PoliticalEssays

October 30, 2006

The Harder Line

Filed under: The Superpower — jaspar @ 9:14 pm
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Sunday October 29, 2006
POLITICAL ESSAYS
The Harder Line
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I read down through the Transcript of the Hot Line
with President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
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The Hot Line event took place October 25, 2006.
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Here's answers --and one question-and-answer--that
especially caught my attention.
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"Ethnic criminal communities existed in the Soviet Un-
ion, exist in Russia today, and the fight against them
has already been going on for a long time."
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"I want to say something in connection with...expelling
citizens from other republics who were illegally in Rus-
sia, in infringement of Russia’s migration legislation.
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"I am not even going to name names but the citizens
of one republic that were expelled from Russia number-
ed 15,300 and those from another republic numbered,
I think, around 13,400.  And the number of Georgian
citizens were five thousand.
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"Do you see the difference?  And therefore to say that
this process is merely selective is wrong."
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QUESTION:
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"I belong to the generation of people whose fathers
died fighting against fascism.
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"And we are very sorry and saddened to see that to-
day in Russia these degenerates are rearing their
heads under the fascist swastika.
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"And how many crimes have already been carried out
by these degenerates!
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"Just recently in Tver there was massive vandalism in
the cemetery.  Already one court case has been heard
and a sentence was given.
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"But how do they explain it? It seems that this was an
ordinary act done by hooligans, and that’s all.
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"But in fact this is not hooliganism – this is a genuine
fascist crime!"
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ANSWER:
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"...it is bitter for me to talk about this especially since
when we look at what happens in other countries we 
are very quick to condemn similar displays (making
heroes of SS armies, rehabilitating Nazism) but inside
our own country we face a similar problem."
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"I do not think that what you said [= what you refer-
red to] deserves encouragement.  It is not not a good
idea to substitute one concept for another."
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"...for centuries Russia and the peoples of what are
today independent republics existed within the boun-
daries of one country, and this is necessarily reflected
on the human level, on the economy, on the deep co-
operation between industries, on the interdependence
of transport and communications systems and so on."
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"...I consider that we must use this absolutely obvious
competitive advantage that we hold over our other
partners and competitors on world markets.
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"We must proceed towards not just coordination but
also integration and, first and foremost, in the eco-
nomic sphere."
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"With regards to the Baltic Fleet, then obviously the
waters of the Baltic Sea, from the Gulf of Finland to-
wards the west, the part of the Atlantic Ocean that is
connected to the Baltic Sea, down to Gibraltar, are
key."
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Foolishly, the EU tries to get the upper hand in negoti-
ations with the Russian Federation.
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So Putin lays it on the line:
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"...the European Union does not owe us anything, just
as we do not owe it anything."
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" ...we have a number of illegal immigrants here that
according to different calculations – even if it is impos-
sible to have an exact figure – amounts to between 10
and 15 million people.
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"This is a huge figure.  It is approximately the same, a
little bit less – perhaps there are 10 to 12 million – in
western Europe."
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"Just to ensure security in the Caucasus, from the Cas-
pian Sea to the Black Sea, we are going to spend about
500 million dollars."
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"By the end of 2007 we will have closed the border en-
tirely.
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"But we still have a huge border in Central Asia.  This is
the most dangerous direction – it is becoming the most
dangerous because of  drug trafficking and organised
crime."
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"It is necessary that nobody ever desires to involve
Russia in any conflicts.  I must say that Russia certainly
does not have such a desire.
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"But it is necessary that, along with this, all know that
we are going to consistently, persistently and rigidly
defend our national interests."
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http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/text/speeches/2006/10/25/0911_type82915_113064.shtml
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October 25, 2006

Prez Possibilities

Filed under: Uncategorized — jaspar @ 7:06 pm
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Tuesday October 24, 2006
POLITICAL ESSAYS
Prez Possibilities
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Today the NY Times runs only one editorial.
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It's headed "Trying to Contain the Iraq Disaster."
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Among its recommendations is a bow to demockracy:
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"Right now, the best place to express bitterness about
what may become the worst foreign policy debacle in
American history is at the polls."
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But note the possibly fatal words: "Right now...."
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Is the Times suggesting that in the immediate future
there will be other ways --say, a military coup and /or
the assassination of the prez--to express bitterness?
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The next sentence does not really clarify the intent.
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"But anger at a president is not a plan for what hap-
pens next."
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But the very next sentence does clarify the intent:
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"When it comes to Iraq the choices in the immediate
future are scant and ugly."
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A Reuters newsstory about the movie "Death of a
President" --set to open in some theaters Friday--
quotes a spokesperson for NPR:
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"The movie is fairly likely to generate significant con-
troversy and we'll cover it as a news story."
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It?
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The controversy?
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The movie?
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Or the real thing?
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It is very important that The Liar NOT be assassina-
ted!
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Why?
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Before The Evil People had a real chance of learning
about Kennedy's crimes in Latin America and in Asia,
Johnson saw to his removal.
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The same thing should not happen again.
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The Evil People need to learn that The Superpower's
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DeMOCKracy
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means, not just atrocities, but
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THE ATROCITY OF PERMANENT WAR
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against the world.
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The editorial:
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http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/24/opinion/24tues1.html?_r=1&oref=slogin&pagewanted=print
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The movie:
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/24/AR2006102400642_pf.html
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October 24, 2006

Physical And Social And Spiritual Murder

Filed under: Uncategorized — jaspar @ 12:32 pm
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Monday October 23, 2006
POLITICAL ESSAYS
Physical And Social And Spiritual Murder
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I.
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AP reports with a straight face that POWs at Guantan-
amo are offered 4,200 calories a day.
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Instead of perceiving that this is
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Practical Physical and Social Murder
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designed: (1) before the POWs' release, to soften 'em
up for yet more interrogations and (2) after the POWs'
release, to flab 'em up so they're strangers to the eyes
of their own people
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--instead of perceiving this, an activist in a so-called
human-rights group gets all tied up asking whether
the POWs are getting sufficient exercise:
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"The army says one thing, camp commanders say one
thing, and then there's this other information available.
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"It's really important that someone independent makes
that assessment."
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The activist is unnaturally numb.
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II.
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AP reports with a straight face that since Israeli jailers
put in the first TV set at Ketziot desert prison, there's
been no serious disturbances by Palestinian prisoners
that could be put down only by application of tear gas.
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Perhaps perceiving that this is
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Practical Spiritual Murder,
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AP dryly remarks:
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"Jailers control the channel selection."
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Which includes CNN...
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[1] Physical and social murder:
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/03/AR2006100300665_pf.html
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[2] Spiritual murder
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/682
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October 23, 2006

Unnaturally Numb – Part 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — jaspar @ 2:00 pm
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Sunday October 22, 2006
POLITICAL ESSAYS
Unnaturally Numb - Part 2
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A fixer for the commercial nuclear power industry
stated in 1995:
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"...one of the prices of nuclear energy is the commit-
ment of certain pieces of real estate in perpetuity to
nuclear activity, including waste disposal.
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“This is not all that big a commitment, because there
are only 85 reactor sites and 50 other nuclear-related
sites throughout the United States.”
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It's unnaturally numb for such a claim to appear in a
New York Times obituary.  After all, most obituaries
hitherto did not publicize physical perpetuity!
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Still, The Evil People imagine Hiroshima Heaven is a
good place to go as long as it's The Superpower's
victims that go there.
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Nonetheless, provisions of the Treaty on the Non-
Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons supposedly apply
to The Superpower.  For instance--
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"The States concluding this Treaty...
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"Declaring their intention to achieve at the earliest
possible date the cessation of the nuclear arms race
and to undertake effective measures in the direction
of nuclear disarmament...
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"Have agreed as follows:
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"Article VI
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"Each of the Parties to the Treaty undertakes to
pursue negotiations in good faith...on a Treaty on
general and complete disarmament under strict and
effective international control."
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But taking into account that The Superpower is in-
capable of good faith and is as sly as can be, an
entirely new treaty should be drawn up: Treaty on 
Abolition of The Superpower's Nuclear Weapons 
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AND NUCLEAR INDUSTRY.
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The obit:
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http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/21/obituaries/21weinberg.html?ref=obituaries&pagewanted=print
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The present treaty:
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http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Nuclear_Non-Proliferation_Treaty
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October 21, 2006

Unnaturally Numb

Filed under: Uncategorized — jaspar @ 3:04 pm
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Friday October 20, 2006
POLITICAL ESSAYS
Unnaturally Numb
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A professor in the Department of Communication and
Media Studies at Fordham University states:
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"...I think the media have been reporting all that has
been going on in Iraq so aggressively that by and large
...people are still very tuned in to what's going on."
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It's unnaturally numb that such a claim appear in a Reu-
ters newsstory headlined: "United States numb to Iraq
troop deaths."
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For over 60 years The Superpower numbed down its
in-service / out-of-service "civilians."
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So it's true that The Evil People are now very tuned in
to The Superpower's worldwide aggression, and very
tuned out to the consequent day-in, day-out payback.
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That's the background for ritual Lie Worship in The Su-
perpower.
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Each lie swears it is positive truth.  The whole chorus
of lies sings praise to what's going on in Iraq, reported
or not.
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'S death to mention The Superpower's supreme policy:
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KILL ALL
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BURN ALL
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LOOT ALL.
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'S death to mention payback for every last crime!
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Best to go down unnaturally numb...
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The Reuters story:
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/20/AR2006102000523_pf.html
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October 17, 2006

Children Grow Up – Part 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — jaspar @ 2:26 pm
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Monday October 16, 2006
POLITICAL ESSAYS
Children Grow Up - Part 2
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In the postdated October 20th issue of The Chronicle
of Higher Education Richard Halpern, an English prof
at Johns Hopkins, publicizes his new book by letting
the Chronicle run a lengthy excerpt from it.
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Here's a wee bit of the lenghty excerpt:
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"I put the word 'adults' in scare quotes because one
so rarely meets a real adult nowadays.  Most people
one encounters are rather overgrown children, fully
ensconced in a manufactured innocence that real
children would have no difficulty seeing through.
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"Adults love Norman Rockwell because he allows them
to bathe themselves in innocence, and
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"because his work seems to lack all the ambiguities,
complexities, and problems that might otherwise induce
such stressful conditions as
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"thinking
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"or
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"self-examination
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"or
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"informing oneself about the world.
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"There is no overt sex in Norman Rockwell's paintings,
no violence, no real or insoluble unhappiness, no
poverty or serious illness or crime, and, until late in his
career, no black people except for the occasional
waiter."
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"*Obviously* Rockwell's world isn't the 'real world,'
or at least the whole of that world.
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"That's the point.
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"His illustrations offer a pleasant respite from the
pressures and tensions of life.
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"And what's so wrong with that?
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"Nothing, really --unless
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"one's whole life
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"is an elaborate and extended respite from those
things.
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"For that's what innocence is --an ingrained habit of
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"denying
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"what one knows but doesn't want to know."
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Like the city councilperson, like the 10 SWATpersons,
like the several hundred coward congresspersons.
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The quote's from "Norman Rockwell's Manufactured
Innocence" in the Review section of the Chronicle.
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At page B 14 of the print edition or at
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http://chronicle.com/weekly/v53/i09/09b01401.htm
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of the online edition.
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I formatted the quote to make
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DENIAL and DENIAL AGAIN
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more difficult.
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The original Children Grow Up post:
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/827
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October 16, 2006

Japan-Superpower Relations

Filed under: Uncategorized — jaspar @ 1:28 pm
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October 15, 2006
POLITCAL ESSAYS
Japan-Superpower Relations
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In the middle of the nineteenth century America
opened up Japan.
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One of the things it then got from the top levels of
Japan's rulers has now fully blossomed at the top
levels of The Superpower:
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"It was partly in this atmosphere of acceptance of
homosexual relationships that the daimyo custom-
arily employed many pages in their castles.
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"These pages were mostly young boys who were
typically attired in elegant kimonos.
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"The relationships between the master and these
boys were not always sexual, but if they were,
contemporaries simply regarded such liaisons as
a normal part of the warrior's lifestyle.
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"When these boys grew into adulthood, they often
became trustworthy political associates of the lord,
rising rapidly through the ranks.
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"Quite often, these former lovers of the lord will-
ingly committed suicide after their master's death."
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The quote's at page 219 of--
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Eiko Ikegami
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The Taming of the Samurai
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Harvard University Press
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1995
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428+ pages
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Paperback ISBN: 0 674 86809 9
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Daimyo?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daimyo
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Also:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junshi
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October 12, 2006

A Helping Hand

Filed under: Uncategorized — jaspar @ 6:00 pm
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Wednesday October 11, 2006
POLITICAL ESSAYS
A Helping Hand
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Reuters reports from Tokyo that the DPRK nuclear
test "looks set to boost support for" the Japanese
prime minister's "drive to raise Japan's profile." [1]
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First, The Superpower will not tolerate any attempt
by Japan's rulers to assert real independence.
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Japan's rulers should keep in mind that The Super-
power can suddenly abrogate its external debt!
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Second, AP reports the text of the Korean Central
News Agency's announcement regarding the DPRK
nuclear test. [2]
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Japan's rulers should keep in mind its closing para-
graph: the nuclear test "will contribute to defending
the peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula 
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AND IN THE AREA AROUND IT."
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[1]
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Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Reuters
Japan's Abe gets a helping hand from N. Korea
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/10/AR2006101000093_pf.html
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[2]
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Sunday, October 8, 2006
The Associated Press
Text of North Korea's Nuke Announcement
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/08/AR2006100801203_pf.html
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October 10, 2006

Louisiana KFC – Part 3.1

Filed under: Uncategorized — jaspar @ 11:08 pm
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October 10, 2006
POLITICAL ESSAYS
Louisiana KFC - Part 3.1
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Some ostriches just don't understand
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THE PARALLEL
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between Katrina and Iraq.
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To enable such ostriches to wipe the sand from their
eyes...
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AP reports a Puppet-minister of The Superpower's
Puppet-iraq states that since 2003,
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INTERNAL migration within Iraq = 306 000
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EXTERNAL migration from Iraq = 890 000
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TOTAL displacement of Iraqis = 1 196 000
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A triumph of The Superpower's
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PRACTICAL GENOCIDE
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Genocide that leaves behind no physical traces.
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Of course the Puppet-minister blames all this on the
Iraqi people's resistance to invasion and occupation.
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The AP newsstory's URL:
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061010/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_displaced&printer=1
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The original essay:
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/829
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October 9, 2006

Louisiana KFC – Part 3

Filed under: The Superpower — jaspar @ 4:22 pm
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POLITICAL ESSAYS
Louisiana KFC - Part 3
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KFC?  The Superpower's
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KATRINA FAILURE CAPER
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Then the question was:
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What went wrong during a week that set off the
largest exodus of people since the Civil War? [1]
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Population of New Orleans
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THEN 454,863
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NOW  187,525
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LOSS  267,338
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Black Population of New Orleans
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THEN 67 %
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NOW 46 %
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LOSS 21 percentage points [2]
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But now who cares what went wrong!
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*The* lessons learned are being applied worldwide
as The Superpower's racist
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HOLOCAUST II
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continues to unfold step by step.
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Most notably right now, in Iraq:
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"It's not unusual for CIA to offer policymakers analytic
frameworks—comparative case studies [!], indicators,
definitions and more—to help them assess complex
issues.  In this case, the work is classified...." [3]
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[1]
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Tuesday September  13, 2005
Louisiana KFC - Part 2
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalEssays/message/617
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[2]
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Saturday October 7, 2006
New York Times
New Orleans Population Is Reduced Nearly 60%
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http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/07/us/07population.html?ref=us&pagewanted=print
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[3]
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Monday September 18, 2006 issue
Newsweek
A Secret Definition
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14759032/site/newsweek/
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