Shocking ‘Extermination’ Fantasies By the People Running America’s Empire on Full Display at Aspen Summit


This is a great article about a recent Security Forum at Aspen. A secluded retreat where the Elite circle jerk each other into a frenzy of paranoia about the world outside their bomb-shelter.

One particularly interesting paragraph in the article is this one. I’ve highlighted bits in it:

With the revolts blurring the old boundaries imposed on the Arab world during the late colonial era, former CIA director John McLaughlin rose from the audience to call for the U.S. to form a secret, Sikes-Picot-style commission to draw up a new set of borders.

“The American government should now have such a group asking how we should manage those lines and what should those lines be,” McLaughlin told the panelists, who dismissed the idea of a new Great Game even as they discussed tactics for preserving U.S. dominance in the Middle East.

Re-drawing borders unilaterally? Even though the August panel of his peers dismissed this idea the fact that it’s even being considered seems to be something that should, perhaps, get a little more air-time no? Or are they all happy that The Sykes-Picot Agreement was an extraordinary success?

I am, as always, baffled by the world view of The Elite.

Shocking ‘Extermination’ Fantasies By the People Running America’s Empire on Full Display at Aspen Summit

Shocking ‘Extermination’ Fantasies By the People Running America’s Empire on Full Display at Aspen Summit


This is a great article about a recent Security Forum at Aspen. A secluded retreat where the Elite circle jerk each other into a frenzy of paranoia about the world outside their bomb-shelter.

One particularly interesting paragraph in the article is this one. I’ve highlighted bits in it:

With the revolts blurring the old boundaries imposed on the Arab world during the late colonial era, former CIA director John McLaughlin rose from the audience to call for the U.S. to form a secret, Sikes-Picot-style commission to draw up a new set of borders.

“The American government should now have such a group asking how we should manage those lines and what should those lines be,” McLaughlin told the panelists, who dismissed the idea of a new Great Game even as they discussed tactics for preserving U.S. dominance in the Middle East.

Re-drawing borders unilaterally? Even though the August panel of his peers dismissed this idea the fact that it’s even being considered seems to be something that should, perhaps, get a little more air-time no? Or are they all happy that The Sykes-Picot Agreement was an extraordinary success?

I am, as always, baffled by the world view of The Elite.

Shocking ‘Extermination’ Fantasies By the People Running America’s Empire on Full Display at Aspen Summit


politicalprof:

The government is winning the spin war: the more we focus on Snowden, the less we focus on spying. As shown on Twitter.

ht: Wonkblog

“People will see in the media all of these disclosures. They’ll know the lengths that the government is going to grant themselves powers unilaterally to create greater control over American society and global society. But they won’t be willing to take the risks necessary to stand up and fight to change things to force their representatives to actually take a stand in their interests.” Edward Snowden, The Guardian.

Turns out you were correct, Mr. Snowden.


politicalprof:

The government is winning the spin war: the more we focus on Snowden, the less we focus on spying. As shown on Twitter.

ht: Wonkblog

“People will see in the media all of these disclosures. They’ll know the lengths that the government is going to grant themselves powers unilaterally to create greater control over American society and global society. But they won’t be willing to take the risks necessary to stand up and fight to change things to force their representatives to actually take a stand in their interests.” Edward Snowden, The Guardian.

Turns out you were correct, Mr. Snowden.

Functionally Literate – Quote.


‘”If you want  to keep something a secret, publish it.” Once in print, information is often filed, forgotten, or dismissed. Publishing a secret takes away its cachet and causes it to be overlooked.’

Hiding the Elephant – How Magicians Invented the…

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Functionally Literate – Quote.


‘”If you want  to keep something a secret, publish it.” Once in print, information is often filed, forgotten, or dismissed. Publishing a secret takes away its cachet and causes it to be overlooked.’

Hiding the Elephant – How Magicians Invented the…

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Functionally Literate – Quote.


‘”If you want  to keep something a secret, publish it.” Once in print, information is often filed, forgotten, or dismissed. Publishing a secret takes away its cachet and causes it to be overlooked.’

Hiding the Elephant – How Magicians Invented the Impossible and Learnt to Disappear, Jim Steinmeyer (2003)

Many views on Edward Snowden and what he has done are smeared all across the internet. As a small, but I think relevant aside, I’m reading a book about the history of magic. The above quote seems rather apt given the fact that a book called The Puzzle Palace, written in 1982, detailed the then overreach of the NSA. What little did Mr. Bamford know about how much further their grasp would extend. Give it some time and I’m sure Mr. Snowden and his revelations will be forgotten too as we move onto the more pressing concerns of The Voice and chaturbate.com. Magicians and Illusionists know a thing or  two about human nature, I think. It is how they make their daily bread.