Whatever they're doing is highly effective. There are Ukrainian flags hanging everywhere in my "educated" urban neighborhood. These people just do whatever they're told, and do so with religious fervor. It's psychotic.

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Ukrainian officials are buying expensive real estate in Switzerland, 10% for them and the big guy. Such an utter farce.

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More about the effects of that "grossly inadequate foster care system," from Jacob Siegel at The Scroll / Tablet Magazine:

"I’ve spoken with dozens of homeless people over the past four years, and most of them had two things in common: drug addiction and a childhood spent in the foster care system. These people were from a dozen different states and came from different social and ethnic backgrounds, but they had all started in the foster care system after their families couldn’t take care of them before finally winding up on the streets. . . .

"Some 33% of homeless youth spent time in the foster care system, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Foster advocacy groups put the number even higher, estimating that 50% of people who are currently homeless in the United States spent time in the system as youths."


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_"Collective extinction is easier to imagine than collective ego death"_

This correlated in my mind with this other sentence:

“It's easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.”

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Famous Soviet dissident, author of The Gulag Archipelago describing how Communism, authoritarianism took over Russia and became the horrific USSR under the noses of good, ordinary people not sensing what was happening around them.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn On The New Russia

(This interview was first published as "Zhirinovsky Is An Evil Caricature Of A Russian Patriot--An Interview With Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn," by Paul Klebnikov, in the May 9, 1994, issue of Forbes magazine.)


Forbes Prologue: "For Americans, many of whom still tend to regard Russia through a Cold War-distorting lens, Solzhenitsyn's passionate defense of Russia makes moving reading.

He ends the interview on a somewhat cryptic note, saying that one day the U.S. will have serious need of Russia as an ally against a threat he refused to name. What threat? On other occasions, Solzhenitsyn has warned of an expansionist China, about resurgent Islam and other dangers from the so-called Third World."

"PK: Former U.S. National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski disagrees. He argues that the U.S. must defend the independence of Ukraine.

AS: In 1919, when he imposed his regime on Ukraine, Lenin gave her several Russian provinces to assuage her feelings. These provinces have never historically belonged to Ukraine. I am talking about the eastern and southern territories of today's Ukraine.

Then, in 1954, Khrushchev, with the arbitrary capriciousness of a satrap, made a "gift" of the Crimea to Ukraine. But even he did not manage to make Ukraine a "gift" of Sevastopol, which remained a separate city under the jurisdiction of the U.S.S.R. central government. This was accomplished by the American State Department, first verbally through Ambassador Popadiuk in Kiev and later in a more official manner.

Why does the State Department decide who should get Sevastopol? If one recalls the tactless declaration of President Bush about supporting Ukrainian sovereignty even before the referendum on that matter, one must conclude that all this stems from a common aim: to use all means possible, no matter what the consequences, to weaken Russia.

PK: Why does independence for Ukraine weaken Russia?

AS: As a result of the sudden and crude fragmentation of the intermingled Slavic peoples, the borders have torn apart millions of ties of family and friendship. Is this acceptable? The recent elections in Ukraine, for instance, clearly show the [Russian] sympathies of the Crimean and Donets populations. And a democracy must respect this.

I myself am nearly half Ukrainian. I grew up with the sounds of Ukrainian speech. I love her culture and genuinely wish all kinds of success for Ukraine--but only within her real ethnic boundaries, without grabbing Russian provinces. And not in the form of a "great power," the concept on which Ukrainian nationalists have placed their bets. They are acting out and trumpeting a cult of force, persistently inflating Russia into the image of an "enemy." Militant slogans are proclaimed. And the Ukrainian army is being indoctrinated with the propaganda that war with Russia is inevitable.

For every country, great power status deforms and harms the national character. I have never wished great power status for Russia, and do not wish it for the United States. I don't wish it for Ukraine. She would not be able to perform even the cultural task required to achieve great power status: In her current borders, 63% of the population consider Russian to be their native language, a number three times larger than the number of ethnic Russians. And all these people will have to be re-educated in the Ukrainian language, while the language itself will have to be raised to international standards and usage. This is a task that would require over 100 years.

PK: At the heart of all this is a central question: What about Russia and the U.S.? Are we historic rivals?

AS: Before the [Russian] revolution, they were natural allies. You know that during the American Civil War, Russia supported Lincoln and the North [in contrast to Britain and France, which supported the Confederacy]. Then, we were effectively allies in the First World War. But beginning with communism, Russia ceased to exist. What is there to talk about? The confrontation was not at all with Russia but with the communist U.S.S.R."

AS: ...The delirious, provocative and crazy declarations of Zhirinovsky do not have a foundation in the psychology of our wretched people, exhausted by 70 years of communism.

AS: If one looks far into the future, one can foresee in the 21st century such a time when the U.S. together with Europe will be in dire need of Russia as an ally.

PK: That is a puzzling assertion.

AS: It is puzzling only for those who don't look into the future and do not see what kind of new powers are arising in the world."

Perhaps Alexander Solzhenitsyn saw the rise of The New World Order that Pres. George HW Bush described in his speech just three years before this interview? AS saw the writing on the wall. And perhaps, just perhaps, he saw the Russians, chastened by their experience under such a repressive regime built on propaganda would one day be an ally to freedom and liberty loving Americans and Europeans resisting the authoritarian regimes we are seeing ascendant across the western world today? Perhaps this is why Russia has been portrayed with as much hostility as it has been portrayed in recent years, perhaps why Trump was walled off from Putin, another leader committed to protecting his nation from self-destructive global interference? Past proves future?

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Abortion rights in a country without free pre and neo-natal health care, maternity leave or adequate welfare for mothers and children gives the game away: choice for those who can afford it, not for those who need it.

If the pro-life movement were serious, the Red States would mandate maternity leave and ensure that no child was raised in poverty. If the feminist movement were serious, the Blue States would ensure that nannies and child-care workers got significantly higher wages.

Neither conservatives or progressives wish to discuss the central issue in reproductive health: stagnant wages, precarious employment and economic insecurity disrupt family formation, foster unreasonably postponed pregnancies and suppress fertility. The choreographed evasions and hypocrisies reveal Left and Right for what they truly are.

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"Forced birthers in the US are like, "We'll adopt your baby! Okay actually we'll probably just let them fall through the cracks of a grossly inadequate foster care system leading to a childhood of trauma and neglect, but after that we've got a very well-funded prison system that can take care of them."

Forced Birthers: Pro-Life up until the baby is born.

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Yes, people need to see we have one party. Evil is evil; what one sees as "lesser" might not be. That's the nature of evil.

Good boxing metaphors.

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I've likened the two parties as a cowboy duo of authoritarians teaming up to break the wild stallion of freedom to be domesticated and ridden into submission. The Democrats are the hard-riding bronco-buster, whipping and kicking the stallion, digging the spurs into its side, showing it who's boss. When the stallion of freedom rears up and throws the bronco-busting Democrat off the calm, assuring words of the Republican horse-whisperer takes over, telling the stallion it's all going to be okay, nobody is going to hurt it, the horse-whisperer is on its side, will have a talking to the bronco-buster so that bad Democrat cowboy never hurts it again, calming it down, putting the stallion of freedom at ease...who will then turn the stallion back over to the hard-riding, whipping, kicking, spur-digging of the Democrat. Over and over and over until they hope the wild stallion of freedom is forever tamed.

Will they succeed? Let's just say they've never been as close as they are now than in the history of mankind. Not even in the darkest days of WWII was freedom across the globe in so much peril. No outside nation or alliance will be coming to save the day. It will be humanity ourselves, those of us that are wild stallions of freedom rising to the challenge and tossing both the bronco-buster and the horse-whisperer into oblivion.

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I agree healthcare and insurance pricing is a racket, yet the concept of the government providing “free” services is (generally) stealing from the productive and incentivizing the nonproductive, if government wasn’t both a participant and enforcer of that racket perhaps your concept could work - fair would eliminate the need for free.

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Not sure how we got to Space Colonization from Ukrainian Trolls, but what the hell... I'll bite.

Talking about the limitations of space colonization almost entirely misses the point. The Earth is a finite resource that cannot be replaced. No argument there, in fact that's the very reason for going into space, and in particular establishing bases on Mars and the Moon. Note I said bases, not colonies.

Take a look at these photos. This is the amount of land that is disrupted just to extract copper.


Now look at this chart:


You see the problem right? Similar declines in grade are occurring across all mined minerals. As for the more exotic minerals needed for modern electronics and so-called "green technology" those are in even shorter supply.

As an example of the potential benefits, consider Helium3:


Apart from mining, the potential benefits of scientific research are enormous, especially in the areas of microbiology and advanced materials. Manufacturing in space has many advantages, the most obvious being zero gravity and access to an almost perfect vacuum. Consider the advanced composite materials in use today, and extrapolate from there.

If space colonization is too much to dream about, try imagining a world where all the really nasty resource extraction and manufacturing takes place on Mars or the Moon, using automated equipment that will only require occasional visits to maintain. Further down the road, imagine taking a vacation on the Moon! At 1/6th gravity, it would be very popular with newlyweds!

The USA appears to have given up the dream to the point their only access to the ISS is on a Soyuz rocket, but that's not true of China, a resource poor nation with a very large population. Plans are already on the table, and chances are they'll be the first to establish mining operations on the Moon and later Mars.

Imagine a world without mining, logging or oil extraction and all the damage that causes. A green planet where everyone has a home, food on the table, and interesting work to fill their lives. The planet can heal itself if we take the pressure off, and we don't need a WEF population reduction program to do that, we just need to apply our imagination to what can be done in space that is currently done on Earth.

The promise of space exploration is not that we can leave the planet, but that we can restore the earth to its pristine beauty, and even extend our stay to the point where we can survive the next Ice Age.

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Thank you, Caitlin; no one understands and writes about the U.S. Empire the way you do. Would that more people understood even half of this stuff as well as you do.

One other thought: you wrote, "The idea of space colonization appeals to the capitalist mentality because it means we can keep expanding our population . . . " I think this statement would have been accurate before the covid. It seems to me now that the "elites" are working hard to reduce the population, rather that expand it. At least that seems to be the net effect of the vaccination program they forced on us. Just a thought.

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I'm on Twitter, and I'm blocking on sight anyone who displays "slava ukraini" slogan. I'm blocking those who wave the Ukrainian flag in my face too. I wonder what is the limit on blocking, or how long the blocked list can be on Twitter. If I reach my limit, I will open another account. Amazing how naïve Americans are, and how easily they buy propaganda by the metric ton.

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Caitlin, many thanks for the post. I keep reading all of your posts and I am subscribed to them on Patreon. You are a sharp, witty, highly moral, honest and courageous person and top-quality journalist. And I admire your brilliant gift to write so powerfully.

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Speaking of Uniparty: Here is an article about the Uniparty ensuring a very dangerous woman did not get elected in Colorado. They use the voting machines to do whatever they want; such as getting a no name Democrat elected during a Republican primary. Tina Peters is a hero who exposed the criminality of the voting machines so they have turned it against her.


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Europe will soon regret to have been dragged into this proxy war by the US, and will realize that the future is Eurasian, says Graham Fuller, former Vice Chair of National Intelligence and former senior political scientist at RAND.

"China’s Belt and Road initiative is perhaps the most ambitious economic and geopolitical project in world history. It is already linking China with Europe by rail and sea. European exclusion from the Belt and Road project will cost it dearly. Note that the Belt and Road runs right through Russia. It is impossible for Europe to close its doors to Russia while maintaining access to this Eurasian mega project. Thus a Europe that perceives the US already in decline has little incentive to join the bandwagon against China. The end of the Ukraine war will bring serious reconsideration in Europe about the benefits of propping up Washington’s desperate bid to maintain its global hegemony."


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