From time to time some of you admonish me for describing our plight without providing a solution. Possibly, there is no solution. If there is a solution, it won't be found until enough Americans arise from insouciance and escape from the Matrix to be concerned. My job is to inform. In my column below, I cite former Defense Secretary William Perry who says, "If we are to prevent this catastrophe, the public must understand what is happening."
First comes the understanding part. Then the solution part. We are far from sufficient understanding, and we might be prevented from achieving an understanding. When the Clinton regime concentrated 90 percent of the US media in six mega-corporations, it gave the ruling elite control over explanations. The only information diversity that we have is provided via the Internet, and there is plenty of unreliable information on Internet sites. It is a big effort and takes time to learn what sites are trustworthy.
Moreover, the elites are now moving against the Internet. One effort was to create the anonymous PropOrNot site and to use it to brand this one and 200 others "Russian agent/dupe." But the elites have moved far beyond going after individual sites into controlling the Internet overall. The plan that is unfolding is to destroy "net-neutrality." If you don't know what that means, look it up. What they intend to do is to make it difficult to use google to find disapproved articles and sites such as this one. If you do find the sites, they will open very slowly. They will discredit legitimate news sources, such as RT, by branding them "foreign propaganda" and forcing them to register as "foreign agents." They can intimidate sites and push them in a "mainstream" direction. They can intimidate readers who persist in searching for truthful explanations. Once the ruling elite takes control of the Internet, they will control all expanations.
Most readers think this site should be free provided at my expense. The monetary expense of the site is the least expense. A site such as this one makes me a target. Sites that repost my columns and have comment sections expose me to slander by trolls hired to discredit me as a conspiracy theorist, a Russian agent, an anti-semite, an anti-American, a Reaganite servant of the One Percent. Social media is used for the same purpose.
For someone who could be walking on the beach with a lovely woman or enjoying a week-end on the track in a sports car, serving this site is not an enjoyable use of my remaining time on earth.
So, don't bring me any complaints. If you can do a better job than I am doing, start your own site. Bring me your support. If you do, the site will continue.
Walking into Armageddon
The orchestrated hostility toward Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea protects the $1,000 billion annual budget of the military/security complex by convincing the American public that the US is threatened by enemies. It also keeps alive Democratic Party hopes that Trump can be removed from office, and it has prevented President Trump from normalizing relations with Russia. I have emphasized for some time that Washington's gratuitous and aggressive actions against Russia and the constant barrage of false accusations against Russia and its government have convinced Russia that Washington is planning a military attack. There is nothing more reckless and irresponsible than to convince a nuclear superpower that you are preparing an attack on them.
One would think that such irresponsible and reckless behavior would have the citizenry aroused and the media reporting the risk. Yet, there is only silence. It is more important to the media whether NFL players stand for the national anthem and that some male politicians show sexual interest in women in inappropriate ways. Insouciant America is walking into Armageddon.
A few days ago former US Secretary of Defense William J. Perry added his voice to mine and to those of the few who understand the danger. Perry said:
"When the Cold War ended, I believed that we no longer had to take that risk [nuclear annihilation] so I put all my energy into efforts to dismantle the deadly nuclear legacy of the Cold War. During my period as the Secretary of Defense in the 90s, I oversaw the dismantlement of 8,000 nuclear weapons evenly divided between the United States and the former Soviet Union. And I thought then that we were well on our way to putting behind us this deadly existential threat, But that was not to be. Today, inexplicably to me, we're recreating the geopolitical hostility of the Cold War, and we're rebuilding the nuclear dangers. … We are doing this without any serious public discussion or any real understanding of the consequences of these actions. We are sleepwalking into a new Cold War, and there's very real danger that we will blunder into a nuclear war. If we are to prevent this catastrophe, the public must understand what is happening."