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Forum Post: Snowden...

Posted 6 years ago on Nov. 7, 2014, 3:13 p.m. EST by Shule (2638)
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Snowden seems to be at the top of Occupy News lately. Readers here may be interested in Glenn Greenwald's new website "The Intercept" found at www.firstlook.org.



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[-] 5 points by ShadzSixtySix (1936) 6 years ago

''How Many Muslim Countries Has the U.S. Bombed Or Occupied Since 1980?'' by G.Greenwald :

From which - ''Those who sit around in the U.S. or the U.K. endlessly inveighing against the evil of Islam, depicting it as the root of violence and evil (the “mother lode of bad ideas“), while spending very little time on their own societies’ addictions to violence and aggression, or their own religious and nationalistic drives, have reached the peak of self-blinding tribalism. They really are akin to having a neighbor down the street who constantly murders, steals and pillages, and then spends his spare time flamboyantly denouncing people who live thousands of miles away for their bad acts. Such a person would be regarded as pathologically self-deluded, a term that also describes those political and intellectual factions which replicate that behavior.

''The sheer casualness with which Obama yesterday called for a new AUMF is reflective of how central, how commonplace, violence and militarism are in the U.S.’s imperial management of the world. That some citizens of that same country devote themselves primarily if not exclusively to denouncing the violence and savagery of others is a testament to how powerful and self-blinding tribalism is as a human drive.''

fiat lux ; fiat justitia ; fiat pax ...

[-] 5 points by beautifulworld (23474) 6 years ago

I get "This connection is untrusted." Go figure, lol.

[-] 4 points by Shule (2638) 6 years ago

Huh, that figures.. I did test the link when I first posted it, and it worked just fine. Now testing it again, sure enough, it does not work. Must be the NSA...

Let's try this again; https://firstlook.org/theintercept/

[-] 5 points by beautifulworld (23474) 6 years ago

"...those same people, who love to denounce the violence of Islam as some sort of ultimate threat, live in countries whose governments unleash far more violence, bombing, invasions, and occupations than anyone else by far. That is just a fact."

Got the site up, thanks. Good for Greenwald.

[-] 2 points by Shule (2638) 6 years ago