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June 15, 2006


Don't miss this from Dennis Perrin. (It looks like the song has been removed now, however.)

But YouTube isn't *just* an opportunity for us to wallow in the most hideous aspects of human nature. For the more appealing side of homo sapien sapien, see here.

Posted at June 15, 2006 12:24 PM | TrackBack

This is a good start.

We need to make sure that rather than C-Span owning the footage, which they can ask youtube to take down, that who ever films these things does it under a Creative Commons license that specfically permits rebroadcast.

What is needed is documentary makers and news reporters who make clips directly for consumption over the web.

This kind of thing will get traditional media's attention real fast. They will either change to accomodate the view that the web is offering, or they will open the door to a future rival. The third option of course is to legislate this media out of existence by forcing a teired internet onto the public.

People like Joe Biden and Arlen Spectre need to understand that network neutrallity is must support.

Posted by: patience at June 15, 2006 03:07 PM

In the year 1903:

The Russian government decided to introduce a scapegoat against which to turn the attention of the discontented. It chose one that was traditional the Jews. There were more than five million Jews in Russia. On April 20 in the city of Kishinev, during a whole day of deliberately unchecked violence, Jewish houses and passer-by were attacked by a sabre- and knife wielding mob. Forty-three Jews were killed, and their bodies mutilated. Several hundred Jewish women were seized and raped...

...The pogrom at Kishinev was followed by another at Gomel, which also was officially condoned. Police and soldiers formed protective lines for the rioters, who once again looted, raped and murdered with impunity.

A History of the Twentieth Century by Martin Gilbert (page 72,73)

You know it would seem Noam Chomsky was correct when he said that governments are the vehicle of violence. This is all very familiar during Vietnam we had the slope heads and gooks and today we have Hadjis and towel heads all of them scapegoats. Very few people if any have ever mentioned the obvious racial element in this war in Iraq so Kudos to Dennis for bringing it up.

During the Desert Storm operation I recall racist cartoons circulating through the company where I worked and I found it just as disgusting then as I do now. One cartoon showed a camel with its testicles on an anvil, a scud missile in its mouth and an Arab standing behind it with a large wooden mallet. Ha, ha, ha, so funny. A secretary came up to me and asked me, "Aren't the people of Kuwait nice"? I asked her if she had ever heard of Kuwait before and she replied, "well no" not that I did not think the Kuwait people were not nice but it does illustrate how people are willing to follow the leader blindly and are so willing to kill without question as long as it is government sanctioned, the cause is just and the targeted group is so sub-human.

Posted by: rob payne at June 16, 2006 03:20 AM