Author: The Automatic Earth

Trump Talks To Putin. But How?

Trump Talks To Putin. But How? by Raúl Ilargi Meijer for The Automatic Earth If you ask me, this is brilliant, but I know you’re not asking me. Still, what I’m reading today is genius. That is, Donald Trump and his...

Do or Daesh

Do or Daesh by Raúl Ilargi Meijer for The Automatic Earth An article from long term Automatic Earth contributor Alexander Aston, who feels very strongly about the topic. Personally, I have many more questions left. It’s easy to say Trump abandoned...

Who’s Afraid of Whom?

Who’s Afraid of Whom? by Raúl Ilargi Meijer for The Automatic Earth Man, I want to get away from US (and UK) politics, it’s too depressing and I’ve already covered it so much. But I keep getting drawn back in by...

Inquirygate

Inquirygate by Raúl Ilargi Meijer for The Automatic Earth It took just 4 months after the deplorably failed Mueller probe of alleged Trump links to Russia, for the Democrats to raise the next -faded- red flag, Ukraine. And they do so...

Desperate Democrats Dig Deep

Desperate Democrats Dig Deep by Raúl Ilargi Meijer for The Automatic Earth Earlier today, I wrote: “What is an impeachable offense? Turns out, it’s anything the Democrats can get enough votes for.” And I realize saying that gets rid of...

No Quid Pro Quo Imbroglio

No Quid Pro Quo Imbroglio by Raúl Ilargi Meijer for The Automatic Earth US Democrats and MSM are running down a blind alley, telling themselves there’s light at the end. It has become a mass delusion. For the largest part, it...

The Will of the People

The Will of the People by Raúl Ilargi Meijer for The Automatic Earth No, I don’t want to talk about last night’s US Democrats’ debate. That’s just lousy comedy. But I’ll admit I’m happy to see Tulsi Gabbard demolished DNC favorite...

Assange, Varoufakis, Brexit

Assange, Varoufakis, Brexit by Raúl Ilargi Meijer for The Automatic Earth A friend of mine here in Athens, Greece, named Wayne Hall, who’s of Australian descent but moved here at about the time Napoleon headed for St. Petersburg, and works as...

Hong King Kong

Hong King Kong by Raúl Ilargi Meijer for The Automatic Earth Of course the notion of addressing Hong Kong has been in my mind for a while, but it’s a bit of a moving target: things change all the time, and...

Globalization Just Peaked

Globalization Just Peaked by Raúl Ilargi Meijer for The Automatic Earth In Jackson Hole on Friday, Bank of England’s outgoing governor Mark Carney talked about a Synthetic Hegemonic Currency (SHC) that the world ‘must’ create, and I thought: that sounds as...

It Wasn’t About Epstein Anymore

It Wasn’t About Epstein Anymore by Raúl Ilargi Meijer for The Automatic Earth My first thought after reading about Jeffrey Epstein’s so-called suicide is: let it go, watch a movie instead, or go out to dinner. But a suicide of someone...

The Winds are Shifting

The Winds are Shifting by Raúl Ilargi Meijer for The Automatic Earth How do you define terror? Perhaps, because of the way the term has evolved in the English language, one wouldn’t call the west ‘terrorists’ per se, but ‘we’ are...

Drowning Children

Drowning Children by Raúl Ilargi Meijer for The Automatic Earth Any image of a dead child is always harrowing, for everyone but the most deranged psychopaths among us. If the child has drowned while seeking a better life it is possibly...

Concentration Camps

Concentration Camps by Raúl Ilargi Meijer for The Automatic Earth As I watch the – if you ask me pretty vapid- discussion develop that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) started by using the term “concentration camps” to describe the places on the US-Mexico...

Lawlessness

Lawlessness by Raúl Ilargi Meijer for The Automatic Earth With the news that Julian Assange is “wasting away” in Belmarsh prison hospital, and with UN rapporteur Professor Nils Melzer’s report detailing how this happens, I’m once again drawn towards the lawlessness...

War and Young Americans

War and Young Americans by Raúl Ilargi Meijer for The Automatic Earth So we’re going to do this all over again? Well, not if I can help it. Not that I have much hope that I can, mind you. As the...