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It's funny. The left was trying to tell us this for many years. Now that those of us on the right see the corruption, the left has done a complete flip. Can't win.

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Yes. Every goddamn war for the past 60 years if not more, was so that the Rockefellers Carnegies, Bushes and everyone connected with the defense corruption industry can get rich.

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"A large swath of the American people never cease believing this narrative, no matter how many times the pretenses are revealed to be false and the purported objectives are never achieved." Reading "The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve," by G. Edward Griffin should be required reading for all these people who "never cease believing ..." It confirms, affirms and provides vast documentation for Jeffrey Sachs' conclusions. But as I've noted to many naive and seemingly clueless and incurious folks I used to call friends, "If you do not look, you will not see."

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A big part of the problem since World War 2 has been the constant degradation of Constitutional government as envisioned by the founders, in particular the unbalanced emergence of the Executive branch and then the Administrative State, the latter becoming a 4th branch of government that has arguably eclipsed the power of the other 3 combined. Add Judicial Supremacy, where increasingly corrupt courts have jurisdiction over all matters of civil society and rule according to the whim of judges, and you have a recipe that could hardly produce a result other than what we have got. The “people” were propagandized, “psyoped” and otherwise lay sleeping while it has all unfolded, underneath their nose. And once the People have lost power in a rigged electoral system, there is no getting it back without much kinetic energy, and as history would tell it, much blood

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At the end of 8 years of military service in the US Army serving in two combat arms specialties (enlisted E-1, separated O-2) I had come to understand I was part of something dreadfully destructive; one of a number of reasons I got out. Note, this was long before the US military devolved into its current state of political lunacy. I think the most worthwhile thing I did in the military (perhaps the only positive effort) was serving as OIC on numerous funeral details, which was just an additional duty at one of my duty stations. Providing families and friends with some measure of closure was clearly appreciated and of value.

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Prof. Sachs is only stating the obvious as most if not all of us ought to unequivocally be able to recognize by now.

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John, I usually agree with everything you write however I am taken aback by your support for Hamas at the expense of the only Jewish state in the history of the world.

There are approximately 50 Arab countries in the Middle East who share religion, culture and language with the Arabs living in Hamas controlled Gaza yet Israel should lay down its arms and allow itself to be slaughtered?

You must know which human rights violators comprise the UN Security Council yet you want to follow their lead????

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Apologies if I have commented this before, but remember when my dad (WW2 veteran) vehemently opposed the Vietnam war & went all in for/on LBJ because he said he was opposed (remember the Daisy ad) to further escalation unlike Goldwater. That was until he got elected & then “changed” his mind. My dad lost life long friends over his opposition. Yet as the years progressed, my dad became the biggest neo-con ever & no amount of logic/information was going to sway him that the US had a moral imperative & therein lies the hook these people use over & over again. Deja vu all over again.

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That war can be and often is a racket does not mean that it always is and is never necessary or justified. Discerning the differences in situations and controlling the reaction is difficult but not impossible. Rendering oneself defenseless and unwilling to fight aggressive evil, which after all does indeed exist, is not an unmitigated virtue. Christendom's development of the principle of the just war lays out the guidelines for the breaking of the rules of civilized behavior that is sometimes, and regrettably, necessary. In the last century, Nazism was an aggressive evil that had to be defeated. Today, Hamas is such an evil, and eradicating it is neither unjustified nor a racket. Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.

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The book by Butler and the quote from it were new to me. Excellent. The quote from Sachs is sadly mostly true: "think of today’s federal government as a multi-division racket controlled by the highest bidders. " That doesn't stop him from pushing for all-government Medicare for all. Unfortunately, Sachs has been seriously deluded on multiple subjects, and continues his errors in his essay, which also contains some valid points. He is largely a radical leftist. His statement "...Israel’s apartheid state and war crimes in Gaza..." makes it clear that he doesn't know or care about the history or care about Hamas' determination to kill all the jews -- their stated objective. An earlier article of his in the magazine urges forcefully giving Covid vaccines to all the world -- vaccines which do more harm than good. He is all-in on the fake "climate emergency." He ranted about how important it was to limit the size of religious gatherings during Covid, calling those against it "anti-science." His efforts to end poverty were a disaster that he refused to admit. See https://psmag.com/social-justice/smart-guy-jeffrey-sachs-nina-munk-idealist-poverty-failure-africa-65348 There's lots more.

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Who gets the supply (and other) contracts? And by what process were these contracts awarded, by the way? Who, exactly, gets the revenues, or some stream from them, from whatever it is that goes out and comes in the ports and the airports and the roads? Which financial assets are directly and importantly affected, and in which ways? Always interesting questions to ask-- and there are so many more.

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Real truth is often hard to hear. Thanks for insisting on telling it like it really is.

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Sachs and his progressive bedfellows are to blame for much of the failures he condemns. Conservatives never claim to have solutions (such as war) to “make the world safe for democracy”).

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Support the men, not the military.

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The last 4 years have forced me to toss away a lifetime of preconceived notions about the inherent goodness of my country. I will for the rest of my days believe the worst motives are at play, until proven otherwise.

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The majority of Americans are awake and know exactly what is going on now and what has been done to us for hundreds-plus years. We really aren’t falling for any of their lies and deceit. The problem is we don’t have a say, and we haven’t had a say in a very long time. We were under the illusion we had the right to vote certain people into office and that our votes counted. We now find out the choice was never ours. If we look back at history, we have to ask ourselves how many lives were expendable when any of these wars were started. I have to ask myself if these ordinary people who just wanted to go about their daily lives in Israel and Palestine weren’t expendable. I have to wonder if we had to die so the Military Industrial Complex and our illustrious political mafia on The Hill could have their lucrative wars. The Deep State (Bebe) is killing two birds with one stone. They’re getting rid of their problem and making it the Wests’ problems. Traitor Bebe already said that, that they were going to send the Palestinian refugees here, and no other country in the Middle East seems to want them coming to their country, so our Deep State is benefiting from this too. Go to Hell, Bebe. I’m tired of Americans being sucked into the world’s wars. I’m tired of our young men and women being sacrificed for these endless wars. We will find out just how loving and caring these people really are. I don’t know a lot about them, so I don’t want to lump them all in one basket. I really do not want another person from any country to come over the Northern and Southern borders. I want our country, children, elderly, veterans, and poor to be our first priority. As soon as we begin deportations, we need a moratorium on immigration. If there are people who don’t have a problem with illegal immigration, you need to sign a National Register pledging to use your money to adopt however many illegal invaders you would like to support as soon as the moratorium is lifted. Hope you can get the trillions needed to support them. I do NOT like them or anyone defacing our monuments and disrespecting our flag and causing chaos. Conservatives would have been arrested and put in prison. All I can say to everyone is believe the enemy when they show or tell you who they are. Their goals are no secret. Remember, Europe is our blueprint. Whatever happens there will eventually happen here. There is a plan for the future, and we’re not part of it. I just don’t think some Americans really know what lies ahead.

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