Who ya’ gonna trust Monsanto or someone else?

October 28, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Men like Brooks know, literally, nothing.

October 27, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Something else to remember, though, is that the people who did know something just rolled over. I’m thinking of Michael Ignatieff, or David Remnick, or Leon Wieseltier, or Michael Walzer. Instead of asking questions, they all behaved as though the only function of the intellectual was to provide justification for the actions of non-intellectuals.”

“Brooks is an interesting case because it’s all done with mirrors–there is no expertise. The apparent expertise consists of the capacity to talk glibly each week about any public event in a way that readers have gotten used to as a sort of enlightened commentary. Thomas Friedman, another prominent contemporary “expert,” trades on a slightly different notion of expertise. Notice that pretty much every Friedman column includes a reference to som famous person he’s spoken to. So he makes explicit the notion that your expertise is a function of your contacts… It doesn’t really matter, actually, who it is. It’s the notion of access to something special.”


Because it is really hard to be an empire and not torture people..

October 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

If you have an empire long enough you end up living under it at home.


Ethnic Cleansing since 1947…

October 19, 2014 § Leave a comment


The Next Time advice is given by Brzezinski [let’s just call him “Breezy”] consider this

October 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

According to journalist Elizabeth Becker, U.S. National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski “himself claims that he concocted the idea of persuading Thailand to cooperate fully with China in its efforts to rebuild the Khmer Rouge.” Brzezinski said, “I encouraged the Chinese to support Pol Pot. I encouraged the Thai to help the D.K. [Khmer Rouge government-in-exile of Democratic Kampuchea].


The US remains the proud owner of the world’s leading producer of heroin.

October 6, 2014 § Leave a comment

The US remains the proud owner of the world’s leading producer of heroin.


At some point, the feeling of disappointment becomes the knowledge of betrayal

October 2, 2014 § Leave a comment

The Obama administration has asked a federal judge to hold a highly anticipated court hearing on its painful force-feedings of Guantánamo Bay detainees almost entirely in secret, prompting suspicions of a cover-up.

Justice Department attorneys argued to district judge Gladys Kessler that allowing the hearings to be open to the public would jeopardize national security through the disclosure of classified information. Should Kessler agree, the first major legal battle over forced feeding in a federal court would be less transparent than the military commissions at Guantánamo Bay.



Time to reread Spinoza

October 1, 2014 § 1 Comment


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