Quotes from famous historical figures can give us perspective, inspire us, educate us, and rouse us to action. So take a look at the following quotes, and see if they apply to our situation today... As today is the 11th of August with the 11th of September and the 6th year since the Tragedy of the Twin Towers and the Pentagon come to mind I feel some insight into what Patriots should learn from is contained in the following quotes with 3 one liners from our present occupant in the White House. I will be out with local activists today trying to educate and inform the general public about the real facts of 9/11/2001 and how that day has led our country into a War with a country that had nothing to do with 9/11. The 11th of each month has been a rallying cry for many across America and the 6th year promises to bring more awareness with protests and peace actions at Ground Zero and Washington of the likes not seen before. True Americans have had enough and demand the Truth and Lies be exposed !!
As a sidenote: The bridge collapse in Minnesota is interesting with the fact of the announcement that officials plan an 18 month investigation as to what caused the situation. Why was their not that same concern and attitude taken over the Towers and Pentagon ?? All that came about was a rush to clean it all up and dispose of the evidence post haste with the administration finally forced to conduct the 911 Commission Report which has since been proven to have been a white wash with nearly one quarter of the report having been redacted. Go Figure ?!!??
Here is the link to one group that has been leading the charge concerning the 11th of every month. http://truthaction.org/
War and Terror
"This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector." - Plato
"If our nation is ever taken over, it will be taken over from within."
- President James Madison
"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."
"The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home."
- James Madison
"Dictatorships start wars because they need external enemies to exert internal control over their own people."
- Richard Perle
"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it."
- General Douglas Macarthur, 1957
"As America becomes an increasingly multi-cultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor to President Carter
"Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death."
- Adolf Hitler
"Why of course the people don't want war ... But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship ... Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger."
- Hermann Goering, Nazi leader, at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II
"I know two types of law because I know two types of men, those who are with us and those who are against us."
- Hermann Goering, 1936
"The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. [The public] will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened".
- Josef Stalin
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared."
- Cicero, 42 B.C.
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom. "
- Dwight D. Eisenhower, President and 5-Star General
"In most communities it is illegal to cry "fire" in a crowded assembly. Should it not be considered serious international misconduct to manufacture a general war scare in an effort to achieve local political
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."
"The first casualty of war is truth."
- Aeschylus, Greek writer, Hiram Johnson, Republican Senator, and others (paraphrased)
"Violence does not and cannot exist by itself; it is invariably intertwined with the lie."
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
"The greatest threat to our world and its peace comes from those who want war, who prepare for it, and who, by holding out vague promises of future peace or by instilling fear of foreign aggression, try to make us accomplices to their plans."
- Hermann Hesse
"War is the public agenda for the hidden desires of a private elite"
"The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists."
- J. Edgar Hoover
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable."
- John F. Kennedy
"War is a sociological safety valve that cleverly diverts popular hatred for the ruling classes into a happy occasion to mutilate or kill foreign enemies."
- Ernest Becker
"The American people don't read."
- Former CIA director Allen Dulles, speaking about how the American people would respond to the inconsistencies in the Warren Commission report on the JFK assasination
"Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war."
- Albert Einstein
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it"
- Albert Einstein
"No matter how noble the objective of a government, if it blurs decency and kindness, cheapens human life, and breeds ill will and suspicion it is an evil government"
- Eric Hoffer
"The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself... Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable."
- H.L. Mencken
"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it."
- Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural
"We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
-Thomas Jefferson, American Declaration of Independence
"Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy."
- Henry Kissinger
"We will export death and violence to the four corners of the earth in defense of our great nation."
- George W. Bush
"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier...just as long as I'm the dictator"
- George W. Bush
"There ought to be limits to freedom"
- George W. Bush