Governments around the world are repeatedly accused of spying on both domestic and foreign individuals and groups that may threaten the interests of their citizens; sometimes these accusations are without merit and sometimes they pan out. William Binney, a former…
i really enjoy what you post. it seems to me that the context in which you are posting these things is one of detached observation/criticism. which i am all for. i believe the military-industrial empire and all it's wildly diverse sub-categories is the current number one manifestation of dark power in the world. but like most people, almost everyone who enjoys the fruits of empire, aren't you kind of hypnotized by the spectacle of it all? is that also why you post? why does this blog exist?
I’m just another wanderer holding a mirror to the visible forms that can only symbolically represent the negation of life. By hypnotized, do you mean a hypnosis as the feeling of being deep under a spell, in a cybernetic sleep? If so, this blog is either terrifyingly awake or a pure manifestation of the nightmare in which the superficiality of likes and reblogs only add to the geography of this terror. If it is a fruit from Empire I am tasting, then it is rotten. Like a larva the exposure and the composure of this rot is what propels this blog, but not necessarily why it exists. Why is difficult to answer for.
All the major media outlets followed Pussy Riot’s trial with bated breath and reprinted the closing statements of these modern day Galileos with indignation and harrumphing.
Why the incredible international concern for a civil trial in a faraway foreign country from the otherwise apolitical residents of a nation (the USA) which murders people with impunity every day in a half dozen countries (Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Somali, Libya, Syria), which wages covert war on Iran, which incarcerates over 3 million of its own population, and runs a torture base in a bay which it illegally occupies (Guantanamo)?
The root is geo politics. Russia’s government is doubtlessly venal and indefensible in its treatment of these activists and they should be freed post haste. However, the paranoia of Russian officials in suspecting that Pussy Riot and other Anti Putin activists are organized and funded by foreign powers is well founded. Since the Cold War, the US and NATO states have aggressively attempted to control the Caspian region and the former Soviet states, either through bribery or election tampering. The Orange Revolution, the Rose Revolution, and the election of Boris Yeltsin were massively funded by US “NGOs” such as the National Endowment for Democracy.
“We wander among the ruins of civilization. But precisely because it is in ruins, this civilization, there are no givens in confronting it. It’s a curious war that we are engaged in. One that wants to produce worlds and languages to open up places and establish homes in the middle of the disaster. A society that has exhausted all its vital possibilities has a good reason to judge as terrorist those who experiment beyond it and to suspect what those call survival as just an obscure conspiracy.”—source