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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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

War is a $ham



This is the intro from the Hollywood movie, War Dogs, which is based on a true story. War is a business, a racket, a sham.

The rich get richer.

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Anonymous Brother Jonah said...

We're supposed to just shut up and invest our "widow's mite" in the war industry. Not really the plural 'industries'... what was the name of the corporate overlords in the RoboCop movies? You can tell I wasn't impressed.

Capital tells us marvelous stories of newspaper boys becoming rich by investing the pittance they got. The publishers who had the kids selling the newspapers and the books on street corners with the snow up to their ... lower back. ... they got rich on it, why not everybody else, right? And the wars too. yeppers, that's the ticket, join the army and get all the skills you need to be a cop or a mafia hitman. You can see the side by side of it if you watch much TV. Get a quality education in the Military vs Devry and other trade schools with testimonials from guys who had all that leadership training talking about how they were struggling in civilian life until the tech school "university" got them the real educational edge and what all non-sequitur they can cram in until your cartoons and re-runs of 90s sitcoms come back on.

Send us your poor, your wretched human trash from your teeming shores and we'll give them the opportunity to go and kill other people, probably on those same Teeming Shores, and rip them off with regards to the promised benefits.

Sometimes I wonder if they have a collective conscience they share around. I mean, if standardization and uniform behavior and conformity of thought can foster the beginnings of a collective consciousness, why not a shared conscience? Until the cult leaders tell us to drink the kool aid and or go to some other country to get killed while killing others. Not much difference between the Pentagon and Jim Jones or maybe the Heavens Gate organizations. Other than a matter of scale.

It's nigh onto 1 a.m., the time of the dark imagining, when Poe would be at his most and best bourbon and absinthe fueled verse.

Or in my case the time I used to be able to call the local DJ and talk all weird. That was back when there were locally accessible DJs. And all the young dudes say "so, like, what's Radio, man?"

Our local news and the global news are just scaled and proportional iterations of the same problem.

But the inverse is also true, to fix the big, we fix the small. Keep on with the good works, keep on. No matter what, God and good will prevail.

3/30/17, 2:29 AM  

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