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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Location: Bath, Maine, United States

The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

LBJ's daughter: 'These ships not to destroy'


Former US Navy Academy graduate (and All-American lacrosse player) Dud Hendrick arrested at BIW.  Dud is a Vietnam war veteran and now a member of VFP.

Lynda Bird Johnson Robb thanked the crowd gathered at Bath Iron Works on behalf of her father (LBJ) and quoted John Quincy Adams, calling America a ‘well-wisher of freedom for all.’

“We christen this ship in that spirit, not seeking to destroy, conquer, or dominate other nations, but rather to defend our own safety and the safety of other nations,” said Robb. “This ship goes to its mission not as part of an American vessel, not just as a part of our nation's self defense, it goes out as a vessel prepared to support and represent the strength, the purpose and the vitality of alliances, such as NATO. It goes out in support of important ideas, the idea of a community of free nations. Our defense pacts and alliances may come under threat from within and from without, but those alliances are vital in today’s dangerous and unruly world.”


This is the kind of mind numbing blather that we often hear to justify the aggressive US war machine now sent around the world to indeed dominate on behalf of corporate interests.  They can lie all they want and try to justify it but the protest blocking the buses bringing people into this 'private christening' ceremony removes the unholy Vail off the devil's face.  Those entering this worship of endless war were able to witness this citizens uprising close up and personal.

Money for human and environmental needs - not destruction.

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Bruce

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