Greenwald links to a piece in the NYRB by long time Putin critic Masha Gessen. I was going to say it is a worthwhile read, but I guess I really just mean, "this is what I think too*." In any case, there it is.
* Well, it's part of what I think. I'd also go much further than she does here concerning the motivations for neo-liberals who keep relentlessly pushing this story.
in case of emergency, bomb new zealand.
for some reason i cant post a comment on the two most reason schwarz posts. maybe he closed comments?
This, I think, is why so many people support Trump even when they recognize his obvious mendacity. They’ve been successfully persuaded that everything is a lie, so the only political choice you have is to select the fiction that most fits your self-conception. This partially explains how Trump is able to command support from both anti-Semites and some Jews. Pro-Trump Jews have decided that Trump is lying to white supremacists, and vice versa; they tolerate those lies because everyone lies, and because they’ve decided that he’s more honest when speaking directly to them. The only semblance of anything real can be found in personal identification with a charismatic, orange-tinted hero figure.
Trump. Man of the people. Person of the year. But filthy prole journos must wear shoe covers in his gold penthouse. pic.twitter.com/UuM5JNB6IQ— Hong Kong Hermit (@HongKongHermit) December 7, 2016
interesting article on Steve Bannon
havent made my way all the way through yet but.... building the house of breitbart.
Bannon, Bolton and the whole rest of the ghastly crew—Trump wading deep into the swamp, not draining anything but the hope from humanity.— Philip Gourevitch (@PGourevitch) November 14, 2016