20 May 2016

Västra Götaland Parliament: Genital Mutilation Of Boys Is OK

By SWEDEN. VÄSTRA GÖTALAND. The County Council, the policy making assembly of Västra Götaland, voted yesterday upon a motion that would further reinforce the legality of genital mutilation of boys (circumcision).
Jonas Andersson of the Sweden Democrats argued in front of the assembly that the alteration of children’s genitals without a proper medical reason is a violation of children’s human rights and that it stands to reason that young boy’s human rights ought to also be respected in Västra Götaland and in Sweden at large.
Nevertheless, the motion was passed with an overwhelming vote, showing once again the backwardness of the political establishment in terms of the evolving understanding of the world.
The motion passed with 131 votes “For”, no abstentions and 14 votes “against”.

Demographics: Divorce Rape

Addressing the demographic decline of Europe is not a simple issue with one single simple answer. In addition to economics and inherent incentives, there's also a plethora of connected issues. One such connected issue is the still widespread practice of divorce rape.

America - The Most Frightened Nation On Earth

Scaredy-cat Americans
Introduction by PCR: The United States States government and the oligarchy that controls it comprise the most malign force that has ever existed on Earth. Finian Cunningham writing in the online journal Strategic Culture Foundation explains how the Dark Lords use fear to rule scared Americans.
Americathe Most Frightened Nation on Earth
By Finian Cunningham: America is exceptional alright. It is the most frightened nation on Earth, subjected to hysterical propaganda over decades warning about foreign enemies and ideologies. No wonder its supposed democratic freedom is in so appallingly bad shape, when the preponderant population is imprisoned by their rulers in a virtual cage of fear.

America’s & NATO’s Outrageous Behavior, Greatest Threat that Exists

By Eric Zuesse: On May 18th, two top people at NATO, one being its current Secretary General — the very top person — laid out in preliminary form the case for war against Russia, which presumably will be presented in more detail at the NATO Summit to be held in Poland on 8-9 July this year.
As if that weren’t bad enough, there’s the matter reported by Bryan Cloughly at Strategic Culture, headlining on May 19th, “Surging Towards yet Another War”, where he pointed out that “The United States has no territorial rights of any sort, in the South China Sea which is 7,000 miles (11,000 kilometres) from its west coast. There is nothing in international law that justifies its unilateral military ‘challenge’ to China’s presence” there, in that area which is contested between five countries: China, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Brunei.
The American government, which has no authority to speak for the entire world regarding international law of which the U.S. itself has been perhaps the most frequent violator during the past 16 years — isn’t “policeman of the world,” certainly not judge and jury and executioner (well, maybe executioner) of the world, but instead it’s merely an aspiring global thug: “The Pentagon declared on 10 May that China’s ‘excessive maritime claims are inconsistent with international law as reflected in the Law of the Sea Convention in that they purport to restrict the navigation rights that the United States and all states are entitled to exercise’.” Cloughly points out that the U.S. “refuses to ratify the Law of the Sea Convention — while ordering every other country to abide by it.”

War Criminal Kissinger Awarded By Obama On Way To Meet Trump

"The government uses the threat of terrorism to erode the rights of its citizens, apparently it needs to hoard all our personal information to 'keep Britain safe'. GCHQ has the ability to turn on our microphones and cameras on our computers, listen to our phone calls and track our locations while collecting all sorts of data about what we do on-line."

Computing Forever - One Sentence For Feminists?

johntheother said. "I view the modern incarnation of feminism, as a deeply corrupt, dysfunctional, vicious, cruel, sadistic and fraudulent ideology that does nothing except spread human harm misery and carnage in the world, not just on men, but on the members of feminism too, because if you walk through the world hating the members of another group your going to harm yourself by impoverishing your world with this narrow hateful view, so it does harm to everybody."

Music Education, Jazz And Resistance

By Gilad Atzmon: Gerhard Alt Interviews Gilad Atzmon (For the Saarbrücker Zeitung)
Gerhard Alt:  Gilad, you perform internationally over 100 times a year. You have been teaching at Saarwellingen for the past 12 years, since 2014 as musical director. What motivates you to teach at Saarwellingen?
 Gilad Atzmon: After 12 years, Saarwellingen is a second home for me. I love the place, I love the people. You might say I am a Schwencker fanatic .
Gerhard Alt:  Please describe what happens in the workshops.
 Gilad Atzmon: Our jazz course focuses on musical intuition as opposed to academic or theoretical knowledge. We believe that music is primarily an attempt to produce beauty. We believe in playing and a lot of it. Jam sessions every night. Extensive combo workshops and instrumental instruction. Like Martin Heidegger, I believe that to teach is to teach others how to learn. We teach our students how to become their own instructors.

Can Russia Survive Washington’s Attack?

'It is the United States and Israel
who use force and get away with it.'
By Paul Craig Roberts: It is not only American generals who are irresponsible and declare on the basis of no evidence whatsoever that “Russia is an existential threat to the United States” and also to the Baltic states, Poland, Georgia, Ukraine, and all of Europe. British generals also participate in the warmongering.  UK retired general and former NATO commander Sir Richard Shirreff, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander in Europe until 2014, has just declared that nuclear war with Russia is “entirely possible” within the year.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3596977/The-outbreak-nuclear-war-year-West-Putin-entirely-plausible-says-former-NATO-chief-promoting-novel-2017-war-Russia.html 
My loyal readers know that I, myself, have been warning for some time about the likelihood of nuclear war.  However, there is a vast difference between me and the Western generals.  I see the war as the consequence of the neoconservative drive for US world hegemony.  The neoconservative drive for world hegemony is acknowledged by the neoconservatives themselves in their public position papers, and it has a 15 year record of being implemented in America’s many and ongoing wars in the Middle East and Africa.  Although the Presstitute media does its best to keep our focus away from the known facts, the facts remain known.