Can We Please Have an Adult Conversation about China?

A new kind of madness is seeping into global political discourse, a poisonous fog that suffocates reason. This fog, which has long marinated in old, ugly ideas of white supremacy and Western superiority, is clouding our ideas of humanity. The general malady that ensues is a deep suspicion and hatred of China, not just of its current leadership or even the Chinese political system, but hatred of the entire country and of Chinese civilisation – hatred of just about anything to do with China.

Can We Please Have an Adult Conversation about China?

H/T: Vijay Prashad—US threatens China because China threatens US hegemony

Zelensky Told Americans That His Country Should Be More Important To Them Than Their Own

It’s understandable why people would be offended by a foreign leader telling them to place his country’s interests above their own and to not care about inflation. It’s beyond disrespectful after they’ve already suffered enough to help him. Zelensky isn’t ever happy, however, unless he hears about more wealth being redistributed from Americans to Ukrainians.

Zelensky Told Americans That His Country Should Be More Important To Them Than Their Own

Leaked Docs: Facebook ‘Bot’ Adviser Secretly in Pay of US Regime Change Agency

Documents shared with MintPress reveal that Valent Projects – a shadowy communications firm that advises social media platforms such as Facebook on alleged state-backed online influence campaigns – has itself received $1.2 million from U.S. intelligence front USAID, for “counter disinformation and communications support.”

Leaked Docs: Facebook ‘Bot’ Adviser Secretly in Pay of US Regime Change Agency

Hotter than the Sun: Finally, a Book Worth Reading

Review by Joseph Solis-Mullen | Mises Institute | July 15, 2022

The top seller on Amazon for books devoted to war and peace as of this writing, Scott Horton’s newest offering, Hotter than the Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, is a timely must read. As Washington barrels heedlessly along into Cold War II, the American public badly needs educating on the current risks, past close calls, and the utter insanity of an entire for-profit industry built on the flawed concept of thousands of thermonuclear bombs as “weapons” that keep us safe.

Hotter than the Sun: Finally, a Book Worth Reading

Deep in the murder of former Prime Minister Abe

July 10, 2022 | Sakai Tanaka

The main point of the case in which Shinzo Abe, the former Prime Minister, was murdered on July 8 was that Abe was the mastermind and fixer who controls the LDP. After Abe retired from the prime minister two years ago, Yoshihide Suga, who succeeded him, and Fumio Kishida, who is now the prime minister, will be the prime minister. At that time, I created a system in which Abe’s intentions have a great influence. Since his prime ministerial era, Abe has continued to be subordinate to the United States while maintaining intimacy with China, transforming Japan into a “US-China” stance. While Abe takes on China’s hostile measures such as the US “Indo-Pacific”, he tries to cooperate without hostile to China in bilateral relations between Japan and China, and the world hegemony structure will change from the conventional US single system to many in the future. Even if it is converted to the polar type, Japan has been able to do it. (Abe’s Japan, which did not follow the US’s view of China and was neutralized)

Deep in the murder of former Prime Minister Abe

Interesting theory.

Originally found, here.

The Malian Junta Isn’t A “Defensively Nationalist Regime” But An African Pioneer

The Malian example strikes fear in the hearts of Western leaders since it makes them suspect that some of the same men tasked with enforcing their neo-colonial regimes in West Africa might secretly be anti-imperialist freedom fighters plotting to overthrow these unjust systems from within like that country’s junta clearly was in hindsight.

The Malian Junta Isn’t A “Defensively Nationalist Regime” But An African Pioneer

The Centre of International Insecurity

The Biden administration is no longer in charge of the White House. Relying on a select network of think-tanks and their corporate proxies, the Big Defense is. What it wants, it seems to get.

The Centre of International Insecurity

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Scott [Horton] is joined by Dan Steinbock to discuss an article he wrote about the network of Democratic organizations running American foreign policy. Steinbock has dug deep into the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and WestExec Advisors, two organizations that have allowed top foreign policy officials to make money cycling between government, think tank and advisory roles. Steinbock also takes a step back and examines how these organizations are connected to weapons companies, Wall Street and technology firms.

6/27/22 Dan Steinbock: How Hawkish Democrats Make Money Pushing War

A Conversation with Christelle Neant of Donbass Insider on the War in Ukraine

By Christelle Néant and Dr. Leon Tressell

They say that the first casualty of war is the truth. Nevermore so was this the case in the current war in Ukraine. The mainstream media in the West have become stenographers for the new Cold War being pursued by American imperialism.

They refuse to critically examine the massive supplies of weapons by the West to Ukraine and refuse to acknowledge the many war crimes being committed by the Ukrainian armed forces on a daily basis. If you want to find out what is really going on in the war zone that is Eastern Ukraine then you have to talk to journalists with integrity who are actually based in the Donbass.

I have spoken with French journalist Christelle Neant who is co-founder of Donbass Insider and is based in Donetsk. She gives her views on many of the key issues regarding the current conflict in Ukraine.

“The First Casualty of War is the Truth”. What is Really Happening in Donbass