This short post below really points right at the heart of the matter very clearly. The US establishment, all of it, is entirely fascist, in the true sense, in the historical sense. It’s real fascism. AND, the clinton, obama, biden Democratic Party has made itself THE driving physical force of fascism and its leading ideological champion. This is abidingly clear in literally everything the party has said and done since 2008, and increasingly so since then.
At the same time, the establishment has carried out a bewilderingly successful psyop that hides reality from everyone who continues to subscribe to the party rhetoric (which by now is so debased that anyone STILL hanging on to it has been functionally lobotomized). The psyop over the last 5 years has morphed into “Operation Donald Trump”. This has distracted, hypnotized, mesmerized and stupefied countless millions of people.
John Steppling writes:
it’s worth remembering that Biden, and Victoria Nuland and hillary clinton all orchestrated and lent direct economic and logistical support to the Maiden coup. Now THAT was a coup. People were burnt alive.
this from Comitato no nato no guerra…
“The paramilitary structure of the Ukrainian neo-Nazi groups came into action in 2014 in Maidan Square in Kiev. An anti-government demonstration, which began with just claims against the rampant corruption and the worsening of living conditions, was rapidly transformed into a real battlefield. While armed groups attacked the government buildings, snipers (purposely brought into Kiev from Georgia) used the same sniper rifles on both demonstrators and policemen.
Abandoned by the leaders of the armed forces and much of the government apparatus, President Viktor Yanukovych was forced to flee. Andriy Parubiy – co-founder of the National Social Party, established in 1991 on the model of the National Socialist Party of Adolf Hitler, and head of the neo-Nazi paramilitary groups – was put in charge of the “National Security and Defense Council”.
The Maidan Square putsch was accompanied by a persecutory campaign, directed in particular against the Communist Party and the unions, similar to those that marked the advent of fascism in Italy and of Nazism in Germany. Party headquarters were destroyed, leaders were lynched and tortured, and journalists murdered; activists were burned alive in the Odessa Chamber of Labor; unarmed inhabitants of eastern Ukraine of Russian origin were massacred in Mariupol and bombarded with white phosphorus in Slaviansk, Lugansk, Donetsk.
A real coup under US/NATO direction was underway with the strategic aim of provoking a new cold war in Europe to strike and isolate Russia and at the same time strengthen the influence and military presence of the United States in Europe. Faced with the coup d’état and the offensive against the Russians of Ukraine, the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea – Russian territory that was given to Ukraine during the Soviet period in 1954 – voted to secede from Kiev and requested to be re-connected to the Russian Federation, a decision that was confirmed with 97% of the votes in favor by a popular referendum. On March 18, 2014, President Putin signed the treaty for the accession of Crimea to the Russian Federation with the status of an autonomous republic. At this point Russia was accused by NATO and the EU of illegally annexing Crimea and was subjected to sanctions. Russia responded with counter-sanctions that mainly affected the economies of the EU, including the Italian economy.
While in Donbass, the self-proclaimed Popular Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, supported by Russia, resisted the Kiev offensive that caused thousands of civilian deaths. A roadmap for NATO-Ukraine technical-military cooperation was signed in December 2015, which, in fact, integrated the armed forces and the arms industry of Kiev into those of the US-led Alliance.””
By the way, the highly unusual font used in Biden’s campaign graphics, the N in bideN is not accidental:
Media’s RACE TO THE BOTTOM
Have you not noticed the descent into the abyss, of corporate owned American media since 1980? Reasonableness dropped off cliff in the last 4 decades. Here’s what I’ve seen:
I’ve watched the total transformation of American media since 1980 with eyes wide open, beginning with the introduction of “conservative” talk radio, which was basically unhinged (insane) from the beginning. And was in contrast to normal American media which still operated in accordance with the fairness doctrine and a still present residual of the Franklin Roosevelt era.
Put American media since 1980 on a graph to measure the degree of psychotic separation from reality and reason (Y axis), with two bars on the X axis, one for conservative media (talk radio, then FoxNews TV). And another bar for mainstream media (NYT, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, etc.)
The Y axis then is a measure of reasonableness, or lack of it. Put a scale on the Y axis: completely reasonable, an ideal reasonableness, is as tall as a doorway.
In the 1980s and 90s, the mainstream media (NYT, CNN, MSNBC, NPR), …that bar would rise about mid way I’d say, up to the door handle. Conservative talk radio and FoxNews lowered the bar. Their bar was below the door handle, say, down around your knees.
The problem, is what happened since.
NYT, CNN, MSNBC, NPR didn’t increase or even maintain their higher standard (of reason). No. They nose-dived and crashed all the way to the floor. They raced conservative media to the bottom, and won! Today, mainstream media (NYT, CNN, MSNBC, NPR) is far below knee level, all the way down on the floor. And, as if by force, is still being pulled to descend even LOWER, into the abyss. Without limit. There is no floor.
The typical American and European news viewer didn’t notice this descent into hell. That’s apparent.
They think they’re pointing their fingers DOWN at FoxNews and typical conservative media, although by now they’re pointing UP to point at those, and are continuing their fall, to such a depth they no longer see what they’re pointing at.
The media we are trained to watch, has become so deranged, so psychotic, so detached from reality, that mainstream media channels effectively do, in comparison, make Donald Trump look like a modern day Isaac Newton. I’m not saying he IS. Please. Ed Curtain describes precisely what all these “political” actors are. It’s a show. Nothing more: https://off-guardian.org/2020/12/07/the-past-lives-on-the-elite-strategy-to-divide-and-conquer/
What’s new is that the elites are bored with this game. I can only recommend this article which I think is the most important I’ve read in a long time, by Alex Bartlett https://off-guardian.org/2020/12/05/together-but-falling-apart/
“Liberals who express dismay, or more bizarrely a fevered hope, about the corporatists and imperialists selected to fill the positions in the Biden administration are the court jesters of our political burlesque. They long ago sold their soul and abandoned their most basic principles to line up behind a bankrupt Democratic Party. They chant, with every election cycle, the mantra of the least worst and sit placidly on the sidelines as a Bill Clinton or a Barack Obama and the Democratic Party leadership betray every issue they claim to support.
The only thing that mattered to liberals in the presidential race, once again, was removing a Republican, this time Donald Trump, from office. This, the liberals achieved. But their Faustian bargain, in election after election, has shredded their credibility. They are ridiculed, not only among right-wing Trump supporters but by the hierarchy of the Democratic Party that has been captured by corporate power. No one can, or should, take liberals seriously. They stand for nothing. They fight for nothing. The cost is too onerous. And so, the liberals do what they always do, chatter endlessly about political and moral positions they refuse to make any sacrifices to achieve.
Liberals, largely comprised of the professional managerial-class that dutifully recycles and shops for organic produce and is concentrated on the two coasts, have profited from the ravages of neoliberalism. They seek to endow it with a patina of civility. But their routine and public humiliation has ominous consequences. It not only exposes the liberal class as hollow and empty, it discredits the liberal democratic values they claim to uphold. Liberals should have abandoned the Democratic Party when Bill Clinton and political hacks such as Biden transformed the Democratic Party into the Republican Party and launched a war on traditional liberal values and left-wing populism. They should have defected by the millions to support Ralph Nader and other Green Party candidates.
This defection, as Nader understood, was the only tactic that could force the Democrats to adopt parts of a liberal and left-wing agenda and save us from the slow-motion corporate coup d’état. Fear is the real force behind political change, not oily promises of mutual goodwill. Short of this pressure, this fear, especially with labor unions destroyed, there is no hope. Now we will reap the consequences of the liberal class’s moral and political cowardice.
The Democratic Party elites revel in taunting liberals as well as the left-wing populists who preach class warfare and supported Bernie Sanders. How are we supposed to interpret the appointment of Antony Blinken, one of the architects of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and supporter of the apartheid state of Israel, as Secretary of State? Or John Kerry, who championed the massive expansion of domestic oil and gas production, largely through fracking, and, according to Barack Obama’s memoir, worked doggedly to convince those concerned about the climate crisis to “offer up concessions on subsidies for the nuclear power industry and the opening of additional U.S. coastlines to offshore oil drilling” as the new climate policy czar? Or Brian Deese, the executive who was in charge of the “climate portfolio” at BlackRock, which invests heavily in fossil fuels, including coal, and who served as a former Obama economic adviser who advocated austerity measures, to run the White House’s economic policy? Or Neera Tanden, for director of the Office of Management and Budget, who as president of the Center for American Progress raised millions in dark money from Silicon Valley and Wall Street while relentlessly ridiculing Bernie Sanders and his supporters on cable news and social media and who proposed a plank in the Democratic platform calling for bombing Iran?
The Biden administration resembles the ineffectual German government formed by Franz von Papen in 1932 that sought to recreate the ancien régime, a utopian conservatism that ensured Germany’s drift into fascism. Biden, bereft like von Papen of new ideas and programs, will eventually be forced to employ the brutal tools Biden as a senator was so prominent in creating to maintain social control – wholesale surveillance, a corrupt judicial system, the world’s largest prison system and police that have been transformed into lethal paramilitary units of internal occupation. Those that resist as social unrest mounts will be attacked as agents of a foreign power and censored, as many already are being censored, including through algorithms and deplatforming on social media. The most ardent and successful dissidents, such as Julian Assange, will be criminalized.
The shock troops of the state, already ideologically bonded with the neofascists on the right, will hunt down and wipe out an enfeebled and often phantom left…”
And this, essential, from Ed Curtain: https://dissidentvoice.org/2021/01/raskolnikovs-dream-come-true/