Newest nightmare of the Federal Register: Privatized Environmental Impact Statements! USDA privatized coverup private project pipeline for dangerous GMO freak organisms

Awesome bureaucratic frankenstein nightmare coverups down this fabulous path. Thank you USDA, your great work on GMOs so far – which involves a tiny fraction of the caution found in Europe for example –

Anyway there is now a bypass in the works. The Federal Register is the Washington DC version of "YOU HAVE FORMALLY BEEN WARNED AMERICA" about all the horrible, obscure administrative creations and terrible initiatives to ruin existing regulations.

You usually get like 90 days to complain and then they come and kill your dog - or in this case PRIVATIZE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.

It all goes to contractors now Bro. Have fun with your delish and approved transgenic cornFishVirus thing. This new loophole project was put out April 7th. This is why executive administrative rule-making is so dangerous: it happens even more in the dark than legislation – which is at least a public process.

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Via Cryptogon: USDA Moves to Let Monsanto Perform Its Own Environmental Impact Studies on GMOs // Grist // Tom Philpott:USDA moves to let Monsanto perform its own environmental impact studies on GMOs | Grist

Last August, Federal Judge Jeffrey White issued a stinging rebuke to the USDA for its process on approving new genetically modified seeds. He ruled that the agency's practice of "deregulating" novel seed varieties without first performing an environmental impact study violated the National Environmental Policy Act.

The target of Judge White's ire was the USDA's 2005 approval of Monsanto's Roundup Ready sugar beets, engineered to withstand doses of the company's own herbicide. White's ruling effectively revoked the approval of Monsanto's novel beet seeds pending an environmental impact study, and cast doubt upon the USDA's notoriously industry-friendly way of regulating GM seeds.

.....How has the Obama USDA responded to Judge White's rebuke? By repeatedly defying it, most recently in February, when the agency moved to allow farmers to plant the engineered seeds even though the impact study has yet to be completed. Its rationale for violating the court order will raise an eyebrow of anyone who read Gary Taubes' recent New York Times Magazine piece teasing out the health hazards of the American sweet tooth: the USDA feared that the GMO sugar beet ban would cause sweetener prices to rise. Thus the USDA places the food industry's right to cheap sweetener for its junk food over the dictates of a federal court.

In early April, the USDA made what I'm reading as a second response to Judge White, this one even more craven. To satisfy the legal system's pesky demand for environmental impact studies of novel GMO crops, the USDA has settled upon a brilliant solution: let the GMO industry conduct its own environmental impact studies, or pay other researchers to. The USDA announced the program in the Federal Register for April 7, 2011 [PDF].

The biotech/agrichemical industry has applauded the new plan. Karen Batra of the Biotechnology Industry Organization told the Oregon-based ag journal Capital Press that the program will likely speed up the registration process for GMO crops and make the USDA's approach less vulnerable to legal challenges like the rebuke from Judge White. Capital Press summed up Batra's assessment of the plan like this: "The pilot program will not only help move crops through the process more quickly, but the added resources will also help the documents hold up in court."

Soooo disgusting. This is happening in Minnesota by the way... Disgusting Roundup Sugarbeets, subsidized heavily. YUK!

An affordable price

Goldman Sachs Settlement 'Victory' Ushers Change to Wall Street

BusinessWeek - ‎1 hour ago‎

July 16 (Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s $550 million settlement with US regulators yesterday will benefit the firm by ending three months of uncertainty at an affordable price.


Another nice thing is that settling the case will help dent the discovery of other Goldman Sachs crimez. More fun GoldmanSachs666: Goldman Sachs Information, Comments, Opinions and Facts and of course the delightful Guest Post: Why Goldman Could Pull It Off, Goldman SEC Settlement Vote Split Along Party Lines, Goldman Statement On SEC Settlement, "We believe that this settlement is the right outcome for our firm, our shareholders and our clients." And now, back to recommending the worst possible trades to these very clients.Artist's Rendering Of Tim Geithner's Desktop, Full Goldman Judgment And Consent Documents:

Goldman acknowledges that the marketing materials for the ABACUS 2007-ACI transaction contained incomplete information. In particular, it was a mistake for the Goldman marketing materials to state that the reference portfolio was "selected by" ACA Management LLC without disclosing the role of Paulson & Co. Inc. in the portfolio selection process and that Paulson's economic interests were adverse to CDO investors.Goldman regrets that the marketing materials did not contain that disclosure.

Unprecedented SPY-ES Divergence On Goldman Settlement News, BP Non-

Meanwhile this is a bigger deal in some ways: Another Day, Another Baltic Dry Decline: Longest Sequential Drop In 15 Years. The Baltic Dry Index is a representation of ocean-going shipping demand / prices -- as global trade has crumbled, the index is crashing. A very fundamental indicator.

God's work here, people. Move along.

From ADD to Virtual Eschatonism: Twitter and random websites I found

First up! Fargo flood. 'We will beat this challenge,' flood battle continues as officials plead for help | INFORUM | Fargo, ND

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service: Eastern North Dakota/Grand Forks: Red River of the North at Fargo

One of my stronger memories from back in school was cleaning up in the Grand Forks area after that last big one. What a mess...

Alright - so here's a good one. New rightwing venture dubbed the Dillard Report - its landing page doesn't even have a title. A good example of the new crop of stuff coming up. Quizzically asks "Where Does This Stop". Fair enough. The misproportioned Franken photo rounds out the look.

Bad Flickr! Jesus and He-Man roll a joint.

Twitter is utterly dumb--but somehow it took over anyway. One of the side effects of monitoring Twitter for long periods of time is the stuff about twitter. Supernews Twouble with Twitters (flash cartoon). Awesome narration for it'd be like if people Twittered around you by shouting.

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As you may have deduced I have been messing around with, and if you aren't getting it then you're missing such gems of mine as:
AHA rt @SOTTnet Science&Tech: Study: brain switches off rationality when given 'expert advice': Financial advic..

There are some useful dimensions - it's good for phone text alert networks, and it does force brevity upon authority figures. It seems to be working as both a leveler of ontological hierarchies and a disruptor of traditional decision-making loops. On a good day that's pretty sweet, but the whole thing is hampered by the decidedly unimpressive main web interface. You basically have to have TweetDeck to get something good out of it.
Joke? Economist Blames Twitter for Down Economy - Twitter Moratorium
"We see the rapid rise of Twitter usage in 2008 correlating very strongly with a tremendous decrease in American productivity," said Schmeldon. "Our regression analysis on the data suggests a causal relationship that may actually be larger than the impact of the much-touted subprime collateral debt refinancing triggers."
Amazing again.Infinite Twitter Capabilities: What's More? | Houston Search Engine Marketing and Optimization Services
and related: Newspapers: 5 Ways to Avoid Extinction
Here are big passel of twitterbits. Deal with it. Or don't. But don't say I never linked to it.Presenting during the Age of Twitter « Librarian by Day

How To Follow More People Without Losing Your Friends — Social Media Rockstar

ExecTweets: The Twitter Business Model?

1001 Twitter Users Who Will Follow You Back

Micro Persuasion: Customer Service is the New PR

PR 2.0

The Ultimate Guide for Everything Twitter | Webdesigner Depot

Twitter Secrets and Tips Revealed

Twitter Traffic Machine: "The Completely Automated Twitter Growth & Money Making System"

Careers - Big Brother - How Not to Get a Job Via Twitter

Twitter Friend Recommendations | Who Should i Follow?

A Control Freak's Guide to Social Media Influence

The Ultimate Guide for Everything Twitter | Webdesigner Depot

The Science of ReTweets

How to design perfect Twitter background Ultimate Guide

YES OMG! Shut up about Twitter already - Technotica-

kyte: Scobleizer: How I read Tweets

Infinite Twitter Capabilities: What's More? | Houston Search Engine Marketing and Optimization Services

Sorry for that nightmare. You wouldn't believe how much of this is floating around. It's true the novelty of extremely fragmented consciousness does pave the way to transitioning from Attention Deficit Disorder to Virtual Eschatonism...
More sites to see: Techmeme had never seen before. (via some guys friendfeed)Main Page - GovITwiki
Wikileaks finds personal messages of neo-nazis Blood and Honour international Neo-Nazi network messages and passwords, Mar 2009 - Wikileaks as well as Scientology cult Public Relations Chief duties, circa 1968 - Wikileaks and the important Missouri Information Analysis Center: The Modern Militia Movement, 20 Feb 2009 - Wikileaks and AIG: Is the Risk Systemic?, 26 Feb 2009 - Wikileaks and etc etc.

Alex Jones Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement: Actually, pretty good!

"Countless people will hate the New World Order and will die protesting against it."
--HG Wells - "The New World Order" (1939). This quote opens the flick.

The rich are going to kill everyone, then try to merge with technology and live forever!!!1!!! w0000

Get ready for the Internet Paranoia Movie of the Season, everyone! Texas loud guy Alex Jones has just released Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement! And it's free to copy on the Internet: Get the Word out against the New World Order!! etc!!!

Basically, it goes through history, looking at various evil empires that dominated and killed the masses all along the way. Combine eugenics, false-flag terror, war financing, and the big NWO scheme, confronted by a loud Texas guy with a bullhorn. Result: Pretty good stuff!

There are some fun guerilla video adventures: Jones turns up at the mysterious Bilderberg Group meeting in Ottowa, wherein the Evil Schemers plot their stuff. Jim Tucker, crusading Bilderberg watcher in cowboy hat, knows the ways around their devious schemes. They catch numerous officials, including George Pataki (of the Patakilluminati) violating the Logan Act by meeting in secret with foreign politicians. (someday we gotta nail the neocons with Logan. More later on that).

A major element is how the Global New World Order Microsoft McDonalds Dictatorship will create regional super-governments. First the European Union. Makes the point that the African Union is really the gendarme force of the NWO in Africa. The Asian Union and North American Union are examined. Secret plans for the SPP - Security and Prosperity Partnership - are revealed for all. Secret summits plotting the merging of military and trade, so that more goods may flood into the USA via Mexico from Asia.

Crusty old Texans bitch about how they're going to kill the New World Order and its Trans Texas Corridor schemes first of all. RFID tags will be installed on your car to tax you for the global empire - just like the Romans!

Modern China is the test case for the New World Order, the laboratory if you will. Organ harvesting of prisoners and other total Capitalism police state elements are examined in jarring detail (as is David Rockefeller's enthusiasm for Mao).

Technological sophistication and the secret history of eugenics are examined with great care. An Aldous Huxley clip where he talks about how the "Brave New World" plan was basically real, combined with an ugly Texas bureaucrat explaining how the foster kids need to be pumped full of drugs because they come from a bad gene pool. Excellent work! Margaret Sanger's eugenics schemes financed by the Rockefellers - that's really the nut of it. Points out that the big environmental groups are purchasing all the land, perhaps intending to depopulate rural America, but don't give a damn about genetic engineering.

Lastly, probably my favorite element (besides the choice quotes from Kissinger et al about Total Depopulation of the Third World) was how trans-humanist New Age hippiedom with the synthetic cyborg stuff fits into the Big Plan. The rich are going to kill 80% of everyone, then try to merge with technology and live forever!

Carbon trading is just there to kill the middle class and finance the elite schemes. Police forces and the military are recruiting foreigners to repress the domestic population. Etc!

Well that's about it. I have to say, I was impressed. The visual trimmings are the most sophisticated Jones has released. He doesn't ever bother to even say that 9/11 was staged by the Secret Government, which of course has been his bread and butter for a while. Instead, Jones takes a step back, and his core point is that "Governments are more likely to kill people than anyone else. The elite always do this shit!" Fair enough, sir.

I have been worrying about Rationalized Annihilation for quite a while. Living in these times of war, extreme annihilationist ideologies are very chic. Look at TV for a bit, or listen to the corporate talk radio. People that make a lot of money are telling you to kill, and everyone else to kill.

Say what you will about Alex Jones: he is definitely against the perpetual war agenda, and it takes a guy like him to run around and yell at "those guys", the rich and shady cats that have been fucking everything up.

Better yet: It's free! Legally!

Take a look at your typical BitTorrent sites for downloadable/DVD burnable versions. Also posted on Google Video, but it's too chunky on parts with text. Here is the promo copy:

For the New World Order, a world government is just the beginning. Once in place they can engage their plan to exterminate 80% of the world's population, while enabling the "elites" to live forever with the aid of advanced technology. For the first time, crusading filmmaker ALEX JONES reveals their secret plan for humanity's extermination: Operation ENDGAME.

Jones chronicles the history of the global elite's bloody rise to power and reveals how they have funded dictators and financed the bloodiest wars—creating order out of chaos to pave the way for the first true world empire.

* Watch as Jones and his team track the elusive Bilderberg Group to Ottawa and Istanbul to document their secret summits, allowing you to witness global kingpins setting the world's agenda and instigating World War III.

* Learn about the formation of the North America transportation control grid, which will end U.S. sovereignty forever.

* Discover how the practitioners of the pseudo-science eugenics have taken control of governments worldwide as a means to carry out depopulation.

* View the progress of the coming collapse of the United States and the formation of the North American Union

Here it is on Google Video: it's two hours long though, I would make a new window and so forth, or find a sharper download somewhere:

All right Alex, way to fuck up the program. Go have a margarita or something, just relax a bit before you get an embolism, dude!

Late Breaking: Upcoming Texas Youth Commission Rove-sparked pedophilia scandal promises to kill off Gonzales??!!

"The U.S. attorney's office in Texas actually prepared indictments in this case," Angle told WND. "But when the word came from Washington, that's when [Asst. U.S. Attorney] Baumann wrote his letter declining prosecution. Sutton's office dropped the matter on the desk of the local district attorney, but nobody from [U.S. Attorney] Sutton's office said 'if you can’t go on this case, we'll help you out.'"

Embattled AG now accused in teen sex scandal 'cover-up': Attorney General Gonzales among officials who allegedly ignored abuse of minor boys

March 25, 2007 By Jerome R. Corsi [ A decidedly rightwing site!]

"Although it is apparent that many students were retained at West Texas State School long after their initial release date, it would be difficult to prove that either Mr. Brookins or Mr. Hernandez prevented their release."

--Assistant U.S. Attorney General Baumann Declines to Prosecute the Case. Another fine moment for DOJ.

Texas youth corrections board steps down, HOUSTON, March 17 (UPI) --

The six-member governing board of the Texas Youth Commission has resigned in unison amid reports of coverup of sexual abuse in state detention centers.

Texas lawmakers learned that a convicted sex offender was working as a guard at one of the juvenile centers and that an official, who has since resigned, was under suspicion of molesting youthful inmates and was living with a 16-year-old boy, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The Dallas Morning News, along with the Texas Observer Web site, reported last month that an investigation by the Texas Rangers found that "top officials at a juvenile center had molested youths in their custody." The parties under a cloud of suspicion were allowed to resign and have not been charged with any crimes.

The Texas Youth Commission houses around 2,700 violent or chronically delinquent inmates whose ages range from 10 to 20 years. Riots are de rigueur in the system and the staff turns over one-out-of-two employees every year, the LA Times said.

Lawmakers are finding a hornet's nest of allegations of sexual abuse and violence after years of complaints by parents.

ttexas youth commissionOnce in a while you hear the kind of story that basically sounds like a parody. Then again, Abu Ghraib appeared to be some sort of hellish satire, and perhaps Texas youth detention facilities are no different.

Police sent to 22 Texas youth prisons By JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press Writer MARCH 6

Police were sent to 22 Texas Youth Commission facilities and the agency headquarters Tuesday to investigate claims that young inmates were sexually abused and that agency officials covered it up. Jay Kimbrough, appointed by the governor to look into the allegations at a West Texas youth prison, said the officers would conduct interviews at the prisons and halfway houses, secure equipment and collect documents if necessary.

He also issued a warning to agency employees. "If you are part of this gig, you need to move on or we're going to find you and prosecute you," Kimbrough said. The Texas Youth Commission houses offenders ages 10 to 21 who are considered the most dangerous, incorrigible or chronic. Its new board of directors chairman pledged Tuesday that the agency would cooperate with the investigations. "I'd like to assure everyone that the board is very, very interested in a new direction of the Texas Youth Commission," Don Bethel said. "We are going to cooperate with everyone."

Late last month, state lawmakers questioned agency staff about an investigation in 2005 that had found evidence that high-ranking officials at the West Texas State School in Pyote had repeated sexual contact with some of the 250 boys and young men housed there. An internal investigation found prison staff members had complained about the abuse to their supervisors but that no one took action for more than a year.

The Texas Senate asked Republican Gov. Rick Perry last week to fire the board and take over the troubled agency. Perry instead demoted the board's chairman and appointed Kimbrough, his former deputy chief of staff, as a special master to conduct an independent investigation. He also ordered the agency's acting executive director to design and implement a rehabilitation plan. The recently appointed acting executive director, Ed Owens, said the agency will have a "zero tolerance policy of any type of mistreatment of youth."

If true, it's really a grim vision. So we should hope it ain't so. But if it's true, it's going to be a damn media frenzy. I have heard this from a left-wing blogger, the right-wing news, and an item each in UPI and AP over March. So that is the major compass points, and they seem to overlap a general scenario. Basically as it appears right now:

In a nutshell:

1. The Department of Justice under Gonzales declined prosecution of administrators in Texas Youth Commission-governed facilities with detained teenage boys.

2. Administrators (the head of security and principal of one facility, in this case) were basically forcing themselves on the teen inmates.

3. The entire governing board of the Texas Youth Commission resigned a couple weeks ago. And all the facilities got searched by the Texas Rangers earlier.

4. The stuff that DOJ's lawyer wrote to dismiss pressing the case was truly creepy and NAMBLA-worthy.

5. Gonzalez was Bush's personal fixer for various things as Governor.

6. Creepy stuff has been going at these places forever. More or less. When Bush was Gov. How could it not?

7. There have been other Bush-family episodes of exploited young boys showing up in weird places (the Franklin scandal and the 1980s era callboys touring the White House at midnight)

8. Finally. No one has yet explained how disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley interfered with federal investigations, when he was chair of committee focused on exploited children, where he would have been reading the FBI top-level material. etc. Possible: The Mark Foley episode last year did not expose a broader network of sexual exploitation that Foley was covering up. A network deep in the Government, Etc.

Alright let's get briefly into the media items.

Texas youth prison scandal worsens DALLAS, March 7 (UPI) --

More than 105 pages of documents alleging sexual abuse by Texas Youth Commission staff have been provided to The Dallas Morning News.

Investigators are canvassing the state to examine more than 750 allegations of sexual misconduct committed by corrections officers and other employees dating to January 2000.

The paper said on Tuesday no TYC employee has done time for sexual abuse "committed on the job." More charges are expected. Sexual abuse of an inmate by a TYC employee is a felony. The paper says it is rarely prosecuted.

Inmate Joseph Galloway described an incident at Giddings State School where a guard placed Galloway in a cell with a stronger inmate. Galloway submitted to sodomy, telling the paper, "I couldn't fight him anymore."

Complaints include one inmate who reportedly became pregnant after sex with a staff member and guards trading tobacco for sex. In February, the paper disclosed that agency officials ignored warnings about sexual abuse at Giddings. The legislature and Gov. Rick Perry have committed to a "management overhaul" of the commission.

The TYC houses in 13 facilities more than 4,000 male and female prisoners, ages 10 to 21, who are considered the state's most violent or incorrigible.

Ok So there's some fire. I'm gonna just post a couple more fragments of big stories you should look at if you are interested in this.

It's just so fucking bureaucratic. That's what's scary here.

I recently heard the term "desk murderer" in reference to evil bureaucrats. It's hard to believe Baumann doesn't meet that kind of cold standard. Back to Jerome Corsi's article in WorldNetDaily, our rightwing source:

The most wicked and ominous place on earth: The Babel/Babylon military base, military industrial eschatology??

Today's quotes from Apocalypse Now...

Chef: I used to think if I died in an evil place then my soul wouldn't make it to heaven. Well, fuck. I don't care where it goes as long it ain't here.

Iraq is one of the world's most historic places. One site of interest is Nebuchadnezzar's old palace, the site of Daniel's prophetic dreams and all that weird stuff in the Old Testament. Google Earth shows us the lumpy ziggurat rendered near the palace and other historic sites, some rebuilt.

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The "Whore of Babylon" and all that other stuff was technically located right here. Saddam rebuilt the palace and stamped his own name into the bricks, alongside Nebuchadnezzar's.

Kurtz: What do you call assassins who accuse assassins?

So, in six thousand years, what political entity might want to take control of this geographic point? What sort of thing would want to control the point where supposedly God crashed the tower of Babel and introduced discord to humanity? (eris discordia's headquarters, you R. Anton Wilson fans could say)

Hubert: You are fighting for the biggest nothing in history.

I'll give you a tip... it's got five sides and it can nuke the whole world....

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Kurtz: The horror. The horror.

That's right! The Bush administration's Pentagon, esoterically compelled to assert direct control over the land of Babel and the Garden of Eden, plopped a huge military base right onto the site, parking a fleet of black helicopters on the very parcel of land once cursed by the Israelites. So the Pentagon, a vast and grim bureaucracy, seizes control of this most wicked of sites and builds a military base on top of it, another strange layer of history in the making.

It's another attempted religious conversion of a geographic point that some cultures believe to be a junction with the spiritual plane - like Al Aqsa/Temple Mount or those places the Hindus and Sikhs dicker over.

Note above how the helicopters are parked in two lines that converge about where that little white sphere icon is. That sphere (a wikipedia bookmark in Google Earth) marks the location of the Ishtar Gate, one of the original wonders of the world. The whole site has a strange geometry.

Now as an atheist I'm bound to discount all lines of reasoning that depend on theological primary claims, but seriously, if you believe in any kind of Judeo-Christian theology then this area has to have some kind of black magic - some sort of haywire quality in the cosmic order. Maybe that's why the Pentagon needed to seize it: the five pointed entity wanted to either rectify the location, or else use its mythical power as an infusion into itself.

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Backing up a little further here, we see the rest of the base sprinkled around the lake area. The many trailers are the basic units of military materiel. There is a major highway just to the east (we are facing west here).

It's disturbing that no one in America knows or cares that Babylon itself has a US military base. You would think a few fundamentalist Christian preachers would be alarmed about it. Does Pat Robertson think this is a good idea? That, I think, would be the answer to where this whole project fits in the big worldview - the big strange ideology that guides the decisions.

I'm just getting a little dramatic here. The most fundamental point is that it's a cruel and callous act to build a foreign military base right on top of the world's top-level archaelogical sites, of major religious and cultural significance. It's just like they didn't give a fuck when the Baghdad museum got sacked.

[quoting Kurtz] Willard: As for the charges against me, I am unconcerned. I am beyond their timid lying morality, and so I am beyond caring.

They had this kind of eerie glint in their eye when it was all getting fucking burned. That's what the antiwar movement is all about: showing America that their crazy shit is nuts - and it won't deliver whatever the hell it promises.

Roxanne: The war will still be here tomorrow.

Sometimes I think it's just like what the Willard tells Kurtz in Apocalypse Now:

Kurtz: Did they say why, Willard, why they want to terminate my command?

Willard: I was sent on a classified mission, sir.

Kurtz: It's no longer classified, is it? Did they tell you?

Willard: They told me that you had gone totally insane, and that your methods were unsound.

Are my methods unsound?

I don't see any method at all, sir.

Kurtz: I expected someone like you. What did you expect? Are you an assassin?

Willard: I'm a soldier.

Kurtz: You're neither. You're an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill.

The bill is coming due. I don't know much, but I'm pretty fucking sure about that.

All right I'm going to put Brando's bloated rant in here too... If this was the site where God judged everyone should disagree all the time then it makes sense...

Kurtz: I've seen horrors... horrors that you've seen. But you have no right to call me a murderer. You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that... but you have no right to judge me. It's impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror. Horror has a face... and you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not then they are enemies to be feared. They are truly enemies.

I remember when I was with Special Forces. Seems a thousand centuries ago. We went into a camp to inoculate the children. We left the camp after we had inoculated the children for Polio, and this old man came running after us and he was crying. He couldn't see. We went back there and they had come and hacked off every inoculated arm. There they were in a pile. A pile of little arms. And I remember... I... I... I cried. I wept like some grandmother. I wanted to tear my teeth out. I didn't know what I wanted to do. And I want to remember it. I never want to forget it. I never want to forget. And then I realized... like I was shot... like I was shot with a diamond... a diamond bullet right through my forehead.

And I thought: My God... the genius of that. The genius. The will to do that. Perfect, genuine, complete, crystalline, pure. And then I realized they were stronger than we. Because they could stand that these were not monsters. These were men... trained cadres. These men who fought with their hearts, who had families, who had children, who were filled with love... but they had the strength... the strength... to do that. If I had ten divisions of those men our troubles here would be over very quickly. You have to have men who are moral... and at the same time who are able to utilize their primordial instincts to kill without feeling... without passion... without judgment... without judgment. Because it's judgment that defeats us.

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