...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



has funded the operations of various:

Coca is a serious destabilizer—keeping Colombia’s rebels armed and the country’s progress in check. But after almost a decade, U.S.-assisted efforts to reduce the crop’s production in Colombia haven’t just failed; they’ve been downright counterproductive. Plan Colombia was meant to improve security, stamp out drug cultivation, and improve law and order after a decades-long conflict with leftist militants. But coca cultivation rose 15 percent between 2000 and 2006
The United States has spent $6 billion on Plan Colombia, but Colombia still supplies 90 percent of U.S. cocaine.

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The bank is that what's getting more and more obvious is so bleak and frightening enough of the audience will continue believing whatever they're told to believe.
Iraq was a mistake.
Bush did it.
Enough of the audience to keep the exits and entrances clear. To keep a pulse in the economy until they're ready to put it down. Or harvest it.
Because if they don't have that docile passive base, if everybody just gets up out of their seats and says "Basta!" and refuses to cooperate the machine won't work. It's inevitable, but the race is to get the next parasite empire set up and fortified before the curtain comes down.
Try this:
Iraq was on purpose and it was successful. What was desired was what happened.
Try this:
The same guys who engineered that are running the international drug trade.
Colombia's on purpose.
Afghanistan had less heroin production under the Taliban than it does under American occupation.

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