The Defense Dept. confirmed this week that US Air Force fighter-bombers bombed a US arms depot. Continue reading “US Bombs US Arms Depot (Yes, You Read That Right)”
Yesterday during impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives, the top US diplomat to Ukraine, Bill Taylor, testified that he had been told President Donald Trump would withhold previously promised military aid to the Ukraine until it publicly declared investigations would be launched that could help his reelection chances — including into former Vice President Joe Biden. Continue reading “Trump’s Troubles Increase Exponentially”
The United Nations last week again demonstrated why internationalism is a problem for people with values most of us hold important Continue reading “The UN Gives Another Reason Not To Trust The UN”
Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of the massacre in Tiananmen Square protests in China. On this day in 1989, the Chinese government mobilized the armed forces to put down peaceful protests, killing hundreds and wounding thousands in Tiananmen Square and around other parts of the city of Beijing. The brutal crackdown on protesters was followed by the imposition of martial law across the country, mass arrests, expelling of foreign journalists, and a purge of Communist Party officials who were thought to be sympathetic to the protests.
About two weeks ago was also the anniversary of the ‘Cultural Revolution’ in China, where the founder of the Communist Revolution in China, Chairman Mao, announced that he had directed that the country be purged of remaining opponents of the Communist Party. This was a massive crack down, lasting for years, that touched every part of Chinese society. An estimated two million people were killed, and tens of millions of people were forcibly taken from their homes and relocated to the countryside, in an attempt to rid the cities of the educated and upper classes for no reason other than they were educated and so considered ‘capitalists’.
These two anniversaries are reminders of the roots of the Communist regime that rules China. Unfortunately, not much has changed in how the Chinese government deals with dissent, or potential dissent, that they view as a threat to their power. Continue reading “China Is Still Bad, And Communism Is Still Evil”
The growing hypocrisy of a segment of American liberalism, the cost of the trade wars and failure in North Korea. All this below in the latest quick takes of Thinking Man’s Politics. Continue reading “Weekend Quick Takes”
News from this past week….California apparently will allow literally anything, cats and dogs living together and all sorts of ‘unnatural things on the Supreme Court and the threat from China. Continue reading “The Week’s Quick Takes”
An idea worth implementing from a socialist member of Congress, an update on progress of the Paris Climate Agreement and other news of note on this week between Christmas and New Year.
Socialist in Favor of Not Paying Congress
Newly elected socialist Representative from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had an idea that should be worth considering, if only Congress didn’t make its own rules. Continue reading “Holiday Week Quick Takes”