…mlk, from civil rights activist to celebrity…

…created by his former persecutors, the very us  corporate political and media establishments…

Amid all the reverential piffle of the US political and media ‘elites’, a very stark reminder from the US news blog fair, a post by Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon, The Martin Luther King You Don’t See on TV. Keeping in mind that the post is of 1995 and relates to years of Dr King that have been ignored to the point of ‘air brushed out of history, we consider a sample of observations, Read the rest of this entry »


…heeeree comes the donald…

…amid rending of raiment, wailing and gnashing of teeth…

Nothing like saying  what so many millions of US citizens want to hear, and in plain English – no ‘dog whistle’, no language of pc. A crusade against Muslims (and their resources), and the refugees created by US policy are unwanted in the US – even if neighbour Canada, a bit player in such wars, has started on its goal of graciously accepting 25,000 Syrians. And with that Donald Trump has the US political and other predatory groups in a tizzy. How so? Let us count the ways.

In a recent cross-post at common dreams, Is Corporate Media a Danger to Society? Coverage of Trump v. Sanders, Prof Juan Cole observes, Read the rest of this entry »


…the donald, those aliens, and that pc (not the computer)…

…as we lay the groundwork to unleash the ridicule…

Donald Trump, US billionaire, is running for the Presidency of the US (voting scheduled in Nov2016), and solicits, touts for funding from none of the plethora of financiers of the two corporate political parties. Donald Trump, The Donald, has made statements that have not just the duopolistic political parties but the exposed US corporate media clutching their pearls in a truly theatrical swoon, their respective knickers in a knot. Notwithstanding those embarrassed entities and characters, The Donald’s popularity in the US has continued to rise – he is a front runner, no fringe candidate. Read the rest of this entry »


…britain, an empire once more…or umpire?…

…where, oh, where is that irascible Jonathan Pie Reporter with his off-camera colourful fulminations?…

Field Marshall George Osbourne of the David Cameron Tory government assures the US that, like Shaft, the UK is one ‘baaad muva’. Indeed, in the year 2015 he reassures all and sundry that the UK has got its mojo (?) back. Mojo? Mojo?

As RT reports on the ‘dood’s baaadness’, ‘Britain’s got its mojo back in Syria, with US in reasserting Western values’ – Osborne. Some unprepared readers to their chagrin will learn to not sip coffee while reading.

Britain’s new bombing campaign in Syria signals a return to its commitment of asserting Western values around the world and shows the UK has got its “mojo back,” according to Chancellor George Osborne.
Addressing the Council of Foreign Relations on Monday, Osborne lauded the overwhelming vote by MPs last Wednesday to extend airstrikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) from Iraq into Syria.
Britain has got its mojo back and we are going to be with you as we reassert Western values, confident that our best days lie ahead,” he told audience members at a meeting of the think tank held in New York.

[bold added for emphasis]

Somehow reality seems always to anticipate official foolishness. Only couple  days before this stupendous speech by this UK Chancellor of the Exchequer in New York, The Guardian’s cartoonist would forewarn us, Syria and the cigar fug of war – cartoon. Then again ridicule is often lost on the utterly self-absorbed.

While awaiting his medals and ribbons of conquest, ‘Winston Churchill’ Osbourne may learn of a recent discovery known to millions for some time in the UK, known even to a former Tory Prime Minister, a PM who had defenestrated a late US President’s favourite PM, The five charts that prove John Major is right when he bemoans the ‘shocking’ levels of inequality in Britain. ‘Winnie’ may, since his PM is still working at, also discover massive flooding in the country due largely to the government’s skewed priorities.

…may the mojo be with you, bruva chancellor…


…a speech, schlock and bore redux…

sand creek, sandy hook, san bernadino…

So… The US President gave his much advertised national address to which many might have listened, and very many not – as has increasingly been the case.

But first a minor detour. An assailant attacks innocent people in a subway station, stabbing two. Police, looking like real police, arrive and disable and detain and arrest and charge the accused. Not one shot fired. Clearly, not the US– but London, UK, a country where police for 2015 to date shot to death a total of one, one person. And that leads us to the evidence which is so massive and still accumulating that the audacity to declare its relative absence borders on insulting to one’s intelligence.

A cartoon in The Guardian depicts in utmost clarity the mindset of a gun-obsessed society, a society that boasts most of the world’s professionals, scientists and intellects – and warmongers. Read the rest of this entry »


…manipulating horrific tragedies…

…for gain – personal, political, military and financial?…

For those savage atrocities committed so routinely in the US, it has become easier to predict who is the decent, lovable person – but for some bad breaks in life – even though the perpetrator of the atrocity. Tragedy with a footnote.

The Guardian provides some context that most US media ‘conveniently’ downplay, San Bernardino shooting victim ‘had argued with killer about Islam’. Some key excerpts, Read the rest of this entry »


…in its midst, us americans fail to see…

…the serious threat to their nation lies within…

Prescience or what? Simply stunning. On Monday, 30 Nov, TeleSUR posted a report on an opinion article in Mexico’s La Jornada regarding relative safety and security in the United States. And Mexico is no ‘safe haven’. Read the rest of this entry »