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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8127997/Nuclear-war-using-1-worlds-arsenal-spark-global-food-crisis-experts-warn.html

In the midst of the coronavirus assault on humanity, the US still has sanctions affecting medical supplies to Iran. What kind of friends does this make for the US which needs masks and medical information concerning treatment from China and medicines from China and India?

The US has been the bully for so long that we have made enemies, not friends. Ask yourself, would you rather have friends or enemies? Why does the US cultivate enemies and not friends?

Within our own country all we do is to turn people against one another. Racial hatreds, gender hatreds, sexual preference hatreds, class hatreds. The New York Times 1619 Project teaches blacks to hate whites, MeToo teaches women to hate men. Transgendered now attack feminists.

Where in this is there a community, a society, empathy, mutual support?

Have we created a society that cannot survive?

I remember when critics were reformers. They criticized in order to build awareness of the need for reforms. They wanted to reform, not overthrow the system for the cause of some stupid ideology. Today the purpose of criticism is demonization and destruction. It is entirely negative. Common ground is destroyed.

The media have failed us. The universities have failed us. Our leaders have failed us. We have failed ourselves. We are going to pay a massive price for this.

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  1. Renoman says:

    Everyone on Earth told you you were being assholes, what took you so long to figure it out?

  2. Kali says:

    And yet, all over the world, including in North America, alternatives to mainstream ideologies and mainstream living have been slowly developing and consolidating for more than a couple of decades.

    Us grungy travellers, die-hard hippies, festevallers, ravers, gift-economists, natural-medicos, organic growers and free thinkers have managed to put in place all kinds of bellow-the-radar systems which serve life in all its glory.

    My place, Freetopia, as I like to call it, is just one of many havens of sanity, calm, freedom and abundance. Here we care for each other and the land. And the doors remain open.

    This corona-panic-lock-down is not the end of the world, but it could the end of the hypnotic trance western populations have been in for far too long. Some (enough) will snap out of the collective spell and create an alternative, better, kinder, life-affirming future for our home planet and our species.

    Those of you who remain inside the system waiting for your governments to save you or for some “Messiah” to engineer a new religion for you will probably die disappointed. Nothing I can do about that.

    But for those who break free of the mental, spiritual and physical chains, it’s time to get creative.

    With love,
    Kali.

  3. Realist says:

    The media have failed us. The universities have failed us. Our leaders have failed us. We have failed ourselves. We are going to pay a massive price for this.

    Yes, indeed.

  4. Corporate America taught Americans no compromise. New Deal reforms in banking, finance, and unions did quite a bit to improve America by building compromise and balance into the system. Of course business did not like that. The Wagner Act was met by Taft Hartley and then by “right to work” and the state level. The goal of American business became crushing its unions, not creating partners. German and Japanese unions are partners with business. American unions are the enemy. You see the same in other spheres. So much of the damage was unintentional. Recall the hostile corporate take over of the Reagan years? Management needed defenses. Kill the pension fun and replace it with the 401k–that eliminated a pool of money someone might raid. Use stock buybacks to shore up the company–what was once a take over defense turned over the past ten years into a tool to line management pockets with money and lean out a company of all free cash and credit. You can pick other examples but in the end its all about management winning. That culture is what now pervades society. Its about me winning, not about building strong institutions.

  5. KenH says:

    Within our own country all we do is to turn people against one another. Racial hatreds, gender hatreds, sexual preference hatreds, class hatreds

    Although there was always race and class tension it’s never been this bad. And the race tension was only between whites and blacks since those two groups made up 95% of the population until the disastrous 1965 immigration reform act that has made America into a multiracial flop house and home to virtually every incompatible racial and religious group on the globe.

    The Jews of Hollywood, the media and universities along with their goy minions of all stripes have demonized whites so much and poisoned relations between groups to the point that America is no longer a nation and just a collection of mutually hostile groups. It can only be held together by the brute force of the state.

    If the Chinese ever invade the nation would collapse and frankly, I wouldn’t even oppose it since the media and Federal government hate white people and particularly pro-white political dissidents.

  6. Anon[112] • Disclaimer says:

    The USA is actually not the only country sanctioning Iran. The entire UN is sanctioned them for 10 years. The EU has some sanctions on them.

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

    I agree that we should probably quit, but it is also true that Iran backs a lot of trouble in the Middle East, which gives reason for the actions. So I agree with the main thesis, but don’t see this as something to feel as terrible about as people want me to feel.

    But there is not too much reason to feel guilty, and it is not as if the USA is massively different from Europeans (many Euro countries have sent troops to Iraq and Afganistan, too), who see to think they are massively morally superior.

    • Replies: @KenH
    , @Curmudgeon
  7. War, including nuclear and financial, is obsolete.

    With a conditional reservation for bio-warfare. If it can be tuned into discriminate hominoids culling, leaving infrastructure in place, be non-toxic to the environment, where all other approaches, including financial, failed, it has future promise.

  8. Stargazer says:

    Every momentous problem can also become a truly phenomenal opportunity. Even though it is most likely that DT is incapable of change, he could become one of the greatest leaders in our species’ history if he decided to truly support “we the people” instead of aiding and abetting the elite. Herbert Hoover and Jimmy Carter both faced such a challenge but neither rose to the occasion.

    For example, DT could mandate that any college/university not favoring ecological economics would receive no federal support. He could mandate that the USDept of Ag foster ONLY organic production and ban the use of large equipment and all chemicals. He could cut the defense budget by at least 80%. He could mandate that the medical industry adopt a “preventive philosophy” versus it’s highly destructive for-profit, curative focus.

    We are well past the point when criticism of the government and elite makes any sense. Perhaps it is a great time to begin a nationwide dialogue about what we could become rather than complaining about what we are.

    • Replies: @PetrOldSack
  9. KenH says:
    @Anon

    I agree that we should probably quit, but it is also true that Iran backs a lot of trouble in the Middle East, which gives reason for the actions

    What Iran does in the ME should be of no concern to the U.S. The U.S. shouldn’t be in Iraq and was just asked to leave. If Iran is causing problems then Saudi Arabia and Israel can deal with it and pay the cost in blood and treasure and leave us out of it.

  10. Dumb arse Americans have been assaulting, murdering, & genociding everyone in the world for my entire lifetime. First assassination was J.F. Kennedy, and then the USA slimedouchery assassinated Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy.

    Americans are like chronic alcoholics filled with psychotic rage.

    They don’t want to go to rehab, no, no, no!

    RW

  11. @Anon

    It should be noted that Dr. Gordon Prather had may articles, starting in 2004 and leading up to the 2006 UN Resolution, covering the illegal actions of the US, EU and others, regarding Iran’s rights under the NPT.
    There are literally dozens of articles written by someone who actually worked within the NPT construct, that blow holes in the entire Iran narrative. https://original.antiwar.com/prather/

  12. Dutch Boy says:

    Low intensity warfare will be with us forever.

  13. Tom Gregg says:

    The US power structure cares only about power, money, and preserving itself. Anything not related to these is expendable.

  14. The creepy sexual/feminist/gender chaos is in Blue cities and States. Most of China-Virus is in Blue States and cities.

    Gee! Guess how much I care about them, they who flipped me the bird the past forty years? And to them I say, Fuck off. You made your bed, now lie in it. You’re getting your globalism good and hard. And you thought you were giving it to the rest of us good and hard.

    Blue cities, did I mention, Fuck Off?

  15. @Stargazer

    Every momentous problem can also become a truly phenomenal opportunity. Even though it is most likely that DT is incapable of change, he could become one of the greatest leaders in our species’ history if he decided to truly support “we the people” instead of aiding and abetting the elite. Herbert Hoover and Jimmy Carter both faced such a challenge but neither rose to the occasion.

    The only false note to be seen in the comment, very to the point in all other aspects. The position in the power-hierarchy of the US president is not the same one, as most recently Carter, certainly with regard to anytime before that. For one, as SAR-CoV-2 illustrates, the humanoid problems require global ethics and standards. The US needs to enter a collaborative stance that cuts horizontally and vertically through cemented institutions and structures globally.

    We are well past the point when criticism of the government and elite makes any sense. Perhaps it is a great time to begin a nationwide dialogue about what we could become rather than complaining about what we are.

    This must be incentivated by the elites, what stands for the elites, by opening up to essential outliers, sources of pertinent and meaningful ideas and methods, embrace the disconnect between individuals and data entree and mining which has no regard for “who dunnit”. To count on the surplus populations for any incentivation is ludicrous. As the last months illustrate, worse is thrown to them, more they double-down, and in unexpected, irrational ways. The surplus population can be seen as sledge-hammers, such as National Guard, destructive when needed crowds, manipulated or not. The nexus between rational understanding and directive action cannot be supposed, never was, through the whole of history.

    The comment of Stargaser is very instructive in all senses,

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