Posted by: quiscus | October 18, 2012

October 18, 2012

1. Wherever his soul ends up, he will suffer, deservedly:

“Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Senator, Is Dead at 82”

2. Bullshit:

“Scottish independence ‘threatens security’

3. “Two Canadians Discover the US has become a Police State

From YouTube: “If you’re told to do something, do it without asking the reason.”

4. “Romney Binder full of Top Ten Mistakes and Falsehoods”

5. “U.S. Troops Patrolling Poppy Fields In Afghanistan (Photos)

Preface: As many have noted, the U.S. government has – at least at some times in some parts of the world – protected drug operations. (Big American banks also launder money for drug cartels. See this, this, this and this. Indeed, drug dealers kept the banking system afloat during the depths of the 2008 financial crisis. But that’s beyond the scope of this post.)

The U.S. military has openly said that it is protecting Afghani poppy fields.”

6. “Toward Barbarism: US Imperialism Unleashed

The triumph of imperialism leads to the annihilation of civilization.
-Rosa Luxemburg, The Junius Pamphlet

With signs of a global economic downturn mounting, US aggression across the Middle East and North Africa ratchets up.

But imperial powers are always deluded by their power — impervious to its ultimate limits. As a George W. Bush administration official once remarked to the journalist Ron Suskind: “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”

(We would be mistaken to believe that such hubris is not as present in the Obama White House as it was in the Bush administration.)

Such pretensions of the power elite, though, are but a byproduct of the imperialist imperative of endless expansion and conquest. And it is this very imperative that today compels US imperialism ever closer towards igniting a global military conflagration sure to unleash unimaginable human misery and suffering. ”


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