Subject: Who Are the Terrorists Today, Who Are Their Victims, And What Do Both Parties Really Want?
16 July 2016
Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,
Recently a friend of mine, who is a local French goat herder, told me that sheep farmers in the area would occasionally buy a goat from him to raise the IQ of their flock.
While milking his goats, --with names like Spinoza, Dostoyevsky, George Sand, and Ghandhi (who was born without horns)-- my friend cited a passage from Marcel Proust :
Peut-être l’immobilité des choses autour de nous leur est-elle imposée par notre certitude que ce sont elles et non pas d’autres ; par l’immobilité de notre pensée en face d’elle. Toujours est-il que, quand je me réveillais ainsi, mon esprit s’agitant pour chercher, sans y réussir, à savoir où j’étais, tout tournait autour de moi dans l’obscurité, les choses, les pays, les années.
And he made excellent cheese with their milk.
When I returned from the countryside, I visited my doctor because of a minor ear infection. We spoke as we often do about world events and the various interpretations in the social media. When I said goodbye, he reminded me that the 14 of July was once again approaching, a collective memory of cutting off the head of the king. I looked at him; then added, “When the French began thinking for themselves!” He nodded and I departed to meditate on this hopeful thought as I bicycled homeward in the rain.
Who is to say that philosopher workers will not one day replace the self-appointed philosopher kings and their contemporary corporate administrators?
Brexit, un choc historique, une chance historique
The 11 items below suggest it is time for us to think for ourselves, and to draw new conclusions from the empirical evidence that faces us. Thus far, the establishment ideologues have got it wrong and their metaphysics will destroy us.
Professor of American Studies
University of Grenoble-3
Director of Research
University of Paris-Nanterre
Center for the Advanced Study of American Institutions and Social Movements
The University of California-San Diego
W. Bush Dancing and Laughing It up with the Obamas at the Dallas Memorial
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How much more proof do you need that this is all one big reality TV show?
Posted July 14, 2016
The July 14 Attack in Nice:
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From: Edward S. Herman
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Subject: Bush-Blair conversation.
WORD FOR WORD, THE ASTONISHING PHONE CONVERSATION
Bush: Hello, hello.
Blair: Hi, how are you?
Bush: I’m fine. Fine. But, hey, most important, how are you… you’re being so courageous. Really, really brave. Your body language. Truly. I watched you on TV. Terrific. Real leadership will be remembered. Believe me.
Blair: Yeah, well. It’s hard sometimes. Believe me. But you’re doing pretty well yourself.
Bush: What me? I’m just ready to kick ass.
(Blair laughs nervously, then says French President Jacques Chirac is ‘causing trouble’ over Blair’s hopes of a second UN resolution backing war.)
Bush: Yeah, but what did the French ever do for anyone? What wars did they win since the French Revolution?
Blair: Yeah, right. Right.
(More jokes about the French. Blair tries again.)
Blair: So, er… where do we go from here?
Bush: I’d like to do the second [UN] resolution Friday. We need closure… call in the chips with Chile, the Mexicans… close it down.
(Pause. Sound of breathing. Bush says new intelligence suggests Saddam is about to ‘offload’ weapons of mass destruction (WMD).)
Blair: Yeah. Well, er, let me explain how we see it… I want to take the Europeans with me so Friday might be a little early…
(Long silence. They deride Hans Blix, the UN weapons inspector who had not found any WMD and wanted war delayed. Bush mocks ‘that no count’ Blix.)
Bush: And you know what? We could put a bug in on this and make sure Chirac gets to hear it. When that son of a bitch [Saddam] hits Europe, they’ll be saying: ‘Where were George and Tony?’
Blair: We’ve got to make people understand we aren’t going to war because we want to but because there is no alternative.
Bush: Yeah. I’ve got a big speech coming up tomorrow so I’ll put some words in on that… but I have to do something about my body language. Your body language is great. How do you do it?
(Blair’s attempt to get through to Bush on the timing of the new resolution, and hence the war, has failed. He knows it. Before he hangs up, Bush tries to bolster Blair.)
Bush: Y’know, Tony, the American people will never forget what you’re doing. People say to me, you know, is Prime Minister Blair really with you all the way? Do you have faith in him? And I say yes, because I recognise leadership when I see it. And true courage. He won’t let us down.
Blair (laughing): Well, it might be my epitaph.
Bush (laughing): Like, RIP here lies a man of courage, you mean?
Blair (nervously): Yeah, right.
(Blair pleads with Bush for ‘words’ on a possible Israel-Palestine peace deal but an impatient Bush wants to go.)
Bush: I’ve got to hop off to Texas. Hang on in there. And – cojones.
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