Paul Haeder, Author

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The level of censurous behavior, and the level of electronic cancellation, well, in this digital modern (sic) world, so-called Western Civilization has reached that inner fascist in all the country’s players.

What, 73% in one poll (can’t trust those polls) say more money for UkriNaziLandia. Cognitive dissonance, and Kool-Aid Deluxe for the majority of Klanadians, USA-Trash-Landians and EuroTrashLandians.

Then the headlines: Bing Shit,

Elon Musk, US ponder ways to help Iranians under internet blackout

Finland shuts borders with Russia as conscription age men flee Putin order

Brett Favre pushed for funding while knowing potential illegality

Thousands of Hells Angels members heading to Stockton for Sonny Barger’s funeral

The founder of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in Oakland died this past summer

Russian police block mobilization protests, arrest hundreds

Judge rules that Arizona can enforce near-total abortion ban

Judge Kellie Johnson ruled Friday that a 1901 ban can be enforced

Iran will make ‘proportional’ response to Ukraine reducing ties

Georgia to replace voting machines in a county after ‘unauthorized access’

Police detained more than 700 people, including over 300 in Moscow

In terms of the so-called massive amounts of Russians protesting mobilization, Scott Ritter calls it right: He grew up in a military family, and when young, he detested the draft heroes who risked everything to not fight in the illegal war against Vietnam. He has since matured, he said, and takes his hat off to those Americans who fled to Canada and did the right thing, since mother America wasn’t being attacked from 7,000 miles away. Russia, on the other hand, has to have its homeland defended, and those mobilized already have military service, and 80 percent of them will not see battles.

Protecting the homeland is much different than murdering farmers.

“No Viet Cong ever called me nigger” was already being used by black anti-war protesters in early 1966. On February 23, within a week of Ali’s “no quarrel” comment (which, remember, was not followed by the n-word comment), “No Viet Cong ever called me nigger” was spotted on a poster at an anti-war demonstration in New York. The the phrase appeared repeatedly at various protests during that year. It is unknown who thought of it first (although Stokely Carmichael and John Lewis have been cited as possible originators), but there’s no evidence it was Ali.

He did say something very close to it in 1967, when he told an interviewer:

“My conscience won’t let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America. And shoot them for what? They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they didn’t put no dogs on me, they didn’t rob me of my nationality, rape and kill my mother and father. … Shoot them for what? How can I shoot them poor people? Just take me to jail.”

And he said something very similar later when he talked to the journal Black Scholar in 1970:

“I met two black soldiers a while back in an airport. They said: ‘Champ, it takes a lot of guts to do what you’re doing.’ I told them: ‘Brothers, you just don’t know. If you knew where you were going now, if you knew your chances of coming out with no arm or no eye, fighting those people in their own land, fighting Asian brothers, you got to shoot them, they never lynched you, never called you nigger, never put dogs on you, never shot your leaders. You’ve got to shoot your ‘enemies’ (they call them) and as soon as you get home you won’t be able to find a job. Going to jail for a few years is nothing compared to that.’”

Oh, the undiplomatic West, compared to Russia’s 50 year veteran at diplomacy. It is embarassing, the collective West, really.

Read Lavrov’s speech to the Un-United Nations: Here.

Dear Madam President

Dear colleagues

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are meeting at a difficult and dramatic time. Crisis phenomena are mounting and the international security situation is rapidly deteriorating.

Instead of honest dialogue and searching for compromises, we have to deal with disinformation, crude staging and provocations. The West’s line undermines trust in international institutions as organs of reconciliation of interests and in international law as a guarantee of justice and protection of the weak against arbitrariness. Negative trends in concentrated form can be seen within the walls of the UN, which emerged from the wreckage of German fascism and Japanese militarism and was created to promote friendly relations between its members and to prevent conflicts between them.

What is at stake today is the future of the world order – that is clear to any unbiased observer. The question is whether it will be an order with one hegemon forcing everyone to live by his notorious “rules” that benefit only him. Or will it be a democratic, fair world – without blackmail and intimidation of the unwanted, without neo-Nazism and neocolonialism. Russia firmly chooses the second option. Together with our allies, partners and like-minded people, we call upon ourselves to work towards its implementation.

Gone is the unipolar model of world development that served the interests of the “golden billion”, whose super-consumption for centuries was ensured by the resources of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Today, the formation of sovereign states, ready to defend national interests, leads to the formation of an equitable, socially oriented and sustainable multipolar architecture. However, objective geopolitical processes are perceived by Washington and the ruling elites of Western countries that are fully subordinate to it as a threat to their dominant position.

The U.S. and its allies want to stop the flywheel of history. Once, by declaring victory in the Cold War, Washington elevated itself to the rank of a messenger of God on earth, who has no obligations, but only “sacred” rights to act with impunity – as and wherever. Any state can be declared a zone of such actions – especially if it did not please the self-proclaimed “masters of the world”. We all remember how the wars of aggression were launched against Yugoslavia, Iraq, and Libya, far from American shores, under far-fetched pretexts, which took many hundreds of thousands of civilian lives. Were any of these countries really affected by the legitimate interests of the West? Were English or the languages of other NATO member states, Western media and culture banned there? Have the Anglo-Saxons been declared “subhumans” and used heavy weapons against them? What are the results of U.S. adventures in the Middle East? An improvement in human rights and the rule of law? Stabilization of the socio-political situation? An increase in the welfare of the population? Name a country where Washington has intervened forcefully and where life has improved as a result.

I am here on the Oregon Coast, and that impolite, undiplomatic, truly insane black-white thinking is pervasive. I see it here in rural Oregon, and I see it throughout the land, with my dealings with so-called editors in California and back East. I see this sickness permeating the minds of people. The pro-Vaccination At Any Cost cluster-fuck heroes, and the absolute racist and backward mentality of folk who interview me for jobs, but pass-pass-pass. A hundre passes, almost since 2011.

Oh, yeah, what shall I do? Erase everything I have written that’s on the Internet, since I am anti-authority to the max, anti-smug supervisor lording over me or anyone else. How dare we have real conversations in our jobs, and in social services, it is their way or the highway, or in education, the most fragile of fuckers caving with the slightest contrarian in their midst. Oh, the writing and journalism profession is just dying dying and really part of the One Percent, maybe Five Percent, making a living, and many others just publishing crap, milquetoast, and getting some tenure track gig teaching MFA students who are in debt debt debt for the dream of becoming, who, the next . . . . . Look up the top new novelists in the past five years.

Lock step against Russia, against history, against free and uncensored journalism or essay writing. Imagine all those above with UkroNazi Flags on their Subarus, Priuses or Apple laptops.

PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect free expression in the United States and worldwide. We champion the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. Our mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible.

Founded in 1922, PEN America is the largest of the more than 100 centers worldwide that make up the PEN International network. PEN America works to ensure that people everywhere have the freedom to create literature, to convey information and ideas, to express their views, and to access the views, ideas, and literatures of others. Our strength is our Membership—a nationwide community of more than 7,500 novelists, journalists, nonfiction writers, editors, poets, essayists, playwrights, publishers, translators, agents, and other writing professionals, as well as devoted readers and supporters who join with them to carry out PEN America’s mission.

You won’t find PEN America condemining Ukraine’s coup, or the demonization of Russian language, Russian artists, Russian writers, or those in Ukraine who take a different path in the Special Military Operation. This is from 2014, almost three eons ago.

Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault

The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin

By John J. Mearsheimer

September/October 2014

Standing on a Soviet-style star re-touched with blue paint to resemble the Ukrainian flag, Moscow, August 2014
Standing on a Soviet-style star re-touched with blue paint to resemble the Ukrainian flag, Moscow, August 2014

According to the prevailing wisdom in the West, the Ukraine crisis can be blamed almost entirely on Russian aggression. Russian President Vladimir Putin, the argument goes, annexed Crimea out of a long-standing desire to resuscitate the Soviet empire, and he may eventually go after the rest of Ukraine, as well as other countries in eastern Europe. In this view, the ouster of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014 merely provided a pretext for Putin’s decision to order Russian forces to seize part of Ukraine.

But this account is wrong: the United States and its European allies share most of the blame!

Even the trendy Useful Idiots with Aaron Mate and Katie Halper has a guy on that makes sense, and tells it like it is, at around 13 minutes into this podcast:

Researcher and writer Dr. Ben Abelow, a scholar who lobbied Congress on nuclear arms policy, joins Useful Idiots to explain, as his new book argues, how the west brought war to Ukraine.

“The goal of the US,” Abelow says, “is not to save Ukrainians but to degrade Russia’s military until they won’t be able to fight in the future. And while some say stopping Russia is a humanitarian goal, the way one would degrade Russia’s military is to keep an extended war going and fight to the last Ukrainian.”

Abelow analyzes the history of this cold war, the aggression by each side, and the hypocrisy of the argument that Ukraine has a sacrosanct right to join NATO.

“The right to join NATO is the right to place a western military arsenal on Russia’s border. If Russia made a military alliance with Canada or Mexico, US leaders would not be talking about their right to do so.”

And on this week’s news of Putin announcing military escalation and giving a thinly-veiled threat of nuclear war, Dr. Abelow warns:

“I hope it’s taken seriously.”

Of course, Putin did not threaten nuclear way, and this referenda going on in those eastern parts of Russian Ukraine, means, if they all go for Russian annexing, means that the border of Russian will be extended, and alas, Russia faced that existential threat even more. Attacking the civilians there, murdering like Ukrainians do, will be an attack on Russia.

Oh Russia, putting the motherland so close to their bases, Nato/USA/TrashLandia

Who is the Empire of Lies, Chaos, and Existential Threat to the World?

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