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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I grew up in a military family and joined the Air Force in 1971 during the Vietnam War. It was there that I became a peace activist.

Sunday, March 07, 2010


We took a neighbor girl to see the new Alice in Wonderland film yesterday. During the previews of coming attractions I noted that all of them, promoted as kids movies, had virtually identical themes. Dark stories of good vs evil with weapons and much violence.

Alice in Wonderland, a Walt Disney Production, was just more of the same, with swords and conflict between good vs evil and much dark violence.

I couldn't help but think of the Pentagon mantra that America's role under corporate globalization will be "security export". And when it has been decided by the oligarchy that endless war for resource control is to be our job does it not make sense that the future generations must be prepared for that reality? The kids are getting the message - this is all you can be......

Thus even stories like Alice in Wonderland seem to be turned into epics about total devastation by the evil queen who must be stopped by the young noble lass with her special sword.

It's more corporate mind colonization as far as I am concerned.

Below is a short bit by a rare Republican Congressman (Ron Paul) who is willing to raise some of these kind of questions. He is interrupting the dominant narrative. Shouldn't we all do more of the same?


Blogger olive said...

WOW Ron Paul is speaking the truth. My worry is that he is the only one--except for Dennis Kucinich. How can we get ourselves out of this mess?

3/8/10, 1:40 PM  

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