Neoliberal News of the Day: Jan. 19, 2016

by Scott Creighton

Today’s neoliberal news. No holds barred. No kid gloves.

Three of the five prisoners set free by Iranians on Saturday are being “processed” in a US military facility in Germany today. “I know people are eager to hear from me, but I want to process this for some time.” said Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian. I don’t want to hear from him. I couldn’t care less about what he has too say. But important is the spin they all put on the story about the evil Iranian regime torturing them everyday. One CNN reporter said this guy was kept in a “3 by 3 cell” and kept his sanity doing calisthenics and pacing back and forth, “counting his steps”. Uh… you can’t do calisthenics or pace in 3 feet. A brother of another of the prisoners says he was told they were beaten on the bottoms of their feet daily. I wonder if they will report seeing secret nuclear missiles hiding in a hallway in that prison they were kept in. Expect all sorts of one-upsmanship from the prisoners who were in Iran seeking to facilitate regime change. The other two released prisoners seem to have opted out of the profitable “tortured heroes” propaganda campaign with one staying in Iran and the other choosing to go straight home to Boston. You can expect a new movie from Jon Stewart I guess with these three. “13 and a half Hours” perhaps? Here’s a fact though: the Iranians released these guys while President Peace Prize keeps Gitmo open because they’ve so many over there for doing nothing and the last thing they want is to release them so they can tell their stories.

Donald Trump went over to Liberty University yesterday and talked about his poll numbers and the turnout at his various events for an hour. He also talked about how smart he was and said his book, in his eyes, was second only to the Bible. Then he made the mistake of asking the audience how many had read it and a few students (his campaign maybe?) clapped a little. He then tried to pander his way out of that and messed up a biblical quote. Epic fail. The only substantive thing he said about his proposed policy (aside from saying he can build a wall like the Great Wall of China) was we have to spend more money on the military so we can terrify everyone into doing what we want them to do. He sucked up to the ghost of Jerry Falwell as best he could and looks to try to be readying the Moral Majority to have an influence in the election this year. He didn’t really win over the crowd. I assume attendance was mandatory. Though he’s constantly screeching about not getting any media attention, CNN covered his entire speech at Liberty and then MSNBC covered his next stump event, the same day, up in New England. Trump recently held a campaign event which he screened the propaganda piece ’13 Hours” for the audience. So much for the outsider role.

While Big Insurance is raising rates, co-pays and deductibles on their ObamaCare plans, and the government is raising the penalties for not having insurance in order to force even more people into buying the worthless coverage that is making the insurance companies filthy rich, Hillary Clinton is praising the fascist mandated policy as being the first step toward Single Payer healthcare and says we have to make sure no one “rips it away”. “It’s one of the great accomplishments to finally be on the path to universal health care, but we have to make sure nobody rips it away,” said Killary recently. “You can’t dream too big” appears to be her message to the progressive left: “I don’t want to overpromise. I don’t want to come out with theories and concepts that may or may not be possible. We don’t need any more of that. What we need is a sensible, achievable agenda where we roll up our sleeves and we work together.” That’s what you need. A sensible agenda. This from the woman who once said globalization was inevitable. Back in 2007 I wrote about Hillary Clinton’s so-called “blind trust” fund which she and Bill had put in 5 million dollars and got out 25 million. The investments she profited from were with “Wal-Mart and Wal- Mart de Mexico., pharmaceutical companies, including $250,000-$500,000 in Biogen Idec and Johnson & Johnson and $100,000- $250,000 in Amgen, Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline.,General Electric and Raytheon, two leading defense contractors., “and Oil Giants Anadarko Petroleum, Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil and chemical makers Dow Chemical and DuPont “. I would be curious too see who she’s invested in these days.

Are we all ready for an independent Kurdistan? And by “independent” I mean a puppet regime in service to the neoliberal West and Israel which is “stable” because it’s run like Saudi Arabia by a corrupt and brutal regime: “While the entire region is being redesigned, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) willingness to seize the opportunity is understandable. Turkey’s response, however, will be critical, particularly as the prospects for the revival of the peace process with its own Kurds seem so dim and an ongoing insurgency threatens to spread across the country”

They are openly talking about breaking off a piece of Syria for the Kurds. Seems to me that Turkey is just the next step in the plan and to that end, Erdogan, after his political party won a sweeping majority in the recent elections, is now a ‘dictator’ and the regime change op is fully in motion. Of course, he’s being called a dictator by opposition spin masters and our “alternative” journalists and thinkers are buying into it without considering the sources. Suddenly all these “alternative” journalists (like “Tony Cartalucci” who supported the juntas in Egypt and Thailand and came on this website and said democracy was childish, suggesting what was needed in Syria was a military coup) seem to have forgotten the regime change model. They also apparently seem blind to the nation building taking place in Iraq and Syria right now. But then again, this is the biggest foreign policy agenda they have on left-cover Obama’s plate before he leaves office and the Israelis are really excited about the new country, so I guess there is a lot of quiet money behind this one.

And speaking of Saudi Arabia, they just bombed another civilian target in Yemen, killing 14 civilians, mainly women and children in their ongoing effort to return the country to our puppet regime control. The Saudi-led, US-backed coalition has taken a page from the US Shock and Awe playbook, targeting soft, civilian infrastructure targets in an effort to destabilize Yemen and turn the hearts and minds of the people against their legitimate government. To that end, this past weekend, they bombed a police headquarters in the capitol of Yemen killing 25.

Up in Oregon, the Bundy clan of neoliberal, free marketeers have said they can’t hold their public referendum because no one will give them space to do it. Of course, they have an entire wildlife refuge they stole from the people of Oregon with all the accompanying buildings. They could have it right there, but I guess they know better than to host a forum in which the mass majority of local residents will tell them to get the hell out of their county. So while they are busy cutting down fences so millionaire ranchers can ruin valuable protected habitats for endangered birds and wildlife, locals are taking other action in hopes that someone somewhere is paying attention because God knows, the neoliberals running the country right now don’t give a shit about some wealthy Mormons from out of state taking over public property and chopping it up for various private interests. Could you imagine if these guys were brown-skinned Muslims or Black Lives Matter protesters? Two local brothers started a fund to raise money for two groups the Bundy fascists really hate: a gun control not for profit… and some local Native Americans who certainly have more of a claim to the land than the Mormons do. For those of you who don’t know, Mormons believe Native Americans ( Lamanites) ) are actually Israelis who ran off from the Middle East in 600 B.C. and separated from the “true believers” ( Nephites ) and a fight took place and the Laminites won and became savages. But one day, John Smith told us from his magic golden plates, the savages would accept the Mormon faith and become delightful folks. Of course, ever since then, the Mormons have been taking Native American land and fighting with them, killing them just like the US government did back in the day so they could prosper. And yes, they considered the dark skin of the Native Americans to be “the mark of the beast”

In the Book of Mormon, Lamanites are described as having received a “skin of blackness” as means of distinguishing themselves from the Nephites. This “change” in skin color is often mentioned in conjunction with God‘s curse on the descendants of Laman for their wickedness and corruption, as seen in 2 Nephi 5:21: “And he had caused the cursing to come upon [the Lamanites], yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, and they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.”[3]Wiki

No, I guess the Bundys wouldn’t be too happy about folks donating to the local tribes while they are illegally occupying public land and destroying it as fast as they can.

Meanwhile, the globalist elites are meeting in Davos this week to discuss how they can speed up the globalization process.

2 Responses

  1. LOL…..Bastinado. That guy has been watching too much “Midnight Express”.

  2. Here’s another one for you: “IS acknowledges death of ‘Jihadi John’ in magazine” http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_JIHADI_JOHN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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