"The political parties are an illusion, but there is one thing that is not illusory: the absolute desire of government to rule without the consent of the governed and to relegate the governed to a position barely above that of cattle..."
Unfortunately, our society is in a period of transition in which the public is skeptical of mainstream media influences, but still pays attention to them. While people are rapidly abandoning these “news sources” for more independent fair, this may be too little too late. The majority remains oblivious to practical options and practical actions. They remain oblivious to certain truths. The mainstream may have already done all the damage it can do.
A long-time friend to Hillary Clinton worked with Huma Abedin to plan out he, and Bill Clinton’s funerals, in 2010 because “planning is best done when they are still with us,” according to another batch of emails released on Wednesday by conservative watchdog site Judicial Watch.
The cold truth is all these institutional-state-cartel "solutions" serve the few at the expense of the many. This is not a side-effect; it is the intended output of these "solutions." In other words, these "solutions" work great for the parasitic few at the top skimming all the wealth, power and income, at the expense of the exploited many and the stability of the system as a whole.
The commander of U.S military forces in Europe told lawmakers Tuesday that he needs a larger combat force, including an armored division and increased naval power, to deter Russian military forces on the continent.
"...the beliefs must be chosen for the people and imposed upon them, they must become their beliefs... the minority who will retain an inclination to criticize must also be silenced. ...... the disinterested search for truth cannot be allowed...."
"I don’t see Trump as an evil Mule character in this Shakespearian tragedy, as it progresses towards its ill-fated denouement... It’s like jockeying for the best seat on the Titanic as it sinks into the frigid ocean depths of the Atlantic. The American Empire is in shambles and no one can reverse its course at this point."
"Progressives" believe that, even if they don’t recommend full-on socialism, getting "just the right mix" of socialism and capitalism will create the ideal system. Unfortunately, as viable as this concept may sound, even moderate socialistic national policies result in moderate deterioration of the system. It’s not unlike being "just a little" addicted to heroin.
"Without movement here, the market is looking increasingly binary, with momentum building again in the ‘disinflation’ camp the longer we stay ‘stuck’ in status quo, ESPECIALLY into the back-half of the year, with the Fed again hiking and the ECB transitioning towards ‘tightening’ as well."
"We’re starting to hear growing concerns that a government shutdown at the end of April may be a real possibility given the rise of the Freedom Caucus.... What’s currently playing out triggers flashbacks of the summer of 2011 when the US was downgraded by S&P as a polarized Congress wasn’t able to raise the debt ceiling quickly enough."