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  •  You can find this in a book just out (10+ / 0-)

    "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt" by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco

    This is a brilliant, historically informed, first person observation and analysis.
    The partnership of Hedges and Sacco works beautifully to describe and portray the disintegration of the US, as it shovels more and more Americans into third world, even slave status.
    Chris Hedges is a visionary who has seen through the corporate veil of congress, the White House and the justice system. If America is to survive to continue serving the nobler, democratic, freedom visions of the founding fathers, he is one of the few who see and speak about the way.
    In my interview with Chris Hedges, on my radio show, about this book, he told me that he does have some hope, that even semi-pro boxers, like he was, 30 years ago, sometimes defeat ringer pros, and even average citizens can sometimes achieve victory over the biggest corporate opposition.
    •  Try "Aftermath" by Nir Rosen. (0+ / 0-)

      Simply the worst-edited book in human history. A trial to plow through. Virtually unreadable, even to know the basics of who/what/where/when for the events of the book as they flow over the textual flow.

      Reading notes are essential. Same for more maps than the book provides.

      But that is Iraq during the war.

      A perfect mirror -- as perfect as we will get, ever, for what happened there.

      How America destroyed a society and its civilization and replaced everything with barbarity. Unintentionally. Really, casually. Apparently "professionally" in the way that the American military views warfare.

      A.k.a., "mindlessly." With no design.

      A match to "Bloods" from Wallace Terry.

      I recommend "Aftermath" as nothing else, excepting "Bloods." Expect to pay one helluva price in extra work and re-reading and building character profiles/dictionary.

      The story of this book is what we have become. What we do to the world.

      The fpers/MB today have Nick Turse's "The Real American War in Vietnam." It documents a similar savagery. How Vietnam wasn't even "professional." 2,600,000 dead in that war.

      I have not read it. It's new.

      "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012 "Have you left no sense of decency, sir, at long last?" Army/McCarthy 1954

      by bontemps2012 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 06:39:23 AM PST

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