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Montagnard Donating Member (496 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-11-06 08:26 PM
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This Goes A Long Way in Explaining What is Going On.
Edited on Thu May-11-06 08:32 PM by Montagnard
In a famous October 2004 New York Times article on the Bush Administration, journalist Ron Suskind described his encounter with a Senior advisor to the President.

The aide said that guys like me (Suskind) were in what we call the reality-based community, which he defined as people who believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality. I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. Thats not the way the world really works anymore, he continued. Were an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.

Excerpt from The Republican War on Science, Chris Mooney*bold added

Folks, we are dealing with a group of people that have a totally alien understanding of freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They truly believe that Bush is the Emperor.
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durtee librul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-11-06 08:29 PM
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1. Well then here's some news for them....
the emperor has no clothes.

Agent Mike - that is a children's story BTW and not some porno reference.

There, THAT should get me on the list so I can sue....child, porno, no clothes.....yep, those words should do it just fine.
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Dave Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-11-06 08:30 PM
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3. Welcome to DU.
Good NSA "trigger" words.

:thumbsup:
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-11-06 08:30 PM
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2. The very wealthy and powerful live in another world. n/t
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-11-06 08:34 PM
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4. We need some hololabs, like on Star Trek.
So these fools can go create their own reality without hurting the rest of the world.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-11-06 09:01 PM
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5. this is one of my favorite articles...
..explaining how we got 'here'.
Absolute Power- The Making of the New World Order
by Richard K. Moore
Toward Freedom magazine, May 1998
The dominant trend of our time is globalization, marked by elimination of trade barriers, downsized governments, greater reliance on the private sector, reduced regulation of business, and an increasingly global economy. Many people call that economic progress, but this form of globalization is actually political regression, threatening to destroy democratic institutions and revert to something resembling feudalism.
In some ways, the US is central to the process. It's the leading free trade proponent, and provides the primary military muscle to maintain global order. When the US president speaks on international issues, his words are taken seriously. Yet, the US isn't the primary beneficiary of globalization, and doesn't appear to be exploiting its advantage in the traditional fashion.
The reason should be obvious: Globalization isn't about competition among nations, it's about the increasing power of mega-corporations over nations. In effect, the US government acts as a proxy for elite corporate interests, not as a representative of its people or even national interests in any conventional sense. Although sovereign national states are the Familiar World Order, globalization is leading us inexorably toward a New World Order mega-corporations (and the wealthy elite who control them) reign supreme, while nations are reduced to a vestigial, subservient, policing role-as seen in much of the Third World.

Richard K Moore, a former software developer, lives in Ireland, where he is developing a book on globalization and moderates cyberjournal@cpsr org
New World Order
much more here:
http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/New_World_Order/Absol...


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