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Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it?
Spookingly timely the day after the illegal bombing of Syria.
This year at least 47% of federal income taxes goes to the military!
No anti-war, no justice. Anything less than fighting to reel in the U.S. war machine is political theater.
“No Comment” Nixon
versus A Candidate with a Heart, Senator Kennedy
“We’re at that point where Mother Earth is crying out for a revolution. Mother Earth is crying out for a new direction.”
Lobbyists, politicians and weapons manufacturers are the only beneficiaries of the massacre in Las Vegas.
Militarism as religion in America, permanent war state, and non-military solutions.
Power concedes nothing without a demand, said Frederick Douglass.
Violence is also limited in one very important way, and that is that violence can never create relationships.
What mechanisms will remain for the activists to activate?
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We are fighting for a world in which death at the hands of senseless violence — including the violence of the state or vigilantes, and the poisoning of the planet by pollution and war — is a distant memory of an antiquated society long ago.
A few years ago, I attended a popular exhibition called “The Price of Freedom” at the venerable Smithsonian Institution in Washington. The lines of ordinary people, mostly children shuffling through a Santa’s grotto of revisionism, were dispensed a variety of lies: the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved “a million lives”; Iraq was “liberated [by] air strikes of unprecedented precision”. The theme was unerringly heroic: only Americans pay the price of freedom.