The United States’ miscalculation in South Asia: It was foolish of Washington to put all its eggs in the India basket to counter China's influence in the region
"..it seems evident that the US is now realizing that it has bet on the wrong horse and adopted the wrong strategies in South Asia. India is hardly the counterbalance to China. All the small nations in the region, whether Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka or Bangladesh, have significant ties with China."
Claims that China has detained millions of Uyghur Muslims are based largely on two studies. A closer look at these papers reveals US government backing, absurdly shoddy methodologies, and a rapture-ready evangelical researcher named Adrian Zenz.
Dan and Jordan go over Alex Jones' sunday show in which Alex discusses Trumps pro lockdown, pro forced vaccine, pro globalist Supreme Court pick and voices his support for her because Trump picked her and, she triggers the libs.
Then later one of Alex's guests (lawyer Robert Barnes) argues that Trump needs to be reelected so he can protect us from the consequences of his Supreme Court pick.
... He likes MMA fighting, makes crude jokes, hunts, and just generally fails to speak in the lingo of the professional managerial class and coastal elites. And it is those cultural standards, rather than political ones, that make Rogan anathema to elite liberal culture because, Mesrobian argued in a viral Twitter thread, liberals care far more about proper culture signaling than they do about the much harder and more consequential work of actual politics. "
As Joe Rogan’s Platform Grows, So Does the Media and Liberal Backlash. Why?
"While Rogan is politically liberal, he is — argues former Obama 2008 campaign strategist and Rogan listener Shant Mesrobian — culturally conservative, by which he does not mean that Rogan holds conservative views on social issues (again, he is pro-choice and pro-LGBT rights). He means that Rogan exudes culturally conservative signals: ...
Behind the dystopian show trial of Julian Assange, an assault on journalism
Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton speak about the dystopian show trial going on against Julian Assange with journalist Kevin Gosztola, who is covering the UK court hearings to potentially extradite the WikiLeaks publisher to the US.
They discuss the major threat this case poses to the freedom of the press -- yet how it is being criminally under-reported and whitewashed in the corporate media.
Mainstream US reporters silent about being spied on by apparent CIA contractor that targeted Assange
"UC Global spied on numerous journalists with the aim of sending their information to US intelligence through an FTP server placed at the company headquarters and through hand-delivered hard drives.
Nearly all of those reporters have so far ignored or refused invitations to join a criminal complaint to be filed in Spanish court"
"[A]fter World War II elites seized the opportunity to form a 'garrison state' in which, as the political scientist Harold Lasswell put it, authority was 'dictatorial, governmentalized, centralized, integrated.' The NSC was a linchpin in this effort, and it is perhaps the defining institution of the 'imperial presidency' that has done so much damage to America and the world."
Daniel Bessner: The Making of the Military-Intellectual Complex
"The [NSC], in short, is a core institution of the 'military-intellectual complex,' the network of organizations that since the late-1940s have provided government officials with the ideas they rely on to make foreign policy. If the military-industrial complex builds the weapons of American empire, the military-intellectual complex develops the concepts that determine where such weapons are actually used."
U.S. Democrats Unveil Hawkish Strategy to Counter China
"If the bill is passed .. it would also force the Trump administration to crack down further on Beijing and recast U.S. diplomatic efforts and human rights priorities on China.
While Democrats and Republicans clash on virtually all aspects of Trump’s foreign-policy agenda, China is a rare exception, with lawmakers on both sides urging the administration to do more to counter Beijing’s global influence."
Caleb Maupin: Who is behind Joe Biden? Divisions in the ruling class
... One objected that they have no history. When I replied that lacking the sort of history that humans possess might not be a disadvantage in living a good life, he looked dumfounded. Another told me he shared my view that cats should be of interest to philosophers. As testimony to his broadness of mind, he told me he was teaching his cat to become a vegan."
What cats taught me about philosophy
"If one reason for writing a book about cats and philosophy was my love of cats, another was a certain scepticism regarding philosophy. Over the many years in which I pondered writing the book, philosophers responded with bafflement to the notion that cats might be a proper subject of inquiry. ...
@GluedToTheScreen after the Wisconsin Phalanx was disbanded and the property was absorbed into the city of Ripon, several of its members went on to help found the Republican party:
@GluedToTheScreen yeah, most of them were complete failures. There was a couple that were pretty successful though, such as the one from my State called the Wisconsin Phalanx:
"the Wisconsin Phalanx .. lasted from 1844 to 1850. In addition to being the second longest lasting Fourierist community .. it was one of the most financially successful, transforming its original USS1,000 of assets to USS 33,000 during its six years of existence"
A Funny Way of ‘Draining the Swamp’
"The cozy relationship between defense contractors and the Pentagon bureaucrats who parcel out defense contracts is perhaps the longest-running and least-noticed scandal in Washington. And with President Trump and the Republican Congress determined to ramp up defense spending, the relationship is getting cozier than ever."
... Communes (a word not yet in circulation; they were called communities, associations, or phalanxes) were founded by free lovers, nonlovers, vegetarians, communists, abolitionists, anarchists, Swedenborgians, atheists, spiritualists, Adventists, and teetotalers. For every community that broke ground, a hundred were sketched on paper.”
The Untold Story of Utopian Communes In America
““During the 1840s, anyone with new ideas about how the world ought to work inevitably considered rounding up a group of fellow travelers and buying a farm on which to nurture, and from which to broadcast, their particular vision. ...
The Pentagon’s “Operation Dark Winter”: June 2001 Bioterror Exercise Foreshadowed 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks
"Some 3 months before 9/11, and 4 months before the Anthrax attacks – the U.S. military held a senior-level war game. Numerous congressmen, former CIA director James Woolsey, NYT reporter Judith Miller, and Jerome Hauer all participated in the exercise. As a part of this war game, scripted TV news clips were made to help make this drill as realistic as possible."
Exclusive: China would rather see TikTok U.S. close than a forced sale
"Beijing has said it firmly opposes Trump's executive orders and on Aug. 28 moved to give itself a say in the process, revising a list of technologies that will need Chinese government approval before they are exported. Experts said TikTok's recommendation algorithm would fall under this list."
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