The CIA’s Involvement in Indonesia & the Assassinations of JFK and Dag Hammarskjold
With INTRO and ANALYSIS by Wayne Northey
In the “City of God,” St. Augustine tells the story of a pirate captured by Alexander the Great. The Emperor angrily demanded of him, “How dare you molest the seas?” To which the pirate replied, “How dare you molest the whole world? Because I do it with a small boat, I am called a pirate and a thief. You, with a great navy, molest the world and are called an emperor.” St. Augustine thought the pirate’s answer was “elegant and excellent.”
Noam Chomsky wrote a book, Pirates and Emperors, Old and New: International Terrorism in the Real World based on that story.
It is a truism that today’s Emperor is the President of the United States; that the US ruthlessly pursues empire throughout the entire world to remain the most powerful and richest nation on the planet; that it does whatever it takes, from assassinations the world over to instigations of genocide, to pursue those goals; that pervasive cultural “American Exceptionalism” utterly blinds the vast majority of Americans to that reality. René Girard says this kind of worldwide “scapegoat/victimage mechanism” works only as long as (in this case) Americans remain blind to the horror of their worldwide brutal exploits.
This is the job of prophets from time immemorial. Below you will read about yet one more instance of that American horror story, with a link to the original article.