“Maidan” in France, or a national uprising? Ollie Richardson’s compleat guide to the Gilets Jaunes

OLLIE RICHARDSON—And here is where the problem lies: since society is extremely fragmented and essentially a hodgepodge of the “fruits” of colonialism, migrants (those who have their roots outside France) don’t mind smashing things up. For them it is revenge for what France did to their homeland. And they will never become “French”, nor do they want to, since they know that there is no “Liberté, égalité, fraternité” in France. This is the core of the matter, and not liberal tears about “violence”. If people felt like they were a part of something and that the state cared about them, then the desire to torch a car or loot a shop wouldn’t rise to the surface.


Matt Taibbi & the Unbearable Lightness of Liberals (Reposted/Revised)

P. GREANVILLE—For those who understand what’s really going on, how the liberal mainstream establishment has rolled out one of the most outrageous campaigns of defamation and putschist disinformation in modern history against both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, indeed a case without parallel in the entire history of US media, this particular Taibbi piece does not make for enjoyable reading. It is disingenuous, at best.


OpEds: Is Trump A Fascist? Like Obama & Clinton Before Him – YES

RUSSELL BENTLEY—If you want to know what’s in store for the USA, look at Ukraine. A failed state. Undrinkable water. No heat for millions. Ecological and economic rape six ways from Sunday. Utterly corrupt oligarchs and politicians who loot the nation and the people of every possible resource, who ruin the country and its future, then skedaddle with their billions as Yatsenyuk did, as Poroshenko will, as Tymoshenko will. (As Trump and Clinton will.) And do you really think there will be any difference when ukrops vote between Poroshenko and Tymoshenko? Just as much difference as between Trump and those who came before or whoever comes after.