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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Quotes about 21st Century Imperialism

Imperialism, n 1 the policy, practice, or advocacy of extending the power and domination of a nation esp by territorial acquisition. 2 any unacceptable extension or attempted extension of power or influence.

The Penguin English Dictionary

“John Howard is a war criminal. I’ve branded Bush, Blair, Howard as war criminals. It is the greatest act of aggression by any western nation since the days of Adolf Hitler. The slaughter and aggression are still going on. They have unleashed war, destruction and maiming on the Iraqi people.”

John Valder, former N.S.W and National President of the Liberal Party,-Springwood Civic Centre meeting, 24-7-04

"Empire is on the move, and democracy is its sly new war cry. Democracy, home delivered to your doorstep by daisy cutters. Death is a small price to pay for the privilege of sampling this new product: Instant-mix imperial democracy, bring to boil, add oil, then bomb.

Arundhati Roy

Political language ….is designed to make lies sound to make truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

George Orwell Shooting an Elephant

Once we [The Poles] had socialism without social justice, now we have capitalism without capital.

Jan Petrzak, Sayings of the Week, 15 April 1990.

He disapproved of Adolf Hitler, who had done such a great job of combating un-American activities in Germany.

Joseph Heller’s Catch 22 1923-1999

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on the human face –forever. . . .
And remember that is forever.

George Orwell 1984

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