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'..The friends we have lost do not repose under the ground...they are buried deep in our hearts. It has been thus ordained that they may always accompany us...'- Alexandre Dumas - Diaspora
BLM: Police ‘Trance’ confirmed per Drew Diamond
(English) former Tulsa police chief

Police enter a trance state when approaching Black people is now confirmed by comments by Drew Diamond, former Police Chief of Tulsa. In an earlier piece, we suggested that the US police often entered a trance like state when entering Black neighbourhoods or dealing with Black people. Once in this state, they lose all sense of human empathy. It is while in this state that they commit such crimes against human beings who are Black. Drew Diamond, former Police…

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TRUMP & DEMOCRATIC DENIAL

There is a current consensus as of May 2021 of the established media that Trump was in complete denial about the 2020  US election. ‘https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/05/us/politics/trump-presidency-election-loss.html However, the same media  had  been in complete denial of Trump’s election of 2016  New York Times wrote in December 2016: Russia and the U.S. Election: What We Know and Don’t Know https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/world/europe/russia-trump-election-cia-fbi.html Russian Hacking and Influence in the U.S. election https://www.nytimes.com/news-event/russian-election-hacking 3 years after the election Time Magazine continued denying the fairness of…

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WESTERN MYTHS OF CHINESE CIVILISATION
(English) Chinese emperor

How does Chinese civilization differ from Western civilisation? A distinguished Chinese Professor at Tsinghua University (Note 1) expresses a view shared with Harvard’s Professors William Kirby and Peter Bol (Note 2)) that the core difference between Chinese and Western culture is that Chinese culture is based on ritual and western culture is based on law. This is the wrong answer to the wrong question. There was a difference between China in 1840 and the US/Europe in 1840 but was…

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Piers Morgan Redux ? – RIP – ‘load of old flannel’

When the storm broke about Piers Morgan I joked to friends that he would defend his coverage of Meghan by saying there was nothing racial about it as he was equally outrageous to ALL the members of the Royal Family. We all laughed. But here in Mail on Sunday (Note 1), Piers did just that!!! He states: ‘Meghan‘s had no worse media treatment than other Royal brides such as ….Wallis Simpson’. He avoids mentioning the press coverage of the…

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China & US: Cold War, Trade Wars and containment- A disaster awaiting us all
(English) G F Kenann cold warrior

Generally, as readers of our blog will have become familiar, I would prefer to write with a full academic panoply of references and sources. Sometimes liberties need to be taken and forbearance pleaded. Some matters may require a more urgent statement while the fully researched and referenced version can await later publication in our Journal. I believe this issue, the US-China conflict, has enough urgency to justify ‘emergency use authorisation’, to coin a phrase. THE MIRROR LANGUAGE OF US…

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AN & Press Gazette on Meghan: ‘Bang to rights’
(English) tabloid headlines on Meghan

Ian Murray, former editor of The Press Gazette made a speedy exit  following his intemperate remarks about the impossibility of racism in the British Press generally and tabloids specifically. https://images.app.goo.gl/vADqHiToi5oD66aM8 Rushing to the media’s defence Associated Press is reported by the Press Gazette (Note 1) as stating: ‘In a letter sent to CBS on Friday, Associated Newspapers’ group editorial legal director, Elizabeth Hartley, said: “As a responsible broadcaster with integrity we believe… that you will deprecate, as we do,…

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UNDERSTANDING SKIP GATES – Part 1: Impostor syndrome

As a prelude to some serious review of the work of Skip Gates it is reasonable to evaluate the sources of dissonance. Generally speaking I would disregard attempts at apparent pop psychology but in this case one is seeking a basis for understanding rather criticism and a basis for linking apparently unrelated aspects fo a persons work and personality. To this extent the allegation of impostor syndrome should not be seen as a derogatory slur but a suggestion for…

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