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Sunday, August 13, 2006

Is This What We Want For Our Future? Our Children's Future??

"If those in charge of our society - politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television - can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.": Howard Zinn, historian and author

=Four sorrows ... are certain to be visited on the United States. Their cumulative effect guarantees that the U.S. will cease to resemble the country outlined in the Constitution of 1787.

First, there will be a state of perpetual war, leading to more terrorism against Americans wherever they may be and a spreading reliance on nuclear weapons among smaller nations as they try to ward off the imperial juggernaut.

Second is a loss of democracy and Constitutional rights as the presidency eclipses Congress and is itself transformed from a co- equal 'executive branch' of overnment into a military junta.

Third is the replacement of truth by propaganda, disinformation, and the glorification of war, power, and the military legions.

Lastly, there is bankruptcy, as the United States pours its economic resources into ever more grandiose military projects and shortchanges the education, health, and safety of its citizens."

: Chalmers Johnson, Sorrows of Empire
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4 Comments:

  • At Monday, August 14, 2006 9:12:00 AM , Blogger billie said...

    is this a continuation of the cheney post? it is his and rumsfeld disasterous vision for america that has brought us to this point. i don't believe in heaven or hell but that man is pure evil.

     
  • At Monday, August 14, 2006 1:21:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Seems they have all four sorrows covered already. And doing their level best to visit those same sorrows upon every other country in the world as well.

    Yellow, Orange, Red, blah blah blah. I am damned sick of these pathetic politicians forever and incessantly telling us all to be AFRAID. There really is nothing to fear but fear itself... acting upon our fear is what allows these obscene situations to develop. It is the only thing that allows the criminal plans of these "leaders" to fester and grow.

     
  • At Monday, August 14, 2006 3:50:00 PM , Blogger Ingrid said...

    People are certainly self policing. Criticizing Israel has given some of us allegations of 'anti-semitism', having a progressive political belief system makes you automatically, if not subconsciously, unpatriotic, or anti-American. If you want to read what is going on in this country, you're for the most part, better of reading the foreign press, independent views are being stifled. We've got a few points down but thank God for the internet, I think it has the prospect of opening a can of worms for the 'tyrants' of the day..we'll have to stay vigilant.
    Ingrid

     
  • At Monday, August 14, 2006 3:52:00 PM , Blogger Ingrid said...

    btw..we're missing the sidebar! (was going to surf off to DA etc...help, where's the sidebar!!)
    Ingrid

     

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