4 votes

Smedley Butler's Antiwar Speech is timeless - like ron paul's message.

this speech seems still very relevant in light of our many wars.

War Is A Racket

A speech delivered in 1933, by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC.

Smedley Butler

WAR is a racket. It always has been

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

1 vote

Weekend Meditation: Home … of the brave,

… Just Come.

sliding home … safe/out?

Another Day In America

- A Poem by Whitney Albright

You look at me each day of your life
And remember the men who sacrifice

I am what you make of me, nothing more
Yes, I’ve been to distant shores
I’ve been worn as a soldier’s cape

0 votes

Timely film from 1970, "Getting Straight"

Showing on Infinity ON DEMAND this week.

0 votes

Interesting lyrics by Motorhead

I am the one, Orgasmatron, the outstretched grasping hand
My image is of agony, my servants rape the land
Obsequious and arrogant, clandestine and vain
Two thousand years of misery, of torture in my name
Hypocrisy made paramount, paranoia the law
My name is called religion, sadistic, sacred whore.

I twist the truth, I rule the world, my crown is called deceit
I am the emperor of lies, you grovel at my feet
I rob you and I slaughter you, your downfall is my gain
And still you play the sycophant and revel in your pain
And all my promises are lies, all my love is hate

1 vote

Music So Beautiful it will Kiss Your Tears. Ron Paul - for Peace

I cried when I heard this and wanted to share it. Please Vote Ron Paul 2012 for a better world and more beauty, peace and a chance to live.

Cubus plays Prelude No. 1 in C Major by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Playlist with all musical pieces by BACH posted by cubusdk:

Links to an mp3 of this piece and sheet music can be found at

11 votes

Bloody Bankers and Wall Street Killers by Murray N. Rothbard

by Murray N. Rothbard

This article is excerpted from Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy, chapter 8, "Rockefeller, Morgan, and War" (1984; 2011).

During the 1930s, the Rockefellers pushed hard for war against Japan, which they saw as competing with them vigorously for oil and rubber resources in Southeast Asia and as endangering the Rockefellers' cherished dreams of a mass "China market" for petroleum products. On the other hand, the Rockefellers took a noninterventionist position in Europe, where they had close financial ties with German firms such as I.G. Farben and Co., and very few close relations with Britain and France.

The Morgans, in contrast, as usual deeply committed to their financial ties with Britain and France, once again plumped early for war with Germany, while their interest in the Far East had become minimal. Indeed, US ambassador to Japan Joseph C. Grew, former Morgan partner, was one of the few officials in the Roosevelt administration genuinely interested in peace with Japan.

World War II might therefore be considered, from one point of view, as a coalition war: the Morgans got their war in Europe, the Rockefellers theirs in Asia. Such disgruntled Morgan men as Lewis W. Douglas and Dean G. Acheson (a protégé of Henry Stimson), who had left the early Roosevelt administration in disgust at its soft-money policies and economic nationalism, came happily roaring back into government service with the advent of World War II. Nelson A. Rockefeller, for his part, became head of Latin American activities during World War II, and thereby acquired his taste for government service.

11 votes

1984 Quote

Still haven't read it, it's next after I finish Slaughterhouse Five, but I did see it on Greenwald's story and it's too good to not bear repeating:

3 votes

Superbomb Starts at Midnight! | Northbrook, IL - Revolution PAC, the Super PAC formed in July to support the presidential ambitions of Congressman Ron Paul, has announced a money bomb fundraiser -- a "Super PAC Superbomb" -- for September 19.

5 votes

Fear, Courage, Morality and Patriotism

I apologize for not figuring out how to embed youtube videos here, but I hope you'll watch, and if you agree with what's said, then please share, like, etc...

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

1 vote

Pat Buchanan on Democracy in the Middle East

As we see in Julius Malema, that admirer of Mugabe and 30-year-old firebrand of Mandela's ANC, just convicted of a hate crime for his singing of the anti-apartheid ditty "Shoot the Boer!" who wants to expropriate South Africa's mines and confiscate white farms, racism and tribalism are alive and well in liberated Southern Africa. And democracy is their enabler.

To know what the Arab Spring is likely to produce, one needs to look not only at the Kerenskys who lead the Facebook-Twitter revolutions, but the Lenins and Trotskys who stand silently behind them.

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