THE ABSURD TIMES — STILL

Fact, The Arab World

Posted in Uncategorized by @honestcharlie on August 12, 2016

THE END OF FACT, PART 2

BY

ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER V

This is a before and after photo of Aleppo, not Hiroshima, courtesy of “Regime Change” foreign policy.

After the whelming response to part one, Art asked my to deal with part to to further explain what is meant by the end of fact. Above is a photo revealing fact. What we are told, and most people believe, is that it was done in the cause of Democracy. That is not fact.

How can we explain further why fact no longer exists? Let us try television. There are numerous “Reality Shows,” and Donald Trump was the star of one of them. It seems he still is. At least he gives every indication of thinking his actions and words are real.

One so-called reality show is “naked and afraid”. I watched a part of one edition, assuming the rest were the same (and I’m assured the genre is consistent) but found difficult to believe that such activity was a part of reality, that it depicted reality. We are to assume, I assume, that people regularly take off all their clothing and walk amongst alligators and snakes, on purpose. Happens every day.

Well, perhaps Facebook is a better example of what reality is. I had always thought that one is very fortunate to find a handful of friends in real life (if there is such a thing). The last I heard, there is a limit of 5,000 “friends” one can have on that platform. Obviously, “Friends” must mean something else. I am not prepared to hazard a guess as to what.

Obama is the founder of ISIS. “I was being sarcastic,” says the reality star. So, what has he said that is NOT sarcastic?

“You will never find out,” he replies.

I really can not continue this. Sorry Art.

This Sunday, the New Your Times Magazine will feature an entire edition about the “Arab World,” whatever that really is. Here is an introduction:

TOPICS

· Iraq

· Syria

· Middle East

· Libya

· Islamic State

· Yemen

· War on Terror

GUESTS

SCOTT ANDERSON

contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, author of The New York Times Magazine feature piece, “Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart.”

LINKS

· “Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart” (NYT Magazine)

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As conflicts from Iraq to Syria have forced a record 60 million people around the world to flee their homes and become refugees, we speak with Scott Anderson about his in-depth new report, “Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart.” Occupying the entire print edition of this week’s New York Times Magazine, it examines what has happened in the region in the past 13 years since the the U.S. invaded Iraq through the eyes of six characters in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan. Anderson is also author of the book, “Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East.”

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  1. Barry Wright said, on August 12, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Good stuff.

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