Saturday, February 19, 2011

What we're told, and what we see

"Who you gonna believe? Me or your lyin' eyes?"

Without ZOG, the Americans could have, and should have (to maintain any shred of credibility as an empire), at least abstained on the illegal Israeli settlements resolution.  With ZOG, the American leaders had no choice but to make fools of themselves.  Empires depend on the fact that they are widely regarded as being active movers of history, not passive spectators of what has already happened.  It reminds me of the Egyptian curfews, each one completely ignored.  If you can't back up your threats, you lose the ability to make threats.  The Americans keep throwing their support behind despots who are then overthrown.  Each despot is supposed to be 'different' than the last.  Leaving aside the profound immorality of the American position, and the fact that the new regimes will always hate the United States, just think of how bad it looks for an empire to consistently bet on the wrong horse.  The American Empire is going down with ZOG, and because of ZOG.

"Wikileaks Stoned Again" - referring to this piece, withdrawn but found on Google cache.  I don't think the focus on Assange is a bug, it's a feature.  It allows the leaking work to carry on behind the scenes with relatively little interruption.  The two errors of Wikileaks:
  1. underestimating the sheer venality of the CIA and its willing partners (e.g., the Swedish prosecutors) in dirty tricks;
  2. overestimating the honor of today's 'journalists' in the hope of finding partners to manage the leaks.
Of course, we all await the Bank of America leaks, rendered all the more interesting by the Anonymous attack on HBGary.

Of course, just like with HBGary and the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, nothing will be done to Bank of America, no matter what the leaks show.  Again, this is a feature, not a bug.  The two-faced hypocrisy of how the legal system treats those in power needs to be showcased, over and over.

I know that Žižek is controversial, but the sparks fly off whatever he writes:  "Good Manners in the Age of WikiLeaks":
"This is precisely our situation today: we face the shameless cynicism of a global order whose agents only imagine that they believe in their ideas of democracy, human rights and so on. Through actions like the WikiLeaks disclosures, the shame - our shame for tolerating such power over us - is made more shameful by being publicised. When the US intervenes in Iraq to bring secular democracy, and the result is the strengthening of religious fundamentalism and a much stronger Iran, this is not the tragic mistake of a sincere agent, but the case of a cynical trickster being beaten at his own game."
It explains why the Tunisian leaks, leaks which confirmed what people already knew, were so important in starting the line of revolutions we are seeing now.
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