Nationalism

Is Obama's World A Utopian Myth?

In 2008, Obama talked of Middle Pennsylvanians as poor losers clinging to their bibles, bigotries and guns as they passed from the scene. Yet, now, it’s looking like it may be Obama’s world headed for the proverbial ash heap of history.

"Are You Still Crying Wolf?"

"Observing Trump primarily through the largely media/Democratic Party lens of extreme bigotry is not only wrong, it is very dangerous... let’s take a break from saying “Trump is literally Hitler” and recognize the following... the incoming Congress will be the most racially diverse in history..."

Tuesday Humor? President Obama Self-Delusion Edition

Speaking in Greece at the beginning of his 'save my legacy' world tour, President Obama just uttered the following words... "the healthy majority of Americans agree with my world-view on many things." Coming just a week after the biggest loss for the Democratic party in decades... if not ever... this has to be comedy?

Is A Real Civil War Possible?

There was very little discussion about policy in this election. It was almost all ad hominem attacks, mostly pushing emotional hot buttons, not intellectual points. It’s all about a culture clash. It’s a non-violent civil war. These two groups no longer have very much in common. And they don’t just disagree, they hate each other. Is a real civil war possible?

Gold Price Skyrockets In India After Currency Ban

"As I write this in the morning of 9th November 2016, there are huge lines forming outside gold shops in India - and gold traded heavily until late into the night yesterday. Depending on who you ask, the retail price of gold has gone up between 15% and 20% within the last 10 hours."

Meanwhile, As The World Watched The Election... This Happened

So here we are, disgust from so many, euphoria from others, and LOTS of uncertainty about what’s to come. Meanwhile, all the disgust and euphoria - these are intense emotions that cloud judgment. We human beings tend to make very bad decisions... and miss a lot of important cues... when we’re emotional.

What Hath Trump Wrought?

Whatever happens today, Trump has made history and has forever changed American politics. Though a novice in politics, he captured the Party of Lincoln with the largest turnout of primary voters ever, and he has inflicted wounds on the nation’s ruling class from which it may not soon recover.

Seven World-Historical 'Achievements' Of The Iraq Invasion Of 2003

Here is a list of the noteworthy, ongoing results of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq beginning in March 2003. (Recall that invasion was denounced by the UN as illegal, based entirely on lies, and - given the U.S.’s hegemonic position in the world, allowing it to act with impunity - the crime’s architects have never punished.)

48% Of Russians Fear Syrian Conflict Will Lead To World War III

The share of Russians who see the probability of World War III in the near future as high or very high is now at 48% and those who appraise it as low or very low comprise 42% of Russian society, according to the privately-owned public opinion research center Levada

Paul Brodsky: "We The People..."

The US government and its citizens are going to have to accept a less influential role in the world. The American people seem to be getting it and accepting it quicker than the US industrial political complex. The burgeoning conflict is located at the point where the changing preference of the crowd is meeting the rigid preference of established agents to keep power.

American Dream, Revisited

No acts, deeds, crimes (the 2008 financial crisis), political events (the WikiLeaks emails showing virtually no distinction between the «nonprofit» Clinton cash machine, what’s private and what’s public, the obsessive pursuit of personal wealth, and the affairs of the state) seem to have real consequences. Immunity, impunity, corruption, speculation - we veer towards a state of zero responsibility (think Goldman Sachs). So, automatically, we yearn for an event of maximum consequence, a «fatal» event to repair that scandalous non-equivalence.