Deena Stryker

The Macron Method

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With Germany counting the votes on a state election that sees a predictable rise in the right-wing, Alternative for Germany, and Italy struggling to vote in a government that would replace the Five Star’s right-wing partner with a social-democratic one, notwithstanding continued Yellow Vest demonstrations, as…

Of Paradise Lost and Last Straws

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Although the Bahamas are ruled by a governor-general appointed by Queen Elizabeth, given that many wealthy Americans spend their winters there (served by a year-round population of Afro-Caribbean and mixed descent), one would expect the neighboring United States to fill in for the British Commonwealth when catastrophe hits. Apparently…

Prisoner of the Supreme Law

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Every elected official in the United States of America pledges to defend the Constitution; not the King, or even the President, but the nation’s founding set of laws and amendments. On the surface, this appears to be a more democratic way of running a nation than fealty to the highest official in the land, whether hereditary king or democratically elected…

This Year’s’ 21st of August…

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If you query Google you will get a detailed list of significant world events that took place on a 21st of August. In no particular order, in 1996 the first Rwandan refugees returned from exile after a brutal genocide, in 1938 the US pledged to protect Canada in the coming World War. Four years later on that date, the British army carried out a disastrous…

Sixteen Over One Hundred: The Race Equation

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Digging deeper into the equation suggested in my article White Supremacy vs Border Cages, unlike Hitler’s militarized pursuit of ‘inferior Caucasian races’, the chant You will not replace us’ is a cry in the wilderness. No matter how many wars the North wages against the South, by their sheer numbers, the southern peoples on…

The World is Angry

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I haven’t done a comparative study, but it’s probably safe to say that rarely has there been so much anger during relatively peaceful’ times, in so many countries in both the ‘developing’ and so-called ‘developed’ world. The cause of the anger appears to be the same everywhere: popular discontent with the way governments are handling the complexities of modern…

A Multi-Polar World versus Border Cages

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Robert Mueller’s testimony in front of two Congressional committees was supposed to be the last word on President Trump’s cooperation with Russia during the 2016 election. In reality, it was intended to accuse Russia of planning to interfere again in the 2020 election — perhaps with Iran’s cooperation. Eagerly abetted by his questioners…

Carnage: Who is Responsible?

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It may take many more years before the United States overcomes its commitment to the constitution’s First Amendment: the right for individuals to carry firearms, even though ‘free enterprise’ now makes available military-grade weapons that kill dozens of people a minute. For decades, Democrats have begged for ‘common sense gun reform’, however with their usual…

The Democratic Debates: American Voodoo

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The second round of debates intended to narrow the Democratic presidential field from 24 to one took place in the former auto city of Detroit, now reduced to a shadow of its former self. In keeping with this decline, the Democratic Party chose to introduce the event by a display of Americana: Veterans of Foreign Wars marched solemnly…

The Americanization of the World and America’...

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A photograph in a recent Brookings report on the advent of nation-wide preschool in India shows four year olds surrounded by the typical Western educational paraphernalia that introduces them to ‘stuff’. European intellectuals have long lamented the Americanization of the world, and…

America’s Eternal Race War

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My last article ended with the hope that Republican politicians would be moved toward impeachment by new evidence of Trump’s racism: alas, that is not how things are playing out: The attempt by a Texas Congressman to bring the question of impeachment to the floor following a vote to censure the President’s racist statements, failed miserably, and pundits still…

America Flirting with Fascism

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The US has now reached the point where the comparison with Nazi Germany has become inescapable, first and foremost the total powerlessness of citizens to challenge the behavior of their government, even when it comes to its treatment of would-be immigrants to the country known as ‘the melting pot’, although they are paying for it, to the tune of $770 million taxpayer…


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