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Harreld Dinkins

Harreld Dinkins

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  • Deeply disturbing and a reminder to learn just how terrifyingly mature the American surveillance state has been for over a decade. For a start, watch the excellent “Citizenfour” directed by Laura Poitras.

  • Everything about this muckup of a man is authoritarian performance art. Pathetic and still menacing.

  • So the if you wonder why the asshat who’s still despoiling the American presidency has been aggressive about and around anything resembling reason regarding responsible rapprochement with the Iranian government, officials, or people, witness what has transpired.

    Trump has not only consistently given both absolutions and benedictions to Vlad & MBS, he has done so contrary to the recommendations of his own senior policy advisors and American intelligence agencies and the findings of international bodies

    So the if you wonder why the asshat who’s still despoiling the American presidency has been aggressive about and around anything resembling reason regarding responsible rapprochement with the Iranian government, officials, or people, witness what has transpired.

    Trump has not only consistently given both absolutions and benedictions to Vlad & MBS, he has done so contrary to the recommendations of his own senior policy advisors and American intelligence agencies and the findings of international bodies. What these two men have in-common is that both are despots in countries where authority is maintained through deeply antidemocratic means of keeping their own people down, and also that both have arranged for the extrajudicial extraterritorial murder of their own compatriots after the victims had defied their dictatorial wills and thereby been designated as targets for absolutely brutal “elimination.”

    As these same these two sordid satraps from Moscow & Riyadh have bonded together in an attempt to reap profits from climate-killing fossil fuel consumption, the treasonous Trump Dynasty is trash-talking Teheran. This is an attempt to use aggression as a pre-emptive threat to scare away and keep in abeyance any moves by Iran that might undermine the Saudi/Russian money-printing scam operation. Other than the USA, Iran is the only nation having both the proven diplomatic clout and the required infrastructure/resource capacity to do so and it’d be a safe bet to say that there’s still some real subterranean stuff going on with unknown actors sure to create some negative long-term consequences for a substantial portion of the planet and that the Trumps are on-the-take for allowing and/or actually assisting with even if he’s too stupid to even semi-sensibly comprehend.

  • What I find galling here is the difference in treatment and even the bizarre ongoing attitude of deference shown to this calculating charade of her persona. Notwithstanding the useful lessons for tech tycoons in Silicon Valley and elsewhere on the hazards of gullibility in their own confirmation bias prone bubbles, there are useful lessons here on the different attitudes involved in what a deserved punishment might be for the de facto theft of hundreds of millions of dollars, on a sobering awareness

    What I find galling here is the difference in treatment and even the bizarre ongoing attitude of deference shown to this calculating charade of her persona. Notwithstanding the useful lessons for tech tycoons in Silicon Valley and elsewhere on the hazards of gullibility in their own confirmation bias prone bubbles, there are useful lessons here on the different attitudes involved in what a deserved punishment might be for the de facto theft of hundreds of millions of dollars, on a sobering awareness of the implicit racism and classism in how differently this might have played out if not for the white Elizabeth at the center of the story, and even for the moral hazards of an over-concentration of wealth into one private individual.

    Stunning schisms we have...

  • Unlike most other circumstances or things which are inevitably compared by older generations as fluff or are loudly judged in a way that minimizes any present (“you call THIS snow?”) difficulty as being merely trifling while simultaneously they maximize the same challenge in the past (“we used to only measure snow in feet not inches because it always snowed many feet everywhere”) as impossibly tough, the looming future of heat will not be able to be so casually dismissed as this hell is going to

    Unlike most other circumstances or things which are inevitably compared by older generations as fluff or are loudly judged in a way that minimizes any present (“you call THIS snow?”) difficulty as being merely trifling while simultaneously they maximize the same challenge in the past (“we used to only measure snow in feet not inches because it always snowed many feet everywhere”) as impossibly tough, the looming future of heat will not be able to be so casually dismissed as this hell is going to recur and the past they had will be understood as a selfishly trouble-free time of weather as our future hell(s) promise to be more difficult and more murderous than the moronically short-sighted fossil-fuel fiefdoms that are even now trying to go on frying or finishing all the tomorrows left to come.

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