172 results for author: Dave Svetlik


THE CRITICAL NEED TO UNDERSTAND

It is rarely mentioned in US history or media that Russia – the Soviet Union – lost an estimated 27 million people to the Nazis in World War II. This is over 50 times more deaths than America suffered with the loss of 420,000. Few were the Russian families that did not grieve. It is also rarely mentioned in US history or media that Russia was far more instrumental in defeating the Nazis than America. Quoting Irish journalist Finnian Cunningham: “Still, let’s not forget that the Soviet Union had been battling the Third Reich for three years before the British and American landings in Western Europe. Stalin had pleaded with Roosevelt and ...

IGNORE YOUR LYING EYES

“The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.” “The people will believe what the media tells them they believe.” - - George Orwell   In 1961 the United States installed nuclear armed Jupiter missiles in Turkey near the Soviet Union’s border that were minutes from incinerating Moscow, St Petersburg, and other major Russian cities. The people of America were never told about this, but Russia certainly knew. Returning the favor, in 1962 Russia installed nuclear armed missiles in Cuba that were minutes from leveling Washington DC, New York, and other American cities. ...

No Choice?

I’ll be 77 in a few months. Supported Democratic candidates my entire voting life. Over half a century. An oft repeated phrase now stands out to me as I think about how politics have evolved in America over so many years: “The lesser of two evils.” Since the 1996 presidential election, after Bill Clinton had begun abandoning working Americans in favor of Wall Street during his first term in the White House, I feel have been voting for the lesser of two evils for the Oval Office. It has become painfully clear after almost 30 years of doing so, that voting for the lesser of evils is still voting for evil. It is likely this coming ...

MONEY AS A PUBLIC UTILITY

  So...What is the result of Congress having given the Money Creation Power to the private banks???. . .   THE RESULT!!! Even though we have all the physical resources and people power needed to. . . Repair our crumbling infrastructure, fully provide for our elderly and retired citizens, provide free higher education for all of our youth, we can’t because Congress relinquished its Constitutionally delegated right–and duty–to create our nation’s money debt and interest free.  

MAYDAY FOR MONEY

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, the banks…will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” – Thomas Jefferson   Article 1, Section 8, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution reads:   “The Congress shall have Power . . . To coin Money and regulate the Value thereof”   This is the money creation power vested in congress by the Constitution.   It is impossible to exaggerate ...

HOMELESS IN AMERICA

Homelessness has become a serious problem across every town and city in America. It taxes city councils and police departments alike. Yet homelessness across the nation is set to double in the next 5 years. This problem isn’t going away. In reality, there is little city councils or law enforcement can do to solve this problem. The roots of homelessness are national. Cities like Wausau, WI must deal with the immediate problems, but real solutions are outside of their control. Addressing concerns at the national level often seems hopelessly out of reach. But there is the compelling question that leaves us with no choice: Why is homelessness, ...

YES BUT

It is well known the United States started the war in Vietnam based on lies the about Gulf of Tonkin. An estimated 3 million Vietnamese and 50 thousand of our own servicemen were murdered by American “leadership.” Vietnam still suffers high levels of birth defects resulting from the U.S. use of chemical weapons. Villagers – children – were burned alive with napalm. Yes but, Putin is evil and China’s Xi Jinping is a dictator. In the 1990’s the Clinton Administration imposed brutal sanctions on Iraq in an attempt to force Iraqi leadership to conform to U.S. dictates. It was devastating for the people of that nation. An estimated 500 ...

ANOTHER LOOK

American Gonzalo Lira died this past January 11th after being held in a Ukrainian prison for 8 months. Lira was a political commentator on social media who was critical of the U.S. and its proxy war in Ukraine. Abducted by Ukrainian authorities, he died for exercising the right of free speech. Lira received almost no coverage in western media. Despite pleas from Lira’s father, the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine refused to lift a finger in behalf of an American citizen. President Joe Biden made no speeches about the death of Lira from illegal imprisonment in Ukraine, and surely did not blame Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for Lira’s passing. ...

THE NATURE OF HISTORY

Beyond human awareness or control, history is the synergetic outcome of thousands upon thousands of seemingly unrelated decisions and developments coming together to form the evolution of societies and nations. It is nature and planet charting the course. We live through an extraordinary moment in that endless history – precarious beyond all past, yet filled with unprecedented hope. Empires have come and gone through the ages. They tend to evolve westwardly around the globe and each has a shorter lifespan than the empire that preceded it. All were to be the power to end all powers – the greatness and glory that would outlast time. Yet all ...

THE MURDER FOR MONEY DEPARTMENT

“Let the workers in these plants get the same wages -- all the workers, all presidents, all executives, all directors, all managers, all bankers -- yes, and all generals and all admirals and all officers and all politicians and all government office holders -- everyone in the nation be restricted to a total monthly income not to exceed that paid to the soldier in the trenches!   Let all these kings and tycoons and masters of business and all those workers in industry and all our senators and governors and majors pay half of their monthly $30 wage to their families and pay war risk insurance and buy Liberty Bonds.   Why shouldn't they?   They ...