Europe has a Spine?

Finally some good news out of Europe, serious push back against Washington, a review of European backbone starting around 21 minutes into the audio. Thank god. Maybe there is one? In any case, Stephen F. Cohen is the most intelligent American, however you define that, the most coherent, the most reasonable, the most sane, the…

A Cage of Locks

We live in a time in which the Democratic Party, and its voters/supporters/believers, are the leading political force driving American wars of aggression worldwide, and the leading force driving American hostility toward Russia. This has been carried so far that Russia has nowhere left to retreat and yet the Democrats keep pushing. Who are these…

When Democracy Can’t Get Out of the Starting Gate

Geoffrey M Young posted this meme: To that, someone replied: EVERYONE who Voted for TRUMP Well no need to tell you. You wouldn’t understand Geoffrey M Young: Voted for a WORLD-CLASS asshole who didn’t become a war criminal until 1/29/17. Trump didn’t become a war criminal until he signed off on that illegal raid in Yemen, 9…

America, What are You?

  10 years ago I read the following New Year’s eve 2007 editorial in the Mexico City newspaper, Reforma, by the Mexican novelist and essayist, Carlos Fuentes. Had he lived to 2017 I think he’d be shocked by the answer the Americans have come up with to his question. New Year, New Era? By Carlos…

The Putin Interviews

You might think, and it’s probably a common belief, that copying correspondence into a blog shows some combination of laziness and arrogance. But who cares? I don’t. To some degree both accusations are true. What’s more interesting is the extent to which they’re not true, and the degree to which there’s something else in it…

Ungoverned

What many Americans have failed to notice is that over the course of the last 20 years, Americans have lost all ground to stand on. The ground is gone. We’ve managed to destroy the ground we stand on. We have nothing left to stand on as we criticize (in any way), let alone condemn, any…

Takin’ it to eleven!

I’m 50 years old. I’ve been a pretty voracious news reader since about age 15. Almost all of these 35 years I’ve spent in real doubt about American foreign policy (war), and as a skeptic since the early 90s of neoliberal economics, and before that seeing the stupidity in Reagan’s “trickle down” economics. And for…

Americans have to learn that their country CAN BE WRONG

In every case I can think of over the last 16 years, I oppose American foreign policy. My opinion is my own, my opposition to US war policy stands alone on the facts and is in no way dependent on any other country’s policies, whether their policies are similar or dissimilar to my opinions. However,…

Caity Johnstone: “Clinton Democrats are Literally Neocons”

Caity Johnstone writes: Clinton Democrats Are Literally Neocons (June 3, 2017) Excerpt from the article: “Literally” is one of the most misused words in the English language today, but that is not the case with the headline of this article. I am not claiming here that pro-establishment Democrats are figuratively neocons, and I do not mean to…

Do American People Hate the World?

People say they care about Syrians, for example. To demonstrate this, Americans are outraged about a travel ban and about limits on immigration, and they post pictures of suffering and dying refugees, and they post images of women wearing hijabs stylized from the American flag, but, I’d like to know, what is their reaction to the American policy…

Loyalty to Sanity

Here’s my demonstration of being a loyal US citizen: I oppose current US foreign and domestic policy. Both foreign and domestic policy are broadly and in detail anti-American. They are pro-war and simply pro-sociopathic-American-Oligarch in both cases. As a loyal American I oppose these policies in whole and in part. Regarding Russia, here is my…