Wading Through Bull****
- Jun 28, 2013
- Reaction score
- Rhode Island
- Political Leaning
—“'International terrorism' was placed at the center of attention by the Reagan Administration as soon as it was installed in 1981… The Administration was committed to three related policies, all achieved with considerable success: (1) transfer of resources from the poor to the rich; (2) an enormous increase in the state sector of the economy in the traditional American way, through the Pentagon system, a device used to make the public finance high-technology industry by means of the state-guaranteed market for the production of high-technology waste and thus to contribute to the program of public subsidy, private profit, called 'free enterprise'; and (3) a substantial increase in U.S. intervention, subversion, and international terrorism (in the true sense of the expression). Such policies cannot be presented to the public in the terms in which they are intended. They can be implemented only if the population is properly frightened by monsters against whom they must defend themselves.”
Noam Chomsky - Pirates and Emperors
This is NOT an attempt to divert any responsibility for anything to do with Syria away from Obama.
Do you feel the government has a heavily vested interest in making sure there's always a fire burning somewhere, so that we can play with our fire trucks and show the world how good they are? To varying degrees most people (in my opinion) feel that a certain level of misdirection exists in any administration, its simply part of the game. But do you feel this sort of structured perpetual "fleecing" is real? Is it justified or necessary?