... the only true protest is beauty. - Phil Ochs
At Black Agenda Report, Pascal Robert believes in heightening the distinctions, because it makes it a lot simpler to understand what drives America without muddying it up with Democrat identity politics. So he describes;
Why America Deserves Donald Trump
...Trump deserves to be president because he so effectively illustrates all the ugly hypocrisies, contradictions, venal greed, and crass lust that is at the core of this Nation’s identity.
His honest reflection of what America truly is explains why I don’t fear his rise. Trump is simply a political manifestation of all America has ever been: arrogant, belligerent, dishonest, and motivated by sheer avarice.
UPDATED: Dr. Terry Wahls' protocol, which she used to greatly reverse her own MS, could help Hillary if she has Parkinson's Disease
I've recently learned about the dramatic, positive results obtained by both Dr. Terry Wahls, as well as Dr. Steven Gundry. Their dietary recommendations, which I'll characterize as "ancestral/paleo", are rather similar. In Wahls' case, though, her protocol is optimized for fighting against neuro-degenerative diseases, like the one she has. (Hence, e.g., a bigger emphasis on sulphur containing vegetables.) Read more about UPDATED: Dr. Terry Wahls' protocol, which she used to greatly reverse her own MS, could help Hillary if she has Parkinson's Disease
We have known for more than a decade that our voting machines are insecure at best and fixed at worst. Now all of a sudden there is all this talk about the voting machines from Versialles. Is this just more teeing up for a war with Russia? Or is something else going on? Read more about What is going on?
From an interview that Ralph Nader gave David Feldman over a year ago:
"the more you know about this (TPP), the more you realize why I call this economic treason, and I mean it clinically"
Read more about Ralph Nader calls TPP "economic treason", but will he challenge Obama to a debate on that charge?
The last time I talked to Sean, the night before the terrorist attack, he told me, "Mom, I am going to die." All security had been pulled from the embassy, he explained.
Patricia Smith (mother of Sean Smith) to the Republican National Convention, 7/17/16
According to Patricia Smith, her son Sean, an “Information Management Officer” for the State Department, disclosed sensitive information regarding the security posture of a US diplomatic outpost in a phone call to his mother. Moreover, based on Patricia Smith's statement, Sean lied to her about the security situation, making the temporary Benghazi mission sound much more vulnerable than it was. Read more about Is Sean Smith Responsible for the Deaths at Benghazi?
Let's at least acknowledge what an affront to a true revolutionary movement the "Sandernista" blip was. The "Sandinista" overthrew a US puppet. Their name honors Cesar Sandino, who fought the U.S. military occupation of Nicaragua and was murdered in 1934 by Anastasio Somoza with the backing of the US Ambassador. Read more about That Bernie sensation
I first noticed Bill Neal's writing many, many years ago. He always has some startling insights or turns of phrases that make his articles a welcome respite from the torrent of half-baked hash that now passes for news reporting and commentary. Neal's article is especially important now, because since Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic nomination, there has been what appears to me to be a concerted effort to drown out any discussion of neo-liberalism. Neal is especially good at identifying and highlighting the social and cultural implications of neo-liberalism.
Read more about Bill Neal on Neoliberalism: Karl Polanyi and the Coming U.S. Election
Bursaries for student nurses will end in 2017, government confirms
the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said the changes were unfair and risky, while the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) argued that the move threatened the future of maternity services in England.
Incomes declining or stagnant for the vast majority in “rich” countries
"The impact [of declining earning power for large swaths of the population] could be more than purely economic if the disconnect between GDP growth and income growth persists.” In the cautious bureaucratic jargon of the McKinsey researchers, “more than purely economic” carries a freight load of meaning: it signifies the recognition by this think tank that the deterioration of working-class living standards has revolutionary implications.
I just read that three students from the University California at Berkeley were among the injured in the terror attack yesterday. One UC student is still missing. Students from around the world convened in Nice for a three-week seminar on how to rise to the top as high-tech entrepreneurs. The video below capture some of the intensity that is present in this conclave of today's best and brightest. Yet, is the world they envision really going to be a better place? And for whom? Read more about Reflections on tragedy
“The art of war is to gain time when your strength is inferior.”
Our strength is inferior? I already hear the cries of “Blasphemy!” But if blasphemy it be, so be it.
To put it most simply, we in the Sanders movement are up against a Democratic Party Establishment backed by Wall Street, funded by corporate America, entrenched in the corridors of power. Their bullshit is blasted out night and day from every nook and cranny.
Are we therefore powerless? Far from it. We have had an astonishingly effective grassroots campaign organization. But a campaign organization is a very fragile and unwieldy beast. It is designed to (obviously) run electoral campaigns. It is not designed for doing much else. Read more about Wings over Philadelphia