This week on the Leftorium, we pay visit to The Hague, known the world over for not being Amsterdam. According to parts of the wikipedia entry I skimmed just minutes before this went up, The Hague is home to a King Willem-Alexander who warred against his brothers for accession to the highest throne in the Netherlands where he now rules with an iron fist. There is much culture here and a wealth of history and one could easily get carried away soaking it all up. The reason for our visit however is that it is becoming increasingly likely the United States will be forced to invade The Hague with nothing, as always, but good intentions. We here in the Leftorium, being the defenders of American democracy that we are, took it upon ourselves to uncover the sinister machinations that would so rouse our elected officials to enact a law giving our president carte blanche to declare war on this strange land some time in the future. In our search, we found a shadowy organization calling itself the International Criminal Court whose stated purpose is to “prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.” In other words, well-meaning Americans might be prosecuted for simply “defending freedom” here and abroad and as a nation, we should all be concerned.
In the news this week:
Puerto Rico is privatizing its electric industry and introducing school vouchers.
2 weeks after announcing the privatization of the electricity system, Puerto Rico's governor just declared the school system will be privatized (charters, vouchers), just like post-Katrina New Orleans. Don't let anyone tell you it was a success: https://t.co/OKQPAbVqoU https://t.co/l9OKCTxpPX
— Naomi Klein (@NaomiAKlein) February 5, 2018
Something called United States of Care has arrived just in time to blow more smoke up centrist ass and make the Medicare-4-All proponents seem partisan?? Admittedly, I haven’t read up fully on this one but I already know I don’t trust it.
United States of Care: founded to derail #singlePayer, which it considers a “volatile swing,” as this fawning @bpolitics puts it. @USofCare. Thanks @awgaffney for pointing this out. pic.twitter.com/DDxiRD7TEd
— Katie Halper (@kthalps) February 6, 2018
Juanita Broaddrick gave an insightful interview to Katie Halper about her rape by Bill Clinton and it is very much worth a listen.
Here's my chat with her on the #kthalpShow. I think you'll find that much of what you thought about her isn't true. And if liberals & feminists don't want people like Broaddrick to support people like Trump, they can't ignore or smear them & expect them… https://t.co/DedEqRaakp
— Katie Halper (@kthalps) February 1, 2018
And… that’s it. My politics consumption this last week was on the lighter side so I have nothing else for you. Talk among yourselves.