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“The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it". George Orwell

Bradley Manning Avoids Most Serious Charge, Still Facing Lifetime With His Kidnappers

[The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick.]

Yesterday, Private Bradley Manning was charged and faces "up to" 136 years in a cage for being someone Thomas Jefferson would consider a patriot. Considering the world's oldest person died at 116 years old last month it is quite clearly a life sentence. For myself, at 42, I consider anything more than 10 years a life sentence. Not that I couldn't still have fun at 52... but a lot less fun with a lot more viagra.

The most poignant part of it was that I didn't even hear of it until hours after the sentencing. When a hispanic-white man got into an altercation in Florida my CIABook wall was filled with hours and days of vitriol. When a man who tried to show war crime atrocities to the world was kidnapped and killed (life sentence) there was barely a peep. And, of the peeps on the mainstream media comments section it was mostly one of euphoria.

But, perhaps George Orwell put it best.
“The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it."

While I think Thomas Jefferson was a reasonable and decent man (slave raping aside), I think two of the murderers on Mt. Rushmore should be resculpted. Manly, bigoted, warmongering imperialist, Theodore Rosevelt, and the mass murderer and fascist, Abraham Lincoln, should be resculpted into the image of Bradley Manning... and now, perhaps, Edward Snowden. Certainly, given the evidence, Thomas Jefferson wouldn't object to this renovation.
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Cyril's picture

BUMP.

BUMP.

Yes, sadly.

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

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

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Who said Jefferson raped slaves?

Was he proven to be guilty of such a thing?
Where's the evidence?

buddy

There is no evidence

It is something completely made up to make jefferson look bad. It's one of Those things now, that no matter the lack of evidence, some liberals will still believe it.

Yep

The reaction to events is way out of kilter to reality.

How did we end up arguing about things that don't matter and not caring about things that do?

Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

Saw this great quote today

Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

I like it as it is the number 1 problem

He has some other good quotes too;

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/l/lord_acton.html

Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

cool

cool

ecorob's picture

Until the tipping point is reached...

and then Freedom is restored.

The restoration process is all that is left.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Let the Renaissance

Begin!