Friday, September 18, 2020

Old right wing Empires

“It’s your life. Be sure you’re playing to your strengths instead of simply to other people’s weaknesses.”

– Kelly Rudolph



China celebrates safe landing of secretive spacecraft as ‘important breakthrough.’

Very little is known about the spacecraft, including even its basic design. There are no picture or renders of the craft, but there have been rumors it is a spaceplane similar to the Air Force’s X-37B. A Chinese military source told the South China Morning Post they could not provide details on the mission but that “maybe you can take a look at the US X-37B.”

Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 11 Craig Murray. That the major venues like WaPo and the Times aren’t reporting on the Assange trial doesn’t bode well for the future of investigative journalism.

As British judge made rulings against Julian Assange, her husband was involved with right-wing lobby group briefing against WikiLeaks founder Declassifed UK. One big happy!


The Emperor’s New Rules The Baffler. On Netflix’s Reed HastingsKyneton up . Hi  t  t Koko moiiy the

God Selects Fall Interns The Onion. Not just God. Calling all rich kids:

How To Get Away with Murder History Today

NEWS YOU CAN USE:  Why there is no such thing as a healthy diet that works for everyone.

Marion Nestle knows it’s not easy to be a smart consumer of food, or of media. The only solution may be to get political. The Counter

How the west lost Prospect (DJG)


Treating American Empire The Baffler. “The United States, as it is currently constituted, requires huge amounts of violence domestically (on the part of police) and internationally (on the part of the military) in order to function. The role of the therapist under these conditions thus becomes helping law enforcement and military personnel metabolize violence that is accepted, prima facie, as justified.” Wasn’t there a TV series about this? The Tenors? The Coloraturas?


Are the Forever Wars Really Ending? Patrick Buchanan, RealClearPolitics


Study: As Many As 59 Million Displaced By America’s War On Terror The American Conservative


Moral injury and the gap between the soldier and the state’s moral identity (PDF) Australian Army Research Centre.