After reading They Were Soldiers, which is a book about the fate of male and female soldiers who return home broken, mangled and raped, the realization strikes that without perpetual overt and covert war, the American system of governance-as it is now practiced--would collapse. That is a frightening thought
Not surprisingly, the name "Vidomègon" will probably only raise an eyebrow among readers who find the word strange, not because it describes the plight of over one hundred thousand children, mainly girls, sold into slavery, prostitution and child pornography rings from Western Africa, undergoing rape, mutilation and murder.
The recent two controversial cases about the decision of the European Commission to propose the 40% quota for women on company boards by 2020 and about the call by some female tennis players to ask men to lower their level of play from 5 sets to 3 reveals how far the contemporary campaign for gender equality has gone to the extreme
"There is, in the westernmost part of Iberia, a very strange people: they do not govern themselves nor do they allow themselves to be governed" (Roman General Galba, 3 BC to 69 ZD, speaking about the Lusitania tribes, modern Portugal). Two thousand years later, let us see how relevant are the words of Servius Sulpicius Galba.
The European Union likes to parade itself as a paragon of political correctness, the do-gooder of the international community, when in fact its policies reek of the imperialist intrusiveness practiced yesteryear by so many of its member states. The EU's illegal and unethical trade policy regarding fisheries is a prime example of this.
The mainstream media is full of stories about conflicts where NATO is involved in savage attacks against civilians, water supplies, electricity grids, schools, healthcare facilities, infra-structures, putting boots on the ground illegally in its imperialist ventures. About Africa, however, silence.
For a year, in this column, growing evidence has been presented about the possibility of a new deadly virus being transmitted from human to human, a virus with a mortality rate of 42.6%. Questions have been raised as to what the world health authorities have been doing to protect us, and now the chilling truth: it is transmitted from human to human
Many are the references in the speeches of US Presidents about the need to "lead the world", an intrusive approach from those elected by a percentage of their own people and nobody else. Yet today, what has America's "leadership" led to, where has it led the USA, what is its standing in the hearts and minds of the international community?
"Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive." (Sir Walter Scott, 1771-1832.) In Syria, now, apart from funding weapons to a reported thousand different factions of foreign terrorists from perhaps eighty plus countries, NATO, the US, UK and their Middle East cohorts have seemingly delivered polio.
In August this column ran a piece claiming that the Pacific Ocean was being poisoned by radioactive material escaping from Fukushima, two years after the devastating tsunami and meltdown at the Japanese nuclear facility. Three months later, shocking evidence points towards a calamity situation. Silence from the corporate media.
It used to be a saying in the United States, is somebody "man enough" to do what is right. You have to realize, that Edward Snowden is "already" moving congress around. They tried to unfund the NSA a little. Furthermore, there are congressmen and senators that want to investigate and also regulated the NSA-already
This poem was penned by a Midwestern American who knows exactly four times as many languages as the combined grand total of that one spoken by the triad of three female American former globetrotting Secretaries of State, the mere mention of whose notorious names is absolute monumental proof that women are not morally superior to men!
Proposed national education standards such as the Common Core Standards supported by President Obama or those represented in the No Child Left Behind Act (President Bush) are nonsensical in a world where both global corporations and the US national security community are, themselves, asking for people who can act and think across time