Some Words of Perspective …

If you could use a bit of encouragement today, Robert Reich has just the right message with his Election Day thoughts.  No, he doesn’t promise that everything will come up rosy in the morning, but … he does put things into context, a historical context, that reminds us that even if it ain’t a bed of roses, it also isn’t a box of thorns with nary a bud.

Take a look … listen to what he has to say and read his words of wisdom, think about what he says.  Then take a deep breath and relax, my friends.

Robert Reich’s words of encouragement

71 thoughts on “Some Words of Perspective …

  1. “To blame just one government is”
    … a start. Particularly when that govt is famous for its anti-employees stance.

    “not productive to world peace.”
    Socialism is an economic model, has nothing to do with world peace. Maybe American employees will resort to violence once they wake up and get rid of capitalism in a non-peaceful manner? All the power to them, to the new comrades!

    LØL

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    • I’m a fighter, my friend. The uglier things get, the angrier I get and I fight back, even though only with words. Does it take a toll? Oh yes, absolutely. But, at the end of the day, I have done all I could, and … that satisfaction has to suffice, I guess. I cannot simply tune it out … that’s not who I am.

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  2. I’m going old school here:
    Take this extract and adjust its wording as suits the exact circumstances at true US patriots see it:
    “We shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender…”

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  3. It really pains old socialist me to say this, no shit, but I kinda hope your repubs will win. It’s better for geopolitics and world peace.

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    • I have to ask you to explain your logic there, my friend. How, exactly, is the United States becoming an autocracy, a religious dictatorship, going to improve geopolitics and promote world peace? I’m puzzled … please ‘splain.

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      • After I asked nearly 20 million questions and never received an answer, Imma gonna try to answer your emotional and not at all analytical question:
        Trump and the Reps in general are isolationist and more interested in melking their own population than risking global annihilation. That’s what the world experiences. We’re already seeing were the path leads us. BRICS is growing daily, people in the EU are getting restless, the Western Bubble is shrinking, America is losing friends and allies left and right. Biden and Blinken are the laughing stock of the world, the Newland/Kagan clan are revealed as the evil force they are.

        The amount of money the US spent for the Ukrainian adventure in the last 9 month is bigger than Russia’s annual defense budget. For the whole Russian Federation’s military everywhere! You put it all into Ukraine, a country that is neither in the EU nor in the NATO. A pure token nation the democrats abuse for their wargames.

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        • “the United States becoming an autocracy, a religious dictatorship”

          Sorry to break it to you that hard but NOBODY FUXN CARES!!! (with 3 exclamation marks)
          It’s America’s problem. Your problem to solve. I mean EU or RF could send troops in to intervene and save you from the looming dictatorship but … your own party would then call them “unprovoked invaders” …

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          • That’s where you’re wrong, my friend. I care. Many people in this country care deeply. And our allies care. As a democracy, we can be an ally to Western nations, but as a dictatorship, we will pose an existential threat. So yeah, people care … just not you, I guess.

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            • “I care.”
              You’re American! Living there. Inside then bubble. So of course you care.

              “Many people in this country care deeply.”
              Same as you, logical.

              “And our allies care.”
              Only their corrupt govts. People don’t care … at all.

              “As a democracy, we can be an ally to Western nations, but as a dictatorship, we will pose an existential threat.”
              LOL. Too late. Obama and now Biden are no allies, they are the gang leaders.

              “So yeah, people care … just not you, I guess.”
              Just not me and at least 75% of the global population. The people you speak of are politicians. They disapppoint us so, yeah, nobody cares.

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        • “The amount of money the US spent for the Ukrainian adventure in the last 9 month is bigger than Russia’s annual defense budget. For the whole Russian Federation’s military everywhere!”
          Do you think that’s why they opened up the prisons to fill the ranks?
          Just asking.

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          • Who told you such crap? Just asking. Far as I know the freshly assembled 300,000 personnel are mostly highly specialized specialists and ex-elite forces. I don’t think they had to steep as low as recruiting out of prisons, as the Russian ppl are – contrary to Putin – really angry at Ukraine. They are so since 9 years, and most able soldiers can’t wait to go.

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            • Crap is everywhere, of course, but I tend to get my information from The BBC and the Uk Guardian newspaper:
              https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/20/russia-recruits-inmates-ukraine-war-wagner-prigozhin
              https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62922152
              It appears Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the Wagner took part in this drive……
              That’s what it says Orca..

              Nothing new there, there’s a history throughout the world of recruiting or conscripting prisoners when a war gets tough

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              • “The BBC and the Uk Guardian newspaper”
                Unreadable propaganda bullshit of the cheapest sort. Typically British hooligan media. That dreck is best to be ignored.

                “took part in this drive……”
                What drive? Oh that, recruiting prisoners? Even if true he’d make a very good role model for the morally ambigous to join the army. But the Russians aren’t stooping so low, the have more than enough personnel drafted in conventional ways.

                “when a war gets tough”
                Which it doesn’t. Not for the Russkies. They have just finished the moblisation of 300,000 new/old troops and are in the staging phases, slowly transitioning from the punitive SMO into a small territory war.

                Or do you think the Kherson withdrawal was a defeat or sumfink? Contrary to the Ukros they have nearly unlimited personnel and weaponry. And they have TIIIIME! Don’t forget that. It’s a war of attrition and the Russian general doesn’t play for the peanut gallery: Ukros attack, Russians (military and civilians) could die? Let’s withdraw from the now empty and worthless town. Once the Ukros are in we destroy them.

                Every day the Ukraine gets weaker and the Russians grow stronger.

                This is what the real experts think:

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                • About the Wagner boss: Yes, he recruits inmates … for his own mercenary group. Not for the Russian forces. It’s like the French Foreign Legion.

                  The official Russian military does not now and never has accepted anyone with a criminal record.

                  To make it short: We must not fear for the Russians. They are cool as Fonzies and cocky as roosters. More than enough people, more and now also introducing modern weapons (which they didn’t use in the conflict yet) and ammunition for the next 1,000 years. I guess all the military connoisseurs are in for some stunning displays of modern warfare.

                  The Ukraine lolly is good as sucked. And here we have yet another US client state facing annihilation and debt for the next couple hundred years. Poor Zelenskij choose the wrong friends. 😦

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                • Comrade, I must ask you to reconsider and re-evaluate.
                  We can agree that the USA since 1945 has been involved in more than a few questionable and poor decisions in foreign policy, as is the way and the fate of all large nations in their tenure of international influence.
                  To display a loyalty to one regime is at times an admirable quality, however to be taken to excess leaves the person open to charges of blind indifference and thus acceptance of abuses conducted by others.
                  In this I must point out the failures and weaknesses in your comments.

                  Regrading your YouTube selections
                  Clayton Morris- Was a reporter on Fox News, the notorious ring-wing outlet, disseminator of capitalist and racist news, an apologist of Trump. Morris was also charged with financial fraud in real estate ventures. His reasons for his YouTube broadcasts but be considered as ventures for tainted circumstances. He is therefore categorised as suspect.
                  The News Atlas- The product of Brian Berletic aka Tony Cartalucci. A man involved in Conspiracy Theories- A place which has been so devalued by self-promoting fantasists, opportunists, and folk obsessed with Anti-American rhetoric beyond objectivity at the risk of ignoring other abuses. Again a person who cannot be regarded as objective or analytical.
                  On the subject of Kherson. Whereas the Red Army of The Great Patriotic War became expert in the military art of Maskirovka, the current Russian Army has presently failed to display adherence to the lessons learnt and relying on bludgeon tactics. In addition it must be stressed certain locations take on a Symbolic Status which can bypass military logic on either side; examples being Verdun 1916, Stalingrad 1942 and Khe San in 1968; although in the latter case the attackers did realise and withdraw; the overall strategy still being debated by military historians. Since the world attention gravitated to Kherson, Russian withdrawal as part of a plan of a ‘back-handed blow’ is suspect.
                  Moving on:

                  To criticise both the UK Guardian and the BBC on this issue in such a dismissive manner as “Unreadable propaganda bullshit of the cheapest sort. Typically British hooligan media.” is some of the most clumsy commentary from an otherwise intelligent, thoughtful and talented person that I have encountered in a long time.
                  The Guardian has a long record of being critical of UK governments of all stripes and is one of the few Left of Centre UK journals which remains successfully in print.
                  Whereas the BBC is a constant target of both disaffected Right and Left wings in politics and is a far from perfect organisation (I have yet to encounter one) I would draw your attention to the calibre of the reporters who have been in Ukraine:
                  Lyse Doucet
                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyse_Doucet
                  Orla Guerin
                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orla_Guerin
                  Jeremy Bowen
                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Bowen
                  To claim that any of these as manufacturers of ‘cheap propaganda’ devalues your arguments to the level of Trump’s, and worse makes a mockery of any claim to socialism.

                  It is within the nature of humans to have adherences to causes and take up strong views in support of that which they espouse. However in order to conduct a strong and valid campaign in support of those views blind intractability to the inherent flaws which must arise is of no use in winning over the majority. Such a stance leaves the proponent open to such charges as:
                  “Korisne Budale, or Useful Innocents” from the serbo-croat language of Tito’s government.
                  “Shill or Shillaber” to the Kremlin Government.
                  “Agent Provocateur of the Right”, planted to discredit the Left by making outrageous and ill-based claims.
                  All these risks the adherent should be aware as charges and thus draft their arguments with a measure off acceptance that their cause has its flaws, and its more moderate opponents some credibility.
                  It cannot be argued with any veracity that the current Kremlin court is one of generous intent or careful planning. It is as discredited and reactive in its adventurism as the US in Vietnam and the US/UK alliance adventurism in Iraq.

                  In conclusion as you are displaying overall concern and credibility the world population and seek for a better world, I strong advise you to withdraw unconditional support from the Kremlin Court, lest you devalue your credibility further.
                  The cause of Socialism is a long hard road and the journey cannot be sustained by hyperbole and to repeat blindness to one political cause over another.

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                  • “We can agree that the USA since 1945 has been involved in more than a few questionable and poor decisions in foreign policy,”
                    “More than a few”? How about all of them. Fact is that the USA had peace for, like, 4 years in all the time since its founding. Americans are shitstirrers, provocateurs, propagators of fascism, they meddle, they are always o the wrong side of any conflict, they are supressing and infitrating their own people, they lie and cheat.

                    “as is the way and the fate of all large nations in their tenure of international influence.”
                    WRONG! It’s almost exclusively the United States. And their doomed client states.

                    “To display a loyalty to one regime is at times an admirable quality,”
                    No, never!

                    “however to be taken to excess leaves the person open to charges of blind indifference and thus acceptance of abuses conducted by others.”
                    Yes. That’s why I don’t. Why I take care not to trip into any thought trap, not to swear allegiance to any political model or any country.

                    “I strong advise you to withdraw unconditional support from the Kremlin Court,”
                    I never did. In this modern and confusing world I trust noone, don’t take sides easily. But judging by what’s going on in Ukraine since 2009 I’m firmly on Russia’s side.

                    “lest you devalue your credibility further.”
                    Couldn’t care less. Just one thing: I don’t lie. Never did, never will!

                    “The cause of Socialism is a long hard road and the journey cannot be sustained by hyperbole and to repeat blindness to one political cause over ”
                    Did you ever read any hyperbole in my bloggo? And blindness? I’m writing against nationalistic and patridiotic blindness here. Both traits I exclusively in American outlets.

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                    • But but buttt … I don’t! I really don’t. Can’t say much about the people, only that many or most of them appear to be glowing nationalists, disguised as patriots.

                      And the leadership clique is and was always terrible.

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                    • “I am neither a ‘glowing nationalist’ nor a patriot.”
                      But you support the Biden administration, which right now, as we speak, drives havoc in the China/Taiwan affair. They see Nuland’s plan for Ukraine didn’t work out and now they’re trying to compensate for the loss by waging war on China.
                      The same people you voted for and try to defend here. One needs to be highly patriotic to act like that.

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                  • Oh, I forgot …
                    “Clayton Morris”
                    Yes, terrible man, typical anchorman smoothness and just eeps. Fortunately I’m not into personal stuff, and his guests and experts are really good and informative.

                    “Brian Berletic aka Tony Cartalucci. ”
                    All I know is he’s an ex-military something. Ad his analysises are good and fair.

                    “On the subject of Kherson. ”
                    Ya, I know. And Putin got a lot of flack for abandoning Kherson so easily. Listeing to the experts tho, I come to the conclusion it was the right decision: The cost in civilian and military lives would’ve been too high. And as soon as the Ukros will move in they will be destroyed. Win/Win.

                    Again, this is a war of attrition. The Russians getting stronger, the Ukros and their NATO suppliers are wearing themselves out.

                    “some of the most clumsy commentary from an otherwise intelligent, thoughtful and talented person that I have encountered in a long time.”
                    Yes. Coz I don’t sacrifice a lot of time but dispose of idiots quickly and swiftly and don’t try to sound as if I was a good student of English.

                    “The Guardian has a long record of being critical of UK governments”
                    So what? I take anything I read on face value.

                    “BBC is a constant target of both disaffected Right and Left wings”
                    So what again. When they report shit I shit on them.

                    The 3 reporters you linked to: As the iEarlGrey guy pointed out, you hardly see any western media on the ground in and around Donbass. The few indies who are there are experiencing the brutal reality and they all come to the conclusion that the Ukros are primitive killers.

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                    • I regret Orca you have ceased to display an objective and rational stand….
                      “So what again. When they report shit I shit on them,”. That is no argument, that is useless and reactive.
                      There is no more to be said here, you and I are filling up another’s site.
                      If you wish to continue discourse with me, you are invited to visit my political site.

                      politicsandhistory359465094.wordpress.com

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                    • “That is no argument, that is useless and reactive.”
                      At least I reacted to his useless post, didn’t ignore it like you do so often. And what do you expect a reaction would be if not reactive?
                      I address everything thrown at me, consider that common politeness.

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                    • Comes a point where every conversation has played itself out, has drawn to a logical conclusion or it has become obvious there is no middle ground and it’s time to simply end it. I think this conversation has reached that point. It’s okay sometimes, Orca, to decide not to “address everything thrown …” and just say, “Okay, nice chatting with you … see you later.”

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                    • “just say, “Okay, nice chatting with you … see you later.””

                      Maybe I have better nerves or I’m just not as easy to satisfy. I like to discuss stuff until one side has won or we’ve reached a conclusion, coz that’s the case with almost every point we’re discussing here. Only one side is right, and once you’ve weed out all the nonsense and fog grenades and politeness you’ll see: There is no middleground.

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                    • More likely you have more time and energy than I do! 😊 I spend around 10 hours on my blog as it is, and really can’t spare more than that, so when comments are very long, I set them aside fully intending to return to them. Sometimes I can, othertimes they simply fall by the wayside.

                      One thing I will argue with you about, though, is you saying “Only one side is right …” I’ve lived 71+ years and have seen more than a few times when both sides had some good points. There isn’t always an absolute, a neat, pat, black-and-white right vs wrong. This is how we learn from each other, my friend, how we learn the art of compromise. There can almost always be a middle ground if people are willing to set aside their prejudices and work toward a solution that works for everyone.

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                    • “One thing I will argue with you about, though, is you saying “Only one side is right …””

                      Well, in the case of Ukraine conflict it truly is. America has started it, there’s no denying. And they did and still do everything to keep the flames going. It’s truly a one-sided aggression.

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        • Well, see Orca, I get tired of making and hearing the same arguments all the time. You and I will never agree on many things, such as Russia, Putin, and the U.S. role in global affairs, so I figure why keep repeating myself, which is why your questions often go unanswered. And my question to you was in no way ’emotional’ … it was a simply stated question.

          You are correct when you say that Trump and the Republican Party are isolationist. In today’s world, that is NOT a good thing. We’re all on this planet together and human activities over the past 100+ years have largely wrought destruction on the environment. It is going to require every country doing their part, working together as a team, to repair the damage so that future generations can exist.

          As re the assistance the U.S. is providing to Ukraine, you and I will never agree on that one. I view it from a humanitarian standpoint … people are being killed in a war that should never have been started. It’s a power grab by Russia, nothing more, and lives … human lives … babies, children, elderly people … innocent lives … are being taken every day. If that doesn’t matter to you, then … there’s some part of you that’s missing, I’m afraid.

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          • “I get tired of making and hearing the same arguments all the time. ”
            Dito.

            “I will never agree on many things, such as Russia, Putin, and the U.S. role in global affairs”
            Only coz you’re not properly informed and have a too-easy image of the wolrd in mind.

            “And my question to you was in no way ’emotional’”
            LOL, asking if I (a factually un-American from outside the bubble) agree with some shit going on in internal American politics, is very emotional. I’m not even supposed to spend a micro-second of my day thinking about hat stuff or even know about your struggles. I’m in a micro-mini minority to even have heard about Roe vs Wade and all that stuff.
            For realzies now, nobody outside the western bubbles know, wants to know or cares about the USA. Who do you think you guys are?

            “your questions often go unanswered. ”
            Often? Stop it now. How about never?

            “isolationist. In today’s world, that is NOT a good thing.”
            But it is! Maybe not for America but for the world.

            “We’re all on this planet together and human activities over the past 100+ years have largely wrought destruction on the environment.”
            Mhm, right. Time for the USA to get the message. As far as destruction of the enviro, humans cause somewhere i between 0.00020% and o.00034% of global warming. We’ve seen far bigger periods of gobal warming and ice ages throughout recorded history. Guess why the ice desert Greenland is called Greenland. It was fuxn green when the first settlers arrived there. In late Roman times they made wine in England! And we had periods of unusual warm weather but also mini ice ages and freak storms not too far in the past. Vineta (Atlantis) happened in medieval times, Tenerife will probably split in two during our lifetimes. With or without our “help”.

            “I view it from a humanitarian standpoint … people are being killed in a war that should never have been started.”
            Right. It shouldn’t have. So why did your client state start it on your behalf?

            “innocent lives … are being taken every day.”
            Until recently it was Russian lives … in Donestsk and Luhansk republics. Only since last week, when the Russians finally had enough and started missile attacks on Ukraine infrastructure, that Russian led forces are turning from protective status of the SMO to more drastic measures. Putin was ready for negotiations since 2009 and was largely ignored, while America forced Ukraine to turn the thumbscrews ever tighter on the majorly Russian population in Donbass, Odessa and Crimea. In the past weeks we saw shy attempts by Zelensky to enter peace talks with Russia but was held back by his US handlers.

            “there’s some part of you that’s missing, I’m afraid.”
            I’m all there, I can assure you of that. And in the past 9 mths I’ve read and watched probably 1,000 times more news about Ukraine conflict than you. So my opinion is based on facts. You, dear, you’ve got nothing. 😦

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          • Socialism is a left-wing[ economic philosophy and movement encompassing a range of economic systems characterized by the dominance of social ownership of the means of production as opposed to ownership. As a term, it describes the economic, political and social theories and movements associated with the implementation of such systems. Social ownership can be state/public, community, collective, cooperative, or employee. While no single definition encapsulates the many types of socialism,[10] social ownership is the one common element. Different types of socialism vary based on the role of markets and planning in resource allocation, on the structure of management in organizations, and from below or from above approaches, with some socialists favouring a party, state, or technocratic-driven approach. Socialists disagree on whether government, particularly existing government, is the correct vehicle for change. …….

            There, put me in the international branch, in which all governments are prone to errors, flaws and downright criminal acts – all.

            And there we are

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            • I’m of the Democratic Socialist sort. Not to be confused with Social Democrats, god no. 😐 International anyway, since workers solidarity knows no borders and a coalminer in France, Greece or Russia is closer to my heart than a capitalist bankster or corrupt pro-NATO politician in Germany. 🙂

              Oh, btw, I’m all for individual property, just for state controlled production means.

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              • Yes, I’ll go with Democratic Socialist, although since folk have been indoctrinated to be suspicious of the Left I accept Social Democrats as part of the process to evolve a more equal society. Individual personal property is fine but not for the exploitation of others.
                The evolution is necessary because currently we are slipping back into the monopolies and grotesque induvial wealth, not one nation is free of this, nor the self-glorificationist adventurism it encourages, which in turn leads to the support of distortion, artificial barriers and revisionism.
                Each community, society and nation can grow to embrace Compassion, Respect and Tolerance, although the journey will be long, hard and demanding, it will require a quiet commitment to unity and learning to ability to convince and not alienate.
                Probably not in my lifetime but there is nothing wrong with helping to lay down the start of the starts.

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                • “folk have been indoctrinated to be suspicious of the Left”

                  Not where I come from as the Social Democrats have been the ruling party for many years in Germany. In the 80s. though, they decided to get rid of the left and the workers and become a party of the center. Result: Nobody’s voting them anymore since their most loyal members left the party, and voters found other parties to vote for. So the German chancellor who decided to stop the Russian gas import but support the fascist Ukraine is a social democrat only on paper. 😦
                  I’m so happy hubby and me found a way out of that future poorhouse more than 20 years ago.

                  Become America’s friend and ally, devolutionize into a client state and … you’re fukked. Maybe they will now finally see the truth.

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                  • Unless you actually embrace the idea that all national governments in their current formats bear some sort of flaw which will lead to the disadvantage or harm to some section of the community, then your socialism is also flawed.
                    To single out one nation over another does not embrace the full scope of socialism.

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                    • No, I’ll never embrace that idea. I know they are all flawed but I always thought Germany ain’t as bad as the others. And now, after 16 years of Merkel’s conservative shit I was quite happy to see a Social Democrats/Greens coalition at the helm again. What a shock to see Scholz selling out Germany to the fuxn US, betraying both, Germany and our friendship with Russia … once again. 😮 Took ’em only a couple months to spell the death curse on Germany. 😦

                      And what do you mean with “your socialism”? I don’t lay claim on socialism since it’s socialised and belongs to everybody, to the international workers of all countries.

                      Deutsch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cOzsllzy-w

                      English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P6av5SdTD4

                      ру́сский : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqm9iSoHBdU

                      普通话/普通話: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asO_QbyenUw

                      Francais: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcS_sjbJNDI

                      Folk version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1dvJkz15mc

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                    • When discussing socialism it must be understood there are many types of socialism, a source of constant disagreement and debate amongst socialists.
                      Your perception of socialism I do not accept as conducive to a world order of comradeship. You appear to have allied yourself to a cause of blaming one nation for all the ills of the world, and this allows other nations to conduct the same abuses.

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                    • “When discussing socialism”
                      I don’t.

                      “Your perception of socialism I do not accept as conducive to a world order of comradeship.”
                      Whatever. I didn’t know comradeship was a world order. And we’re only talking a purely fictional economic model here. No use in the recent global conflict.

                      “You appear to have allied yourself to a cause of blaming one nation for all the ills of the world,”
                      Not all but a majority of all the wrong things. Yes. But I didn’t ally myself with anyone. I think for myself, if any party or country or nation thinks similar I’m happy.

                      “and this allows other nations to conduct the same abuses.”
                      Huh? Please elaborate on that. And in ESL for beginners please.

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    • Now let me clarify this, Orca….. Just in case I missed something.
      You are content to sacrifice
      The rights of women to an abortion,
      The rights of LGBT people to live in peace,
      The rights of teachers to enlighten children to the abuses of the slave owning states of the pre- American Civil War, The rights of all folk to have access to a vote
      The rights of folk not to be intimidated by groups of armed men claiming to be patriots
      For some idea that the USA and its allies are the only villains in the world.
      Tear up your socialist credentials….they will not be wanted these coming years (I have to thank William Pitt the Younger for that bit of plagiarising)

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      • “You are content to sacrifice
        The rights of women to an abortion,”
        No. But in how far does that touch any significant discussion?

        “The rights of LGBT people to live in peace,”
        See above.

        “The rights of teachers to enlighten children to the abuses of the slave owning states of the pre- American Civil War,”
        See above.

        “The rights of all folk to have access to a vote”
        See above.

        “The rights of folk not to be intimidated by groups of armed men claiming to be patriots”
        See above.

        “For some idea that the USA and its allies are the only villains in the world.”
        No, no the only ones but by far the most mighty and dangerous and the ones always on the wrong side, and causing the most deaths and destruction.

        Anyhoo, aren’t you supposedly the second-oldest uninterrupted democracy? By now one should think you guys had it figured out, no? So why do you expect me to meddle in internal affairs of a foreign country but forget about the much more pressing global conflict? Because let’s not forget Ukraine is only one of many theatres in the global North/West vs South/East conflict, the fight of unipolarity vs multipolarity.

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  4. What is going on with voting machines?? Breaking news:
    “Problems with Vote Tabulation Machines at 20% of Maricopa County, Arizona, Voting Locations”
    New Jersey County Confirms Dominion Machine Malfunction: ‘No Voter Should Walk Away’
    Is someone rigging the votes? Should be interesting…

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        • From where I stand, the race between Hobbs and Lake isn’t even all that close, with Lake taking a beating, and Kelly is almost 17% ahead of Masters. Even Finchem is losing by 16%. I don’t see the major Arizona races as being that close. AND … overall, there really is NO ‘red wave’. Republicans are losing a number of seats they thought they had in the bag. AND … the Department of Justice is monitoring the Arizona results. Nope, there isn’t fraud or rigging … just people voting. And a machine glitch that has since been resolved. C’mon, Maddie … you’re better than this … don’t fall for the QAnon lines and b.s.

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