Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sadly Russia’s Political Trajectory Emulates Entire World’s Exclusionary Elitism

  Headlined Prosecutors Charge Protest Movement Leader The New York Times reporter ELLEN BARRY, with contributed reporting from Moscow by Anna Tikhomirova, wrote today Russian prosecutors charged the blogger and anticorruption activist Aleksei Navalny with embezzlement. A statute that carries a sentence of five to ten years in prison, and is, as The Times states, the Kremlin’s most direct measure to date against a leader of the protest movement that publicly erupted in Moscow in December. The State Investigative Committee accused Mr. Navalny of organizing a scheme to steal timber from a state-owned company, called KirovLes, when he was acting as an unpaid adviser to the governor of the Kirov region, resulting in losses of just under $500,000 to the regional budget. Mr. Navalny was released on his own recognizance but signed a promise to not leave Moscow while charges are pending. The Times reiterated this charge marks a threshold for President Vladimir V. Putin, who for 12 years as paramount leader has refrained from criminal prosecutions of activist leaders, sidelining them with softer methods such as short-term detentions and limited access to television. But the charges on Tuesday suggest the Kremlin is eager to limit Mr. Navalny’s impact now, outweighing the risk of a political backlash. As Mr. Navalny emerged from Tuesday’s hearing, he called the charges “absurd and very strange.” Comparing the accusations to the case against Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, the oil magnate and Putin rival who has been in prison since 2003 on tax evasion charges. Mr. Navalny said, “All these jokes that Khodorkovsky stole all the oil and Navalny stole all the timber, basically reflects what has happened today. As far as I can tell, the single idea behind this is that people watching the news on the first channel can hear on the news that Navalny stole 16 million rubles.” The KirovLes deal, which dates to 2009, was the basis of a previous criminal charge against Mr. Navalny, which was closed earlier this year by investigators in the Volga region. Mr. Navalny received documents informing him that he was no longer under suspicion and his legal expenses would be reimbursed. But a statement Tuesday from the investigative committee, the main federal investigative authority, said the embezzlement case was opened after the files from the earlier case were transferred to Moscow, and augmented by “financial analysis and investigative materials, which confirm Mr. Navalny’s participation in the execution of a crime.” Mr. Navalny said he believed the case had been revived in the wake of an unexpectedly large demonstration on May 6, on the eve of Mr. Putin’s inauguration, culminating in clashes between riot police and members of the crowd. Last week, he accused Russia’s chief federal investigator, Aleksandr I. Bastrykin, of secretly owning real estate and other investments in Europe. Whereas in the United States you can openly head a free enterprise participant in the military industrial complex before becoming the nation’s vice-president involved in propagating a war that financially benefits that firm, thereby producing rewarding returns on their investment in a prime mover and manipulative shaker who, according to his resume, may have never labored an actual day in his life. The Times says Mr. Navalny said the Kremlin was calculating that the protest movement was weakening and testing the waters with a series of actions against participants in the May 6 march. The 16th such indictment took place on Friday when investigators identified a university student who they said had wrestled other protesters from the hands of security forces and resisted the police. And the fact is Russia’s security services are strong and large enough to one step at a time shut down the country’s protests that would then leave the population cowering before the nation-state. Mr. Navalny said, “They are doing it to watch the reaction of the protest movement and of Western public opinion. So far they consider both of these things acceptable and so they are continuing along this line.” Uh huh.
7/31/2012
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August 1 - 31, 2018
Sadly Russia's Political Trajectory Emulates Entire World's Exclusionary Elitism

7/31/2012 concluded: Uh huh.
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Idolized Elitism
Power Corrupting Absolutely Isn't A Maybe?
    Go ahead, try walking. Nothing's like, or compares to, thinking things through. A sidewalk or park, perhaps pacing in the open air. Nonetheless, we're all, usually, in such a hurry hurrying, compiling shortcuts sweep up that extra time contemplation requires. Reflection then is, theoretically, victimized by the vitriolic sniping catchphrases maintaining preeminent political positions. Verbatum's an ideology of concern? "The" political diorama's "rest of the story" even Paul Harvey didn't afford. Just one huge ferris wheel, joy ride's been carved from political views. The Debate Show's "talking about" claim when there's no real way of knowing what's happening "behind the scenes." Pass the grains of salt, please?
A NOTE ON RAMBLING MAN
  Feeding on controversy is hard to fathom as something not acutely victimizing our time. But history's an ongoing reflection on the ramifications of what's been gotten away with in the past. Why would the present be any different?
  So on the subject of exploited patriotism? I can't condone the American flag's use as a chip on the shoulder. Since insensitive hypocrisy's trending, Colin Kaepernick kneels here as well - 
 
The Trouble With Saints
Idolatry
  Finding additional information on this rabbit hole proves dauntingly past this essay's time frame. And to avoid endless repetition, the satire, The Hammer and Cycle Messenger Service provides more perspective. 
  Linked below are aspects of the various views of the Alger Hiss case. But as revealing as the documentation may be, the rounded out "story" still seems too surface and cursory. Why couldn't Time Magazine reveal more about how Mr. Chambers was even at the magazine, considering his known past even before his spy revelations. Partly Corporate privileged secrecy? But just a piece of small non-forthcoming suspicious doubt that there wasn't somewhat of a strategized game going on? Two wrongs don't make a right. Why there's the film of my reading from the novel next to the shortstop Roy Cohn's Townhouse. Right. More to the story than political professionals want the public admitting. Past the lights bells and whistles where understanding drives the culture forward, instead of tugging us, often enough, just for lucrative pay.   
  Another Wittaker Chambers investigation. From every angle, for the discerner, outright fraud is hard to concede. Especially when the benefit of the doubt's, so adroitly, maneuvered by publicity machines. Contemplating where's next's a cul-de-sac, due to such a strangling pedestal devotion, detached from their "hooks in you" in unquestioning staunch disbelief. Where next, would reason out history's histrionics, indeed.
  Fate wrestles with nothing but the present's, either too soon or late, fleeting moments.
  Not for nothing? Heard Robert Redford's retirement from acting announcement on news radio, just as I'd heard the publicist say, in the mid 1990s, he'd like to play Armand Hammer if he saw the right script. If only there'd been another title more easily absorbed by the consumer culture? Then maybe Mr. Redford would have noticed even the hour sample, above. But the satire happens to have rose to the title's use, in all sincerity, for everyone's understood benefit. As disappointing as your retirement is, it was nice having your commercial rainbow along for the ride. Happy retirement. 
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LEGOLAND PROTEST
PUBLIC COMMENT
August 16, 2018
Goshen, New York 
Chorus
  Yes, no Press Release of denial necessary. None whatsoever, from the Mobile Throne Class? Some millennium that. Idolized destruction is human history? "Oh say can you see by the dawn's early light?" 
  The Greenhouse Effect's mean twin, could be described of John H. Sununu as expressed by The New York Times Magazine's 

Losing Earth: 

The Decade We Almost 

Stopped Climate Change

By Nathaniel Rich

Photographs and Videos by George Steinmetz

  About how avoidance was the easy way out that evolved. We've known what's wrong and how to fix it for a very long time in human years. The article traces the progression in understanding and dealing with abusing the planet, and how everything reaches a head when White House Chief of Staff, Governor Sununu carries the football against energy use progress that was as huge in its time as the current loggerhead constructed from exploiting the power of myth by an American Presidency. Again, as Mr. Rich's article eloquently alludes
  Often issues are industries that preclude their solutions. No end of martyrs for that fate. There being so much more money in arguing the point, than drawing resolution near. 
  Fake. Bamboozled. The public sphere's confusion's adamantly clear.
  Sununu himself gives the magazine's present day, paraphrased, parting shot that the politics haven't changed. A______s. The atmosphere's a chemical experiment?
Fun Links For Those Convinced Not To Read Too
     There you go. The idea that we're even able to be totally truthful with ourselves has been turned on our heads. In all this gung-ho modern euphoric religion-based political drive there's been a real alienation from what the Holy Bible reveals and what's been vainly adapted for manipulative use. And now, supposedly, there's been an alliance formed with one who'd adapt anything to personality abuse. His vocabulary toward his public voice enemies descends,  probably, from charlatans long ago in our past? God knows Roy Cohn wasn't an original leech. And that that man could come to symbolize an acceptable amount of earnestness in defense of American liberty is a travesty
  In the headlong belief in reinforcing the enforcement of morality, which is only God's right to judge, we've come undone by the most desperate of villains. The Political Chameleon. The only thing independent about our president are the twittered whimsies lashed out daily to shatter relevance's relationship with irrelevance. Telling the people to agree with his telling himself he's done and doing a good job. Bad examples shouldn't rule - 
The Soapbox View pursues the Twin Legacies 

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