So many articles and broadcasts in legacy media begin with the premise “Trump is a racist”, or worse. So far as I know, there is zero evidence of Trump being a racist. He has filled his companies with women in executive positions, he isn’t a sexist. He isn’t even particularly authoritarian compared to the average businessman in America. The premises of leftish main stream thinking are false because their epistemology is flawed, have bad basic assumptions about people, they can’t possibly reason to sensible conclusions. And don’t.
In fact, Trump is pretty liberal on many issues, part of the reason Republicans in Congress don’t like him :
More solid evidence of our Deep Black Swamp at work :
Of course the Chamber of Commerce opposes tariffs, the major corporations make most of their profits overseas, aided by wonderful subsidies from the US government :
A powerful argument for Bernie Sanders as the next Democrate nominee for president. Of course, Bernie hasn’t been subject to much scrutiny, and already we know he received a payoff from Clinton to prevent suing her for at least $200M in theft of his donations through the DNC, thereby betraying his donors :
George Webb discusses Bo Gritz, Task Force Orange, Duane Claridge and their roles in this corruption :
More on the players in the FBI’s attempt to defenestrate Trump. FBI’s hiring standards must have fallen, or there aren’t any honest people coming out of law school these days :
Chris Hedges is far too leftist for me to agree with his global policy prescriptions, and his hatred of Trump is the standard leftist view, but many of his analyses and local policy prescriptions, generally “build community”, tho he has an old-fashioned view of local institutions, when were unions last local?, are pretty good :
Bloomberg lists the mass killings since 1949. It is ordered by # of dead. Looking at the dates, there are many fewer incidents before maybe 1980, and the most severe ones are recent, but other than that there isn’t much of a pattern. This is no doubt in aid of Bloomberg’s coming run at the Democratic nomination :
I should not bother with articles like this, mere partisan politics. But, it makes clear that if Trump wants to continue in the Presidency with his current power, he better kick off major prosecutions of the Deep Black Swamp, beginning with Hillary Clinton :
The evolution of a public intellectual. as Juan Cole called himself in an email exchange with me, to supporter of militarism and empire. This is an excellent comment from ZH today wrt Juan Cole’s political stances over the last few years :
reddieX to Billy the Poet Mon, 07/02/2018 – 11:56 Permalink
Juan Cole, honest intellectual:
“I am unabashedly cheering the liberation movement on and glad that the UNSC [United Nations Security Council]-authorized intervention has saved them from being crushed.” He asserts that without intervention, “Gaddafi would have reestablished himself, with the liberation movement squashed like a bug and the country put back under secret police rule.”
After coming to prominence as a critic of the George W. Bush administration and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Cole has since made his peace with US imperialism and become one of its most reliable defenders. On his blog, Informed Comment, he has served as both cheerleader and apologist for US-led imperialist interventions, declaring in 2011, “To make ‘anti-iinal act that unleashed immense bloodshed throughout the country. Cole was among the most prominent of supposedly “left” academics who promoted the Obama White House’s fraudulent pretexts for launching the war for regime-change against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, claiming the US-led bombing campaign in conjunction with Al Qaeda-linked proxy forces on the ground was a crusade for “human rights.”
Discussing the refugee crisis, Cole revealed his attitude toward the international working class, declaring, “Nobody has figured out how to mechanize the picking up strawberries, and I never in my life will ever have a job picking strawberries… and so if the strawberries are going to get picked, it’s going to have to be somebody else… They are not taking our jobs when they do that; in fact, they are providing us strawberries.” In other words, refugees should be allowed into the country so as to provide a source of cheap, ultra-exploitable labor.
On August 11, we received the following emailed reply from Cole:
“Hi. I hope you will stop supporting the murderous Qaddafi regime and attacking people who want the people of Benghazi to be safe from him.
This is the kind of response one would expect from someone who is drunk. In Cole’s case, however, this would be an unduly charitable interpretation.
Yes, controlled immigration is necessary for civilization, otherwise it is just reverse colonization :
The evolution of crime :
Randal Carlson is a big-picture thinker with a big-picture knowledge set, very interesting presentation. Anthropogenic Global Warming is completely wrong, there is so much contrary evidence in the ice-core, fossil, archaeological and geological records. Solid reasoning based on facts and data :