WILLY-NILLY, I KID YOU, NOT

So it was 'on all sides', he said, but no-one believed him. I mean you can't smell roses when you're standing in shit, can you? Then, amid much clamour even he said what everyone expected but then, straightaway, the jackboot shuffle and it was his way or the highway, willy-nilly.

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SPHERE OF INFLUENCE: HOW AMERICAN LIBERTARIANS ARE REMAKING LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS

By Lee Fang, The Intercept FOR ALEJANDRO CHAFUEN, the gathering this spring at the Brick Hotel in Buenos Aires was as much a homecoming as it was a victory lap. Chafuen, a lanky Argentine-American, had spent his adult life working to undermine left-wing social movements and governments in South and Central America, and boost a business-friendly…Read more SPHERE OF INFLUENCE: HOW AMERICAN LIBERTARIANS ARE REMAKING LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS

TRUMP v The Huddled Masses

A senior Trump advisor, Stephen Miller, sparked a furor last week when he dismissed the famous poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty. In response, The Guardian asked 21 poets: what type of poem would Trump like to see at the statue?So I thought I'd have a go myself and here's my tuppence…Read more TRUMP v The Huddled Masses

SUBSTANDARD

Epitaph on a TyrantW. H. Auden, 1907 - 1973   Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after, And the poetry he invented was easy to understand; He knew human folly like the back of his hand, And was greatly interested in armies and fleets; When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter, And…Read more SUBSTANDARD

Chomsky: Trump is a Distraction, Used by the Deep State to ‘Systematically Destroy’ America

Smashing the two party paradigm Noam Chomsky called out deep state democrats and republicans alike for using Trump as a distraction to destroy America.ByJay Syrmopoulos World-renowned intellectual giant and respected academic, MIT professor Noam Chomsky recently sat down for an interview called ‘A Continuing Conversation with Geographers’. In the interview, he clearly makes his thoughts known…Read more Chomsky: Trump is a Distraction, Used by the Deep State to ‘Systematically Destroy’ America

THE MONEY MAN BEHIND THE ALT RIGHT

He Spent Almost 20 Years Funding The Racist Right. It Finally Paid Off. William Regnery II, a man who inherited millions but struggled in business, tried for 15 years to ignite a racist political movement — and failed. Then an unforeseen phenomenon named Donald Trump gave legitimacy to what Regnery had seeded long before: the…Read more THE MONEY MAN BEHIND THE ALT RIGHT