C-Span hosted CSIS Keith Jones this morning on the topic of a diminishing military capability for the USA. An inability to find this on C-Span, the name may be wrong, but one believes it is correct. The CSIS rep discussed military readiness of the USA. He shared that our military equipment is depleted. He went on to worry on air that the Abrams tanks wouldn’t be available to Ukraine immediately, that will be sent by the USA. And then he said that the time frame by which Ukraine would receive the Abrams tanks may
Is it a dictatorship, when transparency to the public is challenged and laws are enacted to benefit the elite while the majority of the public are used to that end?
On a MSM Team Red/Blue “show” last night, one heard a “reporter” announce that among “democracies”, the USA was a baby. Not having verified but remembering info from years ago, it seems the USA has the oldest continuous government in the world. This is to the benefit of the USA, if only politicians and bureaucrats could act accordingly.
While monopolies are ignored and price gouging has become a way of life under capitalism, workers are subjected to restraint, scrutiny, and exploitation compatible with hierarchical predatory behavior of big business and corporations. Non-compete agreements are only one example.
Bait-and-switch may be a reason some people have labeled as war crimes (remembering that war crime is an oxymoron) Russian targeting of civilian infrastructure in Ukraine that denies to local community members the civil and human right of the dignity of a functional energy grid while accepting a dysfunctional US energy grid by labeling this as free enterprise.
Use of the word “forgets” (link below) is extremely diplomatic. Real intellectual gymnastics are needed to ignore NATO intrusion onto the borders of Russia. At the same time one condemns the Russian invasion into Ukraine, childish trust is required to overlook the same from NATO toward Russian security.
Transparency seems important if people are to have the ability to understand the complexity on topics our politicians make decisions about, for the US public. RT has been censored out of the US media line-up. As one who believes one receives propaganda via RT, one also recognizes the propaganda is no more nor less than received byway of CNN, MSNBC, or FOX. This is the reason diversity in news sources is important, along with individuals who are aware enough to compare and investigate upon one’s own.
Is the working class trying to send the message to the ruling class, “don’t push any harder”?
I’m interested in those with the courage to look behind the curtain, so to speak. One way to do so is to research history; and in particular history pertaining to people rather than institutions.
A reason one was disappointed about a news blackout locally on an important local issue, is that when We The People are legitimized by court action, this action encourages We The People to act in the interests of our local communities. NYS has a background history of insinuating industrial development quietly before the local community is aware of the intentions, and then ‘splaining away disagreement by saying “well it’s too late now”.
Few of the public are aware of the decade-long struggle against human rights violations and natural rights violations in the Northeast, and most notably along the border of NYS and Pa.. A reason is censorship by corporate-owned government-influenced MSM. During the decade-long anti-fracking struggle, little to nothing was reported on local news about local-community advocacy to uphold human and natural rights. One doesn’t recall in the last week ore so, a news report that as Shapiro says, the penalties against corporate harm are historic. Perhaps I missed the local news report that could have encouraged local community members that incidentally, justice happens. Devoid of a Free Press, one appreciates social media, which is denigrated by corporate-owned government-run MSM
An episode on The Office included Darryll telling Kelly that he liked her but (paraphrase) she needed to decide for herself what she wanted and stop playing games. A befuddled Kelly looks into the camera and says (paraphrase) Darryll says exactly what’s on his mind…..who does that?
Breathtaking is any presumption that attack on nature can be perpetrated without an accompanying attack on humanity. This is emblematic of hierarchical Establishment indoctrination that has urged humanity to identify with corporations rather than nature.
The topic of the awkward Trump tariff has roiled in one’s mind for some time, and it is mystifying that few others notice this albatross around the neck of the US public. Typically a tariff is imposed in order to balance American imports and exports to enhance exports over imports to accomplish the end of cash flowing into the USA rather than out of the USA. The US governing body duopoly of Democrats and Republicans have collaborated over years to send manufacturing and jobs overseas. And so to place a tax upon imports accomplishes nothing other than further taxing the US consumer. One has heard bureaucrats ‘splain away the Trump tariff by saying it was implemented for geo-political reasons. This charmingly snarky ‘splanation is typical of the jargon that passes for news these days. And too many of the public smiles and nods and says “oh, okay”.
Americans may have an unusual view of Indigenous people and may use the description as a noun rather than an adjective. When we view the rest of the world in provincial thinking, are we skewed, or is everyone else?