Tag: Chaos

American politics in a state of chaos

There is no Democracy unless one accepts to lose an election.

Washington’s Capitol halls are abuzz this autumn as President Joe Biden attempts to enact his legislative agenda in the face of a Republican opposition hell-bent on political vandalism and chaos.

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Melbourne’s rioters honour Trump with their violence

Melbourne protesters

Melbourne’s rioters honour Trump with their violence

Throwing away any notion of a social contract and that “individualism is just all me, no we”  a handful of basically misinformed working-class protesters took to the streets to revolt, protest, tear down the “system” and basically any notion of their part in any social contract. Meanwhile, they were doing the work justifying the extreme right’s demands to change the government who is in their lives. Isn’t it a coincidence that Matthew Guy just became leader of the opposition and needed anti-Dan on the front pages?

More than one Trump-Pence flag was seen amid the crowd, along with a red MAGA cap or two. The disparate group of unionists, anti-vaxxers, anarchists, right wingers (including Proud Boys and neo-Nazis) and general troublemakers shut down parts of a city already crippled by COVID-19. Their agenda, apparently initially sparked by suspension of access to tea rooms and mandated vaccination due to viral spread in the construction sector, was hijacked. It morphed into a general protest against authority, targeted at lockdowns, government, police and even the construction union.

Source: Melbourne’s rioters honour Trump with their violence

Protesters march through Melbourne’s CBD in wake of construction industry shutdown – ABC News

Protesters fill several lanes of the freeway on the West Gate Bridge under grey skies.A crowd of hundreds, many in hi-vis jackets, march through Melbourne's CBD with an orange flare haze in the air.

We saw how easy it was for right-wing thugs to organize and attack the US Capitol in Washington on 6/1 flags here even had Trump on them. The majority of union members in fact support vaccinations and mandated ones.

It’s just as easy for the organized right-wing in Victoria to create chaos in the name of a Union when that union’s organizers the CFMEU loudly deny the reality that’s being described. They aren’t the organizers of this chaos being witnessed nor are many really “workers” let alone union members. However, the media certainly weren’t looking for truth. The truth might be slower than mainstream media but it will prevail and will come out.

Protesters wore high-vis gear to look like tradies: CFMEU boss.Union secretary John Setka says “professional protesters” from the far-right were behind Monday’s violent demonstration

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas says half of inspected construction sites failed COVID compliance checks Some of today’s protesters have identified as CFMEU members who do not want to be vaccinated Union secretary John Setka says “professional protesters” from the far-right were behind Monday’s violent demonstration

Source: Protesters march through Melbourne’s CBD in wake of construction industry shutdown – ABC News

Trump’s Election Tactics Turn from Courts to a Bannon Strategy of Chaos | The Smirking Chimp

Giuliani and Trump might think it’s about him staying in office, but this is all pure Bannon. And it’s very dangerous. “Anything that aids and abets doubts about an election that has been conducted with integrity makes the future of democracy darker,” William Galston, senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution told the Post. “To weaken a democratic people’s faith in its fundamental institutions of self-government is inexcusable.”

Trump’s Election Tactics Turn from Courts to a Bannon Strategy of Chaos | The Smirking Chimp

How a man who helped run a brutal military machine lives with the fallout

Yasseen* was a senior officer in the Syrian air force of Bashar al-Assad when the country went to war against its own citizens.

He was a cog in the military machine as planes were used to strafe and bomb Syria’s cities and while helicopters dropped barrel bombs packed with electrical wire, designed to create amputees.

How a man who helped run a brutal military machine lives with the fallout