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Arthur Silber has worked as an actor, in
the business side of the film industry, and as a civil litigator for more than a
decade. In recent years, he has written for his own blog,
Once Upon A Time ... with an emphasis on the crimes of Empire, cultural trends, and the applications of psychologist Alice Miller's work to political events. His work has been
reprinted on numerous sites.
(10 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 13, 2015 The Propaganda War: The Horror of the Paris Rally
When over 40 "world leaders" enthusiastically take part in an event of this kind, that fact alone establishes a single incontrovertible, irrefutable fact: whatever is happening, whatever views are being expressed, none of it is any threat whatsoever to power and authority. More specifically, it is no threat whatsoever to State power.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 10, 2017 The Sickeningly Narrow Focus of Our Outrage
Sexual abuse, harassment and violence are deeply embedded in our institutions of power; indeed, they are deeply embedded in our culture.
If "we" keep this up, and "we" almost certainly will, this culture will finally be dead for good. And not a moment too soon.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Golly Gee, Thank You, Mr. Snowden!
Snowden has enhanced and bolstered the existing Security State, which has steadily grown in pervasiveness and reach ever since Snowden first broke into the headlines. How can we thank him properly for sharing with us--but only in bits and pieces, strung out over an extended period of time, carefully selected and redacted by equally radiant and responsible journalists--information that the State would prefer we not possess?
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 1, 2017 Lying for the National Security State
In many cases, people call themselves "libertarians" because they know their target audience would regard them as unsophisticated and ignorant if they self-identified as Republicans. I suspect many of such "libertarians" think that their chosen label transmutes their conventional, unremarkable views into a stance many will view as "cool" in some manner. Pity the poor, deluded idiots: "libertarian" is today's Republican.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 20, 2015 American Sniper, and the Murderers Hall of Infamy
American Sniper is the story of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL who served four tours of duty during the war in Iraq. He is considered to be the most lethal sniper in American history, with 160 confirmed kills, out of 255 probable kills. Kyle's view of his actions is very straightforward and uncomplicated. He considered all those he killed to be "savages" who represented "despicable evil."