By Fred Reed for the Saker Blog
Great fun. The Organization of American States on June Sixth began its big meeting in LA, probably unnoticed by most of the US but a big deal hereabouts in Mexico. America dominates the OAS pretending it doesn’t, as it dominates SWIFT, NATO, and the IMF as means of controlling other nations. Considerable uproar exists in Latin America because various Latin countries, most notably Mexico, have refused to attend on grounds that the United States has excluded countries it doesn’t like, such as Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. This is astonishing as it shows what may be a modicum of independence in the Latin South.
The White House says that it has excluded these countries because—brace yourself—of America’s almost erotic attachment to democracy, freedom, justice, democracy, human rights, and democracy, none of which the US conspicuously has. We must believe this, for is not Biden South America’s mommy? Which probably has something to do with transgender rights, though I prefer not to think about this.
I suggest that Biden actually excludes them because he cannot afford to allow anyone to speak who is not under American control. The Cuban president, unafraid of Washington, might speak thusly:
“Ladies and gentlemen, leaders of Latin America, you should begin this conference by admitting that you are all bootlickers, that you do not represent your populations who, as you all know, hate the Americans, but rather you toady to the Anglos who give you suitcases full of hundred-dollar bills, who flatter you with pretended respect while you do as they say.
“The Americans speak of human rights, prosperity, democracy, and dignity. As a Cuban, let me tell you about America’s love for human rights. Washington maintains, on our soil, against our wishes, a vast torture chamber at Guantanamo. Here prisoners are hung by their wrists from the ceiling, left in frigid cold, beaten, placed in agonizing positions for long hours, and subjected to that American specialty, waterboarding. In this water is poured down their throats to half drown them as they choke, beg, vomit, cough, scream. I do not know whether their sadists masturbate as they do this. You all know of these things, and yet you are here. You know that torture is American policy. You have seen the photo of the naked man lying on the floor in a pool of blood at Abu Ghraib? You should ask Mr. Biden—there he is among you, I am pointing to him—for a copy.
“My country has eleven million people who pose no threat to the Anglos. We barely have an army. We want to enjoy life, play music, make fiestas. For sixty years America—you know, the country that cares about human rights—has tried to starve us, prevent commerce with other nations, has blocked our access to medicines. Washington does the same to Venezuela, wanting control of its oil reserves. All of you, each a lameculos of the gueros, know this. You have seen how little dogs sniff the butts of big dogs? But I will say no more of this.
“Why do you, pretending to represent the people of Latin America, allow this? Some, perhaps most, because you have been bought. The whole world knows that Latin American politicos are for sale as much as mangos in a fruit stall. Others because you have seen what has happened to us, to Cuba and Venezuela and others around the world. If you do not obey the gringos—always calling it cooperation—they will destroy your economy starve your children and, if this doesn’t make you submit like the slaves you are, they can resort to bombing. You all know this. You know what has happened to Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Serbia, Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen. And you, of all continents, have had dictators imposed by America, which loves democracy more than life itself. I do not need to name them. I will say no more. You are what you are, and the world knows it. Thank you for your attention.”
How would Holy Joe respond to such a speech? He, and America, cannot afford to find out.
A major topic at the managed circus will be immigration. Americans become no end outraged because Mexico does not adequately prevent tens of thousands of Central Americans from entering the US. But why is it Mexico’s duty to protect America’s borders? Perhaps countries should solve their own problems. Americans’ notorious historical ignorance may flavor attitudes here. Mexico, like the rest of Latin America, like most of the world, has sore and angry memories of sacking and pillage by Europeans and Americans. Mexicans know of the—what is the word? Theft? Not good PR. Martially-encouraged immigration?—of half of the country in the Mexican-American War. I doubt that one gringo in five has heard of the war. But countries around the world do remember the horrors inflicted on them.
The problem of immigration could be solved easily enough given that the illegals come in search of work. For example, tattoo a small dot on the inside wrist of every illegal apprehended, meaning all those caught on the wrong side of the border, with fluorescent ink visible only under ultraviolet light. Such lights probably cost thirty dollars in stores supplying hobbyists. Impose and actually collect a heavy fine per illegal worker on employers found to be using them. Problem solved.
So why doesn’t America stop the migration? Because it doesn’t really want to. Shiny white conservative businessmen like the cheap labor. Ardent liberals (I suspect) favor immigration because it infuriates Trump’s voters, many of whom have to compete against the far lower wages of illegals. The Biden people on ideological grounds, and hope for votes, encourage immigration. Many people are simply expressing kindness, thinking that a desire to escape poverty deserves support from richer countries. Large numbers just aren’t interested. The Mexican secretary at the dentist’s seems perfectly since, so what is the problem? In a sentence, America doesn’t close the border because it doesn’t want to.
Things look different when one is actually involved. Years back a couple running a small construction company in the West visited us in Guadalajara. They said that without Mexican labor they would quickly become bankrupt. Blacks, they said, were terrible employees, quit unexpectedly, had hostile attitudes, did poor work. Whites didn’t want the jobs. That left Mexicans, who did want the work, did it well, and were happy with their wages. A friend with relatives in the citrus business made the same point. The growers were good Republicans, but if nobody picked their oranges, their kids would have to drop out of Princeton, and there goes the mortgage. Mexicans would do hard, long work under a blistering sun. Who else would?
Then there is the drug business. Americans think Mexico should do something about it. Why? Mexicans might say that if Americans are against the use of drugs, then they should stop using drugs. Why are American vices a Mexican problem? Mexicans point out that America provides the drug cartels with large amounts of military-grade weaponry, so why should Mexico not provide gringos with lots of dope? This would seem to profit both. A mutually beneficial symbiosis. But it’s probably Putin’s fault.
The drug trade exists because many tens of millions of Americans want drugs, while Washington does not want them to have drugs. It is thus a sort of civil war. State after state legalizes marijuana. High schools are afloat in drugs. Countless adults I know smoke dope or use coke, some of these being lawyers, investment guys, respectable grandparents, veterans of the Sixties. Opioids remain in demand among despairing populations, Doing a doob is like taking a drink during Prohibition, barely if at all disreputable. Cocaine? Snorting a line is common among respectable if slightly raffish guys. If you squeezed Capitol Hill through a strainer, you would get kilos of blow. A woman reporter I dated went to a party of the Hill where white powder was present and said, “Fred, that stuff was so damned good I’ll never go near it again.” These are probably people who make laws against drugs. With that much of a market, someone is going to serve it.
Let’s face it: Drugs are a large and stable part of the international economy, like oil or wheat, providing livings for millions from Colombia to Wall Street. Many grow the various weeds. Others process the crop, others smuggle the output into the US and elsewhere. Large numbers in DEA and the FBI pretend to chase the producers. Politicians like the bribes. Banks like the laundered money. Police departments get federal funds for anti-drug programs. Crooked doctors batten On the sale of opioids. Drugs are almost the only jobs available in ghettos and pay better than Mickey D´s. The rehab racket employs tens of thousands of therapists and others. What’s not to like?
If you put youthful DEA agent sin disguise at Harvard, Yale, the University of Virginia, or any other schools, they could fill Leavenworth several times over with use and sales of weed, Adderall, meth, acid, shrooms, and such. Art departments, I promise (having connections to that world) would be wiped out. Musicians are heavy on drugs, and always have been. Such arrests will never happen, though. A rule in the drug-enforcement industry, respected by government, is that you don’t discommode people with political connections.
American efforts in Mexico against the drug trade are silly and ineffective, as those involved well know, which is to say that they are a fraud. They seem mainly aimed at getting favorable media coverage. Consider El Chapo Guzman. He was an exemplary capitalist, running a highly successful international sales organization against intense interference by the government—a veritable icon of free enterprise, like Elon Musk. So, after immense expenditure he was caught and subjected to a made-for-media trial in New York. A great victory, see? Your government is protecting you. Net result? The next narcos in line step up, take over, and the beat goes on.
Nuff said. I will go down the road to the Brew House for a double Jim Beam and a German hot dog, as bratwurst is locally known.
Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
Our life on this planet is to short to be fighting even making life shorter. Wouldn’t it be nice if all the globalist and bankers left so we could live in peace.
People who use drugs are human garbage no matter how high class you are. Another sign of deep cultural sickness. https://sonar21.com/proud-to-be-an-american-in-philadelphia/
“Judge not and ye shall not be judged.” I don’t do ANY drugs. I did some marijuana in college decades ago.
The only people who are not redeemable are the psychopaths who own and control the world. These psychos are in the drug business. (legal and illegal) It is because of them that drugs are readily available.
Many people who don’t do drugs are bigger POS than drug users.
I, also, have disgust for people who do legal drugs. All drugs are toxic. At best, “medicines” merely suppress the symptom. They do not cure. The “symptom’ is your body’s attempt at healing. The only healing force in the universe is within you.
Consciousness is hard to bear. Suffering is universal. EVERYONE lives in illusion and therefore has Addictions/
I always like to remember Martin Sheen’s comment when asked about son Charlie ‘s World Tour with hookers and coke after leaving the highest paid job in US TV : “My son is on a quest for The Transcendent”. Yup.
“He said he wanted Heaven/But praying was too slow…” – Steppenwolf, “Snow Blind Friend”.
Too many different knocks on too many different doors.
People that use drugs are not human garbage, they are simply those that have fallen to the temptation of desire. We are all tempted daily by a multitude of “sins”, it is part of free will, it is up to us to to move past it. As the Bible states “let he who is without sin cast the first stone”.
Tommy, that’s just garbage you’re talking. Taking drugs has many forms. Many religions use drugs ceremoniously, spiritually. Alcohol and nicotine are drugs. So is aspirin which native american indian ‘First Peoples’ derived by chewing on Everglades willow tree to cure headaches also helps heart problems. Now, physcotrophic drugs which can help your mind state and also creativity, they are enlightening, used properly. Never drive under those conditions. But if that is your considered judgement, I would suggest you free and enlighten your mind and spirit. But don’t get into Coke, Meth or Crack, nor opiates…if you are not strong enough, they will destroy you. They only have clinical usage, apparently you are unaware of much of this. As Anton cautions… “Judge not and ye shall not be judged.” It’s a good maxim to live by….
See, you contradict yourselves, “its not garbage but dont get into Coke, Meth, m.m.”..
Im not judging anyone, just confronting people who are addicts because they need to hear and face factual truth.
Addicts need a friendly diagnosis to get out of their blind gate, because they disturb and ruin the lives not only of themselves but also their dear ones and people around them. If you dont tell people reality, you are just prolonging the misery.
If you are an adult and responsible for your children, family or other people, you cant be a drug addict, period!
Further its a disgrace against the one who created us.
Tommy…people who use drugs are not ‘Human Garbage.” Drugs take many forms, most are prescribed by doctors. For medical outcomes. Caution should be exercised for the known addictive drugs. Addicts can’t help themselves and the addiction becomes physical. I would say the corporatists who create mass addiction are Human Garbage, like the Sacklers. Also the CIA self funding by restarting the Opium / Heroin trade in Afghanistan that the Taliban completely shut down. Those two combined have caused an epidemic of addiction and death across America, for their profits. For all their other faults. So the opium trade moved to Mexico, where, as Fred Reed invocates, it’s a massive business creating Heroin, also Meth and Fentanyl. The War on Drugs has been a total failure in outcome, and costs in blood and treasure.
I referred to the enclosed link “proud to be an American in philadelphia” as human garbage, and agree cynical people who make humans like that for money are garbage too or more garbage if you want.
People who lost their humanity.
Maybe I shouldnt have used that word, but another word. I cant immediately figure out whether this word was wrong or not. I understand what you mean, drug addicts are some of the most vulnerable and defenceless people and need care rather than be more downed.
But the hard truth is many of these people never recover, like the homeless street children sniffing glue in the third world. No matter how many years as social worker you use, they are finished.
Its sad for us their fellow men to see some of our special species end up like that. Its something we are ashamed of, toward our Creator. But its reality.
May the Universe save us from insufferable know-it-alls who are certain they understand how it works, and what is good for the rest of us.
So why do only 3 per cent recover? Eh? You haven’t got a clue.
An organization that claims a 3% recovery rate doesn’t work. It certainly doesn’t work for everyone. I have no clue as to where that number came from. Surveying a group of liars cheats and thieves and expecting accurate results is chancy at best.
I found this article to be helpful.
I would put the liars cheats and thieves of AA ahead of the liars cheats and thieves of the CDC and WHO anytime.
So all smokers are human garbage? I do not like tobacco smoke but this seems a bit extreme.
Rename immigration as Colonization and you will understand what is being done to white nations.
Losing wars has a price and in this case eventual extinction of people’s and cultures.
Being a vassal at best but more accurately an occupied state is a painful experience.
Take one tiny example. Disney Pixar.
They no longer make entertainment about and for white Americans. Stripped stolen and replaced culture.
No peers or heroes for white boys.
So don’t hate Americans. Pity them. Hate their masters
Who to hate for their masters then, if not white Americans? It was our culture before we gave it away. At every step along the way we played the fool, and now here we are, lamenting what was lost.
They don’t refer to themselves as white except when chastising Christians for upholding decency, starting with the words, “as a fellow white person….”
The Khazarians are Caucasians, but the major part of Caucasians are not Khazarians from Russia.
The vast majority of Americans hate their government and are powerless to change it. All political candidates are selected, preapproved, and funded by the 0.1%.
I appreciate this writing very much, you can read it without “hiccups”.
But I think Americans in general have this tendency to believe drug legalization is inevitable, it is the only way, “there’s no way a war on drugs could be successful”. But Mao Zedong showed us this is possible.
Well, of course, first we have to bring Wall Street and London down…
The “War on Drugs” needs to begin and end with the individual. Stop the demand and the supply won’t matter. Why are individuals attracted to drugs in the first place is an even better question. In a culture of completely atomized “consumers” with no other purpose than to acquire money to further one’s consumption, are drugs not the final resort for those who have failed or turned up their nose at everything else?
– Why are individuals attracted to drugs in the first place is an even better question
There is only one practical way of trafficking heroin out of Afghanistan, by air.
– CIA Fueling New U.S. Drug Epidemic Using Cheap Afghani Heroin?; CIA, Obama Team Up to Hide Darkest Secrets
The Bariga Generation here:
It is unfortunate most Americans do not know the story of the Mexican-American War. If they did, they might stop and see the current European unpleasantness with a different perspective.
A rebellious border province (Texas) broke away from our neighbor (Mexico). The US thought that was peachy keen and recognized the self-declared independent Republic of Texas. Less than ten years later, we annexed Texas as a State over Mexico’s strong objection. A couple years after that, we went to war against Mexico and claim in victory all of what is now known as the US Southwest.
Does any of this sound familiar?
Only superficially is there a comparison. The part about a rebellious province is similar. But unlike in the former Ukraine none of the other parts of Northern Mexico that the US annexed was inhabited by English speakers people with US culture. While all the areas of the former Ukraine that Russia “may” annex are Russian speaking and culturally Russian.That difference makes a real comparison impossible.
“Northern Mexico that the US annexed was inhabited by English speakers people with US culture.”
Who were unhappy that slavery was illegal in Mexico.
The Mexican state was oppressive and for that reason they could not arm the peasants. Plus the Mexican army was ineffective against the horse warriors of the Plains, the Comanche. Us gringos came armed and the Mexican government invited us into what was northern Mexico in the hope that we would be a buffer against the Comanche. Anyway the Protestant gringos became troublesome to the Catholic Spanish, and when Santa Ana tried to push us out, he lost the war. That produced Texas. It took a couple of years for us to bring Texas into the union.
We went to war with Mexico to get the American Southwest, but this side of California there were no people in the area. The Comanche had already driven the Spanish out.
Are you implying that native americans “were no people”?. There were several nations and hundreds of thousands of them. And certainly they had problems with a very corrupt mexican army (under Santa Ana). US citizens were welcomed to colonize, particularly California. But the pacific ocean access and control was to much of a prize to desdain. And they invaded both Texas and then Mexico. British financiers had a big part in mexican losing that war. No cash for ammunition, for example, or very bad quality gunpowder delivered. England, formally not an ally with USA, kept loyalties to them. “If we had any ammunition left, you were not in front of me asking” told a mexican general to Scott. And the Irish soldiers decided to fight along Mexico, being maltreated all the same, and catholics, and “gringo” comes from them chanting “Green goes…” while marching.
Colorado, Nevada, Montana are not “Southwest”, but were included in the “deal”
Does anybody think Russia missed a trick with the British hostages ?
I would have offered a trade.
British hostage for Julian Assange.
I like the way you think.
Clever, Billy. I like it. Well done. Good company for Snowden. Free Assange. The US does not like to be openly globally embarrassed for spying on their so-called “Allies”. Gets you kicked out of the croquet club AND off the Xmas card list…
I don’t think people in Russia really follow the Julian Assange saga very much. That story is important in the West,among Westerners. But it really isn’t something talked much about in Russia.They helped out Snowden because it was a FU to the US to do that. And he was right in Russia when he asked for asylum. But Assange is just not very important to them.
The sad thing is that it may be more useful to the Global South if Assange is extradited, tortured and eventually killed. As a very visible example of how evil the Empire is.
Not good for Assange, but the the solitary confinement, and being drugged all the time has probably already made it impossible to rehabilitate him. Even the UN says he is being tortured. And without charges laid.
At a personal level, sadly death for him will be a release. And the UK and/or US may keep him alive longer and longer just to prolong the torture.
“It ain’t over, til it’s over!”
Those bloody Brits aren’t at the end of a rope quite yet!
Reply Garry Owen
The fat English chap is on Rumble…title “Dumbass in the Dombass”
The Russians let the fool yap on YouTube. Telling the world how he cooperated and ratted on his Nazi mates.
Talking about Nazis, “the night of the long knives,” now that was an eye opener.
They would demand much more than those 3 for Assange.
Now that they have been sentenced to death.
I’d still try and get Assange.
Make it public worldwide create a circus that they will be saved if the UK hands over Assange.
Let the world see the decision the UK makes. Let the British public see they let their own citizens be killed for Assange going to the US.
Billy, yes that is a fantastic idea.
Russia saved Snowden’s life.
Your idea could, should blow the lid off the dominant narrative.
But no one ever went broke underestimating the ignorance and ambivalence of the public (particularly in Anglo countries).
Mexico has been stomping the US since Ive lived here. My favorite story is how a few years back the Gringos arrested the ex Mexican SECDEF Cienfuegos on the usual drug related offences in New York. AMLO told the Gringos that if he wasnt released Mexico would not allow the the DEA to work anonymously in Mexico any longer. A few days later all charges were dropped and Cienfuegos was back home. We all laughed our butts off. Good Times!
No agency is allowed to work anonymously in Mexico. DEA did what they want before AMLO. In exchange for guns, lots of money, US properties etc. Against the law, of course. And by the way, Garcia Luna, ex internal security secretary in Mexico, is under arrest in NY waiting for a trial. Obviously many in US will get thei names called. Covid and “too many” documents to analize has it postponed for too many months. AMLO called the US justice department to do it as expeditious as the Johnny Depp saga…
“The growers were good Republicans, but if nobody picked their oranges, their kids would have to drop out of Princeton, and there goes the mortgage.”
Thanks to huge endowments, undergraduate education at Princeton (and the like) is virtually free to the chosen ones that get in.
Tuition and housing are free at Princeton?
Can you document this?
Best thing I have read in weeks
loved it ;-)
There are two highly documented streams of media BS on tonight. The bogus Jan. 6 show trials and crash test dummy Biden’s Summit of the AmeriConned. What a load of bollocks and black humor. Your comments are spot on.
Don’t forget Fred, that America exports more blood, the blood of its poor people, than corn or soy. I think that kind of mind-boggling corruption is up there with the drug racket. Keep on keepin’ on Fred. Thanks.
Fred’s accurate observation relates to 5 decades of US hegemony in Latin America. Not much to do with Biden, he’s just trying to save it. It hasn’t worked out well for the US and it’s going to get worse. There’s just no mutual respect. OAN is a farce and a last ditch effort. BRICS will replace it plus ALBA and other Organizations of the South. Also the SCO, CIS and the EAEU all offer a better trade deal without the WTO and the IMF impoverishment. Latin America is tired of being invaded by and held hostage by the US. The US used to export over 90% of its corn, soy and sorghum to China. Trump blew that up with his tariffs and now we have to bail out our US farmers to the tune of billions because China replaced us. With more reliable cheaper sources from Latin America. However the fallout caused more farm bankruptcies and suicides than even during the great depression. If you watch the Jan 6 Committee, you’ll see how the insurrection by Trump acolytes is not patriotic at all…. it’s plain treason, just like the South in 1864 declared treason on it’s government…there’s no pride in that. Just shame…
– If you watch the Jan 6 Committee, you’ll see how the insurrection by Trump acolytes is not patriotic at all…. it’s plain treason,
The only ones with weapons were police.
FBI is working hard to hide the American are being surveilled (Americans are viewed as “enemy”)
Thats not so at all kjelli. The traitors were armed with bats, poles, billy clubs, knuckles, bear mace, even had weapons stashed just off-site. Apparently you haven’t paid any attention to all the violent video released over the last 18 months…it speaks for itself. The police were not armed, no weapons, just mace and holding up the barricade fencing. It would have been a different outcome had they been armed. Try educating yourself with the mountains of evidence already in the public domain.
– Jake Angeli … also known as the QAnon Shaman, Q Shaman, and Yellowstone Wolf, is an American activist and conspiracy theorist who participated in the 2021 United States Capitol attack, and was later convicted for his actions on that day.
If you don’t believe this entry – Wikipedia will feed you with factual sources. Right?
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“The only ones with weapons were police.”
“Thats not so at all kjelli.”‘
Tim denies what is a fact. FBI did not find any weapons – officially confirmed.
Then Tim wants to believe Jake Angeli is “serving prison time” … after complaining “all his food had to be ecological” .. and Judge agreed. So he was transferred to serve prison time in a special prison with “ecological food”
Patriotism. What patriotism to some is treason to others, there was/is nothing in the Constitution forbidding states from leaving the union, so how is it treason. The Constitution states that the coinage shall be gold and silver not worthless green scraps of paper, but yet there are those who kill over them even tho they don’t buy anything anymore. Perhaps a relic like the Constitution don’t mean much anymore as the president rules by executive order creates wars at ease without any interference from congress who will gladly furnish the money while millions live in poverty, it seems the horse you ride is more valuable to you than any constitution.
Bluedogg…reminds me of the blue Dog Dems who blocked Obama but he still had one of the most successful presidencies in US history by measurable indices of actual government economic statistics of ‘Before’ and ‘After’. However, regarding your observation on States seceding from the Union..no, that on it’s own, is not treason. But when you then declare War against your own Government…that Is Treason. And the South lost that War. And the right to diminish negroes. Remember that black folks are US Citizens too…just like you, with Equal Rights under Law…but not really. Please note that all 11 southern States that seceded all laid out numerous reasons for declaring War on the US. Every single one of them declared multiples times their reasoning within their articles of War was because of their desire to keep, own and work black slaves. Most Presidents Do Not rule by Executive order. Trump did, and also, he played a game of having only ‘Acting Heads’ of Departments, so he could utilize Executive orders instead and never have to have Congress appoint Department heads. Halfway through Obama’s second term, he had issued less Executive Orders that any President for 150 years. Bear in mind the Executive Orders are only temporary, they epire and they are often successfully challenged in court, because Congress, not the Executive makes Law. Blame Bush, 9/11 hysteria and the Wolfowicz Doctrine and Cheney / Rumsfeld and the pathetic AUMF for an individual Presidential declaration to go to war, bypassing Congress. Biden is one of the many Dems trying to repeal this aberration, the RepCons keep blocking sane repeal. Remember that The Constitution is not absolute and can and should be modernized. This was written into it. It takes a super-majority to make Amendments, but is a living document, that can change. Not a 300 year old rigid dogma. Change is the only Constant.
Most US President’s using Executive Orders per year average:
Benjamin Harrison -36
Grover Cleveland -II-35
William McKinley -41
William Howard Taft -181
Warren G. Harding-217
Franklin D. Roosevelt-307
Harry S. Truman -117
Dwight D. Eisenhower-61
John F. Kennedy -75
Lyndon B. Johnson -63
Richard Nixon -62
Gerald R. Ford-69
George Bush -42
William J. Clinton-46
George W. Bush -36
Barack Obama -35
DONALD J. TRUMP-55
JOSEPH R. BIDEN-67
All 22 other Presidents in US History were below Obama’s total.Both Obama and Trump were in the average of Executive Orders users.
Yes Bob. And in Obama’s first term he used Executive orders less than any President since 1897, Grover Clevelands’ 2nd term. 147. Total term, not per year average. Individual Years vary according to necessity. His second term was only 129. The very next term was Trump, he wrote 220. Almost double Obama. Biden is currently at 77 for 1st year and 12 so far in 2nd. So your numbers paint an incomplete picture. That’s Sophistry. Remember, that Executive Orders are temporary at best and easily challenged in Court.
– This is the 3rd failed impeachment trial of Trump: Hurt
Libarals are denying the Liberal state are waging a war on Americans.
– Spanish government admits to spraying chemtrails on citizens, at behest of the UN
Exports more blood….I thought it was body parts of aborted ‘six week olds’, that’s your American culture right there, death mongers.
Our good Mister Reed is a sharp and endearing man. His Cuban address to Brandon’s Council of the Americas is as dexterous a piece of wordsmithing as I’ve read in many a day.
Mexico is a unique bird, I was born in Mexico and moved to the United States at a young age but have spent much time there in the village I was born.
I am fascinated by the fact the US has been unable to “convert” Mexico into a puppet regime, sure the elite and the government are always at the mercy to the US government, not so much lately with AMLO. He is showing more independence, but the one thing the US has never won is the actual culture and heart of the average Mexican person. Even the immigrants like my dad who came to the US in their 20s and spent decades in the US always considered themselves Mexican first and preserved their heritage even in the face of the onslaught of materialism and economic “progress”.
The Mexican man is tough to figure out especially the ones from the villages, a good lot of the males are courageous and ready to fight, they don’t believe in any type of feminism and frankly neither do most of the girls in the countryside. This I believe has prevented US culture from really taking root.
It’s a country that was already colonized by Spain and Mexico threw off the chains so perhaps that has something to do with it. A country that is the neighbor of the USA and yet still remains independent culturally, spiritually, and even to a certain extent militarily is something to behold. Hell just look at the Japanese, South Koreans, Germans, etc. Oceans between them and the USA and yet they still don’t show even a small modicum of independence.
well said. I would just like to add something else. I really admire about most of the Mexican men here in US, specially the working men who whatever they are and caring less about their surroundings display some of their music, language and other customs. They seem to feel so proud of their heritage. It is remarkable.
Along those lines, I also could say the whole Latino community has shown to demonstrated more determined to keep their culture ways and values than other group of immigrants who have come to USA. The determining factors of this slow assimilation into the American culture are many. Definitely, I could opine that the closeness to this country by the other Americas and the consistent flow of new people coming in could be major factors.
New Spain, present-day Mexico, was the richest province in the Americas in its time. European visitors verified the high cultural level that Mexico City, Guadalajara and other cities of their time had, slavery practically did not exist; Prosperity was higher than in Europe (Humbolt)… I can speak more, for example, of Louisiana, which under the Spanish administration prospered like never before because the French were incompetent.
It has not been Spain that has ruined Mexico because Mexico’s worst enemy has been the Mexicans… finally, Benito Juárez wanted to sell the Isthmus of Tehuantepec to the USA if he recognized him and made him president of Mexico.
Well, you still have a very ugly head-chopping and bestiality culture in the Mexican drug cartels which dont exist in US.
The ancient “independency culture” of Aztèques religious headchopping rolling down the ladder or skinning the enemy alive to dress yourself with the enemy’s skin and dance around to get his power from year 1200-1500 AD is also not something we consider an admirable independency culture.
I can only recall a few civilisation contributions from Mexico for example from Zapata: “The soil belongs to those who work on it”. All the best ;-).
Tommy you are talking exactly as the Spaniards´ extreme right to justify their effort to “civilize” our continent. Aztecs were about 300,000 around the 1500’s, they were prominent among non warrring peoples (around 7 million) but they could not conquer another vast population (todays Michoacan, Oaxaca, Yucatan, Guatemala, they did conquered El Salvador, everything north of the cancer equinox, etc.). Mexicans had 10,000 years of peace loving, agricultural, art and science exceptional culture and aztecs only fluorish for 300 years. Did you know that the mayans had calculated the end of the solar system when they defined the Mercury planet orbit. Quite an acomplishment. We are proud, we are not european “aproved as civil” and we are quite different to anglos, much more “chinese” or even “rusian”
(Removed by mod.) Im just trying to be factual to not fall into the nationalist dream trap. Thus Mexico today must be a result of Spaniards married into natives yes? Mixed up with Americans and tribes.
Off course Mexico has other contributions, Im just saying these two three features for me as stranger are very ugly spots on a very interesting high class culture.
I know Latin America import Mexican TV “novelas” a lot, as the best :-).
Bestiality culture absent in anglosphera? There are many prohibition/drugs victimes, kkk victims, witch-hunting victims in your own territory, plus a whole world to enrich such culture.
When talking about aztecs, you are citing the Xipe cult, that was practiced by a minority of hardcore priests. The very last years of decadence in their empire. If you check among “conchero groups” (aztec tradition) there are around 25 no-death cult groups to a single one proportion on the ones that follow that cult.
Mexico was for thousands of years a non violent country, when there was a war (very seldom ocurred) no deaths were pursued, weapons were designed to make blood flow and debilitate the enemy, when there was a surrendering, working males, marrying maids, or riches were taken as ransom (guerra florida): No killing, no raping, no plain robery.
Death is a very important aspect of our cultural heritage, death people live in a paralell world (underworld?) similar to muslims and taoists. We know that violence do not permit that interweave with our “muertitos”
What balls, what balls and what re-balls Canel, alias fidelito, has for daring to speak like that from his CAGE island, drug carrier and paradise for European sexual perverts, but damn… he’s 100% right… the ” Latin paradises” are a herd of bootlickers and Maduro could one day explain why the USA allows its Bolichicos to have dollar accounts in the USA… without problems… we could talk about Mexico above all about the indigenist AMLO married to a German-Chilean and the descendant of Spanish Celts… are you going to ask GOOGLE to delete the videos of the narco’s exploits? Yes, of those horrendous videos, that the DEA knows son para ti gringo, which are his business card?
– So why doesn’t America stop the migration? Because it doesn’t really want to. Shiny white conservative businessmen like the cheap labor. Ardent liberals (I suspect) favor immigration because it infuriates Trump’s voters, many of whom have to compete against the far lower wages of illegals.
Immigration is about replacing white Americans.
It’s about replacing expensive Americans with cheap ones. Well-to-do, college educated whites (the “winners”) view working class whites as losers and a disgrace to their race. They remind them of where they too came from, and that hurts their fragile egos. They’re “white” in skin color only. Believe me I know. I used to feel that way too.
– The U.S. has an extensive support system for the poor; the average poor family with children receives $65,200 in government benefits and resources each year.
US per capital
$60,200 (2020 est.)
Israel per capital
$38,300 (2020 est.)
Some who is Black in US has as much or more than some with job in Israel.
Social benefits payment does not differ by race.
– According to the National Insurance Institute’s 2018 data, 21.2% of the Israeli population lives in poverty. As if this was not alarming enough, the statistics are even more dreadful when speaking about children living in poverty: 29.6% of the population (almost 1 in every 3 children).
According to the US Liberals this is the “Masters” who are exploiting them.
How many if the 20%’s poor in Israel are Israeli Arabs and Ethiopian Jews. How many are Askenazi
Notice the rate of poverty among “ultra-Orthodox” is 49%. To be Orthodox and fluent in religion means almost certain joblessness in Israel?
Those with “useful competence” are intelligece officers from former Soviet, and the usual economists, teachers and engineers
– According to the report, 1,980,309 Israelis live below the poverty line, as of last year, according to Bituach Leumi. This is 23% of Israeli citizens and 31.7% of Israeli children. In the Arab sector, 702,832 are poor, with 346,397 of this population being childre. In the Jewish population, the proportion of the poor is 17.7%, but in the ultra-Orthodox sector alone, it is 49%.
In the Arab population, 35.8% live in poverty. For the people working in Israel who are not only supported by benefits, the poverty rate stands at 18.8%. 155,279 senior citizens in Israel live below the poverty line.
– The drug trade exists because many tens of millions of Americans want drugs, while Washington does not want them to have drugs.
No. The drug business is run by CIA – and all drugs to US has a isotope “marker”, to locate any drug that is not produced by CIA.
First hand witness here
Well said. Where is bonbon who could quote a lot of LaRouche on the Anglo-American way of control and of obtaining unlimited slush funds, known as Drugs Inc.? How much of the vast oligarchic and British monarchy wealth is built on opium, and looting India on the side? It is a game centuries old.
Here is how slick willy made his bones in Arkansas, under the auspices of the Bush crime family. And how many yahoos believe these crime families are enemies of one another!
– No history of the 1980s is complete without an understanding of the lawyers and legal mechanisms used to legitimize drug dealing and money laundering under the protection of National Security law.
I.e. CIA chief and later president of US was a drug lord.
Why does CIA need so much money?
Wonderfully said, Fred.
America has become a country which says it does (a) while doing (b) which is the complete opposite of (a), then demanding, ordering other countries to do (a).
Only one point of dissent.
Black people are not lazy, they simply won’t work themselves to death for a system they know is stacked against them, also centuries of brutal colonisation tends to cause a lack of feeling of ownership. It’s changing, but slowly. Make a few black friends, you will definitely be the better for it.
Keep it up, I love it.
Love, love your comment which I will quote everywhere!! lol
In the mean time I often or ask rather is God in Christ Jesus setting up the black people as the savior of the white?
Lastly, what we need is to start hearing something more positive as in:
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Phillip. 4:8.
I have been debating with myself since reading this whether to comment or not.
But I have to.
Firstly, well said Fred.
Secondly, there are few better sights in the political world today than watching America trying to still strut her stuff, only this time with her arse hanging out.
Finally. And I am loving it!
We all like to see the bully, err, genocidal maniac, get his comeuppance.
Those foreign mercs and Azov are scum and deserve what’s coming, but the US- 5 Eye-UK-EU political class/elite deserve hanging.
ONLY when those parasites are deceased shall we see peace.
Better than hang them, is to send them to Siberia for the next 200 years. If possible, to the Black Dolphin Prison.
I went with a friend for coffee to Tim Horton’s and I said to him welcome to the NBA. He seemed puzzled at my comment. He said, “what do you mean?” I responded, “look at the workforce, one white and the rest tanned”. Downtown, light skinned 90 present males on every street corner, some passed out in front of businesses, homeless zonked out, pushing stolen grocery store buggies, begging, robbing stores, while Justin Trudeau sends billions in weapons to Ukraine. Oh yes, we have nice flower baskets hanging from poles, but more often the smell of urine and feces from back alleys predominates.
Yesterday at a graduation ceremony at the local university the graduates, ninety percent I would estimate, were women. In almost all disciplines valedictorians were women and the graduates, I would estimate 60 percent, were from East and South Asia, Africa, and Central America. I don’t have a problem with this. In fact, I praise their strong work ethic. However, I have a problem with our education system which lacks rigor, family breakdown sixty-five percent divorced, healthcare in shambles, and political ignorance at every level of government, while the economy leaves profit to the private market, but it socializes risk, which is in effect assumed by the government, which then spreads the cost across the backs of the taxpayer.
A sarcastic,”tongue in cheek” article,which I agree 100% with. The parts talking about the internal workings inside the US.I can attest to fully. And the same with the US’s treatment of Latin America.
On another point. I think that the Cuban President should make a speech like that. Make it at the UN in the General Assembly when they have World Leaders assembled for discussions. The only reason they don’t is because they have the mistaken belief that somehow the US will finally decide to leave them alone. That has never happened with a country the US has marked as an eternal enemy government (heads up Iran,North Korea,Syria,Russia,China). And since the US treatment of Cuba is the example that they used as the model for their treatment of other states that don’t obey the US. The “gold standard” in trying to destroy a country. That alone should show them how vain that hope is. But as they say,hope dies last,among humans.
There is no country in the world that has suffered the US’s attacks longer than Cuba (well except maybe North Korea that is). And has paid an extremely high price for holding on to their sovereignty. It’s a shame that China and Russia don’t understand the example Cuba is in the non-aligned world. And how much benefit they would gain from helping Cuba to overcome the damage the US does to the Cuban economy. Nothing would show the non-aligned world that they too can stand up to the US and still prosper as a nation than for China and Russia to help Cuba’s economy. It is the non-aligned world that will make or break China’s and Russia’s attempt to create a multi-polar world. And Cuba is a symbol to the non-aligned world.
So why doesn’t America stop the migration? Because it doesn’t really want to.
Bravo, Mr. Reed. Finally someone says what I have been saying since 1986. Republicans view the immigrants as cheap labor, while the DemoRATS know that they can, eventually, make DemoRATS out of them. Besides, it is too good an issue for U.$ $enators and congressmen to blah, blah, blah about on the house or senate floor. Remember Wa$hington hot air causes more global warming than vehicles ever could.
The Liberals don’t want low paid workers and the Rep don’t want democrat immigrants.
So immigration is pi**ing off everybody
A superpower is a cold war term. When people today say that Russia aspires to have this status, I interpret it in the following way: they want to undermine trust in Russia, to portray Russia as frightening, and create some kind of image of an enemy. … Russia is in favor of a multipolar world, a democratic world order, strengthening the system of international law, and for developing a legal system in which any small country, even a very small country, can feel itself secure, as if behind a stone wall. … Russia is ready to become part of this multipolar world and guarantee that the international community observes these rules. And not as a superpower with special rights, but rather as an equal among equals.
In many ways people are unequal, but are all men created equal? We would likely be hard pressed to find a western politician philosophically equipped to debate the nature of equality as it is listed in the Declaration of Independence. Would it be worth it or would we have to go to Trinity doctrine around equality?
We are ‘created equal’ but the seed is the word and the word of faith differentiates us in manifold ways.
Can it work for the ‘global south’? That’s a word also, that I can willingly receive in my heart.
Maybe Al Gore?
“It was clear to me that men and women were equal — if not more so.”
A joke used during his campaign speeches, about childhood impressions of hearing his parents arguing; as quoted in “Gore Campaign, Trailing Among Women, Sharpens Its Pitch to Them” by Melinda Henneberger in The New York Times (6 July 1999)
Variant: “When my sister and I were growing up, there was never any doubt in our minds that men and women were equal, if not more so.”
As quoted in “The 2000 Campaign : The Vice President” by David Barstow in The New York Times (12 August 2000).
The reason why the US regime did not invite certain countries to this conference is precisely because these countries represent an independent front. And US doesn’t want any Latin American country to be independent and self-reliant in any way.
UN’s new signature
– Uvalde school police chief ditched his radio during shooting because he ‘thought it would slow him down’ and claims he ‘didn’t know he was in charge’ as he describes standing outside classroom while 12 kids and teachers inside waited for help
Bottomline: Trust police
RT about 6th January
– To be sure, the events of January 6 were alarming. Days after it happened, I wrote a piece for CGTN pointing out the systemic rot it indicated when right-wing fanatics could launch an attempted putsch against the government with little resistance, meanwhile police were violently dispersing and even disappearing anti-racist protesters just months prior.
– This is all a serious concern – and that’s why I believe the hundreds of arrests and stiff sentences handed down to organizers and attendees are justified. It’s also why I believe there needs to be more accountability for the Republican politicians, like former President Donald Trump, that facilitated the failed insurrection.
– a limited form of rebellion, an armed uprising
When FBI was asked how many weapons they had confiscated during the “Insurrection” answer was NONE
Going to be lean times for the CIA now that the Taliban is destroying the Afghan poppy crops.
“…How would Holy Joe respond to such a speech? He, and America, cannot afford to find out.”
He would not respond; he might smile while saying he won’t respond.
A speech can ruin itself, no matter how true it may be, when it is too long and the guy giving it doesn’t realize it.