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Benny

Jimmy Dore & Tim Black converse about Charlottesville.

Black’s best comment: “green is the most powerful color in this country.”

polarbear4

Why Are Syrian Refugees Running Back To This Evil Dictator Who Likes To Kill Them?

“I just want to go home,” Beeley was told by a man who is confined to a wheelchair due to attacks from Nusra Front terrorists.

Beeley writes:
Everyone we spoke to from Raqqa, Homs, East Ghouta, Daraa — all said the same thing. They dreamed of going home, back to the lives they had before the “conflict”, back to their pre-war, peaceful lives. Many of the women did not want to be photographed, their husbands were fighting in the Syrian Arab Army and their lives would be in danger if their image were to be made public. One such woman, from East Ghouta, Hadia, told me:

“We had “freedom” before the crisis. These so called “freedom fighters” brought nothing but suffering, they drove us from our homes. They brought nothing but weariness, loneliness, death and poverty”.

These people were never meant to go home. Syria was meant to become another chaotic failed state like Libya while western powers seized control of key assets in the strategically crucial nation. Clinton was meant to win the election and set up her no-fly zone, and Nusra Front was meant to have been marching into Damascus under NATO air cover by now. Russia was never meant to take the bold step of direct military intervention against US-trained terrorists, and Trump was never meant to win the US election. This is why Russia is now being targeted by the same unelected power establishment that is attempting to oust Trump. The world went off script and disobeyed its would-be masters. Syrians were not meant to be looking forward to peace and prosperity at this time. …

Syria has been at the center of what may be the most extensive propaganda campaign in human history, and now the entire fake story is coming apart at the seams. The US-centralized power establishment was meant to utilize lies and propaganda to shore up another routine geopolitical power grab just like it always does, but it failed this time. The smoke and mirrors are falling away, and reality is finally getting a word in edgewise.

I’m just grateful that the people of Syria get to go home.

magsview

Damn, I’m going to read this whole thing a bit later and savor every word!! The writer sounds very clear-eyed.

I found this article interesting, and helpful in my quest to understand the people in that part of the world:

My visit to southern Turkey: Postcard from a borderland on the edge

It ends with a sobering view about Syria being carved up as I type:

Every day the older order loses more and more of its grasp. Borders are being redrawn, at first in the minds of those fighting or escaping the war, later – perhaps – in a more literal sense. Chaos brings destruction, but also burning images of a new order.

polarbear4

When You Think the VA Night March Looks Staged and You Find Out There is a Company That Specializes In Exactly That.

Just one of these:

Crowds on Demand, a Los Angeles-based Public Relations firm specializing in innovative events, is looking for enthusiastic actors and photographers in the Charlotte, NC area to participate in our events. Our events include everything from rallies to protests to corporate PR stunts to celebrity scenes. The biggest qualification is enthusiasm, a “can-do” spirit. Pay will vary by event but typically is $25+ per hour plus reimbursements for gas/parking/Uber/public transit.

In this world, $25/hr. can be very tempting. And there are several of these companies.

The author has a lot of questions about Charlottesville–here are some of them:

6. Where are all the tattoos?

7. Where are the skinheads?

8. Why are all the specific night march protesters being outed on Twitter, out-of-towners?

9. Since when do White Supremacists think up PR stunts?

10. Since when do white supremacists wear ironed polo shirts with preppy hair cuts?

11. If you had power, money and influence, and wanted to create social unrest, would you just hire someone to project manage it for you?

harrybothered

I loved this link so much I posted it over at r/WayoftheBern! Thanks, @polarbear4.(I hope that actually linked you)

polarbear4

Zach Haller has an interesting piece up: https://medium.com/@zachhaller/terry-mcauliffe-and-mike-signer-have-charlottesville-blood-on-their-hands-607fd8a4a993
i always forget the linkie code.

The intentions of the counter-protestors, however, may be even more concerning. A loose network of “Antifa” (anti-fascist) activist groups had coordinated heavily in advance to supply counter-protesters to confront any outward racism anticipated at the event. This network included efforts directed by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC, BoldProgressives.org), a Soros-funded activist group, and other left-leaning groups, such as Standing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) and Refuse Fascism. While organizing to reject the white supremacy entrenched in American society is an urgent priority, political organizations motivated to confront voters perceived as racist instead of confronting the policymakers that protect and enforce America’s racist system should call for both skepticism and scrutiny. …

The failures of Signer and McAuliffe here should be investigated as soon as possible, going all the way up the chain of command, and leaving no stone unturned. There is no valid reason an elected official would order a police force to “stand down” or for a Governor to support it; any elected official that would allow such preventable violence should lose their seat and be banned from public service. At a time when virtuous leadership is called for, Signer and McAuliffe showed none of it.

Worse, what they did was show continued participation in the Clinton-Obama establishment in a tantrum state as Trump’s administration neuters the massively corrupt network they hoped to install to rule the free world. That the Charlottesville clash took place on Clinton crony McAuliffe’s home turf, at the “capital of the Resistance”, and inflamed by paid partisan agitators, is by no means a coincidence: it is a clear continuation of the Clinton-Obama war on the 99%. Americans must resolve with unity to address this.

Long article but worth it–thought provoking and not comfortable.

magsview

Another GoFundMe page for a young man mowed down by the Nazi:

Marcus was severly injured when a terrorist drove through a crowd of peacful protestors on August 12th in Charlottesville, VA. Marcus heroically made a split second decision to save his fiance’s life by moving her out of harm’s way, and in the process suffered a broken ankle, broken tibia, and several torn ligaments. Marcus works as a landscaper and will not be able to return to work and earn a wage for an unknown length of time. Marcus has not asked for anything from his community in return for his courageous acts. Let’s come together to help Marcus cover his hospital bills/copays, transportation costs for upcoming appointments and surgeries, and lost wages so he can focus on healing his mind body and spirit.

Update from Marcus:

Hey it’s Marcus. I can not thank everyone enough for the love, support and condolences. I am in a lot of pain and mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted, but I am alive. We are thankful I will heal. Please keep Heather’s family and other victims in your thoughts and prayers. She will be missed. “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.”

(I’d posted one on Benny’s post a couple of nights ago for a young lady who suffered a skull fracture)

magsview

Btw, Marcus’s GoFundMe page has raised over $51 in ONE DAY.

Encouraging to see how generous people can be!

magsview

It’s up to $55k now.

magsview

It’s the Economy, Democrats, but Inequality Is Not the Issue

All the way from Aspen, CO:

This month, a clutch of Democratic governors, members of Congress and city mayors gathered with Democratic fund-raisers, strategists and other champions of liberal causes in this secluded patrician resort in the Rockies to hear that all this attention to income inequality could actually hurt them.

“Income inequality is severe,” Jon Cowan, president of the centrist Democratic research group Third Way, told the assembled politicos. “And parts of the economic system are unfair. But these are not the central problems vexing most Americans.

Ahh, a super chi-chi “secluded patrician resort” gathering organized by the Third Way. Now I get it.

Can I peek at a list of the politicians who attended this exclusive affair please?

A $15-an-hour minimum wage is a bad idea. But wage subsidies and a regional minimum wage adjusted for the cost of living might do the trick. To bolster retirement finances, employers could be required to contribute a minimum to workers’ private retirement plans.

This platform, by the way, would probably mitigate income inequality. It would just do so in a more business-friendly manner

Yah, I’d really like to see that attendance list. Thx.

magsview

And now, for something different, especially from Noam Chomsky!
Some of you here may already know how I feel about society’s pressure on females to be ‘pretty’ and attractive (and even males fall prey to it). I realize this isn’t a new thing, but it’s gotten worse. Did you know there are Baby Bratz now?? The eroticization of girls has increased tremendously.

If you are short on time, please consider fast-forwarding to the 17:11 mark.

Benny

If anyone cares to, I published a diary at TOP. I chose TOP for now because of GOS himself and his ilkie, Armando.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/8/15/1690044/-Sen-Sanders-Violence-in-Charlottesville-was-not-caused-by-the-Alt-left-or-whomever-it-may-be

If there is sufficient interest, I will republish it here with updates tomorrow.

magsview

You’re very brave.

jcitybone

Actually, it has been very well received. I think most there are tired of Kos/Armando divisive crap. Yes Benny it would be great for you to republish here.

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