Wednesday, September 30, 2015

More Anti-Russian Bias at the NYT

Exclusive: The anti-Russian bias of the New York Times is hard to miss as it consistently puts Moscow’s actions and intentions in the worst possible light, in stark contrast to the warm glow that usually surrounds military actions by the U.S. and its “allies,” as Jonathan Marshall observes. By Jonathan Marshall Someone at the New…

Why Iran Is Aiding Syria

In spinning another propaganda theme, Official Washington is putting out the storyline that Iran is supporting Syria only to appease hardliners in Tehran, but the reality is that top Iranian leaders agree that a victory by the Islamic State or Al Qaeda must be prevented, writes Gareth Porter at Middle East Eye. By Gareth Porter Iranian President…

Help Consortiumnews Fight ‘Group Thinks’

From Editor Robert Parry: In our almost 20 years, Consortiumnews has had one preeminent goal: to challenge and correct false narratives because we know how misguided “group thinks” – especially in a nation as powerful as the United States – can get many innocent people killed and cause lots of other damage. Over those two…

Obama’s Ludicrous ‘Barrel Bomb’ Theme

Exclusive: In addressing the United Nations, President Obama singled out for condemnation Syria’s President Assad and his alleged use of “barrel bombs,” but Obama was silent on his own use of far more powerful ordnance or the civilian tolls from Saudi/Israeli attacks with highly lethal U.S. bombs, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The U.S.…

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Putin’s Judo Move in Syria

Exclusive: Official Washington loves to hate Russian President Putin, especially when he obstructs a neocon “regime change” scheme, with that animus now focused on Putin’s concern that overthrowing Syria’s government would risk a disastrous victory by the Islamic State and Al Qaeda, says Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare After delivering arms to Bashar al-Assad’s besieged government…

Value in Reading Others’ Propaganda

U.S. policymakers view their country as the “exceptional” and “indispensable” global policeman but shut their eyes to how other nations see the world, thus blinding America to emerging problems and possible solutions, as ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller explains. By Graham E. Fuller All countries do it — promoting their own societies in ideal terms in order…

Hillary Clinton’s ‘Wicked’ Syrian Choice

As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton bought into the neocon/liberal-hawk agenda which spread the chaos of Iraq across Libya, Syria and now into Europe. How Clinton approached those challenges suggests that she would head down the same “regime change” path as President, Rick Sterling explains. By Rick Sterling Key leaders from around the world are present at the United Nations…

Obama’s Self-Deceit

President Obama, who has boasted of ordering military strikes on seven countries, chastised Russia and China for not abiding by the rules of international behavior, a breathtaking example of hypocrisy or self-deceit, writes Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria There was stunned silence in the General Assembly Hall on Monday as U.S. President Barack Obama warned…

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Power of False Narrative

Exclusive: “Strategic communications” or Stratcom, a propaganda/psy-op technique that treats information as a “soft power” weapon to wield against adversaries, is a new catch phrase in an Official Washington obsessed with the clout that comes from spinning false narratives, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry In this age of pervasive media, the primary method of social…

Obama’s True Foreign-Policy ‘Weakness’

From the Archive:  Official Washington considers President Obama “weak” because he doesn’t bomb every country that the neocons want bombed, so Obama talks “tough” in his major speeches to conceal his real “weakness” – his timidity in rebuffing neocon criticism – as Robert Parry described in 2014. By Robert Parry (Originally published on June 23, 2014)…

Saturday, September 26, 2015

How the World Views US ‘Clown Show’

Some Americans may be amused by the “clown show” that is modern U.S. politics, particularly the Republican presidential race. But the crude insults and gross bigotry are seen around the world, reducing the appeal of democracy and turning more people against the U.S., notes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar The U.S. political…

Friday, September 25, 2015

Obama’s Flak Demeans Putin’s Posture

Exclusive: Afraid of neocon criticism, President Obama is going out of his way to insult Russian President Putin prior to a summit meeting. Obama’s press secretary mocked Putin as “desperate” and accused him of displaying poor posture in a meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The demonizing of Russia’s…

Can Obama Lecture Xi on Human Rights?

Exclusive: The Obama administration often scolds China over its human rights record – and President Obama is sure to hammer away at those themes in his summit with Chinese President Xi – but it’s hard for the United States not to look hypocritical given its own checkered history, writes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall In summit…

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Giving Up the Global-Cop Badge

Official Washington is fuming over Russia’s expanded military role in helping Syria fight the Islamic State and Al Qaeda (as if the U.S. has been doing such a crack job). Instead, the U.S. should retreat from the unpopular job of global policeman, says ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller. By Graham E. Fuller Washington has jealously guarded the role…

Decline of Western Ethnic States

The neocon-driven wars in the Middle East have unleashed a demographic tidal wave on Europe, the arrival of refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and other war-torn countries. Despite political resistance, this flood inevitably will reshape the Continent’s ethnic character, says Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson If you were transported back to Europe in 1900…

The Sneering at China’s President Xi

In mainstream U.S. media, it’s always a “safe play” for pundits to sneer at foreign leaders and countries that interfere with American hegemony, thus guiding the public toward unnecessary hostilities, a phenomenon now playing out in the treatment of China and President Xi, writes Dan Steinbok. By Dan Steinbok Thanks to misguided stories about Chinese President Xi Jinping’s reforms,…

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Parry to Receive I.F. Stone Award

From Editor Robert Parry: Our nearly two decades of work at Consortiumnews were recently recognized by Harvard’s Nieman Foundation in awarding me the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence. But this honor really is for all those who have written for this Web site and our many readers who have supported us with donations. Indeed, none…

A Prized Iran-Nuke Myth Unraveling

Once an Official Washington “group think” gets going it’s very hard to stop because the mainstream U.S. media will adjust the narrative so as not to debunk what all the Important People “know” to be true, such as shoring up a beloved Iran nuclear myth that is starting to fall apart, as Gareth Porter notes. By…

GOP Vexed over Pope on Climate Change

In the pocket of the oil industry, key Republicans continue to sow doubts about the science on climate change, an attitude that may extend to their annoyance with Pope Francis if he raises the issue when he addresses Congress, as Michael Winship describes. By Michael Winship The funniest line of the last few days came from Arizona’s…

The ‘Tempest-tost’ Syrian Refugees

Like its predecessor in Iraq, the “regime change” war in Syria has killed hundreds of thousands and uprooted millions more, with many now seeking refuge in the West. But political forces have resisted providing safe haven, an affront to international law, writes Marjorie Cohn at Truthdig. By Marjorie Cohn Many of us are familiar with…

Blunting the Pope’s Environmentalism

Pope Francis has challenged market economics to address the human cost of profit-making, especially global warming’s threat to the future of the planet. But opponents of government regulation are set to spin whatever criticism the Pope delivers during his U.S. trip, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar Anticipating this week’s visit by…

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Will US Grasp Putin’s Syria Lifeline?

Exclusive: The neocons’ obsession with “regime change” in Syria is driving another one of Official Washington’s “group thinks” toward rejecting Russia’s offer to help stabilize the war-torn country and stem the destabilizing flood of refugees into Europe, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Russian President Vladimir Putin has thrown U.S. policymakers what amounts to a…

#ShoutYourAbortion Proves That Modern Liberalism Is A Satanic Death Cult

This is really saying something for me, but this piece might contain the harshest criticism I’ve ever levied at progressive abortion supporters. It’s well deserved.

It’s only Tuesday, after all, and it’s already been a heck of a week for these people. Just a few hours ago, Senate Democrats (and two Judas Republicans) voted down a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. In case you’re not good at math, 20 weeks is 5 months. In the fifth month, babies can be viable outside the womb. Democrats are in favor of murdering children who can survive outside the womb. This is radical, extreme, insane, and completely within the mainstream of liberal thought.

Meanwhile over on Twitter, abortion enthusiasts started a viral ‪#‎ShoutYourAbortion‬ hashtag. Women were encouraged to brag about their abortions publicly, and many did just that. I give a few examples in this article. It’s as disturbing as you’d expect.

So we have, in just two days, progressives coming out against a bill to protect viable infants from murder, and then encouraging each other to gleefully boast about murdering their children. And this is just a normal couple of days in American liberalism. None of it is outside the ordinary for them.

It’s time we face the fact that “progressivism” is really nothing more than a secular version of Satanism. They don’t worship the Devil himself, but they worship the Self, which is the very definition of Satanism. Moreover, Satanists and liberals agree that the highest and purest expression of empowerment is to murder unborn children. And they agree that our support and endorsement of abortion ought to be total, complete, and without equivocation.

I say this, then, not as an insult or hyperbole, but as a statement of reality. “Progressivism,” for whatever it may have been at one time, is now a death cult. Abortion evangelists have mostly dropped the pretense that abortion should be “safe but rare,” and that abortion is OK only because babies aren’t really people, and moved on to advocating murder for its own sake.
Many progressives — and the #ShoutYourAbortion campaign along with their support for late term abortion bears this out — believe very simply that abortion is acceptable and even laudable because it’s what a woman wants to do. That’s all. That’s it. She wants it. She should get it. Period.

This is what we’re dealing with now. It’s not a matter for intellectual debate because the arguments in favor of infanticide no longer even pretend to be intellectual. This is a complete and total rejection of Natural Law, a complete and total protest against any sort of moral or ethical code, and a complete and total declaration that the desires and whims of the self ought to reign supreme. It is, in other words, Satanism, and I think it’s time we start calling it that:

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The Frantic Fear of Islam

The American Right and neocon activists have whipped up so much Islamophobia that this bigotry is now shaping the Republican presidential race and contributed to the arrest of a 14-year-old Texas boy who built a clock as a school project, writes Nat Parry. By Nat Parry The arrest of Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old whiz kid…

Monday, September 21, 2015

A Moral Challenge for Pope Francis

Exclusive: In modern times, the Catholic Church has made excuses for unjustifiable wars even as it has made abortion a Cardinal sin, a hypocrisy that will be tested as Pope Francis visits the United States, a country immersed in all the immorality that comes from warfare, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Pope…

Russian Role Could Help in Syria

Despite the alarms in Official Washington about Russia’s increased military role in Syria, this expanded commitment breathes new hope into a possible political settlement of the conflict and could help reverse Islamic State gains, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar The recently increased Russian involvement in Syria ought to be viewed…

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Get Parry’s Classic Book, ‘Fooling America’

From Editor Robert Parry: As part of Consortiumnews’ fall fund drive, we are re-releasing my first book, Fooling America, a critique of the mainstream media published at a time (in 1992) when many people still viewed major U.S. news outlets through the outdated prism of Watergate and the Pentagon Papers. The book captures a crucial moment…

Friday, September 18, 2015

Obama’s Fateful Syrian Choice

Exclusive: President Obama faces a choice that could define his legacy and the future of the American Republic: He can either work with Russia’s President Putin to stabilize Syria or he can opt for a confrontation that could lead to an open-ended war with grave risks of escalation, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry There is…

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Lost Lessons from a Toddler’s Death

The world’s conscience was touched by the photo of a toddler who drowned while fleeing the war in Syria — and Europe’s cohesion is threatened by the growing flood of Syrian refugees. But Western leaders won’t let go of their “regime change” fixation which is making matters worse, writes Rick Sterling. By Rick Sterling Around…

Congress Deserving of Dunce Caps

The inability of the U.S. Congress to address basic responsibilities, such as funding the government, invites negative comparisons to unruly school children in need of detention, dunce caps or worse, as Michael Winship describes. By Michael Winship Already we’re deep into September and Congress has reconvened in Washington, prompting many commentators to compare its return after…

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Neocons Babble Over Syria Crisis

Exclusive: America’s neocons are so wedded to their “regime change” plans for Syria that they even flirted with embracing Al Qaeda. They are now furious over Russia’s expanded engagement in support of Syria’s secular government because it frustrates long-held neocon desires, reports Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare Typical of the incoherence now common among U.S. foreign policy pundits discussing the Syrian crisis…

Was Turkey Behind Syria Sarin Attack?

From the Archive: As Washington pundits again demand Syrian President Assad’s ouster, a top talking point is that he “gassed his own people” in a Sarin attack in 2013. But that rush to judgment was picked apart by investigative journalist Seymour Hersh and others, as Robert Parry reported in spring 2014. By Robert Parry (First published on April 6,…

Solitary Confinement Under Attack

One of the cruelest aspects of American prisons is the excessive use of solitary confinement, especially in “supermax” facilities, leaving inmates without normal human contact for years and even decades, a form of cruel punishment now under challenge in the courts, as Marjorie Cohn described for teleSUR. By Marjorie Cohn Confirming Frederick Douglass’s adage, “Power…

The Crisis of ‘Regime Change Refugees’

The West’s dominant prescription toward the crisis of war-torn regions and the destabilizing refugee flow that has followed is to have more “regime change,” particularly in Syria. But the reality is that the West’s fondness for violent “regime change” is the core reason for the refugees, says James Paul. By James Paul The huge flow…

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Are Neocons an Existential Threat?

Exclusive: Despite a record of unprecedented error, American neocons remain the dominant foreign policy force in Official Washington, demanding more “regime change” in the Middle East and a new Cold War that could heat up and end all life on the planet, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The neoconservatives arguably have damaged American national interests…

How Russia Can Help in Syria

Despite Official Washington’s annoyance, the Russian involvement in Syria could work in favor of U.S. national interests by adding forces experienced in dealing with Islamic extremists and capable of restoring some stability, a prerequisite for a political settlement, writes ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller. By Graham E. Fuller Washington has been wrapped in confusion and…

Planned Parenthood Guts Babies And Sells Their Organs, But Who Really Cares?

Another Planned Parenthood video was released today. This one is perhaps the most revealing and damning of them all, with notable moments where officials explicitly plan to cover up and hide their illegal activities, and another where a doctor laughs about severing the “gonads” of dead babies. I call this “revealing and damning” in two ways. For one, it reveals the evil of the abortion industry, but for another, when millions of Americans ignore it like they ignored the other nine, it will reveal something quite damning about our country.

I provide here a bullet point rundown of each clip in the video. If you’re already converted to the pro-life cause and don’t want to necessarily watch the videos because of how much they upset you, I understand. But at least get informed about what’s in them. I try to do that here. I suffered through the video 3 times so I could catalog its contents exactly. Please, please, please, even if you don’t want to share what I have to say on the subject, share something. There aren’t very many people writing about it anymore, but share something. We have been abandoned by the government, the media, and even many “conservatives” who are supposed to be championing our cause. We have few tools at our disposal, so we need to use each to its greatest effect. Social media, especially.

I will warn you that I was in a very dark place when I wrote this. I woke up this morning and saw my children and my wife and I was happy. Then I sat down at my computer and immediately saw this video, watched it several times so I could tell you about it, and it plunged me into an angry and sad state. I don’t regret writing with anger and sadness — honestly, I don’t know how else to approach the holocaust of children — but if you’re looking for something cheerful, this ain’t it.

I’m also at the point where I’m sick to death of so called conservatives who’ve failed to heed the call and rise to the occasion. I name names in this piece. Conservatives with an audience need to be doing EVERYTHING in their power to expose these atrocities and save these children. Many have failed in that regard, and their failure is inexcusable and unforgivable.

So if you want happy thoughts today, don’t click. But if you want to know what’s really going on out there, then read and share:

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US Confusion over the Syrian War

Official Washington is in a tizzy over Russia’s decision to join the fight in Syria to defeat Al Qaeda and ISIS, though one might have thought the U.S. would welcome Moscow’s help. But there are other factors, including the wishes of Israel and Saudi Arabia, complicating matters, writes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson On May…

Donald Trump’s Nativist Impulse

The anti-immigrant focus of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign reminds historian Bernard A. Weisberger of shameful past eras that conflict with America’s self-image as a place of refuge for people from many lands. By Bernard A. Weisberger It has so far annoyed but not really surprised me that Donald Trump, despite being an obnoxious bully, has defied…

Monday, September 14, 2015

Fall Fund Drive Goal Set at $25,000

From Editor Robert Parry: Unlike some Web sites, we don’t bother our readers with lots of requests for donations, but we do need to pay the bills and we try to pay our writers something for the important original work that they do. So, we are setting our fall fund drive at $25,000. To donate to…

In Case You Missed…

Some of our special stories from August focused on the failure of the mainstream media to question prevailing “group thinks” on almost any topic, the bitter fight over the Iran nuclear deal, the hidden reality of U.S. allies aiding Al Qaeda in Syria, and the surprising surge of anti-Establishment candidates. “The ‘Two Minutes Hate’ of…

US Intel Vets Decry CIA’s Use of Torture

Torture defenders are back on the offensive publishing a book by ex-CIA leaders rebutting a Senate report that denounced the brutal tactics as illegal, inhumane and ineffective. Now, in a memo to President Obama, other U.S. intelligence veterans are siding with the Senate findings and repudiating the torture apologists. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity…

A Challenge to Neoliberal Orthodoxy

Conventional thinkers say Jeremy Corbyn’s election to head Britain’s opposition Labour Party and Bernie Sanders’s surge against Hillary Clinton are passing fancies that will fade as the summer ends, but Nicolas J S Davies sees the hope for an inspiring new politics. By Nicolas J S Davies Jeremy Corbyn, the chairman of the U.K.’s Stop the War Coalition, is…

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Who’s to Blame for Syria Mess? Putin!

Exclusive: Official Washington’s new “group think” is to blame Russia’s President Putin for the Syrian crisis, although it was the neocons and President George W. Bush who started the current Mideast mess by invading Iraq, the Saudis who funded Al Qaeda, and the Israelis who plotted “regime change,” says Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Sen. Lindsey Graham…

Saturday, September 12, 2015

When Does Sensitivity Training Become Indoctrination?

This seems to me to be a very pressing question. Recently St. Petersburg Police underwent sensitivity training regarding transgender issues including terms to avoid and pronouns to use. This training was held in connection with a new police policy being instituted for all “Interactions with Transgender Individuals”

“According to Chief Holloway the recent death of a LGBT individual spurned the new changes.police-30120_640

Clarke’s body was discovered in a Tampa park and was identified by the Hillsborough County sheriff’s officials — after the medical examiner’s evaluation — as a man wearing women’s clothes. The victim’s name was released as Samuel Elija Clarke.

This information was reported by law enforcement and media outlets, until family and friends told authorities that Clarke, 25, had identified as a transgender woman for years. By calling her a man, Clarke was victimized again, Rudisill said.”

The new policy makes it clear that the name and gender listed on a government ID isn’t as important as the name the person wants to be referred to and the gender they identify with when interacting with them and referring to them in the news.

In other words, officials of the state must regard and take seriously the fantasy world of gender identity by using the preferred pronouns. Does this mean that those who identify as black but are white should be named as black on media outlets or what about the person who self-identifies as Jesus Christ?

Have we not gone too far in this fantasy world of self-identification?

fantasy-778093_640There are only two genders each one with its own eternal essence the exact expression of which has wide latitude. Just because there are a wide variety of trees, the essence of a tree remains.

This training for the police is nothing more than government-sponsored indoctrination into this fantasy world, not as barbaric as re-education camps but effective nonetheless.

Indoctrination can be thought of as teaching someone to accept doctrines uncritically. It is typically more heavy-handed and more akin to retraining or brainwashing than propaganda. Indoctrination is the better term when ideas and beliefs are force-fed to those who cannot defend themselves or associated with penalties and recriminations for failures to adopt the intended framework of ideology.

The Defenseless

When attitudes are being promoted in a class of people that are relatively defenseless like children and adolescents, an unfair advantage goes to the teacher. Doctrines can be uncritically smuggled into the child’s psyche before they are old and wise enough to think for themselves and reject such sublimation.

This is the exact topic C.S Lewis wrote about in Abolition of Man and why the government loves to train your children 8 hours a day for 21 years. It is the easiest path to social change that ever existed.

Indoctrination Does Violence To The Other Person’s Autonomy And Right To Self-expression

In the case of the general population who can defend themselves, other techniques must be used to break down resistance to official mind-think.

Indoctrination Techniques

In the media age of the 21st century, heavy-handedness can be inflicted in many ways for those who choose not to go along with the prescribed program:

  • Media shame/ridicule- Imagine being slandered on national television- How would your life change?
  • Loss of position and prestige especially in government position
  • Loss of income/job
  • Legal sanctions-fines
  • Imprisonment
  • Censorship
  • Business boycotts etc.

chains-19176_640This, my friends is a sanitized version of the soviet gulag. This is retraining American style. The free exchange of ideas in the marketplace is gone.

St. Petersburg police no longer have any freedom of conscience in this matter and will be reprimanded should they act out of line with groupthink now sanctioned as “official” government policy. They risk jobs, positions, income and local prestige should they speak against complete nonsense.

The powers that be have determined that people who identify as the opposite sex should be considered absolutely normal and by the way so should any and all variants of gender confusion.

Re-educate all government employees, infiltrate education with the same ideas and in 10 years, most of America will believe that 2 and 2 make 5.


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US War Theories Target Dissenters

Exclusive: In the Orwellian world of Official Washington, the U.S. government is now wedded to the theory of “information warfare,” meaning that Americans who challenge national security policy may be treated as “unprivileged belligerents” under the new Law of War doctrine, retired JAG Major Todd E. Pierce writes. By Todd E. Pierce When the U.S. Department of…

Ellsberg Seeks Justice for Vanunu

Famed Defense Department whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg says Israel should cease its nearly three-decade-old persecution of Mordechai Vanunu, the former nuclear technician who exposed the existence of Israel’s clandestine nuclear program in 1986 and was jailed for 18 years. Former U.S. Defense Department official Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the secret Pentagon Papers history of the Vietnam War, says Israel…

Friday, September 11, 2015

‘Regime Change’ Strategy Spreads Chaos

Official Washington’s “regime change” strategy for governments that have somehow gotten on the “enemies list” is now threatening to destabilize not just the Mideast and Africa but Europe as well, yet there is little indication that these policies will change, as Nat Parry describes. By Nat Parry It has long been an article of faith…

On Syria, Incoherence Squared

Exclusive: In the up-is-down world of Official Washington, everyone condemns Russia for aiding Syria’s internationally recognized government but stays mum on Saudi Arabia and other U.S. “allies” arming Al Qaeda and various terrorists fighting the Syrian government, an incoherence examined by Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare Centuries ago, an Andalusian philosopher known as Ibn Rushd wrote a…

Neocons Blame Obama for Syria

Exclusive: Neocons are so obsessed with their dream of Syrian “regime change” that they are castigating President Obama for not sharing their hallucination of nearly invisible “moderates” taking power when the near-certain result would be a victory for Sunni terrorists, as Jonathan Marshall explains. By Jonathan Marshall President Barack Obama has an unfortunate genius for picking advisers who…

Dear Republicans, Defund Planned Parenthood At Any Cost, Or Step Aside

This is my letter to Republican establishment in Congress. Please share it far and wide. I’m done letting these people off the hook.

Planned Parenthood funding was signed into law by a Republican president 46 years ago. They’ve been killing children legally for 43. Republicans have had over 4 decades to halt funding to these death merchants, and during that time, even in just the last decade or so, Republicans have owned all three branches of government. Yet, nothing has been done. They’ve failed us on this point (and many others) for half a century.

It has to end now. Not next year. Not in another 46. Now. Period. Now. The Center for Medical Progress accomplished something unprecedented with those sting videos. After this, Planned Parenthood will tighten their already strict security and become even more secretive than they were before. That means nobody will ever again expose Planned Parenthood the way CMP just did. If we are going to take advantage of their heroic work and actually DO something, it needs to happen now. Now.

This is very simple, which is why I want everyone to read this and understand. If this righteous and morally necessary fight leads to a government shut down, so be it. As far as I’m concerned, if it led to the total abolition of the government, I’d still say it was more than worth it. But here’s the thing: the Republicans wouldn’t be the ones shutting down the government. All they need to do is come up with a clean budget that doesn’t include blood money for infanticidal degenerates. They then send that budget to Obama. Obama vetoes the budget and shuts down the government for the sake of preserving corporate welfare for his friends in the abortion industry.

Dumb Republican cowards have already preemptively accepted responsibility for a shutdown that Obama would cause. They need to stop doing that. Force Democrats to shut the government down in the name of killing babies. Force them to make that case to the American people. Force them to stand publicly upon the bodies of 50 million dead children and explain to the people why we need to keep giving our hard earned money over to the serial killers who butchered them.

There is no solid argument against this course of action. Republicans need to defund Planned Parenthood at ANY cost, and they have the power to do it. If they don’t exercise that power, that’ll be a truly unforgivable failure:

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Madness of Blockading Syria’s Regime

Exclusive: The U.S. State Department is trying to block Russian supplies going to Syria’s embattled government despite the risk that collapsing the regime would create a vacuum filled by the Islamic State or Al Qaeda, another nightmare dreamt up by the neocons and liberal hawks, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Does the U.S. government…

CIA and the Drug Business

Special Report: The corrupt connections between U.S. intelligence and drug enforcement go back more than seven decades as American spies and drug investigators routinely crossed paths and collaborated — with the interests of average citizens never high on the agenda, as author Douglas Valentine describes. By Douglas Valentine The outlawing of narcotic drugs at the start…

If Mark Twain Met Donald Trump

The great American novelist Mark Twain had a particularly insightful understanding of hypocrisies of the powerful and the bluster of bigots, which would have given him a deep understanding of Donald Trump and his political appeal, writes Michael Winship. By Michael Winship How I spent my summer vacation — part of it, at least. One weekend…

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

More Incoherence in Syria Policy

Australia is the latest U.S. ally to join the bombing campaigns against Islamic State militants inside Syria, but the incoherence of the strategy is underscored by Washington’s continuing refusal to negotiate seriously with the Syrian government about a realistic political settlement of the war, writes Greg Maybury. By Greg Maybury As expected, Australia’s Prime Minister…

Israel Lobby Stops Iran’s Help on Syria

Despite the worsening Mideast crisis, President Obama can’t escape the tight policy constraints imposed by neocon thinking. The obvious move to work with Iran to save Syria from an Islamic State or Al Qaeda victory is blocked by the influence of the Israel lobby, writes Gareth Porter for Middle East Eye. By Gareth Porter By…

If You Are A Christian But You Reject Christ’s Teachings, You Are Not A Christian

This is the sort of thing that shouldn’t need to be written, but then I suppose you could say that about everything I write.

There’s this BuzzFeed video going around called “I’m a Christian, But I’m Not.” It’s as bad as you think it will be based on the title, if not worse. As usual, the most disturbing part isn’t the video, but the fact that it apparently resonated with a large number of people, garnering some 60 thousand likes on YouTube, last I checked.

The video features a small collection of trendy “Christian” millennials saying things like “I’m a Christian but I’m not homophobic” and “I’m a Christian but I’m not uneducated.” Next they tell us they’re Christian but they’re “gay” or “queer” or “feminist.” Then they end the video by informing us about the “one thing” everyone should know about the faith.

They each say something about how Christianity is actually “accepting” and it would “never judge you for what you do.” Nobody mentions Jesus. Nobody mentioned Scripture. Nobody mentioned salvation or sin or heaven or hell or good or evil or anything outside of the sort of flimsy secular slogans we all hear a million times a day.

I decided to respond to the video because, well, honestly, it just annoyed me. But also, more importantly, it is yet another example of this fashionable, “up to date,” liberal Christianity that is almost single handedly responsible for the decline of the faith in Western Civilization.

It turns out that Christianity stripped of its moral substance quickly becomes a Christianity stripped of Christ, and what you’re left with is the sort of Christianity promulgated in many churches and in popular videos like this.

It’s a worthless, pointless, boring, banal, hollow, incoherent Christianity. More accurately, it’s simply not Christianity at all:

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Realism and the Refugee Crisis

There are two key elements to addressing the flood of Mideast refugees into Europe. One is the immediate humanitarian crisis. The second is to undertake a realistic approach toward stabilizing the war-torn region, which will require Washington working with Moscow and Tehran, writes ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller. By Graham E. Fuller The picture last week…

Monday, September 7, 2015

How Neocons Destabilized Europe

Exclusive: The neocon prescription of endless “regime change” is spreading chaos across the Middle East and now into Europe, yet the neocons still control the mainstream U.S. narrative and thus have diagnosed the problem as not enough “regime change,” as Robert Parry reports. By Robert Parry The refugee chaos that is now pushing deep into Europe…

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Did Saudi King ‘Snub’ Obama on Iran?

Exclusive: Besides following dangerous “group thinks” on big questions, like the Iraq War, the mainstream U.S. media runs as a mindless pack on smaller details, too, such as the conventional wisdom about Saudi Arabia’s “snub” of President Obama over the Iran nuclear deal, as Jonathan Marshall describes. By Jonathan Marshall Media coverage of politics in…

Israel’s Bitter Anti-Iran Fight

Israeli leaders put on a full-court press to coerce U.S. lawmakers to line up behind Prime Minister Netanyahu instead of President Obama on the Iran nuclear deal. The Israel ploy appears to not only have failed but to have exposed deep divisions in the Jewish community, writes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson The insistence that…

Friday, September 4, 2015

In Bed with the Reactionary Saudis

The U.S.-Saudi alliance is no longer just an anachronism. It has become a dangerous anachronism with the Saudis implicating the United States in its brutal sectarian conflicts, such as the wars in Yemen and Syria, and in its reactionary human rights policies, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul R. Pillar Saudi King…

Muslim Memories of West’s Imperialism

Special Report: American politicians know little about history, so they lash out at people from formerly colonized Third World nations without understanding the scars that the West’s repression and brutality have left on these societies, especially in the Muslim world, as historian William R. Polk explains. By William R. Polk One result of the great…

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Deflategate Slapdown of NFL and MSm

Exclusive: To the surprise of the mainstream U.S. media, a federal judge threw out the NFL’s Deflategate suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, citing an arbitrary and unfair process that should have been obvious to any independent observer from the start, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry It’s been my experience from nearly…

Dangerous Redefinition of ‘Terrorism’

Exclusive: “Terrorism” is a word of condemnation, referring to the coldblooded killing of civilians to advance a political cause. But U.S. pundits and officials have blurred its meaning to cover attacks on American soldiers in foreign lands, a word game that can contribute to more wars, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The classic definition of terrorism is the intentional…

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

US/NATO Embrace Psy-ops and Info-War

Exclusive: The U.S. government and NATO have entered the Brave New World of “strategic communications,” merging psy-ops, propaganda and P.R. in order to manage the perceptions of Americans and the world’s public, reports veteran war correspondent Don North. By Don North As reflected in a recent NATO conference in Latvia and in the Pentagon’s new…

The Islamic State Conundrum

The theatrical brutality of the Islamic State has found an audience among Muslims embittered by the West’s longstanding violence against their people, including President George W. Bush’s catastrophic war in Iraq, a dilemma that ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller examines. By Graham E. Fuller The West remains transfixed with ISIS (Islamic State, Da’ish) and the…

Forcing Girls To Share A Bathroom With A Gender Confused Boy Is Abuse

Prepare yourselves, parents. There are going to be a lot of stories like this in the next few months. The first case has already happened and the school year just started three days ago.
In this situation, a 17 year old boy decided he was actually a girl, and thus should be entitled to use the girls’ locker room and bathroom. The school bent over backwards trying to find a compromise, even offering the guy a private, unisex facility, but that wasn’t good enough. He wanted the girls’ bathroom, and of course, what the girls wanted was entirely irrelevant.

Encouragingly, some of the students in the school didn’t stand for it. They protested this week, insisting it’s not fair to expect girls to use the bathroom or undress around a boy. They’re right, obviously, but it’s worse than that. Let’s be clear: it is ABUSIVE to coerce, intimidate, or otherwise force young girls to share their facilities with a boy. I don’t care if he’s gender confused or not. I don’t care if he wears a wig or not. All I care about, all that matters, all that make a difference, is that he is a boy with boy parts, a boy’s body, a boy’s genetic makeup, a boy’s brain, a boy’s everything. He’s a boy. That’s all. That’s it. That’s the whole story.

Girls (and boys) deserve and are entitled to a safe and private place to change and do their business. It is simply unconscionable and despicable to take that away from them. I’ve heard even some rational folks say that opening up the girls’ room to “transgenders” is “well meaning,” if perhaps misguided. No, it isn’t. It most certainly is not well meaning. It is an ideologically driven, reckless, dangerous ploy to further indoctrinate kids to radical left wing ideas about gender.

There exists not a single compelling reason to let a boy into the girls’ bathroom. Especially in this case, where the kid was already given access to a separate unisex facility. If he wants more than that, guess what? Too bad.

Someone here is going to have to make a sacrifice. Someone here is going to have to be uncomfortable. That someone can either be one boy or several hundred girls. To chose the one over the hundreds is madness, pure and simple. Please read and share:

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Ukraine Rightists Kill Police; Putin Blamed

Exclusive: As rightists riot in Ukraine – killing three policemen in a protest against making any concessions to ethnic Russians in the east – The New York Times had to move nimbly to again foist all the blame on Russia’s President Putin, but the Times was up to the propaganda task, writes Robert Parry. By Robert…

Phase Two of Iran-Deal Sabotage

Neocons and Republican opponents of the Iran nuclear agreement have so worked themselves into a frenzy that their efforts to sabotage the deal are likely to continue even if it survives Congress as new schemes are devised, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar Anyone tired of hearing about the agreement to restrict Iran’s nuclear…