A crude statement, yet worth considering

‘Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.’ Eleanor Roosevelt

Why do you agree/disagree with these words?

Sit back and watch Europe commit suicide — Desultory Heroics

Washington’s competition with rising power Russia is so fierce, it is willing to sacrifice Europe. Photo Credit: The Cradle. If the US goal is to crush Russia’s economy with sanctions and isolation, why is Europe in an economic free fall instead? By Pepe Escobar Source: The Cradle The stunning spectacle of the European Union (EU) committing […]

Sit back and watch Europe commit suicide — Desultory Heroics

Amiriyah and Mariupol

Candles lit near the bomb’s entry hole in February 2021, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Amiriyah shelter bombing

Hand prints of victims inside the shelter

‘Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.’

Bertrand Russell

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Duplicitous Biden Regime Mission to Venezuela — Desultory Heroics

By Stephen Lendman Source: StephenLendman.org Last weekend, a Biden regime delegation met with  Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and other Bolivarian officials in Caracas. The aim of the first diplomatic contact between both nations since the Trump regime closed the US Caracas embassy in 2019, officially broke with Venezuela’s legitimate government, and illegally designed Juan Guido […]

Duplicitous Biden Regime Mission to Venezuela — Desultory Heroics

Follow the Money – How Russia Will Bypass Western Economic Warfare — Desultory Heroics

(Image by orangebuddhas from flickr)  By Pepe Escobar Source: OpEdNews.com So a congregation of NATO’s top brass ensconced in their echo chambers target the Russian Central Bank with sanctions and expect what? Cookies? What they got instead was Russia’s deterrence forces bumped up to “a special regime of duty” – which means the Northern and Pacific fleets, […]

Follow the Money – How Russia Will Bypass Western Economic Warfare — Desultory Heroics

What is truth?

Tom Roberts, On the Goulburn River, 1927, oil on canvas

Truth is to say of what is that it is.

But what is the ‘is’ and by what method do we know and say it is?

Marx, Engels and Lenin showed that the ‘is’ is objective, for ever changing, prior to consciousness and, in truth, reflected by it.

We can never step into the same river twice.

Further, what is is driven by contradiction, the engine of Neoplatonic dialectics, developed by Hegel and recognised by the materialist Marx, in the highest yet one-sided development of that philosophical current initiated by Plotinus, as the engine of the world.

To discern the truth is to develop our reason not abstractly but by passing from living perception to abstract thought and then from this to testing the product of that thought in practice.

Ideology – a system of belief delimited by the interests of the most powerful – is the ever-present foe of reason.

To speak the truth is to dialectically reflect in an ever-deepening manner – it was once true that the world is flat – objective reality.

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Christmas cheer

Butter

I was looking forward to a cheese sandwich for tea but, no butter…

So I went to the local supermarket, bought this, took it home and set out the ingredients ready for assembly, wolfing-down and digestion.

Imagine my surprise when I took off the lid and foil of the butter container!

Hedges: The Execution of Julian Assange — Desultory Heroics

Original illustration by Mr. Fish, “Mind Games.” He committed empire’s greatest sin. He exposed it as a criminal enterprise. He documented its lies, callous disregard for human life, rampant corruption and innumerable war crimes. And empires always kill those who inflict deep and serious wounds. By Chris Hedges Source: ScheerPost Let us name Julian Assange’s […]

Hedges: The Execution of Julian Assange — Desultory Heroics

Holy Jesus! The US gets its ass handed to it while the bear and panda get down and interbreed!

Panda and Bear handing Joe his ass.

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Those naughty, megalomaniacal Chinese…

Fiery Cross Reef, Spratly Islands

But check out some of what the fair-minded, rules-based Americans have done in Hawaii…

USS Nimitz, Pearl Harbour, Hawaii
US naval base, Pearl Harbour, Hawaii