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The gods protect us, Henry Kissinger is back!
How can a history professor not spell properly? It's George Shultz, not George Schultz. And it's "wreaked havoc" - not "wrecked havoc".
Henry K.? You mean the war criminal? The man is a monster that should have been rotting in prison for the last decades already. Like others of his ilk, (Cheney and the Gang; the Bankster terrorist criminals, Tony Blair, Obama, the Clintons, et al.) they are lauded with praise, and showered with money. That is how justice works now, the biggest terrorist criminals are immune from prosecution and instead are rewarded with huge sums of money. Who says crime doesen't pay?
VISION IN DARKNESSIn 1861 serfdom was ended in Russia, at least nominally.In 1864, a mere three years later,a Russian author published a major work, "Notes from Under-ground."In 2009 a commentator penned anintroduction to the work whichhe titled "Vision in Darkness."He described the work as "theconsequence of a radical denial of man's need forself-expression..." and continued"...The suppression of the basicdrives of human nature...signified not their death but their disfiguration..."In my opinion we are today in justsuch a darkness.Near and during WW II the generation before me was deeply involved in the anti-nazi resistance then in exile in Paris.My Mother took a message intoBerlin but was quickly withdrawndue to her Jewish heritage--- forher own safety. My step-motherwas of "Quaker" heritage and continued her intensive work forthe resistance.Because of the darkness enveloping us we must find other means than those that have failed us in the recent past.Some will accuse me of giving up, of "selling out".I do not think that those in theresistance would have consideredbringing out thousands to demonstrate their opposition toHitler before the Reichstag orother buildings of Hitler's government.Of course, no one has all theanswers, none is a prophet.Nevertheless, I feel it is imperative to recognize the following salient points:1. THE DARKNESS: The darkness isitself real and encloses us.2. LIMITED RESOURCES: There arelimited resources available. Wecannot reach goals through moreadvertising, greatercompetition with the State, themedia, and the wealthy.3. SELF-IMMOLATION: Self-immola-tion is not an option. It willfail to attain meaningful gains andmay even be counterproductive.The object is not to make advocatesfeel better or more "virtuous".4. AVOID THE "BLAME GAME": The most typical response of every group is to blame every other groupfor the common plight. Implicit isthat had everyone else followedour lead ---not done as they did --things would have turned out otherwise.5. AVOID THE "SAME OLD,SAME OLD"STRATEGIES: One hears repeatedlyabout "the grassroots", about "organizing"(see below).Causes may be just but the roadto hell was paved with many goodintentions.One concrete example may be in order: I have always been apassionate supporter of universalhealth care aka "Medicare for All."I still am.In the 111th Congress (last), withthe opposition of the Administra-tion and the Leadership, "single-payer" proposals became for allintents and purposes invisibleand got nowhere fast. A proposaldid get to the House Energy andCommerce Committee but underpressure from the Speaker amongothers, its proponents caved into the promise of a vote on theHouse floor. There it was pre-dictably demolished. (Incidentally,the organization of the "grass roots" WAS magnificent. It was nationwide but went almost totallyunnoticed.)It makes no sense to re-introduce today nearly the same measurein the House where it will receive even less sympathy. I predict that it will not evenget out of committee.**********************************HURRY UP AND WAIT!!!The wisest course of action onmeasures is to continue to document, continue to analyzein depth, to demonstrate patiencein pursuit.The histories of "Dr. K" (Kissinger) are a cases in point."That is not very exciting!" youare screaming at me. Perhaps youwould prefer to spend a night injail and become a "hero" to yourclosest friends.As with the resistance as in movements past,one must make the wisest use of one's resourcesand abilities.email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, JonnyJames, like the old quote says: "Kill one man and you are a murderer. Kill millions and you are a conqueror. Kill all and you are a God." Jean Rostand (1894 - 1977)And good ol 'Dr' HK is probably looking for the 'conqueror' status he has (unfortunately) earned....
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