“I distinctly remember telling you—and I have it right here in my phone—that disposing of the next half-eaten houseguest would be your responsibility, so I won’t help.”
Many of you have seen the excellent essay about Russiagate published yesterday on Consortiumnews.com by Daniel Herman (http://www.cwu.edu/history/daniel-justin-herman), that was posted here by Winham:
If you haven’t already read it, I strongly recommend it. It’s particularly notable for the breadth of issues it addresses.
Caitlin Johnstone commented about it on her Facebook page today:
>This is easily the best argument against the establishment Russia narrative that anyone has published so far. The author does a thorough job of going over the biggest plot holes in the official story and breaking down America's extensive history of using lies, propaganda and false flags to start wars.
Here is the plaintive response posted by one of her readers:
>Stephen Brennan. Listen..my list of former classmates, the best & brightest, all of whom went to the very best schools, most whom are no longer friends due to the DNC's scorched* earth policy in getting Hillary elected...buy the "Russian crap" hook, line and sinker.
>No amount of evidence to the contrary will shake their faith in the DNC's false narrative, they are true believers...until their theologians say otherwise, or far more likely, their death, they will believe that the RUSSIANS are behind Trump defeating Hillary...no evidence will shake them from their willful blindness to America's true social condition and the frustration of hardworking people who have seen their fortunes decline for four decades.
>I am amazed to find out very late in life what passed for intelligence in my youth was, in reality, a willingness to accept, without mental reservation, all that was taught. The "best and the brightest", were simply those most willing to go along with the game...it's a sad realization that the "merit" in our meritocracy is no more than willingness to advance ones self at the expense of others. [my emphasis]
>*the all too familiar DNC mental flow chart: - "if you don't want to vote for Hillary, you must be a Nazi; I can not have Nazi friends...thus, I must unfriend you".
This response makes the key point that “intelligence” and “intellectual integrity” are two entirely distinct things. The Russiagate hysteria has driven this home in spades. A very sad episode in our history – and whether the truth will ever triumph in the popular mind is still very much in doubt, no matter how many informed, logical, an... keep reading on reddit ➡
As I sat trembling in the living room holding her on my lap, I wondered what was up in her room and what it wanted.