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R3publicans:  Mr. MAGA and the End of Western Civilization

The Saker • March 15, 2019•

Folks in the West are taught that their civilization has its roots in ancient Rome and/or ancient Greece. This is more a case of self-aggrandizement than serious historical research. While it is true that the city of Rome was sacked in 410 AD, the Christian Roman civilization continued in the East for another 1000 years until 1453. The real roots of what we nowadays call the western civilization are to be traced back to the following time periods:

  1. Most ancient (theoretical) roots: the early Frankish Merovingian Kingdom (481–751) and Carolingian empire (751–843).
  2. Formative roots: the so-called “Holy Roman Empire” (800-1806) which was “Roman” only in name (this term appeared only in the XIIIth century; in French it is called more accurately “Saint-Empire romain germanique” but it really ought to be called the “Germanic Empire”, since it was neither “Roman” nor “Holy”).
  3. Modern (ideological) roots: Renaissance, French Revolution, WWI, WWII, Cold War.

read more at http://www.unz.com/tsaker/mr-maga-and-the-end-of-western-civilization/

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Sexual Bias In The OKGOP Chair?

IS THERE SEXUAL BIAS IN REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP?

STATE PARTY OFFICIALS AND A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE TULSA AREA A CALL FOR NEW LEADERSHIP IN THE STATE PARTY AND A RECALL ON AN ELECTION

THE WATCHMAN

It’s not very often that public officials …

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R3publicans:  Welcome To The ‘Wile E Coyote’ Phase Of American History

Decline turns into farce

James Howard Kunstler

As another president once remarked in a different context – LBJ speaking to a hanger full of gruntsin Vietnam – “go on out there, boys, and nail that coonskin to the wall!” That was around the time the war was looking like a lost cause, with 1000 soldiers a month coming home in a box and even the Rotarians of Keokuk, Iowa, starting to doubt the official story of what exactly we thought we were doing over there. It was also, arguably, around the time America stopped being, ahem, “great” and commenced the long, nauseating slide into idiocracy and collapse.

The news media has taken LBJ’s place in today’s Wile E. Coyote phase of our history, cheerleading the congressional hunt for the glittering golden scalp of You-Know-Who in the White House.

read more at https://russia-insider.com/en/welcome-wile-e-coyote-phase-american-history/ri25894

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R3publicans:  The Great War Christmas Truce: ‘They Were Positively Human’

For a brief moment in 1914, the guns went silent and the men risked court martial to play soccer, smoke and sing—with the other side.

By Hunter DeRensisDecember 21, 2018

The Illustrated London News’s illustration of the Christmas Truce: “British and German Soldiers Arm-in-Arm Exchanging Headgear: A Christmas Truce between Opposing Trenches” by A.C. Michael, 1915.Wikimedia Commons/public domain

A 19th-century peace activist once asked, “Is it possible that any Christian, of whatever sect, who believes the New Testament to be anything better than a fable, can doubt for a moment that the time will come when all the kingdoms of the earth shall be at peace?”

read more at https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-great-war-christmas-truce-they-were-positively-human/

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The Prevalence of Myth over History

Today (Nov. 9) I heard a black historian on NPR say that the “civil war” was fought in order to establish a framework for human rights.

He also said that black civil rights achieved by the war were overturned by the rollback of Reconstruction, put back in place by the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and was now being overturned again by Trump’s response to the caravan from Honduras.

read more at https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/11/09/the-prevalence-of-myth-over-history/

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