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  1. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Just watch the videos that have been presented here. A Maddow video during the Bush/Obama years would be very forceful against the Iraq war. But in the Trump era she no longer does this. What else can I call a person who changes their tune like this other than a sellout and a shill? You've produced nothing showing her forcefully against intervention in the Trump era.
  2. US Politics/Elections Thread

    I've already said Maddow has done a 180 from the pre Trump days on foreign intervention. Now her criticism's are more process oriented. Tucker has also changed his position from the Bush days. So have a lot of people, that war was a disaster and the interventionists in Washington have had a much more difficult time getting people on board for these things. I judge these figures by what they are actually doing, not what hidden internal motivations they may or may not have. To sum up, you've posted your Maddow video's and I've posted Carlson videos. Let's let the viewers of the thread look at the source videos and decide who is putting out a forceful anti-interventionist message and who isn't.
  3. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Tucker on Iran. Notice how much more direct he is on how much of a disaster a conflict with Iran would be. Maddow's criticism's are process related, Tucker is blatantly saying it would be a disaster and isn't in US interests.
  4. US Politics/Elections Thread

    LOL did you even watch your own video on Venezuela? She doesn't even say stay out of Venezuela's business, she is just lamenting how chaotic it is. She's fence-sitting at best. Now, let's compare to Tucker segments on Venezuela, where he's directly calling out intervention as not being in the US interest at all. He also had an actual reporter who was on the ground in Venezuela, giving out real facts.
  5. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Oh, you won't find me defending any of those policies in the past. I'm as anti-interventionist as they come. The US took over the world order after WWII and has been swinging it's d*ck around ever since. But we can't ignore what's going on in the middle east to what is going on in Venezuela in today's geo-strategic reality. There is a clear connection here. This isn't just about imposing a neoliberal world order. Is Saudi Arabia neoliberal? No it's not, yet the US isn't saber rattling against them for regime change. The Saudi's have gotten into bed with the US and Israel, thus any 'human rights violations' will be ignored as long as they play ball (keep the oil flowing and don't cozy up to the Russians and Iranians).
  6. US Politics/Elections Thread

    That may be partly true, but nowhere near the full story. This relates to the Middle East. Zionists want Iran taken out, bad. That is their biggest enemy right now. The problem with attacking Iran is they'd shut down the Straight of Hormuz, throwing world wide oil shipping into chaos. Securing Venezuelan oil production and shipping (more provable reserves than even Saudi Arabia) would help offset this. Venezuela is currently friendly to Russia, which is unacceptable to the American/Saudi/Israeli axis. There is no coincidence why you're seeing this push to overthrow Maduro at the same time you have a war in Yemen and saber rattling against Iran. The American/Saudi/Israeli axis is scheming against it's enemies.
  7. US Politics/Elections Thread

    To be fair, most of the right wing talking heads in America are caved-in head morons like Charlie Kirk or people arguing in bad faith like Ben Shapiro. The only guy on TV that's worth his salt is Tucker Carlson. There is no country in Europe that is actually "Socialist." However, I do disagree that you have to have high taxes to have generous government programs. If you know anything about the theory of Modern Monetary Theory you'd know that your taxes (at the federal level) don't pay for any programs. The government just creates the money, the taxes are just a check on inflation. You could have lower taxes and have mandatory saving as a check on inflation instead.
  8. US Politics/Elections Thread

    She NEVER has anything to say about intervention in the Trump era. She gave that up. Tucker Carlson has consistently been running segments on the dangers of war with Iran and overthrowing the Maduro regime. Has Maddow done similar? I'll wait.
  9. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Video of an actual leftist schooling a neoliberal on foreign policy. Economic philosophy doesn't come up though..
  10. US Politics/Elections Thread

    So is Neoconservatism just an economic philosphy? No it's not. To reduce these to just economic philosophies is missing the point. I never said neoliberalism appealed to actual leftists. You have to admit, neoliberalism dominates the democratic party in the US, just as neoconservatism has dominated the republican party.
  11. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Those are pictures of neoconservatives. Neocons vs Neolibs are a false dialectic, because they agree on many of the big things. If Trump were actually smart (or not just bought off by people like Sheldon Adelson), Douglas Macgregor would be his Secretary of Defense or Secretary of State. Tensions with Iran are heating up. People like Bolton WANT there to be an incident so he can get rid of the regime once and for all.
  12. British Politics

    That's because they want the economic goodies of an EU (as long as it doesn't come along with austerity), without the migration/refugee policies of the current ruling class.
  13. US Politics/Elections Thread

    My take on the New Deal is that it didn't go far enough. If you're aware of the theory of Modern Monetary Theory, they needed to pump a lot more money into the economy than FDR did. Some say he was too friendly to big business and someone like Huey Long would have turned the economy around sooner and without a war. Regarding the Green New Deal, my problem with it is much the same. Doesn't go far enough. Where's the Nuclear Power (only form of clean energy that can produce the massive energy needs that the US has, at this point in time with the technology currently available). Where's the immigration restriction part of it? Immigration is the only thing driving our population growth, which grows our energy needs and propensity to pollute. It's pure political correctness that keeps this out of the debate.
  14. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Well ACKSHAWLY, when used in modern discourse neoliberalism doesn't just encompass economic philosophy, it also denotes a socially left/progressive worldview. Find me a neoliberal who doesn't have a socially left view, I'll wait. It also generally denotes a foreign policy that keeps the American/Anglo/Zionist/Wahhabist world order and is out to neuter countries like Russia/Iran/Syria/Venezuela. Neoliberalism works hand in hand with neoconservatism, which is neoliberalism with lower taxes. Look how easily a figure like Bill Kristol went from working with the GOPe to the Neoliberals in the Democratic party. He switched like it was nothing at all.
  15. US Politics/Elections Thread

    And snarky neo-liberalism is like infinity bad!