I’m Sick and Tired of This Thing Called “Patriotism,” by William Blum

Patriotism

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by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published July 5, 2010
July 3, 2022

Some thoughts on “patriotism” written on July 4

Most important thought: I’m sick and tired of this thing called “patriotism”.

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Will Griffin: The Hidden Problems of Rocket Launch Sites

Rocket 3.1 | Orbital Launch Attempt | Delphin engines

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 29, 2022

“When it comes to launching rockets into outer space, there lies many hidden problems particularly with launch sites. The launching of a rocket before it ever reaches outer space is a major problem. It concerns the environment, nearby wildlife and overwhelmingly impacts the local communities in negative ways.”

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Daniel Ellsberg: Nuclear War and Ukraine

"XX-34 BADGER" atmospheric nuclear test - April 1953

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theAnalysis-news on Jun 18, 2022

Daniel Ellsberg discusses the significance of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the growing danger of nuclear war with U.S. and NATO.

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Top Gun: Maverick – A Counter-Narrative, by Pat Elder

An F/A-18F Super Hornet flies over USS Gerald R. Ford.

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by Pat Elder
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 13, 2022

I saw “Top Gun: Maverick” yesterday. It was absolutely horrible. The film sets a new standard for state-orchestrated, pro-military, mass indoctrination. Goebbels, chief propagandist for Hitler’s Nazi Party, would be in awe of the shiny death plane and the spotlights and the movie star in his tuxedo.

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Noam Chomsky, John Pilger, George Galloway, et al: If Wars Can Be Started By Lies, Peace Can Be Started By Truth

Close-up of a poster on a pole with a message "Free Julian Assange"

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Galway Alliance Against War on Jun 7, 2022

FREE ASSANGE IRELAND/GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR

CHOMSKY, PILGER & GALLOWAY SPEAKERS AT IRISH PEACE WEBINAR
Saturday 4th June at 2pm

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Will Griffin: Low Earth Orbit is an Orbital Space Junkyard

Space Debris or Junk

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 7, 2022

“There are a total of 90 nations operating in space today and commercial space revenue heavily outweighs government spending. There have been more launch attempts than ever before. The global space economy is growing. But why? Our hyper-connected world depends on it.” — Will Griffin

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U.S. Army: 0 — Internet: 1, by David Swanson

The Intensity of PTSD

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
Originally posted May 26, 2019
May 29, 2022

The U.S. Army tweeted a harmless rah-rah tweet and got hit with a burst of reality never encountered on corporate-controlled media. Score one for the internet.

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Apocalypse Given a Bad Rap By Liberal Media, by David Swanson

Apocalypse ... ?

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, May 23, 2022
May 25, 2022

Public support for the obliteration of all life on Earth is growing despite every effort of the corrupt liberal media.

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The Answer to the Latest Greedy War Spending Should Not Be Greed, by David Swanson

Greed

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, May 20, 2022
May 21, 2022

I know I should consider myself lucky to have located anybody at all in the United States who opposes the latest $40 billion “for Ukraine.” But from both the right and the left, those who oppose it almost universally express resentment of spending money “on Ukraine” instead of keeping that money in the US of A or spending it on “Americans.”

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The Chris Hedges Report: The Proxy War in Ukraine and the Danger of American Militarism, with Andrew Bacevich

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on May 13, 2022

In this episode Chris Hedges speaks with historian, retired Army Colonel and Vietnam veteran Andrew Bacevich about the proxy war in Ukraine and the danger of American militarism.

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Larry Wilkerson and Paul Jay: Ukraine and the Doomsday Machine

US nuclear weapons test at Eniwetok in 1952

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theAnalysis-news on Apr 29, 2022

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson joins theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay to discuss the dangers of nuclear war and the crisis/conflict war against Ukraine.

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Vijay Prashad: Any Critic of US Imperialism is Accused of Being a Stooge for Somebody, Part 2

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theAnalysis-news on Apr 4, 2022

In this segment, we’re going to talk more about why Russia invaded and what’s driving Vladimir Putin and Russian policy. Vijay Prashad joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news.

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Vijay Prashad: Ukraine a Pawn in a Larger Struggle

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theAnalysis-news on Mar 31, 2022

The U.S. wants to remain a dominant force in Europe, and sees the Russian invasion of Ukraine as strengthening NATO, weakening Russia and pushing back China. Russian aggression and U.S provocation are risking nuclear war. Vijay Prashad joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news.

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Chris Hedges and Paul Jay: The Profits Of The Arms Industry Are What Drives These Conflicts

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with Chris Hedges

theAnalysis-news on Apr 18, 2022

Chris Hedges and Paul Jay discuss the Russian invasion, the threat of nuclear war, and big tech censorship.

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Will Griffin: Imperialism After Lenin

Lenin's Statue in Star City, Russia

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 12, 2022

“Studying the contemporary expressions of monopoly-capitalism’s key features shows that the logic and dynamic of the monopoly capitalist system remains fundamentally unchanged from Lenin’s time. However, it shows that the forms and means of exploitation and oppression that characterize imperialism have evolved and intensified.” — Paul Quintos

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