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Painting One's Self Into a Corner


Don't have too much to say the past few weeks. Actions are best.


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Today 12/02/2022:


This is the featured video of this blog post, I said a good amount to my T.V. and my phone (the Gov. is probably listening). Some of what I said was along these lines and thinking:


"Of course at this point (backing down on Ukraine would be a very bad look), Europe would be very mad at the U.S. The U.S. empire, with it's actions is leading itself into a corner - very isolationist, very dangerous if they don't win, which is looking increasingly unlikely, and historically, if they don't win and can't write the history books, it will make them look quite horrible. - The truth reveals very damning evidence against the U.S. empire.


Great conversation about the direction of where things are heading and where that may lead us.


- Obviously, the reference to playing Russian roulette is quite right - the chances of nuclear war coming to fruition are much higher now due to the actions of the U.S. empire/deep-state, um, I say anything above a 2% chance of a nuclear strike is too much and that is I believe, quite a high number even. In the video they talk about 5% odds when playing Russian roulette, you roll those chances enough times, it's obviously super dangerous and scary. Ideally, the chances of nuclear war are 0, but since there are nukes in the world, I think one would want to (ideally) keep the chances below 0.03% or so. Also I say/said (thinking now) Real-Politik is a good way of looking at and understanding things. I think humans and with time, things progress - no matter what um politics and economics one country takes, there are different ways to get to the same point...but everything matters, everything matters.


One could make the argument we nominally had more of a conservative type of mindset and culture, traditions, etc. throughout the 1900s (and earlier but thinking in this context, 1900 is a fine enough point in time to use as an example) up until the '70s and of course, things advanced. China has I would say, or one could say, a more conservative culture and moral values in their culture (in some respects, in others, one can say they are more atheist and secular humanist as well but...no matter, they're different and I'm no China expert) but leftist economics have obviously advanced them very much in the past 30-40 years; so has opening up or becoming more capitalist - Capitalism isn't all bad, am not against, especially on the global scale, trade is good and helps alleviate poverty and gives us so much more etc. No matter what, humans need other humans, you know, - trade. Nationalism isn't all bad - a government in which the people are against is not going to stand for long (America and its allies in the West use deception, though - the lies are coming through that we actually stand for democracy and liberalism, etc., but not that we and our foundations are all bad or you know, and it depends on one's usage of the term "liberal" as in so many things, especially those big (huge actually) vague kind of words.). Everybody has an ego.


The west is increasing occidentalism (yet again) (this leads to more nationalism in countries like Russia and increases alliances of countries against the West). The West is pushing China to develop (militarily and technologically) faster.


These processes are reality, inescapable. WE (the U.S.) is painting itself into a corner. In trying to control and hold on to power, it's only accelerating the rest of the world in moving towards a multi-polar world.


- Of which capitalism, in which the U.S. pushes and endorses (and has) and it's brother or twin-current (stream) of capitalism - globalization and "neoliberalism" - has been a part of this unfolding of reality into the current state of affairs/being (China coming up for example and in a lot of ways, following the United States model).


- In another way, it is quite fascist (quite fascist indeed!) in trying to hold onto power at all costs - not caring about human life and human suffering around the world.


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Yesterday 12/01/2022:




Haven't watched:

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This was alright, has some really good and interesting moments or statements, kind of long though:


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Need to watch against sometime, is very in-depth, wasn't concentrating on it well enough:


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