PSEUDO-EVENT OF THE WEEK: Tony Blair and Peace Medals

The Pseudo-Event for this week is the recent announcement that The National Constitution Centre in the United Kingdom will be presenting Tony Blair with its Liberty Medal.

Blair to receive US peace medal

(BBC)- Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to receive a prestigious US medal and $100,000 (£67,000) prize for his work in conflict resolution.

The National Constitution Centre is awarding him its Liberty Medal for “steadfast” efforts to broker peace in Northern Ireland and the Middle East.

Previous winners include Nelson Mandela and former US presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush senior.

Mr Blair said he was driven by values of “freedom, liberty and justice”.

Mr Clinton, the centre’s chairman, will present the medal in Philadelphia on 13 September.

He said: “It was a privilege to work with my friend Tony Blair to help end 30 years of sectarian violence and broker a lasting peace in Northern Ireland, to stop the killing in and mass exodus from Kosovo, and to develop policies that would improve living conditions for people in both our countries.

In response, Mr Blair, who currently works as a peace envoy to the Middle East, said: “Freedom, liberty and justice are the values by which this medal is struck.

As we see here, the self-anointed tyrants of our time are presenting themselves with medals and prizes to celebrate their élite nature and stature.

Noticeably absent from Blair’s credentials was his commitment to join George W. Bush in convincing his public to invade the sovereign nation of Iraq.

Justifying UK involvement because of the “danger” of Saddam and his “potential” weapons of mass destruction, the policies of Mr. Blair have shattered the state that was Iraq and left over 100,000 Iraqis dead and thousands upon thousands more wounded and forever scarred.

As has been admitted, the elites that governed the UK and the U.S.A. would have attempted to persuade their populations for war anyway, even if no evidence for WMDs were ever found:

By presenting Blair with peace medals and commending his efforts and actions as a human being, the National Constitution Centre is doing its part in manipulating and warping reality to fit an agreeable narrative that will be carried through history, not the story of the unjust invasion of Iraq.

To free-thinking individuals, this event only serves as a reminder that the struggle for human liberty and freedom is continuously being fought, and that reality, as we know it, is in danger of being crafted and manipulated to justify further aggression.

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