Definition of terrorism:
Technique used by Governments to manipulate public opinion in order to further an agenda.
"The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US ..." Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason. - Ernest Hemmingway -
The pioneers of a warless world are the youth that refuse military service. -Albert Einstein -
"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." - George Washington -
"It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificually induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear." -General Douglas MacArthur, Speech, May 15, 1951 -
"War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood. It degrades and stupefies with the sense that you are not responsible, that 'tis not yours to think and reason why, but to do and die,' like the hundred thousand others doomed like yourself. War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder." - Alexander Berkman -
"The aim of military training is not just to prepare men for battle, but to make them long for it." - Louis Simpson -
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
– Albert Camus –
It is when power is wedded to chronic fear that it becomes formidable.
– Eric Hoffer –
You see what power is — holding someone else’s fear in your hand and showing it to them!
– Amy Tan –
One of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these
days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in
the great struggle for independence:
– Charles A. Beard –
“This so-called ill treatment and torture in detention centers, stories of which were spread everywhere among the people, and later by the prisoners who were freed . were not, as some assumed, inflicted methodically, but were excesses committed by individual prison guards, their deputies, and men who laid violent hands on the detainees.”
Rudolf Hess, the SS commandant at Auschwitz.
“You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.”Malcolm X (1925-1965)
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“War creates peace like hate creates love”
David L. Wilson
… it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country. — Herman Göring
Masters of War
– Bob Dylan, 1963 –
– Another time, another war. Still, the same Masters of War –
(Posted here: May 16, 2004)
“To repress rebellion is to maintain the status quo, a condition which binds the mortal creature in a state of intellectual or physical slavery. But it is impossible to chain man merely by slaving his body; the mind also must be held, and to accomplish this, fear is the accepted weapon. The common man must fear life, fear death, fear God, fear the Devil, and fear most the overlords, the keepers of his destiny.”
– Manly Palmer Hall (Occultist and 33rd degree Mason)
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