Category Archives: Foreign Policy

The Falsehood that Ate the Earth

(Sharing and extending thoughts I had in reply to CK MacLeod re: the “argument between “America First” and the status quo in the US) There is an emerging discussion since Donald fucking Trump won the presidency about expected changes to … Continue reading

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Fear versus the odds

When there’s a lack of sports on TV I tend to watch a lot of travel & food shows, being an enthusiast of both subjects. I’ve even said that were I to come into wealth I would take up traveling … Continue reading

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Liberal Interventionism: an assumptions check

Did the following exchange & explanation over the course of a night & morning: //storify.com/bpsycho1/interventionism-own-goals/embed?header=false&border=false[View the story “Interventionism & Own Goals” on Storify]

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Comebacks require leaving

For as much as empire persists, it goes rather unmentioned by virtually anyone outside of Left opposition to it, which has (unfortunately) little weight in the US at all. Those who support US hegemony & keep it going have learned … Continue reading

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Ted Rall's Awful "truth"

Political cartoonists can be overly broad & annoying, purveyors of lame jokes shoehorned into demonstrations of Conventional Wisdom that fail both to be remotely humorous and to make a point that your south end couldn’t trump after a burrito with … Continue reading

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Empire as jumping fish

If the members of Islamic State, the nascent theocracy taking over chunks of Iraq & Syria, know anything, it’s how to play to the media… Since Obama ordered air strikes in northern Iraq, in keeping with the long tradition of … Continue reading

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Mars demands sacrifice!

Earlier today at a news conference in Brussels, Barack Obama lamented the “diminished” military budgets of other members of NATO, invoking the situation in Ukraine as reminder that “freedom is not free”. This turn of phrase, typically used for domestic … Continue reading

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