Nobody can write a jeremiad quite like John Pilger, the journalist-turned-propagandist for Assad. The end of the world is always just on the horizon for our man if we don’t see things his way. His latest titled “How the World May End” for Consortium News, a media source for Assad apologetics, will have you torn been weeping & rolling on the floor laughing. Pilger has a real flare for melodrama that works well in propaganda, not so well in serious journalism.

According to Pilger, Trump & Putin are the maligned saviors of human civilization & to prove his case he pulls one of his non sequiturs & quotes unreconstructed Stalinist Luciana Bohne who thinks opposition to our two saviors is because of “liberal brains pickled in the formaldehyde of identity politics.” Like the fights against Islamophobia, racism, anti-Semitism, women’s oppression, dictatorship?

Pilger is about as cogent in this piece of rubbish as he was in his excoriation of feminism. But to be fair to him, this is a much more cogent piece of rubbish than his writings on Syria have ever been.