British Defence Secretary defends Nazi Germany

Michael Fallon, the British Defence Secretary, has said that Nazi Germany had the right to defend itself from the aggression of the allies. No, he didn't. But he effectively implied as much by his defence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's war of...

Democrat cognitive dissonance

The Democrat (and corporate media) response to Trump's firing of the FBI Director, James Comey is a casebook case of cognitive dissonance. They wanted Comey fired. They said so, repeatedly, vehemently. Trump fires Comey and they denounce Trump,...

Mandatory hypocrisy

Anne Applebaum, in a Washington Post opinion piece, lays out the hypocrisy that is compulsory in Washington. The headline is: How Trump makes dictators stronger. However, Applebaum's criticism of Trump does not have anything to do with Trump making...

Scott Adams on prediction models

Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, has an interesting post on his blog. He wonders why if scientists can create climate models, they apparently cannot create a prediction model that would show the tipping point of Islamic immigration - as he points...

Selective outrage, selective facts

Criticising Donald Trump is apparently a major industry. Fareed Zakaria, the serial plagiarist, rants about Trump being less than completely truthful. Psychologists, flaunting their PhDs and ethical commitments, claim that Trump is suffering from...

Macron scandal

Thousands of documents hacked from Emmanuel Macron and published on the Internet have revealed the lack of freedom of speech in France. Within hours, the French state threatened news outlets and Internet users with criminal prosecution if they...

Comey's performance absurd

If you watched FBI Director James Comey give evidence before Congress yesterday, you may be wondering about his knowledge of the law. But, if you receive your opinions from the corporate media, maybe not.   James Comey, once again, clearly...

Foreign election interference

British Prime Minister Theresa May has accused European Union politicians and bureaucrats of interfering in the British domestic election.   I can only wonder why it has taken her so long to notice. Foreigners have a long history of interfering...

Trump's 100 days ad

To mark his first one hundred days in office, Donald Trump published a political advertisement. He had paid for it to be run on CNN, but the cable news network refused to air the ad. They were clearly incensed by the fact that the ad labels the...

Trump's 100 days

There has been much chatter about Trump's first one hundred days. Much of the commentary is woefully ill-informed. The discussions are more about whether or not one approves of Trump's presidency than whether or not he is keeping his campaign...

The mind of an intellectual

Steven Pinker's monumental study of the decline violence, The Better Angels of Our Nature, should be on everyone's reading list. The book is a detailed exposition of the decline of violence from prehistorical times to the present. It offers a...

Crazy Kaisch

John Kaisch, the Governor of Ohio and former presidential candidate, has a solution to the assumed Korean crisis. He has called for the assassination of Kim Jong un and the rest of the country's leadership. The Washington Post, the bullhorn of...

North Korea: strange narratives

The political-media elite clearly think ordinary people are completely stupid and totally gullible. Currently they are pushing two mutually exclusive narratives about North Korea. One is that North Korea is run by a dangerous dictator, who has the...

Reflections of the French election

The political pundits are certain that Macron will win the French presidential election. However, they have been just as certain before, repeatedly; and repeatedly they have been proven wrong. In case you have forgotten, you can read about their...

North Korean aggression

Watching CNN I have learnt that North Korea is aggressively moving its country next to US military forces. As a concerned, responsible news agency, CNN demanded that something be done about this aggression.

The Wall, Trump and the Swamp

President Trump is having a little difficulty with Congress. It turns out that the neoliberal, globalist elite do not want his wall and are not prepared to allocate even a billion dollars. No big surprise.   The corporations bought and paid for...

Belief in luck

I do not know of any surveys that have measured how many people believe in luck. However, I suspect the percentage would be very high. I suspect almost everyone believes in luck. This is an extremely depressing reflection on human beings. Believing in...

Comey undermines Russia-gate

The whole Russia hacked the US election for Donald Trump took another hit yesterday. James Comey, the FBI Director, gave evidence to the House Intelligence Committee, which was supposed to keep this absurd story alive. Instead, it did the exact...

The UN mocks women's rights

The United Nations has elected the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia to the Commission on the Status of Women, the agency charged with promoting women's rights. The vote was secret, so I do not know which countries voted for this mockery. It may well be that...

US troops in Somalia

On April 14 President Trump sent US troops to Somalia. The stated objective is to better fight al Shabab.   The corporate media are remarkably incurious about this initiative. As anyone who has read my blog will know, I am in favour of...

Trump, Assange and freedom of speech

It seems the Trump administration is determined to escalate Obama's war on whistleblowers. According to the Washington Post, the mouth-piece of Washington groupthink, anonymous officials are claiming the US is preparing to bring charges against Julian...

CIA and FBI undermine the Russia did it narrative

After months of claiming that WikiLeaks is an agent of Russia, publishing Russian hacked materials to undermine American democracy and get Donald Trump elected, the CIA and the FBI have confirmed that they are looking for an insider for the leak of...

Silly fake news

The corporate media seem determined to destroy the last remaining shreds of their unmerited credibility. The so called journalists are pushing the story that at the White House Easter Egg Roll, President Trump took a child's cap, signed it and then...

Comey, the Trump dossier and FISA

James Comey is an enigma. Last year, despite  overwhelming evidence of criminal wrong doing by Hillary Clinton and members of her staff, he refused to press charges. Yet, at the same time he was using the infamous and obviously fictional so called...

More double standards

On Saturday a jihadi terrorist bombing killed one hundred and twenty-six people, including sixty-eight children. The civilians were being evacuated from Idlib.   The western political-media elite have had little to say about the atrocity....