Phil Butler

America’s Royals Bid the Common Folk to “Find Something New”

When I read this week that Princess Ivanka Trump telling American workers they need to eat cake, I’ll admit still…

Libya and Empty Promises


US President Donald Trump’s gyrating foreign policy has just set the stage for another catastrophe in the eastern Mediterranean region. America’s waning influence on the world stage comes at the most inopportune time. When regional powers flex their muscles like Turkey is trying to, no good will come for a world of people already stressed to the limit over pandemics and civil strife. Just when…

Operation Legend: America’s Own Putsch


A great many analysts and journalists are dancing around the issue of Donald Trump’s visions of fascist grandeur these days. Americans put in office a greedy and self immersed billionaire to save the nation from a woman of even scarier character. And now the American people are about to come under military rule. The federal crackdown…

Trump and Pompeo Versus the Pagan Wide World


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the perfect instrument of President Donald Trump. Not only is he as arrogant and self-righteous as the beleaguered American leader, but he is also a impolite, nasty Trump clone who possesses zero social grace. Pompeo, like Trump, feels like his role is to insult and beat down the rest of the world to “win” a ridiculous…

2020: Welcome to Our Brave New World!


A hundred years from now a scraggly little kid in a crumbling old library building in Melbourne will stumble across an interesting book on a dilapidated leather top table. The cover will show a collage of profiles of men and women at podiums. The title will read simply “2020”. The author’s name will be obscured by time and Australia’s tepid climate. Reading or watching…

Okay! The US Does Not Want the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Railway


If you live in the United States the mention of a country like Kyrgyzstan or Uzbekistan probably only registers on a subconscious “movie memory” level. Or, you assume all those countries with “stan” at the end are the same – foreign, off this world, and too far distant to matter. Unless, of course, you work in the intelligence community…

The Stage Is Set, the Fight Is Rigged, and The End Is Near


Donald Trump is finished. He’s gone halfway to destroying the office of President of the United States. The “deep state” he swore he would eradicate, they’re massaging the shoulders of truth killer Joe Biden as if to ready him like a has-been boxer about to emerge from a sweaty arena tunnel of American politics. But nobody is talking about the 2020 endgame…

America Without the Sugar Coating: Wishing Ill Will On Our World


As an American, it’s hard to admit things are not as they seem. Democracy, that ideal we were taught as children to worship, it turns out to be only a fancy idea. Like all the other noble, fancy, ideas in history, the illusion of true freedom makes these edges of our existence warm and safe. Even while we live in a deadly…

Manufactured Perception and the COVID-19 Pandora’s Box


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is transforming our world from top to bottom, and inside out. People are terrified. We’re coping in very individualistic ways, and collectively, with a moment unique in modern history. A viral infection is causing a political, economic, and human breakdown worldwide. Where the virus originated, how it spread, and who is ultimately responsible…

An Ode to Lost America and Her Hoodlum President


The United States is being called out for her hypocrisy now. The world has finally caught sight of an American dream turned into a nightmare. The so-called leader of the free world, President Donald J. Trump looks for the world like a fascist hoodlum from 1930s Italy or Germany. The coronavirus pandemic set the stage, and now the real “force” of devastation…

Africa’s Future: The Gravest Untruth Will Tell


There is a 21st-century scramble for the remaining resources of Africa. The Anglo-European scavengers who drained African blood the last two hundred years are telling us it’s the Russians and the Chinese who seek fortune there. The reality is, as it has always been, an ongoing tragedy perpetuated for profit. And the biggest profiteers are familiar ones…

COVID-19 Unleashed: A New Frontier for the Ruiners of the World


People. Please pay close attention. The problem with the world is not Donald J. Trump. The crises that plague our nations are not caused by puppet leaders. The world suffers because of the psychopaths who stand in the shadows. And, now that COVID-19 has galvanized almost all of Earth’s people, the shadows are being illuminated…

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