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e still hear die-hard protestations of “fake news!” by assorted politicians (including President Trump, of course), journalists, and political pundits on the Flynn-Russia affair. They seem to have that denial ready-made for anything they don’t particularly like to hear, but the denial is no longer so credible and the story is fast gaining legs.

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s was predicted in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, the Elite have a vested interest in keeping their subjugated populace drugged to the maximum extent possible so that they do not ever wake from their stupor in order to challenge their soft (and sometimes overt) tyranny over them.

I
t has been yet another colorful week of the Trump Presidency. Again, with Trump as President, which week could not be colorful? Michael Flynn, his Previous National Security Advisor, resigned last week over the controversy that his telephone call with Russian Ambassador to the US created. Apparently, he had informed the Russian Ambassador that he would have a relook at the sanctions imposed on Russia following the Crimea invasion.

W
atching the constant FoxNews broadcasts around the clock, one would think that you were watching NAZI Germany in the showcasing of the abject hatred, vitriol, and scapegoating of an entire class of people for the ills and failings of the American Police State in the modern age.

F
or the ancient Greeks logos meant reason, dialogue and debate. It could also mean speech, the power of language for good or self-gain, an aspect demagogues know well and the sophist Gorgias (5th century BC) warned against.

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hen a month ago Donald John Trump took over as President of the USA, there were – not many though – reasonable, cold analysts who, basing on his pre-election statements, predicted that a man who is going to wage war against the establishment (the empire) is entering a conflict with a very uncertain result. Some of them even did not hesitate to say that Trump is bound to lose this battle.

T
here is an ongoing wishful thinking which began as soon as Donald Trump announced his candidacy: it’s fed by the wrong notion that somehow democratic institutions will stop, or at least curb Trump’s abuse of power. Now that he is president, some historians give us approximately a year to save the Republic.

I
n the HBO series “The Young Pope” we see an American Pope who can be characterized as Caligula in the Vatican. He has enemies and detractors galore among the cardinals at the Vatican.

W
ith the recent headlines centering on the forced resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, a rational voice of reason, peace with Russia, and an end or retrospection of stupid interventionist foreign wars (except his lashing out at Iran last week which many believe was a last ditch attempt to save his job by kow-towing to Neo-Conservative elements within the Deep State),

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ccording to official news agencies, the recent phone call of February 8 last and the subsequent letter by President Trump to his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, was "long" and "extremely cordial".

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