A Critique of Practical Hasbara

A Critique of Practical Hasbara

Immanuel Kant published The Critique of Pure Reason in 1781. It was the same year the Rebel Alliance triumphed at Yorktown, Virginia. The victory at Yorktown made possible the decline of the British “liberal” empire and the eventual rise of Washinton DCs “non-empire” empire. The “first critique” made possible the rise of Kant into the pantheon of western philosophical “big rocks,” alongside Plato and Aristotle. Kant created a shockingly contemporary interpretation of reality without recourse to the as yet to be conceptualized theory of evolution by natural selection or quantum field theory...

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New Book Is A Must Read For Iraq War 2 Enthusiasts

Iraq War 2 is ancient history, like Athens’ defeat at Aegospotami or the NATO-Russia Founding Act. But for some of us, it seems like only yesterday we were being lied into one of the greatest geopolitical disasters of the Western imperial order. There’s a new book about that pivotal catastrophe: Deadly Betrayal, by Dennis Fritz. It pairs well with the Institute’s Enough Already and Israel Winner of the 2003 Iraq Oil War. And all these books pair well with Moon Does Artisan Coffee, official caffeine dealer of the Scott Horton Show. So, buy the books. Buy the coffee. Drink the coffee. Read the...

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A Critique of Pure Hasbara

A Critique of Pure Hasbara

Hasbara is a central feature of genocidal Zionism: “Since its establishment in 1948, Israel has successfully created a new illogic of its own; an illogic that has made the illegal seem legal, the immoral appear moral and the undemocratic sound democratic. It has masterfully marketed a number of myths that have become a part of the political and mainstream media.” As the marketing of Israel’s mythology, “hasbara” has been charitably characterized as “public diplomacy,” less charitably viewed as “propaganda,” and roughly translated as “explanation” or “explaining.” Familiarity with the...

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American Odysseus

Matthew Hoh, former Capt. USMC, led men into war. So he knows the truth that war cheerleaders will never tell you. Check out his recent Memorial Day speech here: A Morality of Anger and Guilt

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Long Vietnam Syndrome

Long Vietnam Syndrome

Memorial Day is over. The state has successfully baptized itself with the blood of its fallen soldiers. It has been symbolically buried in a mass grave of its own making and resurrected to flood the world with very real blood. Yet, it cannot rid itself of what regime intellectuals call the “Vietnam Syndrome,” and this is cause for hope. The state has masterfully obscured the costs of its wars—costs which are massive. As former U.S. Marine Captain Matthew Hoh put it during a Memorial Day speech: “…the costs of war is the cost to our society, the cost to our identity, the cost to our history,...

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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and Our Societal Detachment from War

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and Our Societal Detachment from War

Modern nation states have developed an impressive symbolic innovation to memorialize their war dead, the tomb of the unknown soldier: “No more arresting emblems of the modern culture of nationalism exist than cenotaphs and tombs of Unknown Soldiers. The public ceremonial reverence accorded these monuments precisely because they are either deliberately empty or no one knows who lies inside them, has no true precedents in earlier times…The ancient Greeks had cenotaphs, but for specific, known individuals whose bodies, for one reason or another, could not be retrieved for regular burial."...

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The Anti-Capitalist Social Order in Hollywood, and Our Campuses

The Anti-Capitalist Social Order in Hollywood, and Our Campuses

The historian of reason Mark Ajita once described college as the place where young people go into massive debt and enslave their future selves so “they can go there and read books about how it shouldn’t be this way.” Never has this been more apparent than this spring as the state turned on American college students like a kindergarten version of the USSR: “The opaque [Soviet] regime had originated as a conspiracy and had never ceased being one, while fighting against what one scholar has aptly called the ‘omnipresent conspiracy.’ The plots could be so convoluted that many of those involved...

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The Imperial Lamb: America, Israel, and Ritual Substitution

The Imperial Lamb: America, Israel, and Ritual Substitution

“And for you, here are these ritual substitutes…And may they die, but I will not die.”- Keilschrifturkunden aus Boghazköi XXIV 5 I 15-16 The relationship between the United States Imperial Government (USIG) and the state of Israel is what the kids call “wtf!?” The dean of the Realist School of foreign policy, John Mearsheimer, put it this way: “We have a special relationship with Israel that bears no resemblance to any relationship between any two countries in the history of the world.” Until now the deep structural reality of this relationship has not been fully grasped. Israel is America’s...

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Israel Winner of the 2003 Iraq Oil War

Israel Winner of the 2003 Iraq Oil War

From the Foreword by Lawrence B. Wilkerson: “[T]he debate over whether oil was a principal reason for the 2003 invasion has waxed and waned, with one camp arguing that it absolutely was, while the other argues the precise opposite.” “Mr. Vogler, himself a former...

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