"The wealthy, not only by private fraud but also by common laws, do every day pluck and snatch away from the people some part of their daily living. Therefore, when I consider and weigh in my mind these commonwealths which nowadays do flourish, I perceive nothing but a certain conspiracy of rich men in procuring their own commodities under the name and authority of the commonwealth.

They invent and devise all means and crafts, first how to keep safely without fear of losing that which they have unjustly gathered together, and next how to hire and abuse the work and labor of the people for as little money and effort as possible."

Thomas More, Utopia

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Not Fit To Print

Recently, Edward S. Herman and David Peterson penned a brief essay outlining the latest UN resolution (essentially authored by the US) which denies Iran the means (thus the right) of defending itself from the depredations of aggressor nations, in this instance the US, UK, and Israel—not only the resolution’s chief sponsors but, paradoxically, the only nations that have launched attacks and maintain occupations in the Mid-East region. Not coincidentally, these three nations also threaten Iran with destruction.

What makes the Herman/Peterson essay remarkable, however, are not necessarily its contents which merely retraces some of the steps leading to the present “crisis”, but the peculiar reactions to it among newspaper editors across the nation. You see Herman and Peterson can’t seem to get it published anywhere in the mainstream.

Although they have submitted this piece to editors at all of the mainline newspapers for space on their op-ed pages, none to date have deemed it worthy of further dissemination. This circumstance is most curious given the fact that Herman and Peterson’s voices were among the most prescient detractors during the lead-up to the criminal assault on Iraq. This during a period, I remind you, when the corporate mainstream media served as a bullhorn for the Team Bush fabrications of the Iraqi “threat” to the US—indeed the world. One would think given the mainstream media’s appalling performance four years ago that it would leap at the opportunity to present the warnings of those who got it right back then, but such is not to be for it seems that some things are just not fit to print.


Anonymous said...

Read your latest post in regards to the tragedy in Virgina. SCC calls you a "softball," but in fact he is the goof.

I think the popularity of his blog has gone to his head and he believes his way is the only way. He states liberals will use these killings to promote their agenda when he and other conservatives are the true culprits. Naw, he has ;post it, in this case anyway.

What's that saying? "Absolute power corrupts, absolutely?


Anonymous said...


Went back to SCC today and saw where he censored you. I only visit the site once every few days or so and only went back today to see what he did to you. He's a jerk and I'll go back there even less. What's the point? No matter what you say to those knee jerk neo-cons they'll never admit the Commander-in-Chief is any less than a god.

stay safe,

Coldtype said...

I'm sure it doesn't suprise you in the slightest that those pussies censored me Lefty, it certainly didn't suprise me. I'm going to post on it today in fact. Stay tuned.