The historic decision is met by a wall of media silence.
Don Quijones, Spain & Mexico, editor at WOLF STREET.
Often referred to as the Switzerland of South America, Uruguay is long accustomed to doing things
its own way. It was the first nation in Latin America to establish a welfare state. It also has an unusually large middle
class for the region and unlike its giant neighbors to the north and west, Brazil and Argentina, is largely free of serious
Two years ago, during José Mujica’s presidency, Uruguay became the first nation to
legalize marijuana in Latin America, a continent that is being ripped apart by drug trafficking and its associated violence
and corruption of state institutions.
Now Uruguay has done something that no other semi-aligned nation on this planet
has dared to do: it has rejected the advances of the global corporatocracy.
Bernanke threatens economic crash if Congress audits Fed
The following 7-minute video is one of the best I've ever seen
in economics. It begins with Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke threatening an economic crash if Congress audits the Fed,
moves to revealing headlines of financial corporate profits after taxpayers socialized their gambling losses, then
closes with Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner telling Congress that TARP is really a pertetual line of $700 billion credit
for him to do with as he pleases as long as Bernanke agrees. That means, if Treasury can sell the troubled assets, that
money returns to Geithner's private reserve to buy more assets. As you may know, Harvard's Elizabeth Warren, the
chair for the Oversight Panel, reported to the Senate that Treasury is over-paying corporations by about 50%. That's a gift from us, the taxpayers, to the gambling-addicted plutocrats of $82 Billion.
Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies,
I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but
to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent
when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they
lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small
way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated
liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.