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Monday, 26 August 2013

26 August 2013. Let’s Fight the Battles of Today… NOT Those of a Century Ago

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This is the TRUE face of the Republican Right in the USA… scary, ain’t it? Their analogues in the West are their bound brothers… do ponder that.


There are all too many on the left who’re still fighting the battles of the early 20th century.  Of course, that era (and its barbarities) has passed into history, and any panacea based on the problems of that time are passée. Nevertheless, the basic weltanschauung of the Right hasn’t changed one little bit. They believe that they’re entitled to a “piece of the pie” far larger than that of the Average Joe. They “earned it”, you see. Mind you, they did none of the labour involved… but they “owned” the capital, dontcha know. That “entitles” them to glom a disproportionate part of the common wealth… and that you’ve NO right to complain of it… they’re “respectable” and “good people”, after all. Yet, be wise to the tricks of the Righties.

Firstly, they think that the laws don’t apply to them. Certainly, we all heard the “too big to fail” argument… odd how that applied to multinationals and their well-compensated executives, but not to Nick’s Diner down the street or Mel’s Heating & Air Conditioning. That’s galling enough, but I’m asking you to carry it through to its logical conclusion. Who believes that the laws don’t apply to them? Well, spoilt children and criminals, that’s who! You can easily see where I’m going… the Weekly Standard, Fox News, the Washington Times, and the post-Buckley National Review are the “Godfather’s Media”… with this caveat… Don Vito would’ve shown more class and shared more of his wealth (didn’t John Gotti, the “Teflon Don” do that? Isn’t that why the people of South Ozone stood behind him for so long?). Their arguments all have a common “Achilles Heel“… they assume that one accepts the postulates of Radical Liberalism. You see, there are NO Conservatives in the mould of Burke, Bismarck, Stolypin, Franco, and Dr Johnson left in the modern world. Indeed, the Radical Right has purloined their vocabulary… gutting the substance of their arguments to fit the Procrustean Bed of their oligarch paymasters. Liberalism preaches Free Markets, Individualism, and non-regulation… NOT Conservatism, which speaks of Tradition, Legitimacy, and regulation of man’s sinful impulses.

Surely, you can see where I’m going without the need of spending an overly-long time on spinning out the argument. So-called “Globalisation” is a criminal enterprise of the highest order. It doesn’t matter that it’s “legal“… sometimes, the most criminal doings are “legal”… reflect well on the fact that Hadamar and the Holocaust were LEGAL in Nazi Germany. The Righties want globalisation in order to flout the labour, safety, and environmental regulations of the developed states. That is, they wish to fatten their boodle bags by breaking the laws of their countries (this is the reason why so many businesses have “moved South” in the USA… the Southern states allow businessmen to beat up union organisers and bully workers).

This leads us to a conclusion as to the “prosperity mongers” on the Right. Yes… there’s “prosperity”… but only at the expense of workers in the Southern USA (Texas is the vilest location there, although Florida‘s not far behind by much) and the Third World. “If these people were any good, why, they’d be as prosperous as we are”. That’s not the worst of their argument… there’s a racism that’s never too far from the surface. Wiillie Romney didn’t rein in his racist supporters (“Keep the White House White”)… that’s a fact, and no person of colour (or no anti-racist, for that matter) should forget this. In short, the Right is rooted in racist and criminal assumptions… so, of course, they hate the government… they don’t want ANY bound on their greed and power.

We do have a choice…

A Note to Christians:

Don’t forget what the Bible says:

The love of money is the root of all evil.

I’d say that the Bible and the Republican Party are at odds. I know where I stand. Do you? Think on it…


Sunday, 13 January 2013

13 January 2013. RIA-Novosti Infographics. Our Children’s Rights

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The most important rights that our children possess based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

13 January 2013



Editor’s Note:

The US Republican Party has stalled American ratification of this document… it’s the only major holdout in the entire world (all other states worldwide save for Niue, the Cook Islands, Somalia, and the South Sudan have ratified this document since 1989). What does that tell you about GOP troglodytes and their deluded ideology? Draw the proper conclusions from that, kids. They’re full of vincible ignorance… don’t waste your time arguing with such zipperheads.


Tuesday, 25 December 2012

25 December 2012. You Can’t Make Shit Like This Up… Mitt Romney’s Son Says He Never Actually Wanted to Be President

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Romney never criticised the racism in the GOP… any questions?


Editor’s Foreword:

Read the following. It’s mind-blowing in its self-centred pity and angst…



Mitt Romney‘s palpable discomfort during the 2012 election season has mostly been attributed to the fact that he’s (very likely) a robot. However, in a lengthy Boston Globe piece about what went wrong with the campaign, Romney’s eldest son Tagg offers a different explanation for his father’s poor performance… “He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to … run. If he could’ve found someone else to take his place… he would’ve been ecstatic to step aside”. The statement certainly seems to serve as a great “I told you so” moment for all those Republicans who endorsed genuinely fired-up people like Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum during the primaries, though the story also suggests the Romney campaign‘s issues extended well beyond his supposed lack of enthusiasm for the task.

The GlobeMichael Kranish (co-author of The Real Romney) confirms that those closest to Romney, such as Tagg and wife Ann, clashed with his staff over strategy, especially when it came to humanising the candidate. The story blames campaign manager Stuart Stevens for the unremitting focus on the dreary economy and the reluctance to share some of the more appealing elements of Romney’s biography with the public. When Tagg finally convinced RNC organisers to feature the grateful parents of a terminally-ill 14-year-old Mormon boy Romney once comforted, they were put onstage before any of the big networks even tuned in {Big deal. If the kid wasn’t a Mormon, that’d be news. It just proves that many Mormons are good to their own, but view us “Gentiles” as two-legged cockroaches: editor}.

There are also criticisms of the campaign’s infrastructure… the organisation employed a mere 500 paid workers nationwide (less than the Obama team dedicated to Florida alone) and failed to make good use of social media and other technology. As Romney’s digital director Zac Moffatt explained, they simply didn’t have as much time as Obama did to prepare. Moffatt recalled worrying about early on, “Can we do 80 percent of what the Obama campaign is doing, in 20 percent of the time, at 10 percent of the cost?” Tagg also told the Globe that his father hopes to use what he learned during the campaign to help Republican leaders make changes to the way the party is run, saying, “Having been through it, you know so much more than when you haven’t”. Perhaps, the first thing Romney should suggest for the next go-around is picking a nominee who actually wants to be there.

23 December 2012

Andre Tartar

New York



Editor’s Afterword:

”I really didn’t want to be president!” If that were so, why did Wet Willy run? Why did he spend millions of his own money and millions of the Republican Party’s money? Why did he order fireworks in Boston, as he was convinced that he was going to win? In short, GIGO all around. Wet Willy’s nothing but a spoilt brat who never grew up. His corporate daddy bought him a phony “clergy” deferment in the Vietnam War and gave him the seed-stake to enter business… that is, Wet Willy had the ways greased for him and he never had to do anything for himself. This story tells you volumes about the Romneys. Aren’t you glad that the Prez did win the election? After all, Willard didn’t want it… his son said so…

What a bunch of sore losers and incompetent tossers…


Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Will Big Money Save Mitt Romney and the GOP?


With both Republican and Democratic conventions approaching, the American presidential campaign is getting nastier day by day. As it happens, most of the scandals in the campaign circulate around the opposition GOP. In fact, any minor slip on the part of any minimally-noticeable Republican politician causes hell in the media. Whilst on a trip to Israel, a group of GOP lawmakers drank heavily, and they went skinny-dipping in the Red Sea. They weren’t debauched, they weren’t on an official mission… they didn’t even offend anybody nor did they desecrate a holy place. They were enjoying themselves in their leisure time. However, the row following the incident went as far as getting the FBI involved in the investigation in order to determine whether there was any impropriety. As a means of defence, GOP House leaders reprimanded their own members.

Then, Todd Akin, a Republican congressman running for the US Senate in Missouri, made a remark about “legitimate rape” (whatever he meant by that). This blunder gave a pretext to all kinds of feminists and other liberals to launch a massive attack on all the basic principles the GOP stands for… including the issue of abortion, which was the context for Akin’s unfortunate remark. Despite requests for him to step down from prominent Republicans, including Mitt Romney, Todd Akin defended his right to go on with the Senate race, saying, “The good people of Missouri nominated me, and I’m not a quitter”. The fact that the whole Republican campaign, and not only his personal Senate race, can easily be (and already is) pictured as a “war on women” doesn’t seem to bother him.

These are just two of too many examples showing how eager the liberal media community in the US is to grasp on any silly blunder made by the Republicans… and this definitely works. All the recent polls… both on the state and national level… give little grounds for Mitt Romney to hope for election. The choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate only highlights Romney’s predicament Romney. During the primaries, Romney underwent attacks from the right; he had to put up an intense struggle with Tea Party-leaning contenders. This even produced the impression that, in November, Republican right-wingers would lack enthusiasm, and Romney’s feared that they’d simply sit out the election. Obviously, such considerations must have been behind the choice of conservative darling Paul Ryan as the vice-presidential candidate. However, the problem is that, in November, it’s not Tea Partiers that’ll matter, but rather independent voters. To this end, the choice Romney and his team made is hardly helpful. All the polls show that choosing Ryan had little, no, or even a negative impact on Romney’s ratings.

Nevertheless, there’s still one aspect that may seem inexplicable in such circumstances. For a third month in a row, Romney’s outpacing Obama in fund-raising, and, by the time of November elections, is likely to break Obama’s record of 2008. Nevertheless, one must note that Obama was running on a wave of strong anti-Bush sentiment and his own popularity, and his victory was predetermined long before the election. The current situation is far from that of 2008. Obama lost some of his popularity, but not to the extent George W Bush had by the end of his tenure. Romney doesn’t possess even half of Obama’s personal charisma. Therefore, if anything IS predetermined in the current race, it’s Obama’s re-election. Then, why should one invest in the probable loser? One simple explanation, which is hardly an explanation at all, is that Romney’s supported by the richest segment of society; therefore, he’s able to raise more money than his opponent does. However, this is hardly the case…  even big business, which generally favours Republicans, wouldn’t spend so much without any hope of getting something in return.

The only plausible explanation is that American presidential campaigns aren’t simply sponsored by big businesses, they’re part of big business, which evolved in full compliance with the Olympic (Olympics, by the way, also have nothing to do with sports, being part of big business, too) motto, l’important c’est de participer (It’s [more] important to participate [than to win]). The very fact of big money’s participation in the campaign is a matter of PR and commercial advertising, therefore, it doesn’t really matter for the sponsors whether the particular candidate wins or not. Their mission is different… it’s to keep him in the spotlight as long as possible, and scandals like the ones surrounding GOP lawmakers in Israel or Todd Akin’s silly remark, whilst ruining Romney’s chances for election, raise the stakes of his campaign’s investors.

21 August 2012

Boris Volkhonsky

Voice of Russia World Service


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