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Telling stories can be truthful.

Posted by Jesse on January 31, 2009

this video reminded me of this post by heather macintosh:

“fiction and non-fiction are only different techniques of story telling. for reasons i don’t really understand, fiction dances out of me….and non-fiction is wrenched out by the aching broken word i wake up to every morning.”…

“the theme of much of what i write, fiction as well as non-fiction, is the relationship between power and powerlessness, and the endless circular conflict we’re engaged in”

`arundhati roy

here’s the playlist for the documentary:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=A6C7477A824CC094

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Blues for WED Jan 28, 2009

Posted by Jesse on January 28, 2009

Harry ManxOnly Then [Wise and Otherwise, 2002]

(Couldn’t Find Youtube for Only Then, here’s another)

Jewel – Who Will Save Your Soul

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PoliticalCartel.com needs your input!!!

Posted by Jesse on May 20, 2008

see my updated post on the subject of discrimination here……

actually they seem to get a good number of views, and some posts have many comments.
i have been peppering them with comments though. i’d love to see more input from various people on the subjects and water down some of my own writing. i don’t like to hear the sound of my own voice too often you know!!

but i thought i’d staple my last few comments from kcross’s Let us in! posting.
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lifting sanctions might help!!
U.S. SANCTIONS AGAINST BURMA
http://www.cato.org/pubs/trade/tpa-001.html

Salvation by Starvation
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig7/singleton-a2.html

besides…..
everyone knows the american military has far superior morals than ex-burma’s
of course they won’t let us in!! it would no dount become a place of peace and trade!!

http://www.house.gov/paul/congrec/congrec2005/cr120705.htm
December 7, 2005
“A policy that endorses peace over war, trade over sanctions, courtesy over arrogance, and liberty over coercion is in the tradition of the American Constitution and American idealism. It deserves consideration.”

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what’s ironic too is that the numbers cited above regarding displaced and dead are in similar comparison to the tragedy in Iraq. And although some are calling for immediate action to take root in Myanmar, the excuse in Iraq is that the situation could get worse if any immediate action is taken…..hmmm…..
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http://www.ericmargolis.com/
interestingly, eric margolis brings up the china connection with reference to the situation in Burma.

(if anyone has been watching the news you have no doubt heard the negative coverage of china, often in parallel with russia. my first thought is NATO)

anyhow, margolis continues :
“This is the kind of operation that America’s armed forces should be doing instead of bombing tribesmen in Afghanistan and Somalia.

However, the Pentagon would very much like to oust Chinese influence from Burma. So would India, China’s Asian rival. The disaster in Burma offers an interesting opportunity to begin loosening the junta’s hold on power and asserting Western influence in a strategic, potentially resource-rich nation that has been in self-isolation from the world since the 1960’s.”

ah yes, gotta love the state…..
http://www.mises.org/store/State-The-P285.aspx?AFID=14
And then he went on to define the state, or government, as “the organization of the political means,” i.e., the regularization, legitimation, and permanent establishment of the political means for the acquisition of wealth.

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