By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, April 25, 2022
“Birds Are Not Real” — the theory that all birds are drones — is a prank created for a laugh, supposedly with a few mentally disturbed people actually believing it. “Costa Rica Is Not Real” has never been spoken at all, and yet is treated very seriously by many. I mean, everyone will admit that Costa Rica is sitting there on the map, and in reality, between Nicaragua and Panama, the Pacific and the Caribbean. Yet, a nation’s need
By Just World Educational, April 19, 2022
The worst problem is a phony one. That is to say, numerous parties are using the cause of prosecuting Vladimir Putin for “war crimes” as yet another excuse to avoid ending the war — the need for “justice” for war victims as grounds for creating more war victims. This is from The New Republic:
“Inna Sovsun, a Ukrainian parliamentarian from the pro-European Golos Party, believes that the need for justice trumps negotiations to end the war. ‘My understanding is that if we get a deal,
An old silent pond
A frog jumps into the pond—
Thud! Dried up last year.
After killing a spider,
how noble I feel
in the TV glow!
I write, erase, rewrite
Erase again, and then
Twitter deletes me
the heavy rain
On Arkansas coast
In the moonlight,
The color and scent of the wisteria
Seems so Norwegian
Plum flower temple:
From fallout shelters
Everything I touch
with tenderness, alas,
Has comments beneath
Earns his living
Unlike bad Russians
By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, April 11, 2022
Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons and was attacked. Therefore every country should have nuclear weapons.
NATO didn’t add Ukraine, which was attacked. Therefore every country or at least lots of them should be added to NATO.
Russia has a bad government. Therefore it should be overthrown.
These lessons are popular, logical — even unquestionable truth in many minds — and catastrophically and demonstrably wrong.
The world has had incredibly good
By Chicago Area Peace Action, April 10, 2022
David Swanson of World BEYOND War reveals the workings of the military- industrial complex, how it distorts the federal budget and U.S. foreign policy towards spending on war and preparations
By Primo Davril, Washington Post apoc, April 1, 2022
BETHESDA, MD — The annual marathon heretofore most noted for generating road rage in and about Bethesda, Maryland, has found a new name, theme, and heavily-funded sponsor.
Beginning this year it’s the Keep It Going Marathon. With fears looming of a negotiated settlement in Ukraine, participants are required to wear both blue and yellow “clearly visible and within a reasonable proximity to the correct shades of color.”
Explained Emily d’Inferno,