Posts Tagged ‘history’

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“Our problems are man-made, and so they can be solved by man.”

 

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“Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community — they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.”
–Senator Chuck Schumer, 2017


“Don’t you understand the way intelligence works? Do you think that because I’m chairman of the Intelligence Committee that I just say ‘I want it, give it to me’? They control it. All of it. All of it. All the time.”
–Senator Jay Rockefeller, 2007

 

They infiltrate the media, dirty police departments, drug-trafficking cartels, and terrorist organizations. They lie with impunity and bury secrets indefinitely. They spy on whomever they like and commit blackmail and false-flag terrorism with impunity. And Hollywood idiots turn them into heroes.

 

The CIA Takeover of America in the 1960s Is the Story of Our Times

 

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The little-dick film snobs lost their shit over this:

 

However, feature-length narrative cinema made by mostly white male auteurs dominated the collection. These are not the films that need seeing or saving. They may not circulate widely in popular culture, but they account for almost our entire institutional and disciplinary canon. And despite the collective anxiety about their disappearance, they will endure in archives, film studies programs and, yes, even online …More radically, however, we might ask whether these are the works we need to rescreen or urge others to discover.

 

FilmStruck wasn’t that good for movies. Don’t mourn its demise.

 

What an absolute gift it would be to escape the corrupt inheritance of the auteur — a 20th-century invention; film scholars have the receipts — and the long shadow of a canon that has compelled generations of students to mimic the powers of patriarchy and colonialism, to play at corporate theater, or to wonder about their own exclusion from what they see on screen.

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Numerous crimes from the CIA exposed.

John Stockwell speaks about the Presidency of George H. W. Bush

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