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Deeper Malady

  Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 50 years ago. We would do well to reflect on a speech he gave exactly a year before his death. At the Riverside Church, Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence, King portrayed the war … Continue reading

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Game Changer

  The corporate media barely covered it but Russian President Putin’s recent speech was a wakeup call to our neocon-foreign-policy elite. To understand the geo-political ramifications of this speech, I would recommend the excellent article entitled “The Implications of Russia’s New … Continue reading

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War is a way of shattering to pieces

  Who knew Defense Secretary Mattis had such a refined sense of humor? SEC. MATTIS:  “We don’t invade other countries, in Russia’s case — Georgia, Ukraine.  That we settle things by international rule of law, you know, this sort of … Continue reading

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The political/economy of empire

  The US is an empire, in case you hadn’t noticed. The political/economy of the US empire is the deep state. The deep state in America is largely composed of the military/industrial/complex, the oil and gas industry, and Wall Street. The … Continue reading

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The Flying Lemon

  Reading the Project of Government Oversight report on the F-35, it’s apparent that the fighter/bomber is a flying lemon, and we the taxpayers are the unwitting buyers. The report claims that the F-35, built by Lockheed Martin, is weighed down … Continue reading

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The Russians are coming

  How did the new Cold War get started? Maybe we need an enemy to keep us distracted as much of the country spirals into 3rd world status? Maybe we need an enemy to keep the Military/Intelligence/Industrial/ Complex profitable? For example, … Continue reading

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Failing Upwards

  Despite being the richest most powerful country in the world the US is an empire in decline. Perhaps it’s because we don’t hold our elite accountable? Empire-101 requires holding elites accountable to maintain said empire. History is replete with failed … Continue reading

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