"Beijing's subway ads offer a glorious glimpse of our dystopian future."

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Nixon's Vietnam Treachery

Now we know Nixon lied.

A newfound cache of notes left by H. R. Haldeman, his closest aide, shows that Nixon directed his campaign's efforts to scuttle the [Vietnam] peace talks, which he feared could give his opponent, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, an edge in the 1968 election. On Oct. 22, 1968, he ordered Haldeman to "monkey wrench" the initiative.

The 37th president has been enjoying a bit of a revival recently, as his achievements in foreign policy and the landmark domestic legislation he signed into law draw favorable comparisons to the presidents (and president-elect) that followed. [...] Haldeman's notes return us to the dark side. Amid the reappraisals, we must now weigh apparently criminal behavior that, given the human lives at stake and the decade of carnage that followed in Southeast Asia, may be more reprehensible than anything Nixon did in Watergate. [...]

In a conversation with the Republican senator Everett Dirksen, the minority leader, Johnson lashed out at Nixon. "I'm reading their hand, Everett," Johnson told his old friend. "This is treason."

"I know," Dirksen said mournfully.

Johnson's closest aides urged him to unmask Nixon's actions. But on a Nov. 4 conference call, they concluded that they could not go public because, among other factors, they lacked the "absolute proof," as Defense Secretary Clark Clifford put it, of Nixon's direct involvement.

Nixon was elected president the next day.

Maybe now's a good time to re-read Hunter S. Thompson obituary of this fine American:

If the right people had been in charge of Nixon's funeral, his casket would have been launched into one of those open-sewage canals that empty into the ocean just south of Los Angeles. He was a swine of a man and a jabbering dupe of a president. [...] Let there be no mistake in the history books about that. Richard Nixon was an evil man -- evil in a way that only those who believe in the physical reality of the Devil can understand it. He was utterly without ethics or morals or any bedrock sense of decency. Nobody trusted him -- except maybe the Stalinist Chinese, and honest historians will remember him mainly as a rat who kept scrambling to get back on the ship. [...]

Some people will say that words like scum and rotten are wrong for Objective Journalism -- which is true, but they miss the point. It was the built-in blind spots of the Objective rules and dogma that allowed Nixon to slither into the White House in the first place. He looked so good on paper that you could almost vote for him sight unseen. He seemed so all-American, so much like Horatio Alger, that he was able to slip through the cracks of Objective Journalism. You had to get Subjective to see Nixon clearly, and the shock of recognition was often painful. [...]

Nixon's spirit will be with us for the rest of our lives -- whether you're me or Bill Clinton or you or Kurt Cobain or Bishop Tutu or Keith Richards or Amy Fisher or Boris Yeltsin's daughter or your fiancee's 16-year-old beer-drunk brother with his braided goatee and his whole life like a thundercloud out in front of him. This is not a generational thing. You don't even have to know who Richard Nixon was to be a victim of his ugly, Nazi spirit.

He has poisoned our water forever. Nixon will be remembered as a classic case of a smart man shitting in his own nest. But he also shit in our nests, and that was the crime that history will burn on his memory like a brand. By disgracing and degrading the Presidency of the United States, by fleeing the White House like a diseased cur, Richard Nixon broke the heart of the American Dream.

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"Pressed on New Year, Trump Vomits Frogs."

@ApprovedNews6, Dec 31:

  • US Military Goes to DEFCON 1 as End of 2016 Approaches
  • Illuminati Declares "Case WISTFUL CRANE;" Orders All Units Activated
  • Council of Twelve Raises "Threat Condition Mottled Taupe," Readies Oneiric Strike Teams
  • Forbidden Lands Shadow Council Performs Somber Dance Upon the Moor, Deploys Team of Wise Sea Captains With Mysterious Pasts
  • Blood-Soaked Maidens of the Cold Sword Declare "SITUATIO HAERESIS MAGNA DOLOROSA," Order All Battallions to Readiness
  • Bone Sorceress Supreme Samedra Thunderflange Issues Ominous Pronouncement, Prepares Epic Bone Ritual
  • Nameless Corporation in Ruins of New York Declares "Stage Imminent Opportunity," Ramps Up Symbiote Implantation
  • BREAKING: Sun Appears In Sky At All Points On Earth, Growing Brighter With Each Passing Second
  • D.C. in Chaos as Beating of Wings Drowns Out All Other Sounds
  • Obama, Surrounded by Blood-Red Ravens, Bursts Through Roof of White House, Wielding Whalebone Scepter
  • "Single Blinding Figure" Seen in Sky Over D.C., Wings "of Fire & Light" Stretching "Miles in Every Direction"
  • Screaming Soundlessly, Obama Unleashes Full Power of Presidency, Obelisks Against Radiant Figure in Sky
  • Oregon City: At "Terrible Cost," Bone Sorceress Supreme Deploys Spell of Infinite Compulsion to Conscript Entire State Into Epic Bone Ritual
  • "Th█y Are Marching Forth:" Wise Witch of the Whispering Woods Appears in Reporter's Dream, Weeping & Panicked
  • Contact Lost With Approved News 6 D.C. Branch
  • Contact Lost With City of Chicago; Last Recovered Video Frame ███████ "Sword of Burning Light" ███████ "Taller Than the Tallest Skyscraper"
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  • Trump, Swelling to Hundreds of Times Original Size, Wielding Skyscraper Like Club, Assails Seventh Angel, Frothing With Rage
  • Witnesses: Bone Sorceress Supreme Xylinda Overblight Climbing Upon Sacrificial Altar, As Samedra Thunderflage Draws Blazing Dagger
  • Clin██n, S█nders Lead Joint Ar█y of For█st An██mals, Underbeast█ in "Last Desperate Strike" Against Sixth, S██enth █████s
  • Al██nian Bonelord Donjeta the Despoiler Leads Alban██n Bone-Horde in S██cidal At██ck A█ainst Angels in Europe
  • Wielding "Discontinued Item #7," Sur██ving Board Members of Nameless C██poration Lead Clanking, Steam-█████ing Drones A██inst ███els
  • UP███E: Fo██age Con███ms Na██less C██poration Forces "Atomized D█wn to the Symbiote"
  • Desp██ate Blood Ritualists Reopen Portal ██ Hell, Finding Only Charred Remain█ of Once-███████ Daemon Hordes
  • Florida St██e Pol█ce Arrive in Black ████copters, Invoking Dread Cubes
  • Dread Cube Incursion ███████ Seventh Angel █████ Restructuring Zone
  • Drone Footage Shows "Uncountable Millions" of Dread Tesseracts █████████ Seventh Angel
  • UPDATE: Seventh Angel Annih██ates D████ Tesseracts With Single Strike of ████ing Sword
  • Sun Now Filling ███ire Sky Wor█dwide
  • BREA█ING: ████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████
  • BRE█ K I I I I I I N █ █ █ █ ██████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████████
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  • █████████████████████████████████████████; W█r█d Milita█ies Standing Down as 2016 Reaches End Without Incident
  • "We Can All Breathe a Sigh of Relief:" Obama Issues Statement ████ of a "Disastrous Year"
  • Illuminati, Blood-Soaked Maidens, Concerned Parents Step Down Threat Advisory Conditions
  • "Turns Out 2016 Went Out With A Whimper After All," Charles J. Bloodhorn Tells Reporters With a Laugh
  • Pressed on New Year, Trump Vomits Frogs
  • WEIRD & WACKY: Vast Wing-Shaped Scorch Mark Found Across Downtown Oregon City; "A Good Omen For The New Year," Say Soothsayers

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