Wednesday, October 19, 2005

A few with the courage to speak out...


"Wealth governs this country! And wealth uses military violence to control the rest of the world as best it can! And we’re responsible! And we will pay the price for it!”

"As appalling as what we’ve done and what we’ve threatened to Iraq, the worst violence that all of our technology could unleash and then the strangulation of the sanctions, the thing we have to realize is, it’s what our government leadership has been doing all along. It is not terribly different than how we addressed the folks that were here to meet the Mayflower standing on the dock. The North American aboriginal peoples, the Indians as we call them.

A long steady course of destruction of those peoples. It is not terribly different than what we did to the slaves that were brought over in chains from Africa, those that survived the transit, which wasn’t easy. You look in our history books, you don’t read about a Philippine-American War, you read the Philippine history books and they know about the Philippine-American War. We call it the Spanish American War. We were liberating the Filipinos! We killed more than a million. Now we are bragging about the covert actions we are going to engage in against Iraq."

-Former US attorney General, Ramsey Clark

3 Comments:

Blogger Abu Sinan said...

I saw him speak at the last anti-war march here in DC in September. A great guy.

7:11 AM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Ramsay Clark is an old defender of liberty and anti-war activist. I admire his commitment and staying power.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Lamya said...

This guy is awsome. I heard him at the peace rally in DC as well and he spoke with such a passion that totally got the masses moving. it was beautiful.

7:40 PM  

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