Con Vs. Con

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  • Fee-fi-fo-fum

    Hedges is afraid of the Jews so he uses “liberal” in place of Jews.

    • diogenes

      It’s you who are excessively “afraid of the Jews”, who comprise 2% of the population of America and own (according to the Jewish magazine Forward) 40% of the wealth. That still leaves 98% of us and 60% of the wealth. And there are also far more goy traitors to American democracy — just by the numbers. So why don’t you stop throwing stink bombs? What’s your purpose in that? Somehow I don’t get the impression you mean to be helpful or to help our country get better. So, what IS your agenda? Just hate? Just confusion?

    • wunsacon

      Just as “coincidence is not causality”, don’t conflate our problems with the participation and leadership any one particular ethnic or religious group. First, amoral lawless empires (including our own) predate any specific ethnicity or religion. Second, the political opinions of individuals hailing from any one ethnic or religious group pretty much vary as much as from any other.

      • diogenes

        On the other hand we can do America a favor by talking about “Zionists” and their poisonous influence in politics, media, culture, government. A look at the roster of the Project For A New American Century, with its laudation of the prospective benefits of a “new Pearl Harbor” is more than enough to make this case.

        It’s silly to take the foolish half-wit provocations of the likes of a Fee-fi-fo-fum seriously, whatever his agenda or motives, but its useful to understand that his bigotry consists in not distinguishing between “Jews” and “Zionists” — a refusal he shares with many Zionists. Muddier and muddier and muddier it gets, when we commit the folly of trying to reasonably address mud-slingers and bozos. Mea culpa.

      • Fee-fi-fo-fum

        Why not??

  • diogenes

    All this is apt, but the key issue is this: “We will accept our place in the political wilderness and build alternative movements and parties to bring down corporate power or continue to watch our democracy atrophy into a police state and our ecosystem unravel.” “Accepting a place in the wilderness will do no good if we don’t create a democratic political force there to forward our progressive agenda. To do this, we need to learn from history. History shows that effective organizations are built from SMALL GROUPS working together, NOT from big organizations, with leaders and hierarchies and corruption and graft and big donors. History shows that effective movements need to organize to forward — to see passed into law — SPECIFIC INITIATIVES. One obvious initiative to organize around is single-payer health care. Another is mandatory transparent paper ballots, since the corruption of the American electoral process is becoming glaringly apparent. For more of this history and further suggestions see my essay, posted elsewhere on this site, The Distribution of Wealth In America — especially Parts Four and Five. Talk is talk. It’s time to walk the walk, also, and that requires figuring out where we’re going and how to get there. And history is our ONLY teacher — both of ways that work and ways that don’t. We can either continue to repeat the disastrous mistakes of the last century until America sinks into total dystopic ruin, or we can learn from history and MAKE CHANGE. Talk isn’t enough, even from Chris Hedges.

    • cstahnke

      Hedges is very pessimistic about the possibility for change. He believes, as I do that our first duty is to speak the truth, witness in our lives to that truth and resist. For me that does not mean pursuing particular issues as you describe but to go deeper. We are experiencing a sort of interregnum where we are all lost because most of us individually and collectively have no large scale vision not because we are flawed but because that vision new paradigm or new mythos is slowly forming within the disintegration of old structures. We cannot know and cannot plan for what could or will emerge. Each of us within this drama will find, I believe, our place in this scenario but at present we can only live in truth every day. Doing that would be the most revolutionary thing anyone could do. If that means organizing then so be it. If that means praying, then so be it.

      • dyannne

        If praying is your truth, you’ve already lost.

        • cstahnke

          If you have the usual cartoon view of prayer then maybe–but there’s more to it than you think.

  • Dec 18, 2015 Donald Trump Is The Establishment Candidate

    While his rise in the polls is attributed to his challenging the establishment and the political status quo, let’s look at the many ways Donald Trump, when it comes to his political positions, represents that very same status quo. From the Fed, to war, to civil liberties, the “anti-establishment”? Trump takes no positions not already endorsed by the establishment.

    • Jon

      Why do you post this Ron Paul garbage? Why?

    • nomadfiles

      good point

      • Thanks nomadfiles, just keeping it real from real folks in the know!

        • nomadfiles

          Check this out:
          Putin Orders Military Alert: Warns Orlando Massacre Is “False Flag Event”

          …Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) warned that the Orlando Massacre false flag event orchestrated by Hillary Clinton and her allies was unraveling so fast the Obama regime will soon have no choice but to launch a major war in order to distract the American peoples attention away from what is turning out to be one of the largest state crimes ever perpetrated in the United States

          According to this MoD report… this false flag event was being “managed/orchestrated” by the world’s largest private security company named G4S—but whose “master plan” was thwarted when two off duty Orlando officers, Scott Smith and Jeffrey Backhaus, arrived at the massacre site and began firing at the G4S “hit team/squad” being led by Omar Siddiqui Mateen.

          … off duty policemen Backhaus and Smith had actually begun their firefight with lookout members of this G4S “hit team/squad” a little over a block away from the Pulse Night Club—and that the US media shockingly portrayed as victims being carried to safety, when, in fact, they were wounded G4S operatives (including a sniper) being carried back to the Pulse Night Club to be placed under custody.

          oops. meant to post this on orlando post

          • Here is the read. June 15, 2016 Orlando Killer Omar Mateen Harbored by G4S, the World’s Largest Private Security Company

            The Orlando mass murderer, Omar Mateen, worked for G4S, one of the largest private security employers in the world. G4S has some 625,000 employees spanning five continents in more than 120 countries. As a private security company it provides services for both governments as well as corporations.


          • nomadfiles

            “So let’s see where the story is now:

            1. The reported shooter was gay
            2. He had no known links to any Middle East terror groups
            3. He had been approached by the FBI earlier who apparently had tried to recruit him
            4. He took time to put down his “assault weapon” and post to Facebook and make phone calls
            5. Nobody died until the SWAT team entered the night club guns blazing at 5:13 AM in the morning

            All I can say is: Wow. This is a whole lot different from the original story.”

          • That should be the greatest indication it is all a lie along with this well done analysis.

            Jun 14, 2016 100% PROOF Orlando Shooting Was a STAGED HOAX…This Is All You Need To See

            This is the only video you need to see to know that this whole Orlando Shooting was Nothing but a STAGED HOAX orchestrated by a Criminal Government.


          • nomadfiles

            yep. that’s a lot of carrying of wounded people. a hundred meters away from the pulse and then a hundred meters back. whoever designed this psy-op must think people are idiots. well, i guess they figure if we’d fall for 911 we’d fall for anything.

          • nomadfiles

            Curiouser and curiouser.

            “Both the SIG Sauer as well as the Glock 17 9mm firearms used by Mateen were also used by the police SWAT teams, which suggests that the ballistics for gunshot casualties in the Orlando nightclub (by Mateen and the SWAT team) would be hard to distinguish.”

            What a gigantic coincidence. Of all the weapons Mateen could have chosen to use for the assault, he uses the exact same weapons as police.

            No one killed until 5:13 AM. according to this report, at which time:

            “Mateen was allegedly involved in an exchange of gunfire with the SWAT team starting at 5.13am, While under attack of the SWAT team, Mateen could not have killed and injured over 100 people in 1-2 minutes; the FBI report confirms that he was killed at 5.15pm.”

            The story completely contradicts that told by survivors.

            And, if no one was dead when the assault began, what was the urgency? Why so much force. Did the assault catalyze Mateen’s slaughter of the patrons? Or were the police so intent upon killing Mateen that they simply opened fire without regard for ‘collateral damage’?

            “(Orlando Police Chief John) Mina said his decision to enter the club with such violence was tough. “It was a hard decision to make, but it was the right decision,” he said. “Our No. 1 priority is on saving lives, and it was the right decision to make.””

            In other words, in order to save them he had to kill them. Remember. No one died until the assault was launched.

          • You nailed it! Jun 25, 2016 Judge Napolitano: “Nobody died until 05:13 in the morning”

            In the on-going TRUNEWS investigation into the Orlando Massacre, a consistent question has arisen: when did the victims die? According to the FBI, the supposed Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, entered the club around 02:00 AM and began his killing spree. However, as Judge Andrew Napolitano points out in this clip, that story — the story based off of the unredacted FBI transcript released Monday — doesn’t just directly contradict eye witness testimony, but the FBI’s official narrative itself.


          • nomadfiles

            makes a mockery of wounded survivors’ stories of lying for hours among piles of dead and dying, Mateen walking around the place spraying people with bullets. who to believe? some elements obviously staged.
            the story sounded rancid from the beginning when the estimated dead jumped suddenly from 20 to 50..

          • Not really for some of us who have been informed for along time now. TED2015 Trevor Aaronson: How this FBI strategy is actually creating US-based terrorists

            There’s an organization responsible for more terrorism plots in the United States than al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab and ISIS combined: The FBI. How? Why? In an eye-opening talk, investigative journalist Trevor Aaronson reveals a disturbing FBI practice that breeds terrorist plots by exploiting Muslim-Americans with mental health problems.


          • nomadfiles

            Aye, matey. Check this out.

            “In summary, it appears that Howell was on his way to “hook up” with another conspirator (Dan) to set off explosives and shoot people at the gay pride parade in Hollywood California on Sunday.

            Finding his contact missing when he got to LA and having heard that Omar Matteen had been killed by a FBI SWAT teem in Orlando, Howell determined he had been double crossed by the CIA and feared for his own life.”

            I wish Washingtons Blog would do a follow up on this story. This stuff needs wider exposure.

          • This is what most folks everywhere in the states do not know either. Do you recall Obama in a speech talking about a civilian force just as well armed as the military for security?

            Nov 2, 2015 No, the Police Don’t Work For You


            Police Have No Duty To Protect Individuals

            Before the mid-1800s, American and British citizens – even in large cities – were expected to protect themselves and each other. Indeed, they were legally required to pursue and attempt to apprehend criminals. The notion of a police force in those days was abhorrent in England and America, where liberals viewed it as a form of the dreaded “standing army.”


          • Aug 28, 2014 Pentagon Has ‘Everything Must Go’ Sale

            After protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, were met with a militarized police force, new attention was brought to the Pentagon’s 1033 program, a program that supplies military-grade equipment to local police departments, often for free.


            May 21, 2014 7 law enforcement agencies receive MRAP vehicles

            LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Five city police and two sheriff’s departments are to receive Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, provided through the military surplus program.


          • This is the most recent one I have. Mar 9, 2016 New Mexico: Truck Driver Spots Train Hauling Military Tanks and Equipment Headed East

            A subscriber sent this this my way and asked to share it. He is a truck driver that describes seeing more and more military equipment being brought into the US.


          • Also include this as well. Jun 18, 2016 Media Casually Touring Omar Mateen’s Apt 24 Hrs After Shooting

            Apparently the FBI accidentally left the doors unlocked and the windows open… I uploaded this video under the category “entertainment”.


          • nomadfiles

            This just gets stranger and stranger. I’m not really digging into it myself but I keep incidentally running into stuff. Carl Herman indicates that the link I provided is not a reliable source. But following the videos on the line up to the one you provided here I find this. Omar Mateen was an actor who appeared in a major motion picture playing himself! WTF?

          • History is very clear for those who actually know it away from the government indoctrination centers known as schooling.


            It’s the oldest trick in the book, dating back to Roman times; creating the enemies you need.


          • nomadfiles

            I’m amazed at how flimsily put together this one is. It’s like they want us to know its a false flag. But then again, the same could be said for 911 with its blatant control demolitions.

          • This is the way I share when on that particular topic.

            Sep 11, 2013 9/11 In A Nutshell as James Corbett presents this 5 minute parody of the official conspiracy theory of 9/11


            September 11, 2013 Twelve Years of War, Lies and Deception

            Twelve years after the 9/11 attacks, no credible independent investigation has been done to find out what really happened on that day and who was responsible. Independent journalists and researchers have demonstrated, however, that the official version of the event is nothing but a cover-up, an opinion shared by the co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission, Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton, who declared the Commission was “set up to fail”.


  • Hillary Clinton: A Career Criminal Just a few (25) of the scandals, lies, and criminal activity of Hillary Clinton.

  • Jun 20, 2016 By Nick Anderson – Donald Trump – Changes

  • Lori Wakefield


    • Hunter Wade

      Good call. Jesus take the wheel.

  • Olivia Matus

    This is a dark and bleak portrait of our future, and I suppose most of it is accurate – however, I do not think Bernie Sanders will be “trotted out” by anyone, but that he will continue to lead.

  • Ton Paine

    The two systems fail the left/ right paradigm is false all centralization corrupts itself ” power corrupts absolute power corrupts absolutely. ”
    Stalin during his reign was the richest man on the planet.
    Small and decentralized socio-economic structure is the way forward big government and big business will always lead to evil.
    Brake up big business; big government; the big military/police complex. Then redistribution of wealth power and freedom can take place.
    Leave the big structures in place and there is no chance they will always be evil like Tolkien ‘s One ring they attract the evil and the psychopaths