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I was born in 1956. I'm single, without dependents. In the 80s I started to read about the world. The book that really started things rolling for me was Noam Chomsky's "Deterring Democracy." I highly recommend it. In fact, I'd say it's among a handful of books that I would recommend that together would tell you just about all you need to know about the world. I am progressive, but there are some positions the Left takes that I don't agree with. I don't agree with abortion except for medical reasons. I do agree with family planning (contraceptives for example). I worship Jehovah, but I'm not a Jehovah's Witness. I certainly don't join with the world, Right and Left, in using God. I worship him. Therefore I respect him. There's a Left and a far Left. All politics is moving to the Right, just as bullies (like Israel) over time gain more supporters than opponents (within Israel, where it's safe). It's easier to support the bully than it is to support his victims, which could make you one. Anyway, I'm against imperialism, colonialism and very against settler colonialism (in which the colonizers actually move into your territory and expel/exterminate you). I'm against neoliberal, or ripe, capitalism, whose central feature is inequality. And I'm against fake Leftists like Obama, like Canada's NDP and even like Bernie Sanders, who won't oppose imperial armies and the military/intelligence industrial complex profitting from slaughter and destruction. I'm a coffee geek. I live in Toronto. Activists and writers, on the Left, who want to contact me for coffee in town should do so. I know my town and it's my playground. I'm not sure how you'd do that, easily.


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  • 'Someone is paying Trump to do it' -- Pompeo elevation shows neoconservative lock on foreign policy
  • Israel is trying to 'suck America into' Iranian war that could lead to world war -- Lawrence Wilkerson
    • "Here’s a hope I have. Let’s hope that the chessmaster-in-chief, old Vladimir Putin who ruins elections from Paris to Peoria is smart enough once again not to let this happen." Ah, The deep state-connected Wilkerson. I have lamented TRNN's reliance on people like him for some time. I stopped reading (but didn't want to, because otherwise this is interesting) after this: "Here’s a hope I have. Let’s hope that the chessmaster-in-chief, old Vladimir Putin who ruins elections from Paris to Peoria is smart enough once again not to let this happen." Proof please.

  • Jared Kushner's swift rise and long, long fall
  • Keep seeing Mondoweiss in your news feed following changes at Facebook
  • Radiohead and Nick Cave-- sing with the caged birds
  • Trump's line on 'shithole countries' is a mainstream view in Israel
    • So much for progressive Ramsey Clark.

    • This is an excellent report.

    • "He also suggested a death sentence for supposed propagators of ‘fake news’." I'll read the comments now, on the off chance that there's a link there. I'd like a link or something for this. I was in a coffee shop earlier today and discussing politics, and my blog, with a friend. 21st Century Wire disappeared my comment, twice and then when I emailed them to ask whether they flagged it, giving them a link to the comment (on my blog), that was met with silence - so far. At the same time, traffic to my blog died. It's never been great, but it's rarely only 1 hit a day. It's up to 4 today, but that's still crap. This is discussed on 21st Wire and all websites that are experiencing the tender affection of the deep state's social networking tools (which progressive themselves can't seem to divorce). My friend's response was to ask when is it going to advance from disappeared posts to disappeared bodies?

  • A most unlikely martyr: matriarch Hamda Zubeidat, killed in the night by stun grenades
  • Israeli journalist who called for unspeakable acts against Ahed Tamimi tries, and fails, to backpedal
    • “No one in Israel understood my article in this light because it was read in the right context" - Ben Caspit

      'No one in ruined Israel' understood Caspit's article as being evil because to evil people, evil is good. Duh!

      There are those in Israel who aren't mentally and spiritually ruined. Leaving out very young children, it is my understanding - from much reading - that most Israelis support their fascist, violent, godless government. I do find it interesting that there are Israelis, certain orthodox Jews, who do not support their government precisely because it is violent and a human rights violator. I have no use for their religion, but good for them. We will all be corrected, eventually. Better to be corrected on small matters than large.

    • "the combatants are worthy of a medal of honor, not reprimand" - Ben Caspit

      I think they are worthy of, at a minimum, equally well armed opponents. Otherwise, What do members of a terrorist organization merit?

  • Trump threatens to cut aid to countries voting against Jerusalem decision at UN
  • In video tours of Palestine, Nas Daily plays native informant
  • Israeli Jews 'will never accept' giving vote to Palestinians -- liberal Zionist leader
    • Such is language. And human imperfection. I myself will not refer to anti Moslems as Islamaphobes. Or anti Russians as Russophobes, etc.. (Fear, warranted or not, can't be argued with any more than one's preference for chocolate over vanilla; if you actually prefer one over the other, then that's that.) I see your point about the use of the word liberal, but I'm not sure that being political is inherently evil. Jehovah's Witnesses (I was one once) might say so though. One has to be informed, is all, and pay attention to who is talking and the context. A New York Times article discussing Liberals, Democrats or anything has to be deciphered, for example.

      As for intelligent design, I don't quite get what you mean. I should know this one, but don't. But I don't bother with much that I feel is nonsense. I do believe in an actual creator (Jehovah God). I don't believe in biological evolution. So, unless we believe that God 'can' be stupid, then 'intelligent' design doesn't make sense.

  • 'Leftist' Israeli general threatens to 'tear the Palestinians apart' and 'toss them across the Jordan'
    • This dark world's paradigm, or operating principle, embraced by most, including victims of neoconservatism/neoliberalism, is 'riches for the strongest'. The soulless 'leftist' general has embraced that paradigm wholeheartedly. He's free to do so, as all are. But if he thinks there will be no consequences, because so far he hasn't experienced any and because he has a world of moral support, he's dead wrong. And it doesn't matter whether he knows it or not.

      Darkness is its own reward. In this money system which we all live under, some happily and some unhappily, in which money means life, those who choose riches over God and darkness over light, don't get brighter - in any sense - with time. They dim. Their lives fade, notwithstanding the incredible nova-like violence that emanates from them as their pathology eats them alive. That pathology involves an erosion of the physical soul as a result of cognitive dissonance. "I'm a man of God, but I love terror and I hate those who I terrorize, conveniently, even though in order to do so I must reject God's standards and can't properly claim to be a man of God." Those who reject God and then seek to replace him embrace a Lie that causes a disturbance within them that translates into trouble-making by them. They lose their peaceableness. Lacking humility - which those who lack other principles will lack - they can't admit to having made a mistake and taken a wrong, dark path. And so they rationalize (make appear good something bad or erroneous) and self/world justify (simply choosing to view their behavior as good and acceptable, which they are helped to do by their similarly wayward neighbors) and the twisted in that way becomes normal and the normal (human rights, honesty, a love of justice and compassion) becomes, in their view, twisted. But that doesn't go away, any more than the mental itch of cognitive dissonance goes away. The way it's explained (by social psychologists like Elliot Aronson) is that if the conflicted person can't exercise humility and change course, then he (or...) will engage in dissonance-reduction behavior which seeks to minimize the intensity of the mental itch. Literally, One changes the cognitive link (cognitions) between the good self image and the perceived reality. One lies to oneself. And, when it comes to God, the person who rejects him - which you do, obviously, when you reject his standards and disparage his qualities - and seeks to replace him, must, again obviously, seek confirmation that there is no God. When the rebel is satisfied (which never lasts) that the God of love isn't there, and he's safe, or that God would have rescued your victims out of your hand, then the rebel has momentary peace. But it doesn't last. No hit of a drug lasts. Worse, The inner disturbance of the rebel that translates into trouble-making increases. And that's how you get the incredible, shocking spectacle of people calling to God to "Bring it!," which they do by behavior that goes from bad to worse, with victims multiplying and their suffering increasingly steadily.

      It's not hard to see. An example I like to use is of the American torturers in Vietnam who held one Vietnamese man in a white, freezing cold room for four years and then took him up in a plane and dumped him out. Why go to all that trouble? In those four years, Do you think it's possible that that man's torturers didn't once think of God and wonder whether he was actually there?

  • US Reform Jews endorse land theft in Israel and occupied territories
    • The name of the game is subvert. There is no debate about that. If you're a people's champion, and want to stay as one, you have to be vigilant. Progressives must abandon other progressives in their organization who have gone over to the dark side, or else they will be identified as the enemy. Debate all you want. But act.

  • Top Israeli official admits that boycotting just the settlements is meaningless
    • There's another dimension to this. 'Most' Israelis support their fascist government. For which reason I have no qualms about referring to Nazi Israel. (And I am more clear now about whether to boycott all things Israeli or not.) They are a spiritually and mentally ruined people. Just have a look at Abby Martin's incredible interviews with regular Israelis in Tel Aviv (I believe it was), in which most of them called for murdering all Palestinians!

    • Richard Falk loses me with his establishment views on Syria.

  • Gerard Butler, Gene Simmons, and Pee Wee Herman help raise $53.8 million for the IDF
  • Leon Wieseltier on the Jewish people sounds a lot like Richard Spencer on white people
  • New York TV stations smear Roger Waters-- who praises BDS as 'one of most admirable pieces of resistance world has seen'
    • eljay: So right. But the Right knows how to use even human rights these days.

      JeffB: I'm just going to avoid you. You're hysterical, like Netanyahu. And radioactive, like Chernobyl. We are going to have to agree to disagree on whether to support evil or embrace it.

    • I was unceremoniously dumped halfway through my comment. Any way, I was going to say that Waters has NO PROBLEM with human rights. To each their own, as it should be. I hate all organized religion. And so does God. So what? In the meantime, I think you should be free to believe as you wish, as long as it doesn't lead you to do terrible things to others in the name of your god or religion. Also, I can hate your religion without hating you. A lot of people probably hate their own religion, but don't see it as worth their time dwelling on it. A lot of Americans hate the US government and that's actually because they 'care' about Americans and those who are affected by racist, violent US government foreign policy.

      The issue is whether you're a terrorist or not.

    • He may or not have a problem with Jews. I don't know and it's beside the point. He has NO PROBLEM with human rights. Which means that he would never consent to those who might want to silence Jews or any group, whether he agrees with their religious and/or political views or not. 'That' is the issue.

  • Critics of U.S. 'Israel Anti-Boycott Act' say even requests for information could expose citizens to penalties
    • Re US anti-boycott laws (50 USC §4607): conclusion: Support the global dictatorship of the United States. Or else.

    • "Others may refrain from Israeli-related business based on political beliefs, but choose not to public ly announce their reasoning. Still others do no business with companies in Israel for purely pragmatic reasons. Under the bill, however, only a person whose lack of business ties to Israel is politically motivated would be subject to fines and imprisonment– even though there are many others who engage in the very same behavior. In short, the bill would punish businesses and individuals based solely on their point of view. Such a penalty is in direct violation of the First Amendment."

      This objection would be more meaningful if laws themselves meant something to the US. But, as Howard Zinn explained in his dynamite "A People's History Of The United States," seven years after the First Amendment they turned around a passed the Sedition Act, in effect violating the First Amendment. If they don't take their own rules seriously - which is to say they they take them seriously but they don't believe in a rule of law on principle - then why should we? Then again, I believe in honesty. Almost no one does.

  • National movement to silence BDS disguises itself in MA legislature as 'No Hate in Bay State' act
    • "Immediately thereafter, another of its filers, Rep. Steven Howitt, exposed the true intent of the bill: to penalize supporters of the Boycott, Discrimination and Sanctions (BDS) movement by declaring BDS as a form of “national origin discrimination.”"

      I'd correct that typo if I were Mondoweiss.

  • Ontario caves to Israel on falsely-labeled wines-- for now, anyway
    • I forgot to get my bottle of wine from the Wine Cellar and ended up getting one from a farmer's market (whose bottle is too long for my small fridge). So, Scratch The Wine Cellar too. Oh well.

    • Thanks to David for this information. When I learned about LCBO's participation in nazi Israel's transgressions a week or so ago, I determined to quit LCBO, hoping like heck that I would not then discover that the local independent wine stores here in Toronto also carried evil wine.

      This makes me furious.

      As for the Canadian government. Don't expect honesty. Don't even expect them to be honorable in any way. These are people who have been hard at work trying to rehabilitate nazism for gosh sake! Chrystia Freeland may be lying about her family's nazi background (and it's the lying more than anything that should concern us), but given Mr Sunny Ways's material and moral support for nazi Ukraine (having his photo taken with a group of Ukrainian politicos, including straight up neo-nazi Andriy Parubiy) and his cabinet's love affair with mass murders like Henry Kissinger and Colin Powell (Navdeep Bains's and Melanie Jolie's selfies with them), Don't expect much.

      Jeff Halper's remarkable (but flawed; He gets the Rwandan genocide completely wrong and backwards) book "War Against The People," I think, goes a long way toward explaining how Israel gets away with it. In this godless, dark world, Israel is the darkest sort of state and therefore, in a perverse way, the star and idol of the rest of the wild beast of corporatocracy. The wild beast of corporatocracy is devouring all, including those who feed and worship it. But the thing is, the majority don't have the power (resources, namely money) to run from the beast. The global community, 'including' those who profess, or have, until recently, professed, support for abused Palestinians actually look to Israel for leadership in the people pacification program underway everywhere. It began with terrorist JFK. He targetted the 'internal enemy' and was, as others note, totally down with all of the corporatocracy's anti-people systems (economic, social). The people, everywhere, are being targetted by their lawless, monstrous leadership.

      How does 'that' come about? Easy. You first self-modify into being a believer in inequality, deceit and violence. Then you strategically break agreements (rules, laws, written and unwritten), which places you ahead of and on top of law-abiding suckers (normal, un-self-modified people). From positions of dominance, you can then guarantee outcomes - economic and political.

  • Wonder Woman is a hero only the military-industrial complex could create
    • No one is perfect. Therefore no one, good or bad, is going to get everything right or get everything right all of the time. Sometimes they will.

      Jonathan is more right here than wrong. The authors, and their book, that he refers to have not, to my knowledge, broke new ground. Tricia Jenkins, whose book in turns refers to many others dealing with the CIA et al in Hollywood, wrote "The CIA In Hollywood." I was put onto it by a Salon article by the late Tom Hayden (who, despite his smarts and wariness, was a victim of Camelot propaganda). Tom's article is titled "When the CIA infiltrated Hollywood." ...

      ...The authors who Jonathan looks at, Tom Secker and Matthew Alford, seemed to have acquired additional details (specific movies etc) that Tricia Jenkins didn't get at, but they both make the same basic arguments, although, as it perhaps to be expected, Secker and Alfords' later account includes the nefarious involvement of the NSA. Hitler and Stalin threw a party and forget to invite Genghis Khan. Well, Now he's invited, as he should be.

      I found Peter Maass's article about the CIA (et al) in Hollywood to be interesting (despite the fact that he works for Nazi-enabler Pierre Omidyar). In it he writes:

      === =
      As Don Gomez, a soldier and blogger, wrote about “Zero Dark Thirty,” which portrayed torture as playing a crucial role in finding Osama bin Laden, “Filmmakers can always deflect criticism by saying ‘It’s a movie, not a documentary,’ which is true. But that ignores the reality of how it will be consumed — how they know it will be marketed and consumed.” And guess what — opinion polls show a majority of Americans think torture worked, just as ZDT said it did, even though an exhaustive Senate report concluded it did not.
      = ===

      Americans - who are busy chasing Pokemon monsters, or learning how to walk with their heads down (smart phones), or doing anything but reading books - don't care enough to know (caring means knowing), and have come to believe that torture works and are therefore susceptible to the CIA-inspired hot buttons that demagogues like Trump press. Alfred W. McCoy tells the depressing story in his book "A Question Of Torture." (I'm not sure of one of his central ideas, namely that the most effective torture is hands-off psychological torture; it's still force in my view, but that's a quibble) Americans are indeed, in great numbers, okay with torture. A recent article my Michael Harris, a Canadian author (and one who's great books I've read) recently wrote an article lambasting the Trudeau government's cynical re-doing of Stephen Harper's police state Bill, C-51. Lo and behold, as Harris and Thomas Walkom (Toronto Star) point out, it keeps the most egregious aspects of C-51. Harris begins his article by noting that Loyd Axworthy (a hard-working, dedicated Liberal, on the more human side of the Party, a Wonder Man who has seen governments come and go and has survived to be a part of Trudeau's cabinet), now as Public Safety Minister, was tasked with remaking Bill C-51, which progressives thought was the best aspect of a bad situation. And what does he do? He leaves the door open for already criminal orgs (literally, since they're given the power to break laws) to torture.


      Instead of unequivocally banning torture — as the Geneva Conventions do, as the U.S. Supreme Court did when it agreed that the Conventions held for all detainees in U.S. custody — Goodale invoked the principle that guided Toews to his calamitous thumbs-up for torture.
      open quote 761b1bIf you allow yourself to use information derived from torture, you’re not combatting the use of torture. You’re promoting it.

      The language is more euphonious, and the spooks have to go through more quasi-public process before they can act. But the bottom line is the same: Under certain circumstances, the Canadian security establishment can use information obtained by torture.

      "Turns out Goodale's tolerance for torture is almost as high as Harper's" by Michael Harris:

      "Justin Trudeau’s security bill is a lot like Stephen Harper’s" by Thomas Walkom:

      And in my research, one of the most interesting things I've uncovered was a Pew poll that showed the very high support for torture among various religious denominations (U.S.).

      Indeed, Our leaders, who Jesus Christ noted will present themselves as "Benefactors" are nothing but wolves in sheep's covering, for which reason Jesus told his followers to not be like them. Today, the world is led by Benefactors in power, who, as in Noah's day, whip up violence everywhere. They see it, in this gangster Corporatocracy, as profitable. Not to mention - now that they have self modifed themselves into being believers in inequality, deceit and violence - the fact that it just gives them a thrill. Jeff Halper's book "War Against The People," (should have been titled "War Against The Unarmed People") looks at securocratic warfare, which Israel has had a lot to do with teaching others, in which elites identify the abused and agitated people as the enemy that must be pacified. There's no question that those who do mafia capitalism are going to change their ways and quite the abuse (neoliberalism, with its prosperity for a few and austerity for many). Therefore, as Nafeez Ahmed points out, the Pentagon et al are going to deal with the problem of the abused people, which they obviously expect to happen and result in squawking, with ramped up police state laws and measures. And they will cloak it all, perversely, laughingly, in the righteous language of national security. And Hollywood can help with that.

      "Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’" by Nafeez Ahmed

  • Pro-Israel 'gatekeepers' at California university shut down search for Edward Said scholar, a candidate says
    • "The tactic succeeds because accusations of anti-Semitism evoke a shameful association with the Holocaust, and therefore a potential association with anti-Jewish racism." Jeff Halper explains, in great deal, why this isn't all there is to it. He looks at the incredible phenomenon of states who are pro Palestinian (in word, if not deed) having diplomatic relations with Israel and buying weapons and other securocratic services from Israel, which is accepted or at least related to by those in the region and afar as the Middle East hegemon. Jeff's book (and no doubt articles by him that I haven't read) is titled "War Against The People."

  • Land Grab: Israeli Knesset passes law legalizing expropriation of privately-owned Palestinian land
  • Alan Dershowitz has threatened to leave the Democratic Party if Keith Ellison becomes chair
    • Look over here!

      Upton Sinclair nailed it long ago when he referred to the two main parties in America as two wings of the same bird of prey. Never mind Dershowitz. I look forward to the departure of that bird, whose beak is dripping with our blood. And, if they are not stopped, that drip could get much worse, as Nick Turse explains. US leaders are building forward bases everywhere while they're building deep fallout shelters at home for themselves, because they are actually planning for nuclear war with Russia (or China; It's confusing) and expect some of their opponent's missiles to get through, ergo... Do we pay for them to play or what?

  • Resolution for 2017: Stop substituting 'the occupation' for 'Zionism'
    • Indeed, Facts are always 'not facts' to the unprincipled who feel that those facts say something about them that they would rather not have aired.

      I think one can disagree with Atlantaiconoclast without attacking him (or...). I have no problem with what he said. I have no deep thoughts about it, but I did not find it offensive.

      There are those who will take any and every opportunity to discourage us (the people as opposed to special interests and their gatekeepers). Those of us who are here for learning and the friendly exchange of ideas would do well, I think, to remember that.

    • Commanding others to think and behave a certain way is authoritarian. 'Occupation', I'm willing to bet, says more to more people than 'Zionism'. The author's point is taken, but I think her cause would be better served by encouraging people to educate themselves on this subject, and to that end, hooking completely uninformed people will not go so well if the word 'occupation' is abandoned. We who are informed might be able to use the two terms 'more appropriately', but even so. 'Occupation', I think, is going to grab someone's attention long before 'Zionism' is.

      The author is absolutely right about language being important. Stories are therefore important and for the very reasons she elucidates. I too bemoan the failures that those who would wake people up, rather than exploit them, make in the area of communication. My biggest buggaboo right now is this business of calling all 'anti' behavior 'phobic'. Anti Islamic, for example, is not the same as Islamophobia. You can't argue with fear. Fear, where it actually exists, is honest. But 'anti' is entirely different. Somewhat similar to 'prejudice' as opposed to 'discrimination', which the law has caught up with, as far as I am aware (here in North America).

  • Netanyahu's holy war, and the coming Jewish schism
    • "Obama and Kerry want the same thing that Jewish liberal Zionists want. The motivation of the Obama administration and of Kerry’s diplomacy at State is the dream of Israeli and Palestinian democracies living side by side in peace." This statement falls, perversely, into the category of 'Hasbara'.

  • 'Beholden to AIPAC' -- progressive senators Warren, Murphy, Brown sign letter seeking to limit Obama's actions
    • So sad. And infuriating. But that's corporatocracy for you. It's all about corporations (especially those, like the military intelligence industrial complex and the oil industries) that in turn defend the entire money system. Betrayal is de rigueur among the politicians in the gangster corporatocracy, whose godless, lawless states (whose borders, note, are not natural or, even before God's intervention, guaranteed) abuse their citizens in the name of 'national security'. Those who have chosen careers in politics (too often, but not always) are those who are prepared to break rules and laws, written and unwritten. Warren and Sanders, despite their (contradictory) positions on crucial issues, sometimes, are clearly down with the wild beast of corporatocracy's requirement to get it's slave mark of 666 (symbolizing missing the mark, from God's standpoint). We are all cogs within this globe-spanning corporatocracy. So the only real issue is: Do you resist? I don't think that Sanders's Warren's selective pro people, anti imperialist votes qualify as resistance. They could get other jobs, certainly at this point. They don't 'have to' feed the beast. They choose to, because they also worship it.

  • Jordan slams door on Gazans
    • I have no use for Chomsky bashing HRW.

      I don't get why Israel, which would like to see all Palestinians disappear, is not helping them to do just that. Then again, After the brutal occupation and regular slaughters, perhaps it's more like a gang of killers on the watch for any escaping witnesses who might make trouble from afar.

  • Israelis take on Facebook 'monster' with claims it knowingly incites Palestinian attacks
    • Well Shurat HaDin, If other Nazi anti-democrats, like your members, like your mission, then you may succeed. It's looking good.

  • Eric Alterman wastes ten days in Israel
    • This is interesting. I'm not surprised that Eric would validate the obscene wall that Nazi Netanyahu built. I believe it was on Off Guardian that the subject of comprised Left media came up. The Nation was mentioned and I added my view that I lost my affection for The Nation years ago when I realized that it's position that the Democratic Party will save us from the Republicans was awful. And I remember being particularly soured on a few writers there, including Eric. I don't remember exactly what it was. Mother Jones is another alt media org that I sadly no longer trust to be a people's champion, since discovering that it has both disappeared my pro Brexit comments (I'm not rightwing) and blocked me ( The darkness is still spreading and it's deep. Stay human humans.

  • Vice News spins Israeli army propaganda as 'leaked report'
    • We all know, absolutely, that Palestinians live in absolute terror of the perverted, racist IDF. There is no reciprocity here. On the Israeli side, we see constant celebrations - of barbarity that is called by it's opposite label and said to be by God's design and power - by Israeli citizens whose minds have been ruined after years of Israeli 'leadership' to the point where most of that temporary nation supports it's fascist political leadership.

  • And the winner of the Sheldon Adelson primary is... Hillary Clinton
  • Today's a day to grieve for Paris, not score political points
    • "Not a great idea to connect the horrible Paris situation with the Israel/Palestinian conflict.
      They are entirely different situations." That's incorrect.

    • The corporate owned media will take no pause in spinning it's narratives that the 1% of the 99% will have to deal with when we go out and mix with fellow workers, family, friends etc, who have been exposed to them.

      I take Juan Cole's point that we don't know everything yet. For example, That in itself is something which I can use to respond to those influenced by narratives spun by media tools, since it's authoritative. If it's just myself, then there I am saying "I' disagree or "I" don't trust the authorities to respond properly, etc.. I'm nobody special and I'll immediately be dismissed because people are like that. They are negative, especially those who 'know' what major media tell them. I've already experienced that. A workmate last night mentioned the killings. I cautioned that the media will spin and she was totally defensive, responding with "It was in the news. It's fact..." She completely missed my point beause "I" made it.

      A quick look around (Common Dreams .org moves fast) is useful for 'not' aiding and abetting that smugness and false pride that gives false narratives pumped out by the major media a home. Robert Parry's (flawed but good) entry on Common Dreams, in which he pleads with Obama to turn on those who he works with (won't happen), includes a few tidbits that, in fact, are easy to remember and something that will counter the smugness of those who don't care enough to truly know. US intelligence agencies know much that they won't share with the public. That should tell people something. The missing pages to that report about the 9/11 attackers should tell people something.

      For example.

      The authors of this piece are not doing nothing. They wrote it....

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