Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Infinite Jest: State Terror From Nixon to Obama

Chris Floyd, Empire Burlesque, July 12, 2010

As Arthur Silber pointed out so ably the other day, the high and horrendous crimes that the world’s governments will openly commit — and admit to, if not brag about — in their push for loot and power are by no means the full record of their depredations. This is, as Silber rightly says, “an absolute certainty given the testimony of history.” Indeed. For while we look on, shocked and awed, at the public parade of horrors rolling by each day, there are foul deeds afoot which will only come to light — in dribs and drabs, in shards and splinters –after many decades. (And of course this does not include the countless crimes of elitist power that will never surface, that lie forever buried and rotting with their victims.)

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