Thursday, April 08, 2010

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The insanity of our military spending

Abstract:
On April 4, 1967, exactly one year to the day before he was assassinated, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech titled "Beyond Vietnam," and called the U.S. government "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today."

That statement remains as true today as it was back then....

4/08/10
America is built on violence! Violence is its religion. From the time the kids get to school and beat each other up till the time they go to war to kill each other, that's America's religion.
Americans are the worst warmongers! America, ex-Christian America, was supposedly the most Christian nation in the World, but it is no longer! They have become the most pro-selfish, pro-capitalist, really pro-fascist, anti-socialist country in the World!
It was the American police and government agents who taught the Latin American police how to torture, and did the same thing in Iran. The CIA was over there teaching them how to torture! Think of it!--America, the World's greatest instructor in scientific torture!--And she backs these big dictatorial fascist regimes throughout Latin America, and in fact throughout the World! To the Americans, violence is always the final answer, war is always the final answer, "If we don't get what we want we'll fight for it!" That's how America was built, on violence, absolute violence!
The Russians didn't invent the ballistic missiles, the Russian didn't invent the atomic bombs, the Russians haven't fought many wars and killed the millions of people the Americans have!
Ted Rudow III,MA
Class of 1996

1 comment:

Nick said...

I know I shouldn’t feed the troll, but every single sentence is wrong, so I must.
“America is built on violence! Violence is its religion. From the time the kids get to school and beat each other up till the time they go to war to kill each other, that's America's religion. “
I’m sorry you were picked on in school. But guess what? Bullying isn’t unique to America. Are you telling me kids don’t fight with each other in Russia?
“Americans are the worst warmongers! America, ex-Christian America, was supposedly the most Christian nation in the World, but it is no longer! They have become the most pro-selfish, pro-capitalist, really pro-fascist, anti-socialist country in the World!”
America is still the most religious nation in the world. If you want Communism, you can’t have Christianity, so make up your mind. And yes, America is pro-selfish and pro-capitalist, and it also happens to be the richest nation in the world because of capitalism. And, America also happens to be the most charitable nation in the world because of its wealth, so you can complain about capitalism, but it helps a lot more than it hurts.
“It was the American police and government agents who taught the Latin American police how to torture, and did the same thing in Iran. The CIA was over there teaching them how to torture! Think of it!--America, the World's greatest instructor in scientific torture!”
Um, no. There isn’t much that we can teach Latin America and Iran about torture. They’ve been doing it for thousands of years and are pretty good at it as it is.
“And she backs these big dictatorial fascist regimes throughout Latin America, and in fact throughout the World! To the Americans, violence is always the final answer, war is always the final answer, "If we don't get what we want we'll fight for it!" That's how America was built, on violence, absolute violence!”
America became a country through violence and has survived through violence. Can you name another country that hasn’t fought a war for independence or a war to keep itself independent? No, you can’t.

“The Russians didn't invent the ballistic missiles,”
No, they didn’t. The Germans did in the V-1 and V-2 missiles.
“the Russian didn't invent the atomic bombs,”
No, but for some reason, they decided they wanted to steal our technology and have as many nuclear weapons as we do.
"the Russians haven't fought many wars and killed the millions of people the Americans have!"
Here is a list of wars the Soviet Union participated in: Afghanistan, the Continuation War, Ethiopian Civil War, Hungarian Revolution of 1956, Korea, Polish-Soviet War, Prague Spring, South African Border War, WWI, WWII, Spanish Civil War, Vietnam, the Winter War. And don’t forget that Stalin was responsible for the deaths of 70+ million of his own people through starvation and execution of political dissidents.
America isn’t perfect, but there aren’t any advertisements in Russian newspapers about mail-order American brides.