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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: OH WILL THE TIRESOME NONSENSE OF STAR WARS EVER END – BUT THE SERIES HAS ONE TRUTH IN DARTH VADER AS SYMBOL FOR AMERICA TODAY   Leave a comment

John Chuckman COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN Star Wars: The Last Jedi: the Force, the Porgs and the future – discuss with spoilers Will people never tire of guys in white plastic armor, a man in an orangutan suit, Mark Hamill desperately trying to look serious and thoughtful, and absolutely ridiculous hairstyles […]

Posted December 17, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: A CHILDISH EFFORT TO DISTINGUISH WARS OF SELF-DEFENSE FROM WARS OF AGGRESSION – AMERICAN HISTORY HAS LOTS OF WARS BUT NOT ONE WAS ABOUT SELF-DEFENSE – EMPIRE MEANS AGGRESSION   Leave a comment

John Chuckman COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE ON RINF FROM DISSIDENT VOICE   Wars of Self-Defense? Just where do you see any of those? At least in so far as the world’s imperial power, the United States, is involved? It has never really fought a “war of defense.” Never. The closest one being, but only […]

Posted January 4, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: A POLL SHOWS A THIRD OF AMERICANS ARE COMFORTABLE WITH MILITARY TAKEOVER – SOME HISTORY SHOWS THIS IS NOTHING NEW – AMERICA’S FASCIST TRADITIONS – WHY AMERICANS’ KEEPING GUNS IS NO PROTECTION AGAINST GOVERNMENT TYRANNY AND IS INDEED A JOKE   Leave a comment

John Chuckman COMMENTS POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN Well, I’ve always believed that at least a third of Americans are thoroughgoing fascists. The great American journalist of WWII, William Shirer, author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, wrote that he believed America was only a short way from going fascist. […]

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: REFERENCE TO AMERICA’S CURRENT INABILITY TO HAVE INTELLIGENT POLITICAL DISCUSSION – IN FACT IT IS AN ILLUSION TO THINK THINGS WERE EVER MUCH DIFFERENT – HIGHLIGHTS OF AN EXTREMELY BRUTAL HISTORY – ADDED RESPONSE TO A LONG AND ANGRY COMMENT – SERIOUS MISUSE OF STATISTICS AND POINTS ON TRUMP   Leave a comment

John Chuckman COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY MICHAEL KREIGER IN RUSSIA INSIDER   “People Aren’t Having Intelligent Conversations Anymore, They’re Just Yelling at Each Other”   I agree with the tone of the article. But the United States has never been a place where what the French call “politesse” featured. It is a myth […]

Posted August 2, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: THE DANGEROUS IRRATIONALITY OF NATIONALISM – ESPECIALLY THE EXTREME FUNDAMENTALIST RELIGIOUS FORMS OF IT WE FIND IN THE “PATRIOTISM” OF AMERICA AND ISRAEL   1 comment

John Chuckman EXPANSION OF A COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY ANATOLY KARLIN IN RUSSIA INSIDER   “Russia Must Style Itself After Israel, Adopt Unapologetic Nationalism “Good for the geese, good for the gander”   What an absurd article. The idea that a state is for the people of a specific ethnic or linguistic origin […]

Posted July 25, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: MORE ON THE TEA PARTY: THIS AN ARTICLE SO POORLY INFORMED IT SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED – BUT PERHAPS IT FITTINGLY SUMS THIS SILLY BUNCH   Leave a comment

JOHN CHUCKMAN   POSTED RESPONSES TO A COLUMN BY TOM VELK IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL   Tom Velk, this is a remarkably poorly informed piece. First, you start with a straw-man argument. The fact is no one on earth thinks the Tea Party represents rebels. In fact, they are the same tiresome bunch we’ve […]

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: A FORMER GUARD WRITES OF GUANTANAMO BUT SADLY MAKES THE ERROR OF SAYING IT IS AGAINST WHAT AMERICA STANDS FOR   Leave a comment

JOHN CHUCKMAN   POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN BY BRANDON NEELY IN THE INDEPENDENT Thank you for this, Brandon Neely. But your statement near the end that “it [Guantanamo] goes against everything the United States of America stands for” simply does not reflect historical facts. Guantanamo, to paraphrase H. Rapp Brown, is as American as […]