The republic is in danger: Daily Bullshit, February 13-15, 2017

So yes, there’s been a lot of news about White House chaos. And yes, I’ve seen the scandal the Left thinks it has on Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, an accusation that, it must be said, finds support in Russian denials. My advice to the Left is to not count your scandals until they hatch and to remember who the source is for your information. And as to the rest, I’m still deciding what’s actually news that I want to pay attention to. And finally, because the word ‘fascism’ is getting bandied about so much lately, I’ve gone to work on a definition for the term, documented in my research journal: A simple definition of fascism.


Intelligence Community

Fig. 1. Twitter profile avatar for @AltDIA, February 15, 2017, fair use.
Fig. 1. Twitter profile avatar for @AltDIA, February 15, 2017, fair use.
The intelligence community is now disloyal, even withholding information from the president.[1] No matter what we think of Donald Trump, this has to be alarming: It suggests that spies have gone rogue with their secret budget; their spying, both foreign and domestic; and their drones and special ops forces. Civilian oversight of spy agencies inherently relies on cooperation from the agencies themselves and now we may suspect this oversight is effectively entirely absent.

Which is why we must be suspicious of the scandal on the Trump administration’s alleged ties to Russia. As I said above, consider the source.

John R. Schindler, “The Spy Revolt Against Trump Begins,” Observer, February 12, 2017, http://observer.com/2017/02/donald-trump-administration-mike-flynn-russian-embassy/


Extinction Event

Scott Waldman, “Climate Change Has Already Harmed Almost Half of All Mammals,” Scientific American, February 15, 2017, https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-has-already-harmed-almost-half-of-all-mammals/


Antarctica

Maddie Stone, “What Happens When That Enormous Antarctic Ice Shelf Finally Breaks?” Gizmodo, February 15, 2017, http://gizmodo.com/what-happens-when-that-enormous-antarctic-ice-shelf-fin-1792186478


  1. [1]John R. Schindler, “The Spy Revolt Against Trump Begins,” Observer, February 12, 2017, http://observer.com/2017/02/donald-trump-administration-mike-flynn-russian-embassy/

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