The Republican Party didn’t become disgusting when Trump came to power, it’s been terrible for over 20 years. How can you tell? W Bush just confessed to knowing the Iraq War was wrong, during one of his infamous public speaking gaffes. Obama’s Democrats letting him skate away from responsibility for the deaths of over a million people has inspired Biden’s Democrats to do the same for Trump who has also caused the deaths of over a million Americans by mishandling the COVID-19 pandemic so badly. And the GOP is supported by Fox News which is using the xenophobic expression “illegal babies”.
Aside from the insane invasion of democratic Ukraine by the Russians, there’s another pending catastrophe in store for humanity anywhere between this afternoon and the next 5000 years. Destruction from space rocks slamming into our atmosphere is a near certainty in our solar system, but we have technology that can sometimes detect them in advance, and other technology being tested this year that can divert collisions.
This year though, we’ve come closer to nuclear war than any other time I can recall. Take time time to enjoy the 1964 cold war comedy: “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”.
We shouldn’t stop worrying, or love the bomb, but it’s hard to know how much worry, anger, and hope to throw into one’s daily life right now.
Speaking of Afghanistan though, why did America fail? It was never intended to win.
Julian Assange speaking in 2011: "The goal is to use Afghanistan to wash money out of the tax bases of the US and Europe through Afghanistan and back into the hands of a transnational security elite. The goal is an endless war, not a successful war" #Afghanistanpic.twitter.com/Hg3qVzABBg
Assange has been a political prisoner for most of a decade and he still is one today, not a criminal hacker.
Note that Ecuador revoked asylum, nationality 24h after we exposed illegal spying on Assange, his lawyers and doctors, and just days before the UN Rapporteurs on Torture and Privacy were set to meet Assange to investigate rights violations in the embassy. https://t.co/vvbZBOgCwL