…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 »

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…corporate enrichment for inaction? all hail the conquering us hero…

…anybody remembers lanny breuer? qed…

It was patently obvious. Yet, most elsewhere would know what most in the US chose to ignore. US democracy is a fiction, a fraud perpetrated on a distracted population. Prof William Black had constantly highlighted the signal failures of the Obama administration to hold financial transgressors to account, to prosecute them. Aside stacking regulatory and enforcement agencies with industry representatives, the US administration would function to promote and serve the interests of corporate and financial interests at the expense of the voters, the populace.

Thanks to the blogs and alternative media, the information is there for even the slightly curious. The news that comes holds little surprise. Thanks to The Intercept, we learn, Eric Holder Returns as Hero to Law Firm That Lobbies for Big Banks. And more, as confirmation of expectation than surprise,  Read the rest of this entry »


…latin summits, us msm, amnesia and tabula rasa…

…a patronising statement in panama, and history begins anew…

In his attempt at misdirection the US President at the VII Summit of the Americas in Panama would mention ‘dark chapters in US (‘American’) history’ and a march, a memorial march, in Selma, Alabama, he had attended. On the latter it was impossible to deduce any positive contribution to the society from his participation, especially when a main organiser of that original Selma march had refused to participate in the photo-op event. On the ‘dark chapters’ when Latin and Caribbean leaders expect mature engagement, we are informed that he, not just a mere student of history, is accustomed to being ‘lectured’ to at such meetings.

And for the corporate MSM that statement of ‘recognition’, ‘acknowledgment’, would mean an ‘Honest’ Abe US President is a man of his word, ipso facto. A new day has dawned and US ‘assistance’ is now non malign. The US MSM’s disregard or distortion of the substance of Latin and Caribbean leaders’ interventions was not surprising. Of the more respectable US media, we have one that seeks to find light at the end of the tunnel.

The Nation’s Kornbluh in his article , Our Man in Panama: How Obama’s Summitry Could Change Relations With Latin America, sees and believes happy days are here for the region. An excerpt, Read the rest of this entry »


…torture r us, and more – with a little help from our friends…

… ‘…now let it work. mischief, thou art afoot. take thou what course thou wilt’…

As the fallout continues on a few official revelations of US odious and murderous practices, character profiles do arise from the various ‘categories’ of such malevolence. Over at firedoglake, Former CIA Director’s Barbaric Defense of Using ‘Rectal Rehydration’ Against Detainees. Snippets of this chilling report on evil incarnate,

… The detainees had feeding or intravenous tubes forced into their rectums in order to help interrogators gain control of them. And, horrifically, former CIA director Michael Hayden has appeared on television to defend how interrogators used this medical procedure to sexually assault and dominate detainees.

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…from torturer’s apprentice to grand wizard?…

…or grand master of some 11-dimensional chess, as invented and promoted by corporate US MSM?…

And in real life such media fabrication, hologram, is now seen as, well, an exuberant tyro here, manoeuvring himself brilliantly into an exceptional zugzwang. Where to start?

On 1 August the US President would declare with pensive flippancy, ‘We Tortured Some Folks’. And having admitted to criminal wrongdoing goes on to state regarding his mentor, as tpm would report,

The President said he had “full confidence in John Brennan” and acknowledged that CIA personnel “did not properly handle an investigation.”

So it all amounted to negligible torture – aside wanton slaughter and destruction – and some sloppy investigation? Now that is truly exceptional. As rt would show, the Apprentice would state, Read the rest of this entry »


…2014, the hapless empire, little venice and human rights?…

…The Brigade of Bumblers is on a roll as it revels in the derision its infantile, churlish but dangerous policies provoke…

Chancellor Merkel of Germany and President Putin of Russia must be rolling on the floor in laughter (ROFL?) at the churlish ineptitude of the Sole Superpower, none of whose officials seem to want to take just one day off from exposing themselves in print or in the electronic media.

The continuing chaos, always chaos, in the Ukraine from the now comical but increasingly expensive overthrow of the Ukrainian government is curiously insufficient to keep the brigade busy. The bunch has now ‘pivoted’ to one country where its supported coup in 2002  had collapsed, and for which there has been no hint of embarrassment. Failure is no deterrent as the brigade, to garner more votes in upcoming elections than its corporate rival, has hit upon another ‘brilliant’ idea. Read the rest of this entry »


…ti, dt, tg or rt? either way…

…things keep going further downhill, especially when the US Secretary of States speaks…

As the US MSM continues to circle the wagons for self-deception and to relive glory days that cannot be lived again, traditional media elsewhere have started to confront the reality of the decline. From the ever loyal UK comes this from the Independent, as the chaos, the shambles of US foreign policy is examined.  The low stakes of Biden’s visit to Cyprus show Obama’s failures in the post-Arab Spring world Read the rest of this entry »