Archive for June 2016

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: TRUMP’S GROWING APPEAL TO THE ANTI-WAR LEFT

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN RUSSIA INSIDER

 

There are, of course, no guarantees, but Trump at least offers possibilities.

With Clinton, you have certainty, certainty of hostilities and aggression generated by her “America (and Israel) first” attitudes.

The woman started as a Barry Goldwater supporter many decades ago, and that’s pretty much the political territory to which she still clings, albeit with minor adjustments.

She is owned, completely owned, by the neo-cons, the same ugly bunch whose members in the State Department recently circulated a call for war on Assad.

The last decade and a half has been a disaster with America sinking, quite literally, to the level of National Socialist Germany in its international affairs.

The country is devoid of ethical or moral purpose, although the same tired platitudes fall off the lips of folks like John Kerry.

America’s overwhelming international purpose today is control, control of Europe, control of Asia, control of the Middle East, etc. It is all quite sickening and very tiresome.

Frankly, I’d take a chance with the devil if he were running.

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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: THE REASON THE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON TRUMP WAS NOT WIDELY REPORTED

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

The good old mainline press has learned its lesson.

No more big coverage for Trump.

His rise was so spectacular that it generated a lot of press, and of course, as is always the case, the coverage assisted his rise.

He’ll be treated the way Bernie was treated – documented in a recent Harvard School of Government study – with the press simply failing to talk of him at key times.

There are only about a half dozen key news sources in the US, and they all favor the Hillary camp.

This is just one of many reasons you cannot call America a democracy in any meaningful sense.

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: A READER COMMENT ON A REPORT OF PUTIN’S REMARK ABOUT CAMERON MAYBE BLACKMAILING EUROPE – OBTUSE COLD WAR THINKING STILL SURVIVES – AMERICA’S REAL INTERESTS

COMMENT TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

Comment to another reader’s comment:

“Why don’t you ask the Ukrainians, the Poles, the Lithuanians, the Latvians etc what they think of Russia.”

Actually, your comment is exceptionally obtuse.

Those countries have old sore spots and antipathies from the days of the USSR, but I hardly think it wise to build a future on those.

The United States understands exactly how to manipulate those old feelings, and it does so.

Of course, anyone interested in peace, genuine peace, would not do so.

But the American establishment is interested only in control and manipulation for its own strategic interests.

Strong positive relations between Russia and Europe would not only bring stability and peace, everyone would be richer with greatly increased trade and prospects. Russia has immense resources, both human and mineral, to work with Europe’s more advanced economy.

The classical economics argument for the EU’s existence, expansion of trade for all and increased wealth, goes double for the case of Russia.

So apart from threatening peace, the US position is quite literally making Europeans poorer and missing opportunities in the name of “containing” Russia.

Just pathetically stupid.

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: PATRICK BUCHANAN WRITES THAT AMERICA IS TROLLING FOR WAR WITH RUSSIA – THE ROLE OF THE NEO-CONS AND WHAT THEY REPRESENT – AMERICA’S RECENT RECORD RESEMBLES THAT OF NATIONAL SOCIALIST GERMANY

John Chuckman

COMMENT TO AN ARTICLE BY PATRICK BUCHANAN IN RUSSIA INSIDER

 

This is about one matter only: the neo-cons’ perception of Israel’s security.

The US is literally being dragged into war after war over the ultra-neurotic and ultra-selfish concerns of the neo-cons.

In the end, if Israel cannot survive without this kind of aggression by America, it simply does not deserve to survive.

The neo-con agenda represents the single weightiest matter left virtually without discussion or debate in America.

The insiders running the show have killed perhaps 2 million people, created millions of refugees, and destroyed vast sections of economies in the last decade and a half.

It’s an appalling record, and really when you think about it, not all that different in quality to the record of National Socialist Germany.

And always the phantom of “terror” is conjured up, as though all the people resenting America’s dreadful work were just mindless idiots. Indeed, in many cases, the terrorists actually are employed by America as proxies to further the neo-con agenda.

Because of America’s powerful economic and financial and diplomatic strengths, used to threaten and blackmail behind the scenes, all of our international institutions, such as the UN, stand oddly silent as they watch the ghastly show.

Posted June 25, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: IN THE WAKE OF BREXIT VOTE DAVID CAMERON REPORTED SAYING IN PRIVATE WHY SHOULD HE STAY TO DO THE HARD S–T

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

I don’t know why he’d say that.

Cameron’s entire record is pretty much doing s**t, isn’t it?

So, on top of everything else he’s done wrong, he goes out on a note of spite.

Wonderful man, our David.

Posted June 25, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: IN THE WAKE OF BREXIT VOTE AN ARTICLE FEATURING SOME LEAVE VOTERS AS HAVING REGRETS – EX POST FACTO PROPAGANDA

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

Yes, but I’m certain, if you looked, you’d find many voters regretting their vote of “remain.”

They were thrown off balance by the Jo Cox murder and the shameless exploitation by Cameron and most of the press.

A vote just before that event or even a week later when minds calmed down would almost certainly have produced a bigger majority.

But of course you are not looking since you’ve been exceedingly biased on this issue from the start.

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: IN THE RUN-UP TO BREXIT VOTE POLLS SHOWED REMAIN SURGING A BIT AFTER JO COX MURDER – HOW EASILY PEOPLE ARE FOOLED

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY OLIVER WRIGHT IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

If true, it is a sad reflection on how easily fooled and manipulated many people are.

Just look at the cover page of this paper with its many stories and videos of Jo Cox if you want a good lesson in propaganda and manipulation.

The best propaganda is always based in some truth, and it always builds like a crescendo on that.

You see it here before your very eyes.

I’m truly sorry that this promising woman was killed by a deranged man, but the press is treating her death almost as though Nigel Farage’s car was filmed running over a puppy.

It is indecent, to say the least, but David Cameron has demonstrated on numerous occasions his capacity for being indecent.

Posted June 25, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized