How much do we citizens want to know? How much “truth” of the matter of just what underpins our comfortable lives can we “handle?” Jack Nicholson’s infamous Colonel Nathan R. Jessep, in the film ‘A Few Good Men,’ lays out what has become in the real world a real doctrine for the Bill O’Reillys and his Scream TV adherents.
The colonel says, “You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall.”
It’s the classic iteration of the “rough,” but not necessarily good men George Orwell invoked when he reportedly said, “We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” But what happens when those rough men get too rough? And what happens when the violence they visit is visited not upon those others, but upon us?
John Grant is a Vietnam War veteran who covers the war and peace beat for This Can’t Be Happening.net, the five-time project Censored awarded web news site. His recent article, ‘The Killer Elite, at Home and Abroad’ is a necessary reflection on, and cautionary reminder of the fate of societies who lionize the rough men on the wall.
John Grant in the first half.
And; while we have our rough men, other nations have theirs; at least nationhood is what the Islamic State is aiming for – or as they would have it, The New Caliphate. Loretta Napoleoni is a best-selling author, columnist, and economist whose long-study of and expertise on terroirsm and its funding is sought by big media players like CNN, the BBC, and Sky News. Loretta’s book titles include: ‘Modern Jihad,’ ‘Terror Inc.,’ ‘Insurgent Iraq,’ ‘Terror Incorporated,’ ‘Rogue Economics,’ ‘Terror and the Economy,’ ‘Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Are Better Capitalists Than We Are,’ and her latest is the best selling ‘Islamist Phoenix.’
Loretta Napoleoni and rising from the ashes of a shattered middle east in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher emeritus and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us news of what’s good to do, and otherwise, in and around our city’s streets, (and beyond there too) in the coming week. But first, John Grant, tracking the Killer Elite.
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