Monday, September 17, 2007
War Inc! by: Mumia Abu-Jamal/The Polk Doctrine!
War Inc! by: Mumia Abu-Jamal
Blackwater is making a killing in Iraq!
Lockheed has acquired Titan:
Vinnell Corporation, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman more... Corporation
(NYSE:NOC), has been awarded a $48 million contract to train the
nucleus of a new Iraqi.
"A nation that asks nothing of its government but the maintenance of
order is already a slave at heart -- the slave of its own well-being,
awaiting but the hand that will bind it. By such a nation the despotism of
faction is not less to be dreaded than the despotism of an individual.
When the bulk of the community is engrossed by private concerns, the
smallest parties need not despair of getting the upper hand in public
affairs. At such times it is not rare to see upon the great stages of the
world, as we see at our theaters, a multitude represented by a few
players, who alone speak in the name of an absent or inattentive crowd:
they alone are in action whilst all are stationary; they regulate
everything by their own caprice; they change the laws, and tyrannize at
will over the manners of the country; and then wonder to see into how
small a number of weak and worthless hands a great people may fall."
From: de Tocqueville, Alexis, *Democracy in America* [2 vols.]
(New York: Bantam Classic, 2004)
So much history that is unknown to most people. History doesn't repeat
itself, but it sure does more... rhyme. I wonder why this history never makes it
to our/the history text books?
"You can always hear the people who are willing to sacrifice somebody
else's life. They're plenty loud and they talk all the time. You can find
them in churches and schools and newspapers and legislatures and
congress. That's their business. They sound wonderful. Death before
dishonor. This ground sanctified by blood. These men who died so
gloriously. They shall not have died in vain. Our noble dead."
Dalton Trumbo, Johnny Got His Gun