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Government Terrorism

17 Sep

fearequalsfunding-24bOur government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear — kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor — with the cry of grave national emergency.

Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant funds demanded.

Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.

General Douglas MacArthur, A Soldier Speaks: Public Papers and Speeches of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur (1965)

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Posted by on September 17, 2009 in economic, environment, Foreign Policy, Health, Politics

 

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One response to “Government Terrorism

  1. MongoLord

    September 18, 2009 at 18:54

    Exactly the point I’ve decided to shout from the rooftop! Started with Myspace and the Medical Marijuana fear issue. This fear based dilemna holds up the Hemp farming issue, which the whole world could really use right now. The Emperor Wears No Clothes http://jackherer.com/chapters.html by Jack Herer has lit a fire under me. It is backed up with FACTS, quality research, exposes the true reasons for the demonization of hemp, and is still easy to understand. Get Up, Stand Up, America/Earth

     

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