Quote of the week
'..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
Why fundamentalism and extremism is the necessary outcome of US policy?

Some notice the connection between US foreign policy and the revival of extremism. It is conventional to discuss this in terms of mere ‘blowback’ and remark on how the US has sponsored and trained the Taliban, etc. However, the true connections are more subtle. It is not that the US directly supports religious extremism that is the cause of the revival of fundamentalism and extremism. It is rather that US policy systematically undermines all liberal opposition to itself. It…

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Chris Hedges: ‘Human Sacrifice’ is the American Way
Chris Hedges

Part 1 Chris Hedges declares in a speech that the  US ruling elites are willing to sacrifice human populations for their benefit. In fact, according to Hedges they are perfectly willing to sacrifice fellow US citizens. We have always known, he says,  they were willing to dispose of the  people of the developing world.(andrewnef, 2021) My only hesitation with Hedges’ analysis is that he uses ‘human sacrifice’ in only one dimension. For Hedges human sacrifice  takes place when for…

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An interesting question about the Cold War(s)
image of dominos falling

There is an interesting question that is seldom asked. After the collapse fo the Cold War there should have been a peace dividend, winding up of NATO and a reduction in armed conflict in the world. In fact armed expenditure by US has increased and wars have expanded. Conflict with China has been described as a ‘new’ cold war. However the obvious question is: if the consequences of the collapse of Soviet Union and end of ‘cold war’ were…

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