Monthly Archives: May 2018


After Words with Jerome Corsi

C-SPAN has the video After Words with Jerome Corsi.

Journalist Jerome Corsi argued that there is an effort to thwart the presidency of Donald J. Trump. He is interviewed by investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson.

From my prior readings from and about Jerome Corsi, and what I know about infowars.com, I consider him to be a prototypical right-wing nut. If it had not been for the recommendation of another progressive Facebook acquaintance, I never would have listened to this interview.

As I listened to the interview, I kept teetering back and forth between the judgment of right-wing nut and agreeing with some of what he said.

It is interesting to hear his thoughts on the Deep State from a conservative’s point of view. The progressive/left has similar complaints about the deep state, but feel it is after them. I have reconciled these similar views coming from opposite sides as recognizing that the deep state does not necessarily favor either conservatives or progressives, The deep state holdovers just care about preserving the welfare of some corporate oligarchs who only care about enriching themselves.

On my own, I have been recognizing for some time that there is a Deep State vendetta against Trump. Many of my progressive friends accuse me of being a supporter of Trump just because I can recognize what is being done to him and the complicity of the corporate press. I keep saying that just because you are pretty sure that Trump lies a lot, don’t presume that all the forces that are fighting him are telling you the truth.

My latest fight is against the Democrats like Rep. Adam Schiff, who says he sees no evidence that the government under Obama put a spy in the Trump campaign. When I present my evidenc by giving people the link to a previous blog post, The FBI Informant Who Monitored the Trump Campaign, Stefan Halper, Oversaw a CIA Spying Operation in the 1980 Presidential Election, they resort to calling me names. The Republicans who want to refute what I say about the spy in the Trump campaign would like to engage me in a discussion of how an informant is different from a spy. To believe this argument is useful requires you to believe that the FBI claim for inserting the “informant” is completely honest without the possibility of the ulterior motives that they deny.

If I have both my friends and enemies taking me to task, maybe I am actually onto something.


India & Iran drop dollar in oil trade to bypass US sanctions – report

RT has the story India & Iran drop dollar in oil trade to bypass US sanctions – report.

India will reportedly pay for Iranian oil in rupees as the two countries seek to bypass the US economic pressure on Tehran, industry officials have told the Sputnik news agency.

As a proponent of Modern Money Theory, I recognize that the policy freedom the USA has has a lot to do with the fact that our currency is a world reserve currency, Our use of economic sanctions to get our way politically drives others to stop using the USA currency as a reserve currency. This is something that jeopardizes our very economy which is our source of strength.


White Fear: As the GOP Veers Toward Fascism, Establishment Democrats Face a Grassroots Insurgency

The Intercept has the podcast White Fear: As the GOP Veers Toward Fascism, Establishment Democrats Face a Grassroots Insurgency.

ICE and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have become authoritarian shock forces, operating with impunity, ripping children from their parents’ arms, and enforcing the anti-immigrant edicts of Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions. But the horrors did not start with Trump. This week on Intercepted: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old former waitress, is challenging one of the most powerful Democrats in the country for his congressional seat. She is running on a platform of social and economic justice and she has called for ICE to be abolished. Ocasio-Cortez explains why she wants to unseat the “King of Queens,” Rep. Joseph Crowley, who portrays himself as Nancy Pelosi’s rightful successor. Princeton professor Eddie Glaude Jr. joins Intercepted to talk about white supremacy and law enforcement, the “rot” in the establishment Democratic Party, and Trump’s obsession with black athletes.

This podcast provides some of the context of our immigration policies that we may have forgotten. Some of the blame does fall on the politicians that came before Donald Trump, and some of the blame is squarely on his shoulders. For all of us who are concerned about these issues, it is best to know the truth about how we got to where we are.


Soros Sees New Global Financial Crisis Brewing, EU Under Threat

Here are two stories I just read that are begging to be posted together.

Bloomberg has the story Soros Sees New Global Financial Crisis Brewing, EU Under Threat.

A surging dollar and a capital flight from emerging markets may lead to another “major” financial crisis, investor George Soros said, warning the European Union that it’s facing an imminent existential threat.

I don’t swear to George Soros’ accuracy, but I do pay attention to what he says. Having known that the stock market has been in a bubble for years, I hope I am already positioned to handle this.

New Economics Perspectives has the second article The New York Times Praises the Italian Establishment’s Economic Illiteracy and Assault on Democracy.

The euro is a terrible creation that has caused immense harm. The eurozone violates even the neoclassical economic requirements for an “optimal currency zone.” Every honest economist recognizes that fact. Stephanie Kelton was one of a material number of economists who predicted the euro’s inherent problems over 15 years ago. The NYT presents opposition to Italy’s membership in the euro as bizarre and obviously bad economics. In reality, it is even good neoclassical economics. German neoclassical economists, for example, typically think that the EU should never have allowed Italy to adopt the euro. If you have freed yourself from neoclassical nostrums, your opposition to the eurozone will be even more profound. The NYT authors’ first lie is the wacko claim that Conte was “planning to sneak out the back door of the eurozone.” It would take too many paragraphs to explain each aspect of nasty, dishonest rhetoric contained in that single clause, so I will shorten my response: BS.

When William K. Black posts a warning too, and I look at the European stock markets this morning, I start to wonder if this is going to be an “interesting” day on Wall Street.


Glenn Greenwald: Trump Is a ‘Continuation of American Political Culture’ (Video)

TruthDig has the article Glenn Greenwald: Trump Is a ‘Continuation of American Political Culture’ (Video).

“There [are] a lot of people who want to pretend that what [President Trump is] doing is some kind of radical break from the American tradition, because they’re embarrassed,” The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald said at a recent event of the nonprofit acTVism Munich in Germany.

Greenwald explained that while Donald Trump’s personality, rhetoric and style are “something unlike what we’ve seen before in the Oval Office,” the president’s policies are in line with mainstream American politics.

The YouTube video embedded in the article is titled Glenn Greenwald on Donald Trump, NSA Surveillance, Facebook, Russiagate, Syria, Israel, Gaza & Yemen.


The FBI Informant Who Monitored the Trump Campaign, Stefan Halper, Oversaw a CIA Spying Operation in the 1980 Presidential Election

The Intercept has the story The FBI Informant Who Monitored the Trump Campaign, Stefan Halper, Oversaw a CIA Spying Operation in the 1980 Presidential Election.

An extremely strange episode that has engulfed official Washington over the last two weeks came to a truly bizarre conclusion on Friday night. And it revolves around a long-time, highly sketchy CIA operative, Stefan Halper.

Is Stefan Halper the spy (informant) that Adam Schiff says that there is no evidence that he exists? See the following video at about 4:30 into the interview.

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, appeared on ABC’s This Week with Martha Raddatz to discuss the President’s unfounded claim that a spy infiltrated the Trump Campaign, …


Syria’s First Lady Asma al-Assad’s interview with Russia’s Channel 24

YouTube has the interview Syria’s First Lady Asma al-Assad’s interview with Russia’s Channel 24.

Interview date: 17 Oct 2016 Syria’s First Lady Asma al-Assad’s interview with Russia’s Channel 24 Source: Presidency of the Syrian Arab Republic


Whatever criticism you may eventually hear about this interview or about Asma al-Assad, I think you should start by hearing the interview. Of course you should always have a certain amount of skepticism about anything you hear if you are to make critical decisions. Just be wary of ulterior motives on all sides, including the USA corporate media. What are the chances that the corporate media has the humanity of the people involved as their most important consideration?


WHITE HELMETS: ‘Humanitarians’ and the ‘Moderate’ Bomb Factory in Saqba, Eastern Ghouta

21st Century Wire has the story WHITE HELMETS: ‘Humanitarians’ and the ‘Moderate’ Bomb Factory in Saqba, Eastern Ghouta by Vanessa Beeley.

Here is just a small excerpt of the text and one of the videos from the article.

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch consider the White Helmets to be their “most routinely reliable source“. Mull that one over for a minute. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch were created as revolving door instruments of power that would be used to crack target nations open with false humanitarian pretexts designed to “manufacture consent” for one regime change war after another. Remember Libya and Iraq. Remember Benghazi, womens rights in Afghanistan, WMDs in Iraq. Remember any of these blatant false flags that took us to war and Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch will be right there dancing in the shadows with their professional poster campaigns and No Fly Zone ‘crusades’.