New Doubts About Intervention

Call me a cock-eyed optimist if you will, but despite the almost complete lack of any discussion of foreign policy let alone any serious questions about whether recent foreign policy has been wise during the major-party primaries, I suspect the American people are more on the anti-war side of things than the designated leaders or … Continue reading “New Doubts About Intervention”

Gas Pump Rip-Off–Made in Washington

With the price of gasoline rapidly surging, and expected to reach anywhere from $1.70 to $2 per gallon – depending on what part of the US you live in – Americans will soon be grumbling as they wait in long lines for the privilege of getting ripped off, and looking for someone to blame. The … Continue reading “Gas Pump Rip-Off–Made in Washington”

‘Fascism’: Déjà Vu All Over Again

‘Fascism’: Déjà Vu All Over Again VERBAL WEAPONS OF MASS DEMONIZATION The partly successful exclusion of Patrick J. Buchanan from American public life sheds light on a problem which might be called "Buchananization" – the opposite of canonization. Question the general trend of Uncle’s Imperial New Order on any point, these days, and there you … Continue reading “‘Fascism’: Déjà Vu All Over Again”

The McCain Meltdown?–Keep Your Fingers Crossed

If polling trends in “Super Tuesday” primary states continue, it looks like John McCain is a goner – and not a moment too soon. He is way behind in Ohio, where he and his advisors said they had a fighting chance, and falling fast in the two delegate-rich states of New York and California. Barring … Continue reading “The McCain Meltdown?–Keep Your Fingers Crossed”

The People vs. The Candidates

We’ve won! Forget all this antiwar agitation; forget the propaganda, the demonstrations, and this website. We can disband it all and go home, now, because we’ve won! Just take a look at this Newsmax.com/Zogby poll, released March 2, which shows that Americans, by a whopping majority, oppose the US government’s foreign policy of global intervention. … Continue reading “The People vs. The Candidates”

Georgia is on Everyone’s Mind

A strange but titilating image keeps playing before my eyes. A convey of Russian tanks is heading down Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, just as they did in December 1991 when the country’s first democratically – elected government was brutally overthrown. Only this time the tanks are greeted by cheering crowds and … Continue reading “Georgia is on Everyone’s Mind”

Big Money and Colombian Intervention

We interrupt my philosophical excursion into the big picture this week for a couple of rather current items that deserve attention. Let’s start with Colombia, which is poised to become the dubious beneficiary of a $1.3 billion Clinton administration escalation/intervention into its ongoing civil war and drug trafficking mess. As Sam Loewenberg writes in an … Continue reading “Big Money and Colombian Intervention”

Hating the Right: An International Phenomenon

In Austria, the much-demonized Joerg Haider stepped down from his post as leader of the Freedom Party, after the European Union threatened everything short of an invasion in response to the party’s entry into the government: in Belgium, the gaggle of Eurocrats, Commies, and left-wing Social Democrats who control the Brussels government are considering banning … Continue reading “Hating the Right: An International Phenomenon”

Free Trade, Mercantilism, and Empire

HOW TO HAVE ‘FREE TRADE’ Most people these days – outside of certain left-wing and right-wing populist circles – understand that global trade tends to increase the prospects and prosperity of all people and nations that share in it. Unfortunately, much confusion exists as to what "free trade" actually is and how one goes about … Continue reading “Free Trade, Mercantilism, and Empire”