George H. W. Bush: No Hero
In light of the recent FarceBook purging of political websites (most notably anti-police and anti-capitalist, as well as RW ones) this story shook me too.
Every once in while, every 80,000 years or so, the geopolitical magnetic poles flip and truth slips through the cracks onto the front-page of the New York Times. This is such a moment.
Here it is:
Not many have chanced to stick their neck up and yell above the corporate calliope of the Russian Red Herring Circus Show. Add Scheer to a very exclusive roll call of truthtellers.
I found this at Truthdig yesterday (published on the 11th). Here's a link to the full text, and then some blockquote excerpts:
There are no Maginot Lines in politics, no permanent positions. Politics is swordfighting, a swirling dance of thrust and parry. Before JFK, the Democratic Party was the home of Southern racists. Republicans started as the party of Lincoln. More recently, liberals used to be FDR New Dealers, before they became Clintonite corporate neoliberals. My point is that, in the current world, political labels are meaningless (if not downright misleading), policy papers and talking points are meaningless. It is by their actions that you know politicians.
I just had one of those vertigo-inducing moments when you realize that just about everyone around you is utterly clueless about the "hidden history" of the US Deep State (DS) and is willing to swallow whatever bilge Hollywood is offering as long as it includes lots of violence and babes. This moment happened when I watched a 2017 Tom Cruise movie called "American Made", about the CIA agent/drug smuggler, Barry Seal.
There was a landmark victory for gender diversity today, and if you don't agree then you are a sexist!
We can all stop worrying. "Bloody" Gina Haspel won't restart the CIA torture program if she becomes CIA director. At least that's what the headlines say.
No matter what problem the US is facing, its always the Russians' fault. The Russian Interference (RI) theory, like the aether theory (see NOTE-A), while never supported by evidence, must be assumed as true if one is to publish in the corporate media. Therefore it is baffling, but not surprising, that the despicable John Brennan is being attacked for attacking Donald Trump for being a Russian stooge.
You gotta give Trump credit, he isn't going to let little things like criminal behavior get in the way of what he wants. In this case he's making a big deal of having the first woman Torturer/CIA director.