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I grew up in a military family and joined the Air Force in 1971 during the Vietnam War. It was there that I became a peace activist.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Two of the better interviews on the Trump-Putin meeting





Two very interesting interviews on the Trump-Putin meeting.

While in the hospital I was astounded at the non-stop rabid demonization on the TV news channels of the Helsinki meeting.  By now you'd think that I can't be surprised anymore.  The perpetrators of the corporate takeover in Washington fuzzy up their 'full spectrum dominance', 'peace thru strength', agenda by distracting the public using the current 'Russians are coming' campaign.

Trump acknowledged the slight of hand himself recently when he hollered at the media, 'It's all a show', in reference to his talks with Kim in North Korea..

Russia has huge borders (likely a gift and a curse at the same time) and are accused of being aggressive when they try to stabilize the chaotic situation as the US-NATO gobble up new 'members and partners' and complete the provocative encirclement of Russia and China.

Tucker Carlson asks Russian expert Stephen Cohen if the US wants a war with Russia.  It sure looks that way to me.

The Democrats in the US are leading the wolf pack to war.  Why?

Both corrupt parties (it was the mob vs the mafia in the last election) are feuding for power - the Repubs and Dems represent various factions of the corporate oligarchy.  They will use any issue they can to try to retake power without ever 'fixing' our broken society because doing that would work against their dastardly plan to bring back feudalism.

Trump knows the TV wrestling working class crowd quite well.  He used them to ride into office (like the way Obama used the peace issue) and has convinced them he is on their side about the need for jobs, security and dignity.  The Repubs and Dems agree on the strategy to fleece the American people and massively increase military production which is being aimed at China and Russia.

The liberal politicians are fascinating to watch - they presume they are allies of people like me but are doing the very things we speak out against.... build for more war, allow Pentagon to eat the budget for human needs, ignore climate change and the toxic legacy of industrial capitalism).

The key things that I want to know include why are so many 'progressives' buying the hate Putin/Russia mantra?  Can't they see 2003 'shock and awe' all over again?

The US is desperate - is loosing it's control of the planet and is striking back with all it knows - its military bluster.  Russia, China, Iran, North Korea and others are demanding that the days of Pax Americana be over.
 
The worst of the bunch is Sen. Chuck Shumer (D-NY).  In one moment he defends a woman's right to choose and in the next breath is banging the war drum.

Both parties keep running their 'wait until the next election' carrot out to a frustrated public.

One shouldn't sit idly by in the face of corporate control.  Our biggest need right now is for people to show some courage and stand up against more US warmongering.  Endless war is the rotted root of American exceptionalism.

Bruce

2 Comments:

Blogger Peter said...

I'm all for normalizing diplomatic relations with Russia but how can we applaud Donald's summit accomplishment when we have no idea what the discussions entailed ?

He is ignorant about historical relationships and presumably ill prepared for current dialogue. His meetings have been secret and he has yet to reveal his financials.

What am I missing that the experts know ?

7/19/18, 6:34 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

Now that the invitation to Vladimire has been revealed, we can surmise that the two hour secret meeting with Donald comprised of travel arrangements to Washington and accommodations at Trump International Hotel. ( Where else would he stay ? )

Prove me wrong !

7/20/18, 7:24 PM  

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