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Minnesota town bans signs in yards unless they’re pro-war

At a festival called Peacestock in Wisconsin last weekend, I met a woman who lives in Little Falls, Minnesota. That city had forced her to take down signs in her own yard, signs that said “Occupy Wall Street,” “Back the 99 Percent” and “Boycott Monsanto.”

But Robin Hensel noticed that the city itself was displaying, in violation of the same ordinance, a banner reading “We Support Our Troops.”

For anyone who’s been visiting outerspace for the past half-century, “support our troops” is, of course, a phrase meaning “support whatever wars our government engages in.”

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“Naturally the common people

“Naturally the common people don’t want war. But after all, it is the
leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it’s always a
simple matter to drag 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. This is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are
being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and
for exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every
country.”
--- Hermann Goering, Hitler’s Reich Marshall, at the Nuremberg
Trials after World War II.

SteveMT's picture

What would they think of "The Troops Support Ron Paul" sign?

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force. - Ayn Rand

Thanks Steve

I remember 4 years back I had a conversation with a guy who said he can't support Ron Paul because he would lose his job if Dr. Paul becomes president - he said he worked for a bomb making company.

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I bet he cries every night

for the buggy whip manufacturers. Boohoo, if we don't have endless wars blowing up 3rd world countries for Israelis and corporations I won't get to be a wage slave.

We may be ignorant,

We may be ignorant, illiterate, lazy and stupid, but America still makes the best bombs. (sad)

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown