Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Why Torture Doesn't Work

Ali Soufan, FBI Agent, could have stopped 9/11, if the CIA wasn't run by sociopaths.
Watch The Interrogator on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.
How many times to we have to learn the lesson, evil begets evil. Torture does not get valuable information. You learn from your enemy not by destroying them, but by understanding their motivation, communicating with them, and showing them you are not who they believed you to be. The education goes both ways. We became our own enemy, our own CIA are the threat to our citizen's lives, treasure, and future. They took the wrong path, and will never accept accountability, nor reveal the truth, for transparency is destroys them. They work in shadow afraid of the light. Cowards.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Robert Reich: "The REAL Public Nuisance"

"We don't have the money to influence politicians directly. We are not Wall Street, or big corporation that can now spend unlimited sums. We are the people and all we have is the ability to peacefully assemble, and make our voices be heard loudly and clearly.
You see, our democracy is increasingly being taken over by big money. And that's wrong. Demonstrating to take it back is the essence of free speech in a democratic society. We need to occupy our democracy." - Robert Reich, UC Berkley

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Mario Savio: Sproul Hall Steps, December 2, 1964

"...But we're a bunch of raw materials that don't mean to be - have any process upon us. Don't mean to be made into any product! Don't mean - Don't mean to end up being bought by some clients of the University, be they the government, be they industry, be they organized labor, be they anyone! We're human beings!...There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious—makes you so sick at heart—that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all." Sproul Hall Steps, December 2, 1964
Watch this video on Rachel Maddow to get the historical context.

Never Forget

Building 7 WTC 2001

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