Supporting Democracy Means We Must Not Vote

. The late great American philosopher and thinker, George Carlin got me thinking a few years back about stuff. He was fabulous at making people think. One of the things Carlin mentioned was the fact that he never votes. That struck a small cord with me as I have on occasion done the same whenContinue reading “Supporting Democracy Means We Must Not Vote”

America’s URGENT “To Do” List This Thanksgiving.

. . The following “far from exhaustive” list are suggested tasks for Washington to work on inside contemporary American society. Even when this very short list is completed, (which is unlikely to ever be) America still needs to desist from exporting its cancerous culture beyond its borders. Especially by force and by stealth. Here’s justContinue reading “America’s URGENT “To Do” List This Thanksgiving.”

Australia’s Silent Genocide

(Adapted and abridged from articles by the UK Guardian newspaper. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/series/the-killing-times) A 1927 Royal commission in Australia called it “Our conspiracy of silence”. But today, calls are growing for a national truth-telling process. Almost 70% of Australians accept that Aboriginal people were subject to mass killings, incarceration and forced removal from land, and their movementContinue reading “Australia’s Silent Genocide”

Reject Labels. They are Killers.

. . As we move through life, there is a strong tendency for most people to fathom and describe other human beings with easily identifiable “labels”. Apparently any number of labels will do in describing another person, from 1 to many. We identify ourselves with labels as well, sometimes strongly, such as “Liberal”, “Conservative”, “TrueContinue reading “Reject Labels. They are Killers.”

A Great Experience of Community Thinking in Northern China

. . On my first trip to northern China I stayed in the provincial capital of Shenyang for a short time. Shenyang isn’t on the tourist map for most people and neither is the other “middle” city I visited, Anshan. Both cities were very plesant and quite eye opening just to walk around and observe.Continue reading “A Great Experience of Community Thinking in Northern China”

How China Got Rid of the 30,000 US Troops in Taiwan Last Time.

. As many as 30,000 American military troops were stationed in Taiwan after world war 2 and stayed there for over three decades, right up to the 1970s. The last of the US troops left the island province in 1979 after the United States normalized diplomatic relations with Beijing. It hardly seems credible in theseContinue reading “How China Got Rid of the 30,000 US Troops in Taiwan Last Time.”

Iran’s Leaders Smile Alot – You’d Never Know it from the Wall St Media

. When most westerners think of Iran’s leaders they probably think of old black and white pictures featuring surly and unsmiling faces dressed in traditional costume. Words that might come to mind include, Inflexible, Extreme, Dogmatic, Gruff…. you get the picture…..they are an unpleasant lot over there in Iran. Having met a few Iranians duringContinue reading “Iran’s Leaders Smile Alot – You’d Never Know it from the Wall St Media”

Impressions From My First Trip to India

. . A country that I never thought I would visit was India. Being a former British colony like my own nation, New Zealand, there were tentative links between the two countries, such as our mutual interests in such sports as cricket, but India isn’t on everyone’s “to do” list. But India is such aContinue reading “Impressions From My First Trip to India”

“Russiagate” Narrative Continues to Fall Apart

https://mate.substack.com/p/russiagate-has-no-rock-bottom I’m sure you saw how VERY VERY much large sections of the Wall St media pushed, embellished, and retold that thing that was the Russia/Trump scandal in its various forms?  No one was more hysterical than MSNBC the “left wing” outlet of American media, MSNBC and CNN harped on and on for over aContinue reading ““Russiagate” Narrative Continues to Fall Apart”

“USA drone attack that killed 10 civilians, including seven children, did not violate the laws of war”, Pentagon.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/3/no-misconduct-in-deadly-us-drone-attack-kabul-pentagon-review . Americans have no rules in their wars. Common sense . A US Military geek pulls into in a finely groomed driveway…. “Honey I’m home!” “Hi baby….how was your day?” “Oh just terrible. Another one of our drones hit the wrong target today. Oh boy….you can’t imagine how much paperwork I had to fillContinue reading ““USA drone attack that killed 10 civilians, including seven children, did not violate the laws of war”, Pentagon.”

Impressions From My First Trip to the USA

. . Seeing as I have already posted on my first impressions of visiting China, today I’ll post on my impressions from my first trip to the USA in 1991. . My first big trip overseas lasting 3 months and travelling to the USA, UK and Europe, started with a couple of weeks at myContinue reading “Impressions From My First Trip to the USA”

A Serious Pumpkin Pie Failure. America’s Homeless at Home and Abroad.

. a) The domestic homeless in America Isn’t it bizzare that nearly all of these “dwellings” proudly display the symbol of the empire that causes this inequality? As if, no matter how bad people’s lives are, they can always take heart from the idea that they are “Americans”…. widely considered the greatest country on earthContinue reading “A Serious Pumpkin Pie Failure. America’s Homeless at Home and Abroad.”

These Were in My Twitter Feed This Morning – Cooking and US Meddling

. Ben’s second paragraph reads, “I can name dozens of average Nicaraguans whose accounts were suspended. I am here (in Nicaragua) and I know them personally. They are average people who simply support the Sandinistas (government).” … In my twitter feed this morning were consecutive posts from CNN giant Jake Tapper and the relatively unknownContinue reading “These Were in My Twitter Feed This Morning – Cooking and US Meddling”

There ARE Limits to Western Propaganda It Seems

. . Above is a western propaganda poster from World War 1. It shows the “Huns” as the Germans were known at the time, clawing the world with blood soaked hands. Long fingernails pierce the earth, presumably inflicting more pain and terror onto their hapless innocent victims. I think you could ask almost anyone aboutContinue reading “There ARE Limits to Western Propaganda It Seems”