Tuesday, April 8, 2008

In 1967 America had a president named Johnson (eerily, he was from Texas, and had assumed the office under suspicious conditions). The VietNam war was ostensibly created to protect French interests and to help THEM battle "communists", who were going to take over the world ('terrorists' have replaced the communists as target for the amerikan war machine, and suspiciously are led by a friend of the Texas Bush family).
AT ANY RATE, by 1967, the streets were jammed with organised and unorganised protests against the VietNam war. Many thought Johnson was escalating the war (50,000 US soldiers dead by the end) to save face...are we so self-absorbed today (2008) that we don't care, or have time to attempt to cause change?

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.