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Game On? That’s The Problem

Republicrats are Republicans and Democrats and Amy Goodman needs to remember that. Continue reading

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It’s a big, bad, borg-like corporatocracy and it’s not afraid of anyone. As a result, We now we know what to do with it. And it won’t be getting assimilated. Continue reading

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‘War on Gaza: One Year Later’

Just remember, The world’s rulers, the world’s most powerful nations, do ‘not’ torture, by definition. Even if you’re torturing an entire nation, it’s not torture – if you dominate and dictate and hold life and death and your hand and can simply command that truth and fact is whatever you say it is. Those who ‘the powerful’ say torture, do, whether they do or not. The U.S. and Israel are torturing the Palestinians thoroughly and continuously, which those who care to notice know. As Noam Chomsky notes, It’s not just Israel committing this ongoing crime against humanity. It’s a full partner with the U.S. in the project. Continue reading

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Chomsky upcoming on BBC’s Hardtalk

Chomsky offers straight talk on BBC’s Hardtalk, with which I’m not familiar. Viewers are invited to submit questions for Chomsky’s upcoming Hardtalk episode. Two will be selected for presentation to Chomsky. I asked him what he thinks about the Nobel Peace Prize, which was recently given out to a slimy US President who far, far too many – Left and Right – idolize. Peace prize to Obama, who’s admin indirectly supports the recent coup in Honduras? Whose admim is okay with the relatively recent coup in Haiti? Whose admin is okay with sending people to barbaric places to be tortured after he campaigned on a platform of change? And then there’s Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan. Please! Continue reading

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Nostalgia For The Past

The Will To Intervene plan, being pushed by Canadian notables, and the R2P doctrine, recently discussed (usefully) at the UN and hardly covered by the major media, are, together with ‘democracy promotion’ organizations and operations, being sold to us as the answer to trouble that these salespeople, our ‘leaders’, cause, in order to lull us into complacency about imperialism. “You can relax. We are on top of things. We care and we will quell the fires,” they create. Chomsky said it best when he explained the ‘good faith’ doctrine. When self-proclaimed saviors want us to support them and rely on them, then we must look at their record before we accede to their demands for support (which usually includes our sacrificing economically and socially) and for bodies to fight wars and so on. Their rhetoric won’t suffice. Their accounts of their actions won’t suffice. Only our direct examination of their past deeds will suffice. We have the ‘responsibility to protect’ ourselves against wolf-like leaders. Continue reading

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