Category: NAZIS & FASCISTS

Hating Neocons Is Becoming Mainstream Again, And It Is Excellent

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—merican Conservative has published an article titled “Why Are These Professional War Peddlers Still Around?“, an excerpt from a book by Fox’s Tucker Carlson, which documents neoconservative thought leaders Max Boot and Bill Kristol’s consistent track record of supporting spectacularly awful US war policies. Carlson goes over the many, many acts of military interventionism which have been pushed for by these two legendary failmeisters, documents what they predicted would happen as the result of that interventionism (freedom, democracy and prosperity) and what actually ended up happening instead (needless death, terrorism and chaos), and marvels at how they both somehow remain in positions of high esteem with high-profile, high-paying jobs. The article was shared today on Twitter by Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna, who commented that Carlson “offers a devastating critique [of] interventionism and shows how much of the foreign policy establishment has failed the American people. There is an emerging, left right coalition of common sense for a foreign policy of restraint.”

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The ‘Peacekeeper’ Vigilante Website and Freedom of Speech in Ukraine

HALYNA MOKRUSHYNA—One of the new forms of intimidation of journalists and citizens who do not agree with the ‘official’ version of what is happening is Ukraine is the public exposure of their personal data by anonymous denunciators using the snitch Ukrainian website with the telling name ‘Myrotvorets‘, which translates as ‘Peacekeeper’ from Ukrainian. The website lists the names of journalists, Ukrainian citizens and foreign citizens accused of holding anti-Ukrainian and ‘pro-Russian’ views, foreigners who joined the military forces of the non-recognized ‘peoples republics’ of Donetsk and Lugansk, names of Russian volunteers assisting the republics or fighting on their side, and people who have entered Crimea through the territory of Russia instead of Ukraine.

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I’ll Cry Instead

PHILIP A. FARRUGGIO—We have a long lasting parade of fools in my beloved country. They marched as the Silent Majority during Nixon’s version of the ( so called) Vietnam War… which was really never our war, but simply a civil war between a ‘ divided by imperialists’ nation. The fools parade continued when Bush Sr. suckered the gangster ( our gangster ) Saddam Hussein with his invasion of Kuwait, and of course continued when the Bush Jr./ Cheney gang did their evil deed in ‘ 03. Anyone with even half a brain should know that this ongoing ( shades of Gore Vidal’s Perpetual War comments) ‘ War on Terror ‘ was consummated due to the USA attacks on Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and then Syria…

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Facing the Music: Religion, Nationalism and Sports Have Enchanted the Working Class; Socialism Hasn’t

BRUCE LERRO—The history of nationalism over the last 400-500 years has closely followed the techniques of organized religion. In fact, I think it is fair to say that nationalism is more powerful than moderate and liberal religion in motivating people. I doubt whether most people of liberal or moderate religion in the West would sacrifice their life for their religion. But at least among the working class who sign up for the military, nationalism can motivate people to fight and die to kill strangers in other countries who share the same social class.

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