"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

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

In the event you'd forgotten...

Given for what passes for journalism in the US you can be forgiven. In any event there's a place in the world where the population reacts to the usurpation of their rights with more than a shrug of the shoulders and a yawn [sound like someplace familiar?]. Hondurans and those throughout the region who support them in their struggle against the US-backed coup continue to demonstrate what fighting for democracy actually looks like.

[Hat tip to American Leftist]

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am disappointed the articles did not mention the School of the Americas and how coup leaders were educated there. The ONLY place I have seen this was in last week's issue of the National Catholic Reporter, a weekly liberal (very) Catholic newspaper.

"leftisthebest"

here is the link:

http://ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/soa-graduates-lead-honduras-coup

Coldtype said...

I'll have to check that out.

Anonymous said...

What about the coup here in the USA??

Coldtype said...

"What about the coup here in the USA??"
-ANON

Very astute question. A silent coup by the financial oligarchy (led by Goldman Sachs) has been underway since the TARP giveaway last October. Its most effective agent so far has been the occupant of the White House.

SHADY! said...

And THAT Coup AIN'T Coo'!@#$%^&*

;=)

Keep On Keyin' On, Cee-T!

(=:-idahS~

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU7hC8EHdgE

Coldtype said...

Yep Shadi the silence in the US MSM regarding Honduras is absolutely deafening, particularly when contrasted with the 24/7 "sympathetic" coverage of the disputed elections and the aftermath in Iran an Official Enemy.