Whenever The New York Times or some other mainstream news outlet holds itself out as a paragon of professional journalism – by wagging a finger at some pro-Trump “fake news” or some Internet “conspiracy theory” – I cringe at the self-delusion and hypocrisy. Rather than acting as a watchdog against these deceptions, the Times and its mainstream fellow-travelers have transformed themselves into little more than the Establishment’s apologists and propagandists.
The death of Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki who had presided over the sprawling "Carwash" corruption scandal, and who died yesterday in a freak airplane crash has sent shockwaves both around the globe and in Brazil, because while few in polite company will discuss it, it has opened the possibility of political assassinations as a means of "quieting" legal proceedings.
"I stand by everything I said including the offer to go to the United States if Chelsea Manning's sentence was commuted. We look forward to having a conversation with the DoJ [Department of Justice] about what the correct way forward is."
Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki was killed in a plane crash on Thursday, his son said, raising doubt over who will take over his blockbuster graft investigation into dozens of politicians.
"There are two ways by which the spirit of a culture may be shriveled. In the first - the Orwellian - culture becomes a prison. In the second - the Huxleyan - culture becomes a burlesque." Indeed, Donald Trump may be the smartest move yet by the powers-that-be to keep the citizenry divided and at each other’s throats, because as long as we’re busy fighting each other, we’ll never manage to present a unified front against tyranny in any form.
China's sverely impacted rust-belt province of Liaoning fabricated fiscal numbers from 2011 to 2014, local officials admitted, raising doubts about the accuracy of China’s economic data just days ahead of the release of the nation’s GDP report due on Friday. The data were made up "because officials wanted to advance their careers."
"...the purpose is clear: to collapse the liberal international order... and to return to a world where the strong impose its will through military might, corruption, and criminality, while weaker nations have to fall into line."
The election of Trump did not mark the end for the Deep State, but just the beginning of the end. Just as Paine’s Common Sense denoted the beginning of a long string of bloody trials and tribulations, Trump’s ascendency has marked the beginning of a battle – with the outcome dependent upon our response to the clashes ahead. It's unclear if Trump supporters realize how abnormal, deviant, and despicable their opponents are. Blood will be spilled. Violence will beget violence. The country is already split and the divide will only grow wider. Someone will win and someone will lose. Our choices will matter.