Archive for March, 2014

Education For Whom and For What?

March 30, 2014

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In jet another teachers strike, – is there time for reflection?

Commodities for the (not so current) job market or free and creative minds?

Rose, Jonathan, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
Wilhelm Fon Humboldt
Wage slavery
Adam Smith: Gain wealth, forgetting all but self.
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Charter of the Forest
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. – Confidential Memorandum: Attack on the American Free Enterprise System.
Trilateral Commission: The Crisis of Democracy
Thomas Ferguson: Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Politics
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Edward Bernays (The global  PR  industry:  $11bn rev.,  75,000 EE)
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RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms

Gold 2.0
The Bankers’ New Clothes
Controlling the Lens:   (Every Fairytale Needs a Good Old Fashioned Villain)
WhoWhatWhy

Are The Chicken Hawks Running The Asylum?

March 25, 2014

Dr Paul Craig Roberts on USA Watchdog
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The tendency of power is to:
  • corrupt
  • drive intelligence underground;
  • become a theology, admitting no other gods before it;
  • distort and damage the traditions and institutions it was designed to protect;
  • create a language of its own, making other forms of communication incoherent and irrelevant;
  • set the stage for its own use.
~ The Pathology of Power by Norman Cousins

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Understanding our very own

March 18, 2014
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Same ideologues, now turned ‘purists’, convinced of a different outcome.
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– Give me a break.
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“Without delay” maybe someday
“Live broadcast” ‘enhanced’ tape-delay
“Not privatization” cronyism
“Impossibility” nuisance
“Unimplementable” irritating
“Integrity” broken campaign promises
“Safeguards” broken campaign promises
“Reasoned discussion” shut the fuck up
“Speculations” the government budget
“Campaign promises” speculations
“Immediately” never
“Simple” impossible
“National Consensus” the will of the minister
“Nature reserves” more Power Plants
“Restructuring” cutbacks
“Solidarity” obedience
“Safeguarded” abolished
“Untraditional” the MP is lying
“Thinking aloud” the MP is lying
“Money in the Post” more comities & no fulfillment

Adapted from Jonas.is

Repeat after me:

“Redundancies reasonable and necessary”
– today it is Public broadcasting – to morrow it will be …

“The era of manufacturing consent has given way to the era of manufacturing news. Soon media newsrooms will drop the pretence, and start hiring theatre directors instead of journalists.” ~ Arundhati Roy

Now that we have one, – we can continue to enjoy the regurgitated BS they call news.

Even our FM took cookies to Kiev à la Nuland, – not doing to well at home?

Newspeak Dictionary
The real battlefield is your mind (1/8)
Reality Asserts Itself  (1/4)
Friendly Dictators Trading Cards

Dog-whistle politics
The dire need for an enemy

The merger of state and corporate power

March 12, 2014

us-eu-flag-300x194Scoundrels come wrapped in a flag

Average EU turnout: 61.99 > 58.98 > 58.41 > 56.67 > 49.51 > 45.47 > 43 > (39,84)  Q.E.D. Crimea’s 81.3 turnout is therefore obviously illegal.

By the way, heard of any referendums on issues in NATO or its overlord the EU / TTIP?

How America Was Lost
ShadowStats
Tackling High Inequalities
Shadow Operatives

“-  ‘Investor State Dispute Settlement’ (ISDS) in TTIP will allow transnational corporations to sue governments for any loss of future profits resulting from any government action, such as the introduction of new laws to protect the public or the environment.”

Stop TTIP
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Give and take in the EU-US trade deal? Sure. We give, the corporations take
Sell-Off – The Abolition of Your NHS

Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Politics
Who Buys the Spies?
Presstitutes Being Replaced by Journalism 2.0
A marriage made in hell: Neoliberals & Neo-Nazis

One doesn’t exclude the other
The Geography of 1984

With Eyes Wide Shut

March 6, 2014

Estonian Foreign Ministry confirms authenticity of leaked call on Kiev snipers. (Oh Gosh)

Washington and Brussels, their loving children: Junta, Thug, and Nazi have disappeared from their home in a dust-cloud after trying to recreate the festivities of the Cuban missile crises in their living room (Lebensraum). The family was very security conscientious and never played with people with towels on their head.

Dr. Strangelove the toys creator blankly denied that malfunction could have caused the malfunction, it was just an ordinary fuckup he said, – the product is completely save.

The distributor, Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper, was  unavailable for comments, apart from pointing out that there are now only 17,300 completely save enhancement products left in stock – going fast.
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“I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.” ~ General Smedley Butler,  War Is a Racket

An alternative to the presstitute media:

Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Dmitry Orlov
Dr Paul Craig Roberts
Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.

Daniel Bushell
Peter Lavelle
Gerald Celente
Corporate investment
Selling the war

Lars Schall
Thierry Meyssan
Project Censored
Blackwater?

The Illusion of Choice
Manufacturing Consent
The “Family Jewels”.
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised