The list

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I’ve read quite a few of these. But first, people, please: Shake your heads, get rid of the cobwebs. There’s no “Osama,” he wasn’t killed, there was no library. They just make this shit up. The question is, why?

My first thought, given the range of work covered here, that some are thrown in for believability sake – some of the Arab titles, Bob Woodward, hardly a threat to anyone in power. But the intended audience is English-speaking, and the message appears to me to be sinister. This is after all, CIA, our mind masters, our Murder, Inc., the people who wander the landscape killing off people who might disrupt the orderly flow of lies. They are thought police, Gestapo, image masters, a lie factory, and the murderer of presidents. (Their Motto: No Person, No Problem.)

What’s the point of the list? Scorcisi’s Last Temptation of Christ was going nowhere until Christians picketed it. He might have hired them. Putting these books on the list draws attention when our dreamweavers would much rather the norm, that people just don’t know about these books.

But then, this is The United States. People don’t read.

OK, I’m confused. It will clear up over time, I hope. But now, I merely pose the question: WTF?

Also, why is Chomsky still alive anyway?

10 thoughts on “The list

        1. You’re making huge blunders here. One, you assume I’ve read all of that stuff. I’ve read six of them. Two, you’re assuming that’s all I read. I’ve read hundreds of books swede. As far as I can tell, you’ve not read any. That’s just fact.

          You’re also assuming that this really is a library of books in Osama’s possession. I ask again, is there ever a time when you are not easily fooled? You buy every silly story that comes down the pipe!

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      1. Two sides indeed.

        “One of the most persistent themes in Noam Chomsky’s work has been class warfare. The iconic MIT linguist and left-wing activist frequently has lashed out against the “massive use of tax havens to shift the burden to the general population and away from the rich,” and criticized the concentration of wealth in “trusts” by the wealthiest 1%. He says the U.S. tax code is rigged with “complicated devices for ensuring that the poor — like 80% of the population — pay off the rich.”
        But trusts can’t be all bad. After all, Chomsky, with a net worth north of US$2-million, decided to create one for himself. A few years back he went to Boston’s venerable white-shoe law firm, Palmer and Dodge, and, with the help of a tax attorney specializing in “income-tax planning,” set up an irrevocable trust to protect his assets from Uncle Sam. He named his tax attorney (every socialist radical needs one!) and a daughter as trustees. To the Diane Chomsky Irrevocable Trust (named for another daughter) he has assigned the copyright of several of his books, including multiple international editions.
        Chomsky favours massive income redistribution — just not the redistribution of his income. No reason to let radical politics get in the way of sound estate planning.
        When I challenged Chomsky about his trust, he suddenly started to sound very bourgeois: “I don’t apologize for putting aside money for my children and grandchildren,” he wrote in one e-mail. Chomsky offered no explanation for why he condemns others who are equally proud of their provision for their children and who try to protect their assets from Uncle Sam. (However, Chomsky did say that his tax shelter is OK because he and his family are “trying to help suffering people.”)”

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        1. Er, uh, Swede, whoosh!

          And anyway, why do you expect others to read long passages you put up when you don’t read what others write?

          And don’t you feel just a little hypocritical being so critical of someone you’ve not read?

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