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Dear Reader:

We are going to lose to Trump again in 2020. Unless..

See the links and very brief summaries below to learn how to defeat Trump. This has to be a transformative process in order for it to work. Merely being anti-Trump does not defeat Trump. In fact, it makes him stronger.

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You will not read/hear this news in the traditional media. Escape the “bland uniformity” of corporate media (to take the words from Chris Hedges).

-Jim

Morris Berman: Welcome to Trumpland and the Post-American World
Geopolitics & Empire
Published on Nov 26, 2016
– youtube-link

“Acclaimed cultural historian Dr. Morris Berman dissects the US elections, the crimes of Clinton and introduces us to Trumpland. He muses on the Post-American world and gives his prognosis for Mexico.”

Camille Paglia: “Trump is on his way to reelection… Dems have overplayed their hand.”
VulgarTrader
Published on Apr 19, 2017
– youtube-link

Bob Woodward
Exclusive: Listen to Trump’s Conversation with Bob Woodward
Washington Post
Published Sept. 4th., 2018
– youtube-link

Phone call between Bob Woodward and Trump, Aug. 14th., 2018

styxhexenhammer666
Mueller Probe Deflated Somewhat as Papadopoulos Gets Only 14 Days in Jail
Published on Sept. 9th., 2018
– youtube-link

Corporate Media Firms Like CNN Are Behind Big Tech Attacks on Free Speech (Re: InFoWars)
Published Sept. 7th., 2018
– youtube-link

The New York Times OpEd Should Frighten Every American
Published Sept. 6th., 2018
– youtube-link

Published Jul 22 2018
The Carter Page Documents Should Worry Every American
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Thomas Frank
“Rendezvous with Oblivion”
Politics and Prose
Published July 14th., 2018
– link

Jordan Peterson
What’s Trump’s IQ, Why People Voted for Trump, Why Democrats Lost
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House Republicans Call for Second Special Counsel

Michael Hudson
Prof. Michael Hudson on Hillary Clinton and the U.S. Elections
Published on Oct. 27th., 2016
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Hillary Clinton, who may as well be on the payroll of Goldman Sachs and the other, renter-in-chief, Donald Trump, are the candidates at the filming of this interview with Prof. Michael Hudson. -79% disapproval rating: Clinton & 81% disapproval rating: Trump
“The Clintons have corrupted the Democratic Party.” -Hudson
“There is no alternative and that is the objective of control.” -Hudson

Steve Keen
Renegade Inc.
Published Dec. 21st., 2015
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“Steve Keen is one of very few economists -globally- who perfectly predicted the 2008 financial crisis.”

d@w
Exclusive: Michael Hudson on Junk Economics Updated 2017
Economy Update 2017
Published on May 21st., 2017
– link

“We at d@w advocate for worker-owned cooperatives.”

Judicial Watch
JW: DOJ May Release Info on “Scope of Authority” Memo by Rosenstein
Published May 8th., 2018
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JW: Mueller Special Counsel REBUKED by Federal Judge
Judicial Watch
Published on May 4th., 2018
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“On October 30th., 2017, Manafort surrendered to the FBI after being indicted by a federal grand jury as part of Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign.” – wikipedia

– link to wikipedia

Michael Hudson
Slow Crash
Published June 15th., 2016
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John Ralston Saul
The Cult of Neoliberalism
Published Oct. 29th., 2015
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The collective unconscious and Donald Trump

Moving Beyond Globalism
Published Aug. 8th., 2012
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Probably, Mifsud had ties to British intelligence – to paraphrase Elizabeth Vos. Be sure to read up on this latest in: All Russiagate Roads Lead to London As Evidence Emerges of Joseph Mifsud’s Links to UK Intelligence. – link

Business Insider
A Mysterious Professor Who Told the Trump Campaign about ‘dirt’ on Hillary Clinton has gone off the Grid
– link
Published: March 2nd., 2018

Truthout
Despite Its Trump Probe, the FBI Is No Friend to Justice
Published: April 10th., 2018
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“Justice is merely incidental to law and order. Law and order is what covers the whole picture.” -J. Edgar Hoover interview with Walter Cronkite, Nov. 14th., 1968

Matt Taibbi
Matt Taibbi, “The Divide”
Published April 23, 2014
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Matt Taibbi “Insane Clown President” -Media Sanctuary
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Jill Stein
Jill Stein and Kshama Sawant: Beyond Bernie-Building the Party of the 99%
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Thomas Frank
What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?
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    NAFTA

  • gives a crystalline understanding of who modern-day Democrats mean to please
  • as close to a straight-up class issue as you ever see in this country
  • in passing NAFTA, Clinton made the problems of working people materially worse
  • Management does not have to actually move the plant to Mexico, but, can merely threaten to do so

Reuters
May 16th., 2012 6:10 PM
Judge blocks indefinite military detention provision

-Basil Katz

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“District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan ruled in favor of a group of civilian activists and journalists who said they feared being detained under a section of the law, which was signed by President Barack Obama in December 2011.”

TVO
Chris Hedges on Death of the Liberal Class
Published Jan 4th., 2011
-link

The Washington Times
Judge Unconvinced by ‘Clinton defense’ in Navy Machinist’s Sentencing Over Classified Sub Photos
-by Andrew Blake
Sat., August 20th, 2016
– link

Morris Berman
Why American Failed
Published Sept. 3, 2016
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Vijay Prashad
Trump’s Foreign Policy and the American Empire in Decline, Keynote Address by Vijay Prashad
Massachusetts Peace Action
Published on April 4th, 2017
– link

Daily Beast
Exclusive
Rewind
Justice Department ‘Looking Into’ Hillary Clinton’s Emails – Again
Betsy Woodruff
1-4-2018
– link

politico.com
Summons

    Supreme Court of the State of New York County of New York

Plaintiffs

    Mikhail Fridman, Peter Aven, and German Khan

v. defendants

    Buzzfeed, Inc., Ben Smith, Ken Bensinger, Miriam Elder, and Mark Schoofs

an action for defamation (please use the link provided)

“The statements were contained in the so-called Trump Dossier (the “Dossier”) published in its entirety by defendant Buzzfeed, Inc. (“Buzzfeed”) on January 10, 2017.”

– link

Fox News
GOP lawmakers demand that ‘alarming’ memo on FISA abuses be made public
-by Catherine Herridge
– link

Newsweek
Russian Bankers Sue Buzzfeed Over Publication of Unverified Trump Dossier
-by Tom Porter
Published on 5-22-17 at 7:22am
– link

Judicial Watch: according to Wikipedia, is an American conservative non-partisan watchdog group that files Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits to investigate alleged misconduct by government officials.

The Latest Clinton Scandals in Review
Published: Nov 23rd, 2017
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JW President Tom Fitton gives updeates on the latest Hillary Clinton scandals this past month.

The ‘Trump Tower Meeting’ – Donald Trump Junior / “[] Compare and contrast []” with Clinton’s connections with Russia

“…there is no evidence that Donald Trump colluded with Russia.”

“…tens of millions of dollars went into the Clinton Foundation from the Russians in an attempt to sway decision making on this Uranium One scandal.”

Additionally, as a result of Judicial Watch suing for documents, and a Federal lawsuit lasting one year, facts concerning a connected scandal came to light. The wife of Andrew McCabe (McCabe being the acting FBI Director until August 2nd, 2017) received $500,000 from Terry McAuliff for her campaign. Terry McAuliff also was under investigation. Andrew McCabe, in essence, was not recused from the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation.

The actual facts of the presumed recusal of Andrew McCabe, are too complex to relate here, so, in summary, in effect, there was no recusal as it relates to the matter of Terry McAuliff, although, he was recused from matters concerning his own wife. As it relates to the Hillary Clinton e-mail matter, he was recused towards the end of Clinton’s campaign, on November 1st., of 2016.

The Cast of Characters
As per Wikipedia:

    Huma Abedin: American political staffer, vice chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign
    Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator, member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made an unsuccessful bid for Governor of California in 1990, served out remainder of Moscone’s term as mayor of San Francisco -then elected to the same office in 1979, and re-elected in 1983.
    Glenn R. Simpson, former journalist, co-founded the Washington-based research business Fusion GPS.
    Peter Strzok: FBI agent, Chief of Counterespionage Division, led the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections.

Entities
as per wikipedia

    Buzzfeed Inc., an American Internet Media Company based in New York City

The Washington Post
PowerPost
House conservatives demand answers from FBI on Clinton probe Fusion GPS
-by David Weigel
Published Dec. 1st., 2017
– link

Uranium One

“In a 2010 deal approved by a committee including Hillary Clinton and eight other members of President Barack Obama’s cabinet, a Kremlin-connected entity obtained 20 percent of America’s uranium production by acquiring Canada-based Uranium One.”

The Daily Signal
6 Key Elements in Understanding the Tangled Uranium One Scandal
Nov. 16th., 2017

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Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges: The Algebra of Revolution – link

Chris Hedges Keynote Speech
Ft. Doninique Christina — Earth at Risk Conference
Published: Dec 11, 2017
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“War is the health of the State.”

Chris Hedges – Christian Fundamentalists = American Fascists (2007)
Published on March 17th., 2018
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The Failure of the Green Party – Chris Hedges
Published Oct. 7th., 2017
In his talk, Chris Hedges mentions Barbara Ehrenreich‘s book: Nickel and Dimed.
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“Drunk on dot-coms and day trading, America has gone blind to the downside of its great prosperity. In Nickel and Dimed, Ehrenreich expertly peels away the layers of self-denial, self-interest, and self-protection that separate the rich from the poor, the served from the servers, the housed from the homeless. This brave and frank book is ultimately a challenge to create a less divided society.” -Naomi Klein

Chris Hedges Interviews Noam Chomsky
Workplace Democracy
Published on June 22nd, 2014
– link

Chris Hedges “Fascism in the Age of Trump”
media sanctuary
published on Dec. 1, 2017
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“Oil revenues would cover the cost of reconstruction.” [in Iraq]

“The rage is directed at discredited elites.”

The attempt to blame the results of the recent presidential election on the Russians is a desperate ploy. – to paraphrase Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges Sermons (updated 3-12-18) – The Fall of America And Bernie Sanders

Chris Hedges, American journalist, Presbyterian minister, and author of numerous, notable books, discusses his censored Harper’s article, and, introduces:
Footnotes in Gaza -by Joe Sacco.
Published in 2009, Footnotes in Gaza is about two bloody incidents that occurred during the Suez Crisis.

– link

  • Crowd Psychology
  • Manufactured Consent
  • The Mass Manipulation of Emotion
  • Hollywood-produced Propaganda
  • Psychosis of Permanent War

Chris Hedges: “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle”
MultiOmzz
Published on Dec. 3rd., 2017
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Chris Hedges: (Jan 6th., 2018) – on the Fall of America
Published Jan. 25th., 2018
– link

Chris Hedges: (Jan. 28th., 2018)
Fascism in the Age of Trump
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Breaking: Clinton Indicted Under Espionage Act for emails in Washington Post Article Targeting Trump
Published on Jan. 8th., 2018
– link

Noam Chomsky
The Crimes of U.S. Presidents – link

Uranium One
Uranium One Agents to be Investigated, Jeff Sessions Commands…– link

Prosecutors ask FBI agents for info on Uranium One deal (NBC News) – link

Judicial Watch
JW President Tom Fitton discussing Mueller/DOJ/FBI Corruption, IRS Scandal, and, Court Battles w/ Antifa – link

JW President Tom Fitton on Government Corruption and the Scandals of the Obama Admin.
Judicial Watch
Published on Jan. 4th., 2018
– link

“By all accounts, Hillary Clinton should be subject to a special counsel for her Russia collusion.”

Breaking: Huma Abedin State Dept. Docs on Anthony Weiner’s Laptop to be Released
Published on Dec. 28th., 2017
– link

State Department, work-related e-mails, resident on Anthony Weiner’s laptop, have been received as a result of a FOIA request(s) by Judicial Watch (627 e-mails), a process that has taken years.

On Watch Live: The Latest on Huma Abedin, George Soros in Guatemala, and Corruption in the DOJ
Streamed Live on Oct. 19th., 2017
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On Watch: The Fusion GPS Testimony and U.S. Govt. Funding of Pro-Soros Media
1-11-18
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“On January 9th, 2018, Feinstein released a transcript of the committee’s August 2017 interview with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson about the dossier regarding connections between the president’s campaign and the Russian government.” -Wikipedia

H A Goodman

BREAKING: PAUL MANAFORT REACHES PLEA DEAL WITH MUELLER PROBE
Published on Sep 14, 2018
– youtube-link

Breaking: Trump DOJ Indicting Clinton after Inspector General Report and Special Counsel…
Published May 24th., 2018
– link

Breaking: Obama Condemns Trump Leaving Iran Deal Even After Testing Violations
Published: May 8th., 2018
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Breaking: Mueller Shutting Down Probe Because of Manafort Russian Internet Cases
Published May 6th., 2018
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Interview: Elizabeth Vos on Reconnect Jullian Assange; Wikileaks, Mueller Probe and More
Published: 4-12-18
– link

Breaking: Mueller Wants Trump Charged for Bribery if Flynn Manafort Pardoned
March 29th., 2018
– link

Breaking: Clinton Indictments Imminent, Sarkozy Arrest in France Foreshadows Criminal Charges
March 25, 2018
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Breaking: Rand Paul Blasts Trump Pics Mike Pompeo and Gina Haspel Opposes Nominations
Published on March 15th., 2018

To paraphrase: Rand Paul’s philosophy: anti-war stance, making cannabis legal

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  • Rand Paul, Cannabis
  • Rand Paul, a member of the Republican Party, believes “[…] the issue of medical marijuana is a states’ rights issue and that the Federal Government should not interfere.”
  • -from wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Breaking: Conor Lamb Wins. Democrats Don’t Have Blue Wave. Trump Winning in 2020.

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Conor Lamb

  • born June 27th., 1984
  • American Attorney
  • former Federal Prosecutor
  • Major in the U.S. Marine Corps Res.
  • U.S. Representative-elect from Penn. 18th. congressional district
  • – A recount is expected.

* Source: Wikipedia (the free, online encyclopedia

Breaking: Dem Memo Released by Adam Schiff Defends FBI Strzok Page and DOJ Bruce Ohr
Published Feb. 24th., 2018
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Breaking: Sessions Begins Clinton Uranium One Investigation: FBI Agents Questioned
Dec. 22, 2017
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Breaking: CNN Backs Trump Against FBI Andrew Mccabe, Peter Strzok, James Comey and Blames Leadership
Published on Dec., 31st., 2017
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Breaking: Fusion GPS Defends Steele Dossier with Op Ed full of Lies and Zero Evidence Against Trump
Published: Jan. 3rd., 2018
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Breaking: FBI Colluded with Clinton to Obtain FISA Warrants Using Fusions GPS Steele Dossier
Published: Jan 11, 2018
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Breaking: Trump Firing Mueller After FISA Report Exposes Abuse by Obama White House
Jan. 18th., 2018
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Breaking: FISA Memo being declassified by Congress and Awaits Trump Approval. Mueller Probe Ending
Jan 20th., 2018
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Breaking: Trump Wins Border Wall. Schumer Shutdown to End with Trump Giving Dreamers Citizenship
Published Jan 20th., 2018
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Noam Chomsky
Neoliberalism and the Global Order (Full Talk – Original Upload)
argusfest
Published on Jan. 7th., 2014
Talk on Feb. 25th., 1997
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Noam Chomsky: Totalitarian Culture in a Free Society (Oct. 1st., 1993)
argusfest
Published on Sept. 5th., 2012
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Brainwashing

  • mind control
  • menticide
  • coercive persuasion
  • thought control
  • thought reform
  • re-education

Public Relations is another term for propaganda. The business propaganda campaign culminates in the Taft-Hartley Act, as Noam Chomsky explains it in the above Youtube presentation. The U.S. is off the international spectrum on labor rights as a result.

H A Goodman
Andrew McCabe Leaving FBI. Clinton Email Indictments After
Published on Dec. 24th., 2017
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“It’s a cult mentaility.”

“If you want to defeat Trump you simply become the antithesis of him.”

Breaking: FBI Has Zero Evidence For Steele Fusion GPS Dossier. Devin Nunes Blasts FBI and DOJ
Published on Dec. 28th., 2017
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Breaking: Manafort Sues Mueller Probe for Evidence Pertaining to FBI FISA Warrant and Wiretaps
Published on Jan 3rd., 2018
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Chris Hedges
The Great Unraveling [1/2]
Socialist Project
Published on Sept. 12th., 2015
– link

Hedges v. Obama

    – filed in January 2012 against the Obama administration and members of the U.S. Congress
    – challenging the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA)
    indefinitely detain people
    – “part of or substantially support Al Queda, the Taliban or associated forces engaged in hostilities against the United States.
    – Section 1021(b)(2) of the law allows for detention of citizens and permanent residents

Styxhexenhammer666
Manafort Imprisoned for Tampering/FBI Bias Texts Regarding Trump
Published on June 16th., 2018
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Corporate Media Lies about Trump’s TPP Statements in Order to Erode his Fanbase
Published April 13th., 2018
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Politico Insinuates that Trump’s Fans Are Low Info and Praises the Corporate Media
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Jeff Session Fires Andrew McCabe
March 17th., 2018
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Pennsylvania Election: No Blue Wave, No Red Wall
Published March 14th., 2018
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The Democratic Party is Literally Fighting Itself Now
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Three Things I Don’t Understand about Hillary Clinton’s Fans
Published July 3rd., 2016
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Rick Gates to Testify Against Manafort as Media Again Goes Insane Thinking Trump is Involved
Published on Feb. 19th., 2018
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Hillary Clinton Goes Nuts, Rants About Not Being Ahead 50 Points
Published on Sept. 22, 2016
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FISA Fallout #5: Christopher Steele Second Memo Involving Obama State Department and the Clintons
Published on Feb. 6th., 2018
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Clinton and DNC Implicated in Corruption Scheme
Published on Dec. 24th., 2017
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Trump Slams Fusion GPS Dossier and DNC; But it’s Even More Crooked than He States
Published on Dec. 26th., 2017
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California Plans to Try and Unconstitutionally Prosecute Anti-Islamic Troll
Published Jan. 1st., 2018
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Release the Memo!: Congresspeople Demand FISA Abuse memo be Released
Jan. 19th., 2018
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Globalization

We are now in the post-globalization period.

John Ralston Saul: The Collapse of Globalism
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Published on Aug. 7th., 2012
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historian Alfred W. McCoy

Geopolitics: the effects of geography (human and physical) on politics and international relations

Prize-winning historian Alfred W. McCoy first came to prominence with his 1972 book, “The Politics of Heroin in South East Asia”. His latest book “In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power”, explores America’s rise as a world power–from the 1890s through the Cold War–and its bid to extend its hegemony deep into the twenty-first century through a fusion of cyberwar, space warfare, trade pacts, and military alliances and analyzes the marquee instruments of US hegemony–torture, client elites, psychological torture, and worldwide surveillance. McCoy exposes a military and economic battle for global domination fought in the shadows, largely unknown to those outside the highest rungs of power.
Professor McCoy was in Seattle when he gave this rousing talk.
Thanks to Elliott Bay Books
Recorded 10/25/17

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The 2016 Presidential Election

Berries Route 45
Berries Route 45

“Perhaps, with Hillary on the ticket, Texas will go Blue in 2016.” -a stranger at a party.

“Although past performance is no guarantee of future result, Texas has historically been in the Red column in regards to presidential politics” -me.

“…Just as long as we have a Democrat in the White House.” -a friend who has lived in San Francisco, CA all his life. (in regards to the election of Obama after he had won the Democratic primaries)

Road Trip

My partner and now-husband for just over a year were on a road trip from Houston to Dallas so that he could attend a conference. This would be November 11th, just 3 days after the election of Trump in one of the greatest upsets in political history.

But not really unexpected if you knew what to read, and, where to read it.

We had already stopped for coffee and a bite near Conroe and were now stopping at a picnic- rest area to change drivers. It was there I would see this specific type of berry for the very first time. It happened when I was going to take a pee.

But first, about that election night. sometimes, in an election, it is more important to decide who will lose rather than select who will win. That is to say, often the losers are more important than the winners. Any election with more than one candidate will have at least one loser. And, as in natural selection, the role that they play is vital.

This past election was one of those times when selecting who would not win was key to our survival. I would like to state here that I am a Jill Stein supporter. The right woman would have been terrific for the job. Stein, also, would be an example of a candidate not winning. However, it is what you do after losing that truly speaks to who you are.

Outdoor Sculpture, Dallas, TX

On the Road

A road trip can be an analogy for life. You have a destination. You make steady progress. America has a long tradition of road trip stories. Perhaps we even invented the genre.

Or, a road trip can symbolize a passage into a new epoch. Democracy can allow for this as well, if the electorate so chooses.

Not getting the job you wanted can sometimes be the best career move. Fate works in unexpected ways. We are pushed to different destinations like so many chess pieces.

 

A Detour

There was a rejection of the further installation of a meritocracy that has no merit. The usual magical thinking did not work. The voter-enthusiasm factor proved to be all-important.

Globalization is neither inevitable, natural, nor neutral.

America, Earth, and The Veterans do not need more warfare. The Secretary’s record stands for itself as it relates to arms sales at double the usual quantities to certain countries that just happened to contribute money to her foundation.

Polls had consistently shown Bernie Sanders trouncing Trump. The Vermont Senator voted against the Military Invasion of Iraq, while, Clinton had voted in favor of it. This would have been back in the days of “W”, 9-11, etc.

Then there is the prison lobbyist money accepted by Clinton, the foundation that accepts money from foreign governments, etc. See the movie Clinton Cash Video for more.

It has been alleged that there had been serious voter suppression during the Democratic Primaries, beyond the usual restrictive rules governing one’s participation in it.

Progress Towards Our Destination

As I mentioned, I left the car running at the curb in the rest-stop on route 45 between Houston and Dallas, northbound. my husband waited near the car as I wandered off towards the green grass and trees. I wanted to stretch my legs. And, I thought I might need to urinate. So, I walked to the far side, as far from drivers who might be offended as I could. It was overgrown just on the other side of the chain link fence.

I try to not offend people. Although I do not always succeed. To suggest that Hillary lost on her own merits ranks up there with spitting in public in somer circles. Do not underestimate the power of the Echo Chamber.

We Interrupt this Message with Reality

As I approached it, I noticed that the vine on the opposite side of the chain-link fence had berries that were truly purple. I had never seen berries that color anywhere before. And copious. There were plenty of other-worldly-purple berries. And so, I took a picture with my phone.

If you want to lie, do it with statistics.

The pollsters “forgot” to consider the Effect of The Enthusiasm Factor. And so, everyone was taken by surprise.

The Neoliberal Echo Chamber will get you like that. Perhaps it was planned. There are similarities to old USSR propaganda. And now for our next five-year plan. Pure unadulterated fiction.

Hillary suffered her greatest losses with Whites in the areas where Obama did his best in the 2008 and 12 elections. (See Nate Cohn) Black men face grater discrimination than white women. Are we to believe these same white men could not set aside their sexism?

FiveThirtyEight was mistaken. Sort-of accidentally. Again, I think it was planned. Perhpas it was psychological warfare within our own borders.

The person manning the Starbucks counter we visited an hour ago had a course manner, perhaps owing to the fact we were already an hour outside Houston. I truly believe cities can breed civility. And, the cities in Texas vote Blue.

One of my good friends calls me “a true Democrat for life.” I took it as a kind-of backhanded compliment.

Hillary’s 3:00 AM ad which aired in the 2008 primaries against Obama is deemed to be racist by scholarly sources. Racism has been cynically used by many a candidate. If there is a D after you name, you get a pass, it would seem.

A Wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee Moment Arrives

I was not expecting Trump to win that fateful evening. Against my better instincts I checked google for the election results on the evening of the 8th. However, I did expect him to win Florida.

The map supplied by Google showed a dulled red for Florida indicating it was leaning Trump. That is when it occurred to me he might have a chance. I am really not in the know when it comes to skewed statistical models.

Wisconsin was leaning Trump. As the votes came in, his margin increased, generally. And one would expect his margin to shrink as votes came in later from the densely populated areas. But instead, the margin usually increased in his favor.

I thought about who was lucky enough to own the land on the other side of the well maintained chain-link fence. Was this location valuable -131 miles from our hotel in Dallas? Near Route 977 on 45?

The berries are round and abundant, reminding me of America itself, beautiful in its own bounty. Heavy with promise. There is no other light like the sun in Autumn. The green vine held the berries towards the sun. On the other side of 45 was a wide green field. Was this the heartland Trump was appealing to? He won Texas after all.

I was getting ready to take a leak, but, decided not to, somewhere around mid- zipper. Although, no one was around -the last truck having left the curb far behind me. Again, I bend over backwards trying to not offend people.

The Really Un-real

The berries were truly purple. I had never seen this kind before. They are a purple rarely seen in nature.

America will continue being truly great. In Chicago, they will continue protesting the Trump Tower. (If you have ever seen it, you understand why.) And, my good fortune continued as well, as I turned to walk towards the car that would whisk me away to Dallas, with my now-legal husband and all. The picnic area was green and well-mowed. There was no-one offended. In fact, there was no one left at all.

Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX

You see, sometimes it really is more important to chose who will lose, rather than who will win. With laser-like precision the DNC did that for us by nominating Hillary Clinton, leaving the rest of us with the task of deciding who would win. There simply weren’t that many candidates left to choose from making the task that much more difficult.

I voted for Jill Stein on Nov 8th, wanting her to be the first female U.S. President. You can imagine my disappointment. But, the future is not Red, nor Blue, not even Green. It will instead be a spellbinding Purple, as yet unseen. Except by me. And it will be very nearly pissed on.

 

-by James Legare

 

notes

Nate Cohn -Clinton suffered her biggest losses in the places where Obama was the strongest among white voters.

 

 

Globalresearch.ca

Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapon Deals from Hillary Clinton State Department
David Sirota
Andrew Perez
December 2015
https://straightlinelogic.com/2016/04/30/clinton-foundation-donors-got-weapons-deals-from-hillary-clintons-state-department-by-david-sirota-and-andrew-perez/

International Business Times

our revolution.com

And Many of the White Working-Class Voters who supported President Obama Now Favor Mr Trump, Nate Cohn, The New York Times

Link to The Caucus, LGBTQ Rights Organization -of which I have been an active member for a number of years”

http://www.thecaucus.org/

Link to the HERO ballot initiative which I wholly supported, financially and otherwise. Also, I voted in favor of it. Unfortunately, it failed by a landslide:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston,_Texas_Proposition_1,_2015

Clinton Cash Video

further notes
It was the Democrats’ embrace of neoliberalism that won it for Trump
Naomi Klein

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/09/rise-of-the-davos-class-sealed-americas-fate?CMP=share_btn_fb

further developments

“Republicans are one state legislature away from acquiring the legal authority to call a new constitutional convention under Article V of the Constitution, reports Charles Pierce at Esquire.

http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/we_are_one_gop-controlled_state_legislature_away_from_a_20161116

recount developments

The Detroit News – Hearing Ends on Michigan Recount

Mich.
-“Stein’s attorneys argued that the voting machines don’t always work and that there was an increase in voters who didn’t select a candidate for president. The attorney’s noted that 75,335 people in Mich. voted, but not for president -an increase from 2012 of 49,740.”

-“State lawyers accused Stein of waiting too long to request a recount.”

-“they’re gaming the system,” Gordon told the judge.

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/12/04/judge-holds-sunday-hearing-michigan-recount-suit/94952646/

The argument by Stein, to some extent, boils down to statistical anomalies. A full audit is needed. The machines could have been hacked. There is not much of a standing from the standpoint of Stein being and “aggrieved party.”

J. Alex Halderman -No compelling evidence. Although, he also says other things to suggest otherwise. -“…the polls were systematically wrong.”

Wisconsin: Day 2 of recount -Trump inches further ahead (3 votes), smattering of corrections. There are errors throughout the state. Losses are mostly cancelled out. Remember, Trump won Wisconsin by more than 22,000 votes. Absentee ballots.

Youtube Links
Senator John Mccain’s Bizarre questioning of former FBI Director James Comey –link

Clinton Indictments Inevitable After James Comey Admits AG Lynch Protected Hillary During FBI –link

Comey Says Bill Clinton-Loretta Lynch Meeting Prompted Hillary Clinton Reveal –link

Quote taken from the above article: -“Comey was widely criticized for going public on the Clinton investigation so close to the election, with many Democrats saying that the timing of the news affected the outcome of the election.”

Mediaite Calls for Droning of Julian Assange in Shameful Excuse for Journalism – H.A. Goodman –link

Comey Takes the Stand (But Leaves the Juicy Detail Behind): The Daily Show with Trevor Noah –link

FBI Comey Testimony Backfires on Democrats: Trump Not Getting Impeached From Comey Memo -H.A. Goodman –link

SNL -Election Night

Truthout Link

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/36705-fbi-clinton-extremely-careless-handling-classified-info-but-no-charges-recommended

[Comey] “…revealed that investigators discovered 52 email chains running through Clinton’s insecure server that contained classified information. That included eight threads with “top secret” information, 36 with a “secret” designation, and eight with classified info. ” -Quote taken from Truthout article linked above.

The Humanist Report
Flashback:Bernie Sanders Warned Democrats About Hillary’s Chances Against Trump
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“Hillary Clinton cannot enthuse the base.”
“Battle ground state polls show consistently[…]that Bernie Sanders is a much stronger candidate against Donald Trump that is Secretary Clinton.”
“The more that people hear Hillary Clinton, the less they like her. And, apparently, the more they hear Donald Trump, the more they like him.”

The Humanist Report (THR) is a progressive political podcast that discusses and analyzes current news events and pressing political issues. Our analyses are guided by humanism and political progressivism.
Visit the Humanist Report on YouTube.

Michael Moore en Trumpland (en espanol) Youtube
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Judicial Watch

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Judicial Watch Releases New Hillary Clinton Email Admitting Blackberry Use ‘Against the Advice of the Security Hawks’

“Judicial Watch today submitted new evidence to U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan showing that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knowingly used an unsecure BlackBerry device despite being warned by “security hawks” against doing so.”

Kamala Harris
Democratic junior Senator from California

The Guardian
2020 Vision? Kamala Harris oversight role gives Democrats a new rising star.

link to Guardian article.

We need high voter turnout for the Democrats to win in 2020.

“I grew up in a conservative family. And they told me ‘Well…if you can’t find anyone to vote for, then you should find someone to vote against.'” -anonymous person

“As far as I am concerned, if you didn’t vote for Hillary, then, you voted for Trump.” -anonymous person

“I voted for Jill Stein.” -me

David Doel
Two Rational Voices Discuss ‘Kamala vs. Bernie’ on CNN Youtube link

Michael Moore
Michael Moore on Trump, Brexit and Venezuela -Channel 4 News
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The Humanist Report
Democrats Worry Bernie Sanders’ Single-Payer Bill Will Become a Litmus Test link

Truthout
William Rivers Pitt -A Lesson From My Hospital Bed: For-Profit Healthcare is a Merciless Sham link

H A Goodman
Google Youtube Censorship Threatens Everyone: Styxhexemhammer666 and H.A. Goodman on Censorship-link “Out of Sight, out of mind.” “Ignore the problems that go on in the world due to failed U.S. Foreign policy.”

Noam Chomsky
Why Did People Vote for Trump -link “Many of the Trump voters among the White Working Class voted for Obama.”

Chris Hedges Chris Hedges Best Speech in 2017
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“Faulkner’s writings often deal with the search for meaning, racism, the connection between past and present, and with social and moral burdens.” – link

Find out why Chris Hedges refers to Faulkner in his speech about the current state of our society in America.
New Republic
-Faulkner: End of a Road
-by Irving Howe
-Dec. 6th., 1959
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“The usual reference to ‘Amorality,’ while accurate, is not sufficiently distinctive and by itself does not allow us to place them, as they should be placed.”

The scavenger economy has emerged as described by Faulkner. Like Kabuki Theatre, the rituals of democracy are maintained.
KBOO Community Radio KBOO.FM 90.7 FM – link

“A despotic government know no principle but will” -Thomas Paine – link

How Donald Trump Will Destroy Capitalism -Chris Hedges Explains
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Bill Clinton
Clinton Touts Success of Public Charter Schools – link

H A Goodman
DNC Lawsuit Judge Admits Fraud Took Place in Democratic Primary – link
Progressive Johnny Akzam Takes on Justice Dems: Candidate for Minnesota Congressional District 1
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11-20-17
Charles Ortel Exposes Clinton Foundation Uranium One Scandal: Uranium One, Clinton Foundation, Obama
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Chris Hedges
Stop Fascism: Chris Hedges Talks with Joe Sacco in Portland, Oregon. A KBOO Benefit. – link

Chris Hedges on the Horrifying Decline of the American Empire and the Economic Collapse (2012)
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Freedom of the Press Foundation
Obama Used the Espionage Act to put a record number of reporters’ sources in jail, and Trump could be even worse. – link

The Espionage Act of 1917
Legal Information Institute -open access to Law since 1992 – link

To paraphrase Chris Hedges: The ideological void provided by Trump will be filled by Pence. Also, acts of protest are strangely empowering.

http://ozilot.tumblr.com/post/164810695854/what-should-our-attitude-be-to-trump-supporters

http://bandit1a.tumblr.com/post/164878169819/before-trump-pardoned-him-arpaio-was-promoted-by

Politico
Wray: No ‘Whiff of Interference’ with Trump-Russia Probe
by: Josh Gerstein 9-7-17
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H A Goodman

H.A. Goodman
Trump Wins Culture War on Taking a Knee During National Anthem

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WIKIPOLITICS
Julian Assange’s Most EXCLUSIVE Interview “Listen Carefully”
Published Nov. 6th. 2017
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Published on Nov. 17th., 2017
Just In! “Al Franken is Finished” Another Harassment Accusation Lands on Him – This Time its Gross
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Chalmers Johnson
Author “Nemesis”
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Chalmers Johnson on American Hegemony
Published on Jan. 8th, 2011
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Decline of Empires: The Signs of Decay
Published: Jan. 22, 2008
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“Our Cicero is [was] Senator Robert Byrd.”

We are trapped fighting non-stop insurgencies.

Judicial Watch
The Latest Clinton Scandals in Review
Published: Nov 23rd, 2017
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JW President Tom Fitton gives updeates on the latest Hillary Clinton scandals this past month.

The ‘Trump Tower Meeting’ – Donald Trump Junior / “[] Compare and contrast []” with Clinton’s connections with Russia

“…there is no evidence that Donald Trump colluded with Russia.”

The Washington Post
PowerPost
House conservatives demand answers from FBI on Clinton probe Fusion GPS
-by David Weigel
Published Dec. 1st., 2017
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