Big Al just published a remarkable essay: about the fifth anniversary of the Syrian War. Not only is the essay itself quite good but most of the commentary is very informative. The variety of sources relied upon by the community is remarkable.
I'm thinking the CIA's fingerprints are all over this. False flag operations are their specialty. I'm talking about not just their presence on the ground in Syria, but also their key people in our MSM empires.
Rice comes in all varieties, including black, also known as Imperial rice.
The failure of the Republicans to kill Obamacare, and eliminate health insurance for tens of millions of poor Trump supporters, is going to cause some serious problems for Republican plans to make massive tax cuts for the wealthy.
However, that might not be the primary obstacle to Trump's agenda.
A very empty and sick man has been given power to enough to ensure the extinction of our species. An entire Nation allowed him to have this power. Many in that Nation are foolish enough to excuse themselves because they did not vote for him. It is this level of lack of understanding that made him president.
resisted to, for patriotic reasons. I have not much power of thought or words, but feel I still can recognize those, who have.
Chris Hedges tells us again the way "patriotic" despotism advances to sink the ship of democracy, like the Titanic, slowly but surely.
I said it before, that the battle between the Trump Administration and the political establishment was simply a battle of oligarchs, like the House of York versus the House of Lancaster. It's a real battle, but it's largely meaningless to us peasants.
However, I've come to realize that there are two idealogical differences between the two political camps.
For the past year, instead of attacking Trump for real, concrete reasons of his horribleness, Democrats have gone off the deep end of crazy, irrational, konspiracy theories about Russia. Just visit any Democratic blog like DKos and witness the demands of faith in the unproven that is so absolute that voicing doubts can get you denounced for heresy and banned.
Two things that pissed me off about last night's speech.
Why Trump’s America is like the real America
I grew up believing in a host of commonly taught myths about my country. I’m embarrassed by how long it takes to get over these myths, but I also see that many people never do.
A good way to shatter these illusions with good historical facts is to read An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Oritz. Spanning more than four hundred years, this classic bottom-up peoples’ history radically reframes US history and explodes the silences that have haunted our national narrative.
and I just post it to support Lee Camp's Redacted Tonight Web Exclusive, because he did such a good job.
As I noted in an earlier post, if you thought 2016 was weird, then 2017 is getting even weirder. Several things stand out about the past 12-14 months.
This is gonna be a brief, gentle reminder to us all (not that we need it, necessarily, here at C99P).
When the Truth is suppressed, conspiracy theories flourish.
Dear Mr. President,
No, I am not talking about "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" or am I? Some of you may have already picked up on the bipartisan nature of this rant. Of course "tiny hands" is a synonym for Emperor Trump. Thin-skin applies equally to Hillbots and Trump. Giggles and brain rot applies to Nancy Pelosi in particular. And, of course, stupidity has always been a bipartisan virtue. It must be a virtue because so many of our politicians shamelessly exhibit their own stupidity.
I couldn't find the actual percent in the country of Democratic registered voters, but my memory says that it's somewhere around 25%. Does anyone have a link for that? So: