LEARN FROM HISTORY : DO NOT PERMIT POLITICAL ARROGANCE TO PERPETUATE HUMAN TRAGEDY AND SUFFERING : STOP THOSE WHO START WARS
::::: AMERICA ' s 43. President apparently has ADOPTED this Fatal and Tragic POLICY from one of History's major War Criminals ! ::::: His " Department of Homeland Security " keeps the American People in a constant State-of-Fear, by proclaiming various color coded levels of " Terror Alerts " while simultaneously denouncing the Anti-War Activists for their supposed Lack of PATRIOTISM (see next photo). ::::: Here and now, his " Rationale ", his Modus Operandi and his Propaganda Machine is exactly the same as *prescribed* in the above quotation. :::::
:: As de Tocqueville said : "When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness." ::
These are just some of the Pacifists who were denounced for "Lack of Patriotism" by right-wing Demagogues, because of their public opposition to war and aggression.
"Though the object of being a Great Power is to be able to fight a Great War, the only way of remaining a Great Power is not to fight one." - A.J.P. Taylor, Historian
Former captain Luis Carlos Montalván who, after two Iraq tours under his belt, is suffering from ailments ranging from post-traumatic stress disorder to chronic pain resulting from an attack, slammed the Bush administration for "perpetrating high crimes and misdemeanors, committing dereliction of duty, lies and mismanagement" in Iraq.
(NOTE: This March 2008 event was not reported by any of the U.S. mainstream media ...)
" A function of free speech under our system of government is to invite dispute. It may indeed best serve its high purposes when it induces a condition of unrest, creates dissatisfaction with conditions as they are, or even stirs people to anger. " Justice William O. Douglas (1898 - 1980) For more than 36 years William O. Douglas served as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. Known as a champion of civil liberties he wrote on conservation as well as on history, politics, and foreign relations.
A group of women strip off their clothes and spell out " NO BUSH " with their nude bodies in the snow in NewYork City, in PROTEST of the Bush Administration's Policies of War and Aggression.
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." John F. Kennedy
--- On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, militant Islamist terrorists hijacked two commercial flights and crashed them into each tower of the World Trade Center in NYC shortly before 9:00 AM at the start of a workday, causing both towers to collapse completely and kill a total of 2,595 unsuspecting people on or around the crash site plus 157 passengers onboard the two aircraft. ---
:: BEWARE - The Atrocities Of AGGRESSION ::
While we must never forget, in our heart, the innocent Victims of Terrorism, we must also remember, in our cognitive mind, this time-proven fact :
Fighting militarist acts, such as hijackings and suicide-bombings, with yet more militarist acts, such as waging war on a nation, will only lead to a tragic Escalation of Violence and is guaranteed to cause even more suffering, loss of lives and hatred among mankind.
" Revenge is never sweet : its fruit is bitter : its legacy is deadly both to the human body and to the human soul. " - Ana Elsner, Poet, Human Rights Advocate and Peaceworker
The InstaPLANET Cultural UNIVERSE salutes VETERANS For PEACE and joins in their quest for 'Peace And Justice Through Non-violence'.
Recognize YOUR ROLE in The Global Picture
Profound technological advances have given certain nations the means to create absolute abundance. But in a society based on personal profit motives these advances are implemented instead to bring greater wealth for the few and greater hardship, suffering and destruction for the many. A confrontation between the world's rich and the world's poor is gathering momentum. At the same time the precious ecological balance that is a prerequisite to all human, animal and plant life is being callously compromised to a point of no return. The power to determine the outcome is in our hands. Let us not stand idly by while our rights, our dignity and our very survival are assaulted by a continued policy of more wars, more repression and more exploitation.
Take a moment to recognize your own role in helping to bring about a just society and a community of nations that nurtures the peaceful, equal and full development of all people.