Deena Stryker

Russiagate: Manipulating Globalization

15209085Forget election tampering; forget Hillary’s emails and the role a recluse in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London may have played. Realize that the ‘attack on our democracy’ was all about playing for high stakes on the international game board. The US cannot be sanctioned for playing world…

A Two Pronged Approach To White Supremacy

221155Like a recking bull in a China shop, President Trump careens from foreign policy disasters to “deconstruction” of the American state, as demanded by former advisor and alt-right media mogul, Steve Bannon, who is backed by powerful financiers determined to maintain the supremacy of…

The Jerusalem Bonus and Other Revelations

2296544235By moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, Donald Trump appears to have achieved something his predecessors never foresaw: condemnation by the MSM of Israel’s murderous apartheid policies, with popular sentiment appearing to follow. To be sure, there are still ‘experts’ who appear…

Vladimir Putin and the Islamization of Europe

56324234Today I got the answer to a question that had intrigued me ever since the start of the European refugee crisis spawned by US wars in the Third World: what position would Russia take vis a vis these mainly Muslims populations seeking new homes when Europe became overcrowded? President…

Is Trump Capable of Making Smart Geopolitical...

TR3423423423Certainly kudos go to President Trump for ending a sixty-four year old standoff with North Korea, but let’s not pretend that he was in charge of the process. When news anchors mention that a deal would bring an end to the Korean War, they are referring to the possibility of a formal…

Modern Take on Medieval Scholasticism or Ange...

TR34234231312Twenty-four/seven reporting on the Mueller investigation is beginning to look like nothing so much as the medieval scholasticism summed up in the question “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” As each new member of the cast of characters has his or her ‘day in the limelight’…

Good Versus Bad Authoritarians

Here are large excerpts from a recent Time magazine article about a new-comer to the world stage. As you read it, compare it to the way the Russian President, Vladimir Putin is treated by the US and its media: What Bin Salman is proposing is potentially destabilizing. He has sent…

Another Ordinary Week for the US Media

75354234234MSNBC is currently running a self-congratulatory ad featuring the voice of a newscaster familiar to older Americans, claiming that one of the US’s proudest achievements is “a free and open press”. It ends with a message whose implication was probably unintended: “Some day there…

France Believes it’s Entitiled to its G...

FR352423123Whether or not one likes former Rothschild banker Emanuel Macron’s neo-liberal domestic policies — which most French find abhorrent — you have to give France’s youngest president credit for emulating Vladimir Putin’s way of all but forcing recalcitrant players to negotiate…

Trump-Macron: Europe Is Doing a One-Eighty

3221Emanuel Macron’s visit to the US illustrates a major transformation pf the Atlantic Alliance. Since the end of World War II in 1945, Europe has been beholden to the US, due to the major role it played in defeating Nazi Germany. (Until recently, neither the European nor the American…

In the US, Two Movements Competing for Headli...

US6734231As the Trump Presidency moves inexorably toward a constitutional crisis, journalists fail to note that two groups are pulling the country in opposite directions: the youth are pulling it toward a socialist-oriented future, while the right is allied with…

The Triumph of Edward Bernays

6546342America’s latest anti-Russian frenzy is a supreme tribute to Edward Bernays, the Austro-American ‘father of public relations’ who convinced psychologists and politicians alike (starting with Goebbels and Ford) of the power of propaganda. Realizing that people are irrational and…


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