…columbus day in the us? and a holiday, still?…

…one of those incongruities of life; or a ‘western’ thing…

Unperturbed about the ridiculousness of the thing the US continues with the celebration of Christopher Columbus – even if, as other holidays, it is a day to go shopping.

Elsewhere, such as in those countries directly affected by the Enterprise (slavery, slaughter and plunder) of the Lord of the Ocean Seas, the attitude is markedly different. Many to most countries have been moving away, far away, from even the racist implications of that ‘el Día de la Raza’. Among the more favoured has been el Día de la Resistencia Indígena, ‘Day of Indigenous Resistance‘. TeleSur gives a brief summation of the event commemorated. Read the rest of this entry »

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…tx, usa, education and programmed hysteria…

…brainwashed writ large, that pavlovian thing…

The role of a teacher, an educator? And, yes, it is very worrying that normally educated, rational people should, in an instant, default to uncontrolled, almost lunatic, hysteria. The child, yes, fitting ‘that profile’, built a clock and ends up being handcuffed, jailed and, expected to be grateful that charges were not brought against him? Read the rest of this entry »


…baltimore: police, poverty, behaviours – learned and inflicted…

…Baltimore: abandon hope, all ye who enter?…

Not as perplexing? The likelihood is very low, to zero, zilch, that all who join the police force in the US (and even elsewhere) are predisposed to psychopathic, sociopathic or violent behaviour so often evident. It is likely that some very small percent may display any of those characteristics. Thus, what would account for the near total unleashing of confrontation, violence rather than restraint, patience, or persuasion?

A case in point. RT reports on the pepper spraying and initially violent arrest of an unarmed protester who walks up to a line of officers at the start of the curfew, and invites their reaction. The video demonstrates their reaction, Baltimore protester wearing ‘F**k the police T-shirt’ gets face full of pepper spray (VIDEO).

Police officers sprayed pepper at him at a near point-blank range. The man was then pulled to the ground by the hair and dragged away by three law enforcers. The man didn’t appear to be resisting the police.

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…alternative media, lighting the exit from plato’s cave…

…o, happy day! at long last, the formerly comfortably ensconced buglers and heralds and courtiers of empire, now flounder and founder…

Thanks to the power of the Internet, intellectuals, academics, journalists and others of all countries resort to blogs to convey their views and analyses – without the distorting filter of corporate MSM. And, not unexpectedly, US blogs are at the forefront. Then come the likes of CCTV, AJE, TelesurTV, and RT, and panic turns to frenzied, desperate hysteria as control of the message, the agenda, slips away, and at an increasing pace. TV viewers especially in other countries now have access to alternatives,the fresh air of accurate, reliable and trustworthy sources of news, information and entertainment.

Now comes another recent event that dispels any doubt as to the ulterior motives of the MSM: from the BBC to NBC, from WaPo to NYT, of their cynical adaptation, their Procustean fitting, of events to conform exactly to their intended reality, intentional deception. We already know of the BBC’s forced retraction of a knowingly false charge against RT, RT as an alternative that invites readers and viewers to ‘Question More’. Read the rest of this entry »


…us msm, tpping the lie? fantastic!…

…or, tripped up with its tpp lie?…

Where do we start? Why not with the US ‘newspaper of record’, of fame that includes from its pantheon the likes of Judith Miller, Michael R Gordon, John F Burns, and WMD.

There is that Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal being negotiated in secret. Not so bad, if one were not aware of the pervasive influence of US corporations in the process. Yet with this secrecy, back in November 2013 the NYT would give its still many readers, A Pacific Trade Deal. Red flags would go up on this,

A good agreement would lower duties and trade barriers on most products and services, strengthen labor and environmental protections, limit the ability of governments to tilt the playing field in favor of state-owned firms and balance the interests of consumers and creators of intellectual property. Such a deal will not only help individual countries but set an example for global trade talks.

Utter rubbish. Aside the fact that this proposed deal has very little to do with trade, and for its well-established obviousness, there was that awkward detail observed by the far less read EFF, How Can the New York Times Endorse an Agreement the Public Can’t Read? Read the rest of this entry »


…the west, media management and facts, gaza? just donetsk…

sarah sara may be firth, but liz wahl was first and had forearmed us…

28 July approaches, as we remember the Hapsburg Empire, decrepit and incompetent and what those conditions brought about for that eagle, that imperial eagle that would come crashing down with others…

Why the desperate need to discredit RT? RT, as AJE, is one of the non-Western news networks making steady inroads on Western networks, many, especially of the US, more devoted to promoting the US corporate agenda than the truth or facts. The RT correspondent’s resignation over the network’s coverage of the downing of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane over Eastern Ukraine was triumphantly reported by the ‘traditional Western MSM’. Same Ukraine. Read the rest of this entry »


…a brick at brics bank…

…no, not (dissolved) Riggs Bank of Pinochet fame…

Here we have a report from Bloomberg on the recent meeting in Fortaleza, Brazil of the members of BRICS. One result of the meeting was a creation of a development bank for the group to minimise reliance on the IMF and the World Bank, unpleasant experiences for so many countries. Now how does Bloomberg’s Leonid Bershidsky report on this?

We take a look at his, The End of the World Bank?. One excerpt,

The reasons for building up alternatives to the IMF and the World Bank are in part political. Ukraine, for example, is now the IMF’s fourth-largest debtor…

Utter rubbish. This has nothing to do with Russian President Vladmir Putin. This has nothing to do with the Ukraine, and its discredited oligarchs, some of whom are robustly supported by the US. Indeed, this is the 6th BRICS meeting. Read the rest of this entry »