Jim Evans in Worcester April 26, 2012, 10:27
aaaBwrote on April 26, 2012, 03:29
The right and left bulsh...! is the problem. The ruling class love the divide between the two philosophical schasms! that is how to conguer and subjugate the people. The truth is the only solution to world freedom.

Yes aaaB....BUT what does this comment about "truth" freeing us mean? What would freedom look like and could it possibly lead to anything practical and beneficial?

So called "democracy" is a complete failure here in the western world!All we have is engulfing SLAVERY under the power of capitalist oligarchs with their feet in organised crime rather than public opinion.

We talk in generalities about freeing ourselves using different "isms" but the impracticality of it all keeps re-asserting itself in the form of chaos or some degree of elitism which usually slips into authoritarianism quite soon after the social crisis or revolution that brought it about is over.

We tend to assume that this elitism is the result of conspiracy and talk of being denied or cheated of "our say".

In Russia and Eastern Europe we have had experiments over the last century in different ideas that SEEMED good ideas at the time but quickly failed...and our ASSUMPTION is that this was sabotage by the powerful among us but could it be that the ideas were impractical NON-STARTERS for sound psychological political economic political and sociological reasons?

What I see around me is a mankind that does not really understand or WANT power and responsibility because the challenges real power creates require the wisdom of Solomon and great courage and quite possibly great CRUELTY.

If we WERE God or had the freedom/RESPONSIBILITY to behave like God...we would .....for example....have to immediately stop powerful members of mankind from doing lots of self-indulgent ans selfish things... because our population has been encouraged by them to grow unsustainably large. Try standing in an election on THAT platform!!

We might have to be cruel to be kind in the longer term......but ordinary powerful mortals and even powerless people like us don`t WANT to face up to that dilemma....because it RESTRICTS our freedom.

It`s much easier to unconsciously promote needy and flawed people as leaders and then blame and SCAPEGOAT them when they INEVITABLY fail to deliver......rather than take responsibility ourselves as mankind.
Deenz April 26, 2012, 09:56
28 minutes was just too short for these two. Why not make the show an hour or so. Much has not been discussed here and the surface was barely even scratched. What does the future of US and EU look like? It would have been interesting to hear the answer. Only conclusion i can draw is that both guests from opposite sides of the political spectrum are equally crazy, appropriately reflecting what is happening in the world. Maybe the left and right have hit a brick wall.
From Mexico April 26, 2012, 08:00
I congratulate Julian Assange for reviving true journalism, being neutral and inviting guests with different point of views. Giving an opportunity to all who have a voice, be herd, especially those who are controversial; so the viewers can have another perspective than what the media feeds to the people.
Also thanking especially RT for giving the liberty to their reporters and journalist to freely express their news findings. Continue what you are doing RT give a space to truth, "freedom of press", do not let the governments control you and viewers will prefer your channel.
wild sausage April 26, 2012, 04:12
This is fun you are switching the publics brains on .
aaaB April 26, 2012, 03:29
The right and left bulsh...! is the problem. The ruling class love the divide between the two philosophical schasms! that is how to conguer and subjugate the people. The truth is the only solution to world freedom.

Mack April 26, 2012, 02:39
Release all the episodes at once, there is no need to expect. Unless someone wants to play marketing.
Tim Caffery April 26, 2012, 01:55
For a thorough counter argument to the theory of war being a natural human behavior look up Paul Chappell, of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Or get the book, "On Killing", Chappell’s source for raw data, and draw your own conclusions.
Theo April 26, 2012, 00:20
Dear Donald:
The ideals of Communism and even Socialism were never implemented in history by any government (present or past) but are still indeed valid. I am glad we agree on that, however, fortunately, it is not at all a Utopian fantasy. If Christianity, or Monotheistic mythology, the most utopian concept and ideology managed to survive for two thousand years, then I think that there is plenty of room in a modern society, much more” informed” in a way, much more scientifically and technologically evolved, to understand the ideals and fundamental principles of Marx’s economic theory however dated it might be, as well as the Materialist dialectics as a philosophical concept. Provided that they are open minded.
I am also very glad, that you are somehow, somewhat, somewhere with me in that vague stereotypically very brief interlude of mine and I partly agree with you, that one owes to reform him or herself firstly, however, the objective for replacing a corrupt system, it is a struggle of all against all, a straggle by a classless community in which social solidarity replaces the search for individualism and individual wealth as the essential motive for action, and in which the wealth of society assures the harmonious development of all individuals.
Marxist ideology is far from wanting to “make everyone the same” as the very ignorant opponents of socialism pretend it to be. Marxism allows the development of a whole infinite range of different possibilities of thought and action to be present in each individual. Individuals that understand that social and economic equality, the emancipation of humanity from the necessity to fight for its daily bread, represents a precondition for achieving the true realization of the human personality in all individuals. A society that we, fortunately or unfortunately share, requires an economic development where production for need supersedes production for profit. Only such a society will liberate humanity from the chains of the social and economic division of labour. Moreover, Marxism rejects the idea or the thesis according to which certain people are “born to obey” or that others are “born to command”. Nobody is by nature born to be a miner or postman, refuse collector for the rest of their life, or that some are born with blue blood in their veins, to be leaders, monarchs etc.
You assume that I invoke, hence, claim or perhaps demand on “individuals” like you, an artificial father, a super-state de facto, to bypass each individual and to work for the common good. You seem to forget my dear “individual” human that you are not as individual as you would like to think. You forget that you live in a community, and that someone digs the earth, to cultivate and feed you, someone else produces your clothes, someone else protects you from danger, as an infant or an adult, somebody else, or somebody else’s son gets killed to protect you from evil, somebody else digs the earth to provide you with energy products, or material goods. Are you that type of individual that can provide everything for your survival as an “individual” of the human species? I doubt very much that this is what you are. What perhaps, you are is a deluded individual, that seems to think you are capable to live as an individual, on this planet, and that can survive in the wilderness of a corrupt society without help and support from you equals. Or perhaps you are deluded to believe that you are above anybody else.
Well, that is not a utopia; it is a dream that will never come true.
I am afraid that, your type of “individuality” is utopian, and yes, with people like you “individuals” society will never improve or get better. I will call your deluded individualism, as Selfishness’ more to the point, and greed for individual power. You need to know that in every walk of life, talented individuals are needed for the benefit of society and mankind. A simpleton’s example is Football, you need individuals with certain skills in order for the team to win the challenge, but it’s a team effort not an individual one. Do you want more examples of camaraderie, and not individuality, for the commonwealth of humanity? My dear individual
Central power and power does not know altruism. Do you know as an “individuality proponent” the virtues of Altruism? Unselfishness, self-sacrifice, Philanthropy. Individuals with these attributes create a central power, to defend the principles of altruism against its antonym “selfishness”
Perhaps, you are not the type of individual, that encourages or practice Selfishness, if you are an altruist then I take my hat off to you, and apologize for such an attack on your integrity.
But we need each other as species to survive and progress.
YES IT IS SOLIDARITY THAT WILL GET THE GREEKS OUT OF TROUBLE, this is what the Greeks have to teach you in life, not individuality.

Matt. April 26, 2012, 00:04
Stalin was once considered a great man
Hitler was once considered a great man
G. Khan was once considered a great man
Monarchies were once considered great

Why is it so hard to believe that western ideology / US democracy or capitalism is so great. Can it fall and in future generations be considered something worse that Stalin, Hitler or anything else. Who monitors the people behind this driving force......nobody, which is why it could very well be the greatest threat of all!
Kolokol April 26, 2012, 00:01
Horowitz: "You’re showing this on Russian TV!" Which is just the tiniest indicator of just how full of it Horowitz really is.