Society

Let’s “Liberalize” Fairness and Reparations for Past Deeds

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The Greeks are demanding fair reparations from Germany over Nazi theft and atrocities committed during World War II. India says the British robbed their country of trillions over 200 years and never gave anything back. Descendants of Africans trafficked to and enslaved as a result of the Atlantic slave trade…

Lies Which the West Manufactures and then Consumes

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After my work in the Middle East had finished, at least for the time being, I was waiting for my flight to Santiago de Chile. In Paris. I could count on a few ‘free’ days, processing what I had heard and witnessed in Beirut. Day after day, for long hours, I sat in a lounge, typing and typing; reflecting and typing…

NYT’s “Leaked” Chinese Files Story Covers For Terrorism

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The New York Times has once again exposed itself as an organ of US special interests operating under the guise of journalism – contributing to Wall Street and Washington’s ongoing and escalating hybrid war with China with a particularly underhanded piece of war propaganda. Its article, “‘Absolutely No Mercy…

The Tectonics of West-East Geopolitical Friction Revealed

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The US Geological Service was alarmed the other day by a seismic disturbance that scientists could not identify. After deep research, geologists finally determined that the strange geophysical disturbance was from the legendary philanthropist Andrew Carnegie spinning like a turbine in his grave. Analysts claim…

Joe Biden, Memory Lapses for Americans with Short Memories

What is difficult to understand in terms of the Democratic race for the party’s nomination is “why many Americans seem willing to vote for a likely Democratic Party nominee who stands little chance of winning against Donald Trump in 2020? I recently posed this question to some American friends and got a smattering of answers that may help…

Recent Spanish Elections: Old Wounds Consume All Logical Thought!

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Most neutral observers of the Spanish political scene have the same reaction after looking at it for more than five minutes – “I give up”. Not only is the country very divided, the explanations of its divisions fit into no category. But neither are they strong enough the form a category of their own, a “Spanish Scenario…

Twenty Years Ago & Today – Internet Disruption, School Shootings & Neoliberalism in Crisis

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Everyone wants to predict the future. This is why for thousands of years astrologers, sorcerers, and psychics have continued to rake in money, despite science debunking their supposed abilities. Every human being goes through life engaging in actions based on a calculation of what the consequences…

US: Rule by Judges?

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Two striking similarities occured this past week-end: Brazil’s former and beloved President Lula da Silva, was released from prison thanks to a judicial ruling concerning felons awaiting the outcome of an appeal, while the American judicial system has been busy mediating the coming impeachment of President Trump. As one of the three branches of government intended to ‘check…

BC: The French 9/11: Reasons and Lessons

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The policy of double standards and blatant hypocrisy of the European Union have led to what would have happened sooner or later – international terrorism striking back in the center of civilized world – Paris. On November 13, terrorists launched 7 separate attacks in the French capital, that claimed the lives of over 150 people. The attack in the Bataclan…

Abandoning Jakarta, Moving Capital to Borneo – Cynicism, Corruption, Murder

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It is wrong, totally wrong to abandon Jakarta and try to build some Potemkin village in the middle of Borneo, an island known in Indonesia as Kalimantan. There are many reasons why, and we will be addressing at least some of them here. But before we begin, let us state the obvious: the cowardly and…

Building a Lasting Peace in Yemen by Getting Ahead of the Generational Gap

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While Yemen remains locked in a grand political dispute, its people bound by the competing ambitions of various factions and militias as they each argue power, legitimacy, and righteous politics, it is likely that peace will require more than a coming together of those warring parties … Peace as it were, will…

November 8th, 1989

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Around eight o’clock on November 8th, 1989, I stepped into a taxi at the Gare de Lyon in Paris carrying the first copies of a book I had written that included a plan for the reunification of Europe. I gave the driver my address, annoyed that he had the radio on. Suddenly, I heard the newscaster saying that the Berlin Wall had fallen! Before climbing up to my fifth…


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