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[Jul 07, 2020] Vladimir Putin wakes up every morning and goes to bed every night trying to figure out how to destroy American democracy

Jul 07, 2020 | consortiumnews.com

In an oped on Thursday McFaul presented a long list of Vladimir Putin's alleged crimes, offering a more ostensibly sophisticated version of amateur Russian specialist, Rep. Jason Crow's (D-CO) claim that: "Vladimir Putin wakes up every morning and goes to bed every night trying to figure out how to destroy American democracy."

Francis Lee , July 4, 2020 at 04:49

“Vladimir Putin wakes up every morning and goes to bed every night trying to figure out how to destroy American democracy.”

Yes, of course it is a well-known ‘fact’ that Putin has nothing better to do than destory American democracy, and I bet he has dreams about it too! But I am minded to think that if anybody has a penchant for destroying American democracy it is the powers that be in the US deep state, intelligence agencies, and zionist cliques controlling the President and Congress.

”Those whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.”

The American establishment seems to be suffering from a bad case of ‘projection’ as psychiatrists call it. That is to say accusing others of what they are themselves actually doing.

The whole idiotic circus would be hilarious if it were not so serious.

[Jul 07, 2020] Ohio Town Proclaims Itself A Statuary Sanctuary City -- For Outcast Historical Figures

Jul 07, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Alex Nitzberg via JustTheNews.com,

As protesters target statues around the nation, one town is becoming a statue sanctuary city for monuments honoring select figures.

Newton Falls, Ohio City Manager David M. Lynch has signed a proclamation that states that the city will accept and display spurned statues of people including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and certain other prominent figures.

"A Proclamation declaring that Newton Falls is a Statuary Sanctuary City and declaring a general amnesty for George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Ulysses S. Grant, Patrick Henry, Francis Scott Key, Theodore Roosevelt and Christopher Columbus as represented by the statues of these great leaders, and volunteering to accept these statues that have been removed throughout the USA and place them in a location of honor in our community," the proclamation says, according to a copy posted by 21-WFMJ .

"They founded our nation, they ended slavery, and established and protected our national parks," Lynch said, according to Fox 8 .

"Yes, they had warts but they laid the foundation for what we have today," he said.

Protesters in Baltimore, Maryland on July 4th toppled a statue of Christopher Columbus and dumped it into the city's Inner Harbor.


[Jul 07, 2020] Saddam statue toppling vs toppling of statues in the USA

Jul 07, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

CitizenX , Jul 6 2020 18:49 utc | 114

..
"Three weeks into the war, Marine Sgt. Ed Chin got the order: Help the Iraqis celebrating in Baghdad's Firdos Square topple the statue of Saddam Hussein.

"My captain comes over and he's got like this package. He hands it to me and he's like, he tells me there's an American flag in there and when I get up there, you know, he's like, show the boys the colors," said Chin.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/a-decade-after-saddam-husseins-statue-falls-a-tale-of-two-memories/

I'll speak very slowly and simply just for you.

Are you seriously incapable of making a connection regarding the hypocrisy of the US Govt/US military wrapping an American Flag on the Saddam Statue and destroying it for a media photo op while cheering about it? And the condemnation of the US Govt declaring statues should not be destroyed?

Do you see no insanity regarding the US Regime illegally invading and destroying another Nation and its statues (war crime w/millions dead)? The very same Nation celebrating a "bad" Iraqi statue being destroyed is suddenly disgusted when its own statues are being destroyed by its own people?

My point is obvious if you can step back from your myopic view. The US is a mentally ill Nation ridden with hypocrisy. I personally do not put much merit into statues, cultural idolatry comes to mind, just as foolish as religious idolatry.

So what are your thoughts on the destruction of the Saddam statue sanctioned by the US govt and military?

dh , Jul 6 2020 21:40 utc | 125

@114 I expect V will be along at some point but here are my thoughts on the Saddam statue.....

The US is ridden with hypocrisy as you say ....no surprise there. The statue was actually pulled down by a rentamob of Iraqi Saddam haters while American troops high-fived each other.

They wouldn't see anything wrong with pulling the statue down because Saddam was a 'bad guy' and an American enemy.

Those same troops would probably not feel the same way about Confederate generals.....who just happened to be Americans who kept slaves and picked the losing side. They would be seen as major figures in American history.

That is how a lot of Americans would justify it. Of course it is rank hypocrisy..

[Jul 07, 2020] Chinese propagand about Fauci handing of COVID-19 epidemic

Jul 07, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

karlof1 , Jul 6 2020 16:59 utc | 110

The verbal truth assault continues at Global Times today with this op/ed , "US threatens world's epidemic control with 'low human rights advantage'":

"Many people are wondering what is wrong with the US. The self-proclaimed defender of human rights has attached no importance to human life; instead, it has been using the sort of 'low human rights advantage' to pay the price for Washington's ineptitude in fighting the COVID-19....

"The right to life is of prime concern to human rights. But the US keeps preaching about human rights without really caring about it, with its top leader downplaying the 100,000-plus deaths, as he believes it could have been up to 2 million if not for his leadership. Regrettably, the democracy that many Americans are so proud of has failed to do them justice ... People from other countries now see the US as a helpless underdeveloped country.

"Money is needed to guarantee human rights. This is why lieutenant governor of Texas Dan Patrick immorally suggested that fellow seniors should sacrifice their health for the sake of the country's economy. But China - a country frequently blamed by the US for "infringing human rights" - has left no one in its COVID-19 fight, safeguarding the life of every Chinese at tremendous economic cost. The US would never consider a similar option, so it is sitting back idly to get rid of economic burdens. Could there be any country more immoral than the US?

"The US has not only failed to reflect on its poor performance in defending the right to life but also continued to make use of its low human rights advantage, while simultaneously using human rights as a stick to beat others. The raging epidemic in the US will continuously hurt the world and stop the world from taking a turn for the better. Performance in the US has severely dragged the progress of epidemic control worldwide."

What's most troublesome about this op/ed is the fact that it's not propaganda--it's reporting the facts of the matter. 130K deaths and rising while Trump lies about his Do Nothing Policy. As one of my wife's co-workers observed: Trump gets tested and is informed of COVID-19's progress daily, so he knows what's happening, but he clearly doesn't give a Damn about the deaths and economic disruption.

[Jul 07, 2020] Strange selectivity

Jul 07, 2020 | www.unz.com

El Dato , says: July 6, 2020 at 1:32 pm GMT

https://www.unz.com/isteve/who-will-have-more-shootings-for-the-4th-of-july-weekend-veteran-chicago-or-new-contender-new-york/#comment-4015701

For some reason, the anti-capitalist revolution has not touched the Goldman Sachs headquarters and the expensive so-called art collection in its lobby. Wall Street is mysteriously untouched by this alleged anti-capitalist revolution. Really makes you think. In fact, lower Manhattan overall is largely unaffected. Life is good, if really quiet.

The ONE place in New York that looks like Escape From New York is directly adjacent to City Hall. The so-called autonomous zone in New York is literally a large stretch of sidewalk adjacent to City Hall. City Hall Park itself is locked down by the NYPD. The pathetic pseudo-revolutionaries only control a small stretch of sidewalk.

The only buildings in Lower Manhattan that are covered by ACAB, F12 and KILL PIGS graffiti are CITY BUILDINGS, the Surrogate Court and the old Tweed Courthouse which is now the Department of Education. I REPEAT, the only buildings in Manhattan that are covered in KILL COPS graffiti are controlled by THE MAYOR. The rest of the City is largely clean of anti-cop graffiti. Again, it really, really makes you THINK.

Emily , says: July 6, 2020 at 1:54 pm GMT
@KenH

...From the Duran
https://theduran.com/businesses-who-are-supporting-the-antifa-and-blm-riots-video/

[Jul 07, 2020] Should toppled statues be replaced wit the statue of Allan Dulles and J. Edgar Hoover smiling over the the topped head.

Jul 07, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

CitizenX , Jul 6 2020 3:41 utc | 87


Peter AU1 , Jul 6 2020 5:07 utc | 90

Destruction of monuments in the US is meaningless. Considering the types they have running the country, the clowns destroying monuments are a few hundred years behind the times. At the moment, they have the chance to destroy many war criminals, but being brainless americans they destroy stuff that's long past. Reminds me of the Rove quote about creating new reality while everyone is still studying past reality. PC americans are a few centuries behind current reality.

Paco , Jul 6 2020 5:53 utc | 91

I sent the link of the lincoln project ad to a russian friend, the reaction was: что это за хрень? what the f*** is that?
The level of idiocy reached by the greatest empire in the history of mankind.
https://youtu.be/eUBAAeuBpPQ

[Jul 07, 2020] Two party duopoly vs single party system

Jul 07, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

CitizenX , Jul 6 2020 1:03 utc | 71

"In China, you cannot change the party, but you can change the policies.
In America, you can change the parties but never the policies"

To be fair the only policy changes I've seen from either party in the US have been consistently worse...and generally in lock step with each other. Both "parties" should be crashed and bashed.

-Or as Americans are fond of quoting "Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius" the origin of the modern phrase, "Kill them all and let God sort them out." Another civil war in the states would be doing the world a great justice. Let the Americans lovingly slaughter each other rather than the rest of the world. Even the bible thumpers love to do "gods work"

[Jul 07, 2020] Please do not toople

Jul 07, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

450.org , Jul 6 2020 21:07 utc | 122

@114

This Flattering Statue Can Stay As Far As I'm Concerned

[Jul 07, 2020] Secretary Albright quote "But if we have to use force, it is because we are America; we are the indispensable nation" change from tragedy to a farce in just a quarter of the century

Now only complete idiot agrees with Albright "We stand tall and we see further than other countries into the future, and we see the danger here to all of us"
Jul 07, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
CitizenX , Jul 6 2020 1:56 utc | 76

"Iran will have to respond, 4 attacks in less than 2 weeks is really taking the piss and makes them look weak. Quite a reversal from the Iran that was seizing tankers, acting on its threats and dictating the tempo of escalation."
Posted by: Et Tu | Jul 5 2020 23:07 utc | 56

...

Iran is playing Chess, the US are still trying to find the checkerboard yelling "King Me".

US military policy has been misguided for decades based on militarism as economic profiteering, not on the life or death principle of a Nation under attack.

Pure Propaganda-
"SECRETARY ALBRIGHT: But if we have to use force, it is because we are America; we are the indispensable nation. We stand tall and we see further than other countries into the future, and we see the danger here to all of us. I know that the American men and women in uniform are always prepared to sacrifice for freedom, democracy and the American way of life.

MR. LAUER: Secretary of State Madeleine Albright." Interview on NBC-TV "The Today Show" with Matt Lauer
Columbus, Ohio, February 19, 1998
...

1997 The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives -Zbigniew Brzezinski.

War profiteering, stealing resources and destroying other nations/economies is not much of a Grand long term Strategy. Iran is preparing, organizing and waiting- the Iranian Red Flag of "Revenge" for Soleimani is flying while Americans burn their own flag.

[Jul 06, 2020] Only in America: It's the Fourth of July, and revolution is in the air. An elite-sponsored Maoist revolt, couched as a Black liberation movement whose canonical texts are a corporate consultant's white guilt self-help manual

Jul 06, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com

From Taibbi:

It's the Fourth of July, and revolution is in the air. Only in America would it look like this: an elite-sponsored Maoist revolt, couched as a Black liberation movement whose canonical texts are a corporate consultant's white guilt self-help manual, and a New York Times series rewriting history to explain an election they called wrong.

Much of America has watched in quizzical silence in recent weeks as crowds declared war on an increasingly incoherent succession of historical symbols. Maybe you nodded as Confederate general Albert Pike was toppled or even when Christopher Columbus was beheaded, but it got a little weird when George Washington was emblazoned with "Fuck Cops" and set on fire, or when they went after Ulysses S. Grant, abolitionist Colonel Hans Christian Heg, "Forward," (a seven-foot-tall female figure meant to symbolize progress), the Portland, Oregon "Elk statue," or my personal favorite, the former slave Miguel de Cervantes, whose cheerful creations Don Quixote and Sancho Panza were apparently mistaken for reals and had their eyes lashed red in San Francisco.

Was a What the Fuck? too much to ask? It was! In the space of a few weeks the level of discourse in the news media dropped so low, the fear of being shamed as a deviationist so high, that most of the weirder incidents went uncovered. Leading press organs engaged in real-time Soviet-style airbrushing. Here's how the Washington Post described a movement that targeted Spanish missionary Junipero Serra, Abraham Lincoln (a "single-handed symbol of white supremacy," according to UW-Madison students), an apple cider press sculpture, abolitionist Mathias Baldwin, and the first all-Black volunteer regiment in the Civil War, among others:

Across the country, protesters have toppled statues of figures from America's sordid past -- including Confederate generals -- as part of demonstrations against racism and police violence.

The New York Times, once the dictionary definition of "unprovocative," suddenly reads like Pol Pot's Sayings of Angkar. Heading into the Fourth of July weekend, the morning read for upscale white Manhattanites was denouncing Mount Rushmore, urging Black America to arm itself, and re-positioning America alongside more deserving historical parallels in a feature about caste systems:

[Jul 05, 2020] Political correctness madness in Twitter

Jul 05, 2020 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

PATIENT OBSERVER July 3, 2020 at 2:24 pm

They missed "short list".

Twitter's engineering team will systematically purge a list of offensive terms from its source code and internal documents in the name of political correctness. Terms like "master" and "slave" will go, as will gendered pronouns.

"We're starting with a set of words we want to move away from using in favor of more inclusive language," Twitter Engineering announced on Wednesday.

Among the terms to be terminated are "whitelist" and "blacklist,""master" and "slave," which will be replaced with "allowlist" and "denylist," and "leader" and "follower" respectively. Gendered pronouns such as "guys" will be swapped for gender-neutral terms like "folks" and "y'all," while the terms "man hours" and "grandfathered" will have their patriarchal connotations expunged, and will be replaced with "person hours" and "legacy status." Even "dummy value" was deemed offensive.

https://www.rt.com/news/493764-twitter-bans-offensive-language/

MARK CHAPMAN July 3, 2020 at 7:45 pm

All the more reason Twitter can go fuck itself. I have a Twitter account, but almost never use it, and only created it so I could respond to things that really make me mad. Since then almost everyone I strongly dislike has banned me anyway, so if they want to go to Ze and Zir and Zippity Fuckin' Doo Da, it's no bother for me. But if they are really serious in their busybody political correctness, they are embarking on a path which will eventually make the English language almost unrecognizable. "Master" is a useful and common verb – I hope one day to master the knots used in rigging – as well as an adjective: he is a master of the instrument.

Sort of unsurprising for the country that claims to be the last word in free speech, though. One wonderful day the only words allowed to be used in any questionnaire sent around by your employer will be "I approve", and anything you say will be changed to that by software.

[Jul 05, 2020] Watch -- Young Americans Totally Ignorant Of What July 4th Represents

Jul 05, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

In a video produced by Campus Reform , young Americans displayed a complete lack of knowledge about the 4th July holiday, instead bleating about how the country is racist.

When asked what the holiday commemorates and other details concerning the Declaration of Independence, most of those interviewed had no clue.

[Jul 05, 2020] Soviets, Volter and current riots

Jul 05, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Bunga Bunga , 28 minutes ago

Next these low IQ zombies will become mass murderers.

GoldRulesPaperDrools , 16 minutes ago

"Become"?

Watt Supremacissss , 22 minutes ago

"Whoever can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities".

-Voltaire

Bunga Bunga , 12 minutes ago

Even the Soviets behaved more civilized.

[Jul 05, 2020] "Coddling these stupid brats." You'll get a kick out of reading this story. It's about Kelly Ann Conway's "woke" 15 year old daughter.

Jul 05, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Whoa Dammit , 13 minutes ago

We can't keep coddling these stupid brats. It's time to start making their parents pay for the mess and destruction that their ill raised offspring cause.

Finn McCool , 9 minutes ago

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8489983/Kellyanne-Conways-daughter-15-slams-parents-blocking-freedom-speech.html

"coddling these stupid brats." You'll get a kick out of reading this story. It's about Kelly Ann Conway's "woke" 15 year old daughter.

What a disaster. Pretty funny though.

ToWo , 12 minutes ago

Rerun

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Insert farm animal here , 13 minutes ago

100 percent, choose your side wisely now.

[Jul 03, 2020] Biden on July 4: this good and benevolent government was given to us by, you know, the thing

Jul 03, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Via Babylon Bee,

"This good and benevolent government was given to us by, you know, the thing," said Joe Biden.

"We should take a moment and be thankful for that. You know, I was around on the first Dependence Day, when Paul Washington and George Revere rode their donkeys into the holy city of Washington. I watched them come into town. I even stuck a feather in Revere's hat and called him 'macaroni'. He didn't really appreciate that, you know. But it was a good time."

[Jul 03, 2020] Russians to the USA embassy: 1993. It was yours; 2020. It will be ours!

Jul 03, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Ashino , Jul 3 2020 11:20 utc | 129

The Russian Constitution Was Projected Onto the US Embassy Building in Moscow

https://www.youtube.com/watchtime_continue=1&v=J1Bk11INPNI&feature=emb_logo

The organisers projected an image of the cover of the Russian Constitution against the background of Bill Clinton, Boris Yeltsin, and the inscription "1993. It was yours " Then there is an image of the Russian people and the message "2020. It will be ours!", followed by a call to come to vote, was projected on the building of the US Embassy. The light projection was organised by the art group "Re:Venge".
https://www.stalkerzone.org/the-russian-constitution-was-projected-onto-the-us-embassy-building-in-moscow/

Ha, I really like this one ! Would have loved to watch 'das dumme Gesicht' (something like >>stupid face<< but stronger. like the Germans say) of the latest Trump's edition of silly ambassadors, lol !!!

[Jul 03, 2020] Is math unjust and grounded in discrimination ? Sometimes I wonder if the world is some kind of sitcom for aliens

Notable quotes:
"... This lady is sitting there lying trying to prove a point. I have been in enough arguments to kow when someone is just arguing to keep the discussion going ..."
Jul 03, 2020 | www.youtube.com

John Smith , 7 months ago

Crazy lady: Math is discriminatory!

Mia Light , 8 months ago (edited)

Sometimes I wonder if the world is some kind of sitcom for aliens.

Johnny West , 7 months ago

Comprehending mathematics requires IQ ! Not equality. Lord, this woman lives in a rabbit hole.

Ruttigorn Logsdon , 7 months ago

And son that's how America became a third world country over night!

L0nN13 , 8 months ago

The bottom line is, they want to take away any problem solving skills that might build character, because someone might get hurt! Victimhood culture run amuck.

Sal Pacheco , 8 months ago

Mathematics is the cornerstone of all forms of trade, communications, home economics and every other aspect of life. Truth is they're dumbing everyone down to control populations!

Oprah and Michael Jordan are black billionaires , 4 days ago

As a black American, this is so ignorant and offensive to me

Jewel Heart , 7 months ago

The brilliant NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson just proves what a load of bx this latest rubbish is.

Mach 1 , 2 years ago

I have Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and I'm 62-years old. I have never once cared about the history of mathematics, other than a curiosity. Knowing the history of mathematics never helped me once to solve an ordinary second order differential equation.

Aric Lyles , 8 months ago

When a person lies while giving an interview they should be shocked or something. This lady is sitting there lying trying to prove a point. I have been in enough arguments to kow when someone is just arguing to keep the discussion going. She has already lost the argument deflected and differed responsibility when confronted with the legitimacy of the paper.

Go exercise healthy body makes a healthy mind not the other way around.

[Jul 03, 2020] Maxwell, Epstein and financial oligarchy

Jul 03, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

uncle tungsten , Jul 3 2020 8:46 utc | 118

Richard Steven Hack #115

The question now is: How do they stop Ghislaine from testifying? Having her "commit suicide" in her cell with all the cell block cameras off starts to look a little, I don't know, "blatant", wouldn't one think?

Well, blatant is not a concept that the oligarch class actually feel any problem with.

[Jul 03, 2020] Kurt Vonnegut's Literary Prophecy Coming True by Larry C Johnson

Jul 03, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com

HARRISON BERGERON by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal.

They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213 th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General.

Some things about living still weren't quite right, though. April for instance, still drove people crazy by not being springtime. And it was in that clammy month that the H-G men took George and Hazel Bergeron's fourteen- year-old son, Harrison, away.

It was tragic, all right, but George and Hazel couldn't think about it very hard. Hazel had a perfectly average intelligence, which meant she couldn't think about anything except in short bursts. And George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times. It was tuned to a government transmitter. Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains.

George and Hazel were watching television. There were tears on Hazel's cheeks, but she'd forgotten for the moment what they were about.

... ... ...

Continue reading "Kurt Vonnegut's Literary Prophecy Coming True by Larry C Johnson" "

[Jul 03, 2020] Apparently, however, Mayor Durkan does not want posterity to forget the glory days of what she had predicted would be a summer of love.

They did "God's work" for neoliberal Dems as unforgettable Vampire Squid head honcho Lloyd Blankfein quipped for a different reason
Jul 03, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Writes The Washington Post:

"Durkan called for charges to be dismissed against those who were arrested for alleged misdemeanors The mayor also said that Seattle arts and parks departments would preserve a community garden and artwork and murals that protesters created within the zone."

...Statues of Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, Grant and Theodore Roosevelt are dragged down, while the murals and graffiti of misfits who trashed downtown Seattle are to be preserved.

[Jul 03, 2020] It become as tricky as in the USSR in 1930th to be politically correct in modern USA

Country governed by a religious cult, anyone? History repeats...
Jul 03, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

This controversy began when Dr. Neal-Boylan wrote the email which started with the following words:

"Dear SSON Community," the email provided to Campus Reform begins.

"I am writing to express my concern and condemnation of the recent (and past) acts of violence against people of color. Recent events recall a tragic history of racism and bias that continue to thrive in this country. I despair for our future as a nation if we do not stand up against violence against anyone. BLACK LIVES MATTER, but also, EVERYONE'S LIFE MATTERS. No one should have to live in fear that they will be targeted for how they look or what they believe."

Soon thereafter the University reportedly fired Dr. Neal-Boylan.


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GentlemanJim , just now

So much for freedom and free speach

porco rosso , 1 minute ago

US has become a marxist hell hole. I hope that woman sues the hell out of this despicable university.

[Jul 02, 2020] Superman actor Dean Cain takes heat for arguing cancel culture would censor truth, justice, the American way motto today

Notable quotes:
"... Speaking with Fox's Ainsley Earhard on Thursday, the conservative actor took aim at 'cancel culture,' dubbing it "like an early version of George Orwell's 1984" which would have barred the 90s-era character from uttering his iconic slogan. ..."
"... "I promise you that Superman I wouldn't today be allowed to say: 'Truth, justice, and the American way,'" ..."
Jul 03, 2020 | www.rt.com
Actor Dean Cain, who portrayed Superman for a 1990s TV show, has set Twitter ablaze after arguing that modern 'cancel culture' would have outlawed the superhero's catchphrase "Truth, justice and the American way."

Speaking with Fox's Ainsley Earhard on Thursday, the conservative actor took aim at 'cancel culture,' dubbing it "like an early version of George Orwell's 1984" which would have barred the 90s-era character from uttering his iconic slogan.

"I promise you that Superman I wouldn't today be allowed to say: 'Truth, justice, and the American way,'" Cain said, responding to a recent op-ed in Time Magazine calling for a "re-examining" of how superheroes are portrayed on screen.

Also on rt.com 'You're 25 years late': Non-white Superman actor trolls site calling for 'diverse' Man of Steel

[Jul 02, 2020] Buying cat in a bag, Biden style: Neoliberal Democrats are reportedly HIDING Biden's economic advisers (as well as Joe himself) - and there is a simple reason for that

Jul 02, 2020 | www.rt.com

...After drawing outrage from progressives for having Larry Summers – a neoliberal economist who ran the Treasury under Bill Clinton and later Harvard University – advising the campaign, back in April, Biden's handlers have decided to keep mum about his advisers going forward.

Anyone advising Biden has been sworn to secrecy, banned from even acknowledging their relationship with the campaign, let alone revealing the names of other members, according to a New York Times feature on Thursday, titled 'Biden's Brain Trust on the Economy: Liberal and Sworn to Silence'.

"Simply put, do not talk to the press": Biden is now seeking input from more than 100 left-leaning economists and other researchers, but shrouding his team in secrecy. ⁦ @jimtankersley ⁩ ⁦ @thomaskaplanhttps://t.co/E6h8Eumydf

[Jul 02, 2020] CHAZ protesters make their last stand, barricade streets with SPIKE STRIPS and port-a-potties

Links to VIDEOS deleted. See the original
Jul 02, 2020 | www.rt.com

As the Seattle Police Department cleared out the 'Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone', some protesters refused to go without a fight. Video footage shows them scrambling to barricade the streets. Seattle police officers descended on the so-called 'Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone' (CHAZ, or CHOP) on Wednesday morning, clearing out the 'Black Lives Matter' protesters who had occupied the six-block area for nearly a month. Columns of cops in riot gear, backed by officers on bicycles and in armored vehicles, arrested those who refused to leave, and set about removing tents and debris from the garbage-strewn streets.

Some refused to go silently. As police directed a crowd of stragglers to move, they formed a human wall in front of the police ranks, before toppling graffiti-tagged port-a-potties and forming makeshift barricades.

Just saw a cone thrown at police. Protestors trying to barricade w toppled porta potties. @KING5Seattle pic.twitter.com/6eLOoBpLrO

-- Michael Crowe (@MichaelReports) July 1, 2020

"This is a peaceful protest!" one demonstrator shouted, though it was unclear if she was trying to calm her comrades or the police.

As police and city workers swept through the area, they discovered homemade spike strips, designed to puncture vehicle tires.

City workers have also recovered improvised spike strips -- designed to puncture vehicle tires -- in the area of the CHOP. pic.twitter.com/x4Des6hPGq

-- Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) July 1, 2020

Several reporters on the scene described the hangers-on throwing traffic cones at the riot cops, but across the short-lived anarchist encampment, officers retook the streets with little effort, thanks to overwhelming numbers and equipment.

Demonstrators continue to react as Seattle police work to clear out the CHOP zone pushing protesters south on 12th. Some are refusing to leave and we are seeing traffic cones and other objects flung in the air. Other protesters have gathered right outside the CHOP zone. pic.twitter.com/C4EElCMHNO

-- Kierra Elfalan (@KierraElfalanTV) July 1, 2020

BREAKING: Seattle Police dismantle violent CHAZ district pic.twitter.com/B0Ope33RXQ

-- Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 1, 2020

By 7:45am, police had arrested 29 people for "failure to disperse, obstruction, resisting arrest, and assault." One of the arrestees was found with a large knife and improvised bat when he was taken into custody.

As of 7:45 AM, officers have made 23 arrests in the #CHOP zone for failure to disperse, obstruction, resisting arrest, and assault. One of the arrestees, a 29-year-old man, was in possession of a large metal pipe and kitchen knife when he was taken into custody. pic.twitter.com/12qT7psBQQ

-- Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) July 1, 2020

Once described by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan as a "summer of love," the CHAZ (or CHOP) has degenerated in recent weeks into a hotspot of violence. Durkan gave the order to clear the zone on Wednesday morning, after two black teenagers were shot on Monday, one fatally. Police say two people have died since activists first took control of the zone in early June, and multiple overdoses, assaults, and instances of vandalism have been reported.

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[Jul 02, 2020] CHAZ and the law of deminishing returns

Jul 02, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com

If the DNC is rolling up CHAZ or whatever the hell it's called today, presumably that means diminishing returns are kicking in. Likewise, there will be the next "event" in this regime-change op in order to keep the heat on up to the election. What will their next move be?

Posted by: casey | 01 July 2020 at 02:24 PM

Comedian Russell Brand has an analysis that is well worth a watch.

https://youtu.be/YofLsS3vfOU

My view is that politics in contemporary America is about divide & distract to enable the real looting that is taking place in front of us. The societal breakdown is a direct consequence of the policies and politics of the past 50-60 years that continues today and there are no signs that it will change anytime soon.

[Jul 02, 2020] Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested

"Her arrest may be unnerving for figures like ..." Hillary Clinton.
Comments edited for clarity
Jul 02, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
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the cork , 29 minutes ago

Would Maxwell last longer then Epstein did?

AAPL Slayer , 23 seconds ago

#GhislaineMaxwellDidntKillHerSelf

Might as well get ahead of this one

Paul_TBull , 16 minutes ago

There is a room full of billionaires shyting themselves right now.

Hell's Dragonfly , 26 minutes ago

Whatever value Ms. Maxwell may have had to Pedophilia, Inc.has expired

[Jul 02, 2020] Meanwhile, in the "land of the free and the home of the stupid": expanded testing, cheap unrelibale testing kits, or what ?

Jul 02, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Richard Steven Hack , Jul 3 2020 3:06 utc | 83

Meanwhile, in the "land of the free and the home of the stupid":

Daily number of new coronavirus cases in U.S. tops 50,000: The new record was hit on Wednesday. The total was 52,789 new coronavirus cases, which is the largest single-day total since the start of the pandemic.

[Jul 02, 2020] 'I'll read my daily briefings' Joe Biden hailed online for setting 'lowest bar ever' for US president -- RT USA News

Notable quotes:
"... "lowest bar ever" ..."
Jul 02, 2020 | www.rt.com

Presumptive Democratic nominee for President Joe Biden has perplexed the Internet by making a highly confusing brag against sitting President Donald Trump, by saying that he will "read his daily briefings."

...The lack of overt context in his statement quickly led many commenters to declare his pledge the "lowest bar ever" for a presidential hopeful.

Biden can't read a teleprompter, never mind daily briefings. https://t.co/MMSnPM2pao

-- 🇺🇸 Mark Trumpinski 🇺🇸 (@mbski23) July 2, 2020

[Jul 02, 2020] Some jobs matter: Harvard grad fired by Deloitte after threatening to stab anyone who thinks 'all lives matter'

Notable quotes:
"... "I'ma stab you, and while you're struggling and bleeding out, I'ma show you my paper cut and say, 'My cut matters too,'" she declared in the TikTok clip. ..."
"... Holding back tears, Janover said she'd "worked really hard" to receive a position at the company, and complained that her contract had been terminated even though Deloitte claims to "stand against systemic racism." ..."
Jul 02, 2020 | www.rt.com

Is this a new type of female hysteria or what ?

A Harvard graduate has reportedly lost her job after posting a now-viral TikTok video in which she vowed to assault anyone who didn't support the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

...

Claira Janover became an overnight sensation after several news outlets caught wind of a video in which she threatened to attack anyone "entitled" enough to believe that "all lives matter."

"I'ma stab you, and while you're struggling and bleeding out, I'ma show you my paper cut and say, 'My cut matters too,'" she declared in the TikTok clip.

...Holding back tears, Janover said she'd "worked really hard" to receive a position at the company, and complained that her contract had been terminated even though Deloitte claims to "stand against systemic racism."

..."File under Schadenfreude or Karma," noted conservative firebrand Michelle Malkin.

...Janover's firing is unusual as it marks a rare case of 'reverse' cancel culture. Social-justice activists have typically been the ones using social media to attack anyone who is suspected of holding politically incorrect views.

[Jul 01, 2020] Which lives matter? Confusion rains supreme

Jul 01, 2020 | skynews.com.au

Trump says 'all black lives matter' "The Greater New York BLM president has said if this country doesn't give us what we want, we will burn down the system," Ms McEnany said. "I'd call that a pretty hateful statement."

President Donald Trump agrees that "all black lives matter", but not with the organisation that chants hateful statements about police officers and burning the system, according to White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany.


[Jul 01, 2020] Justice US style: Ghislaine Maxwell lives in a very luxury appartment in Paris,at a few minutes distance from both the 8.6 million dollars Epstein property and its neighbour the Israeli Embassy.

Jul 01, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

willie , Jun 28 2020 23:59 utc | 74

Haven't read the article in french that I link to now:

https://www.agoravox.fr/tribune-libre/article/ghislaine-maxwell-rabatteuse-de-225385

but I'm off to bed.

The title says: Ghislaine Maxwell lives in a very luxury appartment in Paris,at a few minutes distance from both the 8.6 million dollars Epstein property and its neighbour the Israeli Embassy.

International criminals usually live in Paris,where Interpol always looks on the wrong side,inspector Clouseau heads it.

[Jul 01, 2020] Property is theft

Jul 01, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

dh , Jun 29 2020 22:39 utc | 182

@180 'Property is theft'. Unless it is turned into homeless shelters with blocked toilets.

[Jul 01, 2020] Are there any barflies willing to admit they're "Woke"? Or is that just another label the Establishment Narrative's trying to use for its own purposes?

Jul 01, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

karlof1 , Jun 29 2020 23:00 utc | 185

Apparently, nobody's linked to or sought to discuss Alastair Crooke's recent essay : "'The God That Failed': Why the U.S. Cannot Now Re-Impose Its Civilisational Worldview". But was it actually the USA's "worldview"? Crooke says this:

"Liberal core tenets of individual autonomy, freedom, industry, free trade and commerce essentially reflected the triumph of the Protestant worldview in Europe's 30-years' civil war. It was not fully even a Christian view, but more a Protestant one."

Then he follows with a caveat:

"This narrow, sectarian pillar was able to be projected into a universal project – only so long as it was underpinned by power . In Mill's day, the civilisational claim served Europe's need for colonial validation [Link at Original]. Mill tacitly acknowledges this when he validates the clearing of the indigenous American populations for not having tamed the wilderness, nor made the land productive." [Emphasis Original]

But where is the connection with the title and which of the many books written about God failing? Thankfully we're told who the lead author is--André Gide--it's an anthology from 1949, The God Who Failed .

But given the who and when, how much veracity should it merit? And why wait so long in the essay? Is Crooke At Sea as his recent writings seem to suggest? Or is he just a reflection of the general confusion being caused by the unfocused nature of the ongoing protests that aren't just occurring within the Outlaw US Empire?

Are there any barflies willing to admit they're "Woke"? Or is that just another label the Establishment Narrative's trying to use for its own purposes?

[Jul 01, 2020] Black Lives Matter is to black lives what NYT is to the truth.

Notable quotes:
"... Lord, the chattering classes love them some symbolic gestures, probably precisely because those gestures do nothing to affect the way the pie is sliced. ..."
Jul 01, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

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Matthew Parker 12 hours ago

Black Lives Matter is to black lives what Pravda was to the truth.

former-vet Matthew Parker 7 hours ago

I am fluent in Russian. I've read old Pravda newspapers from the 70's that a friend gave me. I remember the events at the time and have a pretty good understanding of them. You might accuse me of hyperbole, but Pravda was far more balanced in its reporting than CNN, MSNBC, The New York Time, and The Washington Post are today. It was far less manipulative of its readers, and far more likely to include all of the facts of a story. The current Pravda website has no relation to the older paper.

There's a reason, just like there's a reason the most violent cities in America are ran by Democrat mayors (which probably have more to do with size and cosmopolitanism than political party). In a totalitarian society it's better to let the air out of the balloon steadily and slowly than to let it swell and explode. In America, it's hit and run, winner take all. Major U.S. media figures that by the time their propagandistic nature is called out, they'll have moved on and anyway no one's strong enough to take them on directly.

Which is exactly why people trust the media even less than they trust the providers bringing it to them, like the monopolistic Comcast.

Feral Finster 8 hours ago

Lord, the chattering classes love them some symbolic gestures, probably precisely because those gestures do nothing to affect the way the pie is sliced.

[Jul 01, 2020] Yes another way to describe despicable cowards

Jul 01, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Today no one with a salary will stand up for colleagues like Lee Fang. Our brave truth-tellers make great shows of shaking fists at our parody president , but not one of them will talk honestly about the fear running through their own newsrooms. People depend on us to tell them what we see, not what we think. What good are we if we're afraid to do it?

[Jul 01, 2020] Control freaks that cannot even control their own criminal impulses!

Highly recommended!
Jul 01, 2020 | www.unz.com

No Friend Of The Devil , says:

Control freaks that cannot even control their own criminal impulses!

...They suffer from god-complexes, since they do not believe in God, they feel an obligation to act as God, and decide the fates of over 7 billion people, who would obviously be better off if the PICs were sent to the Fletcher Memorial Home for Incurable Tyrants!

[Jul 01, 2020] The issue with coronavirus stupidity of population

Jul 01, 2020 | www.unz.com

Alexander Turok says: Website June 30, 2020 at 9:20 pm GMT 100 Words @Vojkan

I'd rather be ruled by a crook who was intelligent than a true-believing, good-hearted communist.

The issue with coronavirus is not socialism versus neoliberalism, it's not nationalism versus globalism, it's smart versus stupid.

The question is whether you grasp the fact that there are some questions where you need to have to have mathematical knowledge to determine the right answer , if all you have is rhetoric, you're gonna be blind and walking in circles.

You could call that an ideology, I just call it stupidity.

[Jul 01, 2020] Impossible to ignore

Jul 01, 2020 | www.unz.com

Realist , says: June 30, 2020 at 3:46 pm GMT

@Thulean Friend

That said, the extreme racial inequality in wealth between black and white households are impossible to ignore.

Yes, lower IQ and education level are not very profitable.

[Jul 01, 2020] If NYT converted itself into an enemy proparanda outlet, then Trump should probably consider bombing NYT building. Clinton did it in Yugoslavia and everybodyy including NYT honchos praised him.

Jul 01, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

King of Ruperts Land , 15 seconds ago

Why isn't Trump taking an appropriate response to this enemy provocation? Can't he just use Predator drone to "inspect" the NYT building.

THORAX , 5 minutes ago

How many more lines will the NYT bust through in their rush to perdition?

pluto the dog , 12 minutes ago

She's yet another chosenite. Thanks to them we now know Russia bad and black lives very good - oh and white people are ****

Max21c , 47 minutes ago

A new low even for the NY Slimes-Times...

radio man , 1 hour ago

Wtf. Is the NYT building invisible to Predator drones?

[Jul 01, 2020] If BLM want to push reparations, agood place to srat would be the officials and Donors Party of Slavery and Jim Crow -- the Democrat Party! Yes from Clintons, Obama and Biden

BTW most blacks in the USA live better than most whites in Ukraine.
Jul 01, 2020 | townhall.com

They demand reparations. Ok. Sooooo, I guess the white half of me will have to pay the black half of me? If progressives want to push reparations, start with the Party of Slavery and Jim Crow -- the Democrat Party! Let them ante up. But the #BlackLivesMatter movement bizarrely demands : "Reparations for full and free access for all Black people (including undocumented and currently and formerly incarcerated people) to lifetime education retroactive forgiveness of student loans, and support for lifetime learning programs." Uhhh, good luck with that.

[Jul 01, 2020] Remind me again of why we've been staying around Kabul - something about improving the lot of women, or gays, or someone?

Notable quotes:
"... Ah yes, the New York Ridiculously Self Degraded Times has broken another important story. I wonder why? Enough already...and yes, we have made a systemic laughing stock of ourselves. ..."
Jul 01, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Flavius , 28 June 2020 at 09:48 AM

'Intel' without evidence is "bunk". Have we learned nothing from Chrissy Steele and the Russiagate fiasco - I know a guy who knows a guy who said... the Russians are bad and Donald Trump is an a......e. Bob Mueller and 18 pissed off democrats have concluded that the Russians are systemically bad and Donald Trump is an a......e. 4 months before a Presidential election intel sources have revealed to the NYT that the Russians are very very bad and Donald Trump is an a......e.

Ah yes, the New York Ridiculously Self Degraded Times has broken another important story. I wonder why? Enough already...and yes, we have made a systemic laughing stock of ourselves.

Oh, and remind me again of why we've been staying around Kabul - something about improving the lot of women, or gays, or someone?

[Jun 30, 2020] History repeats: 'White Jesus' Tried in the Court of Black Lives Matter

Jun 30, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

or about a month now, America's major cities have treated to nightly orgies of old-fashioned, rope-and-torch iconoclasm. Statues of variously "problematic" historical figures (including both Robert E. Lee and, for some reason, Ulysses S. Grant) are defaced, torn from their rivets, and set on fire.

As cooler minds have always known, it was only a matter of time before these iconoclasts moved out of the public sphere and into the private. But that day came much sooner than many of us anticipated.

https://lockerdome.com/lad/13045197114175078?pubid=ld-dfp-ad-13045197114175078-0&pubo=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theamericanconservative.com&rid=www.theamericanconservative.com&width=838

Enter Shaun King, one of the founders of Black Lives Matter and a doyen of the cultural elite. Last Monday, Mr. King issued gave his followers a rather disturbing order:

Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been. In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went? EGYPT! Not Denmark. Tear them down.

Yes. All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down. They are a gross form white supremacy. Created as tools of oppression. Racist propaganda. They should all come down.

The Christian Post identifies King as a "retired pastor," which is a pretty big stretch. In 2008, at the age of 29, Mr. King founded a church in Atlanta called "Courageous Church" -- only to step down four years later, aged 33, because his congregation didn't really like him. "I think in some ways I moved people too quickly for their comfort and it just didn't work," he explained. "Some people really loved the changes and transitions that I was proposing, but it didn't work." I guess so. In fairness, destroying statues of Jesus and the saints went out of vogue with Protestants a good four hundred years ago.

[Jun 30, 2020] Those carpet hagglers are smart

Jun 30, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

arby , Jun 29 2020 15:48 utc | 131

Those carpet hagglers are smart : Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing, will ask Interpol to act – local media -- RT World News

A nice little permanent black cloud over some heads including the orange buffoon.

450.org , Jun 29 2020 18:50 utc | 147

This is great. Fat Donny better double down and triple down on his security. It's time also he's starts to think about his life once he's out of office.

[Jun 30, 2020] This virus has shown up at just the right time: just before the riots

Jun 30, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Blue Dotterel , Jun 29 2020 10:00 utc | 121

"This virus has shown up at just the right time" - Dmitri Orlov
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55279.htm

[Jun 30, 2020] One prudent recommendation

Jun 30, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

lizard , Jun 29 2020 5:56 utc | 105

I've been maintaining a 'Dear Diary' log of all this madness and my update tonight is this:

Global, geopolitical madness.

Geopolitical madness.

All I want to do is cry.

Peter AU1 , Jun 29 2020 7:01 utc | 108

lizard 102

Crawl back under a log.

[Jun 30, 2020] I see the Russian Foreign Ministry shares my wish for at least a little craftsmanship in our deep-state fictions:

Jun 30, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

David G , Jun 28 2020 18:24 utc | 38

David G | Jun 28 2020 17:22 utc | 31:

I see the Russian Foreign Ministry shares my wish for at least a little craftsmanship in our deep-state fictions:

"That unpretentious fake clearly demonstrates low intellectual abilities of US intelligence propagandists who have to invent such nonsense instead of devising something more credible." https://m.facebook.com/RusEmbUSA/posts/1343011085909278


450.org , Jun 28 2020 18:58 utc | 47

By Donald Trump's own standards and precedence, he should order a drone strike on Putin just as he did with Soleimani. Trump used intelligence from the same source in making his decision to assassinate Soleimani, so if he was consistent and not a cowardly bully, he would do to Putin what he did to Soleimani. But he won't, because he's a cowardly bully and he knows Iran can't really fight back but Russia can and would. What a sissy Fat Donny is. How is it no one has taken this sh*t out long ago all things considered? It's a miracle he's still alive.

Piotr Berman , Jun 28 2020 20:36 utc | 64

...On the other hand, for people who treat our media with some trust, Russians are incredible bunglers. The unit that supervised the bounties (or most probably among the Russian intelligence units) is also attributed with failed assassination of Skripals, three (!!??) failed poisoning attempts on a Bulgarian weapon manufacturers and a failed coup in Montenegro, and now, additionally it is credited with a scheme to kill American soldiers that did not result in any killing, but in a wad of American currency found in a Taliban outpost. I guess that the full name of the unit is Boris & Natasha Ltd.

Russian (alleged) scheme to split Catalonia from Spain and another, to have Bernie Sanders win primaries, failed too. One could write an article summarizing that record to conclude that because of indefatigable efforts of our intelligence agencies and their apt allies (yes, Australia, you can bask in glory as well), we can sleep in peace.

[Jun 30, 2020] Flatterning the curve -- US riots style

Jun 30, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Richard Steven Hack , Jun 28 2020 16:53 utc | 27

I saw a cartoon today that showed a chart of the rise and fall of the pandemic. It showed the peak in April and the peak now which equals the one in April and showed they were on the same line drawn between them. The blurb on the cartoon: "We've finally flattened the curve." Meaning we've undone the progress achieved by the lockdown - rendering the lockdown a failure.

[Jun 30, 2020] Absolute robbery: US Big Pharma style

When money is involved then science becomes junk science.
Jun 30, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
karlof1 , Jun 29 2020 21:30 utc | 171

An example of My Screed @169: "'Absolute Robbery': Gilead Announces $3,120 Price Tag for Covid-19 Drug Developed With $70 Million in Taxpayer Support"

I remember there was once a Conservative Columnist who coined the line: "There ought to be a law." But for several decades now, we've seen conservative politicos providing similar "profit opportunities" to their campaign sponsors. Such crap is one of the massive number of straws that have broken some of the public's back and have them out in the street. I recall a few voices back then when the hew and cry was for Deregulation that said that would be the same as abetting the criminals. So, along with removing regulations, the regulators were captured by the industries they were charged with regulating. But if a corporation like Gilead gets hacked and loses millions, that's deemed a crime instead of Robin Hood vigilance--and the corporation gets to write-off the loss.

[Jun 30, 2020] Forbes Censors Award-Winning Environmentalist's Apology Over Three-Decade 'Climate Scare' - So Here It Is -

Jun 30, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Forbes has decided to unpublish an article by award-winning climate activist Michael Shellenberger, in which he apologizes "for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years."

On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years . Climate change is happening. It's just not the end of the world. It's not even our most serious environmental problem.

I may seem like a strange person to be saying all of this. I have been a climate activist for 20 years and an environmentalist for 30.

But as an energy expert asked by Congress to provide objective expert testimony, and invited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to serve as Expert Reviewer of its next Assessment Report, I feel an obligation to apologize for how badly we environmentalists have misled the public .

Here are some facts few people know:

[Jun 30, 2020] A new tend in the USA multiculturalism: voting for demented person: Nearly 40% Of Voters Think Biden Has Dementia

Jun 30, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

No wonder #BarelyThereBiden has been trending...

Nearly 40% of voters think former Vice President Joe Biden has dementia, including 20% of Democrats , according to a new Rasmussen poll.

... And as the Washington Examiner 's Paul Bedard notes, a recent Zogby Poll found that 55% of voters think Biden is in the early stages of dementia.

[Jun 30, 2020] US Empire is Exceptional, as in Exceptionally Dangerous, as COVID-19 epidemic demonstrated to Europeans

Jun 30, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

karlof1 , Jun 29 2020 20:57 utc | 169

US Empire is Exceptional, as in Exceptionally Dangerous , a far worse manifestation than COVID-19 or any other virus?

My neighbor thinks something major's going to occur on 4 July. I think he might be correct.

vk , Jun 29 2020 19:30 utc | 152

Europeans' Trust in US as Global Leader Plummets Over 'Appalling' Handling of COVID-19 Pandemic

[...]commissioned by the Berlin-based European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) thinktank

According to the survey, conducted by Datapraxis and YouGov from late April to the first week of May out across nine EU countries, over 60 per cent of respondents in Germany, France, Spain, Denmark and Portugal revealed they had lost trust in the US as a global leader.

[Jun 30, 2020] change and we change with them: h

Jun 30, 2020 | www.thegatewaypundit.com

omeowner Forced To Grab AR-15 To Defend Property Is Lawyer Who Represented VICTIM OF POLICE BRUTALITY

Mark McCloskey, who along with his wife grabbed weapons to defend their St. Louis home from demonstrators who were protesting police brutality, had previously represented a victim of police brutality.

[Jun 30, 2020] I've been mulling over the subject of iconoclasm. I've had in mind the statement by Colin Powell before the start of the Iraq war: "You break it; you own it."

Jun 30, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

juliania , Jun 29 2020 8:20 utc | 113

I've been mulling over the subject of iconoclasm. I've had in mind the statement by Colin Powell before the start of the Iraq war: "You break it; you own it." And I think that is a good enough subject to mull over. Is Colin Powell correct, and if so, how?

[Jun 30, 2020] FLASH NEWS: Americans pay their government to lie to them through major news media!

Jun 30, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

karlof1 , Jun 29 2020 1:20 utc | 78

Americans pay their government to lie to them through major news media! Although it's been ongoing for decades, some are just now getting the message! But then, that's only some. And polling data shows demonstratively that a majority of the American public still find the national government and major media credible--but just barely. Many are incensed at this recent data and continue to rebel; but against what specifically, they have no unified answer.

If honest reporting from major media actually became the norm, would we believe it?

[Jun 29, 2020] New Rule - White Shame - Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Highly recommended!
Jun 29, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Dennis , 8 months ago

The crowd was hesitant to cheer because they know they're the people Bill is talking about....

James Cliff , 6 days ago

I disagree with him on almost everything and I don't like him very much at all as a person, but I can stand with him on this all day 😂

Jonny , 1 month ago

I told some liberal friends to watch this. They think I'm a right wing prejudice person Now. (Btw I'm Latino) I think I need some new friends.

[Jun 29, 2020] Rules for them but not for us

Jun 29, 2020 | www.rt.com

The scenes of thousands of people marching in Chicago in a joint Pride and Black Lives Matter parade have raised some questions about double standards in reporting and enforcing social distancing rules amid Covid-19 pandemic.

[Jun 28, 2020] Once neocon always neocon, even with dementia: Biden slams Trump for not sanctioning Russia over Afghan militant 'bounties' intelligence; previously before dementia hit him be supported similar rumor that Saddam has weapons of mass destruction

Rumors presented as fact: "This is beyond the pale. It's a betrayal of the most sacred duty in the nation: to protect our troops when we send them into harm's way,
Notable quotes:
"... "Intelligence" is not evidence. ..."
"... A war was started based on "Intelligence" that was never supported by evidence. ..."
Jun 28, 2020 | thehill.com

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany later denied that Trump and Vice President Pence were briefed on the intelligence, but did not deny that the intelligence was accurate.

The Russian government and Taliban officials have also denied the reports.

..."This is beyond the pale. It's a betrayal of the most sacred duty in the nation: to protect our troops when we send them into harm's way," Biden said.


UnFNbelievable 37 minutes ago

"Vlad! Vlad! You gotta give me something here! They're MY men! You want to kill MY MEN and I don't get NOTHING? Vlad! I thought you were a businessman!"
Jose Canisales 2 hours ago
Shut-up Biden, you old fart. Always criticizing every move Trump makes. I'm tired of hearing you complain. You have no solutions other than criticize.
This Latino-Hispanic for Trump. section data-role="main" data-tracking-area="main"
SlammoFandango 4 hours ago
"Intelligence" is not evidence.

There was "Intelligence" that Saddam Hussein was furnishing terrorists with chemical, biological, and radiological weapons.....but of course there wasn't any evidence because there can not be evidence of something that does not exist. A war was started based on "Intelligence" that was never supported by evidence.

There was "Intelligence" that the North Vietnamese Navy attacked the USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin and a war was started but never was there evidence to support the claims of "Intelligence".

[Jun 28, 2020] The danger of living with parents for Antifa anarchists

Jun 28, 2020 | saraacarter.com

A suspected Antifa anarchist accused of inciting riots in Pittsburgh was turned in to police by his own parents Monday evening. Brian Bartels, 20, is accused of inciting violent protests in the city on Saturday in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd .

"Police secured the warrant as part of an investigation into a male suspect who incited Saturday's violence by breaking the windows out of a marked Pittsburgh Police vehicle Uptown, against the wishes of peaceful protesters who tried to stop him," police spokesman Chris Togneri told Fox News of the search law enforcement conducted on his home in Shaler, PA.

[Jun 28, 2020] NYT fake news evolution: From pee tape to Russian bounty on US servicemen in Afghanistan

As if Russian can't just supply Strela ground to surface portable missiles from Libya ammunitions dumps
Jun 28, 2020 | mobile.twitter.com
Dan Bongino
Dan Bongino
@dbongino 8h
Be EXTREMELY skeptical of any foreign affairs story emanating from the fetid jowls of The NY Times. They were the primary pushers of the biggest hoax in American history, the pee-pee tape. Trust nothing they say or write.
8hMollie 8h
Mollie
@MZHemingway 18h
At this point, at this late date, if you swallow whole New York Times claims based completely on alleged anonymous intel officials, there is something seriously wrong with your judgment. https://mobile.twitter.com/MZHemingway/status/1277084668882542595
Office of the DNI 18h
Office of the DNI
@ODNIgov 18h
Statement by DNI Ratcliffe: "I have confirmed that neither the President nor the Vice President were ever briefed on any intelligence alleged by the New York Times in its reporting yesterday." (1/2)

[Jun 28, 2020] Beverly Hills to BLM -- we support you only until you show up in our neighborhood

Jun 27, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Black Lives Matter protesters marched through the streets of California's upscale Beverly Hills Friday night chanting "Eat the rich!" and "Abolish capitalism now!" - only to be confronted by the police, as reported by the Daily Wire .

Black Lives Matter mob shouts "eat the rich" as they march down a residential area in Beverly Hills. They're coming for your homes. pic.twitter.com/gs5Hszjb7m

-- Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 27, 2020

According to the Beverly Hills PD, several arrests were made.

The unlawful assembly in the area of Rexford Dr & Carmelita Ave has ended with arrests being made. Protesters have now left the City.

-- Beverly Hills Police (@BeverlyHillsPD) June 27, 2020

"The Black Lives Matter mob shut down Santa Monica Boulevard, Rodeo Drive, and intersections around the city center," wrote Human Events managing editor Ian Miles Cheong - who posted several clips of the activity on Twitter.

The Black Lives Matter mob shut down Santa Monica Boulevard, Rodeo Drive, and intersections around the city center. They don't want you to do business. pic.twitter.com/3C2kt7cSZI

-- Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 27, 2020

The Black Lives Matter mob in Los Angeles seized a privately owned American flag in a residential suburb, shredding it and pulling it down. pic.twitter.com/gCffXqZuwZ

-- Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 27, 2020

Then the police showed up...

The police showed up in full force to arrest members of the Black Lives Matter mob making a nuisance of themselves across residential Los Angeles streets. One pretended to be injured by the police and forced them to drag him. pic.twitter.com/9hBjv4og8M

-- Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 27, 2020

Several weeks ago, Beverly Hills officials issued an order limiting gatherings to 10 people or less "between the hours of 9 p.m. and 8 a.m.," defining an assembly as "any gathering or group of 10 or more people on a public street, sidewalk or other public space if those 10 people have a common purpose of goal."

Of course, none of that's being enforced until BLM sets foot in posh Beverly Hills .

[Jun 28, 2020] How about replacing toppled statues with statures Schumer, Pelosi and Schiff?

Jun 28, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

ToSoft4Truth , 7 hours ago

Republicans are going to get a Final Stand.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said there should be a "review" of historical statues for possible removal, perhaps even those of the Founding Fathers.

[Jun 28, 2020] Study Finds Gap Widening Between Rich Pets And Poor Americans

Jun 28, 2020 | www.theonion.com

"Our data shows a rapidly increasing disparity between Americans living in poverty and the top 1% of Americans' pets," said study co-author Madeline Greggs, adding that from access to high-quality food and stable housing to consistent medical care, the average pet of a rich American family had a significantly higher quality of life than a vast majority of low-income Americans.

" Since the 1970s, economic growth has slowed for all but a tiny fraction of Americans and their pets, such that not only are the vast majority of luxury goods much more available to these purebred dogs, cats, and chinchillas than the average person, rich pets enjoy lavish lifestyles that many U.S. citizens could only dream of ."

The report concluded by suggesting that the most viable path to prosperity for low-income Americans was becoming a wealthy family's pet.

[Jun 28, 2020] Lockdowns and hypocrisy

So protests are OK, but attending beaches and churches is not. Neoliberal Democrats are really crazy power hungry jerks.
Jun 28, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
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squid , 19 minutes ago

The lockdown was a totalitarian test to check if the average American has been sufficiently pussyfied.

I'd say the test was a success. Had nothing to do with colds or viruses.

squid

KnitDame , 1 hour ago

Lockdowns lost all credible economic and health justificaitons when they were lifted for rioting looters.

[Jun 28, 2020] Question about current color revolution

"It is better to have America and the West divided under Trump rather than united under the DNC."
Jun 28, 2020 | www.unz.com

I'm not a conservative, no way; I am not a supporter of the current regime. I think that a revolution – even the fake one, organized by Soros out of the GayLib crowd, lightly sprinkled with Africans for colour – will do some good for America and the world.

[Jun 28, 2020] Is Amendment 25 is Dems post-election plan in case of victory?

Jun 28, 2020 | thehill.com

Bonsoir 24 minutes ago • edited

Who's kidding who? Joe has early stage Alzheimer's. I know it. You know it. The people running Joe's campaign know it. But they also realize Joe is the only candidate with a chance to beat Trump.

So the plan is to run him, despite his failing memory and unfortunate mental disease, get him elected, then use Amendment 25 to send him to Shady Grove Assisted Living and elevate his VP to the Whote House.

The disgrace of course is the Dems running mentally handicapped man for strictly political reasons

[Jun 26, 2020] Is Bezos going the way of Biden: Amazon boss and world's richest man Jeff Bezos has bought the naming rights to Seattle's KeyArena complex, and will rename it Climate Pledge Arena

Notable quotes:
"... "as a regular reminder of the urgent need for climate action." ..."
"... "be the first net-zero-carbon-certified arena in the world," ..."
Jun 26, 2020 | www.rt.com

Bezos announced the purchase in an Instagram post on Thursday, saying the name will serve "as a regular reminder of the urgent need for climate action." The e-commerce kingpin said that the National Hockey League (NHL) venue will "be the first net-zero-carbon-certified arena in the world," will generate no waste, and will use reclaimed rainwater in its ice system.

[Jun 25, 2020] Show me whom you topple and I will say who are you

Jun 25, 2020 | angrybearblog.com

Anarchists are unable to learn history

OK, the one that has really put me off happened last night at sometime after 10:30 PM in Madison, Wisconsin. A statue I know well was not only pulled down, but it was decapitated with both parts thrown in a nearby lake, although apparently since recovered. This statue stood on the east corner of the Capitol Square downtown. It is of Hans Christian Heg (1829-1863). An immigrant from Norway, he was an active anti-slavery abolitionist and member of the Free Soil Party who led the 15th Scandinavian American regiment in the Union army. He died fighting against the Confederacy in the Battle of Chickamauga, which it says on the base of his statue. There is absolutely no justification for this event.

[Jun 24, 2020] Read recently how a george washington monument was toppled. This proves Putin is directly behind these protests

Jun 24, 2020 | www.unz.com

vot tak , says: Show Comment June 24, 2020 at 4:18 am GMT

Read recently how a george washington monument was toppled. This proves Putin is directly behind these protests.

He is personally regime changing america and breaking down the moral fabric of American society.

PS: vote republican, they are our saviors.

;-D

[Jun 24, 2020] Advice to Russigaters of the Democratic Party

Jun 24, 2020 | www.unz.com

JoaoAlfaiate , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 23, 2020 at 2:48 pm GMT

Before confronting the Russians, it might be a good idea to regain control of Minneapolis and Seattle ..

[Jun 24, 2020] Tell me who is your friend, and I tell you how stupid you are

Jun 24, 2020 | www.unz.com

Bill Jones , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm GMT

@Larchmonter420 It is little noticed that those Countries consumed by the evil Soviet Union have fared much better in conserving their culture and sense of self, after they were upchucked in the early '90s, than the Champions of Democracy of the West have done under the freedom and tutelage bestowed by the US.
Funny dat.
AnonFromTN , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 23, 2020 at 2:25 pm GMT
@Bill Jones There is even funnier thing now with covid: the countries that do not toe the imperial line, Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, are doing a lot better than imperial sidekicks like Brazil, Colombia, or Peru. Rephrasing old Russian saying, "tell me who is your friend, and I tell you how stupid you are".

[Jun 24, 2020] Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the wall, just to show the world we mean business

Jun 24, 2020 | www.unz.com

Colin Wright , says: Website Show Comment Next New Comment June 23, 2020 at 5:01 pm GMT

' Michael Ledeen, "Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the wall, just to show the world we mean business." '

Now, if that 'small, crappy little country' could be Israel, me 'n Mike could have a real meeting of minds.

but I suppose that's not what Mike meant.

[Jun 24, 2020] There was a joke in Russia that for the coup in 2014 in Kiev Obama deserves a medal "For the liberation of Crimea" (there was a medal of this name in WWII)

Jun 24, 2020 | www.unz.com

AnonFromTN , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 23, 2020 at 2:19 pm GMT

Yes, Nudelman and her ilk are rabidly anti-Russian. But what they did in Ukraine revealed a very different thing: globohomo elites are mentally degenerate, they cannot foresee even immediate consequences of their moves.

There was a joke in Russia that for the coup in 2014 in Kiev Obama deserves a medal "For the liberation of Crimea" (there was a medal of this name in WWII). There was another joke, that Ukraine without Crimea is like a purebred stallion without balls.

Neocons planned to make Ukraine a battering rum against Russia. They did not understand that a log rotten through and through cannot serve as a battering ram. Now they are stuck with that wreck ("you break it – you own it" rule) and don't know what to do with it. Previous US administration and DNC big shots (Biden, Pelosi, Schiff, and Co) used it mostly as a rout of stealing US taxpayers' money. Current administration does not seem to have even this use for it. The US keeps proving the age-old wisdom that when you see your enemy committing suicide, do not interfere. Putin appears to have a huge stock of popcorn.

[Jun 24, 2020] Crimea, Donbass and Russian troups

Jun 24, 2020 | www.unz.com

AnonFromTN , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 23, 2020 at 3:44 pm GMT

@Biff I've heard another version of this.
Ukrainians are asked:
– If you believe that Crimea belongs to you, why don't you fight for it?
– We are not stupid, Russian troops are there.
– But you say that there are Russian troops in Donbass, yet you fight.
– That's what we say, but in Crimea there really are Russian troops.

[Jun 24, 2020] It would be super funny, if Russian, Chinese, Serbian, Sudanese, Afghani, and Iranian diplomats now went out en mass to give out cookies to the US rioters.

Notable quotes:
"... Taking PR pictures with the poor oppressed black looters and antifa trannies, lecturing Washington on human rights, and pledging support to the "moderate terrorists" i.e. the democrat mayors and governors who decide to not interfere with the looting and autonomous zones. ..."
Jun 24, 2020 | www.unz.com

Rahan , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 23, 2020 at 6:41 am GMT

It would be super funny, if Russian, Chinese, Serbian, Sudanese, Afghani, and Iranian diplomats now went out en mass to give out cookies to the US rioters.

Taking PR pictures with the poor oppressed black looters and antifa trannies, lecturing Washington on human rights, and pledging support to the "moderate terrorists" i.e. the democrat mayors and governors who decide to not interfere with the looting and autonomous zones.

I think this would be the most epic troll ever. Especially if Venezuela then paraded some nervous spook and declared him the "legitimate president of the United States".

Or maybe, kek, just appoint Bernie the real president. "For two elections the corrupt system has denied this true hero his rightful position. Enough! We support the people's choice!" etc. Bernie would be all: "I don't know who these people are, honest," and they'd be: "stay strong, comrade, we shall help you in your fight to become a true people's president!

chris , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 23, 2020 at 1:53 pm GMT
HAHAHA, I'm still laughing !!! That's friggin hilarious, Rahan!!!
Bernie the cowardly comrade

[Jun 23, 2020] Preferred pejorative for "intelligence againcy intrusion into MSM space"

Because they seem to creep around Washington, from one administration to the next, forever whispering in the ears of the power players, and more recently, weaving their evil spells directly to millions, as respected members of the MSM
Notable quotes:
"... I advocate for 'scum' as a serviceable moniker of all-around utility for those who do the dirt because it's business and pleasure, all in one. ..."
"... Now that I think of it, " the filth" is British slang for the police. That could work. Cockney rhyming slang is "Sweeney" ("flying squad" = "Sweeny Todd"). That has the right connotations, but it's a little twee. ..."
"... "The Slime" also seems to fit quite nicely. ..."
Jun 23, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Daniel Raphael , June 22, 2020 at 5:34 pm

Um irony work not well on screen, methinks and not for the first (or last) time

But as to "intelligence community" pejorative, I think good old-fashioned 'scum' works quite well. Mind you, this is for those who have "proven" themselves by persisting and upping the ante of loathesomeness; I certainly do not mean to include people-in-process who sometimes exit Big Brother's nether fissure to emerge as woken humans.

I'm thinking specifically and especially of John Kiriakou, for whom I had the honor of extending jail support during the time he was incarcerated for "outing" a CIA torturer (who, needless to say, received not even a tap on the wrist).

Keep it simple, pithy, homely, and familiar: I advocate for 'scum' as a serviceable moniker of all-around utility for those who do the dirt because it's business and pleasure, all in one.

Lambert Strether Post author , June 23, 2020 at 3:52 am

> I think good old-fashioned 'scum' works quite well.

Now that I think of it, " the filth" is British slang for the police. That could work. Cockney rhyming slang is "Sweeney" ("flying squad" = "Sweeny Todd"). That has the right connotations, but it's a little twee.

Ignacio , June 23, 2020 at 4:49 am

With my handicapped level of English I got the irony pretty well. It was polite and clever irony.

ewmayer , June 23, 2020 at 3:52 pm

Re. preferred pejorative, I lean toward "IC creep" myself. Because they seem to creep around Washington, from one administration to the next, forever whispering in the ears of the power players, and more recently, weaving their evil spells directly to millions, as respected members of the MSM.

"The Slime" also seems to fit quite nicely.

[Jun 22, 2020] It is not that black lives matter, it is democratic donors money matter

Jun 22, 2020 | www.washingtontimes.com

Slavery is a disgusting, despicable, horrific, soul-destroying aberration of God's will for humankind -- and, sadly, a terrible and tragic historical truth of American past.

But America and all that America offers is still the best deal in the world.

Pretending as if the America of 2020 is the same as the America 1700 is not only ridiculous. It's insanely ridiculous. It's leading free society down a path of anarchist-driven mayhem and violence and anger -- which is to say, it's leading free society into bondage. A nation driven by chaotic politics and culture with rampant calls for dismantling of law and order -- and police departments -- cannot long stand without seeing the Big Government Guns stomp into the picture, bringing so-called solutions for peace wrapped in collectivist, controlling bows. This is where America's headed.

Capitulation, third -- followed quickly by loss of freedoms, sweeping societal changes and substantial crackdowns by the body politic, desperate to instill calm at all costs.

We've hit second base, rounding to third.

"Here's What Black Lives Matter D.C. Is Calling For, And Where The City Stands," NPR reported , a couple weeks ago, in a story about the activist group's demands for criminal justice reform, social justice and restrictions of how police can police.

Another headline, from across the nation: "Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County lists demands," wrote the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber.

Another, from BlackLivesMatterChicago.com: "10 Demands of BLMCHI," which goes on to list "no cops in school," the end of "youth incarceration," and the "immediate disinvestment" of police with the money instead going toward schools, mental health and addiction treatment centers, housing for homeless and jobs' training for the unemployed.

It's not as if Black Lives Matter hasn't issued similar lists and similar demands in the past.

[Jun 22, 2020] I should think when Joe Biden's brain starts flat-lining and only a cryogenic chamber can keep him alive will he finally become the perfect candidate to contest the 2020 US Presidential elections

Jun 22, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Jen , Jun 22 2020 1:45 utc | 69

I should think when Joe Biden's brain starts flat-lining and only a cryogenic chamber can keep him alive will he finally become the perfect candidate to contest the 2020 US Presidential elections. One has to be brain-dead to even think of campaigning for a job where the main job requirement is to park your brain at the door, irrespective of how much you might earn and whether you get to have that little gadget with the red button (that sends all the start-up codes to your nation's nuke missiles) in your desk.

[Jun 22, 2020] Important thoelogical question: Will hell accept Bolton and his ilk like Netanyahu, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Chertoff

Jun 22, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

John , Jun 17 2020 19:24 utc | 4

I'm fully expecting the Dem "left" to try and praise the monsterous Bolton for "going against Trump", as they did with war criminal Mad Dog Matis and Bush. Bolton has to be one of the most evil mass murders on the face of the Earth. The world will be an infinitely better place when he and his ilk like Netanyahu, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Chertoff..etc finally go back to hell.

[Jun 22, 2020] About the US first stike of Russian and China

The only question remains: Will they nuke CHAZ too?
Jun 22, 2020 | news.yahoo.com
12 hours ago My fellow Americans,

1. In a nuclear war, expect Russia and China to fight back by sending nukes towards USA cities.

2. The first USA cities to be nuked are: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, San Antonio, Las Vegas, San Diego, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, etc...

3. All American port cities that host the USA Navy fleets will be nuked

4. All USA cities with Strategic Oil facilities and reserves will be nuked

5. All USA Strategic Dams and Bridges will be nuked

6. All USA high tech universities, companies, and research facilities will be nuked

7. All bridges connecting USA to Canada and Mexico will be nuked

8. All USA Airports and military bases will be nuked

9. The goal of Tussia and China is simple: Total Decapitation of USA military, economic, transportation, industrial, financial, oil and gas facilities, urban centers, etc...

10. In other words: USA, Russia, and China will go back to the Stone Age.

Happy Fighting... Just don't touch my internet connection and Netflix, that is where I draw the line and that's why I didn't mention a nuke dropping on Internet and Satellite communication lines, Text messaging services, TiK Tok, Facebbok, Instagram, and Twitter...

If that happens, the 330 million American ZOOMERS will fight back HARD...

[Jun 22, 2020] Does John Bolton deserves a Nobel peace Price? In our perverted world why not.

Jun 22, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Tower , Jun 17 2020 21:43 utc | 13

It's just about time. John Bolton deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. At this point, why not?

JC , Jun 17 2020 23:43 utc | 23

Posted by: Tower | Jun 17 2020 21:43 utc | 13

This is the most intelligent post so far.

Yes why not? If Obama awarded the Noble prize even before he begins serving his first term I can't see why Bolton not nominated now. America is a joke, not a banana republic. It deserves Obama, Trump, Bolton or Biden another stoopid joker.

Stoopid president elected by stoopid citizens

[Jun 22, 2020] One way to immortalize Bolton achievements: one of tapeworms could be renamed in his honor

Jun 22, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

uncle tungsten , Jun 17 2020 21:00 utc | 12

karlof1 #5
Blastocystis hominis could be renamed easily enough. It is a pain in the gut and arse.

I will not bother to read any more on Bolton the man is beneath contempt. b has said more than enough.

Jen , Jun 17 2020 23:40 utc | 21

At least the one saving grace about John Bolton's memoir is that it might be a tad closer to reality than Christopher Steele's infamous dossier and might prove valuable as a source of evidence in a court of law. Maybe Yosemite Sam himself should start quaking in his boots.

[Jun 21, 2020] An unmitigated disaster these riots have been for the image of the Democrats.

Jun 21, 2020 | www.unz.com

Servant of Gla'aki , says: Show Comment June 18, 2020 at 11:38 pm GMT

@Digital Samizdat

I'm starting to think that this time not only will Trump win the election, but he'll probably win the popular vote, too.

Assuming an essentially two-way race between Biden and Trump, yes, you're probably correct.

[Jun 21, 2020] Leaker fell victim of the leak: The neocon-warhawk may not see a penny for his book as the PDf was leaked online

MIC eventually will pay this neocon prostitute for services, anyway
Jun 21, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
As Ben Garrison recent noted, in an interview Bolton stated that it was OK for the government agencies to lie to the American people if national security is at stake. And it always seems to be at stake for dominant men who want secrecy and power. Bolton is a dangerous liar and his anti-Trump screed cannot be trusted.

It's time to slam the book shut on Bolton.

[Jun 20, 2020] "If none of us ever read a book that was "dangerous," had a friend who was "different," or joined an organization that advocated "change," we would all be the kind of people Joe McCarthy wants."

Jun 20, 2020 | taibbi.substack.com

Check Jun 13

"If none of us ever read a book that was "dangerous," had a friend who was "different," or joined an organization that advocated "change," we would all be the kind of people Joe McCarthy wants."

Edward R. Murrow

[Jun 20, 2020] I think the word "snowflake" is now considered racist :-)

Jun 20, 2020 | taibbi.substack.com

Mascot Jun 13

...And your "snowflakes" sneer is stale and trite. Not that you've given me any reason to think that you're capable of better.

LorriAnn Jun 16

I think the word "snowflake" is now considered racist :-)

Kate Jun 14

How closed minded you are. You must be very well educated.

[Jun 20, 2020] Hot summer of love in Seattle

Nothing demonstrates love more the putting a bullet into the opponent ;-)
Jun 20, 2020 | www.rt.com

While attempts to build similar zones were thwarted in Portland, Oregon and Asheville, North Carolina, local authorities in Seattle allowed the activists to run the secessionist enclave unimpeded, with Seattle's Mayor Jenny Durkan effectively giving her blessing to the activists, describing the outlet as a "summer of love."

Despite mounting concerns that the CHAZ's leadership is failing to reign in crime that has been reported to run rampant during the night, the city authorities have been reluctant to take any decisive action against the encampment - even after a shooting left one dead and another with life-threatening injuries at the main entrance to the zone on Saturday morning.

[Jun 20, 2020] The symphony orchestra of Austin, Texas has fired their lead trombonist for politically incorrect Twit

People who post of Twitter are stupid by definition, but people who fire employees for posting on Twitter are trying to replicate excesses of Stalinism (and, in way, McCarthysm) on a farce level. As in Marx "history repeats: first as tragedy, the second as farce"
By classifying the (somewhat incorrect; Obama was elected not only because he was half black, but also because he was half--CIA ;-) Twit below as the cry "fire" in crowded theater, we really try to replay the atmosphere of Stalinist Russia on a new level.
Notable quotes:
"... Austin Symphony Trombonist Fired Over Racist Comments , The Violin Channel, June 1, 2020 ..."
Jun 20, 2020 | www.unz.com

Here's some darkness: the symphony orchestra of Austin, Texas has fired their lead trombonist. This is a white lady named Brenda Sansig Salas, 51 years old and a U.S. Army veteran. Austin Symphony Trombonist Fired Over Racist Comments , The Violin Channel, June 1, 2020 She'd been posting comments on social media. The comment that precipitated her firing was apparently this one:

The BLACKS are looting and destroying their environment. They deserve what they get.

Brenda Sansig Salas

Have you checked out the 1/2 black president swine flu H1N1, and EBOLA?

What has your 1/2 black president done for you??

The ONLY REASON he was elected was because he is 1/2 black.

People voted on racist principles, not on the real issues . The BLACKS are looting and destroying their environment. They deserve what
they get. Playing the RACE CARD IS RACIST.

Symphony orchestra spokes-critter Anthony Corroa [ Email him ]announced the firing of Ms. Salas in the dreary schoolmarmish jargon of corporate wokeness: This language is not reflective of who we are as an organization." And "there is no place for hate within our organization."

[Jun 20, 2020] Cutting hair somehow became one of those things that now requires state approval

Jun 20, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Generalfeldmarschall von Hindenburg , , June 18, 2020 at 10:14 am

I find it interesting how cutting hair somehow became one of those things that requires state approval.

Another area where gate keepers establish themselves and push laws through requiring state licensure. Once some state board decides if you can make money or not, you're just a slave.

Barbers are not applying leeches anymore. And how many are still shaving men?

[Jun 20, 2020] Elites who appease the baying mob's apology addiction have stripped apology of all meaning

Jun 20, 2020 | www.rt.com

Moral cowardice is another of the driving forces fueling the proliferation of public apologies. Apology has become weaponized to the point that very few politicians possess the strength of character to stand by their words.

Knee-jerk knee-bending

Since the outbreak of the present wave of Black Lives Matter protests, the issuing of a public apology has become almost a routine response to the mere hint that you should take the knee and grovel.

Typically, whenever an individual is called out and denounced for their language, an apology swiftly follows. But in the current climate, there can be no ‘mistakes’, because your words will come back to bite you. Just about any gesture or statement can be branded as not just insensitive but racist.

...Back in 1976, Elton John released a song titled 'Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word'. A song titled 'The Hardest Word Not to Say is Sorry' would be altogether more fitting for the 2020s.

[Jun 20, 2020] Venmo reparations Satire merges with reality as white Americans offload their guilt by paying Juneteenth 'tips' -- RT USA News

Jun 20, 2020 | www.rt.com

The podcast Reply-All investigated the phenomenon on Thursday, concluding " the world's weirdest form of reparations: Venmo payments from white people " had its roots in a 2016 routine by standup comedian Milly Tamarez. Producer Emmanuel Dzotsi spoke to Tamarez, who recalled being somewhat surprised when her satirical " White Forgiveness " campaign began taking in real money, with real live white people apparently donating in exchange for being " publicly acknowledged " as " one of the 'good' white people ."

[Jun 20, 2020] The enablers, like Jeff Bezos for example, who thinks that if he get to his knees fast enough nobody will ask him about the work conditions in Amazon warehouses, these people make me really sick.

Jun 20, 2020 | taibbi.substack.com

Andre Jun 13

I have been reading your work for almost a year but subscribed right away after reading this articele.

What is frightening to me is that people who are supposed to be a smart do not understand that they are not only destroying the press, they are destroying the country. What is even more frightening is that their hate of Trump makes them blind to anything else. He will be gone on less then one year, OK maybe in 5 years but the destruction of federal institutions, and the death of credible media will define America.

I am an immigrant from a communist country and I believe that Soviet style communism was worse it terms of its brutality, but not as morally damaging as this voluntary march to serfdom that I see in modern America.

And the enablers, like Jeff Bezos for example, who thinks that if he get to his knees fast enough nobody will ask him about the work conditions in Amazon warehouses, these people make me really sick.

Starry Gordon Jun 12

I agree with most of what you have written here, but it's sort of like having a food fight on the upper decks of the Titanic. The American ruling class has deteriorated to the point where it cannot keep itself afloat, and is thrashing around as it sinks, while other actors are maneuvering to take its place. The Cotton thing -- which I have read was solicited by the NYT -- regardless of what it literally said, was certain to be read as a call for the military to attack people exercising their rights of assembly and expression, and could have been reasonably interpreted as fighting words, except I guess hardly anyone reads any more.

[Jun 19, 2020] Fauci farginatly states that Americans Don't Believe Science And They Don't Believe Authority

Jun 19, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

y_arrow


Dumpster Elite , 1 hour ago

Does he mean "scientists", such as Bill Gates?

We_The_People , 1 hour ago

That's not entirely true, we just do not believe in fraudulent agenda driven traitors like you!

Fauci's estimates were so off that the only 2 conclusions can be formed, gross negligence or intentional deception, either way he has zero credibility left!

Locker up , 1 hour ago

I remember when the pandemic started Fauci said "Masks don't protect you and the front line health workers need the masks for their protection". I think that statement caused him to lose all credibility with the public. Fauci still sounds like he's drowning in mucus. They should get a healthy honest scientist to talk to the public.

MsCreant , 1 hour ago

This guy should just step down.

He is now saying masks are good. They were not good when there was a shortage of them.

If he can't see the logic of why he is not trusted, he is incompetent. lay_arrow

Dumpster Elite , 1 hour ago

"How DARE you serfs and peasants question the authority and wisdom of your masters!!! INSOLENCE!!!!"

Max UK , 1 hour ago

Yeah Fauci, nobody has done as much to destroy trust actually, as YOU!

NumberNone , 1 hour ago

There are 57 genders...is that the science we don't believe in? Asking for a friend.

Lt. Frank Drebin , 1 hour ago

What a jerk. This dude has Napoleon syndrome, i.e. only he is right, everyone else is stupid.

Tarzan , 38 minutes ago

Fauci TEST ified that, although they are TEST ing more, there has been more positive TEST s then before they were TEST ing more, and We're all crazy science deniers for recognizing his inconsistent TEST imony.

Fauci is playing with fire.

gas·light

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verb

gerund or present participle: gaslighting

  1. manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.

RU4Au , 11 minutes ago

Hey Fauxi, You're right. I don't believe in your kind of 'science' or your kind of 'authority'.

[Jun 19, 2020] At 2017 Gorsuch swearing-in, Trump looked like the cat who ate the canary. Today we see that Trump swallowed something else instead

Jun 19, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

The Supreme Court Could Cost Trump the Election.

...for President Trump, it was yet another morning of bitter recriminations -- in the face of mounting legal defeats: "Do you get the impression that the Supreme Court doesn't like me?"

[Jun 19, 2020] The USG' s definition of Dictator

Highly recommended!
Jun 19, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Cyndy Tyler L RNY 8 hours ago

The USG' s definition of Dictator.

DICTATOR, Noun: Someone who does not let American CEOs dictate how their country is run

[Jun 18, 2020] On virtual lynching of Lee Fang at the intercept for politically incorrect mentioning Black on Black crime problem

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... Dante was wrong...the seventh circle of hell is Twitter ..."
Jun 16, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Concan77 , 1 day ago

Dante was wrong...the seventh circle of hell is Twitter

[Jun 18, 2020] Wolfs in sheep clothing, 2020 edition

Jun 18, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

America's wealth rests on this mutual competition between workers -- some nominally "free," others basically indentured -- whether it be through unjust visa schemes or other unfair managerial practices.

Remember that the next time you read a public announcement by the Amazons of this world that they remain committed to "Black Lives Matter" and similar identitarian causes.

[Jun 18, 2020] Phew! Beverly Hills Safe From Autonomous-Zones After Emergency Order Passed

Jun 17, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News,

While celebrities and wealthy virtue signallers are all too eager to rally behind leftist mobs with support and donations, they will be assuredly safe in their gated mansions as the city of Beverly Hills issued an emergency order to ban all protests in the area, ensuring there will be no lawless 'autonomous zones' springing up on their doorstep. The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone Autonomous Zone @TheCHAZAZ Replying to @CityofBevHills

I thought the Hollywood elite LOVED all these "peaceful protests" when they were in somebody else's town. JJ @JJ___________JJ Replying to @CityofBevHills

Oh so rich liberals talk about how they support the protests but still maintain the not in my backyard thought. # chaz should set up a second place

[Jun 18, 2020] Unplanned donation

Jun 18, 2020 | www.rt.com

One of the CHAZ occupiers took to Reddit over the weekend to complain that their tent had been looted and their laptop stolen, along with $400 in cash.

The CHAZ community quickly stepped in to reassure the victim that "a disadvantaged resident was in greater need of the items than you," and to think of the theft as an "unplanned donation."

[Jun 17, 2020] Pepsi Retires Aunt Jemima Brand Due To Racist Past: lag with Onion is just five days

Jun 17, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Aunt Jemima survived 130 years: the Great Depression, two World Wars, the Civil Rights movement, Vietnam and 9/11. But the brand has finally been cast aside by Quaker Oats - which is owned by Pepsi - due to its "racist past" at the hands of today's relentless cancel culture.

David Burge @iowahawkblog

Lag time from Onion to reality reduced to 5 days

[Jun 16, 2020] Panicked Dems try to blame Russia for looting, violence

Dems are sick MIC puppets
Money quote about Rice despicable attempt to implicate Russians: "For Susan Rice to make a statement like that without looking at any intelligence is completely irresponsible and disgusting. She lied about Flynn and she's making shit up again" George Soros. is actually Hungarian Jew and there is some difference between CIA and GNU (or ehatwver it is now called in Russia).
Notable quotes:
"... I've seen a lot of black Russians in those riots, lol. ..."
Jun 16, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Bear Martin , 2 weeks ago

I've seen a lot of black Russians in those riots, lol.

[Jun 16, 2020] Woke Mobs Now Destroying Statues Of Leading Anti-Slavery Figures -

Jun 16, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Herodotus , 1 hour ago

Where are statues of Martin Luther King, Jr. located? Inquiring minds want to know. Also, what about Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, and Frederick Douglass? Where are their statues? I bet dat dey soon be comin' down.

[Jun 16, 2020] Protesters Pull Down Joe Biden After Mistaking Him For Old Racist Statue

Jun 12, 2020 | babylonbee.com

Enraged protesters were marching through D.C. toppling racist statues when they came upon one standing on a street corner. The archaic, racist statue looked very, very old. It even had some kind of obsolete soundbite-playing device in it, probably an early phonograph from how old the statue looked. It kept saying things about black people being clean and articulate and how poor kids are just as bright as white kids.

The rioters threw a lasso around the top of the statue after googling "How to tie a lasso" and arguing for a while about how lassos are racist. They then brought it tumbling down after graffitiing all over it.

Unfortunately, the old, racist statue turned out to be former vice president and current presidential candidate Joe Biden.

"Classic pranksters," Biden said, chuckling, as he dusted himself off. "You know, this happens from time to time. Back in my day, we were out at the community pool, hanging out and throwing rocks at each other, as was the fashion at the time. CornPop and I were dishing it out and running our fingers through our leg hairs when..." As he continued to drone on, though, another racist group came up and toppled him the other way.

Eventually the rioters had had their fun and moved on, knocking over Nancy Pelosi and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, mistaking both of them for ancient statues.

[Jun 16, 2020] Looks like Deep State can do its dirty work even w/o US Embassy.

Jun 16, 2020 | www.unz.com

AnonFromTN , says: June 16, 2020 at 4:38 pm GMT

There is Russian joke:
– Why color revolution cannot happen in the US?
– Because there is no American Embassy there.
Looks like Deep State can do its dirty work even w/o US Embassy.

[Jun 16, 2020] Seriousness is an elusive quality in this era of fake news

Jun 16, 2020 | www.unz.com

Anonymous [506] Disclaimer , says: June 16, 2020 at 11:58 am GMT

@g8way

Seriousness is an elusive quality in this era of fake news. The author is apparently serious although neglecting to mention that a miraculously preserved alt-right communiqué written on Putin's letterhead (discovered yesterday by CNN in a shoe among old ashes near the WTC) reveals that CHAZ's name was changed to CHOP as part of a Russian plot to disrupt America society by placing permanent Chimp Out Plazas, or CHOPs (formerly known as CHAZ) in every major city's downtown district. Based on the paradigm established in Seattle, permanent CHOPs will be catered by Whole Foods and funded as the "Summer of Love" by Pepsi, Papa Johns, etc.

[Jun 16, 2020] Democrats Clarify That Black Lives Will Only Matter Until November

Jun 16, 2020 | babylonbee.com

June 15th, 2020

U.S. -- A team of political experts released its latest prediction on the Black Lives Matter movement today, saying the group's current surge will likely only last until early November. The experts say after votes are cast in the 2020 election, politicians will no longer have a need for the black community, and everything will go back to normal.

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The team of experts out of UCLA has been following Black Lives Matter since it emerged back in 2014 when an unarmed black man was killed by police in St. Louis. The popular civil rights group also made headlines in 2016 and 2018.

"We have to pander to them to see if they will matter," said Nancy Pelosi. "We stand committed to elevating black voices when we need their votes and not a moment after."

"It's a strange phenomenon," said UCLA professor Azad Khanna. "Every few years Black Lives Matter comes onto the scene for a couple of months and then just sort of disappears in November. I've never seen anything like it." Khanna paused for a moment, noticing a young white woman who had kneeled before him. The woman asked his forgiveness for her white privilege and her years of racism toward African Americans and then started kissing his feet. Khanna kindly informed her that he is from India.

Experts believe the Black Lives Matter movement will re-emerge sometime in 2022.

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[Jun 16, 2020] A total of 27 police officers were hurt during largely peaceful anti-racism protests in London

Jun 16, 2020 | www.unz.com

The Alarmist , says: June 16, 2020 at 10:07 am GMT

"A total of 27 police officers were hurt during largely peaceful anti-racism protests in London"

That's the BBC deciding to try its hand at being The Onion .

"Peaceful protesters defied curfews but clashes with the police appeared to slow."

That's the NY Times taking its turn.

The MSM doesn't just side with the insurrection; it is willingly acting as its propaganda arm.

[Jun 16, 2020] Cancel these 12 problematic things our new CULTURAL COMISSARS should address ASAP

Jun 16, 2020 | www.rt.com

Colston and Columbus have already fallen, and Rhodes doesn't look to be far behind, but why stop there? For the revolution to succeed, we must erase all problematic history that way we can be certain never to repeat it again. A cultural revolution appears to be gathering pace across the West. Government mandated lockdowns, mass hysteria and now race riots seem to be par for the course in daily life, as civilisation collectively takes leave of its senses. Masked mobs are now marauding unmolested, vandalising and looting towns as police officers, terrified of being accused of being racist, stand idly by allowing cities across America and Europe to descend into anarchy. Collectively we appear to have sided with Bane rather than Batman in The Dark Knight Rises.

To paraphrase Tom Hardy's masked villain we must "free (Britain/America) from the corrupt! The rich! The oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity, and we give it back to you... the people. (The West) is yours. None shall interfere. Do as you please."

So, with a view to helping this exciting new wave of iconoclasm continue on its way, here's a handy list of things we aren't allowed to enjoy anymore. Be warned: dissenters will be cancelled.

Read more We're fighting over statues because we don't learn enough history, warts and all We're fighting over statues because we don't learn enough history, warts and all 1. The Pyramids

These ancient monuments are nothing but a constant reminder to the children of Israel that their ancestors were enslaved. Even if the Jews didn't necessarily build these gigantic tetrahedrons of oppression for Pharaoh, they are a hideous symbol Egyptian supremacy. The only solution to this problem is for the government of Egypt to pay reparations with several millennia worth of interest to the descendants of those they enslaved, and destroy these disgusting symbols of subjugation. It's either that or they can finally admit the aliens did it.

2. The White House and Washington DC

Its very name is a not so thinly veiled statement of white supremacy. Not only was it built by people in bondage , but 11 of its occupants actually owned slaves and even they were better than Donald Trump who is literally Hitler or worse. In fact, why stop just at the White House? All of Washington DC should be razed to the ground, we Brits gave it a bloody good go in the War of 1812 but surely the righteous indignation of BLM rioters will see them finish the job. Not only was the land stolen from Native Americans, but it is named after that wooden toothed, racist rabble-rouser George Washington and Christopher Columbus, who obviously should never have gone to the New World.

3. William Shakespeare

The Bard's plays show a woeful lack of diversity with the only BAME character in his entire canon being Othello, who is portrayed as an easily manipulated suicidal woman murderer. He was also almost certainly portrayed by an actor in blackface for centuries. There is also the hideous transphobia displayed in the Taming of The Shrew, the vile anti-Semitism of The Merchant of Venice, and the contemptible disregard of the feelings of otherkin and furries shown in A Midsummer Nights Dream. The only solution to this is to erase the Stratford scribbler from history and disband the Royal Shakespeare Company. If "To be or not to be?" is the question, then kindly chose the latter Bill.

4. Robert Burns

Oh, did Scotland think they were going to get away unscathed because of Braveheart or something? Bad luck my Caledonian cousins, it turns out your national poet was a bit of a wrongun too. Old Rabbie was a bit loose with the ladies , cheated on his wife multiple times, knocked up a servant girl and another woman during his numerous flings, and even somehow managed to paint himself as a victim of his own misogyny in his poem " The Fornicator ". How can we possibly venerate this monster in the age of #MeToo? I'm afraid Burns Night is going to have to go on the bonfire, so you'll have to choose a new hero. Perhaps the Proclaimers will prove less problematic?

5. George Bernard Shaw

Sorry Ireland, your man's for it too. George Bernard Shaw may be one of the most beloved playwrights published in the English language but he was also a huge fan of eugenics. Even the rise of the Nazis and the horrors of the Holocaust didn't put him off. He actively praised Hitler and Mussolini, he even openly advocated genocide as a method to forward this evil ideology. No more Pygmalion, Saint Joan or Androcles and the Lion then. His statue on Clare Street in Dublin had better go on the toppling list too.

6. David Lloyd George

Wales, you didn't think you were going to get off scot-free did you? Well I'm afraid your boyo may have helped Britain win the First World War and created the modern welfare state, but I'm afraid he was a vocal defender of Britain's right to "bomb n*ggers" . Not exactly the language one would expect from the last Liberal Prime Minister of the UK, perhaps the Lib Dems should think about cancelling themselves in view of the hideous views of one of their most famous members. I mean if Churchill is up for cancellation despite beating Hitler, Lloyd George's victory over the Kaiser almost certainly won't save him.

7. Australia

The whole country has to go really doesn't it? Not only was it found by that vile racist Captain Cook , but then after the colony was founded, Britain filled it with convicts so clearly all those who live there today must be rotten to the core. I mean if we're all collectively responsible for the sins of our forefathers then surely if nearly an entire nation is literally descended from criminals then they must be beyond help. Before the criminals arrived the early settlers also engaged in slavery and attacked the Aboriginal population. It's basically America but worse and further away so it's time it was simply cancelled as a country.

8. The Guardian

What's that I hear you say? Surely not the Guardian? Not the woke, liberal, lefty, luvvie paper of choice? Not the paper of Owen Jones, George Monbiot and Marina Hyde? What sins could they possibly have committed? Well it turns out quite a lot. Back in the 1860s the Manchester Guardian, as it was then called, gave its unequivocal support to the slavery-defending south in the American Civil War, described the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln as "abhorrent" and took particular umbrage with the "Emancipation Proclamation" that freed the slaves. This might have something to do with the fact that it was founded by John Edward Taylor, a Manchester cotton merchant whose trade was not exactly negatively affected by the use of slave labour in the cotton fields of Old Dixie. But of course they have changed their tune now and would obviously never, for example, print obviously racist cartoons of BAME cabinet ministers for example oh, wait.

9. The Blue Mosque

One of the most extraordinary structures of the Islamic world, the Blue Mosque towers imperiously over Istanbul. It is spectacular, vast, a truly astonishing architectural achievement. There is however the small problem that slavery was rife across the Ottoman Empire, and forced labour played a huge part in the construction of this gigantic building. The Ottomans collected slaves from Africa, Asia and Europe (yes, white people) to help build their buildings, work in their palaces and fight in their armies. Sexual slavery was also a key part of Imperial life with the sultan having numerous concubines in his harem. There is also the thorny issue that the Sultan who commanded the structure of the Blue Mosque, Ahmed I, fathered a child with is consort Mahfiruz Hatun when she was just 13 or 14. But perhaps it's best not to probe too deeply into the attitudes of prominent Islamic figures towards slavery and child marriage

Read more MSM's favorite feminist bully Anita Sarkeesian trashes 'abusive' Cards Against Humanity co-creator, but only after taking his cash MSM's favorite feminist bully Anita Sarkeesian trashes 'abusive' Cards Against Humanity co-creator, but only after taking his cash BONUS ENTRIES: 10. Chess

It is clearly an allegory for racial violence, and the fact the whites always get to move first is an obvious indication of white supremacy.

11. Sugar

Our love of sweet things has only been made possible thanks to slavery and the suggestion that the best of it is "white" and "refined" is a dog-whistle to the alt-Right.

12. Jersey Shore

We all know fake tanning is just blackface for cowards.

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[Jun 16, 2020] Who hates whom?

Notable quotes:
"... The sins of our ancestors are not our sins, but their achievements can be ours if we remember and pay them respect. ..."
Jun 16, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

bob sykes , Jun 15 2020 22:02 utc | 53

The sins of our ancestors are not our sins, but their achievements can be ours if we remember and pay them respect.

b hates the US, because it played a significant role in the destruction of his beloved Third Reich.

Passer by , Jun 15 2020 22:06 utc | 54

@bob sykes | Jun 15 2020 22:02 utc | 53

Well, you guys (US) are killing people all over the world, so that's why the world hates you. Stop killing people all over the world and then people might stop hating you.

[Jun 16, 2020] Something about racial labeling and BLM slogans

Jun 16, 2020 | www.unz.com

Rahan , says: Show Comment June 13, 2020 at 10:01 am GMT

When a guy from Slovakia enters the USA, the moment his airplane lands, he is automatically classified as "evil white your ancestors enslaved blacks".

Although his "ancestors" not only never enslaved any blacks, but actually helped aggressively the blacks to achieve independence all across Africa, back when his country was part of the communist half of the world.

[Jun 16, 2020] US Surgeon General Flip-Flops From "Stop Buying Masks" To Claiming "Masks Promote Freedom"

Highly recommended!
Jun 16, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Feb: " STOP BUYING MASKS! "

Jun: "... if more wear [masks] , we'll have MORE freedom to go out."

[Jun 16, 2020] Harry Harris, former admiral, now insubordinate U.S. Ambassador To South Korea put "Black Lives Matter" banner on the embassy - Soon To Be Fired

This an indication that BLM has been co-opted by the "Foreign Policy Establishment" and the Democratic Party.
The oppressed include not only Blacks (with only those who are killed by police officers lives that matter; all "black on black" crimes ignored) but all other minorities and the poor white working class.
Jun 16, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
james , Jun 15 2020 16:41 utc | 12
just another wingnut from the usa seeking a hollywood type ending to his short diplomatic career....

@ 11 vk... i sort of agree with you... as long as they can find more personalities who can see a commie popping up everywhere, the usa will be a okay, lol.. maybe pat lang is up for the gig? i heard he is retiring from blogging, lol...


uncle tungsten , Jun 15 2020 20:35 utc | 41

DannyC #31

You are well past being thought of as a banana Republic. You are a banana republic well on its way to becoming a peanut Republic. The ambassador is a nasty clown acting for a disreputable nation with a ridiculous political class.

Liberty Blogger , Jun 15 2020 21:07 utc | 47
When will BLM move past the few deaths to the many thousands of Black homicide victims that are killed largely by an identifiable 6% of Americans?

[Jun 16, 2020] Harry Harris - Insubordinate U.S. Ambo To South Korea - authorised putting the slogan "Black Lives matter" on the ambaassy

If this was a Chinese admiral or diplomat, the tone of the comments here would be completely different: "whistleblower", "Chinese totalitarianism collapsing", "we should support him", "the Chinese should reform", "Xi Jinping should be removed from power" etc. etc.
Jun 16, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
Piotr Berman , Jun 15 2020 17:47 utc | 26
...In general, USG is very happy if an ambassador is in blatant insubordination, e.g. supporting a FAILED coup against his own government. Could it misled some ambassadors that it is OK?

In short, there are good and bad types of hypocrisy, and USG should have some (online?) courses, so passing quizzes in Hypocrisy.1, Hypocrisy.2 and Hypocrisy.3 would be a prerequisite before granting a post (the higher the post, the more quizzes may be needed).


Piotr Berman , Jun 15 2020 17:53 utc | 27

A little fantasy: an ambassador strives to frankly convey the sentiment of his leaders.

Protester banners "We are not a colony" "We are not an ATM"

Embassy raises a banner "You ARE an ATM, deluded fools!"

Babyl-on , Jun 15 2020 17:40 utc | 25
...The sovereign powers of the USA are now surrendered to the private oligarchy.

The USA is no longer a sovereign state.

[Jun 16, 2020] Let's sue the Italian government for the Roman invasion of 43 AD

Jun 16, 2020 | www.unz.com

BuggerLugs , says: Show Comment

How will people in the year 2320 judge us?

It’s futile to speculate, but surely makes the point – is morality really so plastic that we must be forever fearful of what others may or may not think of us? Are we to conduct ourselves in accordance with “anything-but-the standards-of-today” in the certain knowledge that out successors will damn us in the future no matter how conventionally virtuous we may appear today?

I don’t think I am either homophobic or racist, and I am certainly not a smoker; however, when I attended Reading Rock Festival in 1978 the joint themes were “Glad to be Gay” and “Rock against Racism”, and as this article points out, both homophobia and racism were rife back in the 70’s. And a lot of people smoked like chimneys. Nowadays, less so, and things have changed

However, nowadays we abhor paedophilia, cannibalism and incest, whilst revelling in Twitter feeds and inane Facebook posts; will the former have become mainstream, and the latter morally and socially abhorrent 40 years from now? To be honest, even if I knew with certainty that they would, there is no way I am going to indulge in them just to be “on the right side of history”.

Slavery and colonialism are WRONG, and always have been; so let’s sue the Italian government for the Roman invasion of 43 AD and the brutality wrought on Boudicca and her daughters. Let’s sue Germany for the Anglo-Saxons invasions, the Danes for the Vikings, and the French for 1066 and all that.

Or rather, let’s not. Let’s just get on with our lives as best we can, living by the moral compass we have inherited from our families, our current societies and our consciences. And let’s stop judging – either our contemporaries, or our ancestors. They, like us, were just trying to make the best of the circumstances which life cast upon them – some were good people, some bad, most a bit of both. Just like us. And I, for one, am in no position whatsoever to assert that my principles and moral values are superior to – or more enduring than – theirs.

[Jun 15, 2020] It's a Cult Pelosi, Schumer Don African Scarves, Kneel Down For 8 Minutes and 46 Seconds to Honor George Floyd (VIDEO)

The only different is that they were with boot on the neck of Afro-Americans since Clinton was elected, not for eight minutes.
Jun 15, 2020 | www.thegatewaypundit.com

The Democrats donned African Kente cloth scarves as they gathered in Emancipation Hall on Capitol Hill.

Nadler, the waddling curmudgeon, didn't kneel for health reasons so he stood in silence.

[Jun 14, 2020] Trojan horse in BLM camp (superpredators in her terminology): With friends like Hillary (she pushed Joe Biden's 1994 Crime Bill), who needs enemies; she is simply salivating at another opportunity to take revenge on Trump

Highly recommended!
Neoliberalism promotes identity wedge to spit "despicable" in a classic startegy "devide and conqure".
Notable quotes:
"... She supported her husband and Joe Biden's 1994 Crime Bill that led to an explosion in mass incarceration across the country. ..."
Jun 14, 2020 | www.mintpressnews.com

The former New York senator published her thoughts on her on Medium blog , where she appeared to endorse the Black Lives Matter movement, something she has previously stayed well clear of doing. "George Floyd's life mattered. Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor's lives mattered. Black lives matter," she began by stating.

"I promise to keep fighting alongside all of you to make the United States a place where all men and all women are treated as equals, just as we are and just as we deserve to be," she added, positioning herself on the same side as the protestors, many of whom are demanding the abolition of the police. Clinton commended the amazing "power of solidarity" she had seen and promised to "speak out against white supremacy in all its forms," declaring that America is long overdue for "an honest reckoning" with its racism problem.

However, an honest reckoning with Clinton's past unearths a myriad of troubling incidents and positions that are difficult to square with her newfound radical antiracist stance. She supported her husband and Joe Biden's 1994 Crime Bill that led to an explosion in mass incarceration across the country.

[Jun 14, 2020] A pack of wolfs in sheep clothing: 2020 edition

Highly recommended!
Jun 14, 2020 | www.mintpressnews.com

Feature photo: Pelosi and other members of Congress, kneel at the Capitol's Emancipation Hall, June 8, 2020, on Capitol Hill. Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP

...The scoundrels giving lip service to change but are committed to business as usual and they co-opt the language and imagery of the movement to do it.

[Jun 14, 2020] Suggested Slogans for the Biden Campaign The New Yorker

Jun 14, 2020 | www.newyorker.com

You Don't Wanna Vote for Me? Tough Luck, Kiddo. I Don't Need Your Freaking Vote. Go Ahead, Make My Day. Vote for Trump. Are You Out of Your Friggin' Melon? So, No, I'm Not Perfect. But Neither Are You. Now There's a Friggin' Pandemic, and If You Haven't Heard, It's Coming for the Olds. My Friend Carl and I Will Take the Pandemic Out Back Behind the Schoolyard and Give It a Little Boom Boom Boom and That'll Be the Last You Hear of That. They Didn't Call Me Joe Steel Hands for Freaking Nothing. It's Because I Beat Up All the Little Chumps! How's That for a Slogan? Joe Biden: Beats Up Chumps. I Love It. Now Get Outta My House, I Gotta Take a Whiz. So, Yeah, Vote for Joe. You're So Friggin' Welcome.

A Return to Slightly Less Bad. Endorsed by Obama -- Remember Him? Actually, Let's Not Talk About Policies

...It's Been My Turn for a While Now ...Not Racist Recently

Shoot from the Hip, Aim for the Leg. Tired of New Things

Not Me Too, Us. Old, but Also, White. Actually, Let's Not Talk About Me at All

... Putting the "er" in "America" Written by The New Yorker Staff

[Jun 14, 2020] Watch CNN Decries Aggressive Protesters After Camera Crew Attacked

It happened late Saturday following the deadly Friday night shooting of a 27-year-old black man, Rayshard Brooks, at a Wendy's restaurant in Atlanta. As we reported , Brooks, who had fallen asleep at the wheel at the Wendy's drive-thru, was shot by an officer after he grabbed one of their Tasers and pointed it at them as he was running away. He died later that evening at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Jun 14, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

So far torching buildings & property up to that point was "peaceful"...

[Jun 14, 2020] Republic Of CHAZ Begins Reparations; White Participants Pressured To Give Blacks $10 Each

Jun 14, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Seattle's so-called Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) has begun reparations, as white members of the fledgling sovereignty were asked on Friday night to give at least one black person $10 before leaving the area.

"I want you to find, by the time you leave this autonomous zone, I want you to give ten dollars to one African American person from this autonomous zone . And if you find that's difficult - if you find it's hard for you to give ten dollars to people of color, to black people expecially [sic], you have to think really critically about - in the future, are you going to actually give up power and land and capital when you have it?

If you have a hard time giving up ten dollars, you have to think about: are you really down with this struggle? Are you really down with the movement? Because if that is a challenge for you, I'm not sure if you're in the right place.

So find an African American person. White people, I see you. I see every one of you, and I remember your faces. You find that African American person and you give them ten dollars. Cash up, venmo, ten dollars in your pocket. That's my challenge to you. Do it. "

I wonder how many just sent a text: "Hey mom & dad, can I borrow $10?"

-- Diane Murray (@DianeRMurray) June 13, 2020

[Jun 14, 2020] As far as I know BLM is also dead silent on the black slave markets care of Obama and the EU in Libya.

Jun 14, 2020 | www.unz.com

AriusArmenian , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 13, 2020 at 6:54 pm GMT

@Ashino Wolf Sushanti As far as I know BLM is also dead silent on the black slave markets care of Obama and the EU in Libya.

There are also stories that money contributed to BLM will end up going to the DNC.

This is looking like another 1960's type insurrection that will end up the same way: it will be used by the rich and powerful elites (notice how the corporate controlled media has gone on one knee for BLM and has gone outright anti-white?), there will be a back lash that will crush it (right after the election), and its leaders will be either absorbed into the establishment or offed.

America looks like a hybrid of Stephen King, Brave New World, and 1984, and the rich and powerful US elites and intel agencies stroke it and love it. Notice that the US super rich have been raking it in since January 2020? While at the same time Trump is busy making the US a vassal state of Israel and accelerating the roll-out of Cold War v2 which is just fine with US elites that will not change with the election of moron Biden (if the people elect Biden they are electing his VP as Biden will not last long; he is a lot like Yeltsin that was pumped up on mental stimulants and nutriments to perform for short periods until the next treatment). What a country, what a ship of fools.

[Jun 14, 2020] 9 More Bizarre Consequences Of The Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

Jun 14, 2020 | www.forbes.com

As the month of May winds down, many parts of the US are in varying degrees of relaxation from lockdown, compared with a month ago. Once again, I'd like to highlight some unusual or quirky consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, along the lines of my earlier piece, " 11 Bizarre Consequences Of The COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic ."

Again, I don't wish to minimize the serious impact the pandemic has caused for many people around the world.

On May 12, 2020, New York City announced they had set a new record of 58 consecutive days with no pedestrian deaths due to fatal collisions with motor vehicles.

On the other hand, some health experts also noted that fewer traffic-related deaths has also resulted in fewer organ transplant surgeries , because of fewer donors. (For the record, all other things being equal, I'm glad when there are fewer traffic fatalities.)

The pandemic has also created new jobs that didn't exist before. Reporter Megan Moltini explains the training she received at a coronavirus contact tracing academy .

Truth is stranger than fiction.

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Wired magazine also notes, " Researchers have spent years teaching robots to shake hands -- an effort possibly doomed by a global turn against human contact ."

Similarly, Hershey has noticed a drastic drop in sales of breath mints and gum , as people no longer worry about bad breath with fewer in-person social gatherings.

Sports venues are trying to find creative ways to recreate the feel of a live audience without risking spread of virus, for example:

One South Korean soccer team had to apologize after using sex dolls as stand-in fans at empty stadium .

A clever app developed by Japanese firm Yamaha allows fans to remotely cheer (or boo) players from home, played through the stadium speakers so that players can feel the energy of the online crowd.

The article wryly notes, "The app does not, as yet, allow fans to question the referee's eyesight, or the eating habits of players who struggled to stay match-fit during the league's virus-enforced break."

A well-known restaurant, The Inn at Little Washington in Virginia, will seat mannequins at empty table to help make the restaurant feel more lively while still allowing patrons to dine-in at mandated social distances. (I'd like to humbly suggest they consider occasional theme nights, such as Star Wars or Star Trek costumed mannequins.)

Finally: "A troop of monkeys in India attacked a medical official and snatched away blood samples of patients who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus ". No word on whether the monkeys maintained an appropriate 6-foot distance from one another when they executed this heist.

We're not out of the woods yet with respect to Covid-19. But I am encouraged by some early partial returns to pre-pandemic life. Stay safe, everyone! Check out my website .

[Jun 14, 2020] The Worst Literal Hitler Ever

Jun 14, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

So, the GloboCap-Resistance Minneapolis Putsch appears to have not gone exactly to plan. Once again, Trump failed to go full-Hitler, despite their best efforts to goad him into doing so. They gave it quite a good shot, however...

[Jun 14, 2020] I really love reading about who the next US president will be. Such a grand horse(shit) race

Jun 14, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Sakineh Bagoom , Jun 13 2020 22:16 utc | 61

I really love reading about who the next US president will be. Such a grand horse(shit) race. Who is ahead? Who is bee-hind? Percentages, percentages. Polls, polls. Oh, will they ever -- fill in the blank here? And, then, she said, he said.

You're just pissed that it's NOT YOU whom S(elects) the next president. As if it ever was.

Get over the presidential elections. It's a running jobs program. Everybody gets paid.
The talking heads on the TV, get paid. Photographers, get paid. The bus drivers, get paid. The carpenters setting up the podiums, get paid. The electricians, get paid. The political consultants, get paid. See where I'm going with this?

People really have a wrong idea about democracy. I won't be the one to define it for them.

[Jun 14, 2020] BLM language pure corporatespeak. Language of cubicle rats. Have always assumed it was all about white people and making white people feel good while relieving them of some coin.

Jun 14, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

oldhippie , Jun 13 2020 21:36 utc | 52

Could someone tell me what BLM is? At their website, twitter account, Instagram, local chapter it looks like pure corporatespeak. Language of cubicle rats. Have always assumed it was all about white people and making white people feel good while relieving them of some coin. Yet everyone seems to speak about them as if there was some there there. When speaker X and speaker Y say "BLM" it is never clear to me they are talking about same thing.

[Jun 14, 2020] It seems that a day has indeed come when the courage of men failed, and we have forsaken our friends and broke all bonds of fellowship. You know what comes next? "An hour of wolves and shattered shields " It is here.

We already has something similar when in Soviet Russia chilred of of "non-proleatlian" and "non-peasant" origin were distiminated against. History represts; firs as tragedy than as farce.
Jun 14, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Reproduced below is the illuminating and alarming letter, revealing the lengths colleges are willing to go to satisfy the PC mob at a moment their very financial survival is at stake.

* * *

"I received this poignant letter from a reader, who signed it with their real name, and institutional affiliation," introduced columnist Rod Dreher .

The hour is later than you think.

I teach at a small liberal arts college in the southern Appalachian mountains. We serve primarily poor black, white, and brown kids. 65% of them are first generation college students (like me) and hail from some of the worst poverty anywhere in the country. We are enrollment driven, funding is always an issue, but I think we make a difference.

Instead of figuring out how we are going to deal with a second wave of coronavirus , or how to replace international students who shore up enrollment while getting to play sports they love (and enriching a fairly cornbread corner of America) and may not come back after the pandemic, or the myriad other problems big and small that plague us, we are putting together a "social justice initiative" whose purpose as yet remains vague .

A general call went out to everyone. If you join, you'll be expected to trumpet a hard-Left reading of woke ideology. If you refuse well "silence is violence." One proposal, made without irony, was to invite the community to campus to tell them how their whiteness makes them privileged and also racist. Mercifully, sanity reigned and the proposal foundered on the rocks of "we don't think poor white people from Appalachia will be persuaded, and will likely resent being told their lives are somehow privileged ." But it won't stop.

If you just want to teach, scratch out a living and make a difference, hoping the furies will forget about you: you are wrong. I took this job on purpose, praying to bring something of the liberal arts to my own people. And just be left alone, and yet here we are.

Feel free to share my story, if you like, but please do keep my name off the web. I still have to figure out how to stay true to my beliefs and pay my mortgage.

It seems that a day has indeed come when the courage of men failed, and we have forsaken our friends and broke all bonds of fellowship. You know what comes next? "An hour of wolves and shattered shields " It is here.

[Jun 13, 2020] Note on Trump/Pompeo diplomacy of insults: Iran proved to be quite good at swapping insults with the USA and Iran's insults are usually funnier

Jun 13, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Hoarsewhisperer , Jun 12 2020 23:08 utc | 27

Since this nothing-burger appears to have kicked off with an article in the NYT, it looks to me as though someone reminded The Swamp that Iran hasn't been disarmed and is thus not the kind of soft target that can be pushed around with impunity by AmeriKKKa. Imo, Iran is a lot closer to the top of the Military Genius pecking order than AmeriKKKa. i.e. Iran has made it quite clear that "Israel" will cop the blowback if Iran is attacked, and has also demonstrated its ability to conduct high-precision strikes on US bases & bunkers in the region. Iran is also quite good at swapping insults with AmeriKKKa and Iran's insults are usually funnier than AmeriKKKa's...

Threatening North Korea probably seemed like a better/safer idea than threatening Iran but only until China's diplomatic comedians start ripping into AmeriKKKa's loud-mouthed dorks and daydreamers.

[Jun 13, 2020] 'Speaking of Looting...' Trump Admin. Refuses to Disclose Corporate Recipients of $500 Billion in Coronavirus Bailout Funds

Laws, neoliberals don't need no stinkin' laws They are the law.
Jun 13, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com
signed by President Donald Trump in March established the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) with $349 billion in funding for forgivable loans. After the initial capital ran out in just 13 days , lawmakers approved $310 billion more -- though over $130 billion of that amount was still left as of Tuesday.

Although, as the Washington Post reported , the Small Business Administration (SBA) "typically discloses names of borrowers from the loan program" on which the PPP is based, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified to the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship that he won't be following that model for the Covid-19 program, despite concerns about which companies are benefiting from it.

Tom Stone , June 12, 2020 at 8:59 pm

I wonder where Mnuchin would be if Kamala Harris had followed the unanimous advice of her staff when she was California's Attorney General and pursued One West Bank and Stevie boy for illegally foreclosing on 30,000 California Home Owners?

[Jun 13, 2020] Surprise, surprise. The Trump/Kim Jong-un love affair was about as long as one of Elizabeth Taylor's romances.

This "chest-thumping" is what passes for US "diplomacy" those days
Jun 13, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
450.org , Jun 12 2020 18:31 utc | 9
Surprise, surprise. The Trump/Kim Jong-un love affair was about as long as one of Elizabeth Taylor's romances. Kim Jong-un wrote him beautiful letters and they fell in love, yet just as quickly they fell out of love. That's the way it is with Trump. He's a male version of Elizabeth Taylor. Melania was smart to renegotiate her prenup. It appears Kim Jong-un neglected to insist on a prenup.

They Were A Match Made In Heaven But Heaven Can Wait I Guess

[Jun 12, 2020] Looks like Planet of the Apes was not actually not science fiction, but a warning. Who could have guessed?

Black Bolsheviks in full glory ;-)
Using bigoted sheeple as a ram was successfully tried many times in history. Nothing new here. That only lesson from history is that the main victim are not necessary defeated oligarchic group, which lost power, but always the sheeple.
And the net affect is not necessary in favor of neoliberal Demc (Clinton wing of Dem party represented by Creepy Joe in forthcoming elections). Those guys who initiated this mess did not predict how many votes they now gave to Trump...
Notable quotes:
"... Idiocracy is perhaps the best movie ever made... ..."
"... BLACK FACTS MATTER ..."
Jun 12, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Goof , 16 minutes ago

Looking like Planet of the Apes is actually a documentary not science fiction. Who could have guessed?

Aubiekong , 15 minutes ago

Idiocracy is perhaps the best movie ever made...

LEEPERMAX , 17 minutes ago

EXCLUSIVE: Black Lives Matter Website, 'Defund The Police' Donations Go to The DNC and Biden's Campaign...

risk-reward , 36 minutes ago

BLACK FACTS MATTER

[Jun 11, 2020] If journalists are worried about Covid-19 all over again, why don't they ask their beloved Fauci why he didn't tell the rioters and looters to wear a face mask or "social distance" during last week when they were all outside running amok and spreading Covid-19?

Jun 11, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Skeletor , Jun 11 2020 19:45 utc | 4

If journalists are worried about Covid-19 all over again, why don't they ask their beloved Fauci why he didn't tell the rioters and looters to wear a face mask or "social distance" during last week when they were all outside running amok and spreading Covid-19?

But he suddenly pops up this week and the fear mongering starts again... and the feeble fall in line again lol

Anyway. Maybe Dr Fauci will give a press conference next week dressed in Kente clothing....

I swear 2020 is like we are living in a simulation lol

[Jun 11, 2020] Asking Obama a question and expecting a truthful answer is like asking for ice water in hell. It's never gonna happen.

Notable quotes:
"... he has deceived the American public with his alleged good intentions to only want to take more rights away from us citizens! ..."
Jun 11, 2020 | www.youtube.com

William Albano , 3 weeks ago

General Flynn needs to sue for all the money he spent defending himself for this scam. Yet we had liar Adam Schiff lie daily nothing happens to that loser.

Red Wave Coffee , 3 weeks ago

This is another reason I dislike Obama so much; he has deceived the American public with his alleged good intentions to only want to take more rights away from us citizens!

Jo Anne Foster , 3 weeks ago

Obomber needs to be behind Prison walls. And all his cohorts.

[Jun 11, 2020] Warlords and... soy shortages For Antifa anarchists in Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, revolution ain't easy

Notable quotes:
"... As for what happens in the CHAZ without police, it seems – judging from videos posted on social media and Reddit threads at least – that a certain Seattle native by the name of Raz Simone and his "crew" have made themselves arbiters of order. Apparently, they don't seem to believe in nonviolence or freedom of artistic expression, either. ..."
Jun 11, 2020 | www.rt.com

Activists who established a commune around an abandoned police precinct in Seattle are finding out the hard way it's not easy to run a revolution, dealing with food supply issues, internal squabbling and even a wannabe strongman.

...One particular activist – who has since made her tweets private – allegedly lamented that "homeless people took away all the food" and appealed to sympathizers to bring "vegan meat substitutes, fruits, oats, soy" to replenish the CHAZ pantry.

...As for what happens in the CHAZ without police, it seems – judging from videos posted on social media and Reddit threads at least – that a certain Seattle native by the name of Raz Simone and his "crew" have made themselves arbiters of order. Apparently, they don't seem to believe in nonviolence or freedom of artistic expression, either.

...One major thing the "Zoners" have managed to accomplish so far is to de-legitimize the current city and even state government, both run by Democrats, which have done absolutely nothing to reassert their authority over the occupied area.

[Jun 11, 2020] The silver lining in the dark cloud: the COVID Crisis Canceled Many Graduation Speeches. Thank Goodness...

Jun 11, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

As with allmost everything that occurs as a university, the purpose of the commencement speech is not to provide a service to the students, but to make the institution's faculty and staff feel important...

...It should be noted that most students who attend commencement ceremonies couldn't care less who the celebrity speaker is. Most of them are there because they like the ritualistic aspects of it, and virtually no one remembers what is said at commencement speeches in any case.

The fact that most students (i.e., paying customers) just want to "feel graduated" by going to these ceremonies should be a tip to the faculty that speakers should be non-controversial. But, because these administrators want attention and influence, they often insist on bringing in controversial political figures and causing even more grief for their customers, as if four years of over-priced classes and social conditioning wasn't enough.

The fact colleges and universities couldn't care less about the people who pay the bills was reinforced all the more this year when most universities shut down as a result of the COVID-19 panic. Most higher education institutions insisted on charging students full price even though "college" was reduced to series of Zoom meetings and online assignments. Obviously, that's not what most students paid for. College administrators, of course, were adamant that the students keep paying through the nose for services not rendered

...

Fortunately, some of the more intelligent university trustees have already done away with it altogether. Cep notes:

As Jason Song of The Los Angeles Times noticed, current Washington and Lee President Kenneth Ruscio explained in 2009: "The wise and fiscally prudent Board determined that in future years our graduates and families should rest easy knowing that if they had to endure a worthless Commencement address, it would at least be inexpensive," meaning the president gives the only speech.


Tennessee Patriot , 4 minutes ago

Best example I ever heard of describing a graduation ceremony:

Imagine you are sitting there in the hot sun, wrapped in a shower curtain, listening to someone read a NYC Phone book for 3 hours.

I had to do that for HS, two Bachelor's Degrees, a Masters, two daughters & two out of 7 Grandbabies.

No thanks. Highly overrated ********. If it was up to me, they can mail it to me and lets go straight to the party afterwards.

Handful of Dust , 1 hour ago

" I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man."

Joe Biden, referring to the Kenyan at the beginning of the 2008 Democratic primary campaign, Jan. 31, 2007.

"He's like magic. Some day they'll be calling him The Magic *****!"

Yen Cross , 1 hour ago

The longer these kids are away from their indoctrination camps, the better.

Bear , 1 hour ago

"As many colleges struggle with tight budgets" ... what a crook, they have so much money they can pay their professors 250,000 to toe the line and they a support staff of thousands ... America's most corrup institution (after the FED)

[Jun 11, 2020] Cop accused of racism for citing research that police are shooting African-Americans 'less than we ought to'

Jun 11, 2020 | www.rt.com

Major Travis Yates of Tulsa, Oklahoma is refusing to apologize and rejects accusations of racism, saying he was quoting research and not his personal opinion in a radio show appearance.

The Tulsa PD has disavowed his remarks.

[Jun 11, 2020] It's like counseling against wearing condoms because they're not 100% effective

The mask problem in the USA has a much simpler origin: the USA simply don't have the means to give masks for everyone anymore. It is heavily deindustrialized.
Jun 11, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

I remember this old creep Fauci blabbing something on this issue even in mid April and May. Note how he shifted the question of mask protecting others from infected person to the question of individual protection of persons . What a creep.

The CDC actually advised against wearing masks until April 6, even though there were studies showing that some types of home-made masks were 70% effective against molecules the size of Corona. N95 were found to be 95% effective.

[Jun 11, 2020] Did the Anglo-Saxon era really exist?

Jun 11, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Mao , Jun 11 2020 10:56 utc | 104

Did the Anglo-Saxon era really exist? Expert claims Germans never 'invaded' Britain and the Romans continued to influence English language, religion and culture long after the fall of the Empire in 410AD

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8391311/Saxons-never-invaded-England-fall-Roman-Britain.html

[Jun 11, 2020] All is forgiven -- Private Equity Shark Romney who immezurate thosand of people, black and white, now is hailed by media #Resistance, for marching with BLM

Jun 08, 2020 | www.rt.com

The anti-Trump Utah congressman was spotted at a protest march in Washington DC on Sunday. Romney later tweeted a protest selfie with the caption " Black Lives Matter. "

Some merely rolled their eyes at the short memories of those currently embracing the newly-minted anti-racism campaigner.

Cernovich @Cernovich

Mitt Romney, who was labelled a Nazi when he ran for POTUS in 2012, posted a Tweet and took a short walk in 2020. He is now receiving fawning media coverage.

From this evolution we are told to conclude that it's BRAVE to join the protesters.

Rob Smith @robsmithonline

A friendly reminder that everyone who loves Mitt Romney today called him racist when he ran for President, and will do so again if and when he runs again.

4,283 8:29 PM - Jun 7, 2020

Hellboy343 8 June, 2020

It funny how a wolf in a sheep clothing blend in with the flock of brain washed protesters.

Inyourear 8 June, 2020

The Empire/Oligarchy tells its pawns/puppets/shills/slaves to do what it needs them to do; so no wonder they can all be together no matter what was previously said.

[Jun 11, 2020] History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce: The replay on the new level of slogans Viva proletarian science. Down with Bourgeoisie lackeys in academia

Politicized science makes a strong comeback.
Notable quotes:
"... Who is Amy Siskind going to call to arrest Tucker Carlson and bring him to a tribunal? The defunded police? ..."
Jun 11, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Look at what's happening to Harald Uhlig, a prominent University of Chicago economist, who posted:

Harald Uhlig @haralduhlig

Too bad, but # blacklivesmatter per its core organization @ Blklivesmatter just torpedoed itself, with its full-fledged support of # defundthepolice : "We call for a national defunding of police." Suuuure. They knew this is non-starter, and tried a sensible Orwell 1984 of saying,

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Uhlig now faces a social media campaign, led by a prominent University of Michigan economist, to get him booted as editor of the Journal of Political Economy . Here is another leader of the professional lynch mob:

Max Auffhammer @auffhammer

I am calling for the resignation of Harald Uhlig ( @ haralduhlig ) as the editor of the Journal of Political Economy. If you would like to add your name to this call, it is posted at https:// forms.gle/9uiJVqCAXBDBg6 8N9 . It will be delivered by end of day 6/10 (tomorrow).

Letter calling for the resignation of Harald Uhlig as Editor of the Journal of Political Economy

To: The editors of the Journal of Political Economy and President of The University of Chicago Press We, the undersigned, call for the resignation of Harald Uhlig, the Bruce Allen and Barbara...

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These are academics.


Jack 19 hours ago

Amy Siskind sounds like a Pol Pot in waiting.

Civis Romanus Sum 19 hours ago

There has been a rash of firings of editors this week. One interesting thing - judging by the publications listed and by the cringing, groveling apologies given by these editors, they are liberals who are being eaten by up-and-coming radicals. It's like the liberals had no idea what hit them.

Wilfred 18 hours ago

I used to worry the future would be like "1984". Then the Soviet Union fell, things seemed OK tor awhile. After 9/11, I worried the future would be like "Khartoum". But now, it looks like it is going to be a weird combination of "Invasion of the Body-Snatchers" and "Planet of the Apes".

Seoulite 18 hours ago

Now seeing reports on Twitter that the Seattle Autonomous Zone now has its first warlord. America truly is a diverse place. You have hippie communes, religious sects, semi-autonomous Indian reservations, a gerontocracy in Washington, and now your very own Africa style fiefdom complete with warlord.

I really am sorry. This must be so depressing to watch as an American.

RBH 18 hours ago edited

Arizona State journalism school retracts offer to new dean because of an "insensitive" tweets and comments - by insensitive we mean, not sufficiently zealous and not hip to the full-spectrum wokeness. Online student petitions follow, and you know the rest of the story.

This is madness. The true late stages of a revolution where they start eating their own.

https://www.azcentral.com/s...

SatirevFlesti 18 hours ago

Those tweets above (and countless others like them) just demonstrate the absolute intellectual and moral rot that now reigns in academia. I saw one yesterday by an attorney for a prominent activist organization who said he couldn't understand why the Constitution isn't interpreted as "requiring" the demolition of the Robert E. Lee statue in Virginia, and others like it. I'm having a harder time understanding how he ever graduated from an accredited law school.

Forget "defund the police," perhaps "defund universities" would be the best place to start healing what ails contemporary culture. The rot started there, not only with the "anti-racist" (as opposed to "mere" non-racism) cant, it with gender ideology (Judith Butler), Cultural Marxism, etc. When "pc" first became a common term in the early '90s I thought it passing fad. We now see the result of the decades long radical march through the institutions bearing fruit, and it's more strange and rotten fruit than ever.

Raskolnik 17 hours ago

Woke leftists are the people who believe in the myth of aggregate Black intellectual parity with Whites and Asians the least. That's why they constantly do absolutely everything in their power to juke the statistics, like allowing Black students to not have to take exams, which is really just an extension of this same principle at work in "affirmative action."

lohengrin 17 hours ago edited

The French Revolution, the Bolshevik Revolution, the Great Leap Forward, the Khmer Rouge--100,000,000 people were murdered in the name of extreme egalitarianism across the 20th century. When leftism gets out of control, tragedy happens.

I have no idea why you believe hard totalitarian methods aren't coming. I'm not sure what the answer is. We can expect no help from the Republican party. That much is certain. A disturbing number of people have not yet awoken from their dogmatic slumber.

Mr. Karamazov 17 hours ago

People are going to have to stand up to these bullies. If you back down they will just beat you up again tomorrow.

Fyodor D 16 hours ago

Who is Amy Siskind going to call to arrest Tucker Carlson and bring him to a tribunal? The defunded police?

It seems to me that the left has gone about this bassackwards. First you ashcan the Second Amendment, THEN you take away their First Amendment Rights. You most certainly do not go around silencing people with political correctness, then go around announcing your intention to kulak an entire group of very well-armed people. But that's just my opinion...

Rod, I disagree that a "soft totalitarianism" is what awaits us if these barbarians are allowed to run around unopposed. The notion of human rights is a product of the religion they despise, so I see no reason why they would respect this ideal when dealing with vile white wreckers of the multi-cultural utopia they have envisioned.

[Jun 10, 2020] The Democratic Party and Authentic Change

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... It is true that there's a difference between Democrats and Republicans, in the same sense that there's a difference between the jab and the cross in boxing. The jab is often used to keep an opponent at bay and set up the more damaging cross, but they're both wielded by the same boxer, and they're both punching you in the face. ..."
Jun 10, 2020 | consortiumnews.com

It is true that there's a difference between Democrats and Republicans, in the same sense that there's a difference between the jab and the cross in boxing. The jab is often used to keep an opponent at bay and set up the more damaging cross, but they're both wielded by the same boxer, and they're both punching you in the face.

[Jun 10, 2020] Columbus statues paid the price for killing Floyd: Christopher Columbus Statue Beheaded In Boston; Another Toppled Torched In Richmond

In the past people used to say: "Any Russian riot is both meaningless and merciless"; not he USA benefitted from Russian experience.
Jun 10, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Here we go again -- another round in which a mob of mostly white Antifa young people take it upon themselves to "purge" any and all historical statues and monuments they deem "offensive" to their extremist ideology.

#BlackLivesMatters protesters tore down a Christopher Columbus statue, set it on fire, then dumped it in a lake in Richmond, Virginia on Tuesday pic.twitter.com/VQlSZ2jrSn

-- Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) June 10, 2020

[Jun 10, 2020] You have it reverse

The "riots" and "protests" have been hi-jacked by neoliberal MSM to suit the next US elections outcome. Probably to "purge" the public face of D. Trump, as it was deemed not representative to the elite cause, and some embedded authors and actors that are not blindly trusting and executing the policy directives of the one party elites.
Jun 10, 2020 | www.unz.com

Robert Dolan , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 5:46 am GMT

@Miro23 The zio-globalists are scared of the protests?

WTF?

The zionist media CAUSED the protests.

thordaddy , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 8:01 am GMT
There are no true revolutions for a "thing" never ends at its beginning as is absolutely necessary to "come full circle."

[Jun 10, 2020] If the pandemic accomplished anything, it was less killing small owner-operated businesses dead and more officially coronating Amazon as Lord Of the Western Hemisphere

Jun 10, 2020 | www.unz.com

When one political party completely, publicly, capitulates to a microcephalic mob financed and guided by a Jewish financier, well, that's semi-shocking.

[What is shocking is that] ...Every dollar lost to small and medium businesses can be found in Amazon's coffers, and that's an unimaginable amount of mazuma.

[Jun 10, 2020] Odds are that 90% of those crying to defund the police are not tax payers.

Jun 10, 2020 | www.unz.com

Watcher , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 10, 2020 at 8:30 pm GMT

Odds are that 90% of those crying to defund the police are not tax payers. Mostly college aged kids and thugs. The other 10% are kooks and politicians pandering for votes.

[Jun 10, 2020] Come to Ghana! Tourist Minister.

Jun 10, 2020 | www.unz.com

Mefobills , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 4:09 pm GMT

Come to Ghana! Tourist Minister.

https://theindependentghana.com/2020/06/come-to-ghana-if-youre-unwanted-tourism-minister-to-african-americans/

trickster , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 7:28 pm GMT
@Malla I have lived in Africa. I could be wrong but I doubt any African country (except the Congo, Liberia and Sierra Leone) want any American blacks low, middle or upper class.

On the other side of the coin no ghetto black is going to leave the comfort of the projects to live in a slum 14 to a shack with an outdoor toilet and community water if that even exists.

The middle class and upper class blacks also are not going to venture into the dark continent. My experience is that African blacks have no use for Afro Americans. Further in any of the African countries what with such intense tribal affiliation which tribe will the Afro American belong to ?

What my experience has been is that a few, notice I said a FEW, will visit, never visit a slum area where they are liable to be robbed by their Bros, put on T-shirts that say Ghana/ South Africa or whatever and fly back to the States. "Hey Bro, I was there in Africa, bonding with my roots and my ancestral brothers" they bray to the applause of their bored listeners in the US.

These folks, from whatever class, talk up the Africa roots thing but go back there ? Give up their subsidized housing, food stamps, welfare and so on here ? I dont think so.

[Jun 10, 2020] Isn't one of the "Rules for Radicals" to make your enemy live up to his own standards? Force them to accept and implement the ideas of their most radical allies

Jun 10, 2020 | www.unz.com

Johnny Smoggins , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 12:19 pm GMT

Isn't one of the "Rules for Radicals" to make your enemy live up to his own standards?

If the right was thinking strategically they would be demanding that any Karen or white or (((white))) man in any important position be replaced, immediately, by a black. And not just any black, but a Stacy Abrams type. And why isn't there Section 8 housing in Beverly Hills?

Make them eat their own shit.

Johnny Smoggins , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 1:26 pm GMT
@Ris_Eruwaedhiel I know they're hypocrites and secretly think the same things about blacks that most people here do, but that's not the point.

Why not publicly force them to accept these things, so that any refusal would come across as racist? We've seen this in Minneapolis where the SJW mayor was booed out of a rally for refusing to disband the police. In Toronto, a feminist activist was nearly torn to pieces by a howling mob for saying that trans women aren't real women.

Force them to accept and implement the ideas of their most radical allies.

[Jun 10, 2020] Two notions of justice

Jun 10, 2020 | www.unz.com

Emslander , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 11:29 am GMT

People want justice for Mr Floyd,

I believe he got justice.

[Jun 10, 2020] USA 2020 vs Iraq 2003: yet, there is no canting moment. The statue of Hussein -- Pelosi still stands

Jun 10, 2020 | www.unz.com

PetrOldSack , says: Show Comment June 3, 2020 at 8:16 pm GMT

Of yet, there is no canting moment. The statue of Hussein -- Pelosi still stands.

[Jun 10, 2020] Looks like Mr. George Floyd was given a state-level funeral. What better role model than a convicted drug abuser and former felon

Jun 10, 2020 | www.unz.com

Moi , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 12:22 pm GMT

@PetrOldSack I do think that a key demand of BlackLives Matter, which is to "defund" the police, is eminently sane and doable. It can be accomplished very easily by police not entering black neighborhoods at all, and the money saved could used to bolster policing in non-black neighborhoods.

On the same broad issue, how appropriate that Mr. George Floyd was given a state-level funeral. What better poster person for black folks than a convicted drug abuser and former felon.

[Jun 10, 2020] Who was this "black president"?

Jun 10, 2020 | www.unz.com

Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist , says: Website Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 5:31 am GMT

" .a white president and a black president both signed off on drone attacks "

Who was this "black president"? I'm only aware of Nobel Peace Prize "winner", destroyer of Libya, sponsor of jihadis in Syria and Nazis in Ukraine, genocidaire of Yemenis, and mass murderer extraordinaire Barack Hussein Obama, who, if being the child of a black father makes him "half-black", is, from being the child of a white mother, equally "half-white".

[Jun 10, 2020] Riots can give a birth to a second and third Assange

Jun 10, 2020 | www.unz.com

PetrOldSack , says: Show Comment June 5, 2020 at 1:12 pm GMT

@Realist @Corona, all towed the line. They(elites de facto, and globally) succeeded admiringly, and globally in suppressing to a dumb-down of the surplus populations. When the loot was safe for Deep State, the infighting could resume.

To consider though as for the long-term significance and quality of Deep State policies. They mise quite low as to the public (pro-wrestling), communication. Makes them look as clowns to some of the outer US(Russia, China, Europe). This might also loose the credibility of part of the middle class that is now depressed into the outer remuneration and opportunity circle of oligarchic off-spring. It could birth a second and third Assange

[Jun 10, 2020] America! What a country! "A police-free future?" Really?

Why to have local police if you can simply increase the number of FBI agents?
Jun 10, 2020 | www.unz.com

City Council member Jeremiah Ellison, shares Bender's views on defunding the police department and issued the following incendiary statement on Sunday: "We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department. And when we're done, we're not simply gonna glue it back together. We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response. It's really past due."

... In other words, the Minneapolis city council is conducting a controlled experiment in which public safety is the designated lab-rat.

[Jun 10, 2020] Poland "Solidarity" and BLM

Jun 10, 2020 | www.unz.com

Miro23 , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 5:04 am GMT

@Miro23

Problem here that the George Floyd protestors/rioters are a happy counter-cultural mix of SJW, young blacks and young whites – impossible to portray them as the white power KKK.

Same way that the Polish communist government couldn't effectively attack the Solidarity worker's uprising. Government propaganda was designed to attack capitalists, exploiters of the working class etc. which didn't make any sense against shipyard workers.

[Jun 10, 2020] Illusions inspired by the recent riots vs. harsh reality: This time, we've got Nike and Target to lead the revolution. (Revo-loot-ion?)

Jun 10, 2020 | www.unz.com

Digital Samizdat , says: Show Comment June 4, 2020 at 6:50 pm GMT

But we got a problem. The insurrection, so far purely emotional, has yielded no political structure and no credible leader to articulate myriad, complex grievances.

That's where you are oh-so-wrong, sir! This time, we've got Nike and Target to lead the revolution. (Revo-loot-ion?) :-)

Sinclair Lewis (who did not say that, "when fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag and waving the cross") actually wrote, in It Can't Happen Here (1935), that American fascists would be those "who disowned the word 'fascism' and preached enslavement to capitalism under the style of constitutional and traditional native American liberty."

Personally, I prefer Huey Long's version: 'When fascism comes to America, it'll be called anti-fascism.'

Instinctively at least, although in an inchoate manner, millions of Americans clearly see how, since Reaganism, the whole game is about an oligarchy/plutocracy weaponizing white supremacism for political power goals, with the extra bonus of a steady, massive, upwards transfer of wealth.

So when cops, mayors and guardsmen kneel before Black rioters, how exactly is that "White supremacy"? And by the way, where are all these "Boogaloo Bois" that liberals keep talking about? The only White people I see participating in these riots are cops and Antifa. Am I looking in the wrong place? Help me.

Anon [286] Disclaimer , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 3:27 pm GMT
Every protest group is infiltrated, ~1/6 with snitches and provocateurs. The protests are managed. And have been since before the Chicago riots of 1968. The American experiment continues, it's all controlled and managed.

[Jun 10, 2020] I am panicking because other people are panicking

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Deap , 08 June 2020 at 01:21 PM

The anecdote that captured the psychic angst of the present moment: "I am panicking because other people are panicking". When asked why his shopping cart was stacked with toilet paper.
Jack , 08 June 2020 at 03:33 PM
Sir,

Let's not forget the evil Russians in our bathrooms hysteria.

It seems that hysteria is the business model of our media enterprises who have now been successfully consolidated into a handful. Add in social media and any rumor can be amplified.

As an octogenarian too, I have noticed that Americans have become progressively much more easily frightened. Of course I remember the fear that led to the left's god FDR interning Japanese-Americans just because of their ethnic heritage. I knew some of them as they went to school with me. They knew very little about Japan except what we all learned at school. I recall both my Dad and my grandpa saying one day it would be any of us. My grandpa was labeled a traitor for publicly speaking out against that. We're there now with the surveillance state. I would recommend this interview and her book.

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/03/harvard-professor-says-surveillance-capitalism-is-undermining-democracy/

We should not forget that market consolidation and the growth in mass surveillance by both mega-corporations and the state is a bi-partisan affair. Both the left & right want it to serve their own purposes. It is only an ever shrinking minority remaining that wants sound money, a truly competitive market economy, limited government that acts as a referee and liberty over safety.

[Jun 10, 2020] A black comedian's wry take on white guilt virtue-signaling

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Deap , 08 June 2020 at 01:28 PM

A black comedian's wry take on white guilt virtue-signaling: https://www.louderwithcrowder.com/white-guilt-comedian-virtue-signalling

[Jun 09, 2020] In subtractive colour mixing, the combination of all colour revolutions that came before it results in black.

Jun 09, 2020 | www.unz.com

The Alarmist , says: June 8, 2020 at 8:27 am GMT

@reiner Tor

In subtractive colour mixing, the combination of all colour revolutions that came before it results in black. In additive colour mixing, you get white.

[Jun 09, 2020] The absurdity of political correctness of neoliberal MSM

Jun 09, 2020 | www.unz.com

Zarathustra , says: June 8, 2020 at 2:46 pm GMT

Anybody somewhere somehow does realize this absurdity? ... criminal dies during executing his usual criminal activities.

Than MSM makes from this criminal the holiest of holy martyr. To whom we should all fall on our knees. Did the all people of the earth suddenly become totally insane?

[Jun 09, 2020] College professor fired for... not being racist enough?

America, what a country !
Jun 09, 2020 | www.rt.com
A UCLA professor has been placed on leave after refusing to give black students preferential grades in the aftermath of George Floyd's killing. The college said his Martin Luther King-inspired attitude to race was "troubling."

[Jun 09, 2020] Blacks and traffic lights

Jun 09, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

CrazyHungarian Wally 16 hours ago

Digging behind that statistic has shown that blacks break traffic laws much more than other races, thus making the likelihood of being pulled over higher. Traffic cameras have supported this disparity. Do you consider traffic cameras to be racist?

Victor_the_thinker CrazyHungarian 16 hours ago

What a stupid argument. If cops don't ticket you, your traffic law breaking isn't counted even if you did break a law. You people are beyond ridiculous.

MikeyHeLikesIt Victor_the_thinker 13 hours ago

What a stupid reply. So, if you break the law more often, doesn't it follow that you'll be cited more often?

Victor_the_thinker MikeyHeLikesIt 13 hours ago

It's a stupid comment because the data isn't complete by definition. Cops use discretion on charging people with crimes. This "data" isn't being collected for research purposes. Cops let all kinds of people off the hook for breaking the law and they are more likely to let white people off for these kinds of crimes. Anyone who has been to a wealthy white high school knows that under age drinking and drug use happens along with high school parties being broken up by cops.

[Jun 09, 2020] This is worse the circus: Mitt Romney, a private equty shark the specilaty of whom is to fleece poor marched with BLM

Notable quotes:
"... How much of this is virtue signalling by Mitt Romney and others of the elite? Is he willing to disgorge himself of the the hundreds of millions he took from Americans through his company Bain? ..."
Jun 09, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

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Victor_the_thinker engineerscotty 21 hours ago

These far right social conservatives lost yesterday and they don't even realize it. Mitt Romney marched with BLM. Mitt is no radical on social issues (he certainly is on. Taxes on the rich) you won't convince a single one of these hard right wing people that systemic racism is real, even when you give examples like the North Carolina Republican Party disenfranchising blacks "with surgical precision" or the direct evidence of the commenter Dukeboy who states he is a retired police officer and is obviously a white supremacists. But you don't need to convince them of anything. This is the same group who would have been against the civil rights protests in the '60's. They aren't needed to create a massive change.

The hubris to think that your feelings of guilt would be meaningful to black people is off the charts.
"My local school has been underfunded for generations due to the property tax funding system and redlining but Karen feels bad about it so all is right with the world!"-Said no black person ever.

joeo 17 hours ago

How much of this is virtue signalling by Mitt Romney and others of the elite? Is he willing to disgorge himself of the the hundreds of millions he took from Americans through his company Bain?

Moonbeam joeo 15 hours ago • edited

How much? 100% of it. Romney is a vicious corporate raider who has destroyed countless jobs and by extension, lives. How many suicides have followed in the wake of Bain's corporate takeovers? When Romney lived in Belmont, MA, he and his wife petitioned the town to not allow ambulances to go down their street with sirens on. Seriously.

[Jun 09, 2020] 07 June 2020 at 08:24 PM

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div Who is who in St. Floyd crusification protests

We resent a little the protesters in our town, mostly young women in the local teacher training University who marched and held several noisy demonstrations with their ONE token Black person, the only one they could find, I assume.

[Jun 09, 2020] Tatoos and culture: Tattoos and piercings were deemed the sign of a criminal or a barbarian in the Greco-Roman world

Jun 09, 2020 | www.unz.com

Carlo , says: June 7, 2020 at 6:43 pm GMT

@Tsar Nicholas

The contemporary geographical West bears almost nothing of classical Western culture. Another good example is that classical Greco-Roman beauty standards opposes almost all kinds of body modification and mutilations, like tattoos, piercings, scarification, circumcision, etc. Many of these, especially the first two, became predominant in the last 3 decades.

Agathoklis , says: June 8, 2020 at 12:59 pm GMT
@Carlo

Very true. Tattoos, piercings and scarification were deemed the sign of a criminal or a barbarian in the Greco-Roman world. They valued the athletic body as it was and saw no need to disfigure it. That is why they had such a hard time accepting circumcision.

[Jun 09, 2020] It cuts both ways

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fritter , says: June 8, 2020 at 4:53 am GMT

@neutral

nothing prevents mass deportations. if whites can be forced out of South Africa for historical reasons, then by the same logic blacks can be forced out of European countries, Russia and China. this thing cuts both ways

[Jun 09, 2020] Turns out that the greatest hero of neocons and cuckservatives Winston Churchill was just another white supremacist whose statues need to go.

Jun 09, 2020 | www.unz.com

Jaakko Raipala , says: June 7, 2020 at 7:53 pm GMT

Turns out that the greatest hero of neocons and cuckservatives Winston Churchill was just another white supremacist whose statues need to go.

[Jun 09, 2020] The new brave world of Pompeo diplomacy

Jun 09, 2020 | nationalinterest.org

"When the Trump administration simultaneously picks a fight with all its potential adversaries while also telling all of its potential allies to go to hell..."

[Jun 09, 2020] This is what black Lives Matter is protesting

BLM does not matter one bit. What you're witnessing here is a classic by-the-book Color Revolution. Look at the analogies with Ukrainian EuroMaydan: is used Western Ukrainians as a ram; here Afro Americans and assorted groups of anarchists/Maoists like antifa are used.
What is interesting is young whites are probably the majority is many protests. Are they all unemployed or what? Or are they social media addicts and view this as the latest viral event that they want to participate in
unz.com

The latest "saint" in this religion was a highly flawed human being , to put it charitably. Career criminal, drug dealer, someone who threatened a pregnant woman with a gun during a robbery and then testified against his "colleagues" in exchange for a lighter sentence

EldnahYm , June 7, 2020 at 2:27 am GMT

The U.S. getting crazier could go either way, it might mean more chaos for the rest of the world.

[Jun 08, 2020] the West's New Religion by Anatoly Karlin

American libs mocked evangelicals for keeping their churches open, then tossed aside all their social distancing dogmas as soon as they threatened their religion of #BlackLivesMatters.
Jun 08, 2020 | www.unz.com

In fairness, one can still find the occasional true atheist perhaps surprisingly, New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern, who heads one of the few Western polities to have successfully suppressed the coronavirus epidemics, is one of them.

DSA """Anat ly Karlin""" @akarlin88

American libs mocked evangelicals for keeping their churches open, then tossed aside all their social distancing dogmas as soon as they threatened THEIR religion - the Cult of the Magical Negro.

But Jacinda an exception. She is a true atheist! https:// twitter.com/SkyNewsAust/st atus/1267609196293320704

[Jun 08, 2020] Will a new Napoleon (or a mew Putin?) arise and be supported ?

Jun 08, 2020 | www.unz.com

Gast , says: Show Comment June 5, 2020 at 9:19 am GMT

@another fred "A Napoleon (or Putin?) will arise and be supported. I would not be surprised if a fair amount of dying occurs in the transition."

If you are into historical analogies, I would propose that Trump is America's Kerensky (a complete traitor who poses as moderate). Things will get ugly when America's Trotsky arises (perhaps Ocasio-Cortez). The stabilizing figure would then be a Stalin-like figure (to be named in the future). This course will draw out over a decade or so. And white genocide is clearly on the political agenda.

But historical analogies have only a limited value, of course. And technological progress and widespread dysgenic demographic change and cultural degeneracy have changed the political landscape too much to make good predictions.

[Jun 08, 2020] The news about the USA collapse staring is probably 12 years old

Jun 08, 2020 | www.unz.com

Hippopotamusdrome , says: Show Comment June 5, 2020 at 9:48 am GMT

The Systemic Collapse of the US Society Has Begun

News is like 50 years too late.

Minority areas in cities were uninhabitable shitholes before, riots don't make them any worse now.

[Jun 08, 2020] As far as I can tell American Foreign Policy is pretty well mirrored by its domestic policy

Jun 08, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

arby , Jun 6 2020 16:15 utc | 153

As far as I can tell American Foreign Policy is pretty well mirrored by its domestic policy. How many countries have the US Knee on their neck. And usually with zero evidence of any wrongdoing by the suffocating country except trumped up lies and allegations.

[Jun 08, 2020] For Clinton neoliberals Trump defines their friendships, their careers, their marriages. Donald Trump affects how they raise their children. Trump occupies the very center of their lives. As long as Donald Trump remains in the White House. They feel powerless and diminished and panicked. So they cannot be happy.

Jun 08, 2020 | www.foxnews.com

But for Donald Trump's enemies, there is nothing else. Everything is about Trump. Everything.

Donald Trump defines their friendships, their careers, their marriages. Donald Trump affects how they raise their children. Trump occupies the very center of their lives. As long as Donald Trump remains in the White House. They feel powerless and diminished and panicked. So they cannot be happy.

In everything they do, their overriding goal is to remove Donald Trump from office. And that's exactly what they're trying to do now. That's what these riots are about. The most privileged in our society are using the most desperate in our society to seize power from everyone else.

Got that? That's the nub of it. The most privileged are using the most desperate to seize power from the rest of us. They are not seeking racial justice. If they were seeking racial justice, they wouldn't be denouncing their fellow Americans for their race, which they are. It has nothing to do with it.

What they are seeking is total control of the country. And it goes without saying that none of this has anything to do with George Floyd . Shame on those who pretended that it did -- those who fell for the lie and those who knew better but played along because they are cowards. There are many of those. You know who they are, and someday we will look back on all of them with contempt.

[Jun 08, 2020] Don't give up on US Elites

Jun 08, 2020 | www.unz.com

Anon [217] Disclaimer , says: Show Comment June 5, 2020 at 7:33 am GMT

Dont give up on our Elites Saker. If Biden wins, we will take out Assad, stir up Ukraine for real, have 5 carrier groups around Hong Kong, have Myanmar, Vietnam, and Tibet riled up against China, be arming the Uyghurs, be making ridulous promises to India, the Baltics, Poland, and Finland in exchange for "places to put nuclear bases" and taking out Maduro in Venuzeula. That will be in his first two years before the midterms. Gotta act fast Saker, his alzheimers will really be making the window small by then. After Biden is elected, Antifa will be told to quit it, and all the embarrasing stuff about George Floyd (the felonies, the porn actor stuff, the assault on women, the fentanyl and meth intoxication) will come out to make BLM self conscious for an election cycle. This latest studf is just to topple Drumpf like that Lee statue in Virginia. They'll muffle it.

[Jun 08, 2020] This is not from Onion: Lanset published the data from a fake company that's a front for fabricated data, run by a science fiction writer and an adult content person, none of whom have any experience in real science.

Jun 08, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Kim Sky , Jun 7 2020 15:27 utc | 6

Another bombshell! The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine have been caught red-handed publishing completely fabricated, fraudulent data in a study that claims hydroxychloroquine was dangerous.

The data came from a fake company that's a front for fabricated data, run by a science fiction writer and an adult content person, none of whom have any experience in real science. The whole thing was made up!...

[Jun 06, 2020] Lisa Page now is MSNBC Legal Analyst (No, Not The Onion!) Is Obama next?

This is just the Deep State retirement package.
To add insult to injury,. Andrew A. Weissmann has also been retained as a legal analyst by NBC and MSNBC. Is Obama next?
Soon all the plotters of coupe detat against Trump will all me employed by MSNBC.
Notable quotes:
"... What next? CNBC hires Bernie Madoff as a financial analyst? ..."
Jun 06, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Authored by Jonathan Turley,

Lisa Page, the former FBI lawyer who resigned in the midst of the Russian investigation scandal, has been hired a NBC and MSNBC as a legal analyst.

The move continues a trend started by CNN in hiring Trump critics, including officials terminated for misconduct, to offer legal analysis on the Trump Administration. We have previously discussed the use by CNN of figures like Andrew McCabe to give legal analysis despite his being referred for possible criminal charges by the Inspector General for repeatedly lying to federal investigators.

The media appears intent on fulfilling the narrative of President Trump that it is overly biased and hostile in its analysis. Indeed, it now appears a marketing plan that has subsumed the journalistic mission.

Patmos, 4 minutes ago

Lisa Page Hired By NBC And MSNBC As Legal Analyst

What next? CNBC hires Bernie Madoff as a financial analyst?

[Jun 06, 2020] Mattis cal

Jun 06, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com

l sign should be altered from "Mad Dog" to "Senile Dog" or "stupid dog", maybe "crooked dog"?

Eric Newhill , 05 June 2020 at 10:09 PM

"We do not need to militarize our response to protests," Mattis says. "We need to unite around a common purpose. And it starts by guaranteeing that all of us are equal before the law." - Gen Mattis

WTF? Over

Call sign should be altered from "Mad Dog" to "Senile Dog" or "stupid dog", maybe "crooked dog"?

Sir, seriously, what is wrong with Mattis, Kelly, Esper, Miller, et al. Do they really want Washington DC in flames? The White House and other of our monuments and institutions destroyed.? Do they not understand what the response would be from the millions of gun owning patriots, many former and current military? Are they jockeying for a presidential run and thus become squishy politicians? Part of a coup d'etat? Just plain stupid?
I truly don't get why they don't understand what the mob wants and that they cannot be appeased by anything sensible. Maybe in there is an explanation of why we haven't won a real war for a long time. Is this all wounded big egos on their part? What?

IMO, the radicals think they win either way. They march and destroy and are allowed to do so, or they are gunned down and a "bad optic" is created, there are martyrs and their cause grows. What the defenders need to know is that the radicals won't stop despite appeasement and a civil war is in the making regardless. The defenders must do their duty regardless of political consequences because the consequences they might fear are going to occur anyhow.

Many of us are waiting in our communities and ready to do what we can if called upon.

[Jun 06, 2020] For Clinton neoliberals Trump defines their friendships, their careers, their marriages. Donald Trump affects how they raise their children. Trump occupies the very center of their lives. As long as Donald Trump remains in the White House. They feel powerless and diminished and panicked. So they cannot be happy.

Jun 06, 2020 | www.foxnews.com

But for Donald Trump's enemies, there is nothing else. Everything is about Trump. Everything.

Donald Trump defines their friendships, their careers, their marriages. Donald Trump affects how they raise their children. Trump occupies the very center of their lives. As long as Donald Trump remains in the White House. They feel powerless and diminished and panicked. So they cannot be happy.

In everything they do, their overriding goal is to remove Donald Trump from office. And that's exactly what they're trying to do now. That's what these riots are about. The most privileged in our society are using the most desperate in our society to seize power from everyone else.

Got that? That's the nub of it. The most privileged are using the most desperate to seize power from the rest of us. They are not seeking racial justice. If they were seeking racial justice, they wouldn't be denouncing their fellow Americans for their race, which they are. It has nothing to do with it.

[Jun 06, 2020] Maybe it's something in the true blue Bay Area air, but the mere act of protesting (presumably specific to Trump) is a whole 8 times safer than just socializing in a group. They don't say how many people can safely riot together.

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Barbara Ann , 05 June 2020 at 05:02 PM

Jack

"social justice just slayed the virus"

Well it sure did in Contra Costa County, CA. Maybe it's something in the true blue Bay Area air, but the mere act of protesting (presumably specific to Trump) is a whole 8 times safer than just socializing in a group. They don't say how many people can safely riot together.

https://twitter.com/prageru/status/1268967448339820544

[Jun 06, 2020] Trump pretends we are great and we pretend to believe him

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GeorgeV , Jun 5 2020 18:46 utc | 2

(A play on the great Soviet era joke, 'we pretend to work and they pretend to pay us'. I wonder if there are going to be any consequences to the people outside the U.S. seeing us for who we actually are vs the delusional self-image that we in the U.S. cling to.

Maybe we are a strong enough bully that we can forever coerce countries like Liberia into doing our bidding. I understand that the French have an adage that states: The more things change, the more they remain the same.

[Jun 06, 2020] No U.S. ambassador can now express concerns about police violence in a foreign country without being laughed at.

Jun 06, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

alaff , Jun 6 2020 0:50 utc | 73

No U.S. ambassador can now express concerns about police violence in a foreign country without being laughed at.

Well, the massive movement of Yellow Vests and the French police atrocities against the protesters did not stop the French authorities in all seriousness from expressing(!) concern over the modest actions of the Russian police to pacify clownish and deliberately unrest in the Russian capital during the local elections to the Moscow City Duma last year.

Many Western politicians have long had serious brain problems. It's the same as a pocket thief who put his hand for money in a neighbor's cloak will advise you (or even demand) to never steal. So I have no doubt that the US ambassadors will continue to express concern and even demand(!) something from the authorities of other countries.

These ambassadors (and other officials) will not even understand how pathetic and funny they look at the same time.

[Jun 06, 2020] Some might call this Urban Renewal

Jun 06, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

karlof1 , Jun 5 2020 20:46 utc | 33

Some might call this Urban Renewal :

"D.C. Mayor Bowser has 'Black Lives Matter' painted on street leading to White House: The act was intended to honor protesters who had peacefully assembled earlier this week."

Check out the pic and short video.

[Jun 06, 2020] Growing up in a Communist country if you spoke bad of the government, one morning no one sees you again. Over here you have every right to protest and speak bad of the government but no one listens to you

Jun 06, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Gregtown 13 hours ago

Read an interesting observation the other day on a different website:
"I asked a co-woker who grew up in a communist country the difference between here and there. He says "Growing up in my country if you spoke bad of the government, one morning no one sees you again. Over here you have every right to protest and speak bad of the government but no one listens to you."

[Jun 06, 2020] Son,if you make a deal with the devil make sure you get 20% off retail.

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mcohen , 05 June 2020 at 05:50 PM

Deap.

Come on man.swarmy prose. Someone else called it doggerel

Swarmy doggerel sounds like the name of someone's aunty from Lahore. Surely you cannot be that stupid to not realize that the Floyd tragedy is a direct reflection of a broken system.

Just in case I will provide a refresher

https://www.nytimes.com/1985/09/15/world/anti-apartheid-protest-gains-ground.html


"When President Reagan imposed limited economic sanctions this week against South Africa, he was responding in part to a broad anti-apartheid protest movement in this country that barely existed 10 months ago.

The protest movement was inspired by a group of black activists whose focus is foreign policy rather than the traditional black civil rights agenda. The movement has also been embraced by a new generation of students often branded too apathetic to be stirred by social causes and it has won support from a band of young Republican conservatives who see the apartheid issue as an important opportunity to strike a new tone for their party."

Young Republican conservatives

Oh man the karma,oh man the irony.

Old Jewish saying. Son,if you make a deal with the devil make sure you get 20% off retail.

[Jun 06, 2020] You shouldn't be taking televisions, but I can't tell people how to react to this

Tucker: "Is our nation being ripped apart by a total and complete lie, a provable lie? A lie used by cynical media manipulators and unscrupulous politicians who understand that racial strife -- race hatred -- is their path to power, even if it destroys the country."
Jun 06, 2020 | www.foxnews.com

Bakari Sellers, CNN political commentator: People worry about the protesters and the looters. And it is just people who are frustrated.

Don Lemon, CNN anchor: They are frustrated, and they are angry, and they are out there. And they're upset. You shouldn't be taking televisions, but I can't tell people how to react to this.

Sen. Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y.: I'm proud of the protests, and I think it is part of the tradition of New York. The violence is bad, reprehensible, and it should be condemned, but it is not the overwhelming picture in New York.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times: Destroying property which can be replaced is not violence.

Chris Cuomo, CNN anchor Too many see the protests as the problem. Please, show me where it says that protests are supposed to be polite and peaceful.

[Jun 05, 2020] Dems cheer Mattis after he compares Trump to Hitler, conveniently forgetting he quit in protest over US' Syria withdrawal

Jun 05, 2020 | www.rt.com

US President Donald Trump's first defense secretary, General Jim Mattis, is the new hero of the Democrats, after he denounced Trump as a threat to the Constitution and compared him to the Nazis.

[Jun 04, 2020] The Minneapolis Putsch by CJ Hopkins

Looks like the third stage of the Purple revolution against Trump, with Russiagate and Ukrainegate and two initial stages.
Notable quotes:
"... Things couldn't be going better for the Resistance if they had scripted it themselves. Actually, they did kind of script it themselves. Not the murder of poor George Floyd, of course. Racist police have been murdering Black people for as long as there have been racist police. No, the Resistance didn't manufacture racism. They just spent the majority of the last four years creating and promoting an official narrative which casts most Americans as "white supremacists" who literally elected Hitler president, and who want to turn the country into a racist dictatorship. ..."
"... According to this official narrative, which has been relentlessly disseminated by the corporate media, the neoliberal intelligentsia, the culture industry, and countless hysterical, Trump-hating loonies, the Russians put Donald Trump in office with those DNC emails they never hacked and some division-sowing Facebook ads that supposedly hypnotized Black Americans into refusing to come out and vote for Clinton. Putin purportedly ordered this personally, as part of his plot to "destroy democracy." ..."
"... The protesting and rioting that typically follows the murder of an unarmed Black person by the cops has mushroomed into " an international uprising " cheered on by the corporate media, corporations, and the liberal establishment, who don't normally tend to support such uprisings, but they've all had a sudden change of heart, or spiritual or political awakening, and are down for some serious property damage, and looting, and preventative self-defense, if that's what it takes to bring about justice, and to restore America to the peaceful, prosperous, non-white-supremacist paradise it was until the Russians put Donald Trump in office. ..."
"... America is still a racist country, but America is no more racist today than it was when Barack Obama was president. A lot of American police are brutal, but no more brutal than when Obama was president. America didn't radically change the day Donald Trump was sworn into office. All that has changed is the official narrative. And it will change back as soon as Trump is gone and the ruling classes have no further use for it. ..."
Jun 04, 2020 | consentfactory.org
underground bunker ." Opportunist social media pundits on both sides of the political spectrum are whipping people up into white-eyed frenzies. Americans are at each other's throats, divided by identity politics, consumed by rage, hatred, and fear.

Things couldn't be going better for the Resistance if they had scripted it themselves. Actually, they did kind of script it themselves. Not the murder of poor George Floyd, of course. Racist police have been murdering Black people for as long as there have been racist police. No, the Resistance didn't manufacture racism. They just spent the majority of the last four years creating and promoting an official narrative which casts most Americans as "white supremacists" who literally elected Hitler president, and who want to turn the country into a racist dictatorship.

According to this official narrative, which has been relentlessly disseminated by the corporate media, the neoliberal intelligentsia, the culture industry, and countless hysterical, Trump-hating loonies, the Russians put Donald Trump in office with those DNC emails they never hacked and some division-sowing Facebook ads that supposedly hypnotized Black Americans into refusing to come out and vote for Clinton. Putin purportedly ordered this personally, as part of his plot to "destroy democracy." The plan was always for President Hitler to embolden his white-supremacist followers into launching the "RaHoWa," or the "Boogaloo," after which Trump would declare martial law, dissolve the legislature, and pronounce himself Führer. Then they would start rounding up and murdering the Jews, and the Blacks, and Mexicans, and other minorities, according to this twisted liberal fantasy.

I've been covering the roll-out and dissemination of this official narrative since 2016, and have documented much of it in my essays , so I won't reiterate all that here. Let's just say, I'm not exaggerating, much. After four years of more or less constant conditioning, millions of Americans believe this fairy tale, despite the fact that there is absolutely zero evidence whatsoever to support it. Which is not exactly a mystery or anything. It would be rather surprising if they didn't believe it. We're talking about the most formidable official propaganda machine in the history of official propaganda machines.

And now the propaganda is paying off. The protesting and rioting that typically follows the murder of an unarmed Black person by the cops has mushroomed into " an international uprising " cheered on by the corporate media, corporations, and the liberal establishment, who don't normally tend to support such uprisings, but they've all had a sudden change of heart, or spiritual or political awakening, and are down for some serious property damage, and looting, and preventative self-defense, if that's what it takes to bring about justice, and to restore America to the peaceful, prosperous, non-white-supremacist paradise it was until the Russians put Donald Trump in office.

In any event, the Resistance media have now dropped their breathless coverage of the non-existent Corona-Holocaust to breathlessly cover the "revolution." The American police, who just last week were national heroes for risking their lives to beat up, arrest, and generally intimidate mask-less "lockdown violators" are now the fascist foot soldiers of the Trumpian Reich. The Nike corporation produced a commercial urging people to smash the windows of their Nike stores and steal their sneakers. Liberal journalists took to Twitter, calling on rioters to " burn that shit down! " until the rioters reached their gated community and started burning down their local Starbucks. Hollywood celebrities are masking up and going full-black bloc, and doing legal support . Chelsea Clinton is teaching children about David and the Racist Goliath . John Cusack's bicycle was attacked by the pigs . I haven't checked on Rob Reiner yet, but I assume he is assembling Molotov cocktails in the basement of a Resistance safe house somewhere in Hollywood Hills.

Look, I'm not saying the neoliberal Resistance orchestrated or staged these riots, or "denying the agency" of the folks in the streets. Whatever else is happening out there, a lot of very angry Black people are taking their frustration out on the cops, and on anyone and anything else that represents racism and injustice to them.

This happens in America from time to time. America is still a racist society. Most African-Americans are descended from slaves. Legal racial discrimination was not abolished until the 1960s, which isn't that long ago in historical terms. I was born in the segregated American South, with the segregated schools, and all the rest of it. I don't remember it -- I was born in 1961 -- but I do remember the years right after it. The South didn't magically change overnight in July of 1964. Nor did the North's variety of racism, which, yes, is subtler, but no less racist.

So I have no illusions about racism in America. But I'm not really talking about racism in America. I'm talking about how racism in America has been cynically instrumentalized, not by the Russians, but by the so-called Resistance, in order to delegitimize Trump and, more importantly, everyone who voted for him, as a bunch of white supremacists and racists.

Fomenting racial division has been the Resistance's strategy from the beginning. A quote attributed to Joseph Goebbels, "accuse the other side of that which you are guilty," is particularly apropos in this case. From the moment Trump won the Republican nomination, the corporate media and the rest of the Resistance have been telling us the man is literally Hitler, and that his plan is to foment racial hatred among his "white supremacist base," and eventually stage some "Reichstag" event, declare martial law and pronounce himself dictator. They've been telling us this story over and over, on television, in the liberal press, on social media, in books, movies, and everywhere else they could possibly tell it.

So, before you go out and join the "uprising," take a look at the headlines today, turn on CNN or MSNBC, and think about that for just a minute. I don't mean to spoil the party, but they've preparing you for this for the last four years.

Not you Black folks. I'm not talking to you. I wouldn't presume to tell you what to do. I'm talking to white folks like myself, who are cheering on the rioting and looting, and are coming out to "help" you with it, but who will be back home in their gated communities when the ashes have cooled, and the corporate media are gone, and the cops return to "police" your neighborhoods.

OK, and this is where I have to restate (for the benefit of my partisan readers) that I'm not a fan of Donald Trump, and that I think he's a narcissistic ass clown, and a glorified con man, and blah blah blah, because so many people have been so polarized by insane propaganda and mass hysteria that they can't even read or think anymore, and so just scan whatever articles they encounter to see whose "side" the author is on and then mindlessly celebrate or excoriate it.

If you're doing that, let me help you out whichever side you're on, I'm not on it.

I realize that's extremely difficult for a lot of folks to comprehend these days, which is part of the point I've been trying to make. I'll try again, as plainly as I can.

America is still a racist country, but America is no more racist today than it was when Barack Obama was president. A lot of American police are brutal, but no more brutal than when Obama was president. America didn't radically change the day Donald Trump was sworn into office. All that has changed is the official narrative. And it will change back as soon as Trump is gone and the ruling classes have no further use for it.

And that will be the end of the War on Populism , and we will switch back to the War on Terror, or maybe the Brave New Pathologized Normal or whatever Orwellian official narrative the folks at GloboCap have in store for us.

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CJ Hopkins
June 1, 2020
Photo: Nike (George Floyd commercial)

[Jun 04, 2020] Do not trust to the cheering, for those very persons would shout as much if you and I were going to be hanged

Jun 04, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Jo Marko , 49 minutes ago

" Do not trust to the cheering, for those very persons would shout as much if you and I were going to be hanged." Oliver Cromwell English Statesman - uttered some 400+ years.

[Jun 04, 2020] Are these the days that we spend in isolation just a cruel joke?

Jun 04, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Karen Degenhart , 1 hour ago

I guess social distancing is done now,

24james , 1 hour ago

Justice for George! And grab a Gucci Bag & some Nike's!! George would have wanted it that way.🤮

[Jun 04, 2020] The great thing about neoliberalism is that it allows us to blame every single structural problem of our society on either personal failures or too much government.

Jun 04, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Tambourine , 2 years ago

The great thing about neoliberalism is that it allows us to blame every single structural problem of our society on either personal failures or too much government.

[Jun 04, 2020] Trump with the Bible he looks like a caveman who has just been handed an iPad

In addition to being high hypocritical, what about the separation of church and the state
Jun 04, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Feral Finster a day ago

Trump looks like he just discovered The Bible for the first time, and isn't quite sure what this strange black book that he picked up is. Seriously, he looks like a caveman who has just been handed an iPad.

What I am afraid iof is that Trump will demand that protesters be gassed again so he can re-shoot his photo-op, you know, to get it right this time. And his cultists will cheer #MAGA.

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[Jun 04, 2020] When recruiters or job ads say "flexible working hours" all I hear is "you must be flexible to work whatever hours we give you"

Jun 04, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Suadela , 4 months ago

When recruiters or job ads say "flexible working hours" all I hear is "you must be flexible to work whatever hours we give you"

[Jun 03, 2020] And this is a world superpower: There are an estimated 26.5 million of US adults at level 1 or reading proficency according to PIAAC -- those who can read and write at the most basic level but couldn't t read a newspaper, or would have trouble filling out forms at a doctor s office

Highly recommended!
If you can't read a newspaper you still can loot Nike store.
Aug 03, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

someone somewhere , Aug 3 2019 0:49 utc | 38

43 million Americans -- said to include R. Kelly -- struggle to read and write

"The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, which is cited by the U.S. Department of Education, defines literacy as "the ability to understand, evaluate, use and engage with written texts to participate in society, to achieve one's goals, and to develop one's knowledge and potential." It divides the population into five levels -- with levels 2 and above being considered literate.

According to PIAAC , one in five U.S. adults has "low literacy" skills, which includes those classified as being either level 1 or below.

There are an estimated 26.5 million adults at level 1 according to PIAAC -- those who can read and write at the most basic level but couldn't read a newspaper or would have trouble filling out forms at a doctor's office. Another estimated 8.4 million people are below level 1 and considered "functionally illiterate." There are also 8.2 million others who were unable to participate in the survey because of either a language barrier or a cognitive or physical inability, and the PIAAC data classifies them as also having low literacy abilities."

[Jun 03, 2020] The 'resistance' could very well turn many of Trump's supporters into white supremacists and racists. They may in fact, get their wish.

Jun 03, 2020 | www.unz.com

SteveK9 , says: Show Comment June 1, 2020 at 8:50 pm GMT

' in order to delegitimize Trump and, more importantly, everyone who voted for him, as a bunch of white supremacists and racists.'

Although they were not before, the 'resistance' could very well turn many of Trump's supporters into white supremacists and racists. They may in fact, get their wish.

[Jun 03, 2020] In Michigan everything is under control the governor explained that rioters should engage in social distancing

Jun 03, 2020 | www.unz.com

Justvisiting , says: Show Comment June 1, 2020 at 3:26 pm GMT

In Michigan everything is under control–the governor explained that rioters should engage in social distancing:

https://twitter.com/GovWhitmer/status/1266772793519210496/photo/1

You can't make up this stuff!

(Since her statement, her Lansing office was trashed by rioters .)

[Jun 03, 2020] Dems ratpack of reparations freaks, weird sexual curiosities, and race hustlers is actually a fifth column for Trump re-election by Fred Reed

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... The Democrats are fielding as candidates a roster of middle-school clowns and unflavored tapioca. Are they secretly in Trump's pay? Like Clinton with her "Deplorables" suicide line? ..."
"... Probably the Russians are behind it. ..."
Jul 25, 2019 | www.unz.com

They're going to do it, I tell you: The whole touchy-feely do-gooding ratpack of Microaggression worriers, reparations freaks, weird sexual curiosities, race hustlers, bat.-Antifa psychos, and egalitarian enstupidators of universities. They are going to elect Trump. Again.

Washington, where I shortly will be for a bit, is crazy. It has not the slightest, wan, etiolated idea of what is going on in America. The Democrats are fielding as candidates a roster of middle-school clowns and unflavored tapioca. Are they secretly in Trump's pay? Like Clinton with her "Deplorables" suicide line?

Probably the Russians are behind it.

[Jun 03, 2020] Not The Onion: NY Times Urges Trump To Establish Closer Ties With Moscow

Highly recommended!
Jul 23, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

2016 a Russia-Trump campaign collusion conspiracy was afoot and unfolding right before our eyes, we were told, as during his roll-out foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., then candidate Trump said [ gasp! ]:

" Common sense says this cycle, this horrible cycle of hostility must end and ideally will end soon. Good for both countries. Some say the Russians won't be reasonable. I intend to find out."

NPR and others had breathlessly reported at the time, "Sergey Kislyak, then the Russian ambassador to the U.S., was sitting in the front row" [ more gasps! ].

This 'suspicious' "coincidence or something more?" event and of course the infamous Steele 'Dodgy Dossier' were followed by over two more years of the following connect-the-dots mere tiny sampling of unrestrained theorizing and avalanche of accusations...

Here's a very brief trip down memory lane:

2017, Politico: The Hidden History of Trump's First Trip to Moscow

2017, NYT: Trump's Russia Motives (where we were told: "President Trump certainly seems to have a strange case of Russophilia.")

2017, Business Insider: James Clapper: Putin is handling Trump like a Russian 'asset'

2017, USA Today: Donald Trump's ties to Russia go back 30 years

2018, NYT: Trump, Treasonous Traitor

2018, AP: Russia had 'Trump over a barrel'

2018, BBC: Russia: The 'cloud' over the Trump White House

2018, NYT: From the Start, Trump Has Muddied a Clear Message: Putin Interfered

2018, USA Today: " From Putin with love"

2019, WaPo: Here are 18 reasons Trump could be a Russian asset

2019, Vanity Fair: "The President Has Been Acting On Russia's Behalf": U.S. Officials Are Shocked By Trump's Asset-Like Behavior

2019, Wired: Trump Must Be A Russian Agent... (where we were told...ahem: " It would be rather embarrassing ... if Robert Mueller were to declare that the president isn't an agent of Russian intelligence." )

Embarrassing indeed.

"The walls are closing in!" - we were assured just about every 24 hours .

It's especially worth noting that a July 2018 New York Times op-ed argued that President Trump -- dubbed a "treasonous traitor" for meeting with Putin in Helsinki -- should "be directing all resources at his disposal to punish Russia."

Fast-forward to a July 2019 NY Times Editorial Board piece entitled "What's America's Winning Hand if Russia Plays the China Card?" How dizzying fast all of the above has been wiped from America's collective memory! Or at least the Times is engaged in hastily pushing it all down the memory hole Orwell-style in order to cover its own dastardly tracks which contributed in no small measure to non-stop national Russiagate hype and hysteria, with this astounding line:

President Trump is correct to try to establish a sounder relationship with Russia... -- Editorial Board, New York Times, 7-22-19

That's right, The Times' pundits have already pivoted to the new bogeyman while stating they agree with Trump on Russian relations :

"Given its economic, military and technological trajectory, together with its authoritarian model, China, not Russia , represents by far the greater challenge to American objectives over the long term . That means President Trump is correct to try to establish a sounder relationship with Russia and peel it away from China ."

[... Mueller who? ]

Remember how recently we were told PUTIN IS WEAPONIZING EVERYTHING! from space to deep-sea exploration to extreme climate temperatures to humor to racial tensions to even 'weaponized whales' ?

It's 2019, and we've now come full circle . This is The New York Times editorial board continuing their call for Trump to establish "sounder" ties and "cooperation" with Russia :

"Even during the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union often made progress in one facet of their relationship while they remained in conflict over other aspects. The United States and Russia could expand their cooperation in space . They could also continue to work closely in the Arctic And they could revive cooperation on arms control."

Could we imagine if a mere six months ago Trump himself had uttered these same words? Now the mainstream media apparently agrees that peace is better than war with Russia.

With 'Russiagate' now effectively dead, the NY Times' new criticism appears to be that Trump-Kremlin relations are not close enough , as Trump's "approach has been ham-handed " - the 'paper of record' now tells us.

Or imagine if Trump had called for peaceful existence with Russia almost four years ago? Oh wait...

" Common sense says this cycle, this horrible cycle of hostility must end and ideally will end soon. Good for both countries." -- Then candidate Trump on April 27, 2016

Cue ultra scary red Trump-Kremlin montage.

[Jun 03, 2020] The first rule of political hypocrisy: Justify your actions by the need to protect the weak and vulnerable

Highly recommended!
Jun 26, 2019 | www.unz.com

...If you bomb Syria, do not admit you did it to install your puppet regime or to lay a pipeline. Say you did it to save the Aleppo kids gassed by Assad the Butcher. If you occupy Afghanistan, do not admit you make a handsome profit smuggling heroin; say you came to protect the women. If you want to put your people under total surveillance, say you did it to prevent hate groups target the powerless and diverse.

Remember: you do not need to ask children, women or immigrants whether they want your protection. If pushed, you can always find a few suitable profiles to look at the cameras and repeat a short text. With all my dislike for R2P (Responsibility to Protect) hypocrisy, I can't possibly blame the allegedly protected for the disaster caused by the unwanted protectors.

[Jun 03, 2020] Buchanan: A Fatal Failing Of Establishment Elites

Biden's message to Middle America: This may have been your country, but no more. Get used to it.
May 29, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

This may have been your country, but no more. Get used to it.

[Jun 03, 2020] Internet Users Who Call For Attacking Other Countries Will Now Be Enlisted In The Military Automatically

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... People who bravely post about how the U.S. needs to invade some country in the Middle East or Asia or outer space will get a pop-up notice indicating they've been enlisted in the military. A recruiter will then show up at their house and whisk them away to fight in the foreign war they wanted to happen so badly. ..."
Jun 22, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

interlocutor , Jun 21, 2019 6:13:43 PM | 186

The Babylon Bee: Report: Internet Users Who Call For Attacking Other Countries Will Now Be Enlisted In The Military Automatically

https://babylonbee.com/img/articles/article-4404-1.jpg

U.S. -- A new policy issued by the United States Department of Defense, in conjunction with online platforms like Twitter and Facebook, will automatically enlist you to fight in a foreign war if you post your support for attacking another country.

People who bravely post about how the U.S. needs to invade some country in the Middle East or Asia or outer space will get a pop-up notice indicating they've been enlisted in the military. A recruiter will then show up at their house and whisk them away to fight in the foreign war they wanted to happen so badly.

"Frankly, recruitment numbers are down, and we needed some way to find people who are really enthusiastic about fighting wars," said a DOD official. "Then it hit us like a drone strike: there are plenty of people who argue vehemently for foreign intervention. It doesn't matter what war we're trying to create: Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, China---these people are always reliable supporters of any invasion abroad. So why not get them there on the frontlines?"

"After all, we want people who are passionate about occupying foreign lands, not grunts who are just there for the paycheck," he added.

Strangely, as soon as the policy was implemented, 99% of saber-rattling suddenly ceased.

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[Jun 03, 2020] The difference between old and new schools of jounalism: old-school journalism was like being assigned the task of finding out what "1+1 =?" and the task was to report the answer was "1." Now the task would be to report that "Some say it is 1, some say it is 2, some say it is 3."

Highly recommended!
Jun 20, 2019 | www.counterpunch.org

A way to capture this change was thinking in terms of the traditional task of journalists to interview or consult a variety of sources to determine was is truth or true. The shift gradually became one of now interviewing or consulting various sources and reporting those opinions.

Old-school journalism was like being assigned the task of finding out what "1+1 =?" and the task was to report the answer was "1."

Now the task would be to report that "Some say it is 1, some say it is 2, some say it is 3."

[Jun 03, 2020] Rule of law in Murrika is kaput

Highly recommended!
Jun 16, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

freedommusic , 23 minutes ago link

DEFENSE ATTORNEY: Agent Smith, you testified that the Russians hacked the DNC computers, is that correct?

FBI AGENT JOHN SMITH: That is correct.

DEF ATT: Upon what information did you base your testimony?

AGENT: Information found in reports analyzing the breach of the computers.

DEF ATT: So, the FBI prepared these reports?

AGENT: (cough) . (shift in seat) No, a cyber security contractor with the FBI.

DEF ATT: Pardon me, why would a contractor be preparing these reports? Do these contractors run the FBI laboratories where the server was examined?

AGENT: No.

DEF ATT: No? No what? These contractors don't run the FBI Laboratories?

AGENT: No. The laboratories are staffed by FBI personnel.

DEF ATT: Well I don't understand. Why would contractors be writing reports about computers that are forensically examined in FBI laboratories?

AGENT: Well, the servers were not examined in the FBI laboratory.

(silence)

DEF ATT: Oh, so the FBI examined the servers on site to determine who had hacked them and what was taken?

AGENT: Uh .. no.

DEF ATT: They didn't examine them on site?

AGENT: No.

DEF ATT: Well, where did they examine them?

AGENT: Well, uh .. the FBI did not examine them.

DEF ATT: What?

AGENT: The FBI did not directly examine the servers.

DEF ATT: Agent Smith, the FBI has presented to the Grand Jury and to this court and SWORN AS FACT that the Russians hacked the DNC computers. You are basing your SWORN testimony on a report given to you by a contractor, while the FBI has NEVER actually examined the computer hardware?

AGENT: That is correct.

DEF ATT: Agent Smith, who prepared the analysis reports that the FBI relied on to give this sworn testimony?

AGENT: Crowdstrike, Inc.

DEF ATT: So, which Crowdstrike employee gave you the report?

AGENT: We didn't receive the report directly from Crowdstrike.

DEF ATT: What?

AGENT: We did not receive the report directly from Crowdstrike.

DEF ATT: Well, where did you find this report?

AGENT: It was given to us by the people who hired Crowdstrike to examine and secure their computer network and hardware.

DEF ATT: Oh, so the report was given to you by the technical employees for the company that hired Crowdstrike to examine their servers?

AGENT: No.

DEF ATT: Well, who gave you the report?

AGENT: Legal counsel for the company that hired Crowdstrike.

DEF ATT: Why would legal counsel be the ones giving you the report?

AGENT: I don't know.

DEF ATT: Well, what company hired Crowdstrike?

AGENT: The Democratic National Committee.

DEF ATT: Wait a minute. Let me get this straight. You are giving SWORN testimony to this court that Russia hacked the servers of the Democratic National Committee. And you are basing that testimony on a report given to you by the LAWYERS for the Democratic National Committee. And you, the FBI, never actually saw or examined the computer servers?

AGENT: That is correct.

DEF ATT: Well, can you provide a copy of the technical report produced by Crowdstrike for the Democratic National Committee?

AGENT: No, I cannot.

DEF ATT: Well, can you go back to your office and get a copy of the report?

AGENT: No.

DEF ATT: Why? Are you locked out of your office?

AGENT: No.

DEF ATT: I don't understand. Why can you not provide a copy of this report?

AGENT: Because I do not have a copy of the report.

DEF ATT: Did you lose it?

AGENT: No.

DEF ATT: Why do you not have a copy of the report?

AGENT: Because we were never given a final copy of the report.

DEF ATT: Agent Smith, if you didn't get a copy of the report, upon what information are you basing your testimony?

AGENT: On a draft copy of the report.

DEF ATT: A draft copy?

AGENT: Yes.

DEF ATT: Was a final report ever delivered to the FBI?

AGENT: No.

DEF ATT: Agent Smith, did you get to read the entire report?

AGENT: No.

DEF ATT: Why not?

AGENT: Because large portions were redacted.

DEF ATT: Agent Smith, let me get this straight. The FBI is claiming that the Russians hacked the DNC servers. But the FBI never actually saw the computer hardware, nor examined it? Is that correct?

AGENT: That is correct.

DEF ATT: And the FBI never actually examined the log files or computer email or any aspect of the data from the servers? Is that correct?

AGENT: That is correct.

DEF ATT: And you are basing your testimony on the word of Counsel for the Democratic National Committee, the people who provided you with a REDACTED copy of a DRAFT report, not on the actual technical personnel who supposedly examined the servers?

AGENT: That is correct.

DEF ATT: Your honor, I have a few motions I would like to make at this time.

PRESIDING JUDGE: I'm sure you do, Counselor. (as he turns toward the prosecutors) And I feel like I am in a mood to grant them.

( source )

hooligan2009 , 14 minutes ago link

Brilliant! that sums it up nicely. of course, if the servers were not hacked and were instead "thumbnailed" that leads to a whole pile of other questions (including asking wiileaks for their source and about the murder of seth rich).

[Jun 03, 2020] The Australian Government has made an ad about Preferential Voting, and it s surprisingly honest and informative.

Highly recommended!
Nice, really informative video ;-). Please please please, watch this video.
Fantastic video for understanding how two party system works
May 14, 2019 | twitter.com


jacob, 20h 20 hours ago

Gotta love their use of that "Mad Max: Fury Road" shot when they were talking about climate emergency Lol

James W. 20h 20 hours ago

It's an exceptional touch.

BuniculaTv 20h 20 hours ago

This perfectly explains the US voting system as well.

Jay Davies ‏ 24h 24 hours ago

Us Americans need this video shown on billboards across the country.

[Jun 03, 2020] Justice under neoliberalism

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... Once one realizes 'justice' [under neoliberalism] is a monetized commodity, lawlessness becomes a viable [and justifiable] option. ..."
Apr 13, 2019 | www.unz.com

Daniel Rich , says: April 13, 2019 at 10:38 pm GMT

@annamaria

Once one realizes 'justice' [under neoliberalism] is a monetized commodity, lawlessness becomes a viable [and justifiable] option.

[Jun 03, 2020] Nine Reasons Why You Should Support Joe Biden For President by Caitlin Johnstone

Highly recommended!
Apr 04, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

Former Vice President Joe Biden has released a video statement telling the American people that the accusations he is now facing of touching women in inappropriate ways without their consent is the product of changing "social norms", assuring everyone that he will indeed be adjusting to those changes.

And thank goodness. For a minute there, I was worried Biden might cave under the pressure of a looming scandal and decline to run for president on the grounds that it could cripple his campaign and leave America facing another four years of Donald Trump. Here are nine good reasons why I hope Joe Biden runs for president, and why you should support him too:

1. It's his turn.

It's Biden's turn to be president. He's spent years playing second fiddle while other leading Democrats hogged all the limelight, and that's not fair. He's been waiting very patiently. Come on.

2. Most Qualified Candidate Ever.

If Joe Biden secures the Democratic Party nomination for president, he would be the Most Qualified Candidate Ever to run for office. His service as a US Senator and a Vice President has given him unparalleled experience priming him for the most powerful elected office in the world. Everything Biden has done throughout his entire career proves that he'd make a great Commander-in-Chief.

3. He's closely associated with a popular Democratic president.

You think Biden, you think Obama. You think Obama, you think greatness. You can't spend that much time with a great Democratic president without absorbing his greatness yourself. It's called osmosis.

4. You liked Obama, didn't you?

Biden was part of the Obama administration. Remember the Obama administration? It was magical, right? If you want more of that, vote Biden.

5. But Trump!

Do you want Trump to win the next election? You know he'll shatter all our norms and literally end the world if he does, right? You should be terrified of the possibility of Trump winning in 2020, and if you are, you should want him running against Joe Biden. What's the alternative? Nominating some crazy unelectable socialist like Bernie Sanders? Might as well just hand Trump the victory now, then. Anyone who wants to beat Trump must fall in line behind the Most Qualified Candidate Ever.

6. Iraq wasn't so bad.

Okay, maybe some of his past foreign policy positions look bad in hindsight, but come on. Pushing for the Iraq war was what everyone was doing back in those days. It was all the rage. We all made it through, right? I mean, most of us?

7. This is happening whether you like it or not.

We're doing this. We're going to push Joe Biden through whether you like it or not, and we can do it the easy way or the hard way. Just relax, take deep breaths, and think about a nice place far away from here. Don't struggle. This will be over before you know it. We'll use plenty of lube.

8. Just vote for him.

Just vote for him, you insolent little shits. Who the fuck do you think you are, anyway? You think you're entitled to a bunch of ponies and unicorns like healthcare and drinkable water? You only think that because you're a bunch of racist, sexist homophobes. You will vote for who we tell you to or we'll spend the next four years calling you all Russian agents and screaming about Susan Sarandon.

9. Nothing could possibly go wrong.

Honestly, what could possibly go wrong? It's not like the Most Qualified Candidate Ever could manage to lose an election to some oafish reality TV star. Hell, Biden could beat Trump in his sleep. He could even skip campaigning in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and still win by a landslide, because those states are in the bag. There's no way he could fail, barring some unprecedented and completely unforeseeable freak occurrences from way out of left field that nobody could possibly have anticipated.

[Jun 03, 2020] Requiem to Russiagate: this was the largest and the most successful attempt to gaslight the whole US population ever attempted by CIA and Clinton wing of Dems by CJ Hopkins

Highly recommended!
Neoliberal MSM just “got it wrong,” again … exactly like was the case with those Iraqi WMDs ;-).
So many neocons and neolibs seem so disappointed to find out that the President is not a Russian asset that it looks they’d secretly wish be ruled by Putin :-).
But in reality there well might be a credible "Trump copllition with the foreign power". Only with a different foreign power. Looks like Trump traded American foreign policy for Zionist money, not Russian money. That means that "the best-Congress-that-AIPAC-money-can-buy" will never impeach him for that.
And BTW as long as Schiff remains the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee the witch hunt is not over. So the leash remains strong.
Notable quotes:
"... it appears that hundreds of millions of Americans have, once again, been woefully bamboozled . Weird, how this just keeps on happening. At this point, Americans have to be the most frequently woefully bamboozled people in the entire history of woeful bamboozlement. ..."
"... That's right, as I'm sure you're aware by now, it turns out President Donald Trump, a pompous former reality TV star who can barely string three sentences together without totally losing his train of thought and barking like an elephant seal, is not, in fact, a secret agent conspiring with the Russian intelligence services to destroy the fabric of Western democracy. ..."
"... Paranoid collusion-obsessives will continue to obsess about redactions and cover-ups , but the long and short of the matter is, there will be no perp walks for any of the Trumps. No treason tribunals. No televised hangings. No detachment of Secret Service agents marching Hillary into the White House. ..."
Apr 02, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by CJ Hopkins via The Unz Review,

So the Mueller report is finally in, and it appears that hundreds of millions of Americans have, once again, been woefully bamboozled . Weird, how this just keeps on happening. At this point, Americans have to be the most frequently woefully bamboozled people in the entire history of woeful bamboozlement.

If you didn't know better, you'd think we were all a bunch of hopelessly credulous imbeciles that you could con into believing almost anything, or that our brains had been bombarded with so much propaganda from the time we were born that we couldn't really even think anymore.

That's right, as I'm sure you're aware by now, it turns out President Donald Trump, a pompous former reality TV star who can barely string three sentences together without totally losing his train of thought and barking like an elephant seal, is not, in fact, a secret agent conspiring with the Russian intelligence services to destroy the fabric of Western democracy.

After two long years of bug-eyed hysteria, Inspector Mueller came up with squat. Zip. Zero. Nichts. Nada. Or, all right, he indicted a bunch of Russians that will never see the inside of a courtroom, and a few of Trump's professional sleazebags for lying and assorted other sleazebag activities (so I guess that was worth the $25 million of taxpayers' money that was spent on this circus).

Notwithstanding those historic accomplishments, the entire Mueller investigation now appears to have been another wild goose chase (like the "search" for those non-existent WMDs that we invaded and destabilized the Middle East and murdered hundreds of thousands of people pretending to conduct in 2003). Paranoid collusion-obsessives will continue to obsess about redactions and cover-ups , but the long and short of the matter is, there will be no perp walks for any of the Trumps. No treason tribunals. No televised hangings. No detachment of Secret Service agents marching Hillary into the White House.

The jig, as they say, is up.

But let's try to look on the bright side, shall we?

... ... ...

[Jun 03, 2020] RussiaGate for neoliberal Dems and MSM honchos is the way to avoid the necessity to look into the camera and say, I guess people hated us so much they were even willing to vote for Donald Trump

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... Russiagate became a convenient replacement explanation absolving an incompetent political establishment for its complicity in what happened in 2016, and not just the failure to see it coming. ..."
"... Because of the immediate arrival of the collusion theory, neither Wolf Blitzer nor any politician ever had to look into the camera and say, "I guess people hated us so much they were even willing to vote for Donald Trump ..."
Mar 31, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

psychohistorian , Mar 30, 2019 7:51:28 PM | link

Here is an insightful read on Trump's (s)election and Russiagate that I think is not OT

Taibbi: On Russiagate and Our Refusal to Face Why Trump Won

The take away quote

" Russiagate became a convenient replacement explanation absolving an incompetent political establishment for its complicity in what happened in 2016, and not just the failure to see it coming.

Because of the immediate arrival of the collusion theory, neither Wolf Blitzer nor any politician ever had to look into the camera and say, "I guess people hated us so much they were even willing to vote for Donald Trump ."

As a peedupon all I can see is that the elite seem to be fighting amongst themselves or (IMO) providing cover for ongoing elite power/control efforts. It might not be about private/public finance in a bigger picture but I can't see anything else that makes sense

[Jun 02, 2020] Neoliberalism is when rich getting richer and everyone working harder?

Jun 02, 2020 | www.youtube.com

jodezaca , 7 months ago

When some people claim that my country is stealing their jobs... I think they should look more to the capitalists and neoliberals. They perpetuate the injustice of capitalism. We "stole" their jobs, but we're getting paid much less than they would have. We're getting paid around $1-$2 per hour. We're just getting the scraps we could get.

Zeno Stoikos , 1 year ago

There's a good discussion to be had in how right-liberalism/conservatism/neoliberalism relate to aristocratic ideology. The obsession with "meritocracy" and genetics in particular, common to these three related ideologies(and how often its used to justify their flaws&failings), seems to be an important bridge(or political line, to be more cynical) for this connection.

[Jun 02, 2020] The Resistance media have now dropped their breathless coverage of the non-existent Corona-Holocaust to breathlessly cover the "revolution."

Jun 02, 2020 | www.unz.com

And now the propaganda is paying off. The protesting and rioting that typically follows the murder of an unarmed Black person by the cops has mushroomed into " an international uprising " cheered on by the corporate media, corporations, and the liberal establishment, who don't normally tend to support such uprisings, but they've all had a sudden change of heart, or spiritual or political awakening, and are down for some serious property damage, and looting, and preventative self-defense, if that's what it takes to bring about justice, and to restore America to the peaceful, prosperous, non-white-supremacist paradise it was until the Russians put Donald Trump in office.

In any event, the Resistance media have now dropped their breathless coverage of the non-existent Corona-Holocaust to breathlessly cover the "revolution." The American police, who just last week were national heroes for risking their lives to beat up, arrest, and generally intimidate mask-less "lockdown violators" are now the fascist foot soldiers of the Trumpian Reich. The Nike corporation produced a commercial urging people to smash the windows of their Nike stores and steal their sneakers. Liberal journalists took to Twitter, calling on rioters to " burn that shit down! " until the rioters reached their gated community and started burning down their local Starbucks. Hollywood celebrities are masking up and going full-black bloc, and doing legal support . Chelsea Clinton is teaching children about David and the Racist Goliath . John Cusack's bicycle was attacked by the pigs . I haven't checked on Rob Reiner yet, but I assume he is assembling Molotov cocktails in the basement of a Resistance safe house somewhere in Hollywood Hills.

[Jun 02, 2020] Couldn't trump have intimidated the rioters with his bone spurs - they must be sharp enough

Jun 02, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Salt Lick 2 hours ago

Funny how none of the media have yet to use the term Martial Law to describe the situation when that's what it is.

Funny too that none of the media have marked the stark hypocrisy of the Washington's criticism of China's crackdown in Hong Kong as we do the very same thing here.

I guess we are not so exceptional after all.

K squared 2 hours ago
Couldn't trump have intimidated the rioters with his bone spurs - they must be sharp enough
Megan S an hour ago
It's amazing, in a city getting smashed up by looters, it takes talent to turn people against the cops, but in DC, Trump found a way.

[Jun 02, 2020] According to the standards set by the Trump administration when the Guaido coup first launched, the video footage of these protests is full justification for a foreign nation to directly intervene and remove Trump from office by force right now.

Trump's threat to deploy the military here is an excessive and dangerous one. Mark Perry reports on the reaction from military officers to the president's threat:
Jun 02, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Senior military officer on Trump statement: "So we're going to tell our soldiers that we're redeploying them from the Middle East to the midwest? What do we think they're going to say, 'yeah, sure, no problem?' Guess again."

-- Mark Perry (@markperrydc) June 2, 2020

Feral Finster35 minutes ago • edited

According to the standards set by the Trump administration when the Guaido coup first launched, the video footage of these protests is full justification for a foreign nation to directly intervene and remove Trump from office by force right now.

[Jun 02, 2020] Bumerang returns?

Jun 02, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Kadath , Jun 1 2020 20:58 utc | 63

It would hardly surprise me if the regime change obsession has come home and now the US is "enjoying" all of the democracy building color revolutions they love so much. No matter how this end it will not end well for 99% of Americans

[Jun 02, 2020] Unnatural end of social distancing: Where do this week's riots leave 'social distancing'?

Jun 02, 2020 | www.rt.com

We were told for months we'd never gather in public again 'because Covid-19.'

...Media, politicians and celebrities who spent the past three months lecturing Americans about the importance of staying home and keeping at least six feet away from all other humans lest they catch or spread the deadly coronavirus have suddenly pivoted on a dime – seemingly as one – to cheering on those Americans defying their advice to pour into the streets and join nationwide protests...

[Jun 02, 2020] Trump curse is worse than Midas: everything he attempts to do turns out a big negative and only worsens the situation.

Jun 02, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

H.Schmatz , Jun 1 2020 17:20 utc | 16

He's cursed worse than Midas as everything he attempts turns out a big negative and only worsens the situation.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jun 1 2020 17:14 utc | 15

That "big negative" reminded me of anything...if it were not so tragic for so many people in the world, it would be like ti die of laugh...

https://twitter.com/sarahcpr/status/1263602255476985862

[Jun 02, 2020] Diversity and multiculturalism is our strength/ I mean in which other country in the entire world can you go into a coffee shop at 10 am on a workday and hear 40 different languages being bawled into $1500 cell phones.

Notable quotes:
"... Just look at all the productive work now being done by the rioters. They have a vision for America. It is easier to rebuild when whole areas are turned to rubble than it is to clear them with heavy equipment. ..."
Jun 02, 2020 | www.unz.com

Maddaugh , says: Show Comment June 1, 2020 at 2:54 pm GMT

@Katrinka Katrinka, you dont understand. Diversity and multiculturalism is our strength ! I mean in which other country in the entire world can you go into a coffee shop at 10 am on a workday and hear 40 different languages being bawled into $1500 cell phones.

Also, Just look at all the productive work now being done by the rioters. They have a vision for America. It is easier to rebuild when whole areas are turned to rubble than it is to clear them with heavy equipment.

Look on the bright side. A new slum area, oops I meant a new high end area will arise from the ashes, a shining example of a brand new Utopia for all the world to see !

[Jun 01, 2020] Arson may be of benefit to some small businesses

Jun 01, 2020 | www.unz.com

Commentator Mike , says: Show Comment June 1, 2020 at 7:57 am GMT

@Pft Even all this arson may be of benefit the business community. Weren't we reading endless comments how the lockdown has badly affected small businesses, many of which would go bankrupt due to lack of customers? Perhaps the best thing for them is to get burnt down so they can claim the insurance as many of them would probably have had to close shop anyway.

[Jun 01, 2020] It's all true simultaneously...

Jun 01, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

by lizard

hauled from a comment

I think this relevant to how fractured the discourse is. it's a repost from my litter watering hole.

I know it's going to be difficult to accept what I'm about to say because people get very invested in their chosen narratives, but it's important that you at least be exposed to the notion that it's all true.

It's true that now is the time to realize what's at stake, but instead of acting collectively for our mutual benefit, the cognitive challenge of accepting that all these things can be true at the same time will keep us tied to one of these things to the exclusion of all the others.

It's hard work, I know. But I have faith in you.

Posted by b on June 1, 2020 at 16:08 UTC | Permalink

[Jun 01, 2020] Obama adviser Susan Rice knows who's responsible for the George Floyd riots. You guessed right, it's RUSSIA!

In was not enough for Obama honchos to gaslight the while nation with Russiagate. They want more action ;-)
Jun 01, 2020 | www.rt.com

How original.

[Jun 01, 2020] Brick bandits

Jun 01, 2020 | www.rt.com

...Another "researcher " has even claimed to have uncovered a connection between the bricks sprouting from sidewalks in Frisco, Texas and Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates. The bricks were said to be delivered by a corporation called AcmeBrick, owned by Berkshire Hathaway, a massive holding company on whose board Gates sat until recently.

Brick Pallets in Frisco, TX for rioters/AntifaDelivered by AcmeBrick, Ft Worth, TX. Company owned by Berkshire Hathaway, (Gates recently left the board) and Marmon Group, Chicago. Owned by? Jay and Robert Pritzger and Berkshire HathawayVery deep, YUGE rabbit hole...

-- B Designs ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@BDesigns6) June 1, 2020

But the Frisco Police Department declared the offending bricks were part of a "planned HOA construction project," explaining they'd been removed "with permission" to be "returned at a later time."

Update: City is picking up bricks and are property of the city.

-- Kambree (@KamVTV) June 1, 2020

And the Kansas City Police Department alerted citizens on Sunday to be on the lookout for rogue brick stashes, warning they were lurking all over the city to be "used during a riot."

We have learned of & discovered stashes of bricks and rocks in & around the Plaza and Westport to be used during a riot. If you see anything like this, you can text 911 and let us know so we can remove them. This keeps everyone safe and allows your voice to continue to be heard.

-- kcpolice (@kcpolice) May 31, 2020

New York City had its own mysterious brick eruptions in the East Village neighborhood on Saturday night, a vanishingly rare event in a city under constant construction in which unattended building materials tend to vanish in seconds.

"Yo, we got bricks. We got bricks!" -- #Rioters in Manhattan chanced upon a cache in the street equipped with bricks and a shovel at 10:01 p.m. on Second Ave between St. Marks Pl. and Seventh St. pic.twitter.com/dYB7vHdYqL

-- Kevin R Hogan (@KRHogan_NTD) May 31, 2020

Other images appeared to show police vehicles maneuvering the bricks into place.

Uh-oh...Those random ass bricks showing up, guess who's bringing them in to a place where there's no construction? pic.twitter.com/QAITwOLQOF

-- A Black Socialist 🌹🏴‍☠️ (@SonOfAssata) June 1, 2020

The building this guy is standing next to is the Earl Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas. There are surveillance cameras all over the place and there is zero chance they can't see who dropped of the bricks and when. pic.twitter.com/38jjbgDLym

-- Robert ✌️ (@no_more_nazis) May 30, 2020

Certainly, the sudden appearance of heavy piles of masonry takes logistics most protesters are incapable of organizing on the fly. It would seem to be a simple matter for cities – especially in places like New York where every inch of space is watched over by surveillance cameras – to catch the brick bandits in the act. Of course, leaving piles of bricks around in case a riot happens to occur is hardly a crime yet.

[May 31, 2020] Sickness Is the Health of the State!

May 31, 2020 | original.antiwar.com

A hundred years ago in response to the horror of WWI, the great Randolph Bourne famously pronounced the truth that "War is the Health of the State."

War Is The Health of the State (WITH).

It automatically sets in motion throughout society those irresistible forces for uniformity, for passionate cooperation with the Government in coercing into obedience the minority groups and individuals which lack the larger herd sense. The machinery of government sets and enforces the drastic penalties, the minorities are either intimidated into silence or brought slowly around by a subtle process of persuasion which may seem to them to really converting them

Other values such artistic creation, knowledge, reason, beauty, the enhancement of life, are instantly and almost unanimously sacrificed and the significant classes who have constituted themselves the amateur agents of the State are engaged not only in sacrificing these values for themselves but in coercing all other persons into sacrificing them.

In a nation at war, every citizen identifies himself with the whole, and feels immensely strengthened in that identification. The purpose and desire of the collective community live in each person who throws himself whole-heartedly into the cause of war. The impeding distinction between society and the individual is almost blotted out.

A century later it appears that Randolph Bourne needs an update: Apparently, Sickness is the Health of the State, as well.

[May 31, 2020] You should not act as a provocateur is you have problem with your ex-wife

May 31, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Minneapolis Cop Starts Riots by Breaking Autozone Windows Outed by Ex-Wife

[May 31, 2020] Russians are geniuses: first they put Donald Trump in power and now they're trying to tear the country apart under him by supporting both black lives matter, and white supremacists at the same time.

May 31, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Maximus , May 31 2020 20:32 utc | 76

Boy these Russians are geniuses of the highest order ... First they put Donald Trump in power and now they're trying to tear the country apart under him by supporting both black lives matter, and white supremacists at the same time.

I don't know how these stupid Journos can even imagine this stuff up out of their arses. The sad irony is that these journalists will be the ones when future generations look back who most contributed to the downfall of America ....

[May 31, 2020] US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once called the violent protests in Hong Kong "a beautiful sight to behold." Now she might have a second thought.

Notable quotes:
"... US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once called the violent protests in Hong Kong "a beautiful sight to behold." Now, the "beautiful sight" is extending from Hong Kong to over a dozen US states. US politicians now can enjoy this sight from their own windows. Quite a few places across the US are witnessing protesters setting police stations on fire, smashing shops, blocking roads, attacking places and destroying various public facilities, as if the radical rioters in Hong Kong somehow snuck into the US and created a mess like they did last year in Hong Kong. ..."
May 31, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Mao , May 31 2020 14:15 utc | 1

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once called the violent protests in Hong Kong "a beautiful sight to behold." Now, the "beautiful sight" is extending from Hong Kong to over a dozen US states. US politicians now can enjoy this sight from their own windows. Quite a few places across the US are witnessing protesters setting police stations on fire, smashing shops, blocking roads, attacking places and destroying various public facilities, as if the radical rioters in Hong Kong somehow snuck into the US and created a mess like they did last year in Hong Kong.

A quick question for Pelosi and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: Should the Chinese government and National People's Congress issue a statement to support the protests by African-Americans and the grassroots of US society? It seems to be what Beijing should do according to the logic of Washington cheering for the rioters in Hong Kong. Otherwise, if China does not support the protests in the US, how could the latter keep playing its Hong Kong card? After all, US President Donald Trump just announced Friday to impose sanctions against China over Hong Kong affairs.

https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1190031.shtml

[May 30, 2020] If a dead man could beat John Ashcroft, Biden's corpse can beat Trump.

May 30, 2020 | www.unz.com

Wally , says: Show Comment May 29, 2020 at 8:37 am GMT

@anon said:
"The deepstate wanted to harm their own interests and end American global dominance by hurting a guy who was going to lose anyway. Makes sense."

– " by hurting a guy who was going to lose anyway "?
Say what?

– Heard that before.

Trump: Knock Knock!
Hillary: Who's there?
Trump: Not you!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/TZ-FUptkUNY?feature=oembed

anon [146] Disclaimer , says: Show Comment May 29, 2020 at 1:57 pm GMT
@Wally

Say what? – Heard that before.

The guy lost the popular vote by millions and barely squeaked by in a few battleground states, mostly due to the presence of Jill Stein and Gary Johnson. He got incredibly lucky. It won't happen again. The demographics are even worse now and Covid-19 is making seniors turn against him. He's going down in flames. Anyone who disagrees is welcome to save this comment and come back and rub it in my face after election day. Absent Biden croaking from Covid or having an Alzheimer's meltdown, he's a shoe in.

Kevin Barrett , says: Show Comment May 29, 2020 at 5:46 pm GMT
@anon "Absent Biden croaking from Covid or having an Alzheimer's meltdown, he's a shoe in."

Heck, even if he does croak from Covid during an Alzheimer's meltdown, they could just prop up the demented corpse in front of a camera in his basement and who would know the difference.

If a dead man could beat John Ashcroft, Biden's corpse can beat Trump.

https://www.cnn.com/2000/ALLPOLITICS/stories/11/07/senate.missouri/

[May 30, 2020] It's entirely likely that those behind this whole Doomsday Plague Virus Panic wanted to release a killer virus, but they didn't have one, so they released the IDEA of a killer virus. It worked OK as far as these things go.

May 30, 2020 | www.unz.com

Twodees Partain , says: Show Comment May 29, 2020 at 7:38 pm GMT

@Morton's toes True. Since it's Ron's idea, it's called a hypothesis. When anyone else has an idea, Ron calls it a conspiracy theory.

It's entirely likely that those behind this whole Doomsday Plague Virus Panic wanted to release a killer virus, but they didn't have one, so they released the IDEA of a killer virus.

It worked OK as far as these things go.

[May 30, 2020] Woman arrested for sitting on the beach with "We Are Free" sign

May 14, 2020 | www.foxnews.com

A woman went to a beach in Miami, and sat down in the sand with a sign that read: "We Are Free."

Three police officers promptly responded to show the woman, no, you are not.

Miami police arrested the protester because it is currently illegal to sit on the beach in Miami.

Just think about this. Three police officers woke up that morning and went to work in the "Land of the Free."

At work these officers ripped a "We Are Free," sign out of a peaceful citizen's hands, physically restrained her, and brought her to jail, because she was sitting on a beach .

These officers' will enforce any arbitrary lockdown rule, however absurd or unconstitutional.

[May 30, 2020] Bet You Stay Home Now!! Arsonist Burns Down Lockdown-Rule-Breaking Church

May 30, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com,

Are you ready for this week's absurdity? Here's our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice.

Church burnt down for ignoring lockdown rules

"Bet you stay home now you hypokrits [sic]," read the misspelled graffiti outside of a burnt down church in Mississippi.

That graffiti, of course, is suspected to have come from the unidentified arsonist. The motive: the church ignored the city's lockdown rules, and continued holding services.

[May 30, 2020] When do the snipers start shooting the people on both sides?

May 30, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

S , May 29 2020 23:50 utc | 120

@BraveNewWorld #86:
When do the snipers start shooting the people on both sides?

Never. There is no U.S. embassy in the United States.

[May 30, 2020] Presidents are just puppets of financial oligarchy: Biden even with dementia is fine

From comments: "It's a mess. The Dems have painted themselves into a corner so tiny that they can barely stand on tip-toes. The entire edifice of lies is liable to topple over by November as they succumb to an overwhelming cascade of poor choices." and "Today Dr. Cornel West called Trump a Neofascist and called the Biden side the Neoliberal wing of the Democratic Party and America a failed social experiment, and Obama and other black politicians, black faces in high places losing legitimacy..."
May 30, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

edmondo , May 29, 2020 at 7:14 pm

Biden even with dementia is fine.

Welcome to the "I'd vote for Biden even if he ate babies" wing of the party. I hope there aren't enough of you to get to 50% but I doubt very much it matters which village idiot wins. Same policies. Different faces.

Big River Bandido , May 29, 2020 at 8:05 pm

Have to agree. But it's 50% of EVs, not a national poll.

hunkerdown , May 29, 2020 at 5:16 pm

The Clinton wing will vote for whoever their management chain tells them to vote for, as we saw on Stupor Tuesday. Whether or not Abrams or Warren give woke affluent white women what they want , they'll swallow a bit and vote for what they need .

[May 30, 2020] What's good for Aleppo is good for America

May 30, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Richard Steven Hack , May 30 2020 1:32 utc | 143

Posted by: uncle tungsten | May 29 2020 22:51 utc | 113 "What's good for Aleppo is good for America".

LOL Excellent. You win the thread.

[May 29, 2020] Calls for President Xi of China to provide the American rebels with the means to defend themselves against the regime have not yet been answered

May 29, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

jo6pac , May 29 2020 12:25 utc | 1

Calls for President Xi of China to provide the American rebels with the means to defend themselves against the regime have not yet been answered.

LOL and China should support them as we do in HK

Thanks b for the links.

[May 29, 2020] Since the US dollar is used as a weapon of war, its use in international trade should be regulated like the trade in arms and dual-use goods

May 29, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Peter , May 29 2020 13:28 utc | 13

They need soms funding and weapons for the armed moderate opposition.

The rest of the world should impose draconian primary and secondary sanctions on the US, US government and law enforcement personnel, their known and unknown accomplices and family members.

Since the US dollar is used as a weapon of war, its use in international trade should be regulated like the trade in arms and dual-use goods.

The euro, ruble, yen and yuan will serve the world just fine. The US should be excluded from SWIFT. No weapons import/export. All US ships on a sanctions list, a maritime blockade. The EU should use the blocking statute to maximum effect to ensure democracy and human rights or total economic collapse, whichever comes first.

[May 29, 2020] China Proposes A Law Allowing Citizens To Sue US For Starting Coronavirus Pandemic

I thought only the USA elite is ignorant of international law...
May 29, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
"Many believe that U.S. soldiers brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Others believe that the U.S. has hidden key information, which led to the global health crisis. Why can't Chinese citizens and companies sue the U.S. government?"

[May 28, 2020] Protestors Criticized For Looting Businesses Without Forming Private Equity Firm First

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... "I understand that people are angry, but they shouldn't just endanger businesses without even a thought to enriching themselves through leveraged buyouts and across-the-board terminations..." ..."
May 28, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

"I understand that people are angry, but they shouldn't just endanger businesses without even a thought to enriching themselves through leveraged buyouts and across-the-board terminations..."

"Look, we all have the right to protest, but that doesn't mean you can just rush in and destroy any business without gathering a group of clandestine investors to purchase it at a severely reduced price and slowly bleed it to death," said Facebook commenter Amy Mulrain, echoing the sentiments of detractors nationwide who blasted the demonstrators for not hiring a consultant group to take stock of a struggling company's assets before plundering.

" I understand that people are angry, but they shouldn't just endanger businesses without even a thought to enriching themselves through leveraged buyouts and across-the-board terminations.

It's disgusting to put workers at risk by looting. You do it by chipping away at their health benefits and eventually laying them off. There's a right way and wrong way to do this. "

At press time, critics recommended that protestors hold law enforcement accountable by simply purchasing the Minneapolis police department from taxpayers.

Source: The Onion

[May 28, 2020] U.S. Declares a Vaccine War on the World

May 28, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

GramSci , May 28, 2020 at 7:01 am

"Is the general leadership of the American political economy trying to be evil just for the fun of it?"

Yes.

[May 26, 2020] The USA wants to repeat the destiny of the USSR by bankrupting itself via nuclear arm race

Soviet Politburo was full of gerontocrats with lost sense of reality. Now the the USA government looks very similar
May 26, 2020 | news.antiwar.com

US arms control negotiator Marshall Billingslea, far from focusing on avoiding an arms race, saying that the US "sure would like to avoid it" but is also willing to spend Russia and China "into oblivion" to win a nuclear arms race.

"The president has made clear that we have a tried and truce practice here. We know how to win these races and we know how to spend the adversary into oblivion." This was the go-to US strategy in the Cold War, where the US vastly outpsent the Soviet Union.

[May 26, 2020] Too much drinking at working place or what -- omething really strange happening at the NY Times: instead of usual warmongering we see critique of military as white supremacist organization

May 26, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

karlof1 , May 25 2020 18:08 utc | 96

Something's happening at the NY Times .

As I pointed out in my 29 above about the front page noting the names and occupations of 1,000 of the 100,000 that have needlessly died due to Trump's Treasonous Do Nothing COVID-19 Policy, today RT reports about a Memorial Day op/ed that disses the Military: "Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?"

That made the Pentagon's Spin Master angry, puff out his chest to fume and moan.

There's not much to the RT report, but I can't recall any similar display done before by the NY Times . IMO, something's happened within the Top Office and it seems to be aimed at Trump.

Of course, I'd never have known about any such happening if it hadn't been for the reporting by RT & Global Times .

[May 26, 2020] Back in the USSR: Note on the increasing incompetence and corruption of Western political elites

May 26, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Kadath , May 25 2020 19:59 utc | 6

I've previously said that the US empire looks like the Soviet Union of the mid-1980s but I think you could also argue it's becoming more like Czarist Russia at the turn of the century or pre-revolutionary France, none of these comparison suggests this will ends well for the US.

[May 26, 2020] Bernie Sanders bares his SHEEPDOG teeth

Notable quotes:
"... "independent" ..."
"... "democratic socialist" ..."
May 26, 2020 | www.rt.com

...to keep own delegates in line for Biden – which was his role all along

Bernie Sanders has warned his delegates against speaking ill of Joe Biden, the embodiment of the Democratic party's corporate core. Beneath the progressive exterior, herding the voters to the establishment is his real function.

In the spring of 2015, when the "independent" Bernie Sanders announced that he was running for United States presidency as a Democrat, the late left Green Party activist Bruce Dixon aptly described Sanders as a "sheepdog" working in service to the corporate and imperial Democratic Party. The role of "democratic socialist" Sanders, Dixon said, would be to shepherd left-leaning voters into the fold, helping give the Wall Street Democrats a progressive, populist, and working-class veneer in the 2016 election.

[May 25, 2020] Biden plays his strongest card: being indistinguishable from "generic Democratic candidate". Most of the public can faintly recollect Biden's name and not much more

May 25, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Piotr Berman , May 25 2020 4:30 utc | 63

Amusing heading of a "commentary" in NYT today:

CHARLES M. BLOW
Biden Can Beat Trump if He Doesn't Blow It
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From the little I have read on Biden's activity nowadays, there are negatives and positives. He stays at home and posts videos -- rather sensible. In the videos, the sounds of geese are very audible -- that is rather negative. But, on a positive side, hardly anyone watched them. Typically, "generic Democratic candidate" gets higher poll number than a "generic Republican candidate", but once we ask about concrete people, the results can be quite different.

Thus Biden plays his strongest card: being indistinguishable from "generic Democratic candidate".

Most of the public can faintly recollect his name and not much more, and with luck, it will stay that way.

But really: should Charles M. Blow comment about blowing?

[May 25, 2020] Bush III is gone, long live Bush iV

May 25, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

p , May 25 2020 21:03 utc | 12

Kadath | May 25 2020 19:59 utc | 6

"We've seen the US populous from Clinton to Bush to Obama to Trump, all of whom were sold as being radical departures from the predecessors. But in terms of policies I think it's undeniable that Obama was effectively the 3rd and 4th term of Bush and for all of his bombast Trump has basically been the 5th term."

I think you could say that for most countries, the UK for instance had previous PMs Major, Blair, Brown, Cameron/Clegg, Cameron and May. While their rhetoric was different their applied policies were basically the same. To me this simply says that our democracies are false, a mirage, while the political class are effectively unimportant, mere window dressing, while our true Masters sit silent and hidden in the shadows, directing our lives as they desire in pursuit of their interests.

Peter

[May 25, 2020] Dems could pick a GLASS OF WATER as candidate'

May 25, 2020 | www.rt.com

President Trump has unloaded on rival Joe Biden, who he said "doesn't know he's alive," and has also promised that his new intelligence director and Attorney General William Barr will "Break the deep state." In a relatively softball interview broadcast on Sunday, the president boasted to 'Full Measure' host Sharyl Atkinson about his response to the coronavirus pandemic, and slammed the Chinese government for its alleged role in allowing the virus to spread.

However, he saved his most characteristically Trumpian insults for Joe Biden, former Vice President and presumed Democratic candidate in this year's election. Asked what Biden's strongest feature as a competitor is, Trump didn't miss an opportunity to insult his opponent.

Also on rt.com Biden accuses Trump of funding 'corrupt recovery' in new strangely subdued video

"Well, I would have said experience, but he doesn't really have experience because I don't think he remembers what he did yesterday," the president quipped, adding "He was never known as a smart person."

Asked about Biden's weakest points, Trump offered a lengthy reply.

What does @realDonaldTrump think about taking on @JoeBiden in November?More: https://t.co/Km5nrrjKhe pic.twitter.com/ldMSypkWwm

-- Full Measure News (@FullMeasureNews) May 23, 2020

"I can talk about weak points all day long," Trump said. "First of all, he's not mentally sharp enough to be president...he doesn't know he's alive...he's got China and he's got all these countries...Sleepy Joe Biden said [the China travel ban was] xenophobic."

"I'm against a very powerful party, the Democrats," he said, "and they can take this glass of water and say 'that's your candidate'. I'm against a very powerful and very corrupt party."

Trump is not the only commenter to question Biden's mental acuity. From forgetting what state he's in, to telling a black radio host that he "ain't black," to boasting how he's going to "beat Joe Biden," conservatives have seized on Biden's ever-expanding collection of campaign-trail gaffes to portray the Democratic candidate as out of his depth and losing his mind.

[May 25, 2020] Change we can believe in

May 25, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Paul Unger , May 25 2020 9:11 utc | 74

anecdotally, an American friend recently told me : "I have lived here for 17 years, I have heard, "everything between ' I love America' and 'I hate America.'" Yesterday I heard something different: " I feel sorry for America."

[May 25, 2020] Gangster politics at the age of Trump: Lack of principle itself becomes a principle.

May 25, 2020 | logosjournal.com

Originally from: Gangster Politics Logos Journal by by Stephen Eric Bronner

Gangster politicians like to think that they are slick. They talk slang and curse a lot, grab a girl's ass (or worse), insist that they never read a book, thumb their noses at intellectual elites, boast about their high IQs, and proclaim their "street smarts." They also view themselves both as victims of their critics' malice and "great men" alone capable of curing the nation's ills.

They make their base feel the same: they are despised and yet the real Americans! Their belief in the boss is unwavering. Only he can make America great again.

Those who oppose his policies are traitors and the threats they pose are serious -- and, if they are not serious, then they must be made serious. History teaches what might become necessary in order to teach them a lesson. The Reichstag Fire of 1933 and the (staged) assassination of Sergei Kirov in 1934 were the dramatic events that led Hitler and Stalin to justify attacks on enemies, renegades, and supposed traitors to the state. Gangster politicians under internal pressure pray for a crisis, or what Trump once forecast as a "major event," in order to rally the troops and clean house.

Gangster politics requires no ideology. Lack of principle itself becomes a principle.

The great man must do what must be done: if that means lying, reneging on deals, shifting gears, rejecting transparency, and whatever else, then so be it. That he can employ the double standard is a given.

Big talk takes the place of diplomacy and, if the bluster doesn't work then America alone -- or, better, the boss alone -- can rely on "fire and fury" whenever and wherever he likes.

T