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November 28th, 2022 · No Comments

“It is blood that makes the cash grow green.” – Justin King, “Let’s talk about new defense spending on Ukraine” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Tags: Economics · Politics & Law · The Forever War

November 22nd, 2022 · No Comments

“Even simple farmers are capturing Russian soldiers every day, and all of them say the same thing: They don’t know why they are here. These are not warriors of a superpower. These are confused children who have been used. Take them home.” – Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine, March 3, 2022 Share this… Facebook Pinterest […]

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November 7th, 2022 · No Comments

“Search for downed plane conducted 16 through 20 Nov 50: Patrol attempted to get to area of crash on 16 & 17 Nov without success due to impassable terrain i.e. cliffs, dense timber, no trails etc. . . . On 18 Nov 1st Lt. Perry W. Wales, Co C, 31st Inf, patrol leader, and 9 […]

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November 6th, 2022 · No Comments

“At Singpung-ni civilians reported 2 battalions of NKPA passed through there about one month ago. One half of them were wounded and all that could not walk they shot. They had 100 trucks and one American car. Trucks were loaded with rice, clothing, typewriters, papers and canned food carried from Seoul. . . . 200 […]

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November 5th, 2022 · No Comments

“Chinese Communist and North Korean forces left Yongdong-ni two nights ago by railroad N to lake ferry. . . . Chinese Communist forces took all civ workers with them when they left town. The civ did not want to fight. One hundred workers were shot two (2) days ago because they refused to fight. Ten […]

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Tags: Economics · Politics & Law · The Forever War

November 4th, 2022 · No Comments

“The people on this area are in dire need of clothing, this however, seems to be predominant in all of North Korea. There also appears to be a short supply of salt. The food situation is satisfactory. The diet consists primarily of barley and potatoes of which there is a sufficient quantity to last until […]

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October 21st, 2022 · No Comments

“What can the individual soldier do to be a good representative of the United Nations? Conduct himself in a military manner at all times. Do not eat or destroy native food. Be friendly with the young children. Be courteous with the old. Be firm and just. Do not be the coward type who mistreats people […]

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August 8th, 2022 · No Comments

“Psychologists have attempted to understand how and why individuals and groups whousually act humanely can sometimes act otherwise in certain circumstances. A number ofpsychological concepts explain why abusive behavior occurs. These concepts include: Deindividuation. Deindividuation is a process whereby the anonymity, suggestibility, and contagion provided in a crowd allows individuals to participate in behavior marked […]

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Tags: Politics & Law · The American Constitution · The Forever War

March 17th, 2021 · No Comments

“Generally speaking—this isn’t always true, but generally—your worst volunteer is better than your best conscript.” – Justin King, Beau of the Fifth Column, January 6, 2020 Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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September 24th, 2019 · No Comments

“The contempt we have been taught to entertain for the blacks, makes us fancy many things that are founded neither in reason nor experience . . . the dictates of humanity and true policy equally interest me in favour of this unfortunate class of men.” – Alexander Hamilton to John Jay, March 14th, 1779 (from […]

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Tags: Alexander Hamilton · American Civil War · Economics · Politics & Law · The American Constitution · The Forever War

September 23rd, 2019 · No Comments

“It is a maxim with some great military judges, that with sensible officers soldiers can hardly be too stupid; and on this principle it is thought that the Russians would make the best troops in the world, if they were under other officers than their own. . . . I frequently hear it objected to […]

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Tags: Alexander Hamilton · Politics & Law · The American Constitution · The Forever War

September 21st, 2019 · No Comments

“The Negro’s and Negro Women are unhumanly treated, are two-thirds naked, and are very disgusting to the Eye and another Sense, Tho I begin to be more habituated to the Sight, yet I cannot be to the great Cruelty made Use of to the poor ignorant Wretches. Indeed the Title of the Overseer is a […]

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Tags: Economics · Politics & Law · The American Constitution · The Forever War

What is it good for

August 11th, 2019 · No Comments

“A war doesn’t merely kill off a few thousand or a few hundred thousand young men. It kills off something in a people that can never be brought back. And if a people goes through enough wars, pretty soon all that’s left is the brute, the creature that we—you and I and others like us—have […]

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Tags: John Williams · Lit & Crit · The American Constitution · The Forever War

When the war was young

June 15th, 2019 · No Comments

“I am Sick—discontented—and out of humour. Poor food—hard lodging—Cold Weather—fatigue—Nasty Cloaths—nasty Cookery—Vomit half my time—smoak’d out of my senses—the Devil’s in’t—I can’t Endure it—Why are we sent here to starve and Freeze—What sweet Felicities have I left at home; A charming Wife—pretty Children—Good Beds—good food—good Cookery—all agreeable—all harmonious. Here all Confusion—smoke & Cold—hunger & filthyness—A […]

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Unless we’re dead

May 27th, 2019 · No Comments

“Our towns are but brick and stone, and mortar and wood. They, perhaps, may be destroyed. They are only the hairs of our heads. If sheared ever so close, they will grow again.” – John Dickinson letter to Arthur Lee, April 29, 1775 Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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We have met the enemy, and they are us

December 26th, 2018 · No Comments

“Imperial war has neither a beginning nor an end, it is a permanent process of pacification. The essential aspects of its methods and principle have been known for fifty years. They were developed in the wars of decolonization during which the oppressive state apparatus underwent a decisive change. From then on the enemy was no […]

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Tags: Politics & Law · The Forever War · Tiqqun

What is it good for

October 31st, 2018 · No Comments

“What is primitive society? It is a multiplicity of undivided communities which all obey the same centrifugal logic. What institution at once expresses and guarantees the permanence of this logic? It is war, as the truth of relations between communities, as the principal sociological means of promoting the centrifugal force of dispersion against the centripetal […]

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Tags: Politics & Law · The Forever War · Tolstoy

The last thing it wants to do is win

October 8th, 2018 · No Comments

“The continuity of the modern State—from absolutism to the Welfare State—shall be that of an endlessly unfinished war, waged against civil war.” Tiqqun, Introduction to Civil War (emphasis in original) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Tags: Economics · Politics & Law · The Forever War · Tiqqun

Gone with the wind

September 15th, 2018 · No Comments

”War’s not just only war; it’s years out of people’s lives that they’ve never had before and won’t have again.” – Elizabeth Bowen, “Mysterious Kôr” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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The ghosts that haunt us still

August 11th, 2018 · No Comments

“Colonial policy had always been to exclude Negroes from militia service, but more often than not a need for soldiers had dictated a contrary practice. Many blacks had fought in the French and Indian War. As the dispute with Parliament neared breaking point, Negroes volunteered for the New England militia. All were accepted. . . […]

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They’ll be back

April 24th, 2018 · No Comments

“The campaigns of the Mongol armies were the last and the most destructive in the long lines of nomad invasions from the steppes. In just over fifty years they conquered half the known world and it was only their adherence to tribal traditions and the rivalry of their princes that denied them the rest of […]

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The necessary qualities

April 21st, 2018 · No Comments

“There is no man alive who is braver than Yessutai, no march can tire him and he feels neither hunger nor thirst; that is why he is unfit to command.” – Chingis Khan (quoted by James Chambers in The Devil’s Horsemen Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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The balance and the point of it

September 3rd, 2017 · No Comments

“Every good quality has its bad side, and nothing good can come into the world without at once producing a corresponding evil. This painful fact renders illusory the feeling of elation that so often goes with consciousness of the present—the feeling that we are the culmination of the whole history of mankind, the fulfilment and […]

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Tags: Carl Gustav Jung · Lit & Crit · Politics & Law · The Forever War · The Great War · The Second World War

There doesn’t seem to be a shadow

July 12th, 2017 · No Comments

“The summer would be celebrated by people of every nation in the city. People marauding after work, discontented. Thugs surfing on the sides of cars, flagging. Going into the garbage cans and throwing bottles in the street. Immigrants working, forever working, watching people go by who have days off, time off, while they don’t. Trying […]

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Tags: Atticus Lish · Economics · Lit & Crit · Politics & Law · The Forever War

Either way, it just goes on

July 11th, 2017 · No Comments

“He saw the sand going on and on across the continent. The broken palm trees and mud buildings and corrugated steel lean-tos and dead trucks and the domes and spires of the mosques. He could hear the loudspeakers wired by a man who weighed twenty pounds less and looked twenty years older and who was […]

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Score’s thirty-love, love

July 10th, 2017 · No Comments

“You can love the game, but the game loves no one.” – Atticus Lish, Preparation for the Next Life Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Tags: Atticus Lish · Economics · Lit & Crit · Politics & Law · The Forever War · Verandah

State of grace

July 9th, 2017 · No Comments

“Don’t talk about it, be about it.” – Atticus Lish, Preparation for the Next Life Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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It’s over here

July 8th, 2017 · No Comments

“There’s always been a story that wasn’t written, and it almost always should have been.” – Seymour M. Hersh, Chain of Command Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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It already passed

July 6th, 2017 · No Comments

“There are times when most cards you are dealt come up aces, when forces you cannot control—or even influence—combine to push you forward. Such a moment does not often last long.” – Michael Scheuer, Imperial Hubris Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Tags: Politics & Law · The Forever War · Verandah

We have met the enemy and it is us

July 5th, 2017 · No Comments

“Terror is the most dreaded weapon in the modern age and the Western media is mercilessly using it against their own people. It can add fear and helplessness to the psyche of the people of Europe and the United States. It means what the enemies of the United States cannot do, its media is doing […]

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