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1- From Sachs to Kristof to Invisible Children to TED, the fastest growth industry in the US is the White Savior Industrial Complex.
2- The white savior supports brutal policies in the morning, founds charities in the afternoon, and receives awards in the evening.
3- The banality of evil transmutes into the banality of sentimentality. The world is nothing but a problem to be solved by enthusiasm.
4- This world exists simply to satisfy the needs — including, importantly, the sentimental needs— of white people and Oprah.
5- The White Savior Industrial Complex is not about justice. It is about having a big emotional experience that validates privilege.
6- Feverish worry over that awful African warlord. But close to 1.5 million Iraqis died from an American war of choice. Worry about that.
7- I deeply respect American sentimentality, the way one respects a wounded hippo. You must keep an eye on it, for you know it is deadly.
|Bombing of Belgrade|
Remember Billy Clinton’s “love affair” with the under-aged, overweight girl Monica Lewisnky? To detract media’s attention from him enjoying relaxing oval office fellatios, he bombed Serbia into the stone age. Serbs were denounced in the Western media for "massacres" in Sarajevo in 1992, -94, and -95 that UN's investigators later found to have been committed by Bosnian Muslims. Bill Clinton labeled Milosevic, the Serbia’s leader, "a new Hitler," while supporting Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic who was a convicted World War II Nazi war criminal, and Croatian President Franjo Tudjman, who wrote a book (Wastelands of Historical Truth) praising Hitler and advocating genocide.
Truth in the US is an elusive commodity. You won’t find it in on the pages of the New York Times or on Oprah show. But the war in Iraq and the bombing of Serbia are just isolated examples of the unrelenting stream of misinformation, which makes Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, the Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany, turn in his grave with envy. The US Media makes us all part of the American Savior Industrial Complex. If we bomb the hell out of anyone, it's only for their own good.