Voices from Russia

Saturday, 14 January 2012

14 January 2012. The More Things Change… Greece in 1950… Greece in 2012… What’s the Diff?

Marshallised Greece… Uncle Sam Screws Greece Himself and Bleats… “No One Better Dare Intervene in Greece’s Affairs!”

Boris Yefimov

1950

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Greece in 1950…

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Greece in 2012…

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Who’s on first? It sure as hell ain’t the common folks! Greece in 1950… Greece in 2012… it smells the same, doesn’t it? THIS is why Abba Ephrem sits in a prison cell. What about his “human rights?” I guess that only counts if you kiss the bums of the banksters, pols, and media. All others can suck wind… that’s what I see… and I’m NOT alone.

BMD 

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

12 July 2011. Points to Ponder…

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I found all of these quotes thought-provoking… even those that are evil (those are in italics). Always keep yourself informed of all sides of a question; even if you find that some of them, like the Laissez-faire Neoliberal Free Market, Wilsonian Interventionism, Radical American Sectarianism, and Ayn Rand Egotism, are objectively malevolent… you must know what foe you face.

BMD

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Not all those respected as noble men are actually worthy. Some employ sham benevolence to hide how treacherous and wicked they truly are.

Unknown Japanese film

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I said that a solution to the problems right now, I told Bush, is a Marshall Plan. He got angry. He said the Marshall Plan is a crazy idea of the Democrats. He said the best way to revitalise the economy is war, and that the United States has grown stronger with war… those were his exact words. The Democrats had been wrong. All of the economic growth of the United States has been encouraged by wars. He said it very clearly.

Argentinean President Néstor Kirchner

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Fascism was really the basis for the New Deal.

US President Ronald Reagan

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I’m fighting because I want to be able to look my children in the face some day and say to them that America wasn’t afraid to fight once again for an ideal, the ideals that’ve made America great. I love peace, but I hate war for the shocking waste of everything that it is; but even war is preferable to supine acquiescence in international murder, not merely of the body, but of the spirit.

SGT Henry C Nelson

“To Be Able to Look My Children in the Face”

Why I Fight (a WW2 era book)

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The people we see protesting in Madison are the equivalent of Hosni Mubarak apparatchiks, who’re trying to hold onto their privileges despite the will of the people, who’re being exploited to pay for them.

Rush Limbaugh

(The above is theatre of the absurd, is it not? It proves that Rush’s grasp on reality is tenuous in the extreme. He was talking about school teachers and office clerks, not government functionaries and politicos. It DOES take all kinds… BMD)

BMD

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In another part of the camp, they showed me the children, hundreds of them. Some were only 6 years old. One rolled up his sleeves, showed me his number. It was tattooed on his arm. B-6030, it was. The others showed me their numbers. They’ll carry them until they die… I could see their ribs through their thin shirts.

CBS news correspondent Edward R Morrow

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The defence policy of the United States is based on a simple premise… the United States does not start fights. We’ll never be an aggressor. We maintain our strength in order to deter and defend against aggression… to preserve freedom and peace.

US President Ronald Reagan

(This is one of the greatest lies ever uttered… ask the people of Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Grenada, Panama, Libya, and Iran… the US either attacked or threatened all of these countries. Dotty Ronnie was one of the most evil men of the 20th century, although his avuncular “sincerity” and method-acting fooled most of his interlocutors (as Val Zorin of VOR reported) BMD).

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The real difference between a cultured person and an uneducated boor is that the former continues to learn, they don’t believe that they’ve learnt it all.

Konstantin Simonov

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All in all, unprecedented terror must seem necessary to ideologically motivated attempts to transform society massively and speedily, against its natural possibilities. The accompanying falsifications took place, and on a barely credible scale, in every sphere. Real facts, real statistics, disappeared into the realm of fantasy.

Robert Conquest

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This is an impressive crowd… the haves and the have-mores. Some people call you the élites; I call you my base.

US President George W Bush

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If there’s no struggle, there’s no progress. Those who profess to favour freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without ploughing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what a people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. Men may not get all they pay for in this world; but they must pay for all they get. If we ever get free from all the oppressions and wrongs heaped upon us, we must pay for their removal. We must do this by labour, by suffering, by sacrifice, and, if needs be, by our lives, and the lives of others.

When a great truth once gets abroad in the world, no power on earth can imprison it, or prescribe its limits, or suppress it. It is bound to go on till it becomes the thought of the world.

Frederick Douglass

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You know, Paul, Reagan proved that deficits don’t matter. We won the mid-term elections; this is our due.

US Vice President Richard Cheney    

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I think [that Sarah Palin] has pretty thoroughly… and probably irretrievably… proven that she’s not up to the job of being President of the United States.

David Frum

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No business, which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers, has any right to continue in this country. …

The test of our progress isn’t whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it’s whether we provide enough for those who have too little. …

They who seek to establish systems of government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of individual rulers… call this a new order. It isn’t new, and it isn’t order. …

(Am I being catty in pointing up that the Neocon Republicans and the Wilsonian Interventionists both call their ideologies the “New World Order?” The Nazis used that same title! BMD)

Unhappy events abroad have retaught us two simple truths about the liberty of a democratic people. The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy isn’t safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic State itself. That, in its essence, is fascism… ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. The second truth is that the liberty of a democracy isn’t safe if its business system doesn’t provide employment, and produce and distribute goods in such a way as to sustain an acceptable standard of living. Both lessons hit home. Among us, today, a concentration of private power without equal in history is growing.

US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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Editor’s Afterword:

A little twist this time on what’s driven my thinking… look at not only what I found edifying, but at what I found repulsive… it’ll give you real insight into my character and personality. God willing, it’ll give you a moment or two of reflection, as well.

BMD

 

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