Gaslighting – how to destroy someone while you smile at them

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gaslighting-phrases-people-say-manipulate_l_6086e9f3e4b09cce6c14a351?ncid=APPLENEWS00001

Two preludes merge

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap210623.html

Martin Jacques on China – not for the apathetic

If you want a good understanding of the Jewish/Palestinian conflict, watch this

Do to others as you would have done to yourself.

Israel, the Big Lie — Desultory Heroics

Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City, Thursday, May 13, 2021. Weary Palestinians are somberly marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, as Hamas and Israel traded more rockets and airstrikes and Jewish-Arab violence raged across Israel. [AP Photo/Hatem Moussa] Israel is not exercising “the right to defend […]

Israel, the Big Lie — Desultory Heroics

Saturday Matinee: Gaza Fights for Freedom — Desultory Heroics

This debut feature film by journalist Abby Martin began while reporting in Palestine, where she was denied entry into Gaza by the Israeli government on the accusation she was a “propagandist.” So Abby connected with a team of journalists in Gaza to produce the film through the blockaded border. This collaboration shows you Gaza’s protest […]

Saturday Matinee: Gaza Fights for Freedom — Desultory Heroics

From a grain of sand…

Pearl in an oyster
NGC 602 and beyond

Images: top/bottom

The art of the deal

North West Cape spy base, Western Australia

In October 2015 those ‘genocidal’,’communist’ Chinese (you know, the same people who were attacked by white miners because of their ability to organise as teams on the gold fields and represented by a Mongolian Octopus pictured in The Bulletin Magazine in 1886), as owners of the Landbridge Group, took out a 99-year lease on Port Darwin for A$506 million – about which the Australian capitalist media has been yapping ever since.

In September 1967 at a ceremony (the video of which used to be on YouTube but appears to have been removed) U.S. ambassador Ed Clark said laughingly to Harold Holt, then Prime Minister of Australia (showing his deep respect for both), ‘I give you one peppercorn rent’ – for what was to become a giant U.S. naval spy base.

Now that’s how to do a deal!

The “Russian Threat” — Desultory Heroics

By Paul Craig Roberts Source: PaulCraigRoberts.org During 2016 CIA director John Brennan and FBI director James Comey, together with the corrupt Democrat party, began orchestrating Russiagate in order to prevent Trump from reducing the risk of nuclear war by normalizing relations with Russia. President Trump tried to nip a New Cold War in the bud, but […]

The “Russian Threat” — Desultory Heroics

The Unraveling of the American Empire — Desultory Heroics

Original illustration by Mr. Fish US leadership has stumbled from one military debacle to another, a trajectory mirroring the sad finales of other historical imperial powers By Chris Hedges Source: Mint Press News Princeton, New Jersey (Scheerpost) — America’s defeat in Afghanistan is one in a string of catastrophic military blunders that herald the death of the American […]

The Unraveling of the American Empire — Desultory Heroics