    Richard James

    Amen Caitlin, Amen.

  7. Shaheer Ahmed Avatar

    Hope that inspires us to take to heart and act on the last lines of P.B. Shelley’s ” The mask of Anarchy” which go like this… ” Rise like Lions after slumber
    In unvanquishable number—
    Shake your chains to earth like dew
    Which in sleep had fallen on you—
    Ye are many—they are few.’”

  8. Tek Avatar

    More targets…

    1. Shaheer Ahmed Avatar
      Shaheer Ahmed

      Am I to assume that you suggest that we lay down an die ? or do you have a better idea ?

  9. Realist Avatar

    Caitlin’s greatest talent is matter-of-factly representing the total absurdity of all these solely destructive things that human beings do. Call the process described “terra-blasting” the planet to “save” it.

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