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Friday Open Thread ~ "What are you reading?" edition. Volume 8



“One Nation, Indivisible” features excerpts from The Sun’s archives that speak to the current political moment.

Based on my work with domestic-abuse survivors and victims of political terror, . . . I began to ask: What happens when a person is exposed not to a single terrifying incident, but to prolonged, repeated trauma? I came to understand the similarities between, on the one hand, concentration camps and torture and, on the other, domestic violence, where the victim may be beaten or sexually abused for years on end. . . .

Lockdown Protests in Berlin, London, Paris, Dublin

The pressures of lockdowns seem to have been building over time, and while protestors seem to be attending for many different reasons and issues, what I find astonishing is the veritable seas of humanity in attendance, especially in Berlin and London. Somehow I’ve lost some of my links to Paris and an aerial view of Trafalgar Square, but the smaller one will give you the gist. Mouse fail: seems I’ve lost it, too, but have found another.

Are their governments failing to provide financial support for their joblessness, businesses shuttered, the inability to feed their families, while their Plutocrats make obscene amounts of filthy lucre as in the US? Do they fear forced fast tracked Covid-19 vaccinations, as well as in Australia, forced seasonal flu vaccinations? ‘No jab; No UBI!’ Do some believe that it’s all a techno-tyrannical Plandemic, as one sign I’d seen? Or that so many tests are showing both false negatives and positives for both Covid and its antibodies?

Or that Bill Gates essentially owns the WHO (World Health organization), and his chosen Head Tedros __ __, also not a doctor) as well as stock in all the BigPharma vaccine developers? And the atrocious results of some of his philanthropically gifted vaccines in the global south?

Hot Air

Capitalism ?

In China there are a lot of problems, but at the moment, the Chinese, the party these days has proven an extraordinary ability to change. I make the joke, in America you can change political parties but you can't change policies. In China you cannot change the party but you can change policies. So in the 65 or 66 years, China has been run by one single party, yet the political changes that have taken place in China this past 66 years have been wider and broader and greater than probably any other major country in modern memory.

So in that time China has ceased to be communist. Is that what you are saying?

China is a market economy, it is not a capitalist country. Here's why. There's no way a group of billionaires could control the politburo as billionaires control American policy making.

So in China you have a vibrant market economy, but capital does not arise above political authority. Capital does not have enshrined rights. In America the interest of capital or capital itself has risen above the American nation. The political authority cannot check the power of capital. That's why America is a capitalist country. But China is not.

h/t lookout


The end of the United States

This is what Jesse Ventura quotes John Adams saying what happens when political parties takes over the government that will be the end of the United States as we know it. But first listen to Chris Hedges explain what our options are under either Biden or Trump. Video is cued to start with Chris. He is followed by Ventura.

Pelosi gets her hair done at closed salon

"Blowouts For Me, Not For Thee!": Pelosi Sneaks Visit To Closed San Francisco Hair Salon