What a distraction an election is from serious pursuit of our human responsibilities and sensitivities.
The Southeast Asian country of Laos in the late 1950s and early 60s was a complex and confusing patchwork of civil conflicts, changes of government and switching loyalties. The CIA and the State Department alone could take credit for engineering coups at least once in each of the years 1958, 1959 and 1960.
God help them if Obama and Romney ever had to participate in a real debate about a real issue at the Oxford Union. They would be massacred.
I’ve seen and heard an election dogma that can only be described as pure, unadulterated nihilism. A complete void of being. It goes as follows: “it doesn’t matter who you vote for, the only important thing is that you vote.” Another version plays with words a bit: “the only wrong choice is not to vote.”
Transcript of Julian Assange’s Address to the UN on Human Rights - given on Wednesday 26th September 2012Submitted by folkie on 28 September 2012 - 12:12am
Watch the speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM4M4OsP6hQ
“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense [sic] than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr., “A Time To Break Silence,” April 4, 1967, Riverside Church, New York City
"We pledge allegiance to the republic for which America stands and not to its empire for which it is now suffering." 1
Louis XVI needed a revolution, Napoleon needed two historic military defeats, the Spanish Empire in the New World needed multiple revolutions, the Russian Czar needed
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