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They set themselves up for this…

MMMMM... my favorite dish... Chickenhawk Supreme. So we spent the 1970s and '80s enduring some truly nauseating propaganda flicks, mostly on the order of "We could have won VietNam, if only" and a long string of excuses that even though the country was bombed repeatedly, one accounting of it is that there was more aerial bombardment of VietNam (south, not that it matters, we weren't at war with either the south or the north) than was used on Japan in World War 2. I can't vouch for that but we sure are paying a lot of money, still, for all the expended ordnance... even with that "our hands were tied and we couldn't do all the damage we wanted to do" say WHUUUTT? But we didn't unleash Steven Seagal or Sly Stallone or John Wayne or Ah-nuld Governater or Walker, Texas Ranger on them. 16381

Howard Zinn, historian of mainstream

"If you work through the existing structures you are going to be corrupted. By working through a political system that poisons the atmosphere, even the progressive organizations, you can see it even now in the US, where people on the “Left” are all caught in the electoral campaign and get into fierce arguments about should we support this third party candidate or that third party candidate. This is a sort of little piece of evidence that suggests that when you get into working through electoral politics you begin to corrupt your ideals. So I think a way to behave is to think not in terms of representative government, not in terms of voting, not in terms of electoral politics, but thinking in terms of organizing social movements, organizing in the work place, organizing in the neighborhood, organizing collectives that can become strong enough to eventually take over —first to become strong enough to resist what has been done to them by authority, and second, later, to become strong enough to actually take over the institutions." --Howard Zinn, Anarchist, in 2008 AK Press interview 14126

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