“President Obama ran, and he carried the hopes and dreams of young Americans with him. I would tell him, should I meet with him face to face, is to be a man, take control of this situation, ‘cuz this is totally out of control,” Louisiana Shrimp Assoc. Pres. Clint Gidry said on this morning’s broadcast of Democracy Now!. Dear brother, who says it was in control to begin with? And who controls the controllers? Do we dominate, or dance with, Mother Nature? Alan Watts provides an illuminating perspective.
|By: knowbuddhau Thursday May 27, 2010 9:49 am|
|By: knowbuddhau Wednesday May 12, 2010 12:02 pm|
Noam Chomsky, way back in 1959, busted B. F. Skinner’s myth of radical behaviorism as the one true path to predicting and controlling human behavior. In an interview published today by Guernica (h/t Alternet), Chomsky again busts a myth at the heart of what ails us today: that of the sacrosanct use of violence by the US to shape the world according to our self-worshiping will.
|By: knowbuddhau Tuesday May 11, 2010 9:17 am|
Pepe Escobar’s latest article for Asia Times Online, The American Taliban are coming, deconstructs the “official” myth-making regarding the failed Times Square bombing, looks into the worldview of neo-jihadis like Faisal Shahzad, Dhiren Barot, and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, and sees blowback on America’s horizon.
|By: knowbuddhau Monday May 10, 2010 11:05 am|
Pep Escobar recently pointed out real-time political myth-making intended to obscure the real driving force behind the threat of nuclear war in the Middle East: nuclear terrorism by the US and Israel in the name of full-spectrum dominance. Such efforts make a mockery of every word spoken on nuclear weapons by the US.
|By: knowbuddhau Monday May 10, 2010 9:13 am|
Pepe Escobar, in a May 8, 2010 AntiWar Radio interview with (the other) Scott Horton, answers, again, the trillion dollar question: why are we fighting bogus holy wars in Eurasia? It’s the dominance, dammit!
|By: knowbuddhau Sunday May 9, 2010 10:05 am|
Alan Watts’s philosophy inspires most of my writing. This weeks podcast, The Taoist Way #2, compares the Chinese way of being in the world with our modern American Western way.
|By: knowbuddhau Saturday May 8, 2010 8:58 am|
Harold Pinter’s 2005 Nobel lecture (in Literature) strips bare the body of lies, put forth explicitly in the name of “the American people,” that masquerades as our shared narrative (and was featured in my diary, Reading the label on the cushion that is suffocating our intellects). Jon Stewart, in the Wednesday, May 5, 2010 segment “American Apparently”, suggests we do away with that myth-making phrase.
|By: knowbuddhau Friday May 7, 2010 8:51 am|
Democracy Now! reports this morning on efforts to apprehend a suspected war criminal. “U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer said: “The massacre at Dos Erres was a dark moment for the Guatemalan people, and we will not allow suspected perpetrators to escape justice by taking refuge in our cities and towns.” That’s a malicious myth in the making.
|By: knowbuddhau Thursday May 6, 2010 9:14 am|
Scarecrow’s post, Why BP’s Oil Disaster Scenario Wasn’t Considered During Environmental Review, examines in-depth how the legal mechanisms for ensuring such entirely foreseeable disasters don’t occur in the first place, were rigged by our MOTU. How? I’d say, by playing both Creators of the Known Universe, and the mere creatures of that god, just like the rest of us.
|By: knowbuddhau Wednesday May 5, 2010 4:13 pm|
CTuttle, commenting on the previous DCM diary, Deconstructing Myths of America: Pepe Escobar Special Edition pt1, makes two points most difficult to challenge: A) “Pepe [Escobar] is the man;” and B) Gareth Porter ain’t too shabby, either. As evidence, watch Porter’s July 12 and 14, 2009 videos for The Real News Network.