U.S. Inc. – As soon as billionaire presidential hopeful Donald Trump inexplicably made the decision this week that boycotting Starbucks over the ‘de-Christmas-ization’ of their all-pervasive red holiday coffee cup was for some reason a issue of national importance, the internet erupted – and American mainstream Nazi media fanned the flames.
Folks from every imaginable walk of life abruptly found themselves with a purpose to rise up in opposition to the establishment coffee chain and howl in indignation about this newly-neutral – and cheerlessly Grinch-ified – affront to humankind.
As if this foolish madness over an simple paper cup weren’t an humiliating enough commentary on the U.S.’ populace’ lack of focus – by Wednesday morning, the corporatocracy ever-so nobly clarified the outrage: Dunkin’ Donuts introduced its unquestionably cheerful, competently Christmas-ized edition of its holiday cup.
Yes, without a doubt. Starbucks’ evident war on Christmas has now fully transformed into a de facto corporate Battle of the Paper Cups.
Folks instantly reacted by professing their undying commitment to either Team Grinch or Team Santa, effortlessly disregarding the fact that these mega-corporations just figured out their most profitable holiday marketing strategies – weeks before Thanksgiving even crossed people’s minds.
But the enthusiasm these warring coffee cup factions have been able to muster is unquestionably misplaced, specifically thinking about the plethora of relevant problems that specifically impact us all and are naturally more worthy of outrage.
Though the month certainly is not yet halfway behind us, there are currently a multitude of issues in need of your immediate focus – and none have anything in the least to do with a commercialized holiday that is still well over a month away.
Here are five issues significantly more worthy of your indignation than a paper cup – no matter its layout (or lack thereof):
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Potentially very little encapsulates the sickening breach of crony-capitalism into our personal matters more than the sinister, notorious TPP, which was referred to as the corporate power-grab of the century, even before the full text was introduced this week by the White House.
At stake with this trade pact between the U.S. and 11 other countries is an economic conflict that will drive 40% of the world’s GDP – at the cost of civilians worldwide.
First, the White House randomly bumped Malaysia – a country that infamously turns a blind eye to human slavery and sex trafficking, even of young children – from a Tier 3 worst violator of human rights to Tier 2, all to be able to guarantee its strategically important membership in the TPP.
Then, President Obama signed Fast Track into law, virtually getting rid of the chance Congress could amend or change anything in the massive piece of legislation by compelling a simple up or down vote when the laughably-monikered free trade package actually reaches the floor for a vote.
After years of tight-lipped discussions by the 12 nations, during which time congressmen were rejected admittance to the text except if they basically sat alone in a basement room where even note-taking was totally unacceptable, the full, complete text introduced this week somewhat surprisingly verified and increased our worst fears.
In fact, as Evan Greer of Fight For the Future (FFTF) cautioned, “If U.S. Congress signs this agreement despite its blatant corruption, they’ll be signing a death warrant for the open internet and putting the future of free speech in peril.”
And that is only one segment of this multi-thousand-page monstrosity.
I recommend everyone who is capable form study groups and tackle each section to get a firm understanding on this peril, which now looks destined for our collective future. Arranged by category, the full text may be viewed here.
The Syrian Cluster F*#!
After continuously, even exhaustively, suggesting he would not do so, President Obama lately declared the deployment of ground forces into Syria – and then amplified that hypocrisy by asserting the U.S. would maximize air strikes in the war-weary nation.
This military buildup, which is by the way also planned for Iraq, had first been proffered as necessary to support the ongoing international fight in opposition to the Islamic State in the region.
But to be able to do so, Obama confessed that buildup would function to “ensure that weapons and other supplies are delivered to the moderate forces whom the United States supports,” as an unnamed and unverified official told Reuters.
Moreover, a report silently verified Syrian rebel groups had used chemical weapons in the region, though who, precisely, those rebel groups were and regardless if or not they are fighting at the behest of the U.S. continues to be unknown – or unstated.
U.S. State Dept. veteran and Middle East policy expert, Peter Van Buren, pointed to a related mission and statement in August 2014 relating to Iraq, promoted as a brief, on the face humanitarian attempt that was widely “believed” – though, as it turned out, that “was a lie.”
Concerning the deployment to Syria, he suggested we are “being told by that same president that Americans will again fight on the ground . . . in Syria, and that Americans have and will die.
He says that this is essential to protect us, because if we do not eliminate the Islamic State over there, they will come here, to what we now call without shame or irony The Homeland.”
Though the official statement states only 50 combat troops will be deployed, there may still be time to voice resistance to further participation by getting in touch with your congressmen.
The United States Shot at Victims Fleeing a Médecins Sans Frontières Hospital Bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan
Despite nazi media’s proclivity for recognizing spoon-fed propaganda from anonymous government officials, as confirmed in its insistence promptly following the tragic bombing of the hospital that it had, without a doubt, been accidental, MSF (Doctors Without Borders) fairly recently introduced a tellingly contrary report according to eyewitness accounts of the October occurrence.
With descriptions of a plane shooting at victims, in addition to the instantaneous aftermath of the bombing so obviously reported, the MSF report – which summarizes initial findings of an investigation into likely war crimes – justifiably pleaded for “a clear commitment that the act of providing medical care will never make us a target.”
No organization so unwaveringly dedicated to supplying medical attention to any human being who needs it, no matter of national or group loyalty, should ever find itself in a situation of needing to present that question – much less live through the truth of what can now plainly be called a targeted strike.
After the Pentagon consistently changed its official account in the days following the bombing – making obvious its need to figure out which account would best be contemplated by an apathetic population – the report made clear the scope of the war crime committed in the bombing.
“We need to know whether the rules of war still apply,” stated the record. It is an significantly essential question whose answer looks shamefully evident, specifically when it was reported a U.S. ally for some reason was able to unintentionally bomb a second MSF facility in Yemen.
Bulk Metadata Collection by the NSA Officially Halted
On Monday, Washington, D.C. District Court Judge Richard Leon derailed the NSA’s bulk data collection, and did so in a most fervent smackdown that completely derided the agency’s hollow statements it needs the program to carry on the suspect battle against terrorism.
Edward Snowden, who blew the lid off the secret, sinister process two years ago, instantly took to Twitter to express his approval to millions of fans. He even pointed out passages of note taken directly from the ruling.
“This court simply cannot, and will not, allow the government to trump the Constitution merely because it suits the exigencies of the moment,” Leon stated in his Opinion. “Moved by whatever momentary evil has aroused their fears, officials – perhaps even supported by a majority of citizens – may be tempted to conduct searches that sacrifice the liberty of each citizen to assuage the perceived evil […] To be sure, the very purpose of the Fourth Amendment would be undermined were this court to defer to Congress’s determination that individual liberty should be sacrificed to better combat today’s evil.”
Two Police Officers Shot a Six-Year-Old Autistic Boy 5 Times, Killing Him – On Purpose
“It is the most disturbing thing I’ve seen,” Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmondson flatly stated about officers’ body camera footage at a press conference launching the arrest of two police officers engaged in the shooting.
Questions mounted after 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis and his father, Christopher Few, were inexplicably attacked and shot (18 rounds pierced the driver’s side door) by four officers.
After the two arrests, a rumored personal vendetta was verified with the exposure one of the officers concerned had been brutally stalking Few’s fiancée.
A second gossip that Few had his hands in the air at the time he and his son were shot was also verified. The pair of police officers is presently being held on $1 million bond and have both been accused with second-degree and attempted second-degree murder.
Now move and get back to that war over disposable coffee cups.
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