This video is generating a lot of commentary on web sites I visit. It is, if nothing else, a good test for cognitive dissonance.
It could happen to you.
The lyrics are in the show notes.
A former Russian naval officer (Andrei Martyanov) posted this video on his web site, with the suggestion that the sentiment describes the U.S. and the West pretty well. Does liking this Bob Dylan song make one a Putin lover?
I suppose one could say, “Farmers? We don’t need no stinking farmers!” What’s a few loaves of bread when we can get regime change in Russia?
Balance of payments economist Michael Hudson presents his analysis of U.S. strategy in the war against Russia:Continue reading “Sociopath Neocons Sacrifice Ukrainians and Global Poor”
There are those who imagine the neo-Nazi problem in Ukraine is comparable to the neo-Nazi problem in America. To wit, Ukrainian neo-Nazis may exist, but they are inconsequential in the same way that American neo-Nazis may exist, but they are inconsequential.
The source article suggests this perspective is plain wrong and probably just an effect of American media’s recently minted biases. In light of the evidence the source presents, I’m inclined to hold a less polite opinion.
I remember public discussions that attended the creation of DHS back in 2003. Many pundits were concerned that DHS would enable authoritarianism to replace our constitutional republic. Some even criticized the name of the new agency because the word homeland reminded them of Germany’s mythical Aryan fatherland in the lead up to WWII.Continue reading “United States Department of Homeland Security”
WSJ accuses Russia of extortion, but the accusation doesn’t hold water. European companies can easily purchase Russian natural gas and oil in Euros using the currency conversion procedure set up by Gazprombank. There is no breach of contract as WSJ alleges.Continue reading “Russia’s Energy Extortion of Poland and Bulgaria”
Just the title of WSJ’s article conveys an extraordinary level of recklessness. But it gets worse in the body where the author recommends arming U.S. naval forces with “tactical nuclear weapons,” and getting ready to attack a Russian nuclear submarine.Continue reading “The U.S. Should Show It Can Win a Nuclear War”
I detect a slight change in tone in recent U.S. media reporting on the war in Ukraine. Whereas for weeks the Ukrainian fighters have been portrayed as heroic underdogs (and winners), suddenly we are seeing and hearing hints of desperation, as in the Politico story: “‘I don’t know how much strength we will have,’ [First Lt. Ivan Skuratovsky] said, adding that the troops under his command around the city of Avdiivka, near Donetsk, have gone without rest since the start of the war. At least 13 of them have been wounded in recent weeks, he said, and they are running dangerously low on ammunition, reduced to rationing bullets.”
Politico holds out hope of Ukrainian victory, but begins to acknowledge — as did UK’s Borris Johnson last week — that Ukrainian defeat is a real possibility.