In this installment…..
Dreizin takes you around the world…..
…..to remind you of “Trump” characters…..
…..and their haters…..
…..in other countries.
Pakistan and El Salvador.
Pentagon writes its own Ukraine appropriations
Or: “The Constitution is the people”
The “living document” joke…..
…..that is the U.S. Constitution…..
…..goes out the window.
The USA has gone through…..
…..at least FOUR major rounds…..
…..of military conscription…..
…..three of them, within a decades-long period…..
…..of almost nonstop conscription…..
…..(1940-1945 and 1948-1973)…..
…..since the 13th Amendment was passed.
The USA rounded up citizens…..
…..and put them in camps.
As recently as 1918…..
Writers and journalists were JAILED…..
…..for opposing a war.
The U.S. President has waged war…..
…..against TENS of countries…..
…..(to include, ordering UNPROVOKED, OVERT, WHOLESALE INVASIONS, such as with the Dominican Republic, 1964, and Grenada, 1983)…..
….WITHOUT even a hint…..
…..of Congressional authorization…..
…..in CLEAR VIOLATION…..
…..of the Constitution.
A $3 billion “accounting error“!
Seriously, please read…..
…..ALL THREE PARAGRAPHS…..
…..in the above screenshot.
It’s… just… perfect.
It literally translates into English, as:
“U.S. House Republicans won’t agree to more Ukraine aid until those jokers show some “results” with their Big Counteroffensive. To get around that, we just now “downward revised” the value of our prior Ukraine arms shipments, such that we can now send more, before we come up against the Congressionally authorized limit.”
If it wasn’t already clear…..
The U.S. Constitution…..
…..can be summed up as…..
“The Federal Government will do anything that it can get past public opinion, at any given time.”
And, seeing as we know…..
…..(with revelations following Musk’s purchase of Twitter)…..
…..that the U.S. Government…..
…..is now back in the BUSINESS…..
…..of MANAGING public opinion…..
…..no “Constitution” at all.
There are always…..
Who will push back…..
…..against Executive overreach…..
…..or crimes by some other faction…..
…..IF they think…..
…..political and public backing…..
…..for their decision(s.)
What THAT means, is…..
The REAL Constitution…..
…..is the people.
The REAL Constitution…..
…..is NOT a document.
The latter story…..
…..is just a silly fairy tale.
The Salvadoran Trump
In this audio…..
My manner is more soft-spoken…..
…..and lower-key, than usual.
So, at first…..
It may SEEM like…..
…..this won’t be hugely informative.
But, just keep listening!
You’ll learn how NEO-FEUDALISM works…..
…..in Central America.
Who’d have guessed…..
…..is a Central America expert???
I’ll bet you had no idea!
(Audio file duration: 8:33)
The Pakistani Trump
I recorded this nine days ago…..
And, since then…..
Nothing has fundamentally changed.
The Pakistani Trump…..
…..has traded jail…..
…..for house arrest…..
Then, for some kind of status…..
…..whereby he’s legally “free“…..
…..but his house is still surrounded, 24/7…..
…..by SWAT teams, LOL.
That’s about it.
Oh, and the latest news…..
THOUSANDS of his protesting supporters…..
…..who were arrested…..
…..are to be tried…..
…..by “MILITARY TRIBUNALS.”
…..the biggest power-grab…..
…..by Pakistan’s military…..
…..since whatever-the-hell last coup…..
Our State Media is largely avoiding this…..
…..(not “censoring”, but largely avoiding, understating, underreporting, “burying”, etc.)…..
…..because, as usual…..
…..being State Media…..
…..they take the State’s cue…..
…..(and the cue doesn’t have to be “active”, it can be SILENCE)…..
…..and the State does NOT want…..
…..to draw unnecessary attention…..
…..to nuclear Pakistan…..
…..though not quite a “respectable democracy“…..
…..an ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL logistical node…..
…..in the war…..
(Audio file duration: 2:03)
Useless junk info
Regarding the title of this post…..
You probably don’t know…..
…..that this “Eurodance” hit song…..
…..is a worked-up “cover“…..
…..of this more “homemade“-sounding…..
…..(with a deliberately childish, “lo-fi” vocal track)…..
…..from two years prior:
Can you say…..
As far as I know…..
That was the first (and only)…..
…..of a Russian song…..
…..in the English-speaking countries…..
…..since 1968’s “Those were the days“, below.
Here’s the original Russian version…..
…..from the 1920s:
This isn’t a cover…..
But the opening bars…..
…..of the Chainsmokers’ Don’t Let Me Down…..
…..are obviously inspired…..
…..by the opening bars…..
…..of Gruppa Iowa’s Byot Bit’…..
…..which was released…..
…..just four and a half months earlier.
I warned you…..
This is useless info.
But, may be interesting to some.
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As far as useless junk info is concerned, I knew about the first one due to Youtube comments. Here’s another even more obscure Russian tune, that had some success in the West in the form of a cover version, in that time period.
There was no cover that I’m aware of, it was literally the same track, played on early U.S. satellite radio and other techo-trance platforms circa 2002-2003.
I meant that PPK version is cover of the original piece by Eduard Artemyev. Being a Russian cover of Russian tune, that got air-time in the West, it doesn’t really fit in the “cultural appropriation” theme. On the other hand it might be close enough to narrowly avoid being deleted for offtopic.
P.S. Seeing music posted and discussed here makes this blog dangerously close to Saker’s and Martyanov’s. 🙂
You are dangerously close to off-topic.
The ATC song also reminds me of “Living on Video” from Trans-X in the 1980s. (The resemblance is clear in the “original mix”, Trans-X – Living On Video (Official Music Video) – YouTube.) The Russian inspiration for the ATC song doesn’t have the strong resemblance to the Trans-X song.
I posted literally the same song in English and in Russian. This, obviously, isn’t it. (If that’s what you’re getting at.) But, thanks for sharing your excellent example of proto-Eurodance. I hadn’t heard it before.
Thanks for the random selection of info. 😉 It is all welcome for the deprogamming after 25 years of brainwashing by the Economist…
Off topic (more related to previous posts), but would you consider doing a piece with your take on some of the main Telegram sites – in particular, Rezident and Legitimyi from the UKR side (ostensibly) and Rybar and Cassad on the other side. I am sure there are others worthy of mention.
Sorry but this is way off topic. Suggestions can be emailed to me, email@example.com. But, as I let this comment through, I’ll respond here. There’s no sense in reviewing any of those channels, because most of my readers have never heard of any but Rybar, and even that one, only by citation, not with their own eyes. Also, “ostensibly” is correct. The first two that you mentioned, are not Ukrainian channels. More like, pseudo-Ukrainian.
You forgot to mention the hilarious reck of Chilean globo-homos and their super woke constitution — by the Chilean DT.
Another interesting and informative report. More consistent excellence. Thanks Jason.
I worked in Costa Rica with a college/tropical agriculture group in the early ’70s. The power of these drug-funded grassroots bands comes from the American dollar. The local leadership in our town and Santa Rosa, Nicaragua hated the guns and cash coming from aid organizations, but raising kids and guerilla warfare don’t mix. The same thing went on in Haiti. American talons are gripping every third world nation, and Russia’s eagle is just the raptor to release this hold..Can’t you hear Ole Joe singing, “Those were the days…”? Please, Joe, no dancing..ever…
The last Pakistani coup was by General Parvez Musharraf in 1999.
I could write a huge amount about Pakistan but it would violate your comment policy. I’ll just say that those of my fellow Indians who imagine America will ever choose India over Pakistan are more than delusional.
I feel stupid how the media has pushed me to believe this songs were western creation. Just imagine what else is being injected in people’s head. That is why everyone is a wolf in sheep’s skin. Do your research!!!!
LOL, I highly doubt the MSM cares about some Eurodance hit from 2000. You’re a little dramatic, no? How old are you?
It’s clear that the West wants to prolong the war in Ukraine in order to justify banning Russia from Eurovision because they are afraid Russia will win easily.
I hope Imran Khan stays safe. Many of us in the UK know him best as a fantastic Test and County cricketer in the 70s and 80s. His overthrow does seem very convenient for the empire.
As ever, you are very perceptive across all these posts on how things really work rather than the BS theory. Fascinating how so many people think constitutions or human rights law protect them. But Weimar had a constitution that was almost perfect on paper for liberals. Hitler, as I recall from history, never bothered to repeal it either. He knew that if he controlled the levers of power and could manipulate public opinion then ultimately none of that mattered a dime.
Both Edmund Burke and Hannah Arendt made the argument that “rights” only matter if there is a civic culture that enables them. When this breaks down then you get feudal type solutions or top down dictators. My fear is that the west is increasingly going the direction of Central America though. This may be the real reason why Washington dislikes the Trump in Salvador. They might understand things only too well.
CORRECT. The pedo-Illuminati decided after WW2 to NEVER LET THE SHEEPLE DIRECTLY PARTICIPATE IN THE RUNNING OF THE NATION EVER AGAIN. Hence ever since we’ve had MICRO-bureaucracies of Mandarin snobs supposedly tackling MACRO-level problems. NOT.
Housekeeping Note – just attempted to buy you a coffee but the feature is not going to payment site as before.
Either that or your $20 up & i am a dummy
Great article as always, many thanks for your efforts. Today, I welcomed the musical info on the 60s UK hit song by Mary Hopkin, which I played to my new Russian wife. She immediately identified it as traditional Russian and I have been wanting to know more ever since.
Thanks for info on Pakistan, and on the reason for this $3bill accounting error. Some snippets of actual info creeping into our media, so hope springs eternal. Can I mention today’s NYT letter from Jeffrey Sachs and others setting out facts on the long US provocations of Russia before this current war. Although it had to be a paid advert, it got in. Decent people may start joining the anti-war campaign (anti-US nastiness, not wishy-washy let’s everybody withdraw troops now stuff). First gradually, then all at once!
Prior to Mary Hopkin, there were the Seekers with “The carnival is over”, based on a 19th Century Russian folk song, “Stenka Razin”. It’s a beautiful song and I reckon it would make a perfect replacement for the current European Union anthem, Beethoven’s “Song of joy”.
Thanks for the interesting eclectic information.
“Those Were the Days” makes much more sense sung by an old Russian man than a young blonde.
No, it won’t last. Samantha Power will be dispatched to bring USAID-style democracy to the El Salvador Trump once she finishes with the Hungarian Trump.
I was shocked and happy that Bukele brought the homicide down from the world’s highest to almost zero. It didn’t occur to me that the change wouldn’t outlast him. It makes sense, though.
He’s young, and he’s so popular he could make himself President for life. If he stays in power for another 20 years and if he can set up a suitable succession, I think it’s possible – even likely – that they permanently get out of this mess.
You may even see Gringos clinging to life rafts trying to get in.
Useless junk section was just what I needed as an antidote to idiocracy. Enjoyed memory lane & Iowa, this section reconnected me to the importance of music, a universal language. 🙏 Namaste
Firstly, Re. The US constitution and the Pentagon “accounting error” as usual the comedians say it first and better than the pundits;
‘They have a right to do anything we can’t stop them from doing‘: Catch-22 Joseph Heller
Secondly, Re. Pakistan, it is a crucial supplier to Ukraine who need that ammo NOW, Pakistan needs hard cash NOW. However Pakistan is also a crucial node for Beijing’s BRI project, who will get access to the Indian ocean and the Persian gulf. China has long term investments there and has dug deep into the Pakistani Military Industrial Complex.
STEM professors and smart PhD students could get to the USA and work at a 24hr gas station behind bulletproof glass. The same people could get to China and work on AI controlled hypersonic weapon systems. I know, I’ve met some of them personally.
Beijing can tolerate a lot from Islamabad but they won’t tolerate it flipping over to Washington’s side.
One of the great Robert Barnes’ catch phrases is: “The Court of Public Opinion Matters”. The constitution of the United States is supposed to be a limit on government power. However, it is up to the people to do that, you can’t expect the government to limit and police itself.
America: the land where one security service assassinated the president and another worked very hard to destroy the election campaign of a serving president. Ya gotta luv deemoekrasy!
Hey Дядя/Onkl Dreizin, thanks for Дорогой длинною.
I had no idea that Around the World is a remake of an original Russian song.
It is also pretty outrageous what is happening in Pakistan at the moment. I would say I’m surprised, but it’s hard to surprise me these days.
With the extra three billion, Uncle Joe can slip in a couple nukes for his fascist friends – strictly for “defensive” use.
“The Federal Government will do anything that it can get past public opinion, at any given time.” And what it thinks will not get past public opinion it will hide so the public has no opinion whatsoever on the matter.
Great blog for a Friday evening. Thanks for the valuable info.
The Byot Bit’ reminded me of this from Wales, one of the four so-called United Kingdoms…
It’s a Principality not a Kingdom, know your place serf. Love from Ireland 😉