The Extreme Middle

As someone whose views can be interpreted as to the left or right of the spectrum depending on the issue I do find the use of the word extremist funny. After all on the left most people called extremists would be centrists to some of my friends. Also since when to anyone but a Septic did universal education, water and health care become extreme anyway?  Continue reading “The Extreme Middle”

The Extreme Middle

Subsidising Terror & Pollution

The terror state Iran is apparently to buy $25 Bn of aircraft from Boeing. There are many angles to the ridiculousness of this:

  • Iran is a terror state which would love a global caliphate
  • These planes will contain state of the art technology to a country we would like to leave backwards
  • The US taxpayer subsidises Boeing to a ludicrous degree
  • Iran executes women and gay people for having sex in case you did not know.
  • Iran sponsors our enemies Hamas and Hezbollah and has links to almost all terror groups even Sunni al Queada
  • A subsidy to pollution
  • Iran does not recognise Israel.

There is a problem as I pointed out with excusing US incompetence in foreign policy as being fundamentally about Capitalism – idea it is not morally wrong even if misguided. Actions make it seem more about profit and indeed that the enemy is a frenemy or a device or feedback loop for more spending on subsidised weapons manufacturers like Boeing that in turn profits political leaders personally. We are asked to sacrifice our freedom to fight the likes of Iran as our Govt hands them cheap resources and takes taxpayers dosh?

The other lie that Mr Obama’s Administration and those sanctimonious European Airbus subsidising guys push is the need to fight climate change so why subsidise pollution?

It’s not even good capitalism to boot.

Subsidising Terror & Pollution

One Rule For Us One for Them

For those who do not know Hillary Clinton effectively leaked state secrets by setting up her own email server for state department business – allegedly so she could use her Blackberry at secure sites – oh the inconvenience of a PC with its security etc.

Obama yesterday accepting that what Clinton did was criminal and then saying she meant no harm As someone whose administration persecutes Whistleblowers above and beyond regardless of motive it does show how stupid/irrational/elitist he is? Neo Libs fixate on legal illegal like it’s a line not a spectrum. Given that Mrs Clinton should be “in jail” [OK charged but it sounds less bombastic] by any rational consistency from the Administration.

Indeed surely even Obama knows it’s a lie to say she did not do it deliberately – I was drunk driving at 120 MPH but did not mean to kill anyone. She acted deliberately in her own interests and her own interests alone to get round state security. Sentence?  30 years? 20 for good behaviour and maybe out in 15 cos she’s old. Clear violation of the draconian Espionage act O’ and Holder were so fond of.

These clowns with their OxBridge Ivy League Edus really do think they’re better than us. The fact she will end up the logical vote for many I think shows how bent the political system is. How acceptance of low standards is a bit like Russians finding out Putin has a few Bill’ stashed in the British Virgin Isles.

One Rule For Us One for Them