"Liberalism has only been in the ascendancy, albeit meteorically, since the USSR collapse just over a generation ago. It has held power with reliance on empty slogans that have somehow and to me very oddly captivated bourgeois sentiment-…"
"It is easier to view North Korea as one homogenous and vast military bureaucracy than to view the global culture in the same light. Our refuge in government is refuge in military bureaucracy; we are generally saved from seeing the consequences too…"
"Judging by the number of cruise missiles that were successfully destroyed in the Syrian attack I expect that even if North Korea as nuclear weapons and a method of delivery that these would be destroyed in the many thousands of kilometres to the USA…"
"It is rather karmic to promise a revolution to the angry, the disillusioned, to the white supremacy mob; and use the power gained to further cement the status quo. I talked in an earlier post about directing hatred. Seems Trump has…"
"Directing hatred is the essential element of a thriving western democracy. This is the most cohesive state of capitalism. Trump won the election by very clever directing of hatred, he outsmarted all opposition. Racism, sexism, homophobia,…"
"Very ominous indeed. The first question you posit David nails this. Assad surely wants the Russian involvement in his country but has nothing to gain by giving the US an excuse to bomb at will and destroy the government. The media so…"
"The situation is very confusing for sure. There is a group of economists who insist this is a period of deflation and this is evident in many commodities. Then there is this understanding that inflation brings rising interest rates and thus…"
"I believe we can all begin this journey of trying to make a difference Jimena by engaging wherever the opportunity to challenge this avidya we are seeing opens to us. We can start within friendships and expand from there. Passion quickly…"
"As I was reading your post David I felt all your were saying was also fairly much a plan for the Trump government. I thought I would reflect further but the next essay I came across is one from Paul Krugman of the New York Times detailing this…"
"Picking up an earlier comment you made David, I am astonished at the lack of noticing that things economic, political, social and ecological all hang by the barest of threads yet people continue to take refuge in them. We are in end times I very…"
"My major concern regarding any future projections of where we may end up is held by my understanding that it is highly likely we have entered this runaway greenhouse and by the understanding of science that we are in very advanced mass extinction of…"