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https://consortiumnews.com/2017/07/17/the-paradox-of-toleranceintolerance

By Lawrence Davidson

In case you haven’t noticed, the United States is a country deeply divided on a large number of basic issues: racial issues, gender issues, issues of sexual preference, the role of government in society, the role of religious views in shaping laws, and so on. Influential Institutions, such as media outlets, are being labeled as “left” or “right” depending on how they report or relate on these issues.

Don midwest

Thomas Drake, whistle blower, has written his story in a PhD dissertation

He tweeted the link

Eyewitness to History in Devolution of Democracy
and Constitutional Rights Following 9/11

His atty Jesselyn Radack and both used to write on DK/TOP — years and years ago

Now that we are so many years since 9/11, public knowledge can be sited for what Drake knew back then

polarbear4

Thanks!

Don midwest

Trump accelerating the end of the empire

Have to keep many balls in the air to keep an empire. They are falling fast

From TomDispatch.com

Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Trumping the Empire

After the intro by Tom, Alfred’s title is

The Demolition of U.S. Global Power
Donald Trump’s Road to Debacle in the Greater Middle East

Excellent article

orlbucfan

I’m finishing up Al Franken’s Giant of the Senate. One very interesting fact: the Clintons did try to help Franken in his inaugural campaign. Who avoided him like the Plague? Barack Obama and his organization. Go figure??

magsview

The people engaging in this civil disobedience are heroes to me.

magsview

magsview

A new ‘national security’ advocacy group has sprung up called Alliance for Securing Democracy. It basically looks like a marriage between Obama/Clinton people and neocons for the purpose of working against Russia and Iran. Be on the lookout for their machinations.

With New D.C. Policy Group, Dems Continue to Rehabilitate and Unify With Bush-Era Neocons

One of the most under-discussed yet consequential changes in the American political landscape is the reunion between the Democratic Party and the country’s most extreme and discredited neocons. While the rise of Donald Trump, whom neocons loathe, has accelerated this realignment, it began long before the ascension of Trump and is driven by far more common beliefs than contempt for the current president.

In sum — just as was true of the first Cold War, when neocons made their home among the Cold Warriors of the Democratic Party — on the key foreign policy controversies, there is now little to no daylight between leading Democratic Party foreign policy gurus and the Bush-era neocons who had wallowed in disgrace following the debacle of Iraq and the broader abuses of the war on terror. That’s why they are able so comfortably to unify this way in support of common foreign policy objectives and beliefs.

That leading Democratic Party foreign policy officials are willing to form new Beltway advocacy groups in collaboration with Bill Kristol, Mike Rogers, and Mike Chertoff, join arms with those who caused the invasion of Iraq and tried to launch a bombing campaign against Tehran, has repercussions that will easily survive the Trump presidency.

polarbear4

This is why people leave. Feeling out-gunned.

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