PAUL JAY—The media liked to have a big feeding fest about, “Trump wouldn’t say the word Nazi on the first night.” We all know he stands for racist policies so why don’t we focus on that except it gets clickbait, it’s great clickbait. “He didn’t say Nazi,” and the Democrats can have partisan advantage by jumping on that one thing even though we know the economic disparity under Obama got worse. How about talking about why there was a Trump in the first place?READ ON
ANDRE DAMON—In reality, Google’s action is the latest step in a protracted campaign on the part of the major technology companies, working with the Democratic Party and the US intelligence agencies, to censor the Internet.
The campaign for Internet censorship has been spearheaded by the major media outlets, including the Times and the Post, who have seen their subscription base eroded by the growth of oppositional news outlets and “citizen journalism.” By working with the technology giants and intelligence agencies to censor smaller news outlets, the media giants hope to regain the monopoly over the distribution of news they held before the rise of the Internet.READ ON
JEFF J. BROWN—t was a real treat to have Peter Koenig on the show today. He has been all over the world and seen how the West inflicts its genocidal destruction on billions of victims in the developing world. A lifelong expert at the World Bank, he explained how 75% of its work is dedicated to Western, capitalist plunder of poor peoples’ wealth and exploitation of their natural and human resources (asset stripping at 10 cents on the dollar, while slaving away in Western sweatshops for 25 cents an hour). Nonetheless, he has managed to do good deeds by staying in the 25% that really tries to help those in need.READ ON
NICK PEMBERTON—For this reason alone I wish Trump would have lost. We are now back to square one: believing that the Democratic Party can save us. Conor Lamb may look like a harmless lamb, but he is laying (and lying) with the wolves of the Republican Party, who are led by a disturbed child named Donald Trump. A bipartisan agreement is the most dangerous thing in Washington.READ ON
RANDY SHIELDS—The future of the world is being fought for in Syria — that’s why the propaganda of the mockingbird media has been unrelenting in its lies, hypocrisy, hysteria and demonization for seven years. Tel Aviv and Riyadh are going crazy and they are making sure Mordor-on-the-Potomac goes crazy with them. Putin is killing off America’s regime-changing terrorist mercenary army although, characteristically, he’s been too slow and cautious and Daesh has now set up shop in Afghanistan to harass, delay and destroy China’s Belt and Road Initiative.READ ON
CRAIG MURRAY—When the same extremely careful phrasing is never deviated from, you know it is the result of a very delicate Whitehall compromise. My FCO source, like me, remembers the extreme pressure put on FCO staff and other civil servants to sign off the dirty dossier on Iraqi WMD, some of which pressure I recount in my memoir Murder in Samarkand.READ ON
PATRICK MARTIN—The Trump administration has taken a series of actions this week that expose the authoritarian character of the government and the breakdown of democratic forms of rule in the United States. On Tuesday, Trump summarily fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, announcing that he would be replaced by close Trump supporter and current CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Tillerson reportedly learned of the change at the same time as the media, when it was announced in a 140-character tweet. The form of the change in personnel at the highest level of the state is significant. Trump treats his cabinet, and expects them to act, as an assemblage of courtiers, loyal only to him.READ ON