by Ghassan Kadi for the Saker Blog
Disbelief is probably the best word to describe today’s world. Disbelief that in the short span of my own lifetime thus far, I have lived to witness black whitewashed to become white, and when it doesn’t turn white, brains are brainwashed to see it white.
In am in disbelief that the political Left that I have grown to choose to either like or dislike is now owned and controlled by Western billionaires and oligarchs who have turned developing countries into slave labour camps.
I am in disbelief that the former promise of liberalism has been turned by the new-Left to become a mass movement that is devoid of free-thinking, one that literally coerces one to unconditionally accept it and follow its agenda without any questions or else face persecution, humiliation and slander.
Love or hate Castro and Guevara, I am in total disbelief that their political heirs, as it were, are Greta Thunberg, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, the main benefactor of whom is George Soros; just to name a few.
I am in disbelief that decent people have condoned violent protests and looting and considered them as rightful civil rights activities.
I am in total disbelief that rudeness, thought-policing, political correctness, hypocrisy and double standards have become the new norms.
And now that Biden has illegally declared himself a winner, I am in disbelief that many of his supporters do not seem to care as to whether or not he has indeed committed electoral fraud or not despite allegations that indicate that ballots might have been fiddled with and which at least warrants an investigation. They seem happy to get rid of Trump even if this meant that fraud was actually committed.
I am in disbelief that world leaders are breaking the standards of political protocol and congratulating Biden before he is formally declared a winner.
I am in disbelief that social media giants like Facebook and Twitter are allowed to censor personal opinion and make their own rules on what constitutes freedom of expression and what doesn’t. Even more, I am in disbelief that those giants are free to decide to ban publishing reports about allegations of corruption in the Biden family camp because they have not been legally and formally substantiated, but at the same time promote and publish unsubstantiated accusations about Trump and his supporters.
I am in disbelief that it became illegal to prescribe and sell hydroxychloroquine even though there are indications that it can treat COVID-19.
I am in disbelief that intelligent, well-meaning people, including many personal friends have believed the myriad of unsubstantiated stories that have been fabricated about Trump ever since he was elected. I am in disbelief that they believed in the Russiagate fiasco and that upon reflection did not feel any remorse when they were proved to be a lie. I am in disbelief that those who fabricated the story were not prosecuted.
I am in disbelief that the BLM movement appears to blame Trump for centuries of racial injustice in America. I am in disbelief that those same people do not look at Obama’s track record on race issues.
I am in disbelief that many mature and intelligent men and women believe that Greta is an expert on climate all the while ignoring what many eminent scientists are saying to the contrary. I am in disbelief that Trump is blamed for that so-called ‘Climate Change’ and that Biden truly believes that he is able to reach zero CO2 emission.
When I was growing up, reform and justice meant iconic issues such as freedom of worship, free speech, free education and medication. I am in disbelief to see that the new definition has morphed into the ‘rights’ of late term abortion and school children having gender change surgeries.
I am in disbelief that the same West that once mocked the use of the term ‘democratic’ in the rhetoric of the USSR and the names of entities like the German Democratic Republic finds itself at ease kicking democracy in the guts and have the so-called American Democratic Party ruled by a new ‘species’ of dictators and thugs.
I am in disbelief that the new definition of being progressive does not include decency and respect and that parents no longer teach their children simple rules like giving up their bus seats to the elderly.
I am in disbelief that the impact of COVID-19 and ‘alleged’ loss of life was blamed on Trump. I say ‘alleged’ loss of life not because I believe that the virus does not exist; it does, but because I have seen enough evidence to substantiate that the figures we have been presented with were highly exaggerated and that many people died of causes other than COVD-19 but were counted as COVID-19 victims; just to make Trump look bad. To this effect, if Trump does initiate a court challenge to the election results and loses, then all that Biden has to do is to start publishing the real figures of deaths caused by COVID-19, and that alone will make him look like a hero who managed to turn around the figures.
I must say that as a Syrian-Lebanese, Trump has been horrible for Syria. He did not manage to contain Erdogan. He sanctioned the theft of Syrian oil. He allowed for Syrian crops to be burnt. He intensified sanctions against Syria with his Caesar Act. For the above and other reasons, Syrians should be rejoicing to see him leave even though Biden and his team of Democrats have been beating the drums of war, but if they draw first blood, it will be a war they cannot win. In more ways than one, a military escalation in Syria now, one that does not expand to become an all-out war between America and Russia, may break the stalemate and create the foreground for moving forward in a new direction. In other words, as far as Syria is concerned, Biden can inadvertently be a better president than Trump. Time will tell.
I therefore have real, concrete and thought-out reasons to dislike Trump and even loath him. But I find myself in total disbelief when I ask many people the reason, the real reason, for which they hate Trump; they are unable to provide a single one. Some revert to his looks and/or his vocabulary, but come on, is this enough for them to hate him with the passion they do? I am in disbelief that they echo like parrots the words of the media, knowing from previous experiences that the only thing that the media is good at is lying. I am in disbelief that seemingly rational people are increasingly finding it easy and plausible for them to adopt very strong views, make loud and uncouth comments, without taking the effort of fact-finding.
I am in disbelief that the moment one speaks of fact-finding-based rationality, he/she is either ‘accused’ of being a Trumpie or a denialist. You are either 100% with them or against them. I am in disbelief that they do not see the grey lines in any given argument.
The perception of Trump by the world reminds me of that of President Assad in the Arab World a bit; not that a real comparison can be drawn between the two men. Many Arabs who hate Assad cannot provide one single legitimate reason for hating him, but when squeezed in a corner, they admit that they dislike him because he is an Alawite.
The planners of the anti-Trump campaign have worked very hard in order to demonize him and create a multi-faceted global anti-Trump hysteria. They planned to put together a coalition of haters of different persuasions united only by their hatred to Trump; again in a manner akin to how the ‘War on Syria’ started.
The public both within America and abroad has been bombarded with stories about Trump, portraying him as the public enemy number one at different levels and on many issues.
The Chinese have a great interest to see Trump go because Trump is a tough trade deal negotiator.
The EU nations, and NATO members to be specific, also have a great interest to see Trump go because he forced them to make larger contributions to the NATO budget.
And even though Trump canceled the Iran nuclear deal, endorsed Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and facilitated peace settlements with three Arab states, the Israelis have no qualms about seeing Trump go because they know for a fact that Biden will not waver in his support to Israel. To Israel and the Israel lobby, the identity of the resident of the White House is totally immaterial.
Erdogan will be happy to see Trump go because he knows that Biden will be a much softer putty to mould. Biden is more than likely to give him a free hand dealing with the Kurds than Trump ever did.
The huge American industrialists and globalists will be happy to see Trump go because they do not wish to repatriate their factories and create American jobs. They do not want to pay higher salaries and higher taxes. They are totally indifferent as to how far and wide the rust belt expands; for as long as their companies are making profit having factories overseas.
Big Pharma is keen to see Trump go because it is tipped to make hundreds of billions of dollars selling vaccines.
Last but not least, the Deep State wishes for Trump to go. No former American President has ever dared to even mention the term ‘Deep State’ let alone take charge against it. I find myself in a state of disbelief because the alleged foot soldiers who are meant to stand up against the ‘Deep State’, ie the Left, are the ones taking charge against Trump. Work this one out.
Even the old guards at the GOP, the Republican Party are against Trump; because they are part-and-parcel of the Deep State, they have their fingers in the pie, and Trump does not represent them. In reality, in both of his election and re-election bids, Trump ran more like an independent than a GOP candidate. History will possibly mark him as the American President who was closest to being an independent candidate.
With all of the above said, I can fully understand why some have good reasons to dislike Trump and even hate him, and as mentioned above, I can have my own reasons. I can equally understand why some can be shortsighted enough to wish to see him go without giving much thought to who is to replace him. But for anyone to believe that Joe Biden is the man to restore America’s position in the world and make the world a better place, than unsubstantiated wishful thinking is the most polite manner to describe such aspirations.
Notwithstanding all of the above, the world is undergoing an inevitable polar shift and this is now unstoppable. The West is losing its technical edge and financial prowess as both are moving east. And even if Trump wins his touted court battle and is declared a winner, changes the constitution and gets re-elected for ten more terms, he will not be able to reverse this torrent even if the Democrats worked wholeheartedly with him.
If Biden ends up in the White House, he may and probably will attempt to gain initial support by publishing real COVID-19 death related figures as mentioned above. But what will he be able to conjure up in order to be able to save face when it comes to public debt, unemployment and other huge problems that America and the rest of the world face?
The cracks within America are sadly widening and the underlying foundations are crumbling, and if Biden is foolish enough to take the war gamble as a way out of the financial dilemma that he will have to deal with if he becomes president and squanders a few more trillion on a new war somewhere in the world, he will hasten the financial collapse. If he warms up to China and escalates his anti-Russian rhetoric to the extent of creating war with Russia, then God help us all. I suppose Greta and her minions will blame Russia for the nuclear fallout, provided that any of them and us will still be around to talk about it.
Whether Trump stays or goes, he has definitely and inadvertently accelerated the events in the age of disbelief. The word disbelief was once associated with heresy, but now, at least in my dictionary, it refers to the disbelief in the current state of human rationality.
I can go on and on but enough is said. With all the above reasons to have disbelief, I wonder if there is still any benefit in writing articles like this one and trying to talk people into having some common sense.
The world is quickly and steadfastly approaching a rather frightening stage of mass hysteria of Biblical proportions. Rational people now feel that they are surrounded by lunatics, and yet some say we ‘ain’t seen nothing yet’.
May God have mercy on humanity, because humanity did not have mercy on itself.
RE: “…I wonder if there is still any benefit in writing articles like this one…”
Yes, thank-you, your article benefited me … it was grounding to read it … as it is “crazy making” to be surrounded by people who accept the “new normal” … & all the rest of what’s being normalised … like nothing is wrong.
I am with you in your disbelief.
God gives us the strength to hold on to our sanity.
I also thank the author for the article. He nailed it. I would like to quote one of his sentences:
“I am in disbelief that the political Left that I have grown to choose to either like or dislike is now owned and controlled by Western billionaires and oligarchs who have turned developing countries into slave labour camps”.
Well, as Lenin stated, the best opposition you could possibly have is the one you can control, as in this case with the so-called “Leftists”.
I live in Europe and over here we all know what the term “Left” means. However, the “Left” in the US should be called the “Neocon Right”, as that is precisely what it is. I always laugh when I hear the term “Leftist” in the US.
As for Biden’s “victory”, it is shocking that he announced it before officially confirmed, it is shocking that the media had the audacity to proclaim him the “winner”, it is shocking that some world leaders had the uncouth nerve to congratulate him “winning” when no official entity in the US did so, and it is both shocking and sad that his supporters started celebrating in the streets before Biden was officially pronounced the winner, relying entirely on the neocon MSM.
What is doubly sad is that Biden had real support in the first place, not that this means that he won the election, which he did not. It is beyond my comprehension that ordinary people could possibly vote for a 77 year old neocon warmonger (who by the end of the year will turn 78) and expect anything from him. Is he going to back the ordinary man at the expense of the elite ? Of course not.
And yes, the US is divided, which on the one hand is logical, as you have the elite and all the others. On the other hand these divisions, in ordinary circumstances, should not be so great. However, they are, and this does not bode well for the US, bearing in mind it’s gigantic foreign and domestic debt, the fact that the dollar is printed backed by nothing, that between 60.000 and 70.000 manufacturing facilities have been closed down, and the fact that paramilitary and secessionist movements are on the rise.
Some analysts have stated that the US is facing a new civil war. As I have written before, a new civil war is next to impossible, as who would fight it ? However, large social, political and ethnic disturbances are very mush possible, especially if the US should experience a financial crash, which could lead to the implosion of the country. New Orleans in 2005 can be taken as an omen. When the water burst into the city, 50 % of the police never showed up for work, protecting the families. Of the remaining 50 %, 25 % came to work, while the remaining 25 % went on a looting rampage. This event does not inspire confidence.
Its being fought intellectually, not physically, in the media, on blogs, on the streets. It shows up as expensive health care, bad education, the financialization of an economy, the need to force some to compete for self fulfillment.
War as we knew it here in the states, has fundamentally changed.
Peoples of Bolivia have succeeded in maintaining their belief -under some cover in order to protect them from the de facto government during a long year that just finish today with the official act of possession of the elected duo Arce Choquehanca. I look and listen at that live on YouTube Bolivia 7 tv channel this morning. Amazing. How to explain what really happened in the last months? Choquehanca gives some hints: the very strong communal ties inside the Bolivian society based not only on ideology and parties but also on a special “Way of live” that has noting to do with the American way of live….called The path to Buen Vivir well expressed in the Constitution very largely adopted ten years ago. The only thing in respect to that is that a majority do not acknowledge a third mandate by Morales as a president but undoubtedly want to keep the integrity of their Constitution (written by the people himself during a very in depth process). One of the best Estatal Constitution I ever read to confront the human challenges of Century XXI.
When everything is seen through a black/white ideologically blinkered inversion filter then ‘up’ can present as ‘down’.
Education in critical thinking is the only solution but much of the world is inoculated against it -and proud of it.
“Education in critical thinking is the only solution”
Agreed. Critical thinking, or more specifically dialectical materialistic thinking, is incompatible with idealistic worldviews, which unfortunately describes most of the West from Left to Right.
The “defeat” of Trump will hopefully be a wake-up call for many who idealistically saw Trump as the Christlike, one true savior of America. It’s time to reconnect with the material world.
Dialectical materialism is literally Karl Marx calling for for (presumably Marxist) revolution, I would personally be against that.
That normally ends with totalitarian destruction on the population that has Marxism forced on it.
Dialectical materialism has nothing to do with “calling for revolution” or “totalitarianism”, no more than quantum mechanics has to do with genociding innocent Japanese women and children.
You are simply regurgitating the central tenet of Liberal Education.
Dialectical materialism is a basic philosophical worldview, and an extraordinarily useful one. I encourage you to understand it before baselessly rejecting it.
So what you are saying that Dialectical materialism written by Marx and contributed to by Lenin, Stalin and Mao is not a step towards totalitarianism? I would disagree with you whole heartedly.
It is exactly that kind of rejection you display regarding an apparently foreign concept that dialectical materialism allows you to overcome consistently. The outcome you assign to its use only exists in the thought bubble you never questioned breaking out of. You only need to unpack the words themselves… you will discover they are much more familiar, that there is nothing too fancy about them, beyond being or ceasing to be inoculated against its meaning.
A good start is whenever you find yourself rejecting something reflexively, make the effort to consciously fire up some grey cells around it a little bit more than 2 seconds.
We should not confuse the basic ideas of Marx and Engels with the warped interpretations of these ideas that served the crude rule of the invariably half-educated ruling cliques of Eastern European countries in the past century.
As in any discussion, we should at least understand the definitions of the terms used.
Encyclopedia Britannica puts it plainly:
“Dialectical materialism, a philosophical approach to reality derived from the writings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. For Marx and Engels, materialism meant that the material world, perceptible to the senses, has objective reality independent of mind or spirit. They did not deny the reality of mental or spiritual processes but affirmed that ideas could arise, therefore, only as products and reflections of material conditions. Marx and Engels understood materialism as the opposite of idealism, by which they meant any theory that treats matter as dependent on mind or spirit, or mind or spirit as capable of existing independently of matter. …”
This is waffle.
You have said Dialectical materialism has nothing to do with “calling for revolution” and then I mentioned that some of the topics writings are by the world’s most famous revolutionaries.
Frankly, you are speaking as a miseducated liberal in this thread. I again encourage you to gain a basic understanding of the concepts you are unconditionally rejecting. You will be better off: “know thy enemy”.
Dialectical Materialism, as you refer to it, was attributable to Engels rather than Marx. I think you mean Historical Materialism which a rather different. Marxism is essentially a reformulation and synthesis of British political economy, German philosophy and French socialism. As young men Marx and Engels were involved in Rhineland separatist movements, which drew the attention of the Prussian police. Both had to leave England pronto and settled there permanently. Marx in London and Engels in Manchester. They were both involved in the First International Working Man’s movement and found themselves in opposition to anarchists such as Bakunin.
Both men were very marginal to the political situation in Europe and restricted themselves only to commentary. Marx did not initiate any revolution, that was the prerogative of Lenin and Trotsky.
It is always interesting to note the way some contributors seem to claim knowledge of a subject without actually knowing next to nothing about it; but that doesn’t apparently stop them mouthing off anyway. You should take a leaf out of Wittgenstein’s, namely, ”that whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent”.
Covid, Trump, lockdowns, QE to infinity, China/Russia bashing, all this and more, in my mind anyway, can only be explained by what it leads to – chaos and destruction. So, why not accept that that is the plan. Trump is not a fool. He knows what is against him and it doesn’t really matter whether he is a deep state puppet or not. The plan will take effect.
The plan is simple and by no means creative. Look at all the color revolutions and recognize the recurrent pattern. There is something robotic about it.
Human beings aren’t robotic. They are creative and unpredictable. Once scared out of complacency by the destruction and chaos waiting in the wings, the deep state will be obliterated. They dont’t have what it takes, if you ask me. What I think may not matter. But I’m confident the crooks in command cannot not fail.
Very nice article, Mr Kadi.
If it’s any comfort to you, the vast majority of Americans that voted November 3 are in TOTAL disbelief that their vote was honestly dealt with, and not buried under a flood of Fake Biden Harris Ballots.
Let’s see how many of them can afford 55 cents, a piece of paper, an envelope and the infinitesimally small amount of energy to get this
123 Your Street
Your City, ST 12345
November 7, 2020
President Donald J. Trump
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. President,
My vote is the most envied tangible asset in the world. We the people of the United States of America govern – we are not governed. Our VOTE represents our FREEDOM.
On November 3, 2020, my voice was not heard at the ballot box. In essence, my freedom was taken away. As a shareholder of this nation in which my taxes fund the positions of all elected officials, I have the right to audit all activities funded and driven with my fiscal contributions.
I respectfully request a FULL audit across the nation. All 50 states, not just the contested states. I request a full report to be made public and all those that violated my interest as a shareholder of this nation to be HELD accountable.
My vote counts. My voice matters. I look to you President Donald J. Trump to honor my request and defend my freedom.
…. in the mail…to the White House.
Furthermore, though I have reservations about Donald J Trump and ALMOST every other fallible human being that ever lived and ever will live, I am in disbelief about the extreme degrees of cognitive dissonance amongst those Empire Deluded Fools who actually believe that they are “doing good” by:
1) Holding to the absurdity that Orange Man Bad is responsible for every American SIN since they started to be committed…..and not someone that has risked everything to atone for it losing its republicanism and falling into the disgracefulness of imperialism…including the “endless wars”.
2) And that believe that in the process of making the above attempted atonement Trump must jump through ALL their little hoops and accomplish what may not even be POSSIBLE yet (the Assange Single Issueists crybabies come to mind….) all at once…or they won’t support ONE single positive thing………like destroying the “credibility” of the MSM of The Masters of Empire Discourse……..that he has already accomplished for the majority of Americans that have at least progressed that far since 2016…..OR
3) That believe he should actually do all these things on their little ridiculous Personal Pet Peeve (mostly Fake left) lists while totally shitting on and disregarding ANY legitimate national interests of the United States of America and all of its people…of all colors and original national origin…..including my second generation Syrian-American former business partner …..because their political judgment is THAT messed up……that they think he could and should do all of that which they demand on their little lists without serving ANY of the interests of those people, originally from almost every corner of this earth..that he represents……because their animus towards ALL…..even the innocents here…is THAT disorienting of their better judgement.
4) That actually believe that this is “over” and Trump is “out”. They are “out” of their little minds. Fools!
Because they are taking The Easier Path…..which is never the best path in these matters.
Lt General Flynn breaks it down for y’all:
“What I would say is…’Let’s ALL be patient. The biggest counsel I could provide is …everybody around the country needs to take a deep breath…..”
“We cannot take the easy way out and give in, particularly with this Dominion software that was discovered in operation in this election in Michigan (ME:owned by Diane Feinstein’s husband…it doesn’t get any more flagrant than this, guys….) …
“If we do not get this right, we will not have a country……….”
Some readers will say “Good! You shouldn’t have a country!”
Oh, I see. Makes sense! To hell with the guy determined to clean out the deployment of Isis to tear Syria….. and much more to pieces……. in line with the Empire’s “Grand Chessboard” strategy against not only Eurasia but also deeper down….against his own globalist …. hijacked USA….with the exception of ITS Anglophile Traitorous Oligarchy.
They are the problem….not Trump or this particular general. And the people that cannot discern the difference….may be an even bigger problem….for without them..the useful fools ………….The Great Game of Empire…………..would already be in the Waste Basket of History…decades ago.
I listened to a 3-minute interview with Sydney Powell, General Flynn’s lawyer the other day. She spoke of the gross fraud involved in this election. It isn’t only against Trump. This fraud is evident in a number of other races too. She named one or two people, offhand, who likely fell victim to such fraud. In her view, the entire country needs to be audited. The fraud is that widespread.
It wasn’t only the federal crimes committed in this election but the dirty tricks in media, all working to affect the outcome. Things such as declaring Biden the winner of a state early yet sitting on the results when Trump was leading or the winner.
Regardless of ones position, I don’t know how anyone could be pleased with a victory when it was the result of all this. They don’t want to view themselves as actually being accessories to this criminal activity which they have supported. What I mean is that such people may think their ideology is morally superior, yet they are not taking the high road but the one into the sewer.
Great article, very well thought out.
This is the crux of the Reagan Freedom Speech, also known as “A Time for Choosing”:
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
Obama said the Founding Fathers had it right when they outlined the distinction between faith and government.
“They also understood the need to uphold freedom of speech,” he added, “that there was a connection between freedom of speech and freedom of religion. For to infringe on one right under the pretext of protecting another is a betrayal of both.”
What has happed to America? Their deep state are attempting to enforce abandoning freedom or expression, freedom of movement after resolutely defending hem before.
We are resisting. We are defending our constitutional liberties at any cost.
Exact as you say !
There are a few caption points in favor for the ‘orange’ man, of atleast Empire or World importance:
– The Great Reset
– The Green Reset, jump out of Paris Agreement
– Jump out of WHO
– Critical of the Corona – scam
which are HUGE roadblocks on the road to fascist hell !
ALL of that will be nullified in the first week of Biden taking office, because they are all based on executive orders or not even that (the resentment vs. Great-Reset, Green-Deal are passive, no law, no order had been given).
Within two years nobody will recognize the world of today anymore ! History (and thus the future) will have been abandoned for good, gone – for atleast a looong time.
Far and wide there is no real opposition recognizable to pose any threat to the Globalists in the Empire’s sphere of influence.
By necessity ‘revolutions’ always start at the center of an Empire because the vassals, are just that (the periphery might be a causing factor).
There will be no second chance for a loong time, and it will be much, much, much bloodier !!!
Trump is a roadblock and that already is much, much needed for the rest to catch up.
We don’t even talk about the war crazyness which will take hold almost immediately in the ME, against Russia and Africa, Obomba like but with a rage !
@HDan The only problem with this evil plan is the empire is not militarily strong enough to achieve it.
Dear Brother Ghassan and all readers,
When you get in touch with your spiritual side, read what the prophets of God and scriptures have said about these days, and connect this information with the historical process of the past 500+ years or so, there will be much less disbelief, less surprise and less amazement at what is happening right now. There will be more understanding at what is taking place.
For the past several hundreds of years, the West has lead the world into a global technological secular godlessness and usurious economic monetary system. The West has lead the world into this landscape, but the rest of the world has also adopted this way of life. By now it has engulfed the entirety of mankind. This is an unchangeable trajectory that is beyond our control.
The current world where white is black and black is white, where injustice and inequality prevails is part of this landscape and will only increase until a due time.
Understanding the origin of your soul, understanding how scripture has been corrupted by man for power and greed, how forgoing God, his messengers and scripture for material life and technology has become the new religion, understanding all this will give you a more clear vision of why things are the way they are and where we are headed without despair or losing faith in the mercy of the creator of the heavens, the Earth, everything within it and your flesh, your soul and the designer of every atom and molecule.
The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A time of patience will come to people in which adhering to one’s religion is like grasping a hot coal.”
‘By now it has engulfed the entirety of mankind. This is an unchangeable trajectory that is beyond our control.’
This is a bit nihilistic @Harry_Red
Actions can always change a trajectory. We arise now.
There are things you can change and things you cannot change. This is an important reality to grasp.
This does not mean you should not speak the truth, strive for good, or hope for a better future. But you should be aware that not everything is within your hands.
Wise words Harry, People no longer think that way, though. They think they are “masters of the own destiny” that they are in control of everything. No wonder there is a mental health epidemic.
You cannot always choose the path that you want. You have to follow the path that is laid before you, to the best of your ability, that’s all.
Also very wise words Serbian girl.
When people often believe everything is in their hands, it can lead to hopelessness and frustration due to their unability to change a situation. They lose that mental and spiritual peace of mind. This then causes them to lose sight of what they can change in their environment, community, their families and friends. It can cause a detachment from reality to certain extent….Their needs to be a balance but also a purpose.
sensible words @Harry_Red @Serbian girl not to lose sense of your environment.
What it boils down to, I think, is that some people – like Ghassan Kadi – have respect for other people, see them as equals (at least), and do not treat them as things – as means to an end.
Whereas those who do the harm have an entirely different view. They feel infinitely entitled; that they should own everything, and are permitted to destroy anyone who stands in their way. And they see other people as means to their ends – nothing more.
It has always been difficult for humane, civilised people to defeat inhuman, selfish psychopaths. Even if they outnumber them at least 20 to one.
“… I say ‘alleged’ loss of life not because I believe that the virus does not exist; it does…”
The only small complaint is – the virus does not exist.
It never even existed, because “virology” based on “germ theory” is a pseudoscience.
This pseudoscience was created and funded by John D Rockefeller with the help of plagiarists and criminals Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch.
Take a look at this 1918 report – the Rosenau experiment:
This is a deliberate absurdity I think.
” I wonder if there is still any benefit in writing articles like this one and trying to talk people into having some common sense.”
It’s a problem, isn’t it?
Is there a reason to write such things here? Probably not, since most here are gathered together with feelings and views almost identical to yours. You are “singing to the choir”. Most of us have been kind, not wanting to put the clear truth into blunt words. But blunt words are all that is left, and indeed, have become essential for clear thought. As an American gentleman said to me a couple of days “you have no idea how many utterly stupid people are all over American; Americans as a whole are incredibly stupid”.
I sadly have to say this of almost all of AngloSaxon Euro nations. Certainly the conclusions I have drawn after a lifetime of experience with them – among them, but never one of them – is that about 90% of them are incredibly stupid. They are poorly educated, true, but a huge number of the 90% are just not educable anyway. And they live in a culture which has been enstupidating them [Thanks Fred Reed] all their lives.
After all, can stupid parents give rise to intelligent, well read, thoughtful children? Does a fig tree produce grapes, or sweet water come from a polluted well??
Long ago, at the end of the War on Japan, when Japan was desperate, facing defeat and in need of every soldier, a very bright psychologist pointed out to the Brass, that only about 5% of any largish group of people, are what might be called “the 5% different”. They are the ones who can step forward, with an idea, or a move, and take the lead, and help, or direct, or make something happen. He knew how to identify them. Remove them to just one high security facility, he said, the rest will just mill around, never attempting to escape, with just one fat, tired old guard with a Rifle.
And they did that, It did work. You could find a number of papers and books on this phenomena after the war – I read a few. But every computer search I do now brings not a thing. Not surprisingly I suspect – the PTB dont want the populace aware of this.
Be around when there is an emergency and you can see it. There was a sloping entrance and exit from a train station in Russia which a leak flooded and then the cold froze into sheer ice. A couple of guys got together to form a human train grasping the side rails, and got everyone out, handing them up the line.
A plane crashed flying over frozen territory in the north. The pilots were incapacitated, and the cabin crew. A group of people got together, got the crew to direct to manually how open the doors and got everyone out before the plane exploded.
When massive fires decimated a part of Victoria 10 yrs ago, in one small valley, some of the people contacted each other, arranged a safe place – an old stone pub – gathered in the residents living alone and distant, pets, horses, and got everyone in. No-one was lost.
Oliver Stone, in a recent interview, was talking of the horror of the My Lei incident in Vietnam. He commented that “it wasn’t just the officer and a few others. There were many others there, but they either said nothing, or went along. Of those who protested and tried to stop it there were only about — 5%”.
The magic 5%. Those outside just mill along, stay silent, go along to get along, or join in. Most are, sad to have to say it, either complicit in any damn thing for a quiet life, or too stupid to have any idea.
I could go on, but you see the point?
Probably an awful lot of readers and commentator here are the different 5% or close.
So – do you think there’s any point in writing for the others?? The 90% passive, silent and stupid??
I guess one just keeps on in hope of striking a spark somewhere.
Only 10 percent of people involved actively in the US revolution. The rest of the population benefited greatly afterwards.
Trump has much more than that percentage wise.
We will not let this action cause us to freeze. Action speaks and that action is now.
By this token, would you argue that the people who developed the software infrastructure this site runs on, not to mention the operating systems we run on our hardware day by day, are among the 10% of Westerners who aren’t ‘stupid’?
Such a beautifully written article. Made me feeling better for reading it. I think there are many who share the emotion, the disbelief and also the worry of what comes next.
Agreed, i to think he mirrored the thoughts of most of us that read this blog.
Thank you, Dear Ghassan, brilliantly said. Someone in the comments called your article “grounding” and I couldn’t agree more.
Again, thank you!
I am in disbelief too…
and … that world leaders are breaking the standards of political protocol and congratulating Biden before he is formally declared a winner.
There will be on their face… and they will be on the balck list like the swamp is already…
“With all the above reasons to have disbelief, I wonder if there is still any benefit in writing articles like this one and trying to talk people into having some common sense.”
Agreed, and yes we have not seen the worst yet.
Russia in the 90`s will look like a paradise compared to the Euro/US future imo.
That is if we avoid ww3, if the US uniparty decide to go to war with Russia to avoid economical disaster i guess we will see eachother in Heaven or hell.
‘In reality, in both of his election and re-election bids, Trump ran more like an independent than a GOP candidate. History will possibly mark him as the American President who was closest to being an independent candidate.’
– This was true of his 2016 campaign but not his 2020 campaign.
– Foreign and trade policy would have remained the same no matter who became president.
@Nasser you claim constantly that Trump is inseparable from the rest of US politics in which case why has the media taken such an effort to remove him?
I don’t fully agree with your characterization. The media doesn’t have the power to remove him. He will leave because he will be unable to prove any election fraud in the courts. And unlike 2000 we are talking about several states not just one.
I think the so called liberal media has catered to their audience’s prejudices and it has proven to be very profitable for them.
FOX and Murdoch media empire more generally has been very supportive of him for most of his presidency. The Republicans got everything they wanted out of him; massive tax cuts and dominance in the federal courts for decades because of his judicial appointments. His continued existence does nothing but inflame passions in half the country that despises him and is thus destabilizing. So now his allies including FOX are abandoning him. That’s how I see it.
Can you please tell me which policies you feel would be different under Trump than under Biden?
@nasser ‘His continued existence does nothing but inflame passions in half the country that despises him’
You are projecting. The media despises him and try to convince their viewers of the same to continue the American empire.
Beautiful article, Ghassan Kadi, may your pen’s reach and power continue to grow. You have analyzed today’s world from a multitude of angles and revealed its truth. Loved reading it, will reread it many times.
I have noticed a couple of left leaning sites finding their readers offended when they have said that Trump would be a less bad option than Biden. I had been leaning further left for years, but to the old left of wanting good wages and jobs, being anti-war and for a fairer society. The progressive left that is its replacement I found nothing to like at all.
The author did a very good job of outlining how I also largely feel. Seems to me the whole left has been hijacked by the same money classes that have oppressed humanity for years, its replacement is very ugly yet few of the followers can see it. Perhaps in time the woke will actually wake up.
I agree with every one of your “articles of disbelief.”
I have had so many similar or exactly the same thoughts, as have many at this blog I am sure.
I am on the email list of a very intelligent man who is a Harvard graduate, attorney, worked in the ME for years, lives in Paris, longtime advocate for Palestinian rights. For me the most hateful aspect of Trump’s term has been his Israel “policy.” Fine, but I still uphold the legal system of the USA!!
So this friend sent me an email headed ” A Modest Proposal: Resign now.” I guess it was meant as humor, but the assumption that every one is part of the same group-think or rather group-hate was jarring. The rationale: “before he does more damage. You agree of course!”
I said no.
I won’t bore readers here with my reply except later I wrote:
“And please answer me one question with yes or no—no long explanations. My question:
Are you in favor of ABC, CBS, NPR, etc. refusing to broadcast Trump’s press conference and social media (FB, Twit, et al.) canceling this, plus his and closing accounts both pre- and post-election on the basis of content or expressed opinions?
Do you accept these entities as gatekeepers of what the public is allowed to hear, also from a sitting president?
Just yes or no.
Please, no long explanations.
“Yes — screaming fire in a theater principle.”
Of course that is the wrong answer, and the wrong principle. As I wrote back.
Screaming “fire!” in a theater when there is no fire is not speech protected by the First Amendment.
Can’t imagine how an educated person arrives at such stupidity and shortsightedness via Trump hate.
I was really shocked by this superficial and glib response. Disbelief.
I do feel that I am surrounded by lunatics—rather, smart people who have become incapable of having an intelligent conversation or any conversation and don’t even seem to be aware at how their strings are being pulled.
I feel myself becoming very quiet. There is no one to talk to. They are all crowing about Biden and about further humiliations for Trump. They think this is obvious and there *is* no other view. No view such as: Thios has never only been about Trump’s personality! They still cannot see that.
Fortunately I can amuse myself by reading, playing my piano, and taking long walks by the harbor and watching birds through my binoculars and picking up shells . . .
Wonder whether *I* am starting to look like or actually become a nutcase!!
My reasons to come here are not too different than yours. The pressure everyone is under can certainly drive one nuts. This year long made me much more cautious discussing with my interlocutors, humbled my thoughts, not so much because these distanced so much from an evolving reality but because it is showing a concurrent richness I was hardly anticipating, encouraging a widening of views.
The marks on the horizon have been fogged out. My most trusted interlocutors explain the same phenomenon with them. It is easy to fallback to the tried and tested trains of thought, but we must keep at least keep naming out the unknowns. It does get kind of exhausting usually by the time of the lunch coffee, when previously into the late night was not often but only natural. We also need to give room each other to let ourselves reconcile with these doubts.
Being seen as a nutcase by those around you can be enlightening experience. Folks no long care to convince you to “join” their side and looks at you disapprovingly like an outcast, or worst an alien. To them they are normal, and your are not. In a way that is true-I am not normal and I accept that. It is also fair that I turn and tilt my head and eyes around like a bird, looking suspiciously at the people around me and observe what they are doing and saying, backing off if they get too close. I just observe. I no longer tend to pass judgement regarding people (other then cursing the warmongers and those that deserve it), since I am still one of them. But I am more interested in the non-human world: the scenery, the beautiful colors of the sky and clouds, plants and trees, insects and animals- especially the birds. With a good pair of binoculars of course!
When I was a young clerk at my country’s navy, I met a cleaning lady muttering to herself and somewhat to me saying she wants to leave everything behind, stop being a human and fly off as a bird. I didn’t fully understood then, but as one continues to observe the human world, I’m starting to logically reach that same understanding and conclusion!!
“Wonder whether *I* am starting to look like or actually become a nutcase”
If you are different to the nutcases Katherine, then you can only see that difference because you are NOT also a nutcase.:-)
Never forget “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. Jiddu Krishnamurti.”
Treasure your difference – we all have to, I think, now more than ever.
” I have lived to witness black whitewashed to become white, and when it doesn’t turn white, brains are brainwashed to see it white”
Well that’s the crux of Marxism – one could also call it magic – if there is no God, then by necessity reality MUST be manufactured, and exactly this they do to the T. Eric Voegelin describes this to perfection ! It’s dead ghosts hounting, nothing else !
The Masters know this very well, and exactly because of this it’s their favorite, the antidote, equally fake Liberalism / fascism is only needed for the divide and conquer charade, finally both are necessarily one and the same in regards to the form of rule – the resultant structure of rule (Master / Slave).
There will be no Master / Slave arrangement thank you kindly @HDan
Your comment suggests a lack of understanding of Karl Marx’s philosophy.
To the Westernized mind, “Marxism” is defined as “evil”. This completely misses the entirety of Marx’s work. If anything, Marxism is amoral, because morality is a fiction of detached idealism, which Marxism (dialectical materialism) is diametrically opposed to.
I suggest–if you want to be taken seriously–you do not use “Marxism” as a synonym for “evil” unless you are merely speaking to the choir.
This article is so well written that I can think of nothing to add. Thanks for all of your thoughts.
Dear Ghassan Kadi
I really appreciated reading your essay this morning. It had a necessary calming effect. I am one of those apparently rare types who found Mr Trump’s presidential tenure an enthralling time in history. He has managed to change or rearrange a lot of western shibboleths and I don’t think the west can return to its former state of somnolent badness, though it will desperately try to. There were many occasions when his Trump’s statements made me jump for joy, literally. Such audacity! Who can harness this political energy now?
Trump was an exceptional president precisely because he wasn’t a politician. I admired his “manliness”, warts and all.
Now what we have are creatures, and an absence of any edification.
As a Brazilian, I hate Trump because he supported bolsonaro. Bolsonaro is destroying Brazil.
Roberto Pires Silveira- by all means, hate Trump for supporting Bolsonaro. I don’t like Bolsonaro and wish the best for Brazil, but “support” does not equal regime change, and you can not blame Trump for conspiring in the domestic politics of Brazil because he was not a politician until his presidency. Since he took office, his intentions to change regimes have been lukewarm and ludicrous (in other words uttered sotto voce, deliberately unsuccessful).
Mr Junior, another Brazilian, is hopeful that with a Biden presidency, Brazil may also return to better times and a new president. I fail to see the logic.
Interessante ver estas pessoas usarem tão facilmente o nome de Deus em defesa de pessoas que comprovadamente agiram sempre contra os mandamentos de Deus. Mas vamos aos fatos, nós aqui no Brasil, principalmente as pessoas que se consideram de esquerda, torceram pela derrota de Trump, não que Biden fosse melhor, mas para retirar uma pessoa que é claramente machista, misógino, não acredita na ciência , é um sonegador de impostos e que sua vida mostra que é uma completa impostora, e sim que apoia o extrema direita brasileiro e apoiador da tortura e de golpes no Brasil. Não, não temos ilusão que Biden não será um imperialista, que continuará com as sanções criminosas, mas esperamos que com este presidente o do Brasil seja também em breve enxotado da presidência do Brasil.
Interesting to see these people use God’s name so easily in defense of people who have proven to have always acted against God’s commandments. But let’s get to the facts, we here in Brazil, especially people who consider themselves to be on the left, cheered for Trump’s defeat, not that Biden was better, but to remove a person who is clearly sexist, misogynist, does not believe in science, is a tax evader and that his life shows that he is a complete imposter, but that he supports the extreme Brazilian right and supports torture and coups in Brazil. No, we are under no illusion that Biden will not be an imperialist, that he will continue with criminal sanctions, but we hope that with this president, that of Brazil will soon be chased away from Brazil’s presidency.
Renowned geopolitical analyst, Mamur Mustapha, wrote on Sep 30, 2020
“Mst of u wn’t get this but, IF #Biden wins the #USElection2020, the following govts wll b upended by their local Establshmnts & will fall;
1) #ImranKhan’s in #Pakistan.
2) #Modi’s in #India.
3) #Bolsonaro’s in #Brazil.
And support 4 tyrants like #MBS of #SaudiArabia wll vanish.”
Damn, the Nutter escapes again……….that really sucks. Pity the Palestinians.
Not a word of what they tell us is the truth. Its all just Big Lies after Big Lies…………….
I am referring to the “lies” that the Malaysian aircraft was shot down by Russians. I am referring to the “lies” that the Crimea referendum was illegal and was carried out under threat of guns.
I am referring to the lies that Russia used Novichok to murder an ex spy and his daughter on British Soil. I am referring to the “lies” about Saddam Hussein producing yellow cake uranium from Niger, I am referring to the “lies” about Saddam Hussein’s milk factories being anthrax facilities ready to bomb the West. I am referring to the “lies” that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and posed an immediate threat to the USA and its “allies”.
I am referring to the “lies” that Muammar al-Qathafi was bombing his own people. I am referring to the “lies” that the Syrian Government was using chemical weapons. I am referring to the “lies” that Russian tanks and armoured personnel carriers were rolling over the borders in their thousands.
I am referring to the lies that Russia attacked Georgia in South Osetia. I am referring to the lies that the ‘mujahedin’ were holy warriors and Osama Bin Laden needed US weapons and training to bring democracy to Afganistan.
Its just goes on and on…..Big Lies after Big Lies
I wish there was a way to click thumbs up button. :-)
I often have, too. Good for When you want to applaud a comment, and very much agree, but have nothing to add or say.
Why, in the wake of the USAmerican election, are all the authors and commentators on this site silent on the plight of the Palestinians? It’s as if Trump’s love affair with Israel never happened. Meanwhile, as a direct result of Trump’s policies, Palestinians are being genocided, slowly.
Humans, that’s all. We have no influence on any topic here, Palestinians, Trump, Biden or Israel. The only thing we can impact support for the site. Many people here and elsewhere, said they were not Trump’s fans, however Biden might be worse than Trump, for Palestinians and the rest of the world, and that makes people scared. When the danger comes to people personally, that becomes the primary concern. Which we cannot change, the danger I mean, but we can vent our frustration and basically cry on each others shoulders. It is kind of gossiping, good stress reliever, it is always good feeling to hear from people that think and feel the same.
btw guys, Palestine is occupied, so call it what it is ‘Occupied Palestine’. If you are not part of the solution you are………………….. see here: http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=216270
Nice that some people can still travel…………sort off.
Simon, really, you will be hard pressed to find a larger group of commentors on any site that are more pro Plaestinian than here. Now, since the US government has been grifting billions of dollars to support the Apartheid State occupying Palestine for what, 60 plus years, that’s Trumps fault?
If Biden is confirmed, his first international trip will be to Occupied Palestine followed by an EO having Trump’s name removed from the Golan Heights, prefering to add his own legacy to the Genocide Of Palestinians. Not a prediction, just a fact.
Actually there’s nothing really astonishing in all this when you come to think about it. Unless working on a motor engine or repairing some plumb work, we human never act rationally. Rather as one Bill Bonner uses to say “we get to think what we need to think, when we need to think it” or something to that effect. And let’s not forget “the Gods first make them crazy…” So let’s enjoy the show, for whether it be mostly comical and often tragic at the same time, it promisses to be a most entertaining spectacle.
Another ” I just don’t believe this happened” moment.
A pretty good amalgamation of events and a timeline.
A curious clip appearing to show Biden actually saying they had put togehter the best “voter fraud organisation” ever!!
Bannon, interviewing a USAF Colonel stating that there is a program designed which can and will steel votes, and predicted that “Trump will appear to be winning, then during that night, they will flip it for Biden”.
Giuliani demonstrating the evidence for fraud. And more. We should watch this and spread it as far and wide as we can.
“I wonder if there is still any benefit in writing articles like this one and trying to talk people into having some common sense.”
Absolutely, continue writing articles like this. This is excellent, excellent article. I agree with the writer 110%. There´s nothing to add to this. Well, I want to add only this: will God bless Assad and Syria.
I can only agree with this post.
To all but the willfully blind, the media now creates and sustains “reality” for a very large number of people in the west today.
Truly, we are living in the matrix. Nothing is what it seems anymore and can be changed in a moment if the media so ordains.
Inexorably, we are being taken to a hell on earth where total subservience will be the order of the day.
By all means, be the change you wish to see but don’t expect our masters or the masses to thank you. The media will paint a target on you(just like they did with Trump and many others) and you too will become a pariah in your own land.
The coming world will not be a welcoming place for independent thinkers.
‘The coming world will not be a welcoming place for independent thinkers’
We can escape this dystopia but have to fight every step of the way.
You should suspend your disbelief, accept that many people and organisations have done things you profoundly disagree with and take actions to render your disagreement influential.
1. You should cancel your Facebook and Twitter accounts IMMEDIATELY. Don’t tell them why. Just cancel them.
2. You should resign from any ‘left claiming’ political body like the US Democrat Party, the UK Labour Party etc and set up your own political organisations which hardwire into their articles of association the illegality of any rich oligarchs gaining any influence. It won’t be easy to achieve that, but if that is your over-riding goal, then your attention will be fully focussed on ensuring that it happens.
3. You should be coruscating in your criticism of anyone who gaslights you. Especially in a public debate. Do not mince words, do not be embarrassed, call them what they truly are. In public. Huge bursts of applause will likely come your way.
4. Lower your opinion of doctors wedded to the big pharma mantras. Focus on human health, notably on a healthy diet, regular exercise and nurturing your emotional needs through social contacts. Remember that social distancing and lockdowns is designed to break normal human social needs. It was designed by psychopaths who really, really hate you and your kind.
5. Lower your opinion of anyone working in the MSM. Do not look up to them, defer to them, big them up. See them for what they are: prostitutes earning a living. They are not on your side. They continue earning £100k+ through the lockdown.
6. Remember that ‘science is never settled’, so don’t ever listen to anyone who says that it is but then says we need more money for ‘more research’. If the science is settled, they can stop being scientists and do something else. Apply that to ‘climate science’, ‘vaccination proponents’ etc etc.
In short, recognise that the sole reason that most of those people’s jobs existed was the need for non-specialists to refer to someone they could trust.
Now you can’t trust any of them, their raison d’etre no longer exists.
God is as much of a winging it observer, as is humanity.
Edward Bernays demonstrated just how easy it is to manipulate what the mass of people believe, and do. That was about 100 years ago. Since then, Bernays’ ideas have been exploited on a mass scale in terms of advertising, propaganda, and public relations; and modern communication technology has aided this immensely. The powerful have a stronger-than-ever grip on power.
Bernays, with the help of his uncle, Sigmund Freud, exploited the weaknesses of the human brain. Ingrained beliefs can be changed, once-believed ‘eternal truths’ can be overturned, and righteousness can be turned into evil. We are reaping what was sown so long ago.
Will it get worse? Who knows? Sadly, I very much doubt it will ever get better. God help the poor children.
Agree with everything except the 17th paragraph. Unless you were there, unless you had it, unless someone close to you died from it, you don’t know.
However, I *am* on board with the fact that the media and Left have unfairly vilified Trump during this fiasco. Yes, he made mistakes which are not insignificant. But first we should really be looking at those like Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, and Feinstein who, in the early days of this crisis, were more concerned about the optics of alleged racism and xenophobia than saving American lives and livelihoods. They let the virus in, and blood is on their hands.
The items i totally disagree with the author are the notions that Chinese , HIS majesty Erdogan and the European or NATO nations would very much like to see Trump go. Even less their motives.
Obviously european govts and sheeple adopted a hate mood towards trump for far different reasons. And factually the Chinese govt and big companies are far less affectionate to Biden that the guy from Wilmington. I really don t know and dont wanna believe the author is convinced of these notions. Must have been a figurative speech from him.
Not really a surprise to me, but yet again demonstrating to the world that the high ground belongs to the leadership of Russia, Vladimir Putin will not congratulate Biden until all legal proceedings are complete and final and official authority declares Biden the victor. This will probably be fodder for Russia haters, to see them once again meddle in U.S. elections rather than see this for what it is: taking a principled stand by one who is not controlled by the U.S.
China’s Xi is doing the same.
Above all this talk remains steel strong fact that so called west is marginalized and marginalizing itself to relatively unimportant small global faction. As one of our historians mentioned few years ago, great old eastern cultures are going their own way based on their own cultural traditions. China hardly needs west much in future and the global trade will be around 80% based on axis of China-India-Africa-Latin America: southern route. They have the production and they have the demographics. It’s likely that China won’t repeat their early 15th century mistake. This time they will play deep with sharp wisdom. To victory. We are going to normal times.
You seem to have a very optimistic view of the future. I have said similar things before, based on the evident collapse of the world socio-economic system, capitalism-imperialism. Yes, our present time is not the end of history; but, the future may not be exactly as you predict… My view is that the triumph of the real people will reach all corners of the world, including the north — without it, the success will not be complete.
“that the figures we have been presented with were highly exaggerated and that many people died of causes other than COVD-19 but were counted as COVID-19 victims…”
We have quite good measurement with COVID-19 casualties: excess deaths. All epidemics, just like so called Spanish flu can be estimated by comparing deaths of certain period to average death of same periods of previous 5-10 years. What we do know now is that Anglo-Saxons and EU-Brussels were kicked even more than Spain and Italy. Worst were UK, Belgium, New York and New Jersey. It’s quite revealing how most European countries (like Germany) had almost zero excess deaths and some (like Norway and Finland) actually negative excess deaths.
COVID-19 underlined how weak west is and this has been focused in countries like Pakistan, Egypt and truly also in Africa. So called “white man” proved to be so fragile and so vulnerable.
“Worst were UK, Belgium …”
Where is your data? Why do you write such utter nonsense? Are you paid by Soros or some such scumbag to pollute this website with fabrications?
Mortality in England has been normal for the past 5 months. The same is true for the 3 other parts – Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Here is the mortality data for 24 European countries.
There is absolutely no reason for lockdowns in the UK. The government wants to destroy the middle classes. There can be no other explanation.
Excellent article. Thank you Mr Judge. (Kadi) :)
Excellent article, Ghassan. Thank you. The abuses of the media are unbelievable, indeed. As a privately owned technology, it is one of the most dangerous of humanity’s enemies. It must be totally banned as such and become socially owned by communities.
Yes, there is a benefit in writing articles like your 11/08/20 one. I currently live in a cultural and intellectual wasteland and I thank you so much for your thoughts. I am 80 yrs. old and I too am in disbelief at the changes I have seen in my life time. Thank you for validating my own views.
Thank you Ghassan. a very eloquent and borad summary of the current impasse.. the US election was very much a battle between the nationalsit (trump) and the Globalists) as far as most Americans are concerned.. and of course the naqtionalist won out.. and of course there is a very real and dangerous disbeleif and outrage at this attempted theft and fraud. persoaqnlly i think cosmic factors are in play.. and would not rule ANYTHING out. either way.. i persoanlly have total faith that Trump and his base and still growing support will prevail. .
True, true, everything you say is true, bur why this disbelief in the current state of human rationality? We have all been subjected to masses of misinformation and half-truths for so long, how can we know what to believe? I believe that the current state of human irrationality is a direct result of the toxic environment we have been suffering since the day we first questioned whether we were thinking rationally. How long ago was that? 1967, I think! I think I thought until then that the world was controlled by adults, but in 1967 I realized that the world was controlled by crazies! Not the spiritual world of course, just this crazy world we wake up to every morning. How can you expect me to think rationally in this crazy world, Ghassan?