...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



a post-modern film by Jeremy Scahill, about himself, starring himself in many poses:

Economic warfare – strangling nations like Cuba, Iraq and Iran in Medieval fashion – is a type of Dirty Warfare beloved by the Great White Fathers who control the world’s finances. Though no less deadly than atomic bombs, or firebombing Dresden, it is easier to sell to the bourgeoisie.
You’ll hear no mention of this in Scahill’s film, nor will you hear any references to Phil Agee, or the countless others who have explained Dirty War to each generation of Americans since World War Two.
You will not hear about psychological warfare, the essence of Dirty War.
Douglas Valentine/Dissident Voice 07.Jun.13
I bought in to Scahill's shuck from his audio-appearances on DemocracyNow! when I was still feeling a credulous trust and openness to/for Amy Goodman, which is pretty much gone now.
The openness and trust is gone, Goodman's still on the air, but with what appears to be her conscienceless ennabling of Greenwald and Scahill, and other less distinct undercurrents of collaborative and collective self-interest, I just don't have the faith anymore.

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