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34 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... - Post · 0 replies · +9 points

"continue brutal treatment of his own people"

There are definitely a couple of governments on the planet that treat their people brutally and are in serious need of regime change. They are not Syria, Iran, or N. Korea. Mr Tillerson would be much more effective if he addressed the brutal treatment of people in his own country.

34 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... - Trump’s State De... · 1 reply · +7 points

Good points. Thanks.

The symbolic rape by military troops of countries they invade, is an important analogy. Spying on others to gain intelligence is also related to seduction and rape.
The rapist suing his victim for the damages to his clothing, etc is exactly what Wolfowitz asserted when he said that Iraq would pay for the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.

Military engagement seems to require the perfect storm of ideas and events coming together at one time, like the temperatures, wind, moisture, magnetic forces coming together to form a hurricane or blizzard.

34 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... - \'Ukraine on Fire\': O... · 0 replies · +2 points

Yes. Millions of people around the world read Internet blogs and comments. Outside of big cities, few people even know that street protests are happening.

The only meaningful street protests might be if the protesters carried pitchforks and if politicians saw the pitchforks.

There's no good reason to endanger your life in a physical public gathering when you are much safer in an electronic public gathering, where your message is better expressed and more widely viewed.

34 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... - Overthrowing Other Peo... · 0 replies · +10 points

And what this proves is that the US MIC attacks other countries only for the thrill of attacking and destroying and the greed of plunder, as nothing positive came out of any of these war crimes, other than enriching the US MIC.

34 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... - Trump’s State De... · 0 replies · +12 points

 "to turn popular opinion against the regime."

The US spends millions to turn popular opinion against the governments of other countries, while inside the US, popular opinion opposes the Trump regime without any other country spending 1 cent.

34 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... - Trump’s State De... · 0 replies · +2 points

It's sad that such groups would be unable to operate without government funding and the corresponding demand to incorporate propaganda and advance the MIC in that way.

34 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... - Trump’s State De... · 0 replies · +3 points

Recognize that millions of people read online posts. We don't need to use words the same way US official narratives use them. The public is welcome to use words like "regime", "terrorist", "ethnic cleansing", "holocaust" appropriately, no matter how official narratives use the words.

It's good to point out that others are using the words for propaganda purposes. Persuasion is all about linguistics. Republicans say Dems shut down the govt, denying children health care, while the Dems say Rep's shut down the government by denying DACA rights. It's a contest about who can frame the most persuasive wording.

34 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... - Trump’s State De... · 3 replies · +5 points

Why do policy makers concoct such counter-productive efforts? Probably to satisfy the demands of the MIC to ensure that massive wealth continues to flow from taxpayers to the MIC.

34 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... - World\'s Approval of U... · 1 reply · +4 points

Ecuador under Rafael Correa was admirable. Catalonia under Puigdamont was admirable. Norway, Finland, and Iceland seem to be headed in a positive direction. There are very few notable political leaders today, but certainly Trump has to be among the very worst. Is he worse than W? So far his administration has caused less horrific destruction than the W administration did, and hopefully won't be allowed to opportunity to catch up with that.

34 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... - World\'s Approval of U... · 1 reply · +8 points

Breaking up the US into smaller countries (Balkanizing the US) might be a good plan. Some regions (the coasts) would obviously do better than other regions. (the South), but overall people would be less polarized and less destructive to the rest of the world.