The Sickness of Government

When I was growing up, it was in a Republican more or less Conservative Household. As a child, I believed that in many cases the government was the source of stability and that when things went wrong, it was bad programs created by short sighted people. I thought that perhaps there was too much government, but I also knew that the government kept the monsters, especially the Soviet Union at bay.

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Socialism In Action

When I was young, I was a bit of a amateur Sovietologist. This was in the day that we were tirelessly told but the apologists of the Soviet Union that all our concerns about the Soviet Union were wrong. Were told the Soviet Union was morally superior to the Imperialist US in every way and that any conflict between Soviet interests were the fault of the US. In the meantime, if you looked closely, the Soviet Union was a massive clusterf**k waiting to implode. The biggest concern that many of us had was that the gullible here in the US and Europe would convince the USSR that it could take the rest of the world down with it when the end came.

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Faking Up The News.

Recently I ran into this story which said that Facebook should pull a video because somebody had altered a video to make Nancy Pelosi sound drunk and thus the video was fake news. The media was rather upset that Facebook would not pull the video forthwith. I first saw the story in the guardian here:
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/may/24/facebook-leaves-fake-nancy-pelosi-video-on-site?fbclid=IwAR2qa_lhUSo9ugd8HIhYL3yuIhCH8MiNoONz1CKi3luGTZp59_cxOZsxNp8

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