|WHERE THERE IS NO VISION|
THE PEOPLE PERISH
YOU DON'T NEED A WEATHERMAN
TO KNOW WHICH WAY THE WIND BLOWS
A lot (oh OK, almost all) of the work on this website is political in nature and this page and the following is what informs much of my art.
I am in the process of updating info so stay tuned.
A really good primer is
THE WORDS WE LIVE BY:Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution
by Linda R. Monk
Stonesong Press/Hyperion 2003
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Call and call often! Will they find you obnoxious? Who cares???
They're the employees, you're the boss, there's a serious deadline on this job of Democracy that we've taken on and they need to be told what to do.
Or fired, as the case may be.
IF A NATION EXPECTS TO BE IGNORANT AND FREE
IN A STATE OF CIVILIZATION, IT EXPECTS
WHAT NEVER WAS AND NEVER WILL BE.
by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky
"VOICE OR NO VOICE, THE PEOPLE CAN ALWAYS BE BROUGHT
TO THE BIDDING OF THE LEADERS.
THAT IS EASY. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TELL THEM
THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED
AND DENOUNCE THE PACIFISTS FOR LACK OF PATRIOTISM AND
EXPOSING THE COUNTRY TO DANGER.
IT WORKS THE SAME IN EVERY COUNTRY"
THE BBC DOCUMENTARY
(there are 3 parts)THE POWER OF NIGHTMAREShttp://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=881321004838285177&q+The+Power+of+Nightmares&hl=en
A couple of small things caught my attention in part one of the documentary. First was the statement by Kamal Habib that "In the liberal era that simply accepted reality, psychologically we thought we were superior to reality. We despised the everyday vision of the world"
I heard that and thought...Hmmm, why does that sound sooo familiar? And then I remembered the NY Times Magazine article by Ron Suskind in which he quoted an unnamed G.W.Bush aide thusly..
The aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." ..."That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality-judiciously, as you will-we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors...and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."
WHEW!!! "AND YOU. ALL OF YOU." Well I posit this judiciously of course, but what a little fascist putz!
Here's the whole articlehttp://www.cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/sloth/2004-10-16b.html
The other thing that struck me was the fact that Richard Pipes chaired the B3 group. Look up his son Daniel Pipes to see someone in the cast who's stoking the fire this time around.
Speaking of father/son tag teams there's also
Norman and son John Podhoretz who would have us in a war with Iran.
by Malcolm Gladwell
2005 Back Bay books/Little, Brown and Company
Project for the New American Centuryhttp://www.newamericancentury.org/index.html
"The process of transformation," the plan said, "is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event --
like a new Pearl Harbor."
IT IS EASY TO BE BRAVE FROM A DISTANCE
(attributed to both) Aesop and the Lakota Sioux
*WAR! WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR???uhhhh*
"Money trumps peace"
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
by John Perkins
"War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning"
by Chris Hedges
2002 Anchor Books