Friday, April 19

Even Hollywood Understands Privatization

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"War, Inc.": John Cusack's New Film Satirizes the Corruption, Profiteering and Hubris Behind the Iraq WarI know it’s Hollywood and all, but I just wanted to share that John Cusack (“War, Inc.”) is my “American Idol” de jour as I admire his candid opinion on the degeneration of our collective civic priorities in an interview with Juan Gonzalez for Democracy Now (excerpted below):
JOHN CUSACK: …You know, when we hear these words like “privatization,” you know, what does that mean? … [I}t meant outsourcing what you would imagine to be the very core functions of government and the very thing that makes you a state, to turn that into a for-profit business. And we’ve gone so far down the rabbit hole now. So it’s strange and savage times.
TRANSCRIPT FROM “WAR, INC.”
BRAND HA– USER: I like [fill in the blank verb]people as much as the next guy, but I signed up to [fill in the blank verb]the bad ones. Health clinics, trade unionists, journalists, agricultural co-ops, Catholic liberation theologians, impoverished Colombian coffee farmers—these are the barbarians, the depraved opponents of civilization? We turn [fill in the blank neighborhood or nation]into a … graveyard. Whoever momentarily interrupts the accumulation of our wealth, we pulverize. I’m just not feeling good about that anymore, sir.

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