Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Poll Analyses
Share on Facebook 8 Share on Twitter 1 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
Life Arts    H3'ed 9/19/20

Russian To Judgement: The Senate Report

By       (Page 1 of 5 pages) (View How Many People Read This)   4 comments
Author 517692
Follow Me on Twitter     Message John Hawkins
Become a Fan

cover of Senatee REport on Russian Interference in 2016 elction (V5)
cover of Senatee REport on Russian Interference in 2016 elction (V5)
(Image by Creative Commons)
  Details   DMCA

by John Kendall Hawkins

"By repetition, each lie becomes an irreversible fact upon which other lies are constructed."

-John Le Carre'

Author and former British spy, John le Carre', a rightwing fave, is regarded as the coiner of the expression Deep State -- what he described as "the invisible labyrinth of power" outside of government that actually controls the operations of a nation's background machinations. Most powerful nations have one. In the US, we often refer to this State as the Military-Industrial-Complex (MIC), after Ike's farewell speech in 1960, in which he references the expression. Not necessarily malignant, the Deep State does complicate the open workings of government by privileging the needs of corporations and the military over democratically expressed desires (such as a modernization of the social safety net to include universal health insurance, free tuition and loan forgiveness). Usually, the needs of the MIC amount to illicit money-making.

It's difficult for Lefties (real ones) to know what to do in these situations, as they're loose, linguistic, and work themselves up to strike back at the Right-Wing bullies calling the shots, stealing the game plans, like the cheating Patriots, and end up in court, all hoo-haa, slapping their tormentors with horsefeathers, earnest Marxists up against Romulus and Remus from the social Darwinian set, with predictable results: They get stalked, locked in and barrel-laughed at, until, finally, linguistics failing them, the Lefties are at each other's throats.

Beginning in the 80s we really needed a lift from the Lefties, but by the time the decade was over, Gorbachev's Wall was down in Berlin, and keychained as souvenirs (still available on eBay), the neo-Gold Rush East was on, Moscow fell to Mickey D's in the spring of 1990 and a Buffoon installed as president; the Chinese, looking on, with their long game face, heaved Mao for Money and, instead of a self-defeating arms race with the US Opioid Warriorsb, beat them at their own Cappie game, so that Americans may soon be heaving Das Kapital for Communitarianism (see "democratic socialism"). Sigh.

And back home, in the 80s, political con men had convinced the blue collar bees to join Reagan's self-immolation of democracy, and turn on (no, not that way) the Left, who had always, in theory and platitudes (End Welfare As We Know It, and, Hope and Change to fist-pumpin' Mandela music), had their backs. Now the Reagan Democrats were trickling down on the scraggly "hippies" left over from the 60s, and not even knowing it, high on I-beams, they were so far above the folky Left now.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5

(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).


Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Valuable 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

John Hawkins Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter Page       Linked In Page       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

John Kendall Hawkins is an American ex-pat freelance journalist currently residing in Australia. His poetry, commentary, and reviews have appeared in publications in Oceania, Europe and the USA, such as Cordite, Morning Star, Hanging Loose, and (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Chicago 7: Counter Cultural Learnings of America for Make Money Glorious Nation of Post-Truthvaluestan

DARPA, Operation Warp Speed, and the Covid-19 Ka-ching Ahead

Assange: "Send Him Back" to Australia

Crusoe 300: The Myth of the Rugged Individualist

Trump's Coy Mystery: The Kiss of Death

Nixing China: The Road for De'tente to Dete'ste

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: