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Sunday, 23 April 2017

By Going After Assange, Trump Will Alienate The Alt-Right Forever

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The cool thing about having a predominantly lefty readership is that when I want to criticise the Democratic establishment or the liberal mass media, the people who read my stuff tend to understand the history and nuances behind what I’m talking about. I don’t get a lot of rightwing idiots coming in calling Democrats “leftists” or saying, “Rachel Maddow looks like a dude, harr, harr, harr”; I get mostly intelligent responses and understanding, along with some fair and informed criticism of my own progressivism. The shitty thing about having a predominantly lefty readership is that when I try to talk about the Anti-Establishment Left’s counterparts on the political right, people have no idea what I’m talking about because we’ve got our own echo chambers just like other groups have. When I say the Alt-Right is overwhelmingly opposed to military interventionism and régime change wars, or that it was understandable for them to hope that Trump was going to drain the swamp, bitch-slap the globalists, and stand up to the Deep State, I get a lot of pushback from people who insist that they’re nothing but a bunch of stupid racist warmongering fascists who value nothing but power and money. Moreover, when I say that they’re mostly decent people with a solid moral code who wouldn’t hesitate to turn against Trump if he steps out of line, I’ll likely get people arguing that the Trumpsters will stay loyal to their God-Emperor no matter what. Those people will be wrong, and they should spend less time in the lefty echo chamber.

Say what you will about the Alt-Right, but there’s at least as much critical thinking and a healthy distrust of authority happening there as there is in the true progressive movement. Trump is already on thin ice with them due to his antics in Syria, which drew condemnation from many key leaders of the movement. If his administration tries to arrest Julian Assange, as anonymous sources allegedly within the US government have told CNN it is planning to do, there’s no coming back from that. You can’t build someone up as a hero and then execute him months later when he’s no longer useful to you. You can’t turn on the god of all computer nerds when a major part of your online support base had its roots in 4chan. The ultimate underdog who’s dedicated his life to standing up to the monolithic might of the Deep State is one of the few people Trump’s support base loves even more than Donald Trump, and they’re already letting him know they won’t stand for it.

I had a very interesting interview with Robert David Steele yesterday, who’s politically very different from myself and whose fan base is largely on the opposite end of the political spectrum, and while we didn’t agree on everything, we strongly agreed that the time has come for the Anti-Establishment Right and the Anti-Establishment Left and all the truth-tellers in between to unify against the Deep State, which I happened to have just written about in my last article. I may cringe at Steele’s language sometimes, and he and I may never agree about Bernie Sanders being a sheepdog who sold out for a beach house, but I’ll proudly set aside our differences and fight the manipulations of the Deep State by his side, because until we overthrow the unelected Power Establishment, our ideological differences are functionally irrelevant. Until election integrity is restored and the American people have a voice in what happens to their country that isn’t nullified and neutered by unelected oligarchs, the only fight that makes any sense is against those oligarchs, and if all Anti-Establishment factions come together and put everything they’ve got into that fight, we can win. In our conversation, Steele, an early outspoken Trump supporter, told me that he and others in his movement were giving Trump until 1 May to turn away from the Deep State agenda trajectory he appears to be on, and then will commence fighting him as one of them. This was before news broke about the administration’s alleged intention to prosecute one of the greatest heroes the world has ever seen in Julian Assange.

There are many arguments to be made for why arresting Assange would be catastrophic and criminal, from the fact that Ecuador is specifically sheltering him from US prosecution for his organisation’s leaks to very legitimate fears that it will lead to the prosecutions of other journalists who leak classified information, but from a simple strategic point of view it’d also be the stupidest thing that Trump could possibly do. His popularity is already hurting, and alienating the one group that truly adored him and stuck with him through thick and thin will leave him with no allies but the fickle Neocons he’s currently catering to, and they’d turn on him on a dime the second they can spill a little more blood on a little more sand by doing so.

However, the campaign promises keep falling away and long-held positions keep reversing to fall in line with America’s unelected Power Establishment, so it looks like that may be where we’re headed. This would be very bad for Trump and horrific for Assange. Nevertheless, it’d also spell death for the Deep State and victory for the 99 Percent as we the people rise up, and shrug them off like a heavy coat on a warm day. I promise anyone who’s involved in these plots against Assange… if you harm one silver hair on that man’s head, that’ll be the end of you. You’ll have overextended yourself, and we’ll all unite against you. This’ll happen. Don’t be stupid.

21 April 2017

Caitlin Johnstone

Medium.com

https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/by-going-after-assange-trump-will-alienate-the-alt-right-forever-e2efd75a50ab

Sunday, 5 March 2017

5 March 2017. Why Do the Republicans Hate Syria and Decent Muslims? Why Do They LOVE the KSA and Radical Islamists?

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The Neoliberals (both “liberals” and “conservatives” alike) hate decent Muslim lands like Syria and support radical anti-Christian Islamists like the KSA. The Democrats are bad in this, but the Repugs are far worse. They kiss the naked ass of the Saudis for all to see, in the most humiliating ways possible. The USA refuses to stick up for the rights of the Christian “guest workers” in the KSA. IT REFUSES… so all the Repug talk of helping Christians in the Middle East is bootless and airy propaganda for the stupid and credulous. If one doesn’t stand up for the oppressed Christians in the KSA, then, one is a hypocritical poseur if one screams about “persecuted Christians in the Middle East”.

Don’t forget… the neoliberals (both Dems and Repugs) supported and abetted the terrorist Bin Laden… they both attacked Libya and Iraq for no cause whatsoever (except for the fact that Iraq and Libya were socialist states that gave their oil wealth to the people, not American fatcat oligarchs). Now, they want you to hate Syria for no good reason. Don’t fall for it.

BMD

Sunday, 1 January 2017

1 January 2017. Onward, Christian Soldiers!

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What more need I say? The world won’t be safe until we kill neoliberalism and “conservatism”… greed is the capital sin, after all…

BMD

Monday, 26 December 2016

26 December 2016. A Christmas in Syria… Something Hated by the USA and the American Establishment

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Read this… it has plenty of links and vids that you should see. American neoliberals, both Republicans and Democrats, brought this destruction to Syria. They hated Syria for being a secular semi-socialist state. They hated Libya for being a socialist state. They hated Federal Yugoslavia for being a socialist state. They hated Iraq under Saddam for being a secular semi-socialist state. They hated the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan for being a socialist state. There’s a pattern, isn’t there? American neoliberals HATE socialism… especially, Republican rightwing filth (and this includes so-called “paleocons”, too… their guru is the oligarch-enabler Buchanan). No decent person can have anything to do with neoliberalism, not even more “benign” outgrowths such as the so-called American Solidarity Party (they’re for the rich… that makes them neoliberals as much as the rest are).

Look at the wrecked Syrian cathedral. Neoliberalism did that (with a strong assist from the Israelis, KSA, and Gulf states… strange bedfellows, no?). Look at the Taliban… neoliberalism brought them in, they hated socialism so (yes… they’re Zbig’s kids from the wrong side of the blanket). Look at Bush II’s invasion of Iraq… neoliberalism did that. Look at the murder of Gaddafi… neoliberalism did that (that was a Clinton/Obama hit job). Look at the Easter bombing of Belgrade (the Clinton’s both chortled at that)… neoliberalism did that. There’s no more evil ideology afoot than neoliberalism… American “conservatives” are its most strident proponents. That’s why the Church shouldn’t have anything to do with such filth… HH doesn’t… it’s mostly American rightwing rebels who are trying to make us cheerleaders for neoliberalism. Look at Syria… it’s a socialist state. Why should we try to destroy them just so that bloated oligarchs can steal even more? The USA hasn’t fought a war of defence since the War of 1812. All of its wars have been either wars of aggression (including the murderous wars against the American Natives) or foreign wars without reference to American interest, save for World War II, which seems to be the exception that proves the rule.

I salute the Syrian people. As for us… as Americans, we’re sheeple. In the last election, the major parties gave us two ravening neoliberals… both warmongers, both greedsters, both haters of ordinary folk and lovers of the rich Establishment (indeed, both candidates moved in the same social circles and were close acquaintances). Are we in for a long night? Well… Syria isn’t in for that, thanks to Russia, Iran, and Hizbullah. Have we turned the corner? Is the American Moloch cornered? Maybe… maybe not. I’ll say this… the next four years aren’t going to be easy for working folk, Trump will see to that.

Keep the image of President Assad and the joy of Christmas that he brought in your heart… it’ll help you endure during the long oligarch occupation and rapine that lies ahead of us…

BMD

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