4 Apr 2018

Neo-Con-Artist Authoritarianism

HTV: The worst thing that has happened to the US is the collapse of the Soviet Union. It opened up for the neo-con movement that has destroyed the West. Putin is the world leader now and it is the West's fault, says Dr. Paul Craig Roberts. He is the chairman of The Institute for Political Economy, former editor of Wall Street Journal and a well-known author of many books. He is awarded the Treasury Department’s Meritorious Service Award for his outstanding contributions to the formulation of United States economic policy. Roberts states that "the worst thing that happened to America was the collapse of the Soviet Union, because it removed the only constraint on American unilateralism. There was a limit to Washington's ability to bully and dominate. It could do it in South America, in Western Europe, in Japan, but most of the world was immune to this kind of bullying. Because the Soviet Union was there, it "checked" American unilateralism.

How Hentai Is Like Feminism

Transhumanists are the only true Egalitarians.

What Happens When The #MeToo Movement Gets Turned Around On Women?

Jewish State Israel Kills Palestinians And Western SJW Liberals Shrug - Their Humanitarianism Is A Sham

'The reality is that one side is the occupier and the other is the occupied; one side has rockets and rifles and the other side has rocks and slingshots; one side is doing the killing and the other side is doing the dying.'
By Mehdi Hasan: “If the concept of intervention is driven by universal human rights, why is itfrom the people who identify themselves as liberal interventionists why do we never hear a peep, a word, about intervening to protect the Palestinians?”
That was the question I put to the French philosopher, author, and champion of liberal (or humanitarian) interventionism, Bernard-Henri Lévy, on my Al Jazeera English interview show “Head to Head” in 2013.
The usually silver-tongued Levy struggled to answer the question. The situation in Palestine is “not the same” as in Syria and “you have not all the good on one side and all the bad on the other side,” said Levy, who once remarked in reference to the Israeli Defense Forces, or IDF, that he had “never seen such a democratic army, which asks itself so many moral questions.”
I couldn’t help but be reminded of my exchange with the man known as “BHL” this past weekend, as I watched horrific images of unarmed Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border being shot in the back by the “democratic army” of Israel.

Brave New World Revisited And The Disease Of Over-Organization

When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
– John Adams letter to Thomas Jefferson, July 15, 1817
By Michael Krieger: Brave New World Revisited is one of the few books I’ve read in my life that I continue to think about on a regular basis. In terms of understanding where humanity stands at present and what we need to do to get out of the mess we’ve created, it’s one of the more important pieces of non-fiction you can find.
I recently felt the need to reread the book for some unknown reason, and I’m glad I did. The choices we make as a species about how we reorganize human affairs in the decades to come will determine the future of human freedom on this planet. Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World Revisited offers an abundance of wisdom for us to consider as we move forward.
Huxley was deeply concerned with the importance of individual human freedom and the forces relentlessly trying to stifle it. Here’s a brief description of how Huxley viewed our species:

UK Police Are ‘Trained To Hide Vital Evidence’

Via Mike Buchanan, J4MB: A piece by Frances Gibb, Legal Editor, in today’s Times, emphases ours:

The scale of the failure by police and prosecutors to disclose vital evidence in criminal cases is exposed today in documents showing that such behaviour is routine and deliberate.
A dossier seen by The Times reveals a commonly held view that the defence is not entitled to see all the evidence. It discloses the tactics used to stop it being handed over, with officers in at least one force apparently trained in how to avoid making available material that might undermine their case.
The file draws on the reports of 14 focus groups with the police, and others with prosecutors and judges, as well as a survey of prosecutors.
The findings come after this newspaper reported on a series of rape cases that collapsed at the eleventh hour when evidence was passed to defence lawyers. The comments in the dossier include one prosecutor saying: “In even quite serious cases, officers have admitted to deliberately withholding sensitive material from us and they frequently approach us only a week before trial.

Martyrs Of Marriage Now On Netflix

By : It was an overwhelming experience when credits of my documentary “Martyrs of Marriage” rolled in presence of several delegates at International conference on Men’s issues, ICMI 2017 last year. As the last frame appeared and I started walking towards the stage, everyone stood up applauding the film. For a first time filmmaker, a response like that is a dream come true especially when the audience know very little about the subject, it being a very country specific problem. But the core idea remains the same – innocent men being prosecuted and victimized, made victims of injustice, in the name of giving justice to women.
Martyrs of Marriage touches upon the subject of misuse of dowry laws in India and how countless men and their families have suffered because of false cases under IPC 498A also known as the anti dowry law in India.
The image of India in eyes of the world is that of a country which just doesn’t know how to treat it’s women. It’s because of the selective media stories projected in front of a global audience. No one shows to the world how men are suffering here. Women centric laws are misused brazenly with system doing nothing to address it and several men have lost or are losing lives because of false accusations of dowry, rape, sexual harassment, etc…
Martyrs of Marriage brings forth horrible tales where false cases under section 498A of Indian Penal Code have caused havoc in the lives of people, pushing many to suicide.

Gaza March Massacre Draws A Wide Range Of Reactions

The world was watching as peaceful Gazan protesters met heavily armed Israeli soldiers at the border Saturday. Responses to the violence range from full support to utter denial.
By Kathryn Shihadah: The people of Gaza – the majority of of whom are refugee families that were ethnically cleansed by Israel in 1948, have been living under illegal Israeli occupation for 50 years, and a brutal siege for 10 – held a nonviolent protest at the border with Israel last Saturday. The Israeli military, incapable of nonviolence, showed up armed and dangerous, and killed at least 17 of the protesters, as well as a farmer harvesting parsley. Now that the dust has settled and the dead have been buried, let’s see how various individuals and groups reacted to the incident.
Human Rights Supporters
Gerry Adams, an important political voice in Ireland and an instrumental player in the Northern Ireland peace process, had words for Israel in the wake of the massacre:

13-Year-Old “Leaves Hell” - Jewish State IsRealHell Detention

By Jaclynn Ashly: Abdel Raouf al-Balawi’s mother drapes a checkered scarf – or kuffiyeh – around her son’s small, slumped-over shoulders, while the 13-year-old anxiously recounts his experiences in Israeli detention.
Posters displaying the faces of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces are lined up, one after the other, across the white walls of the family’s home in Bethlehem’s Dheisheh refugee camp.
“The food was horrible in prison,” Abdel Raouf said, looking up briefly, before averting his eyes back to the floor. “Everything the Israelis gave us was months expired.”
On Tuesday, 27 March, Abdel Raouf was released from Ofer detention center, an Israeli military facility located near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, and was greeted by hundreds of cheering residents in his home camp celebrating his release.
Abdel Raouf was one of the youngest Palestinians imprisoned by Israel.
“I felt so much pain”
He was detained during a 10 December protest in Bethlehem against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
According to Abdel Raouf, at least 10 soldiers rushed the crowd of protesters and grabbed him.