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If you read some of the book you will see meticulous schlorship with footnotes for almost every statement. It is very well documented. It is hardly surprising that it has not been widely hailed. it implicates a large part of corporate America and a large number of prominent US politicians, including the Bush family, John Foster Dulles and his brother Allen.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Jan 14th, 2020 at 08:17:53 AM EST
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You are "corporate America." So what distinguishes Bush, and what criticism obscured Hawkins and Yeardon's celebrity? Perhaps POLLING OPINION?

I don't doubt OPIUM-partical sources of Roosevelt family wealth. Nor NAZI-particular sources of Bush family wealth and monumental perfidy. However, a 550 pp struggle to re-animate a tale your parents should have shared with you is not unlike mold growth. Others crawled out of the woodwork with this and other "scandal" during campaign 2000. Their family like so many other of Europe's and America's filthy politicians obtained and control money--be that legal tender or "morality"--by unscrupulous and certainly ethical means: NOT news to me. Their forebears seized those means by choice just as other of their peers traded chattel slaves, seized real estate by war with natives, and speculated with such currency and credit with impunity.

An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States, unabridged

What, friend, is this disease? Is it contagious?

Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1789-2012, Congressional Research Service (CRS), Washington DC, United States (Sep 2012) 33 pp, single-spaced

et cetera.

I skimmed the first fifty (intro, Ch.1, plus a few KEY WORD searches) seeking a thesis statement, an unusual observation--a "hook" as the children now say--to propel me into the story of CORPORATE THEFT. (I'm always ready to learn something I don't know.) The citations (chapter endnotes, bibliographic) are not meticulous, and they all, at a glance, are secondary sources--none providing geopolitical context for personal detail. I call this the Cokie Roberts Method of Hagiography, because, well, the singular style of her "authoritative" prose most impressed me. Always read the footnotes, if one can find them, I should add. Concealment has been a trivial exercise for generations of US historians; In my experience, a startling number of these amateur and expert author-"creators" have amassed ideal biographies sui generis, in isolation from "foreign" events, "foreign" cultures, "foreign" political strife.

Is this not our wheelhouse in the age of NAZI Reincarnations by Republican Party Hacks?

Fair enough: lots of people can't afford time to locate and "analyze" primary sources, digitized, memorialized philosophies and seminal constitutional code of The Founders, by the LOC
as well as case law and, gosh darn it, the trash buried by the US Congress. Bush BFFs, Obama BFFs, Eisenhower BFFs. But you can afford it. So make it make sense of self-servin' politics which you might have been led to believe is not idolatry.

by Cat on Tue Jan 14th, 2020 at 05:25:24 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue Jan 14th, 2020 at 06:49:30 PM EST
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The line should be drawn somewhere before 9/11.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jan 14th, 2020 at 07:32:03 PM EST
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"ever since the 9/11 attacks"
Then when do you say it is better to do these things? Tell me where you draw the line.
~ westworld secular bibble, Plat. Gorg. 470b
by Cat on Tue Jan 14th, 2020 at 07:57:17 PM EST
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Job security and churn rates at AMZN are the worst--ok, probably safer than poultry "processing". This story is wonderfully poignant and courageous for a handful of US Americans.
Amazon Warehouse Workers Deliver Christmas Walkout
Big picture: 1 hr delivery is convenient, right? Replicating "delivery center" nodes in air and ground logistics worldwide portends AMZ systematic dilution of employer liability by subcontracting, externalizing costs.

German Amazon workers take pre-Christmas strike action
retail or logistics wages

by Cat on Fri Jan 17th, 2020 at 02:34:46 AM EST
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As Oui noted specifics are important. 'The Nazi Hydra' is practically one long list of specifics, few of which are taught in standard US high school or college courses and rarely mentioned in the public media. If we continually assume an air of disdainful superiority we are unlikely to learn anything new.

The USA did not become a fully fascist state in the '30s more by accident than any other factor. Fascist ideology had wide support among our corporate elites and, as The Business Plot shows, some were prepared to act.

WW II did have the effect of normalizing a military Keynesian state and economy which reached its apogee during the Cold War. Wars and revolutions have dynamics of their own. Craine Brinton analyzed the dynamics of revolutions in 'The Anatomy of Revolution'. He surveyed three major revolutions: the English, French and Russian. Others have since applied his analysis to the Iranian and other revolutions. Much of it applies.

The USA has been an oligarchy since before its founding, flirting with fascism since the '70s, but has not quite fully embraced a fascist dictatorship - yet. Our governance, such as it is, is more like unto a cabal of competing factions, one faction gaining control for a while and using the state for its benefit, only to be replaced by an opposing faction for a while. In my youth most still saw this dynamic as a sign of 'PROGRESS'. Progress towards what? Within a year we will know whether Trump has tipped the country over into a full fledged fascism or if we remain on the knife's edge.  

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Jan 14th, 2020 at 07:49:49 PM EST
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flirting with 'fascism' since the '70s

since the morning Europeans stepped into the North American wilderness, dragging their peculiar 'institutional knowledge'.

Colonial Charters, Grants and Related Documents

With which part of  "Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad" do you disagree? The part before 2012? Or the part after 2012? Or the proposition, fascismo is alien, foreign, to US American "fascist principles" (fascio, fascismo) opposed by christ Jackson?


archived amirite
The Dictator and the Decider
The Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World by G. E. M. de Ste. Croix

by Cat on Tue Jan 14th, 2020 at 09:20:35 PM EST
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Yeah, I read what I post in its entirety.
by Cat on Tue Jan 14th, 2020 at 09:21:29 PM EST
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by Cat on Wed Jan 15th, 2020 at 10:07:27 PM EST
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"NATOME" growth

Army May Send Missile-Defense Systems to Middle East to Counter Future Iran Strikes, 15 Jan

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Wednesday that the Pentagon is considering deploying additional enabling capabilities to the region to counter any future strikes from Iranian forces.
"They are a very capable enemy; they have capabilities that can strike and hit Americans, so we are looking at additional capabilities that we could send to the region," he told defense reporters Wednesday at a Defense Writers Group breakfast. "It could be a variety of enablers like missile defense, so we are looking at that." ... Army Special Operations Command also deployed a company-sized element of the 75th Ranger Regiment with other special operations forces [2 Jan].
by Cat on Fri Jan 17th, 2020 at 12:33:06 AM EST
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by das monde on Thu Jan 16th, 2020 at 04:12:28 PM EST
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