This Interview with Robert Scheer by Lee Camp I recommend

As Joe Shikspack said lately that C99p is still the nicest lair around on the internet, I just want to say that I discovered all of the following through C99p, I discovered truthdig, I discolvered Chris Hedges, and I discovered Robert Scheer. I discovered The Real News Network with Paul Jay (where is he gone?) and I discovered Jimmy Dore, I am glad that Amy Goodman from Democracy Now and France24 is still looked at here by some who lookout (Lookouat included) at all of them. I discovered Caitlin Johnstone.

For all of it I am grateful. I don't know how you all do it, but my problem is that I can'r keep up reading and what I read makes me so exhausted (and confused) that I seldom can even read, watch or listen to a video, audi file or written articles in the print media (which are discussed and excerpted here) to the very end.

I realized it is often important to really read or listen or watch til the end of those posts.

This interview is one of them I recommend to take the time to listen to the end.

PS. I still haven't understood how this 'lustful' slowly torturing cop killing Floyd to death, how and why he could arrest him in the first place. Is there now a video proving how that cop had any reason to arrest him? I am missing it or hasn't that one not released?

'Beau of the Fifth Column' said in a comment posted by 'jejune harpoon' that there is something not known yet in the murder of George Floyd (talks about it in the middle of the video) and I have the same question like he had.

I have to turn my compost up-side-down so that I get real 'Mist'. ... like up-side-down is the new new now.

Hold yourself together, all.

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ovals49's picture

Sheer in this interview has brilliantly encapsulated the major currents of American history that has unfolded from before the date of my birth until today. It is a seamless narrative of the ebb and flow of both information and propaganda in our “fourth estate” that has been shaping our world. It is well worth the twenty or so minutes of Lee’s interview with Scheier.

The last section, about the evolution devolution of our Pledge to our flag is interesting enough but not nearly as compelling and thought provoking as the Scheer interview.

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“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”
Albert Einstein

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I'm with you - I've learned so much and now follow so many wonderful, truthful people because of c99p. Thanks for posting this. Lee Camp and Robert Scheer are both gems! Pleasantry

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"When will our conscience's grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?" Eleanor Roosevelt

"The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." Socrates (469-399 BC)

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@Lookout
Very kind of you, scrolled through the site, saw lots of authors there, which I like to read.
Smile

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Lookout's picture

Paul Jay is now at
https://theanalysis.news/

Sad Bob lost truthdig to an oligarch, but glad he now has his site
https://scheerpost.com/

All the best!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

are aware that Rbt Scheer started out in journalism way back in the mid-60s with the liberal firebrand magazine Ramparts which was a thorn in the side to the gov't establishment with its anti-VN War articles and other incendiary pieces calling out the CIA like no other media outlet (the Agency would later get its revenge). Then sometime later he reported for years for the L.A. Times, back in the latter half of its heyday, and did in-depth, interesting interviews with the leading pols of the day.

I view him as more akin in ideology and political attitude to Chomsky Realist Socialist Left, or roughly Bernie, as opposed to some of the Lefty Left voices I see on the internet. So in this interview we hear him refer to Liz Warren as a liberal populist and as someone who as VP with Biden would make the ticket acceptable to vote for. Such a semi-flexible stance (only slightly more conditional than Chomsky's) would not fly here, as Liz Warren is considered a sellout and fauxgressive Republican at her core and Biden even worse.

One quibble is that he appears to repeat the lazy notion of Bernie being unfairly denied the Dem nomination this time. The real cause was Bernie's campaign and Bernie's attitude, not the DNC.

Thanks mimi for brining this interview to my attention and I look forward to checking out Scheer's new podcast.

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@wokkamile @wokkamile

One quibble is that he appears to repeat the lazy notion of Bernie being unfairly denied the Dem nomination this time. The real cause was Bernie's campaign and Bernie's attitude, not the DNC.

Tell you what. Let's play a game. Name one state that voted during the 2020 Democratic primary where there were NOT documented allegations of serious election day malfeasance on the part of Democratic party election officials.

Just one is all I'm asking for here.

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The current working assumption appears to be that our Shroedinger's Cat system is still alive. But what if we all suspect it's not, and the real problem is we just can't bring ourselves to open the box?

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@Not Henry Kissinger
I'm tempted to pull out my big ole bag of Amish popcorn kernels and start a batch for this one lol.

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@wokkamile you laid that turd at the end there.

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parts of the content of the interview. I was too scared to try to formulate something in my own words. Coward me. English is not my strength. I appreciate all of your help.

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