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"The so called terrorism we are fighting, in reality, is the counterviolence created by the terrorism we commit. If we really wanted to end terrorism, we would stop participating in it."

superbestiario:

Klimt’s famous “kiss” on the walls of a devastated building in Syria

stay-human:

Official statistics from the Ministry of Information in Ramallah have revealed that 1,518 Palestinian children were killed by Israel’s occupation forces from the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000 up to April 2013. That’s the equivalent of one Palestinian child killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years. The ministry added that the number of children injured by the Israelis since the start of the Second Intifada against Israel’s occupation has now reached 6,000.

"The International Day for the Protection of Children is on June 1," said a spokesman, "but Palestinian children are still subject to attacks by the Israelis and Jewish settlers on an almost daily basis."

Noting that 2012 saw an unprecedented rise in the number of children arrested by Israeli forces, the report pointed out that 9,000 Palestinians under 18 years old have been arrested since the end of September 2000. Almost half of the Palestinian population is under 18. Almost two hundred and fifty Palestinian minors are being held in prison by Israel; 47 of them are children under 16 years of age.

One thousand five hundred and eighteen. Children.

america-wakiewakie:

“The military establishments of the United States and the Soviet Union are, I am afraid, establishments with vested interests in war. They are meticulously trained for war; in time of war, there are rapid promotions, increases in pay, and opportunities for valor that are absent in peacetime. Where eager readiness for warfare exists, the likelihood of intentional or accidental warfare becomes much greater. By virtue of their training and temperament, military men are often not interested in other sorts of gainful employment. There are few other ways of life with the perquisites of power of the military officer. If peace broke out, the officer corps, their services no longer as necessary, would be profoundly discomfited. Premier Khrushchev once attempted to cashier a large number of senior officers in the Red Army, putting them in charge of hydroelectric power stations and the like. This was not to their liking, and in something like a year most of them were back in their old jobs. In fact, the military establishments in the United States and the Soviet Union owe their jobs to each other, and there is a very real sense in which they form a natural alliance against the rest of us. At equally strong vested interest in and maintain equally strong lobbies for the maintenance of the warfare state. Barring some awesomely atypical epidemic of reason, is there not some way that this powerful collection of vested interests could be moved toward more peaceful activities?”
— Carl Sagan | Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective (1973) 
“In warfare, man against man, it is common for each side to dehumanize the other so that there will be none of the natural misgivings that a human being has at slaughtering another. The Nazis achieved this goal comprehensively by declaring whole peoples untermenschen, subhumans. It was then permissible, after such reclassification, to deprive these peoples of civil liberties, enslave them, and murder them. The Nazis are the most monstrous, but not the most recent, example. Many other cases could be quoted. For Americans, covert reclassifications of other peoples as untermenschen has been the lubricant of military involvements, where other human beings, military adversaries but inheritors of an ancient culture, are decried as gooks, slopeheads, slanteyes, and so on—a litany of dehumanization—until our soldiers and airmen could feel comfortable at slaughtering them. Automated warfare and aerial destruction of unseen targets make such dehumanization all the easier. It increases the “efficiency” of warfare because it undercuts our sympathies with our fellow creatures. If we do not see whom we kill, we feel not nearly so bad about murder. And if we can so easily rationalize the slaughter of others of our own species, how much more difficult will it be to have reverence for intelligent individuals of different species?”— Carl Sagan | Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective (1973)
america-wakiewakie:

“The military establishments of the United States and the Soviet Union are, I am afraid, establishments with vested interests in war. They are meticulously trained for war; in time of war, there are rapid promotions, increases in pay, and opportunities for valor that are absent in peacetime. Where eager readiness for warfare exists, the likelihood of intentional or accidental warfare becomes much greater. By virtue of their training and temperament, military men are often not interested in other sorts of gainful employment. There are few other ways of life with the perquisites of power of the military officer. If peace broke out, the officer corps, their services no longer as necessary, would be profoundly discomfited. Premier Khrushchev once attempted to cashier a large number of senior officers in the Red Army, putting them in charge of hydroelectric power stations and the like. This was not to their liking, and in something like a year most of them were back in their old jobs. In fact, the military establishments in the United States and the Soviet Union owe their jobs to each other, and there is a very real sense in which they form a natural alliance against the rest of us. At equally strong vested interest in and maintain equally strong lobbies for the maintenance of the warfare state. Barring some awesomely atypical epidemic of reason, is there not some way that this powerful collection of vested interests could be moved toward more peaceful activities?”
— Carl Sagan | Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective (1973) 
“In warfare, man against man, it is common for each side to dehumanize the other so that there will be none of the natural misgivings that a human being has at slaughtering another. The Nazis achieved this goal comprehensively by declaring whole peoples untermenschen, subhumans. It was then permissible, after such reclassification, to deprive these peoples of civil liberties, enslave them, and murder them. The Nazis are the most monstrous, but not the most recent, example. Many other cases could be quoted. For Americans, covert reclassifications of other peoples as untermenschen has been the lubricant of military involvements, where other human beings, military adversaries but inheritors of an ancient culture, are decried as gooks, slopeheads, slanteyes, and so on—a litany of dehumanization—until our soldiers and airmen could feel comfortable at slaughtering them. Automated warfare and aerial destruction of unseen targets make such dehumanization all the easier. It increases the “efficiency” of warfare because it undercuts our sympathies with our fellow creatures. If we do not see whom we kill, we feel not nearly so bad about murder. And if we can so easily rationalize the slaughter of others of our own species, how much more difficult will it be to have reverence for intelligent individuals of different species?”— Carl Sagan | Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective (1973)

america-wakiewakie:

“The military establishments of the United States and the Soviet Union are, I am afraid, establishments with vested interests in war. They are meticulously trained for war; in time of war, there are rapid promotions, increases in pay, and opportunities for valor that are absent in peacetime. Where eager readiness for warfare exists, the likelihood of intentional or accidental warfare becomes much greater. By virtue of their training and temperament, military men are often not interested in other sorts of gainful employment. There are few other ways of life with the perquisites of power of the military officer. If peace broke out, the officer corps, their services no longer as necessary, would be profoundly discomfited. Premier Khrushchev once attempted to cashier a large number of senior officers in the Red Army, putting them in charge of hydroelectric power stations and the like. This was not to their liking, and in something like a year most of them were back in their old jobs. In fact, the military establishments in the United States and the Soviet Union owe their jobs to each other, and there is a very real sense in which they form a natural alliance against the rest of us. At equally strong vested interest in and maintain equally strong lobbies for the maintenance of the warfare state. Barring some awesomely atypical epidemic of reason, is there not some way that this powerful collection of vested interests could be moved toward more peaceful activities?”

— Carl Sagan | Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective (1973) 

“In warfare, man against man, it is common for each side to dehumanize the other so that there will be none of the natural misgivings that a human being has at slaughtering another. The Nazis achieved this goal comprehensively by declaring whole peoples untermenschen, subhumans. It was then permissible, after such reclassification, to deprive these peoples of civil liberties, enslave them, and murder them. The Nazis are the most monstrous, but not the most recent, example. Many other cases could be quoted. For Americans, covert reclassifications of other peoples as untermenschen has been the lubricant of military involvements, where other human beings, military adversaries but inheritors of an ancient culture, are decried as gooks, slopeheads, slanteyes, and so on—a litany of dehumanization—until our soldiers and airmen could feel comfortable at slaughtering them. Automated warfare and aerial destruction of unseen targets make such dehumanization all the easier. It increases the “efficiency” of warfare because it undercuts our sympathies with our fellow creatures. If we do not see whom we kill, we feel not nearly so bad about murder. And if we can so easily rationalize the slaughter of others of our own species, how much more difficult will it be to have reverence for intelligent individuals of different species?”

— Carl Sagan | Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective (1973)

This is NOT good. Once Japan is attacked then the US has to get involved as an ally. They actually have a pact together.

anukkinearthwalker:

like i said, they are “rebels” as long as its US money and weapons they are holding….. but if we need a ghost to chase they all the sudden become terrorists.

sustainableprosperity:

Is Obama Full Of It On Drone Strikes?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUf5i6pbyg8
"I am physically sick of feeding money to the state. I am tired to my bones of contributing to wars, entitlements, public servants, crony capitalists, and social programs like public schools. I am being forced to contribute to the destruction of everything I value."
Wendy McElroy  (via paleolibertarian)
vaginal-erection:

porsche919:

sexweedandpizzaroll:

Drop weed, not bombs.

Tru

tru

vaginal-erection:

porsche919:

sexweedandpizzaroll:

Drop weed, not bombs.

Tru

tru

priceofliberty:

lifeoncloudeight:

priceofliberty:

officialssay:

President Obama returned this kid’s look. The second picture is what happened next. 
Taken while the Obamas greeted active duty troops and their families in Hawaii on Christmas day. Via the Whitehouse Flickr 

Not pictured: the child being indefinitely detained for daring lay his grimy paws on the God Emperor.

Bro are you seriously going to mar the adorableness of Barack Obama interacting with a toddler? That’s pretty lowbrow.

>Barack Obama interacting with a toddler
You mean like pic related?





"Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed."— Friedrich Nietzsche priceofliberty:

lifeoncloudeight:

priceofliberty:

officialssay:

President Obama returned this kid’s look. The second picture is what happened next. 
Taken while the Obamas greeted active duty troops and their families in Hawaii on Christmas day. Via the Whitehouse Flickr 

Not pictured: the child being indefinitely detained for daring lay his grimy paws on the God Emperor.

Bro are you seriously going to mar the adorableness of Barack Obama interacting with a toddler? That’s pretty lowbrow.

>Barack Obama interacting with a toddler
You mean like pic related?





"Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed."— Friedrich Nietzsche

priceofliberty:

lifeoncloudeight:

priceofliberty:

officialssay:

President Obama returned this kid’s look. The second picture is what happened next.

Taken while the Obamas greeted active duty troops and their families in Hawaii on Christmas day. Via the Whitehouse Flickr 

Not pictured: the child being indefinitely detained for daring lay his grimy paws on the God Emperor.

Bro are you seriously going to mar the adorableness of Barack Obama interacting with a toddler? That’s pretty lowbrow.

>Barack Obama interacting with a toddler

You mean like pic related?

"Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed."

— Friedrich Nietzsche

I would rather have my taxes go to every single ‘welfare queen’ in the united states twice over than to drone programs and corporate subsidies.

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