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PufPuf23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-13-10 11:48 PM
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BoRev - I just noticed this!
I have followed BoRev for intermittently for several years for a different perspective, detail, and good humor.

"BoRev's faithful editor has tragically been disappeared by Alvaro Uribe linked death squads."



http://www.borev.net/
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-10 03:23 AM
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1. After seeing your post I did a short search for BoRev editor Colombia, and saw that article
you posted has been noted and quoted around quite a bit, and a quick glance doesn't see anything beyond it, either.

I don't know where they are located or if this guy travels a lot and has been vulnerable to these death squad maggots, but the Uribe regime has been seriously, SERIOUSLY hostile to criticism, and to journalists, and paras have publicly discussed murdering journalists with Colombian journalists..... who wrote it all down in their articles.

Of course you know they freely admit they (Colombian journalists) freely admit they "self-censor" for self-preservation, themselves since things ARE that ominous for journalists in general in Colombia now, and for quite a few years previously.

If someone sees your thread knows anything about this I hope, if it's possible, to give us a hint about what could have possibly happened to this man.

He's uniquely brilliant, has a deep joyous response to life which shines out of the way he shines through his work, who but a deeply awakened, conscious, focused, moral being could express such merriment and wit with such presence, such seriousness? He's no fool, and that undoubtedly infuriates greedy, scheming, sociopaths who have only shriveled and died inwardly while others are growing, evolving.

They would see him as a threat. He, as well as so many others, has their numbers. So many people can see right through their sham civilized posturing to their festering, fetid hearts.

They hate people who tell the truth. That's why they go to such lengths to kill so many people. It has always been their method to kill everyone who seems to have influence they can't control, can't manipulate, cannot coerce, cannot terrorize into submission. Killing influential good people also, in their view, serves another purpose because it makes a public threat which they expect to intimidate, terrorize, and paralyze with fear people who might themselves attempt to resist them openly.

Everyone knows it worked in Chile so well that dissent was literally silenced for years after they tortured and killed enough of them, polarized and traumatized the country. Same in the other countries the fascists seized and controlled, with U.S. idiot Presidents' (like Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and George H. W. Bush's) moral, technical, financial, military support, even putting C.I.A. personnel in their newspapers, and pouring MILLIONS of U.S. taxpayers' hard earned resources into propaganda spewing out of their newspapers like Chilean Augustin Edwards' El Mercurio newspaper.

A dirty or frightened writer can get paid handsomely for his/her lies, while an honest man/woman can get killed for the truth.

Sounds very primitive, doesn't it? Sure sounds primitive to me.

Thank you so much for alerting the those at D.U. who are determined to learn the truth. I'm certain this is going to be something about which people will never rest until learning more.

March 3 was the date that news appeared at the website. Hope he has somehow survived and we will learn he's safe.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-10 03:24 AM
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2. Recommending. #2.
:kick: :kick: :kick: :kick:
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Bacchus39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-10 08:15 AM
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3. wow, I guess satire isn't well known in these parts
I mean that's what Borev is. aside from being a butt kissing Chavista propaganda site started by the former Propaganda Minister of Venezuela in the US, it is in fact satire. or lets make it easy for everyone, its full of "lies".
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-10 09:59 AM
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4. Read the comments at the BoRev blog about BoRev's 'disappearance.'
http://www.borev.net/2010/03/chile_not_only_place_clint...

Nobody says quite why BoRev hasn't been blogging, but it's pretty clear that Revolter's comment ("the BoRev's faithful editor has tragically been disappeared by Alvaro Uribe linked death squads") is satire.

I noticed the lack of BoRev posts quite a while ago--months ago--and saw Revolter's comment at that time, and felt no alarm that BoRev had actually been 'disappeared.' I think Revolter would fill us in if that were true. It was rather sudden. From the BEST BLOG EVER on events in Venezuela and Latin America, especially regarding LEFTIST governments and leaders and the bullshit about them in the corpo-fascist press, sudden SILENCE. I kept checking back. No change. There is a hint in the comments that work was the reason (he got paying work), and possibly fatigue (he's taking a break). It is a bit mysterious. But I don't think there is any reason for concern--other than maybe BoRev is ill (no hint of that, actually) and of course the HUGE LOSS of the one of the funniest, most brilliant blogs EVER.

HATS OFF TO BO REV! MAY THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING OF BLOGS RETURN SOON!

:applause: :bounce: :toast: :loveya: :grouphug: :loveya: :toast: :bounce: :applause:
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-10 10:08 AM
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5. Thank goodness! I read that in the middle of the night and took it damned seriously!
That's a possibility I can easily accomodate.

Great wits, deep sensibilities are hard to come by. The world needs them as much as air itself.
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Bacchus39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-10 11:04 AM
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7. "took it damned seriously!" no comment.
no posts in two months it looks like, have the pay check from the Ven government been halted???
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Bacchus39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-10 10:47 AM
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6. it looks like that was a big "lie" doesn't it??? Can we ever trust Borev again???? n/t
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PufPuf23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-10 06:45 PM
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8. I certainly hope that the reason for BoRev's disappearance is satire
Thank you PP asking your question to clarify in the comments.

Reading all the comments the headline does appear to be satire.

Hopefully, there will be an answer and BoRev will be back.

I apologize if I caused confusion by my own shock in reading the blog.

Latin America is a dangerous place and many voices have been "disappeared".
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-10 10:18 AM
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9. Satire sometimes involves the macabre. Take Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" that
poor Irish babies be marketed to the English upper class to be eaten like roast pigs, to solve Ireland's economic problem. The "Proposal"--one of the most famous satires in history--laments the poverty in Ireland and lays out its scheme in quite credible and logical detail, and up to a certain point, many readers think he is serious--and in fact some readers never do get it until they are told that it is satire.

Revolter's post that BoRev was 'disappeared' by Colombian death squads is very similar. Tens of thousands of Colombian labor leaders, human rights workers, community organizers, teachers, journalists, political leftists and peasant farmers have been slaughtered by the Colombian military and its closely tied rightwing paramilitary death squads. This known fact (and on-going horror) is like the known fact of British exploitation of Ireland and obliviousness to the suffering of the Irish poor. Revolter does give more clues than Swift did, that he is "kidding" and making a pointed criticism of the horrors in Colombia at the same time. BoRev.net has been brilliant at the use of satire, irony, ridicule and outrageous humor in its opposition to U.S./corpo-fascist policy in Latin America. So that is yet another clue that Revolter is making a "Swiftian" comment on the bloodsoaked (U.S.-backed) regime in Colombia.

Satire is not a "lie"--as Bacchus39 states. It is an effort at TRUTH. And personally I have found more truth--including just plain factual truth--about Latin America at BovRev.net than from the entire corpo-fascist press corps, whose "Alice in Wonderland" lies, disinformation, propaganda and utter nonsense about Latin America has shocked me no end. The New York Slimes, the BBCons, the National Public Rumormongers and Rotters are as bad as the Miami Hairball and the Wall Street Urinal, on Latin American subjects.

BoRev being "down" is a great loss. Its crazy, biting, macabre humor has been a breath of fresh air on Latin American subjects. I hope the loss is temporary.


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PufPuf23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-10 11:40 AM
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10. Whew! The headline is gone. I jumped the shark in shock.
"BoRev's faithful editor has tragically been disappeared by Alvaro Uribe linked death squads."

We are like-minded about Latin America.

Thank you.
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