Where there’s news, there’s hope
We’ve added a new site for the intellectuals among us, plus Short Takes leads with a Russian talk show exchange that blows all preconceptions.
BEING OBJECTIVE IS COMPATIBLE WITH SANITY AND MORALITY. SINCE THE MEDIA IN BOTH BUBBLES HAVE ABANDONED PRINCIPLE, EVERY NEWS CONSUMER MUST CREATE ONE’S OWN OBJECTIVE SPACE BETWEEN THE BUBBLES. DON’T BE A ONE SOURCE JOCKEY; RIDE SOME OF THESE:
NEWS NOW - top global aggregator with updates by the minute:
PRAVDA - means TRUTH as only top gov’t newspaper can deliver:
THE MOSCOW TIMES - uncensored news as you like it and they don’t:
RUSSIA INSIDER - Orthodox Christianity meets the news:
TASS - top Russian news agency since Soviet times:
SPUTNIK NEWS - a little Russian growl with your morning coffee:
RT INTERNATIONAL - all the transparency the gov’t sees fit to print:
If you really need to know the Russian response, only one program is a must on RT: “CrossTalk” hosted by Peter Lavelle, an American conservative working in Moscow.
JOHNSON’S LIST - looking through a Western prism
STRATEGIC CULTURE - where intellectual curiosity thrives
PLEASE SUGGEST ANY ENGLISH LANGUAGE SITES, BANNED OR NOT, THAT ARE HARD TO GET IN THE WEST.
👁On the top Russian talk show, a retired colonel stuns his colleagues by pointing out that the invasion isn’t going well.
👁STUPIDEST STATEMENT: Maj. Gen. Pekka Toveri, a former chief of Finnish military intelligence, said “They [Russia] actually don’t have much they can use to threaten us. They don’t have political, military or economic power.” So then why again is Finland joining NATO?
👁Ukraine, if it survives propped up by NATO and the EU, could become the new training ground for terrorists and anti-democratic right wing extremists.
👁There’s a real danger that Poland is angling to take over western Ukraine, while Belarus, Russia and the Donbass states split the remainder.
👁From this side of the Atlantic, the US does not seem to be the evil mastermind behind NATO as much as the EU’s ambition to regain its colonial empire.
👁The US pouring arms and money into Ukraine is meant as a major public distraction from the collapse of the Democratic Party agenda (abortion) and the economic blowback against sanctions.
👁Who convinced the Swedes and the Finns that their relationship to Russia was even remotely similar to that of Ukraine? NATO propagandists?
👁The fact that NATO keeps flexing American muscles raises questions about the independence of Biden’s foreign policy.
👁Ukraine’s rap-crap that won the EuroVision song contest shows the extent to which political cancel-culture has eroded artistic values in all genres..
👁OTHER BUBBLES: Italian political scientist Emanuel Pietrobon talks about the clash underlying the east-west confrontation - Protestant vs Catholic. That places Putin and The Pope on the same page. Soon the US will sanction The Vatican.