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What You Won't Hear About The Wars


“If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.” -- Frederick Douglass

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” -- Frederick Douglass

Entry #316


TenajComment by Tenaj - November 3, 2009, 9:29 pm
justxploringComment by justxploring - November 4, 2009, 2:42 am
I hate to say this, but I'm not shocked at all by this video, although it's disturbing. The whole idea of war is to kill as many of the other guy that you can without getting shot yourself, right?

I remember the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War when about 500 civilians, including children, were shot for no reason.   Hugh Thompson, a pilot who tried to stop the killings, died a few years ago. His description of what he saw from his helicopter was chilling. When he appeared on 60 minutes he said he received death threats and dead animals were put on his front porch for trying to stop the massacre and reporting it. He saw children being thrown in a ditch to be shot. He was called a traitor. 30 years later he was honored with 2 other soldiers for being a hero.   

If you think this is unrelated because it was so long ago, it came to mind because of what Hugh Thompson said when he described the scene. "There was just no value whatsoever on life" were his words.   Just something I remember.

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