File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2003/lyotard.0302, message 13

Subject: RE: the latest in propaganda...
Date: Sat, 8 Feb 2003 20:54:04 -0600


I found out this story wasn't completely censored in the US media, but
it has been reported.  I also agree with you that plagiarism is not the
central issue. Some of this information dates from the early nineties,
as you say, and it shows a shocking lack of real intelligence and
laziness. It appears that not only is there no smoking gun, this
pathetic result is the best that all the king's horses and all the
king's men could come up with.

As I mentioned before, the aluminum rods had been completely discredited
and the CIA had disavowed any links between Hussein and the Al Quaida.
None of this stopped Bush from rambling on about these things as the
chief reasons to go to war in his state of the union.  

We are now preparing to go to war over a thin tissue of fabrications and
the horrible thing is that we can see through these lies and this whole
campaign of misinformation, but we can not seem to prevent this war from
happening. The veil is lifted for an instant as we peer into the abyss.

Why has democracy become such a synonym of manipulation? It is simply
another lesson in the excesses of institutionalized power.



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