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January 13, 2021

Three Views On The Current Situation In The U.S. Of A.

No post by me for today but three views of interest on the current situation in the U.S. of A.

Pepe Escobar: 9/11 Was the Prelude. 1/6 Is the Holy Grail

So where will 75 million disenfranchised voters – or 88 million Twitter followers – go?

As it stands, we’re deep into Hardcore Class War. The Top of the Scam Gang are in full control. The remains of “Democracy” have gelled into Mediacracy. Ahead, there’s nothing but ruthless purge, protracted crackdown, censorship, blanket surveillance, smashing of civil liberties, a single narrative, overarching cancel (in)culture. It gets worse: next week, this paranoid apparatus merges with the awesome machinery of the United States Government (USG).

Alastair Crooke: America’s Battle Over the Nature and Direction of Change Itself

The next question for 2021 then, concerns that old adage: ‘Beware not to win too much’. It can be a mistake to corner your adversaries to having nothing to lose. The Blue state has ousted Trump; and Blue has taken everything across ‘the board’, and are ready to implement the ‘Re-set’ – the ultimate subjugation of Red by main force, achieved by the preponderance of wealth, ruling institutional leverage, and military power. A social ‘woke’ revolution, as well as a political transformation. The full outcome would likely reconstitute the constitutional order, in ways unrecognizable to most Americans today.

But will Red America succumb from exhaustion, or lack of leadership; or, on the other hand, might it find the energy to revitalise ‘their’ Republic? We shall see – a big question whose ramifications might make the EU élites particularly nervous. Of course Blue now possesses force majeure. But there is another old adage: ‘No passionate, partisan assessment has any value, save to inflame’ – and Big Tech and the MSM’s censorship and accompanying humiliation of Trump may turn him a martyr, and make the spirit of defiance all the stronger.

Diana Johnstone: Biden Exploits His Capitol Gains

From outside the melee, it is easy to define the serious issues that should dominate political debate in the United States. But instead of that, we hear a torrential exchange of insults. The establishment elite cannot stoop to exchange viewpoints with populists denounced as deplorable, racist, misogynist, white supremacist, fascist and now even “terrorist.”

The populists’ unfocused denunciation of the elite describes Wall Street Democrats as “socialists” and veers off into accusations of genocidal vaccination campaigns, occult pedophile rites and Satanism. Instead of anything resembling a clear political division, America is increasingly split by blind, burning mutual hatred.

What American political life needs is not more censorship, but the self-censorship of reason. That is very far away.

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@ _K_C_, 95

"What they [the Trump campaign] ARE alleging [...] Never were any vote counts rigged in FAVOR of Trump in areas or precincts that felt the need to ensure a large Trump landslide. No. Always in favor of Biden and Harris. It's nonsense."

Lol. You're a genius, aren't you? The Trump campaign is investigating only those allegations of ballot-box stuffing that benefited their opponents. How incredible!

Thanks for the laughs.

"...without any proof..."

Y'know, you might want to turn off MSNBC and Facebook for a few minutes, and check out some alternative media. Y'know, the underground, 'samizdat' pro-Trump media. Y'know, just to widen you horizons...

Posted by: Mao Cheng Ji | Jan 14 2021 8:28 utc | 101

_K_C_ | Jan 14 2021 7:47 utc | 95

hear hear!

Trump did much more damage than most people realize. I guess you could say that he was the Bernie of the Republicans giving a lot of hope to people who really wanted something better only to unceremoniously dump them when the next shiny object appears.

I also find it strange that Trump's supporters point to the middle east airline agreements between Israel and a couple of Emirates and Morocco as a major foreign policy coup. Just how does that make life better for a shop keeper or farmer in flyover country?

the only way out that I can see is we absolutely need a viable third party. This will allow the Dems to go back to the way they were and also allow the Repubs to do the same. In their competition with each other they have become ignorant of their supporters' needs.

Posted by: dan of steele | Jan 14 2021 8:51 utc | 102

"The self-censorship of reason"?

so such thing anymore...

Posted by: Malchik Ralf | Jan 14 2021 8:53 utc | 103

Losing an election is not "disenfranchisement". It is losing an election. Better luck next time. Since we only have 2 major parties - a huge glaring problem here in the US - it is guaranteed that half the population is going to be bummed out in every single presidential election. Not to mention that after this election, the Republicans are still more than adequately represented in both houses of congress, (where both houses are almost a 50/50 split) and in the courts (which are now heavily skewed to the right).

Posted by: teri | Jan 14 2021 8:56 utc | 104

Posted by: Mao Cheng Ji | Jan 14 2021 8:28 utc | 100

As mentioned too many times to count if you actually read comments, I live in Spain since Nov 2016. I don't read the CORPORATE US news media.

Do you have any links or just ad hominem insults to back your utterly baseless claims?

Posted by: _K_C_ | Jan 14 2021 9:02 utc | 105

Nick #96

"Message from Joint Chiefs on U.S. Capitol Riot"


Riot? the only riot pertaining to the Joint Chiefs of Staff is their riotous embezzlement of $23Trillion unaccounted dollars.
Then there is the USA army riot covering almost every other continent on the planet.
Then there is the riot against human rights daily carried out by the USAi military against the citizens of this earth of mankind.

And these morons scribble a pissy little memo to their soldiers.

These scabrous generals and admirals are jittery about one of the most banal gatherings in the USAi in the past four years? Give me a break.

These Joint Chiefs of Staff should be dragged before a war crimes tribunal and tried for riotous aggravated assault against humanity on everybody elses soil other than the USA. Pathetic cretinous killers.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Jan 14 2021 9:05 utc | 106

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Jan 14 2021 9:05 utc | 105

A riot is to demand payment from the occupied heathens, for the pleasure of being occupied, protection money just like Capone. Sharp as usual Dyadya Wolfram.

Posted by: Paco | Jan 14 2021 9:16 utc | 107

PBS Principal Counsel Suggests to Put [Republican voter's children] into Re-Education Camps
PBS fires lawyer over 'hateful rhetoric' after Project Veritas undercover sting

Worth looking into. It eerily corresponds with "winner takes all" tone of OP.

Posted by: pppp | Jan 14 2021 9:27 utc | 108

[... continuing above @107]
It's damn good way to make people comply to whatever government wants, a cruel one too.

Posted by: pppp | Jan 14 2021 9:30 utc | 109

What goes around comes around, I guess...

Uganda bans Twitter for election meddling. Twitter CRIES "censorship"

Christoforou (13 min)

https://youtu.be/1BzUPna5suA

Posted by: gm | Jan 14 2021 9:41 utc | 110

Alastair Crooke

The Blue state has ousted Trump; and Blue has taken everything across ‘the board’, and are ready to implement the ‘Re-set’ – the ultimate subjugation of Red by main force, achieved by the preponderance of wealth, ruling institutional leverage, and military power. A social ‘woke’ revolution, as well as a political transformation. The full outcome would likely reconstitute the constitutional order, in ways unrecognizable to most Americans today.

That is what it is all about. The purge that will take place is all bout laying the groundwork for the implementation of the Great Reset as spelt out by the WEF. The same people who sponsored Event 201 that foreshadowed COVID-19. Yeah, purely co-incidental!!!

Trump’s election delayed the project and they had to rig the election in the swing states to ensure the project was delayed no more.

The second impeachment is not to remove him from office but to bar him from ever holding office again. Sabotage 2024 before it even gets off the ground.

The only question is, what will be the outcome when you go to war with half the electorate and persecute their leader ?

Posted by: Down South | Jan 14 2021 9:43 utc | 111

@ _K_C_ 104

I didn't make any claims. You did.

And I replied by calling one of your claims utterly stupid, and another one ("with no proof" - though surely you meant 'evidence'?) ignorant. That's all.

But I regret it now; I shouldn't have replied. I apologize; your certainly have the right to an opinion.

The facts ('with no evidence') is a different matter, though. Of course you could say that you haven't seen any evidence, and that would be fine, but, like I said, that could be a consequence of not trying to find it.

Posted by: Mao Cheng Ji | Jan 14 2021 9:57 utc | 112

The USA will be a whole lot healthier after a dam good purge from what I can see. Senapods anyone ?

https://www.thedailybeast.com/two-rocky-mount-virginia-cops-arrested-for-taking-part-in-capitol-insurrection

Ditto MOA come to think of it.

Posted by: Mark2 | Jan 14 2021 11:21 utc | 113

Pepe Escobar: 9/11 Was the Prelude. 1/6 Is the Holy Grail

So where will 75 million disenfranchised voters – or 88 million Twitter followers – go?
As it stands, we’re deep into Hardcore Class War. The Top of the Scam Gang are in full control. The remains of “Democracy” have gelled into Mediacracy. Ahead, there’s nothing but ruthless purge, protracted crackdown, censorship, blanket surveillance, smashing of civil liberties, a single narrative, overarching cancel (in)culture. It gets worse: next week, this paranoid apparatus merges with the awesome machinery of the United States Government (USG).

This is the ultimate foretaste of the century.

If you think change has been fast the last two months, y'aint seen nothin' yet! Take-off starts from 20th January. That is a point of no return. The engineers of this mission cannot afford to go back.

2022/2024 electins??? Just dreaming. Not a chance (if at all, 100% controlled digital elections with predetermined digital results).

Posted by: BM | Jan 14 2021 13:37 utc | 114

The only question is, what will be the outcome when you go to war with half the electorate and persecute their leader ?

Posted by: Down South | Jan 14 2021 9:43 utc | 111

That's a good question. I think Pelosi's lost her mind. Clearly reflection on past misadventures is not on the table. Maybe instead of the renewal of faith and common purpose what we get is the last exciting plunge into the drain.

Here's an interesting take on it:

The 2nd US Civil War has already been fought and won, turning the Republic into ‘Our Democracy’

I don't think it's over like he says by any means, but he illuminates Pelosi and the Dems state of mind better than anything else I have seen.

Posted by: Bemildred | Jan 14 2021 14:33 utc | 115

"I think Pelosi's lost her mind."

Meh. Pelosi does what D's political consultants tell her to do.

Last year and so far this year their side has prevailed.

They might be making a mistake now, but it's far from obvious. Surely they modeled future events, and made a game plan.

So far, it looks like it's based on repressions: bans, demonetizing, various blacklists. The continuation of liberal mccarthyism of 2016-present. McCarthyism of the 1950s worked; I don't see why this one should necessarily fail...

Posted by: Mao Cheng Ji | Jan 14 2021 15:23 utc | 116

There's something NQR with Nancy Pelosi. She arouses feelings of pity. I haven't devoted any time to figuring out exactly what's wrong, mainly because there's something wrong with most Western Politicians in the Personalty/Character dept. My snap judgement, based on her demeanor, was that she suffers from Broken Wing Syndrome.

Pat Lang who, like me, doesn't claim to be a trained psychologist, has dug a bit deeper into her background and published his own assessment based on his career which frequently involved manipulating people by exploiting their weaknesses. So he's not un-qualified to make such an assessment. It's here...
https://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2021/01/finding-your-roots-the-nancy-pelosi-reveal.html

...and it's food for thought. She's certainly not the only sub-standard personality masquerading as a leader in AmeriKKKa and the Rest Of The West.

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Jan 14 2021 15:35 utc | 117

Bemildred @ 115

Yes, it is just starting. They’re delusional if they think it’s done and dusted as that author does.

"Pollster Frank Luntz released results Monday from a poll of Americans who support President Donald Trump after the lethal rioting at the U.S. Capitol.
Luntz said that he polled 800 Trump voters and found that a great majority of them would vote for the president again if given the opportunity.
“Despite their criticism of his conduct since November 3rd and last week, 𝟵𝟭% of Trump voters say they’d still vote for him if another presidential election were held today,” Luntz said on his official social media account."
"Luntz said that of the Trump voters he polled, 73% said the election system was rigged, “even after being reminded that Trump and his allies lost more than 60 cases in court challenging election results.”
And 61% of the Trump voters polled said they would “never” trust election results again."

Why the Dems have to ban Trump from federal office ...

Posted by: Down South | Jan 14 2021 15:59 utc | 118

They have gone are are going to gab.com

Posted by: JaimeInTexas | Jan 14 2021 16:50 utc | 119

Returning fire, newly elected Georgia Congresswoman to file Articles of Impeachment against Joe Biden on the 21st. What sort of traction the action might gain is unknown at present; but as I've written, there's plenty in Biden's past that ought to have disqualified him for any political position and made him unelectable.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jan 14 2021 17:27 utc | 120

I see two things that are glaringly missing. One is a proper label of these "woke" Neo Liberals. They call others, "Racist" or guilty of "white supremacy"

In return, how about "Culture Nazis"? I think that hits back well enough.

Second, why hasn't some statesman/woman proclaimed that ALL BIGOTRY is wrong? Trump could have done so and didn't. Somebody needs to do so.

Posted by: Eighthman | Jan 14 2021 17:36 utc | 121

Eightman @121--

"All Lives Matter" was an attempted pushback that never gained any traction thanks to its marginalization by BigLie Media. The equally obvious statement you bolded has also been voiced but again it never gets any amplification. Why? Because of Divide and Rule as practiced by those few that own most media within the Outlaw US Empire. Classic, Old School, Liberalism and Conservatism both acknowledge that all lives matter and all bigotry is wrong, but they never made the inroads required to alter generations of racism and bigotry upon which the Outlaw US Empire was built. That many history texts downplay their importance also does a great disservice. Identity Politics is just new clothes put onto the longstanding prejudices it's meant to hide.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jan 14 2021 18:05 utc | 122

Can a president be impeached after he leaves office, and what penalty would he face if convicted?

“The Constitution gives Congress the authority to impeach and remove the President, Vice President, and all federal civil officers for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

“Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States.”
. . .

To disqualify Trump [or any official] from running for [but not holding?] future office, the decision only requires a simple majority of Senators to agree, according to Reuters. By comparison, two-thirds of the Senate is needed to convict and remove a president from office.


If Biden is impeached for his conduct as Obama's Vice President then maybe only a majority is needed to disqualify him from holding future office. And as his Presidency is a future office . . . that might effectively mean that Biden can no longer be POTUS. It's uncertain because this has never happened before so the matter would likely be taken to the Supreme Court.

!!

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Jan 14 2021 18:13 utc | 123

@Mr. House #32
I agree.
Note that if you made above federal poverty wages - you would then have to be paying $4000+ a year for health care plus the $3000 to $10000 deductible if you actually got seriously sick/hurt.
My point was that outrage over $15/hour is ludicrous. Yes, it can be a decent wage if you live in a depressed rural region but you can't get a minimum skilled job there at that pay rate and hold it for long - Amazon warehouse workers get that, but they age out in 4 years or less (read injure out).
Dr. Michael Hudson talks at length about how it is government's job to reduce the costs of living for its citizens, which in turn improves their productivity and thus makes the polity stronger.
In America, we've long since stopped doing this in favor of individual and sub-group self-enrichment.
Few people would care about some people getting rich if their own lives were improving, but this isn't what is happening.

Posted by: c1ue | Jan 15 2021 12:05 utc | 124

@pretzelattack #39
Indeed - we've long had many fundamental philosophical differences, but my point is that we do share class interests.
But I agree: I'm not optimistic either that true leadership will arise which unites around the class interests rather than self-enrich by pandering to subgroup goals.
I've always said Sanders was a sell-out but that I'd vote for him because of Medicare For All. Sadly, he sold out first.
AOC is just an attack dog. All you have to do is look at her fancy pad to understand that she's a useful leashed beast for the Democratic party.
But on the plus side: so long as things keep getting worse, we have a generational time window where more and more capable people that have been/are/will be screwed by the system will put their energies to the problem. It is simply not societally possible to co-opt all of them.
The tech leader morons think that they have achieved "end of history" wins with their dominance of internet comms - I disagree.

Posted by: c1ue | Jan 15 2021 12:11 utc | 125

I note on the news that in 4 days, a socially and politically primitive nation will ratify a new supreme leader. As is the case with such primitive nations, there are armed private militias and armed mobs that falsely claim rigged elections even though these groups are actually anti-any government and pro anarchy. These armed groups have already attacked the government seat of power while the police mainly just watched or participated in giving the militants tours of government facilities. This technically sophisticated but otherwise primitive nation has a citizenry that is armed to the teeth, something encouraged by the same government now under attack. It would seem that many of the nations leaders are cognitively challenged as even after the attack they refuse to acknowledge the results of their own elections save for keeping their own seats while denying the validity of those won by their opposition. This country is the USA or the Unstable States of Africa. Some say its acronym USA, stands for something else, they are wrong.

Posted by: JOE BLOW | Jan 16 2021 14:09 utc | 126

Bernie Sanders and AOC already toe the line, Pelosi won.

The situation is that the next 4 years we are going to have the Dems going hard against "white supremacists" while offering scraps for the people, I can already see it with how the Dems respond to the Capitol Siege/Protest/Riot.

We will see a lot of defense of Dems with the excuse of "What? Do you want a Trump presidency again you racist terrorist?" going ahead.

But I think this is good IMO, as Trump destroys the repubs's credibility, this term will destroy the Dems.

Posted by: Smith | Jan 16 2021 15:32 utc | 127

@Smith #127
You imply the Democrats had credibility to start with.
I beg to differ.
The Democrat party of today would be considered a nightmare abomination by any of its predecessors before Bill Clinton.

Posted by: c1ue | Jan 16 2021 17:33 utc | 128

@ c1ue

They do due to Trump's buffonery. That's how it is, lesser evilism.

Now with Trump outta the picture, they must find something elsw to blame soon.

Shit already looks ridiculous when AOC and the Squad immediately force the vote to impeach Trump but just weeks before made all the excuses in the world to not even mention Medicare4All at all.

Apparently, impeaching Chump for the 2nd times and earning points with Mama Pelosi are more important than healthcare for people who vote for her.

Posted by: Smith | Jan 16 2021 17:50 utc | 129

Posted by: Smith | Jan 16 2021 15:32 utc | 127

Posted by: Bemildred | Jan 16 2021 17:52 utc | 130

Posted by: Smith | Jan 16 2021 15:32 utc | 127

Posted by: Bemildred | Jan 16 2021 17:52 utc | 131

Posted by: Smith | Jan 16 2021 15:32 utc | 127

Very important not to hit Return/Enter at the wrong time.

"The situation is that the next 4 years we are going to have the Dems going hard against "white supremacists" while offering scraps for the people, I can already see it with how the Dems respond to the Capitol Siege/Protest/Riot."

That's sure what it looks like, but I don't think they have any four years to fool around in.

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You know I just realized if I don't type my handle/email into the boxes up there it will not decide to post my post by accident when I hit Enter/return.

Posted by: Bemildred | Jan 16 2021 17:57 utc | 132

I remember vk's point against Jimmy Dore that AOC forcing the vote for M4A would be "bad optics" for her and the Squad and progressives and all that, causing that bill to fall.

But that's not a problem with forcing the vote for 2nd impeachment Trump who has a few days left for his term. Literally pointless virtue signaling.

And you have lib goons like Sam Seder who rails against Trump and the "coup" while saying nothing against the Dems's betrayal.

America's "left" and "right" are literal all grifters.

Posted by: Smith | Jan 16 2021 18:09 utc | 133

"America's "left" and "right" are literal all grifters."

Posted by: Smith | Jan 16 2021 18:09 utc | 133

I think you've got it. Government by grift, that's us. And proud of it. Other countries should copy us and let us grift off them too. We'll let some of them become grifters too. What's important is that the grift goes on.

Posted by: Bemildred | Jan 16 2021 18:18 utc | 134

@ Posted by: Smith | Jan 16 2021 18:09 utc | 133

The difference here is that, in Trump's second impeachment's case, they do have the votes in both houses, while in M4A, defeat would be democratic, total and humiliating, burying it once and for all.

To tell those political commentators aren't astroturf on some extent is just telling the obvious. The USA is the land of the astroturf par excellence; there are simply too many millionaires and billionaires in a too much reduced piece of space for a political movement not be coopted at some point in time and to some degree. This does apply to the "sane left" too, such as Sam Seder, Nomiki Konst etc. etc.

But I think not all reduces to astroturfism. I think there's an objective, concrete contradiction in the American Left. This contradiction is simple and obvious: they are residual, microscopic, without any power. That's why many American leftists still support, to some extent, Obama's wars in Libya (which was a socialist country!) and then in Syria, and still believe to some degree in Russiagate. Behind this is the necessity of this left to paint Obama as a gain to the Left in relation to George W. Bush, that is, the Invasion of Iraq was 100% illegal and criminal, but there was some justification to the annihilation of Libya and the attempt of annihilation of Syria. They are so small and impotent that they have to believe in a theory of accumulation of forces (many of them campaigned for Obama in 2008 and then again in 2012, after all).

When you're too small, you get used to getting defeated. And defeats divide. You get defeated, then your friends/allies desert you, then you get old, then you have to feed your kids, then you have to get the money, then you become an arch-conservative etc. This is what happened to the Trotskyist movement: a century of consecutive and numerous defeats shattered it. Nowadays, they are just a scattered constellation of groups of max ten people, who resemble more some obscure religious sects than a serious ideology or political movement.

Another problem for the American Left (or, more precisely, American socialists) is in the fact that the USA is crumbling but is not in a revolutionary state. Not all collapses result in revolution. Indeed, rarely they do. Revolutions are the black swans of History; they are the exception of the exception. The USA today is in a sectarian state - more akin to a Shia vs Sunni scenario - not a revolutionary one. And this must hurt the American socialists, because Marx once hypothesized that the communist revolution (socialism) would more likely first happen in the developed capitalist nations. Most American socialist still fall for the Western Marxist fallacy that only a communist revolution in the USA may be a true communist revolution - the rest being either merely auxiliary (e.g. Latin American pink wave; Cuba) or a complete farce (China, even Vietnam to some). Hence they support, e.g., a full war against China, in the name of building a very modest social-democracy in American territory. They accept the sacrifice of a true socialist State in the altar of the only (allegedly) true possible communist revolution, which can only happen in the USA. Hence any gains for the American working class being worth more that full-fledged socialist gains for 1.4 billion Chinese; the Chinese communist revolution can only be a fraud, after all.

Posted by: vk | Jan 16 2021 18:44 utc | 135

@Smith #129
From my view, divide and conquerors will always find someone to rail against. Trump may have been a better target than the run of the mill, but it doesn't change the actual dynamic.
And also from my point of view - this is irrelevant. It is literal "let them eat cake" nonsense.
Whether Trump takes his popularity and strong base and reforms the Republican party, starts a credible new one or (most likely) drifts off in a haze of money - the conditions will spit out new challengers to the status quo continuously until either things get better for most Americans or one of the challengers makes it stick.

Posted by: c1ue | Jan 17 2021 16:59 utc | 136

alaff | Jan 13 2021 20:31 utc | 7

Wrote some thoughts on this issue.

Very interesting and penetrating analysis of the situation. I would guess, largely correct. I hope your predictions do not come true, but I fear they will. Truly we live in "interesting times"!
Are the same "thoughts" available in Russian?

Posted by: foolisholdman | Jan 17 2021 22:23 utc | 137

Canadian Cents | Jan 13 2021 21:00 utc | 12

Wouldn't the mediacracy, all in unison, portray this as a brutal purge and crackdown?

Not only that, but if the situation in China were as it is in the USA and the situation in the USA were as it is in China; can you imagine how the the mediacracy and their media arm would be going crazy advocating an attack on China?

Posted by: foolisholdman | Jan 17 2021 22:34 utc | 138

steven t johnson | Jan 14 2021 1:42 utc | 75

The whole argument over "What sort of voting system is best?" is short circuited by the fact that real power is not exercised by the elected.
As Mao pointed out a long time ago (and surely, it was not new then): any situation has a number of contradictions in it. One of them is always more important than the others and causes a number of the minor contradictions. Solve the major contradiction and a number of the minor ones will disappear and you can make progress. Fail to solve the major contradiction and every time you "solve" a minor contradiction, another (or more than one) new contradiction will take its place. The fact that in a nominally "Democratic" USA, the real government is not "up for election" is the principle contradiction. Until that is solved, the rest, including voting systems, is just frigging around. Until the electorate can choose what the country's policies are, even delegated to representatives, fiddling with the system is like rearranging the manikins in the shop window.

Posted by: foolisholdman | Jan 18 2021 0:13 utc | 139

michaelj72 | Jan 14 2021 2:50 utc | 82

Indeed, who really rules the United States?.....

The democracy of any country is illusory if all the sources, or even a majority of the sources, of information is in the hands of a few oligarchs. It stands to reason that without an informed electorate, "democracy" is an impossibility, a nonsense, an obvious fraud.

Posted by: J.Segal, K.Bols-Dorn | Jan 18 2021 21:33 utc | 140

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