I light of the U.N.’s recent recognition of the state of Palestine (sort of), here’s a short video on the region’s history:
Here’s a cool little video about copying:
It’s always interesting to read quotes from the Founding Fathers of the United States, then see how the things they warned about are exactly the things America ended up becoming. Worse, still, is seeing how the majority of Americans will stand up and fight to support the current state of their country.
“We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.
We must make our election between economy and liberty
or profusion and servitude.
If we run into such debt, as that we must be taxed in our meat and
in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and
our amusements, for our calling and our creeds…
[we will] have no time to think,
no means of calling our miss-managers to account
but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves
to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers…
And this is the tendency of all human governments.
A departure from principle in one instance
becomes a precedent for [another] …
till the bulk of society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery…
And the fore-horse of this frightful team is public debt.
Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.”
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Source: Letter to Samuel Kercheval, Monticello, July 12, 1816
Day by day, the need for Revolution in the United States grows…
November Fourth: US Election Day. It’s been almost two years of having the inane politics of America’s pseudo-democracy shoved down our throats every day, and the end is finally in sight. We all know McCain or [more likely] Obama will win, and we all know that will mean four more years of more of the same.
To be honest, I actually thought the Republicans were going to take another turn at the White House, and I remained convinced of that until McCain took up Sarah Palin as his running mate. As soon as she started talking I knew the Republicans were going to sit this one out and let their teammates — the Democrats — run things for a bit. I guess after eight years of having the worst America president in history the Republican party needed to take a break and take a couple of years off so people could forget about W.
This is interesting: an online, streaming TV archive of September 11 to 13, 2001. You can view what was on TV during the 9/11 tragedy on the ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, and BBC networks.
Watch the event that the US administration used to turn the United States into a nation of fear, ready and willing to give up any and all liberties for the appearance of safety.
It’s been pretty well established that the Bush Administration running the US right now has been spinning an insane web of deceit and generally pulling the wool over the eyes of the American people for the past eight years. However, strangely enough, there are still many, many people who don’t believe this.
For those who think this way, I’m just going to post one small example of how GWB has lied to you. Hopefully this will plant the seed that leads to a critical analysis of the Bush Administration and how they’ve been tricking you:
“A free Iraq will mean a peaceful world. And it’s very important for us to stay the course, and we will stay the course.” – George Bush, July 10, 2003
“Well, hey, listen, we’ve never been ‘stay the course’,” – George Bush, Oct. 2006
I will leave the answer to the question as to why George Bush and his administration should be tried for war crimes in an international court as an exercise for the reader.