Seth Ferris

Economists Will Still Murder Black People

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Economists will argue for evermore about the best and most effective way to organise a monetary system, both locally and globally. Like the rest of the population, economists come in all shapes and sizes and political hues, so this can be expected. But some economic views are academically acceptable at a given time, others not. This would not…

Sinking Ships Deserting Rats Before They Are Eaten Away

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We have all heard the phrase, “like rats deserting a sinking ship”. It signifies that when a cause is failing, the least committed members of it leave very quickly to protect themselves, leaving others behind to face the consequences. We do not often hear that “the sinking ship is deserting the rat.” But that is what we are seeing right now. One ship is the US Republican Party…

Race Crime Opens Up Third Front in “Never Ending Conflict”

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The notorious serial killer Charles Manson was a fine salesman, very good at persuading people. According to the prosecutor at his trial, he persuaded his followers that there was going to be a race war between black and white people, which they would escape from by hiding in a hole in the ground…

Nostalgia for Sovereigns: The King is Dead, but Maybe New Ones on “the Horizon”

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Even before this latest crisis began, there had been a distinct trend of people in democracies losing faith in their political systems. When this wave of disillusionment happened back in the 1920s and 30s, as the problems of the era overwhelmed liberal democratic structures, fascism or communism were seen as being the answer…

Brexit Timetable: The Cult Must Go On, For The Common Evil

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Whenever someone has achieved pre-eminence in a field, people look for a successor. Boxing awaits the next Muhammad Ali, acting wants the next Laurence Olivier, car makers want the next Henry Ford, etc. But this also works the other way. No one wants to believe there will be a next Charles Manson, or Adolf Hitler, or Judas Iscariot. It is therefore very…

What’s Here Today Won’t Be Left To Be Gone Tomorrow!

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With most of the world now in or near to lockdown due to Covid-19, and the intelligent spending their time in isolation reading this journal, people’s daily realities are changing. As we can all observe, expectations and priorities are changing as much as personal routines, and with them their perception of what the world was, and will be. As always in such situations…

When the Going Gets Tough, the US Runs to its Criminal Friends

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Donald Trump’s consistent use of the term “Chinese Virus” when discussing Covid-19 has raised a few eyebrows. Having been locked down and had the foreseeable future taken away, the world has no choice but to defer to his leadership. But rather than leading the world, he leads a chosen part of it against another part of it in every speech…

The Israeli-Indian Arms Deal

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With Covid-19 dominating everyone’s thoughts and actions, it is also dominating the news media. At first glance, this would seem obvious. But is it? Clearly people need to be updated with the latest information about this killer virus, particularly when governments are trying to wreck lives and economies over it, and blaming their citizens for breathing rather than their own lack of preparation. But…

Post Brexit: BoJo the Clown Creates “A Land Fit for Morons”

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Brexit supporters are very fond of invoking the Second World War – or rather, a particular mythology about it. In this, the UK alone saved the world from the evil Germans, and all its troops were white British people, as if the UK did not work with its many allies, and the millions of non-white British servicemen from different parts of the Empire never existed…

How Convenient: Saudis Attacked by the Houthis?

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Say you ran a country famous for human rights abuses. It would be difficult for other countries to deal with you without facing so many awkward questions, so many so, they might decide it wasn’t worth it. Even your old allies, who would otherwise defend you on principle through “thick and thin,” might start contemplating that it was in their own best interests to side with…

Ireland: The Old Guard Tries to Ignore a Bomb

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The country most affected by Brexit, apart from the UK itself, is the Republic of Ireland. The border between the Republic and British-controlled Northern Ireland will now be the boundary between the UK and the EU, and what that actually means, and how it relates to other international treaties, was one of the sticking points in trying to get a Brexit agreement…

Great Land Grab: Two-State Solution or a Two-State Problem?

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Analysis of Donald Trump’s proposed “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian problem has followed a predictable pattern. Trump supporters have hailed it as a realistic attempt to bring peace to the region. His opponents say it is a means of distracting from his impeachment and helping his ally Benjamin Netanyahu…


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