Translate

Showing posts with label Neo-Liberalism in Mexico. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Neo-Liberalism in Mexico. Show all posts

Friday, November 4, 2016

More US Presidential Election Outrages...what's Up With the Peso ? - We Have Been Had - UPDATE 11/05: LATEST JOHN PILGER FULL INTERVIEW WITH JULIAN ASSANGE

In the past twenty four hours I have read from the corporate press how no one cares about Hillary's emails, they are going to vote for her anyway and she will be a shoe in, that black people will barely show up at the polls, Dakota Pipeline protesters/water protectors maced, and tear gassed by the militia, how Obummer is dragging his behind helping the Tribes in Dakota (of course he is, he is an idiot), and much more.


UPDATE/edit 11/05: Updating the latest John Pilger interview with Julian Assange.


"Published on Nov 5, 2016 Whistleblower Julian Assange has given one of his most incendiary interviews ever in a John Pilger Special, courtesy of Dartmouth Films, in which he summarizes what can be gleaned from the tens of thousands of Clinton emails released by WikiLeaks this year."


- Secret World of US Election: Julian Assange Talks to John Pilger (FULL INTERVIEW)


end edit.

**********

 - The CBS announcement of a possible terrorist attack on this coming Monday:

Zero Hedge

"US Warns of Possible Al-Queda Terrorist Attack on Monday Targeting NY, Texas and Virginia"


*************


 JUST ANOTHER QUOTE FROM GLENN GREENWALD COURTESY DEMOCRACY NOW !


"GLENN GREENWALD: One of the most notable parts of Clinton’s approach to foreign policy that has gotten relatively little attention is that one of the few areas where she has been openly critical of President Obama has been by complaining that he’s been insufficiently militaristic or belligerent or aggressive in a number of areas, in particular, in Syria, where she criticized him in her book and then also in various interviews for not doing enough in Syria to stop the Syrian dictator, Assad, from brutalizing the Syrian people. She has advocated—Secretary Clinton has—a no-fly zone, which could lead to military confrontation with Russia, who’s flying over Syria. And then Michèle Flournoy, in an interview, made clear that she not only believes in a no-fly zone, but also more active boots on the ground in Syria, American boots on the ground."


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


THE BUMPER STICKERS


 - Several months ago a friend of mine made various bumper stickers, which included anti-Trump, but also "Hillary For Prison" and "Viva Bernie" stickers. Later my friend made "No Dapl" stickers.  In the neighborhood and in town, I offered these to Mexican people.  They gravitated to the anti-Trump ones (Trump is a Pendejo, Trump in a Nazi uniform, etc) but none of the others.


One of these people is a Mexican-American who lives in the States.  Of course, he wanted as many anti-Trump stickers he could get his hands on.  I asked him, aren't you at all concerned about Hillary or intend to support Bernie (this was prior to the June Primaries) ? He just shrugged his shoulders. I hope his sons don't end up with their boots on the ground and killed in Hillary war.


THE PARAGONS OF WISDOM ; THE CELEBRITIES.  PESO INFORMATION


So here we are in Mexico with absolutely no news coverage of US third party candidates and their positions on the issues which is a carbon copy of the US corporate press (they are twins !)  and in fact weekly blips on Mexican news sources of the latest and most cool and hot celebrities in America who are endorsing Hillary Clinton - as if these people are scholars and intellectuals, which they are not. The underlying critical issues of the United States concerning the drug war, the environment, human rights, fracking, war mongering, the push for complete Neo-Liberalism and  incredible corruption are simply not being addressed (and noted, these issues were not addressed in the US "debates" either), only the celebrity and financial angles, which to me is disturbing, but that is the way it is. It is as though Mexico wants to return to the days of Reaganism, of course they do.


Hedging their bets and deepest desires to see that Hillary will be crowned the corporate empire queen, the concern is clearly not about human rights or corruption or voter fraud as we have seen during the Primaries or the environment at all, those are mute points. Rather the concern is what popular celebrities are "thinking".  Here's the latest on the peso......

Zero Hedge

Mexico Peso surges On Chatter Of Looming Comey Announcement


~~~~~~~~~~~~~  

WE HAVE BEEN HAD


 I guess my next question should be why should we  even care about immigration, corruption, human rights, the missing 43 students, slave labor, degradation of the environment, censorship of the press, poverty, all the murdered Mexican journalists, all the missing people, the hundreds of thousands of victims of the US backed drug war in Mexico, the extrajudicial killings and abhorrent violence which permeates Mexico ? Why should we keep repeating these reports with the naive hope that they might change the direction of events ?


There is no reciprocation, no one in Mexico is reporting the travesty of the so-called election in the United States, what we see are the endorsements of Hillary from celebrities and nothing else. Just like the corporate press of the United States. I guess we know who our friends are, right ? Well, the dirty corporations and the dirty politicians and the dirty banks who are apparently running the show and intend to keep the status quo do. We have been had.