Republicans pursued food-stamp cuts last year, and blocked a deal to extend unemployment benefits during budget negotiations in December. On Tuesday, a handful of Republicans joined Senate Democrats to advance a bill reinstating the benefits for three months, but the agreement faces an uphill battle in the GOP-controlled House.
I was so shocked watching this – almost speechless. The shock and indignation that speaker displays over the idea of protecting the Palestinians from Israeli aggression and the way they portray Samantha Power as someone who actually speaks up for Middle-Easterners outside of wiping them out in order to liberate them…
In the past, when a conservative faction like the one “led” by George W. Bush behaved too aggressively outright, the “antidote” was for a “softer” liberal faction to come into power, gain popularity and give the false impression that they have made things right again only by padding all the brutality with lip-service to humanitarianism. This is the way it was in India during British occupation. However, nearing the end of Britain’s rule in India, we also began seeing problems that false-liberalism couldn’t fix.
Right now, Obama and the liberals are showing us they may be the more aggressive and less honest faction in reality. The current conservatives aren’t going to be any “softer.”
Again, it’ll be interesting to see what transpires from here on out.
(Amy Chua had no problem expounding on this conservative-liberal pendulum-swing that accompanies the demise of a hegemon in her book “Day of Empire.” Ironically (and perhaps not so ironically,) Chua herself is archetypal of this type of fake-liberalism and intellectualism. She only discussed this scenario in relation to British India and made absolutely no mention of any US imperialistic crimes in the same book. How will she discuss this problem for contemporary Western society when she is a part of the problem herself?
Michio Kaku showed the type of person he is on his futurism discussion (which I watched on Youtube.) He was discussing type 1, 2 and 3 civilizations. He said we are transitioning from a type 0 to type 1 civilization which is by far the most difficult transition. I don’t disagree with him on this point.
However, he stated that the largest barrier to our transition is terrorism stemming from Middle Easterners. This to me is laughable.
Ann Coulter got it right (and it’s why Noam Chomsky states that US conservatives are often more perceptively consistent than US liberals) when she stated that compared to the Nazi war machine which the US had to face, the terrorists are nothing. And she’s right. These are scattered groups from second and third world nations with low-quality technology and training and these are humanity’s biggest threat?