Can a nation be mentally deranged?

Apparently so. America is Exhibit A, run by recklessly dangerous lunatics no matter which right wing of its duopoly governance holds power. Clear proof is overwhelming.

Madness defines US policy. The nation is permanently at war on humanity, naked aggression by any standard, smashing one nonbelligerent nation after another, threatening others, responsible for millions of casualties, more daily, endless mass slaughter and destruction in multiple theaters, exploiting its own people viciously, serving its privileged class exclusively at the expense of most others.

America is on a slippery slope toward unthinkable nuclear war—North Korea, Iran, Russia and China prime targets.

It’s inevitable if the madness continues. Washington’s quest for unchallenged global dominance is humanity’s greatest menace, a doomsday scenario threatening life on earth. Will it end with a bang, not a whimper?

North Korea is in the eye of the storm, Trump making reckless threats, his latest tweeting: “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at UN. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!”

This man’s sensibility is off its moorings, his reckless remarks typical of street bullies, not presidential leadership.

He ordered or allowed saber rattling off North Korea’s coast in international waters, far north of the 38th parallel.

B-1B Lancer bombers were escorted by F-15 warplanes in a belligerent show of force, threatening Pyongyang, likely daring it to respond in kind.

The DPRK threatens no one. America threatens everyone, its hostile saber rattling the latest example. It followed Trump belligerently warning Kim Jong-un he’ll “be tested like never before,” calling him a “madman.”

Who’s the real madman? It’s not Kim.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.” Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

2 Responses to Can a nation be mentally deranged?

  1. While I was at my podiatrist last Tuesday, he/we commented on “so much going on in this world–from hurricanes to,” he said, “the madman in Korea.”
    I know that he was not a Hillary supporter. I know that he hated B. Obama. I know that Trump was his man.
    On Tuesday when he went off on Korea’s insane leader, I said, “I think we have one insane leader as well.”
    HE VERY SILENTLY AGREED! HE SAID, “YES.” I could not believe it. He still said, “I don’t know what it is that Kim Jung Un wants.”
    I said, I’ll tell you what he wants. He wants for the world to bend its knee in front of him and kiss his ring.” He said, “Yes.”
    I said, “The one here wants the same thing. He too wants everyone to bend their knee before him and kiss his …They,’ I said, “mirror each other.” He again said yes.
    I think Trump has made his insanity very clear for all who want to see, see.
    Like that song in that Barbra Streisand and Yves Montand says, “on a Clear Day, You can see forever, and ever, and ever more.”

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