Friday, 14 January 2011

This all sounds like the 60s...

Vietnam war veterans would make perfect recruitment for the war on terror based on "drama queen" US overseas policy first seen in the cold war 50s. They would pursue the terrorists in an equally ineffective assault method as the current US army.   "Terrorist" replaced "commi" which replaced "nigger" which replaced "indian".

Not caring so much about collateral damage back in the 60s, vietnam vets would napalm the entire gulf states to the loss of millions in civilian casualties, specifically trained in the skill of accidentally killing absurd amounts of women and children. The white house official statement whittles it down to "just a few".

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Terrorists- America's new red scare

"They're everywhere!"   shouts one veteran.

Communists. Americas pet hate. Enemies of American ham burgers.

"Do you want fast food Borshe and turnip soup???  DO YOU!!??????"

Now the threat is new, the obsession is new but behind it lies the same source say veterans.

"Its those commis again. They're coming out of Iran, Afghanistan, Arabia, Pakistan. They've got to be commis. They want everyone to be the same-dead."

Friday, 7 January 2011

Cheerleading about India's developing prosperity and middle class swagger

In essence globalisation merely increases the wealth of the priveleged, while providing just enough scraps to the poor, so that the poor can consume some of the products of the wealthy, even if its just food. Enough poor are kept alive to be a market for the priveleged. Once the market reaches a big enough size, the rest of the poor are left to starve and die. This is what we are seeing internationally.

Those who starve and die are outside of the free market. The free market doesn't need them; their market of poor consumers is big enough. Cheerleading India's developing middle class is disgusting.

The language of  international diplomacy and development is 'national interest'.

I recommend anyone to read The Globalisation Gap By Robert A Isaak.

What inspired us to write.

Jack Kerouac, literary iconoclast.

 I'll quote Dr Fay B Nash first

"What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement".

Amen to that.Similar notable quotes can be found attesting to the importance of creativity over control. Unfortunately our societies relegate creativity to back room exhibits where they can be controlled.

The mindset that sees creativity as a taboo was born and imprinted through an education system that drove the fear of God into us for making mistakes-singing to the tune of Law and Order. 

A deepset sociological fear grips the developed world churning out more menial "economically strategic" workers than creative vibrant individuals.

Writing finds its zenith in times of enforced uniformity, regimentalism or oppression: in school, in prison, in emotional entrapment.  The individual often finds themselves obliged to conform to institutional values hyperbolic to the state.

Writing is an act of will against order. At the same time the writing process is one of ordering meaning from chaos to create a new order-the ideal. The writer often succumbs to give up their bohemian spirit.

 So all writers begin as idealists and end in cynicism.

See the Harvard Business Review blog for an amusing anti-creativity checklist for companies.

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An elite band of superhero crime fighters have started patrolling Seatle and other cities in a bid to rid the streets of tyranny.

Phoenix, Thorn, Buster Doe, Green Reaper, Gemini, No Name, Catastrophe, Thunder 88 and Penelope have been identified by police as vigilantes part of the secretive Rain City Superhero movement perfectly mimicking 2010 film Kick-Ass. What a start to 2011 news!

Imran Khan in Pakistan on the assassination: American foreign policy is creating terrorism

Sunday, 2 January 2011

The Future of Foreign Correspondents

Israel Shamir-roving anti semite working for Wikileaks

Swedish Radio: Israel Shamir…Are you aware of him? Do you know him?
          Kristinn Hrafnsson, Wikileaks spokesman: Yes. Yes, he is associated with us.
          SR: So what is his role?
Hrafnsson: Well, I mean, we have a lot of journalists that are working with us all around the world. And they have different roles in working on this project. I won’t go into specifics into what each and everybody’s role is.
          SR: Are you aware of how controversial Israel Shamir is in an international context?
Hrafnsson: There are a lot of controversial people around the world that are associated with us. I don’t really see the point of the question.
SR: Are you aware of the allegations that he is an anti-Semite?
Hrafnsson: I have heard those allegations…yes, yes. [Pause] What is the question really there?
SR: The question is, do you that would [sic] be a problem?
Hrafnsson: No, I’m not going to comment on that.


Talking of Islamophobia,  take a look at the raging anti-semiticism and pro Palestine bias in evidence in the press and elsewhere. Moral and political leanings are getting in the way of objectivity on this topic.

Take a look around yourself and see.