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Introduction

In the last few months, several competing political, economic and military sectors – linked to distinct ideological and ethnic groups – have clearly emerged at the centers of power.

We can identify some of the key competing and interlocking directorates of the power elite:

1. Free marketers, with the ubiquitous presence of the ‘Israel First’ crowd.

2. National capitalists, linked to rightwing ideologues.

3. Generals, linked to the national security and the Pentagon apparatus, as well as defense industry.

4. Business elites, linked to global capital.

This essay attempts to define the power wielders and evaluate their range of power and its impact.

The Economic Power Elite: Israel-Firsters and Wall Street CEO’s

‘Israel Firsters’ dominate the top economic and political positions within the Trump regime and, interestingly, are among the Administration’s most vociferous opponents. These include: the Federal Reserve Chairwoman, Janet Yellen, as well as her Vice-Chair, Stanley Fischer, an Israeli citizen and former (sic) Governor of the Bank of Israel.

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and an Orthodox Jew, acts as his top adviser on Middle East Affairs. Kushner, a New Jersey real estate mogul, set himself up as the archenemy of the economic nationalists in the Trump inner circle. He supports every Israeli power and land grab in the Middle East and works closely with David Friedman, US Ambassador to Israel (and fanatical supporter of the illegal Jewish settlements) and Jason Greenblatt, Special Representative for International negotiations. With three Israel-Firsters determining Middle East policy, there is not even a fig leaf of balance.

The Treasury Secretary is Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive, who leads the neo-liberal free market wing of the Wall Street sector within the Trump regime. Gary Cohn, a longtime Wall Street influential, heads the National Economic Council. They form the core business advisers and lead the neo-liberal anti-nationalist Trump coalition committed to undermining economic nationalist policies.

An influential voice in the Attorney General’s office is Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Robert Mueller the chief investigator, which led to the removal of nationalists from the Trump Administration.

The fairy godfather of the anti-nationalist Mnuchin-Cohn team is Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sach’s Chairman. The ‘Three Israel First bankerteers’ are spearheading the fight to deregulate the banking sector, which had ravaged the economy, leading to the 2008 collapse and foreclosure of millions of American homeowners and businesses.

The ‘Israel-First’ free market elite is spread across the entire ruling political spectrum, including ranking Democrats in Congress, led by Senate Minority leader Charles Schumer and the Democratic Head of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff. The Democratic Party Israel Firsters have allied with their free market brethren in pushing for investigations and mass media campaigns against Trump’s economic nationalist supporters and their eventual purge from the administration.

The Military Power Elite: The Generals

The military power elite has successfully taken over from the elected president in major decision-making. Where once the war powers rested with the President and the Congress, today a collection of fanatical militarists make and execute military policy, decide war zones and push for greater militarization of domestic policing. Trump has turned crucial decisions over to those he fondly calls ‘my Generals’ as he continues to dodge accusations of corruption and racism.

Trump appointed Four-Star General James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis (retired USMC) – a general who led the war in Afghanistan and Iraq – as Secretary of Defense. Mattis (whose military ‘glories’ included bombing a large wedding party in Iraq) is leading the campaign to escalate US military intervention in Afghanistan – a war and occupation that Trump had openly condemned during his campaign. As Defense Secretary, General ‘Mad Dog’ pushed the under-enthusiastic Trump to announce an increase in US ground troops and air attacks throughout Afghanistan. True to his much-publicized nom-de-guerre, the general is a rabid advocate for a nuclear attack against North Korea.

Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster (an active duty Three Star General and long time proponent of expanding the wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan) became National Security Adviser after the purge of Trump’s ally Lt. General Michael Flynn, who opposed the campaign of confrontation and sanctions against Russia and China. McMaster has been instrumental in removing ‘nationalists’ from Trumps administration and joins General ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis in pushing for a greater build-up of US troops in Afghanistan.

Lt. General John Kelly (Retired USMC), another Iraq war veteran and Middle East regime change enthusiast, was appointed White House Chief of Staff after the ouster of Reince Priebus.

The Administration’s Troika of three generals share with the neoliberal Israel First Senior Advisors to Trump, Stephen Miller and Jared Kushner, a deep hostility toward Iran and fully endorse Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s demand that the 2015 Nuclear Accord with Tehran be scrapped.

Trump’s military directorate guarantees that spending for overseas wars will not be affected by budget cuts, recessions or even national disasters.

The ‘Generals’, the Israel First free marketers and the Democratic Party elite lead the fight against the economic nationalists and have succeeded in ensuring that Obama Era military and economic empire building would remain in place and even expand.

The Economic Nationalist Elite

The leading strategist and ideologue of Trump’s economic nationalist allies in the White House was Steve Bannon. He had been chief political architect and Trump adviser during the electoral campaign. Bannon devised an election campaign favoring domestic manufacturers and American workers against the Wall Street and multinational corporate free marketers. He developed Trump’s attack on the global trade agreements, which had led to the export of capital and the devastation of US manufacturing labor.

Equally significant, Bannon crafted Trumps early public opposition to the generals’ 15-year trillion-dollar intervention in Afghanistan and the even more costly series of wars in the Middle East favored by the Israel-Firsters, including the ongoing proxy-mercenary war to overthrow the secular nationalist government of Syria.

ORDER IT NOW

Within 8 month of Trump’s administration, the combined forces of the free market economic and military elite, the Democratic Party leaders, overt militarists in the Republican Party and their allies in the mass media succeeded in purging Bannon – and marginalized the mass support base for his ‘America First’ economic nationalist and anti-‘regime change’ agenda.

The anti-Trump ‘alliance’ will now target the remaining few economic nationalists in the administration. These include: the CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who favors protectionism by weakening the Asian and NAFTA trade agreements and Peter Navarro, Chairman of the White House Trade Council. Pompeo and Navarro face strong opposition from the ascendant neoliberal Zionist troika now dominating the Trump regime.

In addition, there is Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, a billionaire and former director of Rothschild Inc., who allied with Bannon in threatening import quotas to address the massive US trade deficit with China and the European Union.

Another Bannon ally is US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer a former military and intelligence analyst with ties to the newsletter Breitbart. He is a strong opponent of the neoliberal, globalizers in and out of the Trump regime.

‘Senior Adviser’ and Trump speechwriter, Stephen Miller actively promotes the travel ban on Muslims and stricter restrictions on immigration. Miller represents the Bannon wing of Trump’s zealously pro-Israel cohort.

Sebastian Gorka, Trump’s Deputy Assistant in military and intelligence affairs, was more an ideologue than analyst, who wrote for Breitbart and rode to office on Bannon’s coat tails. Right after removing Bannon, the ‘Generals’ purged Gorka in early August on accusations of ‘anti-Semitism’.

Whoever remains among Trump’s economic nationalists are significantly handicapped by the loss of Steve Bannon who had provided leadership and direction. However, most have social and economic backgrounds, which also link them to the military power elite on some issues and with the pro-Israel free marketers on others. However, their core beliefs had been shaped and defined by Bannon.

The Business Power Elite

Exxon Mobile CEO Rex Tillerson, Trump’s Secretary of State and former Texas Governor Rick Perry, Energy Secretary lead the business elite. Meanwhile, the business elite associated with US manufacturing and industry have little direct influence on domestic or foreign policy. While they follow the Wall Street free marketers on domestic policy, they are subordinated to the military elite on foreign policy and are not allied with Steve Bannon’s ideological core.

Trump’s business elite, which has no link to the economic nationalists in the Trump regime, provides a friendlier face to overseas economic allies and adversaries.

Analysis and Conclusion

The power elite cuts across party affiliations, branches of government and economic strategies. It is not restricted to either political party, Republican or Democratic. It includes free marketers, some economic nationalists, Wall Street power brokers and militarists. All compete and fight for power, wealth and dominance within this administration. The correlation of forces is volatile, changing rapidly in short periods of time – reflecting the lack of cohesion and coherence in the Trump regime.

Never has the US power elite been subject to such monumental changes in composition and direction during the first year of a new regime.

During the Obama Presidency, Wall Street and the Pentagon comfortably shared power with Silicon Valley billionaires and the mass media elite. They were united in pursuing an imperial ‘globalist’ strategy, emphasizing multiple theaters of war and multilateral free trade treaties, which was in the process of reducing millions of American workers to permanent helotry.

With the inauguration of President Trump, this power elite faced challenges and the emergence of a new strategic configuration, which sought drastic changes in US political economic and military policy.

The architect of the Trump’s campaign and strategy, Steve Bannon, sought to displace the global economic and military elite with his alliance of economic nationalists, manufacturing workers and protectionist business elites. Bannon pushed for a major break from Obama’s policy of multiple permanent wars to expanding the domestic market. He proposed troop withdrawal and the end of US military operations in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, while increasing a combination of economic, political and military pressure on China. He sought to end sanctions and confrontation against Moscow and fashion economic ties between the giant energy producers in the US and Russia.

While Bannon was initially the chief strategist in the White House, he quickly found himself faced with powerful rivals inside the regime, and ardent opponents among Democratic and Republican globalists and especially from the Zionist – neoliberals who systematically maneuvered to win strategic economic and policy positions within the regime. Instead of being a coherent platform from which to formulate a new radical economic strategy, the Trump Administration was turned into a chaotic and vicious ‘terrain for struggle’. The Bannon’s economic strategy barely got off the ground.

The mass media and operatives within the state apparatus, linked to Obama’s permanent war strategy, first attacked Trump’s proposed economic reconciliation with Russia. To undermine any ‘de-escalation’, they fabricated the Russian spy and election manipulation conspiracy. Their first successful shots were fired at Lt. General Michael Flynn, Bannon’s ally and key proponent for reversing the Obama/Clinton policy of military confrontation with Russia. Flynn was quickly destroyed and openly threatened with prosecution as a ‘Russian agent’ in whipped-up hysteria that resembled the heydays of Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Key economic posts in the Trump regime were split between the Israel-Firster neoliberals and the economic nationalists. The ‘Deal Maker’ President Trump attempted to harness Wall Street-affiliated neoliberal Zionists to the economic nationalists, linked to Trump’s working class electoral base, in formulating new trade relations with the EU and China, which would favor US manufacturers. Given the irreconcilable differences between these forces, Trump’s naïve ‘deal’ weakened Bannon, undermined his leadership and wrecked his nationalist economic strategy.

While Bannon had secured several important economic appointees, the Zionist neoliberals undercut their authority. The Fischer-Mnuchin-Cohn cohort successfully set a competing agenda.

The entire Congressional elite from both parties united to paralyze the TrumpBannon agenda. The giant corporate mass media served as a hysterical and rumor-laden megaphone for zealous Congressional and FBI investigators magnifying every nuance of Trump’s US Russia relations in search of conspiracy. The combined state-Congressional and Media apparatus overwhelmed the unorganized and unprepared mass base of Bannon electoral coalition which had elected Trump.

ORDER IT NOW

Thoroughly defeated, the toothless President Trump retreated in desperate search for a new power configuration, turning his day-to-day operations over to ‘his generals’. The elected civilian President of the United States embraced his generals’ pursuit of a new military-globalist alliance and escalation of military threats foremost against North Korea, but including Russia and China. Afghanistan was immediately targeted for an expanded intervention.

Trump effectively replaced Bannon’s economic nationalist strategy with a revival Obama’s multi-war military approach.

The Trump regime re-launched the US attacks on Afghanistan and Syria – exceeding Obama’s use of drone attacks on suspected Muslim militants. He intensified sanctions against Russia and Iran, embraced Saudi Arabia’s war against the people of Yemen and turned the entire Middle East policy over to his ultra-Zionist Political Advisor (Real Estate mogul and son-in-law) Jared Kushner and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

Trump’s retreat turned into a grotesque rout. The Generals embraced the neoliberal Zionists in Treasury and the Congressional global militarists. Communication Directory Anthony Scaramucci was fired. Trump’s Chief of Staff General Joe Kelly purged Steve Bannon. Sebastian Gorka was kicked out.

The eight months of internal struggle between the economic nationalists and the neoliberals has ended: The Zionist-globalist alliance with Trump’s Generals now dominate the Power Elite.

Trump is desperate to adapt to the new configuration, allied to his own Congressional adversaries and the rabidly anti-Trump mass media.

Having all but decimated Trump’s economic nationalists and their program, the Power Elite then mounted a series of media-magnified events centering around a local punch-out in Charlottesville, Virginia between ‘white supremacists’ and ‘anti-fascists’. After the confrontation led to death and injury, the media used Trump’s inept attempt to blame both ‘baseball bat’-wielding sides, as proof of the President’s links to neo-Nazis and the KKK. Neoliberal and Zionists, within the Trump administration and his business councils, all joined in the attack on the President, denouncing his failure to immediately and unilaterally blame rightwing extremists for the mayhem.

Trump is turning to sectors of the business and Congressional elite in a desperate attempt to hold onto waning support via promises to enact massive tax cuts and deregulate the entire private sector.

The decisive issue was no longer over one policy or another or even strategy.

Trump had already lost on all accounts. The ‘final solution’ to the problem of the election of Donald Trump is moving foreword step-by-step – his impeachment and possible arrest by any and all means.

What the rise and destruction of economic nationalism in the ‘person’ of Donald Trump tells us is that the American political system cannot tolerate any capitalist reforms that might threaten the imperial globalist power elite.

Writers and activists used to think that only democratically elected socialist regimes would be the target of systematic coup d’état. Today the political boundaries are far more restrictive. To call for ‘economic nationalism’, completely within the capitalist system, and seek reciprocal trade agreements is to invite savage political attacks, trumped up conspiracies and internal military take-overs ending in ‘regime change’.

The global-militarist elite purge of economic nationalists and anti-militarists was supported by the entire US left with a few notable exceptions. For the first time in history the left became an organizational weapon of the pro-war, pro-Wall Street, pro-Zionist Right in the campaign to oust President Trump. Local movements and leaders, notwithstanding, trade union functionaries, civil rights and immigration politicians, liberals and social democrats have joined in the fight for restoring the worst of all worlds: the Clinton-Bush-Obama/Clinton policy of permanent multiple wars, escalating confrontations with Russia, China, Iran and Venezuela and Trump’s deregulation of the US economy and massive tax-cuts for big business.

We have gone a long-way backwards: from elections to purges and from peace agreements to police state investigations. Today’s economic nationalists are labeled ‘fascists’; and displaced workers are ‘the deplorables’!

Americans have a lot to learn and unlearn. Our strategic advantage may reside in the fact that political life in the United States cannot get worse – we really have touched bottom and (barring a nuclear war) we can only look up.

(Republished from The James Petras Website by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. In another land and time, these traitors would be hung from lampposts and burned alive for what they are doing to America.
    Thank you Mr. Petras!

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    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    The Jews are extraordinary wealthy,aggressive and ruthless. They run our nation for their own purposes. They have to go. At this point,how could anyone deny it?
    , @Kevin C.

    In another land and time, these traitors would be hung from lampposts and burned alive for what they are doing to America.
     
    Of course, here and now, no one bothers to try, because they know they cannot succeed; they'll be caught by our militarized police (loyal to their left-wing masters) and either shot or spend the rest of their lives getting a**-raped in Federal prison.
    , @anon
    The whole world sees and understands the pornography of the US power but this does not stop the neocon idiots: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-15/syrias-president-exposed-flaw-us-foreign-policy-no-one-wants-talk-about
    "Let’s suppose every single accusation against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was true (they weren’t); how can it be said that destroying a country’s infrastructure and assassinating its leader in flagrant disregard of international law is a realistic solution to any problem? If you oppose Donald Trump, would a Russian-led military intervention solve your problems with the country he rules over?... You can’t solve Syria’s or Venezuela’s problems by removing their current leaders, especially if you attempt to do it by force. Anyone who claims this is possible is lying to you and is also too naïve and indolent to bother researching the current situations in Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya, Iraq – to name a few."
    The ideologists of the perpetual wars for oil and Israel have no shame and they continue propping up the well-known war criminals like the reptilian Paul Wolfowitz. Hard to believe but one only needs to look at the senescent American Enterprise Institute, the nest of modern-day cannibals, to find the voice of Wolfowitz there: https://www.aei.org/publication/this-is-not-draining-the-swamp/
    The AEI proudly features Bolton and Liz Cheney among its "scholars" and Dick Cheney anong its trustees. These demented elders have been good at making good money on "patriotism."
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  2. Americans have a lot to learn and unlearn. Our strategic advantage may reside in the fact that political life in the United States cannot get worse – we really have touched bottom and (barring a nuclear war) we can only look up. — Petras

    Is that real optimism, or what?

    (Great fact summary though of Trump administration to date.)

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    • Replies: @Roberto
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuBe93FMiJc
    , @Kevin C.
    Yes, that is far too optimistic. Things can always get worse… and they're pretty much guaranteed to.
  3. Now, Ariana the globo-liberal is suddenly worried about the middle class.

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  4. “Who rules America”

    Without futile elaboration :.

    Leftist professors and leftist judges, and high-ranking leftist military officers.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US army vet, and pro Jazz msuician.

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    • Replies: @animalogic
    Oh, grow up, please do. Leftists here & leftists there -- leftist generals, for god sake ? Don't you get it ? There is NO LEFT in the US. What you like to exaggerate as the "left" are a mob of progressive wankers. WANKERS. The left you delude yourself with is no more existent than US Nazi's: ie marginal to an extreme.
    Start trying to call a spade "a spade" & maybe things might move forward.
    , @Kevin C.

    Leftist professors and leftist judges, and high-ranking leftist military officers.
     
    You forgot unfireable, job-for-life leftist bureaucrats — 90% of the Executive branch agencies which do most of the actual legislating (they call it "regulation" instead of "legislation", as if that makes a difference).
    , @Grandpa Charlie
    blockquote“Who rules America”
    :
    Leftist professors and leftist judges, and high-ranking leftist military officers.


    -- Authentijazzman</blockquote
    Unless you specify what you have in mind with your left and your right, your statement is meaningless. It would help if you would indicate which of the following members of theSCOTUS
  5. “Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and an Orthodox Jew, acts as his top adviser on Middle East Affairs. Kushner, a New Jersey real estate mogul, set himself up as the archenemy of the economic nationalists in the Trump inner circle. He supports every Israeli power and land grab in the Middle East and works closely with David Friedman, US Ambassador to Israel (and fanatical supporter of the illegal Jewish settlements) and Jason Greenblatt, Special Representative for International negotiations. With three Israel-Firsters determining Middle East policy, there is not even a fig leaf of balance.”

    Until this moment I despised Kushner, but now you’re giving me second thoughts.

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    • Disagree: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
    Since you and I seem to agree on most topics except Israel, I'm really curious how you think it can survive long term in its location surrounded by a billion hostile muslims who already hold nuclear weapons. How long before fanatical jihadis infiltrate Pakistan's launch facilities? Or any other of the myriad ways a billion strong population can stamp out a tiny nation that seems to universally inflame their hatred?

    As I've so often pointed out, I support a homeland for all the earth's surviving tribes (even sub-Saharan Africans despite finding in them no truly redeeming qualities - at least Arabs have some cool architecture). Israel is simply in the wrong place geographically. And that fact has caused no end of trouble with a future that seems to me inevitable.

    Of course there is also the massive issue of divided loyalties as amply highlighted in the above article but leave that for another day and try to objectively look at Israel as a state absent your tribal affinity and explain how it survives suicidal jihadis with nukes or other wmd's. So far it seems to have survived by pitting Arab tribes against each other, but can that continue indefinitely?
  6. wayfarer says:

    “Exposing Israel Carried Out the September 11th Attacks at AIPAC 2017 in Washington DC”

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    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    Are you suggesting that the video provides evidence of anything? Why are you suggesting that we spend our time on viewing it?
  7. peterAUS says:

    What if there is no other way but to proceed along the current course?
    What if the system is so entrenched that changing it, properly, would collapse it?
    And, the collapse of the system ignites WW3 etc?

    And, the most important, nobody knows what the new course would be.

    One has a feeling….just….a sense….that we are on Titanic but, any change of speed/course will really sink it fast.
    So…..we just keep steaming………..hoping for a miracle?

    And the Captain realized that.
    Yes, he himself thought otherwise in the port, but, when he took the bridge he realized the truth.
    And now he’s just sitting there and watching the sea…….hoping we won’t hit that iceberg on his watch. Perhaps when the First Mate takes over in a while……………
    Captain, when it happens, will probably be dancing below, entertaining high class passengers.

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    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
    How could anyone interfere with, what I see, as the clash between democracy and 'elites' ?
    These clashes are the essence of America, that is, South and Middle America.
    Canada for a long time was the only democratic American country, now with Bolivia.
  8. In my opinion, the USA now is in a state of Civil War, cold, so the country is not ruled.
    I disagree with that it cannot get worse, the cold war can get hot.

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    • Replies: @LauraMR
    Indeed it can get worse. I would only add that this is a civil war but on many fronts. There are no "two sides" this time around.
  9. @peterAUS
    What if there is no other way but to proceed along the current course?
    What if the system is so entrenched that changing it, properly, would collapse it?
    And, the collapse of the system ignites WW3 etc?

    And, the most important, nobody knows what the new course would be.

    One has a feeling....just....a sense....that we are on Titanic but, any change of speed/course will really sink it fast.
    So.....we just keep steaming...........hoping for a miracle?

    And the Captain realized that.
    Yes, he himself thought otherwise in the port, but, when he took the bridge he realized the truth.
    And now he's just sitting there and watching the sea.......hoping we won't hit that iceberg on his watch. Perhaps when the First Mate takes over in a while...............
    Captain, when it happens, will probably be dancing below, entertaining high class passengers.

    How could anyone interfere with, what I see, as the clash between democracy and ‘elites’ ?
    These clashes are the essence of America, that is, South and Middle America.
    Canada for a long time was the only democratic American country, now with Bolivia.

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  10. anon says: • Disclaimer

    ….whipped-up hysteria that resembled the heydays of Senator Joseph McCarthy.

    Why would you say that?
    McCarthy was completely vindicated by the Venona Transcripts, and he was an outsider who was destroyed by the same Power Elites of the day.

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    • Replies: @jacques sheete


    ….whipped-up hysteria that resembled the heydays of Senator Joseph McCarthy.
     
    Why would you say that?
    McCarthy was completely vindicated by the Venona Transcripts, and he was an outsider who was destroyed by the same Power Elites of the day.
     
    Indeed. Why would anyone repeat such slobbering drivel?

    McCarthy was an enemy of the Reds of the time and anyone with half a clue would realize that it was and is typical of them to exaggerate, vilify and smear their opponents with such histrionics that their lies stick for decades, and in fact become part of the historical mythology.

    Sadly it really adverts adversely on the opinions of anyone parroting such garbage and detracts from an otherwise very good article.

    , @Authenticjazzman
    I wondered about that stupid statement myself.

    Of course the leftist propaganda over the last fifty years has managed to produce a concensus on all sides that JM was a bad guy.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army Vet, and pro jazz artist.
  11. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    The syntactic and other eye-poking errors throughout this article are embarrassing. (I learned before posting this comment that the author’s primary language is English, and that he has taught at the college level.) How much thought can Mr. Petras have given to its substance when he never gave it a second look? And as no new information is provided, what could be a sufficient reason for its publication in this condition?

    I’m a big fan of this website. But articles like this make me hesitate to invite family and friends.

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    • Replies: @Wally
    So, where is Petras wrong? Tell us.

    Specifics please.
    , @Priss Factor
    Blacks are known for Chimpouts.

    Whites are known for Wimpouts.

    Cuck out to Globalists.
    , @LauraMR
    I too missed a reference to ancient aliens, the true culprits here.
  12. Realist says:

    “Who Rules America?
    The Power Elite in the Time of Trump”

    This was going on for many decades before Trump….it is just a continuation.

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  13. @Authenticjazzman
    "Who rules America"

    Without futile elaboration :.

    Leftist professors and leftist judges, and high-ranking leftist military officers.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US army vet, and pro Jazz msuician.

    Oh, grow up, please do. Leftists here & leftists there — leftist generals, for god sake ? Don’t you get it ? There is NO LEFT in the US. What you like to exaggerate as the “left” are a mob of progressive wankers. WANKERS. The left you delude yourself with is no more existent than US Nazi’s: ie marginal to an extreme.
    Start trying to call a spade “a spade” & maybe things might move forward.

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    • Replies: @jacques sheete
    One would think that the supposedly "high IQ*" types would come up with a better insult than"Leftist" to describe those they don't agree with. Smearing and vilification are, after all, characteristics of Marxists since Marx, the Master of Hostility himself, first put pen to paper.

    One would also think that they'd see through the conveniently ever-changing definitions of the labels, "Left" and "Right," and that the concept is, at best, actually a particularly clumsy and simple minded false dichotomy. I'd like to know what his current definition of "Leftist" is. I'm tempted to say that such labels are mainly used by partisan morons to smear their opponents, but I'll refrain, even though my own IQ is less than my shoe size, (American). ;)

    * The concept of "IQ" as commonly used today is simplistic in the extreme. One would think that the self anointed "intelligent" ones would get a clue, especially with the concepts of neuroplasticity that have been understood for some time.
    , @Kevin C.
    Define "left" and "right", animalogic. And hint: no, Communists, Socialists, and other economic levelers are not the "only True Left". Second hint: the terms were coined in reference to seating in the French National Assembly during the Revolution.
  14. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    Who Rules America?

    The ones who control our economy thru their stranglehold on the FED, the US Treasury, those TBTF Wall Street banks which we peons get dunned into bailing out every eight or so years.
    They also control the MSM and Hollywood, consonantly telling us lies about nations Israel wants destroyed, like their next target Iran, which Israel wants ‘Shocked and Awed’ but knows they don’t have the muscle, so best to let their American GOYIM do the dirty work.

    They have corrupted Congress and have taken over the WH.

    If you don’t know who our Overlord is, better find out while you still can.

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  15. Free Marketers … Puuhhhhleeeeze? Call them what they are, which is a crony-oligarchy that dresses itself in free-market clothing to pillage and plunder on a global scale.

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  16. @wayfarer
    "Exposing Israel Carried Out the September 11th Attacks at AIPAC 2017 in Washington DC"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeAednLOaAg

    Are you suggesting that the video provides evidence of anything? Why are you suggesting that we spend our time on viewing it?

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    • Replies: @wayfarer
    For the record, I do not support any form of Nazi ideology, historic or otherwise. As for the video, it offers many truths regarding the self-serving nature of an emerging Zionist ideology, which needs to be openly exposed and closely examined.

    There is sufficient evidence to prove both ideologies are nothing more than harmful toxins within humanity and the human spirit.

    “Ecuador Compares Zionism to Nazism”
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/israel-furious-ecuador-compares-zionism-nazism-united-nations-netanyahu-a7463656.html

    Like many Americans, I had a family member who fought the “Nazis” during WWll. He was buck private with the 10th Mountain Division, which locked horns with German Alpine troops in Italy. He rarely spoke of this experience. There was one piece of wisdom he did pass on to me, which was, “... there are no winners in war.”

  17. What an agreeable contrast this makes with the typical conspiracy theorist who seems to need everything neatly tied up and a bunch of conspirators who plot and act with error free precision. The swiftness of a result agreeable to globalist business and militatists of various hues does not prevent the account being plausible.

    No mention of Keyser Söze but I read on hoping that the Deep State hadn’t been left out. Is’s hard to find a live Deep State description in the author’s contending categories. So it would be interesting to know whether there is a US Deep State, who constĺitute it, how it operates and whether it is operating today. Is it a useful borrowing for understanding the USA?

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  18. Zionists have ruled America for over 100 years ever since the privately owned Zionist Federal Reserve Act was passed and the IRS was enacted both in 1913, thus with the power to print money out of thin air and the income tax to make us pay for the wars the Zionists forced America into the Zionists achieved complete control over OCEANIA aka the U.S..

    All the wars the U.S. was forced into were Zionist banker wars from WWI , WWII, KOREA, VIETNAM, AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, LIBYA and SYRIA and those are just the main ones, and thanks to the Zionists we have perpetual war and perpetual debt.

    Zionist rule America lock stock and gun barrel.

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  19. wayfarer says:
    @Wizard of Oz
    Are you suggesting that the video provides evidence of anything? Why are you suggesting that we spend our time on viewing it?

    For the record, I do not support any form of Nazi ideology, historic or otherwise. As for the video, it offers many truths regarding the self-serving nature of an emerging Zionist ideology, which needs to be openly exposed and closely examined.

    There is sufficient evidence to prove both ideologies are nothing more than harmful toxins within humanity and the human spirit.

    “Ecuador Compares Zionism to Nazism”

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/israel-furious-ecuador-compares-zionism-nazism-united-nations-netanyahu-a7463656.html

    Like many Americans, I had a family member who fought the “Nazis” during WWll. He was buck private with the 10th Mountain Division, which locked horns with German Alpine troops in Italy. He rarely spoke of this experience. There was one piece of wisdom he did pass on to me, which was, “… there are no winners in war.”

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    • Replies: @jacques sheete

    For the record, I do not support any form of Nazi ideology, historic or otherwise.
     
    Also for the record, I do not support any Leninist or Stalinist or Zionist or any other such ideology either.

    I would note, however, that most Americans never knew much about Nazi ideology other than the rankest propaganda, and I doubt that very many realize that Nazi ideology was a natural and understandable reaction to the banker backed and Red inspired demonic world revolution and control openly promoted at the time.


    In essence, the Nazis represented a futile bid to avoid the fate of other resource poor nations at the hands of the largest colonial-industrial-banking powers.


    You protest, and with justice, each time Hitler jails an opponent; but you forget that Stalin and company have jailed and murdered a thousand times as many. It seems to me, and indeed the evidence is plain, that compared to the Moscow brigands and assassins, Hitler is hardly more than a common Ku Kluxer and Mussolini almost a philanthropist.

    - H. L. Mencken, in an open letter to Upton Sinclair, printed in The American Mercury, June 1936, p.vii
    http://www.unz.org/Pub/AmMercury-1936jun:5?Period=1936&Text=protest+with+justice&HitList=03548a2b519d922a1e0d1f871c9fa8c4
     

    We should all note that the Nazis were up against enemies quite similar to those all productive classes face today.
    , @Stonehands
    "For the record," we are in a Zionist prison.

    And there are 2 types of white man in prison-

    Punks

    and Nazis.

    Now we know which one you are.
  20. One Tribe says:

    First of all, credit where credit is due, thank you James Petras, for an interesting and thought provoking article.

    Wiz:

    Keyser Söze would be a hero in this story;

    whether you agreed with his principles or not, he lived by them, and was ready to do whatever it took; and that is a lot better than the key players in this drama that is playing out before us.

    I agree with James that the… actions/non-policy/rhetoric/turnover of the executive branch strongly suggests competing factions of the 0.1% elite, who very systematically exhibit socio-pathic negative sum gain gaming behaviours.
    These creatures, without the humanity-defining minimum empathic capability, are effectively aliens, who will definitely destroy the last patch of planet Earth to ‘win’ whatever it is that winning entails, perhaps the last one to piss on the others?! I really don’t know.
    But we can see an obsessive complete genocidal trend in this kind.

    The real question is, what are the remaining humans going to do about it?

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  21. @anon

    ....whipped-up hysteria that resembled the heydays of Senator Joseph McCarthy.
     
    Why would you say that?
    McCarthy was completely vindicated by the Venona Transcripts, and he was an outsider who was destroyed by the same Power Elites of the day.

    ….whipped-up hysteria that resembled the heydays of Senator Joseph McCarthy.

    Why would you say that?
    McCarthy was completely vindicated by the Venona Transcripts, and he was an outsider who was destroyed by the same Power Elites of the day.

    Indeed. Why would anyone repeat such slobbering drivel?

    McCarthy was an enemy of the Reds of the time and anyone with half a clue would realize that it was and is typical of them to exaggerate, vilify and smear their opponents with such histrionics that their lies stick for decades, and in fact become part of the historical mythology.

    Sadly it really adverts adversely on the opinions of anyone parroting such garbage and detracts from an otherwise very good article.

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    • Agree: Stonehands
    • Replies: @nsa
    Tail Gunner Joe took on the Tribe and tried to ferret out the jooie traitors running the State Department. The jooie media counterattack was overwhelming. Joe went from hero to discredited bum overnight. Henry Ford tried to take on the Tribe in the 1920s.....the jooies crushed him also. Such is the fate of a western society that worships money.....to be ruled by the vile conniving jooies.
  22. Trump is a weakling. He developed a message, but he is p-whipped and he caved to his daughter, and her scum husband. I think he had no intention of committing to anything, but rather made ‘hamster noises’ to get elected.

    He lied and will be finished soon.

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    • Replies: @Clark Westwood

    Trump is a weakling. He developed a message, but he is p-whipped and he caved to his daughter, and her scum husband. I think he had no intention of committing to anything, but rather made ‘hamster noises’ to get elected.

    He lied and will be finished soon.
     
    Pretty much, although (as if it matters) I'm still on the fence about whether Trump never intended to keep his promises or thought he would keep them at the time he made them. Either way, he evidently lacks the strong core of principles that would be needed to enable him to follow through on a program that most of the people around him oppose.
  23. @wayfarer
    For the record, I do not support any form of Nazi ideology, historic or otherwise. As for the video, it offers many truths regarding the self-serving nature of an emerging Zionist ideology, which needs to be openly exposed and closely examined.

    There is sufficient evidence to prove both ideologies are nothing more than harmful toxins within humanity and the human spirit.

    “Ecuador Compares Zionism to Nazism”
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/israel-furious-ecuador-compares-zionism-nazism-united-nations-netanyahu-a7463656.html

    Like many Americans, I had a family member who fought the “Nazis” during WWll. He was buck private with the 10th Mountain Division, which locked horns with German Alpine troops in Italy. He rarely spoke of this experience. There was one piece of wisdom he did pass on to me, which was, “... there are no winners in war.”

    For the record, I do not support any form of Nazi ideology, historic or otherwise.

    Also for the record, I do not support any Leninist or Stalinist or Zionist or any other such ideology either.

    I would note, however, that most Americans never knew much about Nazi ideology other than the rankest propaganda, and I doubt that very many realize that Nazi ideology was a natural and understandable reaction to the banker backed and Red inspired demonic world revolution and control openly promoted at the time.

    In essence, the Nazis represented a futile bid to avoid the fate of other resource poor nations at the hands of the largest colonial-industrial-banking powers.

    You protest, and with justice, each time Hitler jails an opponent; but you forget that Stalin and company have jailed and murdered a thousand times as many. It seems to me, and indeed the evidence is plain, that compared to the Moscow brigands and assassins, Hitler is hardly more than a common Ku Kluxer and Mussolini almost a philanthropist.

    - H. L. Mencken, in an open letter to Upton Sinclair, printed in The American Mercury, June 1936, p.vii

    http://www.unz.org/Pub/AmMercury-1936jun:5?Period=1936&Text=protest+with+justice&HitList=03548a2b519d922a1e0d1f871c9fa8c4

    We should all note that the Nazis were up against enemies quite similar to those all productive classes face today.

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    • Replies: @wayfarer
    National socialism would have worked well for Germany at that point in history, if only the nation had applied it along with its intellectual gifts toward a purely productive pursuit, rather than the destructive pursuit it was deceived into taking.

    I have nothing but the highest respect for rank-and-file Germans. It's a crying shame they were thrown into the searing crucible of such a savage world war.

    I heard first-hand stories of the Alpine troops almost unmatched skill in battle. I also heard stories of the 10th Mountain Division getting cut-to-pieces, and out of shear frustration taking no prisoners. Facts that won't be found in a history book.

    Again, “there are no winners in war.” But if and when it has to come down to a war, fight it surgically from the top-down by taking out the “elite” selectively, rather than from the bottom-up by crudely taking out millions of innocent civilians and dirt poor kid soldiers.

    Peace.

  24. nsa says:
    @jacques sheete


    ….whipped-up hysteria that resembled the heydays of Senator Joseph McCarthy.
     
    Why would you say that?
    McCarthy was completely vindicated by the Venona Transcripts, and he was an outsider who was destroyed by the same Power Elites of the day.
     
    Indeed. Why would anyone repeat such slobbering drivel?

    McCarthy was an enemy of the Reds of the time and anyone with half a clue would realize that it was and is typical of them to exaggerate, vilify and smear their opponents with such histrionics that their lies stick for decades, and in fact become part of the historical mythology.

    Sadly it really adverts adversely on the opinions of anyone parroting such garbage and detracts from an otherwise very good article.

    Tail Gunner Joe took on the Tribe and tried to ferret out the jooie traitors running the State Department. The jooie media counterattack was overwhelming. Joe went from hero to discredited bum overnight. Henry Ford tried to take on the Tribe in the 1920s…..the jooies crushed him also. Such is the fate of a western society that worships money…..to be ruled by the vile conniving jooies.

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    • Replies: @jacques sheete
    Indeed, and all so called Christians should know it but forget, (if they ever knew), what happened to the dude who drove the money changers out of the temple.

    The list is endless and among the modern day victims of the cult are the likes of Larry P. McDonald, and Cynthia McKinney to name just two that immediately come to mind.


    Such is the fate of a western society that worships money…..to be ruled by the vile conniving jooies.
     
    I couldn't have said it better, and haven't yet, but intend to. It amuses me to hear people who think they can beat the bankster classes at their own game.!
  25. Wally says:
    @anonymous
    The syntactic and other eye-poking errors throughout this article are embarrassing. (I learned before posting this comment that the author's primary language is English, and that he has taught at the college level.) How much thought can Mr. Petras have given to its substance when he never gave it a second look? And as no new information is provided, what could be a sufficient reason for its publication in this condition?

    I'm a big fan of this website. But articles like this make me hesitate to invite family and friends.

    So, where is Petras wrong? Tell us.

    Specifics please.

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    • Replies: @anonymous
    It was fun, but I've wasted enough time on your poor English under the September 4 Weissberg article.
  26. @nsa
    Tail Gunner Joe took on the Tribe and tried to ferret out the jooie traitors running the State Department. The jooie media counterattack was overwhelming. Joe went from hero to discredited bum overnight. Henry Ford tried to take on the Tribe in the 1920s.....the jooies crushed him also. Such is the fate of a western society that worships money.....to be ruled by the vile conniving jooies.

    Indeed, and all so called Christians should know it but forget, (if they ever knew), what happened to the dude who drove the money changers out of the temple.

    The list is endless and among the modern day victims of the cult are the likes of Larry P. McDonald, and Cynthia McKinney to name just two that immediately come to mind.

    Such is the fate of a western society that worships money…..to be ruled by the vile conniving jooies.

    I couldn’t have said it better, and haven’t yet, but intend to. It amuses me to hear people who think they can beat the bankster classes at their own game.!

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    • Replies: @OilcanFloyd

    It amuses me to hear people who think they can beat the bankster classes at their own game.!
     
    How can they be beaten? Are we just destined to be ruled and destroyed by these jackals?
    , @Erebus

    It amuses me to hear people who think they can beat the bankster classes at their own game.!
     
    One of the hidden reasons behind China's extraordinary success story is that they did just that. When they joined the WTO, they made all kinds of undertakings to let foreign bankers into the domestic market, and then dug 1000 potholes in the road. 16 years later they're still promising to fix the potholes... soon... any day now...
    Basically, they're running a Modern Monetary Theory system (with Chinese characteristics) whereby the govt lends itself money (via its State-owned banks) to do what it wants to do in the economy (via its SOEs) and the cash enters the general economy as wages and profit, to be spent generating more wages and profit. A surprisingly small percentage of Yuan enter the economy as debt.
    AFAIK, China didn't sell a sovereign bond until its first issue in HK in 2009, in the early stage of its Yuan internationalization plans.

    They're going to throw another wrench into the gears of the international USD$ystem in January 2018, when they introduce the gold-convertible Yuan for oil transactions.
    Mnuchin recently threatened China with expulsion from the SWIFT system re: N. Korean sanctions. He's either an idiot making idle threats, or he has the same antipathy for the bankster classes as you do, because that would just about kill them.
  27. wayfarer says:
    @jacques sheete

    For the record, I do not support any form of Nazi ideology, historic or otherwise.
     
    Also for the record, I do not support any Leninist or Stalinist or Zionist or any other such ideology either.

    I would note, however, that most Americans never knew much about Nazi ideology other than the rankest propaganda, and I doubt that very many realize that Nazi ideology was a natural and understandable reaction to the banker backed and Red inspired demonic world revolution and control openly promoted at the time.


    In essence, the Nazis represented a futile bid to avoid the fate of other resource poor nations at the hands of the largest colonial-industrial-banking powers.


    You protest, and with justice, each time Hitler jails an opponent; but you forget that Stalin and company have jailed and murdered a thousand times as many. It seems to me, and indeed the evidence is plain, that compared to the Moscow brigands and assassins, Hitler is hardly more than a common Ku Kluxer and Mussolini almost a philanthropist.

    - H. L. Mencken, in an open letter to Upton Sinclair, printed in The American Mercury, June 1936, p.vii
    http://www.unz.org/Pub/AmMercury-1936jun:5?Period=1936&Text=protest+with+justice&HitList=03548a2b519d922a1e0d1f871c9fa8c4
     

    We should all note that the Nazis were up against enemies quite similar to those all productive classes face today.

    National socialism would have worked well for Germany at that point in history, if only the nation had applied it along with its intellectual gifts toward a purely productive pursuit, rather than the destructive pursuit it was deceived into taking.

    I have nothing but the highest respect for rank-and-file Germans. It’s a crying shame they were thrown into the searing crucible of such a savage world war.

    I heard first-hand stories of the Alpine troops almost unmatched skill in battle. I also heard stories of the 10th Mountain Division getting cut-to-pieces, and out of shear frustration taking no prisoners. Facts that won’t be found in a history book.

    Again, “there are no winners in war.” But if and when it has to come down to a war, fight it surgically from the top-down by taking out the “elite” selectively, rather than from the bottom-up by crudely taking out millions of innocent civilians and dirt poor kid soldiers.

    Peace.

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    • Replies: @jacques sheete

    But if and when it has to come down to a war, fight it surgically from the top-down by taking out the “elite” selectively, rather than from the bottom-up by crudely taking out millions of innocent civilians and dirt poor kid soldiers.
     
    You'll get no fight from me about that!
    , @ThatDamnGood
    You mean the British would allow a continental rival to prosper?
  28. wayfarer says:

    minor correction:

    … rather than crudely from the bottom-up by taking out millions of innocent civilians and dirt poor kid soldiers.

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  29. @Tradecraft46
    Trump is a weakling. He developed a message, but he is p-whipped and he caved to his daughter, and her scum husband. I think he had no intention of committing to anything, but rather made 'hamster noises' to get elected.

    He lied and will be finished soon.

    Trump is a weakling. He developed a message, but he is p-whipped and he caved to his daughter, and her scum husband. I think he had no intention of committing to anything, but rather made ‘hamster noises’ to get elected.

    He lied and will be finished soon.

    Pretty much, although (as if it matters) I’m still on the fence about whether Trump never intended to keep his promises or thought he would keep them at the time he made them. Either way, he evidently lacks the strong core of principles that would be needed to enable him to follow through on a program that most of the people around him oppose.

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    • Replies: @jacques sheete
    For the life of me, I don't understand why anyone would put any degree of trust in anyone who aspires to power.

    Trump, at his age, should know better. (Hillary is too goofy to know any better at any age.) The art of the deal appears similar to the art of politics, and both seem mainly to consist in the art of seduction. All true post pubertal males should know that from first hand attempts if not experience.

    Although I'm no biblical scholar in any sense of the words, I must say that both the OT and the NT are chock full of good stuff about such characters.

    Here are a few.:

    Proverbs 23:1, 3 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what [is] before thee: And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.
     

    Hosea 10: 3 Then they will say, “We have no king because we did not revere the Lord. But even if we had a king, what could he do for us?” 4 They make many promises, take false oaths and make agreements; therefore lawsuits spring up like poisonous weeds in a plowed field.
     

    Sirach 8
    Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

    8 Strive not with a powerful man, lest thou fall into his hands.
    2 Contend not with a rich man, lest he bring an action against thee.
    3 For gold and silver hath destroyed many, and hath reached even to the heart of kings, and perverted them.
    4 Strive not with a man that is full of tongue, and heap not wood upon his fire.
     

    Sir.13
    [4] A rich man will exploit you if you can be of use to him,
    but if you are in need he will forsake you.
    [5] If you own something, he will live with you;
    he will drain your resources and he will not care.
    [6] When he needs you he will deceive you,
    he will smile at you and give you hope.
    He will speak to you kindly and say, "What do you need?"
     
    Although I do maintain some doubts about the author of this, he is correct here.:

    1 Corinthians 7:23: You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men

     

    , @Kevin C.

    Pretty much, although (as if it matters) I’m still on the fence about whether Trump never intended to keep his promises or thought he would keep them at the time he made them.
     
    I, for one, think he did.

    Either way, he evidently lacks the strong core of principles that would be needed to enable him to follow through on a program that most of the people around him oppose.
     
    An alternate-Trump who had "the strong core of principles" you speak of would be no more able to "follow through" than the real one. It's not that he's unwilling to implement the program against "the people around him" who oppose it, it's that he's unable, as any other president would be, because he lacks the power to overcome that opposition, because "those who oppose them" are, in reality (regardless of what it says in the Constitution or your civics textbooks), more powerful than the president. After all, presidents come and go, but the bureaucrats whose job it is to actually implement and enforce things — and who, in practice, decide which presidential or congressional orders are "obeyed" and which ones somehow never manifest into reality — remain term after term, nigh-impossible to fire and utterly immune to the votes of the electorate.
  30. @wayfarer
    National socialism would have worked well for Germany at that point in history, if only the nation had applied it along with its intellectual gifts toward a purely productive pursuit, rather than the destructive pursuit it was deceived into taking.

    I have nothing but the highest respect for rank-and-file Germans. It's a crying shame they were thrown into the searing crucible of such a savage world war.

    I heard first-hand stories of the Alpine troops almost unmatched skill in battle. I also heard stories of the 10th Mountain Division getting cut-to-pieces, and out of shear frustration taking no prisoners. Facts that won't be found in a history book.

    Again, “there are no winners in war.” But if and when it has to come down to a war, fight it surgically from the top-down by taking out the “elite” selectively, rather than from the bottom-up by crudely taking out millions of innocent civilians and dirt poor kid soldiers.

    Peace.

    But if and when it has to come down to a war, fight it surgically from the top-down by taking out the “elite” selectively, rather than from the bottom-up by crudely taking out millions of innocent civilians and dirt poor kid soldiers.

    You’ll get no fight from me about that!

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  31. @Nicholas Stix
    “Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and an Orthodox Jew, acts as his top adviser on Middle East Affairs. Kushner, a New Jersey real estate mogul, set himself up as the archenemy of the economic nationalists in the Trump inner circle. He supports every Israeli power and land grab in the Middle East and works closely with David Friedman, US Ambassador to Israel (and fanatical supporter of the illegal Jewish settlements) and Jason Greenblatt, Special Representative for International negotiations. With three Israel-Firsters determining Middle East policy, there is not even a fig leaf of balance.”

    Until this moment I despised Kushner, but now you’re giving me second thoughts.

    Since you and I seem to agree on most topics except Israel, I’m really curious how you think it can survive long term in its location surrounded by a billion hostile muslims who already hold nuclear weapons. How long before fanatical jihadis infiltrate Pakistan’s launch facilities? Or any other of the myriad ways a billion strong population can stamp out a tiny nation that seems to universally inflame their hatred?

    As I’ve so often pointed out, I support a homeland for all the earth’s surviving tribes (even sub-Saharan Africans despite finding in them no truly redeeming qualities – at least Arabs have some cool architecture). Israel is simply in the wrong place geographically. And that fact has caused no end of trouble with a future that seems to me inevitable.

    Of course there is also the massive issue of divided loyalties as amply highlighted in the above article but leave that for another day and try to objectively look at Israel as a state absent your tribal affinity and explain how it survives suicidal jihadis with nukes or other wmd’s. So far it seems to have survived by pitting Arab tribes against each other, but can that continue indefinitely?

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    • Replies: @anonymous

    even sub-Saharan Africans despite finding in them no truly redeeming qualities
     
    Yeah, you think?

    Aren't those sub-Saharan Africans true monotheists?

    You would be surprised the redeeming qualities they have, as compared to, the likes of You.
  32. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Wally
    So, where is Petras wrong? Tell us.

    Specifics please.

    It was fun, but I’ve wasted enough time on your poor English under the September 4 Weissberg article.

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    • Replies: @Wally
    IOW, you cannot tell us where Petras is wrong. LOL !!

    I win again.
  33. @anonymous
    The syntactic and other eye-poking errors throughout this article are embarrassing. (I learned before posting this comment that the author's primary language is English, and that he has taught at the college level.) How much thought can Mr. Petras have given to its substance when he never gave it a second look? And as no new information is provided, what could be a sufficient reason for its publication in this condition?

    I'm a big fan of this website. But articles like this make me hesitate to invite family and friends.

    Blacks are known for Chimpouts.

    Whites are known for Wimpouts.

    Cuck out to Globalists.

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  34. @Clark Westwood

    Trump is a weakling. He developed a message, but he is p-whipped and he caved to his daughter, and her scum husband. I think he had no intention of committing to anything, but rather made ‘hamster noises’ to get elected.

    He lied and will be finished soon.
     
    Pretty much, although (as if it matters) I'm still on the fence about whether Trump never intended to keep his promises or thought he would keep them at the time he made them. Either way, he evidently lacks the strong core of principles that would be needed to enable him to follow through on a program that most of the people around him oppose.

    For the life of me, I don’t understand why anyone would put any degree of trust in anyone who aspires to power.

    Trump, at his age, should know better. (Hillary is too goofy to know any better at any age.) The art of the deal appears similar to the art of politics, and both seem mainly to consist in the art of seduction. All true post pubertal males should know that from first hand attempts if not experience.

    Although I’m no biblical scholar in any sense of the words, I must say that both the OT and the NT are chock full of good stuff about such characters.

    Here are a few.:

    Proverbs 23:1, 3 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what [is] before thee: And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.

    Hosea 10: 3 Then they will say, “We have no king because we did not revere the Lord. But even if we had a king, what could he do for us?” 4 They make many promises, take false oaths and make agreements; therefore lawsuits spring up like poisonous weeds in a plowed field.

    Sirach 8
    Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

    8 Strive not with a powerful man, lest thou fall into his hands.
    2 Contend not with a rich man, lest he bring an action against thee.
    3 For gold and silver hath destroyed many, and hath reached even to the heart of kings, and perverted them.
    4 Strive not with a man that is full of tongue, and heap not wood upon his fire.

    Sir.13
    [4] A rich man will exploit you if you can be of use to him,
    but if you are in need he will forsake you.
    [5] If you own something, he will live with you;
    he will drain your resources and he will not care.
    [6] When he needs you he will deceive you,
    he will smile at you and give you hope.
    He will speak to you kindly and say, “What do you need?”

    Although I do maintain some doubts about the author of this, he is correct here.:

    1 Corinthians 7:23: You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men

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  35. @anon

    ....whipped-up hysteria that resembled the heydays of Senator Joseph McCarthy.
     
    Why would you say that?
    McCarthy was completely vindicated by the Venona Transcripts, and he was an outsider who was destroyed by the same Power Elites of the day.

    I wondered about that stupid statement myself.

    Of course the leftist propaganda over the last fifty years has managed to produce a concensus on all sides that JM was a bad guy.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army Vet, and pro jazz artist.

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  36. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Schadenfreude is beautiful… especially when it involves such a sorry excuse for a human.

    This is what, we, the ill-wishers of Evil Empire were praying for, when the orange lump of lard was elected.

    Please America, the great humanitarians [cough] you are, serve us more of it.

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  37. For the first time in history the left became an organizational weapon of the pro-war, pro-Wall Street, pro-Zionist Right

    this transition literally happened through the obama 8 years. under hillary’s ” we came, we saw, he died” on gadaffi. the new left is part of the new war party, which also includes the old members like mccain.

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  38. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Stan d Mute
    Since you and I seem to agree on most topics except Israel, I'm really curious how you think it can survive long term in its location surrounded by a billion hostile muslims who already hold nuclear weapons. How long before fanatical jihadis infiltrate Pakistan's launch facilities? Or any other of the myriad ways a billion strong population can stamp out a tiny nation that seems to universally inflame their hatred?

    As I've so often pointed out, I support a homeland for all the earth's surviving tribes (even sub-Saharan Africans despite finding in them no truly redeeming qualities - at least Arabs have some cool architecture). Israel is simply in the wrong place geographically. And that fact has caused no end of trouble with a future that seems to me inevitable.

    Of course there is also the massive issue of divided loyalties as amply highlighted in the above article but leave that for another day and try to objectively look at Israel as a state absent your tribal affinity and explain how it survives suicidal jihadis with nukes or other wmd's. So far it seems to have survived by pitting Arab tribes against each other, but can that continue indefinitely?

    even sub-Saharan Africans despite finding in them no truly redeeming qualities

    Yeah, you think?

    Aren’t those sub-Saharan Africans true monotheists?

    You would be surprised the redeeming qualities they have, as compared to, the likes of You.

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    Aren’t those sub-Saharan Africans true monotheists?
     
    Who cares what imaginary sky god they worship? I stopped believing in fairytales when I was a small boy. You should try it.

    You would be surprised the redeeming qualities they have, as compared to, the likes of You.
     
    I'm a born and bred Detroiter, nothing they could do would surprise me. But perhaps you should join them if you find them so agreeable. I'm sure they'll have some fine dining on offer in Liberia or DRC when their Western food aid stops (and even today, you'll just have to look a bit harder to find it). I hear albinos are a local favorite.
  39. @animalogic
    Oh, grow up, please do. Leftists here & leftists there -- leftist generals, for god sake ? Don't you get it ? There is NO LEFT in the US. What you like to exaggerate as the "left" are a mob of progressive wankers. WANKERS. The left you delude yourself with is no more existent than US Nazi's: ie marginal to an extreme.
    Start trying to call a spade "a spade" & maybe things might move forward.

    One would think that the supposedly “high IQ*” types would come up with a better insult than”Leftist” to describe those they don’t agree with. Smearing and vilification are, after all, characteristics of Marxists since Marx, the Master of Hostility himself, first put pen to paper.

    One would also think that they’d see through the conveniently ever-changing definitions of the labels, “Left” and “Right,” and that the concept is, at best, actually a particularly clumsy and simple minded false dichotomy. I’d like to know what his current definition of “Leftist” is. I’m tempted to say that such labels are mainly used by partisan morons to smear their opponents, but I’ll refrain, even though my own IQ is less than my shoe size, (American). ;)

    * The concept of “IQ” as commonly used today is simplistic in the extreme. One would think that the self anointed “intelligent” ones would get a clue, especially with the concepts of neuroplasticity that have been understood for some time.

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    • Replies: @Stonehands
    How about the kikery of the Frankfurt school? The PhDs that Franz Boaz pumped out of Columbia U.and has infected all of academia? Gee, Is that leftist?..lol.

    Man, l'm a little disappointed Mr sheete...even the blindjazzman can find a nut now and then..
    , @Stonehands
    *

    The concept of “IQ” as commonly used today is simplistic in the extreme. One would think that the self anointed “intelligent” ones would get a clue, especially with the concepts of neuroplasticity that have been understood for some time.
     
    Not a whole lot of neuroplasticity among the 70 IQ denizens of the vibrant city of Philadelphia.

    You're losing your instincts, brother.
  40. Art says:

    What percentage of America’s elite live under the umbrella of terror exerted by the Jew money cabal? Say 99% maybe?

    What percentage of America’s elite use the “six million lie” as an excuse for their cowardness?

    Through fear and lies, the Stockholm Syndrome as promulgated by the Jews, controls America society from the top down.

    Think Peace — Art

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  41. Trump and Globalist Supremacists.

    Guess which one is Trump.

    Trump is a sow bitch, not a boar stud. SQUEAL LIKE A PIG.

    Trumpism went from MAGA to SLAP, or squeal like a pig.

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  42. James,

    Nice effort. Can I make a request? Please write an article about the IDEAS that rule America. The attitudes of the billionaire, the Deep State, the working stiff, and the low-level bureaucracy. All the passengers on the ship are doing their part as the Titanic heads for the iceberg.

    What are the ideas that keep the ship of state plugging along?

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    • Replies: @peterAUS
    Agree.

    At last something meaningful.

    Hard request; most will just scamper away from it.

    I could try something, primitive, not erudite.

    The main idea:
    PROFIT.

    "As long as I can get some profit........keep sailing"

    A bit deeper, underlying:
    Calvinist approach to Salvation.
    "This is how life is supposed to be".
    , @jacques sheete

    Please write an article about the IDEAS that rule America.
     
    There are none that anyone would admit to and secondly, they're too obvious to need exposition. There are plenty of BS ideas out there though, and as you know, we've all heard 'em ad nauseum.

    It's probably far more useful to name the pervs and figure out how to defang 'em, than to discuss their motives, which likely change in any case.
  43. peterAUS says:
    @Low Voltage
    James,

    Nice effort. Can I make a request? Please write an article about the IDEAS that rule America. The attitudes of the billionaire, the Deep State, the working stiff, and the low-level bureaucracy. All the passengers on the ship are doing their part as the Titanic heads for the iceberg.

    What are the ideas that keep the ship of state plugging along?

    Agree.

    At last something meaningful.

    Hard request; most will just scamper away from it.

    I could try something, primitive, not erudite.

    The main idea:
    PROFIT.

    “As long as I can get some profit……..keep sailing”

    A bit deeper, underlying:
    Calvinist approach to Salvation.
    “This is how life is supposed to be”.

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    • Replies: @Low Voltage
    Profit is just shorthand for McMansions, private jets, and vacation homes. Think of how much profit was made in developing Houston! One rain storm ruined it all. :(

    I guess you're saying that greed is driving America over the cliff? More stuff? The sad thing about America is that most of the wealth is idle and unused. Private jets are waiting for their owners; vacation homes are seldom visited, collections of sports cars gather dust. It all just sits there. In Europe (and Asia? I've never been there), most of the wealth is for public use, or at least for public viewing.
  44. @jacques sheete
    One would think that the supposedly "high IQ*" types would come up with a better insult than"Leftist" to describe those they don't agree with. Smearing and vilification are, after all, characteristics of Marxists since Marx, the Master of Hostility himself, first put pen to paper.

    One would also think that they'd see through the conveniently ever-changing definitions of the labels, "Left" and "Right," and that the concept is, at best, actually a particularly clumsy and simple minded false dichotomy. I'd like to know what his current definition of "Leftist" is. I'm tempted to say that such labels are mainly used by partisan morons to smear their opponents, but I'll refrain, even though my own IQ is less than my shoe size, (American). ;)

    * The concept of "IQ" as commonly used today is simplistic in the extreme. One would think that the self anointed "intelligent" ones would get a clue, especially with the concepts of neuroplasticity that have been understood for some time.

    How about the kikery of the Frankfurt school? The PhDs that Franz Boaz pumped out of Columbia U.and has infected all of academia? Gee, Is that leftist?..lol.

    Man, l’m a little disappointed Mr sheete…even the blindjazzman can find a nut now and then..

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  45. Realist says:

    Trump is a buffoon with no balls. He has allowed his winning election promises to be subverted. Proving once again you don’t have to be smart to be rich.

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  46. @RealAmerican
    In another land and time, these traitors would be hung from lampposts and burned alive for what they are doing to America.
    Thank you Mr. Petras!

    The Jews are extraordinary wealthy,aggressive and ruthless. They run our nation for their own purposes. They have to go. At this point,how could anyone deny it?

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    • Replies: @Stonehands
    Trading platforms Forex, SWIFT, Letters of Credit are in the hands of international Jewry..

    They are the malignant money lenders who have engulfed the globalized economy with their Jewish international network deceptively known as central banks.

    In addition, white P-O-W-E-R can never coalesce into political ethno-centrism because everyone has been conditioned to accept that a NAZI is worse than a child pornographer.

    An example of this pathetic atomization can be viewed up-thread.

  47. @wayfarer
    For the record, I do not support any form of Nazi ideology, historic or otherwise. As for the video, it offers many truths regarding the self-serving nature of an emerging Zionist ideology, which needs to be openly exposed and closely examined.

    There is sufficient evidence to prove both ideologies are nothing more than harmful toxins within humanity and the human spirit.

    “Ecuador Compares Zionism to Nazism”
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/israel-furious-ecuador-compares-zionism-nazism-united-nations-netanyahu-a7463656.html

    Like many Americans, I had a family member who fought the “Nazis” during WWll. He was buck private with the 10th Mountain Division, which locked horns with German Alpine troops in Italy. He rarely spoke of this experience. There was one piece of wisdom he did pass on to me, which was, “... there are no winners in war.”

    “For the record,” we are in a Zionist prison.

    And there are 2 types of white man in prison-

    Punks

    and Nazis.

    Now we know which one you are.

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    • Replies: @wayfarer
    I had two brothers growing up, and a father that was a malevolent sociopath. Spent ten to twelve years engaged in knock down drag out fights with my older brother.

    Why did we fight so much?

    It was a consequence of the ten to twelve years each one of us was singled out and ordered into a bedroom. Where behind closed doors my old man's whipping ritual would be unleashed at full tilt fury. He had Popeye arms, never pulled his punches, and enjoyed the stating “You're going to regret the day you were born!”

    What resulted from this abuse in my formative years?

    For one, extreme levels of physical pain do not disturb me. I learned how to enjoy pain as a kid, as twisted as that may sound.

    I became a loner. I've never been comfortable around people, and subsequently was never able to hold down jobs for that long. This resulted in a life of material poverty.

    I look forward to dying. As far as I'm concerned death can't come soon enough. Unfortunately suicide is not an option, due to the karmic/spiritual set back.

    I keep to myself and try to keep my mouth shut for the most part. I treat those who deserve it, with absolute respect.

    But deep inside of me there's a silent perceptive feral animal, which has zero respect for bullies or abusers, and that vicious gnarling animal sure as hell ain't no punk or nazi.

    Have a beautiful day.

  48. LauraMR says:
    @jilles dykstra
    In my opinion, the USA now is in a state of Civil War, cold, so the country is not ruled.
    I disagree with that it cannot get worse, the cold war can get hot.

    Indeed it can get worse. I would only add that this is a civil war but on many fronts. There are no “two sides” this time around.

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    Nor nice geographical lines of division; to the extent there's any such division, it's urban-vs-rural, and a cities versus hinterland war would be spectacularly messy.
  49. Roberto says:
    @Grandpa Charlie

    Americans have a lot to learn and unlearn. Our strategic advantage may reside in the fact that political life in the United States cannot get worse – we really have touched bottom and (barring a nuclear war) we can only look up. -- Petras
     
    Is that real optimism, or what?

    (Great fact summary though of Trump administration to date.)
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    • Replies: @Grandpa Charlie
    Thanks for that speech from NETWORK!

    Which reminds me of something: Trump may be the greatest artist of political television that we have ever seen. That's the secret weapon that he has that may allow him to carry on for a few more years, maybe for the full four, possibly the big eight. If we last that long.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/10/politics/donald-trump-henry-kissinger/index.html

    As a friend of mine has pointed out: the only way we will see a revolution in the USA is if somehow we could take away their television from the masses.
  50. LauraMR says:
    @anonymous
    The syntactic and other eye-poking errors throughout this article are embarrassing. (I learned before posting this comment that the author's primary language is English, and that he has taught at the college level.) How much thought can Mr. Petras have given to its substance when he never gave it a second look? And as no new information is provided, what could be a sufficient reason for its publication in this condition?

    I'm a big fan of this website. But articles like this make me hesitate to invite family and friends.

    I too missed a reference to ancient aliens, the true culprits here.

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  51. @jacques sheete
    One would think that the supposedly "high IQ*" types would come up with a better insult than"Leftist" to describe those they don't agree with. Smearing and vilification are, after all, characteristics of Marxists since Marx, the Master of Hostility himself, first put pen to paper.

    One would also think that they'd see through the conveniently ever-changing definitions of the labels, "Left" and "Right," and that the concept is, at best, actually a particularly clumsy and simple minded false dichotomy. I'd like to know what his current definition of "Leftist" is. I'm tempted to say that such labels are mainly used by partisan morons to smear their opponents, but I'll refrain, even though my own IQ is less than my shoe size, (American). ;)

    * The concept of "IQ" as commonly used today is simplistic in the extreme. One would think that the self anointed "intelligent" ones would get a clue, especially with the concepts of neuroplasticity that have been understood for some time.

    *

    The concept of “IQ” as commonly used today is simplistic in the extreme. One would think that the self anointed “intelligent” ones would get a clue, especially with the concepts of neuroplasticity that have been understood for some time.

    Not a whole lot of neuroplasticity among the 70 IQ denizens of the vibrant city of Philadelphia.

    You’re losing your instincts, brother.

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  52. Kevin C. says:
    @RealAmerican
    In another land and time, these traitors would be hung from lampposts and burned alive for what they are doing to America.
    Thank you Mr. Petras!

    In another land and time, these traitors would be hung from lampposts and burned alive for what they are doing to America.

    Of course, here and now, no one bothers to try, because they know they cannot succeed; they’ll be caught by our militarized police (loyal to their left-wing masters) and either shot or spend the rest of their lives getting a**-raped in Federal prison.

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  53. Kevin C. says:
    @Grandpa Charlie

    Americans have a lot to learn and unlearn. Our strategic advantage may reside in the fact that political life in the United States cannot get worse – we really have touched bottom and (barring a nuclear war) we can only look up. -- Petras
     
    Is that real optimism, or what?

    (Great fact summary though of Trump administration to date.)

    Yes, that is far too optimistic. Things can always get worse… and they’re pretty much guaranteed to.

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  54. Kevin C. says:
    @Authenticjazzman
    "Who rules America"

    Without futile elaboration :.

    Leftist professors and leftist judges, and high-ranking leftist military officers.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US army vet, and pro Jazz msuician.

    Leftist professors and leftist judges, and high-ranking leftist military officers.

    You forgot unfireable, job-for-life leftist bureaucrats — 90% of the Executive branch agencies which do most of the actual legislating (they call it “regulation” instead of “legislation”, as if that makes a difference).

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  55. Kevin C. says:
    @animalogic
    Oh, grow up, please do. Leftists here & leftists there -- leftist generals, for god sake ? Don't you get it ? There is NO LEFT in the US. What you like to exaggerate as the "left" are a mob of progressive wankers. WANKERS. The left you delude yourself with is no more existent than US Nazi's: ie marginal to an extreme.
    Start trying to call a spade "a spade" & maybe things might move forward.

    Define “left” and “right”, animalogic. And hint: no, Communists, Socialists, and other economic levelers are not the “only True Left”. Second hint: the terms were coined in reference to seating in the French National Assembly during the Revolution.

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    • Replies: @Wally
    So then, Kevin', define for us :'communist'.

    Then define for us: 'socialist'.
  56. Americans have a lot to learn and unlearn.

    For sure. At the head of the list is the fact that we need to learn that we’ve been bullshitted from the start, and therefore we mostly know nothing, so we need to question everything.

    Our strategic advantage may reside in the fact that political life in the United States cannot get worse – we really have touched bottom and (barring a nuclear war) we can only look up.

    I’m not convinced.

    The author deserves a huge pat on the back for calling mass media what it is, and not calling it “mainstream,” which it ain’t.

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  57. Kevin C. says:
    @Clark Westwood

    Trump is a weakling. He developed a message, but he is p-whipped and he caved to his daughter, and her scum husband. I think he had no intention of committing to anything, but rather made ‘hamster noises’ to get elected.

    He lied and will be finished soon.
     
    Pretty much, although (as if it matters) I'm still on the fence about whether Trump never intended to keep his promises or thought he would keep them at the time he made them. Either way, he evidently lacks the strong core of principles that would be needed to enable him to follow through on a program that most of the people around him oppose.

    Pretty much, although (as if it matters) I’m still on the fence about whether Trump never intended to keep his promises or thought he would keep them at the time he made them.

    I, for one, think he did.

    Either way, he evidently lacks the strong core of principles that would be needed to enable him to follow through on a program that most of the people around him oppose.

    An alternate-Trump who had “the strong core of principles” you speak of would be no more able to “follow through” than the real one. It’s not that he’s unwilling to implement the program against “the people around him” who oppose it, it’s that he’s unable, as any other president would be, because he lacks the power to overcome that opposition, because “those who oppose them” are, in reality (regardless of what it says in the Constitution or your civics textbooks), more powerful than the president. After all, presidents come and go, but the bureaucrats whose job it is to actually implement and enforce things — and who, in practice, decide which presidential or congressional orders are “obeyed” and which ones somehow never manifest into reality — remain term after term, nigh-impossible to fire and utterly immune to the votes of the electorate.

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  58. Kevin C. says:
    @LauraMR
    Indeed it can get worse. I would only add that this is a civil war but on many fronts. There are no "two sides" this time around.

    Nor nice geographical lines of division; to the extent there’s any such division, it’s urban-vs-rural, and a cities versus hinterland war would be spectacularly messy.

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  59. @Low Voltage
    James,

    Nice effort. Can I make a request? Please write an article about the IDEAS that rule America. The attitudes of the billionaire, the Deep State, the working stiff, and the low-level bureaucracy. All the passengers on the ship are doing their part as the Titanic heads for the iceberg.

    What are the ideas that keep the ship of state plugging along?

    Please write an article about the IDEAS that rule America.

    There are none that anyone would admit to and secondly, they’re too obvious to need exposition. There are plenty of BS ideas out there though, and as you know, we’ve all heard ‘em ad nauseum.

    It’s probably far more useful to name the pervs and figure out how to defang ‘em, than to discuss their motives, which likely change in any case.

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  60. @Authenticjazzman
    "Who rules America"

    Without futile elaboration :.

    Leftist professors and leftist judges, and high-ranking leftist military officers.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US army vet, and pro Jazz msuician.

    blockquote“Who rules America”
    :
    Leftist professors and leftist judges, and high-ranking leftist military officers.

    – Authentijazzman</blockquote
    Unless you specify what you have in mind with your left and your right, your statement is meaningless. It would help if you would indicate which of the following members of theSCOTUS

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  61. @peterAUS
    Agree.

    At last something meaningful.

    Hard request; most will just scamper away from it.

    I could try something, primitive, not erudite.

    The main idea:
    PROFIT.

    "As long as I can get some profit........keep sailing"

    A bit deeper, underlying:
    Calvinist approach to Salvation.
    "This is how life is supposed to be".

    Profit is just shorthand for McMansions, private jets, and vacation homes. Think of how much profit was made in developing Houston! One rain storm ruined it all. :(

    I guess you’re saying that greed is driving America over the cliff? More stuff? The sad thing about America is that most of the wealth is idle and unused. Private jets are waiting for their owners; vacation homes are seldom visited, collections of sports cars gather dust. It all just sits there. In Europe (and Asia? I’ve never been there), most of the wealth is for public use, or at least for public viewing.

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    • Replies: @Wally
    And how is that 'public use' Europe doing these days?

    I suggest you get out more often. Asia loves their private property, more & more.
    , @Authenticjazzman
    " In Europe most of the wealth is for public use"

    Total nonsense, in Europe there is just as much private wealth and private ownership of property, art, cultural manifestations, etc, as in the US.
    In Europe one can observe the same phenomena of unused property for example in Greece, France, Italy,Spain, there are gigantic yacht harbors with huge privately-owned ships which are almost never put to sea, and owned by wealthy citizens, and most disgusting the centuries old continuing ownership of stolen land and real estate by the nobilities.
    This uninformed romantization of European societal aspects is a driving force behind the ignorant US leftists with their false assumption that a supposedly leftist Europe is more "Social" or "Fair" than America.
    Germany, the US leftist utopia, being, aside from it's half-governmental health insurance, a most hard-core capitalististic place in which, for example, debt forgiveness involves a heartless thirty years, instead of the typical seven years period in most civilized countries, a strange place in which one can ( I have) encounter homeless MDs, academics, who fell into the trap of the German court system, due to the inabilty to repay credit.
    Could go on and on about the false viewpoints regarding Europe, held by US leftists.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US army Vet and pro Jazz artist.

  62. peterAUS says:

    I guess you’re saying that greed is driving America over the cliff?

    I do.

    Greed as a primary motivation.
    Coated in layers upon layers of rationalization, self-delusion and self-deception.

    But, the same motivation works for everyone else. Only those are not as successful in it as US is.
    USA is just the best in feeding that greed.

    So all those cogs in US machine just keep doing what they’ve been doing. What else is there?

    Well, actually, there is one thing I guess.
    Only one thing that, really, rejects that greed and is willing to fight to death against The Empire for its way of life.
    (Radical) Islam. ISIS. Raqqa. Those types.
    Spiritual values before material wealth.
    Not an alternative for most people I guess.

    All the rest are simply following the same lead. Material wealth. Constant growth. Profit. Human resources, not humans. Balance sheets, not lives of employees. Better pay. More purchasing power.
    More……material……wealth.
    Greed.

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  63. wayfarer says:
    @Stonehands
    "For the record," we are in a Zionist prison.

    And there are 2 types of white man in prison-

    Punks

    and Nazis.

    Now we know which one you are.

    I had two brothers growing up, and a father that was a malevolent sociopath. Spent ten to twelve years engaged in knock down drag out fights with my older brother.

    Why did we fight so much?

    It was a consequence of the ten to twelve years each one of us was singled out and ordered into a bedroom. Where behind closed doors my old man’s whipping ritual would be unleashed at full tilt fury. He had Popeye arms, never pulled his punches, and enjoyed the stating “You’re going to regret the day you were born!”

    What resulted from this abuse in my formative years?

    For one, extreme levels of physical pain do not disturb me. I learned how to enjoy pain as a kid, as twisted as that may sound.

    I became a loner. I’ve never been comfortable around people, and subsequently was never able to hold down jobs for that long. This resulted in a life of material poverty.

    I look forward to dying. As far as I’m concerned death can’t come soon enough. Unfortunately suicide is not an option, due to the karmic/spiritual set back.

    I keep to myself and try to keep my mouth shut for the most part. I treat those who deserve it, with absolute respect.

    But deep inside of me there’s a silent perceptive feral animal, which has zero respect for bullies or abusers, and that vicious gnarling animal sure as hell ain’t no punk or nazi.

    Have a beautiful day.

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    Interesting.

    Why don't you try to join some "merc"(I meant security consultant) outfit where you are?
    Go a bit overseas.

    Could help.
    , @Stonehands
    Marone!

    What a sob story...

    You've taken crepe hanging to a whole new level.
  64. peterAUS says:
    @wayfarer
    I had two brothers growing up, and a father that was a malevolent sociopath. Spent ten to twelve years engaged in knock down drag out fights with my older brother.

    Why did we fight so much?

    It was a consequence of the ten to twelve years each one of us was singled out and ordered into a bedroom. Where behind closed doors my old man's whipping ritual would be unleashed at full tilt fury. He had Popeye arms, never pulled his punches, and enjoyed the stating “You're going to regret the day you were born!”

    What resulted from this abuse in my formative years?

    For one, extreme levels of physical pain do not disturb me. I learned how to enjoy pain as a kid, as twisted as that may sound.

    I became a loner. I've never been comfortable around people, and subsequently was never able to hold down jobs for that long. This resulted in a life of material poverty.

    I look forward to dying. As far as I'm concerned death can't come soon enough. Unfortunately suicide is not an option, due to the karmic/spiritual set back.

    I keep to myself and try to keep my mouth shut for the most part. I treat those who deserve it, with absolute respect.

    But deep inside of me there's a silent perceptive feral animal, which has zero respect for bullies or abusers, and that vicious gnarling animal sure as hell ain't no punk or nazi.

    Have a beautiful day.

    Interesting.

    Why don’t you try to join some “merc”(I meant security consultant) outfit where you are?
    Go a bit overseas.

    Could help.

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    • Replies: @wayfarer
    Fulfilled a mission in the USCG, which was search-and-rescue.

    Trying my best to make it through this life, without having to take another's life.

    Working on earning some good karma points, and being of service to others.

    Hoping for a better world, the next time around.

    G'day, mate!

  65. @wayfarer
    I had two brothers growing up, and a father that was a malevolent sociopath. Spent ten to twelve years engaged in knock down drag out fights with my older brother.

    Why did we fight so much?

    It was a consequence of the ten to twelve years each one of us was singled out and ordered into a bedroom. Where behind closed doors my old man's whipping ritual would be unleashed at full tilt fury. He had Popeye arms, never pulled his punches, and enjoyed the stating “You're going to regret the day you were born!”

    What resulted from this abuse in my formative years?

    For one, extreme levels of physical pain do not disturb me. I learned how to enjoy pain as a kid, as twisted as that may sound.

    I became a loner. I've never been comfortable around people, and subsequently was never able to hold down jobs for that long. This resulted in a life of material poverty.

    I look forward to dying. As far as I'm concerned death can't come soon enough. Unfortunately suicide is not an option, due to the karmic/spiritual set back.

    I keep to myself and try to keep my mouth shut for the most part. I treat those who deserve it, with absolute respect.

    But deep inside of me there's a silent perceptive feral animal, which has zero respect for bullies or abusers, and that vicious gnarling animal sure as hell ain't no punk or nazi.

    Have a beautiful day.

    Marone!

    What a sob story…

    You’ve taken crepe hanging to a whole new level.

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    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    So you don't believe him? Why?

    Or do you regard it as wrong to disclose such personal and/or family matters? Why? In particular why if it is done pseudonymously?

    Should I infer that you will put him on your Commenters to Ignore list because of the evidence he has provided about himself? Presumably not or you would have thanked him politely if ironically for relieving you of the need to spend your valhable time on his comments.
  66. @jacques sheete
    Indeed, and all so called Christians should know it but forget, (if they ever knew), what happened to the dude who drove the money changers out of the temple.

    The list is endless and among the modern day victims of the cult are the likes of Larry P. McDonald, and Cynthia McKinney to name just two that immediately come to mind.


    Such is the fate of a western society that worships money…..to be ruled by the vile conniving jooies.
     
    I couldn't have said it better, and haven't yet, but intend to. It amuses me to hear people who think they can beat the bankster classes at their own game.!

    It amuses me to hear people who think they can beat the bankster classes at their own game.!

    How can they be beaten? Are we just destined to be ruled and destroyed by these jackals?

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    How can they be beaten?
     
    That's one of them eternal questions. All I know is that most of us ord'nary folks cannot beat them at their own game. We need to find another way.
  67. wayfarer says:
    @peterAUS
    Interesting.

    Why don't you try to join some "merc"(I meant security consultant) outfit where you are?
    Go a bit overseas.

    Could help.

    Fulfilled a mission in the USCG, which was search-and-rescue.

    Trying my best to make it through this life, without having to take another’s life.

    Working on earning some good karma points, and being of service to others.

    Hoping for a better world, the next time around.

    G’day, mate!

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    {Fulfilled a mission in the USCG, which was search-and-rescue.}

    One of the few of the Government services that actually provides a useful service to the people of US, and does a great job at it.

    USCG helicopters and ships going out into those Hellish seas during vicious storms to rescue people from floundering/sinking ships takes a lot of guts and dedication.

  68. @Father O'Hara
    The Jews are extraordinary wealthy,aggressive and ruthless. They run our nation for their own purposes. They have to go. At this point,how could anyone deny it?

    Trading platforms Forex, SWIFT, Letters of Credit are in the hands of international Jewry..

    They are the malignant money lenders who have engulfed the globalized economy with their Jewish international network deceptively known as central banks.

    In addition, white P-O-W-E-R can never coalesce into political ethno-centrism because everyone has been conditioned to accept that a NAZI is worse than a child pornographer.

    An example of this pathetic atomization can be viewed up-thread.

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  69. Avery says:
    @wayfarer
    Fulfilled a mission in the USCG, which was search-and-rescue.

    Trying my best to make it through this life, without having to take another's life.

    Working on earning some good karma points, and being of service to others.

    Hoping for a better world, the next time around.

    G'day, mate!

    {Fulfilled a mission in the USCG, which was search-and-rescue.}

    One of the few of the Government services that actually provides a useful service to the people of US, and does a great job at it.

    USCG helicopters and ships going out into those Hellish seas during vicious storms to rescue people from floundering/sinking ships takes a lot of guts and dedication.

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    • Replies: @wayfarer
    On board the 210-foot cutter Venturous, as it smashes through 30 foot seas and gale force winds, responding to a SAR call, in a pitch black night, forty miles west of Florence Oregon.

    The ship takes an extreme 60-degree roll, as the starboard weather deck penetrates a cold Pacific Ocean's surface and a wave of blue water sweeps four men overboard. Two were rescued, and two were never seen again.

    The men lost at sea that night, sacrificed their lives while trying to save the lives of others.

    Hard to think of a more frightening way to go, but once it was done, you can bet they faced a warm welcome from the angel of death, on the other side.

    In memory of Denny Bilding and Rudolph Maldonado.
    source: http://www.cgemf.org/fallen/1978-2

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d3/97/33/d397333fe0de99c088e4ac0a272052cb--coast-guard-boats-us-coast-guard.jpg
  70. @wayfarer
    National socialism would have worked well for Germany at that point in history, if only the nation had applied it along with its intellectual gifts toward a purely productive pursuit, rather than the destructive pursuit it was deceived into taking.

    I have nothing but the highest respect for rank-and-file Germans. It's a crying shame they were thrown into the searing crucible of such a savage world war.

    I heard first-hand stories of the Alpine troops almost unmatched skill in battle. I also heard stories of the 10th Mountain Division getting cut-to-pieces, and out of shear frustration taking no prisoners. Facts that won't be found in a history book.

    Again, “there are no winners in war.” But if and when it has to come down to a war, fight it surgically from the top-down by taking out the “elite” selectively, rather than from the bottom-up by crudely taking out millions of innocent civilians and dirt poor kid soldiers.

    Peace.

    You mean the British would allow a continental rival to prosper?

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  71. First; to our commentariat; please a Nazi is a National Socialist; lets get this right and only use that phase National Socialist.

    Second C. Wright Mills wrote the tedious “The Power Elite” 60 plus years ago and his point was to identify the attachments of the power elite. As I remember, it was schools, clubs and churches; with the under current of self interested class consciousness. Mr. Petras does not want to do that much work (remember the Mills book was long); Zionism is useful but not enough.

    I propose a simple operative; “Who is cleaning the houses of the subject’s support staff?”
    The globalists are dirty, they either hire illegals or feel guilty for having hired illegals in the past.
    The illegals are the progenitors of the DACCA smoke. Take Herr Zuckerberg; he doesn’t hire illegals but he wants his employees to have nannies, cleaners and gardeners for his economic benefit (more productive employee time) and his feelings of egalitarian self aggrandizement. If I only could feel so good about myself.

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  72. Wally says:
    @anonymous
    It was fun, but I've wasted enough time on your poor English under the September 4 Weissberg article.

    IOW, you cannot tell us where Petras is wrong. LOL !!

    I win again.

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  73. Wally says:
    @Kevin C.
    Define "left" and "right", animalogic. And hint: no, Communists, Socialists, and other economic levelers are not the "only True Left". Second hint: the terms were coined in reference to seating in the French National Assembly during the Revolution.

    So then, Kevin’, define for us :’communist’.

    Then define for us: ‘socialist’.

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    The term "communism" was first coined by French philosopher and writer Victor d'Hupay, who, in his Projet de communauté philosophe argued for it as the extension of "Enlightenment" principles, in the form of the lifestyle of the "commune", where the people "share all economic and material products between inhabitants of the commune, so that all may benefit from everybody's work." Most modern communists, particularly self-described, follow in the legacy of Marx, often as further elaborated by Lenin, but there also exists non-Marxist strains like Anarcho-communism and Christian communism, plus offshoot semi-Marxist hybrids like "Libertarian Marxism", "Council communism" or the self-described "left communists" who positioned themselves as critics of Leninism and Bolshevism from the left. At the core, the common factor for "communist", I say, would be having as the goal a an egalitarion socioeconomic order based upon the common ownership of, at minimum, the "means of production", and the absence of social stratification into classes, money and the state.

    "Socialism" is a term covering a range of social and economic systems, with roots in the philosophies of the revolutionary movements of the late 1700s; as Wikipedia states, "There are many varieties of socialism and there is no single definition encapsulating all of them." However, the common goal is social ownership (including public ownership, employee ownership, cooperative ownership, citizen ownership, common ownership, or collective ownership), and some matter of democratic control (including but not limited to common ownership) of the "means of production". "Socialism" includes both market and non-market forms. The latter tends to support "central planning", "calculation in kind" and technocratic direction, while the former retains monetary prices and markets in regard to the operation of and allocation of goods between socially owned enterprises with any profits controlled either by the workforce (employee or cooperative ownership) of the firm, or to society at large (social dividend). Communism can be seen as a subset of socialism, with "social democracy" the other major strain. (At perhaps the furthest extreme, one might note southern anti-capitalist and self-described socialist intellectual George Fitzhugh, who argued that "Slavery is a form, and the very best form, of socialism", and that "Socialism proposes to do away with free competition; to afford protection and support at all times to the laboring class; to bring about, at least, a qualified community of property, and to associate labor. All these purposes, slavery fully and perfectly attains.")

    One must note that both of these are in turn subsets of (and not the entirety of) economic egalitarianism, of those whose prime concern is eliminating or ameliorating economic inequality, and who criticize the "capitalist" economic system from the Left, in opposing foremost the inequality of wealth it creates. (As opposed to those of us who criticize "capitalism" from the right, on the grounds that the "capitalist system" selects for "bourgeois values" of material prosperity over the honor-centric values of the warrior aristocracy who presided over the earlier "feudal" economic system, and who were ultimately replaced by the capitalists.)

    But economic egalitarianism is not the only form that the core leftist tendencies of "progress" and egalitarianism can take. Some prioritize, over equalizing wealth, achieving racial, or sexual, equality.

    I brought up economic egalitarianism, and its most notable forms, because there is a certain (annoying) strain, mostly among older leftists, who insist that "only the class struggle matters". Who, in a form of the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, insist that all those who do not put leveling of wealth inequality first, are "no True Leftist". My intent was to head off this claim; the "smash the patriarchy" feminists and "smash white supremacy" racial activists are no less on the Left than the "smash capitalism" folks.
    , @Anon
    How are you gonna know if he did it right?
  74. Wally says:
    @Low Voltage
    Profit is just shorthand for McMansions, private jets, and vacation homes. Think of how much profit was made in developing Houston! One rain storm ruined it all. :(

    I guess you're saying that greed is driving America over the cliff? More stuff? The sad thing about America is that most of the wealth is idle and unused. Private jets are waiting for their owners; vacation homes are seldom visited, collections of sports cars gather dust. It all just sits there. In Europe (and Asia? I've never been there), most of the wealth is for public use, or at least for public viewing.

    And how is that ‘public use’ Europe doing these days?

    I suggest you get out more often. Asia loves their private property, more & more.

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    Thanks for writing.

    I get out quite a bit. Most Europeans are well educated and healthy. Most Americans are borderline illiterate and obese (even if they do drive an F150).

    The public transportation and hospitals in Europe make America look like a cruel joke.
  75. Erebus says:
    @jacques sheete
    Indeed, and all so called Christians should know it but forget, (if they ever knew), what happened to the dude who drove the money changers out of the temple.

    The list is endless and among the modern day victims of the cult are the likes of Larry P. McDonald, and Cynthia McKinney to name just two that immediately come to mind.


    Such is the fate of a western society that worships money…..to be ruled by the vile conniving jooies.
     
    I couldn't have said it better, and haven't yet, but intend to. It amuses me to hear people who think they can beat the bankster classes at their own game.!

    It amuses me to hear people who think they can beat the bankster classes at their own game.!

    One of the hidden reasons behind China’s extraordinary success story is that they did just that. When they joined the WTO, they made all kinds of undertakings to let foreign bankers into the domestic market, and then dug 1000 potholes in the road. 16 years later they’re still promising to fix the potholes… soon… any day now…
    Basically, they’re running a Modern Monetary Theory system (with Chinese characteristics) whereby the govt lends itself money (via its State-owned banks) to do what it wants to do in the economy (via its SOEs) and the cash enters the general economy as wages and profit, to be spent generating more wages and profit. A surprisingly small percentage of Yuan enter the economy as debt.
    AFAIK, China didn’t sell a sovereign bond until its first issue in HK in 2009, in the early stage of its Yuan internationalization plans.

    They’re going to throw another wrench into the gears of the international USD$ystem in January 2018, when they introduce the gold-convertible Yuan for oil transactions.
    Mnuchin recently threatened China with expulsion from the SWIFT system re: N. Korean sanctions. He’s either an idiot making idle threats, or he has the same antipathy for the bankster classes as you do, because that would just about kill them.

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    (1) Chinese write books about financial system that are not translated into English (just like Solzhenitsyn 200 Years Together):

    Currency Wars by Song Hongbing
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currency_Wars

    But the narrative in the west is that Chinese unlike Japanese have no anti-Jewish prejudices and are very impressed with Jews... want to emulate Jews... like to marry Jews....a vice versa. One wonders who will get whom? Will Chinese-Jewish babies and Chinese educated in the west including children of the highest party officials will penetrate the Communist Party and corrupt it and subvert it? I am sure there are some think tanks that work on this issue. BTW, all western publications for Asia and about Asia are Jewish outfits.

    (2) Just few days ago China announced issuing several billion of bonds in US dollars. They do not need dollars so the reason they did it was to make western bankers happy offering them good returns on their investments. Who is corrupting whom?
    , @jacques sheete

    One of the hidden reasons behind China’s extraordinary success story is that they are beating them at their own game.
     
    That argument certainly appears to hold more than a little water. I hope it's true.
  76. @Roberto
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuBe93FMiJc

    Thanks for that speech from NETWORK!

    Which reminds me of something: Trump may be the greatest artist of political television that we have ever seen. That’s the secret weapon that he has that may allow him to carry on for a few more years, maybe for the full four, possibly the big eight. If we last that long.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/10/politics/donald-trump-henry-kissinger/index.html

    As a friend of mine has pointed out: the only way we will see a revolution in the USA is if somehow we could take away their television from the masses.

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  77. wayfarer says:
    @Avery
    {Fulfilled a mission in the USCG, which was search-and-rescue.}

    One of the few of the Government services that actually provides a useful service to the people of US, and does a great job at it.

    USCG helicopters and ships going out into those Hellish seas during vicious storms to rescue people from floundering/sinking ships takes a lot of guts and dedication.

    On board the 210-foot cutter Venturous, as it smashes through 30 foot seas and gale force winds, responding to a SAR call, in a pitch black night, forty miles west of Florence Oregon.

    The ship takes an extreme 60-degree roll, as the starboard weather deck penetrates a cold Pacific Ocean’s surface and a wave of blue water sweeps four men overboard. Two were rescued, and two were never seen again.

    The men lost at sea that night, sacrificed their lives while trying to save the lives of others.

    Hard to think of a more frightening way to go, but once it was done, you can bet they faced a warm welcome from the angel of death, on the other side.

    In memory of Denny Bilding and Rudolph Maldonado.
    source: http://www.cgemf.org/fallen/1978-2

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    Thanks for sharing.
    , @Wizard of Oz
    Sad story. It prompts me to ask if their families recovered damages from the CGS for its negligence. Surely there are practices and procedures designed to use simple equipment that ensures it is virtually impossible to be swept overboard?

    Tell us something about what safe practice involves.

    Simply from imagination I envisage one safety rope being replaced serially by another as a crew member moves along or acrooss a deck from which it might be possible to be swept overboard. Did tje dead men follow safety procedures correctly?
  78. Kevin C. says:
    @Wally
    So then, Kevin', define for us :'communist'.

    Then define for us: 'socialist'.

    The term “communism” was first coined by French philosopher and writer Victor d’Hupay, who, in his Projet de communauté philosophe argued for it as the extension of “Enlightenment” principles, in the form of the lifestyle of the “commune”, where the people “share all economic and material products between inhabitants of the commune, so that all may benefit from everybody’s work.” Most modern communists, particularly self-described, follow in the legacy of Marx, often as further elaborated by Lenin, but there also exists non-Marxist strains like Anarcho-communism and Christian communism, plus offshoot semi-Marxist hybrids like “Libertarian Marxism”, “Council communism” or the self-described “left communists” who positioned themselves as critics of Leninism and Bolshevism from the left. At the core, the common factor for “communist”, I say, would be having as the goal a an egalitarion socioeconomic order based upon the common ownership of, at minimum, the “means of production”, and the absence of social stratification into classes, money and the state.

    “Socialism” is a term covering a range of social and economic systems, with roots in the philosophies of the revolutionary movements of the late 1700s; as Wikipedia states, “There are many varieties of socialism and there is no single definition encapsulating all of them.” However, the common goal is social ownership (including public ownership, employee ownership, cooperative ownership, citizen ownership, common ownership, or collective ownership), and some matter of democratic control (including but not limited to common ownership) of the “means of production”. “Socialism” includes both market and non-market forms. The latter tends to support “central planning”, “calculation in kind” and technocratic direction, while the former retains monetary prices and markets in regard to the operation of and allocation of goods between socially owned enterprises with any profits controlled either by the workforce (employee or cooperative ownership) of the firm, or to society at large (social dividend). Communism can be seen as a subset of socialism, with “social democracy” the other major strain. (At perhaps the furthest extreme, one might note southern anti-capitalist and self-described socialist intellectual George Fitzhugh, who argued that “Slavery is a form, and the very best form, of socialism”, and that “Socialism proposes to do away with free competition; to afford protection and support at all times to the laboring class; to bring about, at least, a qualified community of property, and to associate labor. All these purposes, slavery fully and perfectly attains.”)

    One must note that both of these are in turn subsets of (and not the entirety of) economic egalitarianism, of those whose prime concern is eliminating or ameliorating economic inequality, and who criticize the “capitalist” economic system from the Left, in opposing foremost the inequality of wealth it creates. (As opposed to those of us who criticize “capitalism” from the right, on the grounds that the “capitalist system” selects for “bourgeois values” of material prosperity over the honor-centric values of the warrior aristocracy who presided over the earlier “feudal” economic system, and who were ultimately replaced by the capitalists.)

    But economic egalitarianism is not the only form that the core leftist tendencies of “progress” and egalitarianism can take. Some prioritize, over equalizing wealth, achieving racial, or sexual, equality.

    I brought up economic egalitarianism, and its most notable forms, because there is a certain (annoying) strain, mostly among older leftists, who insist that “only the class struggle matters”. Who, in a form of the “No True Scotsman” fallacy, insist that all those who do not put leveling of wealth inequality first, are “no True Leftist”. My intent was to head off this claim; the “smash the patriarchy” feminists and “smash white supremacy” racial activists are no less on the Left than the “smash capitalism” folks.

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  79. Avery says:
    @wayfarer
    On board the 210-foot cutter Venturous, as it smashes through 30 foot seas and gale force winds, responding to a SAR call, in a pitch black night, forty miles west of Florence Oregon.

    The ship takes an extreme 60-degree roll, as the starboard weather deck penetrates a cold Pacific Ocean's surface and a wave of blue water sweeps four men overboard. Two were rescued, and two were never seen again.

    The men lost at sea that night, sacrificed their lives while trying to save the lives of others.

    Hard to think of a more frightening way to go, but once it was done, you can bet they faced a warm welcome from the angel of death, on the other side.

    In memory of Denny Bilding and Rudolph Maldonado.
    source: http://www.cgemf.org/fallen/1978-2

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d3/97/33/d397333fe0de99c088e4ac0a272052cb--coast-guard-boats-us-coast-guard.jpg

    Thanks for sharing.

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  80. utu says:
    @Erebus

    It amuses me to hear people who think they can beat the bankster classes at their own game.!
     
    One of the hidden reasons behind China's extraordinary success story is that they did just that. When they joined the WTO, they made all kinds of undertakings to let foreign bankers into the domestic market, and then dug 1000 potholes in the road. 16 years later they're still promising to fix the potholes... soon... any day now...
    Basically, they're running a Modern Monetary Theory system (with Chinese characteristics) whereby the govt lends itself money (via its State-owned banks) to do what it wants to do in the economy (via its SOEs) and the cash enters the general economy as wages and profit, to be spent generating more wages and profit. A surprisingly small percentage of Yuan enter the economy as debt.
    AFAIK, China didn't sell a sovereign bond until its first issue in HK in 2009, in the early stage of its Yuan internationalization plans.

    They're going to throw another wrench into the gears of the international USD$ystem in January 2018, when they introduce the gold-convertible Yuan for oil transactions.
    Mnuchin recently threatened China with expulsion from the SWIFT system re: N. Korean sanctions. He's either an idiot making idle threats, or he has the same antipathy for the bankster classes as you do, because that would just about kill them.

    (1) Chinese write books about financial system that are not translated into English (just like Solzhenitsyn 200 Years Together):

    Currency Wars by Song Hongbing

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currency_Wars

    But the narrative in the west is that Chinese unlike Japanese have no anti-Jewish prejudices and are very impressed with Jews… want to emulate Jews… like to marry Jews….a vice versa. One wonders who will get whom? Will Chinese-Jewish babies and Chinese educated in the west including children of the highest party officials will penetrate the Communist Party and corrupt it and subvert it? I am sure there are some think tanks that work on this issue. BTW, all western publications for Asia and about Asia are Jewish outfits.

    (2) Just few days ago China announced issuing several billion of bonds in US dollars. They do not need dollars so the reason they did it was to make western bankers happy offering them good returns on their investments. Who is corrupting whom?

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    But the narrative in the west is that Chinese unlike Japanese have no anti-Jewish prejudices and are very impressed with Jews… want to emulate Jews…
     
    Some interesting points and questions in your comment.

    In all of the Asian countries that I am familiar with, the views on the Chinese are amazingly similar to the general Western views on Jews. In most of the countries that I'm aware of, the Chinese are typically the landowners, business people and politicians, so it will be interesting to see who is corrupting whom.

    The Chinese generally have a reputation for being especially canny business people and they are smart, shrewd, hard working, optimistic and realistic in my humble opinion. They may have the edge because although they are proud, they tend to lay low and don't seem to have the propensity for exhibitionism and razzle dazzle showtime that Western (invariably coarse and clownish) "elites" have.
  81. @Stonehands
    Marone!

    What a sob story...

    You've taken crepe hanging to a whole new level.

    So you don’t believe him? Why?

    Or do you regard it as wrong to disclose such personal and/or family matters? Why? In particular why if it is done pseudonymously?

    Should I infer that you will put him on your Commenters to Ignore list because of the evidence he has provided about himself? Presumably not or you would have thanked him politely if ironically for relieving you of the need to spend your valhable time on his comments.

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  82. @wayfarer
    On board the 210-foot cutter Venturous, as it smashes through 30 foot seas and gale force winds, responding to a SAR call, in a pitch black night, forty miles west of Florence Oregon.

    The ship takes an extreme 60-degree roll, as the starboard weather deck penetrates a cold Pacific Ocean's surface and a wave of blue water sweeps four men overboard. Two were rescued, and two were never seen again.

    The men lost at sea that night, sacrificed their lives while trying to save the lives of others.

    Hard to think of a more frightening way to go, but once it was done, you can bet they faced a warm welcome from the angel of death, on the other side.

    In memory of Denny Bilding and Rudolph Maldonado.
    source: http://www.cgemf.org/fallen/1978-2

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d3/97/33/d397333fe0de99c088e4ac0a272052cb--coast-guard-boats-us-coast-guard.jpg

    Sad story. It prompts me to ask if their families recovered damages from the CGS for its negligence. Surely there are practices and procedures designed to use simple equipment that ensures it is virtually impossible to be swept overboard?

    Tell us something about what safe practice involves.

    Simply from imagination I envisage one safety rope being replaced serially by another as a crew member moves along or acrooss a deck from which it might be possible to be swept overboard. Did tje dead men follow safety procedures correctly?

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    • Replies: @wayfarer
    I've been somewhat of an unnecessary distraction, with my off-topic posts. Don't want to derail things. With all due respect, it's probably best for me to refrain from talking off-topic, any further.
  83. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Wally
    So then, Kevin', define for us :'communist'.

    Then define for us: 'socialist'.

    How are you gonna know if he did it right?

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  84. @Low Voltage
    Profit is just shorthand for McMansions, private jets, and vacation homes. Think of how much profit was made in developing Houston! One rain storm ruined it all. :(

    I guess you're saying that greed is driving America over the cliff? More stuff? The sad thing about America is that most of the wealth is idle and unused. Private jets are waiting for their owners; vacation homes are seldom visited, collections of sports cars gather dust. It all just sits there. In Europe (and Asia? I've never been there), most of the wealth is for public use, or at least for public viewing.

    ” In Europe most of the wealth is for public use”

    Total nonsense, in Europe there is just as much private wealth and private ownership of property, art, cultural manifestations, etc, as in the US.
    In Europe one can observe the same phenomena of unused property for example in Greece, France, Italy,Spain, there are gigantic yacht harbors with huge privately-owned ships which are almost never put to sea, and owned by wealthy citizens, and most disgusting the centuries old continuing ownership of stolen land and real estate by the nobilities.
    This uninformed romantization of European societal aspects is a driving force behind the ignorant US leftists with their false assumption that a supposedly leftist Europe is more “Social” or “Fair” than America.
    Germany, the US leftist utopia, being, aside from it’s half-governmental health insurance, a most hard-core capitalististic place in which, for example, debt forgiveness involves a heartless thirty years, instead of the typical seven years period in most civilized countries, a strange place in which one can ( I have) encounter homeless MDs, academics, who fell into the trap of the German court system, due to the inabilty to repay credit.
    Could go on and on about the false viewpoints regarding Europe, held by US leftists.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US army Vet and pro Jazz artist.

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    Sorry Jazzman, I can only call it like I see it. I sure would like to live in the America you inhabit. Sounds like a great place.
  85. @anonymous

    even sub-Saharan Africans despite finding in them no truly redeeming qualities
     
    Yeah, you think?

    Aren't those sub-Saharan Africans true monotheists?

    You would be surprised the redeeming qualities they have, as compared to, the likes of You.

    Aren’t those sub-Saharan Africans true monotheists?

    Who cares what imaginary sky god they worship? I stopped believing in fairytales when I was a small boy. You should try it.

    You would be surprised the redeeming qualities they have, as compared to, the likes of You.

    I’m a born and bred Detroiter, nothing they could do would surprise me. But perhaps you should join them if you find them so agreeable. I’m sure they’ll have some fine dining on offer in Liberia or DRC when their Western food aid stops (and even today, you’ll just have to look a bit harder to find it). I hear albinos are a local favorite.

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  86. polskijoe says:

    Here is who rules America:

    Council for Foreign Relations
    The Federal Reserve Bank
    The Military Industrial Complex
    CIA/FBI
    International Lobbies (including Jewish lobbies).
    International Corporations

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  87. @OilcanFloyd

    It amuses me to hear people who think they can beat the bankster classes at their own game.!
     
    How can they be beaten? Are we just destined to be ruled and destroyed by these jackals?

    How can they be beaten?

    That’s one of them eternal questions. All I know is that most of us ord’nary folks cannot beat them at their own game. We need to find another way.

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    My guess is that they'll overplay their hand and be severely punished, or just run things into the ground to the point that they are discredited. The absence of law, order, and justice allows them to flourish. I'm sure that the people making up the PTB believe that they have their bases covered. We'll just have to wait to see if they do.
  88. @Erebus

    It amuses me to hear people who think they can beat the bankster classes at their own game.!
     
    One of the hidden reasons behind China's extraordinary success story is that they did just that. When they joined the WTO, they made all kinds of undertakings to let foreign bankers into the domestic market, and then dug 1000 potholes in the road. 16 years later they're still promising to fix the potholes... soon... any day now...
    Basically, they're running a Modern Monetary Theory system (with Chinese characteristics) whereby the govt lends itself money (via its State-owned banks) to do what it wants to do in the economy (via its SOEs) and the cash enters the general economy as wages and profit, to be spent generating more wages and profit. A surprisingly small percentage of Yuan enter the economy as debt.
    AFAIK, China didn't sell a sovereign bond until its first issue in HK in 2009, in the early stage of its Yuan internationalization plans.

    They're going to throw another wrench into the gears of the international USD$ystem in January 2018, when they introduce the gold-convertible Yuan for oil transactions.
    Mnuchin recently threatened China with expulsion from the SWIFT system re: N. Korean sanctions. He's either an idiot making idle threats, or he has the same antipathy for the bankster classes as you do, because that would just about kill them.

    One of the hidden reasons behind China’s extraordinary success story is that they are beating them at their own game.

    That argument certainly appears to hold more than a little water. I hope it’s true.

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  89. @utu
    (1) Chinese write books about financial system that are not translated into English (just like Solzhenitsyn 200 Years Together):

    Currency Wars by Song Hongbing
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currency_Wars

    But the narrative in the west is that Chinese unlike Japanese have no anti-Jewish prejudices and are very impressed with Jews... want to emulate Jews... like to marry Jews....a vice versa. One wonders who will get whom? Will Chinese-Jewish babies and Chinese educated in the west including children of the highest party officials will penetrate the Communist Party and corrupt it and subvert it? I am sure there are some think tanks that work on this issue. BTW, all western publications for Asia and about Asia are Jewish outfits.

    (2) Just few days ago China announced issuing several billion of bonds in US dollars. They do not need dollars so the reason they did it was to make western bankers happy offering them good returns on their investments. Who is corrupting whom?

    But the narrative in the west is that Chinese unlike Japanese have no anti-Jewish prejudices and are very impressed with Jews… want to emulate Jews…

    Some interesting points and questions in your comment.

    In all of the Asian countries that I am familiar with, the views on the Chinese are amazingly similar to the general Western views on Jews. In most of the countries that I’m aware of, the Chinese are typically the landowners, business people and politicians, so it will be interesting to see who is corrupting whom.

    The Chinese generally have a reputation for being especially canny business people and they are smart, shrewd, hard working, optimistic and realistic in my humble opinion. They may have the edge because although they are proud, they tend to lay low and don’t seem to have the propensity for exhibitionism and razzle dazzle showtime that Western (invariably coarse and clownish) “elites” have.

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  90. alexander says:

    Dear Mr Petras,

    Has anyone one failed ….MORE …..the United States, …..EVER ,…….in our entire Nation’s history,….than our “Neocon” elites .

    Just LOOK at the spectacular TWENTY TRILLION DOLLAR NATIONAL DEBT they foisted on us ALL ……with their
    obscene ,incessant , War and Terror…. Fraud.

    Unbelievable !

    Is it not uncanny ,to all of us, that these individuals have not been permanently remaindered
    to Guantanamo Bay…..

    and every “penny” of their assets seized to pay down the heinous debt their lies created ?!?

    What a supreme tragedy for our nation (and the world) these “Oligarchs of Fraud”……These “Tyrants of Terror” are still free to “lie.”…. and “pilfer”….. as they see fit.

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  91. wayfarer says:
    @Wizard of Oz
    Sad story. It prompts me to ask if their families recovered damages from the CGS for its negligence. Surely there are practices and procedures designed to use simple equipment that ensures it is virtually impossible to be swept overboard?

    Tell us something about what safe practice involves.

    Simply from imagination I envisage one safety rope being replaced serially by another as a crew member moves along or acrooss a deck from which it might be possible to be swept overboard. Did tje dead men follow safety procedures correctly?

    I’ve been somewhat of an unnecessary distraction, with my off-topic posts. Don’t want to derail things. With all due respect, it’s probably best for me to refrain from talking off-topic, any further.

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  92. Erebus says:

    What a supreme tragedy for our nation (and the world) these “Oligarchs of Fraud”……These “Tyrants of Terror” are still free to “lie.”…. and “pilfer”….. as they see fit.

    The American people took their 11th hour opportunity to decide their future and chose wisely (Nov, 2016). Then they went home and waited as if they’d just bought some brake pads on eBay. The Masters of Discourse fired up the Great Wurlitzer, and made sure they stayed there. We’ll see, but I doubt they’ll return until a great event shocks them to their marrow.

    Now, it’s up to the meddling Russians and upstart Chinese to take out the “Oligarchs of Fraud”, while trying to make sure they and their friends come out on the other side of the discontinuity.
    Unfortunately, their weapons are much blunter than the Deplorables had (and still hold), so the American people will take the blow along with their elites.

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  93. peterAUS says:

    The American people took their 11th hour opportunity to decide their future and chose wisely (Nov, 2016). Then they went home and waited as if they’d just bought some brake pads on eBay. The Masters of Discourse fired up the Great Wurlitzer, and made sure they stayed there. We’ll see, but I doubt they’ll return until a great event shocks them to their marrow.

    Agree 100 %.

    Disagree with the most of the next paragraph, but, there is something there.

    Like…Russians really draw the line in the sand and SHOCK the common folk in West with real possibility of MAD.

    Problem is, so far,whenever Russians got pushed, they “wisely” retreated.

    So….we’ll be waiting in anticipation.
    God bless.

    And, agree with the possibility of

    the American people will take the blow along with their elites

    I guess the rest of the world too.

    Hail cockroaches.

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  94. @Wally
    And how is that 'public use' Europe doing these days?

    I suggest you get out more often. Asia loves their private property, more & more.

    Thanks for writing.

    I get out quite a bit. Most Europeans are well educated and healthy. Most Americans are borderline illiterate and obese (even if they do drive an F150).

    The public transportation and hospitals in Europe make America look like a cruel joke.

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    " Most europeans are well educated and healthy"

    Pure nonsense, most Europeans are educated, as in the US, in the vein of, leftist progressivism and PC, and believing the media.

    As far a "Healthy" is concerned : In Europe and specifically Germany you can now observe as many obese people waddling through the cities as in any US town.

    Hospitals : Several years ago I was in the hospital, in Germany, for an operation, they had me sit stark naked in a public corridor with heavy traffic, while waiting for the surgeon to show up.

    Public transportation : In Germany, France and Italy trains NEVER run on time, and are overcrowded to the point of being extremely unpleasant, this being a subject of incessant public discussion.

    You hear daily horrid reports of mistakes and hospital infections rampant throughout the German medical system, and in Germany anyone who can afford it prefers to carry private medical insurance instead of the state version.

    Look you are simply voicing typical erroneous leftist platitudes and talking points without having any actual experience regarding the subject.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US ArmyVet, and pro jazz musician.

  95. @Authenticjazzman
    " In Europe most of the wealth is for public use"

    Total nonsense, in Europe there is just as much private wealth and private ownership of property, art, cultural manifestations, etc, as in the US.
    In Europe one can observe the same phenomena of unused property for example in Greece, France, Italy,Spain, there are gigantic yacht harbors with huge privately-owned ships which are almost never put to sea, and owned by wealthy citizens, and most disgusting the centuries old continuing ownership of stolen land and real estate by the nobilities.
    This uninformed romantization of European societal aspects is a driving force behind the ignorant US leftists with their false assumption that a supposedly leftist Europe is more "Social" or "Fair" than America.
    Germany, the US leftist utopia, being, aside from it's half-governmental health insurance, a most hard-core capitalististic place in which, for example, debt forgiveness involves a heartless thirty years, instead of the typical seven years period in most civilized countries, a strange place in which one can ( I have) encounter homeless MDs, academics, who fell into the trap of the German court system, due to the inabilty to repay credit.
    Could go on and on about the false viewpoints regarding Europe, held by US leftists.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US army Vet and pro Jazz artist.

    Sorry Jazzman, I can only call it like I see it. I sure would like to live in the America you inhabit. Sounds like a great place.

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    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
    " I can only call it like I see it"

    Dittos here, however I have been traveling the world for the last fifty years, and have spent time in almost every country in Europe, and I am also calling it as I see it, and if my viewpoints do not fit your agenda so be it.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army Vet, and pro Jazz musician.
  96. @Low Voltage
    Thanks for writing.

    I get out quite a bit. Most Europeans are well educated and healthy. Most Americans are borderline illiterate and obese (even if they do drive an F150).

    The public transportation and hospitals in Europe make America look like a cruel joke.

    ” Most europeans are well educated and healthy”

    Pure nonsense, most Europeans are educated, as in the US, in the vein of, leftist progressivism and PC, and believing the media.

    As far a “Healthy” is concerned : In Europe and specifically Germany you can now observe as many obese people waddling through the cities as in any US town.

    Hospitals : Several years ago I was in the hospital, in Germany, for an operation, they had me sit stark naked in a public corridor with heavy traffic, while waiting for the surgeon to show up.

    Public transportation : In Germany, France and Italy trains NEVER run on time, and are overcrowded to the point of being extremely unpleasant, this being a subject of incessant public discussion.

    You hear daily horrid reports of mistakes and hospital infections rampant throughout the German medical system, and in Germany anyone who can afford it prefers to carry private medical insurance instead of the state version.

    Look you are simply voicing typical erroneous leftist platitudes and talking points without having any actual experience regarding the subject.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US ArmyVet, and pro jazz musician.

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  97. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @RealAmerican
    In another land and time, these traitors would be hung from lampposts and burned alive for what they are doing to America.
    Thank you Mr. Petras!

    The whole world sees and understands the pornography of the US power but this does not stop the neocon idiots: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-15/syrias-president-exposed-flaw-us-foreign-policy-no-one-wants-talk-about
    “Let’s suppose every single accusation against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was true (they weren’t); how can it be said that destroying a country’s infrastructure and assassinating its leader in flagrant disregard of international law is a realistic solution to any problem? If you oppose Donald Trump, would a Russian-led military intervention solve your problems with the country he rules over?… You can’t solve Syria’s or Venezuela’s problems by removing their current leaders, especially if you attempt to do it by force. Anyone who claims this is possible is lying to you and is also too naïve and indolent to bother researching the current situations in Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya, Iraq – to name a few.”
    The ideologists of the perpetual wars for oil and Israel have no shame and they continue propping up the well-known war criminals like the reptilian Paul Wolfowitz. Hard to believe but one only needs to look at the senescent American Enterprise Institute, the nest of modern-day cannibals, to find the voice of Wolfowitz there: https://www.aei.org/publication/this-is-not-draining-the-swamp/
    The AEI proudly features Bolton and Liz Cheney among its “scholars” and Dick Cheney anong its trustees. These demented elders have been good at making good money on “patriotism.”

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  98. Tenet says:

    Having all but decimated

    No, they have “all but destroyed” the nationalist faction in the White House, and they “decimated” it long ago. Decimate doesn’t mean to destroy; Americans would know that if they knew that a decimeter is one tenth of a meter. Decimate means to take away a tenth. Read up on the Roman origin of the word.

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    • Replies: @Erebus
    You've just given a demonstration of the Etymological Fallacy, or the belief that a word's current meaning is, or should be, restricted by its roots. If so, half the words we use are currently in misuse.
    Etymology is indeed fascinating, but it is not normative, and in conversation is usually the purvue of the pedant.

    Today, the word "decimate" is interchangeable with "destroy" wherever English is spoken.
  99. Pete22 says:

    The mission is world government. That mission began in earnest with the advent of monotheism, religion being strictly a mere allegory for rulership.

    One world god = one world king / government.

    Nationalists need to quit their pattern of believing in an invisible phantasm and sky-world that does not exist, and to see the allegory for the three thousand year old psy-op that it is, if they can ever hope to break free of their masters and win.

    Stop swallowing the bullshit that has long emanated from that Arab tribe and that they feed you knowing what it actually is.

    The elimination of polytheism is the elimination of the concept of the possibility of multiple kings or, more significantly, challenging kings (challengers to world government).

    The only religious streams before monotheism were also rooted in rulership. They began with ancestor worship, which evolved to hero worship, and then emperor worship. It was polytheist because all men had a chance at becoming emperor, or god like. It’s what facilitated the first stable civilizations, through validating leadership / kingship in the minds of an aggressive and superstitious populous, by linking leaders to venerated ancestors.

    Before that, it was simply animism (the wind is haunted, etc.)

    As long as Trump and his supporters are going to Christian Church on Sunday while advocating for nationalist agenda on the other six days of the week, they will be a laughing stock to those in charge and zero threat to the agenda.

    Its a large sign that they don’t know what game they are playing, and that has been on for three thousand years, and thus that they will never learn how to win.

    Monotheism has served as the early and current deep psychological foundation for the continuous mission of world government. It couldn’t have arrived without it, and is so far advanced now that its okay for people to be atheist without threatening the agenda. Even so, the Christian Right does much of the heavy lifting for the mission still, even by virtue of existing, but also in its missionary efforts, its anti-nationalist and anti-racist cultural efforts, its support for Judaism, and much more.

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    I'm not sure that monotheism per se is the issue, as there have been a few. Rather, it seems to me that the claims and concomitant demands of the Abrahamic god are driving the trend you are talking about. Namely, that he is the only true god and that all others are false, either intolerable error, or even more intolerable heresy, and that the followers of any other deity, or deities, are to be destroyed (if not decimated(!)) along with their civilizations.

    The Abrahamic god, so far as I know is the first and only deity to have made such a claim or to have made such demands. In other words, he was political from the start.

    , @utu
    If there was a button "Nonsense" I would not ned to open the comment window. Agree/Disagree/Troll is not enough.
  100. Erebus says:
    @Tenet
    Having all but decimated

    No, they have "all but destroyed" the nationalist faction in the White House, and they "decimated" it long ago. Decimate doesn't mean to destroy; Americans would know that if they knew that a decimeter is one tenth of a meter. Decimate means to take away a tenth. Read up on the Roman origin of the word.

    You’ve just given a demonstration of the Etymological Fallacy, or the belief that a word’s current meaning is, or should be, restricted by its roots. If so, half the words we use are currently in misuse.
    Etymology is indeed fascinating, but it is not normative, and in conversation is usually the purvue of the pedant.

    Today, the word “decimate” is interchangeable with “destroy” wherever English is spoken.

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  101. Erebus says:
    @Pete22
    The mission is world government. That mission began in earnest with the advent of monotheism, religion being strictly a mere allegory for rulership.

    One world god = one world king / government.

    Nationalists need to quit their pattern of believing in an invisible phantasm and sky-world that does not exist, and to see the allegory for the three thousand year old psy-op that it is, if they can ever hope to break free of their masters and win.

    Stop swallowing the bullshit that has long emanated from that Arab tribe and that they feed you knowing what it actually is.

    The elimination of polytheism is the elimination of the concept of the possibility of multiple kings or, more significantly, challenging kings (challengers to world government).

    The only religious streams before monotheism were also rooted in rulership. They began with ancestor worship, which evolved to hero worship, and then emperor worship. It was polytheist because all men had a chance at becoming emperor, or god like. It's what facilitated the first stable civilizations, through validating leadership / kingship in the minds of an aggressive and superstitious populous, by linking leaders to venerated ancestors.

    Before that, it was simply animism (the wind is haunted, etc.)

    As long as Trump and his supporters are going to Christian Church on Sunday while advocating for nationalist agenda on the other six days of the week, they will be a laughing stock to those in charge and zero threat to the agenda.

    Its a large sign that they don't know what game they are playing, and that has been on for three thousand years, and thus that they will never learn how to win.

    Monotheism has served as the early and current deep psychological foundation for the continuous mission of world government. It couldn't have arrived without it, and is so far advanced now that its okay for people to be atheist without threatening the agenda. Even so, the Christian Right does much of the heavy lifting for the mission still, even by virtue of existing, but also in its missionary efforts, its anti-nationalist and anti-racist cultural efforts, its support for Judaism, and much more.

    I’m not sure that monotheism per se is the issue, as there have been a few. Rather, it seems to me that the claims and concomitant demands of the Abrahamic god are driving the trend you are talking about. Namely, that he is the only true god and that all others are false, either intolerable error, or even more intolerable heresy, and that the followers of any other deity, or deities, are to be destroyed (if not decimated(!)) along with their civilizations.

    The Abrahamic god, so far as I know is the first and only deity to have made such a claim or to have made such demands. In other words, he was political from the start.

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  102. @Low Voltage
    Sorry Jazzman, I can only call it like I see it. I sure would like to live in the America you inhabit. Sounds like a great place.

    ” I can only call it like I see it”

    Dittos here, however I have been traveling the world for the last fifty years, and have spent time in almost every country in Europe, and I am also calling it as I see it, and if my viewpoints do not fit your agenda so be it.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army Vet, and pro Jazz musician.

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    Well, I don't dare dispute anyone who is "Mensa" qualified. LOL. :)
  103. utu says:
    @Pete22
    The mission is world government. That mission began in earnest with the advent of monotheism, religion being strictly a mere allegory for rulership.

    One world god = one world king / government.

    Nationalists need to quit their pattern of believing in an invisible phantasm and sky-world that does not exist, and to see the allegory for the three thousand year old psy-op that it is, if they can ever hope to break free of their masters and win.

    Stop swallowing the bullshit that has long emanated from that Arab tribe and that they feed you knowing what it actually is.

    The elimination of polytheism is the elimination of the concept of the possibility of multiple kings or, more significantly, challenging kings (challengers to world government).

    The only religious streams before monotheism were also rooted in rulership. They began with ancestor worship, which evolved to hero worship, and then emperor worship. It was polytheist because all men had a chance at becoming emperor, or god like. It's what facilitated the first stable civilizations, through validating leadership / kingship in the minds of an aggressive and superstitious populous, by linking leaders to venerated ancestors.

    Before that, it was simply animism (the wind is haunted, etc.)

    As long as Trump and his supporters are going to Christian Church on Sunday while advocating for nationalist agenda on the other six days of the week, they will be a laughing stock to those in charge and zero threat to the agenda.

    Its a large sign that they don't know what game they are playing, and that has been on for three thousand years, and thus that they will never learn how to win.

    Monotheism has served as the early and current deep psychological foundation for the continuous mission of world government. It couldn't have arrived without it, and is so far advanced now that its okay for people to be atheist without threatening the agenda. Even so, the Christian Right does much of the heavy lifting for the mission still, even by virtue of existing, but also in its missionary efforts, its anti-nationalist and anti-racist cultural efforts, its support for Judaism, and much more.

    If there was a button “Nonsense” I would not ned to open the comment window. Agree/Disagree/Troll is not enough.

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  104. @Authenticjazzman
    " I can only call it like I see it"

    Dittos here, however I have been traveling the world for the last fifty years, and have spent time in almost every country in Europe, and I am also calling it as I see it, and if my viewpoints do not fit your agenda so be it.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army Vet, and pro Jazz musician.

    Well, I don’t dare dispute anyone who is “Mensa” qualified. LOL. :)

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  105. @jacques sheete

    How can they be beaten?
     
    That's one of them eternal questions. All I know is that most of us ord'nary folks cannot beat them at their own game. We need to find another way.

    My guess is that they’ll overplay their hand and be severely punished, or just run things into the ground to the point that they are discredited. The absence of law, order, and justice allows them to flourish. I’m sure that the people making up the PTB believe that they have their bases covered. We’ll just have to wait to see if they do.

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  106. I had the pleasure of visiting the VFW post this gentleman was from.”Mr. Rogers” was a warrior of the highest caliber;how dare you.Inform yourself before you cast aspersions on a truly great American patriot.

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    pffft ... or .... oh bullshit ... sounds like you may have been confused and visited the veterans of fauntleroy's military academy of domesticity (the don's old alma mater) instead ... good guy mr. rogers was ... in the military he wasn't
  107. Campkunk says:
    @frfighter13
    I had the pleasure of visiting the VFW post this gentleman was from."Mr. Rogers" was a warrior of the highest caliber;how dare you.Inform yourself before you cast aspersions on a truly great American patriot.

    pffft … or …. oh bullshit … sounds like you may have been confused and visited the veterans of fauntleroy’s military academy of domesticity (the don’s old alma mater) instead … good guy mr. rogers was … in the military he wasn’t

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  108. Paul C. says:

    The zionist bankers who own the Federal Reserve and control our currency rule America. They create currency out of thin air and charge Americans and our government interest. As a result, they effectively own the government, media, and many other institutions (law, medicine, etc…). Everything has been corrupted and we’ve been lied to at every turn. Same goes for the rest of the world, since zionist bankers control all the central banks across the world.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5Sr8EA_w6k

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