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Shanghai Cooperation Organization Gains A New Member

June 24, 2017

Authored by Darius Shahtahmasebi via TheAntiMedia.org,

Russia recently said it would support Iran’s bid to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, an emerging economic and political alliance led by China. This Shanghai Bloc was originally formed in 1996 before it was rebranded in 2001. Its membership includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Last year, India and Pakistan also signed the memorandum of obligations and are expected to become full members sometime this year. The bloc has expanded into a military organization over the last few years and has run joint military exercises in the past.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Iran now fully fits the criteria for membership and that discussions on its bid to join will take place this summer.

“Next in line [for membership]…is Iran, which has resolved issues related to sanctions from the U.N. Security Council,” Lavrov told Russian state news agency Itar-Tass, as reported by Newsweek.

The country now “fully meets the criteria for membership,” Lavrov told journalists at the end of a meeting of the group’s foreign ministers.

Iran currently has observer status in the organization, meaning it can attend summits. As is quite clear, Iran and Russia already cooperate closely both economically and militarily, particularly regarding the Syrian conflict. What is especially notable about this alliance, however, is the fact that the U.S. was rejected from gaining observer status in 2004, which, as Newsweek reports, reinforces “the impression that its goal is to exist in opposition to Western political and military alliances.”

Further complicating this issue is the fact that NATO member Turkey expressed a desire to join this organization at the end of last year. As Turkey transitions from a so-called democracy to a nearly outright dictatorship, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan may find he has more in common with his eastern counterparts than he does his western ones.

If this scenario were to occur, it would place a NATO ally in direct alliance with NATO’s longtime arch-rivals Iran and Russia.

As the world is seemingly preparing for a third world war between NATO and the growing Eastern bloc, we are witnessing the strengthening of alliances as well as the switching of some very strategic ones. One can only hope that as alliances switch and strengthen, the balance of power could shift just enough to prevent the powers-that-be from launching this disastrous war in the first place.

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Normalcy Bias Apr 28, 2017 10:18 PM

What’s left of the American Middle Class?

therealestg9 Normalcy Bias Apr 28, 2017 10:21 PM

That war has already been fought and won…

macki mack therealestg9 Apr 28, 2017 10:40 PM

Nope. That one was COLD. The coming one will be HOT.

http://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/the-truth-about-the-c…

stizazz macki mack Apr 28, 2017 10:49 PM

“we are witnessing the strengthening of alliances as well as the switching of some very strategic ones”

Yep. The happy side effect will be that IsraHell is DOA.

beemasters stizazz Apr 28, 2017 10:55 PM

“As Turkey transitions from a so-called democracy to a nearly outright dictatorship, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan may find he has more in common with his eastern counterparts than he does his western ones.”

Far from that….EU is practically a dictatorship with reps not voted by the people. I think the reason is NATO is a largely white-only alliance? Turkey is all feathery. It floats towards whichever direction the wind blows.

SMG beemasters Apr 28, 2017 10:58 PM

Trump, you better see through this globalist crap, because otherwise your and my grandkids are going to be digging through nuclear rubble.

eforce SMG Apr 28, 2017 11:28 PM

Or perhaps the COLD one never ended, and the Soviet Union merely underwent a cosmetic upgrade…

D Nyle eforce Apr 28, 2017 11:34 PM

Nato will wave a White Flag and Ass kiss anybody with a non-Limp wrist, seen their work in Iraq and Afgan, old tech, old weapons and idiot soldiers

TalkToBooBoo D Nyle Apr 28, 2017 11:48 PM

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2_legs_bahhhhhd TalkToBooBoo Apr 29, 2017 1:11 AM

Are you still fucking here?

WTF Tyler’s , why are these assholes allowed to spam this site?

Manthong 2_legs_bahhhhhd Apr 29, 2017 3:12 AM

You know,

The good thing about WW-III is that there will be less migrants.

Manthong Manthong Apr 29, 2017 3:24 AM

It’s pretty late at night…

I made a small bowl of fruit with a little scoop of ice cream.

Gosh darn a small brown spider crawled over the rim…

I ate it.. better protein  than  the ice cream.

Manthong Manthong Apr 29, 2017 3:50 AM

So I was sitting in seat 1-C coming up north from Texas…

There was a bit of a commotion as there was a hornet buzzing about.

I got out of my seat and smacked the little f’r against the overhead with my hand.

I would have eaten it except for the ladies on the crew and seating about.

I am really a considerate guy.

Giant Meteor Manthong Apr 29, 2017 4:53 AM

I understand 😉

Manthong Giant Meteor Apr 29, 2017 5:46 AM

..but I might suggest that one refrains from indulging on insects in Mexico  else one wants a complete cleansing of the digestive tract.

Took Red Pill Manthong Apr 29, 2017 8:10 AM

Corbett Report did a good 17 minute video on this group years ago called “Meet The Shanghai Cooperation Organization”;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oikVGwPkPL0&feature=youtu.be

and a 4 minute update done this week;

https://www.corbettreport.com/the-shanghai-cooperation-organization-is-a…

The new alliance will account for 43% of world’s population and 24% of world’s GDP. Iran’s inclusion into the group is a key piece and, combined with the Swift banking alternative Russia and China are forming, will truly give the West a force to be reckoned with.

jeff montanye Took Red Pill Apr 29, 2017 8:35 AM

and welcome it is.  the west needs a force to be reckoned with.

however the west, likud zionists, intelligence agencies, military industrial complex, deep states, etc. gave their own people a force to be reckoned with to oppose them: the committing of the great mass murder/treason of 9-11.   bust this and they are castrated.

this technique has the added advantage of killing fewer people than most other ways of unseating the dynasty.  they are clearly guilty.  convincing the critical mass of opinion independent of the legacy media is a necessary part of success.   what can be gotten from the 9-11 families’ suits against saudi arabia?

http://www.whale.to/b/israel_did_911.html

https://sites.google.com/site/onedemocraticstatesite/archives/-solving-9…

http://www.amazon.com/Solving-9-11-Deception-Changed-World/dp/0985322586

http://www.luogocomune.net/site/modules/sections/index.php?op=viewarticl….

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/everything-rich-man-trick/

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/098213150X/sr=1-1/qid=1467687982/ref=olp_pro…

http://www.europhysicsnews.org/articles/epn/pdf/2016/04/epn2016474p21.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgE-hGNy2W0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYUYya6bPGw

Manthong Took Red Pill Apr 29, 2017 1:55 PM

.. and just guess where all of the mountains of little yellow 1 kg shiny things are accumulating.

Took Red Pill Manthong Apr 29, 2017 3:06 PM

Right! The days of the petrodollar are numbered.

halcyon 2_legs_bahhhhhd Apr 29, 2017 9:09 AM

Every click is revenue.

No incentive.

It’s not about your enjoyment, it’s about Tyler’s revenue.

2_legs_bahhhhhd halcyon Apr 29, 2017 9:57 AM

Cool, kinda like the fed…who knew a mouse could create candy out of dogshit.

D Nyle 2_legs_bahhhhhd Apr 29, 2017 8:19 PM

LMAO, “a mouse could create candy out of dogshit”.  Quote of the Year

JRobby SMG Apr 29, 2017 7:46 AM

Trump needs to change his tune on Monday. Give him the weekend to think about it since “the job is much harder than he expected it to be”.

His own family are globalists!!!

I thought for an insane moment that his behavior is a “rope – a – dope” but it looks like not.

BobEore beemasters Apr 29, 2017 4:17 AM

I suspect that the reason NATO is largely a white only alliance… is because it’s generally the case that white only folks hang around the frigid “North Atlantic” part of North Atlantic Treaty Alliance zones.

However, in the usual manner of our current era, the meaning of the term has functionally expanded into including such non-frigid zones as the s e Med… where a tiny pirate state is…. by degrees, so to speak…

inviting itself into that club. With intention of becoming the major player. It was via the formal reliquishing of their veto vote on the entry of Israel into NATO that Turkey signaled both it’s submission to the sionist entity… and it’s willingness to play a role in the new game – of breaking up not just NATO… but Europe itself… into tiny satrapies most easily managed.

“The bitterness of the developing feud between what are on surface still close NATO allies is one element of that new direction in theatrical plot line – but what’s at least equally important here is the speed and magnitude of Ankara’s switching the narrative towards Russia. The mind-boggling speed of the turnaround in the space of less than a month is a harbinger of how recklessly confident the conspirators against the real now feel. In the wave of pure emotion driven by the implanted nationalistic fervor of those who believe there was a coup attempt against the elected government, there is no time or place for critical thinking – if the “Chief” says America is now Satan, and Russia is the angel of light, when just weeks ago the perception management of the regime was quite different, that’s just how the masses are going to see it.” https://storify.com/SuaveBel/t-the-western-world /jULY 2016

The breakup of NATO -and it’s replacement by a defacto “ZATO” which conforms to the dictates of the Moscow-Tel Aviv energy monopoly alliance, will be accompanied by the isolation and break up of a once mighty Republic on the other side of the Atlantic. Stage-managing of which was the entire purpose of drumming the Drumpster into office.

But who knew>>>??? Hooo couldn’t seen it coming? The TRUMP DECEPTION was predicted 9 months ago bY those few who refused to drink the zheeple foolaid.

researchfix BobEore Apr 29, 2017 4:32 AM

In my definition “white-only” is Russia and Iceland. Politically incorrect, i know, like many truths.

BobEore researchfix Apr 29, 2017 7:12 AM

Curious that you would think of Russia as a white only country.

The history of the place is full of the usual made up stories designed to conceal what who where why and when… but when the varnish is stripped…

Russ and Ukrainia are an amalgam of the two streams of ethicities which moved into the zone around the same time – from different directions.

Varangians (aka Swedes, aka Vikings) from the northwest, river pirates and freemen – Kipchaks/Cumans from the east, steppe warriors, horsemen, blue-eyed but with features generic to the Sino-Mongol races. Like Genghis Khan, the red head. Still completely evident in the faces of those who call themselves Russ today.

We’re not races apart, anywhere on the planet, save for maybe outback Australia and Dravidians and Tottenhots. And the real “Aryans” came out of the East. https://storify.com/SuaveBel/return-to-khan-tengri-part-three        Our common enemy is Semitic racial supremacists and religious fanatics.

white horse BobEore Apr 29, 2017 8:38 AM

Wow, you need to present your theory to Nobel prize committee.

RevIdahoSpud3 BobEore Apr 29, 2017 8:33 AM

Yes hell, you’re right. If only we had hillary now litteraly every single thing we experience as a society, domestic and nationally would be golden. Instead of hanging by a by a thread to survive as we are now the empire would have been bolstered with concrete and rebar reinforcement, is that it? Such a smart guy you are!

BobEore RevIdahoSpud3 Apr 29, 2017 10:47 AM

Sooo

well all the limp sarc from the beta boy brigade is done…

when all the down arrows in the world no longer produce the desired temporary opiate…

when the task of reasoning one’s way out of a dead end … for one’s entire culture… falls to those who really could not care less whether y’all fall down… or not.

What’s next? Your toolbox is empty, there’s nuthin in yur glove. Roll over, n make room for fresh. Yur roadkill suckas. I’m writing for the survivors amongst ye’s.

MalteseFalcon stizazz Apr 29, 2017 12:29 PM

“The happy side effect will be that IsraHell is DOA.”

Oh really?

Wait until Israel switches sides.

It’ll be a laugh riot in the USA.

Just keep an eye on comings and goings of dual passport holders.

CharlesBronson MalteseFalcon Apr 29, 2017 3:25 PM

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CharlesBronson MalteseFalcon Apr 29, 2017 3:25 PM

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Raging Debate therealestg9 Apr 29, 2017 5:49 AM

War lost. Psst. Just some battles.

To quote a movie:

“Earthquake”

Response: “No Captain. Battle formations.”

ClassicCommodity Normalcy Bias Apr 28, 2017 10:41 PM

I hope so. I just want to see people die and suffer to be honest. I want poverty, faminie disease, and corpses smeared into the pavement.

Cleanse this world of the filthy hominid monkies that have destroyed everything on this planet. And before you judge me – well I consider myself an ecologist realist that prefers to give precedence to all OTHER life that humans have systemically fucking destroyed.

So much fauna extinct within the what… last 100 years? Not to mention the daily geocide of cattle etc to feed all the useless people. I love animals!

If we need Lucifer to carry out this ecological deed, then so be it. Fucking do it!

Normalcy Bias ClassicCommodity Apr 28, 2017 10:42 PM

Somebody needs to smoke a joint and get laid…

Krungle Normalcy Bias Apr 28, 2017 10:53 PM

Everyone needs to smoke a joint and get laid.

GodSpeed_00 Krungle Apr 28, 2017 11:41 PM

Weed is overrated.

Giant Meteor GodSpeed_00 Apr 28, 2017 11:48 PM

Thank God for the round up !

Usual suspects ..

Let’s have a war !

Mr 9×19 GodSpeed_00 Apr 29, 2017 6:18 AM

sex too.

i would go for solid booze.

Bludklot Krungle Apr 29, 2017 10:06 AM

A martini and a blowjob aren’t bad either.

11b40 Bludklot Apr 29, 2017 11:00 AM

With a Doobie for desert.

Supafly Bludklot Apr 29, 2017 12:32 PM

Whatever gets the taste out of your mouth.  From the martini, that is.

general ambivalent Normalcy Bias Apr 29, 2017 12:10 AM

Somebody needs to leave their degeneracy behind.

JRobby general ambivalent Apr 29, 2017 7:54 AM

Degenerate behavior is a product of the mind control operations at one of its many points of control. But of course it is multi-faceted.

Normalcy Bias general ambivalent Apr 29, 2017 10:44 AM

Someboby needs to pull the stick out of their ass and live a little.

SMG ClassicCommodity Apr 28, 2017 11:05 PM

Then kill yourself.  Because what separates us from the monkeys is the ability to solve problems, so lets fix this.

Any BTW, if you think Lucifer is going to do anything good for humanity, you are sadly mistaken.

ClassicCommodity SMG Apr 28, 2017 11:33 PM

Did my perfectly clear and objective comment go over the top of your head? HUMANS are the disease, why the fuck should I give homo sapiens precedence over world’s flaura and fauna? The world has been all but completely destroyed and there are 7 billion and counting.

Do you just think we can keep squeezing out more useless eaters at the expense of everything else?

It’s too late for alternatives – we don’t have the energy resources or commodity resources available to “solve problems” with.

I’m fighting for all the sheep, cows, chickens and fish that die everyday so that you can go on being worthless by eating them.

Socratic Dog ClassicCommodity Apr 28, 2017 11:59 PM

Like the man said, best thing you can do is kill yourself, and have your corpse turned in to the Nihilist Biscuit Factory, formerly known as Soylent Green.  That’ll save a few of your precious fucking chickens.

CuttingEdge Socratic Dog Apr 29, 2017 3:10 AM

Hmmm…Vegan much, CC?

Without humans, cows sheep and chickens wouldn’t be around either – at least, not in anywhere near their current numbers. Not exactly geared up for survival without those pesky humans around to farm and protect them from all the big bad wild beasts that would flourish. Think about it…

I’ll give you that fish would probably do better without us around, but they are fucked anyway, courtesy of the shit spewing from Fukushima over the next hundred years.

land_of_the_few Socratic Dog Apr 29, 2017 4:53 AM

Soylent is SOYa and LENTil, and not made of anything more schlocky, in the original book “Make room! Make room!” by Harry Harrison, that the film is based on.

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Globalisation And The Destruction Of Civilisation

May 18, 2017

Despite repeated assertions that this blog does not align itself with either of those anachronistic labels,. left and right, our oppositions to globalisation (an attack on the benefits the early trade union movement fought to win for British, European and American workers) and our support for controlled borders and strict vetting of immigrants (particularly those claiming refugee or asylum seeker status,) we are often accused by those who like to label themselves ‘left’ (because it sounds cuddlier than their true position, which is authoritarian,) of being a bunch of right wing extremists.

Well if being part of the resistance to the destruction of European civilisation and culture and the assaults on personal liberty, free speech and the principle of all being equal under the law is considered extremist these days we are proud to be extremists and also to welcome others with independent minds to our columns.

“A Government of Death”

Although the author uses his own terminology a point we have made many times, that globalisation serves only corporate business and the power elites at a time when we should be thinking in terms of looking after our planets environment and people and aiming for an economy based on wellbeing rather than growth, is reiterated.

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Globalization and the Retrun To Serfdom
When the power elites promise something that will benefit people everywhere it can be taken what the world will get is the opposite. Thus when we were told globalisation would make everybody more prosperous, abolish poverty and narrow the gap between rich and poor, only a fool would have failed to regognize what was on offer comprised a return to medieval poverty and servitude for the masses while the rich became richer.

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Boiling Rice To Save Democracy

April 12, 2017

It is generally accepted now that the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria was a false flag and a number of possible reasons why Washington would engineer a stunt by the Islamists they have supported and supplied for four years in Syria (the same head amputating, human organ noshing, sex slave owning savages as Barack Hussein Obama beloved ‘moderate’ rebels) at a time when the rebels are on the back foot and President Assad’s forces, assisted by Iranian ground troops and Russian air support are within reach of defeating ISIS in Syria.

The one that most closely represents my view is that the atrocity was a diversion designed to shift attention away from the far worse atrocity in Mosul, Iraq, where a US led coalition is killing far more women and children every day as they indiscriminately bomb and shell rebel held parts or Iraq’s second largest city. Another is that the so called ‘Deep State’ in Washington, frustrated so far in their attempts to fabricate evidence of corrupt links between Donald Trump and Russia is now trying with some apparent success to manoeuvre him into being another warmongering puppet as Obama and George W Bush were.

Yet another (and the last one we will cover in this article is the scandal of an Obama administration White House staffer ordering the security agencies to spy on Trump and his team during the election campaign. A thorough investigation into the Obama administration’s surveillance of Donald Trump’s headquarters throughout the presidential campaign has led to the Wikileaks bombshell that Susan Rice, former  Obama’s security adviser being outed as the official behind the spying which Obama claims he “knew nothing about” (his fallback position when a scandal threatens to touch him).

Rice’s revealing the names of Trump associates is evidence of an Abuse of Power. Predictably,the leftist media is circling the wagon-aiding and abetting a cover up of Susan Rice’s actions to divert attention from surveillance scandal that dwarfs Watergate while simultaneously closing ranks around Obama.

What Rice did was completely out of bounds and the cover up and media defending her is typical behavior from the radical left, should we just ignore it?

The part of the facts many people miss is her job was as a manager, a director who told others to conduct investigations and compile information, not herself.  So why would a person that high up on the totem pole be doing an investigation only on Trump people?

Most reasonable observers believed or at least hoped that the nation would finally be spared having to listen to the Clinton and Obama administrations’ go-to liar after last November’s election. In the normal course of events, National Security Advisor Susan Rice would have simply packed her bags and vanished into well-paid obscurity at a “progressive” university or think tank. But it was not to be.
The woman who has been blamed with some accuracy for more fiascos than most can count is still with us. She first publicly demonstrated her bad judgment as far back as 1996 when as the Clinton National Security Council’s senior director for African affairs, she successfully urged the Clinton White House to refuse a Sudanese offer to turn al Qaeda’s Osama bin Laden over to the United States. Bin Laden had helped engineer the first World Trade Center bombing and, but for Ms. Rice, would have been taken down before he and his buddies finally brought the towers down eight years later.
No doubt gaining prestige for this sage advice, Ms. Rice steadily rose to become what passes for a foreign policy superstar in the Clinton and Obama world, finally ending up as President Obama’s national security adviser, where she worked internally to weaken this country’s support of Israel and was constantly available to heap praise on her boss and his accomplishments. She was selected by the White House communications team after the terrorist attack in Benghazi to falsely blame a hapless filmmaker for the debacle lest Mr. Obama’s re-election narrative that he had the terrorists on the run be jeopardized. It was then that Ms. Rice came into her own as a liar.

Utilizing talking points put together and given her by Obama aide Ben Rhodes, she took to the Sunday talk show circuit, appearing before every camera she could find to declare the filmmaker the villain while insisting that the White House and Mrs. Clinton were blameless. It wasn’t until Judicial Watch went to court to get copies of the Rhodes emails ordering her to lie to protect her bosses that the public began to appreciate her talent for telling whoppers.
Ultimately, her tour de force on Benghazi and later public claim that Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl was a hero captured by the enemy on the battlefield rather than the deserter everyone in the administration knew him to be cost her the job at the top of the foreign policy ladder. Chosen as Mrs. Clinton’s successor as secretary of State, Ms. Rice was forced to withdraw rather than face confirmation hearings in the Senate.
Now with the revelations earlier this week that it was she who “unmasked” the names of Trump associates overheard in conversations with foreign nationals picked up by U0.S. intelligence during the Trump campaign and transition, the lady is at it again. At first she claimed she had done nothing unusual, not realizing her actions were coming under scrutiny. Then she admitted that, yes, she had increased her requests to the intelligence agencies as the campaign heated up and through the transition, and that she was aided in her efforts by none other than her old friend and co-conspirator, Ben Rhodes. Once it was revealed that she was collecting data on the future president, she admitted the “unmasking,” but assured everyone that, as she told reporters, she had “leaked nothing to nobody.”

The only people who took her at her word were Clinton and Obama apologists who would, if called upon, praise the bright sunlight at midnight. Don Lemon and others at CNN immediately dismissed the facts revealed as “fake news” designed to malign Ms. Rice and the Democrats in an effort to divert attention from the Trump administration’s many sins and failings. The public isn’t buying it, knowing that being fooled once by a serial liar might be blamed on the liar, but anyone who could be fooled twice, three times or more by the likes of Ms. Rice can blame only themselves.
Those familiar with the way she went about collecting information on her boss’ political enemies know that she and Mr. Rhodes were running an unprecedented effort to politically weaponize the powerful tools put into the hands of the government to fight terrorism and turn them on those with whom they disagree. Michael Doran, a former National Security Council (NSC) senior director, was shocked at the enormity of what they had purportedly done, telling a reporter they had accessed “a stream of information that was supposed to be hermetically sealed from politics and the Obama administration found a way to blow a hole in the wall.”
Mr. Doran’s shock was echoed in the words of retired Col. James Waurishuk, former NSC aide and deputy director of U.S. Central Command, who told the Daily Caller, “This is really, really serious stuff.”

Indeed it is, and though Ms. Rice has dodged questions about whether she’ll willingly testify before congressional investigators on what she did, she should be required to do so if she has to be dragged up there kicking and screaming while being reminded that lying under oath is different from lying in front of a television camera.

 
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We will have cracked secret of ETERNAL LIFE by 2029 says GOOGLE chief

March 19, 2017

Most people who have made big money in Silicon Valley share two qualities. a) The are con artists, getting rich by screwing taxpayers money out of politicians.
b) They are all totally insane, stark raving bonkers in the head.

A fine example of this is Google executive Ray Kurzweil, who has for several years led the fascistic technology corporation’s team of mad scientists investigating ‘transhumanism’, which can mean creating human / animal hybrids ostensibly for the purpose of growing spare organs for use in transplant surgery, but in the case of Google, a company led by nerds, is about transplanting processors in our brains so that we can benefit from having our thoughts controlled by google software via the internet.

Kurzweil believes that in only little more than ten years from now humanity will ready to take major steps towards achieving immortality (http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/781136/IMMORTALITY-google-ray-kurzweil-live-forever).

The technical specialist, who leads Google’s research into transhumanism (the merging of mortals ans machines,) is a log term believer in the the idea that science can conquer death and grant us immortality, has said medical advances and improved technology in the coming 12 to 15 years will result in humans having the option to live forever should they so choose.

Mr Kurzweil said: “I believe we will reach a point around 2029 when medical technologies will add one additional year every year to your life expectancy.

“By that I don’t mean life expectancy based on your birthdate, but rather your remaining life expectancy.”

Kurzweil believes that we are little more than a decade away from taking major steps towards immortality.

The tech specialist, who has long supported the notion of immortality, says that medical advancements and improved technology in the coming 12 years will see humans being given the option to live forever.

Mr Kurzweil said: “I believe we will reach a point around 2029 when medical technologies will add one additional year every year to your life expectancy.

“By that I don’t mean life expectancy based on your birthdate, but rather your remaining life expectancy.”

And now we come to the hidden agenda.
“Another step will be connecting our brains to the internet or a cloud network,” Kurzweil said,  “which will be as big of a step in evolution as when our ancestors developed the frontal cortex 2 million years ago.He added: “We’ll create more profound forms of communication than we’re familiar with today, more profound music and funnier jokes.

“We’ll be funnier. We’ll be sexier. We’ll be more adept at expressing loving sentiments.”

Well it’s not hard to make a nerd funnier and sexier, how hard is it to improve on zero. As for being better at expressing loving sentiments, this is a guy who thinks turning us into humandroids controlled by machines will make us better human beings. Have you ever had any contact with a machine (or a nerd) capable of experiencing any emotion fully, let alone expressing it in words?

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Lack of Diversity?

February 28, 2017

Doesn’t happen often but sometimes Facebook throws up something really amusing in a discussion. Once such instance happened when a liberal and fellow traveller of the anti – Trump hate mob tendency decided to redefine bigot. Now this lad likes to style himself a ‘scientist’ (physicist to be exact although his physics falls into the category that is all equations and mathematical speculation with not one demonstrable fact in sight. This is typical of modern science of course, theories which are impossible to test are treated as facts, while inconvenient facts that challenge the theory are ignored.

It seems that to such people the same rules apply when rewriting the dictionary so that the meanings of their favourite words (bigot, racist etc.) are changed to fit their warper world view.

GM Jackson wrote, yesterday (27 February 2017) at 6:11am ·
https://www.facebook.com/n/?william.pinn%2Fposts%2F10154458444585749&comment_id=10154459375575749&reply_comment_id=10154460265550749&aref=1488237937875971&medium=email&mid=5498b1c0ad931G2de3f150G5498b65a0dc03G37&bcode=1.1488237937.Abl-ZPt24D3Qol_6&n_m=ianrthorpe%40yahoo.com

Is so-and-so really a bigot? These days it’s hard to tell. Bigots are more subtle and clever than they were in days of old when they could just come out and say, “Those people are subhuman scum and should be sent back to the shithole they came from.”

Now days suspected bigots qualify their statements with words like “most,” “some,” “nearly all.” They are careful not to say “all” or “every.” So how can we tell who is a bigot and who isn’t? Consider minority group X. Bigots always go negative on group X. They never ever list one positive thing group X has done.

Chances are excellent that group X has made major contributions to human progress and/or has done many acts of charity–but the guy who insists he’s “not racist!” will never go positive on group X. Never ever! If he did, his head would twist 360 degrees and he would hurl a fountain of green slime out of every orifice.

So next time you hear someone say, “I’m not a bigot,” ask a simple question: “Tell us what you love about group X.”

Ian Thorpe One cannot say groups are responsible for major contributions to human progress. Were ‘Catholics’ responsible for medieval art? Of course not, a small number of highly talented individuals were. Were ‘The English’ responsible for Shakespeare’s plays? N…See More
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GM Jackson Oh, nice spin!
Yes, individuals do things too. But that does not mean they can’t cooperate with other individuals to achieve a common goal. Re: your examples. Catholics sponsored a lot of art and architecture. Shakespeare was English and it would be wrong of us to say that English are incapable of any great literary works. It would also be wrong to claim that Jews are incapable of inventing fractional reserve banking.
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Ian Thorpe
Ian Thorpe But nobody has said the English are incapable of any great literary works or that the Jewish community would be incapable of creating the banking system. And it is true that some Catholics sponsored works or art. So who is spinning now? The case is that these things are not ascribable to identity groups. When groups collaborate to achieve a common goal they are invariably groups of diverse individuals contributing a wide range of skills.
One of the problems with ‘liberal’ (or more correctly Marxist) thinking is that it lumps people together in identity groups and fails to see the diversity of individuals. Which is of course illiberal.

In another thread under the same post this rather amusing discussion unfolded between someone name Clarence who obviously has a good knowledge of history and some considerable life experience to inform his opinions and ‘Stef’ a liberal bigot who ‘identifies’ as a scientist and shows all the sheep like tendencies of that sub species:

Clarence Woodworth group x can of course encompass white people.

 

Liz Ellis
Liz Ellis You can be a bigot and not a racist. The most basic definition of a bigot is someone intolerant of other opinions. From Google:
Bigot
a person who is intolerant toward those holding different opinions.See More
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GM Jackson

GM Jackson Google doesn’t even know how to spell googol.

Definition of bigotSee More

a person who strongly and unfairly dislikes other people, ideas, etc. : a bigoted person;…
merriam-webster.com

 

Stephanie Barr In my opinion, any time *what* you are is more important than *who* you are, you’re dealing with bigotry and prejudice.

 

Clarence Woodworth You need to add clarifiers, there, Stephanie. “What” as referring to things you can’t change like sex or race. Things you were born with. Otherwise you are condemmning me for having “bigotry and prejudice” against murderers and rapists.

 

Stephanie Barr Well, *who* you are is what you make of yourself, so I’d include murderers and rapists (also bigots and abusers) in that category.
What you are might not just be things you can’t change: you can change religions, for instance, but they tend to be labels someone else picks thinking they define you. And they don’t. Christian doesn’t make one a good person any more than it guarantees you’re a bad person. Televangelist, however, is something you chose that makes it clear what you, as an individual, worship most.

 

Clarence Woodworth Murderer, and Rapist are categories, hence my confusion. But otherwise, well said!
Stephanie Barr Clarence Woodworth But they are based on what you’ve done (which makes who you are) not what you happen to be. No one is born a rapist. You have to go out and make that of yourself.

Stephanie Barr Most labels have nothing to do with anything you’ve done, but either factors you can’t change or aspects that really indicate nothing about who you are as a person (immigrant, transgender, particular religion, for example).

Being a rapist says a great deal about *who* you are as an individual.

 

Clarence Woodworth I disagree: Particular religion does say something about you as an individual. There is a tremendous difference between the beliefs of various forms of Christianity and Islam, for an example. And there are differences between an illegal immigrant and a legal immigrant as an example. One followed the law, one (for whatever reason good or bad) is still a lawbreaker.

 

Clarence Woodworth In short, we may rightly distinguish groups by certain properties such as WHAT they believe or how they treat other groups. The average German soldier (often drafted or joined merely to defend his homeland which was being invaded on both sides and the Russians were out for revenge) was not criminalized at the end of WW2, even though he (and in a few cases, she) fought for the Nazis. The SS, on the other hand, was made a criminal organization and mere membership was a strike against you. This was based on belief and behavior of those groups of people.

 

Stephanie Barr Well, for the more part, I’ll have to disagree with you. There are some very compelling reasons to be an illegal immigrant and, UNLESS THEY ARE HURTING SOMEONE, I don’t put itin the same level AUTOMATICALLY, with a criminal act. Anymore than I equate prostitution to make sure your children are fed equates with a sex crime. While I’ll grant you not every sect is the same in any religion, to imply that Islam or Christianity equate with virtue or vice is, in my opinion, disingenuous.

Now, if you want to argue that you are unlikely to be a nice person as a member of Al Qaida or Westboro Baptist church, I can agree with that.

One’s choices are a reflection on who you are. However, someone on the outside, who was not faced with those same choices, should be careful about what they think that really says about that person.

 

Stephanie Barr There is a good point to be made that allying yourself with groups that distinguish themselves with hateful attitudes does reflect who you are. Not just the SS, but also KKK or other White Supremacists groups for example.
Stephanie Barr Trump supporter.
Clarence Woodworth I’m a Trump supporter 🙂
Stephanie Barr Well, hoist in your own petard, then. Cant support a man with Hitler’s agenda and methods without the stink rubbing off on you.
Clarence Woodworth As for your defense of breaking the law as an illegal immigrant, I wonder what other laws you feel ok with people breaking
Clarence Woodworth Thank you I haven’t laughed so hard in a very, very , very long time 🙂

Stephanie Barr Circumstances and motivations matter. You mentioned “rapists and murderers” – so all soldiers are villains in your book? Or are there justifications for murder?

Y’see?

Clarence Woodworth Words have meaning. “Murderer” has never applied to shooting someone who is trying to kill you or even take you captive and torture you. As for rape, in WW2 we hanged the rather few of our soldiers caught or convicted for rape.
Stephanie Barr Are you going to say that every soldier (just on our side) are shooting in self-defense and the others are all aggressors? Really?
Stephanie Barr How about bombs
Clarence Woodworth So long as they are aimed at strictly military targets, nope. Now if aimed at civilians, its basically state sponsered terrorism. Problem is, in any big war both sides do it.

 

Clarence Woodworth
Clarence Woodworth Stephanie Barr : And no, I’m saying in war BOTH SIDES are trying to kill each other, so both sides get self defense. War is, after all, what happens when things can’t be resolved peacefully.

 

Stephanie Barr The point isn’t is it justified. Even military targets have non-militant people in them. The point is, it’s murder. And there are times when it’s justified.
That’s my point. Blanket statements without knowing the specific circumstances was the issue and I gave you an example.

 

Clarence Woodworth Murder is defined legally. And self-defense and accidents are defenses against murder.

 

Stephanie Barr The notion that a war is filled with everyone firing in self-defense is whacked. If you think planning to drop a bomb on city and then doing so doesn’t count as murder, you’re part of the problem.

 

Clarence Woodworth ‘hint’ accidents…as you mentioned Military bases

 

Stephanie Barr Hiroshima was not a military target. Nor was it an accidentt
Clarence Woodworth Hiroshima was a military target. It’s obvious you know nothing about Hiroshima, who died (about 1/3 of the casulties were soldiers) or about Hiroshima’s importance as the main organizational base for the defense of all of southern Japan in the event of the expected American invasion. The “Targetting Commission” that chose the Atomic bomb targets was specifically looking for military targets, and Hiroshima was by far the best still available.

Stephanie Barr I’ve read multiple books on Hiroshima. And we weren’t out to break the military. The military, in fact, argued against it. We were out to break Japan.

And we’re done here. Rules apply to everyone or they’re meaningless.

 

Clarence Woodworth You’ve read nothing on Hiroshima, or at least nothing honest. That’s quite obvious. Do you have any idea just how hard it was to get the Japanese to surrender? Even after TWO atomic bombs and the Russian destruction of one of their main armies in China, the Emperor STILL had to break a 3 to 3 tie. And then the next day there was an attempted coup.

 

Clarence Woodworth These were people willing to kill themselves and take 100 million of their countrymen with them rather than suffer what they considered dishoner. Such a mindset is totally alien to you.
Clarence Woodworth And I just love your ‘rules apply to everyone’ but appparently not tens of millions of illegal immigrants. I was about to argue some of the secondary effects(mostly bad ) of having such a totally open border, but since you ran off with your tail between your legs when I showed you up on Hiroshima, I guess I can save my breath

 

Stephanie Barr I read what the generals at the time had to say. Or maybe you think you know more.

 

Stephanie BarrAnd none of it addresses my point. Even people who feel strongly that “murder is wrong” will stand up and defend i a blatant example of it under the “right” circumstances.

You can’t change the rules on what’s fair for your side does and then blame others who are also driven what by what they see as mitigating circumstances.

Well, you can, but you’re a total hypocrite to do so.
Clarence Woodworth No, you didn’t read ‘what the generals at the time had to say”. All you read were some quotes of some after the fact (think I haven’t read those quotes?) and about the Bombing Survey report. You are vastly uninformed, but I guess you can be forgiven because you are female and most females do not focus on military history. I was reading anti- A bomb opinions in the 70 and early 80’s when I was 10 to 15. Since then alot more information has come out: Here’s what I recommend you do: Read about Tarawa. Read about Iwo Jima and read about Okinawa. Consider the cost of a land invasion (the Joint Chiefs of Staffs reports as well as many other studies from that time are available). Read about Operation Ketsugo , the Japanese plan to repel the American invaders (lots of use of suicide planes, boats, and civilians armed with things like molotov cocktails and ancient bows and muskets) and General Hata and his Second Army and what they were tasked with. Their headquarters was Hiroshima. Note we had the Japanese home Islands surrounded. We had control of their air, we had mined both their ocean ports and most of their interior waterways. We didn’t have to invade: we could starve them out. The Japanese h ad a plan for that, and it didn’t involve surrender either. I dare you to read all that and then say that Operation Downfall or starvation wouldn’t have resulted in more casulties on both sides than 2 Atomic bombs

 

Clarence Woodworth Oh, and keep in mind that the United States -mothers and fathers- lost 400 THOUSAND men to death, and over a million to life changing wounds. And tell me how comfortable you are from your freaking armchair, 75 years later, condemmning them for trying to use a new weapon to end a war and spare themselve more heartbreak.

Was It Wrong for Scientists to Create a Pig-Human Hybrid Embryo?

January 29, 2017

from Anonymous

Scientists at the Salk Institute in California have created a part-human, part-pig embryo. Bioethicist Arthur Caplan told us about the ethical concerns involved in mixing human and animal DNA.

An experiment reported on Thursday in Cell, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, announced a purported breakthrough in bioengineering: the successful creation of an embryo with both human and pig DNA (and to be clear, the artwork above is just a photo of a sculpture). The results, “raise the possibility of xeno-generating transplantable human tissues and organs towards addressing the worldwide shortage of organ donors,” according to the paper. But while the embryo was only allowed to develop for a few days, the genesis of this early-stage creature revives an uncomfortable debate about whether animal-human hybrids are, well, horrifying monsters waiting to happen.

In November 2015, shortly after the National Institutes of Health (NIH) put a hold on its own experiments that combined human and animal cells, the federal government hosted a meeting of the minds to discuss that very question. More specifically, the NIH feared “the specter of an intelligent mouse stuck in a laboratory somewhere screaming ‘I want to get out,” NIH ethicist David Resnik, told Technology Review magazine. Read more >>>

 
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How Trump Has Rewritten The Rules – Tim Montgomerie

January 22, 2017

Tim Montgomerie is a British journalis and blogger best known outside the news industry and politics for founding the Conservative Home blog. In spire of what some people may choose to believe, this blog is not run by conservatives (we’re not Labour supporters either) but we want to share an excellent article from Mr. Montgomerie which puts the Trump phenemenon in perspective vis – a – vis globalism and the rampant authoritarianism of the ‘left’.

How Trump has rewritten the political rules

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Tim Montgomerie spent much of the past year in the United States covering one of the most extraordinary presidential elections in history. This is the second in a three-part series, summarising what he learned. (The first part can be found here.)

The weaknesses of the mainstream American media have reached a critical, democracy-endangering stage

The mainstream media plays a vital role in democracy. It educates the public about what politicians are doing (and not doing). And almost as importantly, it educates politicians about what is happening in the country they seek to serve, and what they might be missing.

But for year after year, in this age of hugely disruptive internet-based competition, the mainstream media – especially what online insurgents call the “dead tree press” – has been in a fight for its economic survival. Newsrooms have shrunk as reporters have been fired to cut costs, and it’s often the higher-paid and more experienced reporters who get dropped first. Some of the best journalism has become hidden behind paywalls.

At the same time, the tendency of media organisations based in New York and Los Angeles – both bastions of liberal leftism – to employ like-minded people has accelerated. Hard data about the ideological composition of newsrooms is difficult to come by, but research during the recent campaign by the Center for Public Integrity found that 96 per cent of political donations by journalists were to the Clinton campaign.

The executive editor of The New York Times recently admitted that “we don’t get religion”. Not getting religion in one of the most religious nations on earth is not a minor journalistic failing. And what about not getting people with guns, or people who work in coalmining, or veterans who’ve served in the military?

Some newsrooms have been so busy recruiting more women and ethnic minorities – very correctly – that they have forgotten other forms of diversity which ensure that groupthink doesn’t compromise editorial decisions. The result is the equivalent, if we were to put it into a British context, of an editorial conference full of Remainers: they can try their best to reflect the views of the rest of the nation, but it won’t be easy or complete. On top of which, such journalists often choose to think the worst of people they don’t naturally agree with, or even mix with. This is one reason why wanting your country to govern itself – the dominant motivation of Leavers in the UK – is regularly and disproportionately portrayed as racist or xenophobic.

These two key trends, of tough revenue models and ideologically monochrome newsrooms, have reached a point in America (and the London-based media may not be so very far behind) where the press can’t afford to do its work of reporting the nation – a nation which it doesn’t even know half of as well as it should.

An environment is created where large numbers of voters stop trusting the media and choose instead to read fringe alternatives: the Age of Breitbart.

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One of my favourite moments during the confirmation hearings now taking place on Capitol Hill (and I know I shouldn’t laugh) was when Rex Tillerson, the ex-Exxon chief, friend of Vlad-the-Bad and nominee for Secretary of State, was asked by one Senator about lobbying against sanctions on Russia by the company he ran until very recently.

Tillerson, wearing a face as straight as a pipeline, replied by saying that he had not been aware of any lobbying. Er, said Senator Corker, the foreign affairs committee chairman, I remember you lobbying me at the time. Read more >>>

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Obama Has been An Inspirational President?Well He Probably Inspired More Suicides Than Any Other.

January 18, 2017

The Slate is one of those American political magazines that likes to pretend it presents and unbiased and objective view of world events. This is why for the past eight years the editorial policy has been objectively sucking Barack Obama’s cock. And why now Slate writers are still heaping praise on the inept and divisive man and the scant achievements of his failed administration.

Obama’s greatest achievement perhaps it to have put Donald Trump in The White House. Whether you think this is a good or bad thing depends on your political stance. This blog is neutral, our view being that Trump can’t be a worse president than any of the three that preceded him.

But let’s have a look at what The Slate has to say (and better still, some of the readers comments which have Obama’s legacy sussed out far better than the author of the main article.

Obama’s Legacy Won’t Be His Political Achievements

He wanted to be a transformational president. He’ll be an inspirational one instead.

Bill Francis 2 hours ago

Obama has done more to damage America than any previous President.  One of the worst issues is his bringing America to the brink of financial collapse with over regulations, the making illegal changes to laws, increased taxation and extraordinary increases of the costs of the “nanny” state.

Not only these issues but his constant apology tours, bowing to foreign leaders and international give – aways to Russia and Iran have destroyed America’s reputation in the world.  His “leading from behind” is the best example of a failed international policy.  What he should have been saying is “IF IT TO BE IT IS UP TO ME” and lead by example.

Chris Campbell 2 hours ago

I really just don’t understand the instinct to praise Obama.

He was definitely a transformational president. He transformed a huge Democrat majority into a completely ineffective and irrelevant minority. Democrats should be very angry about that. But instead they praise him.

The GOP praises him as well, in private. Not only has he handed them the best position they have had in nearly a century, but he and Harry Reid have created tools that will make that position even stronger. They are having a very difficult time containing their glee.

Phrank 1 hour ago

@Chris Campbell  If Obama was white, there is NO WAY Democrats would be heaping the kinds of adulations on him and his “legacy” that we see every day and despite all the contrary data showing what an abominable failure he/it has been.  It is embarrassing, unseemly, and fundamentally RACIST — because the Left simply cannot have what they incessantly call the “First African-American President” to be (or have been) anything less than a demi-god.

Unfortunately, thanks to their completely deluded (or willfully blind) mindset, they may have also made Obama the last “African American President.”

Paul Keith: Civil but Disobedient Member1 day ago

GWB, when asked where his Presidency would rank in history wisely – for him that was huge – said that he would let history be the judge.  Wherever President Obama ranks when the histories are written a generation or two from now, he may not be at the top but I am confident he will be nowhere near the bottom where Donald Trump will be competing with Richard Nixon for that spot.

Christopher1988 1 day ago

In all sincerity–and this is coming from a liberal Democrat–what hope does he give us? The ACA is not a great accomplishment, even if it lasts (it protects the industry it was supposed to compete with, and people like me are stuck not being able to afford it but penalized every year for not participating in it), and it’s his only accomplishment. We can’t take hope in terrible election results for Democrats across the country paralleling his years in office, or his inabilty to get Hillary elected, or break the opposing party’s block on his SCOTUS nominations. Reagan did pretty much all of that, so we know it can be done in the modern age. We can’t take hope from his rewarding Wall Street crooks rather than opening proceedings against them, or using the internet to spy on all of us, or demonizing whistleblowers.

We thought–and maybe it was racist of us–a black man would be different. But he hasn’t been. And he’s done basically nothing for minorities in America. SCOTUS gave us gay marriage. Military intelligence took down Bin Laden.

The guy is a good looking speech maker. Are we supposed to hope for more of those?

celtic 1 day ago

Obama kind of mocked B Clinton as non-transformational, but he really should have learned from him. After Clinton over-reached with Hillary care and lost the Congress, he started working with Repubs, finding middle ground and got some things done. (He did have luck with the Cold War having ended, and the tech boom).

With Obama it was always strictly his way or the highway – even Dem leaders indicate he seemed too above it all to work with them – causing increased bad feelings all around, and after he lost Congress not much getting done.

Clinton wasn’t transformational, but he was a good president, and Obama wound up being neither.

Pharmgrl 1 day ago

“With Obama it was always strictly his way or the highway..”

You are Spot.On.

IMHO it’s a cop out to say it was Obamas race that lead to the unraveling of his legacy.

It was his abuse of executive power and marginalizing elected reps of half the country, right out of the starting gate with Obamacare.

After losing first the house, then the senate in historical blowbacks as the American people tried to reign him in, instead of the conciliatory third way approach that Clinton wisely adopted, an undeterred and yes-arrogant to the point of Shakespearean “tragic flaw”-Obama proceeded to stomp all over Article II, using every possible end run around Congress and its alleged power of the purse, to keep his agenda afloat.

From my chair I’d say the moment the reality TVideologue buffoon Trump saw his opening was just after 2014 midterms. Obama declared he had “a pen and a phone” and passed immigration reform by executive fiat, less than 2 weeks after the biggest electoral blowback since WWII, and over the vociferous objections of the new senate majority leader.

Trump is simply a Newtonian equal and opposite reaction to Obamas running roughshod over elected reps of half the country for 8 years.

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January 13, 2017

Go Ask Alice

Have we short circuited kids’ life imagination
Through indiscriminate use of digitalization?
Show, don’t tell is the writers’ exhortation,
But there’s nothing left to tell with virtual visualization,
No roads less traveled to embark upon
With sense imprinted on graphic representation.
Go ask Alice, but be sure she’s print consulted.
Tweedledee and Tweedledum noise and light
Leave sense and senses senselessly assaulted.
With no books to read or nature’s seed,
Fantastic flight may be permanently stunted.
Peter Pan would have quite a bit to say
About techno kidnapping of kids’ creative play.

Chris Brockman
Illustration: Marjorie Torrey from 1950’s edition

This poem from Chris Brockman made me think:

Not long ago I read a comment by a silicon valley billionaire (can’t remember the name) who, on being challenged on his company’s focus on replacing language with icons said he is trying to make a more visual world.
Now I’m not a religious person but it brought to mind the opening lines in The Book of John, “In the begining was the word, and the word was with God. And the word was God.”
Loads of philosophical connotations there, but for now I invite people to consider that without language (the word) we are on the way back to equality with the animals.
I used the standard KJV bible translation, dig a bit and it gets more interesting. The Word in Zoroastrian, Syriac and Armenian texts is El or Ea, and to Ethiopian Christians (and Rastafarians) Jah, all of which mean “I am”
Once we get our heads round “I am” the rest of the words follow.
Digital technology is a fine tool, a means to an end, but when the tool becomes the end we are in dangerous territory.

Deep State Is In Deep Trouble

January 10, 2017

From Sputnik News
10 January, 2017

US ruling power is in deep trouble because there are growing signs that the mass of citizens are no longer beholden to the supposed authority residing in Washington.

Once the legitimacy of would-be authorities begins to collapse in the eyes of the people, then profound political change is in the offing, as history shows us through countless empires that came and went – often ignominiously.

The so-called American Deep State comprising the military-intelligence apparatus and its operatives in the political and media establishment has put its credibility on the line over allegations of Russian interference in the US elections.

Those allegations are threadbare, indeed baseless, despite concerted, overweening attempts by the Deep State to conjure up something of substance.

The latest high-level intelligence report from the CIA

, NSA, FBI and other US spy agencies on alleged Russian cyber hacking may have “wowed” President Barack Obama, various members of Congress and the corporate-controlled news media.

Not so for ordinary Americans. Among rank-and-file citizens the reaction has been underwhelming to say the least. And that should be a matter of anxiety for the ruling establishment. If the people can no longer be commanded, then the whole foundation for power begins to erode like a sandcastle.

As a New York Times report put it: “What’s the big deal? asks Trump’s supporters on Russian hacking report”.

Among ordinary voters far removed from the Washington Beltway Bubble the consensus is one of derision towards the once-revered US intelligence community.

“Sore losers”, “sour grapes”, “crybabies” and “absurd” were just some of the disbelieving responses from ordinary folks about claims that Russian agents directed by Russian President Vladimir Putin had tipped the US November election in favor of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton.

“I don’t believe the [US] intel report,” said one man in Louisiana. “Why is everybody so afraid of Russia? I’m not against Putin.”

Another man, a retired US air force officer, added: “From the parts of the [US intel] report I’ve seen it seems silly.”

President-elect Trump, once again, seems more in tune with the real, pressing concerns of common citizens. He emerged from his so-called “briefing” by US intelligence chiefs last Friday and pointedly refused to join the Washington blowhards accusing Russia of “an act of war”. Trump in fact followed up with a comment that it was only a “stupid” person would not want to have good relations with Russia. >>

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