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Germany is reverting, all the West is degenerating... And it is all by design.
I'm not sure I'd compare this situation to making "a Sophie's choice," given the choice Sophie had to make. But I take the point. The idea that western liberalism stands for democracy has always been something of a joke, but it's time to stop laughing. We're tearing ourselves apart.
Never go to jail if it’s avoidable.
Unexpected and negative things happen in jails
15 year old kid here locally in juvenile jail was recently paralyzed from chest down after a fight that only lasted as long as it took for him to be body slammed on the concrete floor.
I want to READ, not listen. Getting pretty pissed of with many Substack so-called WRITERS forcing us to listen. We are readers.
I think I heard in there that Racket will help him pay the fine if necessary? If so, that's another really good reason to be a paying subscriber
With the Weaponizing of the DOJ parents being called domestic terrorists at school board meetings. The government censoring people on social media if they don't stick to the government's narrative. We are a lot way down the road to totalitarianism.
I just listened to this article after reading it earlier and my position is the same. After a country experiences something as horrible as the holocaust & WWII destruction, they don't have a sense of humor or tolerance for the swastika. The guy is 62, I'm 62. When I was a kid our neighbor in Colorado Springs was a German, she shook Hitler's hand at a parade in Berlin when she was three. Fast forward to the end of the war, her mother and aunt were raped by Russian soldiers. Her aunt was caught out on the street and raped repeatedly all day. The experience broke her forever. These same people nearly starved and froze to death, except for the generosity of the allied nations after the war that financed the Berlin Air Lift. The allies landed a plane every three minutes at Tempelhof Airport chucked full of food and coal for over one year. Maybe if you would remember Germany's history as a backdrop to the story you just read, it wouldn't seem so implausible. Never again!
The anti-Israel hatred is hidden from "normal" people who have nothing invested in the survival or destruction of Israel.
See Kanye Ye, now known as Ye.
You have to see the level of Hitler praise and acceptance and antisemitism to get critically missing context. Please know that the originator of the Palestinian cause against Zionism spent the Holocaust years in Germany, striving to prevent Jews' escape to Palestine. 1930's people! See the evil anti-Jewish propaganda in late 1800's Russia. Netanyahu and current crises in Israel is apart from the history of the past 150 years.
Human rights are no longer in existence as they once were all over the world. We see all opposition being jailed in other countries outside the USA like Israel, Germany and damn near everywhere. And it's often just for speaking out about truth. The Establishment has spoken in Germany in this case as they have to Trump in the US and Assange in the UK. They've done nothing wrong but report on the truth.
Nothing has made me go buy a book this hard.
Off topic, but did you hear about Brian Kilmead's scoop interview with Viktor Shokin?
With Biden's last bulwark against allegations of blatant bribery being being the assertion that "everyone agreed Shokin was corrupt", the veracity of that assertion is of enormous importance.
Possibly of interest:
Scott Ritter on Prigozhin’s death, BRICS new members, and more -- https://rokfin.com/stream/38244
Scott hypothesis is that plane (Wagner top leaders arrived from Mali) was full of various personnel arms and ammunition – which accidentally exploded – all other hypotheses are illogical and unlikely)
Free speach and having confidence in it without getting pyanoid is what's lacking in many a place in these times. Why! Suspect the upper tier growing richer and the lower tiers moving to even lower rungs is the leading cause of this lack of trust in the current neocon neo liberal ethos. What you think.?
It's called "lawfare". Anyone who believes that the "rule of law" is a real thing rather than one more tool the ruling classes use to control you is beyond hope. The guy sounds like an entitled whiner of which we have a surplus. A 3K€ fine is hardly a Sophies choice and he knew or should have known how sensitive the Germans are to anything remotely Nazi although they're currently supporting living Nazi's right now. Lula was couped with lawfare and Kahn was just couped with lawfare in Pakistan. Think about Julian Assange and what the US/UK/western world is doing to him and the millions who've been killed kinetically and with sanctions, just since 9/11 get some perspective Matt.