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It’s Time to Abandon the Pursuit for Great Leaders – Stephen M. Walt/Foreign Policy

March 4, 2016 4:55 pm
I have a lot of respect for Walt, but some of his facts are conjectures. Having spent a lot of time visiting China, Walt’s perception of what is going on there is incorrect. The downturn of the economy in China is the result of the bubble created by Hu Jintao and those before him, that is now coming home to roost, and not because of Xi Jiping. In fact, the latter has done a tremendous amount to remove corruption from government and the public sector and given hope to his people. We absolutely need a charismatic leader to rout the den of vipers in our government. In a corrupt democratic system where the will of the people is not respected, putting the responsibility on us is unfair and impractical. How do we fight Diebold and rigged elections when the polling booth is surrounded by Israeli sayanim? We desperately need to get a strong America-firster into that medley, willing to slay dragons and restore the republic. I am perfectly willing to hold my nose at all the failings of the Donald, if he will rid our republic of the Israeli plague that has destroyed this country and caused so much pain, both domestically and abroad. Donald may be our best chance of getting the fox into the henhouse by stealth. Sure, he will do a lot of things that I am going to hate, and his racist streak is going to make me cringe – but those are things we can fix later after we have regained control of our government and expelled the traitors in our midst. The president has limited powers domestically, as those are wielded by congress. However, the president has almost unilateral powers w.r.t. foreign policy, diplomacy, and the military. Stopping all our wars abroad and shutting the spigot of aid to Israel (and to other countries like Egypt because of Israel), and bringing all our troops home, will release trillions of dollars that can be used to restore our infrastructure and prosperity. The president also has a bully pulpit. Imagine a charismatic leader who goes to the nation regularly and talks about Israel’s stranglehold on our congress on a weekly basis. How long would AIPAC last? Who would reelect McCain and his entourage of Israeli congress-critters? He would also clear the cabinet of all Israel-firsters. Walt is right about the Israel Lobby and wrong about the kind of leader we need. Using history to support his theses is unsupportable because there is no precedence in history for the predicament that we find ourselves in.  

The cult of ignorance in the United States: Anti-intellectualism and the “dumbing down” of America – Ray Williams/SignOfTheTimes.com

February 29, 2016 4:22 pm

What the article fails to address (and would be termed a conspiracy theory) is that "dumbing down" is a deliberate act to enhance control. The constant blaring of hasbara has indeed achieved that in spades, and the average American is more likely to bend towards Islamophobia based on the constant media barrage. You could also be forgiven for your views on white American males, LGBT - specially the "T", and a host of other "media-suggested" ideas.

This is is how cultures change and populations are controlled without overt subjugation.

 

Hilary Clinton’s South Carolina Victory Speech – February 27th, 2016

February 28, 2016 4:13 pm

How can a lying war criminal in Israel's pocket continue to run for office? I was watching "Gotham" on Netflix and it reminded me of how dark and corrupt we have become as a nation - and no Batman in sight to rescue us either. 

Maybe a comet strike on planet Earth wouldn't be such a bad thing right about now.

 

Republican Presidential Debate – February 25th, 2016

10 Most Intelligent People Alive Today – AnonymousNews

February 24, 2016 4:19 pm

Most standardized IQ tests are geared towards pattern recognition. They also tend to have a cultural bias that makes them less suitable for immigrants to our lands from other cultures. IQ is a measurement of one's ability to learn but pays no heed to accumulated learning, or wisdom. Perhaps, this is why the so-called high IQ personalities in our society fail to look at history and repeat the mistakes of yesterday.

The BDQ (bullshit detection quotient) described in this article is far more useful than IQ: http://www.unz.com/article/battling-the-matrix-and-freeing-oneself-from-the-roger-rabbit-mental-world/

 

 

Americans Holding Favorable Views of Israel Decline 16% – Grant F. Smith/AntiWar.com

February 23, 2016 6:15 am

If I were a billionaire, that is exactly what I would do after buying a major media outlet - preferably a TV network. A large part of the problem is that almost all the billionaires are ziocons. I had hopes that Bill Gates might have been different - but no such luck.

Moscow to the Arabs: Iran Is Our Top Ally – Raghida Dergham/HuffPo

February 21, 2016 5:59 pm
Any corporation or individual that does business with Israel in aid of exploiting the land stolen from its native owners, deserves every misfortune and blight that comes their way. 

Israel Kills Girls

February 21, 2016 5:25 pm
I wonder if there is such a thing as a “black hole of evil” – where the increasing density of wickedness sucks the light of all goodness out of the universe, leaving only the radiation of hatred at the event horizon? Perhaps biblical hell, as speculated in that Disney movie by the same name, is just such a black hole. Even an atheist such as I, often wonders if the biblical references to Lucifer’s grip on this planet had origin in some actual facts through the fog of ancient Sumerian mythology.

Israel – a tiny speck of land, with a dense concentration of evildoing sociopaths, with tentacles reaching out to the governments of the West, sucks the life energy out of the souls of 7 billion humans. Is it the nature of evil to be so unaware of the precariousness and frailty of its own existence? That tiny speck of land could be squashed under the boot of a single stomp. They make the task easier every day by expelling the innocents from that land, so that when the boot lands, only cockroaches will be squashed. Tactical nukes, with Low-radiation residue, have already been deployed in the Middle East by the US, and shown to affect only the local region of impact without the worldwide fallout that has been a deterrent for the use of nukes. Just one such nuke over Dimona would destroy this infestation of evil incarnate, and rid the world off its most fetid and festering tumor, and life could begin anew with this cancer gone. No, I am not advocating genocide, though I could be forgiven for harboring malice towards the purveyors of death and destruction. With each act of evil, the world turns a shade darker, even those of us far removed from the nexus of blackness, as the long arm of Mephistopheles controls my government and loots my nation. Its denizens of Hades, the demons in human form, that populate the seats of government and corporations in my land, turn our lives ever bleaker and devoid of illumination. But if history has taught us anything, it is that all things pass, and mortality is not just reserved for the living, but also for ideologies and the trappings of power. The essence of humanity is the quest for freedom, however fleeting. Our forefathers have risen, over and over again, to cast the yoke from their shoulders and restore their humanity, and tyrants through the ages have had their bones crushed and interred into the land from whence liberty sprouted. Israel will perish in my lifetime. You can take that to the bank.  
February 22, 2016 3:57 pm

If you do, make sure to provide us a link to the fireworks as some of us no longer visit that site.

 

February 22, 2016 3:56 pm

Thanks for the high praise, Olivia & Bintiba. Greatly appreciated.

Netanyahu, King Salman and the Devil’s Valentine

February 15, 2016 4:08 pm
Oh.

https://www.rt.com/news/332474-israel-gulf-states-nuclear/ Gulf states seek nukes against Iran, had secret contacts with Tel Aviv – Israeli defense chief  
February 15, 2016 7:23 am
Interesting idea - sharing nukes with the KSA. A tad risky, because when the monarchy there falls, and it will, those nukes could be pointed at Israel. It's a lot different than sharing nukes with South Africa. 

Netanyahu and Erdogan flee to the moon

A Fake Edition of the ‘New York Times’ Announced Hillary Clinton’s Plans to End Presidential Bid – Madison Margolin/Village Voice

February 3, 2016 6:23 pm
https://web.archive.org/web/20160202195655/http://www.newyorktimes-ip.com/

Plato’s Winter Pow Wow

February 3, 2016 2:43 pm
Still lurking here from time to time whenever I can. Just inundated with work these days.