[Also cool: In Cahoots]
The actual quotation, from Owwell's 1984, reads: "The war, therefore, if we judge it by the standards of previous wars, is merely an imposture. It is like the battles between certain ruminant animals whose horns are set at such an angle that they are incapable of hurting one another. But though it is unreal it is not meaningless. It eats up the surplus of consumable goods, and it helps to preserve the special mental atmosphere that a hierarchical society needs. War, it will be seen, is now a purely internal affair. In the past, the ruling groups of all countries, although they might recognize their common interest and therefore limit the destructiveness of war, did fight against one another, and the victor always plundered the vanquished. In our own day they are not fighting against one another at all. The war is waged by each ruling group against its own subjects, and the object of the war is not to make or prevent conquests of territory, but to keep the structure of society intact."
The rich were never elected and cannot be un-elected, which means we need a revolution.
Note that the change started in the early 1970s, just after the ruling class figured out what to do to prevent another "radical 60s" from breaking out--lower people's sense of security and lower their expectations in life.
Many of these "world leaders" marching in Paris never complained about Israel's massacre of Palestinians in Gaza, such as this little boy killed by the Israeli military while playing on the beach.
Prince Al-Waleed happens to be the 30th richest person in the world, by the way.
From Tom Barton's Military Resistance 12A10 with his thanks to Sandy Kelson, Veteran & Military Resistance Organization, who sent this in.
President Obama: the most powerful puppet in the world (from BAR)
(from Thomas F. Barton's Military Resistance 11F7)
(from "What do Bosnia, Bulgaria and Brazil have in common?" by Jerome Roos
See "Thinking about Revolution" for discussion of a moneyless society
To see the answer, click here.
Weapons of mass distraction
"Behind every great fortune there is a great crime" is a quotation attributed to Balzac. He actually wrote (in French) that "The secret of great fortunes without apparent cause is a crime forgotten, for it was properly done."
Some Jewish women wear burkas, just as some Muslim women do. Below is a woman in the Jewish Haredi burqa sect, discussed here.
Tale of Two Explosions
Does 9/11 come to mind?
The Syrian People--YES! The Assad regime and U.S.-supported opposition to him--NO!
Kent State University, Ohio, May 4, 1970, when the Ohio National Guard was called in against students protesting the War in Vietnam; the Guard killed four students and wounded nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.
Global Revolution is Possible!
As they vowed earlier to do, Egyptian pro-democracy protesters marched from Tahrir square to the U.S. Embassy to march in support of Occupy Oakland—and against police brutality witnessed in Oakland, and similarly experienced in Egypt.
No matter what side of the AISLE you're on, THIS is ......FUNNY!
The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows in Montana territory:
On the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research is this inscription: 'Remus Reid, horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.'
So Judy recently e-mailed Senator Harry Reid for information about their great-great uncle.
Believe it or not, Harry Reid's staff sent back the following biographical sketch for her genealogy research:
"Remus Reid was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed."
NOW THAT'S how it's done, Folks! That's real POLITICAL SPIN !!!
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