Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Links — 7 June 2022 Part 1

A Son of the New American Revolution
The New Top Gun Movie Highlights America’s Incongurous Military Strategy
Larry C. Johnson | CEO and co-founder of BERG Associates, LLC, an international business-consulting firm with expertise combating terrorism and investigating money laundering, formerly Deputy Director in the U.S. State Department’s Office of Counter Terrorism (1989-1993, and CIA operations (1984-1989)

Reminiscence of the Future
With "Professors" in "Military History" Like... [Fred Kagan, brother of Robert] (with their wives, they constitute the premier US neocon family.)
Andrei Martyanov, former USSR naval officer and expert on Russian military and naval issues

Moon of Alabama
Some Other People's Thoughts On The U.S. Role In The Ukraine And Europe

Lies About Russia Still Matter – a Lot (Ray doesn't mention it but if the GOP takes over Congress in the midterms, there will be investigations into the smoking guns.)
Ray McGovern, co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, and retired 27-year career CIA whose tasks included preparing and briefing The President’s Daily Brief and leading the Soviet Foreign Policy Branch

The Vineyard of the Saker
Chen Wenlin (陈文玲), chief economist at the China Center for International Economic Exchanges

Teleconference: National Centre for State Defence Control chaired by General of the Army, Sergei Shoigu

You’re Only As Free As You Allow Your World To Be
Caitlin Johnstone

Katehon (Russian)
Democracy: The Failure of a System become Religion (the more apt term is "Western liberalism" instead of "democracy." Western liberalism is bourgeois liberalism–oligarchy of ownership– rather than democracy as government of, by and for the people. As such it is neo-feudalism, with ownership of technology replacing that of land.)

1 comment:

Peter Pan said...

The naked ape's inability to accept its own mortality is a bug, not a feature.

The overwhelming majority of human suffering is of the psychologically generated sort which arises from the process of egoing, and the overwhelming majority of what’s left (starvation, violence, untreated sickness etc) is born of human agendas to exert control and hoard wealth because of egoing.

Neglects the fact that psychological suffering is due to our social nature. If there were no one to compare ourselves to, or be confronted by rules, ideals and expectations that are not are own, our 'ego' would do just fine.

There is a you, there are others. You are the cause of X, others are the cause of X.
X can be many things, such as joy or suffering.

There is suffering you can avoid, suffering you can limit, suffering you will endure, and suffering you will die of.

Denying my ephemeral existence wouldn't help me avoid, limit, endure, or accept suffering.
So I don't bother with such mental constructs, up to and including a belief in one or more deities. To me, they are not necessary. To Caitlyn, and jrbarch, and others, they are.