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  • Redeployment - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    in place before boots catch dirt and there will be no hero s welcome for those who see the battlefield as a welcome escape from the unemployment line at home The enemy is a slogan A mythological being immortalized in news reports advertisements video games and the latest smart phone app War is an industry the active tentacle of a techno armament complex so ingrained into the roots of American culture it is the prophesized invisible hand It s sold using the same methods as pork bellies politicians and soap At the cessation of the First World War it was said there were two types of Britons Those who fought and those who stayed home and did their best to ignore the atrocities perpetrated in their National interest The hard truth is not much has changed Those who went return to be either forgotten or forced to sanitize the experience for a population distracted with selfies reality television and cult of personality news Yeah he said softly yeah it s crazy I could tell he was searching for the right words to say Look I m going to tell you something Okay I said I respect what you ve been through he said I took a sip of my beer I don t want you to respect what I ve been through I said That confused him What do you want I didn t know We sat and drank beer for a bit I want you to be disgusted I said Okay he said And I said you didn t know that kid So don t pretend like you care Everybody wants to feel like they are some caring person Redeployment examines the war and homecoming from the eyes of officers soldiers morgue detail specialists and civilian development workers Each

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/redeployment/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Resurrection - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    of geopolitical hand holding It consists of a heavy dose of muscle and confidence combined with the willingness to stick to pseudo principles strong and wrong right or fight and a mouth frothing disdain toward the liberal elite privilege of nuance and sober second thought Canadians are simple honest folk so the story goes and the big words coming out of the big mouths living in the posh suburbs of Anglophone Montreal and Toronto s gated communities represent progress about as much as internet teenage suicide Canada is conservative has always been conservative and our wealth and reputation are the fruit of conservatism So drink some Molson beer for Christ s sake and get with the program Canada exists because Canada kicks ass But every now and then an international event happens that stirs the pot of the dueling Canadas like the Boston Marathon bombings which reignited the North America under siege fear that has fuelled the cowboy politics here for more than a decade Harper was appalled by the attack as most empathetic beings were Tragic Yes Shocking Yes Senseless Yes But his outrage extended beyond these obvious reasons While Harper was in London attending the Thatcher funeral and global conservative circle jerk after party his young adversary the new head of the national Liberal party Justin Trudeau son of former PM Pierre Trudeau suggested publicly that we take a moment to consider the root causes of such violent acts Harper was livid He couldn t contain himself nor tolerate any thought of the soft bellied Canada trying to squirm its way into the public mind When you see this type of violent act you do not sit around trying to rationalize it or make excuses for it or figure out its root causes You condemn it categorically and

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/resurrection/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Flesh vs. Drones - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    I can t believe its not butter we want our war sans casualties conflicts fought through computers so as to not get a drop of blood on our soft Palmolive hands The rationale is somewhat altruistic albeit selfish fewer troops will die fewer mothers will cry and the horrors of war will become a thing of the past The US military predicts that in less than 40 years they ll have autonomous drone units that can make all their own decisions completely eliminating the need for human guidance and observance Throughout the first decade of the 21st century citizens and politicians were constantly embroiled in a battle over what was moral what was acceptable and what was necessary Guantanamo Bay rendition flights and torture all served as benchmarks for Westerners to gauge their moral pulse against Each new assault on what we considered to be our humanity deserved to be challenged and inspired fierce debate But when we remove the humans from the equation when war becomes literally inhuman what s left to debate War crimes will become guiltless a mere twisting of knobs Slowly with each OS update innocent casualties will be curbed to an acceptable level The Marine will be replaced by the computer programmer a meek nerd so far from the action as to be absolved completely of its consequences With robots off fighting our wars for us we ll have nothing left to do but quietly sip our lattes and listen to our iPods While somewhere far off in the distance a drone may or may not be dropping 50kg units of hellfire on some yet to be named combatants It s not even post moral it s a Zen algorithm that melts steel This is a strange indicator of our retreat into the virtual when

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/flesh-vs-drones/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Life at the End of Empire - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    addict in denial Heavily hooked on oil consumption and unchecked economic growth our bloated culture of empire trolls the shadowy back alleys of the global marketplace desperately searching for its next hit And with every score the gaping hole of need becomes wider Intrinsically our needs are relatively slight a point Bennett demonstrates with a poignant montage of his idyllic midwestern upbringing Grainy home movie footage reveals the vast whiteness of winter marked by rosy cheeked children sliding headfirst down snow banks Summers are spent swimming in sparkling blue ponds Food is grown in sweeping fields that extend beyond the horizon Bennett is the offspring of an increasingly threatened American breed the kind of people who live a relatively independent rural existence free from the cycle of consumption that plagues larger metropolitan populations But as cities grow and those metropolitan populations spread fewer and fewer Americans are growing up in environments like that of Bennett s childhood An increasingly urban existence severs our connection to the earth the process of living and ultimately ourselves It is from this ever widening disconnect that our sense of false need is born What most of us experience when it comes to addiction is a pattern of continually seeking more of what it is we don t really want and therefore never being fully satisfied Sally Erickson the film s producer told AlterNet And as long as we are never satisfied we continue to seek more while our real needs are never being met It is this definition of addiction that encompasses the Western human experience Our insatiable modern appetites have created a civilization based entirely on consumption of products of resources of space But no matter how much we buy or how large we grow we can never seem to fill the yawning

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/life-at-the-end-of-empire/ (2016-02-09)
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  • #120 Archives - Page 6 of 6 - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    adbusters It takes an infinite amount That s good news for economic growth but bad news for the planet June 10 2015 Looking for Salvation by adbusters The extraordinary journey of ripening towards death that we call life June 9 2015 Debt controls you by adbusters Why do you accept being treated like an inmate June 8 2015 Posts navigation 1 5 6 Based in Vancouver British Columbia Canada Adbusters

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  • Heavy Reader: 1968 - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    most horrific of these at the village of My Lai was the subject of several judicial investigations The interrogation records express in grotesque terms the soldiers perception that they were killing enemies The following extract gives us a flavor A I held my M 16 on them Q Why A Because they might attack Q They were children and babies A Yes Q And they might attack A They might have had a fully loaded grenade on them The mothers might have throwed them at us Q Babies A Yes Q Were the babies in their mothers arms A I guess so Q And the babies moved to attack A I expected at any moment they were about to make a counterbalance Harald Welzer Climate Wars FROM Adbusters 120 Manifesto for World Revolution Part 3 Order this issue Subscribe to Adbusters Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Anarchy at its simplest We are being trained Also In This Magazine What now Only an angry tide of out of control youth can bring the world to its senses August 6 2015 Heavy Reader 1990 Serbia the simple enjoyments of life a can of meat a bit of vodka August 5 2015 A new

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  • How economics became a science - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    of the department J K Galbraith and Nobel prize winners Wassily Leontief and yet to be Kenneth Arrow Albert Hirschman was one of the other two who voted in his favor as recounted by his biographer in a talk in memoriam I recently attended in Boston and which brought the whole Harvard affair to my attention Hirschman a moderate economist left Harvard bitter in 1974 for Princeton and so did Leontief for NYU in 1975 after serving Harvard for 30 years and mentoring such conservative heavyweights like Paul Samuelson and Robert Solow Galbraith retired in 1975 after half a century at Harvard and Arrow departed for the West Coast Bowles denial of tenure and the departure of Leontief Galbraith Hirschmann and Arrow brought an end to the notorious Harvard faculty battles between moderates and conservatives not only over tenures but also University governance and student occupations battles that had brought the department to a stalemate in the early 70s The young radicals did not have the luck of their more established elder supporters They were relegated to universities of lesser prestige radical refuges such as the New School in New York and UMass at Amherst UMass offered Bowles the opportunity to set up an institute and host other ousted young radicals from Harvard Yale and beyond such as Marxists Stephen Resnick and Richard Wolff The American Economic Association judged that there was no political motivation behind the purge of the radicals other than in cases where the FBI was found to be involved The rationale however often used in many faculty decisions to deny the quality of the radicals research was that it was political and not scientific enough Science and objectivity in economics came to be defined through these tenure battles not only as mathematical formalism in this people like Bowles and Gintis excelled but as one of a particular kind based on the so called neo classical assumptions of a world consisting of selfish individuals maximizing their personal gain This pre analytic vision of a world of neo liberal subjects was considered neutral but deviations from it ideologically motivated Neutrality was defended by Milton Friedman s dictum that even if the assumptions were wrong what mattered was empirical verification of the derived propositions of course this did not apply for those who made too radical assumptions But as the higher echelons of the discipline and its prestigious journals were cleansed of radicals disturbing questions and propositions were left untested Few radicals were around to verify the thousands of studies that hammered neo liberal propositions dressed up in obfuscated math impossible to be penetrated by the uninitiated While economics got dominated by neo liberal ideas the farthest to the left coming out in the top journals of the discipline today is to the right of the Democratic Party dissenters ended up founding heterodox schools of lesser influence or move to other disciplines like geography No doubt ex establishment figures like Paul Krugman or Joseph Stiglitz do speak vocally about

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  • Giorgos Kallis, Author at Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Culture Shop Subscribe Donate Close Home Giorgos Kallis How economics became a science April 2 2014 by Giorgos Kallis Tags economics university kick it over paradigm shift Neoclassical Economics meme wars 112 harvard A forgotten episode in the discpline s history reveals how diversity was killed in economics Based in Vancouver British Columbia Canada Adbusters is a not for profit magazine fighting back against the hostile takeover of our psychological

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/author/giorgos-kallis/ (2016-02-09)
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