Eleni sends 2 articles from Counterpunch and PCR's post-election comments:
Trump vs The National Security State: Will Trump really mend ties with Russia and China on a fundamental level, actually cooperate? Since 1947 US government has grown around a policy of isolating Russia, as US cities have grown around highways. How readily can that be changed? We need to downsize the empire. Who is on board with Trump? He'll do nothing without some heavy support inside the NSA and other alphabet-soup agencies.
Diana Johnstone says Trump is neither as great nor as terrible as people are whipped up to believe, that he is the lesser evil (I think that was Sanders, myself.) and that the aggressive military and financial globalization project is at it's end now, and a bit late, and we have to all work this new reality out.
"The holier-than-thou crowd prefers Hillary, despite her unambiguous position that she would maximize conflict with Russia and China, provoke direct military conflict between the US and Russia by imposing a no-fly zone in Syria, attack Iran and other of Israel’s targets, further enrich her Wall Street handlers by privatizing Social Security, and prevent any dissent from the lowly people class of her high-handed ways."
Lots of angry people in the streets protesting Trum's intolerance after the election...
"Who Lost: A Biased Media, Pundits, Pollsters, Political Parties, Warmongers, the Corporatocracy, Pay-to-Play Grifters, Neoliberals" Charles Hugh Smith
Stanford University confirms Democratic primary electoral fraud in support of Hillary Clinton. (Sanders might have been elected, otherwise, eh?)
Transition to White House kicks in for Trump team. Not business-as-usual...
President Obama invites "uniquely unqualified" president-elect Trump to the White House, to help assure a smooth transition. (Obama has to 'splain how 9/11 is strictly off-limits, 'cause, you-know, JFK, and so on.)
"To make America great again, write off the private debt", Steve Keene
David Stockman: "American Voters Just Fired their Ruling Elites" "The election is over and the nation’s long nightmare has just begun."
Trump Cabinet Speculations("Drill, Baby, Drill"?) I'm clinching my teeth and shuddering. Do we get some spectacular disasters before we hit bottom and change direction? (prob'ly)
Philippine President Duterte congratulates Trump and expresses willingness to work with him.
"Russia is ready to restore relations with the US"
In Syria, the Russian navy is arrayed off the coast, ready to act in Aleppo, where the "moderate-terrorist-US-backed-democratic-forces" continue shelling and attacking the 90% of the citizens in the western part of the city, and keeping the 10% of human hostages in their eastern stronghold helplessly- trapped.
Standing Rock felony charges against reporter Amy Goodman illustrate what is being done to peaceful protesters everywhere. It's unconstitutional, and Standard Operating Procedure.
Prosecutors at every level of government are increasingly engaging in something called charge stacking, and we’re seeing its use very clearly at Standing Rock. Let’s say, as an example, that a protestor is actually guilty of misdemeanor trespassing. Rather than charging that protestor with a single misdemeanor charge, prosecutors will charge him with multiple charges, including felonies. The protestor is forced to defend himself, to hire an attorney at enormous expense, and to prepare for trial. But once the protestor has run up thousands or tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees, the prosecutors will come back and offer to drop all the charges but one, a felony, in exchange for a guilty plea.
"That a definable rule of law, as codified by a judicial body and overseen by agents of that body (often a police force), is universal and therefore universally applicable, let alone fair, is a colonial construction."
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