Well out, Patrick...

If the Empire is an illness, I fear that the patient (country) is irreversibly infected with propaganda so much so, that it would choke off any last effort to breathe in the truth. All empires are born, develop, grow, mature and decay --- but this one, in particular, is in the middle of an interregnum (where the future truth cannot be fertilized and past lies cannot be acknowledged). It is this period which signified our sheer demise.

Thank you for your time and writing.

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It seems logic and morality are no longer useful debate tactics, when the powers that be seem to have all the personal character of rabid zombies.

While I certainly wish RFKJr. the best and hope he is the next president, the fact is that the greatest danger to our current necrotic ruling class are themselves. It seems evident they will do anything, not only to remain in control, but possibly even more importantly, from their perspective, prevent anyone that might hold them to account from gaining effective power. For obvious reasons.

Up to, it would seem, nuclear war.

Yet it does seem the ground is break away from under them. Not only in this country, but across the West, including Israel. The wave has crested.

Moon of Alabama did an interesting commentary on this; https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/07/ukraine-sitrep-reality-is-defeating-the-war-narrative.html#comments

The gist of which is that our elites have wrapped themselves in this narrative bubble, of the superiority of the West, to which facts and reality must eventually bow down.

Like spendthrift heirs to a fortune, our second rate leaders simply cannot conceive of a world outside their bubble. They live in the Garden and the rest of the world is a jungle.

Safe to say, the rest of the world is realizing the Alpha dog is looking weak and they sense the Big Shift coming.

What we, while in the West, but effectively watching from the sidelines, need to start discussing isn't the details of this collapsing world order, but the world we want to see rise from it and can be a part of.

One that understands the power of the ecosystem, of all the different cultures well rooted into all the various regions and circumstances, in which we are apart of. Not one world global order, with the rest of the world falling in line, as pale images to our supreme culture.

Structure matters. Whether it's culture, or biology. It seems the polarity of the sexes is too provincial for these creatures. It should be noted the sexes predate the split between flora and fauna, but bacteria reproduce asexually and it is only at that most basic stage can all of life function at the same level. And that seems to be the level to which they would like to see the rest of us, while they keep their yachts, mansions and jets.

Though they will find in the coming years, their armored Mercedes will be no protection, when the cartels have RPG's and their estates and security services won't matter, when the gangs have armed drones. Welcome to the 2020's.

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I haven't read your work long enough to be 100% sure who you're referring to as the other "presidential aspirant who argue(s) against the proxy war in Ukraine, who oppose(s) empire and the grotesque war machine that supports it, who think(s) Americans are greatly, urgently in need of Washington’s attention" who liberals "cast as a criminal".

I would think the answer is Cornel West. But odds are high you meant Trump.

Trump says he's anti-Ukraine war, but isn't he pro-China war?

I confess I was a Democrat. Thoroughly brainwashed, I watched MSNBC in 2020 like a drug. I was *very* wrong to vote for Biden. (The crushed railworker strike imploded my dream world.) I would never vote for Biden again, nor any other Democrat.

That being said, how can we actually believe that Trump would end the war in Ukraine? Yes, hearing him talk about it is wonderful. Music to my ears.

But didn't Trump say many good things foreign policy-wise, but did a lot of bad things?

Yes, let's Trump credit for not starting another war and for setting a date to bring troops back from Afghanistan. But his administration ordered the assassination of the Iranian Soleimani. If the US wasn't so dangerous, Iran would've responded to that. So war was only avoided because Iran knew retaliation meant devastation.

Do you really believe that Trump would stop the military machine this time?

Cornel West is ignored by the mainstream media for the same reasons RFK Jr is smeared. But a lot of Americans are sick of *both* Democrats and Republicans. Even if you don't agree with third party voting, Cornel West should still be mentioned as an anti-war presidential candidate. He needs to be part of the vocabulary of American elections, if only as a protest against the corporate state that seeks to suppress actual American democracy.

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That Team D is so intent on a smear campaign is most instructive.

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@ Patrick Lawrence🎯

Thanks (to you and Robert) for posting this excellent analysis on The Scrum. Of late, however the denigrating of the term 'Liberal' seems to have become somewhat of a simplistic empty narrative replacement description for what fairly recently seemed more aptly described as NeoLiberal behavior. From my view the uncivil coupling of NeoConservative and NeoLiberal political practitioners speaks more adroitly to our present governmental folly and disarray.

R.F.K. Jr. may well make an excellent replacement for either Biden or especially Kamala Harris.👀

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Very good article sir and will be linking it tomorrow @https://nothingnewunderthesun2016.com/

Kennedy's statements were factual. To portray it as antisemitism is a travesty. It wasn't. Why does the MSM basically kiss the ass of a certain race. The Holocaust was terrible and shouldn't be forgotten. but there has been many other genocides that were just as bad. I guess money talks!!!!!

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Good points made.

However, even if, by some great miracle or three, he scoots past all the obstacles to make it to the general - how does any "outsider" have any chance of victory at the polls when the votes aren't counted honestly, and no changes to the way this is done are forthcoming from anyone? Any sane person knows Trump won in 2020. Just another exercise in our window dressing of "elections"?

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It is long overdue to publicly state and restate that we have been and are in the middle of largest US conspiracy ever.

Conspiracy led by Hillary DNC team (including St. Obama, Pelosi, Biden, Schiff, etc.) and Deep State (FBI, CIA, NSA, etc.) and also select RINO GOP collaborators.

The unprecedented and on-going CONSPIRACY includes

• Russia-gate 5-year hoax and major election interference,

• coup in Ukraine and attempted coup against elected US president,

• Hunter laptop premediated lies, silencing of US president in social media and resulting stealing of 2020 election,

• protection of Biden and Biden’s family major corruption,

• Jan. 6 armed insurrection set-up (with almost ten dead according to AOC),

• Building a major censorship apparatus led by CIA and FBI executives in State media, Internet, major universities and technology giant firms – that is still maintained

• Persecution, prosecution, and silencing leading 2024 presidential candidates who are opposing the US War uni-party

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Mr. Lawrence,

Are you concerned about the candidacy of Dr. Cornel West, who is steadfast against the proxy war in Ukraine, who opposes empire and the grotesque war machine that supports it, and who thinks Americans are greatly, urgently in need of Washington's attention? Hmm?

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Wonderful article! I am having trouble understanding the last paragraph -- "It was an old trick of mine during my correspondent years to use events as mirrors: If Prime Minister Lee or Watanabe did this, what prompted his action?" Is that Lee of Singapore you're referring to? Who is Watanabe? How did the "mirror" technique work with these world leaders?

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Well, Patrick, I have to agree with you about our corrupt politics. We keep coming up a day late and a dollar short. To make matters worse, I was reading on RT (as well as MoA) the suggestion that Russia would beat the US/UK/EU/NATO. To make matters worse, you read about it here first. Mr. Auerback originally suggested that the Ukraine would be NATO's Waterloo. As Mr. Merryman suggests you really should take a look at today's MoA and finally, you shouldn't worry about Farhad Manjoo too much. In case you didn't realize it, he's a Salon dot com alumnus that left them a decade or so ago. He wrote a tech column - computers, electronics and the like. In short, engineering not science.

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Did he provide any proof that the Chinese are trying to develop ethnically targeted bioweapons? Or any offensive bioweapons?

I wouldn't be surprised if the Chinese are interested in this research as a defensive posture, given the use of bioweapons against them in WWII (by the Japanese) and Korea (by the Americans). And yes, offensive and defensive capabilities are hard to disentangle.

But for the same reason, I am dubious that they would actively develop offensive bioweapons since it would be pretty repulsive to its own population and everybody else in the world. Americans may not have awareness of this topic but it's a pretty big deal in China and the rest of the world.

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He's not a junkie anymore and the hepatitis was alledgedlly cured.

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