Leave it to me when it comes to peppering America’s Independence Day celebration with quick dive into how the country reconciled its slave-owning system of production with a statement for liberty and independence from Britain’s rule. Like most other chapters in American history were the narrative of virtues cruise closer to B.S. territory, the nation […]Read More Deleting inconvenient contradictions: US Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson and Congress
The Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014 is another piece of legislation the US Congress managed to push through before year’s end—in addition to that banking oligarchy-scented spending bill. “Freedom?” This should be Ukraine’s signal to run away… Who—other than Congress—believes a bill authorizing President Obama to enact additional economic sanctions against Russia and provide […]Read More FREEDOM – DEADLY WHEN EXPORTED
First, let’s say you don’t work in the auto industry (ha), and you’re sitting on a large inventory of goods you want to sell. Common sense would tell you to stop adding to your inventory pile, right? Saudi Arabia has a good grasp of economics, but they have supported a cut in oil prices—currently by more […]Read More WHAT’S BEHIND THE SAUDIS’ OIL PRICE BEEF?
I don’t know of many instances where the US militarily intervened in another nation’s affairs which had nothing to do with economics or American hegemony. That’s why I don’t completely buy the current US humanitarian intervention in Iraq. ISIL has been burying Yazidi women and children alive, as well as literally crucifying Syrian rebels […]Read More OH, IT’S NEVER ABOUT OIL!
China’s Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao made a statement earlier this week about President Obama and Washington’s risk of a debt default due to the current partisan battle that I found a bit unsettling: “As the world’s largest economy and the issuer of the major reserve currency in the world, it is important for […]Read More WHAT BUSH JR MEANT ABOUT ‘OUR WAY OF LIFE’
Remember when I talked about America’s standing in the world? Well, America’s superpower rating and President Obama’s absence from the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit because of his domestic budget drama were not lost on the Jakarta Globe newspaper. “Diminishing Superpower…” Painful. And while the Party of No Brains and the Party of No Guts […]Read More US FADING SUN SPOTTED IN ASIA
This government shutdown is pretty friggin’ amazing in that I’ve never seen such dysfunctional behavior in large organizations. But what’s more amazing to me is how America is on its way to completing a 16-year journey to nowhere. 16…years. That’s a lot of time when you consider the rest of the world is not […]Read More THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN CLOSED – BUT THERE’S WORSE NEWS.
I have the occasional habit of speaking in parables and metaphors without explicitly stating what I want you to know. I won’t do that for this post about the expanding Syria civil war. This war is about damn-near everything else except for the will of Syrian people. This war is about […]Read More THE SYRIAN PEOPLE – LOVED BUT NOT HEARD FROM
I just saw something from the State Department that even tops Joan Walsh’s claim that the Party of No Brains wants to repeal the 20th century—how about the US repealing 200+ years of United States constitutional progress? The Obama Administration recently tongue-lashed Russia for allowing fugitive NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden to spread propaganda through […]Read More US: YOU HAVE THE FREEDOM TO SHUT THE HELL UP
While President Obama moves closer to deciding whether or not the US will “officially” provide the Syrian rebels with lethal military aid above and beyond the “unofficial” lethal aid the CIA is already providing, an interesting news development regarding the Syrian people’s opinion about their full-on civil war didn’t seem to make the mainstream American […]Read More ALL THINGS RELATIVE: FAT-FISTED ASSAD IS LOVED