A Trump Bailout to Save the Obama Bailout

"Insanity is making the same mistakes over and over again expecting different results." "If you keep doing what you've been doing, don't be surprised when you keep getting what you've been getting." ~ Narcotics Anonymous While it will take years to sort through the details, Trump’s $2 trillion COVID-19 response is a double-down on Obama's … Continue reading A Trump Bailout to Save the Obama Bailout

Coronavirus Is Perfect for ‘Disaster Capitalism’

https://youtu.be/wOcY3XlzPzs “No, I don’t take responsibility at all." During the Trump news conference in which he announces the Multi-Billion$ Emergency Health Declaration, all the various important people refer to this aid as a "public/ private partnership." This phrase is a right-wing neoliberal euphemism for privatization, in which our public funds are used as capital to assume … Continue reading Coronavirus Is Perfect for ‘Disaster Capitalism’

Removing Trump From the Equation Does Not = Utopia

by Caitlin Johnstone edited by O Society Feb 14, 2020 New Hampshire primary election results, much like the Iowa caucuses, show Bernie Sanders doing worse than polls anticipate and establishment favorite Pete Buttigieg doing much better than polls anticipate. DNC Rigs First Presidential Primary Vote Results with Shadow, Inc App Paid For By Pete Buttigieg … Continue reading Removing Trump From the Equation Does Not = Utopia

Psychiatrists tell Congress Trump’s acquittal is invalid: “He’s not mentally competent to stand trial”

by O Society Feb 8, 2020 Presidential impeachment in the House, then Senate, is not a real trial in the same way you and I would be subjected to a real trial in a criminal court with real jail time consequences at stake. The rules and precedents are completely different. For example, at Trump's impeachment, … Continue reading Psychiatrists tell Congress Trump’s acquittal is invalid: “He’s not mentally competent to stand trial”

Noam Chomsky Torches Democrats’ Narrow Trump Impeachment Charges: ‘This Tragedy May Send Him Back to Office’

by Colin Kalmbacher  edited by O Society Jan 25, 2020 Noam Chomsky, the father of modern linguistics as well as the world’s most-respected —and most-cited— living public intellectual, harshly criticizes the Democratic Party’s impeachment inquiry as an insufficient indictment that could inadvertently help President Donald Trump cruise to re-election later this year. As Democrats insist against evidence their … Continue reading Noam Chomsky Torches Democrats’ Narrow Trump Impeachment Charges: ‘This Tragedy May Send Him Back to Office’

Noam Chomsky (2): On the Lesser of Two Evils

PleaseRobert Scheer interviews Noam Chomsky (part 2) edited by O Society Jan 18, 2020 Robert Scheer:  They all started out as sympathetic to some notion of Zionism. And a lot of it informed by the Holocaust, the tragedy occurred for Jews, and the feeling maybe there could not be assimilation, or a place for Jews … Continue reading Noam Chomsky (2): On the Lesser of Two Evils

I Helped Sell the False Choice of War in Iraq. It’s Happening Again

  by Col Lawrence Wilkerson edited by O Society Jan 8, 2019 Fifteen years ago, Colin Powell, then the secretary of state, spoke at the United Nations to sell pre-emptive war with Iraq. As his chief of staff, I helped Secretary Powell paint a clear picture war was the only choice, when “we confront a regime that harbors … Continue reading I Helped Sell the False Choice of War in Iraq. It’s Happening Again