"Not surprisingly, the attacks provoked nationwide alarm. State news agencies dubbed them “China’s 9/11″ and said the country needs to establish anti-terrorism plans in cities around the country, perhaps molded on American “neighborhood watches.”"
After having read the article - but not yet assessed the sources, or checked the context of quotes- I do not find that the article present claims persuasive enough to facilitate its purpose of establishing a case for distrusting Omidyar, the jornalistic projects he has launched, or the work of the people that has been hired to work on them. I say this giving the benefit of the doubt to the sources and their use; assuming until I have conducted a more thorough research into whether they are relevant, sufficient, and credible, in the way they are related. As I said I have not yet done this.
I do know that there is at least one instance where I know a claim to be untrue, namely that there has been no critical look at the possibility of bussiness motives taking precedence over his own stated intent with the journalistic project, or any questioning of his agenda based on his record of prior actions.
I also noted quite a few instances where the article presents information, and then an inference drawn from it that is not the only likely one to draw from the provided information. But it is a conclusion supportive of the case the article is making. As an example I can mention that if the US government was funding some or all of the same politically active movements in Ukraine as ventures set up and/or directed by Omidyar that does not by necessity means that this is an instant of collaboration, or that the agenda for doing so is the same. Nothing in the article supports this.
Nor do I find that financial support to movements or groups that go on to be apparent elements in events leading to the ouster of a government, by necessity mean that that was a reason for my funding them. I personally see myself making contributions to support groups because of my support for some of their efforts, but not having the intent of supporting all of the actions and ambitions of these groups, or anything they might later decide to do or join in to accomplish.
I will do my best in the coming days to respond to any comments, but I assure you that should I not be able to, it will not be because I shy away from it (-:
I do not deceive myself that I can give away the decision of what I make as the meaning of what is communicated; whether it is words, concepts, or greater narratives.
When words are seen as only possible to infer as meaning one thing
"everyone knows what Nationalist means" and "everyone knows when, how, to what, and with what meaning, to call someone
then words become memes by convention, consensus, or authority.
I cannot align myself with such ego-centric laziness, now that it would be an intentional choice and not done out of ignorance.
All I seek is someone whose commitment to Truth is greater than their commitment to that agenda; not just in words and intention, but with that priority of commitments sanctioned in deep conviction.
Thank you for You and your article reminding me:
This thickening fog of disinformation, an evermore dense plethora of information control through combining overload and facilitation of escape through simplification, is also up to me to infer the meaning of.
And to me it means the only environment conducive to motivate change also when it is scary; where motivations for change, and thus the process of changing itself, grow in capacity to survive setbacks by being forged in the worst of circumstances; and where examples can be truly inspiring, as they can be such contrasting exceptions only to such a dark norm.
Maybe this is where we lose our self-concept, to become what we are: becoming. Maybe this is where we surrender our goals and ideals for life, to become what we are: living.
I want to add some backstory. When reading the article, the author seemed familiar. I realized that Mark Ames was the person I had encountered for the first time (as far as I know) earlier this week. He was the Iinterviewee in an interview I had dug out of the archived past by searching for interviews relating to certain topics; and after listening twice I went on to save the file because of the great way I thought Ames covered events I think relevant.
The link below takes you to that interview.
"High gold prices have especially lured poor Peruvians to the Amazon, where more than 123,500 acres (50,000 hectares) of rainforest have been destroyed to make way for makeshift alluvial mines, according to researchers at the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology. The boom has resulted in more than 3,000 tons of mercury leaked or dumped into the country's rivers, according to the government"
This is a reminder of the blinding power of parental ambition. Parents want so badly to give their children an edge that they'll believe a program works even when there's no evidence that it does. And marketers are all too eager to capitalize on this credulousness"
Unlike titans of wall street, the big names in culture have an additional influence by having name recognition and massive twitter feeds.
"The Obama administration is not yet supportive, but there is growing support in the U.S. Congress.
Sen. Tom Harkin and Rep. Peter DeFazio have proposed a 0.03 percent tax on stock, bond and derivative trades, with a tax credit offset for contributions to qualified tax-favored accounts, such as 401(k) retirement funds. The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates the Harkin-DeFazio proposal could raise $350 billion over 10 years.
There is also growing support among financial industry professionals who believe the small tax would be good for market stability, at a time when financial markets are dominated by computer-driven high frequency trading that has little benefit for the real economy. In a joint letter, more than 50 financial professionals wrote that “These taxes will rebalance financial markets away from a short-term trading mentality that has contributed to instability in our financial markets.”
Yet when you wrap concepts around it to define it, and make it a focus of your though, it is vaporous translucency.
Or so I i(n)tu(ne) it
Inspired by and
Information in a hologram of energy
The last in line of one evolution
to which I am the start of my own contribution
I am everything and everything is in Me
I am pure probability
of every single thing that can be
I am God and God is I- we are one and the same
(Now, I do not seek out to make defining difficult. I just do not have either the interest, need, or really the best vantage point to define myself.I am I and to be defined...)
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