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September 29, 2013

Information Fratricide

The same fratricidal effect can be observed in the way we remember — or don’t even recollect — the war in the Congo.
It is by far the “the deadliest conflict worldwide since World War II”, having killed almost 6 million people if you stop the count in year 2008. It’s was bigger than Korea and Vietnam put together and multiplied by nearly 60. By comparison the 100,000 people who have died in Syria are loose change. Who doesn’t know about the Six Day War (16,000 dead), yet who the hell has heard about the war in the Congo? Where is the Congo? Wherever it is it can’t be important or it would have been featured on Oprah. The reason the Congo is forgotten is dense pack. It’s information fratricide. Belmont Club » The Dense Pack Defense

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 29, 2013 10:36 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The author misspelled Chicago. It isn't Congo although that is close.

Posted by: Peccable at September 30, 2013 3:31 AM

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