How a Nation Is Destroyed, And How It Can Save Itself

How a Nation Is Destroyed, And How It Can Save Itself

by Paul Gallagher

Sam Quinones, 
Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

Bloomsbury Press, Paperback Edition 2016,
353 pages, $18.00

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, after creating a Justice Department task force targeting prescription drug manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids, was interviewed May 1 by the Washington Post. Sessions asked his interviewer: “Have you read Dreamland? For the first time, you get a glimpse of how it [the American opioid addiction epidemic] really developed.”

When crime reporter Sam Quinones testified to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Jan. 9, 2018 on one of the greatest crimes against America in its history, he had already gone beyond the extraordinary understanding of the nation’s drug addiction epidemic “glimpsed” in this book, published in 2016. He now knew that new national missions, like a “new Apollo Project” for the space program and a “new Marshall Plan” for Appalachia, were needed to lift Americans back up out of the mud of depression, personal isolation, and addiction.

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America's Payoff from Joining The New Silk Road: Optimism

America's Payoff from Joining The New Silk Road: Optimism

Compulsive media-followers in the United States are relatively sure about what's going to happen in their near-term future: The government is going to shut down; millions of promising young people will be deported; an epidemic of more and more potent opiates will kill increasing tens of thousands of Americans; electronic surveillance of everyone, all the time, will continue indefinitely; President Trump's planned $1 trillion initiative to build new infrastructure won't happen; wars will continue in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Africa, and we'll likely go to war with Russia in Europe or over North Korea in Asia.

Businesses have their own version: They can't find skilled workers to fill their job openings; but they don't raise wages anyway, because of uncertainty about what will happen when the stock-and-bond bubble crashes.

These, along with mass shootings and periodic terrorist attacks, have become the "informed expectations" of Americans, and Europeans. Things have gone very badly since the turn of the century — especially since the 2007-08 financial crash — and so, pessimism is the order of the day.

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Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Americans Must Discover What Really Happened on Trump’s China Trip

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Americans Must Discover What Really Happened on Trump’s China Trip

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, founder of the Schiller Institute, today called on the American people to disregard the lies and blackouts about President Trump’s trip to China prevalent in the media of the United States and Europe, and to find out for themselves about the historic development that took place.

Click on the extended post to see this week's Hanging with Harley as well as Harley Schlanger's interview with our friend Dave of the X22 Report. -- JWS

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Helga Zepp LaRouche on Ending the War in Yemen and the OBOR for Mideast Peace

Helga Zepp LaRouche on Ending the War in Yemen and the OBOR for Mideast Peace

The democidal war against Yemen waged by a Saudi Kingdom in socioeconomic turmoil is slowly receiving the press coverage it deserves, after nearly two years of being downplayed -- along with the Kingdom's covered up casualties. This week American economist and philosopher Lyndon LaRouche's German-born wife Helga Zepp LaRouche recorded a short video about LaRouchePAC's efforts to end this cruel war and open the Middle East up to the One Belt One Road/New Paradigm.

On November 9, 1989 the Berlin Wall came down, ending decades of confrontation and opening up a world of possibilities between Washington and Moscow -- yet the globalists and geopoliticians seek a second Cold War to nullify the promise of those years, of peace and prosperity 'from Vancouver to Vladivostok'. In addition to peace in the Ukraine, the outsider-provoked Sunni-Shia hot war in the Mideast spearheaded by the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran must also come to an end, as the human toll is horrendous and a looming second Israel-Hezbollah War would spread even more devastation beyond 'Syraq' and Yemen.

Helga Zepp LaRouche's podcast is available every Thursday released at Noon EST/9 a.m. PST at the New Paradigm Schiller Institute website.

-- JWS

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