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.

Friday, December 28, 2012


This film excerpt does a great service by introducing us to a bit of American history that has largely been buried by public education and the corporate media.  But it's an essential element if one wishes to understand this nation's history.  It reveals how this underbelly of capitalist power has schemed for many years to achieve their present status as rulers of the world.

Democracy in this country, and around the world, has been largely drowned by corporate power.  Much of what we see in Washington is the facade - the illusion that democracy still exists.

We must be thankful for people like Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler.  He showed great courage and respect for real democracy.  We need more like him.

You can read Butler's short book War is a Racket here


Blogger Zachery d Taylor said...

As he was just saying "War is a Racket!"

"WAR is a racket. It always has been.
    It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. ...."

12/28/12, 12:32 PM  

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