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 07/16/2019 07:47 AM
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3rdworldlover

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It's the racism. But it's not just the racism. It's sex crimes. But it's not just the sex crimes. It's the concentration camps. But it's not just the concentration camps. It's the corruption. But it's not just the corruption. It's being a traitor. But it's not just being a traitor. It's the obstruction of justice but its not just the obstruction of justice. It's the attacks on rule of law. But it's not just the attacks on the rule of law. It's the assault on freedom of the press. But it's not just the assault on freedom of the press. It's the pathological lying. But it's not just the pathological lying. It's the unfitness for office. But it's not just the unfitness for office. It's the incompetence. But it's not just the incompetence. It's the attacks on our most important allies and alliances. But it's not just the attacks on most important allies and alliances. It's the systematic destruction of our environment. But it's not just the systematic destruction of our environment.
It's the violation of international treaties and agreements. But it is not just the violation of international treaties and agreements. It's the embrace of our enemies. But it is not just the embrace of our enemies. It's the defense of murdering dictators but it is not just the defense of murdering dictators. It is the serial undermining of our national security. But it is not just the serial undermining of our national security. It is the nepotism. But it's not just the nepotism.
It's the attacks on our federal law enforcement and intelligence communities. But it is not just the attacks on our federal law enforcement and intelligence communities. It's the fiscal recklessness. But it's not just the fiscal recklessness. It's the degradation of the office and of public discourse in America. But it's not just the degradation of the office and of public discourse in America. It's the support of Nazis and white supremacists. But it's not just the support of Nazis and white supremacists. It's the dead in Puerto Rico and the at the border. But it's not just the dead in Puerto Rico and at the border. It's turning the US government into a criminal conspiracy to empower and enrich the president and his supporters. But it's not just the turning the US government into a criminal conspiracy to empower and enrich the president and his supporters. It's weaponization of politics in America to attack the weak. But it's not just the weaponization of American politics to attack the weak.

It's all these things together and the threat of worse to come. It is the damage that can not be undone. It is pathology that has overtaken our politics and our society, the revelation that 40 percent of the population and an entire political party are profoundly immoral.
It is a disease that has infected our system and is killing it. At the moment, we still have the wherewithal to fight back. But even those who recognize the dangers of this litany of crimes are proving too complacent, too inert in the face of this threat.

It is one of those moments in the history of a country when there is a choice to be made, a choice between having a future and not, between growth and decay, between democracy and oligarchy, between what we dreamt of being and what even our founders feared we might become.

The litany of crises and crimes is so long that we are becoming numb. You have heard of the fog of war. This is the fog of Trump. The volume of wrongs becomes its own defense. Is the president accused of being a rapist? Well, then remind them he is a racist and they'll forget.

This is a moment for leaders to step up. To challenge each of these abuses via every legal means available. To organize and draw attention to them. To blow the whistle if you are in government and you are being asked to violate your oath. To resist and refuse to be complicit.

If you can't do those things that make your voice heard and join a movement, support a political candidate, donate money, register voters, fight voter suppression. But whatever you do, resist becoming numb. Resist the temptation to let the recitation of old crimes and new...
...become a deadening drone. Every one matters in times like these. Every one must stand up for what is right. In their homes. In their schools. In the workplace. In their churches and synagogues and mosques.

We are approaching a great national decision about whether the American experiment will succeed or fail, whether this moment does what two world wars, a civil war and countless past misjudgments and missteps could not.

We will make it together, resist, offer a better alternative, embrace that alternative and the best leaders we can find...or succumb, let the inertia of some among us mark the end of what for two and half centuries was an idea so compelling it inspired the world.

-David Rothkopf
 07/16/2019 09:14 AM
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somebodyelse

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It's the racism. WOLF!!! what not true???. It's sex crimes. WOLF!!! what not true again It's the concentration camps. WOLF!!! what??? way untrue... flat out lies... . It's the corruption. WOLF!!! WTF... the 2 year long exploratory didn't find any of that.. It's being a traitor. But it's not just being a traitor. W-W-WOLF!!! another hysterical out burst from weakminded saps...It's the obstruction of justice WOLF!!! Lies... show some facts... It's the attacks on rule of law. WOLF!!! By enforcing the law??? Who are you trying to kid??? It's the assault on freedom of the press. WOLF!!! What journalist was sent to jail??? What person was denied their FREEDOMS of the press??? It's the pathological lying. WOLF!!! says the party of lies... every one of the assertions so far is a lie and you say Trump lies??? It's the unfitness for office. WOLF!!! Look At The Economy, look at the jobs, It's the incompetence. WOLF!!! is this the same as unfit for office??? hes unfit and on a separate note hes incompetent, now you're stumbling over your metaphors. It's the attacks on our most important allies and alliances. WOLF... do you mean Iran and North Korea, those new allies that Obama forged??? It's the systematic destruction of our environment. WOLF... says the party that flies private jets to a save the Ozone party in Prague...It's the violation of international treaties and agreements. ... you have attacked every action, every sentence he ever uttered, every inaction, You have embraced Neo-Nazis attacking Americans, you have embraced illegal immigration while attacking law officers.... You have inept semi literate social warriors elected to congress and applaud their ever misstep as gospel from the burning bush........... when all white people are racists, when old people are racists, when all Americans are racists and war mongers........When we are labeled as the Haters by hateful, bigoted close minded drones... It's all lies.... every word has been lies for so long and every new emergency... see the litany of lies you just spewed out... You are DELUSIONAL... the people who believe all or any of this crap anymore are Delusional, hateful, mislead, fools, gulls, shills for the party that gave you Pelosi, and all the rest of the frantic criers of OMG the world is going to end in 12 years...............One lie is a lie two lies are still just Lies three lies a dozen lies, a Volume of lies are still Lies.................. Twenty, thirty Lies do not add up to the truth.............We are Numb to your Lies, we automatically assume whatever new cause du jour, when ever you say 'me too', what ever outrage you manifest on any given day... is a Lie..........So we will stand up for the Truth, we will vote, donate monies, proclaim the truth in the face of your CONSTANT exaggerations, constant Emergencies and Constant LIES...

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 07/16/2019 09:20 AM
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WG

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Nope, it doesn't work like that somebodyelse.

You can't just pretend.
You can't call the truth lies.
Fewer people will buy it the more more you all dig in.
You should read that again.

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 07/16/2019 10:14 AM
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tpapablo

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I am glad to learn that dems are still cheerfully working away at re-electing Trump. I keep thinking that they will wake up, but that doesn't seem to be happening. (Sure, some dems are sounding the warning, but they are getting trashed by their fellow travelers.)

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 07/16/2019 10:38 AM
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3rdworldlover

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David Rothkopf is the son of a survivor of the Jewish holocaust.

And,

served as a senior executive and editor at Institutional Investor, Inc. and served in a similar capacity at Financial World magazine.

Later, Rothkopf co-founded and served as chairman and chief executive of International Media Partners, Inc., which published CEO Magazine and Emerging Markets newspaper and organized the CEO Institutes.

In 1993, he joined the Clinton Administration as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Policy and Development. Rothkopf later served as Acting U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, directing the 2,400 employees of the International Trade Administration including the U.S. Commercial Service, the International Economic Policy Bureau, the Bureau of Import Administration, and the Bureau of Trade Development.

He left government service and became managing director of Kissinger Associates, the international advisory firm founded and chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger.

In 1999, he co-founded and served as chairman and CEO of Intellibridge Corporation, a provider of international analysis and open-source intelligence for the U.S. national security community and selected investors, financial organizations and other corporations.

In 2012, the Washington Post Company, then a division of Graham Holdings Company, named Rothkopf CEO of the FP Group[3] and Editor at Large of its Foreign Policy magazine, ForeignPolicy.com, and FP Events.[4] He served until May 2017.

Later, he co-founded and served as president and CEO of Garten Rothkopf, an international advisory firm specializing in transformational global trends, notably those associated with energy, security, and emerging markets.

He is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he chairs the Carnegie Economic Strategy Roundtable,[5] and chairman of the National Strategic Investment Forum Dialogue, a forum convening leading institutional investors for discussions about critical issues of investment strategy.[6] In addition, Rothkopf serves or has recently served as a member of the advisory boards of the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Johns Hopkins/Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Center for Global Development, and the Center for the Study of the Presidency.

Rothkopf is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has taught international affairs at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Columbia University's Graduate School of International and Public Affairs,[7] the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and has lectured at leading universities including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford, the National Defense University and the Naval War College.
 07/16/2019 11:00 AM
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tpapablo

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Originally posted by: 3rdworldlover David Rothkopf is the son of a survivor of the Jewish holocaust. And, served as a senior executive and editor at Institutional Investor, Inc. and served in a similar capacity at Financial World magazine. Later, Rothkopf co-founded and served as chairman and chief executive of International Media Partners, Inc., which published CEO Magazine and Emerging Markets newspaper and organized the CEO Institutes. In 1993, he joined the Clinton Administration as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Policy and Development. Rothkopf later served as Acting U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, directing the 2,400 employees of the International Trade Administration including the U.S. Commercial Service, the International Economic Policy Bureau, the Bureau of Import Administration, and the Bureau of Trade Development. He left government service and became managing director of Kissinger Associates, the international advisory firm founded and chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. In 1999, he co-founded and served as chairman and CEO of Intellibridge Corporation, a provider of international analysis and open-source intelligence for the U.S. national security community and selected investors, financial organizations and other corporations. In 2012, the Washington Post Company, then a division of Graham Holdings Company, named Rothkopf CEO of the FP Group[3] and Editor at Large of its Foreign Policy magazine, ForeignPolicy.com, and FP Events.[4] He served until May 2017. Later, he co-founded and served as president and CEO of Garten Rothkopf, an international advisory firm specializing in transformational global trends, notably those associated with energy, security, and emerging markets. He is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he chairs the Carnegie Economic Strategy Roundtable,[5] and chairman of the National Strategic Investment Forum Dialogue, a forum convening leading institutional investors for discussions about critical issues of investment strategy.[6] In addition, Rothkopf serves or has recently served as a member of the advisory boards of the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Johns Hopkins/Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Center for Global Development, and the Center for the Study of the Presidency. Rothkopf is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has taught international affairs at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Columbia University's Graduate School of International and Public Affairs,[7] the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and has lectured at leading universities including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford, the National Defense University and the Naval War College.
Excellent. Let's hope the dems continue their calumny as their sole campaign strategy. Well, that and their insane policy proposals that most Americans do not want. That, I predict, will work out well.

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 07/16/2019 12:02 PM
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RustyTruck

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Yes, let the final battle for civilization in north america begin!



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