"Our government is the
potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches
the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government
becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every
man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."
Justice Louis Brandeis
" Today in America there
is the development of a permanent war establishment by a privately
incorporated economy inside a political vacuum. "
C. Wright Mills, The Power Elite
"One result of U.S. political
and economic leadership at the end of the millennium is a society
of superfluous consumption that is reaching levels that seem not
only immoral but absurd as well.'
Lorenzo Meyer, Mexican journalist
FACTORY FARMING (video)
"We can have democracy
in this country, or we can have great wealth
concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both."
"To provide its happy
people with perpetual fun is now the deepest purpose of Western
Jeremy Seabrook, Third World Network
" Your economy is based
on inflicting pain in other peoples' lives. I ask, "Where
is God in your country ?"
Dr. Chung-Hyun Kyung, Professor
of Theology (New York)
"Hitherto acceptable norms
of human conduct do not apply," Doolittle wrote. "If
the United States is to survive, long-standing American concepts
of 'fair play' must be reconsidered. We must develop effective
espionage and counterespionage services and must learn to subvert,
sabotage and destroy our enemies by more clever, more sophisticated,
and more effective methods than those used against us. It may
become necessary that the American people be made acquainted with,
understand and support this fundamentally repugnant philosophy."
World War II Gen. James Doolittle
explaining in a secret 1954 report to President Eisenhower why
CIA covert operations were needed and what they entailed