“The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated Communist, but people for whom the difference between fact and fiction, truth and lies, no longer exist.”
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The idea of a WH Press Corps boycott is, yes, a double-edged proposition....there are clear downsides...my sense is, though, that these reporters are skilled...will get the information they/we need absent attendance...so I can support a boycott until these abominations against the press end.
3 VOTE TAKE-AWAYS
1. Trump-base voters were never ... not for one minute, the sadly neglected-by-elites downtrodden folk-heroes so many sappy, guilt-ridden-when-anyone-sneezes liberals, made them out to be after November 2016.
They were always fundamentally racist/homophobic/anti-Semitic, so easily manipulated, narrow proudly…Continue
See I am not at all sure what you fellas expected to see last night...
what, had you seen it, would have led you to suggest we have turned a significant corner?
The Senate? A TX, GA, FL win? All three?…Continue
SPECIAL EPISODE: HELL-WEEK & THE ROUTE THROUGH
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FRIENDS...OUR "EURO-REPORT" CORRESPONDENT IN SPAIN, LONG-TIME ACTIVIST, …Continue
Next week on Passionate Justice I will address Hell Week w the racist murders of Black people and Jews, as well as the pipe bombs.
Here, first, is why I think anti-Semitism may be regarded a racist iteration:
Historically, we have seen three distinct types of…Continue
His Nationalist Declaration serves him doubly: to historically illiterate acolytes it's an exclamation point of thoroughgoing patriotism; for convinced neo-fascists it reinforces his tribal and ideological solidarity.
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We are a nation hijacked by a family of grifters and pirates whose business is plunder and, now, murder.
FAR TOO MANY PROGRESSIVES PUT AN UNWARRANTED FAITH in the orderly, inevitability of Justice. Be not a Romantic nor a Cynic: Be a Skeptic...one who knows that nothing is historically inevitable, that Good and Evil are both always possible...so work and hard for good and for Justice in every small and large way you are able.
I tend to think s/he ought to reveal and then resign...his/her present course further undermines the foundations of functional government...no matter how good this may feel now, that feeling will not last...and we had worked out much of what s/he reports.
I get why the NYT did what it did and can pretty well condone its decision; but not so much the method of the writer (one or…Continue
"IT WAS MIRACULOUS.
IT WAS ALMOST NO TRICK AT ALL, HE SAW, TO TURN VICE INTO VIRTUE AND SLANDER INTO TRUTH, IMPOTENCE INTO ABSTINENCE, ARROGANCE INTO HUMILITY, PLUNDER INTO PHILANTHROPY, THIEVERY INTO HONOR, BLASPHEMY INTO WISDOM, BRUTALITY INTO PATRIOTISM, AND SADISM INTO JUSTICE.
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Really pleased to let you know that hard work, luck, and support (from fine people here and elsewhere) have brought my wife a donor; she should have a proper kidney by mid-October.
From last year:
I do this w some reluctance bc I like to draw the line between the public and the personal. Our world's too often a television interview program where people are judged churlish if they as yet are wont to draw…Continue
Even for such an exceedingly top-down organisation, I think the institution is too large, wide-spread, too personnel-entrenched, for any one leader to root out child-rape in anything like a thorough manner. Attempts must be made, of course.
The core issue, I have held, is that the celibacy requirement, whatever benefits the Church believes may accrue from it, by its nature invites…Continue