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July 18, 2021

The MoA Week In Review - OT 2021-055

Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama:

Alan MacLeod @AlanRMacLeod - 10:57 UTC · Jul 18, 2021

Incredible.
Fox News' editors blurred out the signs at what they claimed were "anti-government" demonstrations in Cuba 🇨🇺 because they said things like "Long Live the Cuban Revolution" and "The Streets Belong to the Revolutionaries." 😂
Taking fake news to a whole new level.
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And check this: with no notification, the @NyTimes has gone back and stealth edited their original article on the protests.
"Hundreds" nationwide becomes "thousands" in one small town alone!
Pretty sus!

> Although civilian leaders may be accused of having overreached with visions of building Afghanistan into a democracy capable of defending itself, the military eventually embraced that goal. Claims by senior military officers of having “turned a corner” toward success in Afghanistan were repeated so regularly that critics  wondered whether the military was going in circles. <

Has the AP author read MoA?
Nov 28 2017 - Turning The Corner In Afghanistan - Moon of Alabama

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Other issues:

Covid-19 Delta:

Covid-19 Ivermectin:

Weather:

Use as open thread ...

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I scream, you scream ...

... yet Israeli tyranny continues.

Israel vows to ‘act aggressively’ against Ben & Jerry’s

Israel’s prime minister vowed Tuesday to “act aggressively” against the decision by Ben & Jerry’s to stop selling its ice cream in Israeli-occupied territories, as the country’s ambassador to the U.S. urged dozens of state governors to punish the company under anti-boycott laws.

In Monday’s announcement, Ben & Jerry’s said it would stop selling ice cream in the occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem. The company, known for its social activism, said such sales were “inconsistent with our values.”


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Posted by: Jackrabbit | Jul 20 2021 20:41 utc | 201

The Haiti assassination clusterf*ck continues

Haiti arrests 3 police officers

These new arrests may be a misdirection attempt by Haiti's National Police Chief Leon Charles who may himself bear some culpability in the assassination:Police Chief Charles was hand-picked and approved by Washington in November 2020 as then-chief Normil struggled to contain an outbreak of gang violence (Miami Herald)

Léon Charles, Haiti’s permanent representative to the Organization of American States who also served as chargé d’affaires in its Washington embassy, was installed Monday after being named interim director general of the Haiti National Police in a presidential decree. Charles replaces fired chief Rameau Normil, who was named interim director of the U.S.-backed Haiti National Police 15 months ago by President Jovenel Moïse.

Normil has struggled to restore safety in Haiti following the departure of the last of the United Nations peacekeeping troops in October 2019, and the proliferation of armed gangs throughout the country.

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While the firing of Normil, which had been rumored for days, came as no surprise, the selection of Charles, following the rejection by the U.S. of other replacements, did. A former member of the Haitian military, Charles had his own tumultuous tenure as police chief and has not been an active police officer for over a decade. Some assumed that would have blocked his nomination under Haitian law.

According to Article 21 in the 1994 law that created the Haiti National Police, the head of the force must be selected from among the three central directors in the force or from among the departmental chiefs on active duty. Critics say Charles did not meet any of these requirements given his time away from the force and his role as an ambassador.

On Monday, the Boston-based Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti issued its latest report on human rights and rule of law in Haiti. It noted that UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his latest report, focused on ongoing violence by gangs but paid little attention to credible reports from local human rights observers documenting state actors’ complicity in such violence and suggesting political motives.

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Charles first took charge of the force in the wake of the 2004 bloody coup against then-president Jean-Bertand Aristide and the arrival of an interim-U.S. backed government and UN forces.... Haiti’s armed gang and kidnapping phenomenon was just beginning and mostly isolated to Port-au-Prince, where gun battles between Haitian police and gangs were common.

Charles was not only blamed for the insecurity, but foreign officials in charge of rebuilding the police ... questioned his commitment to cleaning up the force. Secret U.S. Embassy cables showed that the embassy also had great concerns about the use of deadly force by the Haiti National Police under Charles’ leadership.

In a June 7, 2005, secret U.S. cable, later revealed by WikiLeaks, CIVPOL Commissioner Dave Beer suggested that within the Haiti National Police “corruption, even in these special units, was endemic and that Charles was unwilling or unable to discipline or arrest officers that everybody knows are corrupt and colluding with the kidnappers.”


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We should expect more dramatic news out of Haiti in the weeks and months to come.

I think it's very possible that President Moise's ex-wife Martine may run to be the next President. She was closest to him and best positioned to honor Moise's legacy by pushing ahead with his anti-oligarch agenda.

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Posted by: Jackrabbit | Jul 20 2021 21:18 utc | 202

Today Russia introduced the Checkmate, Rostec's answer to the F-35 boondoggle:

"Between its general shape, single-engine configuration, and even the computerized logistics system – dubbed ‘Matryoshka’ after the famous Russian nesting dolls – the new jet has drawn comparisons to Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter. However, Sukhoi and Rostec insist it is 'in principle a completely different airplane.'

“'It is a unique airplane,' they told reporters, adding that the Checkmate is faster, has longer range, smaller radar signature, and can carry more ordnance than the F-35....

"Rostec head Sergey Chemezov told reporters behind the scenes that the Checkmate is intended to be a more effective and affordable alternative to the F-35, SAAB’s Gripen, and France’s Dassault Rafale, which cost from $60 to $90 million apiece.

“'Our price, I hope, will be between $25 and $30 million each'."

Yesterday at his website, Martyanov was anticipating this rollout, and it'll be interesting to read what he has to add. And did you read it can be flown remotely as a drone?! That way it could really outperform manned craft by making 6+G turns and other maneuvers that are impossible for humans to withstand.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jul 20 2021 23:02 utc | 203

Checkmate is interesting as they have packaged some SU 57 technologies into a smaller, more affordable platform that will be attractive for smaller air forces. Russia is unlikely to field it in it's own air force, as they show no interest in the smaller single engine designs. But from a commercial standpoint this could be game changing, providing modern technology at prices that cant be ignored.

Posted by: norb | Jul 21 2021 0:15 utc | 204

I can't wrap my mind around the fact people in the West is still advocating for taking Ivermectin/HCQ/etc. every time one shows some symptoms instead of just taking the vaccine for free once in a year - it doesn't make any sense.
Posted by: vk | Jul 19 2021 15:49 utc | 130

Ivermectin has been around for 40 years and is on the WHO's list of essential medicines. We know what it does. Not to mention the fact that these experimental "free" mRNA vaccines would not be available to you on an emergency basis if Ivermectin was a proven treatment for COVID. Thus, the reason Ivermectin as a treatment for COVID is being officially suppressed.

When are the luminaries that frequent this blog going to clue in to the fact that this is no longer about COVID, but about getting the vaccine into you? Didn't Gaddafi predict this long before he was executed by the Cabal?

Posted by: Activist Potato | Jul 21 2021 1:32 utc | 205

One of the stories that b linked to disparaging ivermectin was the Guardian story about a study that has been withdrawn from publication.

Fortunately for those who would like a scientific view on this matter, the study is discussed by Dr. Tess Lawrie and Bret Weinstein on the latest Dark Horse podcast:

DarkHorse Podcast with Tess Lawrie & Bret Weinstein [July 17, 2021]

If you're unfamiliar with Odysee, it can be difficult to stream, but you can download the video by going to the three dots [...] to the right of the Share button and selecting Download. It's about 1.7 Gb, which is huge but it's a new platform and maybe resolutions will change. I don't know how a phone user would fare.

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This is the definitive story on the Guardian hit piece - and it IS a hit piece - on ivermectin. It's also a great summary of the evidence that exists in favor of ivermectin's use, abundantly supplied now from around the world. Dr. Lawrie shows how the meta analysis is a robust tool to filter the signal out form the noise in evidence, and demonstrates how removing the controversial study has little effect on the evidence for prohylaxis, and a larger effect on treatment but nowhere near enough to change the conclusions of the analysis.

I hope some here will find the video useful.

I highly, highly recommend it.

Dr. Lawrie is an advisor to the WHO, and an expert on research analysis, and provided the first good meta analysis on studies of ivermectin - the meta analysis is at the top of the "evidence pyramid" accepted by scientists and researchers. She points out that all strata of the pyramid are filled with data now supporting ivermectin, from anecdotes and opinions at the bottom, to case studies next up, to trials and to systematic review and meta analysis at the top.

She says that she has never seen such a large body of evidence (proving ivermectin efficacy) being ignored. And Bret Weinstein adds the corollary, which is that never have we seen such a large body of evidence of adverse effects from vaccines being ignored.

This is an evidence-based discussion, and Dr. Lawrie has also developed a new system of analysis for evidence that I found compelling, and you may also.

Posted by: Grieved | Jul 21 2021 2:23 utc | 206

@206 more...

The discussion brought out another good point for ivermectin, which is that it is probably also useful - in fact needed - by those vaccinated people who are getting COVID-19. It still seems to be effective even for the vaccinated.

Weinstein points out that the "95%" efficacy of the vaccine means there's a 5% segment of the vaccinated population for the vaccine to escape and become a variant. Not only this, but the vaccinated are now unwittingly spreading the disease without feeling the effects themselves.

His point is to the lesser harm: with good prophylaxis - which we know we have - we could drive the virus to extinction. With vaccines that are less than 100% effective, we may allow the disease to plague us for years to come. It seems obvious which of those two alternatives is the lesser harm.

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I note a thing here. We determined that the virus didn't transmit asymptomatically. You had to catch the disease to spread it, even if your symptoms were so mild you didn't know it. And the symptoms developed over days - but we had contact tracing to go back and find those whom you might have infected before your symptoms worsened.

So that was the situation we had, before the vaccines.

But now, we have people catching the illness without suffering enough symptoms, ever, to think they have it, and transmitting it to others. Congratulations, we now have asymptomatic transmission.

Posted by: Grieved | Jul 21 2021 2:39 utc | 207

@ uncle tungsten

CGTN has a documentary on Isabel Crook. who is still alive and almost 106 years old:
Isabel Crook: We belonged and this is why we stayed

Here's the YouTube copy.

I don't know if you'll see this - a couple of years ago you introduced me to David and Isabel Crook, and their book Ten Mile Inn.

CGTN has been making a number of features lately on remarkable people who came from the west and became great friends of China, often dedicating their life to the cause of China's renewal.

Posted by: Grieved | Jul 21 2021 3:45 utc | 208

Rabbit
an opposition platform engaged in talks since the assassination noticed that ppl have been quiet and kidnappings stopped since the coup...

Posted by: Mina | Jul 21 2021 6:49 utc | 209

The Dutch invasion plan of Donbass before the downing of MH17 on July 17, 2014

http://johnhelmer.net/the-dutch-invasion-plan-of-donbass-before-the-downing-of-mh17-on-july-17-2017/

John Helmer's latest: WOW!

Posted by: John Gilberts | Jul 21 2021 7:29 utc | 210

Posted by: Activist Potato | Jul 21 2021 1:32 utc | 205

I do not understand your insistence on people being vaccinated when they have already been exposed to the virus and recovered. This is a vaccine passport scam is being perpetrated on people, even those who have taken Russian or Chinese vaccines, no less effective. Vaccines are not free, they are paid for through your taxes.

Personally, I am not against people being vaccinated. I have been vaccinated with Sinovac myself, but I would be unlikely to take the price gouging Pfizer mRNA vaccine because of the company's less than steller reputation and the lack of long term testing of the mRNA process.

Sinovac is a standard inactivated type of vaccine using dead virus. Sputnik V uses a weakened live virus which may be more effective. These, and those like it, I would consider.

It is unfortunate that the West has politicized the treatment of the disease to focus on helping Big Pharma maximize its profits at tax payer expense with an experimental technique, and attacks on any non-vaccine treatments, whether buoying your immune system with Vitamin D or Zinc, or using HDQ or Invermectin and others to mitigate the effects of the disease.

This is a crime against humanity.

Posted by: Blue Dotterel | Jul 21 2021 10:11 utc | 211

Posted by: Activist Potato | Jul 21 2021 1:32 utc | 205

Sorry that should have been
Posted by: vk | Jul 19 2021 15:49 utc | 130

Posted by: Blue Dotterel | Jul 21 2021 10:33 utc | 212

An article that demonstrates the way Fascism is creeping into the vaccine mandate world:
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/56671.htm

"This new model of governance was evident when White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about a mandated vaccine passport system. She responded that it is “not currently the role of the federal government” but noted that the administration hopes to see such a mandate from “private-sector entities, universities, institutions that are starting to mandate, and that’s an innovative step that they will take and they should take.”
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If these trends continue, citizens could find themselves effectively exiled by order of corporate governors — unable to travel or go to school while also barred from espousing dissenting views on social media. They would, effectively, be “disappeared” within a shadow state that lacks any electoral or appellate process — a dystopian brave new world that could become all too real if we allow elected officials to use corporate surrogates to control the essential aspects of our lives."

Posted by: Blue Dotterel | Jul 21 2021 11:34 utc | 213

Pepe Escobar reports on the annual MAKS aerospace show happening now in Moscow where the new Checkmate jet is all the rage. Perhaps the most important fact he notes come at the article's end:

"Russia spends on its military industry roughly 12 cents for every dollar the US spends. The practical result is that the Beltway is consistently out-planned, out-designed and out-gunned."

And that competitive disparity extends to the remaining areas of the Outlaw Anglo Empire's industry, which is commented upon often here but never within BigLie Media and is THE #1 fact behind the Empire's inability to compete geoeconomically.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jul 21 2021 15:17 utc | 214

@ karlof1 | Jul 21 2021 15:17 utc | 214:

the Empire's inability to compete geoeconomically

Of course -- and I'm sure you'll agree -- the Empire does not want to compete; the Empire wants to stifle competition. Oh, and shovel money at billionaires instead of R&D, to say nothing of social welfare.

Posted by: corvo | Jul 21 2021 15:23 utc | 215

Press tv (Iran) has an insightful piece on the Empire's increasing use of terrorist networks as it decreases its military footprint. Includes their view of Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria but also shows the same imperial actions supporting terror (MEK, etc) in Eurasia and the narco gangs of Latin America. Important concept: it's organic. Gangs grow out of the poor: slums, plantations, garbage dumps. Good news though-- the Resistance has survived, studied the Imperial playbook, and built in countermoves.
bottom line-- checkmate.

https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2021/07/17/662449/US-hegemonic-doctrine-shift-from-invasion-to-violent-extremism

Posted by: migueljose | Jul 21 2021 15:54 utc | 216

And that competitive disparity extends to the remaining areas of the Outlaw Anglo Empire's industry, which is commented upon often here but never within BigLie Media and is THE #1 fact behind the Empire's inability to compete geoeconomically.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jul 21 2021 15:17 utc | 214

Much of the reason Russia is so "efficient" is because it does NOT buy hundreds of weapons systems it does not need in order to make them "profitable". They are public goods, developed and designed to protect Russia in case of need, and they have them ready to go, but not hundreds of billions shoveled to some plutocrat for the privilege. THe defense bidness there is not a great parasite on society at large. But then they don't need to threaten people all over the planet.

A great part of the Capitalist systems problems come from having no conception of "enough". That is why it regularly collapses. (And you can easily discern whether a country - say China - has gone full-tilt Capitalist because they will start having economic collapses.)

Posted by: Bemildred | Jul 21 2021 15:55 utc | 217

US Life Expectancy falls the most since WW2

No big surprise, but this was interesting:

The drop spelled out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is due mainly to the COVID-19 pandemic, which health officials said is responsible for close to 74% of the overall life expectancy decline. More than 3.3 million Americans died last year, far more than any other year in U.S. history, with COVID-19 accounting for about 11% of those deaths.

So the US would have had a life expectancy drop anyway? Or is it that the 1/4+ of life expectancy drop was from additional deaths due to lockdowns?

Posted by: c1ue | Jul 21 2021 15:56 utc | 218

corvo @215--

Thanks very much for your reply and the important point you make, "the Empire does not want to compete; the Empire wants to stifle competition." And it must "stifle competition" because it's no longer capable of competing. Hudson's been saying that the preferred arrangement by the 1% is Feudalism, which is a system that lacks competition and innovation and accompanies a Socio-Cultural-Economic Dark Age. But to gain that globally Full Spectrum Dominance must be obtained; otherwise, resistance/competition will always exist.

I think much can be learned from Crooke's latest essay which reveals,

"that British voters are as fed up with business as they are with politicians (whom they revile as self-seeking mercenaries). They reject the corporate money-centered, Wall Street-centered ethos; they resent the big disparity of wealth, and the young regard Capitalism as a dirty word: To be a capitalist is to place a big red target ‘X’ on one’s front." [Emphasis Original]

Yes, the focus is mostly on UK but Wokeism was exported there from the Outlaw US Empire, and the true history that's fueling it is the history that the elite's tried to suppress for generations. I see very clearly the efforts both Russia and China are making to differentiate themselves and their governance systems from that of the Neoliberal West which is at the root of the problem. Providing Crooke's essay as an article topic would be great as it would provoke much discussion, or at least it ought to.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jul 21 2021 16:09 utc | 219

Posted by: c1ue | Jul 21 2021 15:56 utc | 217

We'll never know how much is do to the lockdowns- the poverty, lack of health care, the student suicides, the opioid deaths ... There may have been as many deaths as were actually caused by the virus infections. Criminal negligence anyone?

Posted by: Blue Dotterel | Jul 21 2021 16:14 utc | 220

Posted by: karlof1 | Jul 21 2021 16:09 utc | 218

The problem with wokism and its rejection of democracy and "acceptance" of "socialism" is that I wonder which type of socialism the woke crowd are actually being directed to. This narrative seems to be directed by the very people the "anti-capitalist" wokers seem to vent about.

Sofar, I have not seen any concrted effort by the woke to confront the oligarchs in any serious way. It is all hot air.

Posted by: Blue Dotterel | Jul 21 2021 16:31 utc | 221


Posted by: c1ue | Jul 21 2021 15:56 utc | 217

So the US would have had a life expectancy drop anyway? Or is it that the 1/4+ of life expectancy drop was from additional deaths due to lockdowns?
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US life expectancy has been dropping for year.
The peak for life expectancy was in 2014.
http://cdn.statcdn.com/Infographic/images/normal/20673.jpeg

Posted by: jinn | Jul 21 2021 16:55 utc | 222

It seems to me that conflating wokeism with a rejection of capitalism/embrace of socialism is a grave error. Granted, young people tend toward both, but the two phenomena aren't causally related.

Wokeism is driven by identity politics and is naturally divisive; there's also no element of class consciousness. Socialism is, despite its positing of class opposition, at least in theory devoted to the greater good of the whole.

Not only does wokeism not confront the oligarchs; it is ripe for coopting by the oligarchs and to some degree this has already happened. BLM, for instance, is rapidly transforming from a civil rights movement (with, admittedly, some extremely dubious grifter-leaders) into a logo that's sold on baseball caps. Sure, the woke can identify the evils of capitalism -- who can't? -- but their commitment to or even understanding of socialism is, to put it mildly, superficial.

An early example of this can be found in the gay community, which transformed over the course of a generation from a civil rights movement into a marketing "lifestyle" demographic. At one time it was de rigeur to boycott Coors products because of the antigay policies of that company. Well and good. The Coors family was smarter, however, implementing and lavishly ballyhooing a few gay-friendly policies, sponsoring Pride Month events, and the like. All of a sudden it became sexy to drink Coors again (except for the calories, of course). That the Coors family continued and continues to donate millions of dollars, via their family foundation, to bigoted nutcase groups like Focus on the Family? Who cares! Same with every other corporation that gays are supposed to love because of their gay-friendly policies, no matter how much destruction they wreak on the environment or oppress other groups of people (usually conveniently located in a "shithole country").

Thus are previously marginalized groups safely . . . integrated? no, subordinated into the power structures operated by the oligarchs.

And speaking of the coopting of wokeism/IdPol by the oligarchs, I'm sure we all remember those hilarious CIA ads from just a couple of months ago . . .

Posted by: corvo | Jul 21 2021 16:58 utc | 223

slight corrigendum to my previous comment: I didn't mean to imply that the gay liberation movement started out as a socialist movement. (There was never much in the way of socialism-consciousness in the movement, nor could there have been, since its roots developed in the McCarthyite 1950s, and 1960s-style radicals were never more than a vocal minority.) I meant only to offer that as an example of how an identity movement can easily become coopted by and made a tool of the oligarchy.

Posted by: corvo | Jul 21 2021 17:08 utc | 224

Blue Dotterel @221 & corvo @223--

Thanks for your replies on the issue of Wokeism, which is something I'm still in the process of trying to get a grasp upon, and Crooke seems to be the only writer I've encountered that's in the same boat. Then there's this paragraph of Crooke's:

"The internal convulsions of the U.S. however, are one thing. But the implosion of social trust, and now personal safety in the U.S. (following the ‘defund the police’ campaign), is radiating out across the globe. If the imprecarity of our times – compounded by the virus – is making us nervous and tense, it may also be because we intuit that a way-of-life, a way-of-economics, too, is coming to its end. If so, Dr Luntz would say, our intuition hits the nail."

IMO, Wokeism is rooted in the West's crimes, yet those claiming to be Woke deny that history--or so it seems. IMO, that denial is just as bad as the crimes, worse even since we're not to learn about them. But perhaps there's an historical precedent--the "Roaring" 1920s when numerous social taboos were slain.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jul 21 2021 17:36 utc | 225

@ karlof1 | Jul 21 2021 17:36 utc | 225:

IMO, Wokeism is rooted in the West's crimes, yet those claiming to be Woke deny that history--or so it seems.

This is a point worth exploring, as the members of most "woke" groups, at least in the USA, are members of a victimizer group (as Americans) while arguing, with varying degrees of justification, for their own victimized status. But one needs to be willing to differentiate with an excruciatingly high degree of honesty and sensitivity -- and risk furious condemnation in the process, with language ready to trip everyone up at every turn. Thus it's both correct and incorrect to say, for example, that "gays, like blacks, have experienced discrimination": true in that both groups have experienced discrimination; false in that one might infer that the discrimination is of the same degree or kind.

Posted by: corvo | Jul 21 2021 17:45 utc | 226

Posted by: corvo | Jul 21 2021 16:58 utc | 223
Posted by: karlof1 | Jul 21 2021 17:36 utc | 225

Yes, the cooption, or perhaps even creation, of identity politics by corporate oligarch and political interests has always seemed to be a diversion from the crimes of the oligarchy, or, if you like, the looting of society.

That US embassies are pushing the phenomena onto others along with Western corporate media suggests that there is an insidious ploy here to disrupt societies for Western corporate interests/power by targeting the young. Thus, the socialism that the woke crowd is being led into has more in common with "national socialism" and fascism (corporatism)than a socialism to benefit the people as a whole. The purpose seems to be to exploit the people better by pitting them against each other.

The purpose of BLM is to divide not bring together the people. Fred Hampton was assasinated because he tried to bring black and white together. Those coopting and influencing BLM and the woke want to divide people, especially at the working and middle class levels. Identity politics is the means.

The attempt to destroy the history of the West's crimes is not much more than an effort to cover them up, so that a generation from now, the oligarchs can pretend they never happened, no evidence, all destroyed. I doubt if you would find Zinn's "People's History of the US" in any classroom then. Perhaps, you cannot find it now.

Clearly, the BLM, antifa, and other identity groups are being used as useful idiots by the corporate coopters. Some are apparently even being financed by them. These people need to educate themselves a little more deeply, and see that real "white" supremists are the oligarch class donating and supporting their victims with a smile.

Posted by: Blue Dotterel | Jul 21 2021 19:33 utc | 227

Woke-ism is nothing more than Song Dynasty type excess educated, leavened by a thin layer of MSM and technocracy spokesmodels, creating a fantasy world where the excess have value.
It represents nothing else. Entitled kids in super expensive colleges don’t represent anything but themselves.

Posted by: c1ue | Jul 21 2021 19:56 utc | 228

Occasionally, a well written op/ed is published that deserves being mentioned. "Oliver Stone’s new JFK assassination doc is being ignored by the MSM… a sure sign he might be onto something" clearly deserves such treatment. An excerpt:

"Considering that Cuba, intelligence agency nefariousness, and conspiracy theories are making headlines, and that the small critical assessment of the documentary is split, it’s curious that the media is maintaining the status quo by endorsing sexual depravity at Cannes instead of pursuing truth by debating ‘JFK Revisited’.

"I’m kidding, of course. It’s no surprise that the American myth-making media who bequeath to us the official narrative from which ‘respectable’ people will never deviate, are tossing ‘JFK Revisited’ down the memory hole and lavishing praise on horny nuns and coital Cadillacs."

I submit that the great mass of those employed by media within the Anglosphere and Neoliberal nations are cowards who would fit right in with Orwell's Ministry of Truth.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jul 21 2021 20:20 utc | 229

karlof1 @Jul21 20:20 #229: ... a sure sign he might be on to something

On to something like this?

Did Israel Kill the Kennedys?

Plonee (#6) writes:

To leaders of the tribe deep with dread

Two brothers once seriously said:

“Shut your lobby this fall,

and in Dimona show all”

How serious were they? Dead.


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Posted by: Jackrabbit | Jul 21 2021 22:43 utc | 230

@karlof1 #229

Thanks! More excerpts:

The New York Times’ vast coverage of Cannes consisted of 11 articles, most focusing on the more salacious content, such as ‘Benedetta’, a steamy story about lesbian nuns, ‘Annette’, a musical where Adam Driver sings while performing oral sex on Marion Cotillard, and ‘Titane’, where a woman has sex with a car and lactates oil. But not once has ‘JFK Revisited’ been mentioned in the supposed ‘paper of record’.

The same is true of the Washington Post, Boston Globe, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, the Guardian, the Atlantic, the New Yorker and every mainstream outlet I searched, as none of them acknowledge ‘JFK Revisited’ exists at all.

Stone became more of an establishment pariah when he interviewed Fidel Castro in 2002 and Russian President Vladimir Putin between 2015 and 2017. Stone spoke with America’s enemies instead of just mouthing the mindless official mantra, an unforgivable sin in the eyes of the media who believe there’s only one narrative, and we can’t complicate it by listening instead of yelling.

Stone’s history of being a firebrand, and his loyalty to truth above the official narrative, is why ‘JFK Revisited’ is being intentionally ignored. Any press is good press; even a bad review spreads awareness of the product, so hitting the ignore button is the best way for the establishment to silence Stone and maintain the JFK status quo.

Posted by: S | Jul 22 2021 0:41 utc | 231

Posted By vk @23

Is AV a 'correct' [Western] vaccination?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-22/two-deaths-linked-to-covid-astrazeneca-vaccine-victoria-tasmania/100313344

Posted by: Paul | Jul 22 2021 6:10 utc | 232

best way to know the forecast about covid is to read the sport news
https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-league/57925720

Posted by: Mina | Jul 22 2021 10:19 utc | 233

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