JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: PERHAPS HILLARY CLINTON’S MOST IDIOTIC STATEMENT EVER LEADS ME ON A REVIEW OF AMERICA’S POLITICAL SITUATION, A RATHER DREARY SUBJECT – A FEW NOTES ON RUSSIA’S ALWAYS-MALIGNED PUTIN – AMERICA’S BASIC PROBLEM, ONE THAT BIDEN WILL NOT CHANGE AND ONE TRUMP NEVER TOUCHED – TRUMP’S “SWAMP” NONSENSE – FOOTNOTE ON TRUMP’S JOBS ACHIEVEMENT IN HIS CLOWNISH EFFORTS WITH CHINA – TRUMP’S DESTRUCTION OF A STACK OF NUCLEAR TREATIES SERVED ONLY THE DARK STATE’S DRIVE FOR DOMINATION – TRUMP’S GIVEAWAYS TO ISRAEL WERE NOT ONLY ILLEGAL, THEY SERVED THE POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT – THE UTTER WASTE OF AMERICA’S MILITARY INVESTMENT – INDEED THAT INVESTMENT ACTUALLY ASSISTS AMERICA’S NEW COMPETITORS – THE LACK OF AMERICAN LEADERSHIP WITH NO SOLUTION IN SIGHT – AMERICA’S POLITICAL SYSTEM MAKES IT A NATION IMMOBIIZED AS THOUGH IMMERSED IN A THICK JELLY ASPIC   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

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Hillary:” I would love to see his phone records to see if he was talking to Putin the day the insurgents invaded our Capitol”

That has to be the most idiotic thing Hillary Clinton has ever said, and she has said a great many idiotic things.

First, does she not know that the NSA and CIA and FBI would immediately be on to any such communication?

Is she really that naïve? No, of course not, she is simply a grotesque liar.

Second, I have studied and written about Putin fairly extensively.

He is a calm, pragmatic, and highly intelligent man, one with Russia’s best interests always at heart.

The last thing he would want to see is instability in the United States with all the immense dangers that would represent.

It is precisely American politicians like Hillary who are a threat to global stability.

And it is certainly not limited to Democrats. Trump was a genuine menace in world affairs, just with a different style and emphasis than people like Hillary. He contributed nothing positive.

The basic problem is America’s insistence on having a global empire and dominating other people with its Frankenstein military and security services. That really is the primary purpose of the Pentagon. America has fought no wars of defense since WWII, yet it has fought a great many wars. And its CIA has precipitated about sixty coups, many against democratic governments, and carried out many grisly tasks.

Note that Trump was just as big a supporter of this, His law-breaking giveaways in Palestine set a record for serving Israel’s interests, Israel in many ways being almost an unofficial member of America’s political establishment. His insane acts in Iran and Syria served the same purpose and nearly started a major war.

 It was all done to garner huge political donations from the Israel Lobby. Foreign policy is for sale in a country that puts no limits on money in politics or on the work of lobbies. If the political establishment is “the swamp” Trump childishly liked to harangue his followers about, then he ranks as one of its outstanding supporters, not as an opponent.

And what can you say about tearing up a stack of important nuclear treaties? Those were acts only serving an American Dark State keen on dominating the planet with new weapons and placements of weapons which those treaties had made impossible. Tearing up the treaties made no one, neither Americans nor others, safer. Quite the opposite, the risk of nuclear war has risen.

America is a plutocracy with democratic window dressing, a plutocracy which maintains a brutal empire, at great expense to its own ordinary people, to enrich itself. That makes it inherently predatory. That also makes its genuine regard for democratic and human values purely rhetorical. Empires, where one group of people dominates much larger groups of people and tells them what to do, and under threat, simply can never be places with decent concerns for humanity, no matter how many empty speeches are made.

This reality is also the source of many of America’s internal problems, the terrible division in wealth causing so much resentment and anger plus the lack of so many essential services such as national healthcare.

All the resources and all the government careerists’ attention go to the machinery of empire, not to helping ordinary Americans.

Joe Biden will change none of this, the same as Trump changed absolutely none of it. Indeed, Trump’s huge tax cuts for the rich and huge military budgets only made the situation worse.

As a footnote, a recent expert study showed that Trump’s erratic efforts with China actually cost the US economy 240,000 jobs at the time. Some help for ordinary Americans.

America has no leadership. None, in either political party. The politicians are all creatures of the existing system. And such a system leaves little room for the nurturing and growth of worthy new political talent. America is literally immobilized by the ugly realities of its political system and its policies abroad and at home, just as though it were immersed in a heavy jelly aspic.

All the happy noises over Joe Biden’s victory only reflect relief at being rid of the crudest and most ignorant man ever to be President. The change reinforces for millions of Americans the illusion that their democracy works. The people who really run America, those who own it, are largely indifferent, so long as their goals are pursued, as they very much will be.

America’s immense waste of its resources, in fact, only assists the economic rise of new competitor nations. China invests and builds, everywhere, while the United States threatens and destroys.

Posted January 20, 2021 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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