As I sip my breve here in the '10 Speed Coffee Shop ' up here in the Hood River Heights, I ponder the nature of life, the universe, and everything. I'm Reading "A Beginners Guide to Constructing the Universe" A recommended read for anyone who cares (dares) to ponder such things.
On the smaller scale, this is Sep 11, the anniversary of the destruction of the WTC towers. On this note, I would like to mention another book I have recently finished, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins. Anyone who wishes a more comprehensive understanding of September 11 or of foreign policy in general would do well to read this book.
It is an insider 'tell all' book on international trade and extortion, and if you wish to understand the news behind the news, the information contained is critical and hard to find. For those among us who are a bit paranoid that the corporo-kleptocracy is watching, buy it cash at a bookstore. Wear a big hat.
John Perkins was instrumental in brokering the post oil embargo Saudi Development Deal with the House Of Saud, as well as many, many other economic development programs around the world. The importance of his insight and experience to understanding recent and current events is on a par with that of Robert S. McNamera. Read it.
If you haven't already, see The Fog of War: Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara .
Then take out your copy of "Fahrenheit 911" and burn it.
Michael Moore is exactly the type of self agrandizing greedy bastard that he likes to make his mocumentaries about. He distorts and makes a grotesque mockery of important questions for cold, hard cash. You don't see him donating the proceeds to his movies to the Flint town Hall, now do you? His assumption that the audience will see him as a benevolent hero is a vulgar insult to our intelligence, a profanity of arrogance.
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.