The urge to dominate one’s tribe is a deep primitive impulse hardwired into our evolutionary programming. When it’s inflated onto a global scale that isn’t kept in check by a natural capacity for empathy, it creates a dynamic where sociopaths try to control the world. In a system where money both (A) translates directly into political power and (B) rewards the sociopath’s ability to do anything to get ahead, this is a very attainable goal.
the two countries since the 2015 nuclear deal. The US, Israel and their allies plan on squeezing Iran like a python until it succumbs to the blob of…een the two countries has increased steadily between the two countries since the 2015 nuclear deal. The US, Israel and their allies plan on squeezing Iran like a python until it succumbs to the blob of the western empire, likely with the aid of a CIA-backed insurgency.
I would suggest that it is this underlying devotion to the plight of mankind which allowed Robert Parry to become Robert Parry. It wasn’t his connections, his political opinions, his ideas, or even his raw talent; it was the fact that he cared so much. The fact that he couldn’t dissociate himself from the horrors of this world, the evil things humans are doing to one another and the omnicidal trajectory we appear to be headed along. He saw it all, he felt it all, and he let it move him.
…ch play, much less than this guy) is well-covered, while Mr. Caughman’s is not so well covered, and some some Syrian/Iraqi/Libyan child who suffers a horrible, screaming death from a US bomb will NEVER be covered, even if they were handed the footage.
And no matter how determined I had been all those years ago to put my grief away, it was here now, a wall of pain so pure and unflinchingly raw, I was shocked to discover that something so huge could fit in the frail confines of a human being.