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Life Arts    H3'ed 12/15/11

Palast Back in DC to Sign Vultures' Picnic

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The Q&A session was most informative. We learned that there is tremendous coverage of Palastology in black ghettos. 

Now, it's simple for all of us to understand why a tenant who irreparably damages space he is leasing will be dumped out on the streets, but when such incidents are writ large, what happens? The Exxon-Chevron etc. folks are thriving. I mean, how can we punish vultures in the wild for stalking carrion? 

What a world. 

Well, more and more whistleblowers are daring to go public to help divest society of the assumption that a culprit big enough can range free while us little guys fill prisons for misdemeanors that include civil disobedience. We lead the world in number of prisons, by far. God bless U.S.! 

Has Palast been hacked? He assumes so. Has to go on with work--hired someone who hacked into his computer when he found it and never brought it back. Such levels we attain confronting the impossible and sharing it with all. 

What of Piers Morgan? Thriving here, but he can't go home to the UK. CNN didn't care and they have an international spread. 

We need investigative producers as well as reporters--that's another way to get the word out. Cinema speaks to the public as well as Palast's enthralling prose.

He wants to bring his stories home. How? Not to mainstream Progressives like Mother Jones. And there's too much chatter on MSNBC. 

"How?" he asked us. 

A final question was huge. It concerned the death of the media--consistent with the rise of corporate personhood, thanks to last year's Supremes' decision. Should we grasp onto the enlarged public awareness as a window of opportunity?

If corporations continue to have this status, we're at the mercy of an oligarchy. We MUST galvanize the public. 

Names are more powerful than titles. In Vultures' Picnic, Palast names names and in this process can inspire our nascent defiance to remove corporate masks. 

All ideas are most welcome. George Soros? Ben and Jerry? Kennedys?

Yoo-hoo!

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