Category: ACTIVISTS & HEROES

Where Have All the Nazis Gone?

CJ HOPKINS—As I have outlined in several other essays, there is no “Russian Attack on Democracy,” nor is there any “blood-dimmed tide” of emboldened Naziism menacing the West. All that is really happening is, the global capitalist ruling classes are conducting a counterinsurgency PSYOP, the objective of which is to put down “populist” resistance to the spread of global capitalism.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES—Ian Plimer’s volcano claims vaporise under questioning on Australian TV

GEORGE MONBIOT—Tony Jones asked Plimer to respond. His answer ranged from the correspondence we had had, to my absence of qualifications, to Roman warming, medieval warming, to the Met Office saying the UK would have a barbeque summer this year, to the temperature 4,000 years ago – in fact any temperature series except the one he was asked about. Whenever I pressed him to answer the question, Plimer said it was “the height of bad manners” to interrupt him. When Jones pushed him again, he started talking about wheat farming in Greenland and grapes in Roman Britain. In my quarter century as a journalist I have never seen anyone go to such lengths to avoid answering a simple point.

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Brecht: On the matter of political illiteracy

Brecht was and remains spot on, but now there is another dictinct species of imbecile: those who think they understand the world quite well, and who are passionate about politics in the name of decency, democracy, human rights, anti-racism, etc., while arrogantly and actively supporting the forces—like the CIA—that make achieving any of that impossible. They are called liberals. Obama, Clinton and Bernie Sanders are their heroes.

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