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February 28, 2015 / Fantelius

The Perfect Propaganda Prostitute Prize

The Perfect Propaganda Prostitute Prize.
Who’s Who in the World of the Word Whores.
Academic Assholes’ Asinine Assumptions.

The title of this post was chosen from three candidates. Don’t take them seriously! I don’t. They’re mental toys to dangle in front of my wobbly sanity, which, btw, doesn’t care what happens to it. Who needs sanity in a crazy world? Gimme my toys, keep the fucking world.

“If the USA is a democracy, Guantanamo is a luxury hotel.” DA*

My sanity is threatened because a celebrated intellectual doesn’t seem to own the common sense of a paper towel. Listen to Laura Poitras in her acceptance speech for the Academy Award given for her documentary film Citizenfour:
“The disclosures that Edward Snowden revealed don’t only expose a threat to our privacy but to our democracy itself.”

Snowdon didn’t expose a threat to our privacy, he revealed that we don’t have privacy. What doesn’t exist cannot be threatened. This goes for democracy as well. Without “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches” (4th Amendment to the Constitution of the USA) democracy has no foundation and cannot stand. The democratic freedoms and rights are prerequisites for democracy. No freedoms, no democracy. That’s as basic as it gets. If we can’t speak freely, in private without government agencies listening to what we say, all talk of democracy is a “mockeracy.”

“If the USA is a democracy, whores are love advisors.” DA

Unreasonable searches means searching without reason, that is to say, without suspicion of crime. Poitras knew about the surveillance of the government/NSA at least as early as 2012 when she interviewed and made a short documentary about William Binney, who worked for 23 years as a technical leader at NSA. He spoke of the Stellar Wind project which mines communications of e-mail correspondence, telephone conversations, financial transactions and internet activity of ALL American citizens. Snowden provided the physical evidence backing Binney’s claims. Where is the privacy or democracy that Poitras warns us about?

“If the USA is a democracy, wolves are vegetarians.” DA

Even before Binney, Thomas Tamm, in The NYT in 2008, exposed Stellar Wind as part of the President’s Surveillance Program. Bush crowned the program with official approval shortly after September 2001 and then expanded and refined the info-gathering apparatus. So has Obama. Before Tamm, in 2005, the NSA warrantless surveillance controversy caused major waves and rocked the yachts in the harbor of the judicial community. And now in 2015 Laura Poitras discovers that our non-existent privacy—and democracy—is threatened.

Has anyone seen my sanity. It was here a few minutes ago. I think. Oh well, anyone who finds it can keep it, if they can explain why the USA should be considered a democracy.

“If the USA is a democracy, torture is the preferred treatment of all prisoners.” DA
“If the USA is a democracy, politicians never lie.” DA
“If the USA is a democracy, the Mafia is a charity organization.” DA
“If the USA is a democracy, a woman in Nigeria is going to give me her dead husband’s millions.” DA
“If the USA is a democracy, L. Poitras is the illegitimate child of B. Obama.” DA

* DA stands for Dartwill Aquila whose sanity is also threatened.






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  1. Anonymous / Mar 1 2015 2:00 am

    As ever you have hit the nail on the proverbial head!
    God help us!

    • camelien / Mar 1 2015 1:58 pm

      Amen, “Anon…;” and Fantelius, your metaphors reflecting current ‘non-existent democracy & privacy’ are phenomenally & astutely “bang on!” How do those political and oligarchical folk creating ‘hell on Earth’ for the masses sleep at night? Rhetorical; they mustn’t have a conscience, yes?

      • Fantelius / Mar 1 2015 2:33 pm

        People without conscience = psychopaths. Yes, they are psychopaths.

        • camelien / Mar 1 2015 10:45 pm

          Sane “second opinion!” hehe, shhh!
          If I don’t laugh at their folly, I’ll up-chuck my guts.

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