A few years back I read a statistic that the only country with more gun violence per capita than the US was Brazil. I don’t think they were counting war-torn nations, such as Iraq or Israel.
Apart from a new constitution, as you suggested, I can’t imagine what we’re going to do. There are already more guns than people here. And now, any fool can…[Read more]
I hope this meme shows up here (it says: “Medieval Peasants worked only about 150 days in a year. The church believed it was important to keep them happy with frequent, mandatory holidays . . . You have less holidays than a Medieval peasant.”):
Utopian Leftist replied to the topic A little conspiracy theory to go with the new thing in the forum CORONA Virus / COVID-19 1 day ago
Where was Astra-Zeneca most used? Europe?
And where did monkey pox rear its ugly head? Oh, Europe you say?
Hmmm . . . coincidence?
And what about all the kids coming down suddenly with inexplicable hepatitis? I think that is primarily happening in UK and US.
Utopian Leftist replied to the topic President Zelensky announces special status to Poles in Ukraine in the forum Latest Breaking News 1 day ago
What could possibly go wrong in this scenario?
The entry of the Polish Army into Ukraine is not far off
I mean, it’s not like Ukraine is a veritable POWDER KEG, just waiting to EXPLODE or anything. Not like NATO’s very presence is intimidating to Russia. Why not parade a NATO country in there, to police a sovereign nation that is being invaded…[Read more]
don’t mind criminality in the background of their heroes: just as long as their crime/s were for the “right” cause/s.
This just isn’t true:
I believe that the US as a whole, and especially the government, can learn from similarities of other great empires of the past and fix the mistakes of today.
If we had collectively been conscientious enough 40 YEARS AGO to start fixing things, then we would not have been too late. These days? Unless there is a profit to…[Read more]
And what a loss this is! He didn’t have the audience that he used to, but he was still making beautiful music.
This was commissioned from around 1999, the NASA mission to Mars. Jessye Norman on vocals. Movement 6 is sort of the climax of a ten-movement piece, which in its entirety is glorious. Give it a chance; it’s really divine.…[Read more]
our carnivorous Cambodian cocks, cannibals!
Utopian Leftist replied to the topic Biden authorizes another $200 million today to Ukraine through Presidential actions – above the $40 billion just approved by Congress in the forum Latest Breaking News 4 days ago
that keeps the machine running until that 40 bil gets signed into law.
Really, going through CONgress with anything war-related is now just a formality.
Utopian Leftist replied to the topic Bush: “The decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean of Ukraine.” in the forum Multimedia 4 days ago
he made it even worse, after that:
And then it got even better. After correcting himself with a nervous chuckle, Bush broke the tension in the empire-loyal crowd with the words, “Iraq too. Anyway.” He then quipped that he is 75 years old, leaning harder on his “Aw shucks gee willikers I’m such a goofball” persona than he ever has in his entire…
so that we neglect the class war.
However, as you suggest, the culture war, having been deeply neglected by both sides since the 1960’s, may soon become a problem that can no longer be ignored. At the end of Oliver Stone’s ultra-violent masterpiece, Natural Born Killers, plays Leonard Cohen’s The Future. “I’ve seen the future, brother, it is…[Read more]
Utopian Leftist replied to the topic Asia Times oped: NY Times shifts pro-war narrative in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
Worthy of an OP, itself.
India is but one example of the shift in power. Out of 195 countries, only 30 have honored the US sanctions on Russia. That means about 165 countries in the world have refused to join the sanctions. Those countries represent by far the majority of the world’s population. Most of Africa, Latin America (including M…
Utopian Leftist replied to the topic “Health Care Is a Human Right”: Sanders Schedules Hearing on Medicare for All in the forum Universal Healthcare / Medicare For All 1 week ago
Sadly, the fringe benefits are not as great as they are usually described.
Drugs, dental checkups/cleanings , eyeglass prescriptions/eye exams are supposedly included and I have my fingers crossed that those benefits are fairly legit.
The eyeglass benefits are actually pretty good. Free exam and then every other year you get $300 to spend on…[Read more]
Utopian Leftist replied to the topic A question: Who covers expenses for mass-shooting victims? in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
Count on it. No help is coming, you got yourself into this situation (even though you didn’t) and only you can dig yourself out (even though you can’t). Don’t like it? MOVE! WE DON’T CARE! (Even though you can’t move anywhere without lots of money.) And don’t even think that either political party gives shits for you. (They don’t.)
You can’t win,…[Read more]
Utopian Leftist replied to the topic Domestic troubles don’t stop US, UK from sponsoring Ukraine in the forum Multimedia 1 week ago
It’s like that movie, Office Space. There is a weird guy working in the basement because they keep moving his desk and he keeps muttering things to himself about, “Well, maybe I don’t have a voice in this organization, but I could burn the building down.” And no one does listen until he burns the building down. And that weird guy in the basement…[Read more]
Utopian Leftist replied to the topic New Warren-Jayapal Bill Takes Aim at Supreme Court 'Corruption' in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
The spirit of cooperation is not compatible with capitalism. All efforts to merge the two will be met with the stiffest of resistance from those with narrative power.
Utopian Leftist replied to the topic Con Ed electricity bills poised to jump 11% to 12% in NYC this summer — ‘What more do they want from us, blood?’ (NY Daily News) in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
They’re not even trying to peddle that bullshit anymore.
sophistry about incrementalism no longer even has a point.
If neoliberalism had any hope, Biden would be sublimely popular. Instead, his numbers rival tRump’s. He is hated severely. The people see through the narrative. Dorothy et al. have pulled back the curtain to reveal the funny…[Read more]
Utopian Leftist replied to the topic “Nobody asked for this,” CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski in the forum Political Humor 1 week ago
Does no one have mercy for poor $hitlary???
Now, if someone wants to make a movie in which a charismatic figure like Bernie got elected as Pres, THAT I would watch.
I guess he’s working on his “greatest hits” now.
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