Tomorrow, on June 6, Obama and other heads of faux-democracies will be pontificating on a beach of Normandy over D-Day from World War II, when the world stood up to fascism, when, in reality and their other daily business, they are "leading from behind" the new Banderite oligarchs and fascists in Ukraine in their bloody attempts on lives of any antifascist dissent and any antifascist patriots in Ukraine. And, while doing so, as Obama told the world just few days ago at West Point, he feels incredibly "exceptional"--"through every fiber." The fact is that many, too many Americans do still feel very, incredibly exceptional about this too.
It is assumed that exceptionalism is chiefly a matter of pride. And the more of such overbearing pride there is, the more one contracts one of the seven deadly sins. And not just one of them. For they come together. One entails and leads the others along. And both philosophically and psychologically speaking, the "seven deadly sins" are actually seven steps and ways of deadening one's soul. The death of the soul kills empathy and destroys conscience. It makes humanity inhuman. It numbs the sense of shame and justice. It is this checkered base (i.e. Brzezinski's so-called chessboard, which has nothing to do with the civilized and non-violent game of chess, but much more with the "chessboard" occult symbolism) on which fascism, both old and new, is also rearing its head and raises from within. Fascism always lacked and lacks many things, especially empathy, compassion, a love and respect for other human beings who are not within one's clan or herd. But fascism never lacked its sense of pride and exceptionalism or its utter numbness to what matters most--the awakened soul and human spirit from which the dream of exceptionalism tries to exempt itself at the cost of wars, deaths, destruction, and pathological self-flattery and lying.