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The crime of making Americans aware of their own history

This is by far the BEST article I have read with FACTS exposing the neocon lies. Paul IS 100% RIGHT

"Is history getting too close for comfort for the fragile little American heart and mind? Their schools and their favorite media have done an excellent job of keeping them ignorant of what their favorite country has done to the rest of the world, but lately some discomforting points of view have managed to find their way into this well-defended American consciousness.

First, Congressman Ron Paul during a presidential debate last month expressed the belief that those who carried out the September 11 attack were retaliating for the many abuses perpetrated against Arab countries by the United States over the years. The audience booed him, loudly."

See on here:
http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2011/10/05/the-crime-of-...

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This post is excellent.

Therefore I'm bumping.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

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- those who are perpetuating the crimes, the war-mongers. See =
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It's a great article.

Better be careful.

Blum is on the Left.

Actually Blum is Right. (He's correct)

This really opened my mind to

This really opened my mind to all the actual facts prior to 9/11.. not just general thoughts...

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Great article!

And especially important when arguing with those who excuse ANYTHING we do by hysterically screaming "DID YOU FORGET ABOUT 9/11!?!?!?!?!"

RP

Has common sense. Public education punishes common sense.

p.s. How is one to get into academia today with common sense? lol

donvino

nothing new

My kids aren't going to school that was a waste of 17 years. It's so bad that ignorance is praised by teachers and even students. A kid with an internet connection and a library card or e-reader will get way farther than those with a govt education.

This is news?

Apparently I'm some kind of freak of Nature - I remember stuff.

When I was in 4th grade in the late 1950's (back when we had to walk ten miles uphill both ways through ten feet of snow and we wrote our lessons on clay tablets), I remember an item in "The Weekly Reader" entitled "The Little Red Schoolhouse," with the "R" represented by a stylized hammer and sickle, the logo of the Communists, at the time when Joe McCarthy had his panties all in a bunch over suspected Communists.

The article showed those poor unfortunate Russian students, who were forced to study what they were told, got nothing but propaganda to read, and so on.

I was confused. So I asked the teacher for help understanding this article.

I asked, "How are they any different from us? How do I know they're not doing to us exactly what they claim they're doing to the kids in Russia?"

The teacher got terribly uncomfortable, and changed the subject.

The schools were being turned into propaganda mills almost three generations ago.

Why is this news? Hasn't _ANYBODY_ been paying any attention?

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World Map covered in blood red.
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The Oracle

bumping and bookmarking--

good article; good job.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Best Post

On the Daily Paul in the last 2 weeks IMO

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This article is worth bookmarking for quick ref on the history

of US foreign affairs.

Great find, Brian M! (I wouldn't have come across this, if it wasn't for your post :-)

Really love this comment in the article:

“Homeland security is a rightwing concept fostered following 9/11 as the answer to the effects of 50 years of bad foreign policies in the Middle East. The amount of homeland security we actually need is inversely related to how good our foreign policy is.” – Sam Smith, editor of The Progressive Review

Good read, thanks for posting.

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Read this article! And if you belong to another forum post it there also. If it's a right leaning forum then get ready for some fireworks and name-calling.

William Blum & Foreign Policy journal

Here is a principled writer (as far back as our beloved DR) worth continued reading. And what about Foreign Policy Journal? Can they be counted on to continue providing such objective clarity?

Great article, but did the

Great article, but did the people really boo him? I thought he had support on that viewpoint!

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there was boo-ing, but . . .

was it "the people"? Who knows?

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@Colorado Sean (Comment with video below)

That video is so sad, everything involved with it, Thanks for showing that though it is good to see.

Also. I have had this thought in my head for a few days.

How are we going to tell the soldiers who come home from war that while they were gone we lost the country...That just cant happen.

Final insult

As a serviceman / servicewoman you take an oath to uphold and protect the constitution and then you put your life and well-being on the line to do so.

While at home the constitution is ignored and manipulated for the benefit of a few... including the Blackwater mercenaries (aka "security contractors") being paid 6-figures and operating outside the rules of engagement or the rules of military justice.

It has to end.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

Iraq Veteran - Front-line Foreign Policy Reality

Veteran Darrell Anderson speaks.

Blowback is the desire for retaliation. Plain & simple.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rYIDYYmBQw&feature=related

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

Specialist Colby Buzzell tells his story

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mC66DZcSwow&feature=related

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

Absolutely , this is a fantastic article

Sad, discouraging, and true. PRAY FOR PEACE

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmaTNf4YhEs

Excellent. Nice to see truth

Excellent. Nice to see truth in a media outlet. How can anyone argue with that?

What about the blowback

What about the blowback resulting from 10 long years of war and injury done to hundreds of thousands of veterans. Suicide, drug abuse, thousands of amputees, thousands of serious mental problems, homeless, and a burning hatred for a government that lied them into war and destroyed their lives.

"The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that." — Alan Greenspan

You want to

see neocons heads explode? Tell them the honest truth that this was ALL in vain.

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From an Iraq Veteran - its gut-wrenching.

A marine sharing his experience in Iraq.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcMk3V3LZcQ&feature=related

Its not hard to understand blowback, how would you retaliate?

Result: an Iraqi family and a US marine are damaged for life... and for what ?

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

Outstanding!

Too bad the people who need to read this the most, won't.