Thank effing goodness — a cop is finally convicted of murder for murdering someone!

Yet it took a nationwide uprising after a video showing Derek Chauvin — abetted by three other cops who will hopefully receive their due soon— executing an unarmed suspect who posed no danger to anyone to force a conviction.

White Americans are celebrating as if this is some kind of milestone for racial healing, but the truth is that if it takes a 10-minute video showing a crowd pleading for a doomed man’s life as he calls out for his mother, the United States of America…

America’s elected officials are directly and personally responsible for nearly 600,000 deaths since the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Most, at least half a million, were preventable.

Thousands of healthcare workers have died trying to fight a virus the federal government pretends to be at war with, but in fact long ago surrendered to.

They were betrayed, just like the thousands of soldiers who died in the insane “War on Terror” were betrayed in their own turn by a generation of political leaders who have turned America into a laughingstock with their pointless partisan civil war.

At every turn, Democratic…

Donbass War Status as of 2015 from Wikipedia by Niele

At some point in the next month, the simmering Donbass War between Russia and Ukraine may boil over into a new round of major conflict.

Major military units are on the move across Russia, massing close to Ukraine’s borders. Belarus, the post-Soviet nation north of Ukraine, was placed under effective Russian control after the failed democratic uprising against that country’s dictator last year and has also dispatched military forces to Ukraine’s borders. NATO is on high alert, with multiple world leaders having contacted Russian President Vladimir Putin to demand the units pull back.

On the Russian side, nationalist media there…

The Thucydides Trap is a truckload of horseshit — and that’s putting it mildly.

But that won’t stop a legion of Rome-worshiping Beltway lunatics from repeating the mistakes of the Twentieth Century in Asia — risking millions of lives in the process.

First off — what the hell is Thucydides Trap?

It’s a theory that argues whenever a rising Great Power meets a fading one, major conflict is likely.

What’s a Great Power?

Funny thing about that — nobody really knows. That’s part of the trick being pulled on us all — a deception that risks plunging the United States…

Post-Second American Civil War

Even before a mob attacked the Capitol in an attempt to prevent the peaceful transfer of Presidential power, the majority of Americans agreed that the country has entered a Cold Civil War.

The odds of this conflict turning hot within the next decade are high and fast increasing.

Countries live, countries die — history is littered with the corpses of failed states and nations. The United States of America is not exceptional, never has been, and never will be, except in one respect: too many Americans believe it is.

That belief, coupled to ever-deepening tribal affiliations with Red or Blue…

As it stands, the Progressive movement is little more than a subservient wing of the Democratic Party.

A tool of wealthy and well-connected power players used to prevent any meaningful progress.

Progressives like Bernie Sanders and his natural successor, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, serve a specific role in the Democratic Party’s coalition. They offer voters who identify with mass movements like Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street a figment of hope that their voices will be heard by those in positions of influence and power.

What they don’t do is achieve anything truly lasting. Despite all the possibilities unlocked by the…

To understand American society and culture, you have realize that the secret to the country is revealed in the anagram buried in its name.

Unscrambled, the word “American” decomposes neatly to “I can ream.”

A year into the Covid-19 pandemic, with over half a million Americans dead, you’ll get more truth from an anagram than out of any thousand of the sociopaths calling themselves “leaders” in this broken nation.

The American people have no idea how badly they have been lied to by these leaders since the pandemic began.

First off — let’s establish what about the past year hasn’t

Summary

The following essay describes my personal experiences with racist and sexist abuse at Oregon State University. It includes observations of repeated incidents constituting a pattern of systematic abuse directed towards women of color in the Oregon State University Geography program within the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.

After witnessing and finally reporting on these incidents, I was subjected to retaliation by my former department and the Oregon State University Graduate School. Any student who is thinking about attending OSU at the graduate or undergraduate level should carefully consider their options before agreeing to attend. …

The truth about American democracy is that it has been utterly colonized by the two major parties.

Most Americans hate their options — nearly 2/3 in recent polling, the highest levels in decades — but don’t have any because the Democrats, Republicans, and their allied media have systematically gamed and rigged the system. This has gone on for so long that the conventional wisdom in elite circles holds that a third party is impossible in American politics.

It isn’t true. Sure, it will take hundreds of million of dollars to make a third party happen — but grassroots fundraising in…

The question is how far the disintegration will go.

The United States was always fragile. And now that once again two entirely distinct, opposed, and geographically connected societies have emerged each defined by its own set of shared Truths, unity cannot be preserved.

The majority of Americans now agree, whatever their political preferences, that the United States of America is systematically rigged in favor of the wealthy and well-connected.

And it is.

The United States is now totally dominated by a predatory wealth extraction machine centered on Washington D.C. …

Andrew Tanner

Author, Independent Research Consultant, Cat Devotee

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