Posts Tagged ‘Democrats’

Prof. Noam Chomsky discussed the history of the ‘special relationship’ between the U.S. and Israel, how the mainstream media manufactures consent for it, how it relates to the manipulation of language regarding factions like Hamas and Hezbollah, the U.S.-Israel ‘preference for expansion over security’, and the history of U.S.-Israel active rejection of establishing the Middle East as a Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone with Kathleen Wells at Race-Talk (38:19):

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Kevin Carson on the average Joe’s daily hell he heaven’izes to endure it tomorrow.

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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Stephen Walt dissects a Manichean War Party meme used to brainwash and pacify the population of the West, to which Glenn Greenwald recently pointed elsewhere to show the propagandists’ play on words.

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Glenn Greenwald was on “The Dylan Ratigan Show” at MSNBC discussing the Obama Administration’s extension of the previous administration’s extrajudicial assassination program to include citizens of the U.S. (h/t: Scott Horton – 3:28):

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Kevin Carson on the perpetuity of the National Security State.

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The Washington Post lays out the bullet points so we don’t have to. I wrote about the biometric national ID card mandate that links to a fingerprint database here. The plan is to plug everyone into the matrix within six years.

The highlights are disgusting and no one should feel safe. The borders would be heavily militarized with a “zero tolerance” for undocumented border crossings, special treatment for “highly skilled foreign students in the sciences” and “low-skilled non-agricultural workers”, all undocumented workers must have portions of their already-small fruits of their labor forcefully expropriated and “pay fees” (bribes) to apply for permanent residency, expand Big Brother technology to show you really cool looking demonstrations of how advanced they are.

I marched for May Day here in Chicago, but not for this. If you did, shame on you.

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Congressional Democrats exploit public outrage to enact a proposal ‘with which people are more comfortable’.

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Jack Hunter, a.k.a. “The Southern Avenger”, doesn’t think to nonsensically disagree he was. But adds that understanding terrorism isn’t condoning it, but imperative to ending it—no matter what dirt on what hemisphere on which the terrorist was born (5:24):

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The I.S.O.’s publication editorializes on why the “the Democratic Party is celebrating health care reform—and so is Corporate America”.

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A facebook friend, Andrew Taranto, posted:

Ayn Rand was, at least rhetorically speaking, a capitalist and an anti-libertarian. Shouldn’t we, libertarians, regard this as significant when considering the value of the term “capitalist”?

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Brother Malcolm lays out the game masters use to play their plantation against each other, form a system where the slaves fight each other for the masters’ approval, identify with the master who kills him slowly. If you still think politics is the avenue toward justice, if politicians will ever dismantle the ruling class, if becoming one with State will moralize its inherent antisocial nature, if politicians will ever really give a shit about you; if you still cling to the self-defeating belief that there’s an ounce of virtue in loving ‘your’ country, supporting ‘your’ president, exercising ‘your’ democratic opportunities by pulling a lever like a Pavlovian monkey every 2-4 years, Malcolm had something to say to you (8:32):

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Kevin Carson on this cognitive dissonance within conventional wisdom. (more…)