A Funeral for a World That Never Was

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A Funeral for a World That Never Was

Post by Apollonius » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:21 am

A funeral for a world that never was - David P. Goldman, Asia Times, 3 September 2018
http://www.atimes.com/article/a-funeral ... never-was/

Senator John McCain’s grand funeral was also a chance for the Establishment to take one step closer to its grave

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Re: A Funeral for a World That Never Was

Post by lzzrdgrrl » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:02 pm

I jus' wanna say this posting is as fine a stropping I've seen David deliver in any venue I'm aware of. He called out all the principals and defined their qualities in harsh and bitter detail. Squalid, self-satisfied unctuous rubbish this entire affair was, and though Senator McCain was himself not responsible, still; there was something in his career and manner of conduct that did nothing to discourage this. His service to our country was an exploitable feature because Senator John McCain, himself, was a creature of the swamp.......
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Re: A Funeral for a World That Never Was

Post by SteveFoerster » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:46 pm

My favorite comment about the McCain funeral is that considering who was in attendance, they should have just locked the doors and had a war crimes tribunal.
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Re: A Funeral for a World That Never Was

Post by lzzrdgrrl » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:27 pm

Well, I'll just shoehorn this into here because this quote says something to the establishment:
Well, first of all, it’s not clear that Trump has an authoritarian personality. I would say that he has the personality of a salesman. He’s extremely extroverted and assertive, and somewhat disagreeable. But that isn’t the hallmark of a classic authoritarian, because classic authoritarians tend to be extremely orderly. So whatever Trump might be, it’s not obvious that he’s a classic authoritarian. It’s not even obvious that he’s a classic conservative. And so, I would say the dialogue surrounding Trump and his flaws and his virtues, whatever they might be, is very ill-formulated.
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story ... -50-219620
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Re: A Funeral for a World That Never Was

Post by Jim the Moron » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:46 pm

lzzrdgrrl wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:27 pm
Well, I'll just shoehorn this into here because this quote says something to the establishment:
Well, first of all, it’s not clear that Trump has an authoritarian personality. I would say that he has the personality of a salesman. He’s extremely extroverted and assertive, and somewhat disagreeable. But that isn’t the hallmark of a classic authoritarian, because classic authoritarians tend to be extremely orderly. So whatever Trump might be, it’s not obvious that he’s a classic authoritarian. It’s not even obvious that he’s a classic conservative. And so, I would say the dialogue surrounding Trump and his flaws and his virtues, whatever they might be, is very ill-formulated.
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story ... -50-219620
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