"Liberty is not for these slaves; I do not advocate inflicting it against their conscience. On the contrary, I am strongly in favor of letting them crawl and grovel all they please before whatever fraud or combination of frauds they choose to venerate…Our whole practical government is grounded in mob psychology and the Boobus Americanus will follow any command that promises to make him safer." -- H. L. Mencken

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Carol Burnett was a powerhouse in the entertainment industry. A triple threat – actor, singer, comedian – he worked his way up to legendary status, eventually hosting his own television show, "The Carol Burnett Show." However, he starred in other television shows including 'The Ed Sullivan Show'. In a recent interview, he recounted how he completely "bombed" one of his visits to the show when he had to perform in front of the King of Rock and Roll himself. Due to its popularity as a television variety show, 'The Ed Sullivan Show' ran for 24 seasons from 1948 to 1971.

April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.

And so famously begins TS Eliot’s The Waste Land, one of the English language’s greatest poems and one of very many inspired, if that is the correct word, by the carnage of The Great War.

A controversy has arisen over my analyses of the personal responsibility of former Chancellor Angela Merkel and former President François Hollande in the current war in Ukraine. My colleagues claim that I made it all up and that these two personalities are innocent. I’d just be peddling Russian disinformation. 

This controversy is not insignificant: my opponents are trying to whitewash our political leaders, and in so doing they are serving the Western narrative of the war in Ukraine and justifying it.

The German chancellor arrived in China on a three-day visit on Sunday flanked by a large delegation of German business representatives. Besides a stopover in the financial hub of Shanghai, he is set to travel to Beijing to meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Premier Li Qiang.

A pledge by Berlin to augment Kiev’s air defense capabilities follows a familiar pattern of Western countries eventually conceding to Ukrainian requests for armaments after publicly agonizing over the threat of escalation with Moscow.

Germany offered to provide Kiev with another US Patriot air defense system Saturday as Ukraine’s military chief admitted the country’s position on its eastern front is rapidly deteriorating.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz embarked on a high-profile visit to China on Sunday in an effort to strengthen economic relations between the two nations, amid growing tensions between Western countries and Beijing over trade and political issues.

The сhancellor, accompanied by a large delegation of ministers and top executives from companies including Siemens, BMW, and Mercedes, arrived in the southwestern city of Chongqing, an industrial hub with a population of over 30 million.

In a shocking, yet expected step, Berlin police raided and shut down the “Palestinian Congress”, as it kicked off on Friday, April 12. The Congress was planned to be a three-day event featuring speakers from around the world, including Ghassan Abu-Sittah, Salman Abu Sitta, Noura Erakat, and Ali Abunimah among many others.

Crime in Germany has exploded to levels not seen in close to a decade, with a huge increase in migrants committing offences, especially violent crimes.

Statistics from the German Interior Ministry released on Tuesday show that the number of foreign suspects rocketed up to around 923,000 in 2023, correlating to a whopping 18 percent increase in just one year.

Stocks of Patriot systems in Germany are almost exhausted. It is necessary to check the availability of all Patriot systems in Europe and the world.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Annalena Baerbock, stated this, the German TV channel NTV reported on Tuesday, April 9.