• Oliver Stone Endorses We Meant Well

    July 3, 2014

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    Film Director Oliver Stone (Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street, Untold History of the United States, W., Nixon, Salvador) endorsed We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People.

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    • pitchfork said...

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      Cool. I hope it helps with sales. Oliver Stone is a true patriot, and dissident. His “Untold History” should be required viewing in high school curriculum. Of course, that won’t EVER happen. Anyway, congrats on his endorsement. Those don’t come along very often.

      07/3/14 11:50 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Who is he casting for your part?

      07/3/14 11:56 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      As OLIVER is the master of the conspiracy genre, he might be interested in the FACEBOOK(F-you) social experiment scandal. Attempting to spread unhappiness is not a crime – it’s FOX NEWS mission statement- but FOX and its ilk do not hide what they are. FACEBOOK(F-you)is more dangerous as no one under 30 watches these “news” channels. F-you knows its audience:

      Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS

      [Redacted Friend's Name]: What? How’d you manage that one?

      Zuck: People just submitted it.

      Zuck: I don’t know why.

      Zuck: They “trust me”

      Zuck: Dumb fucks.

      07/3/14 12:17 PM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...

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      Ed Snowden

      07/3/14 12:28 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      Btw, speaking of Oliver Stone, on a side note, I just watched another foreign independent film that “I” highly recommend, called Madra Cafe.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madras_Cafe

      Although fictional, it’s actually based on the true story of India’s illegal involvement in “maneuvering” political opposition to a populist rebel insurgency in Sri Lanka during the decades long civil war there, using “illegal arms trades” at the behest of hidden multinational corporations who wanted control of the main port in Sri Lanka, as it was key to the distribution of goods into India and points north. However, one of the more interesting aspects of the film, was the main characters part in India’s “intelligence” apparatus and it’s connection to GLOBAL surveillance at the time. Enlightening to say the least.

      Like other independent films I’ve watched lately, the thing I am learning now, is how little Americans are really told of events far away and out of mind. I only post this because Oliver Stone is such a film producer. He fills in the gaps between what we’ve been told, and the truth. Another such movie is “Bilbao”, which is about USG’s support of the genocide in East Timor. I mentioned that one previously.
      Notwithstanding Indonesia itself, which I would love to see a movie made about it. Especially since the Indonesian genocide was..quote”one of the worst mass murders of the 20th century, along with the Soviet purges of the 1930s, the Nazi mass murders during the Second World War, and the Maoist bloodbath of the early 1950s.”unquote

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_genocide

      I bet less than one person in a thousand in America can pinpoint Indonesia on a map..let alone know what happened there. (insert rolling eye smiley here)

      Hmmm, perhaps Mr. Stone will be interested in producing a film based on.. WE MEANT WELL. Sounds like a good idea to me.
      (Notwithstanding The Ghosts of Tom Joad!) :)

      07/3/14 12:42 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      quote”Who is he casting for your part?”unquote

      Damn Rich, you beat me to it, while I was typing bla bla bla. :)

      07/3/14 12:44 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      Damn Peter. Now I KNOW Mr. Stone should produce We Meant Well….

      Just read this at the Dissenter. Fuck.
      quote” I took a quick look inside and saw the fan spray of blood and brain on the wall, already being washed off by the Bangladeshi contractor cleaning crew KBR had brought to Iraq for the war. The bleach solution they used was smearing more than cleaning, and the Bangladeshis had little stomach to wring out the mop heads all that often. Blood like this smells coppery. Even if you’d never smelled pooled blood before, you didn’t have to learn what it was, you already knew something was wrong in this place, this trailer, this Iraq.”

      No wonder the Bangladeshis had little stomach.. they’ve seen enough them selves..

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh

      sheezushchrist, the older I get and the more I learn..I’ve come to the conclusion that some humans on this planet really arn’t human.

      Peter, I REALLY do think your book needs to be made into a film.

      07/3/14 1:00 PM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...

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      These things get out of sync once in awhile Pitch. I’ll be running that same article you cite from The Dissenter here over the July 4 weekend.

      If anyone wants to know in as few words as possible how I went from a steadfast State Dept drone to whatever the hell I am now, that article kind of does it. You can’t see that– fucking smell that– and ever not forever see and smell it.

      07/3/14 1:08 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      quote”These things get out of sync once in awhile Pitch.”unquote

      I understand. Your blog is #1, and the Dissenter is #2 on my usual morning blog rounds. And some of your articles are posted there first. Unfortunately, as you know, Kevin banned me, so I can’t comment there. However, your post there this morning hit home immediately and so I came back here to vent my..well, let’s just call it my “outrage”. Sorry I pre-empted your posting it here.
      But I do mean it. We Meant Well needs to be made into a documentary film. It might even make Bush/Cheney cringe..but I doubt it. Chromosomally aberrant pond scum have no feelings.

      07/3/14 2:09 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      Wow. Speaking of the Chromosomally aberrant pond scum Cheney…

      http://www.chris-floyd.com/

      Floyd amazes me. I wish I had his vocabulary and literary expertise. Yours too Peter. Unfortunately, I’m of the street variety. Hence..fuck Cheney.

      07/3/14 2:18 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      ps..I commented at Floyds site to his final note..

      quote”But wouldn’t it be great if one of our highly-placed courtiers grew a conscience when they were still in power, when a revelation or
      resignation would have some actual effect?”unquote

      I thought about it, and remembered the DOJ revolt against Bush’s lackys trying to get Ashcroft to sign off on Bush/Cheney/Hayden’s illegal wiretap program. I found this. Interesting tell on the NSA’s admission of going outside of FISA..which goes on to this day…

      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/cheney/themes/rebellion.html

      God I love the net. But it’s a no brainer why the FCC/PTB wants to censor the net.

      07/3/14 3:23 PM | Comment Link

    • Lisa said...

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      Pitch says,

      “I’ve come to the conclusion that some humans on this planet really aren’t human.”

      I just came across the words of the Boku Harum leader, Abubakar Shekau, after his group’s abduction of the Nigerian schoolgirls:

      “There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell.”

      We create Gods in our image — vengeful gods. In India, women are sentenced to rape as punishment for transgressions by family members. The brutality in our world knows no end, superseded perhaps only by our stupidity and greed.

      To be a mensch takes some effort.

      07/3/14 5:16 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      quote“There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell.”unquote

      While I believe everyone has a right to believe what they want to believe in, in this case I “believe” this is a perfect example of believing an act of evil is sanctioned by a God, which in essence is un-mittigated bullshit spouted by a murdering barbarian. Goodness does not sanction evil. That is impossible. Therefore, he is a lying sack of shit as well. Of course..you knew that. I just needed to vent my hatred of wretched, vulgar little maggots like him.

      There..I feel better.

      bartender..set em up. On me. Here’s a toast to Allah. IF indeed he sanctions evil as this maggot says, may he one day face the fact he is a fraud a liar, and a thief of souls. Unfortunately, there is no saving his. He already signed it away.

      07/3/14 7:44 PM | Comment Link

    • Lisa said...

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      Pitch says,

      “Goodness does not sanction evil. That is impossible.”

      …inasmuch as we set up the opposition, that is true. But you make the presumption that god is good. If so, whose god? Is s/he good to everyone, or only true believers? We generally take it that we shouldn’t be cruel to innocents, but who is an innocent? Humans used to sacrifice people and animals, and the sacrificial lamb was an innocent.

      The rabbit hole continues …

      Humans are perhaps the most aberrant animals, and Anais Nin wrote, We see people and things not as they are, but as we are.

      07/3/14 10:53 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      quote”The brutality in our world knows no end, superseded perhaps only by our stupidity and greed.”unquote

      Hence Revelations.

      07/3/14 10:57 PM | Comment Link

    • Lisa said...

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      addendum:

      I just thought the Wall St. language of that thug was ironic. We all sell ourselves, and each other, to one degree or another — we just don’t like to admit it.

      “There is a market for selling humans.” A-yup. Mr. Boku is gross because he says it.

      07/3/14 10:58 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      Lisa said…

      quote”…inasmuch as we set up the opposition, that is true. But you make the presumption that god is good. If so, whose god?”unquote

      Mine.

      07/3/14 11:01 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      Lisa..I have a proposition for you.

      If there was no goodness in humanity, then why do we struggle to maintain it?

      07/3/14 11:03 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      quote”I just thought the Wall St. language of that thug was ironic.”unquote

      Holy moly, shades of the “getting it” virus spread
      as fast as the ebola. 2014 observation on the face of planet earth.

      07/3/14 11:14 PM | Comment Link

    • Lisa said...

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      Pitch asks,

      “If there was no goodness in humanity, then why do we struggle to maintain it?”

      I never said there was “no goodness” in man. MLK wrote, “There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.”

      If you can tell me who struggles to maintain it (“goodness”) — absolutely — then I’m on board. Mostly, I think folks are out for their better interests, and there are few true altruists.

      Cynic or realist?

      07/3/14 11:22 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      07/4/14 11:20 AM | Comment Link

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