From Guantanamo to Washington DC, "Good Intentions" a Deceit

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"If you believe the American values of liberty and justice for all trump all--if you believe in the very things that make our experiment in democracy transcendent and unprecedented--then it might be time to consider the true American values that carry a value beyond all measurement," writes Michael Conniff, The Isaacson School for New Media.

Sounds great! Where do I sign up? 

Conniff would direct you to the Killer Drones Party, home of Indefensible Detention and sponsor to Warrantless Surveillance In Service To National Insecurity. Aspirants to the Democratic Party throne balance the price of American well-being against the "threshold for collateral damage" (number of dead civilians). Subscription to "lesser of two evils" policy enables selective, unchallenged assassination by executive decree. Political calculation stalls closure of the U.S. torture camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 

U.S. hegemony holds humanity hostage.

"Nowadays, anyone who wishes to combat lies and ignorance and to write the truth must overcome at least five difficulties. He must have the courage to write the truth when truth is everywhere opposed; the keenness to recognize it, although it is everywhere concealed; the skill to manipulate it as a weapon; the judgment to select those in whose hands it will be effective; and the cunning to spread the truth among such persons." -- Bertolt Brecht

"War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength," sloganed George Orwell. The disconnect between myth of an empire of "Great Goodness" and the reality of endless war beggars a challenge to the "New White Man's Burden." "Is the reason we don't care arrogance? Ignorance? Or just simple Racism? I don't know, but it sure isn't because of intelligence and knowledge," opines gjohnsit at Daily Kos. 

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