Comments: These People, Explained
A new cold war, a Global War on Terror, the Red menace: its all partially-manufactured antidemocratic legitimation for keeping the population artificially dependent on a metaphorical father figure in Washington. And its all deliciously fulfilling for the Village elite.

There was recently a nice post but I can't remember where I saw it dealing with "anthropocentricity" (is that a word?) and why the governments (plural) may want to keep the existence of extraterrestrials/aliens a secret.

If we were allowed to think in terms other than anthropocentricity many of the engineered power plays would obviate themselves.

Posted by Labiche at August 13, 2008 12:44 PM

"War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning". Check.

Especially in light of the latest news from the BBC; Bush is sending the US navy and airforce to Georgia to deliver "humanitarian and medical supplies".

http://leninology.blogspot.com/2008/08/us-forces-to-be-sent-to-georgia.html

Posted by Bruce F at August 13, 2008 03:17 PM

Tis indeed a word, Labiche. Perhaps my favorite. To borrow a phrase, its 'These Apes, Explained'.

ET needs to hurry the fuck up.

Posted by BenP at August 13, 2008 06:54 PM

Bruce F, Chris Hedges probably would not have thought, GWB would use the title of his book as his new MANTRA for his current adventure.
A very informative article,
"In the guise of humanitarian aid
Bush dispatches US military forces to Georgia"
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/aug2008/bush-a14.shtml

Posted by Rupa Shah at August 14, 2008 08:54 PM

There's a word for these: A.H.E.'s.

Posted by Wareq at August 14, 2008 09:54 PM