. . . then, this next post is no surprise . . .
Obama And The FCC Are Now Pushing To Control The Internet – Episode 945b
Flooding disaster unfolding in Texas, see it HERE
RT: Central, east Texas hit with major storm, flash flooding shuts down Houston . . . Did Texas get a little too independent?
Arrests made at Democracy Awakens protest against money in politics . . . Note, please, that this is not Democracy Spring.
Electile Dysfunction – The inability to become aroused over any candidate for POTUS, put forth by either party…
I cannot be the only one to note the unusual prominence of foreign policy in the presidential contests now under way. It is more squarely on the table than at any time since the Vietnam war, I would say. This is right. How America has acted in the world since 2001 has been decisive in creating a degree of global disorder that matches any in my lifetime (which grows long). Our conduct in the next decade or so will be at least as consequential, if not more so. Let us grasp this.
For right-thinking people it is a question of recognizing what time it is. Once one does, it should be clear that the questions raised here cannot be overlooked. They are not secondary. They are intimately related to the domestic messes too many of us assume to be primary. To put the point another way, we have a choice now between empire abroad and democracy at home. This choice has been before Americans since the Spanish-American War, sometimes more apparently than at others. With our democratic institutions hollowed out, it now reaches an acute, either/or stage.
The elephant’s not even in the room, which is why the 2016 election campaign is such a soap opera. The elephant outside the room is named Discontinuity. That’s perhaps an intimidating word, but it is exactly what the USA is in for. It means that a lot of familiar things come to an end, stop, don’t work the way they are supposed to – beginning, manifestly, with the election process now underway in all its unprecedented bizarreness.
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