‘What I Saw In The West Bank’ Series Is Coming! Reply

The most regrettable though predictable aspect of the recent uprising is that there has, for obvious reasons, been zero focus on the victims of state repression by the US and its allies in other countries. Most Americans, particularly the lumpenproletariat vanguard class, don’t know or don’t care about any of this, and the capitalist class/new clerisy elements that are trying to co-opt the insurrection wish to obscure it.

 

The Fed and The Big Bank Wealth Heist. Why We Need Public Banking- Ellen Brown Reply

This isn’t a bad discussion of the financial system but the solutions are predictably milquetoast. Anti-banksters need to rediscover Proudhon.

Ellen Brown is an attorney, chair of the Public Banking Institute, and author of thirteen books including Web of Debt and Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age. Ellen co-hosts a radio program on PRN.FM called “It’s Our Money.” and you can read Her 300+ blog articles at http://www.EllenBrown.com

Anti-China Rhetoric Is On The Rise. Is The US Right To Be Worried?- Bill Jones Reply

The Chinese have their problems but they’re being used by the US regime to deflect Americans’ attention from the fact that they’re being ruled by incompetent morons.

William Jones is the Washington Bureau Chief for the Executive Intelligence Review (EIR). He is also a Non-Resident Fellow of the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University. His articles have appeared in numerous Chinese publications.

Black Republican Weighs In On Police, Racism and Reparations – John Wood Jr. Reply

This is an interesting discussion. They both have unusual perspectives given their unusual backgrounds.

John Wood, Jr. is a former Republican nominee for Congress, contributor at Quillette and Areo Magazines, and a national spokesperson for Braver Angels. Read his compelling op-ed about his experience growing up Black in America. https://braverangels.org/black-lives/ 

Politics (with Kim Iversen) Reply

Joshua and Ryan discuss local, national, and international politics; outrage and divisiveness in the current political climate; and the quagmire of disarray and turmoil created by tribalism and partisan politics with journalist and podcaster Kim Iversen. Watch “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at http://patreon.com/theminimalists Questions answered in this episode: How can we help our government officials adopt more minimalist practices, especially with respect to budgets? (02:25) Which political party is most closely aligned with the principles of minimalism? (14:58) How do we all maintain balance in this heated political climate? (24:53)

A Movement For A Viable Third Party, A People’s Party- Nick Bana 3

This is quite interesting. Disaffected Sandernistas are seeking to build a populist-left mass people’s party that crosses over to the populist-right and disaffected Trump voters, and seeks to become a major party by 2024. Kim correctly points out that substantial sectors of the Left will be adamantly opposed to such an effort (“no platform” and all that). They point out that for this to work they need to focus on populist economic concerns and a non-interventionist foreign policy and leave the moral, cultural, identity, etc issues to the side.

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Kim Iversen Calls Out The Hill’s The Rising As Corporate Media Reply

Rising is by far the best the “mainstream media” has to offer, which is why I post so much of their material here, but this guy’s critique of Rising, echoing Kim Iversen, for not being nearly radical enough is spot on. A real test of a media outlet’s actual oppositional credentials is the degree to which they are willing to criticize Israel. Notice that Tucker Carlson NEVER criticizes Israel. To my knowledge, Rising has never done a single segment that was critical of Israel.