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Just a Paranoid Weirdo?

This is something I wrote a few months ago that I was unable to post due to not being able to access my blog account. It’s just another rambling thought about something imaginary (invisible?) to most people:

I occasionally sign online petitions, though not every one that is sent to me. Hell, there are so many. Like everyone else, I have my own set of priorities. I have a tendency to sign petitions aimed at trying to lessen the horrific damage we do to the planet such as trying to get people to stop the use of the synthetic chemical compound, glyphosate, which is reducing the nutrient content in our soil; requesting all levels of government to start a responsible system of testing our water and attempts to convince members of Congress to ban hydro-fracturing, offshore drilling, strip mining, murder of wolves and bears (especially the young while innocently sleeping in their dens) and other crimes against nature. These seem like good things to fight for – healthy soil, clean water, nutritious food and respect for living beings.

Other petitions will depend on the previously mentioned “set of priorities.”

A few months ago I had trouble getting a particular petition to send. It failed a few times before I decided to give up on it. A few weeks later I received another petition in my inbox on the same subject. I wrote my own letter instead of going with the pre-written version and when I hit send, it failed to go through, multiple times.

Hmmm, this was only the second time this had happened to me and both incidents dealt with the same issue. I’d been able to send various other petitions during the same span of time and even from the same site. I tried to send the letter to Congress a few more times, unsuccessfully. I have a very suspicious mind 😀 so I immediately thought about the censorship problems I’ve dealt with in recent years – especially since it was one of the top two issues I’ve learned are the most relentlessly fought by the powerful in this country, but I didn’t assume it was definitely the case. I just considered it.

Today, I received a third e-mail about this same issue. I wrote my own letter, put all of the requested information in properly and hit send. It didn’t go through. Over these few months, I have signed dozens of petitions and only had a problem three times. All three petitions are aimed at protecting Palestinian children who are separated from their families and held in brutal prisons by the Israeli Occupational Force.

The possibly dangerous e-mail I received:

“Right now, supporters of justice are in Washington, DC, rising against the racism of the self-proclaimed “largest pro-Israel organization” in the US as it holds its annual conference and meets with lawmakers. This isn’t AIPAC, though. It’s CUFI: Christians United for Israel

As the Palestinian people call for freedom, justice, and equality, CUFI actively works to undermine their freedom struggle and our solidarity movement. They even claim to have led the charge for the Trump administration to declare recognition of occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

CUFI’s hateful agenda has flown under the radar for too long, and we’re taking a stand. I’m outside CUFI’s annual summit right now with hundreds of supporters of justice, protesting the fact that many of our elected officials are inside cosigning a hateful agenda of continued US support for the Israeli government’s human rights abuses.

You can also take a stand by taking action in support of Palestinian rights in the face of oppression. One vital way to support the rights of the Palestinian people is by asking your representative to support H.R. 2407. This is the bill, introduced by Rep. Betty McCollum, that would prevent your taxpayer dollars from funding the Israeli military’s detention, abuse, and torture of Palestinian children.

Stand Up for Palestinian Children

H.R. 2407 addresses ongoing US complicity in the oppression of the Palestinian people by supporting Palestinian rights and insisting on accountability. It’s an important way to #CounterCUFI and reject a right-wing agenda—grounded in white supremacy—that advances Zionism, racism, and antisemitism.

CUFI’s agenda is an affront to every one of our values. CUFI insists that people must be separate and unequal, cynically supports Zionism out of a hatred and exploitation of Jews because they believe Israel will hasten a prophecy of Christian salvation, and denies Palestinians’ humanity.

Stand up against this hatred by taking action for Palestinian rights. When you do, you’re joining us in advancing the alternative: a progressive vision for US policy that uplifts freedom, justice, and equality for the Palestinian people in a world without racism. We need you with us.

Sincerely,
RAMAH KUDAIMI
Director of Programs Operations

P.S. Once you’ve taken action to urge your representatives to support H.R. 2407, please spread the word of the #CounterCUFI actions today on Facebook and Twitter.
Donate

US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
PO Box 3609
Washington, DC 20027
United States | (703) 312-6360”

Wow. This is weighing the “rights” of a powerful military force to use military tactics against an occupied nation with the rights of minors not to be imprisoned and tortured.

Who hates Palestinians enough to want to prevent helping children?

Is this even possible? Am I imagining a level of hate that doesn’t exist simply because this country was born of genocide, nurtured on slavery and has developed into a nation with the most powerful military machine in human history, allowing it to be directed by wealthy business executives searching for free raw materials and cheap foreign labor?

I must be. No one could be that insanely cruel as well as be able to convince other people he/she is sane.

To get to a more important point, and one that is factual and detestable: how about the U.S. politicians who refuse to sign on to this bill? What’s going on inside our government that this is even an issue that needs to be discussed – never mind ignored by hundreds of human beings that are trusted by other human beings to look out for the rights of human beings? Who thinks this is OK?

What people or corporations or organizations can benefit, either directly or indirectly, from the appearance of people in the United States being more interested in Israel continuing to terrorize other nations in the Middle East than in the protection of children? Is it about Arabs? Islam? Oil? The profits of war? Some combination of these things?

Would it be powerful Christian Fundamentalists who revere the state of Israel or politicians paid to obey the wishes of these people? (Despite the ample evidence showing Israel to be a brutal police state with a deeply cruel apartheid system?)

Would it be the wealthy executives of the fossil fuel industry who are so vile and devoid of decency that they are willing to do anything in order to increase their bank accounts?

Could it be a program set in place by war profiteers to systematically cut off the opinions of people who don’t serve their agenda? (Even if these people have little or no effect on public opinion?) That sounds far too paranoid for powerful people to engage in. Why would busy people waste their time with powerless people?

Yeah, I’m just a paranoid weirdo who sees things that aren’t there.

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Wackjob Propaganda Or Political Satire? You Decide…

”Time for President Trump to Unleash Military Arrests”

This is the title of a very detailed blog post by a media outlet that I know for a fact, from my own research the past few years, is definitely far right wing. I was initially fooled into thinking the site was run by someone who cares about people due to reading interesting articles on health. Then, I was appalled by pathetically heavy-handed opinions inserted in articles in a clumsy fashion that didn’t appear at first to be political. A hatred for government, social programs and the questioning of fundamentalist Capitalism became obvious.

I found this editorial a few months ago and added my observations in one day, but was then unable to access my blog until today. It’s a bit out-dated (since an impeachment inquiry is currently underway against donald trump), but I decided to print it anyway since it is so incredibly fascinating – and possibly scary. I didn’t change any of the original content, not even the grammatical errors.

Here are the first two paragraphs of the article that prompted me to write this:


“(Natural News) Events are rapidly coalescing to the inevitable conclusion that America must either rise up and defend itself or fall to the lawless, lunatic Leftists and globalists who seek to destroy it from within.
“Soon, it will be time for President Trump to take decisive action to eliminate the domestic enemies of America (see full list below) and restore the rule of law to this sovereign nation. Although I don’t have any special inside information about Trump’s plans, an analysis of accelerating events points to an historic showdown as pro-American forces face off against anti-American traitors throughout every level of government and society.”

Is this creative satiric commentary? Is this possibly the insane ramblings of a lone nut sitting on the floor of a log cabin in the woods planning to defend himself from a government attack that will never take place? If it was written as a serious warning to the people of the United States, are there other people in this country who think this way? How many lunatics live in the U.S. today who are willing to use force against fellow citizens merely because they think differently?

Even worse, are these people willing to use physical force against fellow citizens because these unpatriotic subversives refuse to obey the twisted, irrational inanities of a racist, misogynist parasite who hired degenerate (though clever) hustlers to corrupt the ethics of millions of voters and redirect their anger and frustration in order to gain the presidency? Could the cult of personality of a narcissistic predator be large enough to cause blood to run in the streets of a nation this size?

Is this possible in a country that is one of the most influential on earth? A society of people who believe themselves to be civilized? Let’s take another look at one sentence from above in particular…

”Soon, it will be time for President Trump to take decisive action to eliminate the domestic enemies of America (see full list below) and restore the rule of law to this sovereign nation.”

“… eliminate the domestic enemies of America…”

Eliminate?

Eliminate us? Does that mean killing everyone who disagrees with their glorious leader? Or just eliminating us from the streets by throwing us all in prison? Will they separate parents from their children? Will they withhold toothpaste and soap, expecting people to use filthy toilets in the middle of a cell? Eliminate. Wow, that isn’t a friendly word to use about fellow living beings.

“… domestic enemies of America…”

America? Does the author mean all of America or just the United States of America? Is the intention to take control of the entire hemisphere or is the author merely ignorant of geography? I’m going to go with the latter. After all, this person might have quit school in junior high school since conservatives don’t like education, right? Only Socialists like education. And finally, enemies of the country. Enemies of what this criminal administration stands for, I presume. Hmmm…

Well, that would mean enemies of censorship; cutting off access to resources for those with different opinions; privatizing education to increase obedience and keep the “less desirable” in their places; eliminating regulation of the financial industry to keep the money where it’s always been – in the hands of the privileged few who own the country; destroying pristine wilderness for the economic well-being of a few wealthy executives in the fossil fuel and mining industries; slowly destroying the mechanisms of democracy; attempting to control the inner workings of other nations for the benefit of the greediest, most corporate-controlled members of each nation (such as in Venezuela); illegally baiting nations into war to enrich mercenary pimps like Erik Prince and war profiteer corporations such as Bechtel, Lockheed Martin, Boeing And General Dynamics (as the current maniacs are trying to do in Iran) and basically insuring corporate control of virtually everything on the planet – especially as much as possible by donald trump.

What would be next? Declaring a national emergency to prevent elections until all of the subversives have been locked up and/or executed? An amendment creating a mandatory oath to support the MAGA administration for all citizens in order to stay out of prison? The article continues:

”With deranged, lawless Democrats now demanding the impeachment of Attorney General William Barr for completely fabricated reasons — i.e. they don’t like the fact that he won’t go along with the Russia collusion hoax that was fabricated by the treasonous deep state — we are getting closer each day to the need for military arrests of those lawmakers and domestic terrorist organizations (see list below) who are actively conspiring to defeat America as founded and turn this country over to globalists to be looted, dismantled and erased from history.”

“America as founded” Uh, the United States as founded? Does the author mean a return to actual slavery being legal? And women not being allowed to vote? Would that include giving back about two thirds of the country to the rightful owners (actual Americans) since they still controlled it in 1776 before the genocide had been completed?

The democrats – most of whom are horribly flawed due to deeply entrenched corruption, merely without the dingbat insanity and vicious hatred for those who aren’t white, male, mindlessly Christian and slavishly anti-democracy – intend to “turn this country over to globalists to be looted, dismantled and erased from history” – did I get that right?

Who exactly is doing the looting in the U.S.? Isn’t it corporate parasites, a vast majority of whom are white males? The wealthiest people around certainly are. The use of the term “globalists” is interesting. To me, globalists would seem to be the high priests of modern Capitalism. They want to eliminate borders for the purpose of “globalizing” the economy, though of course, they want to keep borders in the conversation about that extremely lucrative industry – war. Then, borders are convenient. It helps locate and sometimes corral and control “the enemy.”

All I see being dismantled are the rights of “we the people” and the mechanisms of government intended to help humanity evolve (oh, another dirty word among conservatives) into a system reflecting the ideals of democracy and freedom.

And finally, what we see being erased from history are facts such as the inventions and contributions of non-white people to our collective history.


“President Trump must know that We the People are ready and willing to defend this nation against domestic enemies.
“The President needs to know that We the People wholly support his efforts to drain the swamp and “lock them up.” We are law-abiding patriots and defenders of the both First and Second Amendments, and we are ready to back President Trump’s decisive commands with city-by-city, county-by-county defenses to identify and arrest all enemies of America who are attempting to destroy this nation from within.
“Get more news like this without being censored: Get the Natural News app for your mobile devices. Enjoy uncensored news, lab test results, videos, podcasts and more. Bypass all the unfair censorship by Google, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Get your daily news and videos directly from the source! Download here.”

(This is interesting: a commercial during the article. God bless Capitalism, the true faith.)

”To be clear, yes, I’m talking about armed, law-abiding citizens all across America who are willing to defend America from the traitors who are trying to destroy it.
“From idiotic lunatics who would push America into an all-out economic collapse (Ocasio-Cortez) to high-level treasonous criminals who armed America’s enemies with nuclear weapons and leaked U.S. military secrets to China and Iran (Barack Obama), all those who threaten the United States of America must be identified, arrested and removed from power as part of the process of restoring the rule of law in America.”

In case some people have never read about the origins of nuclear technology in Iran (and Pakistan), here is a brief summary:

Iran started its nuclear program in the 1970s under Reza Pahlavi, the notoriously violent dictator and puppet of the U.S. and U.K. (Research Operation Mongoose, the first CIA operation during the Dulles Brothers administration – uh, I mean Dwight D. Eisenhower administration operated in tandem with Great Britain). It was acquired through friendly terms from the Gerald Ford (Henry Kissinger) administration for a paltry sum of cash and, of course, continued access to oil, the profits of which went to the Shah and his cronies instead of the people of Iran.

And A.Q. Khan received significant financial help with his nuclear research in Pakistan from U.S. tax payer money funneled secretly by members of the Ronald Reagan Inc. administration during one of the most insidious scandals in U.S. history (that didn’t involve genocide or slavery): the notorious Iran Contra Scandal.

Yes, three conservative GOP administrations, the patriotic party, contributed to nuclear technology being acquired by two governments that are currently hated by the GOP. Interesting, to say the least.


“I don’t have any special inside information of what Trump is planning, and I don’t speak for Trump in any way. But some of the actions that Trump could take to restore the rule of law in America and eliminate the sabotage actions of the domestic enemies currently operating in America include the following:
* Deploy the military police nationwide to arrest and detain the CEOs of all tech companies and financial institutions that are systematically de-platforming conservatives, Trump supporters and Christians.
* Every CEO of every tech company (Google, Twitter, etc.) or financial institution (Chase, Mastercard, GoFundMe, etc.) that has de-platformed users for being conservatives must be charged and prosecuted for willfully denying Americans their basic civil rights to engage in speech and commerce.
* The domain names of all such tech companies and financial companies should be seized by the State Dept. and held in escrow until such time that the corporations sign consent decrees that guarantee the freedom of speech and freedom of commerce for all Americans, without interference, shadowbanning, de-platforming or algorithmic censorship.
* RICO Act racketeering laws can be used to level felony criminal charges against all those engaged in these activities.”

Wow. Calling for military police to arrest people with dissenting views? And talk about oxymoronic sentences…

“… should be seized by the State Dept. and held in escrow until such time that the corporations sign consent decrees that guarantee the freedom of speech and freedom of commerce for all Americans, without interference, shadowbanning, de-platforming or algorithmic censorship.”

Demanding people to sign “consent decrees” to guarantee freedom of speech? Damn, I don’t even know how to respond to that one.

Using RICO laws to arrest people who run large corporations wouldn’t be so bad if not for the fact that this person wants to do it to help someone who has built a criminal empire bilking legal businesses while cooperating with career criminals.

I’ve decided not to include anymore comments of my own. I’m going to leave you with the rest of the words of this imaginative patriot who has spared no passion in defending the true faith of the United States.

*Every fake news media organization that actively participated in the sourcing and publishing of fabricated “leaks” what were intended to further the political coup effort against President Trump should have its conspirators arrested and removed from public influence. CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post and Buzzfeed, among others, have collapsed into “journo-terrorism” hubs where they attempt to terrorize the American public with fabricated news hoaxes with the aim of destabilizing the Trump administration. These activities are not expressions of a “free press” but rather active efforts to commit sedition and treason as part of a coordinated, deep state political coup to overthrow the results of the 2016 election and nullify the will of the voters. The left-wing media has essentially merged with the deep state and now functions as the propaganda extension of the very treasonous groups that are attempting to overthrow America’s democracy.
* Every member of Congress, in both the House and Senate, who has actively participated in furthering the Russia collusion hoax and attempted coup against the United States of America should be arrested by military police and charged with sedition, then removed from public office and held to face military trials. Sen. John McCain should be charged posthumously for his role in the “Trump dossier” which was used to obtain an illegal FISA warrant application to spy on Trump campaign and administration personnel (in total violation of U.S. law).
* As part of the cleanup operation to eliminate domestic terrorist groups that are operating inside the United States, Antifa must be designated a domestic terrorism organization, and all those who collude with Antifa to carry out acts of violence against conservative Americans must be arrested and charged with terror-related acts of conspiracy. This will include a very large number of college and university professors who exploit their positions of academic power to recruit and deploy domestic terrorist groups against the United States government.
* The mayors of “sanctuary cities” and the governors of “sanctuary states” must be declared to be engaged in an active insurrection against the United States of America, then arrested and subjected to military tribunals for their active roles in undermining the nation through willful complicity with criminal felons and terror-linked groups.
* All governors who signed laws authorizing the voting of illegal aliens must be arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit voter fraud. A national voter ID law must be put into place and fully enforced. Until California or any state agrees to enforce voter ID laws, that state’s members of Congress must be suspended and prevented from participating in federal legislation in any way whatsoever. The message to California? If you don’t enforce voter ID laws, you will lose your Senators, members of Congress and your Electoral College votes. You cannot participate in democracy if you aren’t willing to follow the basic rules of democracy.
* Activate American patriots to defend the national borders. Militia groups must be called up by the President to defend America’s territories against foreign invaders. Those attempting to illegally enter the United States via border crossings must be ordered to turn around and go home. Those caught inside the border must be arrested and immediately deported to their home countries. The message must be clear: Immigrants are only welcomed in the United States through legal processes, not illegal border crossings. If you want to become an American, wait in line like everybody else who immigrated legally.
By now, President Trump knows that the American people are ready and willing to activate their Second Amendment responsibility nationwide, to protect and defend the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic. There are millions of military veterans and both active duty and former law enforcement Americans who are ready and willing to enforce the rule of law and, at the direction of the Commander in Chief, do their part to identify and eliminate the threat of “enemies within.”

Most real Americans have reached the point where they now realize their country will be completely overrun and destroyed if something isn’t done to halt the enemies within. Time is growing short. The will of the American people to defend their nation is stronger than ever, but most Americans will not act unless they are given authorization by the President.

That authorization will not come before the 2020 election, but once Trump wins a second term, there’s nothing holding back a full-fledged defense of America and the complete rooting out and elimination of America’s domestic enemies.

I have no doubt that President Trump already knows the American people are with him and are ready to defend his presidency and defend this nation against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Get prepared while you can, since the Democrats are desperately trying to disarm the American people before the “big showdown” takes place. I am also directing you to this very important tactical analysis of how a civil war might go down and why the treasonous Left will “suffer a brutal loss” as power, water and food supply lines to their cities are cut off by pro-America forces who are defending this nation against traitors and terrorists. That article is based on this article by Matt Bracken at AmericanPartisan.org. It’s also a very important read.

God bless America. #MAGA like a MOFO.”

Source: https://operationdisclosure1.blogspot.com/2019/05/time-for-president-trump-to-unleash.html

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Libra: Facebook’s Audacious Bid for Global Monetary Control by Ellen Brown

Competition for the insidious corporate vultures at the Federal Reserve? Bankers are parasitic beings devoid of compassion, but are the people creating this new “banking” system any better? I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the same shareholders of the Fed are also investors in this economic venture by Facebook to grab control over a huge portion of the global economy.

It’s foolish to accept a medicine that might be worse for you than the illness.

From the article:

‘For Libra to scale as a national medium of exchange, its governance had to be centralized rather than “distributed.” But Libra’s governing body is not the sort of global controller we want. Jennifer Grygiel writes:

“Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg … is declaring that he wants Facebook to become a virtual nation, populated by users, powered by a self-contained economy, and headed by a CEO – Zuckerberg himself – who is not even accountable to his shareholders….

“In many ways the company that Mark Zuckerberg is building is beginning to look more like a Roman Empire, now with its own central bank and currency, than a corporation. The only problem is that this new nation-like platform is a controlled company and is run more like a dictatorship than a sovereign country with democratically elected leaders.”’

Interesting…

via Libra: Facebook’s Audacious Bid for Global Monetary Control by Ellen Brown

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U.S. Rejectionist Policy Toward Palestinian Participation, Rights

There they go again.

The Donald trump administration has continued their violently oppressive Israel Before Human Rights strategy by denying a visa to enter the U.S. to Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, a highly respected Palestinian leader, legislator, scholar and activist who was Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Birzeit University and headed its Legal Aid Committee since some time back in the 1970s. She also served as a member of the Leadership Committee and official spokesperson of the Palestinian delegation to the Middle East peace process, going back to the 1991 Madrid Peace Conference.

The following paragraph is from Wikipedia:

”Ashrawi is the recipient of numerous awards from all over the world, including the distinguished French decoration, “d’Officier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur” in 2016; the 2005 Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation; the 2003 Sydney Peace Prize; the 2002 Olof Palme Prize; the 1999 International Women of Hope “Bread and Roses”; the Defender of Democracy Award – Parliamentarians for Global Action; the 50 Women of the Century; the 1996 Jane Addams International Women’s Leadership Award; the Pearl S. Buck Foundation Women’s Award; the 1994 Pio Manzu Gold Medal Peace Award; and the 1992 Marissa Bellisario International Peace Award.”

She has written quite a few books, articles, poems and short stories on Palestinian politics, literature and culture. Her book “This Side of Peace” earned critical acclaim around the world (and she actually wrote it herself). She received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree from the American University of Beirut as well as a Doctorate in Philosophy in Medieval and Comparative Literature from the University of Virginia.

Additionally, she has received 11 doctorates from universities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and the Arab world. Not too shabby.

How does this resume compare with the deranged, narcissistic rapist and economic terrorist who went from real estate con man to dysfunctional bile-TV game show host to “leader” of the executive branch of the United States of America?

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Global Research, June 25, 2019

Upon hearing the news that Palestinian diplomat Dr. Hanan Ashrawihad been denied entry to the United States on a speaking engagement, my husband wrote an e-mail to Indiana Senator Mike Braun titled, ‘Tell State Dept & Trump to give Ashrawi a visa now!’

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His letter was brief and to the point:

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Dear Senator Braun:

The State Department under President Trump is denying widely respected Palestinian leader Hanan Ashrawi a visa to visit the U.S.

Ashrawi has visited the U.S. frequently ever since she studied for her PhD here several decades ago. She has met with every Secretary of State since George Schultz and every President since President George Bush Senior.

Ashrawi has been critical of the Trump administration.

US law does not authorize the refusal of visas based solely on political statements or views. A State Department spokesman says: ‘Visas may be denied…

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Iran goes for “maximum counter-pressure”

We allowed a mentally ill bully to take the 2016 U.S. election and become our Commander-in-Chief. This is a man who has never worked a day in his life, was born with a silver spoon sticking out of his face and has used his unearned economic advantages as a weapon to collect an obscene amount of wealth at the expense of working people. He has always used bully tactics and deceit to get what he wants.

Greedy people devoid of compassion inevitably look for a loud-mouthed bully to lead them (actually ride on their shoulders like a fake hero) into their promised land of unlimited wealth, control over fellow citizens and a place of power over all other nations. This serious mental and emotional sickness has been the cause of unconscionable suffering and too many deaths to count throughout human history.

And yet, we allow this despicable behavior to continue. The rest of the planet must view us with a strange blend of fear, repulsion and a feeling of pity. How could we not appear pathetic to everyone else? Why are we still dealing with this sick, overgrown adolescent with a serious mental and emotional deficiency heading our government? It’s literally insane.

The present U.S. administration believes government can be run like a business. Every person with a working mind who pays attention to history understands this is fantasy – nightmare fantasy. And the greedy, control-obsessed people running the show here in the U.S. have found the ultimate puppet – someone obsessed with boundless desire who has no sense of morality and with just the proper amount of intelligence, enough to think he’s smart, but not enough to understand that he’s just a marionette dancing to his masters machinations.

He is using his infamous bullying tactics on everyone he comes into contact with – except for those who are more dangerous than he is. Those are the people he admires, the “tough” guys who will “out-crazy” their opponents no matter the consequences.

He will not bully the Chinese into playing his games, at least not to the extent he believes. They will allow him to believe he gets over on them as they laugh at him and continue to make deals with the other BRIC nations and all of the countries he helps alienate the U.S. from.

He will not bully the Venezuelan people into following a racist, money- and power-hungry puppet of the U.S. The majority of the Venezuelan people know Guaido is a snake oil puppet of the U.S. and still support Maduro. Don’t believe the pathetic propaganda of the U.S. corporate media.

And he will not be able to bully the Iranians. His handlers need to shorten the marionette strings and prevent this imbecile from actually starting a war he can’t win. He is delusional and is as dangerous as the sane people who didn’t vote for him feared. Hopefully, there are still enough sane, intelligent people left in the U.S. government to understand that war never solves anything (it only destroys civilization and changes the random borders we obsess over) and that having the biggest gun doesn’t guarantee victory. No one wins in war.

Here is an interesting blog post that shines a different light on what’s going on in the Gulf of Oman:

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Iran goes for “maximum counter-pressure”By Pepe Escobar – with permission and cross-posted with Strategic Culture Foundation

Sooner or later the US “maximum pressure” on Iran would inevitably be met by “maximum counter-pressure”.  Sparks are ominously bound to fly.

For the past few days, intelligence circles across Eurasia had been prodding Tehran to consider a quite straightforward scenario. There would be no need to shut down the Strait of Hormuz if Quds Force commander, General Qasem Soleimani, the ultimate Pentagon bête noire, explained in detail, on global media, that Washington simply does not have the military capacity to keep the Strait open.

As I previously reported, shutting down the Strait of Hormuz would destroy the American economy by detonating the $1.2 quadrillion derivatives market; and that would collapse the world banking system, crushing the world’s $80 trillion GDP and causing an unprecedented depression.

Soleimani should also state bluntly that Iran may…

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Who Actually Believes America and Its Flagrant Attempts To Corner Iran? by Finian Cunningham + Vijay Prashad: Where Are the Skeptics? + Wilkerson: US Further Isolates Itself

I know this post is a bit late, but I fear that the rabidly relentless conditioning of U.S. citizens to believe that the U.S. ever has good intentions when it comes to foreign affairs is still amazingly effective. Even educated people seem to lose a few dozen points in their IQ when it comes to discussing certain issues – issues such as Iran, Venezuela, Israeli terrorism in Palestine and the violence inherent in Capitalism as a state-sactioned religion, to name a few.

We’ve allowed a piece of filth like donald trump to pull out of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, aka the Iran Nuclear Deal), then have his warmongering psychos Bolton and Pompeo continually attempt Gulf of Tonkin-style incidents to gain support from the obedient, flag waving sector of the country to start a war with Iran merely to direct attention away from the most corrupt, crime-laden administration in U.S. history. People should be protesting in the streets to stop this.

We already allow these monsters to help their financial constituents to make money selling weapons to the Royal Saudi Terrorist Family to kill helpless people in Yemen. Now, donnie wannabe Putin Jung On wants to force people to forget about impeachment and show his former supporters that he’s a strong dictator, too, just like the people he admires.

“Forget about the fixed election, forget about children suffering on the border with Mexico, forget about the economic plan that continues to enrich wealthy people and causes more distress for everyone else, forget about the slow destruction of our economy from my tariffs, forget about the fast destruction of the remnants of democracy, justice and decency! None of that matters because we’re GREAT again!”

I occasionally get emotional when writing, but don’t like to lower myself to the despicable ugliness I see that has become “normal” in political discourse in the U.S. just in the last couple years. But sometimes it’s difficult to stay calm when you feel surrounded by the viciousness of hate and greed that permeates the U.S. And it has gotten worse since the 2016 election. Who actually thought that was possible?

Too many people in this country have given away their minds. Seriously. Centrists laugh at the “idiots” who support the GOP (an organization I believe to be terroristic), but how many of those fake liberals sit in their comfortable chairs in their comfortable houses in their sterile communities where almost everyone plays it safe (and expects “other” people to make necessary changes) and turns on a mainstream newscast or goes to a mainstream online media site and believes they’re getting the full picture of what’s going on? How many read articles by Palestinian writers? How many read articles by Iranian or Iraqi writers? Or Indian or Pakistani writers?

Let me tell you something: the New York Times is not a liberal newspaper. The mainstream television news outlets that many people call liberal are just playing their role as partners in making a lot of money by keeping us engaged in fighting each other. They show different views, but they never cross the line into that fantasy world we’ve all heard about: “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”

I’ve ranted long enough. This week old piece is still good reading…

via Who Actually Believes America and Its Flagrant Attempts To Corner Iran? by Finian Cunningham + Vijay Prashad: Where Are the Skeptics? + Wilkerson: US Further Isolates Itself

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Hopi Message In 2019: Thomas Banyacya (1909-1999).

I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. And I’m sick of choking on the toxic fumes of hate and indecency.

Here’s a breath of fresh air…

THE ONENESS of HUMANITY

by Jerry Alatalo

hile some might consider late Hopi leader Thomas Banyacya a simple man unworthy of attention due to an impression of his being plain-spoken, uneducated or non-academic, without a university Ph.D. or similar designation of intellectual achievement, yet those with ears and heart to understand will resonate deeply with his powerful, relevant-in-2019 message.

People weren’t given the opportunity to hear from Thomas Banyacya since he passed into the spirit world in 1999, but one might imagine what he’d have said about the events of September 11, 2001 – the most important unsolved mass murder false flag crime in all of human history – and the wars which followed, ongoing today in May 2019 nearly 18 years later, and falsely associated with 9/11 under the equally deceptive term “war on terror”.

What would he be saying in May 2019 about Venezuela, Iran, Syria, Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, etc. –…

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