Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Friday, August 07, 2009

A RECIPE FOR DISASTER



The American people's minds have been colonized by the military industrial complex. Sixty-one percent still think the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were necessary. They believed for years that Vietnam was about bringing democracy to that nation. They were led to believe that Iraq had nukes and that North Korea and Iran are a threat today. They will be told that we are going to bring democracy and stability to Africa as we steal their resources.

The most outrageous lies can all be implanted, like a micro-chip, inside the American mind. All you have to do is to repeat the falsehood over and over again on TV and limit the amount of factual, countering information, that is available to the citizens.

The recipe goes something like this: Lift the lid to the American brain, pore in a steady amount of fear and misrepresentations, stir with a flag, shake it a bit for good measure, close lid, and presto a certified patriotic American is ready to turn over their tax dollars to the corporate dominated war machine without question.

And if something goes wrong and the citizen begins to question "reality" then just call them:

(A) Communist

(B) Terrorist

(C) America-hater

(D) Ignoramus

(E) All of the above

It works every time.

PS - Please watch the video about Vietnam linked in the headline above. It is long but it will change your life.

1 Comments:

Anonymous TKN said...

The traditional costumes tell me that the children in chorus in the opening and closing scenes are Koreans in the 1950s when their countries were deeply wounded by the war and also nuclear-blackmailed by the US.

8/8/09, 4:03 AM  

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