Totalitarian Death Threat

February 28, 2020 § Leave a comment

Totalitarians “think” that “total control” is both “possible” and “desirable” when, in the real world, it is neither. Totalitarians can kill ya’ [midnight arrests and disappearances] and “get ya’ killed” by their theory. The totalitarian Han-dominated Chinese Communist Party thinks it “knows” and thinks it can “control”.

“Beijing knew what was going on all along and chose to keep the public and the world in the dark instead of deploying serious efforts to contain the disease when it could still be contained locally. Its responsibility for causing this mess to the Chinese people and the world is undeniable, though these days they are very aggressive in mobilizing its propaganda machine to control the narrative about it globally. ”

This attitude/approach may well work for poverty reduction; environmental protection; traffic control. Ordinary control matters. Not for epidemics.

Excellent Caixin piece on COVID-19: who knew what and when

Bloomberg, getting out the Zion First foreign voter

February 26, 2020 § Leave a comment

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-as-sanders-surges-bloomberg-eyes-americans-in-israel-to-win-democratic-nomination-1.8585994?utm_source=smartfocus&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter-haaretz&utm_content=https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-as-sanders-surges-bloomberg-eyes-americans-in-israel-to-win-democratic-nomination-1.8585994

Mark Mellman, just another foreigner influencing our politics.

February 26, 2020 § Leave a comment

Pick a country, be loyal to that one. Dual loyalties don’t exist. There’s always one that is first. He is an Zionist firster.

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-bernie-vs-aipac-as-sanders-surges-pro-israel-democrats-scramble-for-backup-plan-1.8591028?utm_source=smartfocus&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter-haaretz&utm_content=https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-bernie-vs-aipac-as-sanders-surges-pro-israel-democrats-scramble-for-backup-plan-1.8591028

Shitlister Pundits

February 26, 2020 § Leave a comment

 

Joe Scarborough declared on Morning Joe today. “With his praise of dictators, who does Bernie remind you of?” Joe’s wife, Mika Brzezinski, then asked.

David Frum wrote in The Atlantic recently that Sanders was “a Marxist of the old school of dialectical materialism” for whom “class relations are foundational.” (Heaven forbid that we bring the issue of class into an election!)

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews perhaps topped everyone when he suggested that had “Castro,” the object of Sanders’ alleged praise, “won,” we would have seen “executions in Central Park.

Stephanie Ruhl, also of MSNBC, hosted Diamond Resorts CEO Stephen Cloobeck, a major Democratic Party fundraiser, who said on her show, Sanders is an “anarchist who would love to burn down the United States.

In a Freudian slip of the tongue, MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch last summer said Sanders is “more dangerous to this company…country…than Donald Trump. I would vote for Donald Trump, a despicable human being, if we had a socialist because that will bring the country down.”

Joining the chorus of attacks on Sanders that ultimately serve only to weaken the fight against Trump was Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who said Sanders “believes in an inflexible ideological revolution that leaves out most Democrats, not to mention most Americans.”

 

 

 

Red-baiting a key weapon in the war on the Sanders agenda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red-baiting a key weapon in the war on the Sanders agenda

There’s stupid and the SFOG Stupid in the Islands…

February 21, 2020 § Leave a comment

https://theoutline.com/post/2954/user-interface-designers-are-horrified-by-hawaii-s-missile-alert-system?zd=2&zi=5i5lltjl

Even plagues have silver linings…

February 20, 2020 § Leave a comment

https://qz.com/1796833/coronavirus-face-masks-foil-facial-recognition-cameras/

Trump ensickens us all and is a perfect example of corporation culture.

February 20, 2020 § Leave a comment

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/local/school-bullying-trump-words/

“Quite an experience…” To despicable politicians who say “universal health insurance is unaffordable.” They want you to live in constant fear because they want you in the slave class.

February 20, 2020 § Leave a comment

“Quite an experience to live in fear, isn’t it? That’s what it is to be a slave.”

 

 

 

Longer version:

Samantha Power, just another war criminal lying about herself and the empire she serves

February 18, 2020 § Leave a comment

https://nationalinterest.org/feature/powered-out-samantha-power-misunderstood-her-role-123311?page=0%2C3&fbclid=IwAR2tO5aXc5Lvx6H3NG_2FTlEMTJhKw9pYfsdlP4RhwoIcOVXzubgAqZwku8

Ignoring the lack of democracy in Georgia , the NED pretends to support democracy in Georgia.

February 13, 2020 § Leave a comment

New Initiative on Sharp Power and Democratic Resilience to Launch at Munich Security Conference

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New Initiative on Sharp Power and Democratic Resilience to Launch at Munich Security Conference

February 13, 2020 – On Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Munich Security Conference, global thought leaders and experts on disinformation will launch a new report, “Firming Up Democracy’s Soft Underbelly: Authoritarian Influence and Media Vulnerability,” written by Edward Lucas.  The report explores how Russia, China, and other authoritarian regimes have invested billions of dollars in media enterprises and information initiatives to manipulate, distort, and censor the global information environment. The report is the first of a series of publications to be released in the coming months as part of the International Forum for Democratic Studies’ new Sharp Power and Democratic Resilience initiative.
Alina Polyakova, the President and CEO of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), will moderate the panel discussion featuring author Edward Lucas of CEPA, Christopher Walker from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), award-winning journalist Anne Applebaum, and Teija Tiilikainen from the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats. The Munich Security Conference is considered to be among the most influential independent forums for international decision-makers from around the world to debate current and future security challenges.

The need to understand the compromising effects of sharp power—which impairs free expression, neutralizes independent institutions, and distorts the political environment—has never been more apparent, as globalization deepens integration between democracies and autocracies. Building upon the ground-breaking past analysis by the International Forum for Democratic Studies, the new Sharp Power and Democratic Resilience series will examine the ways in which leading authoritarian regimes seek to manipulate the political landscape and censor independent expression within democratic settings, and to highlight potential civil society responses. (Read the past research on sharp power here.)

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