Saturday, November 13, 2021

Gimpwashing

A trillion is just 14% of the budget:  "Cutting the Pentagon budget by $1 trillion? It can be done." (Smithberger/Hartung) (my emphasis in red): 

"In this century alone, the Pentagon has spent more than $14 trillion, up to one half of which has gone to contractors. During those same years, the arms industry has spent $285 million on campaign contributions and $2.5 billion on lobbying, most of it focused on members of the armed services and defense appropriations committees that take the lead in deciding how much the country spends for military purposes."

"Does anyone ask if big, fat defense budget hikes are ‘paid for’?" (Lautz).  I can think of 2.5 billion reasons why that question won't be asked.

"A Pictorial History Of The United States Government".

"“Systemic Racism” Can’t Explain the USA—but Class Mobility Can" (Shertterly).

"Oil price stalks another superpower" (Bhadrakumar).  We're waiting to see what Biden can offer MbS to open the taps.

"The Middle East Powder Keg" (Cloughley).  Gimpwashing is very Zionist:  "Palestinian leaders: Disabled access to Tomb of Patriarchs is 'war crime'" (Edmunds).

"Report: Israel seized jogging Iran general in Damascus, freed him in S. Africa".

Lest we forget:  "Leon Black Alleges a Conspiracy to Destroy Him on ‘Every Level’" (Perlberg).

"The Age of Exterminations (IV). How to Kill the Rich" (Bardi):
"Now, back to our times. Just like the last Roman Emperors had run out of Pagan temples to raid, our governments have run out of Churches to depredate. But some elements of the power game remain the same: if once temples were also banks, today banks are also temples. You can see that very well if you live in the US, where no respectable bank would renounce temple-like columns on the facade. 

But the question is not architectural: our society is possibly the most monetarized one that ever existed in history and the people who run our financial system yield immense power. That power, though, makes them attractive targets for another kind of power: the military one. Think of our Internet barons, Bill Gates and his ilk. By getting rid of a few tens of them, the government could cash in at least a trillion dollars in a single sweep. That is an amount of the same order of magnitude as the US military expenses in one year. Could that happen for real? 

Of course, right now, it is hard to imagine a court that sentences Mark Zuckerberg to be burned at the stake after having confessed under torture of consorting with the devil and other unholy behaviors. Yet, things that happened once in history can always appear again. 

It will all depend on a balance of factors: power, wealth, control, technology, and more. Something drastic could happen, for instance, if the US government were to find itself in truly dire financial straits. Then, the temptation of using military means to solve the crisis could become strong. After that all is said and done, as president Mao Zedong said, the origin of all political power is the barrel of the gun. Is the recent shutting down of Facebook a signal of a battle being already being fought in the ethereal "Metaverse" regions? Only time will tell."
"Governor Grewsome re-emerges" (Savant).  Probably because the breeding-like-fruit-flies Orthodox won't take the vaxx. 

"Biden’s Inexplicable Victory" (Basham).  There is really no doubt that Trump won, by a lot.

The headline that defines our troubled time:  "Report: Putin Negotiating With Israeli PM to Get U.S. to Lift Sanctions on Syria" (Menahan).

It's like watching some 9-year-old psychopath-in-the-making burn an insect with his magnifying glass:  "75 Years & Counting: A History of Western Regime Change in Syria Part I" (beely).

"Celtics or CIA? Gulenist Hoops Star Enes Kanter Rides Both Benches" (McLeod).  I initially gave him the benefit of the doubt as well-meaning but politically confused, but this guy is as spooky/glowie as it gets.
Sweden is lobbying other countries to change their COVID protocols so the death rates in other countries will climb and Sweden won't look so bad in comparison:
Thomas C. Mountain has been tweeting a lot, for example:
A guy who positions himself to display the Confederate flag on the back of his jacket at the back of crowds at Republican rallies so 'journalists' taking pictures from the back of the rally can feature him front and center as the symbol of 'hate':

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