“Thirty years ago earlier, when the Chicago School counterrevolution took its first leap from the textbook to the real world, it sought to erase whole nations and create new ones in their place. Like Iraq in 2003, Chile in 1973 was meant to serve as a model for the entire rebel continent, and for many years it did. The brutal regimes that implemented the Chicago School ideas in the seventies understood that, for their idealised new nations had to be born in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil whole categories of people and their cultures had to be up “from the roots.”
Naomi Kline, page 330, The Shock Doctrine, The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.
“A parallel world of truth and lies, morality and immorality dominates how the crime in Iraq is presented to us. In recent months, the invaders have vanished. The US, having murdered and cluster-bombed and napalmed and phosphorus-bombed, is now a wise referee between, even a protector of, "warring tribes". The buzzword is "sectarianism", blurring the truth that most of the attacks by the resistance are against the foreign military occupiers: on average, one every 15 minutes. That the majority of Iraqis, Sunni and Shia, are united in their demand that US and British forces get out of their country now is of no interest. Has journalism ever been so voluntarily appropriated by black propaganda?”
John Pilger, Busy Fondling Their Self-Esteem, New Statesman 4-10-06
Sam Watson, Socialist Alliance spokesperson on Indigenous issues.
A man like Santiago Alvarez, who can be heard on a telephone, calling on one of his underlings to throw C-4 explosives into Havana's Tropicana nightclub and "do away with all that"--all that being hundreds of people--a man like Santiago Alvarez who had machine guns, bazookas and grenades in a massive Miami arsenal, is sentenced to only a four-year prison sentence this week in a southern Florida federal court.Yet, the Cuban Five, five men who were in Miami working to prevent a terrorist like Alvarez from killing innocent people, who never possessed a weapon, who never engaged nor intended to engage in the "espionage conspiracy" they were falsely convicted of, received 15 years to double life after their 2001 trial, and the added punishment of being denied family visits.
Gloria La Riva.
The law doth punish man or woman
That steals the goose from off the common,
But lets the greater felon loose,
That steals the common from the goose.
What are laws but the expression of some class which has power over the rest of the community?
Thomas Babington Macauly, Baron Macaulay, 1830
The love of justice in most men is nothing more than the fear of suffering injustice.
Ned Kelly, 'Jerilderie Letter', 1879, in Overland, No 84, 1981
Anatole France, The Red Lily, (1894)
Gore Vidal (1975)
Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye, (1953)
Quotes compiled by John/Togs Tognolini for Togs’s Place.Com