Tagged: Vladimir Putin

Random Reflections on Tyranny and Thugocracy

If I were an old man, and I were told that for the sake of my health, the government was going to universally restrict normal life throughout my community indefinitely, causing widespread unemployment, poverty, small business failures, suicides, untreated cancers, mass hysteria, and a general breakdown of civility and goodwill among my fellow citizens, would I thank the government for protecting me at...

Icons, Left and (Alt-)Right

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. This is very important, because they recently made a movie about her, and by watching it you can realize how cute she used to be, back when she was a British actress as well as a world historical “feminist icon.”  Feminist icon: a symbolic representation of Marxism, in female form. I hope Ginsburg’s death...

Big Day in Alt-Right News

Followers of the special sub-cult of progressive hatred and civilizational suicide known as the alternative right (alt-right) have enjoyed a unique thrill ride over the past twenty-four hours, as two of the loosely-affiliated and even more loosely-anchored “movement’s” most familiar nuts, Steve Bannon and Vladimir Putin, have made headlines in the way alt-right leaders are wont to do, i.e., for criminal behavior.  First...

A Stellar First Term

In the three and a half years since Donald Trump became President of the United States, and thus the informal but historically relevant “leader of the free world,” Xi Jinping has established himself as China’s “president” for life, becoming a more powerful dictator than Chairman Mao ever dreamed of being; Vladimir Putin has established himself as Russia’s “president” for life, ensuring that, barring...

A Plea to Friends Defending Trump

Here is Donald Trump’s latest wisdom addressing the current crackdown on those Hong Kong protesters lunging for one more gasp of air as the Chinese Communist Party slowly suffocates their last hopes of independence from the totalitarian behemoth. Trump: “We have to stand with Hong Kong, but I’m also standing with President Xi.” — Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 22, 2019 A grand act...

Hey, what’s a little quid pro quo among friends?

Donald Trump and his spokesmonkeys throughout the administration and the “conservative media” spent the first weeks of the furor over Trump’s alleged use of promised U.S. assistance to Ukraine as a bargaining chip for Ukraine’s help in providing dirt on Joe Biden’s son shouting, “There was no quid pro quo!” They used the expression exactly the way they had previously used “No collusion!” ...

Trump loses again, as predicted (Updated)

So far, Donald Trump’s ingenious Syrian strategy of serving up the U.S.-allied Kurds to a massacre, handing Kurdish land in northern Syria to Turkish invaders, and then allowing Vladimir Putin to sweep in, along with his friend Bashar al-Assad, to take control of the entire region, is working out brilliantly.  Oh, sorry, that wasn’t Trump’s plan? That was just what I said would...

“Hey, wha’ happin?”

The day Donald Trump pulled his “Let them eat Turkish bullets” stunt against the Kurds — since, after all, the Kurdish navy contributed squat at Normandy, and an orange elephant never forgets — I said, matter-of-factly (or so it seemed to me), that this was yet another instance of Trump directly capitulating to Vladimir Putin’s interests. Since then, I have chronicled, with equal...

To those fools who thought Trump was a Russian agent…

Donald Trump abandons Kurdish allies in Northern Syria, and does so not in spite of the threat of a Turkish massacre of those allies, but precisely in order to facilitate that massacre, at the personal “request” of the Turkish dictator.  As they are being massacred, beheaded, humiliated on video by happy Turkish “killing machines” (to apply correctly the term Trump applied repulsively to...