Entire US political spectrum — left, right and center-reveals its true colors in a single depressing week

Never have so many shown their true political colors in such a short space of time. In the one week — from the Constitutionally mandated opening of the new Congress Jan. 3 through the following Saturday — the nation’s entire political spectrum revealed itself in rapid succession.
First left, then right and finally center laid themselves bare for all to see. And for those hoping for a happy ending, only profound disappointment awaited, if not depression.

First in line to disappoint were the progressives - The Squad, in marketing-speak.

For a brief and rare moment at the dawn of the…

Am I allowed to vote on the legitimacy of a system which views degrees of molestation as a choice?

The election of Donald Trump gave the Democratic Party a golden opportunity to bring out the better angels in America.

Instead, Democrats and their media partners decided to fan our worst impulses.

Party and media blamed foreign powers for what ails us, instead of looking at and trying to fix our own shortcomings. It was easier — and certainly more politically expedient — to blame every political problem on a 1950s cartoon version of an empire which no longer exists than to examine how, for example, exploding wealth inequality could be driving political alienation.

This McCarthyism has been paired with…

“I am shook! After having watched the whole thing, I am shook that Americans are so freaking stupid to take even a second of this horrible garbage conspiracy nonsense seriously! Really?”

— Dr. Zubin “ZDogg” Damania, decrying the Covid-19 theories of Dr. Judy Mikovits

Shrieking, outraged, morally aghast and intellectually superior huff-and-puffs like the above have become as much a feature of American public discourse as the conspiracy theories provoking them. …

“It turns out that even though logically, the European Union should be our biggest partner but technically the United States is a much bigger partner than the European Union and I’m very grateful to you for that because the United States is doing quite a lot for Ukraine. Much more than the European Union especially when we are talking about sanctions against the Russian Federation.”

- Ukraine President Voldymyr Zelensky, at the beginning of the infamous call with Trump.

Now, isn’t it amazing that after TWO YEARS of hearing about how Trump is a Russian stooge, absolutely ZERO NOTICE is…

With half of Saudi Arabia’s oil capacity knocked offline in a drone strike last weekend, the implications of the country’s US-backed attack on Yemen suddenly seem serious.

“I don’t currently know the specific goals and objectives of the Saudi campaign, and I would have to know that to be able to assess the likelihood of success.”

- General Lloyd Austin, Commander, US Central Command (CENTCOM), before Congress, March, 2015, when asked about the chances of success of Saudi Arabia’s attacks on Yemen which President Barack Obama had just decided to join.

If the goals of America’s youngest foreign war were unknown four years ago even to the man in charge of it, its consequences suddenly became painfully clear this week.

A squadron of just 10 drones —…

Yeah. Except in today’s version the “good guys” tie the maiden back to the tracks, hoping it spites Snidely.

This week a rich banker seriously urged the Federal Reserve, the United States’ central bank, to interfere directly in the next presidential election. The hope, you see, is that the Fed can let Trump capsize the global economy so no one will vote for him again.

Cut-off nose, meet face.

If I had told you this just a few years ago, the idea would have seemed outrageous, and rightly so. In a democracy the job of choosing leaders falls to voters. Bankers manage economies, not elections — or so I thought.

The kicker here is that it was a not…

Nothing to see here, folks. Move along, you crazy CONSPIRACY THEORISTS!

Jeffrey Epstein is dead and for our national media that can only mean one thing: Man your battle stations! To the ramparts!
The duty at hand, of course, being to demean and degrade anyone who finds the least bit suspicious the official account of the suicide of that rarest of birds — a plutocrat actually doing time.

Yes our media, those who in our Hollywood-fueled imagination are the first to question official narratives but in our sad reality are actually the last, have sprung into action to voice condescending contempt for anyone who dares harbor dark suspicions about the veracity…

They adjust their glasses. That means they’re smart.

With Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s U-Turn Decision to Cut Rates, the Surrender of Our Future to Wall Street is Final.
And Media Outlets Like the New York Times Can Only Stand By, Cheering.

“The Federal Reserve’s decision this week to cut rates for the first time in more than a decade was driven, in part, by a recognition that policymakers have a role to play in the fate of American workers.”

A society in which the leading newspaper can with a straight face print unmitigated propaganda like this — complete and utter bullshit — is in deep trouble. …

Ever so slowly but surely, Democrats are starting to realize they have no choice but to have that long-overdue debate about where their hearts truly lie.

As demonstrated by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in her easy evisceration of the status quo stand-in Kamala Harris Wednesday night, the party must decide if it actually means what it says when it calls itself a “resistance.” Does it really want to want to oppose the right-wing conquest of the the nation or does it harbor many of the exact same sentiments for which it claims to oppose the GOP?

The gap between stated Democratic…

The outcome of the 2020 election will not be determined by the contest between Democrat and Republican.
Instead, it will be settled by a battle between competing hackers from Iran and Russia.
Call it the Mother of All Meddling.
That, anyway, is what the moronic stenographers at our “responsible” media outlets are reporting.

Yes, folks, another ultra-hyped and desperately hoped-for “gotcha” moment in the never-ending Russkygate saga has come and gone.
Those closing-in walls have once again inched apart.
The Orange One has lived to tweet another day.
Robert Mueller, the Great Gray Hope, has proven to have more in common with…

Glenn May

Avid trout fisherman, former newsman, former teacher, fan of Turkey and Ukraine.

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