Archive for August, 2012

Pretty amazing rant in The Atlantic Magazine, November 1945. It’s so quotable, and so little has changed over the decades, that it’s a great read on the economic relationships and their impact on creativity and talent.

“The impulse to perfection cannot exist where the definition of perfection is the arbitrary decision of authority. That which is born in loneliness and from the heart cannot be defended against the judgment of a committee of sycophants. The volatile essences which make literature cannot survive the clichés of a long series of story conferences.”

Bankster For Prez

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Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital

Brutally murdered by the criminal state of Israel while attempting to stop the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homes.

Kevin Ryan: The Real Suspects of 9/11

President Bush personally asked Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle Tuesday to limit the congressional investigation into the events of September 11, congressional and White House sources told CNN.

The request was made at a private meeting with congressional leaders Tuesday morning. Sources said Bush initiated the conversation.

He asked that only the House and Senate intelligence committees look into the potential breakdowns among federal agencies that could have allowed the terrorist attacks to occur, rather than a broader inquiry that some lawmakers have proposed…
(CNN, Bush asks Daschle to limit Sept. 11 probes, Jan. 29 2002)

Firefighter Erik Lawyer demands a new investigation. Firefighters for 9-11 Truth strongly supports AE911 Truth in their struggle to secure a new independent investigation.

“The reality is that it was a criminal investigation to cover-up the crime.”

Firefighter For 9/11 Truth

http://firefightersfor911truth.org/

Architects and Engineers For 9/11 Truth

http://www.ae911truth.org/

More than 1,700 professional engineers and architects have signed the petition demanding a new independent investigation.

George Orwell’s 1984 has been rendered obsolete by the realities of the modern security state. Big Brother, perhaps the most important metaphor of the twentieth century, has now ascended through the proliferation of the Internet, its essential place in modern life.

Winston Smith was, if you remember, a newspaper editor. His job at the Ministry of Truth was to erase all news from all archives that conflicted with the current “reality.” By precisely excising offending passages and throwing them down the “Memory Hole,” to an incinerator, the newspapers maintained the “truth” that the all-powerful state fabricated on a day by day basis.

Those were the old days.

Look what the BBC just deleted from its own website:

The short of it is that the “Free Syrian Army” (sic) use prisoners as unwitting suicide bombers, a war crime. These rebels have committed numerous other war crimes against civilians, but this one is striking in its actual broadcast and then scrubbing from history. It got the Winston Smith treatment (MORE).

Lest you assume this is a purely British matter, The New York Times was also caught erasing passages from its reporting concerning CIA support to the Al-Qaeda connected “Free Syrian Army” (sic).

So far NINE versions of the NYT article, “France Says It Would Recognize Provisional Syrian Government” have appeared on the Times’ website.

VERSION 3:

While the United States, Britain and other Western countries have called on Mr. Assad to resign and have supported the opposition with nonlethal aid — and American intelligence agents have helped funnel arms to rebel groups — they have not explicitly stated they would recognize a provisional government formed by Mr. Assad’s array of political enemies.

VERSION 4:

While the United States, Britain and other Western countries have called on Mr. Assad to resign and have supported the opposition with nonlethal aid — and American intelligence agents have helped to identify the rebel groups that receive arms — they have not explicitly stated they would recognize a provisional government formed by Mr. Assad’s array of political enemies.

A fictitious “reality” is maintained. The CIA doesn’t actually “funnel” arms to the heavily-armed, western-supported Syrian mercenaries and Jihadists. Does anyone actually believe that? Numerous reports show heavy US involvement, and of course the involvement of close US allies and client states like Saudi Arabia. In what universe is the US not responsible for arming these rebels that it supports in every conceivable way, including UN resolutions introduced to bomb Syria on their behalf as was done in Libya in 2011.

The complicity of major corporate media outlets like the New York Times and the BBC in this cover-up and publishing of an endless stream of war propaganda, is arguably a war crime in and of itself. The war propaganda enables the warmakers to initiate and follow through with hostilities against foreign targets, actions that are Crimes Against the Peace under international law, a clear breach of the UN Charter.

 

A tense, emotional historical drama that I recommend. Der Tunnel tells the story of the very first tunnel from West Berlin into East Berlin, expressly for the purpose of smuggling out loved ones from East Germany. The characters are driven, to the point of obsession, into accomplishing an almost impossible task without any industrial or government sponsorship.

What is most resonant about this film is the political question at the heart of the matter.  People are risking their lives and even dying in order to get out of the Soviet-controlled East Germany.  The East Germans constructed a militarized wall in order to keep their own people in, as opposed to keeping invaders out.  This reality is at the core of the issue and is the backdrop to everything that springs from it on screen.

The infant police state, the STASI, is also portrayed, and a sophisticated cat and mouse game plays out, supposedly true to the real history. The Tunnel is a well done true to life film where the ending is very tense, exciting with a twist that leaves you on the edge of your seat.

A few other good, very cinematic, historical re-enactments include The Lives of Others, Valkyrie, Sophie Scholl, The Bunker, Carlos and Ip Man.