Wondering which way to turn? Is the Left "powerless"? CIA and "culture wars"...

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  1. gorski

    gorski MDL Guru

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    http://thephilosophicalsalon.com/the-cia-reads-french-theory-on-the-intellectual-labor-of-dismantling-the-cultural-left/

    So, not so "powerless", the Left, after all... ;) Well, at least "potentially"... :)

    I wonder if they supported "Praxis", as the ultimate satire scenario only life could write... :p

    "The intelligence agency understands culture and theory to be crucial weapons in the overall arsenal it deploys to perpetuate US interests around the world. The recently released research paper from 1985, entitled “France: Defection of the Leftist Intellectuals,” examines—undoubtedly in order to manipulate—the French intelligentsia and its fundamental role in shaping the trends that generate political policy. Suggesting that there has been a relative ideological balance between the left and the right in the history of the French intellectual world, the report highlights the monopoly of the left in the immediate postwar era—to which, we know, the Agency was rabidly opposed—due to the Communists’ key role in resisting fascism and ultimately winning the war against it. Although the right had been massively discredited because of its direct contribution to the Nazi death camps, as well as its overall xenophobic, anti-egalitarian and fascist agenda (according to the CIA’s own description), the unnamed secret agents who drafted the study outline with palpable delight the return of the right since approximately the early 1970s."

    Now, how telling this is, as to self-awareness and expressing honestly where the Right's "heart" lies...???

    Ole, CIA! :D What an own goal! :p Bravo! :D

    P.S. Here it is: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP86S00588R000300380001-5.pdf
     
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  2. Joe C

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    The United States swings left, then the pendulum swings right, soon it'll swing center and then back to left again before you know it. Been doing it for decades now
     
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  3. gorski

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    The only trouble is that the Anglo-American world is so much to the right that... achhh, never mind...

    Just look at the article carefully, then add to it this:

    http://historytothepublic.org/anti-intellectualism-british-nationalism/

    [h=1]Anti-intellectualism at the Heart of British National Identity[/h]
     
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  6. gorski

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    Americans who actually can and do think for themselves, as you can see... :D
     
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  7. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    @JFKI: Not fair! He pulled that stunt in Cali!

    Everybody knows that most of California is brain-baked. :laie:

    (See the above videos for proof. :D )

    If he did that here, New Yorkers would have had a fun time with him...And then stole his video camera. :D
     
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  8. bloodstone

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    in a system where you can only vote left or right and the recent left has a track record of fixing things while the recent right has a track record of breaking a lot, even if both options are appalling to you, you should still go for the left most of the times.

    i mean, trump is already boasting hard with numbers that are still the direct result of obama administration politics and its just so sad to see people falling for that @@
     
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    #9 gorski, Mar 5, 2017
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    Here's on "equi-distance" from Left and Right, quite to the point (a MUST WATCH):

     
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  10. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    @gorski: So much truth. It should be realized and applied all over the world.
     
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    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/the...ntalist-rural-america-a-view-from-the-inside/

    All fundamentalists are boringly and dangerously the same... And they usually bitch against the "commie single-mindedness" and whatnot... :rolleyes:

    And all self-reflective, critically minded people are - interesting in their own, unique, creative, courageous way, really... ;) :tasty: :D
     
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