People For Peace
The New Peace Movement, Lab Leak, DogeGPT, Elon's Meme Storm, Global Weirdening, News Bites & Memes
This week’s news covers a growing peace movement, a new development with the Lab Leak Theory, an AI bombshell, and Elon’s latest meme storm. Don’t miss Dogey Treats and Memes of the Week at the end!
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The New Peace Movement
Last week, on the one-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine, an anti-war rally took place at the Lincoln Memorial.
Organizers for the “Rage Against The War Machine” made three primary demands for ending the war in Ukraine, the foremost of which was to stop funding the war.
They also made several secondary demands relating to the American military-industrial complex, including freeing Julian Assange, abolishing the CIA, disbanding NATO, and accelerating nuclear de-escalation.
Opposing the peace movement is the political establishment, whose arguments in favor of the war have alternated between the philosophical and the pragmatic.
At the start of the war, media pundits assured the nation that Russia was the clear aggressor, and US aid for Ukraine was necessary to protect freedom and democracy throughout the world.
In recent comments, the White House has stuck to this line, painting US involvement as necessary to uphold American values.
As the war has progressed, an official narrative of on-the-ground events has emerged that simultaneously describes Ukraine as winning the war (thereby negating calls for peace talks) and desperately requiring US aid to prevent Russia from launching a supposed campaign of European domination.
However, despite the pro-war establishment's best efforts to impose a uniform narrative on the situation, evidence has trickled out to complicate the picture, including:
The claim by former Israeli PM Naftali Bennet that Biden blocked a cease fire between Ukraine and Russia
The acknowledgment by Nuland that the US operates biological research facilities in Ukraine and that she was "concerned about the contents of those labs falling into Russian hands"
Rejections by Democrat and neoconservative politicians to audit the nearly $50 billion in military aid sent to Ukraine so far
The biggest break for the anti-war movement came earlier this month when venerated reporter Seymour Hersh published an extremely detailed account of how the Biden administration worked with the CIA to sabotage the Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany—an alarming act of international terrorism.
There was an initial media blackout on the report before an ad hominem smear campaign kicked into gear to discredit Hersh.
Still, the news has slowly leaked out into the public, finding its way into online news outlets, European Parliament, and the UN Security Council.
In a viral exchange last week, House minority leader Hakeem Jeffries was confronted about the pipeline by independent journalist Jose Vega. Jeffries clearly tried to dodge the question before Vega was escorted from the premises.
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