Posts Tagged ‘empire’

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Has the tone of a Republican-sponsored hit job accusing her of international crimes that the Rethugs also engage in. It’s an effort to alienate moral people from Clinton, despite the rethugs being equally contemptible . Everything the Clintons do, the republicans also do and want to do more of. One of the chief whines from the right is that we don’t do enough exploitation around the world.

 

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I also discuss Star Wars as American war propaganda in my short book on allegory and metaphor (free).

NY Times:

‘Star Wars’ and the Fantasy of American Violence

The bloody track of American history, from slavery to genocide to empire, is plain for all to see. But reckoning with the violence itself was the appeal: I thought I could confront our dark side, just like Luke Skywalker, and come away enlightened.

 

The most frustrating reality of all, American youth who join the military despite knowing they are agents of immoral empire. They do it anyway, like mercenaries, content with swallowing any and all bullshit myths, even those from popular movies.

And that’s why this blog is here.

 

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Audio discussion:

 

On Media Roots.

 

 

 

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Maintaining the World Order

 

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Bernie’s “Political Revolution” = Vote for Clinton and the Neocons

“Hillary is the neocon’s neocon,” said MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. “She will be more of a saber-rattler, more of a neocon, than probably the Republican nominee. I mean, there’s hardly been a military engagement that Hillary hasn’t been for in the past twenty years.”

That’s right, Hillary Clinton is the choice of many of the same neocons who were at one time Public Enemy #1 of Democrats during the George W. Bush presidency. Is it possible to be any more hypocritical than that?

Here are some of the people endorsing Clinton:

Max Boot – A hard-line war hawk and self-declared “American imperialist”

Eliot Cohen – Founding Signatory for the Project for the New American Century

 * Robert Kagan – A former Bush administration official who has been called “the most influential neocon in academe”

Richard Armitage – Former Deputy Secretary of State who admitted that he was the source who first revealed the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame

Madeline Albright – Who said it was “worth it” in describing the 500,000 Iraqi children who died because of U.S. sanctions

Brent Scowcroft – National Security adviser to Bush #1

Henry Paulson – Former Treasury Secretary and key bailout architect

Leon Panetta – Former Director of the CIA

Dan Senor, a leading neoconservative operative and former foreign policy advisor to Mitt Romney, who declared, “Hillary is more hawkish than any of us!”

 

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The measure, which defines the entertainment industry broadly, follows a series of reportspublished by VICE News over the past year detailing the agency’s role in the production of 22 entertainment-related projects between 2006 and 2011. They included major motion pictures like Zero Dark Thirty and Argo; reality television series such as Top Chef; the cable drama series, Covert Affairs;and books including The Devil’s Light by Richard North Patterson.

 

A Senate committee wants to crack down on spy agencies’ cozy relationship with Hollywood

 

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Scientology propaganda machine: Tom Cruise launches TV network to reach ‘every person on Earth’

 

Fuck. There’s way too much crazy in America today to keep track of. Just talked with psychotic gun nuts who told me that stopping terrorists from arming themselves to the teeth is “stupid.” The psycho right wing fringe, sitting on all the guns and ammo they can afford, whine to the rafters about any sort of gun control whatsoever and drag us all along toward open blood-drenched national psychosis.

But now we’ve got Tom Vision too. Gay Muslim terrorists. Trump v. Hillary. Millions of uncounted votes that disappear from history. Ecocide. Covert support to Al Qaeda. Empire games that threaten nuclear escalation. We’ve got it all. Enjoy the final minutes of “freedom” baby, before the whole shithouse ignites in a supernova of death and destruction.

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