liberal ["liberalis" L - suitable for a freeman, generous; "eleutheros" Gk - free] (adj) generous, open-minded, not subjugated to authoritarian domination; (n) one who believes in liberty, universal suffrage and the free exchange of ideas. elite ["eslire" Fr -- to choose fr.L "eligere" -- choose] (n) the choice part; best of a class; the socially superior part of society.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


Damnit Janet has a good post on the commemoration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The hollow transparency of the rhetoric gets worse and worse as the years go by.

Talk about "unsustainable" lifestyles!

The post also has some good info about going after Bechtel. It's time for all of these weapons makers/bomb makers and war profiteers to start to worry about the children of their workers and how they can convert to some useful product to make a living.

It's time for us to fund social programs and retirement with DoD budget. That's REALLY national security.

It's time we all stop what we're doing and straighten things out once and for all--beginning with our government, our media, and our Pentagon.

Let's have a government of, for, and by the people.
Let's have media that serve the public interest.
Let's have a national defense that doesn't CREATE threats to progress and peace.

At the NY War Resisters vigil last Saturday, some actors performed a skit about a dream they all shared, a dream that the plants, and all the life on earth, was urging them to ban nuclear weapons.

At first everyone was excited they all had the same dream. They were inspired. But gradually, one by one, they lost the focus, lost the faith in their peace mission, their mutual "dream."

Finally the last person gives up fighting for the dream of nuclear disarmament and just decides to settle back in and get comfortable in the old lifestyle again, like everybody else.

It was a very disturbing piece.

I fear that if I'm not actively protesting and fighting for peace, then I'm slipping back into the comfortable lifestyle of the blind and brainwashed, comfortable conformist war enabler.



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