Paul Craig Roberts, Why Countries Collapse

Paul Craig Roberts Dmitry Orlov and Vladimir Putin believe the US is failing, because the US government, in Putin’s words, is “making sure-footed strides directly along the path of the Soviet Union.” These strides are, in Orlov’s words: “exorbitant debt, problems in the energy sector and unreformable political systems mired in corruption, their elites delusional in their feelings of omnipotence. And now comes a truly eerie analogy: the powder keg that detonated under the USSR was ethnic nationalism and separatism; and the powder keg that is currently detonating under the…

Mike Palecek, Reflecting on the Revolution from My Garage

Mike Palecek So, yeah, I’m sittin’ here at the kitchen table worryin’ about if there’s still enough time to get my boat out on the lake for ice fishing. And other stuff, getting the dishes done, at least started, get them soaking. Being a perfectionist, I usually like to let them soak for two or three days. See, I am in my first week of retirement and well … And of course, I’m writing a new best-selling book what else would I do. And I’m supposed to complete or at…

YouTube Purging ‘Thousands of Videos and Channels’ for Advocating ‘Bigoted Ideologies’

Chris Menahan Google-owned YouTube is planning to purge “thousands of videos and channels” which advocate “bigoted ideologies” or “claim Jews secretly control the world,” deny “that well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust” took place, “say women are intellectually inferior to men and therefore should be denied certain rights,” or “suggest that the white race is superior to another race.”Multiple channels were banned in the immediate aftermath of the announcement.From New York Times, “YouTube to Remove Thousands of Videos Pushing Extreme Views”: YouTube announced plans on Wednesday to remove thousands of videos…