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It works the same in any country.


“Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.

- Hermann Goering

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If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. The loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined, from abroad. We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties. - James Madison

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This is the TRUTH




"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

It doesn't matter how smart you are.

What matters is how much influence you have. A good example of this are the Ron Paul 2008 and 2012 campaigns.

The MSM has the most influence. Control that and you control the people.

and then you die

From whence come wars

and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. James 4:1-3

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass


The principles of interaction are the same whether the relationship is between individuals or between nations. That's how, I assume, Ron Paul applies the golden rule to foreign policy.

The teachings of Jesus in general and this passage specifically have shaped my thinking, and this is why I disagree with Ron Paul when he says that, if Congress declares war, we should fight it, win it, then come home.

Come home? I say that when we cross the property line to go beat up our neighbor, we cross the line from defending to offending. Chasing down the perpetrator to settle the score is revenge, not justice.

What would you say, Promisekept?

USS Maine, Zimmermann Telegraph, Pearl Harbor, Tonkin, etc.

Americans usually need a "catalyzing event" before we get behind our wars.

"I ain't the dying type."

Reader, writer, soldier.

Substitute "create" for "need" and I'm with you



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ecorob's picture

the parallel between 1938 nazi germany...

and amerika in 2012 are frighteningly familiar!

and, why not?

the architects of the 1938 nazi world dominion are the same architects of today, are they not?

Ron Paul
The people will rise up!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
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9/11 Truth.

Amazing !! 35 seconds of truth !!

Spread this message from shore to shore.

Boycot unjust, illegal wars

The trick is how do we get all of "US" together and agree to not kill each other???

Opposition to Tyranny is Obedience to God!