"The wealthy, not only by private fraud but also by common laws, do every day pluck and snatch away from the people some part of their daily living. Therefore, when I consider and weigh in my mind these commonwealths which nowadays do flourish, I perceive nothing but a certain conspiracy of rich men in procuring their own commodities under the name and authority of the commonwealth.

They invent and devise all means and crafts, first how to keep safely without fear of losing that which they have unjustly gathered together, and next how to hire and abuse the work and labor of the people for as little money and effort as possible."

Thomas More, Utopia

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Remember When...

...a senator by the name of Wayne Morse of Oregon had the courage to speak truth to power? This courageous man would be one of only two senators who refused to sign on to Lyndon Johnson’s Gulf of Tonkin resolution “justifying” the radical US escalation of its assault on Vietnam. Recently on Dennis Perrin’s blog I happened upon the following You Tube clip from the new DVD “War Made Easy”.

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