Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July: Quotes from Howard Zinn

“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”



“We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children”


“Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.”


“In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence hangs on schoolroom walls, but foreign policy follows Machiavelli.”


“Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.”



9 comments:

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Excellent! I sincerely appreciate the quotes and the pic today.

afeatheradrift said...

Absolutely true. Thanks for posting.

Fran said...

Nice....

We have to face the reality of what our country is doing, not with the blinder of patriotism, but as a part of the global community.

mmlindsey said...

I really dig Howard Zinn. Thanks for this post, it means so much to us here.

We appreciate you so much, B!

Jan said...

True. The quote on the flag is especially indicting.

Carol said...

Because of technical difficulties, I'm late in saying:

Thoughtful quotes. Thanks!

Hopefully this comment will post (3rd time is the charm?).

WeezieLou said...

yes.

Diane said...

especially the last one.

Randal Graves said...

I think this post needs to be forwarded to DHS.