Category Archives: Politics

(en) If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal. Instead of giving a politician the keys to the power, it might be better to change the locks and the reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces.
(es) Si tu voto pudiese cambiar cualquier cosa, los políticos lo harían ilegal. En vez de darles a los políticos las llaves del poder, sería mucho mejor cambiar las cerraduras y, por otra parte, si hay tan pocas mujeres en la política, es porque es demasiado trabajo el tener que maquillar dos caras.

what is politics? – (en)

“Dad, what is politics?” “Son, imagine our house: I represent capitalism because I’m the one who brings the money home. Your mother is the government that manages the money. The maid is the working class because she deals with the … Continue reading

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not the american way – (en)

Don’t Walk Away from War, It’s Not the American Way. The United States has been at war — major boots-on-the-ground conflicts and minor interventions, firefights, air strikes, drone assassination campaigns, occupations, special ops raids, proxy conflicts, and covert actions — … Continue reading

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por amor a mi país – (re) (es)

La monarquía nos hace parecer ridículos. Nos exige y recibe deferencia por razón de nacimiento. Es una idolatría tan bruta y estúpida como la de los antiguos paganos. Esto distorsiona nuestra capacidad de inventar ceremonias y honores por nosotros mismos … Continue reading

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start again – (en)

Savage capitalism is back – and it will not tame itself. Capitalists spread prosperity only when threatened by global rivalry, radical movements and the risk of uprisings at home. Back in the 90s, there was a series of assumptions everybody … Continue reading

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empezar de nuevo – (es)

El capitalismo salvaje está de vuelta -y no va a domarse a sí mismo. Los capitalistas generan prosperidad sólo cuando se ven amenazados por las rivalidades globales, los movimientos radicales o el riesgo de revueltas en sus propios países. En … Continue reading

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pivoting to china – (en)

Only halfway through 2014 and it is clear the year will be remembered for a number of seismic shifts occurring in the Asia-Pacific region. Because Asia in the early 21st century is, as Europe was in the early 20th, the … Continue reading

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podemos – programa político – (es)

Estas son algunas de las ideas más llamativas incluidas en el programa de 36 páginas del partido político PODEMOS liderado por Pablo Iglesias. El programa es el resultado de un proceso de elaboración colectiva a través de un método abierto y … Continue reading

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anti-política – (es)

La anti-política, tanto aquí como en toda Europa, se ha convertido en el estado de ánimo predominante. Si de hecho votas, la papeleta a recoger en el 2020 no se parecerá en nada a la que te ofrecerán en 2015, … Continue reading

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podemos ‘earthquake’ – (en)

The Podemos ‘earthquake’ could spell real reform in Spain. The focus in last week’s European elections was on the seismic waves of the distinct currents of Euro-populism and reaction that “earthquaked” to the top of the polls in France, Britain (or … Continue reading

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heaven on earth? – (en)

Two hundred years ago, before the development of potent synthetic pain-killers or surgical anesthetics, the notion that “physical” pain could be banished from most people’s lives would have seemed no less bizarre. Most of us in the developed world now … Continue reading

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the chess player – (en)

“The unipolar model of the world is over,” declared Vladimir Putin last week. As it tries to punish Russia for the latter’s dismemberment of Ukraine, the West is discovering that the balance of power isn’t what it used to be. … Continue reading

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becky – (en)

Becky was the white woman who had two Negro sons. She’s dead; they’re gone away. The pines whisper to Jesus. The Bible flaps its leaves with an aimless rustle on her mound. Becky had one Negro son. Who gave it … Continue reading

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man and nature – (en)

Time was when all men believed that the earth was flat. It would be difficult now to trace all the errors into which this assumption led the thinking of those days, or to ascertain how many practical comforts and advantages … Continue reading

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if dead people could vote – (en)

I don’t know who the Western spinmeisters think they are fooling. Since the official end of the Cold War and defense spending was scaled back, it did not take the warmongers long to create a new plan to replace the … Continue reading

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corporatocracy – (en)

The Romans claimed to have always fought “just wars.” The fact is they mostly, in the devious road of imperialism, exploited the subjects for the profit of the sovereign citizen. The imperialism pattern, with minor historical adjustments, always follows the … Continue reading

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humans discerning cosmos – (es)

It was six men of Indostan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by observation Might satisfy his mind. The First approach’d the Elephant, And happening to fall Against … Continue reading

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is putin the irrational one? – (en)

Vladimir Putin seems to have lost touch with reality, Angela Merkel reportedly told Barack Obama after speaking with the Russian president. He is “in another world.” “I agree with what Angela Merkel said … that he is in another world,” said … Continue reading

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white house goes twilight zone – (en)

“We have met the enemy, and he is us!” … Pogo Rod Serling, creator of the Twilight Zone TV series, must be smiling down on us from the hereafter as he watches those of us in our sixties who grew … Continue reading

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why do they hate russia? – (en)

The West is guilty of the same crimes it accuses Russia of committing. Russia is not a superpower. Its population was shrinking, and so is its military, political, and economic might. Yes, Russians have their oil money to organise Olympics or … Continue reading

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where west’s power resides – (en)

People are used to measure the power of a country based on its economic and military power. On this basis, no one seems to question that the USA is the first world power. But perhaps we should analyze all dimensions … Continue reading

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