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John Cusack: Outsourced Warfare Represents a 'Radical Dangerous, Disgusting Ideology'

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posted on May, 19 2008 @ 10:06 AM
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John Cusack: Outsourced Warfare Represents a 'Radical Dangerous, Disgusting Ideology'


www.alternet.org

So I think it's really about the entire system and that entire ideology. There seems to be these companies that helped create a new market by creating a war, and then they bar the competitors from entering into the clean up. In the meantime, they've privatized the entire country, which is basically strip mining it. Basically, it's a land-grab. So not only are we looking at a murder scene, but it's the scene of an armed robbery.

And that's the version of democracy ... the version of a free market that we're not only supposed to worship, but into which we're also supposed to keep feeding bodies. We have to kill to feed this kind of twisted version of their free market. And [American political leaders] seem entirely unconcerned that Halliburton and Bechtel -- and Parsons and KPMG and Blackwater and the rest -- are kind of madly gorging off of this protectionist racket.

(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on May, 19 2008 @ 10:06 AM
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Boy, is this guy quickly becoming a hero of mine. He has been lashing out publically on issues that are plaguing and destroying us as a nation, that no one in the MSM or even POLITICALLY (save for Ron Paul) will touch with a ten-foot pole.

PRIVATIZATION and CORPORATIZATION of WAR:

THIS is why we are continually drawn and forced into these endless conflicts and battles that are killing our men and devastating other countries. The CORPORATIONS are running our government , the media and our military! Killing and bombing and rebuilding has become the ultimate wealth generating machine! And they hide it all behind a propagandistic, brainwashing mouthpiece Mainstream media which shouts themes at unsuspecting populaces such as "freedom" and "liberation", when in actuality they are LOOTING and PLUNDERING!

We need more high profile people like this WHO GET IT to paint the spotlight on this sickening GREED SYSTEM, which is destroying this nation, and causing so much suffering world wide.



And what I think what this neo-conservative movement is, is a way to sort of re-make the world. And it's a radical, fundamentalist attempt to re-make the world. It's a reverse New Deal. Where the New Deal used public money to lift up the citizenry and build stability across the world, this thing is a way to cripple governments from doing any of that -- it's a radical, dangerous, disgusting ideology.

We need to lay siege to empire with everything we've got. You know? Deprive it of oxygen, shame it, mock it, tell our own stories. This corporatist revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they're selling ... their ideas, their wars, their notion of inevitability.





www.alternet.org
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 19-5-2008 by DimensionalDetective]



posted on May, 19 2008 @ 10:31 AM
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Shout out to the John Cusack. The highest honour a counter-culture author can receive is to have John Cusack read some of your work on camera or narrate a documentary about you after you're dead. Just ask Hunter S. Thompson or Philip K. Dick.



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 10:00 AM
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Awesome! Can't wait to see the movie, especially if it's anything like Grosse Point Blank was!!

John Cusack is right up there with Jesse Ventura, Ron Paul, Charlie Sheen and Rosie


GOOOOO Celebrities!



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 12:36 PM
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Me too MrDstrbr! It's on my to-do list this weekend...We should post up our reviews on it after seeing it. From all accounts, even though it's done in satirical fashion, it's supposed to send a pretty powerful message, and much of the plot centers around things that are REALLY occurring with our gov, military, and the corps who are pulling their strings...



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 01:01 PM
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Cusack: And this notion of privatizing the Army should be the last line of defense.

As Naomi points out so brutally in her book, this ideology is a triple whammy, because there's supposed to be Republicans who believe in restrained government and individual liberties ... you know, libertarians who want to get the government off our back -- the frontier libertarian cowboys. But then anytime they can expand the reach of the state and scarf up public money and violate individual privacy, they'll do it. They'd do anything as long as there's profit in it. So they don't even adhere to their own principles. To even call them ideologues is wrong -- they're crooks, not ideologues.

All these guys are socialists on the way down. Like when it's a # up, they always take the state's money -- they're always happy for a bail-out, and then they hand the bill to the rest of us. When they finish gorging off the state like welfare freaks, then they embrace socialism.

Holland: Well, we're seeing this with Bear Stearns and the housing crisis, as well. It's socialism for the top two percent. # you for all the rest.

Cusack: Yeah, the hypocrisy and the lies around it are so massive it just makes your eyes start to water. You know, the movie is not a partisan movie. It's not Democrat or Republican.


Beautiful.

And thru it all, take that last line with you when you go to the voting booth in November. That should be the only guideline for your voting...

You can find which of your representatives are primed for the boot this year at The "Kick Them All Out" Project



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 01:11 PM
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Wouldn't it be cool if we could get John Cusack on ATS?



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 01:17 PM
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Oh man-That would be INCREDIBLE.

Springer? SkepticOverlord? You guys out there? haha

An interview with Cusack just unloading on the corrupted MSM, the War Profiteering racket, and the corporatization of the gov would be OFF THE HOOK.

Plus, it could be extra PR to get folks to go see War Inc.!

I wonder if the admin could pull it off?



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 01:25 PM
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Figured you'd like that one D.D.


Since it's your thread I'll leave it to you to propose it to the staff



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 01:31 PM
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OMG Am I the only one who has not been to a movie theatre in YEARS??

War Inc ? Well I am so tempted now to see this movie...



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 01:52 PM
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URL in case link doesn't work, again: www.firstshowing.net...

I like that....

WHEN IT COMES TO WAR, AMERICA MEANS BUSINESS

"I wouldn't call that an attack... Technically that's a bombing."

EDIT Bah, hope the link worked. Movie looks good.

[edit on 20-5-2008 by LostNemesis]



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 02:01 PM
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Ill be there. I never really liked his movies because they were all romances and Im not into that kind of thing but I will go see this. Im glad there are some people who have a voice to have the cajones to stand up and tell it how it really is and not like mark cuban who paints our soldiers out to be unrelenting killers and rapists like in his movie. Put the blame where it belongs and not on our soldiers thats what Im talking about.



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 02:10 PM
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John Cusack has always been one of my favorite actors.

That being said, he should stick to acting.



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 03:14 PM
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John Cusack was on "real time" with Bill Maher about 2 months ago and the show was amazing. I recently found the clip of him talking on youtube. He makes some pretty profound statements.



You can also see the "War, Inc." movie trailor here:
www.firstshowing.net...

-ChriS



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 03:48 PM
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Interesting clip-Thanks for posting that BlasteR.

I'm suprised that Cusack didn't make reference to MSM censorship and brainwashing when Bill asked him why most americans are unaware that these things are even taking place. I know he has been particularly scathing in his recent interviews with the whole Corpomedia propaganda machine...



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 07:50 PM
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While I love John Cusack and believe that he has every right to speak out on these matters, I honestly hate the fact that his opinion matters while I am viewed as a conspiracy theorist who needs to pull her head out rectal storage. On the one hand, I hope that Cusack can make a difference. On the other, I'm annoyed that an actor gets more credibility in our society than professors, and even some lawyers!

When does the opinion of the people start to matter?



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 08:29 PM
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Originally posted by scarlett1125
When does the opinion of the people start to matter?


Sadly it doesn't.

Unfortunately, credibility is based on celebrity or how hot you look. Which means if you are a hot looking celebrity then whatever you say must be the gospel.

I'm sure if John Cusack said that #hit pie would save the world there'd be plenty of people in line for it. As for Bill Maher, he's a narcissistic a##clown! It's not often that I am driven to such statements but if the shoe fits....

There are people right here on this board that are much better qualified and worthy of attention than John Cusack. It's actually amazing to have so many intelligent, educated, worldly and insightful people in one place. I recommend we all look within more often.

Sorry if I got off subject a little there.



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 08:53 PM
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and thats reality...this is great that John Cusack is speaking out. Remember that those of us privy to a higher understanding than others also do not appeal to the mass group think. Group think causes their brains to shut your message out. John Cusack is using his celebrity appeal as a tactic...he was put here for a reason...and so are you. So get out there and spread the message in new ways. Obviously the way we go about spreading information to the automata, is non-efficient.
We need a powerful movement. We can use the mind sciences that the neo-cons use on the masses to our advantage. Think about it...

start incorporating conspiracy theories in a funny way...joke about it in a creative way to get a person thinking.

Print fliers of important information and spread them around at schools and college campuses.

If you happen to be a dr, professor, lawyer, et c speak at a university or high school and let them know some truth..in an original way.

We need to get the majority of people to conquer their fears...not only of terrorism either.

I feel that as a person with a firm grasp on the ''big picture'' that it is my duty to subtly educate and provoke thoughts about true freedom on everyone I meet or talk to, in some way. Im not saying I know everything, but I do know we can't wait for change. We have to make it happen, and its not as easy or entertaining as shopping malls, but you can make your life however you want it to be. You can make the most difference, by first making a change within yourself...



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 09:04 PM
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okay this has nothing to do with John Cusack..although by the sound of it he would probably like these guys...so while you contemplate the meaning of this thread listen to this



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 10:58 PM
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Originally posted by scarlett1125
While I love John Cusack and believe that he has every right to speak out on these matters, I honestly hate the fact that his opinion matters while I am viewed as a conspiracy theorist who needs to pull her head out rectal storage. On the one hand, I hope that Cusack can make a difference. On the other, I'm annoyed that an actor gets more credibility in our society than professors, and even some lawyers!

When does the opinion of the people start to matter?


Honestly, opinion does matter. Cusack just happens to be a popular celebrity who has an audience to talk to who will listen. Not everyone has such an audience of people ready and willing to listen to what the man has to say. The only reason he was even on real time with Bill Maher is because of his movie and the only reason he's in the movie is because he's an actor. That doesn't necessarily mean by default that his opinion is somehow more valid than yours. But when he talked on the show people were pretty astounded at what he was talking about and with all of this going on in the world people were willing to shut up for a minute and listen to what he had to say. That is becoming a rare thing these days.

-ChriS

[edit on 20-5-2008 by BlasteR]



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