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    Private Domain: USA: A Note on “Proprietary Government”
    Mar21

    Private Domain: USA: A Note on “Proprietary Government”

    Read as I do. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was poised to ride this momentum into Northeast Asia last week, but instead sustained a series of self-inflicted wounds. Before even departing Washington, he broke tradition by not inviting the State Department press corps on his plane, needlessly damaging relations with the media and forgoing the...

    FTAC: Worlds Closer Together
    Mar17

    FTAC: Worlds Closer Together

    Inspiration for the response came from the “blame America first” community intent on demonizing the same for past horrors, and in this instance the horror was the “Halabja chemical attack” ordered by Saddam Hussein against the Kurdish community at the end of the Iran-Iraq War. In the second part, an accusing and conspiratorial view of the United...

    Reflexive Control Process: “Allahu Akbar Terrorism” -> New Nationalism –> Neo-Feudalism
    Mar11

    Reflexive Control Process: “Allahu Akbar Terrorism” -> New Nationalism –> Neo-Feudalism

    The prize of science: prediction with increasing certainty AKA “predictive validity”. Why should models in the social sciences, much including political science, differ from those proven useful in biology or physics? And what if apparent terrorism — the act as defined by the most immediate actor — were to mask another design altogether? When the...

    Navalny on Medvedev – How That Other Half Do Live!
    Mar09

    Navalny on Medvedev – How That Other Half Do Live!

    Alexie Navalny Related in the news: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/24/russias-conviction-of-opposition-leader-alexei-navalny-arbitrary-european-court-says – 2/24/2016. Dmitry Medvedev Related in the news: “Kremlin Critic Says Russian Premier, Dmitri Medvedev, Built Property Empire on Graft” –...

    Murray at Middlebury
    Mar06

    Murray at Middlebury

    Four days ago, conservative libertarian Charles Murray stood on a stage at Vermont’s Middlebury College to talk about his latest book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, with political science students. Instead of being heard out, this in Murray’s own words is what happened before a packed house: Then I went onstage, got...

    BackChannels News Day, March 4, 2017
    Mar04

    BackChannels News Day, March 4, 2017

    Today’s compilation may be light – what am I even doing here at the computer, and so early? Still, my eyes see a lot of political coverage from around the world having to do with the support of democracy and its liberal humanist values. This kind of post has had its own category on BackChannels for years, but has not been a staple for the...

    Information Space in the Feudal Mode
    Mar01

    Information Space in the Feudal Mode

    Posted by eOne Films, October 26, 2012. Synopsis of a Different Kind of Script Putin’s mission: sustain feudalism in service to political absolutism and reap the benefits of sustained conflicts and, eventually, subjugated and taxed populations. KGB method: Reflexive Control via the indirect channeling of terrorism to promote the...

    Also in Media – PSA – “NORTH AMERICANS SUPPORT UKRAINE – ONCE IN A GENERATION FREEDOM MARCH” – May 20, 2017 – Link to Sign-Up
    Feb25

    Also in Media – PSA – “NORTH AMERICANS SUPPORT UKRAINE – ONCE IN A GENERATION FREEDOM MARCH” – May 20, 2017 – Link to Sign-Up

    1 million people around the world in support of Ukraine’s fight for freedom Americans, Canadians, and Mexicans come together from all corners of the continent to show their support for one common cause – support of the good people of Ukraine in their struggle for true independence and freedom from Russia’s all-too-long shadowy grasp....

    FTAC – Middle East Conflict – Schematic
    Feb25

    FTAC – Middle East Conflict – Schematic

    I know — Russian anti-Semitism -> Rise of Nazism -> Cold War and the Soviet effort in the middle east — https://conflict-backchannels.com/2015/10/12/ftac-tip-to-the-kgbs-amplification-of-middle-eastern-anti-semitism/ –> KGB invention of Yasser Arafat, the PLO, and the Palestinians –> Hamas and Linda Sarsour. Even outlined,...

    Also in Media – “The Nuclear Fallout of Trump’s Possible Détente with Putin” – Harvard International Review – February 16, 2017
    Feb23

    Also in Media – “The Nuclear Fallout of Trump’s Possible Détente with Putin” – Harvard International Review – February 16, 2017

    In 1994, Ukraine joined the NPT as a non-nuclear weapons state, a decision that entailed relinquishing world’s third largest nuclear arsenal. This constructive move came at a price: the United States, Russia, and the United Kingdom pledged to Ukraine security assurances in a Memorandum on Security Assurances, signed in Budapest on December...

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