Sunday, August 20, 2017

Ancient Cambodian temple architecture

"6 reasons why Chomsky is wrong about antifa".  The comments are good.

I thought the Boston optics - a mere handful of 'Nazis' protected by the police from a huge mob of thousands, some of them violent - should have been more troubling than celebrated.  It was essentially a mass demonstration by a mob of thousands of people protesting against freedom of speech.  The 'Nazis' were congratulating themselves over it, as well they should, as it is not often that a group that tiny are granted this much credibility.  Don't get me wrong - small, dignified, peaceful counter-protests are necessary to fly the decency flag, but this just feels like punching down, an assertion of power by the entitled 'smart' people that the deplorables are doomed.

I'll admit I didn't read the Soros NDA and got punked.  My error was not seeing Shadowproof as a new version of The Onion, and I won't make that mistake again (I guess there is a reason why I rarely find reason to link to Shadowproof, which seems to be always looking for money to support its valuable work, whatever that is).  Still, the point is that somebody is arranging for people to commit violent illegal acts (many crimes involved including racketeering and treason), and those insisting on proof of the arranging aren't arguing in good faith.  Short of a criminal investigation, which won't happen, there will be no proof.  We have sufficient models from other countries to know what a color revolution looks like.  The irony is that these post-Maidan color revolutions no longer work in other countries, as the locals are on to them, but Americans aren't so wise (yet).

"Trump’s firing of Bannon: The military asserts control".  The people who were uncomfortable about Trump filling his cabinet with generals had a point.  You have to know you are in serious trouble when the only thing protecting the entire country from utter catastrophe was Steve Fucking Bannon!

"Charlottesville is moment of truth for empowered U.S. Zionists (who name their children after Israeli generals)" (Weiss).  Violent racist supremacists never notice cognitive dissonance.  Weiss ruins a very strong column with a nonsense lite-Zionist concluding paragraph (Sanders, Friedman and Goldberg stepping away from Zionism!!!), proving he has the same problem as he criticizes.

"The Zionist Exception to the March for Racial Justice" (Larudee).

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand (Charlottesville 3)" (Roberts):
"The liberal/progressive/left are enjoying their drunkfest of denunciation. I can’t say I have ever witnessed anything like it.  These are the people who sat on their hands for 16 years while Washington destroyed in whole or part seven countries.  Not being satisfied with this level of warmongering and crimes against humanity, Washington orchestrated a conflict situation with Russia.  Americans elected a president who said he would defuse this dangerous conflict, and the liberal/progressive/left turned on him.  In contrast, one person is killed after the hated Charlottesville protest event was over, and there is endless absurd outrage against the president of the US.

Three New York Times presstitutes yesterday blamed the crisis on Trump, declaring him “increasingly isolated in a racial crisis of his own making.” Apparently, Trump is responsible for the crisis because he blamed both protest groups for the violence.

But isn’t that what happened?  Wasn’t there violence on both sides?  That was the impression I got from the news reporting.  I’m not surprised that Trump got the same impression.  Indeed, many readers have sent emails that they received the same impression of mutual violence.

So Trump is being damned for stating the truth."

If you see this as a conspiracy, the whole point of the exercise is to get Trump to say the 'wrong' thing, which they know he will because he hates the suggestion that he is a racist and thus refuses to cater to his critics by saying the politically correct thing.  Post-Bannon, he seems to have learned his lesson, with his ridiculously fawning tweets on Boston.

"REVEALED: An FBI probe, an IS plot, and a Welsh firm caught in the fallout".  It is easy to move money around using fake eBay sales.

"Spurned by Major Companies, The Daily Stormer Returns to the Web With Help From a Startup".  It was up (, an appropriate top-level domain for it), but it is down again.  I guess I shouldn't remember the irony that one of the favorite memes there was a photo of an obviously Orthodox Jew on a cell phone, with the caption:  'The Goyim Know, Shut It Down'.  I'm torn between concluding Anglin is an intelligence asset or a comedian, but I guess he can be both.

"Anti-goyim headline by the Huffington Post".

"Bannon’s Time Is Up" (Stone, just before the Bannon announcement was made - it is impossible to know what Stone is up to, but we know some kind of trick is involved):
"Bannon has also failed to tell the President about the single most potent weapon he has; FISA Court certification that Obama’s NSA actively, illegally and unconstitutionally spied at least on 30,000 Americans for purposes of political espionage. These indictable offenses and their prosecution is the key to derailing the Deep State coup unfolding before our eyes, yet Bannon never mentioned the FISA ruling to the President."

"The Neocons Are Pushing the USA and the Rest of the World Towards a Dangerous Crisis" (The Saker).  We probably shouldn't lose sight of the fact that there are no doubt more scholars of ancient Cambodian temple architecture in the United States than there are true 'Nazis'.  The photos of the guys in Hitler haircuts with Roman salutes are always shot close in so as not to give away how few people are actually involved.

"The Clintons, Trump and White Backlash" (Urie).  Would have been a lot stronger without gratuitous slurs thrown at Trump (which seems these days to be a kind of virtue signalling to prove that the writer is indeed one of the 'smart' class worthy of being heeded), but still:
". . . neoliberalism has long been a subtext of White nationalism. If social outcomes reflect individual capabilities, goes the theory, then group social failures result from aggregated individual failures— from some ‘defect’ that characterizes individuals as members of that group. This is the theoretical basis of ‘scientific racism.’ Likewise, Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s ‘culture of illegitimacy’ erased three centuries of race-based social repression to frame the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow as Black moral failures.

The charitable explanation is that this sort of ‘rational’ racism is prescriptive— an effort to right existing circumstances, rather than descriptive as misstatement of actual social history. However, the temporal sleight-of-hand of historical erasure comes straight from capitalist theory. By the early 1990s Bill and Hillary Clinton were using this temporal flattening to conflate the neoliberal theory that markets create a society where individual capacities and effort are rewarded with their programs that exacerbated existing social divisions through class warfare."

and (on the curious racism inherent in identity politics; somebody needs to connect the politics of the 'smart' people and their 'meritocracy' with supremacism/American Exceptionalism):
"The difference between living in a flawed capitalist democracy and a relentlessly oppressive totalitarian shithole depends more the social space that one occupies than pre-modern social apologetics. The tautological conception of merit favored by national Democrats implies that Blacks suffer from institutional racism because of some deficiency inherent to Blackness. The American ruling class favors this tautology because it legitimates the concentration of wealth and power under the illusion of merit. Neoliberalism, the governing ethos of Washington, links three centuries of White nationalism to capitalism through this circular social apologetics."

"Anti-Israel pro-BDS profs organizing Antifa campus network".  Looks like yet another Israeli trick against BDS.  Of course, armies of paid thugs can be deployed however the paymaster wants.

"Pepe Escobar: And the winners in the post-Daesh era are… (updated)" and this comment by rehmat1:
"On August 7, 2017, Israel’s former foreign minister Shlomo Ben-Ari in an Op-Ed at the Project Syndicate Org. urged Washington to snatch Muslim Kurd majority territories from Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran to establish an Israel-friendly Kurdish state.

The Project Syndicate Org is funded by Jewish billionaire George Soro’s Open Society Institute and Danish Politiken Foundation which publishes country’s anti-Muslim daily Jyllands-Posten.

Currently, Ben-Avi is Vice President of the Toledo International Center for Peace (for Jews occupying Palestine).

After dishing the old Zionist mantra: A Land Without a People for a People Without a Land Ben Avi suggests in order to bring peace and stability in the Middle East, United States and its allies must help Kurds to have their own Kurdistan as they helped Jews to establish a Jewish state in Palestine in 1948.

Ben-Avi claims that Washington’s policy of a unified Iraq is not practical as country’s Shi’ite majority hates country’s Sunni, Kurd and Christian minorities.

“After 14 years of failed military intervention in Iraq, the US should recognize that a unified, stable, democratic, and federal Iraq is a chimera. Since the US-led invasion in 2003, Iraq’s political system has become highly polarized along sectarian lines, with the ruling Shia majority marginalizing the Sunnis, including the Kurds,” said Ben-Avi."
"Barcelona – The Hypocrisy of Sorrow" (Koenig):
"Let’s not forget, in the last year the Ram-Truck-Terror, now a convenient tool of horror, fear and killing, has hit Nice, France – 14 July 2016, Promenade des Anglais, 86 killed, almost 500 injured; Berlin, 19 December 2016, Christmas Market, 12 people dead, 56 injured; England twice, 22 March 2017, Westminster Bridge, 5 dead, more than 50 injured; London Bridge, June 2017, 7 dead; Stockholm, 8 April 2017, the city’s busiest shopping street – 4 died, 15 injured. And now Barcelona Spain.

The condolences of these leaders sound hollow and so hypocritical because they, the very leaders, are at the heart of the problem. If not the direct instigators of this simply patterned string of terror attacks, they are utterly complicit, allowing the strings being pulled on their secret services by order of the Master Global Deep State, whose goal it is to subdue Europe, to convert her into a police – military state, chaos, possibly civil war. A civil war not as bad as to curtail essential consumption. But civil strife all the same. Give corporate finance enough room to escalate their debt and profit spiral, but leave the populace poor enough to produce a Europe that is devoid of thinking; no time to reflect, no time to protest – as people will struggle for their sheer survival.

You don’t believe it? Look at Greece and elsewhere, what’s going on around you. Militarization slow motion. Macron is fully committed to it – and doesn’t shy from saying so. The French have understood, and Macron’s popularity has sunk from 66% after the “election” to less than 35% today. Never mind. He is there to stay for 5 years. The French Constitution says so. A (people’s) miracle would have to happen to remove him.

On another occasion, I have mentioned the sophisticated hundreds of millions of euros worth ghost town being built in a German military camp in Saxony-Althaus – for the very purpose of training urban warfare – just in case, you and your fellow protesters, when you can’t take it anymore, you may take to the streets and go on the barricades – that’s when the urban trained forces of power come in to oppress you, even kill you, if necessary. What you saw in Hamburg at the G20 Meeting in early July was just a benign precursor of what’s to come.

Yes, that’s what’s expecting us Europeans – the US is already there, they are always a few notches ahead of us, they are doing the trial run for us. – Barcelona is just a little stone in the mosaic, in the Big Picture of “Full Spectrum Dominance” – the ultimate goal of the PNAC (Plan for a new American Century) – the Washington’s and the Deep-Dark One-Eyed State’s Bible, written and periodically updated by the ultimate One-Eyed Anglo-Zionists on top of the echelon. We are almost there.

Why now Spain? – Spain has been spared of major terror attacks since the 11-M (11 March 2004) attack, when a few explosions at Madrid’s Atocha train station killed 192 people and injured over 2000, three days ahead of Presidential elections. This had nothing to do with Jihadism. Though the terror was immediately blamed on Al Qaeda, no proof was ever found. It was the work of the right-wing government under PP (Partido Popular) in power at the time, blaming the Socialist Party (PSOE), hoping to defeat it. It backfired. The socialists won and stayed in power for two terms, a total of 8 years. But in the second term neoliberal might descended also on the socialists in Spain, as it did and does everywhere in Europe. The Socialists became and still are to this day, traitors to the people.

Today, Spain, with a smooth Parliamentary coup in 2016 that went almost unnoticed, has quietly slipped back to the neoliberal Rajoy Government. So, Spain is supposed to be safe for the system. It also followed the strict rules of the IMF, today reaching 100% debt to GDP, up from about 66% before the neoliberal manufactured crisis hit Europe and the western world in 2007 / 2008.

That’s exactly what the system wants. Spain is ready for another economic collapse, orchestrated in connivance with her leadership. Ready for another round of rent taking – more privatization, pension and base salary cuts – the usual. Again, look at Greece and you see the pattern. Wall Street’s appetite is never satisfied. It’s the fraudulent dollar (and euro) economy we are enslaved to that makes this human tragedy possible – and people don’t seem to even notice who and what is behind the planned misery.

Spain is on track for further ‘milking’. So, why more suffering now? – Spain is an important NATO country with three naval and military bases. The majority of the population hates NATO, would like to get rid of it. What better way of convincing the people that the forces of NATO are useful defenders against Islamist attacks. Yes, weak and with fear you accept (almost) anything. Actually, you call for your hangman to protect you – in fact, it’s the collective Stockholm syndrome."

"Who Was Behind the Barcelona and Cambrils Attacks? Can We Trust the Official Reports? Update" (Chossudovsky):
"Driss’ ID was found near the attack in Barcelona.

What is important to point out is that in five previous terror attacks including Manchester, Berlin, Nice, London, New York, a passport or ID was found by the police authorities. In most cases the alleged suspect was known to the authorities.

Is there a pattern?  The ID papers of the suspect are often left behind, discovered by police in the wake of a terrorist attack.

Moreover, according to government and media reports pertaining these five previous cases, the suspects were without exception linked to an Al Qaeda affiliated entity.

None of these terror suspects survived. Dead men do not talk."
"The SAA, with Russian assistance, will become a motivated, well trained and equipped force capable of daring and imaginative combined arms operations. It will be regularly train with Iranian and Hezbollah units and will be a great source of ulcers among the Israeli Defense Force. When the Syrian Air Force eventually reaches maturity, those Israeli ulcers will bleed without stop. The political geography of the Mideast is about to change."

"Venezuela: Chavistas Gain Upper Hand, Big Challenges Remain".  Can they deal with the corruption issue?

Nice compendium of 'mistakes':  "Correcting Eva Golinger on Venezuela".

"New York Times distorts reality of Israel’s walls".  The constant drip of micro-lies.

"Escape from Aleppo" (Margolis).  Celebration of a heist?

"Farmer vs. farmer".  This is some outstanding real journalism, not to mention an excellent example of the problems posed by agribusiness to their customers/victims.
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