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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pinter, Iraq, 9/11 and the Duty of Patriotism

As reported in the Guardian, December 7, 2005, Harold Pinter stated in his Nobel acceptance speech (the entirety of which may be found below via YouTube):

"The invasion of Iraq was a bandit act, an act of blatant state terrorism, demonstrating absolute contempt for the concept of international law."

One was unaware of any coverage of this speech by U.S. corporate media at the time the speech was given.

As to the need for a truth commission independent of the U.S. government to establish precisely what happened on 9/11, see the documentaries: Zeitgeist, 9/11 Mysteries, In Plane Sight, and Loose Change (the last viewable immediately above).

One calls attention to the evidence presented by these videos to help guard against the possibility that the U.S. might devolve into a dictatorship embracing all that is despicable and dehumanized about fascism, a dictatorship being a state governed by a supreme leader who is above the law (cf. torture, secret prisons, extraordinary rendition, suspension of due process and habeas corpus, private security forces, warrantless wiretapping, dissemination of misinformation via a complicit, weak-minded corporate media establishment, demagogic speeches), a fascist state one where the government engages in terrorism against its own citizens. It is the duty of U.S. patriots to call attention to abuses by government and disseminate information that will enable the average citizen to defend and uphold the U.S. Constitution. Complacency, or willful denial of incontrovertible evidence of government malfeasance, can lead only to ruin. The true patriot must be eternally vigilant and speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.


Joe Schmo said...

I don't condone or excuse this despicable, immoral behavior, but...
At the time our constitution was being drafted, we eliminated one race of people and enslaved another so that “we” could have freedom from sea to shining sea.
How can we really expect good behavior after getting off to a start like that?

Richard McNally said...

That was then, this is now.