Friday, June 04, 2004

Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA

by William Blum

"The boys of Capital, they also chortle in their martinis about the death of socialism. The word has been banned from polite conversation. And they hope that no one will notice that every socialist experiment of any significance in the twentieth century -- without exception -- has either been crushed, overthrown, or invaded, or corrupted, perverted, subverted, or destabilized, or otherwise had life made impossible for it, by the United States. Not one socialist government or movement -- from the Russian Revolution to the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, from Communist China to the FMLN in Salvador -- not one was permitted to rise or fall solely on its own merits; not one was left secure enough to drop its guard against the all-powerful enemy abroad and freely and fully relax control at home. "

"Far and away the best book on the topic."
Noam Chomsky

"I enjoyed it immensely."
Gore Vidal

"I bought several more copies to circulate to
friends with the hope of shedding new light
and understanding on their political outlooks."
Oliver Stone

Not A Democracy

We're not a democracy. It's a terrible misunderstanding and a slander to the idea of democracy to call us that. In reality, we're a plutocracy: a government by the wealthy." : Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General

Monday, May 31, 2004

Beating Around the Bush

These quotes have been attributed to the man himself, Dubya Bush.

  1. The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country.

  2. If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure

  3. One word sums up probably the responsibility of any Governor, and that one word is 'to be prepared'

  4. I have made good judgements in the past. I have made good judgements in the future

  5. The future will be better tomorrow

  6. We're going to have the best educated American people in the world

  7. I stand by all the misstatements I've made

  8. We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are part of Europe.

  9. A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls

  10. We are ready for any unforseen event that may or may not occur.

  11. Frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children

  12. It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.