Russia collapses. China decides.
One of your fans & Bulwark member from Australia. Really appreciate your Sunday (in our time zone - Saturday I think when you post it) Triad where you share 3 newsletters of interest to your readers. As a little payback, thought I would share a Substack article I stumbled across that I thought was really profound & thought provoking. Here’s the link & I hope you find it interesting.
If you're scared about the intel agencies operating this way just WAIT until you hear about federal, state, and county-level police departments all across the country.
eChirp sounds awful. Imagine your racist Facebook uncle could drone strike your house after you cautiously expressed sympathy for Liz Cheney.
Politicization of intelligence organizations is a BAD idea for a stable country.
Tangent: doesn't Russian war victory against other European countries usually require those other countries to be foolish enough to invade Russia from the west?
From another tack entirely, how useful has Belarus support been for Russia so far? Any reports of common Belarus soldiers or people being fervent Russia supporters or sullen order-followers?
That is scary that the military is rife with Trump supporters. When I was living in France 40 years ago I had several discussions about compulsory military service. Most French people supported it because they said then the army will support the average citizens. A volunteer Army will give their loyalty to their commanders, even if they are asked to fire upon citizens. I hope we don't have to find it if that's true.
JVL is a fresh new source for me, a beneficiary of the bountiful Bulwark subscription.
I love the way you ALL are still doing things at the Bulwark. Please do not change. I share you when I can and try to get other interested.
Well done as usual. If the piece about the intelligence community is real, some housecleaning needs to be done. Trump needs to be jailed. Along with his monkeys.
Three great selections
Hello Jonathan. I have been listening to and reading The Bulwark for the last few years and have so appreciated the quality of journalism, the breadth of guests interviewed, the conversational integrity of the various podcasts (favourites: Charlie, Sarah, Tim, Bill, and yourself), the unwavering commitment to questioning everything status quo, and the sense of humour which keeps the often heavy subject matter easier to bear. I am a Canadian living on Vancouver Island (we had our own trucker rally here in the genteel city of Victoria some weeks ago). I heard you lamenting the negative feedback you received regarding your recent livestream with Noah ( I just subscribed to his newsletter) on your show with Sarah and just wished to let you know that I very much appreciated him. I found myself saying outloud 'this guy is great' a few times during the LS and what struck me about him was his matter of factness, knowledge, and humour. The prototypical kind of guy you could have a beer with, as the saying goes. So.. there you have it. Perhaps a little wind under your sails:) I listen to many podcasts of the political variety and the Bulwark is amongst my favourites.
Two thoughts re: Echirp. 1) If it's really an internal network, why wouldn't the hate speakers get canned, like in a police department? And 2) If it's not really or not quite internal, how do we know the hate speakers are not the same cyber operatives from adversary countries that have been poisoning discourse of all kinds in this country?
I think China voted against liberal world order this week when they equated the breakup of the Soviet Union with increased chaos and erosion of world order ...which I think they did in their readout of the call w/ Biden.
Definitely worth the time to read
I want to listen to Noah. But after hearing he was so *unprofessional* on your totally informal livestream I'm hesitant. ;)
A great service for those of us who don’t have the time to find, seperate and read the newsletters that share!!!
Wow, the SpyTalk piece is quite disheartening. It seems well within the realm of probability that persons drawn to clandestine work might not all be qualified.....I mean you want to lie and deceive for a living. Weeding out the nut jobs seems like that would be top of list.....no?
IMHO, if we have learned anything since this country elected Trump, we have learned that there are A LOT of people, and I mean a whole lot, who are simply not willing to live among various ethnicities, orientations, races, genders and religious faiths.