15. NASRUDDIN AND THE SLAP
A man slapped Nasruddin on the face, so Nasruddin took the man to court, accusing him of assault.
The judge ordered that the man must give Nasruddin a gold coin by way of damages.
“I will go home, get the coin, and be back within an hour,” the man promised.
Nasruddin waited for an hour, and then another hour.
When three hours had passed and the man still had not returned, Nasruddin got up and slapped the judge.
“I’m going home, Your Honor,” he explained, “so when that man finally shows up, feel free to take the coin as compensation.”
Last time we discussed the political and geopolitical economy of the conflict vis-a-vis Ukraine, Russia, and Europe. And in this episode, we would like to discuss the same thing, but in relation to the United States, China, and the rest of the world.
So I’ll maybe just start us off on the US by essentially pointing out that, when people do take a critical view of what’s going on and look at the economic aspects of the war, the main thing they focus on is the arms industry and the profits being made by the arms industry.
And there’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that American arms manufacturers, the military-industrial complex in the United States, is absolutely jubilant over this war. They are making profits hand over fist. — Achieving By Undermining by Michael Hudson
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Trump is disqualified from appearing on the state’s ballot under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which bars anyone engaged in “insurrection or rebellion” from holding federal office.
However as of 12 September 2023 there have been 378 individuals sentenced to periods of incarceration over their involvement in the January 6, 2021, uprising at the U.S. Capitol. None of them were charged with insurrection! — Full List of Capitol Rioters Jailed So Far and the Sentences They Are Serving by Aleks Phillips
Former president Trump has not been convicted of insurrection and it appears that there never was an insurrection for him to be engaged in. The Colorado Supreme Court has handed him a very valuable campaign advantage much like the US sanctions against Russia have helped Russia and hurt the US and Europe.
The news used to tell you that something happened, and you had to decide what you thought about it. Times have changed. Now the news tells you how you should think about things and you have to decide if it ever happened.
With this ruling, can it any longer be denied that the Biden regime and the rest of the Democratic elite have made profligate use of the judiciary this past year to keep Donald Trump out of the 2024 election? Is there any longer any discussion that the cases against Trump are sheer politics and have nothing to do with law? — The Mess They Made of 2023 by Patrick Lawrence