Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ I remember feeling such solidarity with Democrats who opposed Bush's warmongering. I sincerely did not know it was just empty political posturing for them and they'd happily sign off on any war no matter how insane as long as the president doing it had a (D) next to their name.
A few years back I remember economist Bryan Caplan saying that for him there was no difference between republicans and democrats. That seemed crazy initially, but he explained that on his political spectrum you had Karl Marx on one side and Murray Rothbard on the other, and the two parties are so close together on most issues that you can barely see any distinction. That sounds closer to the truth.
Both parties favor war over peace, and both love capitalism but prefer their own vivisected version of it so that it benefits certain people over others. And they love freedom, as long as some people have greater freedom than others, and some people can have their freedom revoked. Freedom, a la carte, a little freedom here, a little less there, and pretty soon you have a slave state of people happy to eat leftover crumbs. Utopia, at last.
The most accurate post I've read in a while. Great writing. Thank you
I’m losing my mind over these shitlibs and their mush for brains opinions.
They are like sheep walking into the slaughterhouse, only worse. They’re sheep who voted for the slaughterhouse manager, and can’t wait to be in the slaughterhouse. They have yet to realize it is *them* who are about to be turned into meat products. They also can’t wrap their heads around the fact that when the nukes start flying, the “slaughterhouse managers” will be riding it out safely from the sheep and the nukes in their bunkers. The sheep unlucky enough to not die from the initial attack will get to fight amongst themselves in the brutal aftermath to survive, or die slow horrible radioactive poison deaths instead. The living will envy the dead. The managers are well prepared and don’t give a fuck what happens to the sheep, after all the meat has to be made or the managers don’t get their quarterly bonuses. Added bonus: climate change is not a big deal when most of humanity has been wiped out! Except of course for the managers, safe in their bunkers!
There’s a local online forum that I’m a part of (in fact the only online freedom of speech I have, being kicked off all platforms for being too spicy far left) and I and one other person who holds insane trumpist views are the only ones against the war. Apparently I’m a “russian troll” and an idiot.
Whatever bro’s, when the nukes start flying it’s not going to matter anymore. I’d say I told you so but hopefully (yet unlikely because of my location) I’ll be dead.
I can’t for the life of me figure out how these shit for brains people can’t connect the dots. The forever war in Afghanistan ended not even a year ago. Of course the empire and her defense contractor managers need a new forever war - after all, those contractors *need* their bonuses so they can renovate their fourth bathroom in their third vacation home.
The goal of neoconservatism is to make the world safe for neoliberalism. The goal of neoliberalism is to market effectively for neoconservatism.
The phrase that we may be looking for is "bait and switch".
One of the oldest con games out there.
President Putin of Russia: Actual and beautiful speech on Red Square Victory Parade
Putin is the only humane and normal political leader in this proxy war against capitalist Russia.
The ONLY way to “save” Ukraine is -- a direct NATO involvement. For that CIA will have to orchestrate in the next few months a major “false flag” crime in Europe (or even US), or a major, probably with bio-weapons, in Ukraine.
if American people DO NOT SEE THIS , they deserve WdaF they ''vote'' for it! .. this is why I think so>.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f2r_-1biSk ..1993!!! it is not new!!
Over a decade ago I compared the Dems and GOP to the pro wrestling circuit. I started using the hashtag #duopolypuppetshow on twitter years ago. Never picked up by anyone else, but you get it. You're welcome to it. I appreciate your many salient analysis, but now it's time to turn to alliances of direct action to survive. The public in the US as a whole is hapless and the psychopaths in control have no plan B. They will use tech and manipulatIon to take humanity to hell, on a scale and in a way, they never could before.
The US and its puppies (aka "The West" + Australia/NZ/Japan - gosh how the latter three must hate actually being in the East) cannot afford to lose this engagement.
Hence, it's headed for the all-out unless they find the way to turn their eventual loss in Ukraine into some sort of victory. It's very unclear how they can manage.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz sneered, under oath, how DNC™ LLC crushed anything even remotely democratic so Hills could have Robby & John install Trump as a cartoon Seinfeld Hitler, to mau-mau petit bourgeois PMC libruls into Resistance® against Universal Healthcare, AGW rectification, BLM, $15/hr and help rich folks HIDE or keep upward redistributing our homes, labor and equity while Citizens United & WTO trade panels indentured us into virtual share-cropping without any say.
Were Roe VS Wade codified, there would be not a paper-width difference between the two "parties", which are parties only in the sense they go out and have a helluva good time on taxpayers' tab and lobbyist largesse. Once all the social issues are nailed down and no longer issues, as in the equal marriage debates that threatened to "end" society as we know it (not a bad idea) they will have to invent and breathe life into some - maybe go back to, "are women "persons"? Let's bring it to the courts and legislators. Let's vote on it.
It took me until Obama's 2nd term to realize this.
US bipartisan War party needs a proxy war to retain power in November elections.
But -- WHY would American population sacrifice and support Ukro-Nazi government against CAPITALIST Russia; Russia which was key in defeating WW2 Nazis?
In the fifth from last paragraph Caitlin says there appears to be no thinking force behind these escalations that there’s nobody in the driver seat. Curtis Yarvin, Gray Mirror substack, I think explains the phenomenon in his piece about “the cathedral”, with the concept of “the selective advantage of dominant ideas”. If you’re interested he explains the origination of momentum in human affairs.
Re. Musk: you know how before Biden started to make him look sensible by comparison, Trump's foreign policy was mostly awful (pulling out of the Iran deal, bombing Syria, dropping the so-called "Mother Of All Bombs", beginning to send arms to Ukraine after even Obama wouldn't go that far, etc), but how he at least de-escalated with North Korea?
Elon Musk could be mostly awful, but if he does actually make it so that all of us are a lot less likely to be banned on Twitter, I'll take it. Just like I was happy to take it when Trump did something right over objections from guys like Bolton and Pompeo.
It occurs to me that there may be deliberation behind the apparent absurdity of the choice for first director of the ministry of truth. Risibility is an effective mask for malevolence.