Friday, September 15, 2017

Their main subject or field of study

"The Fall Offensive: the US, France and Brazil" (Petras):
"The official ‘anti-Trump opposition’, which terms itself a ‘resistance’, promotes ‘identity’ interests linked to elite political representation. It works hard to undermine any possibility of working class unity based on common socio-economic interests by focusing on marginal and divisive issues. In the midst of mass poverty, declining life expectancy and an epidemic of suicide and drug overdose deaths, the ‘resistance’ forces of the elite opposition concentrate on manufactured foreign (‘Russia-gate’) conspiracies and life style issues (trans-genders in the US Special Forces) to overthrow the Trump regime. They have no intention to forge any class alliances that might threaten Trump’s regressive capitalist agenda."

"Opioids are like guns handed out in a suicide ward; they have certainly made the total epidemic much worse, but they are not the cause of the underlying depression. We suspect that deaths of despair among those without a university degree are primarily the result of a 40-year stagnation of median real wages and a long-term decline in the number of well-paying jobs for those without a bachelor’s degree. Falling labor force participation, sluggish wage growth, and associated dysfunctional marriage and child-rearing patterns have undermined the meaning of working people’s lives as well." (Case and Deaton)

"Hillary Explains Orwell for Us: The Theme Of 1984 Is That We Should Trust “our Leaders” MORE" (Sailer).  See also.

"A Weird MIT Dorm Dies, and a Crisis Blooms at Colleges".  With all the talk of 'fake news', and the shuttering of websites, and the 'de-monetizing' (well, burning is OK), and the new and sudden intolerance of eccentricities which have been accepted for decades, one might almost think the smart and credentialed people have engineered a conspiracy to clean up all possible dissent all at once.

"US Left, You Have Been Duped" (read the whole thing):
"It’s not a coincidence that just prior to these speaking events being shut down, Google, Inc. asserted its right to decide what is and is not a legitimate news source. At the same time the US Congress is considering legislation that would make it illegal for US citizens to support boycott, divestment, or sanctions against Israel. Not surprisingly, the pro-Israel Anti Defamation League (ADL) has been brought on by Google to advise them on which news sources are legitimate and which are not. Google now has such a monopoly on information on the Internet that it is in a position to bury unapproved news sources forever. The ADL will therefore be able to effectively censor any negative news about what Israel is doing in Palestine and the middle east, just as AIPAC, through its ownership of the US Congress, will be able to censor free speech of American citizens when it comes to, once again, Israel.

In the ‘50s the ADL monitored “pinkos” for the House UnAmerican Activities Committee. In the ‘90s ADL monitored activists working to end apartheid in South Africa, in the 2000s the ADL began monitoring Arab American organizations and mosques. Today the ADL monitors pro-Palestine groups on college campuses. In each case the ADL has gone after “extremism and hate speech” in the US, as defined by Israel.

One wonders, why does Israel, a foreign country, have such a say on in what people in the US can and can’t talk about?"

Tweet (Mark Ames):
 "Lvov Polytechnic history dept calls for renaming university after genocidal WW2 Nazi collaborator Bandera"
"'Daily Stormer' dedicates banner to Netanyahu's son".

"Terry Glavin: Singh not what NDP socialists wanted in a leader — and that's a good thing". There is, of course, only one solitary issue for the Zionist Post, a fact which can sometimes lead to weird articles.  It would be funny if Singh loses as he is recognized as Mulcair with something on his head.

"Facing a Major Attack on Academic Freedom in Canada" (Hall).  I can't see how you can possibly be responsible for the content from a third party posting on your Facebook page.

"National Geographic Uses Gaza Footage in “Hell on Earth” Syria Hoax".  If you are looking for inconceivable atrocities delivered by monsters on human beings, Gaza is pretty sweet footage to pass up.

"Sixteen years after 9/11: lies, hypocrisy and militarism".  WSWS is now parroting laughable anti-Saudi conspiracy theories from the deep-pocket-seeking graspers!  Next week they'll be blaming class divisions on aliens.

"Breaking News of Saudi Crown Prince's "Secret" Visit To Israel Brings Embassy Scramble" (Durden).  There are ways to do this which would have been secret, so this is a 'secret' they want to spread far and wide.

An excellent way to know if your country is fucked is how much time it spends running down Israeli rabbit holes:  "Israeli leader in Argentina, lauds effort to solve 1994 Jewish centre bombing".

It is as if Bibi overheard somebody talking about Greater Kurdistan and exclaimed 'what a great idea, I wish I'd thought of that':  "Israeli prime minister backs Kurdish independence in Iraq".  The reality is that the Kurds seem determined to run head first into the wood-chopper:  "Israeli support for Kurdish statehood is a poisoned chalice".  Israel wants a never-ending unmitigated disaster, with massive death and destruction, most of it falling on Kurds, as that is the kind of thing which keeps its opponents busy.

"The AbuZayd-Pinheiro Committee: Systematic Misinformation on Syria".  Human organ eaters make great witnesses, probably due to improvements in sensory perception and memory.

"Has the NYT Gone Collectively Mad?" (Parry).

Parkhomenko, again! Very adept with social media manipulation.  See also.

"If Elected Party Leader, Zionist Anne Marie Waters Will Sound UKIP’s Death Knell, Part 2".  Incredible - as in I can't believe what I'm reading - example of  how overt the UKIP conspiracy is.

"The Agony Of Middle East Christians".  Really weird answer to the question "Why have the US news media not been especially interested in the plight of Middle Eastern Christians?"!

"John Derbyshire: Don’t Sealion Me, Bro".  A convoluted way to point out what Zuckerberg's sister does, which might be relevant when she holds a senior American cabinet position in the next Administration.

"EAR/ONS and the DRAGNET" (Quasar).  Clever.  It is not uncommon for prolific serial offenders to have gaps in, or sudden halts to, their activities, often explained by some sort of incarceration for an unrelated activity.

"Teenage girl, 16, who Anthony Weiner sexted reveals her face for the first time as he awaits sentencing and says she was 'disgusted' by his lewd comments and selfies".  Weiner's actual perversion/paraphilia is exhibitionism - the trial, and the accompanying 'humiliation', must be the single most exciting thing that has happened to him.
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