Thu. May 19th, 2022

Written by Chris Floyd

picture-18Glenn Reynolds, the Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law at my old alma mater, the by-god, orange-bleeding University of Tennessee, has responded to the “lefty lies” in a recent post here, taking me to task for mischaracterizing one of the tropes he trotted out during his incessant cheerleading for the military aggression in Iraq back in the day. I quoted his 2006 remark about “more rubble, less trouble” as a handy tag to encapsulate the neocons’ notion of “creative destruction” — using violence and war to re-shape the Middle East to their ideological tastes. I thought Reynolds would have been tickled to be the poster boy for his fellow propagandists, but I guess I was wrong. Anyway, here’s what I said:

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Ana Grarian
9 years ago

I think the corporatism that is running the US would love to use the more rubble less trouble ideals here at home. More rubble more profits from mining, drilling etc. The only thing slowing them down is a need for human laborers. Running prison labor camps is one answer for them, and imprisoning the rest in financial need, and manufactured fear is another.

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