A collection of tweets—because there’s so much going on today. It’s all connected.
Nice perspective from Kim Dotcom. My guess is that Russian strategists didn’t need to read that Rand report to get to this point. Putin is a martial artist, he gets this balance stuff. Our problem is coming up with ideas but not connecting them to our reality:
Why this video of Assad? Because he’s calling for a permanent Russian presence in Syria—that’s huge for the US navy, and you can read why here: Assad's Visit To Moscow... There’s a nice map to go with the text:
Assad does a good job articulating the conceptual connection between US support for terrorist armies in Syria and the criminal war against Russia, sacrificing the Ukrainian nation for our ends. Michael Vlahos sees that, too:
Dénouement beckons: This is the unraveling tragedy of the Ukraine. Cunningly manufactured by the United States, cruelly exploited to the very destruction of a helpless people, ruthlessly driving them into the pitiable purgatory that is the summit of America's boundless Love: Hail Caesar and the God Augustus!
The Kiev regime is as unsympathetic a victim as you’re likely to encounter, but the fact remains that the US Neocons—a criminal cabal—set them up for war. A negotiated end was always available, still is, but the US has scotched every initiative. In our own interests, not in the interests of Ukraine, which is doing the dying, with half its population already having fled.
Well, yeah. These things happen to people who construct their own fantasy reality and act based on that fantasy—in the services of an evil ideology of supremacy.
Two nice bits of perspective from Tucker Carlson, describing the reality that we inhabit:
How much does Rubio get paid to spout this nonsense? I mean, who would make a fool of themselves in public like this if they weren’t getting paid handsomely to do so?
Do you get the idea that the Russians weren’t impressed by our practice nuclear attack on St. Petersburg? I think the message for the Kinzhal strikes, the drone takedown, and now this is: No more pattycake.
When do we start the big national debate on having another World War? Oh, wait—what was that that Tucker said?
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Apropos of Tucker’s musings about the Media as an instrument of control, I found the following analysis very insightful. I especially appreciated the author’s trip down memory lane, reminding us what the media was like in previous decades, even as recently as 2018, compared to today.
While granting that mass media has always been controlled to one extent or another, the author blames the recent descent of the aptly labelled “Legacy Media” into abject propaganda on its shrinking audience and desperate need for funding. They are now more than ever dependent on “advertising” dollars from government agencies, NGOs, and corporations who clearly aren’t getting anything for their investment other than influence over the messaging.
Well worth a read: